24th Annual Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn will Bring Fun and Entertainment to the Whole Family

Our Sacramento region is bursting with fall color.  Typically, we associate fall with apple pies, pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apples…but what about good old Vitamin C?  Oranges, mandarins and everything citrus is also a great fall combination.  Up the hill in nearby Placer County, it’s the season of the mandarin!  Mark your calendars for…

World of Bugs Book Giveaway

By Alyssa Green Whether your kids love them or hate them, there is no doubt that bugs are fascinating creatures.  And local author Brandee Mae Hughes not only loves them, but is on a mission to get kids to love them, too. First, it was her website Bula Bug, dedicated to educating kids about nature,…

Hidden Falls Regional Park in Auburn is a great place for the family to hike on a sunny spring day!

By Heather Crivellone The weather is finally feeling like springtime here in Sacramento.  And to take advantage of these nice, sunny days our family likes to spend every possible moment outdoors! My kids are (just about) to the age where we can take them on day hikes and not worry too much about if they…

Visit Auburn For An Old Town Country Christmas

By Alyssa Green We are a bit late in reporting about this event, but luckily not too late.  This Saturday, December 17th, take a scenic drive into nearby Auburn for the 2nd of a 2-weekend family holiday celebration.  The 25th annual Old Town Country Christmas comes alive on Saturday from 5pm to 9pm, rain or…

Celebrate The Mandarin Orange At Auburn’s Mountain Mandarin Festival

By Alyssa Green One does not generally associate Thanksgiving and the fall harvest with oranges…but lo and behold, this is certainly the case in nearby Placer County.  Come celebrate and enjoy the locally grown Owari Satsuma Mandarin orange at this weekend’s Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival takes place each year the weekend before…