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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in the greater Roseville community Fall Issue 2018 August - September - October


LET’S HAVE SOME FUN ...and as always, check out our ENORMOUS calendar of events!


hen I think of fall in Placer County, I think of the breathtaking, warm colors that surround us. The parks are full of greens, browns, oranges, and yellows and it is a perfect time to take walks or bike rides through the beautiful scenery. Pumpkin patches are filled with orange pumpkins and various colored gourds. The weather can be beautiful with the cool crisp, blue skies and bright yellow sun.

Dr. Kirsten Kuzirian

At Growing Up Roseville, we hope to help you celebrate fall and make it special to you and your family. We have provided an extensive listing of events and calendar pages. There is a guide that you can use to plan out a visit to a local pumpkin patch or two. You can check out the activities of each pumpkin patch listed and plan a special outing, complete with a hay ride, corn maze, pumpkin picking, and hot chocolate!

Rob Baquera

In this issue, we are excited to share with you our annual woman in business section. We are proud to feature these amazingly talented women business owners. Be sure to check it out and read all about them on page 20.

Kimberly is the author of a kid’s STEM book, Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? containing fun experiments to help kids understand the scientific method and develop critical thinking skills.

Also in this issue, you will find that the Roseville Police Department has shared some helpful safety tips to help prepare you for the school year. In addition, we have an article from a local child psychologist on the importance of play, an article on how to each your children critical thinking skills, information about a new school in Roseville, and much more! We are overjoyed that throughout this past year we have been able to provide Growing Up Roseville as a way for parents, grandparents, professionals and kids to share ideas to help make growing up easier. Please feel free to write articles, share ideas, ask parenting questions, send in stories, advertise your business and send in photos for the magazine cover. We love to see what comes in and what you want to see in your

Dr. Kirsten Kuzirian is a child psychologist and the owner of Napa & Folsom Child Wellness. She is the host of the Wide Awake Parenting Podcast, a mindful parenting resource. You can reach her at www.

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’s nothing more important than the safety of children.

Kimberly Blaker

Vicki Curtis, Debbie Harrell and Sue Oliveira Vicki Curtis, Debbie Harrell, and Sue Oliveira are the founders of 100+ Women Who Care Placer. Each of them have a heart for our community and the nonprofits that serve it. To find out more about this group, please go to

Victoria Bottini Curtis Victoria is the Founder of RRUFF/Healing Heroes. Retired financial & investment advisor, Victoria lives in Rocklin with her husband and rescue Golden Retriever. She is also co-founder of 100+Women Who Care Placer County, a diverse group of local women who donate quarterly to nonprofits serving Placer County.

Growing Up Roseville Magazine!

Thank you fall contributors, advertisers, staff, and readers for making this magazine a great issue for you to use as a resource this fall! I wish you the best of the colorful season and I look forward to seeing you in the winter! Happy Reading,

Marne Marne Larsen Publisher (530) 518-6154

Darcy Brewer Darcy Brewer joined the California Capital Airshow in 2008 as the Executive Director with a mission to inspire and educate young people by highlighting the important role that aviation plays in our nation’s history, showcasing American ingenuity and innovation, and honoring veterans by sharing their stories and experiences. She is also active in several organizations promoting pilot safety and proficiency, flight training opportunities, and youth scholarship programs that lead to aviation, aerospace, aeronautics and STEM based careers. When she is not at Mather Airport or her home airport in Auburn, she is exploring airports big and small across the United States in vintage airplanes.

Cover photo by: Sierra Uhrich of Sierra Pearl Photography is an award winning photographer specializing in Motherhood and Childhood Fine Art Portraiture. For more information, visit

DeAnna Holman Editor, Layout Design & Graphic Artist

For Adverting Information, Contact: Rachele Thompson, Business & Marketing Manager (530) 519-0320

Terry Givens Ad Design & Special Projects

Advertising Deadline: To advertise in our upcoming Winter Issue, please contact us by September 30th. Our Winter Issue will be in print the months of November, December and January. Give us a call at (530) 519-0320. Article and Photo Submission Deadline: Please submit family-friendly and seasonally appropriate photos and informative articles for the Winter Issue by September 15th. Growing Up Roseville Magazine is published quarterly and available, free, at over 200 family-friendly locations throughout Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, and Granite Bay. We are also available online at Copyright Š 2018 by Growing Up Roseville Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproductions without permission are prohibited. Articles and advertisements found in Growing Up Roseville Magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the management. We reserve the right to edit. Every effort is made to avoid errors, misspellings and omissions. If an error is found, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the mistake.

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School and Home 08 It Has A Name!

Roseville City School District Board Names Newest School

10 Family Friendly & Patriotic California Capital Air Show

12 Back to School Safety

Advice From Roseville Police

14 RRUFF Healing Heroes

Helping Local Disabled Veterans


16 Teaching Critical Thinking Ways to Foster Objective Thought

18 The Importance of Play Why Playing is Good for Kids

Women in Business 20 Local Entrepreneurs Making a Difference

Fall Fun

22 Fall Craft and Recipe

Make Fall Popcorn Balls and Puff Ball Bookmarks

23 Back to School

How to Pack a Lunch

23 Autumn Check List Things to do in the Fall

24 GUR’s Pumpkin Patch Guide GUR’s Guide to Area Pumpkin Patches, Mazes, and More!

In Every Issue... 04 04 26 31 31

Editor’s Note Contributors Events Calendar Preschool Directory Advertiser Directory

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Roseville City School District Board of Education

Names Newest School The Roseville City School District Board of Education voted to name its newest school, Riego Creek Elementary, which will serve transitional kindergarten through fifth grade students residing in the Fiddyment Farm neighborhood, which is part of the West Roseville Specific Plan. The school is currently in the planning and approval phase with an anticipated build in 2022.

Elementary will accommodate 800 students at full capacity, and will include indoor and outdoor learning spaces, flexible learning space, and a dedicated music room on a 10-acre site, adjacent to a city park. Orchard Ranch Elementary in the Westpark neighborhood was the District’s most recent new school to open in 2017. At that time, it opened with 450 students and now has more than 700 students.

The District accepted naming submissions from the public for the school. During the six-week submission period, the district received 15 suggestions that proposed namesakes of local landmarks, a famous scientist, and historical individuals who have made contributions to the City.

About Roseville City School District: The Roseville City School District (RCSD) serves more than 10,000 transitional kindergarten through eighth grade students in 19 unique schools. Offering specialized programs, such as International Baccalaureate (IB), GATE, AVID, Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, art and music education, the District focuses on maximizing student achievement while exceeding parents’ expectations. Learn more at

“Even in a growing district like ours, naming a school remains an extraordinary opportunity and we hope Riego Creek will resonate with the community,” says Board President Alisa Fong. “As our city grows west, Riego has become a name that is familiar to our residents, especially as Riego Road becomes a main arterial route.” Derivi Castellanos Architects (DCA) will oversee design and Jeff Luchetti Construction (JLC) will oversee the build. The school site, formerly known as F-71, is located near the intersection of Hayden Parkway and Holt Parkway in west Roseville. Riego Creek

About West Roseville Specific Plan: WRSP includes 3,162 acres west of Fiddyment Road, generally north of Pleasant Grove Boulevard. The specific plan includes 8,792 single and multi-family units, including approximately 704 age-restricted units, 57 acres of commercial, 109 acres of industrial, 255 acres of park, 705 acres of open space, and 108 acres of schools. At build-out, the plan area is expected to accommodate approximately 22,332 residents and provide 3,726 jobs.

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On the wings of some of the most legendary aircraft, piloted by the best of the best, the 13th annual California Capital Airshow returns to Mather Airport to thrill audiences of all ages on September 21, 22, and 23. Presented by Sacramento County, in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, the show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and includes a one-of-a-kind Friday night show, known as Airshow After Dark, as well as two full days of heartpounding aerial performances and aircraft displays. This year, the CCA lineup leaves nothing on the table. Whether you are a thrill seeker, a history buff, a young person interested in STEM, or an aviation enthusiast, the 2018 California Capital Airshow offers a vast mix of family-friendly entertainment amid an aviation-themed festival atmosphere. Airshow After Dark – A Birthday Bash for Mather Airport’s 100th As the sun sets on Friday, September 21, the skies over Mather Airport will ignite with a feast for the senses. Choreographed to concert-quality music, thrilling jets and aerobatic performers will light up the sky with streaming flares -- showering iridescent bursts and thundering pyrotechnics from their wings. Dedicated to celebrating Mather Airports 100th year as a pivotal fixture within the community, the evening offers attractions on the ground as well as in the air, and culminates with an explosive Wall of Fire, a mesmerizing fireworks display and a lively concert by premier dance band, “Wonder Bread 5”. Don’t Miss the World Famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Saturday and Sunday Headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron, on September 22 and 23, the weekend offers a lineup of performances that promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats! Families can look forward to non-stop high-flying action each day from the F-35 Heritage Flight Team, the internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet, and an awe-inspiring roster of world-class civilian aerobatic performers. On the Ground – STEM and a History Lesson In addition to thrilling displays of aerobatic stunts overhead, CCA includes miles of aircraft displays featuring fully-restored warbirds, massive cargo airplanes and military aircraft, as well as interactive STEM exhibits, immersive activities, and virtual reality experiences designed to inspire future aviators and innovators. CCA offers experiential learning at its best with each hands-on activity and an offer to get up close and personal with aircraft and their crews. History comes to life with the Mather Museum. This temporary exhibit curated exclusively for the California Capital Airshow to

commemorate Mather Airport’s 100th birthday, offers a literal walk through the original gates of Mather Field where, 100 years ago, this historic airfield began its legacy of service to our nation and communities. Mather artifacts, timelines and stories will lend a new appreciation for the ground you are standing on. It’s More than an Airshow CCA is a family-friendly, patriotic event that provides an experience to people of all ages. It’s more than just the thrill of watching breath-taking aerial stunts overhead. It’s an opportunity to see, touch, and smell the dynamic airpower that propels business and industry every day. It’s their mission to inspire young people using the power and magic of flight. The hands-on and interactive experiences offered at the California Capital Airshow bring people closer to aviation, aerospace and STEM, and thus closer to the opportunity to find and realize their dreams. Not only that, CCA also honors the Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans. Proceeds from the airshow go back into the community through scholarships, charitable group donations, and year-round educational youth programming. Get Your Tickets Online and Early for the Best Prices – Kids Get in Free One Adult General Admission ticket provides free admission for up to four children, ages 6-15. Children ages 5 and under receive free general admission. Take advantage of all three days by purchasing the Weekend Ticket Bundle. This package offers, not only the magical night show and concert, but also general admission to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds-headlined airshows on Saturday and Sunday. Get the best prices as well as detailed information about the airshow performers by becoming an Airshow Insider at www. Tickets are on sale now – Buy Early and SAVE!

