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Kafele T. Hodari, MD
Hello We have a lot of great things to look forward to this summer! In this issue, you will find our annual Summer Camp Guide. Be sure to take a look, as there are camps for kids of all ages and interests. While you are looking, do not miss our articles on summertime skincare, earth friendly activities, tips for hiking with kids, fun craft ideas, and much more. I can’t believe it is already our one year anniversary! I am so grateful to the magazine staff, our advertisers, and the community for the overwhelming support. We absolutely could not produce this magazine without this continued support. If you do business with any of our advertisers this summer, please be sure to mention you saw their ad in Growing Up Roseville Magazine.
Dr. Hodari is a board-certified dermatologist who’s been practicing medicine for 14 years. He is a partner in North Valley Dermatology and the owner and Medical Director of Rejuvené, the North State’s premier dermatology and aesthetic treatment center. He specializes in both general and cosmetic dermatology. If you would like your moles checked, want a cancer screening, or just want clearer smoother skin, call 530-342-8295 to schedule your consultation today!
Desiree’ Waitt Pickert Desiree’ is the Marketing and Communications Analyst for the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. Her background includes working in marketing, public relations, and event planning. Desiree’ and her husband moved to Roseville in 1995, and are proud to have raised their family here.
Kimberly Blaker Kimberly is the author of a kid’s STEM book, Horoscopes: Reality or Trickery? containing fun experiments to help kids understand the scientific method and develop critical thinking skills.
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Aaron Locks With over 30 years of programming experience, Aaron is a leading expert in the youth sports industry. Utilizing his first hand training from giants like John Wooden, Pat Riley and others, he has developed a unique curriculum maximizing the youth sport experience for all involved. Aaron has authored over 5 books and 2 different CD packages available on the subject. He is the CEO & Founder of the National Academy of Athletics.
Steve Miesen For over twenty years, Steve has been an active member of Rotary International and has participated in several international efforts to improve water quality. These efforts educated him about the contamination issues of our drinking water. In 2017, he started EarthSmarte Water of NorCal to help his neighbors in the greater Northern California achieve clean, healthy water for themselves and family. While your water is safer than many other communities around the USA and the world, there are still contaminants, including chlorine, ammonia, pesticides, and heavy metals, that can harm your health.
Shannon Smith Shannon is married to the love of her life and best friend, and is the mother to six children. Shannon owns the FIT4MOM Placer franchise where she has the opportunity to empower and encourage mothers at every stage of motherhood. She teaches fitness classes for all moms: prenatal, postnatal mamas with babies in tow, and mothers who are looking for high intensity interval training. She wants to listen, support, and empower mothers to be their very best physically, mentally, and spiritually for themselves, their families, and their worlds. To find out more please call 530-863-3298 or go to www.placer.fit4mom.com.
Kelsey Snowden Advertising Sales Representative
Margaret is a wife, mom, teacher, and an multi-award-winning writer who lives is Rocklin. She has 6 traditionally published books for children: TWIN TO TWIN, MY PUP, MY KITTEN, STAR BABY, SWEET BABY FEET and BE YOU TIFUL, LOVE SOFIA. Follow Margaret on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and be sure to check out her blog at www.margaretohair.com.
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Kelly Kirlin Photography www.kellykirlin.com Kelly has been creating stunning underwater portraits since 2003. She is a water lover! As her career has evolved over the years, she has started to use her underwater art to help bring awareness to coral reef preservation. Every summer, she offers pool sessions at her home and donates part of the proceeds to The WILD Foundation. This organization is transforming the world, creating a wilder and more interconnected planet, and preserving our precious ecosystem. Please join Kelly this summer, in her pool, to create your own underwater portraits and be part of a bigger cause! Kelly may be reached through her website: www.kellykirlin.com.
Advertising Deadline: To advertise in our upcoming Fall Issue, please contact us by June 30th. Our Fall Issue will be in print the months of August, September, and October. Give us a call at (530) 519-0320. Article and Photo Submission Deadline: Please submit family-friendly and seasonally appropriate photos and informative articles for the Fall Issue by June 30th. Growing Up Roseville Magazine is published quarterly and available, free, at over 100 family-friendly locations throughout Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, and Granite Bay. We are also available online at www.growinguproseville.com. Copyright ÂŠ 2018 by Growing Up Roseville Magazine. All rights reserved. Reproductions without permission are prohibited. Articles and advertisements found in Growing Up Roseville Magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the management. We reserve the right to edit. Every effort is made to avoid errors, misspellings and omissions. If an error is found, please accept our sincere apologies and notify us of the mistake.
see what’s inside...
School and Home 08 This Place We Call Home Inspiring Environmental Stewardship in Kids
10 Get A Cute Website Here’s How You do it!
12 All About Casa Kidz A Multicultural Preschool
14 Healthy Water, Healthy Life The Benefits of Healthy Water
16 Summer Sports Camps
How to Choose the Perfect One
18 Summertime Skincare Keep Your Skin Healthy
19 RCSD To Expand Programs With A New Grant!
20 Summer Camp Guide
Our Guide to Camps in the Area
22 Hiking With Kids
A Hands On Experience
24 Summer Arts and Crafts
One For Each Month of Summer In Every Issue... 04 Editor’s Note 04 Contributors 26 Events Calendar 31 Preschool Directory 31 Advertiser Directory
This Place We Call Home
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By Desiree’ Waitt Pickert
When someone asks you where you live, how do you answer? Roseville…California…the United States? In reality, we all live in the same place – on Planet Earth. Protecting the earth is like protecting your own home, and each of us can make a difference by committing to learn more about our environment and how to care for it.
Inspiring environmental stewardship in everyday life
The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is a one-of-a-kind environmental learning center with a unique twist. The Center is committed to helping the community discover new ways to save water, maximize energy savings, reduce waste, and protect the watershed. On these two pages, you will find some ideas on how you can make a difference all year long and inspire others to do the same.
Let’s talk trash. The City of Roseville generates 100,000 tons of solid waste every year, but much of it could be rethought, reduced, reused, or recycled. We can work together to lessen the amount of waste we produce by making smart decisions about the products we buy, use, and dispose of.
Some simple things you and your family can do to reduce waste: • • • • •
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Carry a reusable drink container Forgo disposable paper products Wrap gifts in reusable grocery bags Buy products that use less packaging Fix items that break instead of replacing them Sell, donate, or repurpose products you no longer use Recycle items when possible
Activity: Appreciate the beauty of something old by turning it into something new. Go on a scavenger hunt to find something around the house that you no longer use. Turn it into a toy, a birdhouse, or a decoration. Examples: turn a skateboard into a shelf, make a hanging mobile out of clothes hangers, create a flower bouquet out of toilet paper rolls, and use bike parts to create a steampunk lamp.
Activity: Turn food trash into
nutritious soil by creating a compost bin. Collect food waste (except meat and dairy) in a closed bin; add leaves, sticks, and grass clippings to the mix; turn compost every few days. In several months, your compost will produce a rich soil you can use for planting. The City of Roseville Solid Waste Division offers free compost bins to Roseville residents. Call (916) 774-5780.
Activity: Enjoy a no electricity night. Play charades by candlelight. Use a flashlight to read books or make shadow puppets. Sit outside and tell scary stories. Unplug for one night and have fun without consuming electricity.
Some simple things you and your family can do to save water and energy:
Saving water and energy
Water sustains life, and it is our responsibility to use our limited water supply wisely and care for this precious resource properly. Conserving energy reduces carbon emissions, improves air quality, saves money on energy bills, and protects non-renewable energy reserves.
Activity: Hunt down water-wasting leaks in your home. Start with the toilet - put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank and let it sit for 10 minutes. If the color shows up in your toilet bowl, you have a leak. Make sure to flush afterward to avoid staining. Make a family pledge to save water. Write down what you will do, using some of the water savings tips identified above. Make posters for the bathroom, kitchen, and yard to remind everyone about the pledge.
Look for two free, family events coming up this summer: Big Trucks Summer will be held in two locations on Tuesdays in July (July 10 – 31) from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Kids can get behind the wheel of a different utility truck each week, and families will enjoy story time, truck demonstrations, games, and activities. Curby the recycling robot invites your family to join him at Curby’s Waste-A-Palooza on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. Curby would love to tell you all about what should and should not go in your big trash bin. You can get flushed through the sewer swim, challenge yourself in the game room, and compete for prizes in our trash-talking quiz show. Fight “The Unflushables” and save Roseville from Trashville!
• Switch to LED light bulbs • Turn the water off while brushing teeth and washing hands • Unplug electronics when not in use • Take shorter showers • Use less air conditioning in summer, less heat in winter • Check for leaks in toilets, under sinks, and in irrigation system • Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated • Recycle water from the house for your garden • Purchase low energy appliances • Wash your car with a bucket, not a hose, or go to a car wash that uses recycled water • Upgrade or replace windows with energy efficient models • Plant trees for shade and wildflowers that require less watering
A resource for our community
The Roseville Utility Exploration Center works with its City of Roseville utility partners to teach the public about conservation, reduction, and sustainability. Visiting the Center will take you inside the systems that provide Roseville residents and businesses with reliable and safe utility services and help to ensure the long-term quality of life, health, and well-being of our community.
The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Mahany Park. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Admission is free. For more information about these events or other activities, visit www.roseville.ca.us/explore, or call (916) 7461550. Together, we can build a sustainable community and help protect this planet we call home.
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How I Got a Cute Website and Blog
And How You Can, Too! By Margaret O’Hair
ATTENTION MOMS! If: • • • • •
You want a fun and easy website You want a website you can work yourself You want to blog You want your site to be very cuteAMAZINGLY so You want it to be AFFORDABLE
Keep reading! You can make all of the above happen for you! As an added bonus, there is a coupon code for you at the end of this article to help make it happen. Okay, here we go... I was not sure how to do this article. I really want to reach out and say, if you are a mom, and you want to have a website and/or blog, it is possible. I know it is really hard to keep an organized life together, without adding a website or blog to the mix. At least that is what I thought. I teach Kindergarten and I love to write. Even with a regular work schedule, and a love of words, I struggled to put something together for myself.
