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Sweet Summer Joys! Yes, it’s almost summer and there are so many fun things to do for and with our kids and grandkids in and around Roseville CA and the greater Sacramento area. Here are just some of the many options available in 2016.

Kaye Swain blogger REALTOR Shares Summer Joys in Roseville Sacramento CA

Summer Joys at Bible Camps 2016


These are some of the many options available in the area. I checked out my church as well as those of various family and friends. Lots of fun ideas and at varying times that work well around vacations, visits, etc. 😉


Bayside Church is excited to announce Breakaway Summer Camp 2016 for kids ages four through entering 6th grade. Each week of camp is full of games, music, stories, zip-lines, go-karts, and so much more! Breakaway Classic June 20-24 (Granite Bay AM & PM and Multi-Sites AM ), Breakaway Classic June 27-July 1 (Granite Bay AM) Breakaway Extreme Games July 18-22 (Blue Oaks), and Breakaway Extreme Games July 11-15 (Granite Bay AM)


06/27/2016 – 07/01/2016 Bridgeway’s Camp Kidsway’s Emoji Code where kids can discover the promises God has for them! God has picked special people to make promises with since the beginning of creation. These covenants changed and continue to change the world that God designed. Come learn all about these promises!
  • MONDAY June 27th – FRIDAY July 1st 9:00am- 12:00pm each day
  • Open to children ages 3 1/2 (and potty trained) through 5th Grade
  • Registration deadline date: Sunday, June 12th
  • For more info, please email Kidsway at


Summerfest Games 2016 – Training for Life – Registration opens May 1, 2016
June 14-16, 2016, 4 years old to Grade 8.


Summer Blast 2016 at Life Community Church is July 25th-29th. 9am-12pm. Sign-in begins each morning at 8:40 AM & sign-out begins at Noon each day. Exciting programs for kids ages 3 years old through incoming 8th grade.


High Five, Deep Sea Discovery at Centerpoint Community Church runs June 20-24 from 9-noon and is open to kids 4 years to 6th grade.

Patriotic Summer Joys

Kaye Swain REALTOR shares Independence Day July 4th fun 2016 Roseville CA

Memorial Day in North Highland

Memorial Day Weekend is starting for one dear friend at 2 pm today! Yikes, that was 45 minutes ago. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4647, is proud to present the 50th Annual North Highlands Memorial Day Parade on Monday at 10 am on Watt Avenue (Click here for map for specific streets). This parade is to honor all who gave their lives in defense of our great country. An important thing to do, and to share with our kids and grandkids our gratitude for all who gave their lives to protect us and our freedom. Full details here.

Independence Day in Roseville

The 4th of July is coming faster and faster and Roseville has all sorts of great things planned in the Historic Downtown Roseville area including the fireworks at Placer County Fairgrounds.

  1. Run Crime Out Of Roseville! 5K Fun Run/Walk with a fun new challenge from the Roseville Police Department! Sponsored by the Roseville Crime Stoppers it will be at Royer Park, 7:45am on the 4th of July,
  2. Parade – The 4th of July / Independence Day parade begins at 9 am at the intersection of Riverside/Vernon/Douglas, continues along Vernon Street past the Civic Center, turns right on Lincoln Street before turning right again onto Park Drive. If you are interested in being IN the parade – here are the details: Parade Entry GuidelinesParade Entry Application 2016 Be sure to check the 4th of July page for full details and updates. 
  3. Royer Park Activities – Fun times at Royer Park from 10 am – 1 pm. Carnival games, bounce houses, food vendors and music by the Capitol Pops Concert Band are just some of the festivities planned for Royer Park.
  4. Fireworks – Well, of COURSE there are fun FIREWORKS at the Placer County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. No alcohol, glass containers, barbecues or personal fireworks permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the fairgrounds. $5 fairgrounds parking fee.
Get the full scoop (and check periodically for updates) at their websitejust click here.

