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Weekend Family Fun

June 20, 2014

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6/19 – 6/22 – Placer County Fair – This year’s summer beach party has packed the Grandstands! From livestock shows to stock car racing this year’s fair will entertain all. With shopping, fair foods, art, agriculture and county exhibits this will be the biggest carnival in Roseville. There will be the longest zip line, a Kids Zone, community stage performances, and a Princess Pageant.

6/20 – Museum Campfire at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site – Sit under the stars at our outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire. The museum will provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet program’s end.

6/20 – 6/21 – Once Upon a Storytime at the 24th Street Theatre – With book, words, and music by Dave and Kara Lack, Once Upon A Storytime is an award-winning original interactive musical in which the audience helps Fairytale Princess Lilly, who has lost her memory, embark on an exciting and madcap adventure to find and return to her own Fairytale Story. With help from the audience and her new-found friend the Storyteller, she wanders through other famous Fairytales searching for her own while the evil Nefaria, for her own devious purposes, tries to keep Lilly trapped in those other stories.

6/20 – 6/22 – Juneteenth Celebration – Juneteenth has been a day of celebration for many African-Americans, a de facto second Independence Day commemorating the end of slavery and a first step toward inclusion in the greater American dream.

6/21 – 6/22 – International Sun Day at the Discovery Museum – Welcome the summer season by taking part in International SUN-day — both Saturday & Sunday. The Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society, will be outside with their solar telescopes. These hydrogen-alpha scopes allow you to see the sun directly — so you can actually see sun spots, solar flares, and prominences — all in real-time.

6/21 – Hands-On History:  War in California at Sutter’s Fort – Stepping back in time to 1846, the Fort will re-visit a time when Mexican California was in a continuous state of political unrest and threats from foreign powers were a constant menace.  The turmoil reached an apex in June of 1846, when as many as five flags may have had a turn flying over Sutter’s Fort.  At the special “Hands on History” event, guests will hear debates about which alliance Sutter and the Fort should take in the conflict and will find out which five flags may have flown over the Fort.  During this exciting day, interested Fort guests will be treated to an award-winning presentation about the Bear Flag Revolt that showcases rare historic photographs and treasured maps from the Fort Archives.  Fort visitors can also participate in history-themed scavenger hunts and watch black powder weaponry in action including the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon.

6/21 – Lego Block Party at the Franklin Community Library – Come build with us! Join our Lego Block Party. You bring your imagination and creativity, and the library supply lots and lots of Duplo and Lego blocks to build with. This is a Summer Reading event.

6/22 – Critter Close-up at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Get eye to eye with one of our feathered, lumpy, or scaly residents.

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