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The Japanese American National Museum is a place for family fun and learning. Target continues its sponsorship of free family Saturdays in 2011. Because of their generous support, we will continue to bring exciting workshops, performances, and craft activities for young and big kids alike. We hope to see you and your entire family there!

2011 Events

Saturday, December 10, 2011
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: That’s a Wrap

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Delight in a day of family fun! Learn the amazing art of origami! Keep checking back for more information!

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:

  • Learn how to make an origami frog and see how far it can jump!

  • Design your own wrapping paper to wrap up something special

  • Make winter weather in Los Angeles with paper snowflakes

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Star light, star bright…come learn how to make an origami pop-up star

  • SCHEDULE:

    Please Note: All workshops will be first come, first serve. Please sign up at the membership table when you arrive.
    11AM – Doors open

    11AM – 4PM – Drop in origami class

    12:30PM – Basic kid-friendly origami workshop with Vicky Mihara Avery (7 years or older, limit 20 students)

    1 – 4PM – Kidding Around the Kitchen will teach you how to make your own “fruit leather pouches” with a fun healthy filling

    2PM – Japanese gift-wrapping workshop with Vicky Mihara Avery (7 years up, limit 20 students)

    3:30PM – Furoshiki workshop with Vicky Mihara Avery (7 years or older, limit 20 students)

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Vicky Mihara Avery
    Vicky Mihara Avery is the third-generation in her family to promote and share the experience of Japanese paper crafts. Vicky has been an invited lecturer and instructor at museums, festivals, and origami conferences across the country, and has made guest appearances on the Martha Stewart Show and the Carol Duvall Show.

    Vicky’s DVDs, Origami Fun for Kids and Origami Fun for Kids, Too! are currently being sold at the Museum Store.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    January 8: Oshogatsu Family Festival

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    February 11: Ready, Set, Go! (Theme: Healthy Living)

    March 10: Folding Paper!

    April 14: Monster Mash!

    Saturday, November 12, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Planet Power

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    Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. This month’s theme is green living. Keep checking back for more information!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Go green by decorating a re-usable shopping bag

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Using reused paper, fold an origami turkey to celebrate the season.

  • *Special: Visit literature tables hosted by some of L.A. County’s leading environmental organizations!

    SCHEDULE:

    Please Note: All workshops will be first come, first serve. Please sign up at the membership table when you arrive.

    11AM – Doors open

    11AM – Recycled puppets drop-in activity. Create your own puppets made from recycled resources including bottles, chopsticks, plastic utensils, cardboard, and other materials (while supplies last)

    12PM – Growing green drop-in activity. Kids and families will have the opportunity to grow small plants to take home (while supplies last)

    12PM – Paper Mache Planet Earth workshop. Create and paint your very own planet Earth out of paper mache (limit 20 students)

    1 – 4PM – Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make your own “Save the Planet” seasonal salad

    1PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)

    1PM Mottainai* Tenegui* workshop. Create a colorful tenegui towel of your own (limit 25 students)

    2PM – Special performance! “Order to Go” is a fun show focusing on the environmental impact of single-use take out containers and utensils!

    3PM – Paper mache planet Earth workshop (limit 20 students)

    3PM – Mottainai Tenegui workshop (limit 25 students)

    3:30PM – Learn the “mottainai” dance

    4PM – Doors close

    *Mottainai—a Japanese term meaning “a sense of regret concerning waste when the intrinsic value of an object or resource is not properly utilized.”

    *Tenegui—a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton.

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Great Leap
    Great Leap, Inc., is a Los Angeles-based, multicultural arts organization which uses art as both performance and creative practice to deepen relations among people of diverse cultures and faiths and to transform how we live on the earth. We collaborate and create with professional artists, foster new leadership in the arts by mentoring emerging artists, and build community through our workshops, residencies, and performances.

    For more information about Great Leap, visit: www.greatleap.org.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    January 8: Oshogatsu Family Festival

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    February 11: Ready, Set, Go! (Theme: Healthy Living)

    March 10: Folding Paper!

    April 14: Monster Mash!

    Saturday, October 8, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Up in the Air

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    Enjoy a day of family fun with kites. Keep checking back for more information!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:

  • Color your own kite to send up, up, and away!

  • Create a dancing creature using a balloon and other fun materials.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Flutter over to Ruthie’s table to learn how to make an origami butterfly.


