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’ve stepped out. Out of my comfort zone. The sunlight has beckoned me from my state of hibernation. Before I scarcely whiffed fresh air, only taking it in for short integrals in transition from the car to the front door. I’ve been so warm and safe until now. But not wanting to stay stuck in a rut of seasonal paralysis, I put away the Snuggie and ordered my dog to hide the wine bottle opener. I figured there’s no way he’s going to spill the beans on its location, no matter how much I beg. Further out of my comfort zone, I’ve committed to a new schedule of working out and eating gluten-free. After a winter of inactivity, mac and cheese and faltering New Year’s resolutions, the past few weeks of working out and planning meals (aka stepping out of “comfortable”) have really taken their toll in both expected and unexpected ways. The other day I woke up feeling like I had been hit by a semi-truck, then run over. Just lifting my musclefatigued arms to put clothes on was excruciating. “This too shall pass,” I told myself. I was right. The severe soreness and cravings for pan pizza have since faded to a surprising sensation of accomplishment. Having stepped beyond what I thought was comfortable has actually revealed that I wasn’t so comfortable after all. With a newfound energy surplus, I am anxious to move down this month’s roster of “Fresh-Air Fun: 30 Outdoor Escapes.” Biking, skydiving, Hula-Hooping, barbecuing, geocaching, fishing, rafting, racing, horseback riding, picnicking…and the list goes on with heaps of local fun things to do outside. From this moment on (well, until winter rolls around again), there should be no excuse for boring weekends inside. Oh, and be sure to check out Emily Peter’s 10 Spot with the best apps to take outside! Also this month, Jacqueline Renfrow reveals “5 Infertility Myths Debunked” in Health & Wellness; in Our Kids, Jenn Thornton addresses readiness factors and sleepover strategies for a child’s first slumber party; and in Home Design, Kerrie L. Kelly, ASID, saves the day (and space in your home) with her tips to maximize your mudroom and laundry areas. Until next month, step outside and redefine your comfort zone. FOLLOW US ONLINE: — Desiree

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appy 105th Birthday to Roseville! On April 2, 1909, Roseville officially became an incorporated city in California...Antelope High School teacher, Daniel Flinn, recently published a book, Dancing with the Ants, about his experience teaching in Kenya. The book, available on amazon.com, also features artwork by local high school student Megan Sobieralski...Don’t miss the array of events at Fairytale Town this month, including the Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival on April 5, Puppet Show: The Adventures of Sir Enamel on April 5-6, and a Spring Eggstravaganza on April 19-20. For more info, visit fairytaletown.org/ calendar...Congrats to Keenan Mayo, a 13-year-old Roseville resident who claimed a top-two finish at the United States Tennis Association playoffs in Florida and moved on to the Nike Junior International Teen Tennis Premier in England and Les Petit As tournament in France...Soroptimist International of South Placer has teamed up with Working Women International to open 925 Boutique, a thrift store located at 216 Douglas Boulevard in Roseville to help women without work find employment; or for those with jobs, they assist with professional attire. For details about donating clothes and volunteering, visit workingwomeninternational.org...April 26 is your last chance to check out the Earth from Space exhibit, which features large color reproductions of pictures taken by hi-tech satellites, at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center. For more info, visit roseville.ca.us/explore... Congrats to Rocklin engineering firm Stantec Consulting Services for receiving the Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California. The company was recognized for their project that eliminates groundwater pollution by using the largest solar dryer in North America...Roseville resident Mark Gee will appear on the silver screen next year in the comedy Hollywood, Here We Come. Produced by Croatian actor Vjekoslav Katusin, the movie features Gee as the U.S. president. Gee has toured globally and regularly performs at Laughs Unlimited...Rocklin will host a Community Clean Up Day on April 26 to dispose of items that weekly trash collectors don’t take. A pick-up service is available for the elderly and disabled. Drop-off locations include Sierra College, City of Rocklin Corp Yard, and Lonetree Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, visit rocklin.ca.us... Peter Jaffe Auburn Symphony and Stockton Symphony conductor, Peter Jaffe, will be the new conductor for the Folsom Symphony following the March retirement of Michael Neumann. Jaffe has been conducting for the Auburn Symphony since 2012, has a music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and a doctorate and master’s degree in conducting from Stanford University. For a list of upcoming symphony performances, visit folsomsymphony.com... Ronald McDonald House Charities recently provided a $7,500 grant to Placer Food Bank’s BackPack Program, which ensures children living in food insecure households are supplied with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food on weekends and holidays. For more info, visit placerfoodbank. org...That’s all for now, but check back next month for Style’s annual Student Spotlight feature. — Compiled by Alyssa Wong

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Q&A Q: What comes to you naturally? A: Playing sports. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: People calling me names. Q: What are you most proud of? A: My induction into the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. Q: What’s next? A: Only God knows. Q: What’s your favorite meal in town? A: Waffle Farm.

incoln resident Donald Schendel letic accomplishment. “I held [the plaque] with both hands,” he enthuses, and his father was introduced to Special Olymcouldn’t be more proud. “I was elated,” he says, remembering all the athletes who came pics when he was just 10 years old; up to meet his son after the ceremony. “It’s been a wonderful experience to show what since then, he’s gone on to win more than a person can do with equal opportunity.” 215 medals in a wide range Diagnosed with Down syndrome as a child, Schendel climbed an of sports, including basketuphill battle to obtain educational and employment opportunities. As ball, bocce ball, and his faan infant, doctors advised his parents to place him in an institution, a vorite—softball. Schendel, common practice at the time for children with intellectual disabilities. His now 54, lives with his faparents rejected the idea; instead, they taught him independence and ther, DeWayne, and works employment skills. He’s worked steady jobs throughout his life, in addition five days a week for PRIDE to participating in many athletic activities. It hasn’t always been easy, Industries, an organization however. Schendel’s mother passed away in 2012, and recently he was Donald and DeWayne (dad) that provides meaningful diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Despite these obstacles, employment to people with disabilities. his father continues to be his biggest advocate—volunteering tirelessly with Special In January of this year, Schendel was inOlympics and spending 40-plus years as head coach. DeWayne also remains optimistic ducted into the Sacramento Sports Hall about his son’s future. “I’ve had experiences the likes of which few people get to have,” of Fame, an experience he sees as the he shares. “I wouldn’t trade them for anything.” high point of over four decades of ath— Amber Foster

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PUT ON THE PUZZLE FOR AUTISM Did you know that April has been Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s? Support the cause by wearing the Autism Awareness Ribbon, which is colored with vibrant puzzle pieces. Find out where to get yours, and learn more about the disease and how you can help the cause.

SPRING EATS It’s time to let the season dictate what’s for dinner. With so much available at local farms and farmers’ markets, there’s no excuse not to try a delicious Chicory Salad with Anchovy Dressing followed by a nice slice of Carrot Polenta Cake with Marsala. Find these recipes from this month’s Taste cookbook, The Glorious Vegetables of Italy (Chronicle Books, 2013, $30).

PRANK WITH LOVE In celebration of April Fools’ Day and to ensure that you safely indulge in your share of foolery, check out the Golden Rules of Pranking.

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pring has sprung! It’s time to get outside and enjoy Roseville’s parks at various funfilled events.

There’s something for everyone this month, starting with a weeklong celebration of all things books during National Library Week, April 13-18. Be sure to visit any Roseville Public Library to enjoy story times with local celebrities and learn about how showing your library card at locations around town can earn you special perks. Beginning April 23, six weeks of Wine Down Wednesdays commences, featuring live music and tastings from local winemakers for only $5 per person. Plus, the first-ever Open Mic Night in Town Square starts on Thursday of the same week. The fun isn’t limited to weekdays though! Saturday, April 26, catch the annual Celebrate The Earth Festival at Mahany Park. Sunday, April 27, don’t miss the Celebration of Spring at Maidu Museum & Historic Site’s Yomen event. — Pam Allen For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit roseville.ca.us/ events.

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PlacerGROWN and Foothill Farmers’ Market

What’s in Season: Eggs

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably noticed that eggs have become culinary stars. No longer reserved just for breakfast, chefs are now topping your favorite foods with eggs—burgers, stir-fry and even pizza. Eggs are versatile, nutritious and can be worked into several dishes. In fact, local Foothill Farmers’ Market/ PlacerGROWN Chef, Courtney McDonald, has a great recipe for stir-fried snow or sugar-snap peas with fried egg. For the egg-cellent recipe, visit stylemg.com.

SELECTION AND STORAGE Look for pasture-raised eggs, as pasturing is the traditional method of raising egg-laying hens and other poultry and is known to produce the tastiest, most nutritious eggs. For a list of local producers and farmers’ markets where you can purchase pasture-raised eggs, visit placergrown.org. For the recipe to make Stir-Fried Snow or Sugar-Snap Peas with Fried Egg, visit stylemg.com. — Julie Peterson For details on where to buy Placer County farm-fresh produce, wine, meat and local products, visit placergrown.org. 14 stylemg.com - April 2014

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DID YOU KNOW? The amount of cholesterol in a single, large egg has decreased by 14 percent, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new nutritional data. Once shunned by health experts, eggs are now gaining praise for their health benefits. Researchers have examined the diets of hundreds of thousands of people, and now suggest that consuming eggs on a daily basis is not associated with cholesterol problems or heart disease. In fact, egg yolks are one of the most nutrient-dense and antioxidant- and vitamin-rich foods. What’s more, they contain 90 percent of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid and vitamin B12 in an egg. In addition, the yolk contains all of the fat-soluble components such as vitamins A, D and E, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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DID YOU KNOW? A SMILE IS A CURVE THAT SETS THINGS STRAIGHT On average, men smile 8 times per day, women about 62 times, and children 400 times!

