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A quarterly resource celebrating family life in Roseville and beyond Winter Issue 2019-2020 November - December - January

SIMPLE TRADITIONS Making the Holidays More Meaningful


Saving Green by Going Green

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t’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner, and the start of a new year is almost here. Whether you are a new reader or one of our loyal readers, all of us at Growing Up Roseville would like to send out a heartfelt thank you for the support. I hope you continue to read our magazine and see what we have in store for you! At Growing Up Roseville, we hope to help you celebrate this season and make it special for you and your family. In this issue, we are excited to share with you an article on safety tips when holiday shopping with your kids, creative holiday leftover recipes, children’s book reviews, and much more! Don’t miss our exciting new promotion, Win It Wednesday. Every other Wednesday we will have a giveaway from a local business on our website, be sure to check it out at Thank you to our winter contributors, advertisers, staff, and readers for making this magazine possible! We could not publish this magazine without you. I wish you and your family the best of the holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Margaret O’Hair Margaret lives in Rocklin. She and her husband like to be out on the water on our boat, kayaks, or paddleboards with our Portuguese Water Dogs, Sailor, and Surfer. Yesterday, today and tomorrow, you can find her running around being a mom to two kids, a kindergarten teacher, and a writer. Check out all of her books at or on Instagram @margaretohair.

Traci Haynes, RD, CEDRD Traci is a nutrition therapist with a specialty in disordered eating, including education on body image, fitness, and positive self-talk. Traci is the owner and founder of the R.I.S.E. Strong Program and has two private practice offices in Chico and Roseville. She has a passion and commitment to helping her clients adopt a healthy, lifelong relationship with food, body, and self.

Christine Carter, Ph.D. Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a sociologist and author of The New Adolescence, The Sweet Spot, and Raising Happiness. A sought-after keynote speaker and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, she draws on scientific research to help people lead their most courageous, joyful, meaningful, and productive lives.

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

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Jennifer Arbuckle Jennifer specializes in developing and implementing programs for recycling and solid waste systems. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Geography and Biology from the California State University-Chico and has over 17 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

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School and Home 08 Gather Studio & Marketplace Small Business Spotlight

10 Holiday Tips

Saving Green by Going Green

12 7 Stunning Children’s Book Reviews Top Books From 2019


14 R.I.S.E. Strong

A New Empowerment & Education Program for Girls


16 Fit4Mom Placer

Get Connected with Local Moms

18 Holiday Shopping Safety

Tips for Shopping with Kids

19 Making the Holidays More Meaningful Simple Holiday Traditions

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Win It Wednesday 21 Fun Giveaways from Local Businesses

Winter Fun


20 Winter Bucket List

20 GUR’s Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas

22 Creative Tips & Recipes for Holiday Meal Leftovers

24 Celebrate New Years Eve with the Kids


In Every Issue... 04 04 26 31 31

Editor’s Note Contributors Events Calendar Preschool Directory Advertiser Directory


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ather opened last fall and will be celebrating their 1st anniversary on November 30, Small Business Saturday. Gather offers a variety of classes and workshops taught by the owner, Meleya Walker, and area artists and makers. They also offer private parties and events for Moms’ Night Out, Birthday Parties, Team building, Fundraising events, and Kids Birthday Parties. Gather offers workshops on everything from candles, soap making, wood signs, and painting, to succulentsto name a few. You will love that you can BYOB to their 21+ classes! In addition, they have a gift shop that exclusively sells locally handmade items from over 50 area artists and makers. Meleya Walker decided to open Gather after both her kids started school, and she decided to go back to work. She struggled to find employment after

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staying home and running a jewelry design company from home. Realizing that the universe was pointing her in a different direction, Meleya asked herself if she could do anything, what would it be, and why wasn’t she doing it? She decided to start living her dream of having a creative space where community and creative entrepreneurs could Gather together, with the community learning from the makers and allowing them to share their art while making money living their passion. Gather Studio and Marketplace 8870 Auburn Folsom Rd. Ste. B Granite Bay 916.872.1316 @gatherstudioandmarket

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Holiday Tips:

Saving Green by Going Green If it is a typical holiday season in California, we will throw over 8 billion bottles and cans in the trash instead of the recycling bin. In a time of economic concern, it behooves one to acknowledge that taking the time to consider the environment, in the forms of reducing, reusing, and recycling, can significantly reduce the weary spender’s costs. So, before the presents get appropriately ripped open- before the packaging is gouged open, or the gift discreetly kept in the box for the stealthy return- please consider the following facts and tips. They might help ease the holiday strain on your pocketbook and the environment.


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By Jennifer Arbuckle

Recycling Facts • • •

An average California household throws away over 34 pounds of plastic water and soda bottles each year. Every 90 days a recycled aluminum can makes its way back on the shelf as something useful. 80-100 years - That’s the lifespan of an aluminum can that gets tossed into the trash instead of a recycling bin.

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700 years - That’s how long a trashed plastic bottle will sit in a landfill, taking up space, refusing to degrade. 1 Million Years - Put a glass bottle in a landfill, and that is how long it will sit there doing nothing. Recycle it and it can live forever.

Products Made from Recycled Bottles and Cans • • • • •

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Plastic - Recycled Material Products Made from Plastic Bottles:

T-shirts: Fourteen 20 oz. plastic bottles yield enough fiber for an extra-large T-shirt. Carpet: It takes 14 20 oz. plastic bottles to make one square foot of carpet. Fleece Sweater: It takes 63 20 oz. plastic bottles to make a sweater. Jacket Fiberfill: Fourteen 20 oz. plastic bottles yield enough fiberfill for a ski jacket. Sleeping Bag Fiberfill: It takes 85 20 oz. plastic bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag.

Glass - Recycled Material Products Made from Glass Bottles: Glassware New glass containers Decorative home decor Fiberglass Insulation Tile

Aluminum - Recycled Material Products Made from Aluminum Cans:

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Picture frames Decorative home decor: bowls, vases, etc. Baseball bats

No-Waste Gift Giving Ideas • • • • •

No-Waste Gift Wrapping Ideas

Not sure what to get someone? How about a gift certificate? That way, you know the gift will be kept. Make gifts. Everyone appreciates a home-cooked meal or baked goodies. Consider non-material gifts. Tickets to a sporting event, movie, play, or concert are a real treat. Make a charitable donation in someone’s name. When you go shopping, bring your own reusable bags. Think durable! Consider how long an item will last before you make a purchase. Often, a cheaper item will wear out long before its more durable equivalent. Always remember to look for items made with recycled content.

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Wrap the gift in a drawstring bag and use an inexpensive luggage tag for the gift tag. Decorate oversized gifts with just a bow that can be used again. Put toy animals in a cowboy hat and wrap a cowboy scarf around it. Use a jewelry box for some flea market ‘jewels.’ Use a knit hat to wrap a small gift. Close the hat with a barrette or a decorative hat pin. Games or toys for a child can go in a new backpack or designed pillowcase. For a person who is handy, wrap a gift in a toolbox. Put blouses and other gifts in decorative hat boxes and tie with a hair ribbon. For the sewing enthusiast, wrap a gift in a fabric remnant and tie it with a piece of lace or ribbon. Any kitchen gift can be wrapped in a colorful dish towel. Kitchen utensils can pop out of an oven mitt. Place home-baked cookies in a reusable tin box, a kitchen container, or a decorated oatmeal box. Use a colorful tablecloth to wrap dishes or dining room gifts. For a reader, wrap a book in a reusable canvas shopping sack. Wrap tools for a gardener in the pocket of an apron, planter, or bucket. Hang earrings, bracelets, or necklaces right on the Christmas tree, or put them inside or around an open ornament. Search the flea market, garage sales, and thrift stores for interesting old boxes that can be used as decorative packages. Search the attic for old family photos and mementos and give them to your favorite relative, wrapped in Grandma’s old hat and a lace curtain.

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There are different tests for deciding the best books for kids. Does it make them feel good about themselves? Can it inspire them to change the world? What about giving insight to issues in the world and broaden their perspectives? How about if it is just plain enjoyable to read the text again and again? And lastly, there are those books that help us find meaning in our lives and life around us. Whatever your filter, these books below, will stand the test of time.

OTTO AND PIO By Marianne Duboc The message of this read-aloud book is caring for friends and family, the ones in life who you love the most, and ultimately, who you need the most. Otto is a little squirrel who is happy by himself until another small animal named Pio comes to visit. While Otto starts out being annoyed with having to share everything, he soon realizes that life is better with a friend. HIGH FIVE By Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri


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This book is the latest from the authors of the best seller, DRAGONS LOVE TACOS. This is a book with rhythm and rhyme, and one that inspires a back and forth high five contest with you as the star of it. Kids love to give high fives, and this is a book that they will laugh with as they do the interactive things in the book, to make them even better at high fives. SUPERHEROES ARE EVERYWHERE by Kamala Harris illustrated by Mechal Renee Roe This is a picture book about a little girl named Kamala Harris who became a district attorney and a United States senator. As she goes through her life, she notices that

superheroes are everywhere. Superheroes are among her friends, her family, and in her neighborhood. What makes a superhero, especially since everyone is different and unique? A superhero is someone who is being the best version of themselves that they can be.