  • SCHEDULE:

    Please Note: All workshops will be first come, first serve. Please sign up at the membership table when you arrive.

    11AM – Doors open

    12:30PM – Join kite designer Greg Kono for a very fun and educational cultural kite-making workshop! (7 years or older, limit 25 students)

    1 – 4PM – Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make a “do it yourself” delicious fruit salad with a creamy, light as clouds yogurt topping

    1 – 4PM – Come get your very own balloon animal made by a professional balloon artist! (first come, first serve)

    2PM – Greg Kono cultural kite-making workshop (7 years or older, limit 25 students)

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kono Design
    Specializing in art kites, kite making workshops, exhibit design, and related subjects. For more information about Kono Design, visit: www.konodesign.com.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen, visit:www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com.

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    Saturday, July 9, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Once Upon A Time

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    Help us celebrate The Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo with a day of comics, anime, and stories for the whole family. Keep checking back for more information!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Have your picture taken in a special cutout designed by artist Stan Sakai and decorate a picture frame to go with it!

  • Hop to it! Make some fun rabbit ears to wear then check out the Museum’s galleries to see if you can find all of the rabbits on display!

  • Decorate a sketchbook to capture your imaginative stories and drawings.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Taking inspiration for Usagi Yojimbo, learn how to fold a samurai helmet.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11 AM - Doors open

    11 AM – 5 PM – Visit our newest exhibition and celebrate the opening of The Year of the Rabbit: Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo

    12 – 4 PM – Special continuous screening of vintage anime films from the 1920s and 1930s, the Golden Age of Japanese silent film

    1 PM – We Tell Stories performs “Let Them Eat Books” -- Classic literature & poems by Sandburg, Carroll and Twain

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is happy to show how to make a broccoli carrot slaw fit for a bunny, a prince or princess or just a hungry chef

    2 PM – Stan Sakai, author and artist of the graphic novel Usagi Yojimbo, will give a talk, demonstration, and will sign copies of his latest compilation book, Usagi Yojimbo Volume 25: Fox Hunt.

    3 PM – Storytelling Tea Party! Come listen! Come Tell! A storytelling tea party with tasty treats, tea, art, movement, and telling stories with each other!

    4 PM - Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS
    We Tell Stories
    We Tell Stories is a multi-ethnic group of artists that seeks to educate, nurture, and strengthen communities by reconnecting young audiences with the ancient powers of storytelling and theatre.

    For more information, visit www.wetellstories.org.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    WHAT WE DO:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson to the classroom in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring cooking and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats and other ingredients that they may never have previously see in their raw form. The classes reinforce math, science, reading and vocabulary all within a one hour lesson. Measuring cups and spoons help with fractions. Multiplication and division are used when recipes are reduced or increased. Solids become liquids, bread rises, pancakes expand, and science is suddenly edible. Pronouncing ingredient names and reading recipes help to enlarge vocabulary. Studying food labels promotes an awareness of natural and "not so natural" ingredients used in everyday items.

    WHY WE DO IT:
    At KATK we recognize that children often drive the eating habits of paring a meal, their choices instinctively move to more natural and less processed ingredients. At home, armed with a cookbook from each session, the kids ask to recreate what they’ve learned in class, (often using the same ingredients that only days before were “yuck!”).

    For more information on Kidding around the kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com

    Patricia Bulitt
    Patricia Bulitt is a dancer/ interdisciplinary artist and storyteller from Berkeley, California. Having produced 14 years of an annual storytelling tea party, we are happy to have her for our Target Day today. Honored with numerous grants and awards including The Aurora Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and California Arts Council, Patricia was honored as guest artist in Japan in 1984 and 2010.

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    October 08: Up in the Air

    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS @ JANM
    13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard!

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Take It to the Streets

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    Celebrate the exciting world of street art with fun activities and workshops for the whole family!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Stencil and pencils and markers… oh my! Express yourself with a colorful poster that’s all about you!

  • Design stickers for yourself and to share.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Show someone you care by making a Father’s Day card!

  • SPECIAL EVENTS:
  • The Mixed Roots Festival (June 11-12) is an annual event dedicated to sharing and nurturing storytelling of the Mixed and hapa experience. The Festival includes film screenings, readings, workshops, live performance, and a special family event and the largest West Coast Loving Day celebration - all free and open to all!

