NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 11, 2012 – IKEA West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies. The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive is underway through July 29. KATIE VILLEGAS, executive director of the Yolo County Childrens Alliance (News-Ledger/2011) [...]
NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – The Sacramento River Cats will host a “Mommy & Me Day” at Raley Field from tomorrow (Wednesday, May 23), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event is open to kids ages six and under, with their parents. Activities include running the bases, playing catch, and playing in a bounce house [...]
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent? Attend a free introductory workshop from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at Woodland Community College, Room 727. For information, call (530) 574-1964 or visit www.yolofostercare.com. Spanish-speakers may call Marcia, 956-9299.
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Raley Field has announced the first of three “Mommy & Me” play dates at Raley Field stadium. This free event is open to kids six and under and their parents, from 10 a.m. to noon on March 14, weather permitting. Kids can run the bases, play catch, play in a bounce [...]
NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 22, 2012 – GUEST COMMENTARY From the Woodland Community College Foster & Kinship Care Education Program It was a recipe for success. Begin with a great cause, mix in dozens of volunteers, over 60 delicious homemade soups and a silent auction. Next, open the doors to the public for about four hours [...]
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Fathers can learn hands-on skills for helping to raise newborns – including the “ever-popular diaper toss,” promises First 5 Yolo. Three “Daddy’s Tool Bag,” workshops are planned, including one from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 22 at West Sacramento’s library, 1212 Merkley Avenue. The free workshops are led by a dad, Ted [...]
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The Yolo County Library is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book “The Snowy Day,” which “was one of the first books to feature an African-American child in a main role that appeals to all children.” Storytime programs at the West Sacramento branch, 1212 Merkley Avenue, will feature [...]