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Target Free Family Saturday: Folding Paper!

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FREE ALL DAY!

Help us celebrate our new exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami with a day of origami 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:
  • Origami crease patterns can be exciting too! See what unique designs emerge when you color in a sheet of crease pattern shapes.
  • Stop by our drop-in origami table to fold something fantastic and fun.
  • Help us make the longest paper chain ever made at JANM. Learn how to fold a link and watch the chain grow as visitors contribute throughout the day!
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Sail on over to Ruthie’s corner to learn how to make an origami boat.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is going to help our little friends learn how to make their own lunch time wraps.

    1 – 4 PM – Be amazed by a wandering “dollar bill” origami expert

    1 PM – Take a guided gallery tour of Folding Papers with curator Meher McArthur

    2 PM – Author Takayuki Ishii will talk about his book One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue, an inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.
    Purchase the book from the Museum Store >>

    *Special! Help contribute to our 1000 Cranes for world peace by folding a crane

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    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.

    One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue written by Pastor Takayuki Ishii
    Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    April 14: Monster Mash!

    May 12: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage

    July 14: Faces + Places



    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics


    Saturday, Mar 10, 2012

    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST

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    FREE ALL DAY!

    Help us celebrate our new exhibition Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami with a day of origami 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:
  • Origami crease patterns can be exciting too! See what unique designs emerge when you color in a sheet of crease pattern shapes.
  • Stop by our drop-in origami table to fold something fantastic and fun.
  • Help us make the longest paper chain ever made at JANM. Learn how to fold a link and watch the chain grow as visitors contribute throughout the day!
  • Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Sail on over to Ruthie’s corner to learn how to make an origami boat.

  • SCHEDULE:
    11AM – Doors open

    1 - 4 PM - Kidding Around the Kitchen is going to help our little friends learn how to make their own lunch time wraps.

    1 – 4 PM – Be amazed by a wandering “dollar bill” origami expert

    1 PM – Take a guided gallery tour of Folding Papers with curator Meher McArthur

    2 PM – Author Takayuki Ishii will talk about his book One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue, an inspirational story of the Japanese national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue honoring Sadako and hundreds of other children who died as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima.
    Purchase the book from the Museum Store >>

    *Special! Help contribute to our 1000 Cranes for world peace by folding a crane

    4PM – Doors close

    ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:
    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.

    One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue written by Pastor Takayuki Ishii
    Ten years after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki died as a result of atomic bomb disease. Sadako's determination to fold one thousand paper cranes and her courageous struggle with her illness inspired her classmates. After her death, they started a national campaign to build the Children's Peace Statue to remember Sadako and the many other children who were victims of the Hiroshima bombing. On top of the statue is a girl holding a large crane in her outstretched arms. Today in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, this statue of Sadako is beautifully decorated with thousands of paper cranes given by people throughout the world.

    2012 TARGET FAMILY FREE SATURDAY SCHEDULE
    April 14: Monster Mash!

    May 12: Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage

    July 14: Faces + Places



    OTHER FAMILY EVENTS
    14th Annual Summer Festival on the Courtyard: Japanese American Olympics


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