Saturday Dec 21st
Dinner and Entertainment from 4pm to 8pm -At Sun City Civic Association
26850 Sun City Blvd, Sun City ·
The Entertainment is free and Open to all. from 6pm to 8pm.
Doors won t Open tillpm at Webb Hall Prior the to Entertainment there is Full turkey dinner with all the trimmings appetizers and desert. " SOLD OUT
Yes, Sun City Civic Association sold out for the Christmas Dinner by November 29th. mainly to our local resident here at the Core. Farrell says it is so nice to see the interest for this special Christmas event from our local resident.She has about 10 or more local performers lined up for you. It will be a night of fun full of Holiday Spirit.
On Christmas Day Nicole Farrell is providing Music and Karaoke to Menifee Christmas Dinner which is an other yearly event at Marion Ashley Community Center 25625 Briggs rd, Menifee, California 92585 to bring cheers to the elderly and people without someone to share Christmas with, it is Free and Open to all. look them up on Facebook under Menifee Christmas Dinner. They are always in need of volunteers.
Nicole Farrell: French Connection Entertainment can be found at Menifee Lakes Country Club on Monday Night Karaoke from 5 to 9 PM She also performs at several Retirement and Nursing Homes facilities and private parties. Call 760 807 4300 for more Information.
At this time of year we get caught up in the midst of madness of shopping, travel plans, and attending events. It's so easy to lose sight of the true spirit of the holiday. Giving. Not gift giving but giving of our time to help those in less fortunate situations. So many will go without Christmas. But not this year! Menifee has many different opportunities for each one of us to do something to make a difference. A difference in someone's day and possibly even a difference in their lives.
In 2010 The Menifee Christmas Dinner was created. It was founded by a group of volunteers in the community that wanted to teach the true spirit of giving during Christmas. Every year since, they have helped the elderly, new members to the community, homeless, family's with spouses who are deployed, and many others who are struggling financially throughout the city to have a warm meal on Christmas Day and toys for their children. Some of the amazing things Menifee Christmas Dinner does is hold toy drives on Haun Road across from the Countryside Marketplace, food drives which are held at Ralphs and Albertsons, delivering hot meals to elderly and homeless, and opening their doors on Christmas Day for families throughout the community that are in need. They also have an "Adopt-a-Family" for Christmas program. Your family could help bring Christmas back to another family. Fifty families will be brought Christmas from gifts to a meal and everything in between. Everything is volunteer based and they need you. Volunteers can assist in any of the toy and/or food drives, set up on Christmas Eve Day, delivering meals on Christmas Day, and helping out with activities that they provide for the children of the families that come in on Christmas.
If you know of a family that is in need please send an email with a brief statement of why you are recommending them, their contact information, and your contact information. Every one of those families will be called and invited to Christmas Dinner. Menifee Christmas Dinner will be held on December 25th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Marion Ashley Community Center. Leftover toys after the event will be donated to Loma Linda hospital in honor of Allison Ross, a local Menifee child who lost her battle with an illness 19 years ago. If you have ever wanted to give back and show your children how to help those that don't always get to have a Christmas then they are in great need of your time and your hearts. Donations can also be left at the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. We have watched Menifee pull together many times before with so many helping each other. Let Christmas 2013 be record-breaking for the amount of us who volunteer to make this the most successful one yet! Special thanks to Jimmy Canales for working with the community and helping us bring this to light. Let no family be alone, cold, or hungry. Together we can help everyone in our community have Christmas.
· Toy Drives: (Volunteer two hour shifts) 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
· December 14, 2013 (Saturday), December 15, 2013 (Sunday)
· December 21, 2013 (Saturday), December 22, 2013 (Sunday)
· Food Drives: (Volunteer an hour and a half shifts)
· Ralphs (Antelope/Newport) 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. or Albertsons 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
· December 10, 11, 12 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
· December 17, 18, 19 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
· Menifee Christmas Dinner (Facebook page) for updates and information or (951) 852-1668
· Menifee Buzz (Facebook page) or www.menifeebuzz.com for fliers and info on how to volunteer
· Marion Ashley Community Center 25625 Briggs Road Menifee, CA 92585
· Menifee Valley Community Cupboard 26944 Cherry Hills Blvd. Menifee, CA 92586
What an amazing 8 weeks it’s been to see these Moms make not just a physical transformation but also a mindset shift to improve their lives and Get stronger. It’s never easy to make a change, but by taking it one day at a time, relying on their accountable partner and most importantly – by SHOWING UP, transformations happen. What’s even more gratifying is to see them continue to workout and bond and strive to make the right eating choices after the program is over.
Fun night to recognize each one’s accomplishments and especially to have their husbands present and to also recognize their support during this Makeover! You’re STRONGER than you realize! Way to push, endure and fight through the excuses and make it happen Ladies.
Our Next Makeover starts Jan 13, 2014. Registration is currently open. Call us at 951-301-4499 to sign-up.
