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Museum on Main offering Taste Africa Family Day

Special event Saturday on front lawn on Main Street

The Museum on Main Street is holding a Celebrate Community Family Day this Saturday, partnering with the Cheza Nami Foundation to bring Taste Africa to its front lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Our Celebrate Community Family Day is such a special event for us at the museum," said Sarah Schaefer, the museum's director of education. "We feel very fortunate to be a part of a community with so many amazing organizations working to enrich the lives of Pleasanton and Tri-Valley residents."

Saturday's event will include sights and sounds of the African continent, with stations for making mud cloths, African inspired masks and shakers. Participants will also get to try their hand at face painting, playing with African toys, and exploring Africa's many types of musical instruments.

A community drum circle will be held at 11:45 a.m. and again at 12:45 p.m. An interactive performance by African music and dance artists will end the event, from 1:30-2 p.m.

Museum on Main holds Family Days on the third Saturday of the month from June to September as an avenue for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy hands-on learning opportunities together. Activities are free-of-charge, sponsored by Pleasanton North Rotary Club Foundation, the city of Pleasanton and the Cheza Nami Foundation. No reservations are required.

"We feel honored to be able to partner and help spotlight one of these great organizations each year through our Celebrate Community Family Day," Schaefer said.

The Museum on Main is located at 603 Main St. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org or call 462-2776.

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