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THE ULTIMATE FAMILY GUIDE TO SACRAMENTO AREA RESOURCES The Source Book 2019

editor’s letter

publishers SHELLY BOKMAN SUE LETO COLE

Dear Readers,

editor SHANNON SMITH art director JILL LENDAHL www.jilllendahl.com advertising executives LINDSAY TRENZ lindsay@sacramentoparent.com 530.889.6178 CHERYL WAPLES cheryl@sacramentoparent.com 530.889.6176 contributors: AARON BARRIGA JILL LENDAHL SARAH LYONS CHRISTA MELNYK HINES VIDA MERCER PAM MOLNAR SHANNON SMITH LAUREN WALKER Copyright 2019 Sacramento Parent Magazine 530.888.0573 www.SacramentoParent.com 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 2019 calendar year only. If you find any incorrect information or have updates or suggestions, please email us at sacparenteditor@gmail.com. While we are unable to change any information in print, we can make corrections online and in the 2020 Source Book. As always, we welcome your feedback!

It’s Source Book time again! Congratulations if you have picked this up—you’ll love this freshly updated, free resource guide for on-the-go families in the Greater Sacramento area. The articles in this particular guide are ones that you will want to hang onto and the businesses and services listed inside are truly top-notch. Have you ever heard of Letterboxing? Check out the article on page 13, it’s a wonderful way to take learning outdoors! Are you struggling with ways to cut back the kiddos screen time? You can find some great ideas on page 27. Not sure if your child may need glasses? Find out what to look out for on page 37. See, it’s loaded with rich content and easy to read, well-organized resources. We thank you for continuing to embrace the Source Book! It’s an honor to be a part of a publication dedicated to connecting and helping local families for 11 years! Whether you are new to the area or have been a long-time resident, we invite you to dive in and discover “who to call, where to go and what to do.” Best wishes,

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BABY & FAMILY

21 EDUCATION 29 ENRICHMENT 41

HEALTH & BEAUTY

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PARTY

49 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 49 SPECIAL NEEDS 49 SHOPPING

stories

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Meet the Cover Family

After the First Year: Marking Childhood Milestones 8

Letterboxing: The Ultimate Homeschooling Activity 13

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10 Easy Ways to Cut Kids’ Screen Time

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Identifying Vision Problems in Your Child

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ON THE COVER: Meet the Walker Family by Lauren Walker

We are the Walker family! My husband and I met and became friends over 16 years ago while attending Rocklin High School together. Over several years, our friendship blossomed into a genuine love and admiration for one another. We have three beautiful children together. Our oldest is 12 years old and is enjoying the adventures of middle school and competitive soccer. Our middle is 4 years old and although petite for her age, she has a fire and determination inside her and a passion for dance and music. Our youngest is 8 months old and is a very happy, smiley guy (almost all the time), he was just the sweetness our family needed.

Pictured: Eric, Lauren, Trinity, Layla & Isaiah

After high school, my husband and I both envisioned exploring new places, but quickly realized the Rocklin community is where we wanted to raise our children. We often describe this stage of life as beautiful chaos as my husband and I both juggle our careers and a full schedule with our kids. We are really just a simple family that enjoys time spent with our extended family and close friends in our community. Photographer:

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After the First Year: Marking Childhood Milestones by Christa Melnyk Hines Your baby is about to celebrate her first birthday. You've probably been celebrating her development since birth in a baby book and snapping reams of photos along the way. After all, babies seem to change right before our eyes in their first year. But how will you record the exciting months and years ahead? Here are a few ways to capture moments, milestones and memories as your baby grows from toddler to teen. Say what?! Kids typically begin developing

the ability to speak in two to three word sentences between 18 months and two years. Keep track of their quips, funny comments and profound observations in a quotes journal. A simple notebook will do the trick. Running around? Write down what they said on a scrap of paper. Note the date and their age and slip it into your notebook or your purse to record later. Dear Sugar. Ask friends and family to a write a letter to your child on her first birthday. Or write a letter a year sharing anecdotes and observations about your child's development, achievements, disappointments and why you are proud of her. These letters make a precious gift for when your child turns 18. Remember this? Compile photos annually into a scrapbook or a digital photo

book. Among the snapshots of day-to-day outings, family vacations and birthday parties, include a page dedicated to highlighting your child's accomplishments for that year. For example: learned to ride a bike, started kindergarten, learned to swim, lost first tooth, first home run, etc.

Talk to me. While you'll probably video your child in action throughout childhood,

take a few minutes each year to do a short interview once they start talking. Ask questions like, "what is your favorite food?" "What do you want to be when you grow up?" "What is your favorite thing to do?" "Who are your buddies right now?"

