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First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month

First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month
First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month
03-01-2014 - 03-01-2014
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 685-5992
egfinearts@frontiernet.net
 
Start Time(s): Sat 4pm-7pm
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center welcomes the public to its First Saturday Art Reception for March
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First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month

First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month
First Saturday Art Reception: National Youth Art Month
03-01-2014 - 03-01-2014
Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 685-5992
egfinearts@frontiernet.net
 
Start Time(s): Sat 4pm-7pm
The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center welcomes the public to its First Saturday Art Reception for March. In honor of National Youth Art Month, the artwork of Franklin High School students will be on display at the the Center
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Lego Race Cars and Catapults with Bricks4Kidz

Lego Race Cars and Catapults with Bricks4Kidz
Lego Race Cars and Catapults with Bricks4Kidz
03-15-2014 - 03-15-2014
Sacramento Public Library
 
Admission: Free
 
(916) 264-2920
 
 
Start Time(s): Sat 1pm-2pm
Have you ever wanted to build a race car or experiment with a catapult? Join Bricks 4 Kidz for this two hour class and build your own dragster using all Lego ® components Once it’s built, race against others in the class You’ll also build a catapult, then have a competition to see who can fling a “football” the furthest! This program is limited to 20 and registration is required This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Community Library
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Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty Book Review

Cruel Beauty
Balzer & bray
Edelweiss
For review
Jan 28

Nyx is to be married to the Gentle Lord because her father has made a bargain with him. She is intending to kill him for the family.

Nyx learns that the house has many secrets. She needs to find the signals to kill the beast. He gives her many challenges & to find his name.

This was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast  with some Greek mythology mixed in. I enjoyed the many characters and loved that they grew to love another. I loved that they worked together. Nyx is the key to the story , and she loved Beast more than any of his other wives. The shadow was a nice complication.

I admit that I love Beauty and the Beast , and this is my fave story. I loved that Nyx is smart and sassy, and can hold her own against the Beast. I loved the family aspect in this book. I loved the romance too. This book had action, romance , and some very good lines in this book.
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Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat Book Review

Heartbeat
Harlequin Teen
Net Galley
For Review
Jan 28 , 2014

Emma has lost her mother to death, but she is pregnant and being kept alive because of the baby. Emma and her step father Dan aren't ready to communicate. Emma life is turned upside down.

Emma get to know Caleb , and there is some insta love  because they have both gone through the same thing. Caleb is the bad boy and has issues with his family.

While this book did pull on the heart strings, I think that this book could have been resolved much soon with a good discussion between Emma and Dan. They are still dealing the loss of a wife and mother. I think Emma has a great friend . This is also my first time reading this author and it won't be the last.

Book Review= C

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EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

EGUSD receives $50,000 grant for Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove

The Elk Grove Unified School District has received a $50,000 Specialized Secondary Programs (SSP) grant to be used to enhance the Digital Media Academy at Pleasant Grove High School (PGHS).  SSP grants help school districts develop innovative programs to help students learn and develop real-world, 21st-century skills.  These programs can cover a variety of subjects, including English language arts, math, science, history/social science, foreign language and visual/performing arts.  The programs may include Linked Learning pathways, career academies and arts-integrated models.

With the SSP grant, PGHS will build a sequence of two new animation courses and two new academic core classes integrated with career technical education (CTE). The PGHS Digital Media Academy’s goal is to develop a two-year animation sequence.  The academy will offer Animation I beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Cute Thanksgiving treats

Cute Thanksgiving treats

Pumpkin pie may be part of your holiday tradition, but after taking a peek at these cute Thanksgiving treats, your Thanksgiving dessert table may have a whole new look! From corn waffles to marshmallow pilgrim hats, you'll fall in love with these fall desserts... Read More