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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond Summer Issue 2021 May - June - July

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Allison Hopkins Allison is a freelance writer who loves to interview people and tell their stories. Her goal is to use her writing to help others. She enjoys traveling with her husband and their 12-year-old son. You can find her at www.editsbyalli.com.

Sumiti Mehta Sumiti is the author of the book “A Campaign That Won Hearts and Not Votes” She serves on Sacramento city’s Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment Commission, and several Natomas Unified School District committees. She was a Guest Contributor for ABC 10 digital series “Moms Explain All” and “Three Moms and a Dad.” Sumiti has been nominated for the N Factor Community awards.

Rob Baquera Rob Baquera is the Public Information Officer for the City of Roseville Police Department. Rob has years of experience working in public safety and specializes in crime prevention, emergency preparedness, and crisis communications. Rob has three young kids and knows first-hand that there is nothing more important than the safety of children.

Sandi Schwartz Sandi is a freelance writer/blogger and mother of two. She has written extensively about parenting, wellness, and environmental issues. You can find her at www.happysciencemom.com.

Kimberly Blaker Kimberly is a mother of two and has two grandchildren. She is a freelance family and lifestyle writer and owner of KB Creative Digital Services, a digital marketing company specializing in content and SEO.

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08 How to Protect Your Teen Driver

09 Future 50 Project: Placer Food Bank

10 The Aerospace Museum of California 11 The Importance of Adult Friendships 12 The Emotional Benefits of Pet Dogs 14 Budgeting for Your Family’s Future 16 Together or Apart, We Grow


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18 Guide to Top Local Campgrounds 19 Help Your Family Feel Calmer

20 20 Awesome Northern California Day Trips

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22 GUC’s Annual Summer Camps Guide

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24 KeepPlacerMoving.com 24 Puzzle Fun

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04 Contributors 30 Local Resources 31 Preschool Directory 31 Advertiser Directory

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What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Teen Driver By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashes are the number one killer of U.S. teens. The fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-17 years olds is almost three times the rate of drivers age 20 and older. If you have a new teenage driver, you know how nerveracking and worrisome it can be. There are things; however, you can do to help your teen drive safely. PARENTS MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE Teen drivers may profess that they know everything about driving, but they watch your driving behavior and learn from it. The example you set when driving may be the most important lesson you teach your teen driver. Here are some safety tips you can model for your teen driver from Consumer Reports: • Buckle Up: Despite seat-belt laws, teenagers have some of the lowest rates of seat-belt use, especially when they’re passengers. Be sure you buckle up and make sure they do as well. • Put Down the Phone: Adults often find that the quiet of the car is a tempting time to make or answer calls when driving. Avoid that temptation, not only because of the risk it presents but also because of the message it sends to your young driver. Set the example by having your teen send a text or make a call for you. • Slow Down: Speed is a contributing factor in almost one-third of motor vehicle fatalities. Young drivers don’t yet have a good gauge of how fast is too fast, so driving slower than you normally would is safer for both of you. • Don’t Drink and Drive: Be especially aware of the message you’re sending your teen when you’re driving after having a glass or two of wine at a dinner party. Stress the importance of designating a driver, and let your teens listen in on the discussions you have with other adults about the issue. • Consider Your Own Driving Contract: Writing down a set of rules- and perhaps more important, the consequences they’ll face if they violate them- makes it clear what your expectations are. Sample contracts can be found on many websites.

DRIVER’S LICENSE RESTRICTIONS It is important for parents to be aware of driver’s license restrictions for new teen drivers. According to the California DMV Handbook, during the first 12 months, a minor cannot: • Drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. • Transport passengers under 20 years unless accompanied by a licensed: • Parent or guardian • California driver 25 years old or older • Certified driving instructor It is against the law for drivers under 18 years old to use a cellphone or other wireless electronic communication device while driving, including a handsfree device, unless making a call for emergency services or on private property. EXCEPTIONS TO RESTRICTIONS When reasonable transportation is not available and it is necessary for a minor to drive, the law grants the following exceptions for minors to drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. or to transport an immediate family member unaccompanied and unsupervised. • Medical necessity • School or school-authorized activity • Immediate need of family member • Employment necessity The law requires that you must carry a signed note explaining why you must drive and when the necessity will end. For further details, see the DMV Driving Handbook. Young drivers are very impressionable and look to their parents for guidance. Make sure you model safe driving habits. Summer is just around the corner, and your teen may be driving to work, sports activities, or running errands for you. With time, experience, and guidance, their driving skills will improve. Take the time to talk with your teen about the responsibility that comes with driving and your expectations. With your help, your teen will become a safe driver.


lacer Food Bank (PFB) has launched a new online food donation platform that provides a safe, easy way to donate funds for perishable and non-perishable food items.

While food donations have long helped sustain PFB, the effects of the pandemic have had a lasting impact on how food can be collected. PFB will now exclusively use the online platform for food donations and will no longer accept individual or community food donations. “Community food drives have been at the heart of our organization for years,” said Dave Martinez, executive director of PFB. “When COVID-19 hit, we had to halt those efforts. Now we are excited to embrace the safety and convenience of this online platform, which will allow us to more safely and efficiently handle, store and distribute food.” The donation platform is simple to use and offers donors many choices. Individuals and organizations can select from bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, boxes of non-perishable, pantry stable goods, or kid-friendly snack items to support PFB’s backpack program. The funds collected through the platform will be dedicated to purchasing and distributing food items to families in need. To donate, visit https://donate.placerfoodbank.org/event/ donatefood. From there, click on Select Food to Donate to fill a cart and then click Donate Now. Donations will continue to be tax-deductible. About the Placer Food Bank Placer Food Bank, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the leading hunger-relief charity in El Dorado, Nevada, and Placer Counties. They serve as the primary food collection and distribution center for hunger-relief efforts in the area -- distributing fresh and non-perishable food to more than 90,000 individuals through its network of 70 local hunger-relief and charitable organizations. Placer Food Bank is a member of the California Association of Food Banks and is the only local hunger-relief organization and one of only 200 food banks nationwide to be a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization. Placer Food Bank’s mission is to sustain communities by nourishing families experiencing food insecurity, educating the community about hunger while advocating for hunger relief. For more information or to donate, visit placerfoodbank.org or contact Lisa Heinrich, director of development, lisa@placerfoodbank.org, or (m)916.742.2745.

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Located at the heart of the former McClellan Air Force Base, the Aerospace Museum of California is a premier destination for families looking to explore the world of aviation and aerospace. Home to over 40 historical aircraft, this incredible museum is the perfect day trip, and a must-see for any aviation enthusiast. Originally established in 1986 as the McClellan Aviation Museum, the museum was renamed and reopened at its current location in 2005. Since then, the museum has been dedicated to celebrating the history of aviation and aerospace while inspiring the future generation of explorers. The staff and volunteers at the Aerospace Museum of California have worked hard to create a fun, engaging environment where families feel welcomed and can get excited about STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and math) and the history of aerospace. When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum created a comprehensive safety plan and used their 4-acre outdoor Air Park as the main gathering area for guests. As one of the only museums open during the pandemic, the Aerospace Museum of California safely hosted in-person summer camps for hundreds of children, as well as multiple family fun events. As 2021 continues, the Aerospace Museum of California is gearing up for their in-person summer camps for students ages 6-12. Campers can choose between four themes: Galactic Explorers, Aviation Aces, Out of this World, and After Lunch Adventurers. Each camp will feature hands-on experiments, water games, engineering challenges, and more, starting at $199/week. Are you interested in visiting the Aerospace Museum of California? Make sure to follow them on social media or head to their website at aerospaceca.org for information about hours, tickets, and events.