MORE Roseville CA Summer Fun 2016!

Summer delights include vacation Bible school summer camps and more in Roseville CA and beyond via Kaye Swain REALTOR

As always, the City of Roseville and RCONA (The Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, of which I am a proud member) have an abundance of intriguing and interesting things going on – more sweet summer joys.

RCONA’s Movie in the Park 2016

RCONA Presents Movie in the Park 2016

June 11 – Woodbridge Park – Inside Out
June 25 – Maidu Park – Cinderella
July 9 – Crestmont Park – Field of Dreams
July 23 – James W. Wanish Park – Aladdin
Aug. 13 – Buljan Park – Minions
Aug. 27 – Fred Festersen Park – Zootopia
RCONA warmly invites you to:”Enjoy an evening in the park with your friends and neighbors. Movies begin at sundown on
a 30 ft. screen (weather permitting – check Come for dinner at 7:30 pm with
lawn chairs, blankets and purchase pizza, teriyaki, popcorn, snow cones and beverages to
enjoy. Pre-show booths include Tie Dyed – bring your own shirt to dye for $3. Closed captioning available on request. Sorry – No Dogs are allowed in the Parks. Do come join the fun 🙂

City of Roseville CA Activities 2016

The latest Roseville Events flyer is out! All the way through August 2016! Click here to see all the great events coming up! One thing you may notice. Downtown Thursdays aren’t on this list and won’t be for the year 2016. Hopefully it will be back. But in the meantime, there are a ton of other interesting and fun activities and events coming up in our fair City of Roseville CA for a wide variety of ages and interests. Enjoy! 🙂

Roseville Upcoming Events Poster

Park And Rec Fun

Swim fun more Roseville CA Park Recreation Kaye Swain REALTOR

Don’t forget the Roseville Parks and Recreation activity guide, loaded with all sorts of fun and creative things to do this summer from swimming to ball games to classes and much much more.

More Summer Fun 2016 in Roseville and Sacramento area

Like the Great Outdoors?

If you and your family enjoy the outdoors and maybe even a bit of adventure with it – you might enjoy checking out Bayside Adventure Sports. Their latest Spring Summer 2016 calendar is out now – They offer outdoor recreation activities for people of all ages and skill levels! If you’re interested, join their email list and watch their calendar for all the upcoming opportunities.

Sacramento Sidetracks Activities Guides

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I love Keilah Woodard’s blog Sacramento Sidetracks as she has great resource lists, ideas, and activities for parents (and grandparents) in the greater Sacramento area – including Roseville, Rocklin, etc. – and I really appreciate that. Here’s a list of her 2016 summer fun guides:

Farmers’ Market Summer Joys

Farmers’ Markets are a sweet delight all around our area. While some – like Denio’s, Kaiser’s and Whole Foods Market – are year-round, there are many others that are only held at various specific times in the spring, summer, and fall. Many of those are on the following lists:

More interesting tidbits –

Summer Joys Roseville goats back Kaye Swain Roseville CA Real estate agent blogger

  • THE ROSEVILLE GOATS ARE BACK – one of my fave summer joys! Keep your eyes peeled for the cute Roseville goats. They move around often and you never know where they’ll pop up next, munching happily and looking adorable. There’s a goat tracker coming soon. Once it pops up, I’ll share it at my Roseville California Joys facebook page. 🙂
  • Sat June 4 – Fire Station Open House – Station 6 – 1430 E. Roseville Pkwy – Fire Season Safety, 10 a.m. to noon
  • National Night Out – August 2, 2016 is National Night Out – a time to visit with neighbors, make new friends, and share community. Many of the neighborhood associations are planning get-togethers and they’re always a fun treat.
  • SAVE THE DATE – Tue Sept 13 – City Council Candidates Forum – Woodcreek Oaks Golf Course – details to come later

More Roseville California Joys…

That’s it for now. If I hear of more fun summer joys I’ll share them at Facebook +. Be sure to pop over to my page and LIKE it and then hover over the LIKE (on your pc) and select all notifications. Otherwise Facebook tends to hide a lot of things we are really interested in. And if you’d like to get my free email newsletter to keep you up-to-date for Roseville California Joys blog as well as get a free gift, just click here. 🙂

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Roseville CA Neighborhood Associations Make a Big Difference

Roseville CA is a great town with low crime, friendly police officers, and a pro-active city government that loves including citizens in the loop. One of the many ways they do this is through RCONA – the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations.

