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    150 Years of State Parks: Quilt Show

    Presented by California State Parks Dept. of Parks & Recreation and Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

    September 3 - September 28, 2014

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    Visit the Leland Stanford Mansion to view 57 beautiful art quilts made by members of the Quilter’s Sew-Ciety of Redding, Inc. These quilts -- each depicting a state park -- commemorate the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks.

    During 2nd Saturday Art Walk, meet the quilters! On Saturday, September 13, an appreciation ceremony, followed by refreshments, will recognize all the quilters who ...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

    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

    Secrets of CA’s Farm-to-Fork Movement

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

    September 9, 2014

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    Get the secrets of California’s farm-to-fork movement at this special event featuring a panel discussion with leaders in related industries moderated by Museum Trustee Kitty...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

    Sacramento Play Summit

    Presented by Sacramento Public Library and Fairytale Town at Tsakopoulos Library Galleria

    September 13, 2014

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    Play is the most important work of childhood, yet there are growing threats and limitations placed on the time, resources, and spaces devoted to play. The second annual Sacramento Play Summit,...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

    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

    Beers N Movie Night: Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror

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

    September 19, 2014

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    Hosted by Beers N Fears, catch this special screening of the classic film, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror. While...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.


    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

    Rock Art Mysteries

    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

    Birding for Families

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    September 20, 2014

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    Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels are welcomed. Make sure to bring...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

    Under the Oaks

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    September 21, 2014

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    Our mighty oaks provide food and shelter for many animals and insects. Lean how to identify the three species of oak trees found in the Nature Preserve and who may be living in them.


    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

    Sacramento Fresh Hops Brew Fest

    Presented by Farm to Fork Capital and California Automobile Museum 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 Farm to Fork Week. The Fresh Hops event presents over 25 breweries from the...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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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