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12th Annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

Help grow and inspire a love of reading with News10 at the 12th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival! Enjoy a celebration of books, reading and childhood on September 29 and 30 at Fairytale Town. The two-day Festival-the largest early childhood literacy event in the region-is free to the public, thanks to the generous support of ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

The Festival features dynamic presentations from children's book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, a book fair and information booths from literacy and arts organizations.

Weekly Challenge: The First Look, a life coaching challenge

Weekly Challenge: The First Look, a life coaching challenge

 The Daily Look

  How many times a day do you look in the mirror? Be honest! Maybe not a close look, but at least a glance or reflection in a mirror? Probably a lot, right? And when you do see your reflection, how often do you think (or even say) something negative about yourself?

Negative self-talk is something most of us do without even thinking about it. Somewhere along the line, many of us become our own worst critics, far harder on ourselves than we would ever be of others.

There is an old saying: you teach others how to treat you. But really, when you say negative things to yourself about yourself, aren't you teaching yourself how to treat you?

365 update!!

365 update!!

Yes, I am still here…lol. And yes, I am still keeping up on my 365 project for 2012. I haven’t posted in soooo long so, I guess I won’t show you all of my pages I have done for the year and not posted. I will just post the last few that I have done, how about that? Here goes….

And here is last week…Week #37 of 2012!

Everything I used for these LOs can be found in the GingerScraps store .

Have a great day and I WILL be posting again so see you soon!

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Weekly Challenge: Get OUTside and Get Moving!

Weekly Challenge: Get OUTside and Get Moving!

 

 Get OUT(side)   With the hot weather, and even Spare the Air days, it is easy to feel stuck inside.

Join News10 at the Sacramento READS! Celebration of Literacy Fair!

SACRAMENTO, CA - Help promote literacy in our community at the 2nd annual Sacramento READS! Celebration of Literacy Fair!

The Celebration of Literacy Fair will provide resources for parents and students as they prepare for the new school year. Centered on early childhood literacy, the event will include reading-relevant activities and training for parents. Plus free educational prizes will be raffled such as a  Kindle Fire and children's books!

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will also be present to give some inspirational words on the importance of reading and the Sacramento READS! Campaign.

In addition, the Fair will also be an opportunity for volunteers to make a difference. Sacramento Reads! will be recruiting new volunteers for 14 Sacramento READS! tutoring sites within the city.

The event takes place on Thursday August 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Fairytale Town in Sacramento.

Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW

Weekly Challenge: Step Out of Your Box and Try Something NEW

 

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!   As the summer comes to an end, 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? Or do some of you feel the same way too?

This week's challenge is about breaking out of the rut, monotony, doldrums or whatever you want to call it...Trying something new might lead to a fun new hobby, a healthy new habit or even new friends or adventures.

Your challenge: Try something NEW! Try a new workout class, a new recipe, a new activity, a new book, etc.

Suicide-prevention program helps soldiers cope, heal

AUBURN, CA - While the nation struggles to reverse the growing trend of soldiers committing suicide, a Natomas veteran is crediting a local prevention program with saving his life.

Everyday in America, one active duty soldier commits suicide. And every 80 minutes, one veteran takes his or her own life, according to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control.  There has been an 18-percent increase in suicides among U.S. active duty troops in 2012, compared with 2011.  The army reports there's no way to accurately gauge how well their suicide prevention programs are working, but it contends the rate would be four times as high today without intervention.

Natomas resident Jonathan Cullifer, a 17-year combat veteran who fought in Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia among other countries, could have been one of those statistics.