April 13, 2012

This Weekend With Kids

Finding some good puddles to jump in?

Us too.

It’s still looking pretty gloomy out there, but the weather is supposed to clear up beautifully this weekend. We plan to do some gardening and maybe even go to a Ports game! It’ll be Alice’s first.

Cambodian New Year
Have you ever visited Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple? It’s best known for its garden of colossal statues illustrating scenes from the Buddha’s life - all dreamed up and created by senior monk Kong Tith. Cambodian New Year typically draws thousands of people from across the state, and features traditional art, food, music and dance. This year – the Year of the Dragon – faithful households will be making offerings of bananas to the New Year angel, Khemara Tevy.  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple, 3732 E.Carpenter Road in Stockton.

Self Portraits at the HagginMuseum
As part of its Second Saturdays for Families series, the Haggin Museum is hosting artist Becky Clover for a special workshop on making self portraits. Using mirrors, children will be guided through the process of drawing themselves. Activities and materials are included with the price of admission, and no reservations are required. From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Haggin, 1201 N. Pershing Ave. in Stockton

Family Comedy Show
Magician and Comic Keith Fields – was once named London’s International Street Entertainer of the Year – will perform at A Magical Place in Galt. General admission tickets for the family performance (4 p.m. on Saturday) are $8, and free for children 3 and younger. (A second show – for adults ages 21 and older – will be held at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12.50). At 85 Enterprise Court, Ste. D inGalt.

Crossroads Street Faire
The 16th-annual street fair is expected to draw as many as 50,000 people to downtown Manteca from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The event features more than 300 vendors, offering food, handcrafts, entertainment and activities. Admission is free.  At Yosemite Avenue and Main Streetin Manteca.

Ice is Nice Skating Lessons
Confession: Sometimes I have dreams that I’m, like, a superstar ice skater. Is that strange? The sad fact is, I’m pretty terrible at it. Still, this sounds fun: The Stockton Figure Skating School offers beginner skating lessons from 12:30 to 1 p.m. on Saturdays to kids who might be interested in moving on to figure skating or hockey programs. The lesson is $7 and covers skate rental as well as admission to the 1-4 p.m. public skate session. Get there early – no one will be admitted to the class after 12:30 p.m.  Oak Park Ice Arena, 3545 N. Alvarado Streetin Stockton.
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