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Weekend Family Fun

June 7, 2013

It’s going to be a hot weekend, but don’t let that keep you from having fun!  Visit a Sacramento firehouse, enjoy a concert in the park, dig in the garden at Soil Born Farms or enjoy the air-conditioned indoors learning about rattlesnakes at the Discovery museum.  As usual, there is plenty going on this weekend.  Stay cool!

jack6/6 – 6/16 – Annual Puppet Festival:  Rumpelstiltskin at Fairytale Town – The last of Fairytale Town’s season of playful puppetry! Children and adults can enjoy live puppet show performances inside Fairytale Town’s Children’s Theater.  Puppet show tickets are $1 for members and $2 for nonmembers, in addition to park admission. For more information check out the performance schedule below.

6/7 – Gibson Ranch Star Gazing Party – Are you curious about the universe? Do you want to explore the heavens? Have you ever been a star-gazer? The members of the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society extend an invitation to you to join to view this wonderful universe.

phoebe_category6/8 – Fun on the Farm presented by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op & Soil Born Farms – Participants are invited to join the fun and explore the American River Ranch. Come meet the farm animals, dig in the garden soil,  plant seedlings, have a farm fresh snack, and create something special to take home.

6/8 – Gathering of Honored Elders – Join as the California Indian Museum presents their 36th annual Honored Elders Day. This event is devoted to honoring the Elders who keep the traditions, stories, languages, and culture alive for future generations. Along with Native American dancers, guest speakers, community services organizations, and arts and crafts vendors who will all be on-site, Museum guests will also have the opportunity to meet the esteemed Elders and explore the treasured Museum.

Sac-Fire-Station-Open-Houses-20136/8 – Sacramento Fire Department Open House: Station 16 at 7363 24th Street  – The Sacramento Fire Department will be hosting Fire Station Open Houses on Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm on the dates and locations listed on the flyer, 2013 Open House Schedule. You are invited to bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, and more! To find out where your fire stations are located, click on: Fire Station Map.

endurocross_category6/8 – Geico Endurocross – Endurocross is a mix of supercross, trials, and enduro racing held indoors over off-road riding obstacles, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, and special obstacles, like giant tires and a water hole, featuring some of the best motorcycle riders in the world!

6/8 – Bubbles and Chalk Drawings at the Library – Toddlers and preschoolers are invited to come make a mess with bubbles and chalk. Together with the Franklin Library they’ll explore blowing bubbles with lots of different materials and use their imaginations to make lots of creative chalk drawings.

pig_roast_pic_category6/8 – Pig-a-Palooza – This year’s pig roast fundraiser at the Oak Park Farmers Market will encompass a variety of pig-themed eats and activities. Local chefs will duel it out in a pork cook-off as they compete for the honorable title of “Primo Porker.”   The event will be family friendly, offering interactive children’s activities and discounted child price tickets. There will even be a pig calling contest…details to come! Food will be provided by Feeding Crane Farms, Bledsoe Meats, and other local vendors.

fishfesttitle_category6/8 – The Fish Family Fest – The 2nd annual one-day summer festival features some of best performers in Christian music. You’ll enjoy a day full of music with Brandon Heath, The Afters, For King and Country, Plumb, The Reel, Transparent, and others. It’s six hours of music and fun for the whole family you won’t want to miss.  You’ll also want to check out the delicious food, play area for the kids, and the artist booths.

pops_2013_category6/8 – Pops in the Park:  Mercy Me at Glen Hall Park – Pops in the Park is a series of free evening concerts that raises money for
under-funded neighborhood parks. Sponsorship and advertising dollars, as well as proceeds from the sale of food and beverages at the events, have been used since 1995 to fund the events, enhance neighborhood parks, bring improvements to the neighborhood, and provide youth athletic scholarships.

Living in Sapce6/8 – 6/9 Roses are Red… – Celebrate National Rose Month at the Discovery Museum. This weekend kids make and take scented sachets with lovely floral scents.  Enjoy walking the grounds and see if you find the wild rose that grows around the pond. Your admission includes this activity, the Space Quest! exhibit, a planetarium show (at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older) and a creature feature (at Noon or 2pm for all ages).

Educational rattlesnakes at the Sacramento Effie Yeaw Natuer Center6/9 – Rattlesnakes at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Warm weather is perfect weather for snakes, especially for rattlesnakes along the American River. Learn all about these snakes and their imposters, and how to enjoy the American River and keep your family safe during this season.

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