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Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

Summer Infant Water Safety in Sacramento

With the beginning of summer upon us, thoughts turn to fun in the sun and water.  For infants and toddlers, that can mean tragedy.  In California, drowning is the number one killer of chidren under the age of four, according to the Infant Swimming Resource of Sacramento.

In addition to providing the safest pool environment possible such as constant adult supervision, fences, covers, and alarms, ISR suggests a program of swimming self-rescue lessons as additional prevention to protect children from accidental drownings.  Children as young as 7 months old learn to hold their breath under water, roll onto their backs and float unassisted.  Older children also learn to swim with their head down, roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe and roll over again to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out. 

These skills are taught by certified instructors to assure that a day

Keep your family safe this Memorial Day weekend

Keep your family safe this Memorial Day weekend

This spring’s above average rainfall has led to an abundance of grass, brush and water throughout the state. While the weather is ideal for Californians and tourists to enjoy recreating in the outdoors, CAL FIRE officials are reminding everyone of the importance of safety this holiday weekend.

Despite rain as recent as this week, the grass and brush in many areas has begun to dry out and is becoming increasingly flammable. CAL FIRE crews have already seen an increase in the number of wildfires, even with the late rain.

"Many people don’t realize that most of the low lying grass only takes an hour to dry out," said Chief Ken Pimlott, acting director of CAL FIRE.

Horizon Charter Schools' Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence Open House

Horizon Charter Schools' Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence Open House

Horizon Charter Schools’ Auburn School of Kreativity, Innovation, and Excellence (SKIE) Academy will be hosting an Open House on Friday, May 20th, from 3:30 to 5:30. Students from our Visual and Performing Arts classes will be showcasing their end of the year performances and projects.

Immediately following our performances, Site Coordinator Maria Blix will meet with parents interested in our new K-6th Co-Op, R.E.A.C.H. (Respect for Excellence And Creative young Hearts.)

Come learn more about the philosophy of our program and our desire to support students in multisensory, project-based learning activities.

Families already enrolled in the K-6th Co-Op, will sign Master Agreements for the 2011-2012 school year. Please come and join us.

For more information about Horizon Charter Schools, visit our website at horizoncharterschool.org or contact us toll free at 800.338.8003.

Safe Cycling Classes Offered

Safe Cycling Classes Offered

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency and City of Roseville are offering one-hour, free Smart Cycling Clinics to get residents motivated and ready for a safe season of bicycling.  This is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of cycling, necessary cycling accessories, safe and effective techniques, route planning and the region’s “May is Bike Month” program.   

Bicycles are not needed at these trainings. Participants should bring their own lunch/dinner, drinks and deserts will be provided.   We look forward to your participation. All sessions are taught by trained instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists.


Wed. March 30th, Noon – 1pm
Placer County Community Development Agency—
Cypress Room
3091 County Center Drive, Auburn


Junior League of Sacramento 6th annual crab feed

The Junior League of Sacramento is hosting the 6th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 5.  The event will have a denim and diamond theme.  Tickets are now available online at www.jlsac.org.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.  Early ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.  Reserved tables are also available.

Dinner will include Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, antipasto, bread, and dessert.  A no-host bar opens at 5:00p.m.

Dutch Oven demonstrations and cook-off!

Central California Dutch Oven Adventures (CCDOA) is hosting the International Sportsman Exposition (ISE) Dutch Oven cook-offs and demonstrations at Cal Expo fairgrounds Jan. 20 through 23. 

The 3-pot cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, and will consist of a bread, main dish and a desert recipe.
Set-up 9:00am
Cooking starts at 11:00am
Presentation/judging: Breads at 2:00p.m., Main dish at 3:00p.m. and Desert at 4:00p.m.
Judging results at 5:00p.m.

It's free to become a cook-off contestant. Beginners and amateurs are encouraged to enter, and there is still time to enter!  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

Fairytale Town  is proud to present SHAKESPERIMENT 2011, a new extension of their popular and successful Fairytale Town Troupers program. The first production will be a brand new one act adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!",  featuring young actors ages 12 to 21. 

This innovative and original production focuses on the disharmony between the King and Queen of Fairyland and a group of bumbling actors who unwittingly cross their paths. It's a fun and family friendly romp filled with music, magic, mirth and mayhem.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
Time: 12:00p.m.