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    Smithsonian Museum Day Live

    Presented by Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) at Downtown Sacramento

    September 27, 2014

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    These five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian Magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day long.

    Participating museums include:
    -California Automobile Museum
    - ...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

    Sacramento Fresh Hops Beer Fest

    Presented by California Automobile Museum and Farm to Fork Capital at California Automobile Museum

    September 26, 2014

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    Raise your glass of craft beer to toast the first beer tasting event specifically designed for Sacramento’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

    Galls for Fall

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    September 27, 2014

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    Join a naturalist for a walk in the nature preserve to explore those inventive insects who build their homes in plants.


    Smithsonian Museum Day Live (Maidu Museum & Historic Site)

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

    September 27, 2014

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    Maidu is one of 82 participating California museums in the Smithsonian Museum Day Live event. The Maidu Museum & Historic Site...more

    Smithsonian Museum Day Live (California State Railroad Museum)

    at California State Railroad Museum

    September 27, 2014

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    Once again the California State Railroad Museum will be participating in the Smithsonian Museum Day Live event....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

    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

    Sun Seekers

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    September 28, 2014

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    Some have scaly skin, some have slimy skin, some have legs, some don't. Can you guess what they are? Join and meet one of these cold-blooded critters up close.


    California State Parks 150 Years Exhibit (July-September)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    July 1 - September 30, 2014

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    Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of California State Parks in 2014, the exhibit will feature compelling and diverse historic images of parks along with a variety of cultural and...more

    Sacrament: Homage to a River

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum

    June 10 - October 2, 2014

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    An exhibit of large format, black and white photography by landscape photographer Geoff Fricker, Sacrament: Homage to a River is a document of the natural and cultural forces influencing...more

    The Who, What, and Why Preview

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 2, 2014

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    Join Don Roth, the Executive Director of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, and Lial Jones, the Mort and Marcy Friedman Director of the Crocker Art Museum, as...more

    Fall Frolic

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 4, 2014

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    Acorns and leaves will surround us, so find out how oak woodland changes with the fall season and how wildlife is preparing for winter.


    Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective Educational Lectures

    Presented by State Indian Museum at State Indian Museum

    October 4, 2014

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    California State Parks and the State Indian Museum are proud to present educational lectures entitled “Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective,” unique and...more

    Artist Workshop with Enrique Chagoya

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 4, 2014

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    This not-to-be-missed workshop features the renowned artist Enrique Chagoya, who has artwork in Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art and in the Crocker's permanent...more

    Double Exposure: Photography & Transcontinental Railroad

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    September 14, 2013 - October 5, 2014

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    Lights, camera, action! California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum debut a new exhibit titled Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad that...more

    Icons in Conversation: Enrique Chagoya

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 5, 2014

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    Mexican-born painter and print-maker, Enrique Chagoya will be featured in this newest installment of Icons in Conversation, a discussion forum at the Crocker Art Museum in which well-known...more

    NatureFest 2014

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 5, 2014

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    Mark your calendar for NatureFest 2014, Effie Yeaw Nature Center's largest family event of the year! NatureFest promotes science and nature education and safe and healthy outdoor recreation....more

    Meet Me at the Museum: California Museum

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

    October 7, 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

    Artful Tot

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 7, 2014

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    Every month, toddlers explore art making with different materials in new ways; from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and...more

    A Future for Cheetahs

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo

    October 9, 2014

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    Listen to cheetah expert and director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dr. Laurie Marker, as she discusses living in Africa and introduces her...more

    Art Mix: Monster’s Ball

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 9, 2014

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    If you are a zombie-loving, vampire-cheering, dark-side guru, join in the fun at Art Mix: Monsters Ball! Revel in four-on-four creature feature soccer matches in the Living Dead Cup presented by...more

    Last Call Vintage Car Show Fundraiser

    Presented by Heidrick Ag History Center at Heidrick Ag History Center

    October 11, 2014

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    The Heidrick Ag History Center is hosting one of its largest fundraising events of the year! Spectators can enjoy music, food, raffles and prizes, beer and wine, awards and...more

    Art Blast: Global Cardboard Challenge

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 11, 2014

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    Families with children (Ages 7-12) are invited to participate in the Global Cardboard Challenge! Come create at this worldwide celebration of child creativity and the role communities play in...more

    Clay Modeling for Mini Car Designers

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    October 11, 2014

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    Do your kids love to play with clay? Well, this class will take that love to a whole new level! For generations, automakers have designed their cruising masterpieces from everyday modeling clay,...more

    Automotive Design and Clay Modeling

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    October 11, 2014

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    Did you know that, for generations, automakers have used run-of-the-mill modeling clay to design their rolling masterpieces? The California Automobile Museum offers the extraordinary chance for...more

    Reaching Back Through Time: The WPA Interprets Native California Creation Stories Exhibit

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

    August 16 - October 11, 2014

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    "Reaching Back Through Time: The WPA Interprets Native California Creation Stories" is an exhibit on loan from the Judith Lowry Collection, featuring New Deal era artwork reproduced...more

    Nature Detectives

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 11, 2014

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    Put your detective skills to use as you explore many of the different signs animals leave behind. You'll go on a tracking adventure and examine pelts, tracks, teeth, and bones from a variety...more

    Sacramento Archives Crawl

    Presented by Center for Sacramento History at Center for Sacramento History

    October 11, 2014

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    In celebration of National Archives Month, four Sacramento institutions will host the 4th Annual Sacramento Archives Crawl.

