Weekend Family Fun For September 14-16th

9/14 – Movie in Fremont Park: Ghostbusters -CADA and Friends of Fremont Park will be hosting “Movie in Fremont Park” with a showing of Ghostbusters at dusk. Come early to enjoy all the pre-movie activities and fun! There will be live music by Hero’s Last Mission. hair coloring by Super Cuts, plus henna & face painting for kids.. Krush Burger food truck will be on-site for your movie and pre-movie food needs, as well as a popcorn vendor.

The Sacramento Ghostbusters and their Ecto-Truck will be on-site collecting costumes for children in need! Costumes can be anything from a full child’s costume, a mask, or even dress up accessories. Each donation will enter you in a raffle for the chance to win prizes such as gift cards and tickets to the “Days of Terror” Sacramento Horror Convention.

9/15 – Red Panda Day at the Sacramento Zoo – Join for an interactive and educational event developed to raise awareness about
Red Panda conservation. Kids (and adults too) can become “Red Panda Rangers”
after stopping at the various Red Panda stations and completing the panda
activities. If you became a ranger last year, complete this year’s activities to
become a “Junior Forest Guardian!” New this year, a silent auction will be held,
so stop by to bid on Red Panda themed artwork, décor, and other
keepsakes.

9/15 – Abalone Necklace Making at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Join the Nature Center in the replica Nisenan Maidu village to polish your own
abalone shell piece for a necklace. Children will need assistance from an adult.

9/15 – Hands-on History at Sutter’s Fort – Before gold was discovered in 1848, John Sutter had initially envisioned an agricultural empire and had amassed 10,000 cows; 5,000 sheep; more than 2,500 horse and mules; and produced an amazing 50,000 bushels of wheat harvest. Then, just when he was ready to reap the rewards of his hard work, the Gold Rush derailed his plans. His land was overrun by gold seekers, his crops were trampled or neglected, and his livestock stolen or chased away. Sutter’s diligence eventually prevailed and his dreams of an agricultural bounty were realized.

During this Hands on History: The Real Gold in California event, visitors at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will participate in corn shucking contests, threshing, winnowing, and grinding wheat. Fort visitors can also watch demonstrations of goat milking, spinning and weaving wool, and property branding.

9/15 – Annual Chicken Festival at Village of Fair Oaks – The 7th Annual Chicken Festival is back with a little something for everone. The
Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is a celebration of Fair Oaks’ rural history, present
village atmosphere, and of course some of the first residents: the local
chickens. This Festival includes a variety of crafts, food vendors, microbrew
tasting, carnival games, live music, and much more.

9/16 – Summer Splash Carnival at the Natomas Racquet Club – Think fun, think sun, think pool, think cool, because it’s the Second Annual
Summer Splash. Summer Splash is a family-friendly event with unlimited swimming,
carnival games, music, entertainment, arts and crafts, water slides, fitness
challenge, and outdoor laser tag. This fun-filled event is geared toward
elementary school children. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the
event.

9/16 – Last weekend to see Alice in Wonderland at the Sutter Street Theater Alice in Wonderland returns for its fourth visit to the stage of Sutter
Street Theatre. Previous productions have filled the house and received Elly
nominations and awards of excellence. Alice in Wonderland will
be performed by only four actors including, Brady Tait, reprising his roles as
five different characters. Hannah Hurst is also reprising her role as the very
curious Alice. The production is directed and the set designed by award winning
designer Mike Jimena. This production will delight all ages as we are introduced
to Alice and then follow Alice’s dream of Wonderland, or is it a dream? This
show will feature the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Crow,
the Mad Hatter, and of course the Queen of Hearts. Will Alice escape from the
Queen of Hearts without her losing her head? You know the ending but it is still
an adventure that will bring you an escape from reality.

9/16 -Free Family Concert Series with the Camelia Symphony Orchestra – Camellia Symphony Orchestra will once again present its very popular Free Family
Concert Series with its Instrument petting zoo. This year, the family concerts
will also include a visual art element presented by I Can Do That! (formerly
Very Special Arts) who will offer “funshops” for children to create art related
to the musical experience. Leading the orchestra for this season’s concert
series will be CSO’s new music director and conductor, Dr. Christian Baldini.

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