Weekend Family Fun

The big event this weekend is the National Danish Performance Team, Zoom at the Memorial Auditorium or, take in a Kings basketball game, a plant walk at the Nature Center, an “art of parenting” class at the Crocker, and much more!

1/12 – Family Activity: Plant Walk at the Nature Center -Sedges have edges, rushes are round, come discover what plants can be found! Join a naturalist to explore the gardens and trails to learn the varieties and traditional uses of native plants.

Fairytale Town 1/12 – E-Waste Collection at Fairytale Town -Support Fairytale Town and rid your home of e-waste for the New Year! We want your old televisions, monitors, laptops, computers, printers, scanners and more! The e-waste collection event will be hosted in a drive-thru format set up in the overflow parking lot located behind Fairytale Town off of 15th avenue. To help make it easy to participate, we will have volunteers available to unload items from your car, so you don’t have to! Click here for a complete list of acceptable/non-acceptable items. All items collected will be recycled appropriately.  Proceeds from the event benefit nonprofit Fairytale Town. Special thanks to YNot Recycle.

1/12 – Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat at the Sleep Train Arena

The Art of Parenting at the Crocker1/12 – The Art of Parenting at the Crocker Art museum – Learn the art of storytelling and how to establish (or add to) a family
tradition in a special workshop led by educator, storyteller, and grandmother Mary McGrath. Warm up with classic folk tales, learn how to tell stories based on visual images, and learn how to tell stories from real life in a way that is meaningful to children.

Zoom Danish Dance Team1/12 – Zoom: National Danish Performance Team – The National Danish Performance Team is visiting Sacramento on their World Tour with their new show Zoom. The performance combines a variety of modern rhythmic gymnastics, dance, cheer, artistic vaulting, tumbling, and high-energy acrobatics. The show displays gymnastics when it is best, and it is world-known for it. The skillful athletes radiate energy, enthusiasm, presence, and commitment during their performance comprising various routines changing in genres and contents—from movements in a rapid pace to insistent, humorous and classical, graceful movements. The performance is supported by many colorful costumes, the choice of music, and expressions.

The goal of the team is to encourage active lifestyles, to promote sports for all, and to encourage an international understanding. The team contributes to and encourages exercise, cheerfulness, and intercultural understanding in the world. Through the show
they will entertain and inspire to an active lifestyle and strengthen healthy living.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center1/13 – Family Activity: Adult to Egg at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Learn about some of the amazing growth and changes that happens in the life-cycle of plants and critters in the Sacramento area. Join a Naturalist in activities to figure out what kind of changes happen in each cycle. Meet a resident critter and learn about its own very special life-cycle. All ages are welcome.

Downtown Ice RinkThrough January 21 – Downtown Ice Rink – Sacramento’s original outdoor ice rink celebrates its 21st season! The 7,000 sq.
ft. rink is open seven days a week. Located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at St. Rose of Lima Park at 7th & K streets, the rink is the perfect holiday experience. It’s just a short stroll from light rail, Old Sacramento, the State Capital, restaurants and the downtown plaza.


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