Press Room Archives

For Immediate Release — December 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

at the Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
JANUARY through APRIL 2012

(Santa Rosa, CA) Charles M. Schulz Museum Public Programs are free with Museum admission unless otherwise stated.

— January 2012 —

MONDAY, JANUARY 2 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts and craft activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6 ● 7pm
First Friday Film Series of Charles Schulz’s Favorite Films

Watch The Sting (1973) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The Sting won seven Oscar awards including Best Picture.
Cost: free for members; $5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts and craft activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ● 10am–1:30pm
LEGO Animation Workshop

Spend five Saturdays working in small groups to create characters and stories, build sets, and use cameras and stop-motion animation to make a short LEGO movie with artist Surya O’Shea. Recommended for grades 4 and above.
Cost: $125 for members; $156 for non-members.
Advance reservations required: (707) 284-1263.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 ● 1–3pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist

As part of the Cartoonist-in-Residence program, visitors can meet, watch, and talk to cartoonist Tessa Brunton. Brunton has been creating comics since 2006 including the online comic blog, Tessa’s Braces, and the self-published mini-comic, In the Tall Grass. She most recently completed Passage, a 32-page comic for Sparkplug Comic Books.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 ● 1pm
Special Guest

Meet tennis star and legend, Billie Jean King, who won a record 20 titles at Wimbledon during her tennis career. King was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She will answer questions and sign books after her presentation.

MONDAY, JANUARY 16 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts and craft activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts and craft activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

MONDAY, JANUARY 30 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts and craft activities. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

 

— February 2012 —

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1
NEW EXHIBIT—“It’s a Fine Line”

“It’s a Fine Line”
examines Schulz’s pen line and includes a display and description of his “tools of the trade.” This exhibition also incorporates how Schulz learned his technique and how his pen line changed over the years due to health considerations.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 ● 7pm
First Friday Film Series of Charles Schulz’s Favorite Films

Join us for the romantic musical comedy Gigi (1958), which won nine Oscars including Best Picture.
Cost: free for members; $5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4
FREE Day

Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with FREE admission and special activities, along with a look at our newest exhibition, Leveling the Playing Field.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ● 10am–12noon
Master Class for Young Adults

Join Raina Telgemeier, creator of the graphic novel, Smile, to explore the art of making comics and writing stories. Participants will learn about thumbnails, layouts, balloon placement, panel variation, and the mechanics of sequential art, and will have a chance to create their own 4–8 page short comic. Recommended for aspiring cartoonists ages 10 and up.
Cost: $40 for non-members; $35 for members
Advance reservations required: (707) 284-1263.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ● 1–3pm
Second Saturday Cartoonists

As part of the Cartoonist-in-Residence program, visitors can meet, watch and talk to cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman. Telgemeier’s graphic novel, Smile, recently won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience; Roman is the creator of Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
Calling All Red–Haired Girls!

Little (and not-so-Little) Red–Haired Girls get in FREE! We are continuing the tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day and Charlie Brown’s affection for a certain Little Red–Haired Girl two days early since the Museum is closed on Valentine’s Day!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18—SATURDAY, MARCH 17 ● 10am–1:30pm
Advanced LEGO Animation Workshop

Spend five Saturdays working in small groups to edit and add sound, dialog, and backdrops to make a professional-looking short movie with LEGOs. Instructor Surya O’Shea is a professional artist and art instructor. Recommended for grades 4 and up.
Cost: $125 for members; $156 for non-members.
Advance reservations required: (707) 284-1263.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 ● 1pm
Peanuts in Print

Celebrate the release of the new Peanuts comic books with How-to-Draw Peanuts workshops, a panel discussion, and comic book signing with its creators including Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther), Matt Whitlock (Family Guy), Lex Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), and Vicki Scott.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Mondays every Monday this month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

 

— March 2012 —

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 ● 7pm
First Friday Film Series of Charles Schulz’s Favorite Films

Clark Gable and Charles Laughton star in the classic adventure, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), winner of the Best Picture Oscar.
Cost: free for members; $5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 ● 9:30am–12noon
Home School Day: Leveling the Playing Field