Friendships Are More Important Than We Think: My Friends Spark Joy in Me By Sumiti Mehta


orn and raised in India’s modern metropolitan capital city, New Delhi, I grew up in a community and a house filled with people I love (Friends, grandparents, family, cousins). So, emotionally rich relationships seemed normal. You would have family and friends to lean on for sharing happiness, anxiety, and sadness. Moving to Sacramento in 2009 made us happy. We knew it had a well-diverse community, and this could be a way to connect and socialize frequently; we did feel that we fit in the community seamlessly, but the need to communicate and connect at a deeper emotional or intellectual level was missing for a few years. It felt almost like how we are more networked in today’s world than ever and still isolated. Having good friends and friendships is more important than we think, especially during the transition points in our lives, around our 30’s and 40’s. Good friends enrich your life in many ways; they teach you about yourself and challenge you to be better. The fact is we all talk about the standards for relationships, be it romantic or for a life partner, but not as much for the friends we keep. I gave this a thought, and here is what I have learned:

I have become selective of who I allow into my circle.

Through my personal experience over the years, especially during tough times, I have learned that I have to be selective of who I allow in my friendship circle. I think of this space as sacred, where I can have unequivocal mutual trust without fear of judgment. Over the last year, I reevaluated my friendships almost as a snake would shed skin. This process was challenging and therapeutic for my mind and my soul.

Do the people we call friends spark joy in us?

Marie Kondo, author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” talks about the relationship with objects — but I feel it is also true for our friendships or other relationships. To feel

positive and inspired, we should always surround ourselves with friends who uplift us and avoid compromising our values to fit in a group or circle, be it a Moms group or PTA group. I have always stood behind friends who need support and help in any which way I could. I am so grateful that I found my “real friends” during my campaign. These were the friends who stood for me and cheered for me, and supported me in every way they could. Lesson learned that amazing friendships grow by loving and supporting unconditionally.

What do we value in a friendship?

What expectations do we have of friendships — what are the qualities we look for in friends, and are these the qualities we possess? If we attract what we are, are we the best versions of ourselves to draw that in friendship? For me, it has always been honesty, kindness, and unconditional support. We choose to be happy, and life is too short of having friendships that seem like more work than joy.

There should always be mutual respect and have something in common.

It is true of some friendships that we have had something in common at a certain point in our lives, and we remain friends because of those shared experiences or common interests. Do we continue to have common interests, and is there reciprocity in the respect we have for each other? The answer, in my case, is yes. These friendships didn’t happen automatically; it was the repetitive time spent together, like how we had friends growing up. These friends met me at different places and phases of my life. Some at my son’s school, some in community events, but we make sure to figure out a way and reason to meet outside of those settings till the day. I love and treasure all these wonderful women I call friends; they have helped me find a purpose and meaning. The understanding, support, likeness, and emotional bonds I have in my friendships are unique.

By Sandi Schwartz


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Emotional Benefits Of Pet Dogs For Kids


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Dogs are known to be “a man’s best friend.” Not only are they adorable, friendly, and fun to play with, they also provide so many incredible emotional benefits. Many people feel happier and calmer by welcoming a furry friend into their home. In fact, more than 38 million American households own a dog, according to an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) survey in 2017-2018. Dogs, in particular, have gotten a great deal of attention lately for being a soothing friend to their human owners. A recent study by Preventing Chronic Disease revealed that having a dog as a child makes an individual less likely to suffer from anxiety later in life. Scientists compared two study groups of young children: 370 who were living with a dog and 273 who were not. They discovered that 12 percent of those who grew up with a pet dog suffered from anxiety compared to 21 percent who didn’t have a dog. Here are the incredible emotional benefits of having a pet dog for children: Offers Comfort and Companionship A pet’s companionship offers coping skills for kids by alleviating loneliness and isolation, which can be part of

anxiety and depression. Kids find support and security in having a pet companion to always be there for them and provide them with the feeling of unconditional love. According to The Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “There is growing evidence that children turn to their pets for comfort, reassurance, and emotional support when feeling anger, sadness, or happiness. Thus, it is plausible that companion animals may have the potential to encourage better emotional health and reduce anxiety and depression.” Provides a Healthy Distraction Pets give children something to focus on that is positive versus the sometimes negative thoughts swirling through their heads. The magic of concentrated attention is that we can use it to help get over negative emotions like fear. We can redirect our attention towards something that relaxes us. Just petting or playing with a dog can give a child the healthy distraction they need to feel better. Boosts Positive Hormones The simple act of petting a dog has been shown to release endorphins in our brains. Endorphins are powerful pain relievers and mood boosters. These are the same hormones

that give us pleasure and that feeling of a natural “high.” Petting a dog also reduces cortisol, the hormone released in response to stressful situations. Dog owners are also less likely to be depressed and have higher levels of serotonin and dopamine than non-dog owners. Increases Social Interaction Being social boosts happiness at all ages. Having a dog provides new ways to interact with more neighbors and friends. For example, when you go for a walk with your dog around the neighborhood, you will probably run into people and chat with them. You can venture out with your kids to the park and see friends or make new ones. Dogs also tend to be a hot topic, so having a dog helps to initiate conversations with both those you know and those you want to know better. Encourages More Exercise We know how important exercise is for our physical and mental health. Having a dog to walk helps us get more exercise, which ultimately reduces stress. A study out of the University of Missouri showed that the best companion for a walk is your dog. The study showed that individuals who walked alone with a dog averaged 300 minutes a week of walking versus 168 minutes a week if they walked with family or friends. The study also found that those who walked a dog reached the recommended level of

physical activity for their age group 50 percent more often when compared to those walking without a dog. But what if you can’t or aren’t interested in owning a dog? There are so many reasons why having a dog just isn’t possible: allergies, your partner or child doesn’t want one, your apartment or neighborhood doesn’t allow it, you travel too much, illness, financial constraints, etc. There are ways that you and/or your children can still enjoy time with dogs to feel happier and calmer. Here are some ideas: • • • •

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Volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Offer to walk the dog of an ill or elderly friend or neighbor. Participate in a therapy dog reading program at your local library. Partner up with a friend or relative who owns a dog to volunteer with the animal to do community service like therapy visits or participating in a dog-friendly charity walk, run, or other events. Offer to watch after a friend’s dog while they are out of town. Foster a rescued dog temporarily or volunteer with the rescue organization. See if your school will start an adopt-a-dog program or at least bring in a dog occasionally. Research shows that classroom pets provide significant benefits for children’s social, behavioral, and academic development.


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Budgeting for Your Family’s Future: Create an Accurate Budget That Works by Kimberly Blaker


ixty percent of today’s families rate their finances as poor to fair, according to a 2015 report by Pew Research Center. Yet, a 2013 Gallop Poll found only one-third of Americans prepare a budget. As a result, millions of Americans are in financial distress because of their debts and spending habits, as pointed out by the Federal Consumer Information Center. Without a budget, even some of the savviest parents find raising a family an ongoing financial struggle. When finances are tight, creating and using a budget is vital to both preventing financial difficulties and attaining financial security. It can make the difference in being able to save for family vacations, kids’ college funds, or retirement.

