Easter Egg Hunt coming April 20

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The Kiwanis Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stonehouse Park. Read more » Read more » about Easter Egg Hunt coming April 20

Joining hands for a new baseball season

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Rancho Murieta Little League opening day

Photo gallery (93 photos from the day)

The T-ball Hurricanes were joined by Tigers, Cowboys and a real live goat at Stonehouse Park Saturday for Cosumnes River Little League opening day. Rob Winter, league president, welcomed two dozen uniformed teams and thanked the volunteers who make CRLL a reality, singling out Blake Carmichael for his years of support as a manager, board member and league president. Carmichael received a memorial brick and also threw out the first pitch. Josie Viegas, a Pleasant Grove High School senior and former CRLL player, received this year’s Christina Rodness Scholarship. CRLL youth coach Jack Gignilliat was announced as the recipient of the Christopher Walters Scholarship. The scholarships honor Rancho Murieta children whose memories are enshrined on plaques at the park. Boy Scout Troop 633 raised the flag and local pilots timed a fly-by to the last strains of the national anthem, and the opening ceremony concluded with the crowd singing “Take Me Out to The Ballgame.” Next up was a hot dog lunch prepared and served by Kiwanis Club volunteers before an afternoon of playing ball. (Click for larger image) Read more » about Joining hands for a new baseball season

Little League opener set for Saturday morning

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Opening Day 2017With perfect weather forecast, hundreds of kids are primed to parade to Stonehouse Park Saturday morning, flinging candy all the way, to celebrate Little League Opening Day. Read more » Read more » about Little League opener set for Saturday morning

A bridge on the road to adulthood

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Cub Scouts

NeckerchiefFriday night these five boys crossed the bridge from Webelos Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts in a ceremony at Cosumnes River Elementary School.  Cub Scout Pack 633 den leader Jason Tumlinson led the ceremony for his den members, from left, Garth Colyer, Ryder Winter, Charlie Kessen, Ty Tumlinson and Alexander Hoberg. After literally walking across a small bridge, the former Webelos Scouts were greeted on the other side by Boy Scouts of Troop 633, who helped the five into their new neckerchiefs, right. There’s a photo of the five boys and their parents on the next page. (Click for larger images)  Read more » Read more » about A bridge on the road to adulthood

RMA OKs Greenfield exit, discusses field fees

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Video of the RMA meeting and timed highlights (1 hour, 15 minutes)

The Rancho Murieta Association board voted unanimously this week to allow Greenfield Communications, supplier of the community’s TV, internet and phone services, to transfer its lease of the RMA cable system to Varcomm Holdings, a telecommunications company based in tiny Ducor, Tulare County. At Tuesday’s session, the board also addressed concerns about what it charges teams to use the community’s sports fields. Read more » Read more » about RMA OKs Greenfield exit, discusses field fees

CRLL spring registration is now open

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Spring 2019 registration is now open for Cosumnes River Little League, and you must register before the end of the year to avoid a $35 late fee. There’s a parent orientation night Dec. 11 and player assessment dates in January. (Opening day is March 19.) There’s more information at www.playcrll.com. Read more » about CRLL spring registration is now open

Sports group asks RMA for access to fields

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→ Video of the meeting (1 hour, 35 minutes)

At its monthly meeting, the Rancho Murieta Association board heard a sports organization’s pitch to be recognized as a community organization and to be allowed practice time on Rancho Murieta’s sports fields. Read more » Read more » about Sports group asks RMA for access to fields

Pumpkin sale Oct. 6-7 and 13-14

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Pumpkins

The scouts were set up for business Saturday morning. Click for larger image.

Rancho Murieta Boy Scout Troop 633 is having its annual pumpkin sale fundraiser for the next two weekends across from Murieta Plaza. On Saturday and Sunday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can find pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and types. All funds benefit the troop, helping to fund camping trips, program activities, advancement badges and more. (The pumpkins are donated by Davis Ranch.) Read more » about Pumpkin sale Oct. 6-7 and 13-14

Music Mike gathers with his 2018 posse

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Music Mike

Photo gallery (35 shots of the show and the audience)

Music Mike charmed children, parents and grandparents with a music- and and dance-filled performance at Lake Clementia Amphitheater Sunday afternoon. The merry adventure began with dozens of children singing along to time-honored favorites like “Bingo” and “Ring Around the Rosie,” then took a madcap turn with a version of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” that featured crawling like snakes, hopping like rabbits and flying like birds.  After “hotdog rolls” down the slopes of the amphitheater, marching with maracas, lots of singing, a geometry lesson with colorful scarves, and some spirited dancing with the folks, it was time to go home, and every child received a lollipop compliments of Music Mike. The Kiwanis Club, which has made the free annual event part of growing up in Rancho Murieta, said about 170 attended the show. Click for larger image. Read more » about Music Mike gathers with his 2018 posse

Music Mike returns Sunday at 5 p.m.

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Music Mike

Music Mike makes dancers out of our kids.

Music Mike, who could be called our modern-day Pied Piper, make his annual visit to entertain Murieta's children 5 p.m. Sunday at Lake Clementia Amphitheater. It's free, sponsored by the Kiwanis. Parents and grandparents are invited to join in the fun, so bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets. Read more » about Music Mike returns Sunday at 5 p.m.

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