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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond Fall Issue 2019 August - September - October

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s summer comes to an end and the new school year begins, I can’t help but think that the summers get shorter and shorter with each passing year. With my twins are starting high school this year, I am in shock at where the time has gone; however, we are excited for a fun new adventure in our house. Fall is a beautiful time of year, all of us at Growing Up Roseville hope you can enjoy this special time with your littles, as we are so lucky to live in such a family-friendly community with numerous activities and events. Be sure to check out our calendar section to see all there is to do. Also in this issue, you will find an article on the importance of play, grandparents’ day, how to manage the sugar this Halloween, and back to school safety tips. Don’t miss our annual Woman in Business section. We are proud to feature these amazingly talented, local woman business owners.

Tara Taylor Tara is the Founder and Executive Director of Single Mom Strong. After a prosperous 20-year career in the commercial real estate and security industries, she switched gears, listened to her heart, and found her purpose, by creating the “village” in support of single mothers, Single Mom Strong. Inspired by her experience raising her daughter as a single mom and motivated by her strong conviction that anything can be accomplished with effort and determination, she has dedicated herself to developing and leading the organization.

Christina Richter Christina is currently president of the Roseville Historical Society and is completing nine years as an officer of the organization. An avid writer as well, she has written the biography of the Roseville Fiddyment family titled, Walk With Me, I Want to Tell You Something which is now in its 2nd printing and is available at the Roseville Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and at the Carnegie History Museum.

I want to send out a personal thank you to our advertisers, our readers, and the community, for the overwhelming support. We could not produce this magazine without you! If you do business with any of our advertisers, please be sure to mention you saw their ad in Growing Up Roseville. I hope that you enjoy reading this issue as much as our team enjoyed working on it. I wish you the best of this colorful fall season!

Shannon Dean

Happy reading,

Rob Baquera


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

Marne Larsen Publisher (530) 518-6154

Shannon is a freelance writer and the mother of two sons. She specializes in writing about families and women’s health.

Stephanie O’Brien Stephanie lives in Fair Oaks with her family: Dad, husband, two teens, and their Golden Retriever. She loves traveling, reading, theater, chilling with family, and playing.

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School and Home 08 Back to School Safety Tips

11 New Empowerment Center By Single Mom Strong

12 Kids Fly Free

Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association & Young Eagles

13 The Fiddyment Family

An Excerpt From a Local Author

14 A Hidden Gem

Sierra College Natural History Museum

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Parenting 16 Why Play?

Thoughts of a Preschool Teacher and former Occupational Therapist

18 A Grand Relationship

The Bond Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

Women in Business 20 Local Business Women

Fall Fun

22 Sweet Treats

Managing the Onslaught of Sugar this Halloween

25 Pumpkin Patch Guide

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In Every Issue... 04 04 26 31 31

Editor’s Note Contributors Events Calendar Preschool Directory Advertiser Directory


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

It’s that time of year again when parents and children in Roseville are preparing for the beginning of a new school year. It is a hectic and exciting time. Before that first bell rings, adults need to review some safety tips when driving in a school zone, and parents need to go over some basic safety tips with their children.

Driving in a School Zone


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During summer, many drivers get out of the habit of driving around schools when children are present. If you drive near a school during the beginning or end of the school day, you need to take extra precautions. Here are a few tips to remember. ALWAYS obey school zone speed limits. California Vehicle Code § 22352 covers speed limits in a school zone. When driving within 500 to 1,000 feet of a school while children are outside or crossing the street, the speed limit is 25 mph unless otherwise posted. Also, if the school grounds have no fence and children are outside, never drive faster than 25 mph. Some school zones may have speed limits as low as 15 mph. Be attentive when driving near schools. Put down the cell phone and other electronics. Children are unpredictable and can run out into traffic at any moment. Be careful at crosswalks. Now that school is in session, it is time to double-check those intersections. Make sure to make a full stop at stop signs. Making a full stop will give you ample time to make sure the crosswalk

is clear before proceeding. Every school has a specific procedure for dropping and picking up students. Make sure you know what your child’s school requires before the first day. Watch out for school buses and their flashing red lights. California Vehicle Code §22454 (a) prohibits a driver from passing a school bus when the bus has stopped for the purpose of loading or unloading school children; and, the bus displays flashing red lights and/or a stop signal arm. Drivers must remain stopped until the flashing red signals and/or stop signal arm are no longer displayed. This rule applies to both motorists following a school bus, and drivers that are approaching a school bus from the opposite direction on a two-lane road. This does not apply to motorists traveling in the opposite direction of a school bus if the road has two or more lanes traveling in the same direction.

Preparing Children for a New School Year As the beginning of the school year draws closer, children need to start getting back into the routine of school. They may have forgotten many of the school safety rules over the summer break. So, make sure to set aside some time to sit down and review some with them. Children should know their address, phone number with area code, and their parents’ full names.

Whether walking, biking, or riding the bus to school, teach children to obey all traffic signals, signs, traffic officers, and safety patrols. Caution them to be extra careful when there is heavy traffic before and after school. Teach your child if they need help at school to go to a “trusted adult” such as a teacher, principal, nurse, or librarian. Remind your child not to go anywhere with anyone without asking the adult who is in charge of them first. Additionally, parents should avoid writing their child’s name on clothing, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. where it is visible. You do not want a stranger to call out to your child by name. Instead, label personal belongings on the inside. Starting a new school year is exciting, but it can also be stressful. You can get your child’s school year off to a great start by reviewing safety tips with them before the first day. Then, make sure you know the rules for driving in a school zone. Let’s make sure all students get to school safely.


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Local Nonprofit Opens Center to Support Families Offerings to include Co-Op Childcare, Workshops and More Single Mom Strong, a nonprofit created to meet the unique needs of local single mothers and their families through support, education, and events is expanding its mission by addressing the lack of affordable, quality childcare in the region. Its new Empowerment Center will immediately offer value- and activity-based summer camps, addressing a great need for working families. When the school year kicks off, the Center will offer preschool and childcare programs, including extended hours and drop-in care, in a co-operative style childcare where parents can volunteer in exchange for reduced rates. In addition, the Center will offer a variety of personal and professional growth programs for single mothers, with a wide range of topics such as goal setting, budgeting, and self-defense, as well as one-on-one coaching and mentoring. “The cost of childcare is a significant strain on the family budget, particularly for single parents. The problem multiplies when school is not in session, and full-day programs are needed, such as during summer and winter breaks. We need to find better solutions to the childcare dilemma for families. Single Mom Strong’s new summer program is a great option. Then, when the EmpowerME preschool and co-op childcare programs open in the fall, families will have an

affordable long-term care option with the opportunity to volunteer in the Center in exchange for reduced-cost care for their children,” said Founder Tara Taylor. Taylor, a 2019 finalist in Social Venture Partners (SVP) Sacramento’s Fast Pitch, created Single Mom Strong as a response to her own challenges as a single mother. “I know from my own experience that it really does take a village to raise a child. I raised my daughter alone from the age of 6 months old without support from her father. It was the hardest, but most rewarding thing I have ever done. I wanted to make that path a bit easier for other single mothers, so I decided to create the “village” that every mom needs when raising a child and Single Mom Strong was born.” Despite mothers’ best efforts, statistics show that children raised by single mothers suffer in a variety of ways: they are more likely to have educational deficiencies, engage in sex at a younger age, have lower occupational status and income as adults, and give birth outside of marriage themselves, among other issues. In fact, eighty-five percent of all children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes. Meanwhile, single mothers are plagued with feelings of guilt and inadequacy and usually find themselves living at or below the poverty level. Single Mom Strong is