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My problems seemed to be over when one of my talented Internet Powerhouse Friends graciously put together a wonderful website for me. But, guess what happened? It was so challenging that I just got sucked under by the learning curve and could not master any of it. So, it just sat there. I needed something to work. Enter my search online for something that could be all of the above. What I found was: tons of people who want your money, tons of people who tell you they have the answer, and tons of people who make a living off of your dream to have a blog and website. That is all fine and great, if something there is a match for you, but money is not easy to come by. There is that this word: BUDGET! Then there are all of those items listed above that I needed. It honestly seemed impossible. Eventually I discovered it was not impossible! I found someone who helped me build my site, which is clean, fresh, and easy to navigate for me as I blog or build it further. After we are done here, you should check it out at www.margaretohair.com. I would love for you to leave a comment on
my blog and let me know if this article has helped you in any way. But first, let me tell you how I put that site together. Here’s my secret: The magic happens at the website called, www.prettydarncute. com. It is run by Lindsey Riel. Lindsey is married to a solder, and she’s a mom. She started her business when her husband was deployed. She is a creative at heart, and she likes to make things and dream up ideas. Lindsey feels that the absolute most rewarding aspect of her career has been helping people understand how to use their websites. She loves all of the nerdy tech stuff, and says that being able to break it down into steps for people who feel overwhelmed or frustrated by it is such a great feeling. And what comes from Lindsey working with you is a pretty, organized place on the web for you to share your gifts. She says that when she taught herself how to build websites, she did not have any help. It was just her, Google, and lots of white screens that she had to fix while watching the sun come up. For Lindsey, being able to help someone along and expedite their journey is wonderful. This is what can you expect to find if you go to PrettyDarnCute.com: • Premade themes from which to choose • Simple Directions so you can setup your own website in no time • Overcoming whatever hurdle is thrown your way as you setup your theme, as Lindsey is there to help • You start on PrettyDarnCute.com with the words that say, “Start Here” What should you have in mind as you look at the choices of themes? 1. A general idea of what you want to offer on your site 2. All of the themes can work with anything, as plug-ins can be added 3. Go find what “speaks to you” and go from there The themes range in price, with $75 being the highest price. You have to have the Genesis Framework installed, which has a one-time fee from StudioPress.com. Do not worry if you don’t know how to do any
of the bells and whistles of setting it up. They have a few people who can help you with the setup and beyond if need be. One of the fabulous designers is Susan from One Happy Studio, who handles all of the setup packages. She’s super quick, and a joy to work with! Susan’s setup package is actually a 24 hour (usually quicker) deal; she sets your site up to look like the demo. If someone wants something customized, they can get help from the Facebook group that is full of people who help each other do just that, and Lindsey pops in and answer questions as time allows. It is a great community of people who are in it together. Susan is offering a set up package of $49 right now, and that is an amazing deal that keeps things super simple for those who do not want to mess with anything. If you do need more help, David at ClickWP.com offers maintenance packages, and extra hand holding for anyone who needs it. From contacting Lindsey, to going live with a site, it’s all pretty fast and easy! They also have a Facebook group full of people, who help each other, and Lindsey pops in and answer questions as time allows. It is a great community of people who are all in it together. So, Girl! You CAN do this! Go get your site up now and learn how to use it! Make that dream come true. When you are ready for your website and/or blogging dream to come true, there is a coupon that Lindsey will honor for readers of Growing Up Roseville. Here you go: At checkout, type roseville10. Good luck, and Go make your dream happen!
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Casa Kidz A Unique, Multicultural Preschool in the Heart of Rocklin
ooking to immerse your toddler in a fun preschool where Spanish and Italian are taught together with art, cooking, dancing, singing and science? Welcome to the new Casa Kidz preschool! Growing Up Roseville Magazine was fortunate enough to interview Adriana, the owner of Casa Kidz Preschool in Rocklin to find out more about this unique school.
Hi Adriana. Can you tell us a little about Casa Kidz? Of course. Casa Kidz is a professional, homebased preschool that provides children ages two to five five with safe, creative, nurturing, and fun educational experiences. We are located 100 meters from Sierra Elementary in Rocklin, California. We love your accent! Tell us about yourself. Thanks! I’m an experienced preschool teacher from Costa Rica. I have 13 years of experience teaching English at a public kindergarten in Heredia, Costa Rica. I have also taught Spanish with Sombrero Time at Sierra Elementary in Rockin (2015-2016). In April 2014, I moved to Nor Cal to live with my husband and our 6-yearold son. I earned a BA degree in preschool education from Universidad Latino Americana de Ciencia y Tecnologia in 2001 and have completed additional master’s course work in preschool bilingual education at Universidad Hispanoamericana in 2005.
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Leaving my beloved kindergarten behind in Costa Rica was not easy, but opening a preschool in my home is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me. In addition to teaching, I love Yoga, travelling, skiing, and hiking. Tell us about your philosophy of education. I’m a strong believer in the Constructivist approach to learning, in that children learn best when they are actively involved in a process of meaning and knowledge construction as opposed to passively receiving information. I also believe a multicultural approach provides an enriching experience, especially for young children. At Casa Kidz, we focus on children two to five years old in a home-based, secure and warm environment where each child can develop to his or her own potential – socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.
Our program is based on the following important beliefs: • Children are natural learners and we encourage this through age appropriate academics, music, art and movement. • Each child’s unique creativity is encouraged. • Each child is special and an individual with distinct needs and feelings. • Children to teacher ratio is 6:1, making certain each child receives a high level of personal attention.
Tell us what a typical day looks like for you. I am really busy between the preschool and my family. My day starts before 6:00am, getting ready for the upcoming class. I prepare snacks, finalize the lesson plans, bring out the toys and learning projects, and finish tidying up. I also find time to walk the dog and take my six year old to Kindergarten. Casa Kidz officially opens at 8:00am when the parents come to drop their children off. We discuss what’s been happening, and any things I should be aware of. I then personally greet each child and do my best to be sure they are happy and excited for a great day at school. Activities vary each day and include: • Reading Corner/Circle Time - We read books and encourage talking by asking open-ended questions about the stories we read, the weather, family, friends, their neighborhood, show and tell sharing, and more. • Spanish and Italian Lessons – I’m a credentialed, trilingual teacher with over thirteen years experience. Spanish and Italian are taught in a fun, interactive manner. • Active play, sensory play, block play Rainbow School Parachutes encourage noncompetitive cooperative play. Sensory shapes, Kinetic Sand, Theraputty help develop tactile sense. Block play allows children to practice problem solving, develop perception skills, and explore basic math and science. • Singing and Dancing to Rhymes and Music from different parts of the world. Singing songs and dancing is intrinsically enjoyable to children and educators alike. • Role Play - Children role-play using kitchen sets, dolls, stuffed toys, dress-up
clothes, pretend food, etc. We also put on a theatrical performance with the kids taking various parts. Through these activities, they learn to share and develop their social skills. This also enhances their cognitive development. LakeShore Learning Material - Casa Kidz has purchased brand new, top-of-the-line Lakeshore Learning preschool furniture, games, materials, and toys. Arts and Crafts – Casa Kidz is unique in that we have a dedicated, brand new art studio where children can draw directly on the walls with child appropriate liquid chalk. Children also create collages, use a variety of paint material, draw with Crayons and enjoy gluing and working with Playdough. These activities develop fine motor skills and help the children express their feelings. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) - Young children
are natural learners and scientists. As educators, we have a deep love of learning and encourage exploring the natural world with our children. LakeShore STEM science stations, problem solving kits and design/ build engineering centers are part of our science corner. Charts are used which help children learn and develop mathematical concepts. We play counting and classification games to encourage logical thinking, number and alphabet recognition, and more. Our volunteer biologist, Lia, leads these fun, exploratory sessions. Outdoor Activities/Casa Kidz VillageWe’ve built Casa Kidz Village which consist of playhouses and farm stands sized for children. We encourage make believe and the kids love to pretend, shop, and cook. Children play on slides, a climbing gym, trucks, and tricycles.
This helps them stretch their muscles and develop motor skills. We own a large commercial grade bouncy and inflate this during nice weather and yoga is practiced in our meditation garden. I provide daily written communication with parents –a customized, written summary of each child’s day at Casa Kidz, including activities, any snacks provided, social interactions, and how their day went.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about your program, or yourself? I love living in the US and am honored to have the chance to open my own preschool. I take great joy and pride in sharing my love of Costa Rican culture with my students and parents. Fun facts? I speak Italian and have lived in Italy – I cannot get enough fresh pasta and Cannoli.
Healthy Water for a Healthy Life
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By Steve Miesen
hlorine is a common ingredient in our modern everyday environment. We use it to sanitize toilet bowls, shower floors, and kitchen counters. Pool maintenance staff use it to keep the water free of pathogens and bacteria for safe swimming, and your tap water is disinfected with chlorine. Yes, the same chlorine used for sanitizing toilet bowls and swimming pools. Chlorine is designated as a pesticide by the EPA. While you may think pesticides are for visible bugs, in water, chlorine kills microscopic bugs – bacteria, pathogens, viruses – little bugs we cannot see. Little bugs capable of making us very sick if we ingest them. Chlorine is a necessity to deliver water free of little bugs to your home, but once it arrives at your home, do you need to drink, bathe and cook with chlorinated water? In fact, chlorine is a known human poison. This was demonstrated during world war one when chlorine gas was weaponized and used to severely burn the lungs and body tissues of opposing troops. Research shows a correlation between the consumption of chlorinated water and increased incidents of bladder and rectal cancers and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). More shocking, a recent study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut, found women with breast cancer have 50-60 percent higher levels of chlorine by-products in their breast tissues than cancer-free women. Chlorine by-products, also referred to as organochlorines, can occur when chlorine interacts with the little microscopic bugs while the water is travelling to your home. Chloroform and trichloroethylene (TCE) are two highly volatile toxic chemicals that have been identified as contaminants in many municipal drinking water supplies.
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Chlorine in shower and bath water has a negative cosmetic effect. Chlorine strips away natural skin, hair and scalp moisture. Skin loses its elasticity and begins to flake and itch. Hair becomes brittle and if you color your hair, chlorine strips away the color. Even if you do not use super-hot water during bathing, the steam from the water contains chlorine, chloroform and TCE which you are absorbing through your lungs just by breathing. This invisible gas floats throughout the house causing poor air quality. Studies have demonstrated that exposure to chlorine causes constriction of the airway and difficulty breathing.
Chlorine impacts the taste and odor of water. There are times when the chlorine content in your tap water is greater than the chlorine content in a pool. Would you cook with pool water or tell your family to drink it when they are thirsty? In addition to having chlorine in the water, our water is a cocktail of other contaminants called Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC’s). Where do VOC’s come from? Household Chemicals, Industrial Chemicals, Agricultural pesticides and herbicides, Automobile and Truck Exhaust, etc. The good news is that it is possible to rid your home tap water of chlorine, chlorine by-products, and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) by installing a whole house filtration system (WHFS). It is highly recommended that the WHFS has a two-stage filter design utilizing two medias, KDF 55 and high quality Catalytic Carbon to ensure clean water is delivered to every faucet. Many WHFS utilize only one filter media using a lower quality of carbon made from coconut shells. Recommended WHFS: The EarthSmarte PH1000 Water Filter has the desired two stage filter design. Stage1: Water enters the Patented Distributor with over 20 lbs of KDF55 Bacteriostatic Media which removes 70% of the Chlorine and 100% of the Heavy Metals. Stage 2: Water flows through the High Energy Catalytic Carbon which removes the remaining Chlorine and 100% of the VOC’s. The water leaving the filter is ultra pure healthy water that is distributed to every faucet, shower and bath tub. End Results: Skin and hair are healthier. Everyone will enjoy softer skin and silkier Hair. There will be no chlorine and chemicals to absorb while bathing or showering. The entire family will enjoy enormous long-term health benefits. Healthy water for a healthy life is reality. Just this simple safeguard may save family members from heart disease and cancer – the two major degenerative killers in the United States. Ease of Use: The EarthSmarte Filter has a 15-year warranty and requires no maintenance by the owner. It uses no salt or potassium. It requires virtually no maintenance and has no filters to change. It will also eliminate hard water ccale in plumbing and fixtures. To learn more, visit norcal.earthsmartewater.com.
