Friday, April 25, 2014

Mad Science Upcoming community events, Roseville, Rocklin, etc.

Join us at these FREE upcoming Community Events!
Don't see your event listed?  Invite us! 
Sat. 4/26 CITY of VACAVILLE  "Summer Recreation EXPO" Three Oaks 8am-12pm
Sat. 4/26 CITY of ROSEVILLE  "Earth Day Celebration" Mahany Park 10am-3pm
Sun. 4/27 AEROSPACE MUSEUM of CA "Science Sunday" near McClellan AFB 1pm-4pm,
                Don't miss our Gallactic Show: 2:00pm - 2:45pm 
Fri. 5/2 FOUNTAINS at Roseville - "Dry Ice" Booth/Rover (1013 Galleria Blvd5:30-8:30pm
Sat. 5/10 ARDEN FAIR MALL - Kids Club - Up, Up & Away Show 12-1pm
Wed. 5/14 CAPS Spin,Pop,Boom! Shows 10:30am & 12pm -West steps of the State Capitol, Sac
Sat. 5/17 CITY of ROSEVILLE Camp Preview Day -Vernon St Town Square 11am-1pm
Sun. 6/1 ROCKLIN FALL FESTIVAL "Fire Power" Show & Slime Booth
Fri. 6/6 FOUNTAINS at Roseville - "Dry Ice" Booth/Rover (1013 Galleria Blvd5:30-8:30pm

Spanish with Sonia Fall Classes

Spanish With Sonia
Now enrolling for fall 2014
Sonia is a credentialed Spanish teacher with over 15 years teaching experience.  She is an approved vendor for Visions, South Sutter, and Horizon.
All classes are held in Sonia’s home at 7725 Wintergreen Dr, Citrus Heights, Ca.
Classes are held once a week and are $10/class.

Beginning Conversational Spanish for Kids Level 1 (ages 7-14) Mondays 11:00-12:00
This fun and interactive class is designed for the homeschooled student. Basic conversational skills and Spanish vocabulary will be learned throughout the school year. Students are encouraged to speak right away and quickly gain confidence in their verbal skills. The class incorporates games and music to assist in language acquisition. Although emphasis is placed on speaking, reading, writing, and aural skills are also developed. Classes are held in Sonia's home.

Beginning Conversational Spanish for Kids Level 2 (ages 7-12) Mondays 10:00-11:00
Does your child already know his colors, numbers and farm animals in Spanish? This may be the next class he needs. This is a continuation of Beginning Conversational Spanish Level 1.  Students will learn the next level of vocabulary to increase their conversational capacity.  As always, classes contain a heavy dose of games and fun!

Let's Really Get Talking Now! (ages 10-18)
A continuing conversational Spanish class that incorporates a heavy dose of grammar.
If your child has a random assortment of vocabulary that they aren’t quite sure how to put together they may be ready for this class. Your child will learn to unravel the mystery of conjugating verbs in Spanish and forming their own, creative sentences. This incorporates storytelling, and a wide variety of games to reinforce learning. Students will be encouraged to learn and speak a wide array of Spanish words and phrases. Grammatical emphasis is on present-tense verb conjugation, adjective placement, and sentence structure.
Spanish para los Chiquitos (grades k-3) Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
Songs? Check. Games? Check. Lots of fun? Double check. Students will be delighted to realize that as they sing and play they are actually learning Spanish. This class is designed for the emergent reader and does not require reading fluency. Students will learn to talk about food, feelings, playing, traveling, and many other phrases that will help them gain confidence and skills in their quest for Spanish fluency.
Don’t see what you are looking for?  Sonia can design a class based on the needs of your child.
Contact Sonia for more information or to check for more available time slots.

Hollywood's Noah is "Twistory" presentation by Dr. Dan Biddle this Monday in Roseville

Here is the announcement for the Creation Science Club meeting this Monday at 7:00 p.m.  We will be meeting at Grace Bible Church.  Attached is a flyer that you can forward, send, or give to your friends, relatives, children, or anyone else to come and benefit from the presentation given by Dr. Dan Biddle...........