YOU ARE MY HAPPY By Hoda Korb This is Hoda Korb’s second picture book for children. Both of her books are New York Times number one best sellers! This one is about being grateful for all the things we have in life, from the grandest thing to the smallest thing. The story is told through the eyes of a mama bear and her cub, as they settle down for the night to sleep. Mama Bear and her cub discuss the things in their world that bring them happiness. This book is a perfect bedtime read for you and your child.

DRAGONS ARE REAL By Holly Hatam A fun read for the youngest readers in your family. This book has bright and cheerful pictures, sweet, simple text, and the always winning subject topic of dragons. Every time you read this book to your little one, you will reassure them of how much they are loved.

SEA BEAR: A Journey For Survival Written and illustrated by Lindsay Moore This is a stunning book of bear, ice, sky, and sea. Journey with the steadfast polar bear, through the Arctic ocean, as she searches for land. Global warming has made the ice break apart, and the bear has a hard time finding what he needs. The writing is gorgeous, poetic prose. The illustrations are stunning. Follow along as the bear meets other marine creatures, walruses, seals, a whale in his quest for land. This poignant and timely book will send a message to children about the importance of saving the environment. PERFECT By Max Amato This is a picturebook by Max Amato about a very linear and by the book Eraser and his more organic friend, Pencil. Eraser has adventures involving a tornado and getting grubby, and it shows how imperfect he is. But this book also portrays Pencil as Eraser’s opposite. Readers will find that opposites not only end up attracting each other, but they figure out how to work together as they go through their places in the world. And when they end up with their friendship, they are stronger then they were alone. This is a hilarious and playful story your kids will ask for again and again. Check out Margaret O’Hair’s latest book: Ride the Wave, Love Sofia, and Haole the Surf Dog. It is a true story of Sofia Sanchez, a little girl with Down syndrome, who learned how to surf by riding the waves in the Pacific Ocean with Haole the Surf Dog. Sofia takes you on her personal journey of dreaming big and never giving up.

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Traci Haynes, RD, CEDRD Founder/Owner

R.I.S.E. Strong (Respect, Image, SelfLove, Education, and Empowerment) is a program designed for adolescent girls at the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade school levels. Through positive school presentations and community workshops, R.I.S.E. attendees leave equipped with tools necessary to value and care for their whole selves. R.I.S.E. girls are empowered to love and respect themselves and each other as they begin their journey on a happy, healthy, lifelong relationship with food, body, and self.

Why R.I.S.E.? According to the National Eating Disorders Association (N.E.D.A., 2016), 40-60% of elementary school girls (ages 6-12) are concerned about becoming too fat and engaging in unhealthy weight control behaviors. With the best-known contributor to eating disorder behavior being body dissatisfaction, recent studies are showing the median onset of eating disorder behaviors as 12-13 years of age (N.E.D.A., 2016). These statistics are very real and alarming. It is our

responsibility to bring awareness and education to our young ladies growing up in such a culture. I have worked as a Registered Dietitian for 25 years with a specialization in eating disorders for the past ten years. Like most adolescent girls and women alike, I have experienced my own struggles with body image and peer pressure to “be” a certain way. Confusing messages about exercise, dieting, and acceptance plagued my own youth. It was through my struggle and journey through recovery that I realized my passion for working with adolescent girls. R.I.S.E. is a movement that developed through years of working with young girls who have been exposed to today’s unrealistic, harmful, and socially constructed messages about nutrition, fitness, image, and self. R.I.S.E. participants will learn to listen to their body’s need for energy and respectfully respond. We call this body talk! Good vs. bad foods and “diets” are OUT! Intuitive, mindful, and balanced eating in which ALL foods fit is IN! R.I.S.E. encourages embracing and celebrating the bodies that we are in with joyful activity. Moving our bodies is a gift, and it is our job to respect and appreciate them for all that they do for us every day. In order to embrace body positivity, our adolescent girls need to understand the many changes their bodies are supposed to experience during this

time. The puberty stage (commonly 8-16 years old) is one of the most critical developmental stages of one’s life. From growth spurts, shape, and weight changes to changing emotions and moods, their amazing bodies are maturing. We will talk about the many changes of puberty as the body transitions from childhood to young adulthood. The one skill that took me years to develop and is an essential component of the R.I.S.E. message is positive self-talk. Self-talk is the most powerful form of communication because it either empowers or it defeats us. One of the questions I ask the girls is, “Do you always speak to yourself as you would speak to someone you love?” We explore positive, compassionate self-talk, and self-love tools like music lyrics, quotes, and journaling. The energy and camaraderie that emerges from a room full of R.I.S.E. participants is priceless. The girls amaze me with their vulnerability and courage to show up, share, and be seen.

It is said that a culture is formed by the stories the children are told. It is time for us to create a new story of selflove, acceptance, compassion, respect, and value. We have the opportunity to empower this generation with a new message. What an honor it is for R.I.S.E. to be a part of this new story. In their own words: “I learned that if I would encourage myself more, I could accomplish more. I also learned that I am beautiful and strong.” - 5th-grade workshop attendee “No one can bring you down if you believe you are strong and beautiful because you are.” - 6th-grade workshop attendee “A few things I learned from Traci are it doesn’t matter what the scale says, or the tags on your pants say. It matters who you are as a person. My favorite part was when she let us step on each other’s R.I.S.E. scale so we could complement

each other for who they are.” - 7th-grade student “Traci’s presentation helped me realize that my friends really care about me and that I am beautiful and wanted in this world. Traci cares about us even though she doesn’t really know us, she cares!” 8th-grade student For more information: Instagram @rise_strong_ 2020 R.I.S.E. Strong Roseville Workshop Dates: Saturday, January 26, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm Saturday, February 23, 2020 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 pm If you are interested in more information about the workshops, please contact Traci at (530) 828-2763 or

In addition to educating through the R.I.S.E. Strong program, Traci has a private practice as a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian in the Roseville. She works with a group of specialized practitioners that have come together to provide outpatient eating disorder treatment for individuals and their families. For more information on the services offered at The Eating Disorder Collaborative, please visit our website at:

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otherhood is one of the best jobs on earth! It is also one of the most challenging. Loneliness, overwhelm, disconnect, and anxiety can set in when we are isolated from others. Our Village - FIT4MOM Placer- can help that! We are so much more than sets and reps, so much more than a fitness group. We are a community of moms, assisting other moms through motherhood. Our Village is YOUR place to find support, connect with other moms, empower each other, and find the strength to get through each day. It is a place to make a difference in your own life, your family, your community, and your world. Our Village supports all moms, in all stages and ages of motherhood. Each month activities are scheduled to celebrate, find support with mom-life challenges, playgroups, family fun days, field trips, charitable causes, and more! Together we can help each other find our collective strength in motherhood! Finding a tribe of like-minded women can make the difference between enduring each day to ENJOYING each day. Motherhood is so much better with friends!

Growing Up Roseville Magazine is loaded with tons of ideas to get out and get social. FIT4MOM Placer would like to add a whole bunch more to that list, and you don’t have to exercise with us to play with us! Come on out, Mamas! We would love to meet you!! Find your Mom Tribe, come, and feel refreshed in friendship!

November: Weekly Play Groups every Wednesday at 10:15 am (Loomis Basin Community Park South, 3550 Ong Place, Loomis) 11/6 Mommy & Me Teddy Bear Clinic, 10:15 am (Loomis Basin Community Park South, 3550 Ong Place, Loomis) Free Teddy Bear Clinic for children and parents. Can’t bear going to the doctor? Let Shani Thornton, Certified Child Life Specialist ease your fears. - Bring your favorite plush friend to explore medical play. - Become familiarized and prepared for future wellness visits. - Learn fun and creative coping skills. - Gain knowledge to better support your child. We will be meeting under the picnic pavilion near the basketball court. 11/16 Run Club Meet-Up, 8 am (Royer Park, 130 Park Drive, Roseville) Join us for a FREE Run Club Meet-Up! We welcome moms of all stages, as well as friends, family members, and kids of all ages! Our FIT4MOM Run

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Club Coach will lead you in a familyfriendly warm-up, then lead a self-paced run to meet your skill level. Bring a friend! There is no cost to attend. Meet us at Royer Park at the bottom of the staircase. 11/19 Visit Colwell’s Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch, 9 am (2500 Penryn Road, Penryn) Stroller Strides is going on-location to Colwell’s Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch!! Come for a great fitness class along the hills of the ranch, then stay to tour the mandarins and the delicious tastes of the mandarins, persimmons, gourmet oils, delicious balsamic vinegars, and chocolates!! What could be better than THIS AMAZING MORNING!?! Be sure to bring your spending money - they seriously have the MOST DELICIOUS mandarin infused olive oil and reduced balsamic vinegar!!! You will want to bring home this treat to your family (Or give as holiday gifts)! This is a Specialty Stroller Strides Class, so it’s FREE for ALL - invite a friend!! Children need to stay in the stroller for the entire class. The ranch is also a residence, so please

be respectful of our hosts’ personal area. After class, the littles will have time to get their wiggles out and explore the area. It will be fun for all!! Not a FIT4MOM Placer member yet?? Come try it!! Your first class is always FREE. 9 am Arrive & Sign-In 9:30 - 10:30am Stroller Strides 10:30 - 11am Taste & Shop Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment. Taught by certified and specially trained fitness instructors, it is a great workout for any level of exerciser. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom.