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Back To School Safety Tips By Rob Baquera, Public Information Officer at Roseville Police Department



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t’s August and that means the start of another school year. Traffic can get a little hectic around schools during this time of the year. Buses are everywhere, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, and harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. For those reasons, it is even more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention when children are present, especially before and after school. If you are dropping your child off at school, make sure you know the drop-off procedures and allow extra time for the added traffic. According to the National Safe Routes to School program, more children are hit by cars near schools than at any other location. You might think that young children are the most likely to be hit by a car; however, that is not the case. Children ages 15-19 are the new demographic most likely to be hit by a car. This is often due to teens using mobile devices while walking. So, if you find yourself driving near a

school, remember the following tips: • When children are present, school zones require you to obey the posted 25 mph or slower speed limit, regardless of the day of week or time of day. For example, if it’s a Friday night at 10 pm and you are in a school zone when kids are present (maybe a football game or dance just ended), you are still required to adjust your speed to obey the slower school zone speed limit. • When a school bus stops with its red lights flashing and/or its stop sign is raised, you must stop from either direction until all kids are safely across the street and the bus lights stop flashing (unless the school bus is stopped on the other side of a multilane or divided highway). • Near high school campuses, bear in mind that a higher amount of the motorists are newly licensed teenage drivers who may not have as much driving know-how. Watch out and drive defensively. • Be careful at crosswalks. Now that school is in session it is time to

double check those intersections. Just when you think the coast is clear, a student may appear from nowhere and dart across the street. Make sure to make a full stop at stop signs. This will give you ample time to make sure the crosswalk is clear before proceeding.

“ can be unpredictable.” We all know that kids can be unpredictable. Be especially careful in the school zone. Make sure that driving has your full attention. Put down that cell phone. There is nothing more important than the safety of children.

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Helping Disabled Veterans Locally RRUFF Healing Heroes By Victoria Bottini Curtis

22 veterans commit suicide every day. RRUFF Healing Heroes exists for the sole purpose of being a catalyst for hope and change. We do this 1 veteran and 1 dog at a time by funding service dog training for disabled American Veterans with PTSD and other invisible disabilities. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after you have been through a trauma. A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. When you are in the military, you may see combat. You may have been on missions that exposed you to horrible and life-threatening experiences. These types of events can lead to PTSD. Other factors in a combat situation can add more stress to an already stressful situation. This may contribute to PTSD and other mental health problems. These factors include what you do in the war, the politics around the war, where the war is fought, and the type of enemy you face. Another cause of PTSD in the military can be Military Sexual Trauma (MST). This is any sexual harassment or sexual assault that occurs while you are in the military. MST can happen to both men and women and can occur during peacetime, training, or war. One in every five American Veterans are diagnosed with PTSD and 22 Veterans commit suicide every day. These are saddening statistics that haunt our nation. Is there something that can be done to help these Veterans? RRUFF-Dog Park inside Johnson-Springview park, the only off-leash dog park in Rocklin, has taken a stand to help our

Veterans. RRUFF has created a program to fund service dog training for American Veterans suffering from PTSD, MST, and other invisible disabilities. The “Healing Heroes” program reaches out to Veterans within our community to help them heal through the bond they share with their dogs. Healing Heroes provides funding for service dog training classes at Pet Food Express, Roseville. The program also funds group service dog training classes for American Veterans enrolled at American River College, and recently discharged veterans at Beale Air Force Base started a class in July, 2018. All classes are taught by 4Paws2Freedom service dog trainers. RRUFF completed construction of the “Special Needs Area” inside the dog park in 2014 for the purpose of providing an outdoor site for service dog training. 4Paws2Freedom uses the area for outdoor veteran service dog training classes as well as regular indoor classes. This site is also available to other service dog training groups, in addition to veteran’s groups. Currently, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions for Independence use the site for their Puppy Raiser classes, all at no cost to them. Local rescue groups, such as Haven Dog Rescue, use the area for Adoption Days. Local dog meet-up groups like Sacramento/Placer County Bulldogs have monthly gatherings. Did you know Sierra Ranch Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehabilitation Center is the #1 supporter of the Healing Heroes program? They not only offer financial assistance to the program, but also offer discounted veterinary services. They believe in giving back to our community and feel strongly about supporting area rescue groups, the Placer SPCA, and local nonprofits. How can you help? Making A Donation- no matter the sizehelps fund a full one year class for Veterans and their dogs in need of service dog training. Your 100% tax-deductible donation stays within the community and helps local Disabled American Veterans suffering with PTSD, MST, and other invisible disabilities. Sierra Ranch Veterinary Clinic & Pet Rehabilitation Center will match your donation up to $10,000! To make a donation or to learn more, visit the Healing Heroes website



very day, we are inundated with information; often from two opposing sides. So, how do we teach kids to evaluate the information they read and hear, whether it comes

from the media, our leaders, family, or friends? Teaching kids to think critically is the solution and is crucial to their developing the ability to assess information and form

logical conclusions about that which is presented to them. Fortunately, there are many ways parents can foster critical thinking in their kids and help them to develop problem-solving skills.


Ask Your Child Questions:

When your child asks a question or comments on a situation, look for opportunities to ask your child questions rather than immediately providing an answer. Open-ended questions offer your child the chance to think and assess. Examples of questions you can ask are: “What would you do to solve this problem?” or “I’d like to hear what you think.” Once your child has answered, ask your child in a nonjudgmental tone to defend their answer. “Can you tell me why you think that?” or “What led you to this conclusion?” are a couple of questions to get your child to expound on their answer. Asking your child such questions provides your child additional opportunity to consider how they arrived at their answer. Through the process of thinking and talking about it, your child might discover any faulty thinking in your child’s initial response.

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Regardless of whether or not your child’s thinking was correct or logical, praise your child for their effort in thinking their answer through. Then, if your child’s reasoning is faulty, gently explain what you believe and why to help correct your child’s assumptions or misconceptions.

Use Play as an Opportunity to Foster Critical Thinking:

Kids often learn best through play. Whatever they’re playing, encourage them to strategize. If it is a board game, have them think through their next move and consider what their opponent might do. If building with Legos, have your child consider how the placement of one piece will affect the placement of other pieces and the look or functionality of the structure.

Take Advantage of Everyday Tasks:

Giving kids real-life opportunities to problem solve is an excellent way to hone their critical thinking skills. When your child is doing chores, for example, allow your child to do it your child’s way a few times to see if your child can figure out the most efficient way to concur the task.

Encourage Outside the Box Thinking:

Kids already have the innate ability to think outside the box, which is also known as divergent thinking. But as kids grow, thought becomes more convergent. A certain degree of convergent thinking is necessary, so we do not give the same weight to all possibilities. Still, a certain amount of divergent thinking is crucial to the ability to solve problems. When the opportunity arises, ask your child to think of all the possible ways a problem might be solved or something can be done. Then ask your child to consider and weight out the pros and cons of each solution to determine which is best.

If after several tries it is taking your child longer than necessary or the job is not getting done as well as it could, ask your child to think of a way to do it that’s faster or does the job better. Allow your child time to think about it so your child can find a solution. If your child cannot come up with a solution, give your child a tip and ask your child how that might help.

BOOKS THAT TEACH CRITICAL THINKING The following books encourage kids to think critically and show them how to evaluate situations, examine beliefs, and understand the methods of science. Some of these books also contain activities to help kids hone their critical thinking skills.

200 mysteries and phenomena in this funfilled book. They learn the secrets to why stones can skip across water rather than immediately sinking and whether running to shelter when it’s raining keeps you drier than walking.

How Come? Every Kid’s Science Questions Explained by Kathy Wollard and Debra Solomon: Grades 4 to 6. Kids discover the answers to more than

Logic to the Rescue: Adventures in Reason by Kris Langman: Grades 5 to 9. In this sword-and-sorcery fantasy story, kids learn about logical fallacies, how to

test a hypothesis, and set up experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi: Grades 7+. This beautifully illustrated and handy book introduces readers to a variety of faulty arguments people use including ad hominem attacks, the straw man fallacy, slippery slope arguments, and more. Throughout the book, the characters

commit every error in reasoning imaginable, thereby providing readers some clear examples of logic failures.

