April 2014 — Hello Spring
● By Enjoy Magazine
Photo by Betsy Erickson, www.capturethestory.com
Cyclists meander along the Sacramento River Trail, youngsters run the bases at Tiger Field, gardeners tuck tiny plants into fresh beds of dirt. Take a deep breath of that cool, crisp air and savor the feeling—it’s springtime in the North State.
It’s a lovely time to wind your way over to Trinity County and check out The Art Shop in Hayfork. A combination gallery, silkscreen shop, studio space and community art center, it’s helping to pioneer an art scene in this mountain town.
Do you ever wish you could step back in time? Well, now is your chance. The 36th annual Louderback’s Black Powder Club Rendezvous is planned for mid-April near Red Bluff, and spectators will enjoy a bit of America’s frontier history. Competitions, camaraderie and old-fashioned camping are the order of the day.
Sometimes a snuggle from your favorite pet is all you need to wash the blues away, and that’s the philosophy behind Prescription Pets: The connection between human and animal is powerfully healing. This group brings animal-assisted therapy to the North State, and the response has been overwhelming. We’ll tell you more about it.
Rodeo season is in full swing, and rodeo cowboys are in a class of their own in the sports world. The Justin Sports Medicine Team is often the only healthcare these cowboys get, and it’s free to them at elite rodeos. Find out more about what makes this team tick.
April is also the month we celebrate The Week of the Young Child, which includes a number of fun, educational activities for families. There are plenty of ways to get involved—read on for more details.
Celebrate sweet spring!