  • The Mixed Roots will be joining in on the family fun by helping you “Define Your Voice.” Explore your family and yourself through Art! Make a statement! Examine where you come from, create a self-portrait or make a statement and wear it! Who are you? Be HEARD!!!

  • All Target Day kids are encouraged to visit our neighbor, The Museum of Contemporary Art’s, newest exhibition, "Art in the Streets," by using a museum pass provided by MOCA's Sunday Studio program. For more info about MOCA's education programs visit www.moca.org.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11 AM - Doors open

    12 – 3 PM – Live spray painting demonstration by ICU Art

    12 – 3 PM – Simple drawing and sketching workshop with ICU Art

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen will show you how to make citrus sunshine on a plate. A fun, delicious food art recipe sure to put a smile on your face and yummy fruit in your tummy

    1 - 4 PM - A Brush Art Artist will write your name!

    2 PM – Slide show + history of graffiti art in Los Angeles by ICU Art

    4 PM - Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    WHAT WE DO:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson to the classroom in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring cooking and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats and other ingredients that they may never have previously see in their raw form. The classes reinforce math, science, reading and vocabulary all within a one hour lesson. Measuring cups and spoons help with fractions. Multiplication and division are used when recipes are reduced or increased. Solids become liquids, bread rises, pancakes expand, and science is suddenly edible. Pronouncing ingredient names and reading recipes help to enlarge vocabulary. Studying food labels promotes an awareness of natural and "not so natural" ingredients used in everyday items.

    WHY WE DO IT:
    At KATK we recognize that children often drive the eating habits of paring a meal, their choices instinctively move to more natural and less processed ingredients. At home, armed with a cookbook from each session, the kids ask to recreate what they’ve learned in class, (often using the same ingredients that only days before were “yuck!”).

    For more information on Kidding around the kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com

    ICU Art
    ICU Art or In Creative Unity is a Los Angeles-based art production company specializing in murals and live painting events. ICU Art is recognized as one of the nation’s premier “graffiti art” production studios, representing some of the most talented and well respected spray can artists in the country. ICU Art first began presenting large-scale graffiti art exhibitions in 1993 and public mural work in 1995. ICU Art now paints commercial and community-based murals all over the United States, with artists and crews in most major US cities. We pride ourselves on a combination of groundbreaking, cutting-edge design, as well as community sensitive mural work.

    For more information on ICU Art, visit: For more information, visit www.icuart.com .

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    July 09: Once Upon A Time

    October 08: Up in the Air

    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS @ JANM
    13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard!

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Wild Things

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    Delight in a day of family fun that explores the wild world of animals!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Take a walk on the wild side by making an animal mask to wear!

  • Spotted or striped? Friendly or fierce? Create an animal puppet with a mix of fun materials. Thumbs up! Use your imagination to make critters and creatures using your own thumbprints to make a card for someone special.

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Come learn how to make a fox out of paper!

  • *Special Animal Food Drive: Bring new/unopened Wellness dog food (both kibble and wet food) to the National Museum and we’ll donate it to Ken-Mar Rescue.

    SCHEDULE:
    11 AM: Doors open

    11 AM – 4 PM: Animal Advocates will teach about wildlife in Los Angeles County!

    11 AM – 4 PM: Come out and meet the Ken-Mar Rescue orphans. Find out about the importance of Spaying & Neutering your pets, find out how you can become a Foster Parent, learn about Ken-Mar Rescue's Guardian Angel program to help save a dog's life, or adopt a fur-ever friend.

    1 – 3 PM: Let our balloon animal artist bring the wild to you!

    1 - 4 PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen is excited to bring out the beast in you with our favorite snack The Banana Bites

    2 – 4 PM: Learn about and pet a reptile at a one-of-a-kind reptile party

    4 PM: Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Animal Advocates
    Animal Advocates is a non-profit animal rescue and education organization. We are located in the Los Angeles County area but serve most of Southern California.

    We work with local city and private animal shelters, schools, private groups and other rescue organizations to rescue and rehabilitate wild animals. We are permitted by the California Department of Fish & Game. We specialize in coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, opossums, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, moles, voles, gophers, wild mice, wild rats and bats. We don't rescue birds.

    For more information on Animal Advocates, visit: www.AnimalAdvocates.us /.

    Ken-Mar Rescue
    Ken-Mar Rescue is dedicated to helping end the overwhelming pet overpopulation problem in Southern California and beyond.

    We wish to ensure that each animal in need has the opportunity to fully benefit from all that the information revolution has to offer.

    For more information on Ken-Mar Rescue, visit: www.kenmarrescue.org/.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    WHAT WE DO:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson to the classroom in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring cooking and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats and other ingredients that they may never have previously see in their raw form. The classes reinforce math, science, reading and vocabulary all within a one hour lesson. Measuring cups and spoons help with fractions. Multiplication and division are used when recipes are reduced or increased. Solids become liquids, bread rises, pancakes expand, and science is suddenly edible. Pronouncing ingredient names and reading recipes help to enlarge vocabulary. Studying food labels promotes an awareness of natural and "not so natural" ingredients used in everyday items.

    WHY WE DO IT:
    At KATK we recognize that children often drive the eating habits of paring a meal, their choices instinctively move to more natural and less processed ingredients. At home, armed with a cookbook from each session, the kids ask to recreate what they’ve learned in class, (often using the same ingredients that only days before were “yuck!”).

    For more information on Kidding around the kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    June 11: Take It to the Street

    July 09: Once Upon A Time

    October 08: Up in the Air

    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
    May 28: Kidding Around the Kitchen Family Cooking Workshop: WOK and ROLL Family Cooking Adventure

    13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard!

    Saturday, March 12, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Construction Zone

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    Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family. This month’s theme is building and architecture.

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Create a map collage of your neighborhood

  • Construct a wacky building out of a variety of materials. The crazier the better!

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Make and decorate an origami skyscraper!

  • SCHEDULE:
    11 AM - Doors open

    11 AM – 5 PM – Participate, learn and have fun in our newest exhibition Xploration Lab. Be sure to check out the new kids corner!

    11 AM – 4 PM – Little Tokyo Model Building workshop with Place It!

    12:30 PM – 30-minute tour of our Historic Building, the former home of the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (15 max)

    1 – 2 PM – Interactive workshop with Place It (first come, first serve, limit 25 students)

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you construct and build your own homemade trail mix.

    2 PM – An Intergenerational Book Reading: Making Home from War and My Dog Teny

    3 - 4 PM – Interactive workshop with Place It! (first come, first serve, limit 25students)

    3PM -An Intergenerational Memoir Arts Workshop

    4 PM - Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Place It!
    PLACE IT! is a design-based urban planning initiative developed by urban planner James Rojas that uses model-building workshops and on-site interactive models to help engage the public in the planning and design process. Participants are able to translate conceptual planning ideas into physical forms, and learn about the value of planning and design in shaping how we live.

    For more information about Place It, visit: www.placeit.org//.

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    WHAT WE DO:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson to the classroom in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring cooking and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats and other ingredients that they may never have previously see in their raw form. The classes reinforce math, science, reading and vocabulary all within a one hour lesson. Measuring cups and spoons help with fractions. Multiplication and division are used when recipes are reduced or increased. Solids become liquids, bread rises, pancakes expand, and science is suddenly edible. Pronouncing ingredient names and reading recipes help to enlarge vocabulary. Studying food labels promotes an awareness of natural and "not so natural" ingredients used in everyday items.

    WHY WE DO IT:
    At KATK we recognize that children often drive the eating habits of paring a meal, their choices instinctively move to more natural and less processed ingredients. At home, armed with a cookbook from each session, the kids ask to recreate what they’ve learned in class, (often using the same ingredients that only days before were “yuck!”).

    For more information on Kidding Around the Kitchen visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com/.

    Making Home from War
    Making Home from War, edited by Brian Komei Dempster is the long-awaited sequel to the award-winning From Our Side of the Fence. Written by 13 Japanese American elders, it is a collection of stories about their exodus from concentration camps into a world that in a few short years had drastically changed.

    My Dog Teny My Dog Teny written by Yoshito Wayne Osaki and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino is a new children’s book based on the true story of a boy and the dog he left behind during evacuation. The story was first published in the anthology, From Our Side of the Fence.

    An Intergenerational Memoir Arts Workshop
    Join editor Brian Komei Dempster of Making Home From War and illustrator Felicia Hoshino of My Dog Teny in a creative collaboration workshop. Bring a friend or family member and a memory that may be in the form of a photo, a letter, an artifact, or short writing reflection. Come create a recollection of life before, during, or after WW II to share with others. No experience necessary. Reservations requested. Suggested material donation: $5 (paid to instructor).

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    May 14 Wild Things

    June 11: Take It to the Street

    July 09: Once Upon A Time

    October 08: Up in the Air

    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
    March 26: Kidding Around the Kitchen Family Cooking Workshop: Spring Rolls into JANM!

    May 28: Kidding Around the Kitchen Family Cooking Workshop: WOK and ROLL Family Cooking Adventure

    13th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard!

    Saturday, February 12, 2011
    11:00 AM—4:00 PM

    Target Free Family Saturday: Candy Land

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    Celebrate food and all things candy at JANM! Fun treats for the entire family!

    Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.

    ALL DAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES:
  • Embellish and fill a box with your own candy-inspired decorations

  • Make a wearable treat by constructing a candy lei to give to someone special!

  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to fold an origami candy dish!

  • SCHEDULE:
    11 AM: Doors open

    12:00 PM: International candy buffet by Sweetlips Design (while supplies last, for children only)

    12:30 PM:– 30-minute tour of our Historic Building, the former home of the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (15 max)

    1 – 4 PM: Take a photo and put on a chocolate lollipop! (while supplies last, for children only)

    1 - 4 PM: Kidding Around the Kitchen will celebrate Valentines Day with a fancy fresh fruit kebab with a strawberry rose on top

    2 PM: Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop mochi* demonstration and tasting.

    4 PM: Doors close

    *Mochi is a Japanese confection, found usually in the shape of a small, round rice cake which can be eaten with various condiments.

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    Sweetlips Design
    Sweetlips Design is the chocolate-dipped and candy-coated lovechild of April Castelo-Canlas' formal education in fine art and design, her background in retail visual merchandising, and a career in fashion licensing-- All sprinkled generously with her natural knack for event planning and keen eye for detail.

    Fueled by a fiercely creative imagination and driven by intuitive artistic and technical skills, April creates a multitude of memorable, one-of-a-kind event experiences as individual and unique as each of her clients. No two projects are ever exactly the same.

    Always experimenting with new ideas, she cites "love, art, childhood memories, nature, family and friends" as her main sources of inspiration.

    April lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé Nickolaus. She enjoys painting, sports, cooking, hiking, and of course, entertaining for family and friends.

    For more information on Sweetlips Design, visit: www.sweetlipsdesign.com/ /

    Kidding Around The Kitchen
    WHAT WE DO:
    Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson to the classroom in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring cooking and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats and other ingredients that they may never have previously see in their raw form. The classes reinforce math, science, reading and vocabulary all within a one hour lesson. Measuring cups and spoons help with fractions. Multiplication and division are used when recipes are reduced or increased. Solids become liquids, bread rises, pancakes expand, and science is suddenly edible. Pronouncing ingredient names and reading recipes help to enlarge vocabulary. Studying food labels promotes an awareness of natural and "not so natural" ingredients used in everyday items.

    WHY WE DO IT:
    At KATK we recognize that children often drive the eating habits of paring a meal, their choices instinctively move to more natural and less processed ingredients. At home, armed with a cookbook from each session, the kids ask to recreate what they’ve learned in class, (often using the same ingredients that only days before were “yuck!”).

    For more information on Kidding around the kitchen, visit: www.kiddingaroundthekitchen.com

    Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop
    Fugetsu-Do has been a family owned and operated confectionery store in Little Tokyo since 1903. Japanese rice cakes, more commonly known as mochi (rice cake) and manju (sweet bean-filled rice cake), are the staple. The shop, which is currently operated by Brian Kito, is located on East First Street, in the heart of the Historic District of Little Tokyo. Some of the family history was shared with me, and I welcome the opportunity to put down on paper one family's history in the United States.

    Demonstration/Tasting times are: 12:30 and 2:30 pm.

    For more information on Fugetsu-Do Sweet Shop, visit: www.fugetsu-do.com/.

    2011 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    March 12: Construction Zone

    May 14 Wild Things

    June 11: Take It to the Street

    July 09: Once Upon A Time

    October 08: Up in the Air

    November 12: Planet Power

    December 10: That’s a Wrap

    THER FAMILY EVENTS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
    March 26: Kidding Around the Kitchen Family Cooking Workshop: Spring Rolls into JANM!

    May 28: Kidding Around the Kitchen Family Cooking Workshop: WOK and ROLL Family Cooking Adventure

     

     

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