Calculate Your Monthly Expenses Budgeting consists of determining your income and expenses, making necessary adjustments to your cost of living, and following your budget religiously.

The first step in creating a budget is to determine your monthly income and expenses. One of the biggest problems in budgeting (aside from failing to follow it) is the failure to include all costs. It’s an easy oversight with expenses you don’t incur on a regular schedule, such as vacations, gifts, auto maintenance, clothing, and extracurricular activities. Bills paid quarterly or annually, such as life and homeowners insurance or property taxes, are often forgotten as well. Another error people make is the temptation to budget for the best-case scenario with fluctuating bills such as gas and electricity. So be sure to determine the average cost over 12 months, or else budget for the high side. Finally, small day-to-day expenses are frequently overlooked. Over a month, these add up to a heap of change. This includes allowances, eating out, buying a newspaper, school lunches, pet expenses, entertainment, or stopping for a pop or candy bar. Other overlooked costs include replacing a toaster, repairing the garbage disposal, and countless other repairs and replacements over a year.

Brainstorm and create categories for all these types of expenses to include in your budget. Now determine your monthly expenditures for bills that fluctuate from month to month by adding up the previous year’s bills. Add 5% to account for inflation. Then divide by 12 to get a monthly average. For categories like gifts or clothing, calculate what you spend in an entire year. When totaled for the whole family, this is often an eye-opener. This category includes back-to-school shopping, outerwear, footwear, underwear and socks, sportswear, summer clothing, work wardrobe, and casual wear. Add the total expense for the year. Then divide by 12 for your average monthly spending.

The Positive Side – Determine Your Monthly Income Determining your monthly income is simple if you work the same number of hours each week and receive an hourly wage or salary. Just multiply your weekly take-home pay by 4.3 weeks since there

are nearly 4 1/2 weeks in a month. If your income varies because of commissions, overtime, or selfemployment, calculate your average weekly pay, then multiply it by 4.3.

The Balancing Act To determine the difference between your monthly income and expenses, add up each column individually. Then subtract total expenses from total income. Hopefully, you’re earning more than you’re spending. If so, you can create a savings plan for your child’s college fund, make additional deposits to your IRA, or increase your emergency savings. If you have a negative difference, you’ll need to cut costs. Place a checkmark next to each item you can’t reduce. This might include mortgage or rent and fixed loan payments. Next, from the items that don’t have a checkmark, determine which are

unnecessary, and begin cutting or reducing. Your cable connection might be an excellent place to start. The vast number of channels offered by cable companies often keep kids glued to the TV. The benefits of not having cable might help justify cutting the cost. Other items you can reduce include dining out, entertainment, vacations, and gifts. You might also be able to reduce some of the essential categories, such as clothing, grocery, and miscellaneous expenses. First, determine how much you must spend to have your needs met. Then continue cutting and reducing until your budget balances, or preferably, has a positive balance to cover savings, emergencies, and miscalculations. Keep in mind when making reductions, you need a realistic, detailed plan you’re able to stick to. You might want to devise a plan to reduce several costs rather than completely eliminate a couple if it helps reduce your temptation to break the budget. Or vice versa. Just be sure to think it through.

Don’t Get Sidetracked The final step in budgeting is to stick to it. That’s where it’s easy to go astray. To remain within your budget, track unfixed expenses such as vacations, entertainment, clothing, gifts, and miscellaneous. Buy a ledger, and label a separate page for each category. When you dine out, log the expense to ensure you don’t go over your allotment by month’s end. Also, keep in mind, when extra cash is floating around, it’s tempting to assume the money’s available to spend. Remember, your budget is based on averages. This means the extra $100 or $1000 sitting in your bank account must be available to cover another expense down the road, such as property taxes or back-to-school shopping. Attaining financial security requires self-discipline to live within your means. By setting up an accurate budget and sticking to it, you’ll not only avoid debt and financial hardship but the stress that usually accompanies it.

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Together or Apart, We Grow


By Allison Hopkins

s I reflect on the world’s longest year while challenging myself to find the positives, I am intrigued by a quote from the Old Owl Press. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” Have we realized that the sports, music, art classes, scout meetings, youth groups, and other organized kids’ activities can be gone in the blink of an eye? What is left? Well, I guess it is the ability to “bounce,” switch gears, and be flexible and adaptable. In many conversations this past year, the word “resilient” kept popping up. “Kids will be fine because they are so resilient,” people kept saying. At times, I struggled with this because the age group I continued to worry about most, in terms of their happiness, development, and growth, was school-age kids. Our kids had way too much time on their hands. Suddenly, we parents needed to figure out how to keep them occupied and win the ongoing battle of us against electronics- All while continuing our daily responsibilities. When it looked like we were in it for the long run, I made many calls to see who I could hire to teach my 12-year-old

son something (anything) to help break up the day. I will share that takelessons.com has been a savior. He is making a lot of progress learning Japanese through weekly video chats with his instructor. This is something we would not have signed up for with our regular routine. We have also discovered that road trips are a great way to see the world beyond the four walls we’ve been staring at. I was curious, so I took a survey. What have other kids been up to besides mastering virtual learning? My survey results have been fantastic, and I wish I would have done this six months ago.

Long-term Positive Effects Seeing What it Takes to Run a Household vs. Coming Home with Everything Magically Done. Mom of Kaine (12) says this is invaluable. Talking More with Their Parents. Kaine’s mom also noticed that instead of one-word responses from her kids when they came home from school (how was your day), they are distance learning and talking her ear off!

Connecting More as a Family. • Mom of Everett (11) found this to be something she believes our society needed. “Time to slow down, and time for family meals,” she explains. “The only way to change this social paradigm was for us to be forced to do it.” (I immediately started to think that here’s another article topic.) • Mom of Addyson (13) and Jack (11) shared that the family being home 24/7 has resulted in learning to lean on each other, give more, listen more, and know each other’s needs. • Brothers Noah (17) and Joshua (13) have bonded by visiting their grandma, who recently moved into a care facility. Only two people have been able to go at once. • Veronica (10) and her mom are drawing pictures together, each getting one side of a large sheet of white paper. • My son and I have connected by overcoming the challenge of completing a 1,000-piece anime puzzle. • As a family, we have shared many laughs in the evenings watching the entire series of The Office, Scrubs, Monk, and Psych (Is this something to be proud of?). Meeting the Neighbors. Juliette (9), her sister Jessalyn (8), and their parents have enjoyed getting to know eight neighbor kids and their families.

Learning Life Skills Learning Perseverance. A second-grade teacher has commented that her students cheer her on as she gets stuck with technology issues! They say, “You can do it!” She mentions that one student could lead the distance learning group by herself at this point. More Independence. Caleb (14) was nervous about getting his braces on but went to the appointment on his own. He is becoming more assertive with teachers and is making his own lunch. Appreciating the Small Things. Mom of Addyson and Jack shared that things like getting to play at a friend’s house won’t be taken for granted. Cooking. Cooking. Cooking. From little ones to high schoolers, this seems to be a popular response. • Alex (9) has been making lunch for his mom; he taught himself over-easy eggs with only verbal instructions! • Cameron (11) is cooking eggplant parmesan in Maryland while his grandma in North Carolina gives him directions over Zoom. • Addyson has a new cookbook and is making banana bread from scratch. • Asher (15) is watching Gordon Ramsey and learning basic cooking methods, making a shopping list, and creating tasty entrees. • Aidan (15) makes homemade pizza, soft pretzels, and Olive Garden breadsticks, specializing in anything with yeast. (Before the pandemic, his mom was not sure if he could make toast). • Twin sisters Anneka and Avery (15) have been cooking ethnic meals from all around the world.