December: Weekly Play Groups every Wednesday at 10:15 am (Loomis Basin Community Park South, 3550 Ong Place, Loomis) 12/10 PJs & Pancakes Holiday Class & Party Holly Jolly STROLLER STRIDES in your CHRISTMAS JAMMIES!! PJs on your little ones too - we’ll make this morning easy for you. After class, we will feast on GINGERBREAD PANCAKES!!! Join us for PANCAKE DECORATING + a yummy POTLUCK. Many hands make the party bring a TOPPING to add to our pancake decorating + a SAVORY DISH to share. We’ll also have a self-directed craft station for Mama + Me fun!! We may even get a visit from THE BIG GUY himself!!! This is a FREE class for ALL, so we encourage you to bring ALL your friends too!! 9am - 9:30am Arrive & Sign-In 9:30 - 10:30 am HOLLY JOLLY Stroller Strides 10:30 - 11:30am Pancake Potluck & Mama + Me Crafting January: Weekly Play Groups every Wednesday at 10:15 am (Loomis Basin Community Park South, 3550, Ong Place, Loomis) 01/04/20 Run Club 10K & Half Marathon Training for Shamrock’n Begins, 8 am (Royer Park, 130 Park Drive, Roseville) Connect with us:, 530-863-3298 Email at


Holiday Shopping Safety


By Rob Baquera

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ovember is the start of the holiday shopping season. So, whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or Ramadan, you will likely find yourself out shopping at some point with kids in tow. As hard as you try to keep your children near you, they can get distracted by something they find fascinating and be out of sight in no time. Here are some safety precautions parents should consider taking when out with their children this holiday season. •

Take a picture of your child on the day of the outing. This way, you will know their clothing and hairstyle, and you will have an up-to-date photo should you need it. Consider dressing your child in brightly colored clothing. This will make it easier for them to be seen.

Use the “two giant steps” rule. Your child can never be more than two giant steps away from you, and you should always be able to see him/her. It is a fun way for a young child to remember not to wander off.

Be sure your child has your cell phone number. If your child is too young to memorize it, write the digits on a piece of paper and put it in their pocket, or write your number on their arm or a wristband. This way, anyone who finds him/her will be able to contact you right away.

If age-appropriate, make sure your child knows their full name and your full name.

Teach your kids what to do if they ever get separated from you. First, they should go to the last place they saw you and call out your name. If they cannot find you, they should look for a “safe” person to ask for help like a store worker or security guard. Tell them to never leave the store/mall without you. Let them know you would never leave without them.

If you have older children and you allow them to venture out on their own, make sure they have a friend or sibling with them. Have them check in with you regularly via text or phone. Make sure to agree on a “meeting place” and time.

When you go to a busy place, ask your child, “Who works here?” Help your child identify employees or store security guards. Make sure they can tell you how to identify an employee (radio on their belt, wearing a particular shirt, or a store name tag). The holiday season is a joyful and exciting time. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Doing a little preparation beforehand can help prevent a larger incident from occurring and make all those fun holiday trips a safe and enjoyable experience.

Make the Holidays More Meaningful – and Less Materialistic By Christine Carter, , Ph.D.

is greater happiness and fulfillment, materialism is a terrible coping method. At best, it will only provide short-term relief; in the long-run, it is likely to deepen feelings of insecurity. Materialism is worth combating, especially over the holidays when it seems to reach a fever pitch in our culture. I think A great way to combat materialism over the holidays is to prioritize connection with friends, family, and neighbors. My teens would rather be with their friends than anyone else most of the time, but this is the time of the year when we insist on family first.


ast year about this time, an Instagram photo showing a mountain of shiny wrapped presents – nearly as large as the seven-foot Christmas tree behind it – went viral. I love Hanukkah and Christmas (we celebrate both in our family); at the same time, all the gift-buying and present bragging is cause for worry.

to follow suit. The same goes for advertising: The more exposure kids get to advertising, the more likely they are to be materialistic. Materialism is worth combating, especially over the holidays.

Two things tend to influence how materialistic kids are.

The less obvious factor behind materialism has to do with the degree to which we fulfill our needs. When people feel insecure or unfulfilled – because of poverty or because a basic psychological need like safety, competence, connectedness, or autonomy is not being met – they often to try to quell their insecurity by striving for wealth and a lot of fancy stuff. Because of this, relatively poor teenagers ironically tend to be more materialistic than wealthy ones. Less nurturing and more emotionally cold mothers tend to have more materialistic children.

The first is obvious: Consciously or not, we adults socialize kids to be materialistic. When parents – as well as peers and celebrities – model materialism, kids care more about wealth and luxury. So when parents are materialistic, kids are likely

So materialism and the behaviors that go with it – desiring and buying brand name clothes and luxury items – can be symptoms of insecurity and a coping strategy used to alleviate feelings of self-doubt or bolster a poor selfimage. If what kids are really seeking

Kids who grow up to pursue wealth and material possessions tend to be less satisfied with their lives. They are not as happy, and they experience fewer positive emotions each day. Research finds materialism in students is also associated with lower-quality relationships and feeling less connected to other people.

For example, the weekend before Christmas, my cousins always fly in from Massachusetts and Washington and Florida for a big extended family Christmas party, complete with a funny “Yankee Swap” (aka “white elephant” gift exchange). My mom makes spritz cookies with the kids- a tradition started in Germany with her mother. We light the candles of the menorah and say prayers each night during Hanukkah, something my husband’s Jewish family has been teaching us. All of this is about renewing our sense that we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Let me not mince words here: This sense that we are connected and part of a larger whole is the single strongest predictor of happiness that we have. It is true, the holidays have become depressingly commercial in our culture, with a massive focus on what each individual will get and what kids want in terms of material gifts. Let’s choose to focus on relationships instead of individual gift lists this holiday season. Not surprisingly, people who focus on family or religion during the holidays report higher levels of happiness than those who do not.

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Winter Bucket List 25 Family Fun Things To Do This Winter! 1.

Go to the snow

2. Make your own hot chocolate 3. Make cookies 4. Go ice skating 5. Make homemade soup 6. Watch a Christmas or winter movie 7. Cut out paper snowflakes 8. Eat a candy cane 9. Do a family puzzle

10. Build a blanket fort 11. Sip hot apple cider 12. Go bowling 13. Have a no-screen day 14. Fulfill an angle tree request 15. Read a holiday story by the fire 16. Make a pine cone bird feeder 17. Have a pajama day 18. Play a board game 19. Do a random act of kindness 20. Deliver baked goods to a neighbor 21. See a performance 22. Donate to a food bank 23. Donate toys you are no longer using to a local charity 24. Bundle up and go for a nature walk

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25. Attend a tree lighting or holiday festival

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Growing Up Roseville is excited to announce our NEW Win It Wednesday promotion! Every other Wednesday, we will have a giveaway from one of the local businesses featured on this page. To enter to win, simply go to giveaways. The winners will be picked randomly on November 13th & 27th, December 11th & 25th, and January 8th. You can enter to win the first giveaway anytime between November 1stNovember 13th by 12 pm, and we will email the winner later that day. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for reminders and information on upcoming giveaways.

Enter to win one of two $25 gift cards for Gather Studio & Marketplace! Our 100% “Made Local” Marketplace features over 50 local artists and makers handmade items and gifts. We also offer a variety of fun classes and workshops available for private parties and events, including fundraisers, team building, and birthday parties for kids and adults. 8870 Auburn Folsom Rd. Ste B, Granite Bay 916-872-1326

Enter to win one FREE frozen yogurt a month for one year! Big Spoon Yogurt at the Fountains is a locally owned family dessert shop. We have frozen yogurt, Gunther’s ice cream, root beer floats, bulk candy, waffle bowls, and over 80 toppings. Plus, we have alternative ME>carbs, gluten-free, low sugar, Keto-friendly treats. Have fun creating your own treat with all your favorite toppings. Big Spoon, Big Smiles. 1182 Roseville Pkwy. Ste 100, Roseville 916-782-2399

Enter to win 6 tickets to the Curious George performance! Roseville Theatre Arts Academy is an award-winning children’s theatre in Downtown Roseville that reaches out to all children in Roseville and the surrounding areas to participate in live theatre and musical theatre productions. Visit our website to view and purchase tickets to one of our upcoming shows. 241 Vernon St. Roseville 916-772-2777

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or a lot of us, the holidays are all about cooking: turkey (or a turkey alternative), stuffing, cranberry sauce, the works. Unfortunately, that also leads to a lot of food waste. Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, that waste increases more than 25 percent during the holidays (That’s a lot of Thanksgiving leftovers going into our landfills).

