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  • Knowlton Gallery

    Utah artist Kate Starling, shown at Zion National Park, is among the nine artists exhibited now at Knowlton Gallery.

  • Chris Bartkowski / Northstar California

    Endurance mountain bikers will compete in the Tahoe Trail 100.

  • Sutter’s Fort State Historical Park

    Cannon fire will be demonstrated Saturday at Sutter’s Fort, which from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will present “Hands on History: Mining the Miners.”

  • Sacramento Zoo

    Learn the differences between a tortoise, such as this desert tortoise, and a turtle at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center.

Fun things to do this week Turtles, trails and Western art

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm


Art of the West

Nine at the Knowlton

What: “Way Out West” presents art to invoke the many meanings of the West – a mythical place, an actual landscape, a multicultural home. The works of nine artists explore the topic.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays

Where: Knowlton Gallery, 115 S. School St., #14, Lodi

Cost: Free

Information: (209) 368-5123,


IMAX movies

Half-off tickets hail 15 years

What: To celebrate its first 15 years, the Esquire IMAX Theatre is offering tickets and concessions at half-off for 11 traditional documentaries and one new release, “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”

When: Varying times

Where: Esquire IMAX Theatre, 1211 K St., Sacramento

Cost: $4-$8.75

Information: 916-443-IMAX (4629),


Hands-on history

Reminiscing at the fort

What: As the last “civilized” place seen by miners heading into the hills to seek their fortunes in the gold fields, Sutter’s Fort played a history in the Gold Rush that you can experience this weekend in the “Hands on History: Mining the Miners.” Activities such as gold-panning, parlor games and old-time bowling re-create the era. Watch for weaponry exhibitions.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L St., Sacramento

Cost: $5-$7, children 5 and younger free

Information: (916) 445-4422,


Tahoe Trail 100

Up, down, wheels go ’round

What: Elite cyclists will compete in an endurance race that serves as a qualifier for the Leadville 100. You can cheer them as they set off, encourage them along the route and/or celebrate with the winners at the awards ceremony.

When: 7 a.m. start; 3:30 p.m. awards ceremony

Where: Starting line at the first roundabout off of Northstar Drive at Castle Peak parking lot; awards ceremony and beer party at Northstar Overlook

Cost: Free to watch



Turtle vs. tortoise

At Discovery, what the shell?

What: Turtles Bump, Samantha & Larry will be on hand along with Boris the tortoise to show visitors the differences between turtles and tortoises. Then view turtles in the pond as you take a walk outside.

When: Noon to 4 p.m.; animal presentations at noon and 2 p.m.

Where: Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: $6-$8, children 3 and younger free

Information: (916) 808-3942,


Norteño music

Tunes in Winters

What: Unfold the lawn chair and settle in for an evening of music by Los Tres de Winters, who appear for one of Winters’ Summer Concerts at the Gazebo.

When: 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Rotary Park, Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Winters

Cost: Free


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