Hollywood’s “Noah” is “twistory”

…are you ready to defend the real Noah’s Ark & Flood?

Come get equipped to answer questions like:
Is there any evidence for a worldwide Flood?
How did Noah fit all the animals on the Ark?
Was the Ark seaworthy?
What does the Genesis Flood matter to me?
And many more!

No Admission Charge!

Speaker:  Dan Biddle, Ph.D., Biddle Consulting Group.
Co-author of Creation vs. Evolution:
What They Won’t Tell You in Biology Class

Grace Bible Church

If you have any questions, please contact us.

In Christ,
Chuck and Sandy Yarbrough

We are a network of clubs in the greater Sacramento Area dedicated to the equipping of believers and providing answers particularly from the Book of Beginnings: Genesis. We meet monthly in local churches offering presentations from guest speakers, Club members and DVDs utilizing God’s Word on topics pertinent to Biblical Creation and Creation Science. Anyone interested is welcome to join us at one of our locations.
For more information, contact: 
Chuck and Sandy Yarbrough, 916-922-7906

CRI's LobbyDay

Capitol Resource Institute recently had to reschedule a Lobby Day. The new date of our Lobby Day is Tuesday, April 29th from 9am-4:30pm. This is a great event for parents and teens alike! You will learn about the legislative process and how to effectively communicate with your legislators on issues that are important to you, your family, and your community

We would love to have you join us! 

The event will be held at:

California Secretary of State Auditorium
1500 11th Street
(Located on 11th street between O and P streets)
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Please take a moment to register at the link below:

Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Danielle Cullum

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Free Summer Reading Programs

American Girl. They have a free reading event all summer long.  The dates vary by location but it looks like most start on May 27th.  I’m sure as it gets closer they will have more detailed information. In the meantime, they have several reading resources and fun printables you might grab.
Book Adventure - This free program is from Sylvan.  Your child will select a book and read it.  They take a short quiz to see how much they understood and how much they remember.

They collect points based upon the answers of the quizes and then they can cash the points in for prizes.  Some sample books included in the program would be Charlotte’s Web, Harry Potter, Dr Seuss and other books that children might want to read anyway.
The prizes include free chocolate bars, temporary tattoos, Highlights magazine and more…
PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge – Typically PBS offers a summer reading challenge starting in June. Children can win prizes but it doesn’t look like the 2014 program has been announced yet.  You might check back to this page through iVillage and see if more information pops up.  (I don’t think they did a program last year.)
Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.  They can choose from a handful of books as the freebie and quantities are limited for the books available.  This program begins May 20th and runs through Sept 2nd.
*If you have little ones, my Barnes and Noble also offers free storytime twice a week. They read books and get cookies and there is usually coloring and sometimes special appearances from characters in the book.  You can enter your zip code here to see a list of events at your store. There is also free online storytime that is perfect for small children.
Local Public Library - Check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer.  My library has a free story time for little ones and some libraries offer specific incentives and prizes to children for reading.
Chuck E. Cheese – Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.  A food purchase is required and you might call ahead just to confirm participation.
Scholastic Summer Challenge -  This begins May 5th.  The theme this year is Reading under the Stars and is aimed at children ages 4-14. Children can log in their reading minutes and earn rewards. There are free booklists to download by age group.  It looks like entire schools can participate and the school that logs in the most minutes reading will get a visit from David Shannon and Gordon Kormon.  Parents can also download free learning activities printables.  You can also download the free reading timer app for Android or Apple devices.
Pottery Barn Kids- Free storytime for little ones on Tuesday at 11am.  You get a little passport and once you attend 5 storytimes, you get a free gift.  (Just double check the time by calling ahead to your store.)
They also have a specific summer reading program.  The program runs from May 15-July 17th. Children will receive a free book after reading 8 books from their recommended list. The book list is here.
It also says throughout the summer there will be a weekly storytime that will include Healthy Snacks from Happy Family, Character Appearances and activities and more.
NOTE: we did this program last year and at my store they just grabbed a bunch of random books and had them in baskets for the kids to pick from.  They did get really low on choices so this year we will go in much earlier.  We got a Fancy Nancy hardcover book last year.
Pizza Hut Book It! Program. This program has free reading adventure packs for parents to download, read and do activities, recipes for children that tie back to certain books and more…  You can enter your zip code and see if your local school has requested participation. It looks like schools can win free pizzas for participating.  Homeschoolers can also enter this program!
The summer information has not been updated but you can check back as it should be soon.
TD Bank: Read 10 books this summer and keep track on the free printable reading log.  Take it in to your TD Bank and get $10 deposited into your new or existing young savers account.
Homeschool Bootcamp!