BAD BREATH BE GONE

Concern about halitosis (bad breath) is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for people seeking dental care; about 20 percent of the general population is reported to suffer from it to some degree. Very rarely, halitosis can signal a serious underlying medical condition, such as liver failure. In the vast majority of cases, however, the cause is minor and can often be reduced by brushing or gently scraping the back of the tongue.

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rocklin parks and recreation Save the Date, Superheroes!

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he Rocklin Ramble, a rock’n party that will feature a 5k “fun” obstacle course, is coming to Johnson-Springview Park on June 1. This year’s theme of “Superheroes” means super-charged challenges. Are you up for it? If so, a crazy, fun day of excitement awaits. This event leaves behind the mud and instead will be filled with sliders, bouncers, foam pits and much more. For the “Super” teams (five people who want to compete in a timed competition), there will be 10 additional secret challenges along the course. All participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Captain America, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Batman, Robin, etc. The obstacle run, a fee-based event, will include individual and family divisions and “Super” teams. Although sharing the same route, the half-mile family run and 5K individual run will not be timed. Get ready for some fierce fun and a wild ride! Space is limited. To pre-register, visit www.rocklin.ca.us/depts/ parksnrec/special_events/rocklin_ramble.asp. The City of Rocklin’s KidsFest and Community Wellness Expo will also take place at the park this year on June 1. The event will feature a farmers’ market, more than 100 familyfriendly vendors, demonstrations, contests, prizes and a kids’ zone. To be a vendor or a sponsor, visit www.rocklin.ca.us/depts/parksnrec/special_events/rocklin_ramble. — Tracie Colamartino For more information about Rocklin Parks and Recreation, visit www.rocklin.ca.gov/ depts/parksnrec.

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Little Belgium Deli and Beer Bar

n search of fresh foothill air and tasty mountain grub, my plus one and I headed up to Auburn for a “Sunday Funday.” After a jaunt through Hidden Falls Regional Park, we’d mustered up quite the appetite and made our way to Little Belgium Deli and Beer Bar. A true Gold Country gem, this delicatessen not only serves quality fare but pours pints from across the pond and West Coast craft breweries, too. I opted for a draft of Black Butte Porter and, to soak it all up, one of their claim-to-fame subs: The Firefighter. The breezy, laid-back atmosphere and bevy of board games begs patrons to sit back and relax. We helped ourselves to a seat and started a competitive Monopoly match. But before either of us passed “GO,” my lunch had landed. Prior to taking a bite, I knew my taste buds were in for a treat. Stacked between two pieces of panini-pressed sourdough was a hefty helping of turkey breast, cream cheese, avocado, jalapeños, red onions and pepper-jack cheese. The kick from the fresh, thinly sliced jalapeños added just-enough fire to warm my mouth without needing an extinguisher, while a swig of the frosty, cocoa-flavored beer provided the perfect cooldown. Upon exiting, my mate and I looked at one another and simultaneously agreed: Sunday Funday success! Little Belgium Deli and Beer Bar, 780 Lincoln Way, Auburn. 530-820-3056, littlebelgiumdeliandbeerbar.com. — Megan Wiskus 16 stylemg.com - April 2014

the10 spot Apps to Take Outside In this age of advanced technology, it can be hard to get outside and enjoy the day— so why not combine the two? Read on for Style’s 10 favorite “get outside” apps. Ready, set, move! 1. Strava Cycling, Free: Android and iPhone/iPad Find bike-friendly trails and keep track of your route, speed, calories burned and much more with this easy-to-use app. 2. The Night Sky, $.99: Android and iPhone/iPad Enjoy an evening outdoors identifying constellations, planets, galaxies and satellites. 3. Critter Trax, $.99 for Android; $1.99 for iPhone/iPad Decipher the tracks (and scat) left behind by wildlife while you hike, fish, hunt or camp. 4. National Parks by National Geographic, Free; iPhone/iPad Plan your trip to explore 25 of America’s most visited national parks through interactive guides, maps and photo galleries. 5. Runtastic Pedometer, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad Whether you’re walking or running, put your phone in your pocket, purse or armband and easily keep track of your steps. 6. AllTrails, Free; Android and iPhone/ iPad Search for trails near you by name, length or difficulty, and even browse for local spots for other outdoor activities like mountain biking and fly-fishing. 7. Scotts Bird ID, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad Identify the birds in your area using images, information and call sounds, and report your findings to help track bird activity in the U.S. 8. Geocaching, $9.99; Android and iPhone/iPad Take part in a real-world treasure hunt by searching for one of the two millionplus treasures hidden by a worldwide community of geocachers. 9. Project Noah, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad Document, research and share your nature findings using photographs, field guides and missions, and contribute your data with current research projects. 10. Good Sam Camping, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad Get campsite directions, discounts and information for RV parks and campgrounds located near your current location. — Emily Peter

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n celebration of 25 years of serving children and families, KidsFirst will host their annual Blue Tie Affair luncheon on Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sun City Roseville’s Timber Creek Ballroom. KidsFirst is a non-profit organization aimed at eliminating child abuse and neglect. “Its primary goals are to create and support coordinated, community-based prevention, early intervention and By Emily Peter treatment strategies; educate the community about child abuse prevention and available services; and assist with the development of collaborative relationships among a network of service providers to cultivate communities, empower parents and strengthen families,” explains Communications Specialist Rebecca Wass. Attendees are encouraged to wear a blue tie or their “best blues” in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. The event will also feature a raffle, entertainment and guest speakers. Tickets are $110, with 93 cents of each dollar received going directly to fund vital programs and services for local families. Last year’s event raised $39,000, and KidsFirst is hoping to raise $45,000 this year. For more information, call 916-724-5088 or visit kidsfirstnow.org.

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Best Local Egg Dish In no particular order...

Eggs Florentine at Café Americano

•COMPILED BY STYLE STAFFERS• 1. “The Eggs Florentine at Café Americano is made with fresh, homemade hollandaise, perfectly poached eggs, and isn’t grossly heavy.” restaurantamericano.com 2. “Ginger’s Island Loco Moco at Ginger’s Restaurant, which features white rice topped with a ground beef patty, two fried eggs, mushrooms, and brown gravy is a hearty and egg-cellent way to start any day.” gingersrestaurant.com 3. “I absolutely adore the Oyster Shooters—filled with a quail egg, sake, ponzu, an oyster, Sriracha, green onions and lemon juice—at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.” mikunisushi.com 4. “As a huge goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, pesto and scrambled egg fan, the Tuscan Scramble at Katrina’s Café is my best breakfast friend. Served over two slices of fresh-baked rosemary bread, it’s heaven on a plate.” katrinas-café.com 5. “The Spinach & Artichoke Quiche at Pottery World Café is consistently delicious, fresh and just-filling enough.” potteryworldcafe.com 18 stylemg.com - April 2014

FACTS & FIGURES

800

Number of men it took to build the famous No Hands Bridge, aka Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge, in Auburn. Used to haul limestone from a nearby quarry to Auburn, at the time of its construction in 1909 it was the longest concrete arch bridge in the world. The railroad ties were pulled up for scrap metal during WWII, but it still stands as a majestic walking bridge.

440

Total number of new residences that were built or under construction from 1906 to 1909, as reported in the Roseville Register in October 1909. Impressive for a population of just over 2,000! Even better: During this period there were at least 12 drinking saloons. Working on the railroad all the livelong day was thirsty work, clearly.

$50,000

Amount donated by Taco Bell toward the upkeep of the Liberty Bell. It was a mea culpa for their 1996 April Fools’ Day hoax, a full page that ran in six newspapers announcing their purchase of the Liberty Bell, aka “Taco Liberty Bell.” Critics found the prank to be in, um, poor taste.

15.5 Feet

Length of the “carcass” of the Loch Ness Monster “found” by a team of zoologists in 1972, as reported excitedly by newspapers around the world. Alas, it was an April Fools’ Day hoax. The carcass belonged to a seal that had been frozen for a week, whiskers shaved and cheeks stuffed with stones before being dumped in the Loch.

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he story of Placer Theatre Ballet (PTB), which will premiere its first production of Sleeping Beauty at the beginning of next month, is a bit of a fairy tale itself. Founded in 1998 by former Artistic Director Pat Colgate, the non-profit youth ballet organization presented its first production of The Nutcracker that same winter—using costumes Colgate constructed from thrift store purchases. Now in its 17th year and headed by Ar-

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tistic Director Shea Wing—who took over when Colgate retired in 2011—PTB performs two polished ballets a year, featuring more than 100 local dancers in each production who wear an array of beautifully crafted costumes. To date, PTB’s productions have been performed in front of more than 45,000 patrons. Dedicated to the joy of storytelling through the art of dance, while staying true to its mission of being a pre-professional company for young dancers, PTB strives to bring the magic of ballet to everyone. Without an attached ballet school, it’s certainly unique in the region—PTB holds open auditions that attract dancers training at various studios throughout the greater Sacramento and Placer regions. PTB’s performances have become a tradition for patrons seeking a high-quality ballet theatre experience. Every December, The Nutcracker spans seven performances across two weekends, as well as a weekday matinée performance for school children. PTB’s spring productions offer fanciful theater interpretations of fairy tales in an enticing ballet.

