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    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 encounter with rocks, crystals, and fossils of all kinds. The basics of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are presented in an engaging, hands-on style using large, attractive specimens. Displays include volcanoes, ...more



    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

    Careers in Art: Portfolios

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 4 - August 8, 2014

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    This class will help teens build a professional-quality portfolio, suitable for college applications, with guidance and feedback from a professional artist. The focus will be on gaining greater...more

    Family Friday

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    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

    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.


    Art Blast

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 9, 2014

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    Each month, a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity. Families are welcome to arrive anytime during this drop-in program.


    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

    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

    Crocker Kids Book Club August Meeting (Ages 8-11)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 13, 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, Ages 8-11,...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...more

    Campfire

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

    August 15, 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

    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!

    A few of the interactive activities and stations set-up for the day...more

    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

    Still Life in Pastel

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum

    August 2 - August 16, 2014

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    Oil pastels are a drawing medium similar to crayons or chalk, but with more painterly results. Observe how light and dark areas are represented in color in the galleries, learn composition and...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

    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

    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 (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

    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

    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

    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 love that never gets old. Join Danny and Sandy with your own crew of...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 Earlie Hudnall Jr. and Tony...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

    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 Sleeprockers; featured artists from DC,...more

    Model T Focus on Driving

    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

    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 The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds....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

    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

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