working with local single mothers to change these statistics. Since its inception in Sacramento less than three years ago, Single Mom Strong has served over 400 mothers and children in the greater Sacramento area. About Single Mom Strong Based on the premise that a single mother can simultaneously be a professional success and a great parent, and the belief that neither the single mother nor her children are limited in any way by this circumstance, Single Mom Strong is: • A community, meeting the need for belonging and love for single mothers and their children • A place of empowerment: for single mothers, through education and opportunity for balance; for their children through education and positive relationships • A means for betterment: with their children in safe, quality childcare, single mothers can better provide for their families and achieve personal goals About The Empowerment Center Located at 7525 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights, The Empowerment Center is the only resource of its kind in the area and the flagship program of Single Mom Strong. To learn more about the Empowerment Center and Single Mom Strong, please visit

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EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION (EAA) CHAPTER 1541 AND YOUNG EAGLES Children and teens between the ages of 8-17 years old fly free! •

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a nationwide community that celebrates grassroots sport aviation, from homebuilt to warbirds, classics, light sport, and ultralights...anything that flies just for the fun of it.

Chapter 1541 is EAA’s local chapter at the Lincoln Regional Airport.

Monthly activities include general meetings with exciting programs, pancake breakfasts, fly-outs to local aviation events, and special programs of interest to homebuilders, recreational flyers, aviation history buffs, local pilots, or anyone who looks to the skies with curiosity.

We have a monthly newsletter and an active website with current events and items of interest.

Many of our local members build or fly airplanes. However, you are not required to own an aircraft or be a pilot to be a member...just have the

enthusiasm to join in and share our love of sport flying. •

Over the past few years we have had several Young Eagles Rallies, hosted the EAA Ford Tri-motor from Oshkosh where we sold rides on the Tri-Motor (we set a national record for paid passengers), assisted with various Lincoln Airport events, participated in local fly outs for breakfast, lunch, or local airshows, provided scholarships for students for their Private Pilot ground school, and participated in many other activities. EAA Chapter 1541 is a very active EAA chapter.

YOUNG EAGLE RALLIES Our Lincoln EAA Chapter offers free airplane rides to any young person aged 8-17 at our Young Eagles Rally to be held at the Lincoln Regional Airport on Saturday, October 12th, 2019. Online registration opens the morning of September 23rd at 8:00 am. (You must register online), weather permitting. Please check our website – www. for all the details.

We now offer two scholarships for students to attend the weeklong EAA Air Academy held in Oshkosh, WI. Please see our website for details.

The Young Eagles is a national program by the EAA that has provided over 2 million young people with introductory flights since its inception in 1992. Our chapter participates with local experienced EAA pilots who offer their time and planes to introduce the world of aviation to young people. Parental permission is required.

Please review the schedule of events listed on our website, www.eaa1541. org. Feel free to contact any of the names listed on the website for additional information.

To register for a Young Eagle flight, and choose your child’s time-slot, go to website More information about the national EAA organization is available at

An Excerpt from the Book,

Walk With Me, I Want To Tell You Something: The Story of the Roseville Fiddyment Family By Christina Richter, President of the Roseville Historical Society

Walter Fiddyment The Pleasant Grove District In 1861 young Walter Fiddyment could stand on the highest point of his family’s land and see the snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the east, the coast mountains to the west, and endless acres of his ranch all around him. On his land grew miles of long groups of oak, sycamore and cottonwood trees. Between these massive tree groves were rolling green valleys with cattle roaming and feeding upon the lush grasses growing there. A deep, crystal-clear creek ran through the property, and from this waterway fingers of seasonal streams and brooks branched out to provide water for the cattle and grain crops. The closest neighbor was over 200 acres away. In those days, it all seemed idyllic. For five years the ranch had been their home, and his mother and stepfather were doing well together. The family business of raising cattle and growing grain crops was increasingly profitable. With hundreds of miners in the surrounding area, and towns forming throughout the county, cattle and grain were commanding high prices. Walter now had four siblings, sister Martha, twin brothers James and John, and the youngest, four-year-old Frank. He would soon have a new sibling as his mother was pregnant once again. The family was growing, and their livelihood from the land was proving to be a success. Even though he was just shy of 11-years-old, Walter was quickly learning the ranch operations. He didn’t remember Illinois or much about the details of the move west with his mother; all he ever knew was California. His mother taught him a basic academic education, but his stepfather taught him to be a rancher. Day after day, Walter and George Hill worked side by side to tend to the hard work of living off the land.

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The young boy was thriving. He was lean and strong with piercing blue eyes and thick dark hair. He was quite tall for his age, and he easily handled his chores on the ranch. Walter

was growing up in an era like no other, as a pioneer on the western frontier in the middle of Gold Rush country.

Sierra College Natural History Museum:

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A Hidden Gem


or over fifty years, the Sierra College Natural History Museum (SCNHM) has provided inspirational scientific education to its students and the community. The Museum exists as a place where science meets wonder. This hidden gem is located right here in Placer County on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. As a “teaching museum,” its principle mission is to advance education and research in science and sustainability while preserving exhibits and collections for future generations. In essence, it’s an open, nontraditional classroom for future scientists. Not only does the Museum serve the District’s student population, but it also provides an incredible educational learning opportunity for future Sierra College students of all ages. The Museum was initially established at Sierra College in the late 1960s through grant funding, with the majority of the exhibits based upon the rising theme of ecology. Accompanied by the popular fifty-seat planetarium upstairs, the Museum became the familiar home of thousands of students, teachers, and parents who came to engage, experience, and discover the natural world. Over its first eleven years, more than 150,000 people participated in lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, K-12 field trips, and classes. Since then, we’ve added supplemental natural history experiences that go “beyond the classroom” to our catalog of offerings: the Natural Trail Preserve, Desert Garden, Rock Walk, and Arboretum, along with community outreach initiatives such as Free First Saturday, and Dinosaur Day: Science Fest. In 2017, the Museum introduced its first full-time, paid museum director to expand on the Museum’s programming and collections/ exhibits, manage its operations, and assist in the national museum accreditation process. Upon her arrival at the Natural History Museum, Director Rachael Greve noticed a lack of Museum programming being offered to the community, especially for families on weekends. She achieved success through the Museum’s most popular program, Free First Saturdays, as a vehicle to foster passion and appreciation for science through engaged families and children. On the first Saturday of every month, SCNHM hosts a huge science party and invites everyone to join Museum staff and scholars as they present a fun, open–house science workshop for kids ages 4 to 104!

