Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Placer County STEM Expo

Welcome to Placer County STEM Expo!
More than just a County Science Fair:
STEM Expo is Placer County's alternative to the typical County Science Fair! The Expo gives students a place to exhibit their work alongside entertainment and learning opportunities for the whole family – including expert presentations, STEM based activities, and interactive exhibits from local scientists, organizations, schools, and companies.

STEM Expo is all about having students explore just how fun STEM can be:
 By participating in STEM Expo, students connect with Placer County's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) community, get valuable educational opportunities, learn about viable career options - and have a blast!

If you would like to be involved , please contact: Dr. Eric Bull - Executive Director (  916.577.2278)

The Expo is free and open to the public - for a complete schedule of events, go

The 4th annual STEM Expo will be held
Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Academic Warehouse - WJU Campus
333 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, CA

Placer County STEM Expo will be offering several fascinating speakers and presenters on our main stage throughout the day.

This STEM Expo Expansion (STEMx) gives our community a chance to learn about lots of great stuff that is happening.

10:00AM -- Fire and Ice (Presented by Mad Science)
10:30AM -- How to be a successful robotics team (Presented by FTC 4963 Nova)
11:00AM -- Biology  (Presented by Dr. Ted Tollner, WJU Biology Chair)
11:30AM -- Astronomy (Presented by John Combes)
12:00AM -- Math by Hand (Presented by Marin Lipowitz)
12:30PM -- Satellites (Presented by Dr. C. Robert Welti)
1:00PM -- California Water Supplies (Presented by David Rizzardo (DWR) )
1:30PM -- Musical Robot (Presented by Jason Adair)
2:00PM -- Awards Ceremony (Presented by STEM Expo)
3:00PM -- Forest Guards Documentary (Presented by NorCal Robots)

Classical Conversations Tour

Please note the date/time for the first meeting has been updated.  Please send this announcement to your homeschool contacts who might benefit from the Classical Conversations program ( 

Join us for a tour through the Classical Conversations program, designed to model the tools for learning any subject through a biblical worldview at any age. Specific lesson plans for every day of learning are available for students in Kindergarten through High School.

We ask that all re-enrolling CC families attend one of our information meetings, as it will serve to refresh your vision of how the classical educational model combined with our CC community of home educators can help accomplish your family's goals of academic and personal excellence.

Would a family you know like to experience Classical Conversations as they consider enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year? We invite them to discover the classical tools of learning with us! Please invite them to attend the information meeting; RSVPs will be accepted there for Open House.

Event Details & RSVP
What: CC Homeschool Information Meeting for Parents & Teachers
Who: Classical Conversations of Roseville & Rocklin, CA
Elizabeth Todd, Challenge II Director, NorCal Support Manager

When: Thu Feb 27, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm PST
Where: Round Table Pizza
375 Lincoln Blvd. Lincoln, CA 95648
Elizabeth Todd:


When: Thu Mar 6, 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
Where: Origin Coffee & Tea 
2168 Sunset Blvd. #105 Rocklin, CA 95675
Elizabeth Todd:

Bring a friend: 1 raffle prize ticket per guest

Thank you,

Karen Yuen

Basketball Clinic

Saturday, April 5, 2014 @

Valley Christian Academy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boys & Girls ages 8-17
Valley Christian Academy Gym
301 Whyte Ave.
Roseville, CA 95678
**Clinic Directors are Erik Carlson and Justin Downer (see attached flier)

$35 per camper
Lunch is provided

Registration form is attached and can be done online, by mail, or at the door. Please bring to camp as it is also the medical waiver.

If you have any questions, you may call Carrie Hagerty at 916-223-6954 or Erik Carlson at 916-539-2646.


Thursday, Feb. 27th at 7pm
Grace Bible Church of Cedar Ridge
11412 Brunswick (Corner of 174 next to Country Store in Cedar Ridge)

The Watoto Children’s Choir is a delightful group of African orphans who travel around the world sharing the love of Christ!  This high-energy performance includes singing, dancing and testimony and is appropriate for all ages.  What a wonderful cross cultural experience.  If you’ve never seen this group, check it out! 

Here is a video preview:

Its Volleyball time at EMH Sports

From EMH Sports:
We are pleased to announce the formation of specialty sports clinics for Spring!
Please visit our Clinics Description page for information on what these clinics offer.
Dates for upcoming clinics in most counties are listed on the Active Clinics page, with more to come!
If you do not see a clinic in your area you can send us a request.