Make a Plan

Good meal planning can help you save money and reduce food waste. Instead of winging it, purchase just enough ingredients to serve your guests. Add a few extra servings if you want to ensure leftovers. For the turkey, a good rule of thumb is to calculate 1 1/2 pounds per person (this includes room for some leftovers). Here is a genius tip from Martha Stewart: the smaller the bird (12 pounds or less), the lower the meat-to-bone ratio, so plan on at least 2 pounds per person instead. Serve Buffet Style to Reduce Food Waste Encouraging self-service for the meal (i.e., buffet style) can help ensure that your guests only take what they think they will eat (give or take an extra scoop of mashed potatoes). Having a buffet virtually guarantees that less food will get scraped off their plate and into the garbage at the end of the meal. Compost Fruit and Vegetable Scraps Cooking a large meal like a holiday dinner can generate a lot of fruit and vegetable scraps — potato peels, carrot tops, apple cores. If you are not already composting, the holiday season is an excellent time to start. For smaller kitchens, a countertop container works great. If you have a backyard, setting

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up a worm compost bin is also an option. Many municipalities have food scrap drop off programs, which make it even easier to reduce your waste. At Least Freeze It Freezing holiday leftovers is probably the easiest way to avoid food waste. Lots of components of the traditional holiday meal can be frozen. Here are some tips for chilling holiday leftovers: • Store meat and gravy together to keep the meat from drying out. • To freeze gravy without meat, whiz the gravy in a food processor or blender first to keep it from separating when you thaw it. • Freeze stuffing in freezer bags, ideally reusable bags. Sprinkle stuffing with a little broth or water before reheating to avoid the dry-out factor. • Freeze cranberry sauce in airtight containers. Then make fancy grilled cheeses by spreading a little thawed cranberry sauce on crusty bread before adding your cheese of choice and grilling. • To freeze whole pumpkin pies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, then foil. Freeze. To thaw, defrost in the refrigerator overnight until defrosted.

Lots of Holiday Leftovers? Get Creative!

Maybe you cooked way too much turkey. Maybe you even planned for leftovers because you have been craving turkey pot pie all year long. No matter the reason, if you find yourself with a ton of leftovers, we have plenty of recipes to help you out. Leftover Turkey Recipes • Here is less of a leftover recipe, and more of a just-do-it-every-time tip: If you are roasting your turkey, always

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save the turkey carcass (This also goes for chicken, duck, pheasant, etc.). First, make turkey stock with those bones. If you have leftover meat as well (and maybe some roasted vegetables), make turkey soup (Check out our recipe below). This turkey soup recipe adds dumplings, an excellent way to stretch a smaller amount of leftovers into a full meal. Not ready to make soup right away? Freeze the stock and use it for soups, sauce, or any time a recipe calls for broth or stock. Use that stock and leftover turkey to make the Louisiana classic, turkey gumbo. Use all the fixings to make a beloved classic turkey sandwich. Whip up turkey hash for breakfast. Not only is this a great way to use leftover turkey, but it is also great for clearing out your vegetable bin. Chop up veggies like bell peppers, potatoes, and mushrooms to toss into the mix. Another great way to make use of food scraps and holiday extras is with leftover turkey pot pie. Along with leftover turkey, you can throw in leftover green beans, carrots, herbs, and other veggies. If pot pie is not your thing, there are a ton of turkey casserole recipes you can try out to use those leftovers, including turkey noodle casserole, turkey, and mashed potato casserole, and turkey and rice casserole. It’s all about the turkey, and all about the carbs.

Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes • What is the easiest way to reuse mashed potatoes? Eat a big bowl of mashed potatoes! • The most delicious? Make mashed

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potato pancakes. Stir in egg, cheese, and herbs, then fry in a skillet until crispy. Delicious with sour cream or apple sauce. Use those mashed potatoes to top a holiday leftovers shepherd’s pie or add them into a casserole. Turn them into mashed potato biscuits; the potato makes them tender and flaky. These would be great served with turkey hash topped with a poached egg.

Leftover Stuffing Recipes • Yes, you can use turkey to make hash. But if you did not roast a bird, or you want more hash, use the stuffing too. This recipe pairs it with fried eggs for an easy breakfast dish; another adds leftover sweet potatoes to bulk up the meal. • Peppers, squash, and empanadas can all be filled with leftover stuffing. • Leftover stuffing also makes a delicious crust for a quiche. • Use the leftover stuffing as a base for muffins — We’ve got a recipe below to get you started. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes • If you have gone to the trouble of making homemade cranberry sauce, do not waste it! An easy way to use it up is to serve it like a chutney, spread on sandwiches, with roast meats, and alongside hard cheeses like cheddar. • Substitute cranberry sauce for recipes that call for jellies, such as cocktails, marinades, or baked goods. Try it out with our pancake recipe below. • Use cranberry sauce to flavor dairy products like yogurt or whipped cream or spoon it over vanilla ice cream. • For leftover fresh cranberries that never made it into a sauce, make cranberry pie.

Holiday Leftover Recipes Turkey Bone Broth

Makes 2 quarts I promise if you make this broth from your leftover bird, you won’t be disappointed. Use it to make soups, turkey pot pies, and much more. We adapted this recipe from Sherri Brooks Vinton’s bone broth recipe. Ingredients • At least 2 pounds turkey bones • Vegetables such as onion, carrot, celery or garlic peels, ends, and skins (optional) Method 1. Place bones and vegetables in a heavyduty stockpot and add cold water to cover by 2”, about 1 gallon.

2. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Simmer gently for 3-3 1/2 hours, skimming any foam that forms. 3. Scoop out bones and large vegetable pieces with a slotted spoon. Strain broth through a colander into a large heatproof bowl and strain again through a fine-mesh sieve into a large heatproof bowl or container. 4. Set broth aside to chill, then refrigerate until cold; fat will solidify on top, making it easy to remove. Store chilled broth for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 Photo by months.

Stuffin’ Muffins

Serves 6 Got leftover stuffing? Got a muffin tin? Then you’ve got stuffin’ muffins! Serve with poached eggs and a salad, and you have the perfect holiday-inspired breakfast or an easy lunch. For a vegetarian version, omit the bacon and substitute vegetable stock for the turkey stock or chicken broth. Ingredients • 1 tablespoon melted butter or cooking spray • 6 cups prepared stuffing • 1/4 cup turkey stock, chicken broth or vegetable broth, plus more as needed • 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped (optional) • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional) • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper Method 1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. Grease a 6-cup muffin pan with melted butter or cooking spray. 3. Use your hands to break up the stuffing (slightly)in a large bowl. If the mixture is dry, add stock to moisten (see note below). Add bacon and jalapeno, if using, and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. 4. Divide batter among muffin cups, packing tightly, so the muffins hold together. Bake until the muffins are golden brown and fragrant, 20-25 minutes. 5. Transfer to a wire rack and cool in pan 10 minutes. Run a thin, flexible paring knife around muffins to unmold. Serve immediately. 6. Cook’s Note: If your stuffing mixture

is dry, add extra stock to moisten the mix before it goes into the muffin tins. If your recipe already calls for bacon or sausage, feel free to omit the bacon. The chopped jalapeño adds extra spicy goodness, but feel free to skip it if you do not like the spice.

Cranberry-Buttermilk Pancakes Serves 4 I don’t know about you, but we always — always — have cranberry sauce left! If you are like us, then this recipe is for you. This recipe works with whole-berry cranberry sauces — the canned jellied sauce won’t cut it here. To make life even easier, you can skip the stirring-the-cranberry-sauceinto-the-batter step and just spoon a few tablespoons of sauce right on top of your short stack. Easy peasy.

Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 tablespoons sugar • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 teaspoon baking powder • Kosher salt • 2 eggs, separated • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 cup whole milk • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled slightly • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce, plus more • Butter, for greasing pan and serving • Maple syrup, for serving Method 1. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. 2. Whisk egg yolks, buttermilk, and milk in a small bowl. Slowly whisk melted butter into milk mixture. Whisk in vanilla. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients and whisk to combine. 3. Whisk egg whites in a small bowl until frothy. Gently fold whites into the batter until combined. Fold in 1/4 cup cranberry sauce. 4. Let pancake batter sit for 10 minutes. Heat a large griddle or non-stick pan over medium; brush with butter. Working in batches, scoop 1/4-cupfuls of batter onto pan; cook until small bubbles appear all over the surface, and the edges begin to look slightly dry, 2-3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until golden brown on both sides, 2-21/2 minutes more. Serve immediately with butter, warm maple syrup and additional cranberry sauce.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Kids By Tiffany Doerr Guerzon


hether you could not find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you do not feel like fighting holiday traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. We have gathered a few family-friendly ideas to help you ring in 2020.

