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Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

“Pumpkin Science” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 3 & 4
It’s the season for Jack-o-lanterns! Visit the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center to enjoy family-friendly pumpkin stations to learn a bit about this squash. Plus, kids 12 and younger craft a paper pumpkin to take home as fall décor. For more, visit www.thediscovery.org

GOT A MINUTE? PLANK IT OUT!

GOT A MINUTE? PLANK IT OUT!

Here in the Land of Mojo, we are on Week 2 of our Planking Challenge.  You can plank just about anywhere, anytime.  Great for you and easy to do.  Challenge yourself!  Grab your friends, family members and strangers and plank away!  Like our page and post your picture to our Facebook Page: Mama Bootcamp 

Your body will say "Plank you very much"!

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

Midtown Business Association Partners with Food Literacy Center to Offer Kids Farmers Market Tours

In an effort to introduce, educate and inspire children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, the Midtown Business Association has teamed up with the local Food Literacy Center to provide free Kids Market Tours on the 3rd Saturday of the Midtown Farmers Market each week.  The 20-minute kid-friendly tours start at the Budding Foodies children’s area and are available every half-hour from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Kids of all ages are welcome and parents often enjoy strolling along with the tours as well.

Don't forget your sunscreen!

Don't forget your sunscreen!

Sunscreen...a necessary essential all year long, but especially now.  Before you head to the beach or even your own backyard, double check your sunscreen for an expiration date.  If it has expired, get a fresh bottle.

Don't forget to cover the tops of your feet, your toes and your hands.  Slather up and enjoy your wonderful summer!

 

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Sacramento Museums to Showcase Variety & Diversity  With Interactive Booth at the State Fair

Back by popular demand, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) will offer a fun and interactive booth at the California State Fair (July 10-26, 2015) in an effort to showcase the variety and diversity of offerings available in our region.   State Fair guests are invited to imagine, explore and discover more about local museums and destinations at the visually-exciting Sacramento Museums booth that will be located in Building B (northeast corner).

In addition to providing helpful information about the nearly 30 SAM member museums, the Sacramento Museums booth will include a number of hands-on activities every day that include the following:

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

ORANGE IS MY NEW SNACK!

Small tomatoes fresh from the garden.  Crisp bell peppers and chips.  Carrot chips!  They are a great compliment to any meal, right out of the bag or steamed for a few minutes.  You can find them in your produce section of your market.  The next time you are shopping for your veggies for the week, take your time to see what is new in your local grocery store or farmer's market.  Pre-cut jicama is a great time saver.  Snap peas, already washed and ready to go.  Add color and have fun while eating clean and healthy.

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang!

Sutter’s Fort Celebrates 4th of July Weekend With a Bang!

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present special celebratory activities sure to grab the attention of guests who visit the Fort over the 4th of July holiday weekend, July 4 & 5, 2015.   Black powder demonstrations of muskets, rifles and other historic fire arms will be offered periodically throughout the day on Saturday and the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter’s cannon is scheduled at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to the weapon demonstrations and “big booms” happening both days of the holiday weekend, guests will be treated to readings of the US and Bear Flag Declarations of Independence plus docents in period attire will perform and help Fort visitors participate in interpretive activities such as gold panning, laundry duties and using a carry-yoke to haul water.