Sewing. Madeline (9) took a virtual sewing class and is using the machine without her mom’s involvement. Okay, this is just AMAZING! More Time for Cleaning. Ethan (14) is now in charge of the kitchen, and his parents are loving it! Exploring Different Types of Exercise • Online Dance Lessons. Madeline’s parents converted the basement into a dance studio. • Surfing. Basketball and soccer were canceled, but Gavin (12) had a chance to take surfing lessons in Monterey and rent a board on a trip to San Diego. • Golf. Parker (10) and his brother Bennett (8) started taking golf lessons and are now golfing with mom and dad as a family. This is something mom says never would have happened with their regular busy routine. • Tennis. Everett is having a good time on the tennis courts, a different experience for him. Having New Types of Fun • Hogwarts Class. This class is an hour a day for four days through OutSchool.com. Liam (9) learned about spells, potions, and the care of magical creatures. How cool! • Chess. Holden (10) is playing the game and loving it. • Telling Dad Jokes. At eight years old, Evo’s been practicing dad jokes while his little brother is busy scootering around. (Love this.) The list goes on and on. Thank you to all my participants. Together we’ve found some positives!

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Growing Up Roseville Magazine’s staff has come up with an extensive list of their favorite family-friendly campgrounds in Northern California. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 1. MacKerricher State Park: Located in Fort Bragg, this park offers various beautiful habitats: beach, bluff, dune, forest, and wetland. Tide pools are along the shore, and there are seals on the rocks, off the park’s coastline. 2. Gualala River Redwood Park: Relax amidst the magnificent Redwoods on the Gualala River, just 1 mile to the beach. There is a general store, ping pong tables, horseshoes, and karaoke on Saturday evenings. 3. Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Located in Santa Cruz County, the park has many waterfalls, hiking trails, and a new interactive nature museum. 4. Manzanita Lake: Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, camp near a general store and cafe with soft-serve ice cream, espresso, hot and cold sandwiches, and more. Kayak, canoe, and paddleboard rentals are also available. 5. Summit Lake Campground: Located in Lassen Volcanic National Park, the campground has a beautiful and quiet mountain lake. 6. Collins Lake Campground: Located between Marysville and Grass Valley, this campground has a boat ramp, sandy beach, children’s playground, beach volleyball, shady picnic area, and general store.

7. Lake Francis: Located in Dobbins, a little over an hour from Roseville, Lake Francis offers fishing, kayaking, basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, hiking, and more. 8. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort: Tower Park is located in Lodi and offers pools, hot tub, jumping pillow, bumper boats, mini-golf, laser tag, gem mining, water sport rentals, and more. 9. Sly Park Campground: Located by Pollack Pines, some lake-front campsites, hiking trails, water skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, cruising, and sailing are allowed on the lake. 10. Donner Memorial State Park Campground: Located on the shore of Donner Lake, this campground is popular for boating, fishing, water skiing, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards. It also has a history museum and a nature trail. 11. Bodega Dunes: Located in Bodega Bay, Bodega Dunes has large campsites, easy access to the beach, and is close to town. 12. Ice House: Located in El Dorado County on a large reservoir, this area has hiking, biking, jet skiing, and fishing. 13. Scotts Flat: Located just outside Nevada City, it has a playground, camper store, fishing, and boating available. 14. Camp Richardson: Located in South Lake Tahoe, it offers a full-service marina with boat rentals, lakeside restaurant, general store, mountain sports center, and icecream parlor are all within a short walk. 15. Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort: The resort has an on-site restaurant, arcade, sandy beach, and an inflatable water park that offers slides and trampolines. 16. McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park: Located northeast of Redding, the campground is forested and within a short walk to Lake Britton, fun for boating and swimming. There is a cute store at the campground where you can purchase supplies. 17. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park: Located just south of Carmel, the park has gorgeous backdrops and water hole access. Just be sure to watch out for the poison oak. 18. Sunset State Beach: This peaceful campground under the pines offers picnicking on the beach and unmatched Monterey Bay views. 19. Calaveras Big Trees State Park: The park is home to the world’s largest trees, the giant sequoias. You will also find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, natural meadows, hiking, biking, and beautiful nature trails. 20. Safari West: Enjoy the 400-acre private wildlife preserve located 12 miles north of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County and home to over eighty species of animals with luxury tent cabins and safari tours. 21. Raft California: Enjoy whitewater rafting and camping adventure trips on several rivers throughout Northern California. Suitable for families with kids ages four and up! Non-swimmers welcome. One night to 4-night trips available. Find them online to view the many trips they have to offer.

3 Simple Ways Water Can Help Your Family Feel Calmer By Sandi Schwartz

With summer just around the corner, our children will enjoy so many fun outdoor activities, and many of them will involve water. Did you know that science has found that being in and around water can calm our bodies and minds? Wouldn’t you love to be able to calm your children using something as simple and available as water? Here are three ways that water can help your children relax this summer and throughout the year. Observe It Have you ever lost yourself in the beauty of the ocean, a flowing waterfall, or even an aquarium? You are certainly not alone. Water is known to give us a sense of peace and serenity. In fact, medical studies have found less cortisol (the stress hormone) and more serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine (the feel-good hormones) in people as they spend time in, on, or around the ocean. When we’re around water, our brains become engaged in our environment, and we enjoy pleasant sensory stimulation. We become so focused on the water that we enter a mindful state. As a result, we enjoy lower stress levels; relief from anxiety, pain, and depression; improved mental clarity and focus; and better sleep. Water inspires a sense of awe as we take in the vastness of the ocean or swim in a large lake. These experiences make us aware of and appreciate our place in this immense world. Such awe-inspiring experiences boost our mood, making us feel happier and calmer. Water also provides soothing sounds that help us feel calm, as evidenced by all the relaxation and sleep aids that use sounds of water – whether it be crashing waves, the pitter-patter of rainfall, or the rush of a flowing river. Why does the sound of water cause this reaction? Studies show that it’s based on how our brain interprets different noises. These slow, rhythmic whooshing sounds are non-threatening, which is why they calm us down. Also, the sound of water is a type of white noise that helps drown out other noises that might cause us concern.

Find ways to expose your children to aweinspiring water scenes and sounds, such as: • Plan trips where you can visit impressive water sights like Niagara Falls, the turquoise sea in the Caribbean, waterfalls in Hawaii, and the Great Lakes. • Visit marine nature centers and aquariums. • Spend time at the beach and encourage your children to express how the scene makes them feel in creative ways like writing, painting, or singing about it. • Go fishing or on a boat ride or cruise. • Listen to water sounds to calm your children at bedtime. Immerse In It Spending time in water has a tremendous soothing effect. Some believe this is because it’s reminiscent of the time we spent in our mother’s womb surrounded by amniotic fluid. It may also be related to how the water makes us feel weightless and free. Studies show that floating can change our brain waves and reduce cortisol levels, therefore making us feel more relaxed. Swimming is also known to boost endorphins that increase feelings of wellbeing. Plus, the rhythmic strokes and sound of water make swimming very relaxing. Research shows that swimming produces the same relaxation response as yoga, increasing calming chemicals and allowing us to enter a meditative state. When we swim laps, we can focus simply on our strokes and breathing, making it easy to shut off all the noises and activity going on outside the pool. Baths and showers have been used as ways to escape daily stress for ages. By practicing some mindfulness during a bath or shower, we can really focus on the sensations on our skin and the sounds of the trickling water. This helps us be in the moment and forget our worries. Look for opportunities for your children to spend time in water: • Sign them up for swim lessons or join a swim team. • Encourage them to practice floating on

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their back in the pool. Choose vacations where you can enjoy swimming and water sports. Turn bath time into a mindfulness moment by asking them questions about how the water feels and sounds.

