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Annual Valentine’s Couples Safety and Self Defense Clinic

Annual Valentine’s Couples Safety and Self Defense Clinic

The annual Valentine’s Couples Safety and Self Defense Clinic held this Friday Feb. 25 will help couples learn conflict avoidance, personal safety and individual self defense.  

The 60 minutes session will teach safety information that helps your loved ones recognize dangerous situations, trust their instincts and avoid confrontation.  " target=_blank>Robinson’s Taekwondo Black Belt instructors will help couples learn simple self-defense techniques and escape strategies through discussion and role-playing demonstrations. 

Robinson's Taekwondo is asking people to make a small voluntary donation to WEAVE to participate in this clinic.

Free "Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others" session Feb. 22

Free "Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others" session Feb. 22

Home Instead Senior Care is sponsoring a free educational session designed to give Sacramento area families an opportunity to relieve stress and receive support from others who are coping with the responsibilities of caring for aging loved ones.  The ongoing support series will address many important topics including healthy aging and senior safety.

What: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others
When: Tuesday, Feb. 22 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Home Instead Senior Care, 1321 Howe Avenue, Suite 210, Sacramento 

Area families are invited to attend this first session in the Family Caregiver support series. 

For more information about the Series, call 916-705-6031.


Toyota free driving program March 12 and 13

Toyota free driving program March 12 and 13

Toyota is offering a free two and half hour safe driving program for nearly 600 Sacramento area teens and parents. The program is called Toyota Driving Expectations and will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 - 13 at Cal Expo, located at 1600 Exposition Blvd. 

The safe driving program goes beyond standard driver education courses, preparing young drivers with critical defensive driving skills and educating them about the dangers of distracted driving.  The program hopes to battle the 1.6 million crashes caused annually by cell phone usage and texting while driving.

A unique aspect of the program is the required participation of a parent or guardian to attend the program with his/her teen, so that they may understand how to be better driving role models and coaches for their children.  Participating teenagers must be between the ages of 15-19 and have a valid driver's license or learner's permit. 


Eppie's Great Race - July 23, 2011

Eppie's Great Race - July 23, 2011

The 38th annual Eppie's Great Race, the "world's oldest triathlon", is to take place on the 23rd of July this year.

People interested in signing-up to participate in the race can do so until Friday, July 22nd, but those who do on The Great Race's website before April 30th will save $60 off of their entry fee.

Participants can either sign up solo (as an ironman/ironwoman racer) or as a part of a racing team of up to three people.

The race starts at William Land Park in the Arden area of Sacramento and ventures along the American River to Guy West Bridge near the Sacramento State campus, then heading back up-river to the Sunrise Foot Bridge in Fair Oaks before finally going with the flow ending at River Bend Park in Rancho Cordova.

Eppie's Great Race also has a special "Kids Dualthlon", which includes a 2-mile run and a 5.75-mile bike ride, for those under 18 years old.

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Semi-trucks full of Girl Scout Cookies for sale after massive event.

Semi-trucks full of Girl Scout Cookies for sale after massive event.

The Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross team up for the Girl Scout Cookie mega drop.

More than one million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies will be in the hands of Girl Scouts in the Sacramento area after this massive Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop event.

The Mega Drop event is a one-time mass distribution of Girl Scout Cookies to local Girl Scouts.

“We’ve scheduled a total of 958 pickups and are expecting close to 2,000 cars during the Mega Drop event,” said Helen Whitelaw Director of Sales for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California.

About 500 volunteers will help to load vehicles with Girl Scout Cookies, direct traffic and make sure troop leaders are allotted the correct number of Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties and other annual favorites.

The cookies will be on sale in front of stores until March 20.

Girl Scouts is also partnering with the local American Red Cross chapter providing the Mega Drop as

National Urban League and Walgreens providing free health screenings

National Urban League and Walgreens providing free health screenings

The National Urban League and Walgreens are providing six free health screenings to residents in urban communities nationwide. The tour arrived in Sacramento to provide screenings to local residents for this week and next week. In honor of National Urban League’s 100 years of service, this year’s educational health screening campaign will also highlight the League’s Centennial “I Am Empowered” national service initiative, and collaborate with Urban League affiliates to offer free health education and screening events.

The wellness campaign features a 40-foot health screening and education vehicle that offers free health screenings, including blood pressure, bone density, glucose and cholesterol levels, body mass index and waist circumference. These free services are valued at more than $140. There are also educational materials distributed concerning each of the screenings as well as HIV/Aids awareness and prevention.

Shayla Rivera - February 17, 2011

Shayla Rivera was a former NASA scientist who has now rocketed to stardom as a comedian. Shayla has appeared on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed and the "Latin All Stars of Comedy" special which is now out on DVD. 

Shayla's comedy centers around her views on relationships, single motherhood and everything else life throws her way. She is known for her brash and straight from the hip style humor, that is a hit with both male and female audiences.  Shayla chats with Guy Farris about her career and how she transitioned into comedy. Shayla is appearing at the Punchline Comedy club in Sacramento now through February 20.

Stand-Up Comedy of Shayla Rivera
Now - February 20
8:00pm &10:00pm
Punch Line Comedy Club
2100 Arden Way

Sawyer Rescue holding an iPad raffle at fundraiser Feb. 18

Sawyer Rescue holding an iPad raffle at fundraiser Feb. 18

Gary Sawyer and Sawyer Rescue is holding a raffle for a $600 Apple iPad.  The winner will be picked tomorrow, Feb. 18 at its fundraiser being held at Plaza Hof Brau.  Each $10 donation that goes towards Sawyer Rescue equals one raffle ticket.  To find out details about the drawing, contact Gary Sawyer at (916) 334-2841 or email DogRescue@Live.com.

All are welcome to attend the Feb. 18 event and can donate-and-get-a-raffle-ticket up until the actually drawing at 8:30 p.m.  

When: Friday, Feb. 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Plaza Hof Brau, northeast corner of Watt Avenue and El Camino Avenue

To find out about donating or to adopt or foster a dog, contact Sawyer at the contact info above. 

Dream Wedding Show - February 20

The Dream Wedding Show has become the 'who's who' in Weddings in the Greater Sacramento Area.

This wedding expo attracts brides and grooms from Sacramento and the surrounding areas such as Elk Grove, Folsom, Lincoln, Lodi, Rocklin, Roseville, Auburn and Stockton as well as from Chico, Redding and the Bay Area. Many of the vendors will travel outside the local area, so even if you are planning a destination wedding you'll want to attend the show!

With over 150 wedding vendors, it's easy to see why brides love to attend the Dream Wedding Show. We showcase the best selection of photographers, reception sites, DJs, Florists, Videographers, Wedding & Event Planners, and other wedding professionals in Northern California. You'll be able to compare photography and videography styles, talk to representatives of many of the best reception sites, and save time in your wedding planning!

A Dream, Not a nightmare . . .

Artists sought to enter 2011 California State Duck Stamp Contest

Artists sought to enter 2011 California State Duck Stamp Contest

Artists from around the country are invited to submit their original work to the 2011 California Duck Stamp contest. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be accepting submissions from March 1 through April 30 at 4 p.m. The winning artwork will be reproduced on the 2011 California Duck Stamp, which all waterfowl hunters much purchase, and will be available as collectible limited edition prints. The top contest submissions will also be showcased at the Pacific Flyway Decoy Associations art show in July.  The show will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, off of Arden Way.

The contest is open to any artist who is 18 years of age or older as of March 1.