Target Free Family Saturday at JANM


Target Free Family Saturday will be held on Oct. 8 at the Japanese American National Museum, First and Central in Little Tokyo.

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

The day’s theme is “Up in the Air.” Participants can color their own kites to send up, up, and away; create a dancing creature using a balloon and other fun materials; and flutter over to Ruthie’s table to learn how to make an origami butterfly.

The schedule is as follows. All workshops will be first come, first served. Sign up at the membership table when you arrive.

11a.m.: Doors open

12:30 p.m.: Join kite designer Greg Kono for a fun and educational cultural kite-making workshop (7 years or older, limit 25 students).

1 to 4 p.m.: Kidding Around the Kitchen will help you make a “do it yourself” delicious fruit salad with a creamy, light-as-clouds yogurt topping.

1 to 4 p.m.: Come get your very own balloon animal made by a professional balloon artist (first come, first served).

2 p.m.: Kite-making workshop (7 years or older, limit 25 students).

4 p.m.: Doors close

Kono Design specializes in art kites, kite-making workshops, exhibit design, and related subjects. For more information, visit

Kidding Around The Kitchen 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, visit

The next Target Free Family Saturdays will be on Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. For more information on events at the museum, call (213) 625-0414 or visit



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