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August Events

Looking for some activities to splurge on before summer fades away? Here are just a few ideas: Sleeping Beauty in Space! The Fairytale Town Troupers are presenting this outer space adventure as their last production of the season. It’s a re-imagined fairytale about a galaxy far, far, away, where a brave astronaut must overcome evil forces […]

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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Feeling the heat of the summer? Luckily in this area we are surrounded by rivers. What better way to cool off than by taking a dip (or a dunk) in them. Rafting can be a leisurely activity or a five star thrill ride, depending on what you enjoy most. Whatever side of the scale, there […]

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Finding Fun at the State Fair

Finding Fun at the State Fair

In all honesty, I was quite surprised to gaze through the State Fair program and envision so many things that young kids might enjoy. This is certainly not a comprehensive list of all there is to see and do, but the ones that I thought most interesting. Families with older kids may want to skip […]

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I had easily talked myself out of visiting the State Fair this year. Last year I planned a big birthday trip for my son to Disneyland, only to learn there that neither of my kids enjoy rides. Not a lesson I care to repeat. Having grown up in Sacramento, I remember going to the fair each year just for the rides alone.

State Fair for Pennies or Less

I had easily talked myself out of visiting the State Fair this year. Last year I planned a big birthday trip for my son to Disneyland, only to learn there that neither of my kids enjoy rides. Not a lesson I care to repeat. Having grown up in Sacramento, I remember going to the fair […]

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Personal Empowerment for Kids

Personal Empowerment for Kids

At my house throughout the day you are sure to hear the sounds of battle, as interpreted by my 5 and 3 year olds. They love to play good guy-bad guy. At their age, getting the bad guy means firing imaginary bullets from a “shooter” built from Legos. Yeah, I’m not thrilled with the whole […]

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