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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Best Fireworks In Sacramento

Celebrate Independence Day with a big bang, with events that bring fireworks, live music, cowboys, BMX bikes, food, carnivals, parades, beer gardens and bounce houses to Sacramento.

06/26/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Family Guide To The Sacramento Zoo

Do you and your family love animals? Then take a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. You can visit during normal hours and walk around, or take one of their special tours like those listed here, throughout the year.

06/19/2015

Science Experiment

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Create A Drive-In Movie Theater Experience At Home

Drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can create a drive-in experience in your own back yard. With a few supplies and some creativity, the sky’s the limit for your backyard theater.

06/10/2015

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Best Skate Parks In Sacramento

From the physical and mental health benefits of skaters to the positive economic impact on communities, skate parks are essential.

06/05/2015

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5 Gifts For Dad That Will Make Him Feel Like A Kid Again

This Father’s Day, skip the neckties and coffee mugs and give dad something he can really use: A reminder of his youth.

06/04/2015

Sun Hat

Best Products For Protecting Kids Against Summer Sun

Keep away sunburn and have some fun in the sun this Summer with these kid-friendly products.

06/01/2015

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Best Tennis Courts In Sacramento

Sacramento public parks are some of the best places for tennis, whether you play like Rafael Nadal or are more of a casual weekend player. So grab your racket, hit one of these great local courts and start lobbing.

05/29/2015

Dogs Playing in Back Yard

Ask A Sacramento Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Ian Waggoner is an expert on keeping your pet cool this summer. He works at the Pet Department Store. Waggoner is one of four employees at the store that has been operating on J St. for more than 20 years by the same owner. Waggoner has worked there for more than four years and in that time, he has accumulated vast knowledge about dog and cat food and supplies. He and the other employees pride themselves on their customer service and knowledge of the animals and their special needs.

05/15/2015

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America’s Top 5 Must-Visit Aquariums

Want to explore the ocean’s depths while staying on dry land? Visit 5 of the most must-visit aquariums in the U.S. according to Sy Montgomery, author of, “The Soul Of An Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into The Wonder Of Consciousness.”

05/12/2015