Growing Up Roseville Winter 2021 Issue

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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond










Winter Issue 2021-2022 November - December - January

The ABCs

Of Teacher Gifts




Winter Holiday Fun Puzzles, Events, Recipes, and More!

Time Out! The Importance of Self Care For Moms

Cover Photo By: Blue Crew Photography Sarah Caponera 916-995-0409

Christina Katz Christina has written hundreds of articles and columns for publication since 1999. Christina is always looking for seasonal recipes for her family that hit the spot. Follow her adventures in food, flowers, and fun on Instagram at @BlissCraftLife.

Janeen Lewis

Marne Larsen Publisher (530) 518-6154 DeAnna Holman Layout Design/Editor

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Janeen is freelance journalist and mother of two. She has been published in several parenting publications across the country and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Magic.

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.

Sarah Lyons Sarah is a mom of six who enjoys exploring the outdoors and hiking with her kids.

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School and Home

09 Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers

10 Family Favorite Winter Activities Return to Sacramento!



12 Discourage Underage Drinking

13 Opportunities to Serve With Your Kids This Winter 15 Time Out For Mom


16 Not all Presents Come in a Box


18 Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Winter Fun

21 Family Favorite Recipe: Phở 22 Winter Events/Resources 24 Winter Puzzle 25 Winter Crafts

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26 Winter Games

27 Eco Friendly Wrapping Paper Alternatives

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04 Contributors 30 Advertiser Directory 30 Preschool Directory

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Three Cheers for Teachers! Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers That Won’t Bust Your Budget By Christina Katz

Six Quality Gifts Kids Can Make For Teachers Search online for easy tutorials for these quick teacher gift ideas: • Painted dollar store vases • Egg carton herb garden starters • Glitter-covered wooden initials • Origami bird mobile • Duct tape rose pencils • Seashell covered photo frame


et in the spirit and spread cheer to your child’s teachers this holiday season. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way and it sets a great example for your child. In recent years, teachers have been asked to take on extra duties, often accompanied by pay cuts. This has impacted their ability to purchase extra classroom materials to enrich the content and make the classroom more fun. Although most teachers have always paid for extras out of pocket anyway, it has been especially rough over the past few years. Your donations of money, time, and cheer to your child’s classroom can boost a teacher’s ability to consistently do their best work. Recognizing the hard work teachers do each day will let them know they are appreciated and can energize them. If your child catches you being generous to her teacher, and working together in harmony, she sees a terrific example of how to like and trust authority figures, which will pay off for a lifetime. There are many great gifts you can give to a child’s teacher, but sometimes you want to do something different. Here is an alphabet list of teacher gift ideas that will put a big smile on three faces-yours, your child’s, and your child’s teacher’s-without breaking the bank this holiday season.

A is for art supplies that enrich the learning experience B is for books, for teachers, and for the classroom C is for chocolates, candies, or cupcakes D is for donations to a charity in her name E is for erasers in all shapes and sizes F is for food baskets, think: fast, ethnic, or organic G is for games for classroom downtime H is for handmade mugs, frames, or vases J is for jewelry or anything bedazzled K is for kitchen gadgets everyone always needs L is for lottery tickets stuffed in a personal note M is for money in any form-coins, cash, or checks N is for a personal note of praise sent to the principal O is for office supplies, but any type of supplies will do P is for a potted perennial or herb plant Q is for quote books your teacher would fancy R is for recipe books written for busy people S is for salts, scrubs, or soaps T is for tea, but don’t forget the coffee U is for a big colorful umbrella V is for volunteering your time with a smile W is for a water bottle that will last all day Y is for a yearbook donation so no child is left without Z is for Zinnias, but any colorful bouquet would do

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ith the fall and holiday seasons quickly approaching, plans are in place for a fun, festive and fully reimagined holiday season in downtown Sacramento. After pausing for a season in 2020, the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink and Theatre of Lights are back, adding to Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s impressive lineup of holiday events. Movies Under the Stars was launched by the organization in 2020 and will be back this year, moving from Ali Youssefi Square to the Old Sacramento Waterfront. “Being able to bring back the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink and Theatre of Lights this year is really special,” said Michael Ault, Executive Director for Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “We’re also excited to be bringing our Movies Under the Stars event to its new home at the Old Sacramento Waterfront!”

Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink returns November 11th The Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink, the region’s oldest and most beloved outdoor rink, will open on Veterans Day (November 11, 2021) at Ali Youssefi Square (7th and K streets) in downtown Sacramento. Located steps away from the Golden

1 Center and DOCO (Downtown Commons), the Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink will be open Tuesday through Sunday through January 16, 2022. Ice Rink tickets are always $6 for kids 6 and under, $13 per skater during regular hours, and $15 per skater during holiday hours. More information on daily hours and special events can be available at

Theatre of Lights November 24th – December 24th To add to the winter festivities and continue the spirited holiday tradition for thousands of families throughout the region, the annual Theatre of Lights show will return to the Old Sacramento Waterfront this season. Presented by Dignity Health, Theatre of Lights was conceived and created by Stage Nine Entertainment’s Troy Carlson and is produced by some of California’s finest talents in the field of light and sound: BP Productions, Associated Sound and Skywalker Sound, and Emmy-nominated voice actor Bill Farmer, the voice of Disney’s Goofy. Theatre of Lights artfully blends the historic charm of the Old Sacramento Waterfront with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology to create a memorable holiday experience for visitors of all ages.