When asked about the goal of the program Greve said, “Free First Saturdays allow the Museum to engage local families and youth through Science Technology Engineering Arts Math initiatives; families connecting and communicating with one another through their love of science.“ Greve also added, “ Each month has a unique S.T.E.A.M. theme complete with special activities, tours, snacks, and guest curators/ presenters that encourages critical thinking and ties back to Museum exhibits and or collections.” August’s theme, “Shock and Awe: Tesla’s Electrifying Story,” will explore the mad genius of one of the world’s greatest innovators and kids will be offered a hair-raising opportunity to examine a Van de Graaf generator! In September, budding scientists will learn about trace fossils and participate in the program, “In Their Footsteps: Trace Fossils and Tracks.” (This date is also SCNHM’s official Placer County Museum Heritage Trail stop!) Last year, October’s programming featured the mysterious world of bats! Over 1,200 visitors attended that Free First Saturday. This year, the Museum will feature another creature that goes bump in the night at our spooktacular event “When the Sun Goes Down: Nocturnal Animals.” Who, whooo... whomever could it be? The Museum is open from 10 am–12 pm for these events. For a list of remaining 2019 Free First Saturday Events, including “Soil Super Heroes” (November) and “An Arctic Expedition” (December), you can visit the Sierra College Natural History Museum website! Themes and dates for 2020 will be unveiled this fall! In addition to Free First Saturday, the Museum presents a monthly Speaker Series throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The Museum invites content experts and other scientists/scholars/leaders to offer concentrated, hour-long lectures on a wide variety of natural history topics. The Speaker Series is held on Friday evenings, once monthly while Sierra College classes are in session. There is a small fee for admission, but Museum members are free! Are you interested in visiting the Sierra College Natural History Museum? Our regular operating hours during the Fall and Spring Semesters are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Fridays are the Museum’s dedicated K-12 field trip days. We are also open on weekends on First Free Saturdays from 10am-12pm each month. Note: The Museum is open to the public while students are learning and testing, in classes, throughout the science building. Therefore, we ask that all visitors passionately, but quietly, explore the Museum.

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Why Play?

By Stephanie O’Brien

Thoughts of a Preschool Teacher and former Occupational Therapist


hen my son was three years old, we began attending a local preschool. Within days of the start of school, the OT (Occupational Therapist) in me whooped with joy! Finally, I found a place where children were moving, playing hard, and their bodies and minds were getting the experiences they needed to thrive. The children, with their different personalities and temperaments, were equally accepted, respected, and guided in the most nurturing of ways. It was one of the first places my son Liam felt comfortable enough to leave my side and explore. As a parent volunteer there, I observed children in one of the most accepting, rich, and stimulating environments possible. I finally “got” what child development looks like by seeing it in action, rather than in a textbook or article. Looking back at my experiences working in a pediatric OT clinic, I thought about the children with whom I had worked. Most of these children had physical and developmental disabilities, but we saw an increasing number of eight and nine-year-olds being referred, not with a medical diagnosis, but for difficulties with handwriting, clumsiness, inability to sit in a chair, poor selfregulation and “acting out” behaviors.


n these cases, assessments often found the child’s core stability and strength to be weak. A strong core is necessary for good posture and to perform gross (big) and fine (small) motor tasks. These muscles should work without us having to put a lot of thought into it and concentrating on sitting means less cognitive energy

for focusing on the teacher or school work, which can be a contributing factor in acting out. Core stability requires muscles working together, coupled with the ability to anticipate a change in our center to allow for postural adjustments. For example: when leaning forward in a chair to pick something up that is just out of reach, all of the core balance components should keep you from falling off the chair, and they should be somewhat automatic so you can also pay attention to the teacher. To address these difficulties in the clinic, the children received OT services that looked like play: they climbed ladders, swung on swings and ropes, played tug of war, jumped rope, and jumped on space bouncers. They played individually and in groups figuring out who would use the favorite swing first. Then the children shaped putty, they played tiddlywinks and thumb wars, they laced, and they wove while lying on their stomach to develop core muscle groups. We rarely used chairs, or pencils to practice the “skills” for which they were initially referred.


n her book Balanced and Barefoot, Angela J. Hanscom, OTR talks about her journey working with children with such issues. During her research, she encountered many teachers struggling with children exhibiting these developmental challenges. She subsequently started the TimberNook Program, promoting free play in nature (Hanscom’s TED talk is inspiring and well worth checking out). We know core development and foundation skills are vital to the developing child as they grow and build new skills. A building will eventually collapse if the foundation is not strong enough. If the cement is not allowed to set, or if corners are cut in order to move on to the next level, the building is compromised.


he term development means a process - something not yet complete. Our brains finally mature somewhere between the age of 25 and 30. Preschoolers have plenty of time. Let’s slow down and live in the moment. Let’s remember to take our time developing the foundation, and let our children delight and wallow in play. Play is hard-wired in our brains and psyche. We do not need to teach it because it comes naturally. We need to provide an environment for them to luxuriate in natural play and develop a robust and healthy foundation. That environment exists at Roseville Community Preschool, the preschool I joined with my son all those years ago and where I have taught for the past 12 years.


lay is fun, hard, easy, joyful, painful, messy, gross, delightful, loud, quiet, and risky. While playing, children work on building a strong and stable core, both physical and mental. At Roseville Community Preschool, our goal is to guide the children in their interactions with others and their environment. As they explore their limits, we step in to help them find a voice to be heard and to support them in understanding their peers. They get to practice and practice and practice. As our late Director, colleague, mentor, and inspiration Bev Bos said, “The conditions for growing wiser are all met in play...if it hasn’t been in the hand, body, and heart, it can’t be in the brain.” The timeless basics are WONDER, DISCOVERY, and EXPERIENCE. Life is a process, a journey, a wonder; it is discovery; it is experience. The falls we get up from make us strong, resilient humans. As parents, isn’t that the goal for our children?

“Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor.” -Stuart Brown, Ph.D.

Recommended Reading Peter Gray P.h.D. has a lifetime of research on the necessity of play. In his article, “ The Value of Play 1”, Psychology Today, November 19, 2008, he discusses five components of play. Play must be: 1. Self-chosen and self-directed 2. The means are more important than the end 3. It has structure or rules that come from the minds of the players 4. It is imaginative and non-literal 5. It involves an active, alert, but non-stressed frame of mind…freedom to quit the play is essential.

A Grand Relationship:

The Bond Between Grandparents And Grandchildren is A Win-Win Situation

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e have all seen endearing looks of adoration lovingly exchanged between child and grandparent. The bond between children and their grandparents is obvious, heartwarming, and universal. “It’s the only relationship in which people are crazy about one another simply because they’re breathing,” says Dr. Arthur Kornhaber, President of the Foundation for Grandparenting. He says that grandchildren and their grandparents usually “have adoration and unconditional love and joy in one another’s existence.” BENEFITS FOR GRANDCHILDREN

Experts say that the physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits of a healthy grandparent and child relationship are significant for all parties. Grandparents help children gain a sense of history and provide a vital connection to the past. Like no one else, grandparents can pass on important family traditions and life stories that a grandchild will not only

relish when young but will grow to appreciate even more over time. Children with involved grandparents learn that they can love and depend upon someone other than their parents.

child grows has encouraged many grandparents to remain active, to educate themselves on issues important to children, and to fiercely protect their own health.

Susan Bosak, the author of How To Build The Grandma Connection, says that children who have strong ties with involved, caring grandparents develop higher self-esteem, better emotional stability, stronger social skills (including an ability to withstand peer pressure,) and enhanced academic performance. Since grandparents’ parenting and intense work commitments have usually passed, they can offer the time and undivided attention that can be challenging for tired, busy parents. Bosak often hears children explain that grandparents are happy to give them the “real scoop” on family stories that their parents would rather they not hear, like the time that Dad hit a baseball through the kitchen window.