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Countdown the Hours

There are so many fun ways to help kids mark time until the new year arrives. Pick the time you want to start (and end) and count down the hours by opening a bag, package, or even popping a balloon. Mark each container with the time and include a fun activity for each hour. This need not be expensive. Here are some ideas of what to stuff the bags with: • Party hats and noisemakers • Party poppers • Candy • A deck of cards and game instructions • Pens and paper to write New Year’s Resolutions • Craft projects • Glow sticks • Bubbles

Photo Booth

Even if it is just you and the kiddos, why not have a photo booth? No need for an elaborate set-up, tacking up a sheet or plastic tablecloth to the wall to use as a background works well. Gather fun props from around the house, such as hats and sunglasses, or buy a New Year’s Eve photo booth prop set.

DIY Noisemakers

Create DIY noisemakers for midnight from objects around the house. Decorate empty, lidded canisters such as butter containers, coffee cans, Pringles cans, etc., and add dried beans or rice to make shakers. Or thread large jingle bells onto pipe cleaners, then twist the pipe cleaner together at the ends for a jingle bracelet.

Sparkling Science

Younger kids love to watch bubbles grow when vinegar is added to baking soda. You can glam up this simple science experiment by mixing glitter or confetti to the baking soda. To do this, mix baking soda and glitter or confetti in a shallow bowl (be sure to use plastic confetti, not paper). When kids add drops of vinegar with droppers to the soda mixture, it will produce sparkling

bubbles. If you do not have droppers, kids can pour small amounts of vinegar over the baking soda with cups.

Bake a Clock

If your kids love baking, one fun and delicious activity is to make a countdown clock. You can do this by baking cookies or cupcakes and arranging the treats in a circle on a round serving platter or pizza pan. Decorate each with the numbers of the clock and use licorice sticks such as Twizzlers as clock hands to mark the time.

Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

It’s not a party without balloons, right? Confetti-filled balloons will brighten up your space; then, you can pop them at midnight for a confetti shower! Make your own or buy them on Amazon. You can fill them with helium or not – either way, the kids will love them. If you really want to wow the kids, stage your own balloon drop! You can make one by taping a plastic party tablecloth filled with balloons to your ceiling or buy a kit on Amazon.

Milk and Cookie Cocktails

Every party needs snacks! Serve up milk and cookies in style by coating the rims of small glasses, or even wine glasses, with colorful sprinkles. Spread a thin layer of honey or corn syrup on a plate, and then pour out sprinkles onto a separate plate. Dip the rims of glasses in honey or corn syrup then dredge in the sprinkles (Leave the glass upside down in the sprinkles for a few minutes so that the sprinkles do not slide down the glass). Cool the glasses in the fridge, fill with cold milk, and serve with cookies.

Family Time Capsule

Putting a time capsule together as a part of your New Year’s Eve activities can be an excellent way to reflect on the past year. It can be as simple or elaborate as you wish! Grab a shoebox or big manila envelope and gather your time capsule items. Here are some ideas for what to include: your child’s handprint, a family picture, and an interview (Question your kids about their current likes and dislikes, life goals. It will be fun in the moment and joy to look back on next year. You can Google “interview questions for kids” for ideas on what questions to ask – some bloggers even offer printable Q-and-A forms). Once finished, tuck away your time capsule and open next year.

New Year’s Eve Picture Books

The night can get long, and a quiet break for storytime could be great for everyone. Try one of these holiday-themed books to balance out the activities: • The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing: The kids want to stay up until midnight, but can they make it? • Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller is a fun way to explain New Year’s Resolutions to children. • Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail PiernasDavenport: This book introduces kids to the way people celebrate New Year’s in different cultures.


hatever you choose to do with your family on the eve of the New Year, you can make sure it is memorable with these sure-fire party pleasers.


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AMF Bowling Co.: $2.22 Tuesdays after 8 pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. Art Bistro: Just $10 gets you your choice of size canvas panel, ornament, or glassware to have fun painting while you mix it up with other fun people! Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks, pizza, and small plates from 3–6 pm to keep the creative juices flowing! Open mic starts at 6 pm if you want to stay and perform or just enjoy the entertainment! For more details or to find out about all the fun classes and the daily happy hour specials, they offer, please call: (916) 472-0252 or go to

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

Ongoing Events Mondays All Aboard for Storytime: Visit the Museum every Monday the month with readings at 11 am in the East Theater. This interactive and fun program is designed for imaginative young children ages two to five. Museum volunteers will read a different railroad-related book each month, and afterward, little ones can enjoy the museum with their parents. FREE with museum admission, California State Railroad Museum, 106 K St., Suite 200, Sacramento. AMF Bowling Co.: Monday Mayhem after 8 pm, 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr, Rocklin. BounceU: Open bounce, 3:30-5 pm. Reservations recommended. or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Children’s Bereavement Art Group: The Children’s Bereavement Art Group helps children learn to cope with and accept the death of a loved one by encouraging them to express their grief through creative outlets. Call for dates and times - groups are closed, must pre-register. Please call (916)454-6555. Color Me Mine Rocklin: Studio fees are just $3 for kids all day! 6700 Lonetree Blvd. Suite 200, Rocklin.


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Pediatric Autism Support Group: The Sutter Medical Foundation Autism Support Group is for parents to collaborate and share similar experiences, challenges, and triumphs of raising children on the autism spectrum. 1st & 3rd Mondays from 11:30-1 pm. For more information and to enroll, call (916) 262-9097. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs, and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent participation required. 10:30-11 am at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive and 6-6:30 pm at the Downtown Library 225 Taylor St. Please call for more info, (916) 774-5221. Sensory Friendly Nights at Rebounderz: 1st Monday of each month from 5 pm-8 pm, Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. 9:15 am at Loomis Basin Community Park. For more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info.

BounceU: Sensory Bounce, 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-8 pm. Open Bounce, every Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Cool River Pizza Roseville: Storytime, pictures & Kids Karaoke. Usually on the 4th Tuesday of the month 1805 Cirby Way, Ste 3. Call for times. Farmer’s Market: Held year-round every Tuesday at Whole Foods Market at the Fountains, Galleria Blvd. & East Roseville Parkway, 8 am–1 pm. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Storytime from 10 am11am weekly on Tuesdays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Munchkin & Me at REBOUNDERZ: Munchkin & Me is for children ages seven and under, and an accompanying adult, to enjoy a slower pace at Rebounderz. During this two hour block, kids enjoy the trampolines, playground, coloring, block building, toys, new friends, and more! 1-3 every Tuesday. Parent-Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr, Roseville. Paws To Read (Rocklin): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, 916-624-3133. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! Parent participation required. Space is limited. 10:30-11 am, Free, Riley Library (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) (916) 774-5221. Sensory Storytime: Join the Roseville Library for Sensory Storytime, designed especially for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorders, featuring books, music, fidget toys, and more! Parent participation required. 4th Tuesday of each month, 1111:45 am, Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, Roseville, (916) 774-5221. Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids: Join Pottery Barn Kids for a special storytime every Tuesday at 11 am. (916)783-2454, 1151 Galleria Blvd., Roseville. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Tuesdays, 8 am at The Fountains in Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer. Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! Tuesday at 9:30am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin. For more info (530)8633298 or Super Readers (Rocklin): Bring your Super Reader

to the Rocklin Library for this Teen-led program that uses stories and games to practice and improve upon literacy skills. Held in the Community Room. Tuesdays from 4-5 pm, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group): Tag! You’re It! Create teen events & activities for you and your peers while earning volunteer hours! Meetings are held from 5-6 pm the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month. Contact Rocklin Library for more information, 916-624-3133. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Train Rides at The Fountains Train: Ride for free on Tuesdays. The train runs from 11 am to 6 pm every day, weather permitting. Train tickets are available at the Guest Services Desk. Tickets available every day for $2, except Tuesday adults ride FREE with passengers under 2 years old. Contact Guest Services at (916)786-2679 for more information. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Laser Tag $10 per session!, (916)259-2729.

Wednesdays AMF Rocklin Lanes: 50% off arcade games all day every Wednesday. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 624-8216, BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds from 9:3011AM. Family bounce every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Character Night at Campelli’s Pizza: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month is character night! The Fairy Godmother characters come to visit while you enjoy your meal. Characters arrive at 5:30pm. 7480 Foothills Blvd Roseville. Dave & Busters: Half-priced games on Wednesdays, 1174 Roseville Parkway, Roseville. Family Storytime(Lincoln): Bring your children of all ages to the Lincoln Public Library for our family storytime! Listen to some great stories and build pre-reading skills for younger kids​. 3:30pm, (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln. Flight School at IFly: Adventure awaits! Flight School is the most rewarding way for kids ages 4-16 to experience the power of flight. Through one-onone coaching, each Flight School student learns a progression of flying skills in a fun group setting. Every Wednesday, 6-8pm, Flip 2 It: We offer a Kids Day Out for ages 3.5 years to 5 years old from 9 am–12 pm on Wednesdays once a month. All children must be potty trained. Activities include jumping, climbing, crafts, games, super swing, storytime, tumbling, and more! 10556 Industrial Ave, Suite #130, Roseville. Call for more info (916) 7723547 or visit LEGO® Club (Granite Bay): Bring your mad Lego skills to the Granite Bay Library and let your imagination flow! Bricks are provided. 3rd Wednesday of each month: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. No reservation required. 6475 Douglas Blvd. Preschool Program: Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! The Utility Exploration Center (1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd) from September through May for FREE hands-on crafts, fun, and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age-appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment. Held from 10am-noon on the second Wednesday of the month, no registration necessary.

