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editor’s letter


Dear Readers,

editor SHANNON SMITH art director JILL LENDAHL assistant editor CHRISTINE QUARRY event coordinator MELEYA WALKER advertising executives RAYCHELL SARCOMO LINDSAY TRENZ CHERYL WAPLES contributors: MICHELLE KOPKASH, HEATHER LEE LEAP, JILL LENDAHL, PAM MOLNAR, CHRISTINE QUARRY, JENNIFER RODGERS, SHANNON SMITH Copyright 2018 Sacramento Parent Magazine 530.888.0573 All Source Book listings were submitted by the businesses themselves, and Sacramento Parent is not responsible for any information that is misrepresented. All offers are valid for the 2018 calendar year only. If you find any incorrect information or have updates or suggestions, please email us at While we are unable to change any information in print, we can make corrections online and in the 2019 Source Book. As always, we welcome your feedback! SacParent SacParent

It's nice to bring you the Source Book once again, as we kick-off a new year! It's designed to be a free and super-handy guide for on-the-go families in the Greater Sacramento area, and it's always loaded with good information and great local businesses and services. We invite you to support the businesses listed in this guide and we would be ever-sograteful if you would mention the Source Book when you do! We hope you enjoy this edition as much as we enjoyed putting it together! From our warrior cover family to the stories within, there's no shortage of family focus and fun. I personally love the article chopping through and breaking down the various martial arts styles and I found it refreshing to read "A to Z" party ideas that are quite simple, yet creative, too. It's also fun to flash-back to the outdoor learning field trips our area has to offer and recall how rich in history our region is when it comes to the Gold Rush era. Which brings me to the article inside reminding us to "Pass the Torch" and share our own childhood stories and experiences with our children, something I personally plan to do more of in 2018. Thank you for reading Sacramento Parent and the Source Book! We hope to see you at one of our free community events this year, too! Warmly, SacramentoParent SacParentMag

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what’s inside



BABY & FAMILY Adoption, foster care, products & services

EDUCATION Adult education, charter schools, virtual academies, childcare, preschools, private schools & tutors

29 ENRICHMENT Attractions, camps, classes, dance,

destinations, museums & swim









Dental, fertility, fitness, medical services, orthodontists, pediatric care, products & services Entertainers, party places, supplies & services Pet care, graphic design

Education, services & support

48 SHOPPING Natural foods

stories 7

ON THE COVER: Meet the Yow Family


Pass the Torch




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Outdoor Learning in Coloma


Martial Arts


A to Z Celebrations




Annual Events

ON THE COVER: Meet the Yow Family By Jill Lendahl

Often you see families out and about, at school events, sporting events and other community occasions—and you have a brief interaction—but never quite get beyond the surface. I feel so honored to have delved deeper with the Yow family. Stacey and Dave moved from San Jose to Rocklin in 2010 with their two-year-old daughter Addison and their infant son Ben in tow. A year later they had their third child, daughter Emery. Three kids in three years! They made it sound so easy, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. Due to a previous surgery and scar tissue build-up, Stacey was prepared to have difficulties getting pregnant. They went through several rounds of IVF before finally learning she was pregnant with Addison. The silver lining, this first birth helped Stacey’s body prepare for two more pregnancies that were much less complicated. Flash forward to August, 2014. Stacey and Dave were living in their close-knit Rocklin community with their three children when Stacey noticed a lump under her right arm. After several weeks of doctors’ visits, Stacey learned she had lymphoma, and by early September, she had entered treatment. In true warrior style, Stacey remained strong for her family and kept spirits high, reassuring all those around her. She worried most about the kids because she knew they were scared—and even when she was scared herself—she didn’t let it show. When she first started losing her hair it became more real for the kids, and the night she shaved her head she assured them that her hair loss was a sign that the medicine was working. She told Ben she was fierce like a ninja, because in his world at the time, there was nothing fiercer. After months of treatment and heartbreaking weeks away from Dave and the kids, Stacey finally heard the words she fought so hard to hear. On January 18, 2015, Stacey was told she was in remission! Today, her children are nine, seven and six, and on top of being a classroom parent, she also stays busy with their competitive dance and basketball schedules, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has learned to stop and enjoy the little things, even when trying to keep up with her busy life. For more about Stacey's journey, visit her page: Photographer: JILL LENDAHL PHOTOGRAPHY •


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Individualized care from one of our four board certified OB/GYN and infertility specialists and one male fertility specialist is our trademark. You are not alone in pursuing your dream of a family. Since 1992, NCFMC has been the largest fertility center in the region. Our physicians, Dr. Laurie Lovely, Dr. John Gould, Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Manuel Doblado, Dr. Sahar Stephens and our laboratory director Dr. Sushma Singh have helped create thousands of families. At NCFMC, we offer advanced treatments catered to your specific needs with life changing results.

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Pass the Torch: How to Keep Your Family Stories Going for Generations By Pam Molnar of the best memories of my childhood were when we were gathered around the table after dinner with my parents and grandparents. While most of the time their conversations revolved around politics or current events, occasionally they would share stories about their childhood. Those thoughts brought out another side of my parents and grandparents. It was strange to imagine them as younger people who did the same sort of things we were doing as kids. On some occasions, my grandmother would bring out her old family photos for us to look through and that made their stories come to life. If you are looking for a way to keep the family stories alive, but not lose the younger generation in the process, here are a few ideas to get you started. 1. Get out the old family photos and movies. It’s time to introduce all the characters. Show them Grandma’s prom pictures and Grandpa in his army uniform. Open the wedding photos and watch the grainy movies that didn’t have any sound. Talk about the people who have passed on, the changes in fashion and the family resemblances. 2. Tell a story from when you were their age. Go around the room starting with the youngest person and tell a story from that age. For example, if the youngest is five, share your own stories of something that happened when you were five. If the next youngest is seven, go back around the room with seven-year-old stories and continue until all ages are covered and only one person can share their story. 3. Play What’s Your Talent. Find out who you get your talents and traits from. Ask who can wiggle their ears, curl their tongue and who has a second toe longer than the others. Compare eye color, skin tone, hair texture and height. It’s interesting to see a family’s similarities and differences. 4. Take time for show and tell. Search the attics and closets to find old report cards, military awards, high school jackets, wedding or baptismal gowns. Kids will be intrigued by the special items that have been saved all those years. Pulling them out of storage will bring back memories and open the opportunities for questions and conversation. (CONTINUED ON PAGE10) • The Source Book 2018