Flat Earth? Round Earth? by Theresa Martin. When a school teacher passes out clay spheres to the class to be decorated, one student crushes his, arguing the earth is flat. This leads to a trip to the principal’s office where the boy, unwilling to succumb to “common knowledge,” poses several arguments. The narrator then takes on the challenge of providing proof the earth is round. The book teaches kids the value of questioning and not taking things at face value. Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything by David White: Grades 4+. In this interactive book, kids have the opportunity to grapple with philosophical questions that have been discussed and debated as far back as the ancient Greeks, right on through modern-day thought. Philosophy for Kids is filled with fun and exciting activities to help them understand philosophical concepts.

Bringing UFOs Down to Earth by Philip J. Klass: Grades 4 to 7. In this fun book, kids learn fascinating facts about UFOs and how UFO reports are investigated. They also learn about rational and scientific explanations for UFO sightings and reports. How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham: Grades 7+. This book addresses eight hotly debated science topics in which the author discusses the research and current thinking on each issue. Readers discover how people on all sides of the issues manipulate information to suit their views. In the end, teens are armed with the needed information to draw conclusions on each topic. How Do You Know It’s True? Discovering the Difference Between Science and Superstition by Hy Ruchlis: Grades 7 to 10. In examining a variety of superstitions, such as astrology and the unlucky number 13, the author addresses the problem that the nature of superstition is that it is unobservable. He also does an excellent job

illustrating the dangers of magical thinking. The book helps readers walk away with a better understanding of science.

Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science by Diane Swanson and Francis Blake: Grades 3 to 7. In this book, kids learn how to tell the difference between good science and faulty. The author encourages critical thinking through a combination of fascinating fictitious scenarios and realworld examples. Nibbling on Einstein’s Brain includes fun activities to help kids develop critical thinking skills.


The Importance of Play

By Dr. Kirsten Kuzirian, A child psychologist, Owner of Napa & Folsom Child Wellness,

Play is really important for your child’s growth and development, second only to their relationship with you. As a child psychologist, I focus on how play impacts: - Physical Development: Fine and gross motor, feeding, sleeping, and potty-training.

- Cognitive Development: Language, memory, attention, processing, and perception.

- Social Skills: Theory of Mind (the ability to conceptualize

what another person may be thinking or feeling), communication, reciprocation, negotiation, empathy, and leadership.

- Emotional Wellness: Resilience, assertiveness, flexibility, ability to self-soothe and emotional-regulation.

- Academic Functioning: Problem-solving, listening,

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following directions, curiosity, attention, and initiative.

What makes play such a powerful tool for development? Play is the language of children, so it is the most effective way to communicate with them and to communicate information to them. It is their natural mode for exploring their world. When we make time for play, we ensure they are learning what they need to know about their environment, their identity, their emotions, and much, much more!

Playing Together Helps You Bond. Play starts with

attunement. If your child brings you a block or makes eye contact with you while dancing, they are asking you to join them in their play or at least become the “audience.” You learn about each other as you play. You learn how to communicate, what your interests are, and what is important to you both. This is also a really great moment to model your values to your child- by cleaning up, asking for a turn, including others, being thoughtful, sharing, helping, and accepting a loss with grace.

Imaginative Play Helps Your Child Understand Emotions. By playing pretend, your child actually gains clarity

about what is real and what is not. This helps them with things like symbolism and a sense of humor. Pretend play also helps your child experience the feelings of others. Adults that lack this skill lose out on successfully building intimate and professional relationships. They may even have difficulty advocating for themselves because they just cannot put themselves in someone else’s shoes- even for their own gain! By pretending to be a character or multiple roles in one game, your child practices this ability to imagine what another person thinks, what motivates them, and how actions make them feel. This immediately benefits their relationships with friends and siblings, and later their ability to negotiate. Children also manage their emotions through imaginative play, so after a particularly difficult day, stay near and watch your child get to work with their stuffed animals, cars or dolls, to unpack, process, and make sense of their latest challenge.

Play Enhances Social Skills. When children play with other

kids they learn how to enter or join a play activity, something we still have to do as adults when we don’t know anyone in the room. Play helps kids make friends, and again, not much changes into adulthood here. When there is an activity people enjoy or are skilled at, it is a great way to start bonding. Cooperative play requires our child to be adept at taking turns, sharing, learning someone else’s limits, and practicing patience. All these skills will help them maintain their future relationships as well! Social play also helps children practice being assertive, something that empowers little kids and could save your teenager’s life. That may sound dramatic, but think about how much practice is necessary to lead up to the moment your teen says, “No, I won’t get in that car, take that pill, or meet you there.” Even when your child is very young and may not play with other children regularly, they start the foundation of these social skills by playing with you and are much more prepared to make friends on the playground if they have had this opportunity.

Play Helps With Emotional Regulation. This is the ability to identify your own emotion and then manage it in a positive

way- meaning the behavior is not harmful to the child or anyone else and it does not ruin relationships or goals. With play, children are learning all about their own emotions and they are learning what play activities soothe them. Parents, this is something we tend to notice! When our child becomes deeply engaged with an activity and starts to wind down, you can notice this aloud to help them begin to notice this as well. It helps remind them they have a space and hobby where they feel calm and centered. When your child becomes stressed out, they can use this play activity, sport, hobby, instrument, or art project to create meaning around what they are grappling with in their life. This also empowers them through self-expression.

Play for School Readiness. Play supports problem-solving,

following directions, curiosity, and attention- all valuable for academic success. Play offers so many comfortable opportunities to engage with problem-solving. If a child is not given the chance to experiment with problem-solving, they will get really stressed out with work that does not require strictly rote memorization. Listening and following directions makes it easier for adults to communicate with them. Children can see the importance of this skill mostly during a game with other children, “If I want to participate, I better listen up or I will be out! And I don’t want to be out because I am having so much fun!” The practice of being curious and excited about games and activities supports their work in the classroom. The school day is long and maybe even grueling if your child is unable to connect what they are learning to the rest of their world. Even the most prepared and bright child will run into a subject they are not immediately skilled at and this is when their curiosity will be their saving grace to help them ask questions and not give up. Being able to explore our own interests helps to keep that aspect of our minds sharp. Think about the people you know that love learning about practically everything! They are open and curious! Attention is also important and this muscle is flexed when children are given the opportunity to deeply engage in an activity by themselves or with others. Passive engagement, the opposite of play, erodes our ability to attend to things (think about all the screens we are surrounded with and what inattentive zombies we look like when we are on them).

Improved Behavior. When children are given more time

to play, especially with you, watch their behavior improve. Children seek parent or adult attention. They need a certain amount every single day. So next time you notice your child acting out, think about the last time you sat down and played together. Being present with your child is so important for both of you, and starting with 5 or 10 minutes a day, it will be noticed and appreciated by a child currently getting less. Sometimes parents will jump to, “Are you saying I need to play with my child all day long?” Not at all. We all need a little time to ourselves. Learning to be in our own company is a skill! Keep this on your radar and you will notice the balance. If you play with your child, they will eventually move on to something else (and that is an amazing feeling to outplay a child). Or if you have been doing your own thing, they will come get you and want to play in order to reconnect. If they are not used to playing with you, they will attempt to reconnect by doing something you aren’t fond of. That is a moment to check in and ask, “Have

I clocked any play time today?” If you really cannot play with them, brainstorm, “Can I encourage solitary play that is active and engaging in place of a passive activity?” For example, art, riding a bike or playing dolls vs. watching TV or playing on an iPad.

Wondering how you can encourage play to ensure your child gets all these benefits? Start with these three steps! Model. Your child learns the most from watching you. By

playing and spending time with them, they learn to hold and drink from a cup, to tie their shoes, to open and close the door, to share with others, and to be assertive. When we are tuned into this, we naturally start talking about what we are doing and slowing down our pace so our little copycat can take watch and practice. When you are playing with them, they are especially engaged, so take this opportunity to model how to handle disappointment when they knock over your building, how to connect the train tracks or share with them. And when you sit down and engage fully with them, you are modeling how to be in the present moment. I think this is so valuable because we are teaching our child that they do not have to save their mindfulness work for the yoga mat or meditation pillow, we can bring this practice to all our activities!

Label. Talk about what you guys are playing with. If your

child is taking care of a baby, describe all their actions, “You are placing the baby in the chair, you found his cereal, oh- you have the spoon and are using it to feed him.” I love this because it is the easiest thing to do and one of the most beneficial. We often have the urge to ask children a bunch of questions while they are playing- “What color is that? How many do you have there?” This pulls them out of the present and focused moment. It makes them have to attend to you vs. their own process of learning and creativity. Usually, the questions we want to ask have right or wrong answers, “No it’s blue honey! Not red!” There is nothing like getting an answer wrong or the fear of getting the answer wrong to shut down our initiative to explore and experimentwhat we know encourages growth and learning. By simply labeling or describing, you are helping to put their internal world into words and they, like the rest of us, just want to be recognized for who they truly are. With labeling, you are planting the seeds for language skills, mindfulness, self-esteem and emotional wellness.

Be the Audience. If you feel a bit overwhelmed your self or

for some reason are tongue-tied, just sit with your child. Watch what they are doing. Can you imagine what it means to them that you are taking the time to observe them vs. your phone, computer screen, other family members, a book, or chores? You are just watching them, and if you feel funny about this don’t worry, they will probably assign you a job fairly quickly. By watching, you allow them to set the tone of the play and you learn so much more about what they need to process (maybe it is an emotional issue or maybe they are really ready to master their handstand). By letting them choose, you are helping them to listen to their own wisdom and trust it. It’s also a fail-safe way to make sure that the activity is developmentally appropriate, so they get a sense of mastery from their activity, not a bunch of frustration trying to color in the lines like you. So, be their audience and let them lead the direction of the play.

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Jillian Pinney Chix Cabinets Direct, Inc.