Drink it Let’s also not forget how critical water is to our health. By simply drinking enough water throughout the day, children can minimize feelings of stress and anxiety. Water plays such an important role in how our body functions. All of our organs, including our brain, need water to work properly. If we are dehydrated, our body is strained, and we can become stressed and edgy. Dehydration can actually cause symptoms that feel like anxiety, such as dizziness, muscle fatigue, headache, feeling faint, increased heart rate, and nausea. Dehydration has also been linked to higher cortisol levels. According to the Calm Clinic, water appears to have natural calming properties. Drinking water can be soothing, and our body can benefit from the added hydration when we are stressed. It is so important that we encourage our children to drink enough water every day to help them stay calm and balanced. The amount of water a child needs depends on several factors like activity level and local weather, but in general, children should drink at least six to eight cups of water per day. Your children will probably need more water if they’re participating in sports. It’s suggested that they drink a half cup to two cups of water every 15 to 20 minutes while exercising. For specific recommendations, see the Dietary Reference Intakes(DRIs) developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). As one of our most important natural resources, water provides so many benefits, including improving our health and happiness. Have fun exploring new ways for your children to enjoy water through their senses – and you will be grateful for how calm they are as a result.

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1. Lake Shasta Caverns

11. Sacramento Zoo Area

2. White Water Rafting

12. Downtown Sacramento

Take a catamaran tour across Shasta Lake to the underground caverns on a guided tour. Raft California offers family raft trips for children 4 and up. They offer ½ day, full-day, and overnight trips on the American (South Fork, Lower Middle, Middle Fork, and North Fork), East Fork Carson, Lower & Upper Klamath, Yuba, and Trinity, Truckee Rivers. www.raftcalifornia.com.

3. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Visit the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum, and botanical gardens.

4. Empire Mine State Park

Visit the site of one of the oldest, deepest, and richest gold mines in California. The park is located in Grass Valley. Afterward, stop by historic downtown Grass Valley to window shop, be sure to visit Lazy Dog, a fun ice cream and candy shop.

5. Placerville

This historic downtown has cute shops and the Gold Bug Mine. Take a short drive over to Coloma to visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and have a picnic and cool off in the beautiful river.

6. Jelly Belly Factory

Factory tours! Adults $5, Children $2, free under the age of 2.

7. San Francisco

With so many places to list, you may need to make several trips! We recommend seeing the Ice Cream Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, the Zoo, Golden Gate Park.

8. Bay Area Discovery Museum

Located in Marin county, make a day of it and stop in the nearby town of Sausalito for lunch. Or go to Marin Headlands to visit the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin Mammal Center, or Rodeo Beach.

9. Columbia State Historic Park

Take a step back in time and pan for gold, ride a 100year old stagecoach, or grab a homemade treat at the Columbia Candy Kitchen.

1o. Quarry Park in Rocklin

Adventure park built within and atop a former rock quarry, has six aerial adventures from zip lines to climbing walls, a via Ferrata, free fall, aerial adventure, Kidz Kove area, and Paddle Boat rentals.

Visit the Sacramento Zoo, Land Park, Funderland, and Fairytale Town. Visit the State Capitol, Sutter’s Fort, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento, and Sacramento River Train.

13. Lincoln Fishery

Visit this 20-acre catch and release fishing and recreation site.

14. Six Flags

Located in Vallejo, the park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides.

15. Legoland Discovery Center, BAY AREA

Located in Milpitas, the ultimate indoor LEGO playground has LEGO-themed rides and 10+ interactive play zones!

16. Treetop Sac

It’s much more than just zip lines and different from a climbing gym; it’s a 2-hour aerial journey through the forest canopy. Located in West Sacramento for ages 7 and up.

17. Sacramento State Aquatic Center, Roseville

Located on the beautiful Lake Natoma, the aquatic center offers equipment rentals such as kayaks, paddleboards, and canoes. It also offers a full range of boating classes such as sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing, and more!

18. Forebay Aquatic Center, Oroville Rent the following by the hour: Youth Kayak, Hydrobike, Kayak, Canoe, Fantasy Island, Tandem Kayak, Inner Tube, Neptune Island, S.U.P, Floating Island, Pedal Boat, and 3-Person Raft.

19. Stinson Beach

Located about 20 miles north of San Francisco, this beautiful white sand beach has a café and small grocery store nearby. If you are looking for a smaller, quieter beach, head over to Muir Beach just down the way.

20. Bidwell Park

One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, this park offers picnicking, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and much more.

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Blue Line Arts Summer Art Camps CONTACT: 916-783-4117, www.bluelinearts.org AGES: 6-16 COST: $135-$325 DATES: June-August 2021 DESCRIPTION: Join us for a creative summer at the gallery! We offer AM, PM or full-day art camp sessions led by Teaching Artists for the following ages: 6-16. Each session features a variety of different art mediums, from digital art and animation to painting and sculpture! Casa Kidz Preschool CONTACT: (408) 510-1662, adry@casakidz. com, www.casakidz.com AGES: 2-10 years of age COST: $140 - $160 per week DATES: See Below DESCRIPTION: “Tie Dye Tee” June 7th -10th “Delicious Healthy Creations” June 14th -17th “Fun-Clay-Play” June 21st - 24th “Stars and Stripes” June 28th - July 1st “Hawaiian Luau Party” July 5th - 8th “Crazy Slime” July 12th -15th “Art Techniques’” July 19th -22nd “Olympic Games” July 26th - 29th These four-day camps are specifically designed for children from 2yrs to 10yrs of age. The Camps are jam-packed with Conversational Spanish and fun activities and, such as arts & crafts, cooking, music & movement, water fun, storytime, math, sensory play, theme-related activities, and kinder prep activities for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Nutritious breakfast included (lunch is optional with

an extra fee). Please note, there is a 1:7 teacher to child ratio with a maximum of 14 students in each camp. Space is limited. Sign up soon! Lincoln Parks and Recreation Kids Kamp CONTACT: www.lincolnca.gov COST: Full Day Weekly Rate - $165, Half Day Weekly Rate - $100, Daily Rate - $45, See website for times DATES: June 21st - August 13th DESCRIPTION: Kids Kamp will have a great line-up of activities to keep your camper busy from the time they arrive to the time they leave! We will be holding 4 classrooms at Creekside Elementary School. All classrooms will have a maximum of 12 participants and two staff members. Please see our Parent Information Guide on our website for further details on how we plan to keep our campers and staff safe and healthy this summer! Placer United Soccer Club Placer United Soccer Summer Skills Camps CONTACT: www.placerunited.com AGES: 5-12 COST: $109 per player DATES: June 21st-24th, July 12th-15th, August 2nd-5th DESCRIPTION: Join our fast-paced, technical skills camp that provides an energetic and fun environment for your player to feel confident with the ball. Our goal is to have your player leave our camp knowing they have improved their technical foundation with greater knowledge and passion for the game than when they arrived.