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A year in pictures. Have you ever seen a compilation of

photos of a child taken everyday in the same location for a year? It's fascinating to watch a child grow up in a photo time lapse. Try the apps "Photo 365" or "Everyday app". Keep it simple. Throughout the year, collect

mementos in a manila folder. Include projects, letters, report cards, notes from teachers, pictures and letters by your child, medical records and school photos. At the end of each calendar year, school year or birthday, go through the file. Pick out the items you want to keep. Write the year on the folder tab and stash it in a bin designated for your child. Try this on for size. Take an annual photo of your child in an oversized t-shirt with the date of their high school graduation. She'll be swimming in it for the first photo, but by graduation she will have grown into it. Patchwork of memories. Every child has t-shirts they love and wear over and

over again. Over the years, they'll also collect shirts of sporting events, favorite teams, camps, organizations and other activities that they're involved in. Hang onto those items and have a quilt made out of the shirts to give them when they graduate from high school or college.

Measure up. Many of us use a wall in the house to pencil in our kids' height over the

years. But what if you have to move or you want to repaint? A variety of creative wall-hanging growth charts are available on the market or you could DIY. Make a large wall measuring stick out of a 1” x 8” x 6’ wood board. Check out Pinterest for crafty designs and instructions.

Hand, hand, finger, thumb. Beginning with your child's first birthday, make wall

art out of his growing handprints or footprints. Paint an eight-inch square canvas with acrylic paint. Once the background paint dries, use a contrasting color and paint your child's hand with a foam brush. Then guide his hand to stamp it on the canvas. Use a paint pen to write the age of your child below the hand print. Voila! You have the first of a series of annual hand prints. For more information about this project titled "yearly handprint canvas", check out mamapapabubba.com.

Tell me a story. Record funny, harrowing and exciting stories throughout parenthood. Keep them in a file called "family stories" on your computer. Don't forget to include your child's birth story. Either record the anecdotes and stories in an audio file or write them out. You'll love pulling up and sharing these stories with your kids as they get older—and they'll love hearing them! Freelance writer Christa Melnyk Hines is the mom of two growing boys. She loves to collect their wise and often funny comments in a quotes journal. Christa's latest book is Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World. SacramentoParent.com • The Source Book 2019

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baby & family Products + Services BABYQUIP

Greater Sacramento BabyQuip delivers and sets up clean, quality baby gear at a family’s hotel, vacation rental or private residence. This allows families to pack light and travel happy!

530-368-1598 www.BabyQuip.com/juliana765

cribs

toys

carseats

diapers

strollers

highchairs

As the leading baby gear rental service, BabyQuip serves families in hundreds of cities across the US and Canada. Our professional and insured Quality Providers deliver and set up high-end baby gear at hotels, vacation rentals, and private residences.

RESTED FAMILY CHILD SLEEP CONSULTING

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

916-546-8341 www.RestedFamily.com

SMILE ISLAND PEDIATRIC & ADULT DENTAL GROUP

JULIA NA PUGLIESE ELIA I N D E P E N D EN T QUALI T Y P R OVI D ER

Sacramento and surrounding areas to North Lake Tahoe 530.368.1598 J P UGL I E S E @ B ABYQU I P.COM B ABYQUI P.COM /J UL I AN A765

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.

916-773-6565 www.SmileIslandDentalGroup.com

WEIDEMAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS

7916 Pebble Beach Dr., 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.

916-962-0577 www.SacChildrensDentist.com

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Letterboxing

The Ultimate Homeschooling Activity by Vida Mercer Imagine an activity that combines geography, arts and crafts, problem solving, history, outdoor exercise, scavenger hunting, and super-sleuthing. Well, that is letterboxing! And it is an incredible way to add fun and adventure to your homeschool day.

So What is a Letterbox? It usually consists of a small box, containing at least a log book and a unique—often handmade—stamp, which is hidden in a publicly accessible location like a park. The gist of letterboxing is that you obtain clues to the location of boxes and search them out. (There are several websites devoted to this.) Your goal is to "collect" the stamp from the box by stamping it into your own personal log book. Think of it like stamps on a passport showing where you've been. And then leave your personal stamp—as proof of success—in the letterbox's log book for posterity. The clues can be straightforward instructions, geographical directions, or complex clues to decipher. (I think the tricky ones are the best!) Boxes are often themed around a particular historical landmark or meant to honor a person, place, or event. Letterboxing traces its origins to Dartmoore, England in the 1850's. Now there are over 90,000 active boxes in North America alone according to letterboxing.org. And you have probably passed right by some and never even known. If you've ever visited Gibson Ranch Park, you may have passed by several! Lucky for us, the Sacramento area is perfect for letterboxing with all its historical attractions and fabulous natural sites to explore.

How to Use Letterboxing IN Homeschooling This ultra-adaptable activity is fun for everyone, but truly perfect for homeschoolers because it is the ultimate in sneaky school. The kids will never even realize how much they're learning! Besides being exercise for their legs and problem solving skills, you can use letterboxing to...

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DESIGN YOUR STAMP and CLUE Next—this is the fun part—design your stamp and clue. Who is your favorite park named after? You could write a clue containing some historical information about them and create a stamp to commemorate them in some way. Or get personal! Does your family dog have a favorite hiking trail? Why not honor them with a stamp and box named after them? Then, place your box carefully—following all pertinent rules - and publish your clue, on a site like letterboxing.org or atlasquest.com, so people can begin to find it! As a box owner, you will be responsible for maintaining your box. Check it regularly to be sure it's not damaged or missing, and replace the log book when it's full.

