A Happy Easter from the Kiwanis

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Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds of children, thousands of eggs, countless memories. That was the Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt and family picnic event at Stonehouse Park Saturday. Along with three age-specific egg hunts, there were luminous bubbles to chase, cotton candy to eat, cookies to decorate, animals to pet, and the Easter Bunny to visit. Plus, the kids and their families got to see a fire truck up close, a Sheriff’s Department Canine Unit demonstration, and a number from the Murieta Dance Company’s upcoming show. Read more » about A Happy Easter from the Kiwanis

With tax day in the rear-view mirror...

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Shred

Optimist Club volunteers arrived at the Rancho Murieta Association parking lot Saturday for the start of the club’s post-tax day document shredding event to find a line of vehicles. It wasn't only the volume of traffic, it was the number of boxes that made it clear the event was a resounding success. At least two people brought 70 boxes of documents, said Bob Wright of the Optimist Club, and many stayed to watch the shredding on a TV screen. Proceeds fund the club’s activities for youth. Read more » about With tax day in the rear-view mirror...

Document shredding Saturday at RMA Building

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Now that your taxes are done, if you've got a lot of records to destroy, here's an option. The Rancho Murieta Optimists are holding on-site document shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rancho Murieta Association Building parking lot. The cost is $5 per box (average 30 pounds). Call (916) 354-8520 or (916) 747-0260 for information. Read more » about Document shredding Saturday at RMA Building

April 30 bus trip to S.F. art exhibits

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Art exhibit posterIf you want to see the Monet and Gauguin exhibits at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, here’s a painless way: Be part of the Rancho Murieta Women’s Club’s bus trip Tuesday, April 30. It’s $60 a person, which includes the bus and museum admission (and men are welcome). The bus departs at 8 a.m. from Stonehouse Park. Reservations forms are available at the Rancho Murieta Association Building. The deadline to sign up is April 16. (Click the little image to see a poster.) Read more » about April 30 bus trip to S.F. art exhibits

Enjoying a four-wheeled Sunday dinner

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Food trucks

The Summerfest food trucks returned to Stonehouse Park Sunday for another summer of weekly visits. The six trucks offered a wide range of foods – barbecue, ice cream, street tacos, Asian foods and more – on a beautiful afternoon and evening. Hundreds of adults chatted at tables and in a big cluster of golf carts and blankets while the kids ran around on the grass and the courts, rode scooters and kicked balls high into the sky. One of the touring passenger balloons, a rarity in the evening sky, was even spotted to the southeast. (Click for larger image) Read more » about Enjoying a four-wheeled Sunday dinner

Murieta scientists to hold first meeting

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Several scientists in Rancho Murieta have formed a group interested in the local ecology.  They will have their first meeting 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Gazebo near Rancho Murieta’s North Gate.  You're invited to join them, ask questions, and spend time with others who are interested in our environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Bring a chair. For more information, contact Larry Shelton at (916) 955-9955. Read more » about Murieta scientists to hold first meeting

For an hour, Elvis was in the building

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Elvis at Women's Club lunch

Elvis at Women's Club lunchJeremy Pearce's Elvis tribute at the Women's Club lunch Wednesday took him to every corner of the Country Club's Murieta Room, delighting the crowd. He did a solid hour of Elvis songs with a Hawaiian theme – among them, "Shake, Rattle and Roll," "Little Sister," "Blue Hawaii," "Suspicious Minds," "Jailhouse Rock" and he finished with "Can't Help Falling in Love." Being Elvis, he bestowed damp scarves on a number of lucky ladies, and being an appreciative audience, they squealed (and chuckled) at his hip thrusts and wiggles. Pearce posed for photos afterwards. (Click for larger images) Read more » about For an hour, Elvis was in the building

Essay winner helps Optimists mark 25 years

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Optimist essay winner

In a strong, clear voice, Murietan Hailey Truong read her winning essay at Tuesday night’s meeting of  the Optimist Club of Rancho Murieta, which was marking its 25th anniversary. Hailey, 14, a freshman at Pleasant Grove High School, addressed the topic “When all the world’s problems are solved, is optimism still necessary?” She won an $800 prize, and her essay goes on to compete at the Optimist district level, where the winner receives a $2,500 college scholarship. Boy Scout Gavin Correia brought the Optimists a proposal for his Eagle Scout project – building a throne for Santa’s use at the community’s annual Christmas tree lighting. That's one of many annual events staged by the Optimists, along with a paper-shredding pickup, family bingo night, ice cream truck visit, July 4 carnival at the lake, holiday crafts fair and multiple youth sports and Eagle Scout projects. The Optimists meet the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Community Services District Building, across from the South Gate. (Click for larger image) Read more » about Essay winner helps Optimists mark 25 years

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

Optimists to mark 25 years March 19

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Optimist logoYou can learn what the Rancho Murieta Optimist Club is all about 7 p.m. March 19, when the club marks its 25th anniversary in the Community Services District Building, across Jackson Road from the South Gate. Need help for your child's organization? Looking to volunteer? The Optimists hope you'll come to the meeting. They have been helping the kids of Rancho Murieta/Sloughhouse for 25 years. Read more » Read more » about Optimists to mark 25 years March 19

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