Archive for April, 2010

Week End Wrap Up

April 30, 2010

Can you believe today is the last day of April?! What are you doing this weekend to celebrate the beginning of May? Click here for ideas! Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

We’ll see you there!

California Celebration at the Sacramento Zoo

April 29, 2010

The Sacramento Zoo is celebrating California this Saturday. Regardless of how you feel about the political or economic status of our state, you can still come to the Sacramento Zoo for a day of cultural entertainment, music, dance and information from the rich cultural diversity that defines California.

Local museums, historical societies, genealogy groups, plus arts and crafts for great family fun are all included with regular Zoo admission or Sacramento Zoo membership. Admission to the Sacramento Zoo is $11 for adults, $10.25 for seniors, $7 ages 3-12 and *FREE* under 3.

Celebrating California takes place Saturday, May 1st from 9AM to 4PM. The Sacramento Zoo is located at 3930 West Land Park Drive and for more information click here or call 916.808.5885.

We’ll see you there!

The Last Crop screening at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

April 28, 2010

If you want to eat local food, we must preserve our local farms. Capay Valley’s Good Humus Produce  provides healthy and delicious organic produce to our region, and is being preserved so that it will continue to do so for generations to come. The Last Crop is a documentary film that tells the story of Jeff and Annie Main, their farm and their vision.

One Farm at a Time is a new collaborative project that encourages investment in the future of the farms that provide our food and seeks to ensure the sustainability of local family farms for generations to come. Their first goal is to purchase an easement to preserve Good Humus Produce in Capay Valley. Then they will move on to protect other small farms and help make farming affordable for the next generation of farmers.

The Last Crop will be shown on Friday, April 30th at 5:30PM and 8:30PM at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op. This inspiring evening will include a discussion with the farmers and filmmaker. The cost is $10 and organic snacks, beer and wine will be available. To register, click here. While The Last Crop might not be entertaining for school-age children and younger, we think this would make an interesting outing to take your tween or teen to– and maybe out for coffee (or Jamba Juice) afterward for discussion.

The Co-Op is located at 1914 Alhambra Boulevard and for more information click here or call 916.455.2667.

We’ll see you there!

31 Cent Scoops at Baskin Robbins

April 27, 2010

I debated sharing this (because I don’t want you all in line ahead of me) but in case you haven’t already heard… Baskin Robbins is offering 31 cent ice cream cones tomorrow night from 5PM-closing. The ice cream chain is raising donations for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, so stop by and make a donation!

Baskin Robbins is located at 5648 Folsom Boulevard.

For more information click here or call 916.450.9081.

We’ll see you there!

*FREE* Yoga Workshop for Teachers

April 27, 2010

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week and in thanks for all that they do: A *FREE* class just for teachers!

No yoga experience needed. It’s All Yoga instructors will pamper and support our teachers. They will leave refreshed.

Think Yoga Nap. With milk and cookies. (No, really.)

If you are a teacher, make sure to mark this on your calendar in RED! The *FREE* workshop for teachers is being held at It’s All Yoga on Saturday, May 1 from 3-4:30PM.

I’ve taken classes from It’s All Yoga and have had a positive experience every time. The studio is large and spacious and the instructors are helpful and gracious (sorry, I couldn’t resist rhyming that.) Make sure to share this information with teacher-friends and pass a note in class to your children’s teachers as well.
Preregistration is highly recommended. Click here to sign up (under workshops.) It’s All Yoga is located at 2405 21st Street and for more information click here or call 916.501.4692.

We’ll see you there! (Well, May will see you there.)

2nd Annual Sac State 5K Fun Run

April 26, 2010

It’s no secret we are fun run and 5K fans. So far in 2010 one or both of us has already participated in the My First 5K run and the Zoo Zoom. Of course there is the annual Run to Feed the Hungry and many others. I can’t think of a better way to start getting in shape for summer or give your New Years resolutions a much-needed jump-start than the Sac State 5K Fun Run.