Pro Letterboxing Dos and Don'ts • Absolute stealth in retrieving and replacing boxes is a must! The last thing you want to do is raise the suspicion of non-letterboxers who may get curious about what you're doing and (knowingly or unknowingly) compromise the box. But this is actually what makes letterboxing so much fun—accomplishing your mission without being detected! • Respect the environment, rules of the property, and the letterboxes themselves. Common sense applies. Don't disturb wildlife, venture off designated trails, or damage natural resources. And don't forget to respect the boxes themselves. Replace lids securely and put them back *exactly* where and how you found them! • Safety first! Letterboxers need to be mindful of everything from traffic to poison ivy. Never attempt to place or retrieve a box from anywhere that seems unsafe, and be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Now get out and explore all the hidden letterboxes of Sacramento! The adventure is in the journey, not just the find.

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Things to Take With You: Necessities: Here are the absolute must-haves! • pen for writing the date & messages • log book or journal • your stamp • ink pad • park entrance fees (if applicable) • clues to the letterboxes

Optional: Some people carry supplies to supplement full or wet logbooks, repair damaged boxes, or help waterproof them. You might want to carry: • extra paper or small log books • zip lock bags • duct tape And don't forget other things that might come in handy to make it a great experience like... • a hiking stick • bug repellent • sun screen • water and snacks • camera • binoculars • local guide books

Now Accepting Prospective Students For 2019-2020 School Year

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5477 Eureka Road Granite Bay

mom of two daughters. She blogs at

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www.mercerhomeschooling.com, where she encourages other moms of young children in their homeschooling journey.

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

Believe and you will Achieve

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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

916-979-8378 www.ChoicesCharter.org

CORE PLACER CHARTER SCHOOL

Placer, Sutter, Nevada, Yuba, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties Parent Choice, Homeschool/Independent Study, WASC Accreditation, A-G/UCOP Approved Curriculum, Personalized Learning Teachers, Multiple Approved Vendors, Generous Funding, Resource Center, Lending Library, Field Trips, and more!

530-346-8340 www.CorePlacer.org

GOLDEN VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL

9601 Lake Natoma Dr., 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.

916-987-6141 www.GoldenValleyCharter.org

HERITAGE PEAK CHARTER’S HOMESCHOOL GUILD & SUTTER PEAK CHARTER ACADEMY

Pacific Charter Institute Supports Homeschooling across 16 Counties through our Family of Schools. Accredited charter homeschool support with student accounts, parent reimbursements, vendors, fieldtrips, park days, free online, CTE, lending libraries, & more!

866-992-9033 | Español, 209-452-2940 Для русского языка, 916-890-4680 www.PacificCharter.org

HORIZON CHARTER SCHOOLS

Multiple Locations Free, public, K-12 charter school with a 25year history. We provide multiple learning options and robust support along with field trips, meet-ups, family workshops, and much more. Enroll today!

916-408-5200 www.HorizonCharterSchools.org

NATOMAS CHARTER SCHOOL PACT HOMESCHOOL ACADEMY GRADES K-8

1172 W. National Drive, Ste 30, Sacramento Striving to provide quality education for children in partnership with parents by maximizing the learning potential of their children.

916-419-3788 Pact.NatomasCharter.org

PLACER ACADEMY CHARTER

2213 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin Placer Academy is a k-8, public charter school that combines the Core Knowledge curriculum with project-based learning in Rocklin. Contact us today for a tour.

916-259-1688 www.PlacerAcademy.org K12 ONLINE SCHOOL

Statewide - Virtual Academy K12 is America’s largest provider of tuition-free online education for grades K-12. Discover how their award-winning curriculum and individualized learning plans can work for your student.

866-968-7512 www.K12.com/ca

PACIFIC CHARTER INSTITUTE’S COLLEGE MODEL & INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAMS

K-12 Resource Centers in Elk Grove, Rio Linda, Lodi, West Sacramento & Vacaville Flexible Schedules, 2 Day & College Model Options, Weekly Mentor Teacher Meetings, Free Career Training and College Credit pathways.

866-992-9033 | Español 209-452-2940 Для русского языка 916-890-4680 www.PacificCharter.org SacramentoParent.com • The Source Book 2019

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education Rocklin Independent Charter Academy (RICA) 3250 Victory Drive, Rocklin RICA is a free, public K-12 charter school offering a unique blend of home study, online courses and on-campus classes.

916-632-3195 RICA.RocklinUSD.org

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHARTER

2399 Sellers Way, West Sacramento A charter school with strong community support and participation that provides a rigorous, standards-based curriculum and individualized support for all children.

916-596-6422 www.SacValleyCharter.org

Childcare CHILD ACTION, INC.

9800 Old Winery Pl., 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 www.ChildAction.org

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

Antelope, Davis, Dixon, Elk Grove, Sacramento, Woodland, Fairfield, Modesto, Tracy, South Lake Tahoe Treat your child to top notch learning and fun! We offer preschool, before and after school programs, and camps during school breaks throughout the Sacramento region.