Kaye Swain real estate agent blogger appreciates Roseville neighborhood associations meetings with police officers info

The whole city of Roseville CA is divided into over 35 associations. These are not the same as a Home Owner’s Association (HOA).

HOAs are NOT the Same as Neighborhood Associations

Investopedia defines a home owners association as “an organization in a subdivision, planned community or condominium that makes and enforces rules for the properties in its jurisdiction. HOAs also collect monthly or annual dues to pay for upkeep of common areas like parks, tennis courts, elevators and swimming pools and can levy special assessments on homeowners when the association lacks sufficient reserves to pay for unexpected repairs.” Your individual subdivision usually has the “rules” set up for a home owners association in the CC&Rs (Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions). Not all neighborhood subdivisions have active associations. Regardless, those are to monitor how you maintain your property as well as community property. Some examples in Roseville of subdivisions with an HOA would include gated communities (your dues help maintain the gating, etc.), condos with swimming pools, 55+ retirement home communities like Del Webb Sun City and The Club at Westpark (your dues help maintain the area, help pay for pools, and more), etc. HOA boards can actually make rules and penalize those who don’t obey them – such as painting your home the wrong color or not maintaining your property appropriately. While there are definitely pros and cons to them, I must say, overall they work hard to keep your subdivision nice and your home values high.

Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations – RCONA

Roseville Neighborhood Associations, under the umbrella of RCONA (and many other cities including Sacramento), are VERY different. These are pre-set areas in the city, (click here to see a map) about half of which are currently active, run by volunteers. Per the city’s website, “The mission of RCONA is: “To improve the social, physical, and economic health in the Roseville community by sharing information, facilitating training and education, providing resources, and encouraging communication and participation among neighbors, neighborhoods, government, businesses and other participants.”

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Active Roseville Neighborhood Associations meet 3-12 times per year. There are almost always police officers and often other city personnel who attend the meetings who share crime trends, protection ideas, and brain-storming with neighbors with the goal of safer neighbors and neighborhoods working together to share information, get to know neighbors better, and bring a small town feel to a big city. “Neighborhood organizations help keep our community safe, clean, and healthy.” They often instigate fun activities as well. RCONA is the parent volunteer group over all the individual neighborhood associations and they organize big activities throughout the year in Roseville, using volunteer helpers from the various active associations. Some of those include Movies in the Park and Santa in the Park, which I frequently share at my Facebook page – Roseville California Joys. You’ll often see our smiling faces (yes, I love volunteering in local neighborhood associations and with RCONA 😉 ) manning a booth at various city activities as well. My fave last year was helping at the Harvest / Halloween Downtown Festival. Tons of fun and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing old friends and making new friends that night. The better we get to know our police and city personnel, along with neighbors in our area and the bigger area of Roseville itself, the safer our city is. Neighborhood Associations are definitely win-win groups!

