First 5 Sacramento Newsletter

Friday, May 4, 2012 CBI Issue 12  
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Family Resource: Bringing Baby Home – Tips for Introducing an Older Sibling to a Newborn Brother or Sister
Family Activity: Become a ‘Green’ Family – Ways for Parents of Young Children to Live Environmentally Friendly
Fun Things To Do In The Sacramento Region
Recipe: Starry, Starry Lunch
A Tribute to Moms: The Origins of Mother's Day
Reminder: CBI Monthly Reports and Invoices due Thursday, May 10th
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First 5 Sacramento Commissioners
Commissioners
Phil Serna
Megan Vincent
Douglas Ose
Jason Sample
Bruce Wagstaff
Sharon Gillum
Olivia Kasirye
Alternates
Roberta MacGlashan
Scott Moak
Beth Hassett
Terry Jones
Penelope Clarke
Dave Gordon
Kathy Kossick

Check out the upcoming free family fun events.
Check out the upcoming free family fun events.
Fun Things To Do In The Sacramento Region
For some fun family outings and ideas check out these three great websites:
  1. Sacramento Side Tracks
  2. Sacramento Parent Magazine
  3. Sacramento365
 
There are many fun, free events this month. Here is a list of a few that we have learned about:
 
Storytime at the Library – Did you know that on five days each week there is a Storytime available at one or more of the Sacramento County Libraries? We found Storytime’s listed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the Sacramento Public Library Events website. From a Baby Lapsit Storytime (birth to 24 months) to Toddler Storytime (1.5 to 3 years) to Preschool Storytime (3 to 5 years) to special events just for toddlers, the Sacramento County Public Library System has fun, child-focused activities and events, including family events. Support your local library and have fun at the same time. Call 916-264-2700 for more information.
Saturday, May 5thFiesta Days in Fair Oaks from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Village and Plaza Parks, 10224 Fair Oaks Blvd (off Sunrise and Winding Way. This two-day event will be fun. Entertainment will include a parade, toilet bowl races (yes, you read that right), games for the kids, a car show, craft and food vendors, and more. Free admission. A shuttle service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. The service goes between Scandinavian Designs on Winding and Sunrise and Fair Oaks Village, and there’s plenty of parking at Scandinavian Designs. Visit the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce website or call 916-967-2903 for additional information.
Saturday, May 5thBeary Special Dance Party Story from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670. You're invited to attend a fun night at the Sacramento Children's Museum. This is a Cinco de Mayo dance party for children with special needs. Of course, friends and siblings are very welcome too. All kids are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear to dance the night away. There will be holiday decorations, a disc jockey, and light refreshments.
Saturday, May 5th – Story Time from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Promenade at Natomas, 3561 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834. A free story time every Saturday for young children. Most appropriate for ages 3 to 6. Most events include a super fun arts and crafts story time event. Call 916-285-0387 or visit Barnes & Noble - Sacramento Store Events for additional information.
Saturday, May 5th – Story Time from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, in the Market Square Shopping Center by Arden Fair Mall. A free story time every Saturday for young children. Most appropriate for ages 3 to 6. Call 916-565-0644 or visit Barnes & Noble - Sacramento Store Events for additional information.
Tuesday, May 8th – Story Time from 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Promenade at Natomas, 3561 N Freeway Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95834. A free story time every Tuesday for young children. Most appropriate for ages 3 to 6. Most events include a super fun arts and crafts story time event. Call 916-285-0387 or visit Barnes & Noble - Sacramento Store Events for additional information.
Tuesday, May 8th – Story Time from 10:30 – 11:145 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Birdcage Walk, 6111 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610. A free story time every Tuesday for young children. Join the staff for a variety of fun stories and songs for toddlers and preschoolers. Call 916-853-1511 or visit Barnes & Noble - Sacramento Store Events for additional information.
Saturday, May 26th – Special Event - Corduroy Bear Story Time beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arden Fair Mall, 1725 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, in the Market Square Shopping Center by Arden Fair Mall.Join special guest Corduroy Bear for a Storytime event in the Children's Department. Call 916-565-0644 or visit Barnes & Noble - Sacramento Store Events for additional information.
S Friday, May 4th through Friday, July 27th – Concerts In the Park 2012 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. At Cesar Chavez Plaza/Park, 910 I Street, Sacramento. The City of Sacramento is excited to announce the 2012 band line up for the Friday Night Concerts in the Park (CIP). The 21st birthday season of this free, all ages outdoor concert series will be bigger and better than ever – featuring brand new genres, legacy bands, and Sactown’s hottest DJs! The local music festival starts in Cesar Chavez Plaza every Friday night from 5 pm to 9 pm May 4 though July 27. All park rules apply; valid ID is required. For more information call 916-442-8575.
Every Saturday and Sunday in May join a Nature Center Naturalist at the Effie Yeaw Nature Centerfor one of their free events. Some topics include: The Lost Ladybug, Abalone Necklace Making, Mother Nature Stroll, Binoculars for Beginners, The Best of the New Optics, Under the Oak, and Wet and Wild Pond Animals. May events are free (donations accepted), however, there is a $5 per car fee to park as the Effie Yeaw Nature Center is located inside Ancil Hoffman County Park, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, off Tarshes Drive in Carmichael, CA 95608. The San Lorenzo entrance to Ancil Hoffman Park is permanently locked and the only way to enter the Effie Yeaw Nature Center is from Tarshes Drive. You may walk into the park but you must pay to bring your vehicle in. Walking into the park may be a long way depending on where you are able to locate parking. Local neighborhoods have parking restrictions. Hours of operation could change, especially in stormy weather. Call 916-489-4918 to confirm hours of operation for the day. Check theirwebsite for additional programs and information.

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