916-830-3300 www.cdicdc.org 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 www.KidsPark.com

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?

800-822-8490 www.Trustline.org

Preschools FULL STEAM ACADEMY

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

916-353-0300 www.fsachildrensacademy.com LITTLE FOLKS UNIVERSITY

801 Sibley St., Folsom Providing children six weeks through schoolage an opportunity to learn and develop as individuals in a creative hands-on environment.

916-985-7055 www.LittleFolksU.com PEREGRINE SCHOOL

2650 Lillard Dr., Davis and 2907 Portage Bay W., Davis Enriching preschool and elementary featuring child-centered, project-based programs emphasizing natural sciences, the arts, outdoor education and social and environmental responsibility.

530-753-5500 www.PeregrineSchool.org

SAN JUAN UNIFIED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Gold River, Orangevale and Citrus Heights San Juan Unified offers flexible, researchbased preschool programs. Learn more about their fee-based, state and federally funded programs for dreamers, explorers and creators of any preschool age.

916-971-5988 www.SanJuan.edu/ece

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education SUNRISE RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT PRESCHOOLS

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO

916-725-1585 www.SunriseParks.com

916-733-0110 www.SCD.org/schools

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.

THE LEARNING YEARS ACADEMY

11052 New River Cir., Rancho Cordova The Learning Years provides a stimulating "hands on" learning environment for children 2 years to 1st grade. German, Spanish and field trips. Nutritious meals included.

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WARNER'S COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

6015 Seven Cedars Pl., Granite Bay A beautiful country farm setting where children can explore nature, receive excellent academic preparation, and celebrate childhood daily.

916-797-0222 www.GraniteBayCountryDaySchool.com

2110 Broadway, Sacramento Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Sacramento foster faith, strong character development, civic Christian service, and intellectual growth. We form responsible and compassionate Disciples of Christ.

COURTYARD PRIVATE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

205 24th St., Sacramento The foundation of our successful academic program is social-emotional learning. Allinclusive Tuition: arts, foreign language, community service, extended care, monthly field trips. Call for a tour.

916-442-5395 www.Courtyard.org

GRANITE BAY MONTESSORI

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

916-791-7849 www.GBMontessori.com

WHISPERING OAK MONTESSORI ACADEMY

JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL

916-722-8118 www.WhisperingOakMontessori.com

916-480-6060 www.JesuitHighSchool.org

8085 Oak Ave., 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.

Private Schools BRIGHTON SCHOOLS

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

916-353-1681 www.BrightonSchools.com

1200 Jacob Ln., Carmichael A Roman Catholic college preparatory dedicated to forming competent young men into conscientious leaders in compassionate service to others for the greater glory of God.

LIVE OAK WALDORF SCHOOL

410 Crother Rd., Meadow Vista Imagine a place where children love to learn! Give your child the gift of an authentic Waldorf education. Early Childhood Elementary - Middle School - Homeschool - Summer Camps. Call today!

530-878-8720 www.LiveOakWaldorf.org

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education

enrichment

PEREGRINE SCHOOL

Attractions

2650 Lillard Dr., Davis and 2907 Portage Bay W., Davis Enriching preschool and elementary featuring child-centered, project-based programs emphasizing natural sciences, the arts, outdoor education and social and environmental responsibility.

530-753-5500 www.PeregrineSchool.org

ST. PHILOMENE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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.

916-489-1506 www.StPhilomene.org

Tutors MATHNASIUM, THE MATH LEARNING CENTER 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 www.Mathnasium.com BEST IN CLASS EDUCATION CENTER

1000 Sunrise Ave., Suite 8A, Roseville Leading supplemental education provider with several educational programs to help your student reach his or her full potential. Proprietary curriculum is taught by experienced teachers in small-group math and English enrichment classes. We also provide private tutoring and SAT/ ACT Test Prep.

916-918-2297 www.BestInClassEducation.com/ locations/roseville

FAIRYTALE TOWN

3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento Let your child’s imagination run wild at this 3.5-acre children’s park with playsets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, farm animals and gardens. 916-808-7462 www.FairytaleTown.org

FOLSOM CITY ZOO SANCTUARY

403 Stafford St., 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.

916-351-3527 www.FolsomZooFriends.org

FUNDERLAND AMUSEMENT PARK

1350 17th Ave., 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!

916-456-0131 https://FunderlandPark.com

Camps CAMP EDMO

Six convenient Sacramento Area locations in Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin & Sacramento Camp EDMO™ fuels Pre-K–8th-grade campers' curiosity by immersing them in maker-infused art, science, technology, and the natural world. First Time Families SAVE $50. Use Code: FIRSTSACS19

877-993-6673 CampEDMO.org

CAMP WOOLMAN

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

530-273-3183 www.Woolman.org

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enrichment MAD SCIENCE OF SACRAMENTO VALLEY Greater Sacramento Area Delivering unique, hands-on science experiences for children that are as entertaining as they are educational.

916-779-0390 www.Sacramento.MadScience.org SUNRISE RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT

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.

