Happy first day of summer! Find a bowl of cherries. Pour a glass of lemonade.
(Or, freeze a batch of blueberry paletas and braid a summery friendship bracelet). Anything that's sweet - and just a little bit lazy - seems about right.
It should be bright and warm on Saturday, cloudier on Sunday, and rainy, maybe, into next week. Can you believe it?
We'll be taking advantage of the sunshine while we can with a birthday party for one of Alice's nursery school friends, then, perhaps we'll check out some of the other events happening this weekend:
Summer Butterfly Count
Oh, this looks awfully neat. A collaborative project of the San Joaquin Audubon Society, the University of California Cooperative Extension and the North American Butterfly Association, the annual count is family-friendly and educational. No experience is necessary. The count will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Nature Center at Oak Grove Regional Park. It should wrap up by 3 or 4 p.m. Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and lunch (plus binoculars and nets, if you have them).
Paws for Reading
Children are invited to read - or be read to - alongside a friendly dog. 11 a.m. Saturday at the Troke Branch Library.
The Lincoln Highway Association 100th Anniversary Tour
Another very cool one. The Lincoln Highway was the country's first paved transcontinental road, stretching from New York to San Francisco. In celebration of the road's centennial, drivers are setting out from each of its endpoints, eventually meeting up in Kearney Nebraska. On Sunday, the drivers traveling from San Francisco make a lunch stop at the Banta Inn. Then, sometime between 1 and 3 p.m., this parade of antique vehicles will drive through the Miracle Mile on their way to Sacramento. Come and see.