Roseville CA Police Officer’s Tips

At the last few meetings I’ve attended for both the Roseville Neighborhood Associations I help with and for RCONA itself, the police officers have kept reminding us that we could probably eliminate 1/2 of Roseville’s crime issues – making us even safer – just by keeping garage doors shut when we’re not in the garage, keeping items in the car out of site (even unimportant items may seem important to a petty thief looking for a quick and easy way to make a couple of bucks), and locking our car doors – even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Kaye Swain shares Roseville Police Department safety tips

One officer shared two stories that had just happened that week. In both cases, the drivers had run into a house for 10-15 minutes. They didn’t lock their car doors. When they came back out, purses, wallets, and briefcases were all gone! That’s the kind of info that is useful, practical and easy to put into practice. I even had to remind myself of the locked cars policy the other day while running into a friend’s house for 5 minutes. I almost left it unlocked but those sweet police officers have really gotten my attention, so I took the couple of seconds to lock my car and wasn’t worried when my 5 minute visit lasted longer.

Roseville CA REALTOR Kaye Swain shares police department connection tips

One more quick tip from recent Roseville neighborhood association meetings. 1990’s Hondas are apparently REALLLLLLY easy to steal. Apparently the key is incredibly easy to make dummies that work. So they are the popular theft item right now. I can understand it. We had a couple of 90s Honda accords for years and loved them! If I had one now, I’d be even more careful to keep it in the garage or block it in with another car if possible.

Keeping Sweet Roseville CA Sweet

Simple little tips like these can go a long way to keeping us – and our neighborhoods – and our great city of Roseville CA safer and more pleasant. And getting involved in one of the Roseville neighborhood associations by coming to meetings and getting to know even more neighbors is another great way to keep our sweet town a sweet town. Click here to find your neighborhood and the meeting info. And if your area isn’t active yet, maybe you could find some friends and get it going. It can be as simple as a potluck in the park. Neighbors helping neighbors. One of my fave things, indeed.

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Seasons Change But Fun Things to Do In and Around Roseville Keep On Coming!

Summer is coming closer and closer to our sweet Roseville CA and it’s coming faster and faster. Kaye Swain REALTOR blogger looking ahead to summer things to do in and around Roseville CAPretty soon the kids will be out of school and the questions will start coming – WHAT CAN WE DO? Even if there aren’t any kids asking that, we may be asking it for ourselves. 🙂  In preparation for that, I thought I’d share a list of some of my fave things to do in and around Roseville CA for all ages.

Way MORE Than 19 Things To Do

  • Enjoy growing flowers like roses, trim them as needed, and exult at how great they grow here.
  • Plant a vegetable garden! I’m already looking forward to eating one of my senior mom’s tasty tomatoes that she grows so easily here.
  • In the car? Turn on the radio! We have so many more choices for radio stations here than many areas do, whether it’s news, music (we have THREE of my personal fave-Christian music), and more.
  • Swimming and playing fun. Whether you have your own pool (like the house below does) or head to one of the over 72 parks in Roseville CA that my grandkids and I thoroughly enjoy, with various great options like pools, playgrounds, sports, fields, and more, we can have so much fun all year round including some hot fun in the summertime. 🙂


  • Enjoy exercising on the many lovely walking trails
  • Spend time meandering by one of the lovely creeks and listening to the birds, ducks, etc.
  • Link up to a fun golf game. Whether you decide to play miniature golf with the kids and grandkids at Golfland-Sunsplash or get together with fellow golf-enthusiast friends we have such great golf courses in Roseville.

Plenty of golf fun and golf houses in Roseville CA via Social Media Specialist and REALTOR Kaye Swain