It's almost time for Volleyball!!

The basic skills of bunting, setting, serving, and court strategy will be covered in the volleyball class. We have modified rules and light balls for the younger groups. Coaches will focus on improving individual skills along with position-specific training. Games will be played daily to reinforce lessons taught.
Please check with your coach or send us an email if you are not sure where your class will meet for volleyball.
Thank you and have a great day!
EMH Customer Service
855-213-4443 (Toll Free)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Citizen Lobby Day/CRI

Hello all!

I wanted to let you know of CRI's annual Citizen Lobby Day event. We will host this on March 18th. This event is for new and experienced citizen lobbyists. That just means a citizen who voices his or her opinion on legislation. Whether you've been involved before, or not, we need you! We must all take a stand in order to make a difference. 
This is also a great event for students (typically High school, but some Jr. Highers have participated as well). At this event there will be speakers who will equip you with tools and techniques for getting involved and voicing your opinion effectively. We will then go over to the Capitol to gain hands on practice (in groups) in lobbying.

This event is always educational, encouraging, and refreshing! Come meet like-minded people who want to be involved in making change too!

Here is a link with the details for the event:

Please email me with any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Danielle Cullum
Capitol Resource Institute
Administrative & Program Director

Christians Youth Theater Spring Registration

Spring Registration is open!

Spring 2014 Class Descriptions

Our Gang, Ages 4-7 (4:30-6pm)
This introductory class combines the three elements of musical theater: singing, dancing and acting. Explore storytelling choreography, singing, and character development while performing in a safe, encouraging environment. Class will include warm-ups, group activities, dance routines, theater games, and the showcase performance.  Children develop confidence as they get their first glimpse into the joy of the stage!

 Voice for Kids,  Ages 8-12 (4:15-6:15)
Singing is fun!  Learn how to use your voice correctly and learn various techniques that will help you be a better vocalist and a better performer. Students will learn to sing together in a group as well as do some solo work. It’s fun, it’s interactive and you get to sing with your friends! The class will focus on correct posture, breathing techniques, phrasing, ear training, how to stay on pitch and how to communicate story through song.

Dance Combo, Ages 8-18 (4:15-6:15)
Learn the basic techniques of one of the most exciting elements of theater: DANCE! Jazz, Tap and Ballet are exciting styles of dance which are used in Musical Theater, all requiring discipline and practice. This class will cover forms of movement and balance while learning to tell stories expressively through creative choreography.

Character Study for Kids (Drama) Ages 8-12 (4:15-6:15)
How do you leave your fears behind, put yourself out there, and become the heart and soul of the character you want to portray? This class is designed to provide the students the skills to develop a character. It will develop each students acting techniques in expressing comedy, drama, farce and emotion.

Backstage and Beyond, Ages 10-18 (4:15-6:15)
Bring the stage to life with your creativity! Design and build props for the upcoming CYT show, learn how to hang a drop, and study the fundamentals of lighting and sound. Help create a magical world for the stage! This class will include guest speakers and LOTS of hands on learning activities. Backstage and Beyond students (aka “The CYT Ninjas”) will receive priority placement on the Spring Show Crew, as their set designs and props grace the CYT main stage production.

Teen Voice, Duets and Harmonies,  Ages 12-18 (4:15-6:15)
Come learn to harmonize together! There is nothing quite as cool as singing in a duet, trio or quartet and striking that perfect chord. Whether it’s the Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Supremes, a barbershop quartet or a female trio, harmonizing makes your ears tingle!  This class explores the techniques of harmonizing with other vocalists. Learn blending, listening skills, how to hold your part, and create basic chords within a duet, a trio or a quartet!

Acting Approaches for Teens, Ages 12-18 (4:15-6:15)
Stanislavsky. Hagen. Meisner. Shurtleff. Learn various acting methods, the time in which they were introduced, and the tools they provide for actors. Explore helpful techniques in developing character and which approach works best for various acting styles.  Every two weeks students will be introduced to a new method. By the end of the course, actors will have a toolkit from which they can pull various methods to embrace their future characters.