As such, Sleeping Beauty, PTB’s first new ballet in three years (and since Wing took over as artistic director) is a whimsical addition to his PTB repertoire. Audiences familiar with Sleeping Beauty the fairy tale, but not the ballet, will be surprised to see characters from other fairy tales make an appearance: Cinderella and her mice, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, and Little Bo Peep and her sheep. Jane Weaver, a parent volunteer assisting with publicity, whose seven-year-old daughter, Elyse, is participating in her fifth Placer Ballet production, says her daughter has cherished her time with the company both onstage and off. “PTB provides the unique opportunity for dancers to improve their dance technique and also stresses the importance of telling an enchanting story through dance, music and expression,” says Weaver. “As a parent, I enjoy how beautifully choreographed and well-staged each production is, and it’s gratifying to see my daughter feel a genuine sense of accomplishment when performing in front of hundreds in the audience.” Andrea McAfee, another parent volunteer for publicity, agrees, stating that PTB operates as a family, relying on an army of parent volunteers who bring their experience and expertise to all facets of production—from sewing and stage direction to fund-raising and publicity. By participating in every aspect of the production, PTB’s cast, board of directors and family members forge long-lasting friendships. “Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of hardworking, talented and dedicated dancers achieving their dreams on stage.”

Visit placertheatreballet.org for more information.

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baby steps 5 Infertility Myths Debunked by Jacqueline Renfrow

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or couples who are infertile, or more correctly, “sub-fertile,” seeing as they might conceive with some help, the pressure can be overwhelming. They often turn to friends and family for advice, hoping they have the secret to attaining that positive test stick. Women try tricks like lying upside down for hours after sex, and men ditch their tightywhities for loose-fitting boxers. But are these just myths, or do they actually increase your chances of making a baby? Style spoke with Dr. Michael Murray, OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinologist at the Northern California Fertility Medical Center in Roseville, to get the truth for those struggling to conceive.

MYTH #1: Most infertility problems stem from the female.

TRUTH: Infertility issues occur equally in males and females. When someone is having trouble conceiving, there are four main factors that are tested: eggs, sperm, uterus and tubes. “Once we do those four major tests, it breaks down to 40, 40 and 20,” says Dr. Murray. “40 percent is female, 40 percent is male, and 20 percent are attributed to both male and female together.”

traveled—if it’s ever going to—past the cervix, into the fallopian tubes. If it hasn’t made it by then, sperm in the vagina will start to die because the PH in the vagina is hostile to sperm,” says Dr. Murray.

pregnant if she has sex when her basal body temperature (BBT) goes up.

MYTH #4: Too much exercise can be bad for fertility. TRUTH: For men, the only exercise that could inhibit healthy sperm count would

TRUTH: Many women trying to get pregnant take

be biking more than 50 miles a week, due to possible trauma to the testicles. For women, fertility can be affected in college athletes or Olympians—in other words, females who partake in very vigorous workouts. “These women burn so many calories that the brain wants to save some and says, ‘Hey, I’ll save some energy by not bleeding,’ so they stop having menstrual cycles,” says Dr. Murray. However, he does encourage moderate exercise for women trying to get pregnant. “A healthy diet and lifestyle is always good for those trying to conceive.”

their BBT each morning, because it normally increases on the second half of the menstrual cycle when the body produces progesterone. “However, by the time the temperature goes up, a woman has already ovulated and missed the window of fertility,” says Dr. Murray. Instead, he recommends having sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes for ovulation, since sperm can live up to three days after ejaculation into the female body. In other words: sex before ovulation.

MYTH #3: A woman lying with her legs elevated for two hours after sex will increase her chances of conceiving.

TRUTH: While gravity can cause sperm to leak from the vagina before passing through the cervical canal, it’s only necessary to implement lie down time for 10 minutes after sex. “In this time, the sperm will have 26 stylemg.com - April 2014

MYTH #5: A man should abstain from ejaculation for several days before having sex. TRUTH: In actuality, prolonged periods between ejaculations are not good for those trying to conceive. “Guys with normal sperm counts don’t need two or more days to replenish their sperm supply,” says Dr. Murray. “Sperm that’s waiting to be ejaculated and sits around for more than five days start to die off, so abstinence longer than five days will decrease the number of moving sperm.” The old adage of “sex every other day,” when trying to conceive, is good advice.

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SAFETY MEASURES SET PARENTAL CONTROLS. Know and trust the other parents— meet them in person prior to sending your child to their home.

TAKE CHARGE. Confirm that other parents will be in the home during the sleepover—especially crucial for adolescents prone to “sneaking out” and going to areas potentially dangerous or off-limits to your child. MAKE SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS. Will the parents be having their own friends over during the sleepover? Will other children or siblings also be there? Know before your child goes.

Sleepover Strategies by Jenn Thornton

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hile many a yesteryear parent allowed their children to pack up for a sleepover without much concern, modern-day moms and dads are giving more thought to factors like readiness and safety. So, how do you know if your child is ready for the almighty overnight? Dee-Anna R. Dreier, Psy.D., MFT, in Placerville, provides us with the A-to-Zs.

READY…OR NOT? To truly determine your child’s sleepover readiness, it’s best to tap your own parental instincts, but “when children can express a genuine interest in staying over at a friend’s home, it’s a good time to explore the option,” notes Dreier, recommending you take into account the child’s level of separation anxiety. In other words, the last time you two lovebirds flew the coop, did your baby bird spread her wings or fail to come out of her shell? Put another way, “When the child stays with a family member, a parent might question how they react,” Dreier explains. “Do they have fun? Do they become upset when dropped off?” While answers will provide a good gauge, also factor in bedwetting issues (a sure way to fuel a child’s embarrassment if an accident were to occur while sleeping over at a peer’s house), along with frequent nightmares or sleepwalking—all signs of whether or not a child is sufficiently steeled

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child where you’ll be (even if that’s at home). Reassure her that it’s OK to come home. Make sure she knows all your phone numbers in case of an emergency. Discuss a safety plan so she knows what is and is not appropriate, and what to do if there is an uncomfortable situation.

for a sleepover. Also consider factors such as child development, maturity, and one’s ability to handle responsibility and respect rules. For Dreier, “When children are able to speak up for themselves if feeling uncomfortable, and know the difference between right and wrong behavior—their own as well as adults’ and peers’—this is a good indicator that they are mentally ready to attend a sleepover.” If the answer to a proposed overnight is “no” (or not yet), “inform the child of your decision in a clear and concise way,” with the understanding that, though he or she is likely to be upset, it won’t last forever, says Dreier. Or maybe you concede to the level with which you are comfortable. In the case of a slumber party, consider allowing the child to attend for a few hours, not all night. In the end, a little compromise is likely to go a long way until your child is ready.

fect children with allergies, or unrestricted Internet and cable access. Also, where will your child be bunking? Will siblings be involved in the sleepover—and do you know them? Address these and other reasonable concerns with hosting parents and your children gingerly, advises Dreier. Casual inquiries “shows the parents of the child hosting the sleepover that you care about the safety and well-being of your child and entrust them with their care,” she says. And though modern times call for modern measures, “As a therapist, I’m not a big fan of coed sleepovers,” Dreier says. “I don’t hear of many parents allowing their child to sleep over at a friend’s house who is of the opposite sex—especially in adolescence, as they might indulge in more risky behavior when their parents go to sleep.”

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If the answer is “yes,” do your research— know where your child is spending the night and exactly who is running the show. Do house rules mirror your own? Are both sets of parents on the same page? If not, are little differences in rules acceptable or a total break with your family’s values? Capture a full picture of the situation, which might involve issues like unsecured firearms in the home, pets that might af-

Helping a child pack for a sleepover is a good time to address minding one’s manners, respecting house rules and even homesickness. If prone to the latter, suggest your child pack a comforting item, such as a blanket or stuffed toy, along with their pajamas. And by all means, talk about safety. Finally, send them off knowing you’ve prepared them for a successful sleepover. Now, for a little adult time…

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sophia’s heart rocklin Providing Arts Opportunities for All by Morgan Cásarez

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rom musical theater to piano lessons, Rachel Storment was always involved in some aspect of the arts growing up. She says encouragement from her instructors gave her the confidence to pursue her life’s passions, and she was saddened to see some of her peers fall short of their potential due to financial constraints. “Many of them simply ‘got by’ in school, never went to college, and were never given

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the opportunity to truly excel in who they were created to be,” she says. “Financial burden should never hinder a child’s ability to dream, grow, develop and soar.” Storment aspired to create a program that would offer students no-cost, professional-quality artistic and academic training, and in 2012, she found her opportunity. That was the year she reached out to Danny Gokey, American Idol finalist and creator of the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring children through the arts. In the fall of 2013, Storment launched Sophia’s Heart Rocklin*, which provides academic and performing arts opportunities to students throughout the greater Sacramento area free of charge. “Sophia’s Heart gives students the opportunity to engage with adults who are passionate about helping kids express themselves and develop their artistry,” explains Jennifer Martin, one of the program’s acting instructors. “I’m proud to be a part of a company that runs on the hearts of volunteers who have no other agenda than to love on students and help them unlock their potential.” Sponsored by Destiny Christian Church, the non-profit program is open to local students in grades 4-12 and relies exclusively on donations and volunteers. Following an audition process, participants may enroll in weekly classes ranging from Media Arts and Computer Technology to Youth Choir. In addition to attending scheduled lessons, students are required to attend study hall or tutoring (coordinated by Storment’s husband), participate in performances, and sign behavioral contracts affirming their respect for teachers, classmates and church property. According to parent volunteer Heather Atherton, the goal is to have as many as 100 children participate in the program each semester. She and her fellow volunteers also hope to see their children engage in performance opportunities beyond the Destiny stage. “I’ve seen my daughter blossom in her confidence as a singer, dancer and overall performer,” Atherton shares. “I also feel blessed to have her be a part of a program where she has earned her way through talent and grades, and is rewarded for that with tuition-free instruction.” In June, Destiny will host a recital and awards night to celebrate the end of the program’s second semester, and Storment encourages young performers to attend the next semester’s auditions in September. “My involvement with Sophia’s Heart Rocklin has impacted my husband and me greatly,” Storment shares. “We have grown in our faith and grown together, as we are rallied around and encouraged by the families we are serving.”