Cindy Giallombardo was struggling with multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) when her first grandchild was born. This devastating diagnosis paled in comparison to the fear that she wouldn’t have enough time with him. So when he wrapped his tiny fingers around hers, Cindy vowed that she would never give up on treatment. Because she wanted to see her grandson reach major milestones, she explored every treatment option available, even those that were painful or experimental, a road she may not have taken without the motivation of a grandchild.

BENEFITS FOR GRANDPARENTS Likewise, grandparents also reap numerous benefits from a close relationship with their grandchildren. The desire to be present as a

Her grandson, now 7, has no idea that he has been such a huge motivation for his grandmother. He only knows that “she loves me more than anything,” and that he takes great pleasure in riding on her scooter and swinging on her tire swing. He also loves hearing about the time his mom ran a golf cart into a ditch, taking the family’s mailbox with it.


Not all grandparents are able to be as hands-on as they might like. But even those who live far away can still have a huge impact on a child’s life. With a little effort and some help from modern technology, the relationship can not only grow but endure. Allan Zullo, a grandfather who co-wrote the book A Boomer’s Guide to Grandparenting, says, “being a grandparent is not an honorary position. We have a strong role to play even if we’re not living in the same town. We can still have a great impact on someone’s life, and we want to share the good things we have learned to make someone’s life better.” He encourages long-distance grandparents to share any hobbies that interest their grandchildren and to then schedule the time to work on mutual projects. That could mean that you both complete quilt squares while apart and then get together to complete the quilt or work on separate cars for one model train that you’ll connect during spring break. Some other ideas to keep ties strong: Consider allowing children to spend part of school breaks or summers with their grandparents. Use the internet or cell phones to play games and to chat. Send texts, emails, and photos. (If grandparents aren’t logged on, children also love to receive snail mail.) Ask grandparents to video or audio record themselves reading a favorite book or sharing stories and memories. Finally, encourage grandchildren to ask plenty of questions. Grandparents love to share stories, and children love to hear them.


Experts say that smart parents make every effort to forge strong bonds between their children and a grandparent (or even a grandparent figure). Who else truly understands, loves, and values your child in the same way that you do? Even better, grandparents are usually more than happy to give parents a break from child-rearing every now and then. By showing your children that you greatly value their grandparents, you’re teaching them the importance of maintaining close family ties - a skill that you will certainly want them to master by the time they have their own children - your grandchildren. Zullo says that encouraging a loving relationship with grandparents is a special advantage that parents can easily provide: “What a gift,” he says, “a family history, a sense of family, and their roots.”

Here are 20 questions to spark intimate conversations between grandparents and grandchildren: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

What was the best birthday you ever had? Why? Did you get an allowance? How much? Tell me about your parents. Were they strict? What did your house look like? Was your favorite memory in it? How did you do in school? What were your favorite subjects? Why? What time was your curfew when you were a teenager? Where did everyone hang out? What was your first car? What was your first job? What makes you proud of my mom or dad? Did you have any pets growing up? What attribute do you think is most important in life? Why? Is there anything that I can teach you? What is your greatest wish for me? What advice would you most want me to remember? What is the worst thing my mom/dad ever did? What is the best meal you ever had? What was your favorite vacation? Do you have any talents? Can you teach me? What is your favorite book or movie? Why is it meaningful to you? What is your proudest accomplishment?

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Diane Correia Roseville Piano Studio

Women in Business Diane is a wife, mother, piano teacher, and the owner of Roseville Piano Studio. After teaching for nearly 20 years and opening a commercial studio in 2012, seven years ago, Diane believes that the success of her studio is directly related to the wonderful teachers and families in her studio. At Roseville Piano Studio you will be welcomed and made to feel at home right away. It is a place where your family will laugh, learn, and create together. Ask about a free introductory lesson! 534 Oak St Roseville (916) 789-0408

Mel Amatulli Steve Wallen Swim School - Roseville

Mel immigrated from Germany in 2008. She is now one of the owners of Steve Wallen Swim School in Roseville which opened its doors in August 2018. She has always been passionate about working with kids and water, so she decided to combine them by starting a career in aquatics at the age of 16. Since drowning is one of the most common deaths in children, it is important to learn to swim and be safe around the water at a young age. It is never too late to learn to swim or improve your technique. SWSS focuses on all ages and skill levels. 10608 Industrial Ave, Ste 150 Roseville (916) 794-7977

Shannon Smith FIT4MOM Placer

Shannon is passionate about motherhood. She’s a pregnancy, birth, and postpartum doula, as well as a prenatal and postnatal fitness instructor. She owns FIT4MOM Placer, helping moms find their best fit at any stage of motherhood, showing women what’s possible, for healthy moms make healthy communities. Shannon’s heart is also tender towards each individual child and the amazing gift they are. She encourages mothers to lead by example and to invite their children to follow, creating a ripple that effects the world. Through fitness, play groups, mother support and education, Shannon leads a village of women sharing sisterhood in motherhood, empowered and connected. 530-863-3298


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As a veteran owned small business, Lincoln Community Preschool was founded in 2018 by the mother-daughter duo, Debbie McMannis and Casey Johnson, M.A. Debbie McMannis, the former director of Early Education and Support Division, California Department of Education, has spent her thirty-year career working at all levels of education. Casey Johnson received her masters degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Together, Teacher Debbie and Teacher Casey work to provide high-quality teaching and learning to children and families. Lincoln Community Preschool received Lincoln’s New Business of the Year award. 170 South O Street Lincoln (916) 878-9693

Suzanne Smoley St. Rose Catholic Elementary School

I am Suzanne Smoley and proud to enter my 13th year as Principal of St. Rose Catholic Elementary School, Roseville. Our school mission statement begins: “St. Rose School develops LEADERS.” The ‘L’ stands for “Life-long Learners.” What better profession, what better place to share a love of learning and a love of God, than our Catholic school. There’s nothing more fulfilling than observing 8th & 1st graders walking side-by-side in conversation and laughter as they head back to class. They KNOW each other. While our academics are top notch, our families enjoy a true sense of community in this safe, happy environment. We are all life-long learners together. 633 Vine Avenue Roseville (916) 782-1161

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t’s no wonder that Halloween is among the most eagerlyanticipated family holidays. What kid doesn’t love dressing up and visiting vibrantly-decorated places where happy people hand out candy? Who can resist a parade of adorable trick-or-treaters? However, even the most fun-loving parent can’t help but cringe when kids dump all of their collected candy onto the living room floor. Although there have been numerous scientific studies that claim that children’s behavior is not affected by excess sugar, anyone who has witnessed a roomful of kids jazzed up on sweets would undoubtedly disagree. No one can argue that candy is both nutritionally void and full of sugar that contributes to obesity and tooth decay. According to the U.S.D.A. Agricultural Research Service, some kids already consume an average of 21 teaspoons of sugar per day. Fortunately, there are many steps that parents can take to make Halloween fun for everyone without allowing harmful amounts of sugar to overshadow the fun.

