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    10 Year Anniversary of the Small Wonders Exhibit

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    August 23, 2014

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    California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to recognize August 2014 as Toy Train Month in celebration of 10 years of the popular Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains exhibit. Accumulated over four decades by the late Mr. Thomas W. Sefton, the collection includes 20th century toy trains, Buddy "L" ...more



    Critter Corner

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 24, 2014

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    Where do our animals come from? Why are they here? Meet a couple of small animal residents at the Nature Center up close. Learn about each of their unique journeys and how they became an...more

    Wild Bill Mylar at Time Travel Weekends (July-August)

    Presented by Mylar Productions at Eagle Theatre

    July 5 - August 24, 2014

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    Wild Bill Mylar returns to Old Sacramento's Time Travel Weekends produced by Red Barn Productions and the ...more

    Sketch It (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 24, 2014

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    Visitors Ages 5 and older 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...more

    Time Travel Weekends

    Presented by Historic Old Sacramento Foundation/Sacramento History Museum at Sacramento History Museum

    July 5 - August 25, 2014

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    Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento! For the fifth consecutive summer, visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively, fun and free...more

    Beginning Drawing (August)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

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    Take on the challenge of portraiture with this student-friendly introductory class. Compare various portraits in the galleries, learn the basics of drawing, and how to use different tools, draw...more

    Know Your "Isms": Impressionism

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

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    This is the first installment in a new class series focusing on one "ism" each season. In this special combination class, compare the impressionist works in the collection to learn the...more

    Thursday Night at the Museums (Sacramento History Museum)

    at Sacramento History Museum

    May 29 - August 28, 2014

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    The Sacramento History Museum is proud to offer extended hours on Thursday evenings. The museum will stay open until 8pm on Thursdays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend this...more

    Exhibition Live

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 28, 2014

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    This dynamic program series brings exhibitions to life through music, live performances, readings and discussions set inside the Museum galleries. Celebrate the exhibition, ...more

    Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers (June-August)

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    June 28 - August 30, 2014

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    The upcoming rotating exhibit, Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers, will take visitors back in time to the ways that automobiles were sold in Sacramento and the...more

    Rattle Sssssnakes

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 30, 2014

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    These awesome animals deserve everyone’s respect. Learn to identify these amazing creatures and discover how they fit into the California landscape.


    Those Wacky Woodpeckers

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 31, 2014

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    Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable by their unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and poles, but how much do you really know about these outstanding birds? The Nature Center will help...more

    Dig It! The Secrets of Soil (May-August)

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum

    May 1 - August 31, 2014

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    Journey into the skin of the earth to discover the amazing world of soils in the exhibit Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Developed by the Soil Science Society of America and designed by the...more

    Creative Images: John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Exhibition (June-August)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    June 5 - August 31, 2014

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    Visitors to the California State Railroad Museum will be delighted to feast their eyes on award-winning photographs from all over the world recognized in the 2013 John E. Gruber Creative...more

    Labor Day Fun

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

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    Enjoy the holiday weekend by showing your patriotic pride. Visit the Discovery Museum for a self-guided tour of their Blast from the Past exhibit. Kids crafts will make a patriotic windsock. Also...more

    All Aboard for Story Time (July-September)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    July 7 - September 1, 2014

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    Let the California State Railroad Museum help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! With exciting locomotives and railroad exhibits as visual backdrops, this interactive...more

    Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    May 25 - September 1, 2014

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    Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts, showcases approximately 35 American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. Spanning...more

    Little Buckaroos Day: A Free Family Festival

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 1, 2014

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    Families with young children will have a yee-haw time at the Crocker celebrating Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days. The West is always wild with wiggles and giggles in this unique festival...more

    Meet Me at the Museum: California Museum (September)

    Presented by ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimer's at California Museum

    September 2, 2014

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    ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's uses creativity to connect the heart and mind of individuals living with Alzheimer's. Focusing on culture and museums allows them to experience something...more

    Courtyard Classic Film Series: Grease

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 4, 2014

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    The highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease is an energetic film with infectiously catchy songs and an ode to young...more

    If These Local Cars Could Talk

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    August 2 - September 5, 2014

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    The California Automobile Museum’s Car Club Cavalcade will be displaying vehicles from the local community for the month of August. They know that the Sacramento area has countless drivers...more

    Icons in Conversation: The Black Lens

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 6, 2014

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    This series of intimate conversations with well-known figures in the arts offers rare insights from artists in their own words. Internationally renowned photographers ...more

    Coyote Tales

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    September 7, 2014

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    Join for a Native American story about Coyote, and then get a close-up look at a coyote pelt, skull, and mounted specimen. Space is limited and sign-ups are taken the day of the event. They...more

    Animal Antics

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

    September 6 - September 7, 2014

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    Have you ever wondered why animals do what they do? Well, perhaps Discovery can help answer your questions. This weekend, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from the Animal Behavior Graduate...more

    Meet Me at the Museum: California Automobile Museum (September)

    Presented by ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimer's at California Automobile Museum

    September 9, 2014

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    ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's uses creativity to connect the heart and mind of individuals living with Alzheimer's. Focusing on culture and museums allows them to experience something...more

    California's 164th Birthday & Free Admission Day

    Presented by California State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association at California State Capitol - North Steps

    September 9, 2014

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    Happy birthday California! Celebrate our state's 164th year of statehood with the sounds of the Sacramento Banjo Band, along...more

