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 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.