5. Search your family tree online. You can open the doors to the past with just a few details about your ancestors. Log into or and enter facts such as names, important dates and where those events took place. Even limited information will help you connect the parts of your family tree that you didn’t know existed. 6. Play Who Tells It Better. I am sure every family has the same few stories that get retold over and over. With this game, everyone gets a chance to tell their version of the story. Vote on the best re-enactors to decide who told it best. The winner doesn’t have to do the dishes! 7. Share the stories on paper. After the death of his brother, my father started writing down the stories of their childhood to share with my uncle’s children. The stories can be sent via email as they are remembered or collected and made into a book. 8. Pass down to the next generation. My grandmother used to make homemade raviolis with her mother every year before the holidays. She shared those recipes and techniques with her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Every family has their own traditions or special skills that would be lost if not shared with the next generation. What are some of yours? 9. Scrapbook together. If your extended family just spent the holidays together or went on a vacation, why not collaborate on a scrapbook? You can each make a paper page to assemble a scrapbook for a grandparent gift (which is another fun family event). If you prefer a digital scrapbook, look at Shutterfly, Mixbook or ask everyone to add to a file you set up on Google Docs.


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10. Create a new family story. Try something for the first time as a family, whether it is snowmobiling, making homemade sushi or playing a new game. Share experiences that are so much fun that you want to do it again next year. That’s how new traditions are started.

Pam Molnar is a freelance writer and mother of three. As an amateur genealogist, she is pleased to be her family’s historian and story teller.

baby & family Adoption + Foster Care KOINONIA FAMILY SERVICES

Greater Sacramento “Koinonia” (Koy-no-nee’-ah) is a Greek word which means “fellowship.” It carries with it the meaning of a committed, trustworthy and dependable relationship. It is this “koinonia” relationship that has made the difference in the lives of thousands of foster children.



Greater Sacramento I'm an infant/toddler sleep consultant who helps families sleep through the night, by coaching them through a customized sleep plan that I create.



Greater Sacramento Rested Family helps tired parents get their children sleeping better with sleep education, individualized sleep coaching plans and ongoing support.

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Taking the Classroom Outdoors in Coloma By Jennifer Rodgers Fourth grade in California is all about the state history standard. Students are

learning about the native people, the missions, and the Gold Rush. My daughter's fourth grade class attended the Coloma Outdoor Discovery School (CODS) this past spring in order to learn about that history, and I had the opportunity to chaperone this incredible learning experience. CODS fourth grade program focuses on the days of the Gold Rush. Our program was a three-day, two-night trip where students experience what it was truly like for the gold seekers, the merchants, the Native American tribes that populated the area, and all the hardships that came with it. My daughter absolutely loved it, and I did not hear one complaint about the program from any of the students. (Something they all agreed on? Amazing!) My daughter enjoys anything "olden days" as she puts it, so she was in her element as the naturalists (teachers) greeted the students in period clothing and gave them an introduction to 1849. Students and chaperones got to pick their Gold Rush names and wear their own gold pouch to keep their treasures. Everyone was divided up into different gold mining towns and were off on their own adventures.

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The trip was spent singing songs, putting on impromptu plays, making cornbread from scratch (because sometimes that's all there was to eat for the miners), attending a hoe-down, hearing a Native American speaker, hiking, and continuously learning (even when the kids didn't know it). It was truly a unique way to learn about California's history and here are some reasons why I think opportunities like this are so effective for students. • The Source Book 2018



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Hands-on Learning

Students spent time learning in an outdoor classroom (rain or shine), and that classroom could be sitting on hay bales discussing the equipment that miners used, walking the state park and seeing all the exhibits, gold panning, or hiking the Monroe Ridge to the James Marshall's monument (the first monument in California). They also all ate meals together, had jobs during parts of them, and learned about food waste (measured in pounds by how much they had leftover).

New Environment, New Perspective

The kids were not only learning about California history, they were experiencing a new environment. They got the chance to see how people lived, and actually be in the spot where those same people found gold, ate, slept, and worked. The fourth graders also had the opportunity to be away from their parents and learn to cooperate in the cabins where they slept. They got a new perspective on learning and living, not just from an educational point of view, from social and civic ways too.

Shared Experience

There is power in a shared experience regardless of what it is. The kids were all there together, to learn side by side, and to get to know one another a little better than before. Chaperones also had the opportunity to be with kids other than their own, to learn more about them, and to share in the same experiences. The memories that were made were positive and permanent. It made fourth grade history a lesson they will never forget. CODS is open fall through spring for their fourth and fifth grade programs. Both trips are in conjunction with the school that the student attends, so the teachers make the final decision to have the class go or not. Our school did fundraising to help offset the costs with great success.

Photos Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers

Although my fellow chaperones and I were exhausted after three days and two nights with lots of fourth graders, it was an experience that we all enjoyed probably as much as the fourth graders themselves. One of the boys in my group decided that he wants to be a naturalist when he grows up and my daughter still walks around the house singing the gold panning song she learned, showing off her vial of gold flakes, and telling us that the field trip was "golden." And it was. We are fortunate to have nearby opportunities like this in our area. If you have an upcoming fourth grader, looking into places like CODS is worth the time and effort. From your 1849 resident, "Jam-Slinging Jennifer hailing from Fiddletown." Jennifer Rodgers is a full-time mom and part-time writer who lives in the Sierra foothills with her husband, two children, and too many animals to count. Visit her site and blog at • The Source Book 2018



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education Charter Schools + Virtual Academies CHOICES CHARTER SCHOOL

4425 Laurelwood Way, Sacramento Free personalized learning public charter school offering three study programs: Blended Classroom, One-on-One and Virtual Program. Small classrooms, free tutoring.