Audition In Classes Fridays/6:30-8:30pm*
Auditions will be held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, starting at 9:30am at VSPC

Improvathon Team, Ages 12-18 (6:30-8:30pm)
Pre-req: Fall and/or Winter Improv class
This course is an audition-based class for CYT Sacramento’s first ever Improv Team! Over the course the team will strengthen their cohesion and work on developing skills with the goal of competing locally and against other CYT Improv Teams at CYT’s annual EXPO, July 10-12th in Houston, TX. Special note: this class requires students to fund raise for travel and lodging for the summer competition.

CYT Tour Group, Ages 8-18 (6:30-8:30pm)
This is an audition-based class.  CYT Tour Group prepares and polishes a themed set of choreographed musical numbers to be performed at local events, such as the fair, churches, community events, and senior centers. The mission of the CYT Tour Group is to spread the word of what CYT is all about to the community through performing and serving in local programs. The Tour Group will meet during the CYT Spring Session of classes and then continue to perform throughout the summer and fall months as performances are secured.  Special note: There will be a Production fee for this class to cover costumes and other costs, not to exceed $50.

*Students cast in an Audition In class can also register for a core class at a $25 “second class” discount.

**Students (ages 12-18) may audition for both Tour Group and Improv at the same time.  

***Students must be enrolled for an alternate class before signing up to audition.  Those cast in Improv and Tour Group will be moved to the respective classes after casting.

Students enrolled in classes (ages 8-18) are eligible to audition. Auditions February 28th & March 1st. Performances
May 8th - 17th.

Learn to sing, dance and act like Broadway veterans! 
Spring 2014 session starts Friday, February 28th.

Spring 2014 Classes:
Friday 4:15pm - 6:15pm ages 8-18
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm ages 8-18
Friday 4:30pm - 6:00pm ages 4-7

Classes will be held at
Valley Springs Church 
2401 Olympus Blvd, Roseville, CA

10 -wk session (Feb. 28th - May 2nd)

Showcase performance will be Friday, May 2nd 7:00pm


The Best Week of Your Summer!

What is CYT Summer Camp? Well...maybe it's just one of the BEST experiences of your summer!

Week 1: July 21-25
Week 2: July 28-Aug. 1

Ages 8-18 9am-3pm
Ages 5-7  9am-12pm

Camp showcase
Week 1: Friday, July 25th at 2pm
Week 2:
Friday, Aug. 1st at 2pm
Where: Valley Springs Presbyterian Church
2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Cost: Ages 8-18 $185
Cost: Ages 5-7  $125
CYT Sacramento is the place to build skills, character and lasting friendships in a positive and encouraging environment. Camps are offered for ages 5-18 and highlight rotations through daily drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, and an impressive concluding SHOWCASE for family and friends!
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You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website www.cytsacramento.orgor you expressed interest in receiving updates from CYT Sacramento.

Our mailing address is:
CYT Sacramento
PO Box 2121
RocklinCa 95677

Homeschool Martial Arts Deal

Nunez Martial Arts Academy is offering a special for Homeschoolers this month of $79.00 per month and a free uniform. Classes are offered in the morning or evening depending on your need.  Please contact Andy Nunez at 916-771-6517.  
The studio is located at 8303 Sierra College Blvd. Suite 124, Roseville, CA 95661.

April 26, 10 to 3, Roseville, Earth Festival, Free family event

Everyone is welcome to join us at the 7th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival, hosted next on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10AM-3PM at our campus in Mahany Regional Park, located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville. This event will feature live entertainment, music, food and mobile food trucks, electric vehicles, local green vendors and much, much more. The event is FREE, so please join us as we Celebrate the Earth!

Roseville, April 19, 10 to 2, DIY Fair

DIY Fair

Save the Date!Saturday, April 19
10:00 am - 2 pm
Vernon Street Town Square
311 Vernon Street, Roseville

This inaugural fair highlights the do-it-yourself spirit in the Greater Sacramento region, allowing arists, crafters, inventors and demonstrators the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with the community. Anyone who has a skill to share (beekeeping, dog training, crafting, dancing... anything will be considered!) is invited to apply to share their ability with the community.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beth Moore in Stockton June 6-7

Living Proof Live

June 6-7, 2014 (Friday - Saturday)
Stockton, CA: Stockton Arena

There's an early bird special, so don't delay! You can sign up and register for this event on theLifeway site. 