How to Choose the Perfect Sports Camp Parenting
By Aaron Locks
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With three decades of experience, National Academy of Athletics founder, Aaron Locks, offers parents nine steps for choosing the right camp for their kids. Summer camps should be an awesome experience for all children. The focus should be on fun, education and being active. This is my 32nd year involved in youth sports camps clinics and trainings and I’m excited to offer these tips. When selecting a summer sports camp, or any summer camp for that matter, it is very important that you do your homework. The following information will be very helpful to parents attempting to find the most engaging programs for the kids to participate in this summer. Many of these topics may seem to be common sense, but as a father of two active kids, I know how important it is not to skip any of the steps. 1. TAKE TIME: Figure out your family needs. Is the camp or camps going to serve as day care, instruction, or vacation fun? If the parents are working and the kids need a safe place to go, do the times and scheduled weeks fit the needs of your family? Find out the ages of the participants to make sure that the camp is age-appropriate for your child. Many of us parents feel our kids are capable of playing sports when they are very young. Although that is true on some levels, putting your child in a camp that is not age-appropriate, can cause major challenges. 2. TALK WITH YOUR KIDS: Once you know what you are looking for, it’s a good idea to be sure it’s something your kids will enjoy. Find out what your child is interested in or what they may want to learn; it can truly help to get buy-in and keep their interest the entire week. Many of us parents like to expand our children’s horizons by offering them the opportunity to try something new. I am a big fan of doing this in the camp environment. That being said, I do believe that a one-day clinic is a much better place to start than a commitment to a five-day camp.
3. THE FAMILY BUDGET: It does no good to find out about expensive camps or extravagant adventures if your family budget will not be able to handle it. Figure out if going to one one-week camp for $600 for is better than going to three different camps at $200 per week. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” does hold weight here; however, often times Parks and Recreation’s, YMCA’s and other nonprofits offer some pretty cool unit programs at very affordable rates. 4. GET SPECIFIC: Once you have decided the type of camp or camps to register your child for, it is time to sift through the options out there for you to choose from. Not every sport-specific camp is the same. If it is a basketball camp, does it offer competition, instruction or just fun and games? Be sure to ask questions and do your research online to find out specifically what the camp offers. Let’s face it, most of our kids want to go to camp to have fun and compete where we parents might want them to actually learn some sport-specific and life skills. 5. WHO’S RUNNING THINGS? It is very important to know who will be working with your child. Don’t be concerned with just the name attached to the camp, but who will be doing the coaching or teaching every day. Find out what the camper-to-coach ratio is. Most quality camps offer a maximum 10 to 1 camper to coach ratio. This allows for maximum teaching and supervision for safety. 6. HISTORY OF THE CAMP: There are many camp companies. Some have been around a short while and others have a longer history. If you are going to put a deposit down or pay for a camp that is two or three months away, be sure the company is reputable and find out their refund policies. You can check with Yelp or other online ratings. Another tip is to check if the camp has a Facebook page. See who is posting information and that will help to
give you a better idea of the experiences others have had at the camp. 7. LOCATION: It is important to make sure that the location of the camp is going to be offered has quality facilities as well as being nearby your home or office. Are the facilities in a good neighborhood? 8. GO TIME: Once you have registered for the camp, you should receive a confirmation which should include all of the equipment or things you will need to bring to camp. Find out if they provide meals or if there are supplies you may need to purchase separately. This one is personal to me. I remember when I signed my son up for a basketball camp at a local college. On paper it looked like everything would be great. Unfortunately, when we got there, he did not get to play in the big gym featured in all of the brochure pictures. He played outdoors half of the time and in the school’s auxiliary gym the rest. Part of the experience my son wanted was the opportunity to play on that big beautiful gym floor. 9. THE DROP OFF: Be sure you feel comfortable when you drop your child off at the camp. Often times the child might be uncomfortable because they are new to the sport or activity, but as the parents, we should always use our gut for judging. Parents will often sit and watch the first 10-15 minutes to make sure things are organized, running smoothly, and the child is having a good experience. Be sure to double-check that the camp has your IWS Number – I Will Answer (Cell) number or any other emergency contacts. Also, be sure that you have a number you can use to reach the camp if needed. Finally, confirm the time for pick-up. Whether you to go to one of the National Academy of Athletics camps or another, I truly hope your child has a safe, fun, educational experience.
Summertime Skincare parenting
By Kafele T. Hodari, MD
“Summer summer summertime. Time to sit back and unwind.”
hese are the first two lines of one of my favorite summer anthems – the popular 2002,“Summertime,” by Will Smith, affectionately known then as the Fresh Prince.
ronically, at the time of this song’s release, I was deep in the weeds of medical school, studying furiously day and night at my assigned cubicle in the cold dark library. I was neither sitting back, nor unwinding. Nor was I enjoying the beautiful sunshine that the Fresh Prince implied.
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was, in fact, studying the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) light on our skin cells. UV light harms the DNA, or functioning parts of our skin cells. Under normal conditions, small or intermittent doses of UV light causes damage that can be repaired quickly and effectively; however, chronic, excessive, or intense amounts of UV light damages our cells’ ability to repair itself. This damaged DNA then results in skin cancer and “photoaging,” such as premature wrinkles, black or brown spots, or extreme redness.
ow that I’m older, wiser, and far-less uptight, I have come to appreciate both the negative and beneficial effects of sunlight. The sun converts UV light to Vitamin D within our skin. Vitamin D is important for a whole host of cellular and bodily functions. Without it, we can suffer from a plethora of maladies like fatigue, mood dysfunction,
and joint pain, just to name a few. Put simply, the sun just makes us feel good. Like all things, of course, we should approach the summer months and our relationship with the sun with moderation.
oderation, in the form of proper sun protection, includes the use of protective clothing, avoiding prolonged peak UV-times, and wearing proper sunscreen. Broadbrimmed hats, pants, and longsleeved shirts exemplify the types of clothes that help protect us from the sun. Brands like Coolibar, Solbari, and LL Bean are lightly weighted and fashionable brands that complement any comprehensive sun protective regimen.
he UV-index, a measurement of the sun’s intensity and therefore its likelihood of causing skin cancer, is highest between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Therefore, we should do our best to reduce prolonged sun exposure during these times. I find this fact encouraging since in the summertime, although the temperature is much hotter around 4:00 pm, the UV index is actually much lower by this time.
inally, we should all be wearing sunscreen with an SPF between 30 and 50. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 will block approximately 97% of UV rays, while a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 will block closer to 99% of UV rays. Therefore, it is not necessary to seek or apply sunscreens with excessively high SPF numbers, as there is only a very marginal protective benefit above
an SPF of 50. I once saw a sunscreen with an SPF 2000 rating, an absurdity that made me laugh out loud. It’s also important to remember to reapply our sunscreens. Brands like ColoreScience, SkinMedica, and EltaMD provide high quality affordable sunscreens which are cosmetically elegant and make reapplying fun and super simple. I’m particularly a fan of ColoreScience’s sunforgettable brush. This 100% natural, hypoallergenic sunscreen is made from pure minerals and goes on quite smoothly. Because it is applied dry, it is brushes easily over your moisturizer, makeup, or existing sunscreen.
o, whether you’re at a barbecue, wiping your car down, or watching the old folks dance at your family reunion, make sure you wear your hat and your sunscreen. To not do so, would be the new definition of summer madness.
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Roseville City School District To Expand Programs With $400,000 Grant
oseville City School District (RCSD) is poised to be the recipient of $400,000, all aimed to benefit its middle school students through Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. The Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) was originally awarded to Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) and plans are in place to share the funds with RCSD to develop new CTE classes at each of the four middle schools. The grant is an economic and workforce development initiative that provides students the knowledge and skills that universities and businesses are seeking in the future workforce. Warren T. Eich, the region’s only standalone International Baccalaureate (IB) middle school, is already bolstering curriculum and in the fall, will provide additional class sections and supplies. Eich’s IB program is offered to each of its 900+ students, so in addition to offering distinctive classes such as ballroom dancing, Spanish and French, the grant will allow CTE classes to be offered. Eich’s new engineering teacher, John Agostinelli, plans to use their share of the funds to develop two new CTE classes; Engineering and Fabrication, and Electricity, Electronics and Robotics. “This level of applied sciences and math is necessary in becoming successful in our increasingly competitive workplace,” said Agostinelli. “These skills translate to universities, workplaces and the world in ways that we couldn’t have imagined just five years ago.” One way these students are making a difference using the skills obtained in these CTE classes is by combining engineering and philanthropy. Eich’s Advanced Art class
has been designing and hand-building sheds they will donate to the animals at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary. “It’s astonishing to see the kids’ faces in these classes. They’re so excited and interested in these programs,” said Eich principal Darren Brown. “The CTEIG funds will helps us purchase more supplies, offer more available classes, and open our enrollment to even more students in our area.” “We are just getting stronger each year as an IB program, a community school and a student body,” said Brown. “We are thankful and inspired by RJUHSD’s generous partnership. These funds will make a difference in the lives of so many students.” About Eich: Eich (pronounced Ike) Middle School is one of four middle schools in a school community of 19 schools within the Roseville City School District. Eich has earned awards such as California Distinguished School, National Blue Ribbon School, and Project Fit America School. Eich is the only public middle school in Placer County to offer all students an International Baccalaureate (IB) education. As an IB school, all Eich students take World Language and Visual Performing Arts as part of their daily core class schedule. An IB education encourages students to be reflective, open-minded, and effective communicators, preparing them to be relevant in a global economy. About Roseville City School District: The Roseville City School District (RCSD) serves more than 11,000 preschool through eighth grade students in 19 unique schools. Offering specialized programs such as International Baccalaureate (IB), GATE, AVID, Career Technical Education (CTE) courses, art and music education, the District focuses on maximizing student achievement while exceeding parents’ expectations. Learn more at rcsdk8.org.
