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    Beers N Movie Night

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

    July 25, 2014

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    Catch the classic film, Night of the Living Dead for a night of great scary fun at the museum! Bring your fiends .... and friends, too.

    All event proceeds will benefit the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center!

    Note: All seating is on the lawn -- bring your blanket or camp chairs! This event is for adults Age 21 years and over.

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    Beat the Heat!

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    July 26, 2014

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    Take time to appreciate trees for all the shade they provide by enjoying a leisurely morning walk on the Preserve trails. Join a Naturalist as you watch for deer, hawks, woodpeckers and much more...more

    Plein Air Painting

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Miller Park

    July 12 - July 26, 2014

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    With the great outdoors for inspiration, this class will cover composition, drawing, atmospheric perspective, color mixing, and more. Learn how to increase your ability to see values and edges as...more

    Butterfly Bash

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

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

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    Butterflies will be abound at the Discovery Museum this weekend. Multiple insect cases are on display highlighting local and exotic species of butterflies. Take a close up look at butterfly wings...more

    Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 27, 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

    Crocker Kids Book Club Meeting (Ages 10-13)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 30, 2014

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    Back for its third year, this unique book club starts with classics in children’s literature and brings the stories to life through fascinating adventures at the Crocker. Children will enjoy...more

    More Sublime Than Any Cathedral: Yosemite’s 150th Anniversary Exhibit

    Presented by California State Library at California State Library

    May 8 - July 31, 2014

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    The history of Yosemite is explored through the State Library's collection of drawings, photographs, and other artifacts. The lobby display celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite...more

    Blast From The Past: Rockin' Rocks & Diggin' Dinos (July)

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

    July 1 - July 31, 2014

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    Rocks are a fascinating artifacts from the past that have a lot to tell you about Earth’s ancient--and not-so-ancient--history. Interactive displays will give visitors a real science...more

    California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (May-July)

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

    May 24 - July 31, 2014

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    The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were the golden age for great world’s fair expositions. The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was no exception. Before...more

    Wine Tastings and Paint Pairings

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 31, 2014

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    In this class you will discuss and compare wines and paintings in a fun, informal setting. Crocker Cafe owner and executive chef Matt Woolston, renowned for his wine selection at Matteo's,...more

    Under the Oaks

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 2, 2014

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    Effie Yeaw's mighty oak trees provide food and shelter for many animals and insects. Learn how to identify different varieties of oak trees in the Nature Preserve and who might be living in...more

    Meet a Rock Hound

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

    August 2 - August 3, 2014

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    Visit the museum to meet and learn from a local “rock hound.” This geology enthusiast is bringing his amazing collection of rocks and fossils that he has collected over the years. See...more

    Beaks, Claws, and Jaws

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 3, 2014

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    Have you ever wondered who eats whom and how? Join a naturalist and find out how animals have adapted for survival.


    Meet Me at the Museum: California Museum (August)

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

    August 5, 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

    The Art of Knitting

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 10 - August 7, 2014

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    Whether you've never picked up knitting needles before or want to take your stitching to the next level, this class explores yarn's infinite creative possibilities. Learn or review the...more

    Summer Date Night Drop-Off

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

    August 8, 2014

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    Need time to sneak away from the kids for a special Summer Date Night? Back by popular demand, the museum is offering a Summer Date Night Drop Off! Drop off your children at SCM for a night of...more

    Family Friday

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 11 - August 8, 2014

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    This summer, Family Friday celebrates the art of children's books! Join other families in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for music-making, art-making, and good old-fashioned fun, inspired by...more

    Off the Walls of Pacific Western Traders: Photographs from the Herb Puffer Collection

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

    June 21 - August 9, 2014

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    The photographs featured in this exhibit lined the walls of Pacific Western Traders, an American Indian Art Gallery, opened by Herb Puffer on October 1, 1971 in Old Town Folsom. The shop quickly...more

    6th Annual California Automobile Museum Car Cruise

    Presented by California Automobile Museum and California Automobile Museum

    August 9, 2014

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    Gorgeous cars will cruise on through from Sacramento State to Fulton Avenue on a regulated route with no stops for what’s known as Sacramento’s best car cruise and show.

    The...more

    Critters of the River

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 9, 2014

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    Herons, otters, and crayfish, oh my! Join for a morning stroll to see what kinds of critters call the American River their home.


    Volcanic Blast

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

    August 9 - August 10, 2014

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    Did you know there are 1,900 active volcanoes on earth? Or that that lava can reach 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit? Learn about volcanoes and their impact on planet earth this weekend at the museum....more

    Visions of Harlem: Youth Exploring Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    July 3 - August 10, 2014

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    Gain an understanding of the themes and unique era of the Harlem Renaissance through the eyes of children. This exhibition features art by children participating art programs at Phoenix Park...more

    Skye’s the Limit

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 10, 2014

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    Come to the Nature Center to meet their resident red-shouldered hawk, Skye. Take a peek into the amazing world of birds of prey that live in and around the Nature Center.


    Classical Concert: Tien Hsieh

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 10, 2014

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    Acclaimed pianist Tien Hsieh returns to the Crocker with a colorful, powerful Liszt program inspired by works from the permanent collection...more

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

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

    August 12, 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

    Art Mix/ Ink

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 14, 2014

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    Whether it's on paper, skin, or print, ink is everywhere at this month's Art Mix. Enjoy live music by James Cavern and the Council, and other Sacramento songwriters who turn ink on paper...more

    Hands on History: 175th Anniversary Celebration

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

    August 16, 2014

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    Celebrate 175 years at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park during Hands on History: 175th Anniversary Celebration!


    Birding for Families

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 16, 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

    Bad Poetry and Purple Prose Tour

    Presented by Old City Cemetery Committee at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

    August 16, 2014

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    Other than drinking and brawling, the pioneers enjoyed nothing better than sappy love poetry. They both loved and dreadfully abused the English language, and on this tour you will visit these...more

    Back-to-School Celebration

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 17, 2014

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    Teachers, parents, students, and homeschoolers are invited to kick of the new school year at this festive event! Learn how the Crocker can affordably bring creativity and art education into your...more

    Blast From The Past: Rockin' Rocks & Diggin' Dinos (Aug.)

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

    August 1 - August 17, 2014

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    Rocks are a fascinating artifacts from the past that have a lot to tell you about Earth’s ancient – and not-so-ancient -- history. Interactive displays will give visitors a real...more

    Breathe California Presentations

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

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

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    Take a deep breath and meet the museum's special guests from Breathe California. They’ll teach your family all about Sacramento’s air. The family feature will explore the...more

    Exploring the Maidu Village

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 17, 2014

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    Nisenan Maidu people have lived in this area for thousands of years. Learn about their special relationship to the land, which they still celebrate today through stories, and a hike through the...more

    Meet Me at the Museum: Crocker Museum (August)

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

    August 19, 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

    Jazz in the Courtyard presents Marcus Shelby

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 21, 2014

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

    $4 Fridays at Sacramento Children's Museum

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

    June 27 - August 22, 2014

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    In celebration of summer, join the Sacramento Children's Museum for its first $4 Friday of the year! Admission is just $4after 4pm and includes both indoor museum play and outdoor fun! ...more

    Nature Story Time

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

    August 23, 2014

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    Come relax and enjoy some nature tales. This event is recommended for children and those young at heart.


    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

    Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Old Sacramento Walking Tours

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

    July 5 - August 24, 2014

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    Due to popular demand, the weekend Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about...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

    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

    Thursday Night at the Museums (California State Railroad Museum)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum

    May 29 - August 28, 2014

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    The California State Railroad 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

    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

    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

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