Fairytale Town celebrates play, grandparents

By July 19, 2017

It’a time to play and talk about play. Fairytale Town has several special events planned in September.

Sacramento Play Summit
Sept. 9: The fifth annual Sacramento Play Summit presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library, and the California State Library aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St. in Sacramento. Keynote speakers include: Cathy Salit, author and CEO of Performance of a Lifetime; Jim Gill, award-winning children’s musician and author; and Helen Hadani, Ph.D., head of research for the Center for Childhood Creativity. Tickets are $50-$60 per person. Sponsored by Sutter Health.

Community Day at the Sacramento Adventure Playground
Sept. 9: All ages are invited for a day of play at the Sacramento Adventure Playground, Maple Neighborhood Center, 3301 37th Ave. in Sacramento. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. children get to create their own play structures and spaces by re-purposing everyday items such as cardboard boxes, plus household wares, natural elements, and unexpected items. The Playground is a fun and safe environment where children can use their imagination and creativity to direct their own play. The Sacramento Adventure Playground is open rain or shine and admission is free.For more information visit sacadventureplay.org or call (916) 222-3831.

Grandparents Day
Sept. 10: Celebrate National Grandparents Day at Fairytale Town. Bring grandma and grandpa for an enjoyable day of play in the park. Grandparents receive free admission when accompanied with a child age 0-12. Weekend admission is $5.75 per person. Children ages 1 and younger are free.

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival
Sept. 16 & 17: Enjoy readings and presentations by children’s book authors and illustrators, storytelling performances, hands-on literacy activities and family play time at the largest early childhood literacy festival in the region, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

For more information about the programs mentioned above visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.

Kathleen Richards


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