For more information, visit sophiasheartrocklin.com.

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*Although inspired by Danny Gokey’s work, Sophia’s Heart Rocklin is not directly affiliated with the Sophia’s Heart Foundation. Sophia’s Heart Rocklin plans to be renamed prior to the start of its Fall 2014 semester.

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herever you live, programs for older adults—ones that will enrich your social life, teach you new skills, provide for your needs, and keep you healthy and safe—are plentiful. What’s more, the costs are reasonable, sometimes free, and the information is easy to find. Games and movies are senior center staples, but you’ll also find classes that demand fitness or improve on it—from yoga and Zumba to hiking, softball and tennis. If you have the travel bug, sign up for day, weekend and even overseas trips that provide companionship, safety and put someone else behind the wheel. For a small donation, most programs provide nutritious noontime meals (often through Meals On Wheels, which serves ages 60 and up). You’ll also find health support, such as blood pressure screenings, nutrition classes and Alzheimer’s counseling. Despite the economy’s downturn, the area’s senior facilities are flourishing. Read on for a sampling of the highlights.

aging gracefully Senior Programs Aplenty by Linda Holderness

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City of Rocklin Active Adult Program 2650 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin 916625-5200 www.rocklin.ca.gov/depts/ parksnrec/active_adult_programs/ default.asp • This may be the only place where you can learn to clog • Play pinochle and bridge most days

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• Senior fitness classes (Fitness Club and Stretch & Fitness) are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays • AARP Driver Safety Classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Open to ages 50 and up

Roseville Maidu Senior Center 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville 916-774-5960 roseville.ca.us/parks/adults_n_seniors/ senior_center.asp

• Range of activities, including educational (Socrates Café for philosophical discussion; and Road Scholars, an educational travel club), games (bingo and cribbage), classes (Maidu Walkers and Never Too Late Aerobics), and special interest/hobbies (genealogy and Roseville Better Gardens Club) • Open to ages 50 and up

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GETTING THERE You can reach some centers by public bus, but you may walk a few blocks. Dial-a-Ride services offer pick-ups and drop-offs in every area. Appointments are required; fees vary. Roseville and Placer County Dial-a-Ride: 916-7457560. Seniors First provides shopping and medical transportation: 530-889-9500.

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11566 D Avenue, Auburn, 530-8899500 seniorsfirst.org • Services solely to keep seniors safe and in their homes as long as possible • Offerings include an Information and assistance hotline, lunch at eight Placer County sites, senior transportation, a handyperson program and more

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6414 Brace Road, Loomis 916-660-0543 loomisseniorlifecenter.com • Open Tuesdays and Thursdays • $3/day for continental breakfast, lunch and take-home food (if available); also covers activity fees • Exercises, games, classes and an annual bus trip • A van offers rides to and from the Center for South Placer residents • Open to ages 55 and up


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Sheltered among acres of oak trees and handsome neighboring estates and across from a beautiful park, Eskaton Lodge Granite Bay showcases beautiful architecture and interiors. The community offers a complementing blend of independent living, assisted living and respite care.

Residents enjoy the pet-friendly environment with walking trails, gardens and park-like grounds. At the hub of the community is The Lodge with assisted living and memory care apartments. An adjoining community center features a swimming pool and spa, exercise room, outdoor patio, community room with kitchen and beauty/barber salon. For older adults who want to remain independent in a supportive environment, Eskaton Village Roseville is the perfect choice.

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MUDROOM LEVERAGE THE SPACE A mudroom is the ideal storage space for shoes, lunch bags, sports equipment, and pet essentials like food dishes, leashes, blankets and toys. You don’t even need an entire

room to reap a mudroom’s benefits. A narrow hall, a partial wall and even space carved out between wall studs will do just fine.

PAINT THE WALLS MAKE STORAGE SMART Instead of letting a mudroom become cluttered, take advantage of its potential. Counters, tables and benches can be storage pieces that collect and organize both day-to-day and seasonal items. A built-in cabinet that resembles a set of lockers will allow individual family members to have their own space. Other essentials for the room might include an umbrella stand, boot tray, baskets and a chalk or message board.

TIDY ON A BUDGET Many cost-effective storage solutions are tailored specifically for utility spaces. You’ll find a wealth of inexpensive storage ideas— think wall-mounted racks for boots, shelving for hats and hooks for sports gear—at home centers and container stores.

LAUNDRY ROOM INVITE FUNCTIONALITY A full-sized laundry room offers more options than just doing laundry. If there’s space for more than appliances and a sink, add a table or table-height shelf for folding laundry, wrapping gifts or potting plants. Add additional shelves or cabinets to store supplies. A drying rack over the sink that folds up against the wall makes it easy to hang clothing directly from the washing machine. If 38 stylemg.com - April 2014

there’s room, add a rack for hanging clothes and even an ironing board.

You may spend a lot of time in this area, so make sure it’s attractive. Paint the room a vibrant color that draws you in or a soothing color that calms. Wall inscriptions or murals are a fun way to add interest, too.

CONTAIN IT Laundry rooms are more functional if organized. Use clear jars for clothespins, sewing items and detergent. Choose various heights to add interest. A great, inexpensive design idea is to hang black and white photos with clothespins. Place the photos around the room as a border, or on one wall for a gallery look.

PLAY IT UP “Dirty Laundry” never sounded so good when sung by Don Henley. Make sure you have access to music for some background curiosity. This utilitarian space should be just as interesting as the balance of your home!

Kerrie L. Kelly is an award-winning interior designer, author and multimedia consultant. She has authored two books: ‘Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide,’ published by Oxmoor House, and the newly released ‘My Interior Design Kit,’ with Pearson Professional and Career Education. To contact her, visit kerriekelly.com or call 916-919-3023.

All photos courtesy of General Electric.

tilitarian spaces, like laundry rooms and mudrooms, seldom receive the attention they deserve, which is odd considering how often they’re used. A properly planned utility room can be a complete housekeeping area that simplifies chores and serves multiple purposes. A mudroom, for example, may double as a grooming center for the family pet and a storage room for sports gear, while an overhead rack in a laundry room can be used for drying flowers or clothes, and the sink can be turned into a potting center.


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fresh-air fun OUTDOOR by Kourtney Jason

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here’s nothing like spending a whole day outside—and away from technology—on the first few warm days of spring! But sometimes it’s a challenge to find an activity that everyone will enjoy. We’re here to help. This list of 30 fun things to do outside is sure to please kids, parents and grandparents alike. Some may even make you grown-ups feel like kids all over again.

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Go on a 45-minute bike ride around town.

There are miles of trails throughout Placer County, which means there’s a lot of ground to cover. For a six-mile ride, try the Miner’s and False Ravine Trails, which start behind Home Depot on North Sunrise Avenue. You’ll go through some of Roseville’s most beautiful open space and wetland areas, following Miner’s Ravine Trail all the way to Sierra College Boulevard, or taking False Ravine Trail. Both trips are nearly three miles each way. For a one-mile ride, catch the south branch of the Pleasant Grove Creek Trail at Veterans Park and ride through beautiful open space and majestic oak trees to Blue Oaks Park.

GET YOUR GEAR: You can download and print

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

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a free PDF trail map at the City of Roseville website (roseville.ca.us/parks). For bike gear and equipment in Roseville, head to The Hub (norcalhub. com), The Pedal Pros Bicycle Shop (thepedalpros. com), or Roseville Cyclery (rvcyclery.com).

Background image © johnny-ka/fotolia.com. Pleasant Grove Creek Trail courtesy of City of Roseville.

You can try one or two activities each weekend all the way through summer; or take turns having each person in your family pick an outing for the whole family to experience. For a more spontaneous outcome, you can even write a few suggestions down on pieces of paper, drop them in a hat, and randomly pick an “activity of the day.” No matter what you do, we guarantee fresh-air fun!


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Miner’s Ravine Trail

BIKE TRAIL ETIQUETTE Local trails are a great place for fun, recreation and transportation. Follow these guidelines for respectful and responsible use of city trails, so everyone can enjoy them.

Miner’s Ravine Trail photo courtesy of City of Roseville. American River 50M photo by Keith Facchino. Farmers’ Market photo courtesy of PlacerGROWN.