Quarry Park Adventures Quarry Camp CONTACT: www.quarrypark.com or 916-824-1680 AGES: 5-7, 8-11, 12-15 COST: $180 - $230 Early-bird pricing until May 1st DATES: June 21st-August 6th Looking to get your kids outside this summer? Send them to Summer Camps at Quarry Park Adventures in Rocklin. Located within the greater Sacramento region, our adventure park is convenient for families in the area and the perfect choice for a big-time outdoor adventure this summer. Arts and crafts, rock climbing, and aerial challenge courses are just a few adventure activities kids will experience at Quarry Summer Camps! Roseville Theatre Arts Academy Summer Theatre Camps CONTACT: www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com, 916-772-2777 AGES: 6-15 COST: $350.00 *Sibling and Multi-Camp discounts available!, Held from 9am-3pm DATES: Superheroes and Shakespeare: June 14th-18th Lost in the Big Apple: June 21st-25th Apocalypse Ever After: June 28th-July 2nd Fractured Fairytales: July 19th-23rd Hannah Sue Summer Camp: July 26th-30th DESCRIPTION: RTAA’s summer theatre camps are designed to bring a fun musical theatre experience to your summer, culminating in an exciting performance at the end of each camp! Students will learn theatre skills like voice, movement, improv, musical training, and much more! Each student will have a speaking role,

be involved in multiple songs and dance routines, and participate in behind the scene production activities! Roseville Parks & Recreation CONTACT: roseville.ca.us/register Camp Play Ages: 4-6 COST: $182 / $172 Resident Discount DATES: Held weekly all summer DESCRIPTION: Ignite your imagination and discover Camp Play! Meet new friends, enjoy active games, create dazzling crafts, and go on extraordinary adventures. Our focus is to cultivate a safe, fun environment accomplished by keeping our staff ratios low. Daily: 8 to1, field trips 6 to1. All trips and transportation are included in the weekly fee. Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, extended care options available. Camp Roseville ~ Kids Day Camps AGES: 6-12 COST: 5 day fee: $182 / 172 Resident Discount, 4 day fee: $150 / 140 Resident Discount, 3 day fee: $115 / 105 Resident Discount DATES: Held weekly all summer DESCRIPTION: Discover the excitement at Camp Roseville! Meet new friends, enjoy action-packed games, make dynamic crafts, and go on amazing adventures. Creating a safe and fun environment is our top priority, and we do so by maintaining low camper-to-staff ratios. Daily: 10:1. Field trips: 8:1. All trips and transportation are included in the weekly fee. Roseville Sports Center, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, extended care options available.

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espite the pandemic and the changes our community and businesses have faced over the past year, our region is one of the few in our state experiencing growth. With an increasing amount of Bay Area residents migrating to our cities and new housing development projects underway, traffic remains an issue in Placer County. According to Caltrans data, the evening traffic peak period levels are only 7 percent lower than the numbers we experienced in 2019. Overall, our traffic levels have returned to approximately 90 percent of pre-pandemic numbers. Vaccines are rolling out, and businesses and office buildings are expected to reopen soon. PCTPA has plans to make the much-needed improvements to our roads and highways, so our residents are spending more time with their families, not stuck in traffic. Placer County remains one of California’s largest counties without a local funding source to match state and federal funding for transportation

infrastructure projects. We recently were awarded grant funding for alternative transportation projects because we applied with Sacramento County, a county with a dedicated local funding source. While we are ecstatic for this opportunity to be able to begin constructing some improvements to our community, this grant cannot be used for major expansion projects like widening Highway 65 or finishing the 80/65 interchange project that Placer desperately needs. We must have a dedicated local funding source. We lived nearly all of 2020 at the mercy of state and federal government rules, guidelines, and regulations. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that local control over our quality of life in Placer County is what’s best for those of us who call this beautiful County home. PCTPA is dedicated to ensuring our necessary transportation infrastructure projects are completed to preserve south Placer’s unmatched quality of life. Starting in April and running through May, we will be inviting the community to discuss

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transportation challenges in Placer and invite you to participate in these virtual workshops. All workshops will be virtual and run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. • May 3 – Central Lincoln • May 6 – Loomis/Rural Loomis • May 10 - Southeast Lincoln/Rural Lincoln • May 13 - Auburn/North Auburn • May 17 - Colfax/Rural Colfax • May 20 - Tahoe Basin/Adjacent Areas • May 24 - Granite Bay • May 27 - Southeast/Central Roseville More information on local transportation challenges and a schedule of these virtual workshops in your community will be available at www. keepplacermoving.com. Pre-registration for a workshop is requested. Together, we can plan for south Placer County’s future and ensure that our growing community can get the transportation improvements we need to keep our community thriving.



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Learn about different cultures by cooking an ethnic meal. Supervise and explore the internet, learning about subjects that interest your child. Does your child have a favorite animal, insect, movie, sport? Let them browse the internet and learn all they can about their favorite subjects. Go on a scavenger hunt. Search for simple things in your neighborhood like pebbles, leaves, sticks. Storytime online – visit Read & Learn with Simon Kids on YouTube for read-alouds from authors and illustrators. Go to a farmers market and have your child pick out a fruit or vegetable they haven’t eaten before. Cool off in a pool, lake, or creek you haven’t been to before. Plan a trip to a local observatory and learn about astronomy.

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Plant fast-growing seeds like nasturtiums and sunflowers. Visit a playground you haven’t been to before. Make an obstacle course and use a timer on your phone to see how long it takes you to make it through the course. Experiment with making different sun teas. Learn about geology by visiting a local rock shop. Visit a local nature museum. Cosmic Kids Yoga offers free yoga on YouTube for young children ages 3 and up. Have a family dance party. Check out Spotify’s CoronaVirus Children’s Dance Party playlist for a great mix of songs. Geocaching, which uses GPS coordinates to lead users to containers hidden all over the world, is an easy, free, and socially distanced activity parents and kids can do together. Visit

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www.geocaching.com to sign up. Learn a new language. Duolingo is a free language learning app and website that only requires a few minutes a day. Make origami; find step-by-step instructions on www.origamiinstructions.com. Visit the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum virtually! You will find activities, games, tours, K-12 programs, and more at: airandspace.si.edu/anywhere. Explore nature with Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors app. Based on the PBS Kids series, check it out at: pbskids.org/apps/nature-catsgreat-outdoors.html. Look online for different paper plane designs and see which one flies the farthest. Put on a family play and act out your favorite children’s book. On YouTube, Moovlee offers yoga and meditation exercises for kids that are led by a cartoon monkey.