    Interested guests will have the opportunity to...more

    Spontaneous Watercolor

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 11, 2014

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    Starting with a simple pencil drawing of seasonal fruit, learn how to create vivid and expressive watercolor still life compositions. Learn the basics of working on cold press paper and how to...more

    California Mural Conference and Workshop

    Presented by John Natsoulas Center for the Arts at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

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    The John Natsoulas Center of the Arts celebrates murals for two days with the California Mural Conference and Workshop.

    Day 1: Saturday, October 11
    -10:30am: ...more

    Azure: Music for Listeners on the Autism Spectrum

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 12, 2014

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    Azure events are tailored for those friends on the autism spectrum or with similar neurodiversities, and their families and caregivers. Join an autism dad, Steve Prutsman, an...more

    Going Batty

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 12, 2014

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    Explore the mysteries of bats and get eye to eye with some bat biofacts! Discover why these beneficial animals have been so misunderstood.


    Senior Tea & Tours (September -October)

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo

    September 8 - October 13, 2014

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    Have a pleasant cup of tea and a guided tour of the Sacramento Zoo! Designed for seniors ages 55 and over, your group will be met by docents and will tour part of the Zoo. During the tea break...more

    Native American Book Sale

    Presented by State Indian Museum at State Indian Museum

    October 11 - October 13, 2014

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    During Columbus Day weekend, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will proudly present a Native American Book Sale in celebration of the indigenous peoples whose ancestors had been...more

    Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Arthur Gonzalez

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

    October 15, 2014

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    Join ceramic artist Arthur Gonzalez as he discusses the evolution of his work over the last 30 years, focusing on his themes, esthetic agenda, and artistic ambition. Gonzalez uses rough, textured...more

    Visionary: Arlene Blum Ph.D.

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 16, 2014

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    The Crocker is excited to partner for the third year with the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter for their “Experience Architecture” celebration. This year, AIACV...more

    The North American Green Fleet Forum, Clean Tech Forum, and Odyssey Day

    Presented by Sacramento Clean Cities at California Automobile Museum

    October 15 - October 16, 2014

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    Please join for The North American Green Fleet Forum and Green Fleet Expo, and The Clean Technology and Odyssey Day Forum. This event will bring over 200 people from the Sacramento region and...more

    The World of Photography: History of Architectural Photography

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 2 - October 16, 2014

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    Photography can document, narrate, question, provoke, and inform. Deepen your appreciation and knowledge of this compelling medium through one, two, or all three sessions.

    Session...more

    Campfire (September-October)

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

    September 19 - October 17, 2014

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    Storytelling has been an important part of Native American culture for thousands of years. Sit under the stars at this outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire. They...more

    Garibaldi Live: Auction and Benefit Dinner

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    October 17, 2014

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    Enjoy a night surrounded by exotic cars, a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions, and a special performance by David Garibaldi. This is...more

    Third Annual Monster Bash

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

    October 18, 2014

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    Join for a night of ghoulish fun at Sacramento Children's Museum's Monster Bash! Gear up for Halloween and wear your best costume and come play the night away at the museum. There will be...more

    Trains and Tripods

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    October 17 - October 18, 2014

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    For decades, capturing powerful locomotive images has been a favorite pastime for photographers. And now, the California State Railroad Museum and Action Camera in Roseville are proud to host...more

    Birding for Families

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 18, 2014

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    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...more

    Model T Tune Up Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    October 18, 2014

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    This hands-on workshop is designed for those who want to learn how to Tune Up their Model T Ford. Topics include the demonstration of tests and measurements of the starter and battery, engine...more

    Sunday Crafternoon

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 19, 2014

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    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,...more

    Hunters of the Night

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    October 19, 2014

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    Take an eye-opening look at these amazing nocturnal hunters. Find out when owls are most active, what an owl pellet is, and meet a resident owl up close!


    Beginning Abstract Painting

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    October 5 - October 19, 2014

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    Compose and paint an original abstract artwork in acrylic as you learn about the era and events influencing the Chicano art movement in California in the 1970s and 1980s from Juanishi Orosco, a...more

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

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

    October 21, 2014

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    ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's uses creativity to connect the heart and mind of individuals living with Alzheimer's. Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and...more

    ARTomotive Photography Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum

    October 25, 2014

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    Cameras and cars seem to go together. Whether it’s aiding a sale, documenting restoration, or simply capturing the beautiful design of a vehicle, photography plays an important role in the...more

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