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Toy Trains 2017–December 15th-31st

Dec 15–31, 2017

10:00 am-5:oo pm Experience a mini-universe of model trains that delight the young and young at heart. Back for their 12th year, the Golden State Toy Train Operators, Inc. presents Toy Trains. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up with the headlight flashing and drive wheels spinning. Marvel at smoke flowing from the smoke stack, and a mighty whistle. Members of the the Golden State Toy Train Operators will be on hand to help young…

Friday Night Live: Jazz with a Twist

Fri, Dec 22, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Jazz with a Twist This is the kind of jazz that goes beyond the standards, featuring tunes from Paul Simon to Pat Metheny, George Gershwin to George Benson, Sting to Sinatra (Nancy!) – they might even play a reggae/calypso version of “All About That Bass.”  

Free First Friday

Fri, Jan 5, 2018, 5–9 pm

Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. ART ACTIVITY | 5-9PM in the Atrium. LIVE MUSIC | 6:30-9pm | Abbott Square | Pan Dulce from  Watsonville CA, is a band with a sweet variety of styles including ska, reggae, & rock! Come dance and rock out with us. FREE EXHIBITIONS | Explore three floors of exhibitions for free. Spoken/Unspoken — At the end of your life, what will you wish you had…

Volunteer at Evergreen Cemetery this MLK Day

Mon, Jan 15, 2018, 9:30 am–Noon

*Please note that this is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery adjacent to Harvey West Park (326 Evergreen Street) Join the MAH effort this MLK Day to restore and remake Evergreen Cemetery into an inspiring site for learning local history. Families are very welcome. We recommend wearing warm clothes that can get dirty and bringing gloves if you have them.  Any shovels or wheelbarrows would be welcome additions as well if you have them easily available. Please share to anyone or…