Refreshing Fruit Popsicles These homemade Popsicles are so easy to make and are the perfect treat on a hot summer day. All you need is a Popsicle mold and ingredients of your choice. Apple Nectarine Fill the Popsicle mold with sliced nectarines (or peaches)and pour in apple juice, leaving about ¼” of space at the top for the juice to expand when it freezes. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Blueberry Raspberry Fill Popsicle mold ¼ full with blueberries, fill the next ¼ with vanilla or Greek yogurt, then fill the next ¼ with raspberries. Top the last ¼ with yogurt and freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Kiwi Lime Fill Popsicle mold with sliced kiwi pushing the kiwi towards the sides of the Popsicle mold, then pour in limeade, leaving about ¼” of space at the top for the juice to expand when it freezes. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Mixed Fruit Fill Popsicle mold with cut-up peaches, kiwi, strawberries, and blackberries. Pour in apple juice or lemonade, leaving about ¼” of space at the top for the juice to expand when it freezes. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Watermelon Lightly blend pieces of watermelon in a blender. Fill Popsicle mold ¾ full with blended watermelon. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm. Pour a thin layer of vanilla yogurt on top of the watermelon, then top with blended kiwi. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Chocolate Banana Fill 1/3 of Popsicle mold with chocolate pudding and add a couple of sliced bananas, pushing them to the side of the Popsicle mold. Add more pudding and bananas to fill the Popsicle mold. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours. Strawberry Pineapple Blend strawberries and pineapple separately. Add a little of the blended strawberries to Popsicle mold, then add pineapple and add both again until Popsicle mold is full, leaving about ¼” of space at the top for the fruit to expand. We love the fun, swirly design this recipe makes! Red, White, and Blue Blend blueberries and strawberries separately. Fill 1/3 of the Popsicle mold with the blended blueberries, then freeze for 1 hour. Fill the next 1/3 of the Popsicle mold with yogurt and freeze for 1 more hour. Fill the last 1/3 of Popsicle mold with the blended strawberries. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 6 hours.

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Nature Walking Trails Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve: Ancil Hoffman Park, 2850 San Lorenzo Way (off Tarshes Drive), Carmichael Placer Nature Center Nature Trail: 3700 Christian Valley Rd, Auburn Johnson Springview Park: 5480 5th St, Rocklin

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Miners Ravine Trail: Sierra College Blvd and Miners Ravine Dr, Roseville Griffith Quarry: 7504 Rock Springs Rd, Penryn False Ravine Park: 2861 Carradale Dr, Roseville Johnny Cash Trail: 200 Stafford St, Folsom Coyote Pond Park: 2543 Old Kenmare Drive, Lincoln Veterans Memorial Park: 1750 Blue Oaks Blvd, Roseville Mahany Nature Preserve: Trails are behind Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville River Bend Park: 2300 Rod Beaudry Dr, Sacramento Black Hole of Calcutta Falls Trailhead: 150 CA-193, Auburn Loomis Basin Community Park (South): 3550 Ong Pl, Loomis Hidden Falls Regional Park: 7587 Mears Pl, Auburn Overlook Park: 855 Pacific Ave, Auburn Robie Point: 410 Robie Dr, Auburn

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Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park: 350 N Sunrise Ave, Roseville Sunset Whitney Recreation Area: 4201 Midas Ave, Rocklin Royer Park: 190 Park Dr, Roseville Dry Creek Community Park: 9245 Walerga Rd, Roseville Boulder Ridge Park: 3555 Park Dr, Rocklin

Water Fun Hours and opening dates may be modified, please call ahead to confirm.

GolfLand Sunsplash: Wavepool, water slides for all ages, and much more! Roseville, (916) 784-1273, www.golfland. com/roseville. Johnson Pool: This pool facility includes a recreational pool with a small water slide and a small picnic area. 100 D St., Roseville, (916) 774-5260, www.roseville. ca.us/parks. Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad: 5480 5th St, Rocklin, www.rocklin.ca.us/ splashpad. Kathy Lund Park: Sprayground open during summer, please check website for times open. 6101 West Oaks Blvd., Rocklin. (916) 625-5500, www.rocklin.ca.us/ location/kathy-lund-park. Kids Interactive Fountain at The Fountains: Kids interactive fountain open Memorial Day weekend-Sept (weather permitting) from 11am–6pm daily! www. fountainsatroseville.com. McBean Pool: This facility offers recreational pool and a spray park. The spray park area is open for use during Recreation Swim, Family Swim, and Tiny Tot Playtime. 61 McBean Park Dr., Lincoln, 916-434-3230, www.lincolnca.gov. Mike Shellito Indoor Pool: The Mike Shellito Indoor Pool is a state of the art facility that includes an 8 lane, 25 yard pool. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool. Open year round. 10210 Fairway Dr., Roseville, (916) 7745957, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. Roseville Aquatics Complex: The Roseville Aquatics Complex includes the Summer Sanders Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool with beach entry, a 150-foot water-slide, and children’s interactive water play area. Check website for rec swim hours, family swim, and for closures due to events. 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, (916) 774-5262, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. The Vernon Street Town Square Spray Ground: See website for opening date and times. 311 Vernon St., Roseville, (916) 772-7529, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. Whitney Community Park: Check website for open times. 1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy, Rocklin, www.rocklin.ca.us/location/ whitney-park.


Farmer’s Markets & U-Pick Farms Daily Roseville: Denio’s Market 1551 Vineyard Road Open year-round, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Tuesday Roseville: Whole Foods Market at the Fountains Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway OPEN YEAR-ROUND, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Saturday Auburn: Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn-Folsom Rd at Lincoln Way Open year-round, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Folsom: Historic Folsom Plaza 915 Sutter St. Folsom Open year-round, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Rancho Cordova: Sunrise Light Rail Station Folsom and Sunrise Blvd. Year-round, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sacramento: Midtown Farmers Market Open year-round, 20th Street between J & K Streets, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday Downtown Sacramento: State Parking Lot 8th and W Streets Open year-round, 8:00 am - Noon U-Pick Farms Amber Oaks Berry Farm, 2770 Shanley Rd Auburn Blue Goose Produce, 3550 Taylor Rd Loomis Granny May’s Strawberry Farm, 7246 Auburn Folsom Rd, Granite Bay Otow Orchard, 6232 Eureka Road, Granite Bay Rolling Rock Farm & Gardens, 3445 Penryn Rd, Loomis Twin Peaks Orchards, 6105 State Highway 193, Newcastle

Color Wheel Scavenger Hunt Recreate the color wheel below by collecting items for each color on the color wheel. Try these fun challenges: • Find multiple items for each color. • Try not to use art supplies.

3 Primary Colors Yellow - Red - Blue These colors can’t be made by mixing.

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Use different items for each color. Try a nature scavenger hunt by only finding items found in nature.

3 Secondary Colors Orange - Green - Violet These colors are made by mixing 2 primary colors.

6 Tertiary Colors Red-Orange, Yellow-Orange, Yellow-Green, Blue-Green, Blue-Violet, Red-Violet These colors are made by mixing 1 primary color and 1 secondary color together.

Your guide to family resources in Southern Placer County!



For New & Expecting Moms Breastfeeding Coalition of Placer County: Promoting and supporting breastfeeding through education, outreach, and increased services in our communities. (916) 276-8016, (916) 780-6454. California Birth Center: A full service birth facility that also offers well-woman exams, prenatal and postpartum care, natural birth support services and a community of care providers and resources. Located in Rocklin, (916) 223-7731, calbirthcenter.com. The Root: Education, yoga, and perinatal wellness studio designed to support families on their paths as they grow through pregnancy, postpartum, and new parenthood. www.sacroot.com, 916-455-6789 La Leche League of Roseville: Any woman who is interested in breastfeeding is welcome at all meetings, as are babies and young children. Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to attend meetings. Meetings are free. You do not have to be a member of La Leche League to participate in the meetings. For questions call, (916) 708-1263, (530) 215-6873, (916) 259-4759, www.lllnorcal.org.

Mothers & Babies First: Offers affordable breastfeeding support, breastfeeding classes, back to work and breastfeeding classes, as well as a course on the “fourth trimester.” To find out more or to register for a class, www.mothersandbabiesfirst. com mamajb@msn.com, or call 916-771-2440.

