You’ll want to get outside and enjoy our beautiful weather this weekend – as always, the Effie Yeaw Nature Center has some fabulous (and free) weekend activities going on. Your little kiddos can try their hand at Fly Fishing with the Department of Fish & Wildlife, join Sac State as they host a family fun day, or attend Sutter;s Health and Wellness Festival at Fairytale Town. Whatever you decide to do, you are sure have a wonderful time!
4/12-4/14 – Alice in Wonderland at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center -Join for a revamped version of the classic Lewis Carol story featuring all of your favorite characters!
When Alice falls down the rabbit hole, she finds herself in a land of fantasy and confusion. Lost and unable to find her way back home, she encounters many odd characters who attempt to provide her with good advice: the mischievious Cheshire Cat, the unamused Catapillar, the kooky Mad Hatter & March Hare, all finally leading her to the Queen of Hearts.
Will Alice untimately turn to the King of Hearts in order to find her way home, or will she succumb to the madness of Wonderland?
4/13 – Sutter Children’s Wellness Festival at Fairytale Town -Enjoy fun games, gardening and nutrition workshops, height and weight checks, and more at this free celebration of active and healthy living. Sutter’s medical personnel will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information on childhood diseases and epidemics like diabetes, obesity, and more.
In addition to the fun learning activities, families can also see a live theater performance in the Children’s Theater (additional cost). Admission to this program is free thanks to a generous grant from Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, and ScholarShare College Savings Plan.
4/13 – Fly Fishing-O-Rama -The California Fly Fishers Unlimited (CFFU), California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and FEC are partnering for this fun-filled family event. Fly Fishing is poetry in motion and participants can become familiar with proper casting techniques that can assist them in catching “The Big One.” After all, a bad day of fishing is still better than a good day at work.
Participants will have the opportunity to swap gear, tie flies, and much more. Activities will include DFW fishing clinics, fly tying, fishing demonstrations, knot tying instruction, streamside ethics and etiquette, water safety, fly and bug selection, a swap meet for fishing equipment, fishing games, and face painting.
4/13 – Painting Lessons for Children at East Sac Mercantile – Children will learn how to use the brush to create pieces of art. Presented by Adventures in Painting and East Sac Mercantile.
4/13 – Sun Seekers at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Some have scaly skin, some have slimy skin, some have legs, some don’t. Can you guess what they are? Join and meet one of these cold blooded critters up close!
4/14 – Under the Oaks at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Effie Yeaw’s mighty oak trees provide food and shelter for many animals and insects. Learn the how to identify different varieties of oak trees in the Nature Preserve and who might be living in them.
4/14 – Zoo Zoom – Are you as fast as a hare or as slow as a tortoise? Find out at the 33rd Annual ZooZoom, which benefits the Sacramento Zoo. There are options for everyone from a 5K run/walk (3.1 miles) to a 10K run (6.2 miles). The 5K run/walk and 10K run will lead participants through beautiful Land Park and finish near the back entrance to the Zoo.
Children participants can also help support their school by entering the 5K and/or the Saucony “Run For Good” kids fun runs. All children, ages 4-12, that enter fun runs will receive a special shirt, race number 1, and a finish medal! Separate fun runs by age group.
4/14 – It’s Magic! Presented by Three Stages at Folsom College – A lineup of some of the world’s top professional magicians returns to Three Stages, following a sold-out performance last season. The show, produced by Milt Larson (founder of Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle), has delighted magic enthusiasts of all ages for more than five decades.
4/13 – Sac State Sunday Funday – A new, Family Funday Sunday is the centerpiece of a dramatically expanded Festival of the Arts at Sacramento State. The College of Arts and Letters has lined up events for the entire family on that day, including a Kids’ Zone that will be located on the Main Quad at the north end of campus, offering a bounce house, free ice cream, and many other child-oriented attractions.
Sacto MoFo will be on hand with vendors such as Krush Burgers and Chando’s Tacos. The University’s Ceramics Guild will offer demonstrations of making items from clay on a ceramics wheel. Adults and older children will have the chance to try it themselves. Visitors to Mendocino Hall will be able to use the sound studio to record themselves and listen back to the results.