The electrifying and family-friendly holiday show will debut on Wednesday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Eve) immediately following the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Front & K Streets at 6 p.m. After the debut night, two 20-minute performances will be offered on Thursdays through Sundays at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (with the exception of Thanksgiving Day when no performances are scheduled). Additional performances are scheduled for Tuesday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 22. Find more information about Theatre of Lights at Downtown Sacramento Partnership will be following all health authority and government agency guidelines surrounding COVID-19. For the safety of staff, vendors, and visitors, the following actions will be taken and Downtown Partnership will require that attendees also follow these protocols: Hand sanitizer will be made available at the check-in booth. Attendees will be asked to do their part in physical distancing at least 6’ apart from those not in their group. Attendees are required to stay home if they are sick or if they have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, respiratory symptoms, or shortness of breath. For more information about Downtown Sacramento Partnership, please visit *Note: all outdoor activation schedules could change due to inclement weather or air quality issues. ###

About Downtown Sacramento Partnership: Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 5,000 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion, and steward for those who work, live, visit, and do business here. For more information, visit + and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. About Old Sacramento Waterfront: Perched on the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River and surrounded by 28-acre National Historic Landmark district with 50 historical buildings, the Old Sacramento Waterfront (OSW) is bustling with activity, shopping, dining, entertainment, historical attractions and more. Built by the past and inspired for the future, if it’s adventure you’re after, COME FIND IT. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


How Parents Can Discourage Teens Child from Underage Drinking By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer, Roseville Police Department

As the holidays approach, many people are planning to celebrate with family and friends. These celebrations often include the serving of alcohol. For some teens, this can be an opportunity to experiment or abuse alcohol. Underage drinking increases during the holidays. A contributing factor is when teens are left home alone with access to alcohol.

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, on an average December day, 11,000 young people in the United States ages 12 to 17 will use alcohol for the first time. Unfortunately, 400 young people under 21 die from alcohol-related causes every month.

When it comes to underage drinking and driving, California law has a zero tolerance for alcohol use. Here are a few highlights from the CA Department of Motor Vehicle handbook.

If You Are Under 21 Years Old •

What happens when these teenagers get behind the wheel? Here are a few facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that all parents should know: • • • • • •

70% of all teenagers admit to drinking alcohol. One in 10 teens in high school drink and drive. Teens are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood-alcohol level of .08%. Every 15 minutes, a teenager will die due to drunk driving. 60% of all teen deaths from car accidents involve alcohol. In a national survey, 24% of teens reported that within the previous month, they had ridden with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.

What Parents Can Do

Parents play a crucial role in keeping their teenagers from drinking. Talking with your teen about the dangers of underage drinking and your stance on the issue can influence your child’s behavior toward alcohol. Here are a few tips to help prevent underage drinking: • Do not change or relax your rules about alcohol during the holiday season. Teens need limits and monitoring. • If you leave home for an evening, be certain that your alcohol is locked up, especially if your teen may have friends over. Be aware that unsupervised teens are at risk for alcohol use. • Be sure to lock your medicine cabinet when teens are at your house. Alcohol is not the only substance that might be accessible. Prescription medicine abuse is growing, so be aware of this. • Be a role model yourself. Know your limits. Do not drink and drive. • Never provide alcohol or a place to drink alcohol to underage persons. This is against the law. • Have an exit plan established if your child finds himself/ herself at a party that has alcohol, and he/she starts to feel unsafe or need an alternate way home.

You may not carry liquor, beer, or wine inside a vehicle unless you are accompanied by a parent or other person as specified by law and the container is full, sealed, and unopened. If you are caught with an alcoholic beverage in your vehicle, the vehicle may be impounded for up to 30 days. The court may fine you up to $1,000, and either suspend your driving privilege for 1 year or require DMV to delay the issuance of your first DL for up to 1 year, if you are not already licensed. Your driving privilege will be revoked for 1 year, if you are convicted of either driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.01% or higher or driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. On the first offense, you will be required to complete the educational portion of a licensed DUI program. A subsequent offense may require a longer DUI program and you will not have a restricted DL to attend the DUI program.

Teenagers still need the guidance of their parents throughout their teen years. Peer pressure can often make teens do things that they would not ordinarily do. Therefore, it is even more important for parents to talk with their teen about the dangers of drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. The consequences of this risky behavior can impact their future forever.

Opportunities to Serve with Your Kids By Sarah Lyons


hen children have the opportunity to serve in their community, they develop a desire to help others and make a difference. Not only do they become more aware of others who are less fortunate, they will learn to appreciate the blessings in their own lives. Kids who serve others are more likely to give of their time and treasures for a lifetime. When you choose a family service project, try to pick something that excites or interests your children because they are much more likely to become invested in the project. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Organize a Drive

Collect coats, hats and gloves, blankets, toys, or clothing to donate to those in need. Have the kids clean their rooms and sort through items that are in great shape but are no longer needed. Many organizations will collect these items to give to shelters, foster care, or victims of fire.

Give Back to Mother Earth

Kids who love nature may enjoy volunteering to clean up a local park, adopting a street in your city, or cleaning up the green space in your own neighborhood. Contact your local school or church to see if there is landscaping that needs attention. Kids can help plant trees, flowers, pull weeds, and lay mulch. They will see the beauty of their hard work in no time.

Fill the Food Pantry

Talk with your kids about others who may not have enough to eat. Take them shopping to choose their favorite nonperishable items for meals and snacks to donate to a local food pantry. Try going door to door in your neighborhood to collect even more items.

Send Cards

Work in the Kitchen

Work Outdoors

Help a Four-Legged Friend

Words of encouragement, handmade cards, or coloring pages are a great way to brighten a soldier’s day and show your appreciation for the sacrifice they are giving for our country. This is a great way to talk to kids about soldiers, veterans, and our country’s freedom they defend. Nursing homes also appreciate delivery of items like these for their residents.

Help a neighbor, friend, or family member who may be unable to do their own yard work. Offer to rake leaves, shovel snow, or mow the lawn. Ask if there are other projects like painting, gardening, or maintenance that your family can help with.

Donate Proceeds

Do you have a budding entrepreneur in the family? Consider hosting a lemonade stand, garage sale, or bake sale and donating the proceeds to the charity of your choice. This is a great way to teach kids money management and business skills while helping others in need.