916-725-1585 www.SunriseParks.com

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

916-725-3200 www.FAMTKDPLUS.com

Museums CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM 125 I St., Old Sacramento A Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the museum complex offers a first-hand glimpse of rail history and offers the area's only historic and authentic excursion train rides (Apr thru Sep).

916-323-9280 www.CaliforniaRailroad.museum CROCKER ART MUSEUM

216 O St., Sacramento Activities abound for kids of all ages at the Crocker Art Museum! From babyfriendly gallery walks to art classes for toddlers to teens. Admission is just $12, and children 5 and younger are always free. Discover it all at crockerart.org/kids.

916-808-7000 www.CrockerArt.org/kids

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enrichment ROSEVILLE UTILITY EXPLORATION CENTER

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.

916-746-1550 www.Roseville.ca.us/explore

WORLD OF WONDERS SCIENCE MUSEUM

2 North Sacramento St., 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.

209-368-0969 www.WowScienceMuseum.org

Swim SUNRISE RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT

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

916-725-1585 www.SunriseParks.com SWIMAMERICA DAVIS

2121 Second St., Suite 101A, Davis Our indoor, warm-water pool is perfect for year-round swim lessons for babies, children, adults. Younger swimmers, reluctant swimmers and children with special needs find our program particularly welcoming.

530-759-1214 www.SwimAmericaDavis.com

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enrichment Dance & Gymnastics BYERS GYMNASTICS

Roseville, Citrus Heights, Rocklin 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.

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916-781-2939 www.ByersGym.com

FLIPTASTIC, GYMNASTICS, DANCE AND 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.

916-487-3547 www.Fliptastic.biz

HAWKINS SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS 118 Woodmere Rd., Folsom Professional Instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Acrobatics, Acting and Voice. Ages 2 and up, beginning through advanced.

916-355-1900 www.HawkinsSchool.com

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By Aaron Barriga

Did you know that 80% of what all children learn is purely visual? This indicates that if your child happens to have an uncorrected vision problem, it could severely affect their learning and development and hinder their ability to perform optimally in school. Poor eye health has become increasingly common in school-aged children. Problems with vision can make it seem like your child has a learning disability, when in fact they just need treatment to see clearly and comfortably.

The first signs of a vision problem is typically blurry vision.

Here are nine warning signs that your child may be experiencing poor eye health and blurry vision:

1 Sits too close to the TV or holds a book very close when reading. If your child is consistently sitting very close to the TV or holding a book too close when reading, your child may be nearsighted or have blurry vision.

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Constant eye rubbing. A common sign of eye strain in a child is frequent and intense eye rubbing. Eye rubbing may be caused by muscle balance or inability to focus which causes the eyes to tire out quickly. (Although, constant rubbing of the eyes can also be caused by allergies.)

Using a finger to guide their eyes when reading. When children are learning to read initially it is common for them to use their finger to guide their eyes, but this practice is expected to disappear as they age. If they are constantly losing their place while reading and using their finger to help them hold their focus and guide their eyes, you may want to have their vision checked.

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Light sensitive or excessive tearing.

Closing one eye to see better.

Avoiding computers or devices.

Have you noticed that your child begins to blink vigorously when indoors, in bright sunlight or in the presence of camera flashes? If so, this increased sensitivity usually comes in the form of photophobia and can also lead to blurry vision, nausea and headaches. (Can also be a symptom of different eye conditions.)

Constantly shutting one eye when reading or watching television could be an indicator of a refractive or binocular vision problem which affects the ability of the two eyes to work together in unison as a team. Closing a single eye to read or concentrate on other work may be a sign that your child suffers from a certain eye teaming problem which is also referred to as convergence insufficiency.

Digital eye strain can cause a lot of pain amongst younger children who regularly use devices and computers. If your child suddenly begins to avoid using the computer, he may be experiencing digital eye strain which can literally cause pain and hurt his eyes.

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Grades being lower than usual.

Squinting and tilting to see better.

Headaches and tired eyes.

If you notice a sudden drop in your child’s grades, she may be experiencing difficulty in reading what is being written and displayed on the board due to blurry vision. The chances of your child letting you know about this are very slim, so be sure to pick up on this as soon as you can and schedule an eye exam.

If your child begins to squint or tilt their heads during class to get a better view of the classroom board (which is something he did not do previously), this may be a sign. Please talk with your child’s teachers and ask them to inform you immediately if they notice these mannerisms in the classroom as well. (Until your child undergoes an eye exam, it is best that he sit closer to the front of the class for viewing purposes.)

Blurry vision and regular headaches may be a sign of eye strain. Even though headaches may be less common, they can indicate certain issues which can cause pressure or swelling behind the eyes. If you happen to notice any of these signs in your child, then you should set them up for an examination immediately. (Make sure to opt for an eye doctor that specializes in treating children and knows how to make them feel at ease in his/her clinic.)

Bottom Line, if you happen to notice any of these signs in your child,

schedule an appointment with your optometrist/ophthalmologist. Your child may not be able to communicate a vision problem, but they will thank you for recognizing that they may be able to see more clearly with treatment. Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs with a mission of informing readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care and eye health. He loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.