General: • Show courtesy to other trail users at all times • Respect the environment and the rights of property owners • Don’t block the trail • Travel at a safe speed • Pass with care • Bicyclists keep right except to pass • Pedestrians keep left to face oncoming cyclists • Be aware, look and listen • Avoid covering both ears with headphones as it can be difficult to hear what’s going on around you—this is the law for bicyclists • Establish eye contact when passing • Look before switching lanes or directions of travel • When you need to stop, move to the edge of the trail or trail shoulder and leave room for others to pass

Bicyclists: • Stick to the right side of the trail • Yield to pedestrians • To pass, go to the left side of oncoming pedestrians/joggers • Ride at a safe speed; single-file in congested conditions or in areas with reduced visibility • Slower traffic has the right of way • Slow down at bridges, tight turns, intersections, and when approaching others • Use audible warnings when passing • Use lights when dark • Always wear a helmet

Pedestrians: • Keep to the left side of the trail (facing oncoming cyclists) • Watch for other trail users • Maintain single-file in congested conditions and in areas with reduced visibility

Dog Walkers: • Keep dogs under control and on leash: Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet • Dog owners must clean up after dogs • Dogs must remain on the trail at all times and are not permitted in open space or preserve areas Courtesy of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and Roseville Parks & Recreation Commission

Register for a race and start training.

No matter your skill level, there’s a race for you! For the experienced, long-distance runner, sign up for the American River 50M on April 5 or the Gold Rush 100K on May 10. For those looking to run their first race, check out Capital City Classic 5K/10K/10M on April 27 or Folsom’s 31st Annual Run with Nature (5K/10K trail run) on May 17. For group races, you’ve got the Credit Union Sactown 3-person Relay on April 6. The best runs for the kids are the ZooZoom 5K/10K and Kid’s Fun Runs on April 13, and the Girls on the Run 5K on May 17.

GET YOUR GEAR: In Roseville, head to Lululemon Athletica (lululemon. com), Athleta (athleta.net), Sport Chalet (sportchalet.com), and Fleet Feet Roseville (fleetfeetsports.com) for all of your running needs.

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Go fish.

This time last year, bass fishing was strong at Folsom Lake while the Sacramento River was a favorite for striped bass. Popular spots at the river include Bryte Beach, Minnow Hole and South River Road. Placer County encompasses a large geographic area with no shortage of fishing in the lakes, streams, rivers and reservoirs in between. California State Parks general regulations state that anyone 16 years and older must have a valid California fishing license in their immediate possession while fishing. The department’s website also details specific regulations for fishing limits.

GET YOUR GEAR:

In Roseville, get a fishing rod and bait at Orvis (orvis.com) and Sport Chalet (sportchalet.com); or in Rocklin, head to Sportsman’s Warehouse (sportsmanswarehouse.com). Apply for your fishing license online at dfg.ca.gov/licensing.

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Grow something you can eat.

Looking to plant a garden, but aren’t sure where to start? Try tomatoes! With the class “Tomatoes: From Seed to Table,” sponsored by the UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County, you’ll learn how to choose the right varieties, deal with insects and diseases, properly water, care for and harvest your tomatoes. The three-hour class Farmers’ Market starts at 9 a.m. on April 5. For more details, contact El Dorado Master Gardeners at 530-621-5512. Or, if you want to peruse the professional’s produce, head to one of our area’s farmers’ markets. For specific times and locations of markets, visit placergrown.org.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find all of your gardening needs at Bushnell Gardens Nursery in Granite Bay (bushnellgardens.com) or High Hand Nursery in Loomis (highhand.com). April 2014 - stylemg.com 41


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A fun activity for the whole family, horseback riding will get you outside and interacting with a beautiful animal; and with the help of experts and instructors, will make for one unforgettable day. Stay local and ride along the numerous trails at Hidden Falls Regional Park, the American River and Folsom Lake; or, for a weekend getaway, embark on a 2-3 day Trail Ride at Wild Horse Sanctuary near Shingletown. Attendees will be treated to horseback rides through pine- and oak-studded trails created by the wild horses before arriving at “Wild Horse Camp,” which features frontier-style sleeping cabTrail Ride at Wild Horse Sanctuary ins, a cookhouse, hot showers and more. Trust us, you’ll be craving the hearty cowboy barbecue dinner and country-style breakfast for years to come.

GET YOUR GEAR: TLC Stables (tlc-stables.com) offers a trail ride package for $40$60 per person for 2-5 riders. You have the option for the full experience or to arrive and ride. Shadow Glen Family Stables in Fair Oaks (shadowglenstables.com) offers a 2-2.5 hour experience called the Wrangler’s Special, which includes learning how to groom and saddle for 30-45 minutes, and then hitting the trails on horseback. All riders must be 13 or older. Hillside Horse Stables in Orangevale (hillsidetrainingstables.net) offers a variety of lesson packages fit for all price ranges and skill levels as well as an inexpensive program for Girl and Boy Scouts. Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown (wildhorsesanctuary.org/ trail.html) has weekend Trail Rides through September.

Coordinate a neighborhood sidewalk chalk art contest.

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With the help of fellow parents, bring the neighborhood kids together for this fun community project. Assign participants a drawing space, give them a set of chalk, and let them tap into their creativity. Then, all the kids and parents can vote for the best and silliest drawings. Create various categories so multiple kids can win.

GET YOUR GEAR: Stock up on chalk and prizes for the winners at Target (locations in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and beyond); and in Roseville at Michaels (michaels.com) and Aaron Brothers (aaronbrothers.com). 42 stylemg.com - April 2014

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On a breezy day, head to the park with the tykes and

Ditch the video games, get off the couch and enjoy a day of running around the park. Once you get the kite in the air, test your skills with these challenges: How quickly can you get the flying line to a 45-degree angle from your hand? How long can you keep the kite in the air? And test your control by bringing the kite down without letting it touch the ground and then sending it back up in the air.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find your perfect kite at Cost Plus World Market in Roseville (worldmarket.com) or Old City Kites in Sacramento (kitesatoldcity.com), and then go flying in Roseville at Blue Oaks Park (8001 Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard), Diamond Oaks Park (400 Diamond Oaks Road), or Lockridge Park (2601 Eureka Road).

Plan a “Family Field Day” at the park.

Invite extended family or various family friends to participate. Organize teams and assign each one a color for uniforms. Then, each team can compete while playing classic relay games like Wheelbarrow Race, Dizzy Bat, Three-Legged Race, and Egg and Spoon Race. You can also play group games like Red Rover, Red Light Green Light, or Tag.

GET YOUR GEAR: Get party and game equipment as well as team prizes at your local party supply store or nearby Dollar Tree.

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Go whitewater rafting.

With easy access to three great water recreation areas, it’s not a challenge to find something to do in the water! And for whitewater rafting, the American River is the most popular place to be. The South Fork is action-packed and great for the whole family; the Middle Fork has more challenging rapids with miles of gorgeous scenery; and the North Fork offers thrills with spring runoffs as well as pristine beauty.

GET YOUR GEAR: More than a dozen rafting outfitters are licensed to operate on the American River, and they each offer a variety of packages fit to your needs. American River Recreation (800-333-7238, arrafting. com) has half-day trips starting at $79 and accepts last-minute reservations. Adventure Connection (raftcalifornia.com) offers two-day family raft trips that include four meals and one night of camping; minimum age is 7.

Whitewater Rafting with American River Recreation

Trail Ride at Wild Horse Sanctuary photo by Megan Wiskus. Chalk art photo © arinahabich/fotolia.com. Whitewater Rafting photo courtesy of Hot Shot Imaging.

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Take the family horseback riding.


Spend an afternoon reading under a shady tree.

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Sounds pretty picturesque, doesn’t it? And even if you feel like life is too busy or hectic to spend a couple hours reading under a tree, it’s all the more reason to do it! Whether it’s a tree in your backyard or at a nearby park, a day with a good book is a day well spent.

GET YOUR GEAR: Browse new and used books at these local bookstores in Roseville: Beatnik Books (beatnikbookstore.com), Almost Perfect Book Store (916-781-7935) and Barnes & Noble (bn.com). 7 OUTSIDE READS For a guaranteed page-turner, grab one of the books below. 1. The Collector by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $27.95)

Tennis at Woodbridge Park photo courtesy of City of Roseville. SkyDance SkyDiving photo by Kurt Issel.

2. Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown and Company, $28) 3. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso (Portfolio/ Putnam, $26.95) 4. The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (Putnam, $27.95) 5. The One & Only by Emily Giffin (Ballantine, $28) 6. President Me: The America That’s in My Head by Adam Carolla (It Books, $26.99) 7. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanna Fluke (Kensington, $25)

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Experience the thrill of your life by going skydiving.

Though this activity is geared more for extreme adrenaline junkies, it’s one adventure that should not be missed. It does take a whole day, so plan ahead and make a reservation with the skydiving school of your choice. If it’s your first jump, you’re required to jump tandem, where you’re connected to a harness attached to an instructor. You’ll spend the first part of the day in training, where you’ll learn how to jump properly. Typically you have the option to do a 60-second freefall (from 13,000 feet) or a 90-second free-fall (from 18,000 feet). Then, enjoy a 5-7 minute parachute ride back down to the ground. It’s also up to you to decide whether to get a video of your jump. This writer says you’ll regret it if you don’t—and she knows from experience.