For new homeschool moms, and moms thinking of homeschooling.

Leigh’s place.RSVP for address

Leigh will cover California homeschool legal requirements, an objective overview of private and charter options, and different educational approaches.

You do not need to be a new mom to attend.

RSVP please to email

SWING Dance! Lessons & Dance $7-10/ Grass Valley

Rhythm Busters
Swing Dance
With Matt Richey

 May Swing Dance

  Fun-filled night of dancing!
  Ages 13 - 93

Lesson7-8:00 pm
Dance8-11:00 pm 

at Veritas Building
435 Sutton Way, 
Grass Valley
next to Sutton Cinema

Lesson & Dance - $10
Dance only - $7

No dance partner required!

Two Free Plays: Molly's Diner & Mighty Mo

These are a lot of fun. On the nights with the "double feature," it's possible to come see just the first or just the second show, so people can be flexible. A flier is attached with the Molly's Diner and Mighty Mo information.

There are matinee and several evening performances in Sacramento, Greenhaven, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, and Lincoln.
See the performance schedule at the bottom. All performances are free.   

Brings 2 Incredible Performances! 
May 2 at Generations Church
MOLLY'S DINER Performed by the very talented 34 voice Shades of Praise Teen Choir

Molly's Diner is an incredibly delightful 50's style Musical. Each of the Diner crew
wears an apron with a different letter, which, when put together, spells Molly's Diner
and a ton of other thought- provoking words throughout the play. Molly's menu is filled with
Bible verses to solve all the problems that occur during this fascinating 1 hour and 15 minute presentation. Poodle Skirts
and other 50's style outfits brighten up the stage! Some of the characters are Molly, Smidget, Gidget, Skiddoo, Cookie, M.T. Calorie and Sheriff Blah-zay Poultroon.The songs are fun, catchy and spiritually powerful. Some of the titles are "Comfy, Cozy Christianity", "Monkey Business", "Plug it In" and "Nothing Can Ever Separate Us".
This is an event you won't want to miss!!!

Mighty Mo or Pharaoh in De Nile!
Performed this Season by the Jesus Express Choir

This is a really fun look at the conflict between the Hebrews and the Egyptians, Moses and
Pharaoh, and the final exodus to the Promised Land. "Building Pyramids", "A Burning
Bush Experience", "Only by the Blood of the Lamb" and "The 10 Commandments"
are just some of the great songs in this compelling, creative musical!
This is a must-see event for kids of all ages!

DATE           TIME             PERFORMANCE                LOCATION ADDRESS
Fri., May 2     11:00 a.m.    MOLLY'S DINER    Matinee at Generations Church 2418 O St, Sacramento 95816
Sat., May 3     6:00 p.m.     Mighty Mo             LifePointe Christian Church 10291 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove 95624
Sat., May 3     7:15 p.m.     MOLLY'S DINER    LifePointe Christian Church 10291 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove 95624
Sat., May 10     6:00 p.m.    Mighty Mo            Faith Presbyterian Church 625 Florin Rd., Sacramento 95831
Wed., May 14   6:30 p.m.    Mighty Mo            1st Baptist Elk Grove Chruch 8939 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove 95624
Sat, May 17     6:00 p.m.    Mighty Mo             1st Baptist Church of Fair Oaks 4401 San Juan Ave, Fair Oaks 95628
Sat., May 17    7:30 p.m.    MOLLY'S DINER    1st Baptist Church of Fair Oaks 4401 San Juan Ave,Fair Oaks 95628
Sun., June 1    4:00 p.m.    MOLLY'S DINER     Lincoln Hills Community Church 950 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln 95648

All performances are FREE.
For more information please call 916-428-2056 or 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sacramento Homeschool Resources

Here is a new website dedicated to local Sacramento homeschool events, activities, and resources!