9601 Lake Natoma Drive, Orangevale A unique and highly interdisciplinary curriculum based on an understanding of the developmental stages of childhood. Learning is embedded in storytelling, movement, arts, music and direct experience of natural phenomena to help students develop to their highest potential. K-8, Tuition-Free, Public, Waldorf Schools.


Multiple Locations Free, public, K-12 charter school founded in 1993. We provide several learning options, socialization opportunities, parent workshops and support, and generous student funds. Enroll today!



1401 El Camino Avenue, Suite 510, Sacramento Free homeschooling/independent study charter schools and programs serving the region: Homeschool Guild, Sutter Peak, Rio Valley, Heritage Peak, Valley View!


ROCKLIN INDEPENDENT CHARTER ACADEMY 3250 Victory Drive, Rocklin Rocklin Independent Charter Academy (RICA) is an accredited K-12 school that strives to meet the growing needs of students by offering a 3-Tier blended school model that keys into student’s individual passion in learning.



9800 Old Winery Place, Sacramento Child Care Counselors help parents through the often emotional process of choosing child care, with referrals to active, licensed centers and homes.

916-369-0191 FULL STEAM AHEAD

950 Glenn Drive, Suite 130, Folsom Full STEAM Academy offers a next level early childhood education and childcare experience to inspire preschool children to explore, play, learn and grow.

916-353-0300 THE GIFT OF KIDS

5130 Golden Foothill Pkwy, El Dorado Hills The Gift of Kids offers a structured, fun, loving program that fits every family's needs. We offer daycare, preschool, before and after school care, summer camps and date nights.

916-521-1835 KIDSPARK

6801 Five Star Blvd., Rocklin KidsPark is a unique HOURLY childcare with a safe and fun environment for children ages 2 to 11 years-old. Open 90 hours a week for hourly care. Preschool education M-F, 9am to noon for ages 2 to 5.

916-624-2344 TRUSTLINE

Serving the State of California California's registry of in-home child care providers, tutors and in-home counselors who passed a California Department of Justice background screening…Has your care provider passed?

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education Preschools BRIGHTON SCHOOLS

Granite Bay and Folsom Brighton Schools offers private care and education for Infants through Junior Kindergarten, Private Elementary Kindergarten-5th grade; plus, after school programs and summer camps for elementaryage students. Excellence in education for your child, peace of mind for you.



502 Riley Street, Folsom Folsom's First Montessori School-37 years! Small Classes...Clean Classrooms Offering Multi-Level Learning Materials and an Inviting Playground...Hands-On Individualized Learning...Experienced Teachers for Morning Preschool and Afternoon Kindergarten. Folsom Montessori is a beautiful place to learn and grow!


801 Sibley Street, Folsom Providing children six weeks through school-age an opportunity to learn and develop as individuals in a creative handson environment.



Antelope, Citrus Heights, Foothill Farms Sunrise offers 6 unique Preschools. Children 3 to 5 years-old will experience academics, arts and crafts, sharing, music, movement, indoor and outdoor play.



Greater Sacramento Swiss Cheese Childcare is a dynamic community-based childcare service that utilizes the principles of a participatory collective, where all sitters contribute to ensure our success.

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11052 New River Circle, Rancho Cordova We provide a structured, multicultural learning environment. The goal of our programs is to develop school readiness and social skills to ensure that children become confident, fully prepared students.


8085 Oak Avenue, Citrus Heights We offer a rich, nurturing and stimulating environment using the Montessori Method, and designed to lay a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.



Granite Bay and Folsom Brighton Schools offers private care and education for Infants through Junior Kindergarten, Private Elementary Kindergarten-5th grade; plus, after school programs and summer camps for elementary-age students. Excellence in education for your child, peace of mind for you.


6115 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento Brookfield School is a thriving independent, co-educational, college preparatory private elementary school, serving children in Preschool through eighth grade. Brookfield is best known for its rigorous accelerated curriculum and emphasis on character development.


5477 Eureka Road Granite Bay


Collaborating with School Districts and SELPAs to provide a continuum of care in behavior intervention and quality education.

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7450 Pocket Road, Sacramento Now located in Sacramento’s Pocket neighborhood, Camellia Waldorf School offers an outstanding academic program, small classes, music instruction, Spanish, field trips, and athletics. Established 1989. Preschool through eighth grade.



3020 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento Well-rounded, academic curriculum that meets the needs and interests of children in K-8th grades. Equal opportunity for growth and character development. Fundamental education includes French, P.E., Computers and Music/Art.




2320 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento St. Philomene School provides students with Chromebook laptops, homework help, and affordable after school care. Call today to schedule a tour.



Arden Arcade 916-571-2816 Cameron Park 530-350-7388 El Dorado Hills 916-673-9119 Fair Oaks 916-967-6222 Folsom, Lexington Center 916-983-0108 Folsom, Wales Center 916-983-6222 Granite Bay 916-791-9119 Rocklin 916-435-1400

6029 Gold Meadows Road, Placerville Cedar Springs is an accredited Waldorf school serving children Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade on a lovely five-acre wooded campus just minutes from Highway 50.


Roseville, Granite Bay Since 1991, GBM has educated the whole child using hands on learning through traditional Montessori materials and methods.



410 Crother Road, Meadow Vista Imagine a place...Where children love to learn! Give your child the gift of an authentic Waldorf education. A variety of programs available—PreK-8th. Call today!

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The Compelling Case for

MARTIAL ARTS By Michelle Kopkash

If you’re old-school like me, images of Bruce Lee defeating an entire dojo in “Fist of Fury” or Mr. Miyagi training Daniel to catch flies with chopsticks in “Karate Kid” come to mind at the mention of martial arts. Fast-forward a few decades and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has infiltrated the TV screens of millions of households across the United States. Meanwhile, enrollment in traditional martial arts schools has continued to skyrocket as word about the wide-ranging benefits of its practice spreads. From the classic styles of karate and taekwondo to Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, there are styles for all ages and abilities that promote a full gamut of advancements across the board.