Everyone loves cookies. Get the kids to help out in the kitchen by baking up some tasty treats to share with friends and neighbors. Consider taking them to a local police or fire station to show your appreciation for their hard work in the community. If you know a family in need, consider taking them a meal and, if appropriate, deliver it as a family.

Animal lovers will enjoy volunteering at a local animal shelter. Typically shelters need help walking dogs, cleaning cages, and giving lonely animals attention. Oftentimes shelters can also use donations of food, cat litter, bedding, and cleaning supplies. Contact your shelter to see if there are things your family can donate. These are just a few ideas of how you can serve your community, and there are countless others. When parents take the time to serve others, their kids will see volunteering as a priority and will develop a desire to give back as they become adults.

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Time Out for Mom

10 Winter Treats to Trump the Too-Busy Blues By Christina Katz


oms are busy and often forget about self-care. Do not feel guilty about making more time for you, mom. Notice the difference in how you feel every time you do something sweet just for you. Don't wait for someone else to come along and make you happy. Please yourself and then go about your daily routine more cheerfully. Here's some inspiration to get you in the mood: Hand Model Worthy Candy Apple Red? Toasted Pumpkin? What about Autumn Gold? Discover your signature fall color and give those fingernails and toenails two coats between one clear layer of bottom coat and topcoat. Oatmeal-Cookie Soak You'll fall hard for this sensual skin-softening bath. In a food processor, combine 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Blend on high into a coarse powder you can dump right into a warmrunning tub. Enjoy your soak! Instant Bliss Try this any time of day when you feel tense. Breathe in deeply through your nose all

the way down into your belly and hold that breath for a moment. Let the air slowly out of your mouth. Pause. Repeat four more times. Spice up Your Coffee Make your own pumpkin spice latte. In a microwavesafe bowl, combine 1 cup of 2% milk, 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 1 tablespoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Partially cover and microwave until hot (1-2 minutes). Whisk until mixture is foamy and pour over ½ cup fresh espresso in a large mug. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Yummy! Bring the Outdoors in Slip on a lightweight jacket, grab a basket, and go gathering in your neighborhood. Keep an eye out for seedpods, bird feathers, pine cones, acorns, branches, fallen leaves, and twisty vines. At the store, supplement your stash with dried flowers, mini-pumpkins, gourds, nuts, and ornamental corn. Pull items together onto platters or into vases to create inspiring autumn displays throughout your home. Enjoy the compliments.

Teatime Purchase some fancy tea cookies, scones or muffins, and stash them away in a secret place especially for you. Flavors in season might include maple, ginger, cinnamon, oatmeal, cranberries, pumpkin and toffee. Pull them out when you are ready to create a festive afternoon tea party. Don't skimp on the silver and the good china. You deserve it. Discover a Timeless Daily Practice When I collage, time disappears and I am free to spin a unique story on the page without a care in the world. What's the thing you enjoy doing that makes time irrelevant? Is it knitting, drawing, reading, writing, or painting? Whatever it is, can you make time for your passion daily, or at least weekly, this fall? Set some alarms on your cell phone to remind you when it's time. Magazine Escape Grab your favorite magazine and head to the corner coffee shop. You are sure to find all of the seasonal drinks and treats you are dreaming about there right there. Choose something special to enjoy while sitting by the window as

you turn the pages slowly and savor slowing down. Invent a Healthy Ritual Do you love to grab a farmfresh apple in the morning and start your day with an invigorating 20-minute walk around the neighborhood as you listen to your favorite audio book? If so, you know how to combine things you love into a feel-good ritual. Feel good rituals are healthier because they put us at ease in our bodies. What can you combine that will create this effect for you each day? Adapt a new habit. Invest in Your Yes Imagine you already have the future you would value. What images represent this vision? Tear photos out of old magazines, or surf the web for just-the-right mood image. Gather these images together onto a piece of cardboard that you have cut out into your favorite shape. Use Mod Podge to make them into a collage that inspires you. Trim the edges if you like or thread two corners of your image with colorful yarn or embroidery thread. Post your vision board where you will see it daily, and each time you do, say, "Yes, yes, yes."


Crafty and Creative

The Gift of Time: Not All Presents Come in a Box By Janeen Lewis


arents want Christmas to be magical. Sometimes this means driving all over town or frantically searching online for trendy toys or gadgets only to find that children grow bored and banish them to the back of the closet or toy box after the holidays. This Christmas, why not give your child the gift of time by picking out an activity you can do together? Try one of these experience-gift ideas and pair it with a related fun item to go under the tree.

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A Heart for the Arts

Is your child a budding Van Gogh or drama queen? Here are some ideas for visual and performing arts gifts. Experience Gifts: • A membership or ticket to tour an art museum • A day at a paint-your-own pottery place • Acting classes • Parent and child painting class • Dance lessons Tangible Gifts: • The book 13 Artists Children Should Know by Angela Wenzel • Ed Emberley's Drawing books • An easel • A table and chair that it is okay to drip paint on • Spirograph • Paint pens, gel crayons, or oil pastels • Makeup kits for actors • Tap, jazz, or ballet shoes • Leg warmers • A costume representing a favorite character • Microphone

Does your child like to create projects over time? Maybe you’re a maker-minded parent that wants your child to learn practical life skills. Here are some ideas to get your hobbyist started: Experience Gifts: • Knitting or crocheting classes • Home Depot free woodworking classes • Sewing classes at JoAnn Fabrics • Crafts class at Michael’s • Beginning jewelry making classes • Lessons in glasswork • Bath bomb, soap, or lotion making lessons Tangible Gifts: • Knit or crochet kit for kids • The book,Woodland Crochet: 12 Precious Projects to Stitch and Snuggle by Kristen Rask • Young Woodworker's Project Kit from Lakeshore Learning (includes everything needed to build a small corner shelf, toolbox, and treasure chest) • Beginner sewing machine like the Singer Start 1304 • Calligraphy set • Origami or craft paper • Beads or jewelry making kit • Materials to make bath bombs, bath salts, soaps, or lotions