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health & beauty Dental

Pediatric Care

KIDS CARE DENTAL

MAKE-A-WISH® NORTHEASTERN & CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND NORTHERN NEVADA

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

844-616-KIDS(5437) www.KidsCareDental.com

SMILE ISLAND PEDIATRIC & ADULT DENTAL GROUP

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.

916-773-6565 www.SmileIslandDentalGroup.com

WEIDEMAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & ORTHODONTICS

7916 Pebble Beach Dr., 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.

916-962-0577 www.SacChildrensDentist.com

2800 Club Center Drive, Sacramento Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children battling critical illness.

916-437-0206 www.necannv.wish.org

UC DAVIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento 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.

800-UCD-4-KIDS www.Health.UCDavis.edu/children

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento Northern California’s premier pediatric specialty hospital providing comprehensive care and rehabilitation to children with congenital conditions and complex medical needs regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

916-453-2000 www.ShrinersChildrens.org

Products + Services EJ’S LITTLE PEOPLE

Fitness SACRAMENTO STATE AQUATIC AND BOATING SAFETY CENTER

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.

916-966-3322 www.EJsLittlePeople.com

1901 Hazel Ave., Gold River Lake Natoma is close to home and offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddling, rowing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing.

916-278-2842 www.SacStateAquaticCenter.com

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SAVE THE DAY WITH A SUPERHERO PARTY PLAN BY PAM MOLNAR

Superheros have been inspiring boys and girls for years and this generation is no less captivated. If your child is one of the thousands of kids who want a Superhero themed birthday party this year, have no fear.

GAMES: VILLAINS AND SUPERS. For this game, you will need 10 plastic cups per player. Spread out the cups in an open area with half of the up and half of them down. Split the players into two teams. On go, the Villains turn them up, and Supers turn them down. At the end of two minutes, the winner will be the team with the most cups in their direction. DON‛T GET CAUGHT IN THE WEB. Use crepe paper to make a web in a hallway or small space. Make the web challenging by overlapping strands. Time the players to see who can make it through the fastest without touching or ripping the web. KNOCK DOWN. Print out faces of the Superheros’ nemesis like The Joker or Lex Luther and glue them to the front of cups or cans. Arrange them in a pyramid like a carnival game. Have the players use blue Frisbees (decorated like Captain America’s shield) to try to knock the villains down. HOW STRONG IS THE HULK? Have kids wear green oven mitts or Hulk hands and try to pop balloons using only their hands. It’s a lot harder than it looks.

CRAFTS CAPE. Despite what Edna Mode from the Incredibles says, you just feel more like a Superhero when you wear a cape.

Purchase colored men’s t-shirts for each guest Cut down the sides of the shirt and lay flat Remove the sleeves Cut along the seam of the shoulder to the neck Leave the neck intact, but cut off the front part of the shirt You are left with a cape that can be slipped over the head Decorate with scraps from the other shirts using hot glue

CANVAS PAINTING.

Paint the canvas a solid color ahead of time and tape a logo shape on the dried canvas. Place the canvas in a box to keep the mess to a minimum and have the kids drizzle or splat paint on top. Remove the tape when dried to reveal a cool Superhero logo design.

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Jungle Gym

(ages 12 wks - 5 yrs)

Cheer/Tumble

Dance

(ages 3 - 17)

Performance Team & Power TeamGym

Kids Night Out! Field Trips

Gymnastics (ages 6 - 17)

Birthday Parties Camps

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EXTRA FUN: PHOTO BOOTH. Put a blue sheet on the ground to represent the sky. Add clouds made of pillow stuffing or paper and skyscrapers out of cardboard. Have kids lay down to give the appearance of them flying and be sure to adjust their capes! Stand above them on a ladder or chair and take the picture. GOODY BAGS. Create a Bat signal flashlight with Batman sticker over the lens. Add a can of Silly String for Spiderman. Decorate a green Jello cup with a Kryptonite label or the Hulk’s face.

Pam Molnar is an avid party planner and mother of three. Follow her on Etsy at Pam’s Party Printables.

@ the Grounds in Roseville

Saturday, February 23rd 9am - 2pm

This FREE community event will showcase Greater Sacramento's wide array of education and enrichment programs, including camps. Plus, family-friendly entertainment, children's activities and more!

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Shooters All-Season Paintball Open Rain or Shine!

Entertainers

• Birthday Parties (age 10+) • Group & Military Discounts • Team-Building • 6 Unique Fields, Including Woodsball • Pro Shop • Large Shaded Picnic Area • BBQ Grills

AMAZING ANIMAL WORLD

Rocklin and Greater Sacramento Area 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 www.AmazingAnimalWorld.com DILLY DALLY THE CLOWN

Greater Sacramento 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!

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Party Places

$50 OFF YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY BRING THIS COUPON TO REDEEM

May not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/19

THE BOUNCE SPOT

2939 Promenade St., 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.

916.784.1722

4420 Granite Dr / 400 / Rocklin / CA / 95677 / FTHobbies.com

916-371-2386 www.TheBounceSpot.com FAST TRACK HOBBIES

4420 Granite Dr., Ste 400, 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.

916-784-1722 www.FTHobbies.com

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.

