Archive for the ‘September 2009’ Category

For (East Sac) Mom: CrossFit East Sacramento

September 25, 2009

Once in a while we have to remember to do something for ourselves. I always tell other mom’s that, “You can’t take care of anyone else if you’re not taking care of yourself.” It’s so true! When we give 100% of the time it can be exhausting– especially if we aren’t getting what we need, be that adequate nutrition, sleep, adult interaction, intimacy, or whatever we’re lacking.

One of the things this East Sac Mom has a tendency to neglect is my physical health, specifically exercise. I can justify not spending 20 minutes on the treadmill by telling myself all the kid-chasing I did throughout the day was just as good. In reality I know that even a quick workout helps not just my physical health, but also my mental well-being. When I work out I feel better and (possibly even more importantly) I feel like I look better.

This is where CrossFit East Sacramento fits in. Located at 891 57th St near Antique Row, they offer a *FREE* class on Saturday mornings at 10AM. Make some time to check it out. Even if you can’t afford a membership or can’t make the commitment to work out on a regular basis, at least you know you have the option to do something different, drop in on a Saturday morning, and do something for yourself for a change.

For more information click here or call 916.923.7436.

We’ll see you there!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out what’s going on this weekend…

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Fall Swap Meet at the California Automobile Museum

September 22, 2009

esm-ca_auto_museumDo you have a youngster in your home who loves all things automobile-related? If so, the California Automobile Museum is hosting a fun swap meet this Sunday, September 27th, you may want to check out. Vendors will be there to offer antique auto parts, tools, books, magazines, models, collectibles, accessories and lots more.

The swap meet will be located at 2400 Front Street under the freeway from 6AM-2PM. The swap meet is *FREE* and open to all ages.

For more information click here or call 916.442.6802.

We’ll see you there!

Scholarshare Childrens Book Festival

September 21, 2009

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We hope you had a wonderful weekend with your families! At East Sacramento Mom we are already looking forward to next weekend and the Scholarshare Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town.

One of our most popular weekends of the year features free admission both days, presentations and storytelling performances by authors and illustrators on our Mother Goose Stage. Also enjoy fun hands-on literacy activities provided by a host of local arts organizations, more literacy fun than you can imagine!

Did you catch that? *FREE* admission to Fairytale TownAND supporting childrens literacy! You can join in the fun of readings, book signings, storytelling and more on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 from 10AM-4PM.

Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Drive.

For more information click here or call 916.808.5233.

We’ll see you there!

Runaway Stage presents…

September 18, 2009

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This hilarious original musical comedy written by Ray Fisher gives us a contemporary new slant on a well loved story. A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family.

The Big Bad Wolf “sets the story straight” and shares the real deal behind his victims and their not-so-innocent pasts. This is a perfect way to expose your children to musicals, theater, and a fun twist on a traditional story. The Runaway Stage, a non-profit educational corporation, is presenting this show Saturday, September 19th and 26th.

You can catch the musical the next two Saturdays at noon and 2PM for only $5. You cannotfind a better deal on a musical or a theater production. It’s a better price than a cinema matinee AND supports local actors and the Sacramento playwright responsible for this particular show.

The Runaway Stage is located in the 24th St Theater at 2791 24th St. For more information click here or call 916.207.1226.

Don’t forget to check out what else is happening around East Sacramento this weekend:
Great American River Clean-Up
East Portal Park Playgroup
ArtBeast Classes

Fire Station #8 Open House
Baby Lapsit at the Central Library

Back to school book fair

September 16, 2009

We know that reading and literacy are important to our children’s education, their social development and their personal enjoyment. Fremont Nursery School is holding a Scholastic Book Fair to help increase the availability of books to children in our area.

We hope you can attend one of the events:

Friday, September 25
8:30AM-1PM

Sunday, September 27
8AM-1PM

Monday, September 28
8:30AM-1PM

Tuesday, September 30
8:30AM-1PM

The book fair will be held at Fremont Nursery School in the Gymnasium Classroom located at 5770 Carlson Drive. For more information click here or call 916.498.9537.