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-2018Blue Line Arts Summer Camps CONTACT: 916-783-4117, www.bluelinearts.org AGES: varies by camp, please see website COST: varies by camp, please see website DATES: held weekly from June 18th-August 10th DESCRIPTION: Weekly themed camps offered include: Star Wars Art Camp, Sew Cool for Beginners Session 1 & 2, Art and Architecture, Photography 101 & 102, Art of the Ocean, “Wreck This Journal”, and Painting and Collage. Please see our website for more details and to register. Creative Arts & Music Center Summer Workshops CONTACT: 916-791-6407, www.camcenter.org AGES: varies, please see website COST: varies by camp, please see website DATES: Held weekly DESCRIPTION: Weekly camp themes include: Canvas Painting, Jurassic World, Papermaking, Marvel Heroes, Print Making, Paper Mache, Felting, and Clay Sculpting. Fun Friday themes include Fifa World Cup, Hip-Hop Poetry, Improv & Theater Games, and Songwriting 101. Please see our website for more details. Edventure More Camp EDMO CONTACT: 877-993-6673, campedmo.org AGES: Pre-K-8th Grade COST: $279-$369 DATES: June – August (dates may vary by location) DESCRIPTION: We Believe in Summer Camp for the Whole Kid. First-Time Families Save $50. Use Code: FIRSTGROWSUM18. At Camp EDMO, we fuel our Pre-K–8th-grade campers’ curiosity by immersing them in maker-infused art, science, technology, and the natural world. We bolster kids’ confidence by introducing them to new experiences and champion their compassion by encouraging kindness. Seven Sacramento Area Locations including: Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, and Downtown Sacramento. Enroll at campedmo.org. Effie Yeaw Nature Center Under the Oaks Summer Camps CONTACT: 916-489-4918, www.sacnaturecenter.net/education/nature-
camps/summer/ AGES: 5-15 COST: $150 per week DATES: June 18th-July 27th DESCRIPTION: Effie Yeaw Center’s summer camps give children the opportunity to experience, explore, and discover the great outdoors! Our camps are the perfect blend of structure and exploration, engaging both their minds and bodies while having a great time! Your child will enjoy the summer season along the American River Parkway, participating in outdoor activities, creating long lasting memories and learning about the natural world. Family Taekwondo Plus Martial Arts Summer Camp CONTACT: 916-725-3200, www.famtkdplus.com AGES: 5-16 COST: $159 per week DATES: June 11th - August 10th DESCRIPTION: Don’t let electronic games and gadgets occupy your child this summer when they could be building their minds and bodies at Family Taekwondo summer camp! Martial Arts offers a variety of programs for children of all ages and ability levels with specialized programs for beginners. Our summer camps are taught by certified black belt instructors with over 40 years of teaching experience. Your children will be challenged and well-supervised by our professional staff. Beginners and experienced karate students alike will benefit from the lessons taught and have a blast in the process! Ages 5-16 welcome. If you are looking for an unforgettable, fun experience for your child - this is the camp for you! A special theme makes each week of camp unique; every day is packed with fun activities and outings for our campers. Hillside Training Stables, LLC Own A Horse For A Week CONTACT: 916-987-1667, www.hillsidetrainingstables.com AGES: 9-16 COST: $375 DATES: June 18th, June 25th, July 9th, July 16th, July 30th DESCRIPTION: This week long horse camp introduces students to the joys of owning a horse, covering everything you would need to know if you were to get a horse of your own. Topics covered are: Safety, Stable Management, Feeding/Nutrition, Grooming, Tack & Equipment, Breeds, Buying your first horse, Vet care and of course: RIDING! Only six campers per session, runs from 8am-12pm daily, includes booklet, photo and T-shirt. LB’s Rock N Riding Ranch Summer Horse Camp CONTACT: 916-622-9081, Lbsrocknriding.com, Lbsrocknriding@aol.com, Facebook: LB’s Rock N Riding Ranch & Lessons AGES: 5-12 COST:$70 per kid/per camp- paid prior to camp DATES: June 12, June 22, June 28 from 9-1pm July 10, July 24, July 27 from 9-1pm
DESCRIPTION: Come join the fun with us.... Activities such as decorating and painting horses, riding, games on and off horses, crafts, learning horse husbandry/skills with ground work, scavenger hunts, water games, hide and seek. Kids learn how to work together, follow rules, gain confidence and have so much fun at a beautiful outside venue. I have many helpers to provide a fun, safe environment for your child! Campers bring sack lunch, water, and a extra pair of clothes. Only 12 slots per camp available, so please call to get your spot! National Academy of Athletics Sports Camps CONTACT: 866-90-SPORT, www.nationalacademyofathletics.com, info@NAofA.us AGES: 4 - 13 COST: per week $135 for 9am - 12pm, $195 for 9am - 3pm DATES: Held weekly from June 11th - Aug 3rd. DESCRIPTION: The National Academy of Athletics prides itself on providing extraordinary sports programs! If your child likes sports or wants to try sports for the first time, they will love these camps! The experienced, positive and passionate coaches teach them the fundamentals while helping them to become a better, more inspired athlete. Feel good sending your kids to a sports program that’s in a fun & safe environment with a motivating & positive coaching staff. Over 40 week long sessions this summer: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Multi-Sport, Rugby, Lacrosse, and Volleyball. Placer Nature Center Placer Nature Center Summer Day Camps CONTACT: 530-878-6053, Placernaturecenter.org/SummerCamp AGES: 6-12 COST: varies due to length DATES: June 15th - August 9th DESCRIPTION: The Placer Nature Center hosts a series of three and five day summer camps that focus on the environment and the outdoors. Each camp day begins with a puppet show and a sing along followed by crafts, games and hikes. Children learn about geology, the solar system, plants and animals, and many other topics while having a great time. Classes are 9am to 1pm. See our website for more details and registration information. Placer United Soccer Club Placer United Summer Skills Camps CONTACT: www.placerunited.com AGES: 6-12 COST: $109 per 4-day session DATES: June 11th-14th, July 9th-12th, August 6th-9th DESCRIPTION: Placer United Soccer Club offers field skills and goalkeeper camps designed to improve a player’s technical skills and tactical understanding of the game in a positive environment that stretches each player’s current capabilities and encourages creativity in their play.
Roseville Piano and Music Studio Intro to Piano - New Students only CONTACT: 916-789-0408, Rosevillepianostudio.com AGES: 7 and up COST: $105 DATES: July - Various start dates available DESCRIPTION: Lessons are in a group format, one class per week (30/45 mins each) for 4 consecutive weeks in July. You will learn up to 4 songs and get to touch on composition and improv. The workshop is designed to stream into regular lessons should you choose. Expect to have lots of fun. You’ll be playing immediately! $15.00 material fee not included. Contact DianeRosevillepianostudio.com for available class start dates and times! Roseville Theatre Arts Academy Theatre Summer Camps CONTACT: 916-772-2777, www.rosevilletheatreartsacademy.com AGES: 7-15 COST: $200 DESCRIPTION: Lost in Les Mis: June 18-22. Apocalypse Ever After: June 25-29. NOT Star Wars: July 9-13. Writers in the Storm: July 1620. Superheroes and Shakespeare: July 23-27. Hannah Sue Summer Camp: July 30-August 3. Sacramento State Aquatic Center Sacramento State Aquatic Center Aquatic Boating Safety Day Camp CONTACT: 916-278-2842, www.sacstateaquaticcenter.com/youth-programs/ youth-camps.html AGES: 7 years- 17 years COST: $345-$440 per week Depending on the session DATES: Ten 1 week sessions June 4-August 17 DESCRIPTION: The Aquatic Center has been involved with youth programs for over 35 years and is recognized as the benchmark for boating safety. When the first Summer Aquatic Camp was started, no one could have imagined the tremendous response. We will serve over 3,500 children and teens this year in a variety of Aquatic Activities. The Youth Camps are for children between the ages of 7-17 and provide instruction in: Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Rowing, Stand-up Paddling, White Water Rafting, and motorboat safety. Sacramento Theatre Company Sacramento Theatre Company-Act, Dance, Sing Camps CONTACT: 916-446-7501x116, www.sactheatre.org AGES: Kindergarten-12th Grade COST: $240-$600 DATES: June 11th-August 24th DESCRIPTION: Join the STC School of the Arts in a fun, supportive, and encouraging environment! Camp staff includes professional theatre artists who lead students through a diverse curriculum that is based on teamwork, confidence-building, and creative expression.
Camps include: acting, dancing, and singing master classes, with additional classes in scenic arts, improvisation, stage combat, costuming, and more! Each session ends with the students’ presentation of their original work for family and friends. Sacramento Zoo Sacramento Zoo Camp CONTACT: 916-808-5888, saczoo.org/camp AGES: Pre-k (3-5 years old) through entering 9th grade in the fall COST: Pre-k: $35 per session, Half-Day camps for k-3rd: $165 per week, Full day camps for 1st-9th: $275 per week, Special animal handling week long camps: $300, Veterinary tag-alongs: $85 per session DATES: Mondays-Fridays June 5th-August 10th, No camp July 2-6. – Specific dates depend on age DESCRIPTION: Zoo camp is fun experience to learn about animals and the natural world without feeling like school! We spend the day in the zoo learning through hands-on fun and observations. We aim to inspire kids to care about wildlife, wild spaces and to act to protect them. All this learning plus animal encounters, enrichments games, and crafts! Soil Born Farms Farm Camps CONTACT: 916-363-9685 Ext. 1012, www.soilborn.org/learn-grow/youth-ed/camp Farm Camp Session Dates: Farmers (entering grade level 7–12): June 18–22, Gardeners (entering grade level 4–6 with Thursday overnight option): June 25–29, Sprouts (entering grade level 1–3) July 9–13, Farm Friends (entering grade level 1–6): August 6–10. Cooks Camp Session Dates: Lettuce League (entering grade level 9–12): June 18–22, Broccoli Buds (entering grade level 6–8): July 9–13, Radish Rookies (entering grade level 4–6) July 30– August 3 Nature Camp Session Dates: Oaks (entering grade level 4–6 with Thursday overnight option): July 16–20, Acorns (entering grade level 1–3) July 23–27 Fairyland Camp session dates: Fairyfolk (entering grade level 1–3): July 30–August 3, Farm Camp for Little Sprouts (new this year) session dates: Little Sprouts (pre-K and Kindergarten, suggested ages 4–6): June 25–29, Please note: This camp runs from 9–11am. COST: Farm, Nature and Fairyland Camps are $250; Cook’s Camp is $275; Little Sprouts Camp is $150 Overnight option for Gardeners and Oaks: Additional $75 DESCRIPTION: Students entering grades pre-K through 12 have the opportunity to attend unique, fun and educational summer day camps at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre ranch located along the beautiful American River Parkway. Through experiential learning, youth will learn more about all that this land has to offer. Participants will explore farm, field and forest environments. This memorable summer activity for your children has the potential to be life changing.
The Art Bistro Summer Break Art Camp CONTACT: 916-472-0252, www.theartbistro.com AGES: 6-16 COST: 3 day camp $100 until 6/15, single days $40 until 6/15, 3 day camp $120 after 6/15, single days are $50 after 6/15 DATES: 6/26-6/28, 7/10-7/12, 7/17-7/19, all camps held from 1-4pm each day DESCRIPTION: Painting, Clay & Mixed Media! Join us for 3 afternoons or single days to engage your creativity and make some fabulous art, not to mention have a blast and make new friends! Check the events calendar on our website or join our newsletter to discover special class offerings and promotions! Tricks Gymnastics Gymnastics camps in Granite Bay, Folsom and Sacramento CONTACT: (916) 791-4496, (916) 351-0024, (916) 481-4496, www.tricksgym.com AGES: 4 & up COST: Daily $35/$30 • Weekly $120/$100 DATES: Weekly Camps Beginning June 25thAug 2nd; Monday - Thursday, 12:15pm - 3:15pm DESCRIPTION: Gymnastics camps include: games, trampoline, bars, beam, tumbling, TAG, a healthy snack and fun craft. Preschool camps in Granite Bay CONTACT: (916) 791-4496, (916) 351-0024, (916) 481-4496, www.tricksgym.com AGES: Ages 3-5 & potty trained COST: Daily $35/$30, Weekly $120/$100 DATES: Weekly themed camps! Monday Thursday, 9am - 12pm Around the World: 6/25 - 6/28 Adventure Ahoy: 7/9 - 7/12 Circus Spectacular: 7/16 - 7/19 Super Hero: 7/23 - 7/26 Campout Craziness: 7/30 - 8/2 DESCRIPTION: Preschool camps include: Arts & crafts, music & motion, stories & games, gym time, and a snack all revolving around our funtastic theme! Xtreme Craze Xtreme Craze Summer Camp CONTACT: 916-259-2729, www.xtremecraze.com/summer-camp AGES: 6 to 14 years old COST: $159 per week DATES: 5 weeks to choose from. Week One: June 11 - 15, Week Two: June 18 - 22, Week Three: June 25 - 29, Week Four: July 16 - 20, Week Five: July 30 - August 3 DESCRIPTION: Join us at this summer’s Coolest & Craziest Camp! Enjoy a fun filled week of Xtreme ‘camp only’ laser tag game formats, Ultimate arcade game challenges, Crazy bounce house activities, and so much more. Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9am to 1pm. Visit us online for dates, pricing and details.
Hiking GET IN TOUCH!
Can’t imagine hiking with your kids? You should try it! Hiking can be one of the best learning opportunities for the entire family. By Kimberly Blaker
Getting in touch with nature is a healthy thing to do!
A Hands-On Experience
Quality Time What better way to spend quality time with your family and get in touch with nature than a fresh, invigorating walk in the woods, along a river, or the beach? What’s more, family hikes make for fun learning opportunities for kids and parents alike. Try some of these hiking activities with your youngsters.