In addition to teaching self-defense techniques, martial arts programs develop life skills, perseverance, self-confidence and discipline within a respectful, yet competitive environment. They offer improved health, greater flexibility and strength and have been shown to help people with ADHD sharpen their focus. In addition, practitioners report feeling an increased sense of inner calm and a new awareness of the mind-body connection. Children also gain critical skills that are needed in today’s environment including: bullying prevention practices, the ability to stand up to peer pressure and safety skills. With the abundance of martial arts studios in Sacramento and Placer County, it’s important to find one that offers the right style and type of program for your child. Kovar's Satori Academy of Martial Arts, an award-winning school with nine locations throughout the region, knows from 40 years of success that physical training, while extremely important, is only one aspect of a good studio. “Do they teach more than just martial arts, such as kicking and punching? Martial arts is an art form drenched in a tradition of honor and respect. A martial arts school should be passing on this tradition and knowledge of how to be an upstanding human being in the world,” explains Holly Vannatta, Manager of Marketing Programs at Kovar’s. Family Taekwondo Plus, a well-reputed, family owned studio based in Citrus Heights, suggests researching each studio’s qualifications for instructors. “We partner with the police department to educate students to prevent bullying and hire Certified Bully Education Specialists to train our students. Our team leaders also all go through an autism education program to help us better serve our students,” says Master Instructor Kateena Cirincione.


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Other factors to inquire about before enrolling in a class include the studio’s safety and cleanliness standards, the ratio of instructors to students, the style of martial arts offered at the school and the curriculum for each type of program, which is often based on age and skill set. There are so many types of martial arts styles you’re sure to find one that fits your child’s personality.

Below are descriptions of several martial arts styles offered throughout the region. KARATE is one of the most widely practiced forms of martial arts in the world. Originally taught in Okinawa, Japan, this style of martial arts focuses not only on self-defense fighting techniques, but on offensive techniques, mental focus and self-improvement. Students learn to strike opponents with open-fisted blows, kicks and punches using their palms, fists, heels, knees and feet. The technique also includes grappling, joint-locks, throws and in some cases, the use of weapons, such as swords and nunchucks. BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU is a competitive martial art that involves grappling and ground fighting. It utilizes a hands-on combat style and self-defense techniques that emphasize a student’s ability to defeat a larger or more powerful opponent using joint-locks, choke holds, strike techniques, holds and body positioning to bring an opponent into submission. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) is a full-contact sport that combines several martial arts styles, including karate and Brazilian jiu-jitsu with other nonmartial arts sports such as kickboxing and wrestling. The technique is used in the UFC and is commonly practiced between two fighters in a ring. Practices include traditional martial arts training and drills with jump ropes, boxing bags and weighted balls. TAEKWONDO is a popular style of martial arts that originated over 2,000 years ago in Korea. It is one of the few martial arts permitted to compete in the Olympic Games. The style, best known for its skillful kicking techniques, also incorporates blocks, open-handed strikes, blows, punches, throws, and joint locks into its teaching methods. Students are taught individual movements and planned sequences during practice. JUDO differs from other martial arts practices in that it does not typically use kicks, punches, strikes or weapons in competition. Rather, it requires the practitioner to use strategic thinking skills and strength to subdue the opponent. This is done by leveraging balance and body power to find ways to lift, throw and pin one’s opponent to the ground. A judo practitioner will often grab and pull at the opponent’s uniform to throw him off balance. KUNG FU is a Chinese martial art that closely resembles karate, but without the use of weapons. There are several variations of kung fu. Many practitioners say that kung fu emphasizes a compassionate attitude toward one’s opponent while practicing the main techniques of the style: kicking, joint-locking, striking, throwing and grappling. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 27) • The Source Book 2018



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(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 25) AIKIDO students say that mental training is just as important as the physical aspect. Practitioners are encouraged to be able to remain calm in the face of imminent danger while they learn to respond intuitively to their attacker’s movements and respond accordingly. This school utilizes strikes, throws, grabs, thrusts and other body movements as a part of its self-defense training and can potentially use weapons— wooden swords, knifes and staffs— depending on the studio. TAI CHI is a relaxing form of martial arts that promotes well-being, inner peace, focus, flexibility and health. It incorporates a sequence of slow movements with deep breathing techniques to train the mind and body. Michelle Kopkash is a local blogger and author-in-the-making who loves to write about parenting topics, mom life and the goodness of God. She’s also a church chaplain who survives on coffee, her kid’s snuggles and prayer. Visit or follow her on Instagram and Twitter. • The Source Book 2018



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enrichment Attractions FAIRYTALE TOWN

3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento Let your child’s imagination run wild at this 3.5-acre children’s park with play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, farm animals and gardens.



403 Stafford Street, Folsom The Zoo is home to nearly 100 animals, with a focus on education and outreach. Grounds are park-like with nearby picnic and play areas.



1350 17th Avenue, Sacramento Funderland is an amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. The Park has nine childsized rides, birthday parties, and more. Admission and parking are always FREE!



828 I Street, Sacramento Stimulate imaginations! Expand horizons! Free, fun-filled activities, including books and e-books for every interest, storytimes, homework help and more at 28 different Library locations.

916-264-2920 SACRAMENTO ZOO

3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento Home to more than 140 native, exotic and endangered species within a park-like setting of 14 acres, this AZA-accredited facility has fun for all ages and offers birthday parties, camps, overnights and more!

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enrichment Camps CAMP EDMO

Four Convenient Sacramento Area locations in Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin & Sacramento. Kids Pre-K-8th grade kids cultivate kindness & confidence and design & build amazing science, tech & nature projects, too! First Time Families SAVE $50. Use Code: FIRSTSPARENT18



Located in Sonoma County Redwoods Since 1957, Cazadero has offered a unique blend of musical instruction and outdoor recreation. Sleepaway camp. Ages 9 to 18.

510-527-7500 CAMP WOOLMAN

13075 Woolman Lane, Nevada City Organic food, adventure, inclusive community, teen leadership, backpacking. Camperships available. CIT program. Ages 9 to 16.