Get active and get moving while celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the Museum’s newest exhibition, Leveling the Playing Field. Enjoy crafts, games and challenges that will keep bodies and minds active.
Cost: $5 in advance; $7 at the door
Advance reservations required: (707) 284-1272.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 ● 1–3pm
Second Saturday Cartoonist

As part of the Cartoonist-in-Residence program, visitors can meet, watch and talk to cartoonist and culinary artist Yasmin Golan. Golan’s work includes the mini-comic My Father, along with a variety of other illustrated books and ‘zines. Her work can be found online at milkntea.etsy.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 19—FRIDAY, MARCH 23
Spring Break Classes for Kids.

Children can take different workshops in cartooning, animation, and art.
Call for a complete schedule at (707) 284-1263.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 ● 10am–12noon
Master Class: How to Successfully Pitch an Animated Cartoon

Join Mike Gray (Nicktoon’s Thom Cat) for a detailed walk through the step-by-step process of creating, pitching, selling, and producing an animated short. Focus on developing a character from comic book to storyboard pitch to successfully produced animated short.
Cost: $40 for non-members; $35 for members
Advance reservations required: (707) 284-1263.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24 ● 1–3pm
Guest Cartoonist

Meet, watch and talk to cartoonist and animator Mike Gray. Gray was nominated for an Eisner for his animated short, The Infinite Goliath. His other works include Clumsy Love and Thom Cat.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Monday on the last Monday of the month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

 

— April 2012 —

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
NEW EXHIBIT—Play Clothes

How does clothing reflect a character’s personality or persona—like Peppermint Patty’s sandals or Snoopy’s goggles and helmet for instance? When and why do the characters change from their normal attire? And what’s up with the Gang’s winter clothing? It remained virtually unchanged for nearly 50 years! Play Clothes examines the different clothes and corresponding situations with a display of original Peanuts strips.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 ● 7pm
First Friday Film Series of Charles Schulz’s Favorite Films

Watch High Society (1956), a musical remake of The Philadelphia Story starring Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly.
Cost: free for members; $5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7
Kids Get in FREE all day

Celebrate spring with FREE admission for kids all day and enjoy hands-on crafts and activities.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 ● 1–3pm
Second Saturday Special Guest

Meet and talk to Olympic gold-medal winner and three-time World Champion figure skater Peggy Fleming. Fleming will talk about her past and present work, answer questions, and sign autographs for visitors.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 ● 10am–2:30pm
Girl Scout Day

Keep your mind and body active with crafts, games, and challenges in support of the new Athletes badges. Also celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts and 40 years of girls’ achievements in sports with the Museum’s newest exhibition, Leveling the Playing Field. Ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice and earn a Museum fun patch.
Cost: $13 per scout; $5 for adults wishing to skate.
Advance registration required : (707) 524-9211.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 ● 10am–12noon
Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Join us for Museum Monday on the last Monday of the month! Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers.
Cost: $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.
After 11am, regular Museum admission applies.

All programs are subject to change.  Please visit www.SchulzMuseum.org to check our current calendar of events.


IMAGES
If you would like any of the images for upcoming events, contact Gina Huntsinger at gina@schulzmuseum.org or (707) 284-1268.

Copyright and image instructions:
Copyright for all Peanuts image should be:   Peanuts © (year of strip) Peanuts Worldwide LLC

FOR USE OF ALL IMAGES IN THIS RELEASE. This art may not be altered in any way. You may not crop, flop, compress or squeeze the images. You may enlarge or reduce its size to fit your publication; and you must do so proportionately. You may not create or change words or thought balloons for the characters.


ABOUT THE CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER
The Charles M. Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The museum carries out this mission through changing exhibitions and programming that: build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters.

LOCATION
The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 50 minutes north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101. The Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, California, 95403.

HOURS
Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Tuesdays*
*Open everyday throughout the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

ADMISSION FEES
Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under
$5.00 – Children 4-18, college students with valid I.D. card, and Seniors 62+
$10.00 – Adults


 For more information consult the Museum web site: www.schulzmuseum.org.
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
2301 Hardies Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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