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Sounds of Nature
Wander through a forest and listen carefully for a variety of bird and animal sounds. Before you go, visit your library for a video or audio cassette of birds and wild animal calls. Carry an audio cassette player on your hike, and record some of the sounds you hear. Listen to the recording again at home and play a game of detective to determine the source of the sounds you can’t make out. Search the Internet, encyclopedias, and books to discover the makers of the mystery calls.
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plenty of photo opportunities, and kids will love snapping the shots.
Capture nature’s splendor. Hiking trails provide plenty of photo opportunities, and kids will love snapping the shots. Discuss in advance what each family member wants to photograph, such as a huge oak tree, a monarch butterfly, deer tracks, or a close-up of a nibbling squirrel. When you get home, print out the best photos and create a nature scrapbook with them.
A Stone is a Stone is a…Mineral?
Go on an excursion to learn about rocks and minerals. Shorelines offer a variety of stones. Before you go, learn which rocks and minerals are abundant in the area, and have each family member choose several to scout for. Take along a small plastic container with dividers, a descriptive rock and mineral guide, and a magnifying glass for viewing the colors, layers, and details. As you identify stones and minerals, discuss their uses and other neat facts.
These giants of nature are not only intriguing because of their sometimes-massive size, but also because of the variety and history behind them. Borrow some books on trees from your library that describe the unique features of trees and that offer history on them. Use clues, such as the shape of the tree’s leaves, the texture of its bark, and even its size to determine the kind of tree.
Hide a small prize just off the trail under a bush or pile of leaves, mark the location on your map, and let the journey begin.
Plant Life, Old and New
Discover, with your kids, the fantastic diversity of plant life. Before you head out, review some books on plants to spark your children’s interest. On each hiking trip, choose a different trail or area and see what plants grow in certain types of soil, climates, and in each season. As you inspect plants, look for their seeds, and notice the variations. Talk about how seeds travel by blowing in the wind or catching on the fur of animals. Carefully brush away ground covering and look for seeds that have sprouted their roots that will soon develop into a new plant or tree. Learn how certain plants have evolved to have natural defenses to protect against creatures that would otherwise devour them.
Creepy, Crawly Things
Scouting for insects is an all-time favorite among kids, and the variety of creepy crawly creatures in the woods is remarkable. Carry an insect book, clear container, tweezers, and a magnifying glass for close examination of insects’ fascinating features. Bring a journal and track the types of insects you find. Read about insects’ defense behaviors and characteristics, such as colors that indicate danger to predators.
Trekkin’ Tips for Tykes
When hiking with children, keep these suggestions in mind: • • • •
Allow small legs plenty of time for breaks while making the journey and know your child’s limitations. Be familiar with potential dangers in the area in which you will explore and teach your children trail and animal safety. Before you set out, prepare your children by informing them that there may be rules against bringing their nature finds home. Bring snacks and plenty of water.
Animals All Around
Take a quiet hike in a wooded area with grassy clearings, and see how many animals you meet. Watch for snakes, turtles, and geese if there is a nearby lake or stream. Also, look for chipmunks and squirrels playing chase or gathering food; birds of prey circling overhead; or grazing rabbits and deer. Discuss the animal’s unique features and how those qualities help or hinder the animal. Talk about what the animals eat, their shelters, and species to which they are related. Keep eyes peeled for animal tracks to identify and determine how recently they were made.
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Top Trails Near Roseville
Hidden Falls, 3.2 mile trail neat Auburn Avery’s Pond, 2.7 mile loop near Newcastle Confluence, 3.4 mile trail near Auburn Sly Park Jenkinson Lake Loop, 7.6 mile loop near Pollack Pines 5. Effie Yeaw Nature Center, 1.6 mile loop, near Carmichael 6. Miner’s Ravine, 8.4 mile trail near Rocklin 7. Dry Creek Trail, 3.5 mile trail near Roseville 8. Lake Natoma Trail, near Orangevale 9. Quarry Trail, 10.8 mile trail near Auburn 10. Gibson Ranch Regional Park, 3.1 mile loop near Elverta
Which Way Do We Go?
Roam the countryside and teach your children directional skills, such as how to read a map and use a compass or the sun to determine direction. Before setting out, choose a trail system that provides maps, or make up your own. Take a trail that branches off several times, allowing for plenty of skill-building opportunities. For even more fun, turn the excursion into a treasure hunt. Hide a small prize just off the trail under a bush or pile of leaves, mark the location on your map, and let the journey begin.
Before You Go Plan your activities before you leave so you’ll arrive prepared. For your comfort and convenience, carry a small daypack, extra clothing for cold air along trails, and do not forget hiking boots. For your protection, bring along hats, sunglasses, sunblock, and insect repellent. Be prepared for emergencies by carrying a small flashlight and batteries, watch, map, bandages, and don’t forget plenty of water and snacks. Finally, make the most of your nature quest by carrying binoculars, a magnifying glass, and a small camera.
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Mama & Me Cambric Tea
A warm beverage is a comforting way to start the day. It is also a way to have a cozy break in the afternoon while the little ones are napping. In honor of Mother’s Day, the next time you stop to savor a sip, invite your children to join you in a pot of Cambric Tea. Cambric is an American word used to describe a warm beverage made of milk, sugar, and just a bit of tea. Our family first discovered Cambric Tea while we were reading The Little House on the Prairie books. Boys and girls alike will enjoy a tea party! It’s a wonderful way to teach your children to sip and savor the moment; it is a good reminder for Mama, too!! All you need is: milk, sugar, hot water, and tea (we enjoy chamomile tea which is caffeine free and calming). Prepare your tea as directed. Cambric is mostly milk and sugar, so prepare your tea cups individually with 2/3 of the cup full of milk, sugar to your liking, and just a dash of tea over the top. Children will enjoy stirring their tea and spending time with you in this usually-reserved-formama activity. Enjoy the company of your little ones, for the days are long and the years are short!
Rainbow Spaghetti Sensory Play
When the weather gets warmer, it is fun to play outside...and take the mess with you!! Sensory play is always a huge hit with littles of all ages. Rainbow Spaghetti is a great activity to make, as well as for play. The supplies list is simple, but the entertainment value is big. Everything you need is just a dollar store trip away! You will want to gather spaghetti noodles (we used 1 small package per color: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and purple), food coloring in each color, 1 gallon sized zip-lock bag for each color, buckets or bowls for each color of dyed spaghetti, and a tub, small wading pool, or even the bath tub for playtime. Cook the spaghetti as usual and rinse in cool water. Add the cooked spaghetti to each zip-lock bag. Now here’s the fun in the making!! Drop a few drops of food coloring into the zip-lock bag, zip it tight, and SHAKE, SQUISH gently, and ROLL it until the spaghetti is well coated. Let the dyed spaghetti set in the closed bag while you finish making the other colors. When you are finished dying all of the spaghetti, dump each color into a bucket. (We love colored plastic buckets from the dollar store for our creative play!) Dump each color into its matching color bucket. Now the fun begins! We used a small wading pool outside on the grass. First, the individual buckets were passed around and explored as a single color. Then we started mixing...and stirring...and WOW, did it get crazy beautiful as a rainbow emerged from the spaghetti! The beauty of playing outside in the grass was that the clean-up was easy.
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Patriotic Firecracker Spray Painting
RED - WHITE – BLUE: fireworks are spectacular in the night sky as well as a fun and creative patriotic craft! Not only is this activity easy, it also packs a big bang for the buck with lots of sensory excitement. The “OHHH” of the splat as the paint hits the paper, the “EEEE” of the dripping and blending colors make for an “A-HA” moment of creative expression. Gather these items: white paper of any size, a clothes line on which to hang the paintings, clothes pins for fastening the paper to the line, 1 spray bottle for each color, tempera paint in colors of your choice, and a drop of dish soap for each spray bottle. Fill each spray bottle 3/4 full of water. Add a drop of dish soap and a big squirt of tempera paint. Shake the bottle to mix well. The paint should be very runny so it easily sprays out of the nozzle. This activity works best if the clothesline is hung against a fence so that the paper hangs against the fence as a support. Simply hang the paper on the line and arm each artist with a spray bottle. They will know what to do! As the paint sprays out of the bottle and splats against the paper, it will make a great sound! As the paint drips and blends with the others, little ones will explore colors. Let the art dry on the line in the sun and watch as the designs change and new colors emerge. Try wetting the paper first to see what happens to the paint. Add stickers or transparent tape to the paper for a color resist experiment. The discovery is limitless!
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Kids Eat Free! Please note that specials are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.
Water Fun Hours may be modified due to events, please call ahead to confirm.
Baskin-Robbins: $1.50 cones on the 31st of each month, Every Tuesday $1 off each scoop from 5pm- closing: Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln.
GolfLand Sunsplash: Wavepool, water slides for all ages, and much more! Roseville, (916) 784-1273, www.golfland.com/roseville.
Brookfields Restaurant: Kids 10 & under eat free with paying adult every Monday-Thursday from 4-9:30pm. 1817 Taylor Rd.
Johnson Pool: Come make a splash at 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 7–8:30pm, June 11th-August 1st. Closed Sat/Sun. 100 D St., Roseville, (916) 774-5260, www.roseville.ca.us/parks.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Kid’s Night Mondays from 4-10pm. Kids Meals are $1.99. 1168 Galleria Blvd. #200 Cattlemens: Kids eat free with purchase of Cattlemens T-shirt. Kids must wear T-shirt when dining to receive free meal. 2000 Taylor Rd. Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Kids eat FREE Sundays. One free meal per adult entree.1919 Douglas Blvd. & 6604 Lonetree Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill: FREE kids meal on Monday nights with purchase of adult entree. 1475 Eureka Rd. #100 Daphne’s California Greek: Kids eat FREE on Sundays. 10357 Fairway Dr #130 & 8680 Sierra College Blvd #110 Denny’s: Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. 122 Sunrise Ave., 5181 Foothills Blvd. & 4460 Rocklin Rd. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids eat FREE Sundays. One free Kids Meal per adult meal of equal or greater value. 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #150 & 5406 Crossings Dr. Ettore’s Bakery & Cafe: Kids eat FREE with purchase of dinner entree. 390 North Sunrise Ave. Firehouse Subs: Kids under 12 eat FREE from 4pm to closing daily. 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Jimboy’s Tacos: Kids 12 and under eat free every Monday with purchase of an adult meal. 1228 Galleria Blvd. & 1821 Douglas Blvd. Krispy Kreme: Free donut for an A on a report card. 10317 Fairway Dr. Macaroni Grill: Monday & Tuesday kids eat free with adult purchase. 2010 Douglas Blvd, Roseville. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Kids Day Sundays 1-5pm (up to 5oz) free for kids under 10, 5194 Commons Dr. Suite 103, Rocklin Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids eat free all day on Sundays: 998 Sunrise Ave. Round Table Pizza: Kids 4 & under eat free with paying adult at the Tuesday night buffet. At select Round Table Pizza’s, please call ahead. Rubino’s: Kids eat free spaghetti Mondays 4-9pm. 5015 Pacific St. Strings: Kids 10 & under eat FREE from kids menu Sunday & Mondays after 4pm, with purchase of adult entree. 1900 Douglas Blvd. Sushi Unlimited: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with purchase of adult entrée. 9600 Fairway Dr.