4 Sacramento Area camps Sign up at First-time families SAVE $50 Use code FIRSTSPARENT18

Greater Sacramento Delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.


Antelope, Citrus Heights, Foothill Farms Sunrise offers three licensed all-day summer camps for school age children (TK-6th), and a variety of week-long specialty camps.

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Antelope, Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Modesto, Sac, Tahoe, Tracy, Woodland In our preschools and after schools, children work in a homelike environment with a rich variety of materials; caring teachers and a daily routine of fun and educational activities. We are a part of your family and you can count on us.



Rocklin, Roseville Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is a theater arts training program for students ages 4 to 18. They offer voice, drama, dance and specialty classes, as well as produce three Broadway-style musicals each year.

916-623-4343 DAVIS ART CENTER

1919 F Street, Davis Become an artist, adventurer, painter, ceramicist, weaver, chef, dancer and even a thespian in our classes and summer minicamps. Build skills. Be inspired. Sign-up today!


Dance + Gymnastics BYERS GYMNASTICS

Roseville, Citrus Heights Byers Gymnastics Roseville prides itself on their team philosophy of “Raising strong, independent, adults through gymnastics”. They offer preschool, Recreational, Tumble/ Tramp and Birthday Parties. See website for more details.


FLIPTASTIC, GYMNASTICS, DANCE, & CHEER 6404 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael Fliptastic teaches Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer in a safe, great, positive atmosphere at affordable rates. We also have fantastic Parties and Camps.

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enrichment Martial Arts FAMILY TAEKWONDO PLUS

7831 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights True Family Owned and Operated Self Defense Academy. Bully Prevention, Camps, After-school Martial Arts. Men, Women and Children. Serving Citrus Heights & Surrounding Areas, 14+ Years



3200 Freedom Park Drive, McClellan STEM comes alive as you explore aerospace and aviation through hands-on exhibits. Climb aboard vintage aircraft. Learn to fly in the Flight Zone.



216 O Street, Sacramento Activities abound for kids of all ages at the Crocker Art Museum! From baby-friendly gallery walks to art classes for toddlers to teens. Admission is just $10, and children 6 and under are always free.



510 Lawrence Expressway #221, Sunnyvale Board Certified Music Therapists address cognitive, physical and emotional needs through music therapy in Sunnyvale and San Jose. Trained Adaptive Music Teachers teach music to high-functioning students at their own pace.







1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville Come explore with us! Discover ways to save energy and water, reduce waste and protect watersheds through fun and interactive exhibits and activities.

Antelope, Citrus Heights Rusch Pool and Antelope Aquatics Complex: teaching excellent, affordable swim lessons for all ages and skill levels (May-Aug).





2 North Sacramento Street, Lodi, 95240 The mission of the World of Wonders Science Museum is to offer hands-on science-based exhibits and programs to stimulate discovery for all ages.

2121 Second Street Suite 101A, Davis Our indoor, warm-water pool is perfect for year-round swim lessons (babies, children, adults and special needs), birthday parties and camp.


125 I St., Old Sacramento Located in the heart of Old Sacramento, this museum complex offers a first-hand glimpse of early California, including seasonal train rides and interactive exhibits.

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health & beauty Dental KIDS CARE DENTAL

Elk Grove, Calvine, Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Greenback, Roseville, Natomas We don’t just care for smiles, we create them! Call today!


SMILE GALLERY PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 568 N. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 350, Roseville Joelle C. Taves Speed D.D.S, Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry for infants, children, and young adults.



6522 Lonetree Blvd., Rocklin Our family-oriented practice is built on love for children and the desire to make them comfortable with dentistry. We view each child and adult as a unique individual. Our goals are for a positive dental experience and quality care.


WEIDEMAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY AND ORTHODONTICS 7916 Pebble Beach Drive, Suite 101, Citrus Heights Voted top pediatric/orthodontic dental practice in Sacramento area. Annually voted “Top Dentists” by their peers. Referred to as the “Disneyland of Dentistry” by their patients.



1130 Conroy Lane, Suite 100, Roseville Bringing together the most advanced techniques, cutting edge equipment, and outstanding people in order to bring you the superior care you truly deserve. Building families with care and compassion.

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health & beauty Fitness FIT4MOM PLACER

Placer County Dedicated to Strength in Motherhood, providing support for every stage of motherhood: Fit4Baby - Stroller Strides - Stroller Barre Body Back - Run Club - Our Village.



9373 Winding Oak Drive, Fair Oaks A fun family center for community and fitness. Your "home away from home", the quintessential club for a member-centered perspective. Free 1 week passes!




2530 J Street, Sacramento The compassionate natural medical center that helps you and loved ones to be at their most positive attitude, and best health, by treating the cause of disease with effective lifestyle changes and natural remedies



292 Alamo Drive, Suite 1, Vacaville New techniques for new results! Turner Cranial Technique brings new hope for autism, ADHD, concussions, learning disabilities, headaches, behavior, sleeping. Advanced Biostructural Correction corrects posture, scoliosis, relieves neck/back pain.


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HEALTHQUEST MEDICAL SUPPLY STORE 8141 Greenback Lane, #8141, Fair Oaks HealthQuest offers an environment for prenatal and postpartum support. Find what you need when you need it such as tummy and wrist support, compression stockings, breast pumps and more. Helping Babies and Beyond.



Multiple Locations Our award-winning physicians offer the complete spectrum of diagnostics and treatment of all ear, nose, throat and allergy care. In addition, we offer the full range of facial plastic surgery, dermatology and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.


2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento Northern California’s regional pediatric medical center providing highly specialized care and rehabilitation to children with congenital conditions and complex medical needs regardless of a family’s ability to pay.


2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento CA UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Sacramento region’s nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, offering the highest level of care for virtually every pediatric health condition.


Products + Services EJ’S LITTLE PEOPLE

10336 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks EJ’s Little People have been in the kids haircut business for nearly forty years. They guarantee a great haircut in a calm, fun, child-centered environment.

