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Weekend Family Fun

July 24, 2014

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7/25 – $4 Fridays at the Sacramento Children’s Museum – In celebration of summer, join the Sacramento Children’s Museum for $4 Fridays Admission is just $4 after 4pm and includes both indoor museum play and outdoor fun! Look forward to food trucks, live music by The Hoots, face painting, art of popcorn, and classic cars from the California Automobile Museum!

7/25 – Fun Tastic Evening Fundraiser at Funderland – Join the Keaton Raphael Memorial for a fun evening at Funderland Amusement Park, full of rides, games, and raffle prizes! All proceeds will benefit children battling cancer and their families. Please bring cash for purchasing any food, drinks, or raffle tickets.

7/25 – 7/26 – Last weekend for Disney’s High School Musical presented by the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy – Full of singing and dancing, High School Musical is an adaptation of the timeless love story, Romeo and Juliet. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. Although Troy and Gabriella come from different cliques, they join together to audition for the school musical. Will the couple’s alliance open doors for others to shine as well?

7/25 – 7/27 – Last weekend for the California State Fair at Cal Expo – The seventeen-day California State Fair is a robust celebration of the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. For many the State Fair is the culmination of hard work throughout the year. For others, the State Fair is a family summer tradition of enjoyment with plenty of entertainment, fascinating exhibits, popular livestock venues and mouth-watering food!

7/26 – Fire Station Open House at Station 11 – The Sacramento Fire Department hosts Fire Station Open Houses on Saturdays all summer long. Bring your family and friends to visit with firefighters, take a tour of the fire station, get an up-close look at a fire engine, and more!

7/26 – Family Overnight Safari at the Sacramento Zoo – Camp-out with your family under the stars just yards away from slumbering lions, and wake to the call of flamingos — and of course a tasty breakfast. This fun-filled educational evening will guide you through all that the nighttime zoo has to offer. This is a perfect opportunity to see animal behaviors you may not have seen before.

7/26 – Great Train Robbery – Take a ride back to the Old West on the Sacramento RiverTrain! During this three and a half hour trip, keep an eye for outlaws who tend to hide out along the tracks. Fortunately, the Marshall will be on board to keep things safe. More often than not, he has to teach those outlaws a lesson!  Guests will de-board the train and a BBQ lunch will be served in kid-friendly Elkhorn Park.

7/26 – Beat the Heat at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Take time to appreciate trees for all the shade they provide by enjoying a leisurely morning walk on the Preserve trails. Join a Naturalist as you watch for deer, hawks, woodpeckers and much more before the afternoon heats up.

7/26 – Fun on the Farm at Soil Born Farm – Join the fun and explore the American River Ranch! Meet the farm animals, make a farm fresh snack, and create something special to take home. This event is suggested for children (ages 3-9) with adults.

7/26 – 7/27 – Fairytale Town Campout – Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park.  This exciting overnight adventure includes a theater performance, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt, bedtime stories and a sing-along. Wake up the next morning under Fairytale Town’s canopy of trees to a light continental breakfast.

7/26 – 7/27 – Last weekend for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty presented by the Fairytale Town Troupers – The unforgettable songs and characters from the Disney animated classic “Sleeping Beauty” are brought to life by the award-winning Fairytale Town Troupers. When Princess Aurora falls under the wicked spell of the evil sorceress Maleficent, it’s up to brave Prince Phillip, with the help of the good fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, to battle an army of ghoulish goons, penetrate the forest of thorns and defeat Maleficent to save the day.

7/26 – 7/27 – Butterfly Bash at the Discovery Museum – Butterflies will be abound at the Discovery Museum this weekend. Multiple insect cases are on display highlighting local and exotic species of butterflies. Take a close up look at butterfly wings using a stereoscope. If you would like to take a walk, enjoy the butterfly garden. Kids will make giant paper butterfly wings to wear home!

7/27 – Critter Corner at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Skinks, blue bellies, and alligator lizards, oh my! Come meet some resident lizards and find out what makes these cold-blooded critters so amazing.

7/27 – Sketch It at the Crocker Art Museum – Visitors (Ages 5+) can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided

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