Kinda scary, but it might taste good

Fishing Day catch

Gallery of photos from Kids Fishing Day (25 photos)

Seven-year-old Tessa Coleman didn't want to stand too close to the fish she caught, though she was sure she was eating it for dinner. Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day, which happened Saturday after the rain finally stopped, is an annual event that turns Lake Clementia into a classroom so children can put into practice the fishing skills they learn from California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel and Rancho Murieta Fishing Club volunteers. The lake was stocked with 700 pounds of trout – and 1½ pounds of that total is pictured here. Kiwanis Key Club high school students prepared and served hot dog lunches to the crowd. The Fishing Club says the net holding the fish in the beach part of Lake Clementia will be kept up through the weekend, so have at it, fisherpeople. (Click photo for larger image.)

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Garden Club swap meet moved to April 14

Posted by River Valley Garden Club
Due to the predicted bad weather this weekend, the River Valley Garden Club's swap meet has been postponed to April 14. The swap meet, to be held in front of Stonehouse Bistro in Murieta Plaza, will offer all things gardening – plants, pots and garden art. It's open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. For further information, contact Nancy Clark at nancyclark475@sbcglobal or (916) 769-0553.

Kids Fishing Day is on, rain or shine

Sign-up time is now for Kids Fishing Day, which happens Saturday, rain or shine. This free event for children 5 to 12 years old takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Clementia. Fishing gear and lunch are included. Sign up at Rancho Murieta Business Center in Murieta Plaza. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, RM Business Center, and Fisherman's Warehouse. The Kiwanis says the net that corrals the stocked fish will be left in place through the weekend, so if Saturday morning's weather is rainy, you can try your luck later in the day or on Sunday.

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