SkyDance SkyDiving

GET YOUR GEAR: Jumpsuits, harnesses and parachutes are all included in your skydiving package. We suggest researching online to find a school that makes you the most comfortable. Some local options include SkyDance SkyDiving in Davis (tandemskydivingschool.com) or Skydive Sacramento at the Lincoln Regional Airport (skydivesac.com). You can also find discounted deals available on coupon sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

Grab a racquet and take to the tennis courts.

If you’re looking to avoid another mundane gym workout, try your hand at tennis! You’ll get an amazing head-to-toe sweat session and have fun doing it. There’s so many perks to playing tennis: It’s both an aerobic (improves your cardiovascular health) and anaerobic workout (giving you short bursts of activity followed by rest, which helps muscles use oxygen efficiently); you’ll increase your speed, agility and body coordination as you move to hit the ball successfully; and it’s great exercise for those looking to cross train.

GET YOUR GEAR: In Roseville, Tennis Town (tennistownonline.com), Sports Authority (sportsauthority.com) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (big5sportinggoods. com) sell tennis racquets and balls. Public tennis courts are available in Roseville at Cresthaven Park (401 Community Drive), William Hughes Park (1600 Parkside Way), Mahany Regional Park (1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard), Royer Park (190 Park Drive) and Woodbridge Park (415 Sierra Boulevard).

Tennis at Woodbridge Park

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Get those hips a-shakin’! What’s more fun than spinning a Hula-Hoop and seeing how long you can keep it moving without hitting the floor? Add in your family and friends and you’ll have one competitive contest; another bonus—it’s a killer core workout! With a quick web search, you can even find easy and fun Hula-Hoop exercises.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find the Hula-Hoop of your dreams at Toys “R” Us (toysrus. com), Walmart (walmart.com), or Target (target.com).

Use your barbecue and enjoy a tasty meal outside with your family.

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As the days get warmer, so do the nights. So why not spend an evening with fresh air under the night sky and away from the stuffy kitchen. From chicken kabobs and steak to hamburgers and hot dogs, there are plenty of options for a delicious barbecued meal.

GET YOUR GEAR: If you’re looking to splurge on a new grill, check out Kamado grills—it’s a grill, smoker and oven all in one that’s quickly gaining popularity. Shop for grills in Roseville at California Backyard (californiabackyard.com) or Diablo Grills (diablogrills.com).

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Start a water balloon fight.

Nothing says beginning of summer like getting soaked or getting others super-soaked! A couple tips for a successful battle: Slightly squeeze the balloons as you throw them to make them pop faster when they hit your opponent. When trying to catch balloons, move your arms down with the movement of the balloon so as to cushion it in your hands. Keep your stash of balloons in a bucket that is filled 1/4 full with water—this will prevent balloons from popping in the bucket.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find balloons at your nearby Target or any local drug/grocery store. Play at any nearby park or yard.

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Play a round of golf on the green or on a minisized course.

It’s been said that golf is a good walk spoiled, but we would guess those naysayers have never experienced the true competitiveness of the miniature game. It takes skill. And it’s crazy fun for the whole family, on a date night or with a group of friends. If you’re looking to take up golf seriously, be thrifty. It can be an expensive hobby when you buy a set of clubs, but various brands make quality sets for under $150. Then, sign up for lessons before you hit the full-sized course and be sure to practice at the driving range.

GET YOUR GEAR: Play a round of mini golf at Monster Mini Golf in Rancho Cordova (monsterminigolf.com), Scandia Family Fun Center in Sacramento (scandiafun.com) or Roseville’s Golfland-Sunsplash (golfland.com). Play a course in Roseville at Timber Creek Golf Course (timbercreekgc.com), Morgan Creek Golf Club (morgancreekclub.com), Woodcreek Golf Club (golfroseville.com), Diamond Oaks Golf Course (golfroseville.com), or Sierra View Country Club (sierraviewcc.com). Pick up all your golf gear at Golf Galaxy (golfgalaxy.com), Sports Authority (sportsauthority.com) or Big 5 Sporting Goods (big5sportinggoods.com).

Get crafty with Mother Nature.

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” That means nature will be in full bloom shortly. On one sunny spring day, turn to your backyard for a scavenger hunt to find all the acorns, pinecones, twigs and leaves that you can use for crafts. Then, enjoy a nature-focused craft day with the kids. Check out the book Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature’s Help by Gwen Diehn and Terry Krautwurst.

GET YOUR GEAR: For your craft supplies in Roseville, scour the aisles at Michaels (michaels.com), Hobby Lobby (hobbylobby. com), Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store (joann. com), or ReCreate (recreate.org). 44 stylemg.com - April 2014

Diamond Oaks Golf Course

Water ballon photo © Alexey Stiop/fotolia.com. Diamond Oaks Golf Course photo courtesy of Garcia Images.

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Capture the beauty of the outdoors.

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Truth be told, you don’t need to have the most expensive camera to take gorgeous photos. The majority of us have pretty decent cameras sitting in our pockets— yes, we’re talking about the camera on your smartphone! So while we are encouraging you to break away from technology, this activity wants you to embrace it. Any time you see beautiful flowers, a stunning sunset, or a breathtaking waterfall, capture it with your smartphone camera and make the moment last forever.

GET YOUR GEAR: Upgrade to a smartphone (if you haven’t already), go to your app

Capture the Outdoor Beauty phtoo by Megan Wiskus. Lemonade photo © lecic/fotolia.com. Basketball image © freshidea/fotolia.com.

store and download one that allows you to print your photos.

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Set up a lemonade stand.

If your kiddos are looking to earn some cash to fund other spring and summer adventures, encourage them to start a lemonade stand. There’s nothing quite as rewarding as earning your own money. Sure, you may need to invest in their business plan by supplying the ingredients, but any parent knows it’s worth it. You may even want to use the same brilliant business strategy of the young California girl who uses her lemonade stand as a way to bring awareness to human slavery and trafficking. Through her donation website and the lemonade stand (where she originally charged $2, then left the price up to her customers), she’s raised $30,000 and is well on her way to reach her goal of $150,000. So whether it’s for profit or for fund-raising, a lemonade stand can be more successful than you think.

GET YOUR GEAR:

Grab some fresh lemons at one of the area’s numerous farmers’ markets. Then decide the location for the stand where you know you’ll get a lot of foot traffic—the more traffic, the higher potential for customers!

THE BEST LEMONADE RECIPES EVER Shhh! We’re giving you our secret recipes.

Fresh Lemonade Makes 20 servings Prep: 30 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes; Ready in 4 hours 35 minutes 1-3/4 cups white sugar 8 cups water 1-1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 1. In a small pot, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cover, and refrigerate until chilled. 2. Squeeze lemons until you have 1 1/2 cups lemon juice. Remove seeds from juice, but leave pulp. In a pitcher, stir the lemon juice, chilled syrup and 7 cups water.

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Makes 12 servings Prep: 15 minutes; Ready in 15 minutes 8 large strawberries, halved 7 cups water, divided 1 cup + 2 tbsp. sugar 2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 1. In a blender, place strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour 1 cup water over sugared strawberries. Blend until the chunks transform into juice. 2. Combine strawberry juice, 6 cups water, 1 cup sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon juice in a large pitcher. Stir until blended. Chill before serving.

Grab a basketball and play a game of HORSE.

See who has the best skills on the court! Before you begin, decide the order of shooting. The first player will attempt to make a basket. If he/she is successful, every subsequent player must attempt to make a basket using the same technique, stance and location on the court. If a player fails to make the shot, he/she gets one of the five penalty letters: H, O, R, S, and E. The round continues as each player attempts the original shot. When the round is complete, the ball is passed to the next player in turn, who is allowed to shoot with a new technique, stance and location on the court. When a player has been assigned all five letters, he/she is eliminated. The game is played until all but one player has For a list of been eliminated, and public basketball therefore declared the winner. courts, visit

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Pick up a basketball at Sports Authority (sportsauthority.com) or Big 5 Sporting Goods (big5sportinggoods.com).

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Paint rocks.

Let your imagination run wild as you paint designs, animals, words, scenes and more on various-sized stones. To get started, you’ll need to clean the rocks with a small amount of dish detergent and water, scrubbing them with a sponge or old toothbrush to remove dirt. Sanitize the stones after washing and rinsing by adding a little bleach to a bucket of clean water. Then rinse again, and allow the stones to dry completely. Once the rocks are ready, you may want to prime any that are smooth, dark or rough and pitted. Use one to two coats of white or light-colored acrylic or craft paint. When the prime is dry, you can start painting the rocks any way you want. Then, protect and seal the paint with a varnish. Do this outside and you’ll worry less about the post-painting cleanup!

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Get your hunt on.

Though there are many regulations that must be obeyed when hunting, this is a great activity for some family bonding time. Before you go, check the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website for regulated hunting limits. A license is also required for any resident 16 years or older who takes (hunts) birds or mammals. Those under 16 can apply for a junior hunting license.

GET YOUR GEAR: License applications are available at any license agency, a CDFW license sales office or online at dfg.ca.gov/ licensing/hunting. For hunting equipment, head to Sportsman’s Warehouse in Rocklin (sportsmanswarehouse.com), Wild Sports in Orangevale (wild-sports.com), or Sports Authority in Rocklin (sportsauthority.com).

Head to the drive-in for an outdoor movie experience.