Parenting Resources A Community for Peace: A trauma-informed social justice center for victims and survivors of domestic violence, family violence. Crisis Line 916-728-7210, office line (916) 728-5613. Adventure Club: City of Roseville: Operates in multiple sites at local schools for school-age childcare and after school care for elementary school-age children in Roseville. (916) 774-5505. Affordable Counseling & Educational Services (ACES): Offers classes in Anger Management/ Domestic Violence and Parenting Programs for Men and Women. Spanish and English classes available. Please contact for more information. Individual, couples, and marriage counseling also available. Please call the office for more information and rates. (916) 630-9188.


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Big Brothers Big Sisters: Helping children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. www.bbbs-sac.org, (916) 646-9300. Child Advocates of Placer County: Helping high risk youth, www.casaplacer.org, 530-887-1006. Club Rocklin: Club Rocklin is a state-licensed, self-supporting before and after school recreation program, which provides supervised activities for children in grades K-6. (916) 625-5200. Compassion Planet: Our mission is to help aged-out foster youth overcome personal obstacles to achieve independence and reach their fullest potential. To find out more please go to: compassionplanet.org or call (916) 672-6599. EXCEL of Roseville: A community center for children of low-income families in the Roseville area. 916-789-7884, www.excelroseville.org. First 5 Placer: Supporting Parents and Children Ages 0 – 5 in Placer County, www.first5placer.org.

FIT4MOM Placer: The nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy through postpartum and beyond, our fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind, and spirit. 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com, shannonsmith@ fit4mom.com. Heartstrings Counseling: Provides low-cost counseling on a sliding fee scale. In Loomis, 916-6767405, www.heartstringscounseling.org.

Roseville Parks & Recreation: We are dedicated to helping you and your family find the right recreational programs. (916) 772-PLAY (7529), www. roseville.ca.us/parks/. Sierra Mental Wellness Group: Provides professional and affordable individual, couple, and family counseling, crisis services, child and adolescent programs, and mental health assessments. (916)783-5207, www. sierramentalwellness.org.

Kids First: Kids First provides parents and children with the tools they need to thrive through familycentered supports and services. Our vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. (916) 774-6802, www.kidsfirstnow.org.

Stand Up Placer: Crisis intervention & support. We provide victims of domestic violence and assault in Placer County with a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. 24-hour crisis line staffed by Crisis Counselors – 800-575-5352. 530-823-6224, www. standupplacer.org.

KidZKount: Placer Community Action Council, Inc.: Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership programs. Services to income eligible families and children from pregnancy to 4 years old. (530) 885-5437.

Teen Age Pregnancy & Parenting Program: TAPP is a free program that helps to improve the health and well-being of pregnant and parenting teens and their children. 530-889-7141 or 1-800-829-7199.

Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center: A community-based nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen families and improve the physical and emotional well-being by providing counseling, education, and easy access to community-based resources, with all services offered in both English and Spanish. 427 A St. Ste #400, Lincoln, (916) 645-3300, www.lighthousefrc.org.

Uplift Family Services: We do whatever it takes to strengthen & advocate for children, families, adults, and communities to realize their hopes for behavioral health & well being. upliftfs.org, (916) 779-2455.

Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department: Providing high-quality programs for all ages. www.lincolnca.gov/city-hall/departments-divisions/ parks-recreation, (916) 434-3220. MOMS Club of Rocklin: A non-profit group offering support for both stay at home moms, as well as moms in the workforce. Playgroups, field trips, events, support and more. www.meetup.com/MOMSClub-Rocklin Parent Project: A 10-week skill-building course for parents of strong-willed or defiant youth. There is a fee, but funds are available to cover all or part of the cost for those who cannot afford it. (916) 787-4357 Placer County Mothers of Multiples: Nonprofit organization offering support and services to all mothers of multiples. www.pcmoms.org Placer County Office of Education Child Care Resource and Referral: Helps parents find child care, provides resources and information for parents and child care providers, and assists the Placer County community in finding and supporting quality child care. The Resource and Referral also provides learning opportunities for parents, providers, and the community. (530) 745-1380. Placer County WIC: A nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children under age five eat well, be active, and stay healthy. (916) 784-6447. Rocklin Parks & Recreation Department: Offers a variety of community classes and programs for children and adults. (916) 625-5200, www.rocklin. ca.us/parks. Roseville Babywearers: Come to a meet-up to get hands-on assistance with wearing your baby no matter what kind of baby carrier you use. www. rosevillebabywearers.wordpress.com Roseville Home Start: The only non-profit transitional housing program and shelter exclusively serving homeless children and their families in Placer County. (916) 782-6667 or rosevillehomestart.org

Special Needs Alta California Regional Center: Non-profit that provides services for children with special needs, (916) 978-6400. Building Life’s Moments: Our goal is to raise awareness and promote a united positive community by throwing events for the special needs population and their families. www.buildinglifesmoments.org, 916-380-9459. Down Syndrome Information Alliance: Provides support and resources to empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community. 24 hour Support Line: 916-842-7175. 916-658-1686, www.downsyndromeinfo.org. Love Olivia: Through donation campaigns, “Love, Olivia” is devoted to providing special needs children with clothing, shoes, books, and financial assistance. Additionally, we strive to provide special needs families with educational and community resources. www.loveolivia.org, (916) 752-9192. NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: A non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals. www. norcalcenter.org/, 916.349.7500, 916.993.3048 VP, 916.550-9355 P3. Placer County Infant Development Program: A developmental and family support program for children ages birth to three years of age with special needs. 5280 Stirling Street Granite Bay, (916) 774-2795. Ride to Walk: Ride To Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual’s needs and abilities. 1630 Hwy. 193, Lincoln, www. ridetowalk.org. WarmLine Family Resource Center: WarmLine provides free resources, support, training and consultation to families of children with special needs birth to age 26. We are staffed by parents who share the common experience of parenting a child with special needs. No referral is needed, just call us at 916-455-9500 or www.warmlinefrc.org/.

Preschool & Childcare Directory






Casa Kidz Preschool License # 313621717

2-6 yrs

8:30am - 3pm Mon-Fri AM & PM Sessions

Casa Kidz is a private bilingual and multicultural home base preschool. Voted “Best Of Rocklin”! 0ffering safe, creative, nurturing fun educational experiences.

www.casakidz.com 916-626-4878 408-510-1662 Tiverton Court Rocklin

Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569

2 yrs 9 months6 yrs

9am-2:30pm Mon-Fri

www.rosevillecp.org 916-786-9536 50 Corporation Yard Rd Roseville

Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs

Drop in from 10am-12pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month, September – May, no registration necessary

Roseville Community Preschool believes children are naturally motivated with the desire to make sense of their world, supported by the respectful and responsive caring alliance of their teachers and parents.

Utility Exploration Center Preschool Playgroup

Enjoy a creative play space for you and your child. Our hands-on, age-appropriate activities provide an opportunity to socialize with new friends and have fun discovering the utilities of Roseville.

www.roseville.ca.us/explore 916-746-1550 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville

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Casa Kidz: pg 5 Children’s Choice Dental: pg 32 DeAnna Holman, Arbonne: pg 25 Denio’s Market: pg 13 Dilly Dally the Clown: pg 13 Placer Academy Charter: pg 7 Placer County Fair: pg 2

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency: pg 3 Quarry Park Adventures: pg 9 Raft California: pg 5 Roseville Theater Arts Academy: pg 25 Steve Wallen Swim School: pg 15 Utility Exploration Center: pg 7

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