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Jamming for a Cause

Jamming for a Cause

Stockton's own Poet Lauerate and the Brubeck Institute Quartet jam for a good cause.

Railroad Museum gets in the jazzy spirit with Music Inside Museum, Aboard Trains & more

Railroad Museum gets in the jazzy spirit with Music Inside Museum, Aboard Trains & more

Coinciding with the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage diesel locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 27-30, 2016. And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.   

STEAM Week at the Modesto Library

STEAM Week at the Modesto Library

Join the Modesto Library for a week of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs from Monday, May 23 through Thursday, May 26. Each program is for children ages 10 – 14 and advanced registration is required. Programs include:

·  Engineering Space!………………………………..Monday, May 23 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will learn about space exploration and will have the opportunity to build a model rover or space shuttle.

·  Build a Remote-Control Vehicle! ………………….Tuesday, May 24 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will have the opportunity to build a mechanized vehicle using building bricks.

·  Snap Circuits! ………………………………………Wednesday, May 25 at 4 p.m.

During this program, children will learn about electricity and assemble electrical circuits to power a voice changer and other fun toys.

·  Magnets and Electricity! …………………………..Thursday, May 26 at 4 p.m.

Aerospace Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with FREE admission & open cockpit activities

Aerospace Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with FREE admission & open cockpit activities

On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the Aerospace Museum of California will be holding an Open Cockpit Day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with FREE admission to all.  Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring this event to honor our military service veterans. 

More than 20 aircraft will be open for viewing and for many of those aircraft guests can sit in the cockpit and imagine flying a mission.  Crew chiefs will be at the aircraft to talk about the history and missions of each aircraft that is open.  Docents will be in the museum to answer questions and talk about our exhibits.

Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents two new exhibitions, titled The Convict and a Boy – A Graphic
Novel by Kenney Mencher and I Don’t Get It – Ceramics by Bruce Cadman. These exhibitions are on display from May 28th through July 16th, 2016, in the GWF Energy and Souza Galleries. 

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. A Gallery Talk with both artists will be held on Saturday, June 11th, from 12 to 2 p.m. Mr. Mencher will be featured as Artist-In-Residence from Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday, June 18th. The residency will culminate with a Comic Drawing Workshop on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibitions, Opening Reception, Gallery Talk, and Residency are free and open to the public. The Workshop costs $10 for Tracy residents and $12 for non-residents.

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

Join Dare to Prepare Day April 30!

For more information, go to daretoprepareday.com