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Use News10 promo code - Walking With Dinosaurs at Sleep Train Arena Jan. 1

Use News10 promo code - Walking With Dinosaurs at Sleep Train Arena Jan. 1

Looking for something to do with the family this holiday season?  You may remember when Ellen invited Noah Ritter, the Apparently Kid, to visit Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular this summer.

Click here to see the video.  It's well worth seeing and has been viewed more than 24 million times. 

Well, you can take the Apparently Kid in your family to Walking With Dinosaurs during the holidays when the twenty million dollar production visits Sacramento January 1-4 at Sleep Train Arena.

AND, if you''d like to go opening night (Jan. 1), you can get half price tickets by using promo code NEWS10.

Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday and New Year from News10 My Neigborhood!

 

 

A Look At Diwali - The Festival Of Lights

A Look At Diwali - The Festival Of Lights

My husband and I finally attended Diwali, or the Festival of Lights as it is known, held at the McNair High School Auditorium.  This year marked the 20th year of the event sponsored by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County.  Diwali is the largest holiday in India, as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians, a harvest celebration held in the fall in October or November (Note: this event was held on November 8). 

From its name I expected abundant lights.  Instead there was an amazing night of dance and musical performances and stunning outfits worn by a large group of performers (many of them children) with tasty food available as a fundraiser during intermission. 

Christmas Posadas This Saturday

Christmas Posadas This Saturday

The Christmas season is always a favorite time at the Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter, Stockton.  This Saturday, December 20th the annual posadas (a candlelight procession which reenacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter) starts at St. Mary’s Church (203 E. Washington Street, Stockton) at 5 pm and winds its way through the streets of downtown ending at the Mexican Heritage Center where beautiful nacimientos (nativity) scenes are waiting for all to see.  Mexican hot chocolate and sweet bread will be served. Tamales are on sale for $2 each or $20 per dozen. Bring the family and join this Stockton tradition.  

If you can’t make the posadas, the Nacimientos display is on view at the Mexican Heritage Center through December 27.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon – 5 pm.  

Art Against Violence

Art Against Violence

Draw It Out, the group formed to provide art experiences for children to express their feelings about gun violence, continues to find new ways to connect with the public. In November, Draw It Out created an altar for the Dia de los Muertos exhibit at the Mexican Heritage Center with Cleveland School Remembers, their partner organization, to celebrate the lives of the five children killed during the Cleveland School shooting twenty-five years ago.  This altar then moved to Pittman School’s Festival of Honor, an annual event celebrating the ideas and people that we love. 

Draw It Out’s latest venture is a thought provoking exhibit  coming up in January at the Mexican Heritage Center (111 S. Sutter) entitled, “Art Against Violence” which calls for all mediums of art (visual and performing art) examining the causes, effects and solutions to violence that the group hopes will lead to action and a more peaceful Stockton. 

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Chemistry professors in top hats and tails have fun with chemistry

Honoring a tradition that was started in the 1820s at the Royal Institution, two Pacific chemistry professors dressed as 19th century chemists will carry out experiments that explode, change colors and delight an audience of all ages.

The event is FREE and open to the public, but admission is limited. Tickets are available at the Pacific Box Office.

The tradition comes from the Royal Institution of Great Britain’s Christmas Lecture. The Royal Institution has offered a science lecture to children in the London community every year since 1825, with the exception of the years during World War II when the series was suspended. The lecture series was founded by Michael Faraday, considered one of the great scientists of modern history.

During Pacific’s event, the two chemistry professors will make liquids change colors, set things on fire and blow stuff up simply by mixing liquids together, then explain how they did it all.

Utility Box Design Contest 2

Utility Box Design Contest 2

The Downtown Utility Box Design Contest has returned. The theme is, "Artistic Illusions - Art Reflects Life" requesting designs that create an optical illusion of objects in 3-D. The contest is open to Stockton high school and college students.  Deadline for submission is Monday, November 17 at midnight.  Link here for details.

Highlighted Utility Box Design Contest Past Winner

Deanna Medek started art at a young age.  She developed her skills by drawing her favorite characters. Deanna knew if she wanted to get better she had to take classes so she began formal art instruction in middle school.