Archive for Fun
I wonder if we become old souls simply by being here, giving it our all, and choosing to learn the hard way (via experience).
It can be difficult at times walking in our human shoes, but if we recognized the challenge of it all and honored our efforts, we might be easier on ourselves and others. And this compassion could then yield an awareness of and renewed appreciation for all the fun stuff also at our fingertips…
So my springtime wish to all of you is that you find as many ways possible to feel joy,
as many reasons possible to be grateful,
and as many chances possible to laugh out loud and just let go a little~
Fall signals physical and mental preparation for the hibernation period ahead. But it can also awaken the desire to explore what’s happening around us ~ as the holidays begin and our surroundings get more festive, Mother Nature morphs before our eyes, and the galaxy above softens with a smoky haze.
Lose yourself in the awe just enough to be present in the moment, seeing the luminous hues on the leaves and hearing the scattering of fallen ones; smelling the burning away of summer days and rejoicing in the coming wonders of winter.
Don’t let the subtle magic of the seasons escape you. Hit a pumpkin patch, corn maze or haunted house. Steal one last outdoor meal or browse an outdoor mall, partake in a seasonal activity for the whole family or find a cozy café where you can watch the weather roll on by.
‘Tis the season where the darkness is a welcome friend and upon which the colors of fall burst before our eyes.
Happy Autumn, Everyone!
Old Sacramento for Trick-or-Treat. Starting at the Schoolhouse on Front
at L St., kids will pick up a map of participating merchants and
museums that will give treats. Times are noon – 4 p.m. The Downtown
Plaza will also offer treats. Last year more than 35 stops in Old
Sacramento offered treats of all kinds.
After decades of a late August/early September run, The CA State Fair has decided to explode into Sacramento’s summer a little earlier in the year. So please make note, ‘cuz you don’t want to miss something spectacular all because you made a fair assumption about the “When” of it all only to find all that big fun just passed you by.
July 14 through August 1 is the fair’s new run date, and personally this year I can’t wait to:
See how much fried food and beer I can handle in one evening, see how many carnie friends I can make in one day, see how many of my favorite adolescent high-velocity rides I can handle in one hour, see how many gold medal wines I can try before my tastebuds become toast, see how much money I can win by betting on the horse with the prettiest name, see how many dimes I can throw at the greased dishes before I finally win an ashtray, see how many County exhibits I can visit before I get the travel bug, see how many things I can buy and fit into my backpack, see how many farm animals I can fall in love with and want to take home with me… and finally, see if I can remember where I parked my car.
There are some traditions just worthy of paying annual respects. Just remember to pay them a little earlier this year!
Saturday, May 29
Tri-Tip, Beans, Bread, Salad, Dessert
$15 per person
Sunday, May 30
Parade starts at 10am
Mass at 11:30am
Auction at 1:30 (Donations are welcome)
54113 South River Road
[North of Clarksburg in Yolo County - 2 ½ miles north of Freeport Bridge]
For more information, contact Monica Souza at (916) 925-8661.
It’s a beautiful sunny day and a new year full of potential. Forget the finger-pointing ‘shoulds’ of your resolutions… why not combine something that’s fun and good for you?! The Midtown Ice Rink is still open, after all (through Jan. 18), and what better way to liven up after the holidays than with a little brisk, lingering cheer!
You can grab a warm drink at Peet’s next door, a warm slice at Luigi’s next to that, or stop in afterward for a glass of bubbly at Lounge on 20. While the theme is still Christmas-based, the glittering lights and pop music add a little sparkle to an otherwise dull January. Just bring your mittens and some cash, because they don’t take American Express.
Midtown Ice Rink
20th between K & J Streets
$8/adults, $5/kids, $2/skate rental
Not yet. Not entirely. Not in Sacramento!
With our mild autumn weather, late Indian Summer and days still lingering longer than nights, those of us who don’t get summer breaks can immerse in summertime activities up until (and sometimes even through) the solstice at October’s end. Here are just a few things to look forward to this month while paying homage to clear skies, warm breezes and a softer sun spilling all around ~
Oktoberfest 2009 at Brew It Up – Thursday, Sept. 17
CA Brewer’s Festival – Saturday, Sept. 19
Eat Your Art Out Edible Walking Tour – September 26
Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival – Sept. 26/27
And don’t even get me started on the sweet blending of summer and fall in October and November! Well, not just yet anyway.
For more information on these happenings and more, visit Sacramento365.com and discovergold.org ~