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Fairytale theater. Raid the dress-up bin for costumes, clear a space for a stage and let the kids enact their favorite stories. Simple, familiar tales mean everyone knows the story and can embellish at will without a script.

By Heather Lee Leap Struggling to come up with a fresh idea for your child’s next party? Bigger isn’t always better, and a party shouldn’t cut into your college savings fund. Get creative, be inspired and make one or more of the following ideas your own. Abracadabra spells magic. Invite guests with a welcome letter to Hogwarts or break out the top hats and card tricks. Bowling, with or without bumpers, means casual fun that keeps everyone moving. On site food allows parents to relax– just bring the cake to celebrate your next big day. Clowning around. Face paint, juggling and dressing up. Kids can create their own acts and entertain one another. Donation to a cause. In lieu of gifts, request that guests contribute funds to an organization the birthday child is passionate about. Develop a theme around the cause, such as a pet theme for an animal shelter donation. Extraterrestrial explorations. Is there life on Mars? Plan a space-themed party for your future astronaut.


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Golf, in miniature. Get outside and laugh as your group makes its way around the mini-golf green. Hawaiian luau. Eat pineapple and serve fruit punch in tall glasses with tiny umbrellas. Find leis at your local party store. Ice cream truck. Did you know you can arrange to have them come directly to your home? Call them up, set a date and time and let the birthday child have first pick for a treat. Jammies. If you’ve been putting off that muchrequested sleepover, now is the time to say yes to pizza, popcorn and late-night giggling. Kitchen creations. Seek out local cooking classes for children. Most locations that teach classes also offer party packages. Local park fun. For a lowbudget, relaxed party, bring cake and a picnic to your neighborhood playground. Music for all. Create shakers or rain sticks from beans, paper tubes and masking tape. Dance to favorite tunes, sing and march around the block with your creations and other rhythm instruments.

Nature hike. Have a slice of cake at the trailhead and then explore the landscape. Party favors can include bug boxes and small magnifying glasses. Obstacle course. Get creative in your backyard with hula hoops, old cardboard boxes, benches and anything else you have lying around. Kids can climb, jump and crawl over, under and around. Time their circuit as part of a friendly competition. Older kids will have as much fun running the course as they will creating and improving it. Puppets. Make sock puppets with button eyes or design simple stick puppets. Read a short story or fable for inspiration and kids can work together to create their own puppet show. Quidditch anyone? All you need is a wild imagination, hula hoops for goals, a soccer ball for the quaffle, smaller soft balls for bludgers and a speedy runner for the snitch. Rock climbing or bouldering. Head to a local rock gym to learn new skills together and get moving. Science experiments. Instead of the usual party crafts, take chances, get messy and explore the laws of physics or the states of matter. Find books of experiments at your local library. Tea party. Fancy cups and fancy food are just the beginning. Dress up, wear hats and invite guests to bring their favorite doll or teddy bear to tea.

Uniquely you. What does your child’s dream party look like? How can the theme reflect something special about what is important to your child or your family. Make it happen. Volunteer for a cause. One child volunteering at the food bank or animal shelter with her family may not feel like she is accomplishing much. Invite a group of her friends to join her for a work party and her gift will grow exponentially. Water fun. Rent the party room at your local pool for a splashing good time. X-men and friends. A superheroes theme can include capes, masks and feats of daring do, wellsupervised, of course. Yard games. Time to teach your kids and their friends all the old favorites. Croquet, badminton, bocce and horseshoes will keep a crowd entertained and active all afternoon. Zip line. You know your kids have been asking for this. If you have the space, install one in your backyard and let the flying begin. Heather Lee Leap is a writer, yoga teacher and mom. Her favorite parties involve active kids, ingenuity and ice cream. Find her at • The Source Book 2018


party Entertainers DILLY DALLY THE CLOWN

Award winning balloon artist! Fabulous face painting! Parties for all ages. Available for Birthday parties, grand openings, and many other events. Call today to book your party!



Greater Sacramento Bringing live, exotic animals directly to YOU! Blending entertainment, education, and humor to spice up any birthday party, school program or special event.

916-751-8923 THE BOUNCE SPOT

2939 Promenade Street, West Sacramento Sacramento’s Super Party Center offers: All New Party Packages, New Playtastic Room, Family Fun Nights, Licensed After School Program, Fun & Fitness Camps, and Open Play Sessions.


6831 Lonetree Blvd., Suite E102, Rocklin Slot car race party: Extreme racing rush for all speed enthusiasts! Exciting pastime that comes from the time before video games and bounce houses. Action-packed excitement for all ages.


FLIPTASTIC, GYMNASTICS, DANCE, AND CHEER 6404 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael Fliptastic has awesome Party Packages, Kids Night Out and teaches children Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer in a safe, great, positive atmosphere.



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11335-G Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova Explore new heights at your next birthday party. Two hours of staff managed indoor rock climbing fun. Minimum group of 6; advanced reservations required. Call for available dates and pricing.



720 Olive Drive, Suite S, Davis Climb to new heights at your next birthday party. This 2 hour exhilarating climbing event includes staff, equipment, & more! Food options available. Call and book your party now!



2891 Garden Hwy, Nicolaus Shooters All-Season Paintball is your family-friendly destination for adventure. Birthday parties ages 10+, family discounts, beautiful setting, large shaded picnic area, & much more.

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5 Tips for Supporting a Child with

Courtesy of

Parenting is difficult with any child. For parents of a child with attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, this challenge can prove to be even more trying. The lack of control over executive function can make it more difficult for your child to think before they act, control impulses, and stay organized. And so, it takes a great deal of patience, understanding, and, most importantly, love. Keep the following tips in mind to be supportive of your child with ADHD.

1. Establish a Routine

One of the most important things that you can do to support the struggles of your ADHD child is to establish a normal routine. That means using both schedules and language that are consistent, as well as showing unconditional love. A consistent schedule makes their days as predictable as possible. Consistent discipline reinforces what behaviors are appropriate. But, most importantly, consistent love lets the child know you love them, even if you do not love their behavior all the time.'' If your child is acting out, you can address and correct their behavior in a way that sticks to a routine of love, compassion, and understanding. As frustrating as things can get for you as the parent, these things are also frustrating for a child, especially when there is inconsistency in their daily routine, disciplinary measures, or with the amount of love and affection they are receiving.