Kathy Lund Park: This community park offers lighted soccer fields, three youth softball fields, playground for youth ages 5-12, and a water play area opening May 15th. Sprayground open from 10am-7:30pm, 7 days a week. 6101 West Oaks Blvd., Rocklin. (916) 625-5500, www.rocklin.ca.us/location/kathylund-park. Kids Interactive Fountain at The Fountains: The Fountains feature is a huge hit for families throughout the summer. Kids interactive fountain open Memorial Day weekendSeptember (weather permitting) from 11am– 6pm daily! www.fountainsatroseville.com. McBean Pool: This facility offers recreational pool and a spray park. The spray park area is open for use during Recreation Swim, Family Swim, and Tiny Tot Playtime. 61 McBean Park Dr., Lincoln, 916-434-3230, www.lincolnca. gov. Mike Shellito Indoor Pool: The Mike Shellito Indoor Pool is a state of the art facility that includes an 8 lane, 25 yard pool. There is an additional 1,500 square foot warm water pool. Open year round.10210 Fairway Dr., Roseville, (916) 774-5957, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. Roseville Aquatics Complex: The Roseville Aquatics Complex includes the Summer Sanders Olympic-size competition pool, a zero-depth recreation pool with beach entry, a 150-foot water-slide, and children’s interactive water play area. Family Nights: Mon/Wed/ Fri from 7:30–9:00pm, June 11th–Aug 3rd. Check website for closures due to events. 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, (916) 7745262, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. The Vernon Street Town Square Spray Ground: The spray ground opens on weekends the first full weekend in May and opens daily beginning Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Open Noon-7pm daily. 311 Vernon St., Roseville, (916) 772-7529, www.roseville.ca.us/parks. Whitney Community Park: Water sprayground opening May 15th, from 10am7:30pm, 7 days a week. 1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy, Rocklin, www.rocklin.ca.us/location/ whitney-park
Farmer’s Markets Tuesday Roseville Whole Foods Market at the Fountains Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway OPEN YEAR ROUND 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday Auburn DeWitt Center, Richardson Dr. at B Avenue June 28th – August 30th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lincoln Hills 9654 Orchard Creek Lane May 24th - November 15th 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday Loomis Taylor’s Burger & Shake Shop Parking Lot 3636 Taylor Road, Loomis, June 1st - August 31st 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon Downtown Lincoln F Street, between 5th and 6th Street June 15th - August 10th 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday Roseville Denio’s, 1551 Vineyard Road Open year round 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Saturday Auburn Old Town Courthouse Parking Lot Auburn-Folsom Rd at Lincoln Way Open year round 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon Rocklin RC Willey at Blue Oaks Center 6636 Lonetree Boulevard June 3rd – October 28th 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sunday Granite Bay Quarry Ponds Town Center 5550 Douglas Boulevard May 28th – September 24th 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Check out all of the great things we have to look forward to this Summer! Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm events.
Ongoing Events Mondays BounceU: Open Bounce, 3:30-5pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Children’s Bereavement Art Group: The Children’s Bereavement Art Group helps children learn to cope with and accept the death of a loved one by encouraging them to express their grief through creative outlets. Call for Dates and Times - groups are closed, must register. Please call (916) 454-6555.
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, Maidu Library, (thru May, please call regarding June & July times) 1530 Maidu Drive, and Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville Please call for more info, (916) 774-5221.
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Art Bistro: Just $10 gets you your choice of size canvas panel, ornament, or glassware to have fun painting while you mix it up with other fun people! Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks, pizza and small plates from 3-6pm to keep the creative juices flowing! Open Mic starts at 6pm if you want to stay and perform or just enjoy the entertainment! For more details or to find out about all the fun classes and the daily happy hour specials they offer please call: (916) 472-0252 or go to www. theartbistro.com.
BounceU: Open boucne for 7 and under from 9:3011AM. Family bounce every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/rosevilleca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info.
Body Back Boost - Tuesdays, 6:15pm at Diamond Oaks Park, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer. fit4mom.com.
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.
Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Grades 1 - 8. Drop-in. First come, first served, thru May, please call regarding June & July times. Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Singing, playing, moving and puppet fun enhance this storytime geared towards little learners. Held thru May, please call regarding June & July times. Parent participation required. Free. 6-6:30pm, Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St. Stroller Strides: Mondays, 9am at Maidu Park, Roseville, Twin Oaks Park, Rocklin, ARD Park, Auburn. For more info 530-863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info. Teen Library Council: Gain new skills, meet other teens, and have fun. 2nd Mondays, Ages 13 - 18, 5:30-6:30pm, Location rotates monthly, please call ahead for location: (916) 774-5221.
Boot Camp: Time to get up and move! Come enjoy the beautiful weather while getting a great cardio and stretch workout at Boot Camp. Boot Camp is a great opportunity to exercise during your lunch break. Every Tuesday in Vernon Street Town Square from 12-12:45pm, held until 5/29, Drop-in. BounceU: Sensory Bounce, 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm. Open Bounce, every Tuesday from 3:305pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/ roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Farmer’s Market: Held year round every Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway, 8am–1pm. Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Receive reading practice with a volunteer. Grades 1 - 8, Drop-in, thru May, please call regarding June & July times. First come, first served. Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Read to a Dog: Ages 6 - 12. Sessions are first come, first served. Free. (thru May, please call regarding June & July times) 3:30-4pm & 4:05-4:35. 2nd Tuesdays of each month. Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St., Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation is required. Held from 10:30-11am (thru May, please call regarding June & July times) at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., and the Downtown Library, 225 Taylor St., Roseville, (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, (thru May, please call regarding June & July times) 11-11:30 a.m. Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids: Join Pottery Barn Kids for a special story time every Tuesday at 11am. 916-7832454, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Stroller Strides: Tuesdays, 9am at The Fountains, Roseville. For more info 530-863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com. Super Reader Training Camp (Rocklin): Teen-led oneon-one reading and literacy skills practice for ages 3-5. Tuesdays from 4-5pm unitl June 1st, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-3133. Train Rides at The Fountains Train: Ride for Free on Tuesdays. The train runs from 11am to 6pm every day, weather permitting. Train tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk. Tickets available everyday but Tuesday for $2, adults ride FREE with passengers under 2 years old every Tuesday. Contact Guest services at 916786-2679 for more information.
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): Join us for our family storytime, a fun half-hour of books, rhymes, and songs. All ages are welcome to this event, and we have special tips and techniques for building reading skills at home throughout the program. Everyone-(parents included!) is sure to have a good time and learn something new. Every Wednesday 3:30-4pm. (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-on-one coaching, each Flight School student learns a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting. Every Wednesday, 6-8pm, www. iflyworld.com/flight-school/. Flip 2 It: We offer a Kids Day Out for ages 3.5 years to 5 years old from 9am-12pm on Wednesdays once a month. All children must be potty trained. Activities include, jumping, climbing, crafts, games, super swing, story time, tumbling and more! Call for more info, 10556 Industrial Ave, Suite #130, Roseville, (916) 772-3547 or www.flip2itsportscenter.com. Fit4Baby: Wednesdays at 6pm at Herself Moms studio, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298 or placer. fit4mom.com. Homework Help: Visit your library for in-person homework help, and excel in school! Receive reading practice with a volunteer. Grades 1 - 8. Drop-in. First come, first served. Free. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, held at the Maidu & Riley Library in Roseville. Held thru May, please call regarding June & July. LEGO® Club (Granite Bay): Bring your mad Lego skills to the Granite Bay Library and let your imagination flow! Bricks are provided. 3rd Wednesday of each month: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. No reservation required. 6475 Douglas Blvd. Mother Goose on the Loose (Granite Bay): Nursery Rhymes & Musical Rhythms for babies from birth to two, Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11am. 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: roseville.rockinjump.com Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation is required. Held from 10:30-11am (thru May, please call regarding June & July times) at the Martha Riley Community Library, Downtown Library, and the Maidu Library, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Library Teens Create: Do you enjoy hanging out or exploring new things? Teens CREATE, a monthly program, gives you a chance to expand your creativity and try something new! For 12-18 year olds. Free. 4th Wednesday of each month, Downtown Roseville Library and Riley Library, from 3:30-5:30pm. Held thru May, please call regarding June & July times.
Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Laser Tag $10 per session! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
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) Parent may join for free! AGES: Walking age - 6 years old. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 644-9966, www.skyzone.com.
Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights: FREE event held Tuesdays, May 15th-July 31st from 5-9pm in downtown Roseville. www.rosevilledowntowntuesdaynights.com.
Storytime (Rocklin): Storytime for ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday until June 1st, 10:30am- 11am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-3133.
Stroller Barre: Wednesdays, 9am at Maidu Park, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info. Wee One Wednesdays: Come play with us! Little ones are invited to enjoy a morning in the park. Each week, new games and activities are ready for tots to enjoy. From bubbles and art to active games, tots are sure to have a blast! Ages: 5 & under. Parent participation required. Free. May-Sept, Vernon Street Town Square, 10-10:45am, www.roseville.ca.us. Wine Down Wednesdays: Enjoy live music and wine tastings in partnership with local vintners. Adults, 21 years and older, are invited to sample some delicious wines and enjoy live music. Benefiting recreation programs for at risk youth. 5:30-7:30pm, Vernon Street Town Square, visit roseville.ca.us/events for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: All arcade games are 1/2 price All Day Long! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Thursdays Body Back Boost: Thursdays, 6:15pm at Diamond Oaks Park, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer. fit4mom.com. BounceU: Bounce N Bubble from 9:30am-11am. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/rosevilleca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Chick-fil-A: Story time from 9-10:30am, a special morning storytime, a fun activty and a special treat. 912 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 773-5558. Family Night at La Provence: 2nd Thursday of every month join us for a family movie on our 9’ screen. The movie begins at 6pm. Children’s menu is always $4, movie is free, reservations required as seating is limited. 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, 916-789-2002. Food Truck Mania!: Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local area. From 5–8pm. Mother Goose on the Loose (Granite Bay): Nursery Rhymes & Musical Rhythms for babies from birth to two, Thursdays: 11:30 - 12pm. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Mother Goose on the Loose (Lincoln): Interactive storytime for little ones 0-4 years old and their adults! There is marching, rhyming, singing, and more to help your little one learn and grow. Thursdays from 10:3011am and 11:30am-12pm. Advised to arrive 15 minutes early. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln.
Time for Twos! (Granite Bay): For two-year-olds, Thursdays, 10:30 - 11am, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-12pm. 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. www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Fridays BounceU: Open boucne for 7 & under 12:30-2pm. Reservations recommended. www.bounceu.com/rosevilleca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Family Night at Roller King: A family of 5 can get in for only $17, skate rental is extra, www.rollerkingroseville.com. First Friday at The Fountains: Party Down Main Street! Every First Friday of the month from May through September, we shut down main street and bring in crafters, artisans, car shows and a variety of activities for the kids in Kids Zone. Fun for the whole family. Held from 6-9pm, please go to www.fountainsatroseville.com for more info. Mom’s Group: Join other moms who have recently had their second or third baby in an opportunity for support and connection. Groups will explore challenges with the new baby but also with the whole family and your own changing identity. Topics include shifting family dynamics, as well as tips, tricks, and coping skills for the whole family. Share, learn, and connect in a safe and non-judgmental space. This group is intended for mothers whose babies are 0 – 9 months. The next 8 week discussion and skill group starts May 4th and will run consecutive Fridays from 12pm-1:30pm. To sign up or to find out about future groups please go to counselingservicesinroseville.com or call (916) 794-1334. Mothers Outlet Support Group: Mothers Outlet is a support group for new (0-1 year old) and soon-to-be mothers. Together you and your infant will participate in this exciting new adventure. Regardless of your background or preparation, you cannot anticipate all the changes that occur at this time in your life. Coming together in a group will provide you the opportunity to share, learn and grow. No pre-registration necessary. Drop-ins welcomed- Just show up! Friday’s from 9:30am11:30am, call (916) 887-4039 for assistance. 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.rockinjump.com. Skatetown: Skatetown hosts themed ice skating sessions regularly, featuring a live DJ, song requests, games, prizes, laser and disco light shows & more. It’s good clean fun for all ages. Select Fridays, please call for dates. 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville, (916) 783-8550, www.skatetown.biz.
