Saturday, June 2, 2012

2012 Walk To End Alzheimer’s Announces Dates and Goals

Twenty years ago this October, about 50 people walked a mile along the American River and raised $5,000 to fight Alzheimer’s disease. It was pretty small, but it was really the start of something big.

Fast forward to 2012; plans now are under way for the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It’s scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, at the State Capitol and the goal this time is 2,650 registered walkers and $311,700 raised.

“We’re happy that the walk has grown so much over the past two decades, but we also must keep in mind that the challenge posed by Alzheimer’s disease has accelerated too,” says Erin Stone, Special Events Manager.

Here are some statistics:

About 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to rise by a half a million every year. In the greater Sacramento area, some 65,500 families are coping with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death across all ages in the U.S. One in eight people over 65 has Alzheimer’s.

Death rates from other major causes of death have declined in the past few years, but death rates from Alzheimer’s have increased two thirds. Why? In great part, because there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s.

That’s why the Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and other walks across the country, are so important. They raise money to provide services to the families living with Alzheimer’s every day. But they also raise money that goes to the research it will take to bring an end to Alzheimer’s once and for all.

Right now, a large group of volunteers are developing a network of team captains who will recruit their friends and neighbors to fill the ranks of walkers on Oct. 6. They’re also planning a series of pre-walk events, from garage sales to car washes to bake sales to wine tastings…anything that can bring people together to learn about the walk and contribute to it.

By Oct. 6, it will be obvious that Alzheimer’s may be finally beginning to meet its match: a community that cares and is willing to do what it takes to make Alzheimer’s nothing but a bad memory.

To participate, volunteer or fund raise for the 2012 Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer’s, register online at

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information visit

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Yarnbombing at the Discovery Museum

What is yarnbombing?

When most people think of knitting, they think of sweaters, hats, scarves or blankets. Knitted items are for people -- or occasionally -- dogs, maybe. But what happens when knitters use those same colors and patterns and apply them to something unexpected -- trees or rocks or fences in public places?

That’s a yarnbombing!

Although yarnbombers usually work in the dark of night under assumed names, the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center has invited them to ply their craft on the Museum grounds in the light of day – with aliases intact.

In recognition of the geometry, math, engineering and chemistry involved in fiber craft, the Discovery Museum welcomes yarnbombing as a feature of the Museum’s Art & Science Month activities. Other displays include the Nikon Small World microphotography gallery exhibit, a traveling exhibit, “Tesselations", sun printing and a fiber baby mammoth project. Also, there is a microscope fiber lab and a celebration of World Wide Knit in Public Day with knitters, crocheters and spinners.

The yarnbombing installations can be viewed on the museum grounds for the entire month of June. Other activities occur on specific weekends.

For more information, please contact:
Beth Callahan at or Kathleen Galster at You can also contact the Discovery Museum at 916.808.3942 or The Discovery Museum is located at  3615 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA, 95821.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

August 2012 Programs at Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town has some fun events coming up in August:

Moonlight Costume Ball: Men in Tights
Friday, Aug. 3
7 - 11 p.m.
Outlaws wanted! Merry men and women are invited to a night of revelry, music, dancing and more at Fairytale Town's annual Moonlight Costume Ball. This year's Robin Hood-themed fundraiser features a red carpet photo op, giant dance floor, DJ, costume contests, live performance by Celtic rock band Tempest and fun all night long. Proceeds support the renovation of the Sherwood Forest play set. No-host food and bar. Costumes are required. Ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. ID required. Advance tickets are $10. Day-of tickets are $15. Sponsored in part by Now 100.5 and Sactown Magazine.

Children's Concert Series
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 4 & 5
2 p.m.
Join Fairytale Town and local performing artists for rockin' matinee concerts on the Mother Goose Stage. Ericka Davis and Kiss N Tell will perform on August 4. The series wraps up with a day of fun, games and music on National Kids Day with performances by the Freebadge Serenaders, Musical Charis and Ricky Berger. Blankets are encouraged. The concerts are free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older and free for children ages 1 and under. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462. Sponsored in part by the Loveall Foundation.

Kids Day
Sunday, Aug. 5
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fairytale Town and Chalk it Up partner together to celebrate National Kids Day with carnival games, arts and crafts activities, live music, chalk art and more. Musical Charis, the Freebadge Serenaders and Ricky Berger will perform live on the Mother Goose Stage. Join the fun and celebrate children and the importance of play. Kids Day is free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $5 for adults and children ages 2 and older and free for children ages 1 and under. For more information, visit  or call (916) 808-7462. Sponsored in part by ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Family Camp Out at Fairytale Town
Friday, Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 a.m.
Spend the night at Humpty Dumpty's house. This overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town's canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast. Prices range from $35-$45 per person and include all activities. Member discounts are available. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

The Fairytale Town Troupers present: "A Princess of Stars Episode 3: Return of the Trilogy!"
Saturdays & Sundays, Aug. 18, 19, 25 & 26
Show times at 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
In their final show of the season, the Fairytale Town Troupers present the closing chapter in the epic sci-fi fairytale "A Princess of Stars." In this original production, the Sisterhood of Space Fairies joins forces with the brave Astra-Knights of Earth for one last confrontation with the evil Drakonian Empire. Performances will be held in the Children's Theater. Tickets are $1 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and members receive two-for-one admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairytale Town main gate or at the entrance to the Children's Theater. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Jackie Greene Live at Fairytale Town
Saturday, Aug. 18
Gates open 6:30 p.m. Concert starts 8 p.m.
Sacramento favorite Jackie Greene returns to Fairytale Town for a fourth annual benefit concert. Taking place on the park's Mother Goose Stage, the outdoor concert supports Fairytale Town's education programs and park improvements. Ticket prices are $25 if purchased in June, $30 in July and $35 in August. For concert rules and restrictions, please visit Sponsored in part by Capital Public Radio.