Preschool Storytime (Rocklin): 12pm, Stories, songs, & activities to support school readiness. (Note: Selfdirected Play Sessions stand in for Storytime the last 2 weeks of August). Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Wednesdays from 9-11 am. For kids up to age 6. Holiday hours may apply. For more info, visit Roseville Library Storytime: Explore the wonders of reading with books, puppets, rhymes, and songs! For ages 5 and under, parent participation required. Space is limited. 10:30 at the downtown library, 225 Taylor St., (916) 774-5221. Sky Zone Toddler Time: A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Up to (1) Parent may join for free! AGES: Walking age - 6 years old, from 9:30-11 am. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916)644-9966, Storytime (Rocklin): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0 - 24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime: Wednesdays, 10:30am. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime every Wednesday at 10:30 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Wednesdays, 9:15 am at Loomis Basin Community Park South. For more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: All arcade games are 1/2 price all day long!, (916)259-2729.

Thursdays BounceU: Bounce N Bubble from 9:30am-11am. Reservations recommended. Visit roseville-ca/ or call (916) 783-4386 for more info. Chick-fil-A: Storytime first Thursday of each month from 9–10:30 am, a special morning storytime, a fun activity, and a special treat. 912 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 773-5558.. Food Truck Mania!: Come out to Vernon Street and enjoy the monthly mobile food event on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Mobile food trucks are coordinated by SactoMoFo and are some of the best in the local area. From 5–8pm. Mother Goose on the Loose (Lincoln): Interactive storytime for little ones 0-4 years old and their adults! There is marching, rhyming, singing, and more to help your little one learn and grow. Thursdays from 10:3011am and 11:30am-12pm. Advised to arrive 15 minutes early. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr, Lincoln. Munchkin & Me at REBOUNDERZ: Designed for children ages seven and under, and an accompanying adult, to enjoy a slower pace at Rebounderz. During this two hour block, kids enjoy the trampolines, playground, coloring, block building, toys, new friends and more! 1-3 every Thursday. Parent Tot Swim: Mike Shellito Indoor Pool, 10-11:30 am, 10210 Fairway Dr. Paws to Read(Granite Bay): Children are invited to polish their reading skills by reading for ten minutes each to a furry reading coach. Therapy dogs provided by “Lend A Heart/ Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy”: 3rd Thursday of each month. 3:30 - 4:30pm. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.

Storytime (Granite Bay): Baby Lapsit (for babies 0-24 months) books, songs, rhymes, bounces and playtime every Thursday at 11:30 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd. Roseville Library Storytime: Ages 5 & under. Join in the fun with stories, songs and puppets to encourage early literacy skills in young children. Seating is limited. Parent participation required. Free. 10:30 at the Maidu Library, 1530 Maidu Dr, (916) 774-5221. Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Thursdays, 8 am at The Fountains at Roseville. For more info (530)863-3298 or placer. Strides 360: Strides 360™ promises a heart-pumping workout designed to increase your endurance while also developing speed, agility, and quickness to help you sprint through mom life. It’s for any mom interested in a workout that can be as hard as you need it to be on your good days or scaled back on days you’re not sure how you made it out the door! Bring your kiddos with you in the stroller or leave the kiddo at home and come play with your mom friends. Either way, the hour will fly by and leave you energized for the rest of your day! 9:30am at Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin, for more info (530)863-3298 or

Mothers Outlet Support Group: Mothers Outlet is a support group for new (0-1 year old) and soon-to-be mothers. Together you and your infant will participate in this exciting new adventure. Regardless of your background or preparation, you cannot anticipate all the changes that occur at this time in your life. Coming together in a group will provide you the opportunity to share, learn and grow. No pre-registration necessary. Drop-ins welcomed. Friday’s from 9:30 am-11:30 am, call (916) 887-4039 for location. Rockin’ Fridays at Rockin’ Jump: Rockin’ Fridays is our dedicated time for kids ages 11-17 to mix and mingle with friends while jumping to today’s top hits from 8-10 pm with our guest DJ. For more info go to roseville. Roller King: Family Night, 7-10 pm, 889 Riverside Ave. Skatetown: Skatetown hosts themed ice skating sessions regularly, featuring a live DJ, song requests, games, prizes, laser and disco light shows & more. It’s good clean fun for all ages. Select Fridays, please call for dates. 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville, (916) 7838550,

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

Sky Zone: Toddler Time from 9:30-11 am. 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,

Toddler Time (Granite Bay): for 2 year olds & their caregivers, Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am, Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.

Storytime & Lending Library: Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center, 9:30-10:30 am, 427 A St, Ste 400, Lincoln.

Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9 am-1p m. Ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more info.

Storytime at Learning Express Toys: 11-12 pm, 2030 Douglas Blvd.

Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: One parent plays laser tag for free with a paid child., (916)2592729.

Storytime (Granite Bay): For ages 3 to 5, Fridays from 10:30 - 11 am. Granite Bay Library, 6475 Douglas Blvd.

Fridays Baby & Me in the Gallery: Fridays starting Nov 8th-Dec 20th from 10-10:30 am. Explore the creative wonders of the art on display in the gallery with your little one. Each week our Teaching Artist will lead a different storytime along with a sensory art activity to pique your little one’s curiosity! Teaching Artist: Sloane Cabrera Ages: 3 & under. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville, (916) 783-4117, BounceU: Open bounce for 2-7 yr olds, 12:30-2pm. Reservations recommended. roseville-ca/ 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. Fast Fridays Speedway: Rocklin Harley Davidson presents this season’s heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping motorcycle speedway action at the beautiful Auburn fairgrounds, 6–10 pm. Friday Flicks: Free! Held at Vernon Street Town Square select Fridays. Visit or call (916) 772PLAY for more info. Learning Express Toys Roseville: Storytime from 11am weekly on Fridays, 2030 Douglas Blvd. Mom’s Group: Join other moms who have recently had their second or third baby in an opportunity for support and connection. Groups will explore challenges with the new baby but also with the whole family and your own changing identity. Topics include shifting family dynamics, as well as tips, tricks, and coping skills for the whole family. Share, learn, and connect in a safe and non-judgmental space. This group is intended for mothers whose babies are 0 – 9 months. To sign up or to find out about future groups please go to or call (916) 794-1334.

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

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Stroller Strides: A total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. Fridays, 9:15 am, at Loomis Basin Community Park South, for more info (530)863-3298 or Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm and also 4:308 pm. Ages 4 and under. Call 916-259-2516 for more info. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one session of Laser Tag and 40 arcade credits, and we’ll give you a second Laser Tag session FREE!, (916)2592729.

Saturdays Board at the Library: Bring your tabletop games, card games or classic board games for Board at the Library. Enjoy the meeting space to play your favorite games with your friends or learn how to play a new game. Every second Saturday at the Downtown Roseville Library from 10-5 pm.

Concerts On The Square: On the third Saturdays from June–September, come to Vernon Street Town Square to hear great music! Gates open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Free admission! Family Movie Night (Lincoln): Join us for FREE familyfriendly 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.

Rockin’ Tots at Rockin’ Jump: Saturdays from 8-10am. For kids aged 6 and under. Holiday hours may apply, for more info go to Roller King: Children’s Lesson & Session every Saturday. Mom Approved Music will be played. Lesson 9:30-10am and session from 10-11:30 am. www.rollerkingroseville. com, 916-783-0918.

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

Lend a Heart/Read to a Dog Program (Loomis): 4th Saturday each month, Lend a Heart brings their sweet, therapy-trained dogs to the library so kids can practice their reading skills and build confidence with a kind, furry friend. 10:30-11:30am, (916) 824-2905, www.

STEAM-O-torium (Rocklin): (ages 6-12) Investigate the world through hands-on science, math, & art experiments. Supplies limited to 30 participants. 11:3012:30pm, 3rd Saturday of each month. Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin, (916)624-3133.

Nature Hike: Every Saturday at 10:30am at Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center. A hike or a talk led by one of our naturalists. These public programs, appropriate for all ages and interest-levels, are provided free of charge. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, www.

Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 11:30-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville, Pay What You Wish at The Crocker Art Museum: The 3rd Sunday of each month, allows you to pay what you can afford, Strikes Bowling: Sunday, 9–12PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin,, 916-626-3600.

Roseville Museum Day: Open free to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10am -2pm. Carnegie Museum, 557 Lincoln Street and the Telephone Museum, 106 Vernon Street.

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.

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.

of our naturalists. These public programs, appropriate for all ages and interest-levels, are provided free of charge. 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael, www.

Roseville Library Storytime: Visit the library to enjoy a storytime featuring classics and new stories. Ages 0 - 5. Parent participation required. 10:30-11am at the Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, (916) 774-5221.

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.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site: Drop by any Saturday at 10am for our Public Tour, free with price of admission. A guide will lead visitors through the museum and historic site, focusing on the outside trail. 1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville.

