Weekend Family Fun For July 6-8th

7/7  International Celebration at Fairytale Town – Fairytale Town presents a day of international dance and fun on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage. Enjoy nonstop performances from regional groups performing dances from around the world. Performances feature African drumming and dancing, Scottish highland dancing, ballet folklorico, Japanese minyo dancing, and much more.

7/7  Knock, knock- it’s an Acorn Woodpecker at the Nature Center – Learn about this common bird and its acorn stashing habits. We will view some items to brush up on our woodpecker facts, then walk to find snags used as “larders.” You may want to bring your binoculars (or borrow some from us). All ages welcome.

7/7  Riding the Rails with Mark Twain at the California State Railroad Museum -All aboard as the museum presents “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain.”  Come and enjoy a warm summer evening in Old Sacramento State Historic Park along with Mark Twain, cool refreshments, entertaining live music, and a delightful train ride along the Sacramento River. This leisurely evening will begin inside the historic Eagle Theatre with Mark Twain sharing fascinating stories about his train travels in the West. Mr. Twain will be accompanied by popular Mother Lode fiddler, Dave Rainwater. Afterward, board the Sacramento Southern Railroad for a relaxing train ride with Twain and Rainwater on board to entertain and amuse all! So sit back and enjoy a comfortable coach seat, or watch the passing scenery from an open-air gondola with benches while sipping refreshing lemonade or iced tea as the sun sets over the Sacramento River.

7/7  Family Concert at the Crocker Art Museum – Legendary early childhood educator, author, mother, and grandmother Bev Bos will sing classic favorites, new songs, fingerplays, chants, and sing-along songs. Bos will be accompanied by educator and musician Michael Leeman, author of the parent/teacher resource book Chants, Fingerplays, & Stories.

7/7-8  Fossil Fun for Everyone at the Discovery Museum – Visit the Discovery Museum and learn new stuff about old things. The Blast from the Past exhibit features rocks, fossils, dinosaurs, and crystals. This weekend highlights fossils by digging out a collection not usually on public display. Kids get a hands-on experience with a variety of fossilized specimens. As a souvenir, youngsters design a poster with fossil stamps.
7/8  Critter Up Close at the Nature Center – Meet a couple of small animal residents at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center up close and learn what habitat and food they need to survive.

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