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Weekend Family Fun

August 22, 2013

You won’t want to miss this weekend’s events.  Your kids will love the Back to School Extravaganza at Funderland, or bringing their bikes down to the Sacramento Children’s Museum for Wheels Day.  How about exploring a Maidu Indian village along the American River?  Or learning about aviation at the Discovery Museum?  There is plenty to keep your little ones busy, so get out there and have a wonderful weekend!

8/23 – Hot Summer Nights Summer Concert Series: Music in the 80’s  – Bring your family out to this free musical event with Music of the ’80s featuring 8 Track Vandals. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair and enjoy live music in the outdoor amphitheater. Blanket policy: No blankets or lawn chairs allowed in the amphitheater before 4pm. Items placed before 4pm will be removed by staff. No pets permitted, except service animals. Food available for purchase.

flags_category8/24 – District 2 Multicultural Festival – Come and celebrate the District 2 Multi-Cultural Festival to celebrate our diversity! The festivities will include live music, dance performances, local food vendors, plus informational booths, community services, and a kids zone. Bring the family and neighbors to enjoy together!

8/24 – Exploring the Maidu Village  at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Nisenan Maidu people have lived in this area for thousands of years.  Come learn about their special relationship to the land – which they still celebrate today- through stories and a hike through the Village.

wheels_day_category8/24 – Wheels Day at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – Vroom, vroom! The Sacramento Children’s Museum is setting up its very own race track in the back yard of the Museum for one special day in August. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their own bikes, trikes or scooters and play outside during “Wheels Day” at the Museum. In addition, the Museum will provide a few wheels to borrow, too. Participants are asked to bring helmets and can expect to learn about important safety tips as they cruise along the track.

8/24 – Fun on the Farm at Soil Born Farms – You are in for a real treat!  Join the fun & explore the American River Ranch. Meet the farm animals, explore the magic of seeds, harvest veggies from the garden, make a farm fresh snack, create something special to take home.Take this opportunity to get to know your community and your food!  Suggested ages 3-9.

funderlandteacups_category8/24 – Funderland’s Back to School Extravaganza – Start the school year with a bang by coming out to Funderland’s Back to School Extravaganza!  This year’s event features Mr. Cooper and his educational sing-a-long songs (11am & 3pm), a special performance by Radio Disney (1pm-2:30pm), educational vendor booths, games, crafts, & more!

Who says learning can’t be fun? Plus, if you donate new school supplies to River Oak Center for Children, you’ll receive a free goodie bag (while supplies last). So come enjoy a day of educational fun and celebrate a new school year with Funderland!

Stamp-a-rama8/24 – 8/25 – Aviation Antics at the Discovery Museum – Join in the celebration for National Aviation Day and learn about flight. A history of flight activity is available for children to learn about different modes of flight through the years.  In the Space Quest! exhibit, little ones pretend to fly in the rocket ship play station while wearing astronaut costumes. Test your aeronautical engineering skills by building a paper airplane and aiming it through a hanging hoop. Are you going to earn your wings?

aladdin2_category8/24 – 8/25 – Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp  at Fair Oaks Community Club House – New Star Children’s Theatre proudly presents an original musical written by Elly nominated Playwright Melanie Thompson, and composers Kayla, Dana, and Robert B.  Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp is a intuitive new version of the well-known tale of Aladdin. This story takes you on his journey of finding the magic lamp and having a Genie to give him his every wish. Aladdin finds out the true value of riches through his friendships, not gold. Starring a talented cast of children, teens, and some awesome parents too.

Flying High at the Nature Center8/25 – Critter Corner at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Where do our animals come from?  Why are they here?  Meet a couple of small animal residents at the Nature Center up close.  Learn about each of their unique journeys and how they became an educational ambassador for the Nature Center.

curtis_fest_category8/25 – 7th Annual Curtis Fest Artisan Festival at William Curtis Park – Curtis Fest was established in 2007 to give local artists a venue to exhibit and sell their work. This event has fun for the whole family. You are sure to find 50+ artists; petting zoo; children’s fairy; photo booth; and musicians Jon Merriman, Jahari Sai Trio, and Mike Justis Band; food trucks Wicked ‘Wich and Mama Kim’s will be on hand for yummy treats.

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