Save the date: Saturday, June 15th. Carnival and Open House @ the Museum

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Carnival Flyer 2013 SS ad

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It’s Coming Together…

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 in Events, News | 0 comments

At first I thought this post should be called “It Does Take a Village – Thankfully”, or something like that but decided that “It’s Coming Together” reflects what’s happening to get ready for the Christmas Tree Auction.   It is really about many things all coming together; many things that can only come from a village and this special one in particular.

 

I’ll try and keep this short or at least relatively so.  First off is a big, Big, BIG Thank You! to Dave and Linda Dorsey, owners of Dorsey’s Hallmark in Oakhurst, as well as to the members of the H.O.L.I.D.A.Y.S. (How Ornament Lovers In Denial All Year Survive) club for the very generous donations of Hallmark Ornaments for our Christmas Tree entry.  These will surely help make our tree (which is donated by Bill and Carol Attwood – thank you to you two!) a truly special one.  Here’s a quick pic and there is more info found in the Sierra News Online article here:

In addition to the full sized Christmas tree we will have a wreath at the auction as well.  We wanted to have the ornaments for this prepared by many of the children that come to the museum and the great folks from the Central Sierra Woodcarvers group pulled together to provide us with blanks that could be decorated (Thank you Larry Smith and team!).  They have turned out to be great little canvases for the kids to play with and create some unique craft pieces.  Another very BIG Thanks! to all the children and their families to pitching in and donating their creative talents to this!  An image gallery of some of the prep is below.

Now just to get the wreath all assembled!  Hope to see many there on Sunday (don’t forget the Breakfast with Santaon Saturday morning and the Christmas Tree lighting event Saturday evening).

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No Messy Hands this week

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 in News, Programs | 0 comments

Scheduling changes: we definitely don’t like it but it sometimes happens.  The combination of schedule conflicts and on-going preparation activities for this weekend’s events (Breakfast with Santa on Saturday and the Christmas Tree Auction on Sunday) unfortunately mean that we will not be able to support the Messy Hands activity this week (Wed – 10:30 to noon).  We will definitely bring “The Mess” next week.

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Hours and activities for Thanksgiving Week

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 in Events, News, Operations, Programs | 0 comments

With this Thanksgiving Holiday week already upon us it seems more than appropriate to let you all know when we are open and what activities are planned.

Hours:  we are only closing for Thanksgiving day itself (ya know – to take care of all that turkey and fixin’s and stuff…).  So the rest of the week we will be open our normal hours -

  • 10am – 4pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • 1pm – 4pm Sunday

Programs/classes:

  • Preschool and Homeschool Spanish are de vacaciones this week (on vacation… for the non-immersive folk) an will be returning to they regular times on Thursday and Tuesday & Thursday respectively.
  • Messy Hand – Wednesday from 10:30ish to noon-ish
  • Music & Movement – Tamara will be rockin’ the house at 10:30 Friday morning!

One note – that 11th Annual Christmas Tree Auction is a little less than two weeks away (Sunday, Dec  2nd) and we have a wreath still to prepare.  A wreath that we really want the kids to help us decorate!  So… the Central Sierra Woodcarvers have provided several Christmas/Winter themed cutouts to be painted up.  These should be available throughout most of our open hours til sometime next week.

So you see – lot’s of stuff going on in addition to the normal awesomeness, so come on over, escape the whole Black Friday craziness, and spend some of the holiday week with us – we’d love to have you!

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Late Fall & Winter ’12 Programs

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 in News, Programs | 0 comments

As of Friday, October 26th we “officially” ended the fall sessions of all our programs and while some may say boo to that, the good news is that all of them: Spanish Immersion for Homeschoolers, Preschool Spanish, Messy Hands and Music & Movement will be carrying on at least into December!

Days and times are as follows:

  • Spanish Immersion for Homeschoolers – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00am till noon
  • Messy Hands – Wednesdays, 10:30am till noon
  • Preschool Spanish – Thursdays, 10:30am till 11:00am
  • Music & Movement – Fridays, 10:30am till 11:00am

Here’s a general weekly calendar to visually maps out the times.

All programs, with the exception of Spanish Immersion for Homeschoolers, are free with museum admission or membership (donations for art supplies are welcome and greatly appreciated).  Flyers and any additional information for each program are found on our Programs and Classes page.

Hope to see old and new friends alike joining us for these great morning activities!

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