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Weekend Family Fun

June 26, 2013

Phew.  The winter-like weather has passed, and it looks like summer is here again in Sacramento!  You’ll want to check out Fairytale Town’s annual Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy event, or spend some time outside at the Nature Center.  The Crocker Art Museum’s popular Family Fridays returns this Friday night, or have the kids bring their bikes down to the Children’s Museum for some biking fun with Leo.  Whatever you choose, have a wonderful weekend!

6/28 – Family Fridays: Rainbow Day at the Crocker Art Museum – Join other families in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for music, art-making, and good old-fashioned fun. Picnic fare and artfully educational toys will be available for purchase in the courtyard. On Rainbow Day, jump around to colorful, Caribbean music performed by Asheba.

lorax_filmposter_category6/28 – Drive-in Movie: Lorax at the Fulton-El Camino Recreation District – Enjoy an evening swim. Bring a picnic dinner, popcorn, or purchase available concessions, then settle in for the evening to enjoy a screening of The Lorax.  Grass seating will be available, so bring blankets to sit on. Please no glass in the pool area.  Guests will also be able to help choose the next week’s movie.

sacramento-river-cats-logo_W26/28 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Reno Aces – Come out to enjoy a great game of baseball as the Sacramento River Cats take on the Reno Aces. Enjoy the hugely popular Raley Field fireworks, with a show immediately following the game. See the best fireworks show in Northern California all season long!  Also, the first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive a River Cats rally towel. Show up early to make sure you get one.

6/28 – reCreate the Masters at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Join Sacramento Children’s Museum and Miss Cynthia from reCREATE to experience art in a new way. Weekly art projects have been designed using recycled materials. You will reCREATE well-known masterpieces and children’s books.  All materials are provided and the class is included with admission to the Museum

fairytale town 6/29 – Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy at Fairytale Town – Celebrate the classic works of William Shakespeare while enjoying all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream at Fairytale Town’s magical midsummer evening inspired by the popular fairy-themed play. The enchanting evening emceed by Mix 96’s Jennifer Wood features multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an old-time marketplace, and more.  Costumes for the whole family are encouraged. No host food and bar.

girl_with_pizza_category6/29 – Kids and Teens in the Kitchen: Farm Pizza Party at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op – Cooking is a skill that can be developed over a lifetime. Young people get a head start in these fun, hands-on classes, and they get to enjoy the dishes they have made together. Students will learn valuable skills using fresh seasonal ingredients: knife skills, measuring, kitchen math, and working as a team.  In this Farm Pizza Party class, students will harvest fresh veggies from the farm and use them as toppings for their own personal pizza. They will learn to make pizza dough as well as pesto from scratch. Not to mention they will learn where the food comes from.

kidsonbikes_category6/29 – Wheels Day at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Bring your bike, trike, or scooter (and a helmet)! Join Team Leo outside to roll and ride all day. Remember your helmet. Bubbles, music, and a hydration station will be available. No fee to play outside with us. General admission will apply for indoor museum activities

waspoakgalls_category6/29 – What Gall at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Discover how tiny wasps have caused galls in Effie Yeaw’s oak trees. Some galls look like apples, some like Hershey Kisses, and some even look like tiny sea urchins.  Join a Naturalist for a hike in the preserve to find three different types of oak trees and discover what kinds of galls each oak hosts.

Stamp-a-rama6/29-6/30 – Meteor Madness at the Discovery Museum – Come to the Discovery Museum and learn about rocks from space–meteors! There is a collection of meteorites on display in the Space Quest! exhibit. Children craft a shooting star on a stick to take home as a souvenir. The family feature this weekend is a presentation on meteors–where they come from and where they go–at Noon or 2pm for all ages. Planetarium shows are at 1pm or 3pm for ages 4 and older.

6/30 – Animals of the American River at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Reptiles, mammals, and birds can be found all along the American River. How can
you tell these three groups apart? Is it by eggs or skin or flight? Examine some biofact evidence and meet an animal resident of the Nature Center up close to decide in which group it belongs.

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