Women in Business

President of Chix Cabinets Direct, Inc., Jillian Pinney, was a Builder for over 15 years. Now she has opened a cabinet showroom for builders, contractors, and the public to experience elegant cabinet lines that are surprisingly and pleasantly affordable! Why pay retail prices when you can get them faster and less expensive with us! Chix Cabinets Direct, Inc. offers kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage, and custom entertainment room cabinets. We stand by our service members and show our appreciation with an additional 10% off to teachers, firefighters, police officers, military, veterans and senior citizens. 1000 Melody Lane, Ste. 117 Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 337-4272

Dr. Sheila Harris, DDS Natomas Crossing Dental

Dr. Sheila Harris has more than a full work week as the owner of Natomas Crossing Dental Care and mother to three busy children. Dr. Harris is passionate about her work in dentistry and is recognized by her colleagues as one of the top general dentists in the Sacramento area five years in a row, as well as receiving numerous other awards and distinctions in her field. In addition, she served for three years in the United States Army Dental Corps before opening her own practice. Dr. Harris spends her spare time with her husband and children, is committed to serving the community, and provides her patients with the highest quality personalized dental care. 4190 Truxel Road Sacramento, CA 95834 (916) 999-1308

Adriana Soto Horwitz Casa Kidz Preschool

Adriana Soto Horwitz is founder and owner of Casa Kidz, a Rocklin state licensed home-based preschool. Adriana is an experienced preschool teacher from Costa Rica. She taught English at a public kindergarten in Heredia, Costa Rica. She has also taught Spanish with Sombrero Time at Sierra Elementary, Rockin. In April 2014, she moved to NorCal to live with her husband and her six-year-old son. Adriana earned a BA degree in preschool education from Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia in 2001 and has completed additional master’s coursework in preschool bilingual education at Universidad Hispanoamericana in 2005. Casa Kidz opened its doors in August 2017 and has experienced tremendous success with a focus on multi-cultural experience. Tiverton Ct Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 626-4878

Gigi Harvell KidsPark

Gigi opened KidsPark in 2005 at the time she saw the need for drop in childcare with Kidspark being the first hourly childcare in the area. Gigi is married and has two children who keep her busy, so juggling home life and work life is a struggle, but the fact that her kids have grown up at kidspark has been a savior. I feel lucky that I get to play all day while at work. I always train the teachers, the number one job is to have fun playing and make sure the kids have fun. Kidspark is opened almost 100 hours a week, so juggling schedules is do-able. Gigi is a perfect example of a mom who can juggle the demands of her family and run a successful business. 6801 Five Star Blvd # B Rocklin, CA 95677 (916) 624-2344

100+ Women Strong & Growing!

A giving circle is a powerful way to make a difference in Placer County. It is in the power of numbers that magnify and focus on an individual philanthropy by pooling funds with others and making a lasting impact. It’s simple, effective, and powerful! 100+ Women Who Care Placer is a group of women who join together to help our local community in Placer County. We come from all walks of life and varying financial backgrounds. We connect women across community networks, empower each other, and amplify each other’s impact. We are open to all and welcome diversity. We strive to help our local community by supporting groups whose primary purpose is charitable service to the community. Our hope is to reach the causes with the greatest need and make an impact for positive change by pooling our resources. Together we can make a difference! We meet quarterly, hear brief presentations from 3 local nonprofits, then we select a local nonprofit and we each donate $100. The impact is 100+ women x $100 x four times a year = $40,000+ a year to four selected local nonprofits. Join us if you want to amplify your personal philanthropy, want to make a big impact with a minimal commitment time, want to focus your charitable donations where all the research and vetting are done for you, and want to learn about the terrific work our local nonprofits are doing. You are welcome to come to a meeting as a guest to see if this is a fit for you. If you have already decided to join now, you pay no money up front. Simply signup on our website: Our next meeting is Thursday, August 9th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and the location is the Randy Peters Catering & Event Center, 105 Vernon Street in Roseville. The venue and appetizers are sponsored by Randy Peters with a no-host bar. Please join us at our next meeting, meet other wonderful women, and engage with the Placer County nonprofit community!

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Popcorn Balls

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YIELD: about 18 3-inch balls | SERVES: 18

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20 cups popped plain popcorn (about two 3.2 oz. bags of microwave plain popcorn) 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 teaspoons cold water 2 cups powdered sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup mini marshmallows Food coloring (optional)

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Transfer popped popcorn with your hands to a large bowl. Using your hands will help sift out the kernels. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the corn syrup, butter, cold water, powdered sugar, and marshmallows. Stir and cook until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add food coloring, if desired. Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat. Let cool just enough so you can comfortably handle the popcorn. Butter, grease, or wet your fingers to help keep the popcorn from sticking. Shape the popcorn into 3-inch balls. This needs to be done before it has cooled all the way. Wrap each in cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature. *If you use salted butter, just omit the pinch of salt.

Pom Pom Bookmarks


Tie on the 15” piece of yarn for a tail.


Get out some yarn and scissors.


Cut each loop. Be careful not to cut the ties or tail.


Cut one 12” and one 15” piece of yarn.


Check for missed loops and fluff the pom pom.


Wrap yarn around two fingers about 50 times.


Trim the pom pom to make a nice sphere.


Use 12” yarn to tie off wrapped yarn from fingers.


Your bookmark is ready to use!


Tie again around the entire ball. Make a knot.


Try making different sizes of tails and pom poms!

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LUNCH step 1: main course

Here is a fun checklist of family activities for fall

step 2: fruit

step 3: veggie

step 4: snack

step 5: water

Visit an apple orchard Visit a pumpkin patch Make a scarecrow Collect colorful leaves Have a leaf fight Jump in a just-raked pile of leaves Get lost in a corn maze Attend a fall festival Make a bird feeder Make a craft out of fallen leaves Go on a hayride Help make/eat some homemade soup Have cookout or make s’mores Bake something with apples Sign up for a family run or walk Attend a local sports game Get a good book at a public library Volunteer as a family Work on a giant puzzle together Carve the perfect pumpkin Fly a kite Bake pumpkin bread, cookies, or muffins Go star gazing Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa outside Host a family game night Go to a farmers market

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Growing Up Roseville’s Annual Pumpkin Patch Guide

Apple Hill

At Apple Hill, there are many farms and ranches loaded with fun things to do for kids of every age! Hay & corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pony rides, craft stands, a train ride, bake shops, u pick farms … plus a whole lot more. (530) 644-7692 Camino

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm offers many attractions, including: corn maze, coyote mine, Fort ALotaFun, hayrides, petting zoo, play areas, Charlie’s Carousel, pumpkins, railroad, zipline, flower farm, sunflower labyrinth, pony rides, antique tractors, tasty treats, and more! (530) 633-2568 1415 Pumpkin Ln, Wheatland

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Branco Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patch with many family friendly activities, bounce houses, pony rides, and more! 1033 Reserve Dr, Roseville (Across from The Fountians of Roseville)

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, the jumping pillow, animals for viewing, corn boxes, hay rides and pony rides, pumpkin princess castle, gold mining, movie nights and a snack shack. (916) 849-9450 3010 Burrows Ave, West Sacramento

Keema’s Pumpkin Farm Free admission & parking, hay rides, hay pyramid & maze, farm animals, corn stalks, indian corn, and pumpkins! (916) 684-2334 6532 Point Pleasant Rd, Elk Grove

Perry’s Gardens & Pumpkin Acres

Perry’s Garden Hwy Gardens has been doing business for 3 generations now. They offer a large variety of unique and heirloom pumpkins in many shapes and colors. Gourds and fall decorative items are available for purchase. Pumpkin Acres also offers a hay bale maze, a hay ride, and a corn maze. (916) 929-7546 3101 El Centro Rd, Sacramento

Rickey Ranch

The Rickey Ranch Pumpkin Patch is family owned and operated. The ranch offers field trips for schools, pre-schools, mom’s groups, and more. Contact us today for more info. (916) 599-2071 6950 Cavitt Stallman Rd, Granite Bay

Roemer Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patch area includes 13 acres of planted pumpkins of various sizes, colors, and varieties to choose from. Bring gloves to protect your hands if you will be picking your own pumpkins out of the field. Entrance, parking and the hayrides are all free, you just need to pay for your pumpkins, corn maze, and any refreshments.

(916) 381-4331 6851 Hedge Ave, Sacramento

The Pumpkin Farm

Among our many attractions, you will enjoy our scary haunted barn, farm zoo, hayrides, jumping castle, tower slides, corn maze, 8 car train, and our go-kart train rides. It is a 16 acre farm with many other farm products, such as Indian corn, gourds, miniature pumpkins and corn, corn stalks, and straw bales. (916) 726-1137 7736 Old Auburn Rd, Citrus Heights

The Flower Farm Inn

A pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins and gourds of many shapes and sizes, and a climbing haystack pyramid. Weekends feature special activities, including: puppet shows, storytimes, animals, face painting, crafts, and more! (916) 652-5650 4150 Auburn Folsom Rd, Loomis

Zittel Farms

Offering a quaint and picturesque farm and pumpkin patch, Zittel Farms has been a Folsom favorite since 1976. On the weekend, we offer free hayrides to the public. (916) 989-2633 6781 Oak Ave, Folsom

Kids Meal Deals! Please note that specials are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.

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, & increased services in our communities. (916) 276-8016, (916) 780-6454. Counseling Services in Roseville: Pregnancy & postpartum, couples & individual counseling, new moms & moms support groups., (916) 794-1334.

Baskin-Robbins: $1.50 cones on the 31st of each month, Every Tuesday $1 off each scoop from 5pm- closing: Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln.

