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ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

All aboard for reading! Join News10 at Fairytale Town for the 13th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival on September 28 and 29.

Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" and "Steam Train, Dream Train," will headline the two-day Festival. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event's sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Rinker will present "Steam Train, Dream Train," which debuted in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April 2013. "Steam Train, Dream Train" is the eagerly anticipated follow up book to "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site," Rinker's first picture book and the number one New York Times bestseller.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!!

2013 Weekly Challenge #33: Try something New!

As school starts, the days shorten, and summer starts to wane, I have been finding myself in a rut. I am doing the same things on the same days week after week after week and it feels like Groundhog Day. Nothing feels new or fresh. Am I alone?

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Random Acts of Kindness

2013 Weekly Challenge #26: Random Acts of Kindness   Being kind is probably a part of your every day life. After all, you have to be nice, in general, to get what you want and to keep the people you love happy.

But what about being kind simply for the sake of being kind?

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ARIA (American Renaissance Institute of Arts) Free Kids Fair

ELK GROVE, CA - Elk Grove and surrounding communities have been overlooked and under-appreciated when it comes to a regional theater and community arts center.

The need for the American Renaissance Institute of Arts is staggering, as community members thirst for arts education and performances ranging from ballet to musicals to theater to orchestral, jazz and ensemble-like performances. The research shows that nothing of this kind has been proposed, or even thought of in the private sector.

This venture was conceived from the ground-up to be self-sustaining, year in and year out without having to depend on money from rich patrons of the arts, without the need for grants, loans or angel investors.

Free Diversionary Tactics to Beat the Heat

Free Diversionary Tactics to Beat the Heat

Momservation: You’re guaranteed to have a good time when you entertain yourself.

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The western United States is doing its impression of a frying pan right now. In Sacramento, where we live, going outside is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire. We aren’t even venturing into our pool because it’s doing its impression of a hot tub.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!
2013 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

2013 Weekly Challenge #22: Build a New Healthy Habit

 

Your challenge this week is to create a new healthy habit (or break an old unhealthy one). Here's a great article on the topic:

"Research has proven that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Habits are an essential part of our life, without them we would fail in most things we try to accomplish. They help us to reach specific goals, stay focused along the way and keep on pushing when the going gets touch. At the same time, non-supportive habits can keep us from moving forward or even hurt our well-being. As Dr. Andrew Weil says, anything you do with repetition and emotion will become your reality. If you’re not satisfied with your current experience, examine your habits.