See you there!

Wee Wednesday Tomorrow!

September 15, 2009
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(Photo by Greg Flagg)
 
Many of you East Sacramento Moms have children back in school (yay!) but what about the ones who are not quite old enough for kindergarten yet? The Crocker Art Museum has some wonderful children’s programs and Wee Wednesdays are one of them.
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(Photo by Greg Flagg)
 
Wee Wednesdays are designed for children ages 3-5 and the special adult in their lives. Encourage your early learner’s development through multi-sensory activities inspired by art, storytelling and songs. participation is free with admission however reservations are required. To register, call 916.808.1182 or email education@crockerartmuseum.org.
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(Photo by Greg Flagg)
 
There are Wee Wednesday sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Activities vary each month so that there is always something new and different to experience!
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(Photo by Caitlin Loper)

For more information call 916.808.1182 or click here.

We’ll see you there!

(P.S. Don’t forget to enter our GIVEAWAY for one free admission to the California State Railroad Museum by 11:59PM tomorrow!)

McKinley Library Special Program

September 14, 2009

esm-mckinleylibraryFriends of the McKinley Library are hosting a special event this month to encourage children to get re-acquainted with the local library and have some fun.

Thursday, September 24th at 3:30PM school-aged kids are invited to a session teaching them how to make different types of paper airplanes. We want to sit in too! Wouldn’t it be a fun way to let your kiddo know it’s almost time for dinner if you floated a paper airplane into their room? Or a twist on the traditional note-in-the-lunch-box perhaps?

For more information call 916.264.2920 or click here.

Open (Fire)House

September 11, 2009

East Sacramento residents have the opportunity to take their children on a tour of Fire Station #8 on Saturday, September 19th! The firehouse at 5990 H Street (near Carlson Drive and J Street) was built in 1959 and doubles as a boat company to assist on the American River. The neighbors can meet firefighters, tour the station and learn about emergency preparedness and fire safety. Stop by and say hello to Fire Station #8 from 2-5PM.

For more information call 916.808.1347 or click here.

Giveaway!

September 10, 2009

We are so excited to host our very first East Sacramento Mom giveaway! Granted, it’s a small one, but you know how much we love *FREE* fun.

esm-railroadmuseumESM featured the California State Railroad Museum during museum week back in July so click here to go back and read all about it. We are giving one lucky reader a free admission to the museum!

Now that school has started you may be able to get your child some extra credit for taking them to visit the museum. At the very least, it will be a chance to spend some quality time together on the cheap (or *FREE* if your child is under 6)  and, who knows, they might even learn a thing or two.

Want to make the leap from Thomas the Train to the California State Railroad Museum? To enter, leave a comment below by 11:59PM ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH telling us one of your favorite back-to-school traditions. The winner will be drawn at random and announced the following Thursday.

Good luck and thank you again to the California State Railroad Museum for our first East Sac Mom giveaway!

Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival

September 9, 2009

esm-sacworldfestivalThe end of this month brings with it the Sacramento World Music and Dance Festivalat the Benvenuti Performing Art Center (Saturday the 26th) and in Old Sacramento (Sunday the 27th.) Those of you with older children or who have an opportunity to go out on the town sans-kiddos may want to check out the 3PM matinee or the 7:30PM evening showcase on Saturday at the Benvenuti Performing Art Center. Admission to the matinee is $16 and the evening showcase is $22.

For those of us who are stuck with enjoy taking our children places, check out the two stages in Old Sacramento featuring performances, dance workshops, booths and children’s activities on Sunday. The goal of this event is to promote multiculturalism and expose children (and adults, for that matter) to people, experiences, traditions and cultures they may not normally be able to enjoy.

Here’s the best part: Sunday’s festivities are *FREE*! Yippee!!! Take the family to Old Sacramento from 10AM-5PM to check out the fun. For more information click here. You can also see the schedule of performers by clicking here.

We’ll see you there East Sac Moms!