Weekend Family Fun

This weekend you can catch the fall colors at the Nature Center, see a performance of the Jungle Book, investigate insects at the Discovery Museum, enjoy one last Harvest Festival and celebrate 100 years of Disney characters with Disney on Ice!

11/1-4 – Disney on Ice – Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic! You’ll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and many of the Disney Princesses. Be thrilled by exciting moments from The Lion King,
Mulan, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Toy Story films in a skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments you’ll remember forever.

11/3 – Our Day Outside at the Placer Nature Center –  Can you stalk like a bobcat, hop like a rabbit? Let’s move our bodies and play animal poetry. Come for a nature walk with animals in mind.   Snacks.  This FREE Event is brought to you by WarmLine Family Resource Center and is for children ages 0-5 and their siblings.Please register by calling WarmLineFRC (916)-632-2100 or warmline@warmlinefrc.org; 10am to 12 noon, Placer Nature Center, 3700 Christian Valley Rd., Auburn 95602

11/3 – Disney’s The Jungle Book, Kids – Musical Mayhem Productions, in conjunction with Florence Markofer Elementary School, presents Disney’s The Jungle Book, Kids. The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.

Specially adapted from the beloved film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” With colorful characters and that toe-tapping jungle rhythm, this one is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for audiences of all ages. Come enjoy a fun and affordable musical theatre family night out!

11/3 – Celebrate Francie at Fairytale Town – Join and celebrate local children’s entertainer Francie Dillon! Francie is an award-winning Sacramento entertainer, and has brought great joy and inspirational energy to children and adults for more than 20 years. As a writer, recorder, and performer, her stories and songs have earned her national acclaim. In Sacramento she is the voice of Fairytale Town and her talents are well-known, especially among local families.

The evening will feature Sacramento food trucks, children’s entertainment, and the music of The Jazz Report and Mumbo Gumbo. Sponsorships and donations are greatly appreciated.

11/3 – Dia de los Muertos at the Sacramento History Museum -The events celebrate the annual “Day of the Dead” traditions—a national holiday in Mexico that is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.

This is a wonderful chance to participate in hands-on workshops and attend special activities to learn more about this cultural tradition that is celebrated in cities around the world. Also be sure to mark your calendar to attend the Altar and Velacion Ceremony, the Altar Installation, and the spectacular Procession and Azteca Dance performances; these cultural traditions and celebrations are not to be missed!

11/3 – Step Up for Down Syndrome – Join the Down Syndrome Information Alliance as it celebrates its 8th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk! With its previous success of more than 1,000 people in 2011, the walk brings in families as well as local school groups, churches, community organizations, and professionals. This event provides opportunities to network, socialize, and most importantly, educate the public about what the community has to offer children and adults with special needs; and what these children and adults have to offer our community!

11/3 – Family Activity: Beneath Our Feet at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center -As the nights grow longer and cooler, burrow-dwelling rabbits, squirrels, and skunks are nestled safely in underground shelters. View “biofacts” like pelts and skulls from these animals and learn how earth dwellers survive.

All ages welcome.

11/3 – Healthy Kids Day – Join for health information, free screenings, and to apply for free and low-cost insurance and nutrition programs for adults and children. Programs include Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, CalFresh (formerly food stamps), and new information on the Affordable Care Act.

To apply, please bring proof of address (SMUD or PG&E bill), proof of income (recent pay stubs for 1 month), proof of birth for each child or proof of pregnancy (note from your clinic or doctor), a social security card for children, proof of resources & expenses (rent/mortgage, utilities, bank statements) for CalFresh and Adult Medi-Cal.  This will be featuring free Tdap shots and Flu shots; please call ahead to see if you qualify.

11/3 – Fall Arts Festival – Peregrine School celebrates the arts with a free show and festival at its elementary school in south Davis. Live music by Tha Dirt Feelin, a Caveman Variety Show, a Day of the Dead altar, and a student art display highlight the diversity and depth of the school’s active arts program.

Ticketed art activities for kids—including chalk art, craft-making, and face painting—will be available. Hoppy Brewing Co. beer and La Esperanza Mexican sweets for sale round out the event.

11/3 – Harvest Festival -Come out to enjoy huge Twister, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin blasters, pumpkins stencil, foam bookmarks, corn husk dolls, and more. Togos, Squeeze Inn, and Smoothie Patrol will have food trucks on site. there will also be face painting, temporary tattoos, hair decorating, a cake walk, a pumpkin patch, bubble blowing, a “guess the weight” booth for a huge pumpkin, a book fair, a costume parade, and a raffle.

11/3-4 – Insect Investigations at the Discovery Museum – Get close up and learn about our favorite invertebrate—the insect! There are over 900,000 species of insects in the world, making up 80% of all living creatures. The Museum’s classroom is overflowing with critter fun. Posters, displays, and preserved specimens are available for this weekend only! To add more science to the day, there will be robotic insects,or hexbugs, available for children to race and compete against one another. The kids will craft a pencil critter to take home as a souvenir.

11/4 – Family Activity: Fall Colors at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Create colorful fall art by making a leaf rubbing for each of the leaf shapes found in the village area of the Nature Center. Learning each leaf is the key to identifying the many trees found in this area.  All ages welcome.

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