Herself Moms: Offers many classes and services to help support your pregnancy and growing family. www. or call (916)455-6789.

Brookfields Restaurant: Kids 10 & under eat free with paying adult every Monday-Thursday from 4-9:30pm. 1817 Taylor Rd.

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. (916) 7081263, (530) 215-6873, (916) 259-4759,

Buffalo Wild Wings: Kid’s Night Mondays from 4-10pm. Kids Meals are $1.99. 1168 Galleria Blvd. #200. Cattlemens: Kids eat free with purchase of Cattlemens T-shirt. Kids must wear T-shirt when dining to receive free meal. 2000 Taylor Rd. Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Kids eat for $1 on Wednesdays with adult entree. 1919 Douglas Blvd. & 6604 Lonetree. Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill: FREE kids meal on Monday nights with purchase of adult entree. 1475 Eureka Rd. #100. Daphne’s California Greek: Kids eat FREE on Sundays. 10357 Fairway Dr #130 & 8680 Sierra College Blvd #110. Denny’s: Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. 122 Sunrise Ave., 5181 Foothills Blvd. & 4460 Rocklin Rd. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids eat FREE Sundays. One free Kids Meal per adult meal of equal or greater value. 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #150 & 5406 Crossings Dr. Ettore’s Bakery & Cafe: Kids eat FREE with purchase of dinner entree on Thursdays. 390 North Sunrise Ave. Firehouse Subs: Kids under 12 eat FREE from 4pm to closing daily. 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Freebirds World Burrito: Kids eat free with adult burrito purchase on Sundays. 10305 Fairway Dr. Ste 100. Jimboy’s Tacos: Kids 12 and under eat free every Monday with purchase of an adult meal. 1228 Galleria Blvd. & 1821 Douglas Blvd. Krispy Kreme: Free donut for an A on a report card. 10317 Fairway Dr. Macaroni Grill: Monday & Tuesday kids eat free with adult purchase. 2010 Douglas Blvd.. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Kids Day Sundays 1-5pm (up to 5oz) free for kids under 10, 5194 Commons Dr. Suite 103, Rocklin. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids eat free all day on Sundays: 998 Sunrise Ave. Round Table Pizza: Kids 4 & under eat free with paying adult at the Tuesday night buffet. At select Round Table Pizza’s, please call ahead. Rubino’s: Kids eat free spaghetti Mondays 4-9pm. 5015 Pacific St, Rocklin. Strings: Kids 10 & under eat FREE from kids menu Sunday & Mondays after 4pm, with purchase of adult entree. 1900 Douglas Blvd. Sushi Unlimited: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of adult entrée. 9600 Fairway Dr.

Taylor Made Doulas: A full service doula agency providing families with professional, knowledgeable and compassionate care. Classes and workshops also offered. www. or (530)401-1798.

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. Counseling also available. (916) 630-9188. 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. Blue Sky Counseling Center: Individual mental health psychotherapy services for school aged children, adolescents, college students, and adults. 8775 Sierra College Blvd. Suite 200, Roseville,, (916)747-3799. 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) 6255200. Empathic Way Treatment Center: We provide free phone screenings for potential clients related to eating disorders, body image issues and exercise compulsion. (916) 672-1179. EXCEL of Roseville: A community center for children of low income families in the Roseville area. (916)789-7884, www. First 5 Placer: Supporting Parents and Children Ages 0 – 5 in Placer County, Heartstrings Counseling: Provides low cost counseling on a sliding fee scale. In Loomis, (916)676-7405, www. Kids First: KidsFirst provides parents and children with the tools they need to thrive through family-centered supports and services. Our vision is that all children live in a safe, healthy and nurturing home. (916) 774-6802, 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. Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center: A nonprofit organization providing counseling, education, and easy access to community based resources, with all services offered in both English and Spanish. (916) 645-3300, www. Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department: www.lincolnca. gov/city-hall/departments-divisions/parks-recreation, (916) 434-3220. MOMS Club of Rocklin: A non-profit group offering support for all moms. Playgroups, field trips, events, support and more.

Parent Project: A 10-week skill-building course for parents of strong-willed or defiant youth. (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. (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. RENU Holistic Health: Helping children and adults to manage stress, depression and anxiety., (916) 708-2290. Rocklin Parks & Recreation Department: (916) 625-5200, 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. 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: (916) 772-PLAY (7529), 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, 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 (800)575-5352. (530)823-6224, 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 (800)829-7199. 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.

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., (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 nonprofit community-based organization serving deaf & hard of hearing individuals., (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 St, 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, WarmLine Family Resource Center: WarmLine provides free resources, support, training and consultation to families of children with special needs birth to age 26. No referral is needed, just call us at (916)455-9500 or

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Teen Library Council: Gain new skills, meet other teens, and have fun. 2nd Mondays, Ages 13-18, 5:30-6:30pm, Location rotates monthly, please call ahead for location: (916) 774-5221.

Tuesdays Art Bistro: Just $10 gets you your choice of size canvas panel, ornament, or glassware to have fun painting while you mix it up with other fun people! Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks, pizza and small plates from 3-6pm to keep the creative juices flowing! Open mic starts at 6pm if you want to stay and perform or just enjoy the entertainment! For more details or to find out about all the fun classes and the daily happy hour specials they offer please call: (916) 472-0252 or go to www.

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

Ongoing Events Mondays All Aboard for Storytime: Visit the Museum every Monday of each month with readings at 11am in the East Theater. This interactive and fun program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five. Museum volunteers will read a different railroad-related book each month and afterward, little ones can enjoy the museum with their parents. FREE with museum admission, California State Railroad Museum, 106 K St., Suite 200, Sacramento. BounceU: Open bounce, 3:30-5pm. Reservations recommended. or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Children’s Bereavement Art Group: The Children’s Bereavement Art Group helps children learn to cope with and accept the death of a loved one by encouraging them to express their grief through creative outlets. Call for dates and times - groups are closed, must register. Please call (916)454-6555.


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Pediatric Autism Support Group: The Sutter Medical Foundation Autism Support Group is for parents to collaborate and share similar experiences, challenges and triumphs of raising children on the autism spectrum. 1st & 3rd Mondays from 11:30-1pm. For more information and to enroll, call (916) 262-9097. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent participation required. 10:30-11am at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive and 6-6:30pm at the Downtown Library 225 Taylor St. Please call for more info, (916) 774-5221. Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Grades 1-8. Drop-in. First come, first served, Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Mondays, 9am at Maidu Park in Roseville and ARD Park, Auburn. For more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.

Body Back Boost - Tuesdays, 7pm at Diamond Oaks Park in Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer. BounceU: Sensory Bounce, 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm. Open Bounce, every Tuesday from 3:305pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Doggone Good Reading(Rocklin): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 3:30-4:30 p.m at the Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-3133. Farmer’s Market: Held year round every Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway, 8am–1pm. Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Receive reading practice with a volunteer. Grades 1 - 8, Drop-in, please call regarding starting date. First come, first served. Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Read to a Dog: Ages 6 - 12. Sessions are first come, first served. Free. 3:30-4pm & 4:05-4:35. 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please call to confirm. Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St., Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes and songs! Parent participation required. Space is limited. Free, Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St, (916)774-5221. Sensory Storytime: Join the Roseville Library for Sensory Storytime, designed especially for kids with autism and/ or sensory processing disorders, featuring books, music, fidget toys and more! Parent participation required. 4th Tuesday of each month, 11-11:45 a.m. Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids: Join Pottery Barn Kids for a special story time every Tuesday at 11am. (916)7832454, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Tuesdays, 9am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom. com. Super Reader Training Camp (Rocklin): Teen-led oneon-one reading and literacy skills practice for ages 3-5. Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Train Rides at The Fountains Train: Ride for free on Tuesdays. The train runs from 11am to 6pm every day, weather permitting. Train tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk. Tickets available everyday for $2, except Tuesday adults ride FREE with passengers under 2 years old. Contact Guest services at (916)786-2679 for more information. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Laser Tag $10 per session!, (916)259-2729.

Wednesdays AMF Rocklin Lanes: 50% off arcade games all day every Wednesday. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 6248216, BounceU: Open bounce for 7 and under from 9:3011AM. Family bounce every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Character Night at Campelli’s Pizza: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month is character night! The Fairy Godmother characters come to visit while you enjoy your meal. Characters arrive at 5:30pm. 7480 Foothills Blvd Roseville. Dave & Busters: Half priced games on Wednesdays, 1174 Roseville Parkway, Roseville. Flight School at IFly: Adventure awaits! Flight School is the most rewarding way for kids ages 4-16 to experience the power of flight. Through one-on-one coaching, each Flight School student learns a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting. Every Wednesday, 6-8pm, www. Flip 2 It: We offer a Kids Day Out for ages 3.5 years to 5 years old from 9am-12pm on Wednesdays once a month. All children must be potty trained. Activities include, jumping, climbing, crafts, games, super swing, story time, tumbling and more! 10556 Industrial Ave, Suite #130, Roseville. Call for more info (916) 772-3547 or visit Fit4Baby: Wednesdays at 6pm at Herself Moms studio, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298 or placer. Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Receive reading practice with a volunteer. Grades 1-8. Drop-in. First come, first served. Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Please call to confirm. LEGO® Club (Granite Bay): Bring your mad Lego skills to the Granite Bay Library and let your imagination flow! Bricks are provided. 3rd Wednesday of each month: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. No reservation required. 6475 Douglas Blvd. Mother Goose on the Loose (Granite Bay): Nursery rhymes & musical rhythms for babies from birth to two, Wednesdays: 10:30am, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Preschool Playgroup: Held from 10am-noon on the second Wednesday of the month. Drop in free, no registration necessary. Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in to the Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) from September through May for FREE hands-on crafts, fun and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Wednesdays from 9-11AM. For kids up to age 6. Holiday hours may apply. For more info visit Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation is required. Held from 10:30-11am at the Downtown Library, and the Maidu Library, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Library Storytime: Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! Parent participation required. Space is limited. 6-6:30pm, Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 7745221. Roseville Library Teens Create: Do you enjoy hanging out or exploring new things? Teens CREATE, a monthly program, gives you a chance to expand your creativity and try something new! For 12-18 year olds. Free. 4th Wednesday of each month, Downtown Roseville Library and Riley Library, from 3:30-5:30pm.