916-487-3547 www.Fliptastic.biz

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GRANITE ARCH CLIMBING CENTER

11335-G Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova Bring the cake, candles and even ice cream. We’ll provide lots of vertical adventure! Two hours of staff managed indoor rock climbing. Group size from 6 to 15. Advanced reservation required. BOOK NOW!

916-852-7625 www.GraniteArch.com

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ROCKNASIUM CLIMBING GYM

720 Olive Dr., 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!

530-757-2902 www.Rocknasium.com







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SHOOTERS ALL-SEASON PAINTBALL

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

1-877-68-Blast http://ShootersAllSeasonPaintball.com

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special needs...

Services

Education

CAMP BOW WOW 9263 Bendel Pl., 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! 916-685-4590 www.CampBowWow.com/elkgrove

PLACER LEARNING CENTER

5477 Eureka Rd., 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.

916-774-1260 www.PlacerLC.com

Services + Support CHILDREN'S CHOICE FOR HEARING AND TALKING (CCHAT) - SACRAMENTO 11100 Coloma Rd., 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.

916-361-7290 www.CCHATSacramento.org

Therapy BRIGHT START THERAPIES 198 Cirby Way, Suite 140, Roseville 3508 Cody Way, Suite 300, Sacramento Bright Start Therapies believe's learning can be fun! Our highly trained and educated staff provides quality speech/ language and occupational therapy for children of all ages. 916-773-8282 or 916-483-8282 www.BrightStartTherapies.com

shopping... Organic Produce SACRAMENTO NATURAL FOODS CO-OP 2820 R St., Sacramento A trusted source of natural foods and products, and a reliable resource for consumer information.

916-455-2667 http://Sac.coop

DOWN SYNDROME INFORMATION ALLIANCE

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 DownSyndromeInfo.org

FAMILIES FOR EARLY AUTISM TREATMENT - FEAT

PO Box 255722, Sacramento, 95865 FEAT is a non-profit organization providing Education, Advocacy and Support for families in the greater Sacramento area who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

askfeat@feat.org www.feat.org

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.

844-SAC-AUT1 | 916-877-5220 www.SASSNA.org

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Save the Date & Don’t Be Late! We’re giving you a jump start on some of Greater Sacramento’s biggest family-friendly events planned for 2019! Keep in mind, a lot can change in a year, so please confirm events before you go!

December

12/14 Holiday Magic

Bundle up the family and celebrate the holidays around the world with animal enrichments and special activities. www.SacZoo.org

12/22 Chanukah (first day) Through 12/24 Theatre of Lights

www.OldSacramento.com

12/24 Free Admission Day www.FairytaleTown.org

12/25 Christmas Day 12/26 Kwanzaa 12/31 New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

Sacramento’s best New Year’s Eve tradition lights up the skies above Old Sacramento with bright colors and flashes during this free celebration featuring activities for the whole family to enjoy. http://NYESacramento.com/

12/31 Noon Year’s Eve

For those who have little ones that won’t make it until midnight. The Crocker’s beloved, high-energy New Year’s party for families is a perfect way to celebrate. www.CrockerArt.org

January

Through 1/6 Global Winter Wonderland A seasonal showcase of sights and sounds from around the world. https://GlobalWonderland.com/sacramento/ Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks (times vary) Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink www.DowntownSac.org Historic Folsom Ice Rink www.FolsomIceRink.com Skatetown Ice Arena www.Facebook.com/Skatetown.biz 1/11 & 1/13 Harlem Globetrotters www.HarlemGlobeTrotters.com 1/18-20 Monster Jam www.Golden1Center.com 1/21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 50

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2/2 Sacramento Museum Day More than 30 local museums, including the California State Railroad Museum, California Museum and Crocker Art Museum, open their doors with free of charge or heavily discounted admission. http://SacMuseums.org 2/5 Chinese New Year 2/6 Harris Center presents Russian National Ballet,

Cinderella The company of 50 exquisite dancers will perform Cinderella, a full-length ballet in two acts, with music by Prokofiev. https://HarrisCenter.net

Through 2/10 Stomp presented by Broadway

Sacramento A unique experience that appeals to audiences of all ages including two ew full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. See what the noise is all about. www.BroadwaySacramento.com/production/ stomp-2019/

2/14 Valentine’s Day 2/18 President’s Day 2/19 Chinese New Year Celebration http://CNYCA.net/php/

2/23 EDfair presented by Sacramento Parent A free community event showcasing Greater Sacramento’s wide array of education and enrichment programs wit family-friendly entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations and more! https://SacramentoParent.com/ed-fair


March

3/2 Read Across America Day 3/3 WOW Birthday Party - 10 Years!

