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All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

All Aboard for Story Time with Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” & His Partner “Mike on the Mic”

To the delight of children, rail fans and baseball enthusiasts of all ages, it’s all aboard for a special story time with the popular Sacramento River Cats Mascot “Dinger” and his partner “Mike on the Mic” on Monday, May 2, 2016. Beginning at 11 a.m., Mike on the Mic will read the illustrated children’s book Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey and Zachary’s Ball by Matt Tavares while Dinger listens in attentively along with the children. Afterward, the duo will pose for pictures and greet Story Time participants. Through this interactive and fun program, parents are encouraged to let trains and railroading introduce and foster the love of reading with their imaginative young children ages two to five.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed with a press
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, for serving

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Cut center of head of cauliflower lengthwise into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cut remaining cauliflower into 1-inch-thick pieces and scatter around cauliflower steaks. Brush cauliflower with lemon juice mixture. Roast 40 minutes or until golden and tender.   Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Animal Shelter Kids Camp

Animal Shelter Kids Camp
Animal Shelter Kids Camp
03-25-2016 - 03-25-2016
Front Street Animal Shelter
http://www.sspca.org/
Admission: $40 Ages 8-12 *Includes t-shirt and lunch **The primary age range for the camp is 8-12, although other ages may be considered
 
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Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

Live with what you love: Holiday Decorations

The New Year is almost here!  Tonight we will be ringing in 2016, and begin to start thinking about packing away our holiday decorations (if you have not done so already).  

Now is a great time to really look at all the decorations that you have, from tree ornaments to center pieces, and decide if you really really love it and want to continue to live with it.  We all tend to accumulate more than what we truly need, so take a close look.  Make room for sentimental items that invoke wonderful memories.  Every year, we hang my husband's grandmother's hand painted ornaments on our tree.  They don't match, are pink and blue, don't sparkle anymore, but our tree would not be complete without a few of these precious ornaments that are well over 100 years old.  

CITRUS! SOME FOR YOU, SOME TO SHARE.

CITRUS! SOME FOR YOU, SOME TO SHARE.

It is citrus season, and I am so excited because my little one year old Meyer lemon tree has four lemons on it!  They will be ready to pick soon.  Our 40-year old orange tree is full and ready to harvest.

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink Announces Holiday Hours

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership has announced special holiday hours for the Downtown Sacramento Holiday Ice Rink, the area’s oldest and most beloved outdoor ice rink.   Located at the corner of 7th and K Streets, the rink is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through January 3 (except on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed on Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Eve from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).   As of January 4, normal operating hours will resume and the rink will remain open through January 18, 2016.  

As an added holiday experience, ice skaters and their families can visit with Santa Claus on Friday, December 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Skaters are encouraged to bring a camera and/or smart phone for free photos with Santa (included with paid admission).

GLOVES AND MITTENS - A WINTER WORKOUT ESSENTIAL!

GLOVES AND MITTENS - A WINTER WORKOUT ESSENTIAL!

Chilly temps don't stand a chance against these NIKE® women's Vapor Flash running gloves! Enhanced with wind- and water-resistant fabric on the palm and cuff, they'll keep you going strong in blustery conditions. A touchscreen-compatible thumb and forefinger make it convenient to access your phone, and strategically placed moisture-wicking gussets prevent overheating.

A key factor for me is to make sure my gloves and/or mittens have moisture-wicking properties.  Don't forget that warm cap and socks too!