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June 2015 - Adventures Ahead

05/22/2015 09:15AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note

June 2015
Cover photo by Stephanie Deveau, 2014 cover contest winner

Summer’s promise is upon us, with sunshine-soaked days and warm, starry nights. Floating on the lake, sinking your teeth into a tender slice of watermelon, squeezing your own fresh lemonade—some say this is the sweetest time of the year.

The final school bell is poised to ring soon, but when the inevitable refrains of “I’m bored” echo through your home, don’t panic—we’ve assembled a diverse list of activities and destinations to keep kids engaged over the summer. We’ll also share stories from some big-hearted youth who devote their time to making our community a brighter place through volunteering. Where can you fit in?

A penny saved is… not a whole lot, but put hundreds of thousands of them together, and you’ve got a pretty impressive donation. The late Alvin Ehrhardt started collecting pennies a decade ago, and the “Al’s Pennies” effort continues today, much to the delight of the benefiting charity. And speaking of selflessness, we’ll tell you more about the Hammond Ranch Fire Station, where heroes-in-training learn the art of firefighting.

In honor of Father’s Day, pull Dad away from the barbecue and the lawn tools and take him on an adventure. The Pioneer Bridge in Siskiyou County is an idyllic destination for a picnic or some amateur photography, or a jaunt to downtown Red Bluff will reward you with specialty shops and great places to eat. If your special guy enjoys outdoor adventures, take advantage of a free ranger-led kayaking tour on Whiskeytown Lake, or plan a camping trip to Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort, where the scenery is breathtaking and the activities are plentiful. Stretch the celebration out even further by making a weekly date at the Summer Serenade Concert Series, the Market Street Faire or Enjoy Movies in the Park.

Don’t forget to stop by Enjoy the Store in Redding or Red Bluff and pick up a gift crate filled with treats individually selected for the delightful dad or the new graduate in your life. We’ll even wrap it for you!

Happy Father’s Day, and enjoy!