Second Saturday at Home & In – Person

At the Temecula Valley Museum, we celebrate a different region or culture on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Join us and learn about the history and culture of you, or your neighbors!

 

In May, we visit the beautiful U.S. island territory of Guam, celebrating history and culture. Enjoy a festive and culturally enriching experience with food by Cora’s Bakery, music and dance, crafts, and an art activity by Bigfoot Art Classes. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on May 14th, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy online cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

Flag Facts                            State Flower                                 Chamoru Dance                                Palm Tree Craft          Cultural Facts                Kelaguen Mannok Recipe

Guam Coral Reefs              Latte Stone Structures                  Chamoru Art of Weaving                   Ric Castro                  Foucha Rock                 Lumpia Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

In April, we visit the beautiful country of Argentina, celebrating history and culture. Enjoy a festive and culturally enriching experience with refreshments by Espadin, Nora’s Empanada’s, sweet treats, crafts, and an art activity by Bigfoot Art Classes. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on April 9th, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy online cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

Flag Facts                              Ava Peron                      Antonio Berni                Inti Sun God Mask          Cultural Facts                     

Beef Empanadas                  Yerba Mate                     Dulce de Leche               The Tango 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March, we visit the Republic of Estonia celebrating history and culture. Enjoy a festive and culturally enriching experience with refreshments by Espadin, sweet treats, crafts, and an art activity by Bigfoot Art Classes. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on March 12th, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy online cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

 Cultural Facts                   Flag Facts             National Flower                 Sport of Wife-Carrying      Verivorst                    Kohupiimakreem

Grey Wolf                         Hernekeitto          Paper Bag Wolf Puppet      Konrad Mägi                     Estonia Folk Dance

Government of Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

In February, we visit the Republic of Benin, Africa celebrating history and culture. Enjoy a festive and culturally enriching experience with refreshments by Espadin, live African Drumming by Dream Shapers, art portrait presentation from GoSteam4Kids, crafts, and an art activity by Bigfoot Art Classes. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on February 12th, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy online cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

 Cultural Facts                Flag Facts        Abomey Applique            Vodun Religion      Rafiy Okefolahan    Yoruba Talking Drum   

Cyprien Tokoudagba      Cudjo Lewis    Clotilda (Slave Ship)         Benin Craft             Africatown 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In December, we celebrate Christmas Around The World Christmas Around The World. This event highlights the Christmas season, featuring all cultures celebrated throughout 2021. Enjoy a festive and culturally enriching experience with refreshments by Espadin, live Christmas carols sung by the Southwest Women’s Chorus, crafts, and an art activity by Bigfoot Art Classes. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on December 11th, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

Christmas Cultural Facts               Christmas Festivals      Christmas Foods            Christmas Songs      Christmas Block Party Craft                

Featured Countries & Cultures     Tours                           Spanish Chorizo Al Vino Holiday Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In November, we celebrate the beautiful country of Switzerland, located in South-Central Europe. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on Saturday November 13th, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

Cultural Facts                       Flag Facts                  Rabechilbi Turnip Festival              Autumn Festivals                         

Swiss Chocolate Cake          Tours                          National Flower                           Alpine Hat Craft                               

Featured Artist                  Swiss Fondue 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In October, we celebrate the beautiful country of Greece, located in southeastern Europe surrounded by thousands of islands throughout Aegean and Ionian seas. Join us at the Temecula Valley Museum on Saturday October 9th, 2021 from 11 am to 1 pm as we celebrate, explore, and experience a mix of rich culture, samples of cultural food, music, and art activities. Enjoy cultural facts, activities, and recipes by clicking on the links below.