USE HALLOWEEN TO STRESS SMART CHOICES, BUT DON’T DWELL Halloween is a great time to talk to children about the importance of making good nutritional choices, but you may not want to portray that message as one of overwhelming sacrifice. Once you’ve come up with a workable game plan that allows everyone a little indulgence, explain the limits, but don’t dwell on them: “If you get too restrictive, they tend to hide food or snack secretly. Most of the Halloween feeding frenzy is in the first few days, and then it will settle down,” reassures Linda Davenport, a dietician. Dental director A. Riley Cutler says, “Gathering and eating Halloween candy can be a lot of fun for kids and caregivers alike. You can’t raise a child and take away everything that is fun. The key is moderation.”

Sweet Treats

By Shannon Dean

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How To Manage The Onslaught Of Sugar This Halloween




Susan Nitzke, Ph.D., a professor of nutritional sciences, suggests that caregivers make a conscious effort to create alternative Halloween traditions that focus on the activity, not on the treats. “Children caught up in the excitement of other Halloween activities are less likely to be focused on the candy,” she says. Some suggestions for fun activities include: hosting your own Halloween costume or craft party; coordinating a scavenger hunt (with toys, not candy, for prizes); participating in candy-free carnivals offered by many communities; or spinning spooky tunes in the front yard to entertain passing trick-or-treaters. A recent Halloween study found that many children were just as likely to choose toys as candy when given both options, so don’t sweat offering alternatives. Non-food Halloween items like pencils, stickers, and temporary tattoos are great choices. You can also provide healthier food options, like individual packages of graham crackers, mini boxes of raisins, or sugar-free gum.

LIMIT THE DAMAGE: No matter how conscious you are about how you spend Halloween, your child will inevitably be exposed to at least some candy. You’ll need a plan to dispose of any excess. Some parents allow a few small pieces per day until most of the candy (or the interest) is gone. You can also offer to trade most of the candy for a bigger, more desirable prize, like a coveted game or toy. Even offering $5 for all but a few handfuls of candy is cheaper than filling a cavity, and less painful than a toothache. Dentists suggest letting children eat candy after a meal because the body will produce more saliva to help neutralize the acids that attach to tiny teeth. The worst time to eat candy is right before bed. Have kids rinse out their mouths and brush thoroughly after a candy feast, no matter what time of day. What do dentists consider the worst candies for teeth? Anything that sticks to the teeth and stays there – which are items like dots, gummy bears, suckers, and hard candies. The best choice for “oral clearance” (spends the least amount of time on teeth) is chocolate because it melts quickly. If fat and calories are a concern, some popular candies are better choices than others. Licorice only contains 30 calories per serving, and Hershey’s kisses only have 25. Some chocolate candies like Peppermint Patties, Junior Mints, and Three Musketeers are significantly lower in fat than other choices. Snack sized portions are also an option.

PURGE THE EXCESS: Once you have convinced your child to give up the extra candy, get it out of reach so that it is no longer a lingering temptation. Freeze some chocolate bars to melt for s’mores, brownies, or fondue. Consider cutting up the rest to use as chocolate chips for baked goods intended for military personnel, teachers, or anyone special to your heart. Packaging up homemade goodies for others will place the focus on service instead of on consumption.


So offer your little spider-man or princess plenty of alternatives, but when they savor their hauls, know that treats in moderation are part of the thrill. Then, help them learn to make good choices and figure out a useful way to share or purge the excess.

A l t e r n a t i v e s for Tr i c k- O r -Tr e a t e r s Tiny bottles of bubbles that are sold by the case at the dollar store. Kid-sized water bottles: Trick-or-treaters get thirsty and the water will help to keep sugar from sticking to their teeth. Tailgating-type treats: My neighbor’s front yard is the most popular trick-or-treating destination in our neighborhood, but she doesn’t serve candy. Instead, she hands out bulk hot dogs. Glow in the dark bracelets: These are popular with kids and ensure that they are easily seen.

A l t e r n a t i v e s for Left Over Candy Immediately recycle it. Have kids quickly pick out their favorite few handfuls of candy. Send items still tightly packaged and sealed right back out the door to the next batch of trick-or-treaters. Package up candy (along with other packaged food items) and create a care package for soldiers that weren’t able to celebrate a traditional Halloween this year. Save many varieties of candy for a Thanksgiving Day piñata. Save the hard candy for Christmas gingerbread houses, wreaths, and ornaments. Save a few handfuls of candy for a scavenger hunt on a school holiday.

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Kids Meal Deals! Please note that specials are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm. Baskin-Robbins: $1.50 cones on the 31st of each month, Every Tuesday $1 off each scoop from 5 pmclosing: Roseville, Rocklin, and Lincoln. Brookfields Restaurant: Kids 10 & under eat free with paying adult every Monday-Thursday from 4–9:30 pm. 1817 Taylor Rd. Buffalo Wild Wings: Kid’s Night Mondays from 4–10 pm. Kids Meals are $1.99. 1168 Galleria Blvd. #200.

Cattlemens: Kids eat free with the purchase of Cattlemens T-shirt. Kids must wear the T-shirt when dining to receive a free meal. 2000 Taylor Rd. Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Kids eat for $1 on Wednesdays with adult entree. 1919 Douglas Blvd. Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill: FREE kids meal on Monday nights with purchase of an 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 pm 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. Firehouse Subs: Kids under 12 eat FREE from 4 pm 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 the 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.

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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Kids Day Sundays 1–5 pm (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 4–9 pm. 5015 Pacific St, Rocklin. Strings: Kids 10 & under eat FREE from kids’ menu Sunday & Mondays after 4 pm, with purchase of an adult entree. 1900 Douglas Blvd. Sushi Unlimited: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of adult entrée. 9600 Fairway Dr.

Water Fun Hours may be modified due to events, please call ahead to confirm.

GolfLand Sunsplash: Wavepool, water slides for all ages, and much more! Roseville, (916) 784-1273, Johnson Pool: This pool facility includes a recreational pool with a small water slide and a small picnic area. Free Family Night every Mon/Wed from 7–8:30 pm, Jun 10th-Aug 2nd. Rec Swim Hours: Tues/Thurs/Fri, 1-4pm, Jun 11th-Aug 2nd. Closed Sat/Sun. 100 D St., Roseville, (916) 774-5260, www.roseville. Johnson-Springview Park Splash Pad - NEW!: 5480 5th St, Rocklin, splashpad Kathy Lund Park: Water play area open until Oct. 15th. Sprayground open from 10am7:30 pm, seven days a week. 6101 West Oaks Blvd., Rocklin. (916) 625-5500, www. Kids Interactive Fountain at The Fountains: Kids interactive fountain open Memorial Day weekend-Sept (weather permitting) from 11 am–6 pm daily! www.fountainsatroseville. com. McBean Pool: This facility offers a recreational pool and a spray park. The spray park area is open for use during Recreation Swim, Family Swim, and Tiny Tot Playtime. Open thur Sept, 61 McBean Park Dr., Lincoln, 916-434-3230, Mike Shellito Indoor Pool: The Mike Shellito Indoor Pool is a state of the art facility that includes an eight-lane, 25-yard pool. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool. Open year-round. 10210 Fairway Dr., Roseville, (916) 774-5957, www.roseville. Roseville Aquatics Complex: The Roseville Aquatics Complex includes the Summer Sanders Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool with beach entry, a 150-foot water-slide, and children’s interactive water play area. Family Nights: Mon/Wed/Fri from 7:30–9:00 pm, June 10th–Sept 2nd. Check the website for rec swim hours and closures due to events. 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, (916) 7745262, The Vernon Street Town Square Spray Ground, open daily 10am-8pm thru Sept 30th. 311 Vernon St., Roseville, (916) 7727529, Whitney Community Park: Water sprayground open until Oct 15th, from 10am-7:30 pm, seven days a week. 1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy, Rocklin, whitney-park


