Weekend Family Fun

Some great activities and events are planned around town this weekend.  Join Fairytale Town for Very Special Arts Day, or head to the zoo with your kids and their stuffed friends in tow.  The zoo vet will be on hand to give the stuffed animals a check-up.  Of course, the Sacramento Rivercats are in town – don’t forget about Friday and Saturday night fireworks after the games!  All astronauts are welcome at the Discovery Museum for Space Quest, or join Colonial park for movie night…so much to do.  You are bound to have a great weekend!

7/11 – 7/14 – Sacramento River Cats vs. Fresno Grizzlies  – Come out to enjoy a great game of baseball as the Sacramento River Cats take on the Fresno Grizzlies.

Family-Friday7/12 – Family Friday: Silver 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 Silver Day, enjoy an acoustic Indie-Folk performance by Be Brave Bold Robot.

2011_category7/13 – It’s My Park Day at Fair Oaks Park – During It’s My Park Day you can volunteer to clean a park and reduce your carbon footprint. Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District invites you and your family to help care for and celebrate your parks. The day will consist of planting, cleaning-up, repairs, and much more.  Come work alongside district employees to clean up your parks and make them the place to be. At the end of the day the district presents an afternoon BBQ and entertainment to show their appreciation

zoostuffedanimals_category7/13 – Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic at the Sacramento Zoo – Is your teddy bear feeling under the weather? Does your stuffed animal have a cut that needs fixing? The Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic is here to help! A Stuffed Animal Veterinarian will assess the overall health of your stuffed animal and make a diagnosis based on the symptoms.

very_special_arts_day_2_category7/13 – Very Special Arts Day at Fairytale Town  – Performances, visual art shows, and art “funshops” will be featured at this annual event presented by I Can Do That!  Very Special Arts Day brings together children of all abilities to interact through, create, and enjoy the arts. Enjoy a performance by ACT ON!, a children’s theatre camp project of I Can Do That!, and view visual arts creations by I Can Do That! students. Stop by the art “funshops” to make flying saucers, rhumba shakers, pipe cleaner jewelry, spiral mobiles, and more.

7/13 – Plants with Purpose at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Join a Naturalist for a walk as they share the Native Californian’s uses of plants for food, fiber, and medicine. Learn how the Native people “tended” the landscape so it would continue to provide a bountiful harvest.

7/13 – Movie Night: The Hobbit at Colonial Park – Join Councilmember Jay Schenirer & the Colonial Heights Neighborhood Association for movie night in the park. Come watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Free popcorn, ice cream, and water.  Scrumptious food trucks including Miz Shirley and New Bite will also have food available for purchase.

Stamp-a-rama7/13 – 7/14 – Calling All Astronauts at the Discovery Museum – Visit the Space Quest! exhibit—out-of-this-world fun for the entire family. A variety of activities are being offered to keep your little astronauts busy, including an astronaut finger puppet craft and stations where kids complete “astronaut tasks”. Bring your camera to take a picture of your child in an astronaut costume.

7/13 – 7/14 – Community Campout at Elk Grove Regional Park – Gather your camping gear and explore the great outdoors a little closer to home. Enjoy campground favorites like swimming, crafts, campfire songs, and s’mores. Dinner and breakfast will be prepared by the Elk Grove Lions Club. All ages welcome.

effie_yeaw_category7/14 – Wet and Wild Pond Animals at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Some are slimy, some are bumpy, and some even have hard outer shells. Come meet
some resident critters up close and find out why they call our local ponds and wetland habitats home.


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