Weekend Family Fun

Watch the animals open up their Valentine gifts at the Sacramento Zoo, watch the Kings beat the Utah Jazz, learn how to make Sugar Skulls, or study the Pipeline Swallowtale Butterfly at the Nature Center.  Check out what else is happening this weekend:

2/8 – Families in the Kitchen at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op – Cooking as a family is one of the best ways to connect with children, teach them valuable life skills, and put them on the path to good health. But getting the kids involved can seem a little daunting. Join Shankari Easwaran as she shares some of her favorite recipes and techniques for sharing time and tasks in the kitchen. The instructor and guests will prepare the menu together and then enjoy the dishes made: rice pilaf with veggies, chicken tortilla soup, mini turkey meatballs, and apple crisp for dessert.

2/9 – Drop, Yak, Splat! Museum Fun for Families – Each month a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity. This drop-in program is for families with children ages 5-12. This program takes place the 2nd Saturday of each month.

kingsvsjazz_640x480_category2/9 – Sacramento Kings vs. Utah Jazz at Sleep Train Arena – The Sacramento Kings take on the Utah Jazz in this basketball game.

2/9 – Kids Crafting: Sugar Skull & Sacred Heart Activity – As part of the Rob-O Sugar Skull Art Exhibit, kids and adults can enjoy the
crafting of sugar skulls and sacred hearts in honor of loved ones.

butterlfy_category2/9 – Family Activity: Pipeline Swallowtale – at the always free Effie Yeaw Nature Center.  Come learn about this beautiful butterfly and its amazing life cycle. Then take a hike with a naturalist to discover the butterfly’s Pinevine plant host with its unique blossoms.

5K & 10K for women and girls2/10 – Girls on the Go: 5K & 10K for women and girls – Ladies, start your engines! Put your pedals to the metal and join more than a thousand like-minded girls for Girls on the Go, a 5K/10K run/walk. Girls on the Go is every girl’s chance to commune with mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmas, and friends in a run, walk, jog, or samba to the finish line. This is not just any race; this race is a celebration of women of all ages and fitness levels. The finish line includes a girlicous medal, stylish t-shirt, festival, and so much girl time fun!

chimp_and_heart_(7)_category2/10 – I Heart the Sacramento Zoo – Bring your Valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features Valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks, and activity tables—all included with general

Looking for the purrr-fect one-of-a-kind, gift for Valentine’s Day? Check out the Sacramento Zoo’s Zoo Parent Package. This fundraising program makes it easy to show your support for the Zoo as well as provide a unique opportunity to give a gift your loved one will never forget. The Zoo Parent program enables the Zoo Parent to learn more about the Sacramento Zoo’s diverse animal collection and to support the Zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts. To order your Valentine’s Day gift visit the “Official Website” and click on “Get Involved”.

vday_love_bugs_category2/10 – Mommy & Me Valentine Crafts at HelloXOXO in Midtown – What better way to get ready for Valentine’s Day than to spend some quality
crafting time together? This afternoon of fun includes adorable pom pom love bugs and a super cute fabric wreath. Bring your little ones and have a great Sunday crafting and bonding

MLK Day at Fairytale Town2/11 – Lincoln’s Birthday at Fairytale Town – Fairytale Town will be open on Lincoln’s Birthday! Bring the kids for a day of fun. Fairytale Town offers children and families a safe place to imagine, play, and learn. With 25 playsets based on nursery rhymes and fairytales, a friendly
flock of farm animals, two performing arts stages and several gardens, learning has never been more fun!


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