The Museum is turning 10 and you’re invited to an all-day party! This FREE day will include science demonstrations, experiments and hands-on activities. www.WOWScienceMuseum.org

3/10 Daylight Savings Time Begin 3/17-4/7 B Street Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White’s beloved children’s story is adapted for the stage in this delightful, colorful production. When Wilbur the pig is befriended by a small spider named Charlotte, the friendship sets off a series of events that turn Wilbur from the runt of his litter to “Some Pig”. https://BStreetTheatre.org

3/17 St. Patrick’s Day 3/20 First Day of Spring 3/30 Earth Fest

Join the Sacramento Zoo as they throw a party for the planet including a Stuffed Animal Clinic! Learn about the environment and conservation both locally and globally. https://www.SacZoo.org

4/7 Run Rocklin

April

www.RunRocklin.com

4/13 Creek Week First clean, then celebrate! 4/20 Easter Eggstravaganza at Fair Oaks Park

May

5/2 Big Day of Giving https://www.BigDayOfGiving.org/ 5/5 Cinco de Mayo 5/11 Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk™

www.Info-Komen.org

5/11-12 BerryFest Strawberry Festival What makes a happy mom on Mother’s Day? Happy kids! Besides loads of strawberry treats, shopping, cooking demonstrations, and live bands, BerryFest is loaded with fun for the kids with a petting zoo, pony rides, princess pageant. https://www.FeedMeBerries.com/ 5/12 Mother’s Day 5/15-6/2 Broadway on Tour present’s Disney’s

Aladdin This thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. www.BroadwaySacramento.com/production/ disneys-aladdin/

5/27 Memorial Day

An “eggciting” Easter adventure for the entire family. Enjoy plenty of free or low cost activities that are sure to put a smile on everyone's face. https://CA-FairOaksParksAndRec.civicplus. com/255/Easter-Eggstravaganza

4/20 Hoppin’ & Huntin’ at Hagan

An annual Easter egg hunt and celebration at Hagan Community Park. https://CRPD.com/recreation/special-events/ hoppin-huntin-at-hagan/

4/21 Easter Sunday 4/26 Run Because You Can

www.RunBecauseYouCan.org

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June

6/1 Sacramento Taco Festival This is Northern California's largest street festival of its kind, which attracts a very diverse crowd that shares a love for tacos. It is family and pet friendly with activities and entertainment for children and adults. www.SacTacoFest.com 6/1-2 Kiwanis Art Fiesta

The quality and variety of the art featured during this weekend is unsurpassed. Jewelry, painting, photography, pottery, metalwork, woodwork, glass, and fine textiles are just some of the styles you'll find. Meet the artists, browse the fine pieces, purchase quality work for dads, grads, and other special occasions. http://www.KiwanisArtFiesta.org

6/2 Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness

7/13-14 CSD Community Campout Sleep under the stars in one of the most beautiful and spacious parks in Elk Grove. www.YourCSD.com/387/Community-Campout

August

8/3-4 Sacramento Festa Italiana www.ItalianCenter.net

Festival http://WomensFitnessFestival.com

8/7-11 Nevada County Fair www.NevadaCountyFair.com

6/16 Father’s Day

8/10 Woodland Tomato Festival

July

7/4 Independence Day 7/4 Fourth of July Celebration 2019

A colorful parade in historic downtown Grass Valley and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display top the 2019 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County. www.NevadaCityChamber.com/nevada-cityevents/fourth-of-july-celebration/

7/12-28 California State Fair

Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this more than 150-year-old extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment and the magnificent Midway. www.CAStateFair.org

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7/13 5th Annual Peach Festival Come out to the Historic Folsom’s 5th Annual Peach Festival! There will be a peach eating contest, best peach dessert contest, live music, face painting, crafts, and games for the kids! www.BeMoneySmartUSA.org/peach-festival

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Celebrating the Yolo County tomato, the Woodland Tomato Festival is fun, free, and open to the public. Held annually on Main Street in Downtown Historic Woodland, just 25 minutes from Sacramento and close to the San Francisco Bay Area. http://WoodlandTomatoFestival.com

8/21-25 Yolo County Fair

www.YoloCountyFair.net


September

9/1-2 Chalk It Up Join this interactive art and music festival and help raise grant money for local youth arts! www.ChalkItUp.org 9/2 Labor Day 9/5-8 Gold Country Fair

www.GoldCountryFair.com

9/14-15 California Capital Airshow

https://CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com

9/21 Fair Oaks Chicken Festival

Festivities include: Live music on main stage, pancake breakfast, craft brew tasting, 100+ vendors,cSactoMoFo food court, kid's park, kids entertainment, cluck n' crow contest and so much more. https://www.FORPD.org/263/Fair-OaksChicken-Festival

October

10/5 Loomis Eggplant Festival

www.LoomisChamber.com/eggplant-festival/

10/5 Sacramento Aloha Festival

www.Facebook.com/sacalohafest

10/5-6 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! www.YourCSD.com

10/14 Columbus Day 10/31 Halloween

November

11/1-3 Sacramento Arts Festival www.SacArtsFest.com

11/3 Daylight Savings Time Ends 11/11 Veterans Day 11/22-24 Mandarin Festival

www.MandarinFestival.com

11/28 Thanksgiving Day 11/28 Run to Feed the Hungry

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! www.RunToFeedTheHungry.com

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