Archive for the ‘April 2010’ Category

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!

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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 mcamp49@aol.com. 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!

Week End Wrap Up

April 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

Here is what’s going on in East Sacramento this weekend…

We hope you have a wonderful weekend with your families!

Trader’s Faire at Sutters Fort

April 15, 2010

Did you know that Sutter’s Fort was California’s very first mall?

Sutter’s Fort was indeed a type of mall. This is where all of the settlers (and Indians) came during trading days for manufactured goods, fancy cloth, and items that could not be produced on-site or back on the rancho. If you shopped at Sutter’s Fort, you would not just buy the goods, you would probably meet the artisans who made them: ironwork from the blacksmith, cloth from the weaving factory, barrels from the cooperage and flour from the grist mill.  Talented men and women made and sold their products at the busy market to locals as well as to the weary pioneers who arrived at the Fort after many months of travel.

Head over to Sutter’s Fort this weekend during their three-day demonstration with commerce from vendors. The demonstration runs Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18 from 10AM to. Admission on Friday is $6.00 per adult, $4.00 per youth (ages 6-17), and *FREE* for children 5 years and under. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $7.00 per adult, $5.00 per youth, and *FREE* for children 5 years and under. Saturday and Sunday admission is a “Combo Ticket” which includes entrance for both the State Indian Museum and Sutter’s Fort.

Sutter’s Fort is located at 2701 L Street and for more information click here or call 916.445.4422.

We’ll see you there!

Fairytale Town Troupers

April 14, 2010

Season three of the Fairytale Town Troupers kicks off with the underwater adventure: The Little Mermaid & the Yellow Submarine. The classic Fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen is colorfully re-imagined with a psychedelic soundtrack and is sure to entertain one and all. Performances will be held in the Children’s Theater and tickets are $1 (members receive 2 for 1 admission.)

Performances are Saturdays and Sundays from April 10th through April 25th. Showtimes are 12:30PM and 1:30PM on Saturdays and 11:30AM and 12:30PM on Sundays.

You can even download a Little Mermaid & the Yellow Submarine coloring sheet here! Admission to Fairytale Town is $4-4.50 for ages 3 and older and children 2 and younger are *FREE*. Fairytale Town members are always *FREE*.

Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Drive and for more information click here or call 916.808.5233.

We’ll see you there!

Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY for a FAMILY FOUR PASS to Little House on the Prarie, the Musical plus a meet-and-greet with the performers!!!

Giveaway!

April 13, 2010

Yesterday we told you about Little House on the Prairie, the Musical which opens tomorrow night. Guess what? We have a FAMILY FOUR PASS to giveaway to one lucky ESM reader!

All you have to do is leave a comment below by noon tomorrow, April 14th, to be entered into the contest. The winner will receive four tickets to the opening night performance AND a meet-and-greet with the performers after the show!

Please be sure to include your email address or a way we can reach you if you win. The winner will be chosen at random and announced tomorrow afternoon.

Good luck!