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Sure, dinner and a movie is a classic date night staple. But with one small venue change, you’ll make the night even more romantic. Just grab a blanket, a few snacks and beverages, and head over to West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In. You can snuggle with your honey in the backseat of your car or get cozy in the bed of your truck. The best part is you can even make it a double feature without paying for two movies! Admission is $7.25 per person and $1 for kids ages 5-11. On Tuesdays, admission is just $5 per person. And, on April 24, there will be free movies to celebrate Customer Appreciation Night.

GET YOUR GEAR: Head to fandango. com or check out the local paper for movie times, then head to West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In (westwinddi.com) for a fun movie experience any night of the week! West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In

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Attend a free outdoor concert.

Aren’t sure where to find live entertainment without cracking open your wallet and swiping the plastic? You’re in luck! Many of the outdoor street fairs kick off this month with plenty of live entertainment to keep you and the family happy without spending big bucks.

GET YOUR GEAR: Join art lovers at 7 p.m. every third Saturday in Downtown Roseville for a free art walk (3rdsatartwalk.com). Tour unique art galleries and enjoy wine tastings. Beginning in May, RosDowntown Tuesday Nights eville’s Downtown Tuesday Nights shuts down much of Vernon Street to bring in vendors, live bands, car shows, kids’ fun zones and more. Keep your eyes peeled for The Fountains to announce its Summer Concert Series, which usually starts in June. SPRING AND SUMMER MUST-SEE MOVIES Muppets Most Wanted Starring: Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston Rated PG

Divergent Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet Rated PG-13

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Starring: Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson Rated PG-13

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Starring: Morgan Freeman, Patricia Wright Rated G

Rio 2 Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Leslie Mann Rated G

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti Not Yet Rated

Neighbors Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Lisa Kudrow Rated R

X-Men: Days of Future Past Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart Not Yet Rated

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Take your workout outside with a group exercise

As the weather improves, why should you spend another workout in a stuffy, sweaty, crowded gym? From boot camps and yoga in the park to running groups and Zumba, there’s something for everyone. With a little spontaneity, you’ll take your fitness to the next level by finding a new class that interests you. REI, for example, offers a variety of classes, such as on-the-water paddleboarding-meets-yoga, a moonlight snowshoe tour, and vinyasa yoga followed by an hour of wine tasting at a nearby vineyard. (Yes, this sounds like our dream exercise class too.)

GET YOUR GEAR: Shop for workout clothes in Roseville at Lululemon Athletica (lululemon.com) or Athleta (athleta.net). Find a wide selection of fitness classes at REI in Roseville (rei.com), or check out the programs offered by Rocklin Parks and Recreation and Roseville Parks and Recreation.

West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In photo courtesy of West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In. Downtown Tuesday Nights photo courtesy of Downtown Tuesday Nights. Outdoor exercise class photo © Scott Griessel/fotolia.com.

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Surprise your partner with a romantic picnic date.

Grab a blanket, maybe some pillows, and of course, your picnic basket and make like Yogi Bear—he loved picnic season! Be sure to scout the perfect location ahead of time. Many Better Foods Deli local parks have great lawn areas specifically for picnics. If it’s a really warm day, make sure shady areas are available too. The menu might be hardest to plan, as there are so many directions you can go: cheeses, meats and finger foods; sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres and salads; or a picnic made entirely of desserts (tarts, macaroons, cookies, fruit, etc). The choice is yours. Your honey will be thrilled no matter what you decide.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find picnic baskets and other essentials in Roseville at Pier 1 Imports (pier1.com), and Cost Plus World Market (worldmarket.com).

Better Foods Deli photo by Dante Fontana. Sacramento River Cats photo Sara Molina – Sacramento River Cats.

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AL FRESCO DINING Pick up your must-have picnic items at these delicious local eateries.

Better Foods Deli 900 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville 916-782-2841 betterfoodsdeli.com

Erik’s DeliCafe 1450 Lead Hill Bouelvard, Roseville 916-782-5566 eriksdelicafe.com

Roseville Meat Company 700 Atlantic Street, Roseville 916-782-2705 rosevillemeats.com 604 Church Street, Roseville 916-786-9023 roundhousedeli.com

Whole Foods Market 1001 Galleria Boulevard, Roseville 916-781-5300 wholefoodsmarket.com

Go to a Sacramento River Cats game.

GET YOUR GEAR: Purchase your tickets at rivercats.com or on game day at Raley Field in West Sacramento (raleyfield.com).

Wake up early to see the sunrise.

It may feel like a chore when your alarm goes off at 5 a.m., but once you’re enjoying the breathtaking view of a blue, purple and pink sky, sleep will be the last thing on your mind. Enjoy the sunrise alone for some quality time with yourself, or convince your family to tag along. It’s so peaceful and beautiful that everyone should experience it at least once. This time of year, the sun typically rises in the 6 a.m. hour. And it’s going to be chilly out, so dress warm. If stressful thoughts enter your mind about what you have planned later in the day, acknowledge them and then push them aside. And try not to drink any coffee before you go—it will just make you antsy for the sun to rise faster. Instead, enjoy tea or hot chocolate.

GET YOUR GEAR: Whether you go to your own backyard/balcony or head to a lookout point, you can enjoy the sunrise from almost anywhere that faces east. Popular local destinations include Folsom Lake campsites (Peninsula Campground, Beals Point Campground, and favorite Avery’s Pond), as well as the Fair Oaks Bluffs off the American River.

Go camping in your backyard.

Make it a party for your kids or your family, where everyone can enjoy a night of scary stories, stargazing, camp song singing, and s’mores. Get everyone his/her own sleeping bags, and pad them with blankets or use an air mattress for extra cushioning. Research online to find scary (or not-so-scary) stories as well as fun songs to sing as a group. And don’t forget to grab plenty of snacks and all the s’mores ingredients.

GET YOUR GEAR: Find sleeping bags, tents and other camping gear at REI and Target.

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The 2014 season kicks off on April 3, and tickets range from $9—in the Toyota Home Run Hill—to $62 in the Dugout Club. It’s the perfect outing to attend with your family, friends, colleagues or significant other. Most games offer fun promotions, such as firework shows, giveaways, art shows, or $1 hot dog and dessert Tuesdays. And remember, it’s root-rootroot for the home team!

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Spend a day geocaching.

Never heard of it? No biggie. It’s a real-world treasure hunt that’s happening everywhere around you. According to geocaching.com, there are 2.3 million active geocaches and more than six million geocachers worldwide. With numbers like that, there are likely to be some geocaches right in your neighborhood. To find them, use geocaching. com to search for the nearest geocaches to your town (based on zip codes). You’ll then use a GPS-enabled device to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. It’s a family-friendly activity where you can have fun, explore, get some exercise, and work on skills such as problem solving, map reading and math.

GET YOUR GEAR: REI in Roseville (rei.com) is a one-stop shop for all your geocaching needs! OUTDOOR PLAYLIST These jams will get you amped for fun in the sun! Download the songs on iTunes or create a playlist on Spotify. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow “Me and Bobby McGee” by Janis Joplin “Ain’t Goin’ Down (’Til the Sun Comes Up)” by Garth Brooks “Island in the Sun” by Weezer “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams “Heat Wave” by Martha Reeves and The Vandellas “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and The Waves “River” by Joni Mitchell “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver

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Waba Fun Kinetic Sand, $59.99 (5 kg) at Aaron Brothers Art & Framing, 1850 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 210, Roseville. 916-781-3660, aaronbrothers.com. Vera Bradley Citron Grand Cosmetic Bag, $42 at Vera Bradley, 1182 Roseville Parkway, Roseville. 916-780-1735, verabradley.com.

why, yellow there! by Jazmin White Kiss-The-Itch-Goodbye Balm, $2.39 at Sunrise Natural Foods, 1950 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville. 916-789-8591, sunrisenaturalfoods.net.

Aveda Beautifying Composition, $23 at Willo Aveda, 1198 Roseville Parkway, Suite 130, Roseville. 916-774-9772, willoaveda.com.

Brixton “Wheeler” Cap, $31.99 at Chapel Hats, 1151 Galleria Boulevard, Suite 2145, Roseville. 916-7874287, chapelhats.com.

Zoya “Pippa” Professional Lacquer, $2.99 at Nugget Markets, 771 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville. 916-7467799, nuggetmarket.com.

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Newton Men’s Energy Trainer, $119 at Fleet Feet Sports, 1850 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville. 916783-4558, fleetfeet-fairoaks.com.

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Bearington Quack Basket, $27.98 at Pottery World, 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin. 916-624-8080, potteryworld.com.


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Wasabi Asia Bistro M and Sushi Bar Let the Good Times Roll

If they bottled the ‘special sauce’ that flowed over the Volcano… I would have bought a few, no question!

by Gabriel Stubbs Photography by Dante Fontana

y day had seemed particularly long and the idea of sushi, a beer, and catching some of the Winter Olympics sounded nothing short of heavenly. I recruited a friend, who had been raving about Wasabi, and off we went. We started with the Asparagus Tuna appetizer before ordering two rolls—the Volcano for myself and the Kim #3 for my dining companion. The Asparagus Tuna tasted as superb as it looked. Lightly seared tuna perfectly enveloped the al dente asparagus, while a drizzling of sweet sauce complemented and finished the plate. The aptly named Volcano roll was a winner as well. If they bot-

Kim #3 Roll

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tled the “special sauce” that flowed over the Volcano—which was filled with spicy tuna, snow crab, crispy shrimp, salmon and avocado, then deep-fried—I would have bought a few, no question! As for the Kim #3, a roll stuffed with deep-fried soft shell crab, spicy tuna and eel, then topped with avocado, seared tuna, snow crab, onion and tobiko? Well, my friend enjoyed it so much that she didn’t even share. We finished up at our table and retired to the bar, sipping Kirins and watching one of the Olympic luge events. While the regular dining room was aesthetically pleasing—simple and modern, with interesting light fixtures sweeping from the ceiling—the sushi bar was the real highlight. Boasting three sides, each manned by an experienced sushi chef, and four impressively large flat-screen televisions floating above, there’s plenty of action to keep diners’ entertained. Between the fresh, delicious fare and knowledgeable, friendly staff, we both agreed we’d be returning to Wasabi soon. Plus, there’s something about the ambiance that makes you want to rock and roll, and enjoy one more drink.

