Youth activities

Hot enough for you? (Yes, thank you)

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Splash park

The weather forecast calls for triple digits through Saturday, so when is adult night at Summerfest Spray Park? Monday morning, with temperatures well into spray-park range, kids and parents were gathered at our community splasher, at Riverview Park on the South. The spray park is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 2 to 7 p.m. Click photo for larger image. Read more » about Hot enough for you? (Yes, thank you)

Aviation Week offers a high-flying memory

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Aviation Week flyer

If you know a student who loves airplanes, Aviation Week might be the best week of his or her summer. The June 26-30 event, in its sixth year, is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association 1476 at Rancho Murieta Airport. Read more » about Aviation Week offers a high-flying memory

Reaping the may pole reward

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May pole

After participants circled the may pole with ribbons, organizer Pamela Haines worked to wriggle the braided garland from the pole for the participant who won the garland in a drawing. That would be the girl watching intently, Lola Cadwallader, 9, who was visiting from San Pedro and came by with her grandmother, Joanna Walker. The 24-year May Day event, which took place near the North Gate, had trouble getting a young quorum together – first three kids, then four and finally five took part. Click photo for larger image Read more » about Reaping the may pole reward

Maypole celebration 5:30 p.m. Monday

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The 24th annual Maypole celebration for the community's children will be held 5:30 p.m. Monday in the green area at Murieta Parkway and Lago Drive, across from the North Gate. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Murieta. The resulting colorful garland will be awarded to a participant whose name is drawn at random.  Questions?  Call Pamela Haines at 354-9786. Read more » about Maypole celebration 5:30 p.m. Monday

Key Club needs new members to survive

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Key Club at Crab Feed

Key Club members were servers at February's Crab Feed at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. (File photo)

Key Club logoRancho Murieta’s Key Club, in which teens volunteer to help at community events, says it needs a membership influx, and soon, or it will close up shop. What would this mean? Read more » about Key Club needs new members to survive

Easter Egg Hunt coming up Saturday

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Easter Egg HuntThe 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

Kids Fishing Day is a sunny good time

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The haul

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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 coming up Sunday

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Fishing Day

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

Instead of bike track, maybe a dog park?

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Sue Frost

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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 They’re also published here at 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?

Buy them some peanuts and Cracker Jack

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Little League opener

Scholarship winners

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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 images Read more » about Buy them some peanuts and Cracker Jack


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