Farmer’s Markets Tuesday

Roseville Whole Foods Market at the Fountains Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway OPEN YEAR ROUND, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday Auburn DeWitt Center, Richardson Dr. at B Avenue June – August, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Lincoln Hills 9654 Orchard Creek Lane, May 23rd – November 15th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday Loomis Taylor’s Burger & Shake Shop Parking Lot 3636 Taylor Road, Loomis, June - August 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday Roseville Denio’s, 1551 Vineyard Road Open year-round, 9:00 am -2:00 pm Saturday Auburn Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn-Folsom Rd at Lincoln Way Open year-round, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Rocklin: Blue Oaks RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center, 6636 Lonetree Boulevard June 2nd – October 27th, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Sacramento Midtown Farmers Market Year-round, 20th Street between J & K Streets, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Sunday Granite Bay Quarry Ponds Town Center 5550 Douglas Boulevard June 3rd – October 28th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Downtown Sacramento State Parking Lot, 8th and W Streets Open year-round, 8:00 AM-Noon

Growing Up Roseville’s Annual Pumpkin Patch Guide

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patch, corn maze, the jumping pillow, animals for viewing, corn boxes, hayrides 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, hayrides, hay pyramid & maze, farm animals, corn stalks, Indian corn, and pumpkins! (916) 684-2334 6532 Point Pleasant Rd, Elk Grove

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

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 from which to choose. 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

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, bakeshops, u-pick farms, plus a whole lot more. (530) 644-7692 Camino

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm offers many attractions, including a 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

The Pumpkin Farm

Among our many attractions, you will enjoy our scary haunted barn, farm zoo, hayrides, jumping castle, tower slides, corn maze, eightcar 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

Perry’s Gardens & Pumpkin Acres

Perry’s Garden Hwy Gardens has been doing business for three 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 hayride, and a corn maze. (916) 929-7546 3101 El Centro Rd, Sacramento

events calendar

Tuesdays AMF Bowling Co.: $2.22 Tuesdays after 8pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. 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 3–6 pm to keep the creative juices flowing! Open mic starts at 6 pm 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

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 the month with readings at 11 am 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. AMF Bowling Co.: Monday Mayhem after 8pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. 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 pre-register. Please call (916)454-6555.


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Color Me Mine Rocklin: Studio fees are just $3 for kids all day! 6700 Lonetree Blvd. Suite 200, Rocklin. 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. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. 9am at Maidu Park (through August, see website for Sept/Oct class times). For more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.

BounceU: Sensory Bounce, 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm. Open Bounce, every Tuesday at 3:30pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Cool River Pizza Roseville: Storytime, pictures & Kids Karaoke. Usually on the 4th Tuesday of the month 1805 Cirby Way, Ste 3. Call for times. Farmer’s Market: Held year-round every Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway, 8 am–1 pm. Fit4Baby - Fit4Baby® is a program designed to strengthen the body for all the changes it will experience during pregnancy. These classes exclusively focus on pregnant moms! Tuesdays at 6pm + Free Class on the last Tuesday of the month at BuyBuy Baby. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Stoytime from 10am11am weekly on Tuesdays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Parent Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr, Roseville. Paws To Read (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. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes and songs! Parent participation required. Space is limited. 10:30-11am, Free, Riley Library (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) (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, 1111:45 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)783-2454, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Tuesdays, 9am at Twin Oaks Park (held thru August, see website for Sept/Oct times). For more info (530)863-3298 or Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! Tuesday at 4:30pm, for more info (530)863-3298 or

Super Readers (Rocklin): Bring your Super Reader to the Rocklin Library for this Teen-led program that uses stories and games to practice and improve upon literacy skills. Held in the Community Room. Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group): Tag! You’re It! Create teen events & activities for you and your peers while earning volunteer hours! Meetings are held from 5-6pm the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Rocklin Library for more information, 916-624-3133. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Train Rides at The Fountains Train: Ride for free on Tuesdays. The train runs from 11 am to 6 pm every day, weather permitting. Train tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk. Tickets available every day 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) 624-8216, BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds 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. Family Storytime(Lincoln): Bring your children of all ages to the Lincoln Public Library for our family storytime! Listen to some great stories and build pre-reading skills for younger kids​. 3:30pm, (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln. 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-onone coaching, each Flight School student learns a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting. Every Wednesday, 6-8pm, Flip 2 It: We offer a Kids Day Out for ages 3.5 years to 5 years old from 9 am–12 pm on Wednesdays once a month. All children must be potty trained. Activities include jumping, climbing, crafts, games, super swing, storytime, tumbling, and more! 10556 Industrial Ave, Suite #130, Roseville. Call for more info (916) 7723547 or visit 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. Preschool Program: Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! 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. Held from 10am-noon on the second Wednesday of the

month, no registration necessary.

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Preschool Storytime (Rocklin): For ages 3-5, every Wednesday at 12pm. Stories, songs, & activities to support school readiness. (Note: Self-directed Play Sessions stand in for Storytime the last 2 weeks of August). Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime every Thursday at 11:30am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.

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. 10:30 at the downtown library, 225 Taylor St., (916) 774-5221. 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. Storytime (Rocklin): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0 - 24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime: Wednesdays, 10:30am. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime every Wednesday at 10:30am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Wednesdays, 9am at Loomis Basin Community Park South(held thru August, see website for Sept/Oct class times). For more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: All arcade games are 1/2 price all day long!, (916)259-2729.

Thursdays BounceU: Bounce N Bubble from 9:30am-11am. Reservations recommended. Visit roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Chick-fil-A: Storytime first Thursday of each month from 9–10:30 am, a special morning storytime, a fun activity, and a special treat. 912 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 773-5558.. 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 (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. Parent Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr. 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

Toddler Time (Rocklin): For 18 months to 36 months, Thursdays, 10:30am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

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.

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. Free. 10:30 at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Dr, (916) 774-5221.

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 roseville.

Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Thursdays, 9am Mahany Park (held thru August, see website for Sept/Oct class times). For more info (530)863-3298 or

Roller King: Family Night, 7-10pm, 889 Riverside Ave.

Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! Thursday at 4:30pm, for more info (530)863-3298 or Toddler Time (Granite Bay): for 2 year olds & their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: One parent plays laser tag for free with a paid child., (916)2592729.


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) 7838550, 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 & Lending Library: Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center, 9:30-10:30am, 427 A St, Ste 400, Lincoln. Storytime at Learning Express Toys: 11-12pm, 2030 Douglas Blvd. 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.

BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds, 12:30-2pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info.

Storytime (Rocklin): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0 - 24 months): Books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30am. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

Family Night at Roller King: A family of 5 can get in for only $17, skate rental is extra, www.rollerkingroseville. com.

Stroller Strides Field Trip Fridays: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Fridays, 9am, for more info (530)863-3298 or

Fast Fridays Speedway: Rocklin Harley Davidson presents this season’s heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping motorcycle speedway action at the beautiful Auburn fairgrounds, 6–10 pm.

Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm and also 4:308pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.

First Friday: Our First Friday events are held May – October where we offer fun for all with various artisans, crafters, car show, kid zone, costumed characters, maken-take activities and much more! Held at the Fountians in Roseville from 5-8pm. Friday Flicks: Free! Held at Vernon Street Town Square select Fridays. Visit or call (916) 772PLAY for more info. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Stoytime from 11am weekly on Fridays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. 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.

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)2592729.

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. Concerts On The Square: On third Saturdays from June–September, come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Free admission! 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.

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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.

face-painting, dress-up, and so much more! Walking age - 6 years. Every other Saturday, 8:30–10 am. Call for dates. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 6449966,

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.

Sierra Vista Community Center Flea Market: Every 3rd Saturday 8AM to 2PM. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax

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, www.

STEAM-O-torium (Rocklin): (ages 6-12) Investigate the world through hands-on science, math, & art experiments. Supplies limited to 30 participants. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 3rd Saturday of each month. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

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, www. 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: www.michaels. com, or call (916) 789-2216. Nature Hike: Every Saturday at 10:30am at Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center. A hike or a talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs, appropriate for all ages and interest-levels, are provided free of charge. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, www. 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, 2:304 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) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln. Rockin’ Saturdays at Rockin’ Jump: Our “All Ages” open jump night. From 8-10pm every Saturday night! For more info go to


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Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Saturdays from 8-10am. For kids aged 6 and under. Holiday hours may apply, for more info go to

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. Yoyo Club: Learning Express Toys Roseville, 2030 Douglas Blvd, time varies, please call ahead 916-783-6310.

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. Nature Hike: Every Sunday at 1:30pm at Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center. A hike or a talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs, appropriate for all ages and interest-levels, are provided free of charge. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, www. 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.

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.

Fairy Houses at the Koobs Nature Area Saturday, August 3rd August’s theme will be Fairy Houses. Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and use your imagination to picture fairies out in the trees. We will have activity tables for kids to create crafts related to Fairy Houses. The Koobs Nature Area will be open on 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, 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael. Food Truck Cinema: Avengers Saturday, August 3rd 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, 6–10 pm. Visit for tickets and more info Auburn Art Walk 2019 Thursday, August 8th The Auburn Art Walk returns to Downtown this year with a new format! The Art Walks will now encompass a more compact area and will move around town from month to month. Streets of Downtown Auburn from 5-8pm. Friday Family Fest Friday, August 9th 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. Singin’ in the Rain Friday, August 9th - Saturday, August 17th Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Performance at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. For showtimes and ticket info please visit www. or call (916) 7722777. High School Musical Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 25th Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Performance by Rocklin Community Theatre, for tickets and showtime info please call (916) 740-6229 or visit Concerts At The Quarry Friday, August 10th Big Sam’s Funky Nation Funk-rock blues served up New Orleans style at Quarry Park’s first dance party! Get a second chance at that Mardi Gras spirit this year with one of the South’s hottest bands! Go to events for more details. Gates open at 6pm, Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin.

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 Saturday of each month from 10am -2pm. Carnegie Museum, 557 Lincoln Street and the Telephone Museum, 106 Vernon Street. Sky Zone: Character Toddler Time! We’ve teamed up with “The Fairy Godmother Events” to bring you Fairy Tale characters, superheroes, and Sci-Fi stars. Join us for sing-along storytime, photos, superhero training,

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 6–9 pm. www.fountainsatroseville. com.

First Friday at the Fountains Friday, August 2nd Party Down Main Street! Every First Friday of the

Cool Moon Trail Races Saturday & Sunday, August 10th & 11th 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 To register and for more details visit

Music in the Park: Fleetwood Mask - The Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Sunday, August 11th 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, Rocklin Movie in the Park - Mary Poppin Returns Friday, August 16th This fun movie night is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy. Bring your blankets and low profile chairs and enjoy a free movie under the stars! Don’t forget admission is free! 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk, Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Rd., Rocklin. Friday Flicks Friday, August 16th 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. The House With A Clock In Its Walls (PG)). Vernon Street Square, Downtown Roseville.

Woofstock Sunday, August 25th 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! 8am-1pm, Johnson-Springview Park, 5460 5th Street, Rocklin.

embodies the spirit of “The King” in this unforgettable tribute show! Gates open at 6pm, Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park, 4000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin.

The Good Dog-Dirty Dog 5K & 10K Sunday, August 25th This event is for walkers, runners, and their dogs! All Good Dog-Dirty Dog Runners and their Dogs will receive a Finisher Medal and Dog tag at the finish line. To register, visit

Music in the Park: Aja Vu/Stealin’ Chicago - A Tribute to Steely Dan and Chicago Sunday, September 8th 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 11th Held from 10 am-noon. No registration is 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.

Reo Speedwagon with Warrant Friday, August 16th REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million records with 13 Top 40 hits Thunder Valley, Outdoor Amphitheater, 1200 Athens Avenue, Lincoln. Concerts On The Square: Drive (Cars Tribute) Saturday, August 17th 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. Lucky Find Roseville Craft & Gift Market Saturday, August 17th Free admission, 9am-3pm, Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville. Colfax Art Walk & Cruise Night Saturday, August 17th Artists will be displaying their art on tables. They will be spaced along Main Street, two blocks, in front of businesses. Not blocking entrances. The Colfax Lions will display “old cars” in parking spots along Main Street. Family Movie Night! Sunday, August 18th Bring your pillows and treats, or purchase popcorn, snacks, and soda for $0.50 from the Friends. Doors open at 5:30 PM, movie starts at 6 PM. Concessions available for purchase. All ages welcome. Limited to first 100 participants. Lincoln Public Library - Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive. Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza Saturday, August 24th 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. 10am-2pm, Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville. Training Up Conference Saturday, August 24th The Regional Alliance is passionate about providing great resources to equip and strengthen families, especially those caring for kids who have experienced trauma. Held from 8:30 am–4 pm at Destiny Community Center. We bring together top trauma experts from around the Greater Sacramento Area to share their knowledge on parenting strategies, the anatomy of trauma, mental health and attachment issues, sensory processing challenges, Trust-Based Relational Intervention tools, and ways to build connection and attachment with these kids from “hard places.” Foster and adoptive parents, extended family members, advocates, mentors, social workers and anyone working with children who’ve experienced past trauma or loss are invited to learn how to “train up” healthy kids and build resilience. For tickets and more info visit

Classics, Cats & Cabernet 2019 Saturday, September 7th Proceeds from the event benefit FieldHaven Feline Center and help fund its vital community programs and services. For more info and tickets please visit

Gold Country Fair Thursday, September 5th - Sunday, September 8th 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, Baby & Me in the Gallery Friday, September 6th Have your little one explore the world of art through sensory activities! Explore the creative wonders of the art on display in the gallery with your little one. Our Teaching Artist will lead with a sensory art activity to pique your little one’s curiosity and end with storytime! For ages: 3 & under, 10am. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville, (916) 783-4117. First Friday at the Fountains Friday, September 6th 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, Just Between Friends Sale Friday, September 6th- Sunday, September 8th 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 National Parks at the Koobs Nature Area Saturday, September 7th September’s theme will be National Parks. Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and learn about our beloved National Parks and the water cycle. We will have activity tables for kids to create and learn about various National Parks. 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, 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael. Concerts At The Quarry Saturday, September 7th Named “The Ultimate Elvis Tribute” by Graceland in 2010 and featured on David Letterman, Justin Shandor