Sports Fans

Sports are not only a fun way for a child to get exercise, but they also provide an opportunity for parents to connect to kids. Experience Gifts: • Tickets to a professional sporting event • Tour a sporting stadium or Hall of Fame • Membership or admission to an ice or roller skating rink • Lessons with a private coach for a favorite sport • Batting facility membership Tangible Gifts: • Sports Equipment • Professional or college team jerseys or hats • Ticket stub diary to hold memorable sporting event stubs • Fitness tracker watch • Gymnastics or yoga mat • Over the door basketball hoop

Future Foodies

You could be raising the next Pioneer Woman or Bobby Flay. Support their love of creating dishes with these fun ideas. Experience Gifts: • Cooking lessons • Kroger Chef Junior classes on Saturdays at participating stores • Dinner at a fine dining, gourmet, or culturally diverse restaurants to explore different foods Tangible Gifts: • MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set • Personalized chef apron, jacket, or hat • MindWare Playful Chef Knife Kit (it really cuts but is safe for kids) • Make Your Own Chocolate Kit • Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook by Melina Hammer

Wild About Books

Book gifts don’t have to be boring! Spice up your present by making stories come alive and adding a cool reading gadget. Experience Gifts: • Visit a storytelling venue • Attend an author visit or book signing of your child’s favorite author Tangible Gifts: • Book ends • Book light • E-reader, like a Kindle or Nook • Magnetic clip bookmarks • Reading tent • Comfy bean bag chair • Personalized book stamp • Magazine subscription


Clothes and accessories are always a hit at Christmas, especially if you have teens in the house. These ideas show your fashion lover you care about their style. Experience Gifts: • Go to a fashion show • Modeling classes • Mommy and Me mani-pedis Tangible Gifts: • My First Fashion Designer by Lakeshore Learning. This kit includes a miniature dress form, cloth swatches, and buttons to create runway designs. • A mix and match fashion drawing set like Fashion Plates • A chic hat, scarf, gloves, or earmuffs • Leather boots • Graphic tees • Bangles • Designer watch • Faux Fur accessories • Animal print scarf or leggings • FabKids subscription box • Gift card to favorite clothing store


If your child loves STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), these are great ideas. Experience Gifts: • Engineering Class • Membership at a nature center • Membership to a children’s museum • Computer camp or classes • Join a maker space Tangible Gifts: • Science subscription boxes like Groovy Lab in a Box and Kiwi Crate • Microscope • Composter • Telescope • Snap Circuits • Lego Master Builders Academy

A Flair for Design

Help your child find their inner interior designer with these gift ideas. Experience Gift: • Consult with a local interior decorator and use your child's ideas to design his or her bedroom or playroom makeover Tangible Gifts: • Klutz Design Your Dream Room. This portfolio lets your child explore with patterns, color, space, and 300 punch-out pieces to design a room. • Paint for a bedroom or playroom picked out by your child • Sheets, bedspread, curtains, or designer pillows • Lamps, desk set, or wall art

Nature Lovers

Get outdoors and enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, or more with your child. Experience Gifts: • Membership in the Wild Explorers Club • Membership at a nature center • White water rafting trip • Fishing trip • Beginner SCUBA diving lessons Tangible Gifts: • Fishing rod and gear • SCUBA gear • Compass • Hiking gear • Tent • Binoculars • Canoe or kayak

Tea Time

All kids enjoy quiet conversation over a warm cup of tea. Experience Gifts: • Book a teatime at a tearoom • Plant an indoor herb garden from which to make herbal tea (try chamomile, lavender, and peppermint) Tangible Gifts: • Tea pot and cup • Tea cozy • Costume necklaces, hats, gloves, and purse to wear to teatime • Tea pot necklace • Scones and tea biscuits

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Lung Cancer AwarenessAn Important Part of the Fight


s many of you might know, my name is Rachele Thompson, and for the last 11 years, I have worked as the Marketing Manager for Growing Up Chico Magazine. What you may not know is that lung cancer has directly impacted my life. I am living with Stage IV ALK+ Non-Small Cell Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer, and in honor of November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, I felt compelled to share my story to help bring awareness and education to one of the most misunderstood cancers out there. My journey began amidst the global pandemic over the summer months of 2020. One day, after mowing the lawn, I could not catch my breath and experienced a terrible coughing fit, which had never happened to me before.

By Rachele Thompson Thinking back, I had noticed that I had felt a little winded when I was working in the yard and walking my dog, but I had not thought much of it until this episode. In fear that I had caught COVID19, I got tested, but upon a negative result, I was sent to a pulmonologist for further testing and imaging. Little did I know that my world was about to be turned upside down. After an agonizing week of waiting, my doctor called and told me the results revealed an aggressive lung cancer. Scans revealed a 2 x 1 in. tumor in my chest and that my left lung was collapsed due to surrounding fluid. Further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to my spine, lymph nodes, and left lung. Not knowing what this meant or what treatments were available to stop the spread, I was hopeful when I was referred to a top oncologist who could help me uncover the type of cancer I had and what caused it. Another few weeks went by, following more tests, before I learned that I had Stage IV Non-Small Cell Adenocarcinoma. Intensive treatment started immediately while I awaited further biomarker testing to reveal what was driving my cancer since it was not common for someone my age with no known risk factors. Through this specialized testing, it was discovered that I have a gene mutation called ALK+ (anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive). ALK+ is what is causing the uncontrolled cell replication in the form of cancer. According to Alkpostive.