First of all, the fun run takes place on a Thursday evening– and why not, with Spring evenings staying light later and later? Secondly, this is a great way to enjoy the Sac State campus and show support for our community. Finally, the run is only $6 to participate! You can’t beat that.

Join your neighbors and Sac State students, teachers and alumni this Thursday, April 29th at 6PM. The fun run begins at Serna Plaza located between the University Union and the Hornet bookstore and will end at the same location.

Even if you don’t want to run or walk, check out the vendor booths on campus (Whole Foods always has great freebies) beginning at 4PM.

Sac State is located at 6000 J Street and for more information click here or call 916.278.6056. Registration closes TOMORROW so register here today!

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up

April 23, 2010

What ever happened to predictability? The milk man? The paper boy? Evening T.V.?

Sorry about that… for some reason today I’ve been thinking about my Friday nights as a kid, which consisted of “Full House” and “Family Matters” (those were lyrics from the latter) and sleep overs at my great grandpa’s house. I’m looking forward to when my kiddo is old enough to enjoy sleep overs at his grandparents’.

For now, our weekends are full of toddler time– which I can’t get enough of. What are you and your families doing this weekend? Check out the East Sacramento Mom calendar page to find *FREE* and cheap activities in our area.

We’d love to see your pictures and hear your reviews afterwards, so send us an email: eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com

We’ll see you there!

Autism Speaks at Fairytale Town

April 22, 2010

Autism Speaks is partnering with Fairytale Town to spread awareness about autism. Did you know that 1 in 110 children (and 1 in 70 boys) are affected by this mysterious condition? Chances are good you know a family dealing with autism.

Take some time on Saturday, April 24 to learn more about autism, family services, advocacy, research and local resources, and enjoy family entertainment while you’re at it. Michael Chez, M.D., the Director of Pediatric Neurology at Sutter Neuroscience Institute, will present “Screening for Autism,” providing information for parents about the signs and symptoms of autism, early screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Tickets to this event are $5 and available by emailing Autism Awareness Day at Fairytale Town will take place from 10AM to 4PM and for more information call 916.808.7462.

Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Drive.

We’ll see you there!

March for Babies

April 21, 2010

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies.

Join the March of Dimes on Saturday, April 24 at 9AM in supporting a healthier future for our children. The March for Babies walk consists of a 6 mile route beginning at the State Capitol. This would be a great activity to participate in as a family and each member can choose their own fundraising goal! Set a goal either individually or together and help make a difference for Sacramento families.

The State Capitol is located at 1301 10th Street and for more information click here or call 916.922.1913.

We’ll see you there!

Celebrate Earth Day at the Capitol + Natural Spring Cleaning Workshop at ArtBeast

April 20, 2010

Have some free time on Thursday? Why not join the Environmental Council of Sacramento for the International Earth Day Rally for the Future?

From 3-5PM on Thursday, April 22nd join ECOS, along with dignitaries and politicos stepping up to the State Capitol on Earth Day to celebrate California’s and the Sacramento region’s commitment to tackling climate change and lead the green movement.

The California State Capitol is located at 10th Street and Capitol Mall and admission is *FREE*. For more information click here or call 916.444.0022.

There are plenty of ways to “go green” and one of the simplest is making small changes to the way you maintain your home. Not only is cleaning with all natural ingredients safer, but it is cheaper AND good for the environment. Both May and I recently attended a green cleaning workshop at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op and found it extremely interesting. We came away with lots of green cleaning ideas, helpful hints, product suggestions and plenty of recipes.

ArtBeast is offering a Natural Spring Cleaning Workshop on Friday, April 23rd from 6:30-8PM. This workshop will provide knowledge of some of the simplest and cheapest ways to clean your home naturally, without harsh chemicals and toxins. Participants will learn about common ingredients, get to practice and make some cleaning products, and leave with recipes and samples. Recipes and samples will include: carpet freshener, soft scrub, wood polish/cleaner, and all purpose cleaner. The cost of the workshop is $11 and to register click here.

ArtBeast is located at 2226 K Street and for more information click here or call 916.441.1233.

We’ll see you there!