Kids Homeopathic First Aid Class / Auburn / May 10th/ $50 May5

Our office is offering a full 2 hour class on homeopathic medicine for kids. Every parent should have homeopathic medicines on hand for bumps, bruises, coughs and bites. Kid's Kit is a wonderful starter kit for parents who would like to learn and feel comfortable using these wonderfully effective, nontoxic remedies at home to care for their children. Sign up for our class on May 10th from 9-11am  In the class we will review various first aid issues, such as bruises, scrapes, broken bones, and burns, as well as fevers and cough, and some of the common remedies we can use to treat them with homeopathy.  You will leave with a flow chart that is easy to follow, and more confidence in starting to use homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is a helpful supportive medicine to aid healing and recovery. Call us now to reserve your spot!!!
Where: Auburn Naturopathic Medicine
When: May 10th from 9-11am
Cost: $50 (if paid by Monday, May 5th) for the class and
first aid kit! ($60 if you pay at the door)
826 LINCOLN AVE AUBURN, CA. 95603 530.885.5908 

Field Trip to Bishops Hamburger Farm / Reg. by April 30 / $10.63

The Homeschool Connection has extended an invitation to join their group on this fieldtrip. Contact Heather directly for more information.
RSVP: by April 30 to
Heather Valle
or call 530-586-2956
We have a fun field trip scheduled!

Where: Bishops Hamburger Farm, Wheatland

Description: We will get a hands on experience of what goes into making a yummy hamburger. Some examples include;milking a cow,grinding up wheat,touring the vegetable and cattle area.
Time: meet @10:30am  tour lasts about 2 hrs but you are free to stay and play until closing @3pm

Cost: $10.63 per person

RSVP: by April 30 to
Heather Valle
or call 530-586-2956

Looking forward to lots of family fun!

Goedecker's College Scholarship

Goedeker’s, is promoting a college scholarship. 

The Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship is available to any high school senior or currently enrolled college student. We would love it if Bayside Homeschool Network would be willing to participate. As a company we are committed to supporting families and want homeschool students to be aware of this opportunity.

The official scholarship page can be found here:

We will handle everything. We just want to promote the scholarship with your members.  You can help us promote the scholarship by posting the above link on your website, including it in a newsletter, sharing it on your social networks, or some other way.

Thank you very much for your time.  Please let me know if you need any other information.

Jake Branson

Visitors' Day: Grace Classical Academy / May 9th / RSVP / Auburn

We are happy to announce our Parent Visiting Day at
Grace Classical Academy!

Cornerstone Community Church

We look forward to greeting you in the Lobby at 9:15 and then invite you to
be our guest for:
Viewing all interested programs in their classes
A short information meeting with our GCA Board, Q & A included

With your RSVP please let us know which programs you are interested in viewing:
Grammar k-1, 2-4 or 5-6
Logic 7-8
Rhetoric 9-12
 We encourage husbands to attend and welcome nursing babies, but unfortunately do not have space for your students as our building is very busy and full on Fridays!

