The Kiwanis Club's annual family picnic and Easter egg hunt takes place Saturday at Stonehouse Park from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a fire equipment display, SPCA animals, entertainment by the Murieta Dance Company, and a sheriff's canine demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase for activities that include crafts, cookie decorating, a petting farm, glitter tattoos and balloon art. The egg hunts begin at 11:40 a.m. Here's the schedule: Read more » about Easter Egg Hunt coming up Saturday
What happens when you put together 700 pounds of trout, 130 children and a sunny day at Lake Clementia? Kiwanis Club Kids Fishing Day. Katarina Hartmann, 10, was one of the star anglers Sunday morning at the lake. She counted a hefty 2.04-pound trout among the slew of fish she brought to the Rancho Murieta Fishing Club cleaning station (and then carried away, right). The annual event is co-sponsored by the Fishing Club and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Children learn the importance of good water quality, maintaining habitat for fish, fishing ethics, casting and fishing, and the care and cleaning of caught fish. Trout were planted for the event. A free barbecue lunch capped the day. Students from the Rancho Murieta Key Club helped Kiwanis volunteers prepare and serve food provided by Raley’s. Click photos for larger images.Read more » about Kids Fishing Day is a sunny good time
Kids Fishing Day is a chance for veteran fisherman to teach novices.
Sign-up takes place this week for the 16th annual Kiwanis Club Kids Fishing Day. The event happens 9 a.m. Sunday at Lake Clementia. Parental waiver forms are now available at the Rancho Murieta Business Center in Murieta Plaza. Attendance is limited to the first 120 children signed up. Read more » about Kids Fishing Day is coming up Sunday
County Supervisor Sue Frost, who represents Rancho Murieta, stopped by Tuesday night’s RMA meeting to say hello. After the meeting, she talked with members of Boy Scout Troop 633, who were in the audience. She told the meeting what she has done to set up shop since being elected in November, adding that a survey of 2,500 of her constituents showed public safety and transportation infrastructure are the top concerns. She invited Murietans to connect with her newsletters at saccounty.net. They’re also published here at RanchoMurieta.com. Click photo for larger image.
General Manager Greg Vorster asked the Rancho Murieta Association board at Tuesday night's meeting for direction on the future of the bicycle pump track, fenced off since last summer because there is no one to pay the insurance premiums. Read more » about Instead of bike track, maybe a dog park?
Bright colors and pageantry made up for overcast skies Saturday morning as Cosumnes River Little League celebrated the start of the baseball and softball season at Stonehouse Park. After doing some warm-up candy pitching along the parade route, the 26 teams made a triumphant entry onto the field where Little League President Blake Carmichael welcomed the crowd, thanked the volunteers, and presented $1,000 scholarships to two former players. Paige Callahan, the recipient of the Christina Rodness Scholarship, is a senior at Pleasant Grove High with a 3.96 GPA and a varsity letter in golf. She will attend UC Santa Cruz this fall and plans to be a math teacher. Blake Adams, who received the Christopher Walters Scholarship, is a Jesuit High senior with varsity letters in swimming and water polo, and a track record of leadership and service in his community. He will attend Baylor University, where he hopes to continue his volunteer activities while studying economics and political science. After the scholarship recipients threw the ceremonial first pitches, Tori Davis capped the ceremony with a stirring performance of the national anthem. Then it was on to a hot dog lunch prepared and served by Kiwanis Club volunteers.Click photos for larger imagesRead more » about Buy them some peanuts and Cracker Jack
There wasn’t anything good about the vandalism of the new Stonehouse Park soccer turf, but the Rancho Murieta Soccer Club and Pleasant Grove Lacrosse Club tried to turn it into a positive Monday afternoon. Standing at the site of the vandalism, young soccer players got to talk about choices and decisions. Read more » about Lessons on choices, decisions and vandalism
The Tamimaya family did some pumpkin picking Saturday afternoon, and 4-year-old C.J. had a special selection of his own. Boy Scout Troop 633 is holding the sale at the Gazebo this weekend, due to the weather, and in the usual spot, across from the fire station, next weekend. They'll be selling from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They have pumpkins for carving, baking and decoration. All funds raised benefit the troop's camping trips, program activities, advancement badges and more. Davis Ranch donated the pumpkins for the troop's annual fundraiser. Click photo for larger image.Read more » about It's time to pick a couple of good pumpkins
Boy Scout Troop 633 is holding its annual pumpkin sale for the next two weekends. The pumpkins are available in all shapes and sizes. They include the perfect carving pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, and white pumpkins ideal for pie baking. The sale will be at the Gazebo today and Sunday and across from Murieta Plaza on Oct. 22 and 23. All funds raised benefit the troop, helping to fund camping trips, program activities, advancement badges and more. Davis Ranch donated the pumpkins for the troop's fundraiser. Read more » about Scout pumpkin sale next two weekends
A crew was at work Monday afternoon installing posts to fence off the volunteer-built bicycle pump track at Riverview Park on the South. The track allows bike riders to race up and down small hills and bumps. Rancho Murieta Association General Manager Greg Vorster said the park was being closed, at least temporarily, because the RMA board decided not to renew the park insurance due to low rider usage and high insurance cost. The RMA is trying to get the facility added to the RMA's general liability policy, Vorster said, allowing the track to be used when it's staffed, but only then, which would be a change in the track's operation. It opened in July 2013 after being built by volunteers. You can see the track in use in this video from its dedication. Click photo for larger image.Read more » about RMA closes bicycle track at Riverview Park