org, this type of lung cancer occurs in only an approximate 5% of patients, but is more prevalent in younger adults, occurring in 30% of lung cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 40. ALK+ is not thought to be hereditary, and there is no known correlation between it and any environmental toxins, including smoking. Unfortunately, scientists do not know why the rearrangement of the gene happens, but with broadening awareness, support, and research there is HOPE! November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the message is simple - anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. Although lung cancer is one of the most endorsed in its awareness, the message is marred by the stigma that lung cancer is a “smoker’s disease”

brought upon through lifestyle choices. The frightening reality is that lung cancer is becoming more prevalent amongst those who have never smoked. While smoking is still the single greatest cause of lung cancer, there are other, less known factors that can cause lung cancer, these include exposure to radon, air pollution, and asbestos as well as having a family history or a gene mutation. Worldwide, over 600,000 women die of lung cancer each year. Currently, 1 in 17 women will develop lung cancer in their lifetime, and the numbers continue to grow. In 2021, an estimated 62,470 women will die of lung cancer in the US alone; this is more than breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer combined. Lung cancer is often referred to as a “silent killer” because symptoms are not typically predominant during

the early stages when surgery and/ or treatments can be effective. Further screening recommendations apply only to current and former smokers. Sadly, the proportion of never-smokers being diagnosed is trending upwards. Health experts are working to uncover how never smokers disease differs from that of smokers and whether the screening guidelines need revision. Just another reason why funding and research matters! In 2020, The White Ribbon Project was founded to promote awareness about lung cancer by working towards changing the public perception of the disease. The message - anyone with lungs can get lung cancer! Patients and survivors from across the country are coming together to advocate to make sure no one walks this journey alone or in shame that sometimes arises from the stigma of having lung cancer. Heidi Nafman-Onda, The White Ribbon Project founder, a lung cancer survivor, and advocate (along with her husband Pierre) have been creating plywood ribbons,

hand painting them and have been distributing them to patients, advocates, doctors, hospitals all over the world over the past year. Her movement is building momentum and awareness and is bringing hope to people like myself and my survivor friends I have made along the way! In September of 2021, I had the honor of meeting Heidi and Pierre at the first California White Ribbon build event held at Woodland Bible Church. Also in attendance was Chris Draft, a former NFL linebacker who lost his wife, Keasha, about ten years ago to lung cancer. Chris is a fierce advocate for lung cancer patients, bringing awareness to the disease and making sure everyone feels supported and knows that they will not walk this journey alone. Through these leaders, I have learned that every voice matters, even mine.

My goal in writing this article is to promote awareness. Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, do not hesitate to get it checked out by your doctor. Don’t take “no” for an answer when it comes to your healthcare. Even if something doesn’t fit the statistics, it doesn’t mean you should be denied further testing. Keep pushing for answers - you are worth it! Want to get involved in the fight against lung cancer? Check out LUNGevity – a nonprofit working to improve how people are diagnosed with, navigate and live life with lung cancer by working strategically with regulators, legislators, policymakers and other advocates. In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a fundraiser has been set up to raise money for research. To donate, please visit: https://alkpositive.kindful. com/mission-2021/team-rachele.

Learn the Facts ABOUT LUNG CANCER LUNGevity Foundation is changing outcomes for people living with lung cancer through research, education, support, and advocacy. Share these facts to spread awareness and help make lung cancer a national health priority. FAC T: A N YO N E C A N G E T LU N G C A N C E R


of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers 1 in 16 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime. More than 235,000 will be diagnosed this year; this is more than the population of Richmond, VA.

Every 2.2 minutes someone is diagnosed with lung cancer

10%-15% of lung cancer cases are in never-smokers

49% 51% Lung cancer can affect anyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity

361 Americans will die of lung cancer today, about the maximum who can fit on a full Airbus A340-500.

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Family Favorite Recipe By Christina Katz

Homemade Chicken PHỞ With Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth Add some inexpensive ingredients to rotisserie chicken bone broth, and you've got a one-bowl dinner your whole family will adore! Phở (Simple pronunciation "Fah") is so easy to make at home and so delicious and healthy, you will wonder why you didn’t make it sooner. This non-traditional soup is actually a wellness broth served with Phở ingredients. Start this bright and flavorful soup the day before you plan to serve it, so you can simmer the nourishing chicken bone broth for several hours and refrigerate it overnight. Or, if you are crunched for time, combine store-bought chicken broth with chicken bone broth and jump straight to Part Two. Healthy, homemade Phở is sure to become a family tradition at your house, especially during cold and flu season. Don't be surprised when your family starts begging you to serve it often!

Rotisserie Chicken Bone Broth Ingredients • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

1-2 rotisserie chicken carcasses 1-2 onions, yellow or whatever you have on hand 4-6 cloves of minced fresh garlic or 4-6 teaspoons chopped garlic 4 carrots, chopped 4 celery stalks, chopped plus any extra leaves Half a bunch of parsley, chopped 2 inches of fresh ginger root, minced 1 inch of fresh turmeric root, minced 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Several thyme sprigs or 1/2 teaspoon powdered thyme Juice from half a lime (save the other half) 1/2 cup white wine Organic chicken stock, one carton

Part One

Strip the chicken meat from one or two rotisserie chickens and refrigerate in storage container. Add remaining ingredients to a large soup pot and then cover completely with water. Bring broth to a boil and simmer for 4-6 hours, uncovered. Let sit until cooled but not cold. Pour through a large, sturdy colander into a large metal bowl. Then pour broth through large fine strainer or line a colander with two layers of cheesecloth. Strain broth a second time into a storage container and refrigerate overnight. Remove fat layer from top of chilled broth. Don't worry if the broth is cloudy. Simmer homemade broth with one carton of organic chicken stock added. Skim any fat that floats to the surface. Or purchase your favorite chicken or chicken bone broth instead.