Hot Chili & Cool Cars Saturday, September 14th 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. SPLASH! Saturday, September 14th The 24th annual SPLASH event will take place at the beautiful Roseville Aquatics Complex! Restaurants, wineries, breweries, and bands from Roseville and throughout Northern California will be participating in this great event. Over 1,500 people attended SPLASH in 2018, and we hope to have even more people attend this year! For tickets and more info please visit The Pepper Festival Saturday, September 14th The hot, the mild and the sweet – help us celebrate the fantastically diverse pepper from 11am-8pm at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Family Movie Night! Sunday, September 15th Bring your pillows and treats, or purchase popcorn, snacks, and soda for $0.50 from the Friends. Doors open at 5:30 PM, movie starts at 6 PM. Concessions available for purchase. All ages welcome. Limited to first 100 participants. Lincoln Public Library - Willow Room, 485 Twelve Bridges Drive. Family Fest Saturday, September 21st Free event for the whole family! Held from 11am-2pm at the Vernon St Square in downtown Roseville. Many vendor booths with children’s activities, resources, performances, giveaways and much more! Concerts On The Square: ABBA FAB (ABBA Tribute) Saturday, September 21st Come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm 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 will be available. Colfax Art Walk & Cruise Night Saturday, September 21st Artists will be displaying their art on tables. They will be spaced along Main Street, two blocks, in front of businesses.


Nature Fest 2018 Sunday, September 22nd 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 familyfriendly event includes live animal shows, kids activities, demonstrations, guided nature hikes, and food. 10am-3pm. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, The Great Auburn Obstacle Race Sunday, September 22nd 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. 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

Flower Farm’s Annual Pet Parade! Sunday, September 22nd From 10am-1pm at The Flower Farm, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, Lincoln Showcase Saturday, September 28th COME SAMPLE AND CELEBRATE LOCAL FOOD, WINE, AND BREWS. This tasting event will be highlighting the wonderful vintners, breweries, and eateries in the Lincoln area. The event provides an opportunity for the community to sip and stroll while enjoying the local flavors and area artists’ displays. Live music and entertainment throughout the evening. 6:30–10 pm 540 F Street, Lincoln. All American Rib Cook Off Saturday, September 28th The third annual event takes place at Recreation Park. Proceeds benefit ARD Youth Assistance, Crime Victims United and Placer High School Football. For more info visit

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 6–9 pm, www. Standing Up for Kids & Families Expo Friday, October 4th The main goal of this expo is to help the faithbased community make a difference for local kids and families by getting involved with our member organizations. The event will be held at the Bayside Granite Bay campus from 5-7:30pm. There will be music, food trucks, games and activities for kids and adults, great raffle prizes, performances on our Kids Zone stage plus over 40 agencies and nonprofits for people to connect with. 32nd Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival Saturday, October 5th 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. Ride to Walk Festival Saturday, October 5th This is a family friendly event with food trucks, raffle prizes, kids booth, petting zoo, and vendors. All proceeds support our therapeutic horseback riding program for kids and adults with special needs. 1630 State Highway 193, Lincoln, California Capital Airshow Saturday, October 5th - Sunday, October 6th The 13th annual California Capital Airshow returns to Mather Airport to thrill audiences of all ages. 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 32nd Annual Loomis Eggplant Festival Saturday, October 5th 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.


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Native American Day at the Koobs Nature Area Saturday, October 5th October’s theme will be Native Americans. Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and learn about the Native Americans who once lived in our region. We will have activity tables for kids to create and learn about Native Americans as well as guest speakers. 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, 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael.

Sacramento Spooky Halloween River Cruise Weekends in October Does your child have multiple Halloween costumes, or like to wear it all month? For three weekends in October, step aboard a fun, family-friendly Halloween river cruise. Spend one hour cruising along the Sacramento River with background Halloweenthemed music. As you disembark, children will receive a fun party favor. For tickets and more info visit: Once Upon A Mattress Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 20th Performance by Rocklin Community Theatre, for tickets and showtime info please call (916) 740-6229 or visit First Friday at the Fountains Friday, October 4th 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,

Fall Festival at Roseville Community Preschool Sunday, October 6th Open to all families! Join us for this FREE event. All ages are welcome. Join us and see what Roseville Community Preschool is all about and celebrate fall like a child would want to celebrate it, with PLAY!! Please visit for complete event details. Preschool Playgroup Wednesday, October 9th Held from 10 am-noon. No registration is 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 ageappropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Young Eagle Rallies Saturday, October 12th Our Lincoln EAA Chapter offers free airplane rides to any young person aged 8-17 at our Young Eagles Rally to be held at the Lincoln Regional Airport. Online registration opens the morning of September 23rd at 8:00 am (You

must register online), weather permitting. Please check our website – for all the details. Rocklin Mini Maker Faire Saturday, October 12th 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, Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music Saturday, October 12th - Sunday, October 13th You’re invited to sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your friends from Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing in an unforgettable musical spectacular! Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music follows Dora and her PAW cohosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they team up with their Nick Jr. friends, live on stage together for the first time ever! Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street, Sacramento, (916) 808-5181 or www.sacramentoconventioncenter. com. Auburn Community Harvest Festival Saturday, October 19th 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. 10am-4pm, Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive, Auburn. Count Watts’ Spooktacular Saturday, October 26th 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. Boo At The Zoo Saturday & Sunday, October 26th & 27th 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.

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Lincoln Community Preschool License # 313622441

2-6 yrs

Lincoln Community Preschool provides a clean, safe, and allergen-free environment for children. Play-based learning is supported by a 1:5 ratio and natural environment.

www.LincolnCommunityPreschool. com 916-878-9693 170 South O Street Lincoln

Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569

2 yrs 9 months6 yrs

Mon-Thurs (2, 3 or 4 days per week); morning session 9am-12pm or afternoon session 1-4pm 916-786-9536 50 Corporation Yard Rd Roseville

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

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

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

Utility Exploration Center Preschool Playgroup

Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs

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Thank you to our advertisers for the overwhelming support. We could not produce this magazine without you! Blue Line Arts: pg 10 Busy Kidz Play Town & Coffee Shop: pg 9 Children’s Choice Dental: pg 32 City of Roseville: pg 7 DeAnna Holman, Arbonne: pg 31 Effie Yeaw Nature Center: pg 15 Fit 4 Mom Placer: pg 20 Just Between Friends: pg 19 Lincoln Community Preschool: pg 21 MarketShare PR: pg 20 Rocklin Independent Charter Academy: pg 9 Rocklin Mini Maker Faire: pg 3

Roseville Community Preschool: pg 19 Roseville Piano Studio: pg 20 Roseville Theater Arts Academy: pg 5 Roseville Utility Exploration Center: pg 21 SourPatch Photography: pg 10 Smart Tech Appliance Repair: pg 31 Smile & Shine Dental: pg 9 St Rose School: pg 15, 21 Steve Wallen Swim School: pg 7, 20 UC Davis Children’s Hospital: pg 9 Woofstock: pg 2

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Growing Up Roseville Fall 2019  

A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond.

Growing Up Roseville Fall 2019  

A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond.