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California Arts Council Presents Virtual Family Fun Day Free Online Event

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Watch the Replay Below

10:00 am pacific time Online: thecenterforthearts.org


  • Featuring: Circus Fun with Fancifool: KIDS!, “The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge” with Traveling Lantern Theater Group, Aerial Performance by Air Aligned, and Crafts with Nancy Schaefer

Offered four times a year, these are events geared toward families and introduces many young children in our community to their first-ever arts experience. We offer families the opportunity to participate in healthy art-based activities together, such as face painting, crafts, and other fun entertainment. 

This year, we brought Family Fun Day online!  Watch the replays available below.


This Family Fun Day is dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Twing. The Twing family has been integral in creating and sustaining the Family Fun Day series. Their dedication to the youth of this community, and to their access to the arts is inspiring. They attended so many Family Fun Days and watched many children experience the arts for the first time. We appreciate their support and offer Gary our deepest sympathy. Carolyn will be missed.


Performers & Activities


Circus fun with Fancifool: KIDS!

Fancifool: KIDS! Is the fun show about love and caring! Chat with clown characters about how we can get out there and make the world a wonderful place to be! It’s fun and exciting to learn new things about other people, and appreciate what makes each of us different and special. Explore exciting topics like democracy and Shakespeare! Enjoy dancing, singing, mime, and clown! From the creator of the award-winning show, Fancifool!, Fancifool: KIDS! is educational fun for the whole family!





Waterless Snow Globe Winter Craft with Nancy Schaefer

Nancy is a painter, ceramist and multimedia teaching artist who, since graduating with a BFA from CSU Humboldt, has studied art and culture at universities in California, New Mexico, and Paris, France. She is one of the founding Teaching Artists with the ambitious Artists in the Schools Program, a grant funded program that brings art classes to children in elementary schools in Grass Valley and Penn Valley through the Nevada County Arts Council. She also teaches a variety of painting and mixed media collage art classes with ArtsCool and ASiF, and at the Northern California Center for the Arts.

Family Fun Day Snow Globe Craft Supplies List




Air Aligned 

AirAligned teaches and performs as a theatrical aerial dance group. Productions are beautifully choreographed and athletically executed. Enjoy a winter-themed performance by students who recently completed our Fall Aerial Class here at The Center!





Traveling Lantern: “The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge” 

The classic tale of a miser’s redemption. Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean and snarling old geezer, with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart, and teaches him the joys of caring for, and giving to others.


Sorry, the tale of Scrooge is not available for replay. Bah Humbug.  



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