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Saturday BBQ to benefit children’s museum

Need another reason beyond a pound of barbecued meat to attend the annual Wine Country Big Q this weekend? How about that the main beneficiary is the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. The event, a Kansas City Barbecue, nationally-sanctioned competition, is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Sonoma Academy campus, 2500 Kawana Springs Rd. Access is from Kawana Springs Road. The museum is slated to open next year on West Steele Lane next to the Charles M. Schulz Museum but… Read More »

Schulz Museum science program hits the road

[imagebrowser id=9] The Charles M. Schulz Museum “Peanuts…Naturally” festival program has a new ride. The hands-on art and science program now rolls up to schools in a custom painted vehicle. The program has served 3,000 students since last spring. Through the program the museum provides a staff member and all of the exhibits and materials for students to explore and experiment at the school site. The school is asked to supply space, tables and 10-15 volunteers. Students make recycled paper,… Read More »

Museum group hosting kid-friendly Halloween happening

Looking for yet another thing to do to celebrate Halloween with your young ones? How about Funtazmagoria? The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at 1835 W. Steele Lane in Santa Rosa, next to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the new home of The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Participants will be able to walk in a costume parade, witness a “Pumpkin Plop,” decorate a scarecrow, experiment in a mad scientist’s library and more.… Read More »