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Rockin’ Saturdays at Rockin’ Jump: Our “All Ages” open jump night. From 8-10pm every Saturday night! For more info go to

Sky Zone: Character Toddler Time! We’ve teamed up with “The Fairy Godmother Events” to bring you Fairy Tale characters, superheroes, and Sci-Fi stars. Join us for sing-along storytime, photos, superhero training, face-painting, dress-up, and so much more! Walking age - 6 years. Every other Saturday, 8:30–10 am. Call for dates. 1091 Tinker Rd. Ste 200, Rocklin, (916) 6449966,

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic: Free for kids ages 5-12, All Lowe’s locations. Fun building projects for kids. Held twice a month at 10am, must register online, www.


Hand’s Therapy Dogs! Studies have shown that reluctant readers often find success reading to dogs; whether your little one is a reluctant reader, is learning to read, or just wants to spend some time with a new four-legged friend, we’re sure that they’ll love our Read to a Dog program. (916) 434-2410, 485 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln.

Storytime at Barnes & Noble: Storytime and a fun activity every Saturday at 11am in the children’s section. 1256 Galleria Blvd., (916)788-4320. Strikes Bowling: Saturday 9AM – 12PM Early Bird Bowling $2.00 per game / $2.00 shoes. 5681 Lonetree Blvd. Rocklin,, (916)626-3600. Tiny Tumblers: Open play from 9am-1pm. For ages 4 and under. Call (916)259-2516 for more details. Toddler Time (Rocklin): For 18 months to 36 months, Thursdays, 10:30am, Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr, Rocklin, (916)624-3133. Xtreme Craze Laser Tag: Buy one full-price laser tag session, and each additional session you play is only $5., (916)259-2729. Yoyo Club: Learning Express Toys Roseville, 2030 Douglas Blvd, time varies, please call ahead 916-783-6310.


Parent Tot Playtime at Mike Shellito Pool: For children 6 and under and their parents/caregivers. 12-1pm. 10210 Fairway Drive Roseville,

AMF Rocklin Lanes: $3 Games, $3 Shoes every Sunday after 6pm. 2325 Sierra Meadows Dr. Rocklin, (916) 6248216,

Pokémon Club: Trade your cards, play your games, and explore all aspects of Pokémon. For kids ages 5-13, 2:304 p.m, 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Martha Riley Community Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, (916) 774-5221.

Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary: Offers tours to the public the first Sunday of most months. Tours are $10/adult and $5/child. Reservations are limited so that guests have the opportunity to engage with animals in small group settings.

Read to A Dog (Lincoln): Third Saturday of Each Month, 3 - 4 pm. Come read to one of Lend a Heart, Lend a

Nature Hike: Every Sunday at 1:30pm at Effie Yeaw Sacramento Nature Center. A hike or a talk led by one

Les Misérables Friday, November 1st - Saturday, November 9th Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical — a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. The multi-award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. Valley Springs Church: 2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville. For tickets visit www. Holiday Preview Sale Saturday, November 2nd Early bird holiday sale! Gifts, crafts, jewelry, home decor and more. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support our small business vendors. Over 40 vendors to shop, a bargain basement to find extreme deals, prize giveaways and refreshments. Join us for this fun start of the holiday shopping season! Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville. Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Thursday, November 7th - Sunday, November 10th Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, LIVE ON ICE! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Held at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, for tickets visit www. Cowpoke Fall Gathering Thursday, November 7th - Sunday, November 10th There will be a great group of poets, singers and storytellers on this years schedule. Our audience is full of cowboys, cowgirls and western folklore enthusiasts

who return year after year. Folks who doubt this is fun need to come out and give it a try! Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. A Christmas Story The Musical Friday, November 8th - Sunday, November 17th Presented by Broadway Sacramento at Memorial Auditorium. The song writing team behind the smash hit Tony Award®-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award®-winning film “La La Land” brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” For more info visit www. Pioneer Quilters’ Guild 20th Annual Quilt Show and Sale Saturday & Sunday, November 9th & 10th Display of beautiful quilts, quilts for sale, vendors, boutique, raffle baskets, and Door Prizes refreshments and lunch are available $7 admission, children 12 and under are free. Roseville Sports Center, 1545 Pleasant Grove Bl, Roseville. Auburn Veterans Day Parade Monday, November 11th Parade Theme: “Celebrating the American Legion Centennial” in downtown Auburn, starts at 10:50am. Big Smiles Together Time Tuesday, November 12th Bring your little ones in for fun and make memories together. Find the hidden Turkey, share what you are thankful for and enjoy a Big Spoon frozen yogurt. Buy one, get one 50% off during the free festivities. 3:304:30 at Big Spoon Yogurt in Roseville, 1182 Roseville Pkwy #100. Food Truck Mania Thursday, November 14th Chow down in downtown with SactoMoFo, every second Thursday of the month at Food Truck Mania! Join us in Vernon Street Town Square for a delicious range of gourmet food trucks, live music and kids zone! 5-8pm at Vernon Street Town Square, Roseville.

special holiday food and drink. Flower Farm Nursery and Coffee House, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Rd., Loomis. Loomis Day Before Thanksgiving Day Parade Wednesday, November 27th Parade starts at 9am and goes from Taylor Road, from Walnut to King, in Downtown Loomis. Turkey Trot Thursday, November 28th Come kick-off a great Thanksgiving Day with a fun race, run, jog, walk, stroll, roll, or even crawl…before the parades…before the kick-offs…and before the feasting commences (and maybe even burn off a few calories). Come for the fun, stay for the rewards. Be there - rain or shine. Benefiting recreation programs for at risk youth. *Bring non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry. Starts at Vernon St Square in downtown Roseville. Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Turkey Trot - Fun Run 5, 10K & Kids Run Thursday, November 28th The 2nd Annual Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Turkey Trot presented by the City of Lincoln and our Title Sponsor, San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee. Join us for this Thanksgiving morning tradition and our 5K, 10K and Kids Fun Run! We hope to see you there! Visit www. to register. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Friday, November 29th Christmas Eve and other stories. Held at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, for tickets visit Irish Christmas Saturday, November 30th & Sunday, December 1st With an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne (Riverdance), World Champion Dancer Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance) and Connor Reider (The Chieftains), this is a journey through Christmas in Ireland, featuring superb dancing, beautiful singing and the kind of Irish traditional music that celebrates the international spirit of the holiday season like no other. Held at the Harris Center for the Arts, 916-608-6888, 10 College Parkway, Folsom,

Sugar Skull! Friday, November 15th A Día de Los Muertos Musical Adventure by Mexico Beyond Mariachi. Held at the Harris Center for the Arts, 916-6086888, 10 College Parkway, Folsom,

Flower Farm 8th Annual Holiday Craft Fair Sunday, November 24th Get a jump on your holiday shopping and support many talented local artisans who will be selling their inspiring wares. There will be live music and the Cafe will be serving

Suessical Friday, December 6th - Saturday, December 22nd The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphantly. Held at Rocklin Community Theatre, for tickets visit Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 7th Calling all elves! Santa needs help in his workshop. Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast with your family, make crafts in the elves workshop, play reindeer games and visit with Santa. Preregistration required, to register call (916) 772-PLAY or visit Steampunk-Victorian Holiday Faire Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th Join the artists of High Hand Gallery and other select vendors for this two day art and demonstration extravaganza. High Hand Gallery, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis.

FREE First Saturdays at the Museum: An Arctic Expedition Saturday, December 7th 10am-12pm at Sierra College Natural History Museum, 5100 Sierra College Boulevard, Rocklin. Roseville Christmas Market Saturday, December 7th Shop small this holiday season! Over 50 curated craft and gift vendors to buy unique gifts inside the Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall. A bargain basement, hot drinks, hourly raffles, holiday music and good times. Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall, 110 Park Drive, Roseville.

Mountain Mandarin Festival Friday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 24th Mandarins everywhere you turn! Held at the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, www.

Outdoor (Holiday) Rink Open Sunday, November 24th - January 20th During the holidays, Skatetown brings a bit of Rockefeller Center, New York to Roseville, California. So-o-o-o much fun! It’s the perfect family outing during the holidays, rain or shine! Skatetown Ice Arena, 1009 Orlando Ave, Roseville, (916) 783-8550,

Frozen, JR Thursday, December 5th - Friday, December 13th Youth and Little Ones’ Production. Ages 4-15, Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, 241 Vernon St, for tickets or more info call or visit: (916) 772-2777, www.

The Nutcracker Friday, December 7th - Sunday, December 15th The Placer Theatre Ballet presents an enchanting holiday treat for all ages in a lively and colorful rendition of this holiday favorite. For tickets and more info visit

Last Wild Place Mustang Preserve Holiday Open House Saturday, November 16th Our goal as a non-profit is to rescue wild horses and burros and educate the public on their therapy and medical uses. We will be holding a holiday open house at Denios Bld. C, from 7am-3pm. We hope everyone will come and enjoy a day of fun, door prizes and lots of Christmas and treasures shopping!