Cultural Facts                        Flag Facts              Ohi Day Facts                    Olympic Facts                          

Grape Leaves Recipe              Tours                    National Flower                Olive Leaf Hat Craft                              

 Featured Artist                     Baklava Recipe       Figure Pottery

 

 

 

 

 

In September, we celebrate the beautiful and culturally diverse state of Louisiana. This historic southern state has charming colonial settlements, delectable Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as a thrilling party atmosphere in New Orleans. Explore and experience a mix of  rich culture and music, making this an ultimate go- to- state for Dixieland jazz and the famous Mardi Gras. On September 11th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Louisiana themed art! Join us in- person or on  Zoom.  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Cultural Facts                        Flag Facts              Fun Facts                    Blues & Heritage Festivals                          

Jumbalaya Recipe                 AlligatorCraft         National Flower         Mask Craft                              

 Featured Artist                     Beignet Recipe       Tours

 

 

 

 

 

 

In August, we celebrate the beautiful country of Spain, located in extreme southwestern Europe. Explore and experience its beautiful beaches, magnificent palace buildings, shopping and culinary tours with exciting cultural festival destinations for all to enjoy. On August 14th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Spain themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Cultural Facts                        Flag Facts- Spain              La – Tomatina            Spanish – Pacella                               

Spanish Flan                         Cubist Face Craft              National Flower         Dancing Doll Craft                              

 Featured Artist                     Tours         

 

 

 

 

 

 

In July, we celebrate the beautiful and incredible outdoor wonders of Canada. Canada is home to the world’s largest coastline stretching from the       Pacific to the Atlantic with many exciting cultural destinations and attractions for all to enjoy. On July 10th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony   Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Canada themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Cultural Facts                        Flag Facts- Canada                Canada Day            Canadian Poutine                               

Nanaimo Bars                       Beaver Craft                      National Flower              Mounty Hat Craft                              

 Featured Artist- Emily Carr          Tours         

 

 

 

 

 

 

In June, we celebrate the beautiful country of Brazil, a tropical paradise and an exciting cultural destination with attractions for all to enjoy. On June 12th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Brazil themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Cultural Facts                        Flag Facts- Brazil                 Brazilian Chicken Recipe            Brazilian Fudge                               

Carnival Mask Craft               Holiday- Brazil                      Natl Flower- Brazil               Parrot Craft                              

 Featured Artist- Brazil          Tours         

 

 

 

 

 

 

In May, we celebrate the beautiful country of Japan, known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” On May 8th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Japan themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Land of the Rising Sun             Featured Artist                 Children’s Day              Sister City               Cherry Blossom Art       

Virtual Tour                              Koinobori Kite Art            Tea Ceremony               Wagashi Sweets             

Cultural Facts                          Japan Facts                        Flag Facts  

 

 

 

 

 

 

In April, we celebrate the beautiful country of Thailand, located in Southeast Asia. On April 10th at 11 am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Thailand themed art! Zoom Codes: Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206 Password: 2ndsatart

 

Thailand Culture Facts                  Thailand Facts           Thawan Duchanee – Featured Artist         Flag Facts                              Land of Smiles                Floating Market

Floating Boat Craft                       Elephant Craft                  The Elephant                                      Thai Mango Sticky Rice         Spicy Thai Noodles

Virtual Tour                                  National Flower                                               

 

 

 

 

 

In March, we will celebrate the beautiful little island of Bali that is located in the heart of Indonesia. On March 13th at 11 am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Bali themed art! Zoom Codes: Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206 Password: 2ndsatart

 

Bali Culture Facts                  Bali Featured Artist      Bali Facts           Bali Flag Facts                   Bali Signature Flower      

National Bird of Bali                Balinese Mask Art         Balinese Fried Rice           Balinese Dessert        Virtual Tour

Balinese Shadow Puppets 

 

 

 

 

In February, we will learn how to live “Pura Vida” as we celebrate the culture and country of Costa Rica! On February 13th at 11am, join artist and instructor Tony Moramarco of Bigfoot Art Classes to paint Costa Rica themed art!  Zoom Codes:  Meeting ID: 820 9856 6206   Password: 2ndsatart 

Pura Vida                    Featured Artist         Oxcart Herding            Butterfly Art                   Toucan Art       

Virtual Tour                 National Bird           National Flower            Sweet Cake Recipe         Salsa Recipe 

Cultural Facts              Costa Rica Facts       Flag Facts  

 

 

 

 

 

Last February for Second Saturday, we were excited to participate with Temecula Chinese School on their New Years celebrations.  Of course, this year we cannot, but are happy to support our friends by posting the link to their online celebrations.  Click the red box for a link to a preview of beautiful cultural performances and information on the February 13th, 2021 celebration!

 

 

 

 

 

In December, we examined how our featured 2020 cultures celebrate Christmas!  Click below to learn about Christmas Around The World!  

Featured Countries and Regions                  Cultural Christmas Celebration Facts

Swirled Globe Ornament                              Chinese Lantern Ornament

Crema de Vie Christmas Cuban Eggnog      Kulkuls Indian Christmas Sweet Rolls

Christmas Traditions Worldwide                   Global Virtual Christmas Tour 

 

 

In November, we celebrated the country of Mexico and honor the beautiful tradition of Dia de los Muertos.  

Culture Facts                                 Mexico Facts                       Flag Facts

Dia de los Muertos                       Sugar Skull Mask                Paper Marigold Flower Craft

Pan de Muertos Recipe                Churros Recipe

Virtual Tour of Mexico City           Virtual Museums in Mexico

 

 

 

 

In October, we celebrated Germany with a Virtual Octoberfest.

Culture Facts            Germany Facts           Flag Facts

Windmill Village      Alpine Hat Craft

Pretzel Muffins        Gingerbread Hearts

Oktoberfest

Virtual Tour

 

 

 

In September, we virtually visited SCOTLAND!  

Start your vacation now by clicking the links below. No masks required!

Cultural Facts, History, Recipes and Crafts!

Traditional Scottish Tablet Recipe            Scottish Shortbread Recipe

Scotland Facts                                          The Thistle

Scotland Flag Facts                                   Scotland History & Culture Facts

Tartan Paper Weaving                               Scottie Dog Craft 

Tour of Blair Castle                                    Scottish Attractions

Historic Sites                                             Scotland Tours

 

 

Let’s go to Hawaii – virtually!  Since its challenging to actually go to Hawaii, we created some fun activities and found interesting information about the most beautiful state in our nation, so you can enjoy a bit of the Aloha Spirit from the comfort and safety of your home.  

Start your vacation now by clicking the links below.  No masks required!

Virtual Tours

Volcanos                                                    Hawaiian Dance                                               360 Tours

Virtual Tours (Adobe Flash required)       University of Hawai’i Museum Consortium

Cultural Facts, Activities and Recipes

Hawaii Culture                                         Hawaii Facts                                                     Hawaii Flag

Volcano At Home                                     Flower Lei Craft

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Tart               Pineapple Coconut Rice 

 

 

In July, we celebrated Australia.  Click links below for cultural facts, information, recipes, crafts, tours, and more celebrating “Down Under”!

Click to visit the National Museum of Australia from the comfort of your couch!

Learn about Aboriginal Art thanks to Invaluable.com

 

 

Kangaroo Facts                 Koala Facts

Cultural Facts                   General Facts

Aboriginal Flag                National Flag

Sandpaper Craft               Boomerang Craft

Australian Lemon Curd Recipe     Lamington Sponge Cake  Virtual Australia

 

In June, we celebrated the Island of Jamaica, where everything is alright!  Enjoy these fun activities and free art lesson provided by Bigfoot Graphics.

Cultural Facts of Jamaica

Dyed Rice Jamaican Flag Craft

Jamaican Toto Cake Recipe 

Jamaican Word Scramble

Virtual Jamaica

Antique Jamaica Map Virtual Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

In May, we celebrated the colorful Culture of Cuba! Enjoy these fun activities and free art lesson provided by Bigfoot Graphics!

Make Cuban Shortbread Cookies at Home
Cuban Parrot Facts
Click here to listen to Cuban Parrots
Make Your Own Maracas
Spend the Weekend In Havana!
Draw a Cuban Parrot! Click here for amazing tutorial by Bigfoot Graphics artist Tony Moramarco!

 

Bigfoot Graphics Free Art Lesson!

 

 

In April, we celebrated Vietnam. Enjoy making and coloring this Pop Up storybook with your family and learning about the food and traditions of Vietnam.

Vietnamese Culture Pop Up Craft
Vietnamese Facts and Food
Vietnamese Culture and Tradition

 

 

 

 

 

In March we celebrated India.  Click to learn to draw an Indian Elephant by art teacher and owner of Bigfoot Graphics, Tony Moramarco.

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