Wee Read Storytime (Rocklin): For babies 0-24 months. Books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime: Fridays at 10:30-11:30am until June 1st. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, 916-624-3133. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one session of Laser Tag and 40 arcade credits and we’ll give you a second Laser Tag session FREE! www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Saturdays Board at the Library: Bring your tabletop games, card games or classic board games for Board at the Library. Enjoy the meeting space to play your favorite games with your friends or learn how to play a new game. Every second Saturday at the Downtown Roseville Library from 10-5pm. Body Back Boost: Saturdays, 7am at Diamond Oaks Park, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom. com. Family Movie Night (Lincoln): Join us for FREE family friendly movies - Check the Library website for exact titles and dates! Doors open at 5:30pm, movie starts at 6pm at Twelve Bridges Library in Lincoln. Home Depot Kids Workshop: First Saturday of each month, drop in between 9am – 12noon. Free for Kids 5 – 12. All Home Depot locations, Hands-on “How-To Workshops” designed for children. Lakeshore Learning: Free crafts for kids every Saturday 11am-3pm for ages 3 and up no reservation necessary. 1850 Douglas Blvd. Roseville, 916-774-4304. Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog Program (Loomis): 4th Saturday each month, Lend a Heart brings their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. 10:30-11:30am, (916) 824-2905, www.loomislibrary.org. 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 10:00am, must register online, www. lowes.com. 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. Night Out at the Museum: Every 3rd Saturday, enjoy art receptions and cultural presentations at these monthly evening events. Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 6:30pm8:30pm, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville. Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 12-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, www.roseville.ca.us.
Paws to Read(Granite Bay): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. Therapy Dogs provided by “Lend A Heart/ Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy”: 3rd Thursday of each month. 3:30 - 4:30pm. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.
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, www.skyzone.com.
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 thru May, please call regarding June & July. Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 7745221.
Romps & Rhymes (Rocklin): For 18 months-3 years. Thursdays until June 1st, 10:30-11am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, 916-624-3133.
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.
Read to A Dog (Lincoln): Third Saturday of Each Month, 3 - 4 pm. Come read to one of Lend a Heart, Lend a Hand’s Therapy Dogs! Studies have shown that reluctant readers often find success reading to dogs; whether your little one is a reluctant reader, is learning to read, or just wants to spend some time with a new four-legged friend, we’re sure that they’ll love our Read to a Dog program. (916) 4342410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln.
Stroller Strides: Fridays, 9am at Maidu Park, Roseville, Twin Oaks Park, Rocklin, ARD Park, Auburn. For more info 530863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com.
Rockin’ Saturdays at Rockin’ Jump: Our “All Ages” open jump night. 8-10pm every Saturday night! For more info go to roseville.rockinjump.com.
Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 4:30-8pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.
Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Saturdays from 8-10am. For kids aged 6 and under. Holiday hours may apply, for more info go to roseville.rockinjump.com.
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. 10:30-11am thru May, please call regarding June & July times. Riley Library, and Maidu Library, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Run Club: Thursday 9am at Royer Park, Roseville. For more info: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com. Stroller Strides: Thursdays, 9am at The Fountains, Roseville. For more info 530-863-3298 or placer.fit4mom.com.
Roller King: Children’s Lesson & Session every Saturday. Mom Approved Music will be played. Lesson 9:30-10am and session from 10-11:30 am. www.rollerkingroseville. com, 916-783-0918. Roseville Library Storytime: Visit the library to enjoy a storytime featuring classics and new stories. Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation required. Held at 10:30am thru May at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Roseville Museum Day: Open free to the public on the first Saturdays of each month from 10am -2pm. Carnegie Museum, 557 Lincoln Street and the Telephone Museum, 106 Vernon Street. Science Saturday (Granite Bay): 1st Saturday of every month, 10-11am at the Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Sky Zone: Character Toddler Time! We’ve teamed up with “The Fairy Godmother Events” to bring you Fairy Tale characters, Super Heroes, and Sci-Fi stars. Join us for sing-along story time, photos, superhero training, facepainting, dress-up, and so much more! Walking age - 6 years. Every other Saturday 8:30-10am. Call for dates. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 644-9966, www. skyzone.com. Sierra Vista Community Center Flea Market: Come out and find some good buys and have a lot of fun! Community Flea Market at Sierra Vista Community Center every 3rd Saturday 8AM to 2PM. Sierra Vista Community Center, 55 School St., Colfax 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, strikesrocklin.com, 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. www.xtremecraze.com, (916)259-2729.
Sundays AMF Rocklin Lanes: $2.50 Games, $2.50 Shoes every Sunday after 6pm. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 624-8216, www.amf.com/location/amf-rocklin-lanes. Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 11:30-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, www.roseville.ca.us.
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Pay What You Wish at The Crocker Art Museum: The 3rd Sunday of each month, allows you to pay what you can afford. www.crockerart.org. Strikes Bowling: Sunday, 9–12PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin, strikesrocklin.com, 916-626-3600.
May Cinco De Mayo on the Fouth Friday, May 4th Downtown Lincoln Association will host a Cinco De Mayo on the Fourth party in the heart of Downtown Lincoln (5th and F Street). 5-8pm, www.downtownlincolnca. com. FREE Stroller Strides Class Friday, May 4th New Friends 1st Fridays, open to new mamas, 9am at Twin Oaks Park, Rocklin and ARD Park, Auburn. For more info call or visit: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com.
Wastewater Treatment Plan Tours Friday, May 4th You know where water comes from, but where does it all go? Our free tour of the Pleasant Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the processes that keep the water moving and the environment healthy. Tour length is about one (1) mile. Minimum age requirement is 12 years old. Space is limited and registration is required. To reserve your space visit www.roseville.ca.us/planttours. Let Them Play 5k & Kids Fun Run Saturday, May 5th Join Roseville Community Preschool for our 3rd annual Let Them Play 5k and Kids Fun Run. This unique 5k Run provides the opportunity for children to explore their wonder in our kids area while runners, walkers and everything in between complete a 5k around the beautiful scenery of Maidu Park. 8am-12pm, visit www. rosevillecp.org to register and for more info. Lincoln Pace Race Saturday, May 5th 10k and 5k fun run, Vendors, Music, Salsa Contest and more. Benefits selected area schools and the Alzheimer’s Association. www.lincolnca.gov. 3rd Annual Placer Women’s Retreat Saturday, May 5th Sutter Health and the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation are proud to bring this Retreat to the women in our community! Our “give back” to women, this oneday event will offer an action-packed day of fun and interactive lifestyle and health workshops, brunch and giveaways. The day focuses on women’s health and will assess a woman’s ability to “do-it-all,” while balancing work, family, health and overall wellness. 8:30am-2pm, for more info on specific details please visit www. placerwomensretreat.org! I love the 80s Fun Run Sunday, May 6th At the I Love the 80s Fun Run retro party you can run, walk or flashdance your way along the 5k/10k course and cross the finish line in Town Square listening to some gnarly tunes. All runners earn a totally 80s medal. This is a family friendly event. Register online at roseville.ca.us/events. Vernon Street Town Square, 9am-11am. Dinosaur Day & Science Fest Sunday, May 6th Dig for fossils, see experts prepare fossils, watch a fun physics demonstration and lots of fun activities for kids. Held at Sierra College Natural History Museum, 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin. All of the proceeds from this event are used throughout the year to maintain our exhibits, provide programming and to make new and exciting installations in the facility. For more info please visit www.sierracollege.edu/events. Preschool Playgroup Tuesday, May 8th The fun starts here! Bring your little one to our free preschool playgroup for hands-on activities and discovery. This program is a great way to connect with other families, find out about utility rebates and services and begin conversations about protecting our planet. This program was created specifically with preschoolers in mind and offers age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Drop in free any time from 10am - noon, no registration necessary. Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. For information, call 916.746.1550. 10th Annual Rocklin Community Festival Thursday, May 10th - Sunday, May 13th A Celebration of Family & Fun Benefitting Children in the Community sponsored by Kiwanis. Entrance to the Festival is Free! Carnival rides, daily entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths and more! Johnson Springview Park, 5480 Fifth Street, Rocklin. www. rocklincommunityfestival.org. Come join the fun!
Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament Friday, May 11th Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament with the City of Roseville. Proceeds from this tournament provide scholarships and low cost recreation programs to families in need. For more information, visit roseville.ca.us/events. Woof Wine Dine Friday, May 11th A fundraiser for the Placer SPCA. Held at the Vernon Street Town Square, 311 Vernon Street in Roseville from 6 – 9pm. http://placerspca.org/woofwinedine/ Community Celebration Parade Saturday, May 12th A community-focused parade will be held leading up to the Kiwanis sponsored Rocklin Community Festival. The parade will take place in the area of Rocklin Rd., Front St. Farron St. and 5th St. Entry forms and information are at www.kiwanisparade.com or you can contact Kiwanis member Cris Gerard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tour de Lincoln Saturday, May 12th The Lincoln Rotary Club Foundation is hosting this 17th Annual Tour de Lincoln benefit bike ride. Proceeds will support local Rotary service projects. Choose from 10,20, 40, or 63 mile rides. Register through Active.com. Gather Community Vendor Fair Saturday, May 12th This is a FREE Event open to the Community. We have invited rirst responders, various local businesses, food vendors, as well as classic cars for display, for a FUN Filled DAY!! There will be a drawing for prizes throughout the event and much more! GraceLife Church, 671 East Ave, Lincoln, 10am-2pm. BerryFest Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th Celebrating the harvest of the Strawberry with great Strawberry food, fun shows, contests, shopping, pageant, entertainment and new this year an antique faire! www.feedmeberries.com, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All American City Blvd, Roseville, 916 787-0101. Masterworks Concert IV: Mother´s Day Celebration Saturday, May 12th & Sunday, May 13th Put on by the Auburn Symphony and held at Placer High School Theatre, 275 Orange Street, Auburn. www. auburnsymphony.com Family Campfire Friday, May 18th Listen to Native American stories and roast marshmallows around the campfire at our outdoor amphitheater. In the event of rainy weather, program moves indoors. Seating is limited. Please call ahead for groups of 10 or more. Gates open at 7pm and program is 7:30-8:30pm. Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four. Under 2 are free. At the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, (916) 774-5934. Movie Night Sing A Long Saturday, May 19th Now I gotta cut loose, Footloose! Come see the movie where a city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, but his rebellious spirit shakes up the town. Dress up and play the part or sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment. This adult night out features a beer garden, food and a whole lot of fun! Free. Vernon Street Square, 8-10pm. 47th Annual Rocklin Fire Open House & Pancake Breakfast Saturday, May 19th The Rocklin Fire Department will be hosting an Open House. This is a family event with safety information and fun for everyone. Fire apparatus, tools and equipment will be on display. A Jr firefighter obstacle course will be available for your little firefighter to test his or her skills at what it takes to be a firefighter. The Rocklin Firefighters Association will be serving breakfast for a small donation. 8am-11am.