Homeschool Junior Golf Classes

British PGA Professional
Catta Verdera C.C.

Dear Home-School Parents,

I have been privileged to teach home-schooled children the venerable and noble game of golf for many years.

Please visit my web-site at - Home School Junior Classes to learn about the program which begins in mid-March at Catta Verdera C.C., Lincoln.
Once they have completed my course and qualified for the NCGA "Youth on Course" program, I have long thought that their further development as golfers and citizens would be greatly enhanced with the guidance of a mentor.
So I was delighted recently, to receive a favorable response from President Jackson of William Jessup University, when I requested that his golf-team members fulfill their community outreach requirements by pairing as mentors with our young golfers.

Details of this part of the Junior Golf Mentor Program can be found on the same pages.

Please don't hesitate to phone or e-mail me with any questions, or to reserve a spot for your young golfer in one of my classes.

Kindest Regards,

Franklyn Richards 



'Cats'Musical March 27th, River City Theater Company

Please contact Rhonda Arthur if you are interested in attending as a BHN group:

Cats, the musical on March 27th at 9:45 (Hiram Johnson High School Auditorium) by River City Theater Company for $5 a ticket? It's a Thursday.

Sac, May 1-4,Banjo Rama,$20/one day

(From SAFTI)

Please mark your calendars now for May 1-4, 2014

Each year the Sacramento Banjo Band sponsors an annual banjo music festival known as Banjo-Rama.World class banjo stars are featured as soloists and in ensembles. Eddie Peabody, probably the most famous banjo player ever, performed at the very first Banjo-Rama. In addition to banjo virtuosos, there are several exciting west coast banjo bands. It's quite a musical spectacle that could just as well have been named the banjo Olympics. These musicians are not just plucking chords like grandpa used to do on the back porch! They are genuine pros! Their fingers and hands are sizzling hot, moving faster than the eye can follow, playing everything from classical to popular music. You'll be surprised and delighted at their imaginative arrangements, versatility, and precise execution. Primarily 4-string banjos are played at Banjo-Rama. Banjo-Rama proceeds are a benefit for charities like the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
This year's Banjo-Rama will host Navihanke, a young, vibrant, talented and entertaining group from Ljubljana, Slovenia. They showcase the very best and brightest of Slovenia’s modern culture today! They will be performing at Banjo-Rama as part of the Navihanke USA 2014 Tour, a goodwill cooperation venture between volunteers in the USA and the Republic of Slovenia. Their mission of performing in the USA is to promote awareness and appreciation of Slovenian music and culture and to strengthen friendship ties between the two nations.
Be sure to attend this year's Banjo-Rama, and be a part of history in the making.
Banjo-Rama Contacts:
Bonnie Harris
Rex Inglis

May 1 - 4, 2014

Clarion Inn at Arden Village1401 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95815 
(916) 922-8041
Special Banjo-Rama Room Rate: $89 (+tax)

4-day Registration - $49 ($55 at the door)
1-day Registration - $20 ($25 at the door)
Children 12 and under free
Buy On-Line NOW!

Includes shows, workshops, vendors, jam sessions 24/7, and more!   

Rocklin, Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party,March 29,2 to 4,$30

(From SAFTI)
Join us for our Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Tea Party featuring Alice & the Mad Hatter.  We bring these characters to you from The Cinderella Company!  Children will be seated at a very long Mad Hatter style table under the chandeliers.  The table will feature lots of tea cups, tea pots, cookies, cupcakes and more!  Tea will be available for the adults as well!
General Admission Child ticket includes: (1) general admission ticket at the table for a musical storytime production, (1)5x7" professional photograph of your child/children and the character(s), (1) make & take guided craft, (1) Special gift from the characters upon leaving, refreshments during the event.
REFUNDS: Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds on tickets for any reason.  Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.  In the event that you cannot make it to the event, we will hold your craft & special gift for pick up at our store location.
ILLNESS: Due to the severe cold/flu season, if you or your child are ill on the day of the event please contact us as we may be able to assist in making special accommodations to prevent the spreading of the illness during the event.
For more information you may contact us directly at (916)435-8820
Thank you!

