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2015 Summer Camps!

2015 Summer Camps!

Ability First Sports Ability First Youth Sports Camp CONTACT: 588-0335, www.abilityfirstsports.org AGES: 8-17 COST: $900 DATES: June 21st-27th DESCRIPTION: Ability First Youth Sports Camp is a wheelchair sports camp designed to provide instructional and recreational opportunities to youth with physical disabilities. Athletes must be minimum assist to independent and be able to actively engage in [...]

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Chico Children’s Museum

Chico Children’s Museum

Chico Children’s Museum is in the developmental/fund-raising stage. They are members of the Association of Children’s Museums and are in partnership with North Valley Community Foundation. As members of the Association of Children’s Museums, they have access to the newest and most exciting exhibits traveling across the globe. With the help of donors, they will [...]

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Peter Pan, Jr. Will Soon Fly into Laxson Auditorium!

Peter Pan, Jr. Will Soon Fly into Laxson Auditorium!

Peter Pan, Jr. brings the island of Neverland into Laxson Auditorium on May 31st, 2015. The magical musical adventure of Peter Pan comes to life thanks to the young local talents from Playhouse Youth Theater Company, as more than 30 kids, between the ages of 6 and 16, perform in Peter Pan, Jr. this May. [...]

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Dads, Doulas & Birth

Dads, Doulas & Birth

In honor of Father’s Day, it seems appropriate to give a shout-out to dads’ roles in the birth process. We have all seen movies in which a laboring woman berates her partner while he helplessly stands by, but the truth about dads is that they can be the key to a beautiful birth. Dads can [...]

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Chico Mothers’ Club Turns 20!

Chico Mothers’ Club Turns 20!

Say, have you ever been stuck in an elevator with a bunch of people? This can build a caring community instantly. Parenthood can bond absolute strangers just like this! Joining the Chico Mothers’ Club (CMC), for a cost of $25 per year, immediately provides a mom with seventy-plus mothers to share this bond. As a [...]

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The “Imaginician”

The “Imaginician”

Internationally appreciated author of children’s books and school presentations, T.E. Watson, became known as the “Imaginician” because of his ability to combine imagination with technical know-how. There is a hint of magician included, which he adeptly shares with children, empowering them to discover their own unique imaginician. His school visits are dynamic interactions with students [...]

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Mom’s Toolbox:  Summer Sanity Savers

Mom’s Toolbox: Summer Sanity Savers

“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do!” Moms dread to hear these refrains, especially in the weeks after the school year ends. Between keeping the house running smoothly, and ensuring a good balance of entertainment, education and relaxation, it can be overwhelming. But with preparation and the right tools, you can save your sanity and make [...]

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Creating Your Own Raised Garden

Creating Your Own Raised Garden

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to take a small space in the very corner of our yard and transform it into a raised garden. The space was already fenced in because once upon a time, it contained some grass and a small plastic playground where I could corral my four small [...]

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