Sky Zone Toddler Time: A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Up to (1) Parent may join for free! AGES: Walking age - 6 years old, from 9:30-11am. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916)644-9966, www.

participation required. Free. 10:30-11am, Maidu Library, Roseville, (916) 774-5221.

Storytime (Rocklin): Storytime for ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday, 10:30am- 11am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

Time for Twos! (Granite Bay): For two-year-olds, every Thursday at 10:30 -11am, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.

Stroller Barre: Wednesdays, 9am at Maidu Park, Roseville. For more info: (530)863-3298,

Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info.

Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Wednesdays, 9am at ARD Park in Auburn. For more info (530)63-3298 or

Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: One parent plays laser tag for free with a paid child., (916)259-2729.

Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info.


Wee One Wednesdays: Come play with us! Little ones are invited to enjoy a morning in the park. Each week, new games and activities are ready for tots to enjoy. From bubbles and art to active games, tots are sure to have a blast! Ages: 5 & under. Parent participation required. Free. May-Sept, Vernon Street Town Square, 10-10:45am,

BounceU: Open bounce for 7 & under 12:30-2pm. Reservations recommended. or call (916) 783-4386 for more info.

Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: All arcade games are 1/2 price all day long!, (916)259-2729.

Thursdays Body Back Boost: Thursdays, 6:15pm at Diamond Oaks Park, Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298, placer. BounceU: Bounce N Bubble from 9:30am-11am. Reservations recommended. Visit roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Chick-fil-A: Story time from 9-10:30am, a special morning storytime, a fun activity and a special treat. 912 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 773-5558. Family Night at La Provence: 2nd Thursday of every month join us for a family movie on our 9’ screen. The movie begins at 6pm. Children’s menu is always $4, movie is free, reservations required as seating is limited. 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002. Food Truck Mania!: Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local area. From 5–8pm. Mother Goose on the Loose (Granite Bay): Nursery rhymes & musical rhythms for babies from birth to two, every Thursday from 11:30-12pm, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Mother Goose on the Loose (Lincoln): Interactive storytime for little ones 0-4 years old and their adults! There is marching, rhyming, singing, and more to help your little one learn and grow. Thursdays from 10:3011am and 11:30am-12pm. Advised to arrive 15 minutes early. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln. Paws to Read(Granite Bay): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. Therapy dogs provided by “Lend A Heart/ Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy”: 3rd Thursday of each month. 3:30 - 4:30pm. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Romps & Rhymes (Rocklin): For 18 months-3 years. Every Thursday from 10:30-11am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent

Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Thursdays, 9am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom. com.

Family Night at Roller King: A family of 5 can get in for only $17, skate rental is extra, First Friday at The Fountains: Party Down Main Street! Every first Friday of the month from May through October, we shut down main street and bring in crafters, artisans, car shows and a variety of activities for the kids in Kids Zone. Fun for the whole family. Held from 6-9pm, please go to for more info. Mom’s Group: Join other moms who have recently had their second or third baby in an opportunity for support and connection. Groups will explore challenges with the new baby but also with the whole family and your own changing identity. Topics include shifting family dynamics, as well as tips, tricks, and coping skills for the whole family. Share, learn, and connect in a safe and non-judgmental space. This group is intended for mothers whose babies are 0 – 9 months. To sign up or to find out about future groups please go to or call (916) 794-1334. Mothers Outlet Support Group: Mothers Outlet is a support group for new (0-1 year old) and soon-to-be mothers. Together you and your infant will participate in this exciting new adventure. Regardless of your background or preparation, you cannot anticipate all the changes that occur at this time in your life. Coming together in a group will provide you the opportunity to share, learn and grow. No pre-registration necessary. Drop-ins welcomed. Friday’s from 9:30am-11:30am, call (916) 887-4039 for location. Rockin’ Fridays at Rockin’ Jump: Rockin’ Fridays is our dedicated time for kids ages 11-17 to mix and mingle with friends while jumping to today’s top hits from 8-10pm with our guest DJ. For more info go to Skatetown: Skatetown hosts themed ice skating sessions regularly, featuring a live DJ, song requests, games, prizes, laser and disco light shows & more. It’s good clean fun for all ages. Select Fridays, please call for dates. 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville, (916) 783-8550, Sky Zone: Toddler Time from 9:30-11am. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Up to (1) walking age - 6 years old. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 6449966, Storytime (Granite Bay): For ages 3 to 5, Fridays from 10:30 - 11am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Story Time Fridays! (Loomis): Children ages 0-5 are welcome to join us every Friday morning at 10:30 to explore the wonders of books and reading as we share exciting stories. A craft activity follows. Drop-in, no need to pre-register. Parent participation required. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can

do with their babies. Tuesdays, 9am at Kaseberg Park in Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer.fit4mom. com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm and also 4:308pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info. Wee Read Storytime (Rocklin): For babies 0-24 months. Books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime: Fridays at 10:30-11:30am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, 916-624-3133. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one session of Laser Tag and 40 arcade credits and we’ll give you a second Laser Tag session FREE!, (916)259-2729.

Saturdays Board at the Library: Bring your tabletop games, card games or classic board games for Board at the Library. Enjoy the meeting space to play your favorite games with your friends or learn how to play a new game. Every second Saturday at the Downtown Roseville Library from 10-5pm. Body Back Boost: Saturdays, 7am at Diamond Oaks Park, Roseville. For more info: (530)863-3298, placer.fit4mom. com. Family Movie Night (Lincoln): Join us for FREE family friendly movies - Check the Library website for exact titles and dates! Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6pm at Twelve Bridges Library in Lincoln. Home Depot Kids Workshop: First Saturday of each month, drop in between 9am – 12noon. Free for Kids 5 – 12. All Home Depot locations, Hands-on “How-To Workshops” designed for children. Lakeshore Learning: Free crafts for kids every Saturday 11am-3pm for ages 3 and up no reservation necessary. 1850 Douglas Blvd. Roseville, (916)774-4304. Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog Program (Loomis): 4th Saturday each month, Lend a Heart brings their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. 10:30-11:30am, (916) 824-2905, Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Free for kids ages 5-12, All Lowe’s locations. Fun building projects for kids. Held twice a month at 10am, must register online, Maidu Museum & Historic Site: Drop by any Saturday at 10am for our Public Tour, free with price of admission. A guide will lead visitors through the museum and historic site, focusing on the outside trail. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. Michael’s Kids Club: Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per child ages 3 and up. All supplies included. Select Saturdays in Roseville. View their website for a current list of classes:, or call (916) 789-2216. Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 12-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, Pokémon Club: Trade your cards, play your games, and explore all aspects of Pokémon. For kids ages 5-13, 2:30-4 p.m, 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Read to A Dog (Lincoln): Third Saturday of Each Month, 3 - 4 pm. Come read to one of Lend a Heart, Lend a Hand’s Therapy Dogs! Studies have shown that reluctant readers often find success reading to dogs; whether your little one is a reluctant reader, is learning to read, or just wants to spend some time with a new four-legged friend, we’re sure that they’ll love our Read to a Dog program. (916) 4342410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln. Continued on page 28

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Rockin’ Saturdays at Rockin’ Jump: Our “All Ages” open jump night. From 8-10pm every Saturday night! For more info go to Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Saturdays from 8-10am. For kids aged 6 and under. Holiday hours may apply, for more info go to Roller King: Children’s Lesson & Session every Saturday. Mom Approved Music will be played. Lesson 9:30-10am and session from 10-11:30 am. www.rollerkingroseville. com, 916-783-0918. Roseville Library Storytime: Visit the library to enjoy a storytime featuring classics and new stories. Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation required. 10:30-11am at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Museum Day: Open free to the public on the first Saturdays of each month from 10am -2pm. Carnegie Museum, 557 Lincoln Street and the Telephone Museum, 106 Vernon Street.

Science Saturday (Granite Bay): 1st Saturday of every month, 10-11am at the Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Sky Zone: Character Toddler Time! We’ve teamed up with “The Fairy Godmother Events” to bring you Fairy Tale characters, super heroes, and Sci-Fi stars. Join us for sing-along story time, photos, superhero training, facepainting, dress-up, and so much more! Walking age - 6 years. Every other Saturday 8:30-10am. Call for dates. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 644-9966, www. Sierra Vista Community Center Flea Market: Every 3rd Saturday 8AM to 2PM. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax STEAM-O-torium (Rocklin): (ages 6-12) Investigate the world through hands-on science, math, & art experiments. Supplies limited to 30 participants. 10:3011:30 a.m., 3rd Saturday of each month. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Storytime at Barnes & Noble: Storytime and a fun activity every Saturday at 11am in the children’s section. 1256 Galleria Blvd., (916)788-4320. Strikes Bowling: Saturday 9AM – 12PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin,, (916)626-3600. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. For ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more details. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one full price laser tag session and each additional session you play is only $5., (916)259-2729.


