Loving This Winter Weather in Roseville CA!
Can you believe it’s 2018 and in the middle of winter? Autumn is over, along with all the fun holiday events in Roseville CA. Now we are enjoying California’s version of winter weather! Yesterday in Roseville we enjoyed a high of about 63 degrees and I thoroughly enjoyed a walk with my latest grandchild. It was a total delight. I actually had to take off my lightweight sweatshirt! Even with rain expected today, it should get to 61! Gotta love our Roseville California weather! Guess that’s why so many of the lists of best retirement cities always seem to include California cities!
AND GUESS WHAT! While I was preparing this article, I discovered that one of the best retirement cities in California, and indeed, in the United States is ROSEVILLE! That’s right! Per ABC Channel 10, Roseville among 2017’s top 25 best places to retire! Add that to Nerdwallet’s findings AND SmartAsset’s findings that Roseville is one of the best places for young families in Northern California along with Kaboom’s announcement that Roseville is again designated a Playful City USA and you have a grand city for all ages! Awesome! And KUDOS to Roseville California! And may I add – these awards are all for good reasons…some of which you’ll discover further on. 😉
Roseville One of Best Retirement Cities AND Young Family Cities
I’m sure there are a wide variety of reasons we were picked for these delightful awards. Returning to the topic of WEATHER, I know that’s a big one. And well deserved. My grandkids and other family members who live in three different states across the country are currently enjoying temperatures that range from “a high of 25 and a low of 15” to a high of 12 and a low of six but because of the windchill it actually feels like -3! Wowser! With the current east coast storm, even many areas rated high as best retirement cities, like Asheville, NC, are looking at 20 degrees today!
Happily, that rain we expected was delayed a day so I got two walks with my grandchild yesterday. That was definitely a win-win since he got a much-needed nap while I worked on adding more footsteps via my pedometer app. As we are probably all aware, that leads to better health for bodies and brains for all of us and especially boomers and seniors! But starting later today and going through the next few days, we should get enough to make the weather people happy and us too!
We enjoy so many fun activities and events in Roseville California, both inside and outside. Some are great for rainy days and others for the sunny days we frequently enjoy even in winter, like yesterday. Here are just a sampling of some of the many fun things to do that we enjoy in Roseville CA during the winter and spring months – some even go all year ;). (More great reasons that helped earn Roseville the designation of one of the best retirement cities in California as well as one of the best family-friendly cities in Northern California.)
Food Fun Events In Roseville
Food Truck Mania with SactoMoFo. This tasty Food Truck events in Downtown Roseville are held every second Thursday of the month at Vernon Street Town Square. There will be a wide range of gourmet food trucks (including trucks that offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meal options) along with live music and a kids zone! The first event for 2018 will be Thursday, January 11, from 5pm – 8pm. Roseville’s website has full details and FAQs.
Boomers and Seniors
Whether you’re a boomer or senior OR someone you care about is, Alzheimer’s Disease awareness is definitely a hot topic nowadays. And the Alzheimer’s Association and the Roseville Police Department Social Services Unit have teamed up to provide helpful information with a free workshop on January 18 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM. They will discuss the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Also, learn what is involved in getting a diagnosis, the risks associated with Alzheimer’s, and the benefits of early detection. Please preregister by calling the Alzheimer’s Association, 800-272-3900, or emailing [email protected] This event will be held at the City of Roseville, California Police Department, 1051 Junction Blvd., Roseville, California 95678.
The Roseville Parks and Recreation Department has a wide variety of activities and events of interest to many boomers and seniors in Roseville and the surrounding area. These range from computer classes to various exercise options to trips and more. As I’ve mentioned in the past, they even have their FAB newsletter full of fun happenings! You can find more info in their membership handbook, the Roseville recreation guide, and the Roseville website.
Educational and Interesting
City of Roseville Community Resource Fair 2018. This FREE event in East Roseville features 50 non-profit and government agencies ready to connect you to resources that can help save you money, support various health conditions, advocate on your behalf and help you navigate life. I went last year and was very impressed at the wealth of information and resources that were available – including the delightful library reading dogs like above. And as I understand it, there will be even more this year. It will be at on Saturday, January 27 from 11 AM – 4 PM at 1550 Maidu Dr, Roseville, CA 95661.
Fun for All at Friday Flicks
Looks like the ever-popular Friday Flicks events in Roseville will return in the spring with two fun movies. So plan on coming to Roseville Downtown Square with a blanket and/or lawn chair and enjoy movies under the stars! (I believe this event is weather-dependent, so be sure to check the Roseville City website or Facebook page for updates.)