  • Enjoy getting to know more neighbors at a Neighborhood Association meeting or fun city activity like Movies in the Park.
  • Have fun with real and model train things to do in and around Roseville CA. My grandkids love to see both kinds and we have them in abundance. From the trainyards in Downtown Roseville, to the tracks that criss cross through, Railfans love to come and take photos. And the Model Train club meets at the Placer County Fairgrounds on a regular basis.
  • Prefer sewing needles to railroad tracks? There are also several quilting guilds all around the Roseville, Sacramento area with great opportunities to make friends of kindred spirits and have fun sewing away on a lovely quilt.
  • Enjoy seasonal and holiday FUN things to do in and around Roseville CA! With all the great activities that happen through the year in Roseville, from parades to fun runs to carriage rides to farmers markets to movies in the park to food truck Thursdays to fireworks and so much more, there’s generally SOMETHING going on during the week that’s fun for you and for your family.
  • Shop – till you drop! Being a bit of a bookworm, I really love the new and used book stores, as well as checking out Kohls, Penney’s and Macy’s great sales! Don’t forget the specialty locally-owned shops here as well! Some great ones including wedding shops, consignment stores, florist shops, and more! There are even plenty of thrift stores here too – great for our budgets!
  • Head for the great grocery stores – yummy tri-tip from Raley’s and delicious spiral-cut ham from Walmart are almost always on my list among many other tasty treats.
  • Speaking of eating – don’t you LOVE the varied restaurant choices in Roseville, including many offering healthy options. Some of my fave things to do in and around Roseville include eating out at yumm places like El Azteca, Mimi’s Cafe, Del Taco (my fave is their green burrito with the addition of lettuce and tomato!!!!), Panda Express (I REALLY appreciate their drive-through on Foothills), Chipotle, In-n-Out, Plutos and Panera for salads, Il Fornaio, and so many many more.

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  • Enjoying your retirement years or helping your sweet senior parents? Check out the fun options at one of the many senior-specific activities in Roseville. Whether it’s the library’s senior center, Sun City’s senior-friendly golf facilities (not to mention their other great options for Sun City residents – as well as the options for the 55+ residents at The Club at Westpark by Del Webb or the Silverado Eskaton patio retirement home community), or another organization, there are many great things happening in Roseville that provide great activities and resources for our beloved Senior Citizens. Hmmmm. Bocce or Pickleball anyone? How about computer classes for seniors?
  • Attend a local vacation Bible school or other kids camp – the kids and grandkids will have a great time and they ALL can probably use volunteers. Not only that. If you have older kids or grandkids still looking for things to do in and around Roseville that couldn’t find job, help them check out the many opportunities in the area for volunteer work. Besides checking with your church and helping with more than one summer camp as a volunteer, look elsewhere as well. The park and recreation department has a class in volunteering – which can later lead to a great job.  And for that matter – if YOU are looking for volunteer options, I’m pretty sure any of the school can use good volunteers and it’s a fun way to help our city’s youth. Plus the City of Roseville has a spot on their website showing the many interesting ways you can volunteer for the city and make new friends. That page also lists other non-profit organizations looking for volunteers.
  • Get social online. We can find plenty of great Roseville resources and folks online to chat with, give suggestions of activities, help us find something interesting, etc. The City of Roseville is great at being active online socially as well as with emergency alerts. You can find a list of most of their links at their website. Facebook has several Good Neighbor groups – some for buying and selling, some for just chatting. I shared about some of them, along with tips for finding them, in my post on Tips for Finding Lost Dogs and Other Sweet Pets.  Next Door is another useful option for your more immediate area. The City and the Police Dept. are on there as well (though in an emergency ALWAYS CALL 911 FIRST AND FOREMOST. 😉 ).
  • Attend a local performance – music, dancing, acting, and more all through the year – and you might even know some of the performers. I frequently add performances I spot to my Facebook page as well as my Things To Do in and Around Roseville and Sacramento Area board on Pinterest.

Kaye Swain REALTOR sharing grandkids Christmas crafts Michaels supplies Roseville CA

  • Have fun with arts and crafts whether on your own with recycled treasurers, a craft kit from a hobby store like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, or taking a craft class through the Parks and Recreation. It’s great fun and leads to terrific memories.
  • And, of course, check my Facebook page – RosevilleCaliforniaJoys – daily as you can find more fun and interesting things to do in and around Roseville and the surrounding Sacramento area there.

As you can see, many of these 19 things to do in and around Roseville CA actually have more than one thing suggested. There’s definitely plenty to see and things to do in our sweet city and the greater Sacramento area! Very cool, don’t you think?

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