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Sundays AMF Rocklin Lanes: $3 Games, $3 Shoes every Sunday after 6pm. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 6248216, Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary: Offers tours to the public the first Sunday of most months. Tours are $10/adult and $5/child. Reservations are limited so that guests have the opportunity to engage with animals in small group settings. Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 11:30-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, Pay What You Wish at The Crocker Art Museum: The 3rd Sunday of each month, allows you to pay what you can afford. Strikes Bowling: Sunday, 9–12PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin,, 916-626-3600.

August First Friday at the Fountains Friday, August 3rd Party Down Main Street! Every First Friday of the month from May through October, we shut down main street and bring in crafters, artisans, car shows and a variety of activities for the kids in Kids Zone. Plus, a few surprises along the way. It’s a great night out for the whole family, from 6-9pm. Gather: Movie in the Park Friday, August 3rd Come experience great food, music, and a movie in a wonderful community atmosphere under the warm California sun! As the summer nights heat up, you can expect live music at various parks in Rocklin! With plenty of outdoor dining, interactive art, an artisan alley, local food trucks, an activity station for the kids, AND a movie to finish off the night, what more could you ask for! Bring the family and spend your Friday evenings with us! At Twin Oaks Park, showing Coco, 5-9pm. Country Swing at McBean Saturday, August 4th Come spend a summer night listening to great live music, eating delicious food, and sipping on a cool drink! Cripple Creek Band, also performing are Lynsey Bostick and Quarter Horse Dr. 6:30-9:30, McBean Park, 65 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln. National Night Out Activities Tuesday, August 7th An annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Join the community-wide celebration taking place at Peter Singer Park at 674 Groveland Ln in Lincoln from 5-7:30pm. Friday Family Fest Friday, August 10th Types of entertainment you can look forward to will be live music from the Town of Loomis Summer Concert Series, local vendors, great food, beer, and wine, and many activities for the kids like bounce houses, face painting, splash pad, and arts & crafts. At The Historic Train Depot Plaza from 6-9p, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Rd. in Loomis. Beauty and the Beast Jr Friday, August 10th - Sunday, August 26th Performance by Rocklin Community Theatre, for tickets and showtime info please call (916) 740-6229 or visit Concerts At Quarry Park Saturday, August 11th Foghat: Double Platinum Recording Artist playing their signature hits like “Slow Ride” and “I Just Wanna Make Love to You.” 6–10pm. Gates open at 6pm, Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Koobs Nature Area Mapping and Treasure Hunting Saturday, August 11th Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and learn to follow maps and recognize directions. There will be activity tables for kids to create and learn about mapping and “treasure” hunting. 10am-2pm, Free event. Koobs Nature Area, 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael. Cool Moon Trail Races Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th Our event showcases races suited for every distance and pace. You can choose from a 5K all the way up to our 100 mile course (featuring a mere 16,000 feet of elevation gain). To register and for more details visit www.

Royal Dreams Princess Ball Sunday, August 12th Hello Dreamers, this is our very first Royal Dreams Princess Ball and Show! We will have a whole line up of characters, to list a few, The Ice Queen and her sister, The Little Mermaid, French Beauty, Sleeping Beauty, our Arabian Princess, our Latin Princess, and even Rapunzel. We will have special performances, photo opportunities, face painting, a craft station, dancing, lite refreshments, and so much more! This is an event geared towards little ones under 12 years, but all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join us for an evening of royal fun! Blacktop Comedy, 3101 Sunset Blvd. Suite 6A, Rocklin. Music in the Park: Southbound & Company Sunday, August 12th Music in the Park has been a Roseville tradition for the past 25 years. These free, family-friendly shows are from 6-8pm at Royer Park, 190 Park Dr. in Roseville, Friday Flicks Friday, August 17th Grab a blanket, lawn chair and the family for a movie under the stars! In the square, weather permitting. Free movie. Concessions available for purchase. 7:30pm or Sunset, whichever is later start time. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13). Vernon Street Square, Downtown Roseville. Shrek the Musical Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 26th Performance by Stand Out Talent. For tickets and more info please visit or call (916)837SHOW. Concerts On The Square: Journey Revisited Saturday, August 18th Come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm so come on down and enjoy some tasty food truck grub, visit the beer garden and claim your space for the show. Free admission. $25 nightly cabana rentals available. Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza Saturday, August 25th Curby the recycling robot invites you to join him at Wastea-Palooza! Curby loves to talk to people and tell them all about what should and shouldn’t go in your big trash bin. Curby’s free, family event is full of exciting activities. 10am2pm, Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville. Colfax Indian Day Saturday, August 25th The Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe of the Colfax Rancheria is proud to announce our 1st Annual Colfax Indian Day Event!! This event is to bring together the Native and Non-Native Communities and educate everyone about the Nisenan & Miwok people of the Colfax area. We will have traditional dancers, food, and many different types of demonstrations and artisans. 10am-4pm, Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School Street, Colfax. Woofstock Sunday, August 26th Rocklin Woofstock is an annual event full of groovy activities for you and your pooch! The festival helps raise money for local canine rescue groups as well as the Rocklin dog park. Activities include wiener dog races, art projects, a dog obstacle course, costume parade, dog themed vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and more! 8am1pm, Johnson-Springview Park, 5460 5th Street, Rocklin. The Good Dog-Dirty Dog 5K & 10K Sunday, August 26th This event is for walkers, runners, and their dogs! The Good Dog 10K will start at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K will start at 8:05 a.m. in the Granite Beach area at Folsom Lake SRA. The course will have aid stations at the half way point for both walkers and their dogs. All Good Dog-Dirty Dog Runners and their Dogs will receive a Finisher Medal and Dog tag at the finish line. Additional dogs can be signed up to accompany the walker and dog #1 for a fee of $10 per dog. Each additional dog will receive a Dog tag and Doggie-goody bag. To register visit

September Gold Country Fair Thursday, September 6th - Sunday, September 9th Carnival, fantastic food, vendors, still exhibits, best buy educational building, agricultural exhibits, junior livestock auction, demolition derby, kids world and more! 1273 High Street, Auburn, Just Between Friends Sale Friday, September 7th- Sunday, September 9th Save money and make money on stylish children’s clothing and gear at your local Just Between Friends consignment sales event! 104 Tinker Rd, Rocklin, for more details visit First Friday at the Fountains Friday, September 7th Party down main street! Every first Friday of the month from May through October, we shut down main street and bring in crafters, artisans, car shows and a variety of activities for the kids in Kids Zone. Plus, a few surprises along the way. It’s a great night out for the whole family. 6-9pm, Trees, Leaves, and Seeds at the Koobs Nature Area Saturday, September 8th Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and see the wonderful variety of trees that have a home in our preserve. We will have activity tables for kids to create and learn about Trees, Leaves, and Seeds. The Koobs Nature Area will be open from 10am-2pm, and is free to visit. This wonderful natural treasure in the heart of Carmichael is run and maintained by the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael. La Sierra Community Center(LASI). 5325 Engle Rd, Carmichael. Concerts At Quarry Park Saturday, September 8th Frankie Avalon is heading to Rocklin! Bringing the nostalgic feels to Quarry Park, you’ll hear your favorites like Venus and Beauty School Drop Out! Dust off your poodle skirts and grab your friends for closing season concert! 6–9pm, gates open at 6pm, Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin. Concerts in the Park: Cliff Huey & 27 Outlaws Sunday, August 9th Music in the Park has been a Roseville tradition for the past 25 years. These free, family-friendly shows are from 6-8pm at Royer Park, 190 Park Dr. in Roseville, Preschool Playgroup Wednesday, September 12th Held from 10am - noon. No registration necessary. Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in to the Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) for FREE hands-on crafts, fun and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Hot Chili & Cool Cars Saturday, September 15th The Rocklin Chamber’s Hot Chili & Cool Cars event is an annual favorite for residents, visitors, classic car enthusiasts and chili aficionados. Free to attend, the 25th annual event features the area’s coolest cars and fiercest chili cooks, all competing for bragging rights in the Classic Car show and Chili Cook-off. Downtown Rocklin is transformed, encompassing nearly 5 city blocks. Many vendors and activities for all ages. Held from 10am-3pm in downtown Rocklin. Roseville Home Start’s Carnival of Hope Saturday, September 15th Join us at sophisticated, fanciful evening of Carnival inspired fun at Roseville Home Start’s Carnival of Hope! The night will include food, music, carnival inspired games, whimsical performances, a raffle, and more. Hosted by Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin. This is a 21+ event from 7-9pm. For more details visit

