Travis Black- March 2020

SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY Fellowship with your neighbors, family, friends, and everyone who lives in our great city. Don’t miss this chance to have fun and include yourself in these community events!

LIMONCELLO LIQUOR CLASS WHERE: Murer House & Learning Center WHEN: Saturday, March 21; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADMISSION: $35 WEBSITE: MurerHouse.org/cooking_classes During this workshop, attendees will learn how to create their very own Italian liquor, limoncello. From the very first step that involves picking your lemons to creating your own label, you’ll craft a drink from scratch to keep for yourself or use for gifts. This workshop also includes uses for your limoncello in mixed drinks and desserts. Visit their website to enroll today! CARS & COFFEE WHERE: Palladio at Broadstone WHEN: Every Saturday; times vary ADMISSION: Free! WEBSITE: CarsandCoffeeFolsom.com

Join motorcycle and car enthusiasts every Saturday morning to have a cup of joe, chat with friendly people, and admire every vehicle that turns up. This is a good way to connect with like-minded people of the community and a great way to start off the weekend. HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION WHERE: City Council Chambers, City Hall WHEN: First and third Wednesdays; 5 p.m. ADMISSION: Free! WEBSITE: Folsom.ca.us/city_hall/depts/cnc/ historic Every month, the Historic District Commission comes together to discuss the best ways to protect, maintain, and promote the cultural and historical significance of the city’s Historic District. The community of Folsom is welcome to sit in on these

meetings to learn about the steps taken to safeguard this vital part of our city. Get involved and remain an active member of the Folsom community!

MEET WITH THE MAYOR WHERE: Mayor’s Office, City Hall WHEN: Every Thursday; 2–5 p.m. ADMISSION: Free! CONTACT: 916.461.6000

Mayor Sarah Aquino cares about the city and its people, which is why she opens her Thursday afternoons to listen to the public. You can share your concerns, issues, and ideas to ensure Folsom is the best it can be.

WHOSE PICKS WILL GO ALL THE WAY? MARCH MADNESS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

One of the greatest things about March Madness is that you don’t have to be a huge college basketball fan to get in on the fun. Kids of all ages can fill out brackets — or have a parent fill one out for them — and watch their picks duke it out on the court. While healthy competition among family members can be fun all on its own, check out the following tips if you’re looking to go the extra mile and reap as much fun from March Madness as you can.

TURN EACH GAME INTO AN EVENT.

Not every kid may like watching basketball, but if they fill out a bracket, then they might gain at least a passing interest in who will win each game. To elevate their interest, turn each March Madness matchup into a little party. It doesn’t have to be fancy; make fun snacks to eat while you watch or bet pieces of candy on who will have the most points to create great family bonding opportunities.

deserves a bigger reward. Offer them the chance to see a movie of their choice in theaters or to eat a meal at their favorite restaurant.

CREATE A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY.

REWARD THE WINNERS WITH PRIZES.

Learning math or geography might not sound like your child’s idea of fun, but it can be when they learn it through the lens of March Madness. See if your kids would be interested in understanding the inner workings of the ranking system or studying where some of the qualifying colleges are located on a map of the United States. They may find it so interesting that they don’t even realize they’re learning valuable skills.

Offer prizes to each round winner as well as the overall bracket winner to get the whole family involved. Small prize ideas for each round can include a homemade dinner of the winner’s choice, a week’s supply of their favorite snack, or a coupon for getting out of a chore. Whoever wins the whole tournament (or makes it the furthest with their bracket)

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