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Position the oven rack 4 inches below the broiler before preheating. Arrange the asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet to fit snugly in one layer. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top. Use your fingers to rotate the spears to coat with the oil and seasonings. Broil for about 4 minutes, until browned and just tender; check often to prevent the spears from burning. Remove asparagus from the oven and let cool slightly. Cut the spears crosswise into bite-size pieces and transfer to a bowl. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and the butter in a large, heavybottomed pot over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted and begins to sizzle, add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 7 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Stir in the rice and 1 teaspoon

dinner date Food and Beer for the Season of salt and cook, while stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes, until the rice grains are shiny and glassylooking. Raise the heat to medium-high and pour in the wine; let it bubble for a minute or so, until almost absorbed. Reduce the heat to medium-low and begin to add the broth, a ladleful at a time, stirring frequently, until the liquid is almost absorbed. You do not need to stir the risotto constantly, but be sure to stir it often, making sure, the grains do not stick to the bottom of the pot. Continue to cook the risotto and add broth, one or two ladlefuls at a time, for 18-20 minutes, until the rice is almost but not completely cooked. It should be al dente—still rather firm and chalky at the center. Check by tasting a few grains. Gently stir in the asparagus and a little more broth. When the broth has been absorbed, stir in the cheeses and the parsley. Stir in a final ladleful of broth to achieve a creamy texture. The risotto should not be stiff or runny; it should mound softly on a spoon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the risotto into shallow, rimmed bowls and serve immediately. Serves 6.

GREEN FLASH WEST COAST IPA From the renowned Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego—which specializes in making assertive, distinctive and cutting-edge beers—comes the West Coast India Pale Ale (IPA), an award-winning brew that’s helped define the identity and characteristics of a true “West Coast IPA.” Known for its hoppy characteristics, this particular IPA uses Cascade hops for the floral aroma, Centennial hops for the pine and citrus notes that are quintessential West Coast, and Columbus hops for a nice strong punch. At 7.3 percent alcohol by volume, this complex and delicious beer pairs well with any dish, including this month’s Spring Risotto with Green and White Asparagus. —Heather Zamarripa Executive Chef, 36 Handles Pub & Eatery

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CINDIE WILDING, BIRD & NEST CEREMONIES Rocklin, 916-337-2787 cindiewilding.com

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? I create personal and unique ceremonies that tell the story of the people involved. I write and perform weddings, funerals or memorials, and ceremonies to welcome babies. We mutually found each other as I was searching for something that felt like “me,” when this experience called. I had worked for years as a paralegal, researching paper every day. My soul longed to work with people and make a difference in their lives. I enjoy hearing people’s stories, getting to know them and creating a ceremony that reflects their wishes. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? I consider myself a resource to the people I work with in creating ceremonies. I’m a trained life coach and have been told I’m easy to talk to and a good listener. People want to be heard and know that someone understands them. I think that’s key to creating a ceremony that tells the story of the people involved. I also lead women’s retreats at my church. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? This is not my accomplishment as much as theirs, but I’m proud of who my children have become. Also, I completed three marathons, the first one at age 46! Lastly, I started a completely new career, while still managing to work at an intensely busy “day job” and build my business to where I could leave the job and support myself. I worked hard so I could do work I love and believe in. Where do you go when the going gets tough? I do yoga in my office or go outside and take a walk. Being in nature uplifts me like nothing else. What’s your hidden talent? Despite being an introvert all of my life, I’m very comfortable standing in front of people delivering a ceremony. What’s your biggest job perk? Connecting with people.

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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? Omi Mahina Tribal Fusion Belly Dance provides dance classes that aren’t only a great workout, but offer attendees a chance to express themselves creatively and have fun while moving to awesome music. It definitely found us. We met while dancing together in another troupe and decided we wanted to teach classes and perform at our own pace, with our own style. Dance is definitely a calling for both of us—a place where we can express ourselves and help our students explore their love of dance and movement. How are you involved with both the community and your customer? We love performing at community events, including fund-raisers for various charities and family events. It’s so much fun to see the smiles in an audience when they’re enjoying our performances, or the look of triumph on a student’s face the first time she performs. We love seeing moms, daughters and grandmas groove and shimmy to the music together. The spirit of community at a fund-raiser can’t be beat. It’s that spirit of sisterhood and Malolo Ryan and Talia Phoenix community that we try to bring to each class and performance. What life accomplishments are you most proud of? OMI MAHINA TRIBAL We love that we’ve created a haven for our students to escape for an hour from the pressures FUSION BELLY DANCE of work, school and other responsibilities. For those 60 minutes, our students can reconnect to 7251 Galilee Boulevard their bodies, have a blast moving to fun music, and get a great workout. The classes are part exSuite 160, Roseville ercise, part performance art, part personal expression, and all fun! (Inside Blacktop Comedy Where do you go when the going gets tough? Improv Theater) Dance class. omi.mahina@gmail.com What’s your hidden talent? omimahina.com Malolo: I’m an accomplished carpenter. Talia: I can change a tire! What’s your favorite local business other than your own? Blacktop Comedy Improv Theater. And finally, customer service is…? Treating students like the stars we know they are.


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(Mis)adventures in Waterskiing by Tom Mailey

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y buddy Bill and I spent most of the summer of 1982, the year we graduated high school, waterskiing an isolated little bay in southern Puget Sound. We lived minutes from the water, my dad had a boat, and for the last time in our lives—we had that kind of time. We hit the water every chance we could. Other than a few houses along the shoreline, the inlet had no marina or other services to attract boaters, which meant we (usually) had it to ourselves. We were surprised the day we saw a sailboat anchored out in the middle, and even more surprised to see a couple young ladies in bikinis on board, sunning their bodies near the bow. Best of all, they looked to be about our age and there appeared to be no parents on board…or guys. Chicks sailing solo? Cool! We knew instantly what we must do. We’d been skiing for weeks now and our skills were as sharp as the ladies’ tan lines. Before saying hello, we would give them a show. Once they saw our mammoth walls 66 stylemg.com - April 2014

of spray, that would be it—we’d be allowed to board their vessel like coast guards conducting a mandatory babe inspection. Since it was my boat, I decided who skied first. Naturally, I went. I jumped over the side, slipped on my 67” O’Brien slalom and waited for Bill to finish cursing. When the rope grew taught, I hollered, “Hit it!” and rose from the water like an aquatic phoenix in cut-off jeans. I had a great run, too, cutting savagely, dipping one shoulder to the water, then careening back across the wake on the edge of my ski (and catastrophe) before again seeking that moment when the boat’s pull vanishes and I quickly, gracefully, slid into another turn—the ski becoming like a craftsman’s knife, carving out generous chunks of awesome from the water’s gentle sheen. I could tell my spray was epic: Its shadow swallowed me like a sea monster. I could hear it roar. I knew with certainty the girls

were mesmerized, watching in awe over the tops of their Ray-Bans, arguing over who would get to towel me off first. I finished the run. But rather than release the rope and sink anti-climatically into the water, there was a small sandy shoal where Bill could navigate close, whip me around, and I could strain against the rope with everything I had, accelerating into open water and finishing parallel to the boat with no sound but the electric hiss of my ski. Then I would let go, ripping toward shore but timing it so as I approached, I would slow enough to step from the ski and trot triumphantly onto the sand. The girls wouldn’t even have to dry my hair. I gave Bill the signal to turn. Here’s a fun fact: When a boat turns 180 degrees, with a bit of effort a skier can double the boat’s current speed. My dad’s boat topped out at 35 mph, which meant I was going about 70 when I released the rope. I also realized I was way too close to shore. My ski slammed the beach with the force of a torpedo and launched me from its bindings. I somersaulted up the steep incline and came to rest face down in tidal grass. Nothing was broken, but I was coated in sand and my skin perforated by sharp shards of clamshells. Dozens of tiny cuts bled and stung from the saltwater. Most humiliating, I felt a breeze where there shouldn’t have been, and realized that somehow in my tumbling I had split the seat of my cut-offs crotch to waist, exposing my butt cheeks like two weathered pieces of sun-bleached driftwood. Bill pulled up, roaring with the hefty, gleeful laughter guys only reserve for other guys who’ve done something monumentally stupid and painful but not quite deadly. The girls? Well, here’s another fun fact I learned: Carrying across the water, female laughter sounds remarkably like distant seagulls. And as Bill helped me into the boat, it occurred to me: I should’ve let him go first.

Catch Tom on the Pat and Tom Morning Show on New Country 105.1, e-mail him at tnvmailey@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @kncitom.

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