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Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival at Fairytale Town

Cheese Stands Alone 2_Photo by Greg FlaggFairytale Town will highlight active and healthy living for families at the third annual Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival on Saturday, Mar. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The one-day Festival is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

Families will enjoy fun physical games, free play, gardening activities and more throughout the day. Sutter’s medical personnel will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on healthy child development. Multiple local health organizations will also be offering activities, games and information on healthy lifestyles. Activities include making smoothies while riding a stationary bike, an obstacle course and more.

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Free Admission Days at Fairytale Town

Sherwood Forest at Fairytale Town (3)Fairytale Town gives thanks to the Sacramento community by offering two Free Admission Days during the holiday season.

On the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 28,¬†from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairytale Town offers free admission to families who bring a canned food item for donation to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services – Holiday Spirit of Giving Food Drive. The day also includes free arts and crafts activities. Puppet Art Theater Company will be on hand to present “Jack’s Holiday Adventure,” a holiday version of the classic “Jack and the Beanstalk” story, at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in the Children’s Theater. Tickets for the puppet show are $1 for Fairytale Town members and $2 for nonmembers.

Families can let their imaginations run wild during the park’s second Free Admission Day. Fairytale Town will be open for play with free admission on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Fairytale Town Debuts Renovated Farmer Brown’s Barn

Farmer Brown's Barn at Fairytale TownFairytale Town unveiled a renovated and improved Farmer Brown’s Barn on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Barn is one of the storybook park’s original play sets and the home of Eeyore, Charlotte the spider, Daisy, the Cow that Jumped Over the Moon, and more members of Fairytale Town’s animal family.

Improvements to Farmer Brown’s Barn include the expansion of Eeyore’s stall, new stall doors for both Eeyore and Daisy, repainting the interior and exterior, updating the barn loft, and more.

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ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival at Fairytale Town

Childrens' Book Festival 1Fairytale Town presents the ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, a two-day festival celebrating early childhood literacy, the weekend of September 27 and 28. Now in its 14th year, the annual Festival features readings and presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities, and more. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Barney Saltzberg, acclaimed author and illustrator of nearly 50 books for children, will headline the two-day Festival. Saltzberg will present “Beautiful Oops!,” his award-winning tale about turning mistakes into something beautiful, as well as his latest book, “Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep,” the story of a young panda who cannot fall asleep, inspired by the Chengdu Research Base in China.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – Fairytale Town

Shakespeare’s classic fairy play comes to life at Fairytale Town’s annual ice cream social event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy on Saturday, June 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. The enchanting evening features nonstop entertainment for the whole family, including live music, theatrical performances, fanciful arts and crafts activities, and all the Crystal Creamery ice cream one can eat.

Celtic-rock band 1916 will perform throughout the evening. With influences and sounds comparable to Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, 1916 is steadily carving their niche on the American music scene. Touring predominately in California, Nevada and Washington, they play original tunes, the traditional songs of Ireland and Scotland and rock ‘n’ roll classics with a unique twist.

Different flavors of Crystal Creamery ice cream will be available for sampling during the festive celebration. Plus, families can enjoy a live theater performance of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” a classic scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” by Shakespeare Lite. Multiple arts and crafts activities will be stationed throughout the park, and vendors will be on hand to offer their traditional and mystical wares in the Enchanted Marketplace. Costumes for the entire family are encouraged.

Mellisa Paul, News 10’s community liaison and Sacramento & Company’s hostess, will kick off the event and greet guests as the evening’s host and honorary queen. Mix 96’s Jennifer Wood will emcee the event.

“The Shakespeare-inspired festivities combined with Fairytale Town’s playful storybook park makes A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy an evening that adults and children will enjoy,” said Kathy Fleming, executive director of Fairytale Town.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 2-12. Day-of tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. Children ages 1 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase at www.fairytaletown.org.

The title sponsor of the event is Crystal Creamery. Additional sponsors include Mix 96, KVIE Public Television, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly. For more information, visit www.fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Event Details
What: A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Cost: Advance Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for children (ages 2-12), free for children 1 & under
Day-of Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children (ages 2-12), free for children 1 & under
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA 95822
Phone: (916) 808-7462
Email: mail@fairytaletown.org
Website: www.fairytaletown.org

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