58th Annual Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade Saturday, November 23rd There will be booths, a visit from Santa, crafts, food, performances and more! Booths will be open from 9am1pm and parade starts at 10:30am.

Roseville Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday, December 5th It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The City’s Christmas Tree is officially lit tonight on the Square. Experience an old fashion celebration and holiday cheer with decorating cookies, visiting with Santa, kids activity zone, music, food and celebration. The weather is even forecasted for some snow! *Christmas Tree Lighting takes place rain or shine from 6:00–8:00pm.

Loomis Christmas Market Sunday, December 1st Shop small this holiday season! Find unique gifts among our curated selection of over 40 local craft vendors. Door prizes, hot drinks, holiday music and more. Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Tree Grove! Wednesday, December 4th Come visit the 7th annual Tree Grove on the Square! Local businesses, organizations and schools have the opportunity to decorate trees in the Vernon Street Square. This night, the trees in the grove are officially lit, and families can enjoy making Christmas crafts, music, visiting with Santa and food! *Tree Grove will be held rain or shine from 6:00–7:30pm.

Holidays in the Hills on the Placer County Wine Trail Saturday, December 7th & Sunday, December 8th Wine Tasting & Holiday Cheer! Food Trucks – Music – Holiday Specials – Toy Drive Benefiting Toys for Tots + More! Start your tour at any participating winery. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive a 10% discount off first bottle purchase at each winery. Charlie Brown Christmas Saturday, December 7th - Sunday, December 15th Treehouse Players Production. Features actors of all ages and is geared towards an audience of families. Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, 241 Vernon St, for tickets or more info call or visit: (916) 772-2777, www.


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Festival of Lights Parade Saturday, December 7th The Festival of Lights Parade occurs on the first Saturday in December. Harrison and Lincoln Way, proceed down High Street to the Gold Country Fairgrounds entrance. Starts at 5:30pm. Food Truck Mania Thursday, December 12th Chow down in downtown with SactoMoFo, every second Thursday of the month at Food Truck Mania! Join us in Vernon Street Town Square for a delicious range of gourmet food trucks, live music and kids zone! Vernon Street Town Square, Roseville from 5-8pm. Holiday Tot Time with Berry Friday, December 13th Enjoy making holiday memories with your wee one at Big Spoon Yogurt. Create a craft, play a game and take a picture with Berry the Big Spoon Bear and enjoy frozen yogurt together. Buy one, get one 50% off during the free festivities. At 11am at Big Spoon Yogurt in Roseville, 1182 Roseville Pkwy #100.

Santa Hustle® Roseville 5K, Half Marathon & Kids Dash Sunday, December 22nd It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! So, find that Christmas spirit and join us at Vernon Street Town Square for the Santa Hustle® Roseville 5K, Half Marathon, and Kids Dash. To sign up visit eventbrite. Noon Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31st Don’t miss Crocker’s beloved, high-energy New Year’s party for families. One of Sacramento’s major annual traditions, families can count down to the New Year at noon at this fun and free celebration. With live music from around the world, dance performances, art activities, and surprises throughout the Museum, this is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay awake for. This celebration is free for everyone and held from 10am to 2pm, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St, Sacramento.

Auburn State Theatre Presents: The Amazing Bubble Man Saturday, December 14th Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He is a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed twelve years of sell-out success. 3-4:30pm, Auburn State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, for more info visit Old Town Auburn Classic Christmas Saturday, December 14th & Saturday, December 21st Classic Christmas brings holiday cheer to Old Town Auburn. Your favorite holiday tradition is back with more fun, entertainment, and experiences for the whole family. Get ready to make a lifetime of memories this holiday season. Meet Santa, enjoy live music and performances, sip local craft brews and spirits, indulge in delectable food delights, shop local shops and vendors, and warm yourself with bubbling mugs of cocoa and coffee. Hitch a hayride up to the Park Victorian – enjoy the stunning view with a warm beverage and take a free family photo to commemorate an unforgettable evening. Held from 5-9pm. The Nutcracker Thursday, December 19th - Sunday, December 22nd Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker with Maestro Peter Jaffe & Members of the Folsom Lake Symphony. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on an enchanted journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets in this timeless holiday classic. Infusing fantasy with comedic choreography and stunning costumes, Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre transforms this wonderful story ballet into a feast for the eyes. Audiences young and old will be swept away as they enjoy this delightful holiday tradition. Held at the Harris Center for the Arts, 916-608-6888, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, www.

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

Holiday Cabaret Friday, December 13th - Sunday, December 15th Holiday cheer found here! Join McLaughlin Studio Theatre for a weekend of holiday charm, Broadway favorites, and graceful dance numbers. Show is appropriate for all ages. Broadway’s Best is a musical revue with live orchestra featuring the best of Broadway music, and also showcasing performances by our dance students. Broadway’s Best Holiday Cabaret is a fundraiser for MTC’s youth scholarship program. For tickets visit www. Santa in the Park Saturday, December 14th Mahany Park from 1-4:30pm. Visit for more details.

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Cattlemens: Kids eat free with the purchase of Cattlemens T-shirt. Kids must wear the T-shirt when dining to receive a free meal. 2000 Taylor Rd. Chevy’s Fresh Mex: Kids eat for $1 on Wednesdays with adult entree. 1919 Douglas Blvd. Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill: FREE kids meal on Monday nights with purchase of an adult entree. 1475 Eureka Rd. #100.

Storytime Thursday, January 9th Enjoy a story, create a snowflake that floats and visit with Berry the Big Spoon Bear! Buy one frozen yogurt creation and get one 50% off during the fun. 3:30pm at Big Spoon Yogurt in Roseville, 1182 Roseville Pkwy #100. National Geographic Live: Steve Winter Friday, January 17th On The Trail of Big Cats, A voyage around the world in search of big cats, with a Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Held at the Harris Center for the Arts, 916-6086888, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, www.harriscenter. net. Monster Jam Friday, January 17th - Sunday, January 19th Held at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, for tickets visit Curious George Saturday, January 18th - Sunday, January 26th Treehouse Players Production. Features actors of all ages and is geared towards an audience of families. Held at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, 241 Vernon St, for tickets or more info call or visit: (916) 772-2777, Create Day Thursday, January 23rd Reduce, Reuse, and ReCREATE! Come into Big Spoon Yogurt to make your own frozen yogurt creation and a special art creation hosted by ReCreate. FREE handson fun for the family. Buy one fro yo creation and get one for yourself for 50% off! At Big Spoon Yogurt in Roseville, 1182 Roseville Pkwy #100. Russian National Ballet - Sleeping Beauty Thursday, January 23rd The fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects, and courtly splendor, lent itself perfectly to the full evening ballet that was Petipa’s pride. Held at the Harris Center for the Arts, 916-608-6888, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, www.

Daphne’s California Greek: Kids eat FREE on Sundays. 10357 Fairway Dr #130 & 8680 Sierra College Blvd #110. Denny’s: Kids eat FREE on Tuesdays from 4–10 pm 122 Sunrise Ave., 5181 Foothills Blvd. & 4460 Rocklin Rd. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Kids eat FREE Sundays. One free Kids Meal per adult meal of equal or greater value. 701 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #150 & 5406 Crossings Dr. Firehouse Subs: Kids under 12 eat FREE from 4 pm to closing daily. 933 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Freebirds World Burrito: Kids eat free with adult burrito purchase on Sundays. 10305 Fairway Dr. Ste 100. Jimboy’s Tacos: Kids 12 and under eat free every Monday with the purchase of an adult meal. 1228 Galleria Blvd. & 1821 Douglas Blvd. Krispy Kreme: Free donut for an A on a report card. 10317 Fairway Dr. Macaroni Grill: Monday & Tuesday kids eat free with adult purchase. 2010 Douglas Blvd. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Kids Day Sundays 1–5 pm (up to 5oz) free for kids under 10, 5194 Commons Dr. Suite 103, Rocklin. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids eat free all day on Sundays: 998 Sunrise Ave. Round Table Pizza: Kids 4 & under eat free with paying adult at the Tuesday night buffet. At select Round Table Pizza’s, please call ahead. Rubino’s: Kids eat free spaghetti Mondays 4–9 pm. 5015 Pacific St, Rocklin. Strings: Kids 10 & under eat FREE from kids’ menu Sunday & Mondays after 4 pm, with purchase of an adult entree. 1900 Douglas Blvd. Sushi Unlimited: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of adult entrée. 9600 Fairway Dr.

Preschool & Childcare Directory






Lincoln Community Preschool License # 313622441

2-6 yrs

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

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

Roseville Community Preschool License # 310300569

2 yrs 9 months6 yrs

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

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

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

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

Utility Exploration Center Preschool Playgroup

Preschool Age, 0-6 yrs

9am-2:30pm Mon-Fri (916) 746-1550 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville

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Winter 2019-2020 Issue  

A Quarterly Resource Magazine Celebrating Family Life and Parenting in the greater Roseville area.

Winter 2019-2020 Issue  

A Quarterly Resource Magazine Celebrating Family Life and Parenting in the greater Roseville area.