Archive for June, 2009

Independence Day Celebrations

June 30, 2009

East Sacramento residents are fortunate to have the longest-running (continuous) parade west of the Mississippi taking place in the Fabulous Forties. A fire truck will lead the parade, beginning at about 41st and J streets, at 11AM. Come meet your neighbors, let the kids enjoy the games, live music, and all around FUN atmosphere! Then start planning your participation in next years’ parade.

Before the Fab Forties parade is the River Park Fire Cracker Parade which begins at Caleb Greenwood School at 10AM. There will be games, food and a bounce house at the park, as well as live music by Mere Mortals. For more information click here or email

If you’re up even earlier (and if you have children, of course you’re up early) you can participate in the 33rd annual Forth of July Fun Run which begins at 8AM near Glen Hall Park, winds through River Park and ends at the park. Best of all, it’s also FREE. There is a half-mile children’s run beginning at 7:45AM.

Why not make the rounds and hit up both? The River Park parade continues down Carlson drive and ends at Glen Hall Park. See you there East Sac Moms!

(Note: Check back next week for our recap and photos of this years parades.)

Friday Night Concerts in the Park

June 29, 2009

Music is a fantastic way for children to learn to express themselves. Why not expose them them to some different styles over the next few Friday evenings? Head over to Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th and J streets on Friday¬†evenings¬†from 5-9PM. Not only is this something you can do with the whole family, but it’s also FREE! Can’t beat that. Here’s who you’ll hear…

July 3: Golden Shoulders, Agent Robbins, Radio Orangevale and Trainwreck Revival

July 10: Kate Gaffney, Boulevard Park, West of Next and Christopher Fairman & The Stilts

July 17: The Snobs, The No Goodnicks, The Phantom Jets and The Cockfight Kings

July 24: Baby Grand, Ricky Berger, Poplollys and Dog Party

July 31: The Brodys, Goodness Gracious Me and The Broken Poet

For more information call 916.442.8575 or click here.

Healthy Homemade Snacks for the Whole Family

June 27, 2009

Did you know the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op has a learning center and cooking school? Classes range in price but our favorites are the *free* ones!

Healthy Homemade Snacks for the Whole Family is an interactive workshop where participants will receive great ideas, recipes and inspiration for creating wholesome snacks. Children are welcome and will learn right along with their parents how to make delicious, quick, and healthy snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy.

The class takes place at the co-op, located at 1900 Alhambra Blvd., on Thursday, July 23rd from 10-11:30AM.