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Weekend Family Fun

February 15, 2013

There is something for just about everyone this weekend. Enjoy Sunday afternoon crafts at the Crocker, President’s Day at Fairytale Town, Black History Month showings of family-friendly movies, discount admission to a performance of Anastasia Krupnik, and more. Have a great weekend everyone!

2/16 – Heroes! Family Concert – Who is your hero? An astronaut, a sports star, an action figure? Or how about someone you know like a teacher, a friend, or a family member?

The popular Target Family Concert returns to dazzle your ears and touch your heart in this kid-friendly and fun extravaganza. Come on an exciting musical journey as the Sacramento Philharmonic explores the world of heroes, past and present, real and make believe. Featured will be Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, a work dedicated to our great American president, Abraham Lincoln. You’ll also hear pieces such as the Superman March, selections from Apollo 13, Armed Forces Salute, and so much more! Children of all ages will be sure to smile with delight as they listen to great music and learn all about the instruments of the symphony orchestra. Who knows, maybe a hero will pay everyone a surprise visit right there on the stage!

Come early for all the fun activities in the lobby:Meet special Heroes from our Sacramento community; create your own Heroic comic strips and other art work; hear compelling stories of real life Heroes; honor our local men and women in uniform; learn about Abraham Lincoln and American history; visit with a Superhero.

2/16 – Family Activity: Owl Be Seeing You at the Effie Yeaw Naure Center -Uncover the mysteries of owls: what they eat, where they sleep, how they find food, and more. Get a close-up look at the Nature Center’s newest resident Echo, the great horned owl.

2/16 – Climbaroo Dance Party – Climbaroo Indoor Play Center in Natomas is excited to announce their first Club Roo Dance Party. This dance party is designed specifically for children ages 9-14. Climbaroo will be pulling up the play mats, cranking up the music, and dancing the night away with line dances, conga lines, a limbo contest, and lots more fun under the DJ lights.

2/16 – Hands On History at Sutter’s Fort – Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun Hands on History activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special Hands on History: By Land and By Sea event. Through exciting demonstrations and fun hands-on activities, docents will help Fort visitors understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California—by land or by sea—while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys.

As an event highlight, the Mexican-American war fife and drum corps will be visiting Sutter’s Fort SHP to take part in special activities that include a visually-exciting flag raising ceremony, marching demonstrations, and more. Multiple hands-on activities await Fort visitors as they will help pack a wagon or trunk, make choices about what to bring along for their “journey of a lifetime,” learn how to use a nautical compass, hoist a laden barrel, weave rope and simple knots, create maps with available resources, and even join the Navy and receive pay in Stonington Bank $2 bills.

2/18 – President’s Day at Fairytale Town – Fairytale Town will be open on Presidents’ Day! 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!

2/17 – Black History Month Film Series: “Ruby Bridges” & “Polly” – During Black History Month 2013, the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) and The Black Group (tbg) will present old school afternoons at the movies, complete with popcorn and peanuts. This event in the film series will feature films two family-friendly movies for young children and the young at heart entitled: Ruby Bridges (90 min.) and Polly.

Ruby Bridges (1998) protrays the true story of an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Polly, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, is a musical adaptation of the book Pollyanna set in the 1950s in which an African-American orphan tries to use gladness to unite the people in a small southern town.

2/17 – Sunday Crafternoon at the Crocker Art Museum – Make simple crafts that celebrate the season while enjoying warm drinks and sweet treats at this gathering for all ages. This class takes place every third Sunday of the month. Register in advance by logging in online, by phone, or the Museum Admission Desk.

Thru 2/17 – Anastasia Krupnik – Don’t miss Anastasia Krupnik, adapted by Meryl Friedman and based on the story by Lois Lowry. This opinionated and imaginative 10-year-old gives you an outrageously funny perspective on finding herself.

And here’s a special offer for our readers: : This Saturday February 16th we are offering buy one adult get 1 kid ticket free for our 1pm and 4pm performance of Anastasia Krupnik. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Please mention “sacramento kids” to redeem offer! Call the Box Office to reserve. (916)443-5300

Thru 2/18 – Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream – Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths.

Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to your hometown.

2/18 – Cub Scout Academics: Astronomy – Space is the place to explore for the Astronomy belt loop and academic pin! During this fun activity, Cubs and Webelos will visit the planetarium for a star show to learn about the planets, moons, and other objects of our Solar System, learn to locate constellations and then follow the life cycle of a star, and discuss how to safely observe the cosmos and use this knowledge in their own backyards.

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