May God bless each of you as your prayerfully consider GCA as your homeschooling community!
Jana Krumal

Grass Valley, April 29th, Common Core Concerns,$10

We are a group of concerned parents, grandparents, educators and citizens of Nevada County, California who have banned together to help inform others about the problems with the Common Core State Standards which are now being implemented in our state. 
$10/advance, $15 at door

Free Pre-Camp Wkshp May 4 / for July's NewSong Camp / Pure Wind Studio

If you are considering NewSong Camp this summer (new or returning), this is the event of preparation you will not want to miss!  Meet fellow campers and instructors, experience a taste of what camp classes and ensembles will be like, and learn how to best prepare for the NewSong week in July.  Everyone is encouraged to invite friends to this event!

at Purewind Studio in Loomis
(RSVP by April 30)

For more NewSong Camp info, see


Find Purewind Studio on Facebook
Special music, photos, & announcements posted regularly.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Caves Workshop and Field Trip - Forward from SAFTI

Amazing Caves Workshop and Field Trip
Back by popular demand, we are once again offering the Amazing Caves Workshop on Friday, May 2nd!
Hurry!  Registration for this one-day workshop
Amazing Caves: A Standards-Based Field Workshop About Caves & Caverns
This outdoor workshop will be conducted by credentialed teacher, Tom Purciel, a member of the National Speleological Society, a scientific organization dedicated to the worldwide study of caves. During this 3-hour course, students will discover how caves and caverns are formed, identify common types of cave formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and soda straws, learn basic principles of cave construction, explore animal life found in caves, and much more!
Student Cost: $45.00
Parent Cost: $5.00
Sibling Cost: $5.00 (Ages 7 or younger)
Grades 4-8 (However, younger or older students are also welcome!)
*Note:  There will be an optional post-workshop tour of nearby Black Chasm Cavern, home of some highly unusual cave formations.  Black Chasm Caverns is a commercial cave and is not included in the class fee.  For those interested in this extra tour, special school-group discounts may be available and discount will be determined based on number of workshop sign-ups.  Please note at time of registration whether you are interested in also attending this optional post workshop.


Masonic Cave,
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Freefall Stage News

FreeFall Stage News!!!
FreeFall Stage
Summer Student Workshop:
ages 6-17 
Tuition: $200.00 (discounts for siblings)

3 Week Stage Makeup Class 
for all ages
Basic skills, Aged, Stylized and Animal
May 6, 11 and 20
Tuition: $75.00 for all three classes, paid in advance, $100.00 for all 3 paid at the first class, or $35.00 per class drop in rate.

Adult Acting Workshop
Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuition 175.00 paid in advance. $200.00 paid first day of class. 

Fall/Winter SemesterYouth Acting/Theatre Class (ages 12-17)
Every Tuesday, 4 to 7PM, beginning Sept 12, 2014. (Culminating in a performance of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" February 2015)
Tuition: $300.00(discounts for siblings)
Fall 6 week in Elementary Class dates TBA 

Register for all classes by calling 
Mark Your Calendars for Our Upcoming Productions in 2014:

She Has A Name
a vital drama for our time about human trafficking

The Wind and the Willows


Oscar Wildes'
The Canterville Ghost

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A Charlie Brown Christmas
November/ December

The Gift of the Magi


Order tickets
Call 916-207-4420 to make reservations and                          pay cash at the door 
Order tickets NOW for 
Andrew Kooman's Critically Acclaimed, 
She Has a Name
a compelling drama for OUR time about modern day human trafficking. 

If you would like to partner with us to help take this production on tour, please call 
or email us at: 
Join our Tandem Club

"Tandem": "in partnership or conjunction"

Sponsorship Packages

    • 1) $100-249 > gives you 2 tickets, plus your name/company displayed on sponsor board  
    • 2) $250-499 > gives you 4 tickets, plus listing on sponsor board                                     
    • 3) $500-999 > 4 tickets, plus listing on sponsor board listing in playbill, and link on the website through run of the play              
    • 4) $1000+ all of the above, listing or ad in our playbill and link on web site for 6 months.
o   Please consider partnering with us to help as many people as possible become aware of the epidemic plaguing our state, our country and our world - so that together we can END human slavery and trafficking by TAKING ACTION locally and globally!
Auditions for
The Wind and the Willows will be held in May
Shadowlands, about a period in the life of C.S. Lewis, will be held in June.  
Dates to be posted soon!

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