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Happy summer friends! This has probably been the wackiest week for weather. First it was hot, then there were lightning storms, a little rain came, and now we’re back at sunny.  I’d tell you to prepare for a beautiful weekend, but it’s anyone’s guess!

At any rate, here’s what is going on over at SantaRosaMom.com this week:

Free summer lunches
This week kicked off the Summer Lunch Program, an event that occurs M-F at various schools and venues across Sonoma County to ensure kids get a decent meal while school is on break. Today and tomorrow there is a celebration party to introduce the program to the community.

iPhone App for busy moms
Frustrated with their inability to keep up with their kids AND record every milestone in their baby books, two Santa Rosa moms tackled the problem by developing an app that does it all for them, plus allows them to share the memories with close friends and families. Plus, it’s free!

Mom seeking Santa Rosa insight
A family is moving from Northern Virginia to Santa Rosa, and would love to hear your two cents on what she should know before she moves. Pop on over to the forums and share your advice!

Security Reminder
Online hackers are preying after your passwords, personal information, and anything else that gets them into your privacy and strips you of your identity. Don’t become their next victim! Here are a few tips to keep you safe. I urge you to share your own tips, as well, in the forum discussion.

Sonoma County Museum Camp
The museum is hosting their summer camp, starting this week. The weekly day sessions offer fun learning opportunities for your kids, and are worth checking out.

June 15-16
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic: The 23rd annual weekend event includes an early morning launch of 30+ balloons, food and craft booths, and tethered balloon rides. $6 advance, $10 gate. $6/kid. Under 6 free. 5 a.m. to 12 noon. Keiser Park, 700 Windsor River Rd., Windsor. www.schabc.org

Saturday, June 15
Festa Italiana: You don’t even need to be Italian to appreciate the cultural music, art, meatball and cannoli eating contests, and more at this Italian festival. You just need to like having a really fun time.  Free admission with food and beverage available for purchase. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. festaitalianasonoma.org

Sunday, June 16
Free admission for Dads: Take dad to Charles Schulz Museum on Father’s Day, and he can enter for free! Everyone else is $10 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors. Hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. schulzmuseum.org

Sunday, June 16
Cotati Jazz Festival: The biggest little jazz festival in Sonoma County features food, beer, wine, craft vendors, and of course, jazz in La Plaza Park. 12-4 p.m. for festival, though jazz music will continue at surrounding venues well into the evening. Old Redwood Hwy and W. Sierra Ave., Cotati. cotatijazz.com

Sunday, June 16
Show & Shine Car Show: Juilliard Park will be filled with around 400 classic cars, hot rods, motorcyles, stock cars, and more for a show you can take your dad to. 9 a.m. 227 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa. Facebook page

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