2. Get Involved

As a parent of a child with ADHD, it's important to be involved in all areas of your child's life. This includes not just home life, but also their school and social lives. It's a great idea to talk with your child's teachers and other school officials. While many teachers are well aware of the symptoms of ADHD and how to interact with these kids, every child is different. There may be things that you can share about your child specifically that will help school staff meet your child's individual needs. Don't be afraid to set up a meeting with teachers or disciplinary staff to share the unique aspects of your child's disorder.


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To get involved with your child's social life, you might meet their friends and friends' parents. Share with them and be open about your child's struggles. You may be surprised with how open most people are and the ways in which they are willing to help. It is also important to instill manners and morals in your child on a daily basis. You should not let them get away with certain things at home that you would not want them to do outside the home. After all, the routine, habits, and behaviors that you instill in them will affect their relationships with others. You want your child to have a healthy and happy social life, so you should be making sure that they have the knowledge and tools to interact with others in positive ways.

3. Consider Dietary Changes

Support goes beyond just talking and interacting. You can provide some of the best support to your child by teaching lifestyle habits and emphasizing the link between diet and the symptoms of ADHD in adolescents. Dietary interventions are being studied in regards to this disorder now more than ever, and the results are showing the scientific community the importance of diet in these children. According to a meta-analysis published in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, elimination diets and fish oil supplementation provide the most promising effects in the alleviation of ADHD symptoms, including inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. But what are elimination diets? They're dietary interventions in which specific foods are restricted from the patient's diet. This starts with keeping some basic foods in the child's diet that are not likely to cause undesired symptoms. Over time, you slowly add foods and monitor your child's behavior to see if certain foods affect ADHD symptoms. Talk with your child's primary care provider to find out how you can begin to implement a healthy dietary intervention. (CONTINUED ON PAGE 46) • The Source Book 2018



Providing dietary changes can do more than just correct behavior. Your child may also be better acclimated to life at home, at school, and in social situations. This can help them build more healthy and positive relationships with their peers, teachers, family, and others. Keep in mind that there is thus far limited research on elimination diets. While elimination diets have shown success for some, they are not successful for all children with ADHD, and more research is needed.

4. Encourage Exercise

Exercise not only helps to keep your child healthy, but it will also help them to burn off a lot of the excess energy that many ADHD children carry around. Exercise can also create great bonding time between parent and child. You can run together, play basketball, throw a baseball or football, swim, or engage in really any physical activity. A study from the department of kinesiology and nutrition at the University of Illinois suggested that ADHD children who engaged in after-school exercise displayed an improvement in areas of hyperactivity, disruptive behavior, and cognitive function.

5. Support Yourself

Before you can provide the best support to your child, you must first make sure that you as the parent have a reliable support system. If you are overly stressed, you will not be able to provide the level of care that your ADHD child requires. This support for yourself can be in the form of time off or time alone, family and friends, or even local support groups for parents of children with special needs. We also live in a day and age where you can find support groups online through social networking sites like Facebook or online ADHD forums. You can also utilize the plethora of information provided on the internet for parents of ADHD children. Just ensure that you are finding reliable and valid sources for tips with parenting. It is not recommended to take the advice of every parent you come across in an ADHD forum. These forums are much better for talking, sharing, and confiding, rather than getting advice on parenting do's and don'ts., a trusted education website used by over 25 million students and teachers a month, educating families and communities about personalized learning and how technology is transforming education.'s video lessons and online courses help students excel academically and even earn college credit.


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professional services•••• Services CAMP BOW WOW

9263 Bendel Place, Elk Grove We offer dog daycare and overnight boarding. We provide safe, fun and individualized care for your four-legged family members, promoting Happy, Healthy Pets and People!



Sacramento and Surrounding Areas Logo design, postcards and brochures, print and web ads, magazine layout, publications and social media for your small business.

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5477 Eureka Road, Granite Bay Based on a long term belief that all children, regardless of their challenges, could succeed both academically and socially to go forward and lead a satisfying and productive life.


Services + Support CHILDREN'S CHOICE FOR HEARING AND TALKING (CCHAT) - SACRAMENTO 11100 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova CCHAT is an auditory/oral program that teaches children, birth to age 8, who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and talk.



5098 Foothills Blvd., Suite 3, #464, Roseville The Down Syndrome Information Alliance provides support and resources to empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community.

916-658-1686 THE MUSIC PLACE

1617 Willowhurst Avenue, San Jose The Music Place offers Music Education with Adaptive Music Teachers who are experienced helping high-functioning students achieve their musical goals in a fun way and at their own pace in 10 locations.



One California Street, Auburn 333 University Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento We are attorneys who guide families through estate planning, special needs planning, probate, conservatorships, and trust administration and review.


SACRAMENTO AUTISTIC SPECTRUM AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLIANCE PO Box 254788, Sacramento We are a local nonprofit organization providing effective, comprehensive social services to young people with mental diagnoses and their families.

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Mark Your Calendar for Family Fun Days Edited by Christine Quarry

Save the date and don’t be late with this noteworthy round-up of events for every month of the year! Keep in mind, a lot can change in a year, so please confirm events before you go!


Through 12/31 Theatre of Lights

12/1 Breakfast with Santa

12/1-30 A Christmas Carol:

The return of this hilarious adaptation of Dickens’ classic story, Ebeneezer Scrooge has had enough of his yearly redemption and does everything he can to bust out of it. All the familiar characters are present as he fights his way through the night, providing fodder for his disdain but also pushing him, reluctantly to his absolution. Recommended for all ages.

12/2 Chanukah (first day) 12/8 MakerFest

12/24 Free Admission Day

12/25 Christmas Day 12/26 Kwanzaa


1/1 New Year’s Day 1/1 New Year’s Day at Fairytale

Town: Begin the new year with a day of family play time! Fairytale Town will be open for play on New Year’s Day, weather permitting.

