Weekend Family Fun

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This weekend is a busy one!  Take a light Saber class, watch Hocus Pocus at Raley Field, or celebrate World Pasta Day at the Discovery Museum.  Check out all the other fun family weekend events happening!

10/24 – 10/26 – 28th Annual Safe and Super Halloween at Fairytale Town – Enter the mythological world of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” for three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun! Young heroes can go on a quest to Mount Olympus to see the infamous Olympian Zeus. Visit the lair of Polyphemus the Cyclops, the replica Parthenon, the Oracle of Delphi and Medusa’s garden — just remember not to look her directly in the eyes! Keep an eye out for plenty of mythological characters and creatures along the way.

10/24 – Night of 1000 Pumpkins IV – Night of 1,000 Pumpkins is a yearly event that attempts to light 1,000 jack-o-lanterns in Historic Sutter Street. Thousands of residents and visitors of Folsom visit this yearly event which consists of trick-or-treating, outdoor movies, and of course, pumpkins!

10/25 – Count Watts SPOOktacular – Meet Roseville Electric Utility’s Count Watts at the SPOOKtacular. Take a walk through the Phantom House — warning: your energy waste may be shocking. Round out your day with pumpkin carving, crafts, face painting, and prizes.

10/25 – Spooky Story Time at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Gear up for Halloween at the Nature Center with some spooky stories told by the Sacramento Storytellers Guild. Don’t worry, these stories are guaranteed not to cause nightmares!

10/25 – Light Saber Class – Come join Dragon Fire Martial Arts and learn light saber skills to defeat the evil doers. You will learn blocks and strikes you can use to help defend you in battle. Everyone will receiver a saber like those shown in the pictures.

10/25 – Trick or Treat at Raley Field – Raley Field will host a free community trick-or-treat event and a special screening of ©Walt Disney Pictures Hocus Pocus on the ballpark videoboard. The family-friendly comedy about a trio of witches on Halloween night in modern-day Salem, Mass. is rated PG. Children are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and take part in fun activities including a photo corner, pumpkin patch, bobbing for apples, and a costume contest.

10/25 – Shirley Holmes and the Misfit Detectives – With the help of her band of quirky friends, Sherlock Holmes’ great-great-granddaughter, Sherly Holmes, is on a case — using all her pluck and resolve to solve the mystery of Pigzilla. Half-pig and half-Godzilla creature, this monster has been terrifying the townspeople for too long, sometimes even scaring the pants off of people…literally. But time is ticking, and Sherly and friends will have to solve the case before time runs out in order to claim the $500 reward with which to fix their clubhouse’s broken air-conditioner.

10/25 – Trick or Treating in Old Sacramento – The sounds of kids trick-or-treating will echo through the streets of Old Sacramento and the Sacramento Downtown Plaza this season. Last year more than 40 stores and museums in Old Sacramento provided special treats to children. The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is a great place to start as a limited quantity of maps and bags are available for interested participants.

10/25 – 10/26 – California capital Book Festival – Hundreds of authors and thousands of book lovers of all ages will attend the first California Capital Book Festival, produced in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library Foundation. The two-day festival will feature author panels, book seller exhibits, special venues for kid literature, pets, sports and cooking and more.

10/25 – 10/26 – World Pasta Day at the Discovery Museum – Have some fun celebrating World Pasta Day at the Discovery Museum! Children craft a pasta necklace to take home as a souvenir. Admission includes a visit to the Blast from the Past exhibit, an animal program, and planetarium shows for ages 4 and older.

10/25 – 10/26 – Funderland’s Spooktacular Halloween – This family weekend will include some deliciously diabolical treats including: Elsa the Snow Queen, a magical magician, trick or treating, a silly haunted house, a happy little pumpkin patch, the no so spooky train, costume contests, face painting, and so much more

10/26 – 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.

1/26 – There’s No Scent Like Home at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – The annual migration of Chinook salmon has arrived. Join a naturalist and hike to the river to catch a glimpse of these impressive fish as they swish and swirl in the shallows.

10/26 – Trunk or Treat at the California Automobile Museum – Only at the California Automobile Museum can you enjoy the unique experience of Trunk or Treating out of the back of rare and vintage classic cars from the early 1900′s to present day. Our docents will personally hand out candy to your junior superheroes and princesses as they explore the museum and engage in a myriad of fun activities.


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