Chicken Phở Ingredients • • • • • • • •

Chicken broth (homemade or store-bought) Rotisserie chicken meat, chopped Asian rice noodles, cooked Bean sprouts, one bag Cilantro leaves, half bunch Green onions, one bunch, sliced Jalapeño peppers, sliced Lime wedges

Part Two

Ladle chicken broth into bowls adding rice noodles and chopped chicken. Squeeze a wedge of fresh lime into each bowl. Top each serving with bean sprouts, green onions, jalapeño slices, and cilantro leaves. Serve with an extra wedge of lime. Provide salt and pepper to taste.

Your guide to family resources in Southern Placer County!

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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,

The Root: Education, yoga, and perinatal wellness studio designed to support families on their paths as they grow through pregnancy, postpartum, and new parenthood., 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,

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, 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., (916) 646-9300. Child Advocates of Placer County: Helping high risk youth,, 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: or call (916) 672-6599. EXCEL of Roseville: A community center for children of low-income families in the Roseville area. 916-789-7884, First 5 Placer: Supporting Parents and Children Ages 0 – 5 in Placer County,

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. 530863-3298, Heartstrings Counseling: Provides low-cost counseling on a sliding fee scale. In Loomis, 916-6767405,

to helping you and your family find the right recreational programs. (916) 772-PLAY (7529), www. 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.

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,

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.

KidZCommunity: 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,

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., (916) 779-2455.

Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department: Providing high-quality programs for all ages. parks-recreation, (916) 434-3220.

Alta California Regional Center: Non-profit that provides services for children with special needs, (916) 978-6400.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Roseville Parks & Recreation: We are dedicated

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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., 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, 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., (916) 752-9192. NorCal Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: A non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals. www., 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. 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

Family Destinations Blue Line Arts We endeavor to continue our 50 years of service, providing accessible arts education for all, presenting high caliber art exhibitions, bridging the arts, artists and business to fuel the creative economy, activating communities with art and creative fun! Don’t miss our family drop in days, classes, and 3rd Saturday events. Find out more at or 916-7834117, 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville. California Museum The California Museum engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. 1020 O St, Sacramento, (916) 653-7524, California State Railroad Museum Experience the feats of engineering and ingenuity – from immaculately restored engines and cars to exciting events and exhibits that bring the railroad to life. Be sure to check their website for a list of train ride times. 125 I St, Sacramento, 916-323-9280, Effie Yeaw Nature Center An award-winning environmental and cultural education center located within the beautiful American River Parkway. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, (916) 489-4918, Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary The zoo sanctuary has been the home to hundreds of animals from squirrels and deer to tigers and bears. 403 Stafford St, Folsom, (916) 351-3527, Gibson Ranch Large family friendly park with nature trails, farm animals, fishing, camping, equestrian center, outdoor concerts & events. 8556 Gibson Ranch Rd, Elverta, (916) 806-3868, Koobs Nature Area The Koobs Nature Area, sponsored by the Carmichael Kiwanis Club, is a wonderful resource to explore the native habitats of the California Central Valley. Find them on Facebook to see all the family fun events they put on. Placer Nature Center Discover room, watershed learning center, changing lands exhibit, garden, nature trails, school programs, camps and more. 3700 Christian Valley Rd, Auburn, (530) 878-6053, Maidu Museum & Historic Site Offers a unique cultural haven for families and individuals who want to experience the life ways and culture of the Nisenan Maidu who called this location home for thousands of years. The museum houses interactive exhibits, displays and two art galleries showcasing contemporary California Indian art that changes throughout the year. The museum offers public tours every Saturday at 10am, school programs and group guided tours by reservations. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, (916) 774-5934, www. Rocklin History Museum Located in the historic Fletcher House, we invite you to come explore our fascinating collection of artifacts while learning of Rocklin’s rich history. 3895 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, 916-624-3464 asp. Roseville Telephone Museum One of the most extensive collections of antique telephones and memorabilia in the nation. The exhibits in the 4,500 square-foot museum chronicle and celebrate more than a century of communications technology in Roseville as well as nationally and internationally. 106 Vernon St, Roseville, Roseville Utility Exploration Center Learning center with creative exhibits on sustainability topics such as energy & water conservation. Preschool programs, storytimes, classes and events. 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 746-1550, www. Sacramento State Aquatic Center Rent kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and more. Open to the public, also offers

camps, classes and events. 1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, 916-278-2842, Sacramento State Capitol Visitors to the Capitol can at once experience California’s rich history and witness the making of history through the modern lawmaking process. 10th & L St, Sacramento, (916) 324-0333. Sierra College Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum is open to the public and has many displays on animals, geology, biology and more. 5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, (916) 660-7924, SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity Our NEW building is located at 400 Jibboom St. in Sacramento. Opening in Fall 2021! Soil Born Farms Our mission is to create an urban agriculture and education project that empowers youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment and grows a sustainable community., (916) 363-9685, 2140 Chase Dr Rancho Cordova. The Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center Offers fun and educational activities for children and adults of all ages. Enjoy the on-site nature trail along the American River to view wildlife, as well as the American River Parkway trail. Let the kids feed the fish for a quarter. 2001 Nimbus Rd, Rancho Cordova, (916) 358-2884, www.wildlife. William Land Park Large park offering many amenities, including the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town (kid-friendly park featuring a storybook theme, animals for petting, gardens & a cafe), Funderland (a small amusement park), golf course & ball fields. Land Park Drive in Sacramento.

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Holiday Crafts By Chrissie Weston, Owner of Bare

Make a Fun Holiday Spoon Ornament

The first time I made this ornament, I was a 7 year old girl in Girl Scouts. Since then, I have made them with my students many times, and it is a favorite!

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What You Need:

Spoon (Find at thrift shops) Fabric Cotton ball or stuffing Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and/ or hot glue Scissors (or Pinking Shears) Christmas/Holiday embellishments Pipe cleaners Drill

What To Do:

Have a parent drill a hole in the top of the spoon. Cut a small piece of fabric in an oval shape a bit larger than the spoon base. Glue fabric onto the spoon base. Glue some stuffing on top of the fabric to be the snow. Next, glue the embellishments in place, creating a holiday scene (hot glue tends to work best for this). Lastly, wrap the handle with your choice of pipe cleaner. Tie a ribbon through the hole so you can hang your ornament. I like to have the kids sign and date the ornament on the bottom of the spoon.

