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Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

Weekend Top 10: October 25th – 26th

Trick-or-treat through a mythological world, watch “Frankenswine” the puppet show and enter a costume contest at Fairytale Town’s THE ADVENTURES OF PERCY JACKSON SAFE & SUPER HALLOWEEN. Friday – Sunday Meet Elsa the Snow Queen, watch a magic show and ride the Not So Spooky Train at Funderland’s SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN. Saturday – Sunday Hunt...

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Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

Weekend Top 10: October 18th – 19th

Roast marshmallows and enjoy native stories around the CAMPFIRE at the Maidu Museum. Friday Dance to spooky music, walk the haunted hallway, play, and meet Leo (the mascot) at the Sacramento Children’s Museum’s MONSTER BASH at the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Saturday See Trevor Wyatt’s magic show, play carnival games, and navigate a harvest maze...

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Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

Win a Family 4-Pack to Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween

This year’s fun theme: The Adventures of Percy Jackson! Three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun at Fairytale Town’s annual Safe & Super Halloween! Fairytale Town will be transformed into Rick Riordan’s mythological world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians for three nights of family fun on October 24, 25 and 26 from 5 to...

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Weekend Top 10: October 11th – 12th

Weekend Top 10: October 11th – 12th

Bounce, get your face painted and listen to live music at TRUCKTOBER FEST in McKinley Park. Friday Build your own spooky Haunted House at Lowe’s BUILD AND GROW CLINIC. Saturday FREE Check out the truck exploration center and see live youth performances at FAMILY FEST in Roseville. Saturday FREE Learn about the death-defying adventures...

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Nature Fest Photo Gallery

Nature Fest Photo Gallery

My family and I attended Nature Fest 2013 at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and had a great time! This Sunday is Nature Fest 2014, so I thought I’d share these photos with you to give you and idea of what it’s like. Wild Things had so many neat wild animals to show us...

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Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

Weekend Top 10: October 4th – 5th

See the most gigantic pumpkins, watch the pumpkin regatta and play in the kids zone at the Elk Grove GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Saturday – Sunday Journey back to an era before the railroad and automobile with a local author as she talks about her new book, THE STAGECOACH IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Rough Rides, Gold Camps...

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Fall Fun Guide 2014

Fall Fun Guide 2014

Our round-up of things to do in Sacramento this season will keep your family busy through Thanksgiving! We love October in Sacramento —temperatures cool down, sweaters come out of the closet, pumpkin-flavored treats start to pop up everywhere and there’s plenty of fun in the pipeline. To kick-start your crew’s season, we’ve put together...

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Design Feature: Dear Serendipity Refresh

Design Feature: Dear Serendipity Refresh

Emily came to me, wanting a new take on last year’s design – something a little more sophisticated, now that she’s graduated college. We refined Emily’s logo, social networking buttons,...

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Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

Sneak Preview of Fall Fun Guide – Pumpkin Patch Section

  This photo was taken at The Pumpkin Farm in Citrus Heights. Review coming soon! It’s PUMPKIN PATCH time! Picking out pumpkins together is such a fun fall tradition and we are lucky to have many wonderful pumpkin patches in the greater Sacramento area to choose from. They each have a variety of attractions...

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Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

Weekend Top 10: September 27th – 28th

Listen to authors and illustrators read their children’s books at the SCHOLARSHARE CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL in Fairytale Town. Saturday – Sunday FREE Pet an alligator, check out exhibits and learn about lizards, snakes, and more at the SACRAMENTO REPTILE SHOW. Saturday – Sunday Enjoy entertainment, activities and free admission to the Folsom Zoo during...

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