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Weekend Family Fun

November 13, 2014

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11/13 – Preschool Program at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Inspire your child to be a future Planet Protector! Drop in for free hands-on crafts, fun, and discovery. Created specifically with preschoolers in mind, this program offers engaging and age appropriate activities introducing ways to care for our environment.

11/14 – 11/16 – Disney’s Aladdin Jr. presented by the El Dorado Musical Theatre – Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. brings the famous movie to life on stage. In Agrabah, City of Enchantment, every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. Aladdin, a kind but wily street urchin, falls in love with beautiful Princess Jasmine. It just so happens that the Sultan has declared that Princess Jasmine must choose a husband within the next day. After she turns down the offers from various wealthy suitors, Aladdin and the evil Jafar duke it out for Jasmine’s love. With a little help from a wacky genie, Aladdin manages to win Jasmine’s hand in marriage.

11/15 – Hands On History: The Donner Party at Sutter’s Fort – In the winter of 1846-1847 over 80 emigrants became trapped in the Sierra snows. We know them as the Donner Party, but they were made up of many different families and individuals. Sutter’s Fort was their destination and became their only hope of survival. Rescue parties of volunteers were assembled at the Fort, mules and packs were gathered, and a variety of food supplies were packed for the rescue. Few people are aware that the second relief party carried 100 pounds of cocoa and 400 pounds of sugar among other more staple items.

11/15 – Birding for Families at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Bring the family out and join for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon. Birdwatchers of all levels are welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars, or they can loan you a pair.

11/15 – Dancing Masks presented by the Fenix Drum and Dance Company – It’s time for the masks to come out again and be danced in a community celebration. Dancing Masks, the extremely successful exhibit of West African masks re-emerges! The one day exhibit will again feature authentic African masks from the collection of James Albertson and Julia Stagg.

11/15 – Coyote with Guy Galante  – The coyote has been culturally significant for many generations and is featured in myths and legends of many Northern Californian native cultures. Today, coyotes still thrive in the open spaces and woodlands of the American River Parkway. Come hear stories and see photographic images captured by presenter Guy Galante who will lead a presentation about coyotes, holistic tracking skills, and how seeking the coyote can lead to a deeper appreciation for and connection with the Parkway, each other, and our selves. Then take a sunrise hike with Guy into the wilds of Sacramento Bar. Who knows what you will find! Note: The field study on 11/15 takes place at Sacramento Bar and begins at sunrise. Call Effie Yeaw Nature Center for more specific time.

11/15 – Cinderella presented by Runaway Stage Productions – The timeless fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in the musical Cinderella, an adaptation of the treasured film geared toward young audiences. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!

11/15 – 11/16 – Discovering Dinos at the Discovery Museum – Go back in time and discovery the days of the dinosaurs in the Blast from the Past exhibit. Dress up as a famous paleontologist or your favorite dinosaur. Large dinosaur models are on display as well as teeth, claws, and bones. Children design dinosaur scratch art to take home as a souvenir. It is a fun day for your family and a great opportunity to grab some treasured photos

11/16 – Sunday Crafternoon at the Crocker Art Museum – This monthly gathering will inspire your family’s creativity and help you enjoy quality time together. Make simple crafts that celebrate the season, using a variety of beautiful materials. For ages four and up with adult participation required; siblings ages three and under are welcome to tag along at no extra charge. This program fills up quickly and advance registration is recommended.

11/16 – Critter Close-up at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Get eye to eye with one of Effie’s feathered, furry, orscaly residents.

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