Here is what’s going on at and around the North Bay this week:

Art Contest for Kids
Farm trails is hosting a contest for kids to submit art that captures the feeling of going to an old-fashioned country fair. All entrants receive a ticket to the Gravenstein Apple Fair, and top three prizes are pretty sweet prize packs. Open to kids ages 5-18.

2012 Summertime babysitter list
Are you looking for a babysitter this summer? Or perhaps you are a babysitter and are looking for a family. Check out our growing list and add your information to it.

The Village:

8 Tips to a Family Meeting
Feeling a family disconnect? Reconnect with a family meeting. I’ve shared 8 simple guidelines to ensure yours is successful, and shared how it worked in my own family.


Saturday April 28, 10a-5p: Petaluma Butter & Eggs Day Parade
Downtown Petaluma

April 28-29, 10am: Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival
Westside Park, 2400 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay

Saturday April 28, 11a-2p: Healthy Kids Day
Sonoma County Family YMCA. 1111 College Ave, Santa Rosa

Saturday April 28, 11a-4p: Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival
Juilliard Park. 227 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa

Sunday April 29, 1-4p: Dia del Nino
Plaza North Shopping Center. 259 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you on the forums!

Crissi Dillon
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