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Sutter Fort conducting hands-on history demonstration

Sutter Fort conducting hands-on history demonstration

It's "game on" at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park!

With a concerted effort to provide more interactive, hands-on opportunities than ever before, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park will present a special "Hands on History: Spring Has Sprung! Fun on the Frontier" event on Saturday, May 14.

Enthusiastic docents will guide Fort visitors in learning to play fun and interactive pioneer games and contests that went a long way in lifting spirits, easing tensions and nurturing a sense of community. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in fun and friendly games such as barrel hoop races, the game of Graces, tug-of-war, jump rope, old fashioned marbles and even parlor games.

Family Weekend Picks

Family Weekend Picks

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Here are some ideas from MomsLikeMe.

2/12 - Chinese New Year Festival - Learn about Chinese customs and get a taste of the culture with performances, games, dancing 11 am  - 11 pm  CSU Sacramento Union Ballroom $6 adults and $1 children 12 and younger www.cynca.net

Coyote Tales - 2/12 - Hear a Native American Story - learn facts about wild dog relatives and take a walk in their habitat 10:30 am at Effie Yeaw Nature Center $5 park entrace fee per car www.SacNatureCenter.net

Sweet Potato Festival - Sacramento 2/12 -10 am - 4 pm at the Sam Pannell Center  - Free

Kids and Fam: I heart Sacramento Zoo Day - 2/13 - 9 am - 4 pm -$11 adults and $7 3 - 12 years old.

Junior League of Sacramento 6th annual crab feed

The Junior League of Sacramento is hosting the 6th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 5.  The event will have a denim and diamond theme.  Tickets are now available online at www.jlsac.org.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.  Early ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.  Reserved tables are also available.

Dinner will include Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, antipasto, bread, and dessert.  A no-host bar opens at 5:00p.m.

Dutch Oven demonstrations and cook-off!

Central California Dutch Oven Adventures (CCDOA) is hosting the International Sportsman Exposition (ISE) Dutch Oven cook-offs and demonstrations at Cal Expo fairgrounds Jan. 20 through 23. 

The 3-pot cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, and will consist of a bread, main dish and a desert recipe.
Set-up 9:00am
Cooking starts at 11:00am
Presentation/judging: Breads at 2:00p.m., Main dish at 3:00p.m. and Desert at 4:00p.m.
Judging results at 5:00p.m.

It's free to become a cook-off contestant. Beginners and amateurs are encouraged to enter, and there is still time to enter!  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Pet owners get financial break

Sacramento and Yolo County pet owners can now apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 per dog and $15 per cat as part of “Spay Day Sacramento” on March 6.  This is a savings of 90 percent or more on this routine, but important veterinary procedure.  Spaying or neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters.

Qualifying pet owners must be either Sacramento or Yolo County residents and have an annual household income of $35,000 or less.  There is a 2 animal (dog and/or cat) limit per household.  Proof of income will be required.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

Fairytale Town  is proud to present SHAKESPERIMENT 2011, a new extension of their popular and successful Fairytale Town Troupers program. The first production will be a brand new one act adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!",  featuring young actors ages 12 to 21. 

This innovative and original production focuses on the disharmony between the King and Queen of Fairyland and a group of bumbling actors who unwittingly cross their paths. It's a fun and family friendly romp filled with music, magic, mirth and mayhem.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
Time: 12:00p.m.