Teacher Workshop: Giving Voice to Children's Literature
Wednesday, Aug. 29
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Learn easy and effective read-aloud techniques from Francie Dillon, a professor of children's literature at Sacramento State University. Her simple techniques make reading and learning fun for everyone. This workshop is free, but preregistration is required. To register, please email For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

Pop-Up Cinema: "The Wizard of Oz"
Friday, Aug. 31
7 & 10 p.m.
Fairytale Town celebrates the completion of the Yellow Brick Road play set with two screenings of this family classic. The 7 p.m. show features the movie and fun arts and crafts activities for kids. The 10 p.m. screening features the movie played along with the cult-favorite Pink Floyd album, "The Dark Side of the Moon." Event tickets are $5 per person. Members and brick owners receive 2-for-1 admission. Tickets will go on sale in August. Blankets and chairs are welcome. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Sponsored in part by Style Magazine.

About Fairytale Town
Fairytale Town is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit children's park and educational center in Land Park whose mission is to promote the imagination, creativity and education of children. Established in 1959, Fairytale Town is home to 25 three-dimensional play sets based on favorite fairytales and nursery rhymes, a family of 22 rare and miniature breed animals, three interactive learning gardens and two performing arts stages. From March through October, the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From November through February, the park is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, visit or call (916) 808-7462.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Folsom Cyclebration Volunteers Needed Sunday

Folsom Cyclebration needs helpers needed this Sunday, June 10th!

Cyclebration is Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th. Cyclebration is Northern California's most family friendly weekend of bicycle riding and racing centered around the trails, lakes and history of Folsom. Thirteen different events, from Time Trials to a Scavenger Hunt, will provide riders of all ages and levels a chance to participate.

They are seeking volunteers for Sunday, June 10th for the Folsom Cyclebration Circuit Race. There are a variety of different positions available and times to fit any schedule. Go to to see a list of available spots and to register. For more information on Cyclebration visit

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

F.E.A.T. Teams Up With Maribou Salon and Mrs. El Dorado County

In an effort to generate funds for autism education and support, Maribou Salon and reigning Mrs. El Dorado County Holly Bialorucki are teaming up with FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment) for a special fundraising Cut-A-Thon on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 12-4pm at Maribou Salon in Folsom located at 702 Sutter Street Suite G.

Participants will receive a chic haircut from Maribou stylists completely free of charge. Donations are welcomed with 100% of all proceeds going directly to the FEAT Organization.

“What an incredible opportunity to get a new look, while helping to transform others’ lives” says Bialorucki, who is not only the current reigning Mrs. El Dorado County but is also in the running for Mrs. California International 2013. “It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart, and affects so many people.” Holly Bialorucki’s daughter was diagnosed with autism at three years old. Today, she is a popular, vibrant, teenager in middle school who participates in typical activities for someone of her age. Holly and her daughter will be at the event to meet, greet and praise the success of early treatment.

About FEAT:
Families for Early Autism Treatment is a non-profit organization of parents, family members and treatment professionals dedicated to providing the best outcome education, advocacy and support for the Northern California autism community. It offers a network of support where families can meet each other to discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options.  FEAT’s Parent Mentoring Program offers one on one assistance to families who want to learn about autism and how to treat it. Veteran parents work with parents new to autism individually to share the scientifically based road map of treatment and self advocacy that has been successful for those who have walked the path previously.  More information is available at

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Classica Masters Musical Festival

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College is proud to host the second annual Classical Masters Music Festival June 9-10, an impressive two-day event filled with concerts, competitions and master lectures. Exceptional local young musicians and an international competitor will perform during the festival.
Festival highlights include:

Opening Concert on Saturday, June 9 at 6:30pm. The concert features a stellar line-up. Two young and talented local pianists, Dominic Pang (1st place winner of the 2011 Classical Masters Music Festival Category A, 7 years old) and Christopher Son Richardson (1st place winner of the 2011 Classical Masters Music Festival Category B2, 12 years old). Also featured will be guest pianist Yeol Eum Son, Silver medalist of the 13th Van Cliburn 2009 International Piano Competition and the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music. Tickets are $29.

 Master Classes on Saturday afternoon, June 9, for music teachers, aspiring novice pianists, chamber music ensemble and advanced young pianists. Tickets are $10.

 Final Piano Competition/Closing Concert on Sunday, June 10, at 3pm with solo piano semi-finalists, ages 4-18 from all over the state, competing for final prize categories. Tickets are $19.

The Classical Masters Musical Festival is a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide an interacting and engaging environment that supports and stimulates the interest of young people in music and performing arts. All events will take place at Three Stages on the campus of Folsom Lake College (10 College Parkway in Folsom). For tickets, go to: or call 916-608-6888. Visit for more information, including a full schedule.

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