Food Truck Cinema: Avengers Saturday September 15th Food Truck Cinema is more than an outdoor movie it’s a comprehensive experience combining gourmet Food Trucks, local live music, and pop culture films. Woodcreek Golf Club, 5880 Woodcreek Oak Boulevard, Roseville, 6-10pm. Concerts On The Square: The Boys of Summer (Music of the Eagles) Saturday, September 15th Come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm so come on down and enjoy some tasty food truck grub, visit the beer garden and claim your space for the show. Free admission. $25 nightly cabana rentals available. California Capital Airshow Friday, September 21st -Sunday, September 23rd On the wings of some of the most legendary aircraft, piloted by the best of the best, the 13th annual California Capital Airshow returns to Mather Airport to thrill audiences of all ages. Presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, the show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and includes a one-of-a-kind Friday night show, known as Airshow After Dark, as well as two full days of heart-pounding aerial performances and aircraft displays. For tickets and more info visit Gather: Movie in the Park Friday, September 21st Come experience great food, music, and a movie in a wonderful community atmosphere under the warm California sun! As the summer nights heat up, you can expect live music at various parks in Rocklin! With plenty of outdoor dining, interactive art, an artisan alley, local food trucks, an activity station for the kids, AND a movie to finish off the night, what more could you ask for! Bring the family and spend your Friday evenings with us! At Quarry Park, showing A Wrinkle in Time, 5-9pm. The Great Auburn Obstacle Race Sunday, September 23rd This race is a 5k fun-run and features a myriad of obstacles, including (but not limited to) a maze, tire run, pond crossing in a raft, wall climbs, weighted-sled pull, a creek crossing, over and under, and of course a mud pit. Each year we make little changes to make the course more fun and challenging. This race is a perfect place for first-timers, and seasoned obstacle racers will be challenged throughout. We promise that you will get dirty, muddy and wet-but you will be smiling the entire time. Regional Park, 3770 Richardson Drive, Auburn. For more details and to register go to 10th Annual KNCH Law Charity Golf Classic Friday, September 28th This year marks the 10th Annual KNCH Law Charity Golf Classic benefitting the CCHAT (Children’s Choice for Hearing and Talking) Center Sacramento. The Tournament will take place at Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. It will include a full round of golf followed by a buffet dinner, raffle and prize announcements. Purchase tickets on Family Fest Saturday, September 29th Come for a day of family fun at the 6th annual Family Fest event! Enjoy a truck exploration zone, food trucks, kids zone, and over 50 family-friendly vendors including sports organizations, places to go and family services. Stage performances presented by youth groups. Mark your calendar for this free family fun event! From 11am–2pm at Vernon Street Town Square, Free. 21st Annual Sacramento Reptile Show Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th The largest reptile show in Northern California! For 2018, we have brought back the ever popular venomous reptile display featuring more than 45 venomous species from around the world including King Cobras and Black Mambas. Brad’s World Reptile will also be setting up a reptile education center to teach you about the world of reptiles. And, who can forget Izod the Alligator. Izod and Wild Things will be back to give you an opportunity to meet a 10ft 100lb alligator. Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento.

October Sacramento Spooky Halloween River Cruise Weekends in October For three weekends in October, Hornblower will be cruising along the Sacramento River with a fun, familyfriendly Halloween River cruise. Spend one hour cruising along the Sacramento River as the evening creeps in with the chilling sounds of background Halloweenthemed music. Take your family to the coloring area where spooky Halloween-themed coloring sheets will be available or stop and have your faces painted! As you disembark, all of the children on board will receive a fun Halloween party favor. For tickets and more info visit: Wild Kratts Live Tuesday, October 2nd Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Starts at 6pm at Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento. First Friday at the Fountains Friday, October 5th Party Down Main Street! Every First Friday of the month from May through October, we shut down main street and bring in crafters, artisans, car shows and a variety of activities for the kids in Kids Zone. Plus, a few surprises along the way. It’s a great night out for the whole family from 6-9pm, Cinderella Kids Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th Performance at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. For showtimes and ticket info please visit www. or call (916) 772-2777. Footloose the Musical Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 21st Performance by Rocklin Community Theatre, for tickets and showtime info please call (916) 740-6229 or visit Rocklin Mini Maker Faire Saturday, October 6th Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. 9am to 4pm at Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd in Rocklin, 31st Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival Saurday, October 6th The Loomis Eggplant Festival is the ideal place to spend a day reconnecting with neighbors, making new friends and experiencing small-town hospitality. Held at the Train Depot This is a free parking and free admission event! 10am-5pm. Nature Fest 2018 Sunday, October 7th Our largest family event of the year, Nature Fest promotes science & nature education and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about local organizations that support our community. Held in October at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, this family-friendly event includes live animal shows, kids activities, demonstrations, guided nature hikes, and food. 10am-3pm. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, Preschool Playgroup Wednesday, October 10th Held from 10am - noon. No registration necessary. Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in to the Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) for FREE hands-on crafts, fun and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment.


Seasons at the Koobs Nature Area Saturday, October 13th Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area in the fall, but we will also reflect on what it is like in the winter, spring, and summer. We will have activity tables for kids to create and learn about the Seasons. The Koobs Nature Area will be open from 10am-2pm, and is free to visit. This wonderful natural treasure in the heart of Carmichael is run and maintained by the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael. La Sierra Community Center(LASI). 5325 Engle Rd, Carmichael. Rocklin Fall Festival Saturday, October 20th The 3rd annual Rocklin Fall Festival will be held from 11am to 4pm. This is a FREE event and fun for the whole family. Johnson Springview Park is located at 5480 5th Street in Rocklin. Hosted by Stephanie Bennett -Realtor. For more information on becoming a vendor please call (916)660-2773. Auburn Community Harvest Festival Saturday, October 20th At the Auburn Community Harvest Festival, we feature quality live music, giant pumpkin and scarecrow contests, arts and crafts booths showcasing local artisans and a costume contest and parade for young and old alike. There are carnival games and pony rides for kids, food and vendor booths hosted by local nonprofits and Auburn’s own Sugar Plump Fairies are out in friendly force. We produce a day of wholesome activities that cater to the entire family. 10am-4pm, Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. Family Fun Night Thursday, October 25th Family Fun Night is a Downtown Roseville tradition of giving back to the community. The merchants provide safe Trick-or-Treating at the businesses on Vernon Street together with fantastic attractions for the whole family. The Haunted House is always a huge hit along with the numerous craft tables that stay busy all night long. There is also a Costume Contest for kids of all ages. It is a time where the community comes to enjoy the Vernon Street Town Square, where you will find song and dance routines along with a Flash Mob, a wonderful time for all. Come enjoy our beautiful downtown and celebrate Halloween with us! Haunted House and Zombie walk. Held from 4-8pm in downtown Roseville. 6th Annual Denim and Diamonds Thursday, October 25th Join KidsFirst for the 6th Annual Denim and Diamonds event, an lively evening of networking, dinner and raising much needed funds for those most in need in our community. Proceeds from the silent auction, raffle and spirited games and entertainment will benefit KidsFirst, Placer County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council. KidsFirst programs offer an array of no cost, family friendly services designed to provide lasting networks of wellness and assistance for those most in need in Placer County. 5:30-9pm at The Grounds, 800 All America City Blvd. Roseville.


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Count Watts’ Spooktacular Saturday, October 27th Join us for an electrifying good time as we fight voltage Vampires and learn more about saving energy at home. Take a thrilling walk through the Phantom Energy House. Warning: your energy waste may be shocking! Meet Count Watts, take home your free painted or carved pumpkin and get your face painted. Knock out energy waste in carnival games where prizes flow like electrons. Come in costume for a spooky good time! 10am-2pm, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Food Truck Cinema: The Nightmare Before Christmas Saturday, October 27th Food Truck Cinema is more than an outdoor movie it’s a comprehensive experience combining gourmet Food Trucks, local live music, and pop culture films. 6-10pm, Woodcreek Golf Club, 5880 Woodcreek Oak Boulevard, Roseville. Boo At The Zoo Saturday & Sunday, October 27th & 28th Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the ENTIRE zoo at 15 different candy stations, face painting for kids, festive games, themed stage shows, keeper chats and even animal enrichments. Top off a perfect day with a ride on the spooky zoo train or the creepy carousel for an additional fee. Trick Or Treat Trail, Meadow Vista Wednesday, October 31st This Meadow Vista Merchants’ event will be held in downtown Meadow Vista. Children and adults can visit the participating downtown merchants displaying a pumpkin poster for a treat. 4pm-7pm.

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Preschool & Childcare Directory Center






Casa Kidz

2-5 years

Casa Kidz is a professional, home-based preschool that provides children ages two-five with safe, creative, nurturing and fun educational experiences. Located 100 meters from Rocklin Sierra Elementary.


(916) 626-4878 Tiverton Court, Rocklin


2-11 years

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday: 8am 1:30pm

KidsPark’s Preschool program focuses on preparing children for entry into Kindergarten. Our program is open to new students at any time. Think of us when your child turns 3, we are the perfect place for their first preschool experience or complement to other programs. You do not have to prepay for your spot our modern twist is pay as you use us.

(916) 624-2344 6801 Five Star Blvd. Rocklin


The grass is our floor and the trees are our walls. Sticks and Stones is an enrichment program with an emphasis on play-based learning with teachers to help guide emergent curriculum. Every morning is spent outdoors in all weather, it’s a unique opportunity for children to explore the environment, assess their own limits, and get comfortable with the messy business of learning. The school site is located on 300 acres of private ranch property about 15 minutes outside of Lincoln.


State of CA, Dept. of Social Services Facility # 313621717 License# 313611140 and 313611141

Sticks & Stones Outdoor Classroom

2.5-5 years

Preschool Hours: Monday-Friday 9am -12pm Open Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30am -9pm, Friday 7:30am-11pm, Saturday 9am-11 pm, Sunday 11am7pm Monday Thursday: 8:30am - 12pm

Mention Growing Up Roseville to receive your first hour of preschool on us.

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Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm: Brian Zufelt, Realtor: California Capitol Air Show: Car Metric: Casa Kidz: Chix Cabinets Direct: Creative Spark Photography: Dream Puppyz Labradoodles: Earth Smarte Water: Effie Yeaw Nature Center: Family Fest: Hot Chili Cool Cars: Just Between Friends:

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KidsPark: Luv 2 Camp: Placer United Soccer Club: Posh Kids: Rockin Jump: Rocklin Fall Festival: Rocklin Mini Maker Faire: Roseville Family Fun Night: Roseville Piano Studio: Roseville Theater Arts Academy: Roseville Utility Exploration Center: Sierra Pearl Photography: St. Rose School:

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Fall 2018 Issue  

A family resource magazine celebrating family life and parenting in the greater Roseville area.

Fall 2018 Issue  

A family resource magazine celebrating family life and parenting in the greater Roseville area.