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Sacramento Community Bike Ride Schedule

Sacramento Community Bike Ride Schedule

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23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

23 Spraygrounds to Cool Off at this Summer

We all need a place to take the kids for some fun water play when it is HOT and are extremely lucky that throughout Sacramento, there are 23 parks with wonderful water features open for the Summer! The majority of them have just turned their water on or will be turning it on Saturday…so you [...]

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Storytimes in Sacramento

Storytimes in Sacramento

Whether your child is a baby, toddler or school-age, they probably love storytime just like mine do!  Not only is it a fun outing, but it plays an important role in introducing kids to the magic of books.   Another plus is that storytimes are FREE!  We are lucky in Sacramento to have so many [...]

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Shop and Play at The Fountains

Shop and Play at The Fountains

The Fountains at Roseville have some fun…and FREE ways to entertain your little ones!  Right in the middle of this beautiful shopping center are a few amenties just for kids.  They can take a train ride, watching the dancing water fountain, get wet in the interactive fountain, and play on the playground. The Train runs [...]

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A Capitol Adventure

A Capitol Adventure

The California State Capitol is beautiful…and a must-see for all that come to visit Sacramento.  But even if you are not a tourist, this is an awesome place to take your kids! Our Experience: When my dear friend and her son came up from San Diego to visit us this summer, the Capitol was at [...]

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Spring Fun

Maidu Playground in Roseville

Maidu Playground in Roseville

We went back in time to the old west at the Maidu Regional Park playground! My kids and I were in the Roseville area and I thought it would be fun to try out a new park. I had recently discovered the 68 Parks in 68 Days facebook page and photos of this playground got [...]

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15 Things to do Outdoors this Spring

15 Things to do Outdoors this Spring

Spring is all about rediscovering Mother Nature! Right now is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors in our area. I have rounded up 15 of the best places to see nature, breathe fresh air, get some exercise…and have tons of fun! 1. Effie Yeaw Nature Center 2. Gibson Ranch 3. Sacramento Zoo 4. [...]

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Exploring WPA Rock Garden

Exploring WPA Rock Garden

So we all know that William Land Park is Sacramento’s hot spot for families with the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town, Funderland, pony rides, a duck pond, playground, play pool, and picnic areas galore. But…did you know that there is a HIDDEN TREASURE as well? The WPA Rock Garden sits undiscovered by most visitors. Right next [...]

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Fire Station Open Houses

Fire Station Open Houses

I was SO excited when Sacramento Sidetracks facebook friend, Lacey, wrote in to share this information about Fires Station Open Houses in our area! This is what she had to say… Sacramento area Firestations host a free open house each Saturday starting now through October. My son is a firetruck lover so we took him [...]

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Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Toddler Time at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

The Nimbus Fish Hatchery is trying out a new program and it sounds super fun! Mondays & Tuesdays, March to mid-June, from 10:30 – 11:00am will be a FREE Toddler Time with really cute themes for kids ages 1 to 4 years old. Bring your “small fry” out for an exciting morning at the Hatchery! [...]

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Spring Break & Easter Activities 2014

Spring Break & Easter Activities 2014

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

What an exciting week is upon us! There are all kinds of great activities to keep the kids busy while out of school for Spring Break and tons of ways to celebrate Easter! I’ve rounded up FUN outings for every day of the week! MONDAY – April 14 Photo with the Easter Bunny @ Jelly [...]

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Weekend Top 10: April 12th – 13th

Weekend Top 10: April 12th – 13th

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrate Easter at the LAND PARK SPRING EGG HUNT, the SOUTHSIDE PARK EGG HUNT, EGGORAMA in Cottage Pool, or Funderland’s EASTER BASH. Saturday Play games and eat fun foods during the First Annual SPRING CARNIVAL at placer fairgrounds. Saturday  Build a recycling truck with your own new apron and goggles at Lowes BUILD AND GROW [...]

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Weekend Top 10: April 5th – 6th

Weekend Top 10: April 5th – 6th

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Find deals for your family at the huge Spring JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS consignment sale. Friday – Sunday (FREE pass coupon here) Be amazed and learn a trick at the Trevor Wyatt HOUDINI MAGIC CLASS in the Arden Fair Mall. Saturday FREE Learn about dinosaurs, dress up as Indiana Jones and decorate a wooden dinosaur magnet [...]

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New Storytime at the California State Railroad Museum

New Storytime at the California State Railroad Museum

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“All Aboard for Story Time!” The California State Railroad Museum is introducing a brand new STORYTIME! It will be held the first Monday of each month at 11am. You can catch the first one on April 7, 2014. With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive and fun new program is designed [...]

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5 Favorite Things To Do on a Rainy Day

5 Favorite Things To Do on a Rainy Day

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whether you have little ones with cabin fever or your older kids need to get out after school, finding places to go on a rainy day can sometimes be tricky.  Here are my kids’ favorite things to do when I tell them we are done jumping in the puddles! 1.  Storytimes 2.  Library Events 3.  [...]

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Weekend Top 10: March 29th – 30th

Weekend Top 10: March 29th – 30th

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sing along at the MISTER COOPER CONCERT and then stay and play in Busy Kidz’ miniature town. Saturday Enjoy outdoor activities and arts & crafts when the WOW BUS pulls up to Miller Park. Saturday FREE Learn how to roll around the rink with confidence at Foothill Skate Inn’s SKATE LESSON. Saturday Play around on [...]

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Celebrate Spring at Fun on the Farm

Celebrate Spring at Fun on the Farm

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

This Saturday, March 29, Soil Born Farm’s is hosting their Fun on the Farm event for kids ages 3-9. What a perfect way to celebrate spring! Kids will have the unique opportunity to meet farm animals and explore a ranch! Click HERE to pre-register your kids.

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Just Between Friends Spring Sale Coupon

Just Between Friends Spring Sale Coupon

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Find Awesome Deals for Your Family! Spring is here and it’s time for greater Sacramento area parents to clean out and cash in on their children’s outgrown and unused clothing, toys and equipment…and to have some fun and shop for warmer weather at significant savings! JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS maternity and children’s consignment events are a [...]

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Weekend Top 10: March 22nd & 23rd

Weekend Top 10: March 22nd & 23rd

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE along the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail and enjoy the beginning of Spring. Saturday FREE Watch Mowgli learn the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle from new animal friends in Runaway Stage Productions’ JUNGLE BOOK. Saturday  Take a nature walk, picnic, feed the ducks and play at GIBSON RANCH County Park. [...]

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