Things to do with dad this weekend

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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Sunday marks the annual day we set aside to pay homage to dads everywhere by taking him to lunch, treating him to a round of golf or simply leaving him alone with his remote control.

In case you are at a standstill and don’t know what to do with dad this weekend, here is a list of suggestions:

Go run with dad

Zealous Event Management will hold a Father’s Day 5K Run for Families, benefitting the Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center, in Roseville on Sunday.

The Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center is a homeless center, one of two in the region, that allows fathers to remain with their families when they become homeless, according to Jessica Fuentes of Zealous Event Management.

“They are really just about keeping the families together,” Fuentes said.

 Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race will kick off at 9 a.m. at Sculpture Park, 350 N. Sunrise Ave. Sunday morning.

The 5-kilometer race will be an out-and-back course along the Miner’s Ravine Trail and the top-three participants in each age group will receive medals.

Jogging strollers will be allowed on the course with the runners and walkers. Children that will be held or pushed in strollers don’t have to register and there is no cost for children that do not want a T-shirt or to be timed, Fuentes said.

“There are a lot of families and kids,” she said. “All of the kids, even if they don’t register, will get participant ribbons.”

Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Get dad a burger

The Counter at the Fountains at Roseville will be giving away a free hamburger to dads with their special BFD (Burger for Dad) offer.

The restaurant is known for its 312,000 possible burger combinations and will buy dad his own 1/3-pound burger on Sunday.

Officials said to bring dad into the restaurant and tell the server you want the “BFD.”

The offer is good for one burger per dad and additional or premium toppings are extra, restaurant officials said.

Treat dad to brunch

Several local restaurants will be offering special hours and brunch menus to entice dad.

Crush 29 will be offering a special buffet lunch with unlimited food and mimosas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $19.95 for adults and $10.95 for children. The restaurant will switch to its dinner menu at 2 p.m. with a special “surf and turf” dinner for dad featuring filet mignon with chef’s selection of seafood.

Il Fornaio will be open for Father’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature breakfast specials as well as the regular lunch menu. The restaurant will offer a three-course Taste of Toscana dinner menu for $29.99 along with a Toscana wine flight for $14.99.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse will open its doors three hours earlier than normal to serve up some prime-aged steaks for dad. The restaurant will be open from 1 to 9 p.m.

McCormick & Schmick’s at the Fountains will celebrate Father’s Day all weekend with a special mixed grill for dad featuring filet medallion, grilled salmon, crab cake and chocolate creme brulee for $29.95. The restaurant will also be serving Sunday brunch.

Fats Asia Bistro in Roseville will feature a buffet brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu items will include Alaskan king crab, assorted sushi rolls, Hawaiian baked ham, honey walnut prawn, prime rib and more. The price is $30 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. Children ages 5 and under are free.

Give the gift of golf

There are several public golf courses in Roseville for dad to escape and hit the links.

Timber Creek Golf Course at Sun City Roseville will offer its normal weekend rates for Father’s Day. Rates are $66 from opening until 2 p.m., $45 from 2 to 4 p.m. and $29 from 4 p.m. to closing. All rates include a cart.

Diamond Oaks Golf Course will host the Sacramento Valley Better Ball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The two-person team tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. both days. Entry fees are $50 in addition to normal green fees.

Woodcreek Golf Club will feature a special weekend rate of $45 from sunrise until 2 p.m. Green fees include a cart, 18 holes of golf, range balls and 20 percent off of food and beverages at Legends, Woodcreek’s legendary restaurant.

After 2 p.m., green fees drop to $39 and to $29 after 4 p.m. with the same deal.

“It is going to be a little busy, we have people booking up,” said Jason Penman of Woodcreek Golf Club.

Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin will also feature its normal weekend rates as well as the Saturday and Sunday brunch at the Pyramid Bar & Grill.

Green fees are $49 until 1 p.m., $39 after 1 p.m. and $27 after 3 p.m. Prices include a cart and range balls. Sunday brunch will feature lunch items ala carte ranging from $8 to $14 and include complimentary champagne.

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