    Art Mix: Crocker-Con

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 11, 2014

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    It’s Comic-Con with an Art Mix twist! Enjoy endor-inspired rock music by Ewok-costumed members of Six Beers Deep; special nerd-core DJ sets by the ...more

    Screen Prints 1970

    Presented by C.N. Gorman Museum at C.N. Gorman Museum

    June 24 - September 12, 2014

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    From the C.N. Gorman Museum Collections, the exhibition features works by 74 artists who were affiliated with the Printmaking Department of the School of the Art Institute, later known as The Art...more

    Model T Focus on Driving (September)

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    September 13, 2014

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    This class is a unique opportunity, one you won’t find anywhere else, for all students to get some basic information on the Ford Model T, after which you’ll actually get behind the...more

    Art Blast (September)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 13, 2014

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    This month, Art Blast helps families get ready for International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration inspired by the book ...more

    Deaf Awareness Day

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo

    September 13, 2014

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    Join the Sacramento Zoo for a special day for the deaf and hard of hearing community sponsored by NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Zoo will have ASL interpreters on site for the...more

    Classical Concert: Trio MôD: Kuper, Pittman and Tau

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 14, 2014

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    Trio MôD’s powerful players integrate classical, jazz, gospel, and Native American styles to create original arrangements and tonal colors. This new eclectic ensemble of superb...more

    Dino Diorama

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center

    September 13 - September 14, 2014

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    Visit with your family to find dinosaurs lurking about Discovery's Blast from the Past! exhibit. From the peaceful Apatosaurus to the terrifying claws of the raptor family, they have a...more

    Meet Me at the Museum: Crocker Art Museum (September)

    Presented by ARTZ, Artists for Alzheimer's at Crocker Art Museum

    September 16, 2014

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    ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's uses creativity to connect the heart and mind of individuals living with Alzheimer's. Focusing on culture and museums allows them to experience something...more

    Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Susan Willoughby

    Presented by Kingsley Art Club and Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 17, 2014

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    Susan Willoughby, art advisor and long-time leader in the Sacramento Art Community, will focus on what it takes to build a hospital art collection of more than 2,000 works, how artists are...more

    Jazz in the Courtyard presents Garrett Perkins

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 18, 2014

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    This summer, the Jazz in the Courtyard series draws inspiration from the Smithsonian’s exhibition of ...more

    Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town

    September 19, 2014

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    Ahoy, me hearties! Join Fairytale Town in celebrating international Talk Like a Pirate Day. The Pirates of Sacramento will be on hand to present “Pirate Skool” and other games along...more

    Buccaneer Ball

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum

    September 19, 2014

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    Sacramento Children's Museum cordially invites moms and their sons(s) to the museum to dance the night away to a DJ for the first Buccaneer Ball! Pirate dress-up is encouraged and desserts and...more

    Hands on History - Harvest: The Real Gold in California

    Presented by Sutter's Fort State Historic Park at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

    September 20, 2014

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    When John Sutter arrived in California in 1839, his dream was to build an agricultural empire that would encompass all of the Sacramento Valley, filling it with ranchers, who owed fealty to Sutter...more

    Model A Focus on Driving Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    September 20, 2014

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    Learn about the Model A in this exciting automobile class.


    Rock Art Mysteries (August)

    Presented by Maidu Museum & Historic Site at Maidu Museum & Historic Site

    September 20, 2014

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    Take a walk through the museum's historic site to observe petroglyphs by lantern light. Journey back in time and explore ideas about the purpose of these mysterious symbols carved in stone...more

    Diesel Days (July-September)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum and California State Parks Dept. of Parks & Recreation at California State Railroad Museum

    July 5 - September 21, 2014

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    On one weekend each month from April to September, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering special train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring...more

    2014 Sacramento Walk Now for Autism Speaks

    Presented by Autism Speaks at Raley Field

    September 21, 2014

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    Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is the single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead answers needed. Experience the power of thousands...more

    Circus Vargas' Magikaria Extreme

    September 11 - September 22, 2014

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    Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Circus Vargas presents its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular. See where the magic begins and the nail-biting,...more

    Capital Public Radio's Sound Advice

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 25, 2014

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    Join the hosts of Capital Public Radio's Sound Advice for an evening highlighting the local connection at this year's ...more

    BBQ on the Ramp

    Presented by Aerospace Museum of California at Aerospace Museum of California

    September 27, 2014

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    Don’t miss this spectacular fundraising event to support the Museum’s educational programs. There will be wine tasting, hands-on STEM games, delicious food, a live auction, and an...more

    Red Panda Day

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo

    September 27, 2014

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    Join for an interactive and educational event about Red Panda awareness and conservation. Kids and adults can become Red Panda Rangers after stopping at the various Red Panda Stations...more

    Weekend Excursion Train Rides (July-Sept)

    Presented by Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot at California State Railroad Museum

    July 5 - September 28, 2014

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    All aboard for the California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad -- the Sacramento Southern Railroad -- as it officially returns to operation for its 31st consecutive season!...more

    Introduction to Classical Drawing

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 20 - September 28, 2014

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    Learn the fundamentals of drawing from observation by practicing and developing classical principles of composition. You will learn how to sight-size, use comparative measuring, build a drawing...more

    ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

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    Join Fairytale Town for the 14th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, the largest early childhood literacy event in the Sacramento region. Enjoy readings and presentations from...more

    Sketch It (September)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    September 28, 2014

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    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...more

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