1/5-7 Motown the Musical

National Tour: It began as one man's story...became everyone's music...and is now Broadway's musical. The true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers; shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," experience the story behind the music!

1/15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Through 1/15

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Historic Folsom Ice Rink Holiday Ice Rink at Global Winter Wonderland Skatetown Ice Arena


2/1 Mummenschanz: You

and Me: Playful, inventive, compelling—Swiss-based theater troupe Mummenschanz has been thrilling audiences for 45 years with their unparalleled use of shadow, light, masks and objects. Visually stunning, they transcend cultural barriers and spark the imagination with acrobatics, deft satire and timeless insights into the human condition!

2/10 15th Annual Valentine Run/Walk ValentineRun

2/14 Valentine’s Day 2/16 Chinese New Year 2/16-18 Giselle: The Paris

premiere of Giselle in 1841 stands as the undisputed masterpiece of 19th century romantic ballet. Contrasting good and evil, realism and mysticism, audiences were stunned by Giselle’s surreal beauty as, for the first time, ballerinas rose up on pointe seemingly to float above the ground in ethereal grace. Giselle’s universal message of trust, commitment, forgiveness, and the cleansing transcendence of selfless love are values as timely today as in the 19th century.

1/15 Harlem Globetrotters

2/19 President’s Day

1/19-21 Monster Jam

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3/2 Read Across America Day 3/10 10th Annual Babies & Bumps by Sacramento Parent: We can’t wait for Greater Sacramento’s premier event celebrating parenthood and pregnancy, babies and families. Win amazing prizes, talk with experts, shop, dance and play with free entertainment on stage every hour, and more. To celebrate our 10th year, we’re doing an Expecting Mama Cover Search! Join us at the Folsom Community Center, 9am to 2pm, free entry.

3/11 Daylight Savings Time Begin 3/17 St. Patrick’s Day 3/20 First Day of Spring 3/25 Kings of Dance:

Featuring 40 dancers from the internationally-acclaimed Lezginka. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2018, Lezginka's program is comprised of a broad variety of traditional, virtuosic and modern dances reflecting Dagestan's multi-cultures.

3/30 Good Friday 3/31 Spring Eggstravaganza


4/1 Easter Sunday 4/1 Spring Eggstravaganza

4/8 Run Rocklin

4/9-29 The Lion, The Witch

and The Wardrobe: C.S. Lewis’ timeless story of four siblings in the magical world of Narnia. In this highly theatrical telling, two actors play all the parts and reenact the war for Narnia and the battle of good, the noble lion Aslan and evil, the conniving White Witch. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

4/22 Run Because You Can:

Join this 5K Run or Walk and Kids’ Fun Run, presented by local non-profit, Runnin’ for Rhett. It will be a morning filled with inspiration and smiles; an opportunity to accomplish goals; a day that encourages you to get up off the couch and get moving into life; and lastly a fundraiser for our continued efforts to promote fitness among our community’s children.


5/9 Twelfth Night for Kids:

This Shakespearean comedy centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as a boy) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with the Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man. A hilarious plot filled with mismatched relationships, Twelfth Night for Kids is a great way to expose children to the fun of Shakespeare. This PreProfessional Ensemble program serves students Ages 7 to 13 and culminates in a full-length production, appropriate for all ages.

5/6 Mother & Son All Sport Wacky Golf Tournament

5/12 Praise and Jubilation:

Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra presents Praise and Jubilation Featuring “Jubilate Deo,” Dan Forrest, “Ancient Airs and Dances,” Ottorino Respighi and “Te Deum,” Antonin Dvoràk. Guest Choruses include the Sacramento Children’s Chorus and Sacramento State University Chorus.

5/13 Mother’s Day 5/28 Memorial Day


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6/2 Sacramento Taco Festival:

A unique and energetic street set of events within a larger event that promote business, community, the arts, history and celebrates America’s number one food…the taco.

6/2 UC Davis Symphony Orchestra

6/17 Father’s Day 6/23 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

& Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy: Shakespeare’s popular fairythemed comedic play comes to life, along with all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream! Join a magical midsummer’s eve featuring multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an enchanted marketplace and more!


7/4 Independence Day 7/14-15 Community Campout:

Gather your family and friends to enjoy the serenity and inspiration of nature through this low-cost camping experience. After setting up their tents, campers can enjoy campground favorites including swimming, crafts, campfire songs and s’mores.


8/8-12 Nevada County Fair

8/12-13 8th Annual Banana


8/25 Multicultural Festival

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9/1-3 Chalk It Up: Join this

interactive art and music festival and help raise grant money for local youth arts! Chalk It Up promotes and supports Youth Arts by offering small grants to individuals, groups, and arts organizations throughout the Sacramento region. We do this in large part with our annual Chalk It Up! Festival which encourages artistic expression of all kinds through a three day celebration of chalk art, live music, and regional food and craft vendors.

9/3 Labor Day 9/6-9 Gold Country Fair

9/11 Patriot Day


10/15-11/4 Treasure Island:

Treasure Island returns to the B Street stage on Capitol Avenue! This beloved adaptation is back with new twists, exciting explosions and your favorite characters.

10/6-7 Elk Grove Pumpkin

Festival: Elk Grove’s largest family festival! Mark your calendar for a weekend full of fall festivities all in one place! Pumpkins galore, entertainment, food, vendors, contests, plus so much more!

10/8 Columbus Day 10/19-21 Safe & Super

Halloween at Fairytale Town

10/31 Halloween


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11/3 Punkin Chunkin

11/4 Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/11 Veterans Day 11/22 Thanksgiving Day 11/22 Run to Feed the Hungry:

10K Run & 5K Run/Walk to support Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services! Your contribution and support will be felt by thousands of families in need throughout our community. The funds raised at this event will impact men, women and children in our community by providing free emergency goods and life-changing services including food, diapers, clothing, mentoring, education and hope. Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23 Free Admission Day &

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The 2018 Annual Source Book  
The 2018 Annual Source Book  

Once again, it's been great fun to bring you this annual publication that celebrates local families, businesses and places. Read on to quick...