- Friday, April 20 • Boss Baby (PG)
- Friday, May 18 • Cars 3 (G) (Fun fact – My grandchild has the cutest pair of Cars shoes that light up as he toddles off. 🙂 )
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is located at Mahany Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Roseville, CA 95747 with free admission and it’s open from 10am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and Closed Friday and Sunday. For general info, call 916.746.1550 or email [email protected]
In addition to their regular hours, you will often find them hosting specialty events with even more fun things to do. Some of my faves include:
- Preschool Playgroups – These are held monthly (from September – May) from 10am – noon on the second Tuesday of the month. Drop in is free and there is no registration necessary. This program was created specifically with preschoolers in mind and provides fun, engaging and age-appropriate crafts activities that introduce ways to care for our environment. Upcoming playgroups schedule includes January 9 – Stormwater; February 13 – Wastewater; March 13 – Drinking Water; April 10 – Energy Efficiency; May 8 – Solid Waste
- Bird and Bug Bonanza – I think my youngest grandchild might be old enough for it next year. Too cool! It’s a mostly free family event (other than the $10 materials fee for those who want to build their own birdhouse)! Learn about birds and bugs, creek crawls, and habitats, and more! No registration required. It will be Saturday, February 3 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Roseville, California 95747.
- Planting Workshops – It’s not just the kiddoes that get to enjoy this great center. It’s for ALL ages including boomers and seniors! 🙂 You can check out their various gardening workshops at the Roseville City website as well as their Facebook page. Their Pruning with Purpose workshop will be held January 13, 2018 from 10am – 12 noon. The Green Gardener at Home 10-Week Series is every Tuesday from Jan 16 – Mar 20 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Both are held at the Exploration Center at Mahany Park. And for those with Fruit Tree questions and needs, be sure to check out the Fruit Tree Care Gardening Workshop. Find info about all of these and MORE at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center’s Facebook Events Page. 🙂
More Fun Activities and Events From Roseville Recreation
I’ve shared a couple of their interesting things to do above but that ain’t all. They are VERY busy year round planning all SORTS of cool events for Roseville residents of all ages from tiny tots on up to boomers and seniors. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook events page as well as the City of Roseville Events pages.
For that matter, be sure to get the latest copy of the Roseville Parks and Recreation guide – roseville.ca.us/guide. Currently, that’s the Winter-Spring edition. It includes sports options, fun classes from cooking to drama, various events in Roseville, and a whole lot more. While you’re on the website perusing their pdf version, you can also sign up for future notifications so you don’t miss any fun happenings that you’re interested in. And YES! You can also download a copy as well as get a hardcopy. And WOW! This guide even includes the maps of our awesome walking trails that criss cross Roseville. It lists classes for kids AND adults, including boomers and seniors over 50. It highlights the I Love the 80s fun run coming up May 6, 2018 at 9am. And on and on and on!!! I just got mine. How bout you?
Roseville CA Library Events
Our libraries have grown up along with the technology age and the Roseville library is definitely in the swing of things. Our libraries never had cool things like Science Labs for Kids and Teens Create when I was a kid OR when my kids were kids! But they have those cool-sounding events here in the Roseville libraries, along with story time every day, the Community Resource fair annually, and more! AND they even have computer classes for adults and kids. You can find details about these and more on the Roseville website as well as their Facebook page.
Roseville Police and Fire Departments
The Roseville CA Fire Department features open houses at various different fire houses on a regular basis. The next Open House with the Fire Department is February 3, 2018, from 9 AM – 11 AM at Fire Station 4 – 1900 Eureka Road, Roseville CA 95661. Families are invited to come and tour the fire station, ask the firefighters questions, and see firefighting equipment. This is definitely a fun family event that’s great for all ages!
The Roseville CA Police Department regularly invites us to Coffee with a Cop events along with the Citizen’s Police Academy. They are also co-sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Disease workshop mentioned above under Boomers and Seniors. Coffee with a Cop is usually once a month tho it can fluctuate. This is another event for all ages from tots to senior citizens. Keep an eye on the Police Facebook Events page for the next one that is scheduled. 🙂 Roseville Enjoys Many Events for All Ages from Babies to Senior Citizens
Yup, I highly recommend Roseville CA for all ages! We do have a lot of fun, interesting and often educational events here in Roseville, CA, for a wide variety of ages. No wonder Roseville has been named one of the best family-friendly cities in Northern California, a Playful City, AND one of the best retirement cities California – U.S. And speaking of retirement, the above activities don’t even count the many fun and interesting activities and things to do at each of the great retirement communities in Roseville including Sun City Roseville, Del Webb’s The Club at Westpark and Silverado Homes at Eskaton. Guess I’ll have to find some good examples from each to share in a future post. Suffice it to say for now, there are a TON! 🙂