Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Safari West. Fun News. We're going on a Safari!...

November 23, 2010
UPDATE: We went on our Safari last Sunday and we're so excited to be reserved for a future date too! CLICK HERE for videos and pictures from our trip.

November 9, 2010
All I can say, is this place looks fantastic! Just a day trip from Concord to Safari West. Wouldn't this be a dream come true for any child? We're so excited. Our tickets are purchased for a little pre-birthday fun for Ava and a few friends.

Once a year, Safari West has a Fall Open House which they offer an abbreviated tour at a wonderfully special price. $20.00 for an adult plus up to two children younger than 13 are FREE. Unbelievable! Looks like unbelievable fun.

CLICK HERE for details on Safari West Fall Open House.

CLICK HERE to join Safari West Mailing List and stay in the loop of upcoming events, special promotions and news!

I just spoke with a reservation agent. November 21st, approximately 20 tickets on the 9am tour are still available. UPDATE: Safari West just opened Sunday, December 5th and December 12th for tours. Reserve soon for some exciting Safari Fun!

No worries. You can still visit Safari West any time on their classic tours open Year Round.

CLICK HERE to watch an ABC7 television video of Safari West.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve and African Tent Camp
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(707) 579-2551 or 1 (800) 616-2695

RESERVATIONS: 707-566-3667 or (1) 800-616-2695

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Mini-Mondays: November 29, 2010...

Lindsay Wildlife Museum has many wonderful educational opportunities for children of all ages, such as, for preschoolers: Terrific Tuesdays - Animal Action. Licking Tongues, Wednesday Wiggles - Animal Movement Series, Thursdays - I Wonder About Weather, Fantastic Fridays - Magical Moments Series.

A trip to Lindsay Wildlife Museum would be especially fun for middle schoolers during Thanksgiving or Winter Vacation from school. CLICK: KIDS CLASSES AND CAMPS for school break class schedules.

Ava and I enjoy the Mini-Monday sessions for preschoolers, well-organized and lots of fun! Mini-Mondays are only offered the last Monday of the month. Some classes require pre-registration. However, Mini-Mondays are available on a drop-in basis. Great for last-minute plans!

Class schedules for all age categories are online. You must CLICK and SCROLL through several pages of the Lindsay Wildlife Musuem website to find the class schedules. SCROLL Slowly...or you'll miss it! (Better yet, visit their musuem for a class schedule brochure.)



Mini Monday-Birds
Mon, November 29, 2010
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages: 2-5 plus Adult

Member price: $8.00
Non-member price: $10.00
Come explore nature in this fun, relaxed program. Stories, arts & crafts, activities and animal encounters make this an exciting morning filled with many fun teacher-led activities for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Mini Mondays are the last Monday of the month. Pre-registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Fee: $10 for the first child ($8 museum members) $5 for each additional child ages 2 and up. Children under 2 free with one paid admission.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek, CA USA 94597, 925-935-1978

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow in Martinez. Friday, December 3rd thru Sunday, December 5th...

Snow in Martinez!

A Winter Wonderland with real snow at the Main Street Plaza between Starbucks and Bank of America. Mark your calendars, plan to stay in town this weekend.

Friday, December 3rd thru Sunday, December 5th 2010.

Let's toddle together for a fun-filled day of sledding, bundled-up, snow play adventure - so close to home. Restaurants and coffee shops nearby. How about hot coco for the kids? Bring the friends. Bring Grandma and Grandpa too.

CLICK HERE for details from Main Street Martinez, California website.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday Farmers' Market and a Museum...

Sunday is a perfect day to visit an outdoor Farmers' Market. Rain or shine, year round, we are fortunate to have so many fresh shopping opportunities in California. Visit California-Grown Certified Farmers' Markets website to find a Farmers' Market near you, almost every day of every week. A market we really enjoy is located Sundays on Locust Street in Walnut Creek, California. Open Year-Round until 1pm.

For a bit of afternoon museum fun, there is often a FREE MUSEUM DAY located in a town near you. This particular Sunday, The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California offers free admission - (Second Sunday of every month.) Have fun. Be inspired.

CLICK HERE to find other FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Child Care Teacher Awards. 50 Awards at $1,000 each. Nominations Open.

This is a thoughtful way to recognize an exceptional child care teacher. Show your love and nominate your child care teacher for a Child Care Teacher Award. $1,000 of award money can help fund an educational project benefitting your child too! Imagine how happy you can make someone with a small gesture of kindness. Dream of a garden, fresh veggies, or an urban fruit tree harvesting project. Children are ever so eager learners.

CLICK HERE for The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards™ website.

CLICK HERE for the 2011 Nomination Form. Nominations must be postmarked by December 6, 2010.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nestle. Very Best In Youth Competition - Nominations Extended until November 8th...

As Parents, Teachers, Community Leaders and Activists, it is up to each one of us, every day to raise our children with goodness and compassion. We must encourage our youth to make the world a better place. I blog often of inspiring ways to recognize youth who are making a positive difference in their own communities. Although, my precious daughter is not yet 4 years old, we are continuing to raise awareness on hunger and other social issues in our world. We hope you become inspired to join the fun!

Today, I bring you a reminder from Nestle. "Nestle helps young people, who want to make a difference, realize their dreams..." CLICK HERE to learn more from Nestle's website. Nominations have been extended until November 8, 2010.

CLICK HERE: For other inspiring ideas about CONTESTS and GRANTS.

You may also subscribe to "the lemon lady" blog via email. Scroll on the lefthand sidebar and enter your email address. More inspiring ways to volunteer, recognize and reward volunteerism in your community coming soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Museums or Fruit Picking? November FREE Dates To Remember...

Tuesday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 2nd

Wednesday, November 3rd

Wednesday, November 17th

Museums on Rainy Days. Fruit Picking on Sunny Days!
Donate Fruit to Feed The Hungry. November is bursting full of pomegranates, persimmons, apples, oranges and lemons. Call for free pick up and delivery to a nearby food pantry.
Cell: 510.406.1625
CLICK HERE to learn more.