Make a Hand Print Snowman Family Candle Votive What You Need: • • • • • •

Candle votive (I found mine at the dollar store) White craft paint Sharpie paint pens (black, orange, and brown) Mod Podge (I used glittered Mod Podge) Foam brush Candle

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Make Grateful Paper “Fortune Cookies” These paper fortune cookies are easy to make. You can have your kids write “fortunes” to be opened at the Thanksgiving dinner table, Christmas Dinner, or on New Year’s Eve/ Day. These can make fun Valentines, wedding favors, birthday favors and more! Kids can write fortunes, or better yet, things for which they are grateful. These can be placed strategically for a specific family member (like a name card) or can be randomly placed in a large bowl so family

members can choose one.

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What You Need:

4 inch circles of scrapbook paper Small paper strips with messages written on them (Grateful statements, home made fortunes, jokes, etc.) Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue

What To Do:

To assemble the “cookies:” Place the fortune on back side of the cookie paper. Pinch paper in half with wrong sides together. Hold pinch with your left hand. With your right hand, put your thumb and middle finger on the edges of the fold. Push gently with your index finger in the middle, while pulling gently with your thumb and middle finger, until paper bends into a fortune cookie shape. Your left hand pinch can help guide the shape. Add a dot of Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and hold in place for a minute until glue is secure.

What To Do:

Paint your child’s hand with a generous layer of white craft paint from fingertip to palm. Press child’s hand onto votive, starting with the palm on the bottom of the votive and fold finders over one at a time, creating each snowman. Be sure to have the knuckle portion of the palm show on the front of the votive, forming the snow banks below the snowman. Wash hands and brush, and let the paint dry. Embellish the snowman family with paint pens (hats, arms, buttons, and facial features). After the pens dry, use the dry foam brush to paint over the snowmen (and all four sides of the votive for uniformity) with Mod Podge. It will go on white, but will dry clear. Once it has dried, have a parent light a candle and place inside. Enjoy! Sign and date the bottom. Thank you Bare Feet Creations (Day Camps) for these easy, cute and fun holiday crafts that our readers can do with their kids!

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Greener Alternatives to Wrapping Paper By DeAnna Holman


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have seen many articles about ideas on ways to be greener. Some of the ideas are very involved, and a busy mom like me would have little time to make them work, but many of the articles are about easy ways to be a little greener. At our house, we do what we can and feel like every little change makes a big difference. We have done things like going solar, using reusable water bottles, trying to remember our reusable shopping bags, having compost, etc. However, when it comes to some of the things that fill the landfills during the holidays, such as paper waste, packaging, cardboard, and Christmas cards, many like myself can find it easy to get caught up in the season and overlook ways to easily be a little greener. We can compost some of the paper, but when we give gifts, there is still a lot of waste that goes into our landfills. I think it is fun to use some alternatives to conventional wrapping and packaging to try to “Green” up the holidays. I do like the look of black and white, so using newspaper to wrap gifts is a great idea. Also, my kids love the Sunday comics and people have used the comics to wrap gifts for years. There are cute winter comics that come out during the season that would be cute as wrapping paper. We save ribbons and bows and we use ribbon made of reusable fibers like raffia and twine. Nature looks great on gifts. You can wrap gifts in a paper shopping bag

(if you forgot to use your reusable ones) and use nature to decorate it. Brown paper looks great with twine trim, pine cones, and greenery from outside. There is biodegradable paper and cellophane you can purchase and there are many papers available that are made of 100% recycled materials. One woman gave me the great idea for wrapping using children’s drawings or paintings. We all get a lot of our kids’ work sent home from school and wrapping gifts in it can give each gift a very customized look. Grandparents love to get gifts wrapped in the art of their grandkids! There are many things that can be reused or re-purposed for wrapping. One fun idea is using fabric. It is extremely durable and can be reused over and over. You can use old sheets, pillow cases, fabric scraps, old sweaters, blankets, dish towels, or any other fabrics you can find. We like to save gift bags and reuse them or we have often buy reusable bags to put gifts in. Re-using an item, like a gift bag, doubles the life of that item. If you use reusable tote bags for your gifts, you are giving an extra gift. You can purchase reusable bags in great colors now and you can really get creative. My best friend once gave me a bowl of reusable bags that could each be tucked into a tiny strawberry shaped bag. Together, they looked like a bowl of strawberries. They were so cute and they could be reused over and over.

Other Things You Can Use For Gift Wrap: • Maps • Sheet music • Pages of old books • Calendars • Magazine pages • Unused scrap booking paper • Foil • Blueprints • Wallpaper • Posters One of my favorite things to do is make gift baskets, buckets, tubs, or organizers. You can use pots, vases, flower pots, colanders, bowels, ball jars, or bins. I also like to wrap in new dish towels, a scarf, a drink decanter or a vase or a fun T-shirt that goes with the theme of the gift. There are so many easy ways to wrap gifts and feel like you are making a difference. If you are like me and enjoy being creative, and you want to be a little greener, using alternatives to traditional gift wrap is a great way to do your part. Helping to better our Earth is a great gift for our kids and their future. Happy wrapping!

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Art Bazar Friday, November 19th & Saturday, November 20th Get a head start on your holiday shopping and find the most unique, high-quality handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list! Don’t miss this opportunity to shop local and support small, independent businesses, artists, and craftspeople. Art Bazaar will be open to the public for one weekend only! From 12-8pm at Blue Line Arts, visit for more details.

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Check out all of the great things we have to look forward to this Winter! Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm events.

