Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone has plans to enjoy a long three day weekend with your family. Here is what’s up over at SantaRosaMom.com this week:

Semi-local camping spots
This weekend is the first of many when families will pack up and head out for a weekend sleeping in a tent under the stars. Where is your favorite place to camp at? Add to our running list of local camping sites. And be on the lookout for an article coming up soon that will include your suggestions.

Fun activities for summer
With school out, your kids are going to have a lot more time on their hands. This is great, since it means they (and you!) can relax for a few months from a hectic school schedule. But it also means kids are bound to be bored to tears. Check out a few ideas for how to keep them occupied, and add a few of your own. And be on the lookout for an article on Friday, June 7th in the newspaper.

Family Events

Thursday, May 23
Picnic till Sundown: Pack a picnic and head on over to Jack London State Park. Live music will be performed by Jaydub and Dino Acoustic Duo, plus there will be a guided Twilight Hike for those interested. The event is free, but there is a $5 parking fee per car. 5-9 p.m. 2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen. jacklondonpark.com

May 23-25
Healdsburg FFA Country Fair: The fair kicks off tonight with their annual Twilight Parade (themed Blue Jeans & Country Dreams), and then continues on through Saturday with livestock and small animal judging and exhibits, a petting zoo, performances, games, food, activities, and more. Recreation Park (corner of Piper and University in Healdsburg). healdsburgfair.org

Saturday, May 25
Russian River Memorial Day Fest: From noon to 6 p.m. check out the Monte Rio Amphitheater for an afternoon of BBQ, live music, dog and human contests, arts & crafts, activities, and so much more. Also happening is the historical plaque dedication ceremony for the Monte Rio Community Center and a historical silent film shown at the center. Free entry, all ages. 9925 Main St., Monte Rio. russianriveralliance.org/Memorial-Day-Festival.html

Sunday, May 26
Sunday Cruise In: The monthly cruise in at Fourth & Sea is considered one of the coolest. Check out classic cars, delicious grub, live music, a raffle, and the prestigious Sunday Cup Trophy. Free. All ages. Noon to 3 p.m. 101 Fourth St., Petaluma. sundaycruisein.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 26
All American Car Show at Montgomery Village: This show serves as a preview to the Peggy Sue Car Show, with classic cars, live music from Elvis & The Flashbacks and the Poyntless Sistars, and a chance to win a cruise! Free. All ages. Noon to 3 p.m. 911 Village Ct., Santa Rosa. mvshops.com

Have a wonderful weekend!

Crissi Langwell