Editor's note: Readers, beginning today, calendar editor Vanessa Morganstern will be taking over the Wake-Up Call column. She'll focus on events in and around Elk Grove, with less national news and more information about things to do right here at home. Send any comments, questions or submissions to email@example.com.
Happy August, Elk Grovians! If you lived in Canada or Australia, you'd have the day off for a Civic or Bank Holiday. Even here in the U.S. of A., if you've got a couple hours to spare, you can take in one of these local events. Share your opinions and mingle with like-minded others, tap into your creative side using paper and pens, or let Fido in on the fun with a day away from home. Read on:
Get crafty. Grab your family and head over to the this afternoon for . Make Greek keys, Maori koru and Celtic spirals in the cool atmosphere of the branch while the rest of the world toughs it out in the heat. No need to bring a thing, as all materials are provided.
Canine Camp. Life's A Beach is this week's Summer Camp 2011 theme at Wag Hotels, where you can sign your pooch up for just a day or all five. She'll enjoy frozen pineapple treats, treasure hunting, beach volleyball and the aptly titled Dog-Paddle Contest. Space is limited, so call 1-888-924-5463 to register your pup as soon as possible.