Roseville Police Department Open House Saturday, May 19th Join us for an inside look at the Roseville Police Department! Check out vehicle and equipment displays, watch the K9s and other special units demonstrate their skills, tour the station and much more. Free and fun for the whole family. 9am-12pm, 1051 Junction Blvd. Mulch Mayhem Saturday, May 19th Free Muluch! Mulch Mayhem is designed to help Roseville residents prepare their yards for the hot days of summer. Bring an open truck or trailer with tarps to cover and we’ll use a front-loader to deposit the mulch right in the back. Open truck or trailer ONLY. City of Roseville residents only, First come, first-served until supplies are gone. For more information and location details visit or call: roseville.ca.us/ mulchmayhem, (916) 774-5761. Bayside Car Show Sunday, May 20th Rev up your engine and join us for the 2018 Bayside Car Show on the Adventure Campus! Enjoy classic cars, food trucks, raffle prizes and our Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting and more. This annual event is FREE, family-friendly and full of fun! 9am-1:30, Bayside Church Adventure, 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville Sacramento County Fair Thursday, May 24th - Monday, May 28th Kids 12 and under are free! Carnival, livestock, vendors, food and much more! Held at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, www.sacfair.com.
June FREE Stroller Strides Class Friday, June 1st New Friends 1st Fridays, open to new mamas, 9am at Twin Oaks Park, Rocklin and ARD Park, Auburn. For more info call or visit: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com. Downtown Lincoln Car Show Saturday, June 2nd Held from 10am-3pm in downtown Lincoln, for more info visit www.downtownlincolnca.com. Green Gardening Workshop-What’s Bugging You? Saturday, June 9th Find out which bugs are the good guys and which ones are the bad bugs! Learn about pest management methods that won’t harm you or the environment. Insect, rodent and bird control will be discussed. There will be an activity on how to decipher pesticide and herbicide labels. What you don’t know may harm you! 10am-12pm, $6 Roseville residents, $8 non-residents. To register: (916) 746-1550 or roseville.ca.us/explore. Movie in the Park - Despicable Me 3 Saturday, June 9th Enjoy an evening in the park with friends and neighbors. Movies begin at sundown on a 30 ft. screen (weather permitting – check rcona.org). Come for dinner at 7:30 pm with your lawn chairs and blankets. Food, beverages and other refreshments available for purchase. Bounce Houses from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Woodbridge Park, 415 Sierra Blvd in Roseville. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Monday, June 11th Bring your stuffed animal for a storytime and leave them behind for a sleepover. The next day, pick up your stuffed animals after 1pm and decorate photos of their nighttime library adventures! Please bring a stuffed animal that can be left behind. Location: Downtown Roseville Library, 5:30–6pm. Solar Workshop Tuesday, June 12th Your Trusted Solar Advisor is here to help you learn more about solar technology and installation so you can make an educated decision. This workshop will cover topics such as the importance of installing energy efficiency first, what to know before you buy and purchasing options.
Registration is required. 6pm - 7:30pm. To register: (916) 746-1550 or roseville.ca.us/explore. Family Campfire Friday, June 15th Listen to Native American stories and roast marshmallows around the campfire at our outdoor amphitheater. In the event of rainy weather, program moves indoors. Seating is limited. Please call ahead for groups of 10 or more. Gates open at 7:00pm and program is 7:30-8:30pm. Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four. Under 2 are free. At the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, (916) 774-5934.
entertainment and great food vendors. 4pm: Gates Open, 8pm: Main Show & Fireworks Display held at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. destinycommunity.org/celebrateamerica.
July FREE Stroller Strides Class Friday, July 6th New Friends 1st Fridays, open to new mamas, 9am at Twin Oaks Park, Rocklin and ARD Park, Auburn. For more info call or visit: 530-863-3298, placer.fit4mom.com.
Concerts on the Square Saturday, June 16th Concerts on the Square kicks off with Jessie Leigh. Jessie Leigh infuses her rock and roll attitude into her country style with a fresh and unique sound. Come on down to enjoy some tasty food truck grub and claim your space for the show. Gates open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Free. For more details, visit www.roseville.ca.us.
Hawks, Honkers & Hoots Saturday, July 7th Meet local raptors (birds of prey) and waterbirds in this fun, educational show. Following the show, a discovery table provides a hands-on experience. Location: Maidu Community Center, 1–2pm. Free! This program is part of the Summer Reading Program which is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.
Puppet Art Theater Co. Thursday, June 21st Join adorable puppets in the classic fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Location: Vernon Street Town Square, 9–10am. Free! This program is part of the Summer Reading Program which is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.
Big Trucks Summer Tuesday, July 10th Electric Line Trucks. 9:30 - 11am. Free! Your little driver has got the green light to sit behind the wheel of our big utility trucks! Climb on in and imagine what it would be like to provide reliable utility services to the City of Roseville. At each Big Trucks Summer event, we’ll have story time, truck demonstrations, games and activities for truck lovers of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop by and spend some time in the driver’s seat at this free, family-fun event! Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.
Placer County Fair Thursday, June 21st - Sunday, June 24th Renew your love of fair! Newly updated and remodeled Placer County Fair in Roseville. For more information about the fair, visit their website at www.placercountyfair. org. 800 All America City Blvd, Roseville, 916-786-2023. Movie in the Park: Lego Ninjago Saturday, June 23rd Enjoy an evening in the park with friends and neighbors. Movies begin at sundown on a 30 ft. screen (weather permitting – check rcona.org). Come for dinner at 7:30 pm with your lawn chairs and blankets. Food, beverages and other refreshments available for purchase. Bounce Houses from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Santucci Park, 1831 Morningstar Drive in Roseville. CAPC Golf Classic Monday, June 25th Golf fundraiser for Child Advocates of Placer County (CASA). Held at The Ridge Golf course in Auburn. Please go to www.casaplacer.org for more details. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Tuesday, June 26th Bring your stuffed animal for a storytime and leave them behind for a sleepover. The next day, pick up your stuffed animals after 1pm and decorate photos of their nighttime library adventures! Please bring a stuffed animal that can be left behind. Location: Riley Library, 5:30–6pm. Tequila Mockingbird Thursday, June 28th An evening of literary-themed libations and delicious appetizers supporting the Friends of the Roseville Public Library. Location: Riley Library. For more information, visit rosevillefriendsofthelibrary.org. Rummage Sale Saturday, June 30th The Teen Friends Of The Library host their 2nd annual rummage sale. Proceeds benefit their five-week SATPrep program which is available for a low cost to any high school student. To donate items to the rummage sale, visit any library location May 14-June 22 to drop off your items. A list of accepted donations is available at rosevillefriendsofthelibrary.org. Held at the Riley Library from 10:30am–1pm Celebrate America: 10 Year Anniversary Saturday, June 30th & Sunday, July 1st Destiny Community Center presents Celebrate America, a free community event celebrating our great nation featuring a patriotic show and an incredible fireworks display. The day also includes a Kid Zone, a pre-show line up of local
The Bubble Lady Wednesday, July 11th This fabulous show really pops. It’s crazy, zany, super silly and tons of fun. Enjoy incredible, musically enhanced bubble adventures. Location: Roseville Sports Center, 2–3pm. Free! This program is part of the Summer Reading Program which is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library. Irrigation Workshop: Irrigation 101 Saturday, July 14th Frustrated with your irrigation system? Do you dread adjusting your controller or working with your equipment? Join us at Irrigation 101, a hands-on workshop designed to provide you with basic information, system component descriptions and the tools needed to conduct an at-home site evaluation. 10am-12pm, $6 Roseville residents, $8 non-residents. To register: (916)746-1550 or Roseville. ca.us/explore Movie in the Park: Wonder Saturday, July 14th Enjoy an evening in the park with friends and neighbors. Movies begin at sundown on a 30 ft. screen (weather permitting – check rcona.org). Come for dinner at 7:30 pm with your lawn chairs and blankets. Food, beverages and other refreshments available for purchase. Bounce Houses from 6:30 to 8pm. Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville. Big Trucks Summer Tuesday, July 17th Pipescope and Vactor Trucks. 9:30 - 11am. Free! Your little driver has got the green light to sit behind the wheel of our big utility trucks! Climb on in and imagine what it would be like to provide reliable utility services to the City of Roseville. We’ll have story time, truck demonstrations, games and activities for truck lovers of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop by and spend some time in the driver’s seat at this free, family-fun event! Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Camp Blue Sky Hosted By Blue Sky Counseling Tuesday, July 17th Blue Sky Counseling Center will be sponsoring an event for elementary school kids and their parents on at Rockin Jump Roseville. Kids and parents will jump, have dinner, and learn important emotional wellness, coping, and social skills and have lots of fun together. From 5-8pm. Call 916-747-3799 for more info and to register.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Tuesday, July 17th Bring your stuffed animal for a storytime and leave them behind for a sleepover. The next day, pick up your stuffed animals after 1pm and decorate photos of their nighttime library adventures! Please bring a stuffed animal that can be left behind. Location: Maidu Library, 5:30–6:00pm. Family Campfire Friday, July 20th Listen to Native American stories and roast marshmallows around the campfire at our outdoor amphitheater. In the event of rainy weather, program moves indoors. Seating is limited. Please call ahead for groups of 10 or more. Gates open at 7pm and program is 7:30-8:30pm. Fee: $5/person, $16/family of four. Under 2 are free. At the Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, Roseville, (916) 774-5934. Concerts on the Square Saturday, July 21st Featuring Michael Furlong’s tribute to Tom Petty. Come on down to enjoy some tasty food truck grub and claim your space for the show. Gates open at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Free. For more details, visit www.roseville.ca.us. Big Trucks Summer Tuesday, July 24th Vactor and Dump Trucks. 9:30 - 11am. Free! Your little driver has got the green light to sit behind the wheel of our big utility trucks! Climb on in and imagine what it would be like to provide reliable utility services to the City of Roseville. We’ll have story time, truck demonstrations, games and activities for truck lovers of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop by and spend some time in the driver’s seat at this free, family-fun event! Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr. The Science Wizard Wednesday, July 25th Melting, oozing, smoking, bubbling, and foaming! It’s super cool chemistry! The Science Wizard entertains kids of all ages. Location: Roseville Sports Center, 2–3pm. Free! This program is part of the Summer Reading Program which is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.
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The Children’s Festival Friday, July 27th The Children’s Festival will return to Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The park will be transformed into a lively Renaissance Faire for children with over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, a bevy of faeries and more! This year’s Children’s Festival will once again have two sessions, from 9am – noon and from 5pm - 8pm. Admission to each session is $3. www.thechildrensfestival.com. Movie in the Park: Paddington 2 Saturday, July 28th Enjoy an evening in the park with friends and neighbors. Movies begin at sundown on a 30 ft. screen (weather permitting – check rcona.org). Come for dinner at 7:30pm with your lawn chairs and blankets. Food, beverages and other refreshments available for purchase. Bounce Houses from 6:30-8pm. Buljan Park, 150 Hallissy Dr in Roseville. Teen Trivia Night Monday, July 30th Test your Star Wars, Disney and Harry Potter knowledge using the interactive trivia game, Kahoot. Bring a device with an internet browser (cell phone or tablet) or use one of our laptops. Prizes for best costume and winning team! Location: Riley Library, 5:00–6:30pm, Ages: 13–17. Big Trucks Summer Tuesday, July 31st Garbage Trucks. 9:30 - 11am. Free! Your little driver has got the green light to sit behind the wheel of our big utility trucks! Climb on in and imagine what it would be like to provide reliable utility services to the City of Roseville. We’ll have story time, truck demonstrations, games and activities for truck lovers of all ages. No registration necessary, just drop by and spend some time in the driver’s seat at this free, family-fun event! Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Dr.
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