Addilayna B Couture-ABC6011 Stanford Ranch Road 
RocklinCA 95677

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)      


General Admission-Child24 TicketsMar 29, 2014$30.00                                           

Adventure Church event,Roseville,Father’s Day Car Show & More,June 15, 9 to 2,

Adventure Church, 6401 Stanford Ranch Rd, Roseville, CA
The 2nd Annual Father’s Day Car Show & More will be a day to remember! This FREE event will offer lots of great cars, an entertainment stage, food trucks and a family friendly atmosphere. Kids areas include R/C car arena and bounce houses! New this year is the Pick-n-Pull NASCAR race team experience! All your friends will not want to miss this amazing gathering to celebrate Dad.
The sponsor area will include games, motorcycles and other great items sure to entertain the whole family! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite vehicles and be entered to win the many giveaways during the day. Also, make sure bring some money for the great grub from the wonderful selection of food trucks.
Current capacity is set to 200! Let us know if you can’t register and what category you want, so we can keep tabs on demand! Also, make sure to check out our photo gallery of last year’s event.

Rocklin,Frozen musical Storytime, $30 child/ adults free - March 15th

(From SAFTI)
Join Anna & Elsa once more in our shop as they offer a repeat performance of the musical storytime & production.  Ticket prices are for children only, adults are free.
TIcket includes:General admission to the musical storytime, make & take craft, special gift from Elsa to each child, a 5x7" professional photograph by KT Moffitt photography, and refreshments.
Please arrive approximately 10-15 minutes early as we will have a line for seating. Please print your tickets and have them ready upon arrival.
Due to the flu & cold season, we ask that if you have a sick individual that you call our store & speak to a manager.  We may be able to offer special accommodations. Thank you.
REFUNDS: Unfortunately no refunds are offered on this performance for any reason.
For more questions, you may contact our shop directly at (916)435-8820. 10 tickets available at our shop location for pre-purchase.

Addilayna B Couture-ABC6011 Stanford Ranch Road 
RocklinCA 95677

General Admission-Child
1 General admission child ticket
17 TicketsMar 15, 2014$30.00$2.64

Kids Speaking Out Program

Our Kids Speaking Out Program brings children that have speech disabilities and or just plain shy... and exposes them to small speaking situations by handing out programs, being ushers... The idea of this is to expose kids to small speaking situations outside of the norm... and hopefully increase their confidence levels and social skills.

The program is free to children and to one parent that is going to assist their child if needed. We have adult chaperones that will be assisting children too, so if mom or dad would like to sit and watch the play they can do that too.

Currently Tree House productions at the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy run for about 4 weeks and we generally will take on one show on a Saturday (time depending). So our program might run once about every
4-6 weeks. 

Feel free to call me or email me back if you have questions.

Best regards,

Mike Molino

Kids Speaking Out was formed by Granite Bay Speech in collaboration with RTAA to provide opportunities for children ages 8-18 to practice communication skills in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For more information or to donate your time, money or talents, please contact Volunteer Program Coordinator Nancy Barcel at 916-797-3307 or

Humane Kids Summer Camp,Placer SPCA, age 8 to 12 (contact for updated dates and pricing)

Please note: Humane Kids Camp for the summer of 2013 has ended. Kids camp will begin again in June 2014. If you are interested in advanced registration opportunities please contact Kathryn D'Anjou or by phone at: 916-782-7722 ext 253.
For more information, contact Placer SPCA by calling (916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387) ext. 253,send us email or complete our online information request

Placer SPCA, 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville, CA 95678  •  (916) 782-SPCA (7722) or (530) 885-PETS (7387)  •  Fax: (916) 782-8655  •  Email
Humane Kids Camp is a fun-filled way for young people to learn about responsibility, kindness, and respect for all living things. 

Camp is designed for young people who: 
Care about animals
Would like to learn more about animals
Would like to learn about ways he/she can help animals
Are interested in a career working with animals
Would like to meet other young people who care about animals
Like to have fun
Camp sessions are scheduled to include: 
Guest speakers
Guest animals
Hands on animal activities
Videos and games on animal topics
Animal related craft projects
Animal behavior and training information

All camps are held at Placer SPCA Roseville Companion Animal Care Center
Our 10-12 year old camps are full. However, if you would like to sign up for the waiting list, in the event that a space opens, please contact Kathryn D’Anjou at (916) 782-7722 ext. 253 or at
Camps for 8 to 9 year olds run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Camps for 10 to 12 year olds run from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.