November Makers Marketplace: Handmade Goods For A Purpose Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th A two-day marketplace event featuring local artists and crafts people, benefiting good causes around the world. This year the marketplace will be transformed into a series of pop-up shops highlighting the handcrafted items of our talented makers! Friday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 3785 Placer Corporate Drive in Rocklin. First Saturday Drop In Activity Day for Families Saturday, November 6th Drop-in arts and crafts activities are a great way for children to explore their creativity and dabble in a variety of different art mediums! Bring your family into the gallery on the First Saturday of each month to enjoy an art project as a family! All materials, supplies and instruction will be provided. Parents and caregivers, let us handle the set-up and clean-up so that you and your child can unleash your inner artist and selfexpression! 11am-2pm, visit www.bluelinearts. org for more details. All Together Now! Sunday, November 14th Join us for an evening of music and fun! Your ticket includes a glass of champagne (or sparkling cider) and our dessert buffet. Additional beverages can be purchased at our no-host bar. Doors will open at 6:30pm so you can take your time and enjoy the champagne and sweets! The performance will start at 7:30pm sharp. Feel free to dress up and come enjoy a night at the theatre! Food Truck Mania Thursday, November 18th Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local

Mountain Mandarin Festival Friday, November 19th-Sunday, November 221st Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges and gift baskets, accompanied by all the free samples you like. Join in the fun with food, artisan crafts, and activities featuring the Mandarin orange and music. Held at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Visit for more details. 60th Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade Saturday, November 20th The Downtown Roseville Partnership and the City of Roseville would like to invite you to the 60th Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade! Bring your family and be part of Roseville’s longest running tradition! Enjoy: Parade with dance teams, horses, floats and more, Family Friendly Fun, Craft Booths, Food, Santa, And much more! Visit for more details. Loomis Thanksgiving Parade Wednesday, November 24th Join us at the annual Loomis Day Before Thanksgiving Parade! Held in downtown Loomis from 9-10am. Turkey Trot Thursday, November 25th Come kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun race, run, jog, walk, stroll, roll, or even crawl…before the parades…before the kickoffs… and before the feasting commences (and maybe even burn off a few calories). Come for the fun, stay for the rewards. Be there - rain or shine. 9:00am start time. Register online at roseville. 4th annual Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Turkey Trot Thursday, November 25th Our 5K run is LIVE this year to continue our festive engagement with families and community. There is a .17 mile Donut Dash for children 4 to 6 years old to take part in. We also offer a virtual race option for those that would like to run on their own or want to bring the fun of Turkey Trot to friends and family in other areas, by having them take part with you. This years race will not have a professional timer due to staff shortages but we will have a timing system for you to keep track. This event is meant for family FUN! Visit for sign up details.

December Gingerbread House Contest Wednesday, December 1st-Friday, December 10th

Get creative this holiday season. Design and build your own gingerbread house and enter it into the 4th annual gingerbread house contest. All entries will be on display in the Civic Center, December 1 - December 10 for the community to enjoy. Visit for an application and more information. Tree Grove Wednesday, December 1st-Friday, December 10th Come visit the 9th annual Tree Grove on the Square, 6 - 7:30pm from Wednesday, 12/1 Thursday, 12/9! Local businesses, organizations and schools have the opportunity to decorate trees in the Square. Visit for an application and more information. Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday, December 2nd It’s the most wonderful time of year! The City’s Christmas tree is officially lit tonight on the Square. Experience an old fashion celebration and holiday cheer with decorating cookies, visiting Santa, kids activity zone, music, food and celebration. The weather is even forecasted for some snow! Free, 6:00-8:00 pm. *The actual lighting of the tree is at about 6:10 pm. North Pole Tavern Friday, December 3rd Toast to the holidays! Come taste delicious wine and brews at the best holiday party in town. $10 entry fee includes a total of 6 tastings for wine and brew. Benefits recreation programs for at risk youth. Vernon Street Square. Register online at Annie Jr Saturday, December 4th-Sunday, December 12th For tickets visit www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy. com. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy 241 Vernon Street. Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 4th Calling all elves! Santa needs help in his workshop. Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast with your family, make crafts in the elves workshop, play reindeer games and visit with Santa. All attendees must register. Fee: $10 per participant. First Saturday Drop In Activity Day for Families Saturday, December 4th Drop-in arts and crafts activities are a great way for children to explore their creativity and dabble in a variety of different art mediums! Bring your family into the gallery on the First Saturday of each month to enjoy an art project as a family! All materials, supplies and instruction will be provided. Parents and caregivers, let us handle the set-up and clean-up so that you and your child can unleash your inner artist and selfexpression! 11am-2pm, visit www.bluelinearts. org for more details. It’s a Polar Problem Thursday, December 2nd-Friday, December 10th For tickets visit www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy. com. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy 241 Vernon Street.

January First Saturday Drop In Activity Day for Families Saturday, January 1st Drop-in arts and crafts activities are a great way for children to explore their creativity and dabble in a variety of different art mediums! Bring your family into the gallery on the First Saturday of each month to enjoy an art project as a family! All materials, supplies and instruction will be provided. Parents and caregivers, let us handle the set-up and clean-up so that you and your child can unleash your inner artist and self-expression! 11am-2pm, visit for more details.

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 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 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


Farmer’s Markets 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 Wednesday Lincoln: Sun City Lincoln Hills 965 Orchard Creek Lane Jun - Nov, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 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 Roseville: Mahany Park Farmers Market 1545 Pleasant Grove 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, year round, Loomis


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. 916-626-4878 408-510-1662 Tiverton Court Rocklin

Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569

2 yrs 9 months6 yrs

9am-2:30pm Mon-Fri 916-786-9536 50 Corporation Yard Rd Roseville

Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs

10am – 4pm Tuesday – Saturday Drop in

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.


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Utility Exploration Center

Join us for fun tabletop activities and daily demonstrations. 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. 916-746-1550 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville

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