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2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

The number one question I hear this past week at Bootcamp was "Do we have Bootcamp on Thanksgiving?" 

The short answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The long answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day BUT you can, and should, still get a workout in!!

This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Tough Turkey Express Workout! It will only take a few minutes, and its a great way to start off your holiday weekend.

Here's the set (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively):

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)

Butt Bumps (20, 25, 30)

Wall Sit (60 seconds for all levels)

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

Elk Grove Food Bank Annual Turkey Drive

As the holidays approach, remember, it is time for the “Annual Turkey Drive” hosted by the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and City of Elk Grove Vice Mayor Steve Detrick.

With many individuals, families, and seniors in the Elk Grove area struggling to make financial ends meet, we are asking for community assistance to help with donations so that we may provide them with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  

We are asking for the following donations:

Frozen Turkeys (12-16 lbs. preferred)
Canned cranberry sauce
Stuffing mix
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned/dry gravy
Canned vegetables
Canned pie filling
Canned fruits

Donations can be dropped off at Elk Grove Food Bank Services at 9820 Dino Drive, Suite 140 from November 12th – 22nd (Monday – Friday) 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 23rd, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free Admission Days at Fairytale Town

Free Admission Days at Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town gives thanks to the Sacramento community by offering two Free Admission Days during the holiday season.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairytale Town offers free admission to families who bring a canned food item for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services - Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The day also includes free arts and crafts activities. Puppet Art Theater Company will be on hand to present "Little Red's Holiday Adventure," which tells the classic tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" with a holiday twist, at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Children's Theater. Tickets for the puppet show are $1 for Fairytale Town members and $2 for nonmembers.

Families can let their imaginations run wild during the park's second Free Admission Day. Fairytale Town will be open for play with free admission on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Stonelake Club Drive for the Philippines

Haiyan or Yolanda has left a damage of apocalyptic proportion in the Philippines. Let us be proactive and help our brother and sisters who have been left homeless, hungry and distraught.

Please join us for a picnic at the park on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 2:00pm

Stonelake Clubhouse Park

300 Riparian Drive, Elk Grove CA

For questions please call:

Cynthia at 916.690.2822 and Lynette at 917.208.8070

Your monetary donations will go directly to the following foundations in Bantayan Island and Leyte.

Three H Childhood Academy

Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez Foundation

c/o Rotary Club of Cebu.

Please bring a dish to share.

Together we can do this!!!

See how one girl will help more than 100 people stay warm this winter

See how one girl will help more than 100 people stay warm this winter

Allison Bush, Miss Elk Grove, provided Elk Grove Food Bank Services Clothes Closet with more than 100 new and gently used coats for children and adults on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.  Allison was recently named Miss Elk Grove within her age group for 2013/2014, and also ranked in the top five of the 2013 Miss California Junior Pre Teen competition for Northern California.

The Elk Grove Clothes Closet provides students with school clothes, mothers with baby clothes, men and women re-entering the work force with business attire or families struggling to make ends meet with clothing for the winter.  The Clothes Closet currently serves more than 2,000 people a month with serviceable clothing.

Allison set up collection sites at various locations throughout Elk Grove including Edna Batey Elementary School, Cities of Elk Grove and Pleasant Grove, Folsom Ready Mix, Encore! Studio of Performing Arts, Fusion Fitness and Dance, and Cold Stone Creamery.

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

Sac Hope - Typhoon Haiyan Survival Relief Rebuild Drive

MGA KABABAYAN

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

2013 Weekly Challenge #45: Who Are You Thankful For?

Our month of Thanks Giving continues!

Last week, we told the world (ok, Facebook) what we were thankful for.  This week's challenge is about giving thanks to someone who may or may not still be in your life who helped you. You may have never told them, but now is your opportunity.

Our Main Mama Lorri Ann says:  "Mine was Miss Machado, my 8th grade teacher.  She believed in me, and encouraged me as my English teacher to write and express myself. Having a chaotic and painful home life, I looked forward to her words of encouragement to me. She never knew how big an influence she was on my life."