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Weekend Family Fun

February 11, 2015

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This weekend we’ll celebrate two holidays – Valentine’s Day on Saturday and President’s Day on Monday. Here’s a great list of activities and events going on this weekend. You’re sure to find something the whole family will love! Click here for Valentine’s Day activities list.

2/11 – 2/16 – Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate! – Disney On Ice is throwing the biggest party of the year, and you’re invited. The skating spectacular Let’s Celebrate! is a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the world. This party on ice features all your favorite Disney friends, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They’ll host a Very Merry Unbirthday party with Alice and the Mad Hatter, while Lilo and Stitch celebrate Hawaiian-style with a luau. And don’t forget the Disney Princesses — they’ll be having a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana on the guest list. There’ll also be a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz Lightyear and a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains.

2/12 – Preschool Planet Protectors at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Inspire your child to become 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.

2/12 – The Seven Chinese Sisters: Paper Dragon Puppets – Art Beast presents this fun twist on a classic Chinese tale featuring a cast of brave and strong sisters. After the story, children will create their own easy-to-make Chinese dragon puppet from paper and other materials.

2/13 – Mega Family Valentine’s Dance for Everyone – Time to get the whole family dressed up to enjoy a fun filled night of dinner, dancing, and a whole lot of family fun. There will be amazing raffles prizes, fun stations for the kids, a photo booth, and stage entertainment that will lead to a night of dancing and fun activities for all ages.

2/14 – Brazilian Carnaval 2015 – The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange is bringing Carnaval to the Northern California region. The 2014 event was the inaugural year of Carnaval that brought over 600 people to a party suited for Rio de Janeiro. With the help of the community members, and generous sponsors, Sacramento’s Carnaval was a great success. Carnaval 2015 will expand and enhance the cultural display with more food, more music, and bringing the big names in the Brazilian Culture back to Sacramento.

2/14 – Duck, Duck, Goose at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Winter is a great time to see waterfowl along the American River. Join a naturalist on a guided walk to look for herons, ducks, geese and other birds along the river. Bring your binoculars or borrow some of ours! All ages are welcome.

2/14 – Puss in Boots at the Harris Center for Fine Art – Be amused by this famous fairy tale about the adventures of a very clever, enterprising cat and his poor master as they journey across the French countryside in search of a better life. With the help of Puss, the young man meets a King and his lovely daughter and later outwits an awful ogre to win the hand of this beautiful maiden.

2/14 – February Art Blast at the Crocker Art Museum – Each month a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity for families with children ages 7 to 12. Families are welcome to drop in anytime during the program.

2/14 – 2/15 – James and the Giant Peach at the Sutter Street Theatre – Ronald Dahl’s classic tale is told by James himself and the insect characters — Miss Spider, Old-Green Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird, and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York.

2/15 – Pipevine Swallowtail at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center – Come learn about this beautiful butterfly and its amazing life cycle! Then take a hike with a naturalist to look for the butterfly’s Pipevine plant host with its unique blossoms. All ages are welcome.

2/15 – Black History Month Celebration at the Crocker Art Museum – Celebrate Black History Month with live music, dance performances, fun hands-on learning, art activities, and Sacramento’s one and only Black and Beautiful Community Marketplace. This year’s inspiration is Maya Angelou—an author, poet, dancer, actress, activist, singer, and lover of life and laughter.

2/16 – All Aboard for Story Time at the Railroad Museum – Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! Visit the museum the first and third Monday of February to hear Owney The Mail Pouch Pooch by Mona Kerby in the East Theater. This interactive and fun program is designed for imaginative young children. After the museum staff read Owney The Mail Pouch Pooch, little ones can enjoy the museum with their parents. Whether its toy trains or big locomotives, there is something to discover in the Museum that will thrill children of all ages!

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