Tooth decay, usually referred to as “cavities,” starts in the enamel, the outer protective layer of the tooth. In some people, especially older adults, the gums pull away from the tooth and expose the tooth root. Decay can occur here as well.
The good news is that because of recent scientific advancements, tooth decay sometimes can be stopped. Good dental hygiene is the first step in pre- venting tooth decay. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste and clean between your teeth once a day with floss or an interdental cleaner.
Whenever possible, drink water that contains fluoride as a way to strengthen your enamel. Limit snacking and sipping on drinks high in sugar or acids. Con- sider having your dentist place sealants, a protective coating, on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These will cover the pits and grooves there and help eliminate places for bacteria to collect.
More and more products are becoming avail- able to help treat and prevent tooth decay. Why wait for a cavity to develop? Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and a thorough examination, as well as to stay on top of these new techniques to improve your oral health.
Teaching my kids how to eat healthy, involving them in learning how to make healthy dishes and making health a priority in my home is one of the most rewarding feelings as a Mother.
I know that I am helping my kids fight disease and setting them up for a future of disease free living. Not only that, but they will make health a priority for the rest of their lives and pass this on to future generations.
It wasn't always like this though, I was raised on hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Mom hated vegetables, Grandpa hated broccoli and Dad didn't think a meal was a meal without meat and potatoes. This is how I grew up, so this is what I passed on to my children.
It wasn't until I decided for myself that I didn't want to be fat, depressed and in pain anymore and needed to make a change. I educated myself about what good nutrition was, I explored nutrition as a way to help my children with ADHD and Asperger's. I got support to make the changes I needed to make.
It wasn't easy the kids were used to cereal, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese and microwaved tater tots. I was guilty of drive thru fast food, pizza (still enjoy every once in awhile), so when I decided that they would eat more greens and whole foods, no more processed foods it was quite the challenge! However, I knew that the changes were worth the effort and in the long run be beneficial to them and me.
Why Is Important to Continue The Battle and Feed Your Children Healthy?
You only get one body your entire life and the National life expectancy average is 78.7 years. We have been taught that we are meant to grow old and live in pain and suffer. This just isn't the case, I have met 70 year old marathon runners and seen 93 year old Yoginis. These people have made health a priority and their vibrancy and energy shows because of it. I want this for my kids...heck I want that for myself!
Our kids are in the middle of a health crisis and 17% of our children are obese. Why does this matter? First this number is tripled from just "one generation ago" and obese children make obese adults. Obesity leads to many more deadly health problems. See Below:
· Obesity is common, serious and costly More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.
· Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
· The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
When our kids eat healthy, meaning no food dyes, whole foods, home cooked meals, they become more well behaved, easier to handle, more joyful, have less melt-downs, more focused, sleep better, you can manage their Asthma and Allergies better. I could go on and on about the benefits of changing your child's diet, but you should give it a try and see for yourself.
What Can You Do To Have Them Begging For More Vegetables!
1. Sneak Them Into Their Smoothies
This is one of the easiest ways to start. Spinach blends up nicely and pairs well with blueberries and strawberries the kids don't even know it is in there. Secret ninja tip: Don't let them see you put it in there, and if they do taste it at first, start with less of the Spinach and more fruit. I find that banana sweetens the smoothies and you can even add a bit of stevia if your child has a sweet tooth.
2. Let Them Help
It has been proven that children who help prepare the food are more likely to eat it. It doesn't have to be something fancy, it can simply be peeling the cucumbers, or carrots. Recently my just turned 7 year old helped me pick the tomatoes from the garden and make and can home made spaghetti sauce.
3. Get Creative and Make It FUN!
Recently I purchased a spiral vegetable slicer and we have had so much fun! My kids were eating raw zucchini and sweet potatoes, running around the house yelling, "I love zucchini!" Music to this Mom's ears! Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. We baked curly sweet potato fries and had zucchini noodles in our home made vegetable soup, all of which they participated in making. (Yes, these are the same kids who only ate microwaved chicken nuggets).
4. Grow a Vegetable Garden Together
You can grow a vegetable garden whether you have a large amount of space or a small balcony. This is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to spend time together and teach your kids about eating whole foods. My kids will eat the sugar snaps peas right off the plant. The best part is the vegetables and fruit you grow on your own are more nutritious and can be 100% pesticide free and grown with love. You can even can and freeze the excess and it helps to cut down on the family food budget as well.
Jennifer Lewis is a certified Holistic Health Coach and is passionate about teaching, inspiring, supporting and encouraging families to raise happy and healthy children. A Speaker, an Author and a Coach, you will find her sharing her passion with others or at home homeschooling her four kids on their little slice of sustainable heaven. You can find her at NourishTheGift.com and get your free copy of her e-book “Nourish The Gift, a practical and spiritual guide to health and happiness for your child with ADHD and/Autism”