Exploration Events



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Exploration Events
Join us for these fun filled and educational Exploration Events and activities, each showing you how to protect our resources while having fun and saving money. These events offer something for both children and adults, and there is a new theme each month.

All our Exploration Events have free activities based around our concepts of energy and water efficiency, watershed protection and waste reduction.

Call us at 916.746.1550 to register for Exploration Events.
Please register in advance for non-drop-in events. Due to materials requirements and space limitations, we can not guarantee day-of registrations.


Creative Cards & Handmade Paper —
Friday, December 5, 2014 • Utility Exploration Center
Saturday, December 6, 2014 • Blue Line Arts

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Everyone loves receiving something handmade during the holidays, so join us for this fun two-day workshop where you’ll create your own festive cards and gift tags to give away using recyclable materials! On the first day, you’ll learn pulp and paper basics at the Utility Exploration Center, then cap things at Blue Line Arts getting into the holiday spirit while decorating your cards!

5pm - 9pm

68375

$45 Roseville residents
$50 non-residents


Winter Blues Bash — Saturday, January 17, 2015

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Have you been stuck indoors all winter? Are the backyard blues bugging you? Build your own bluebird vacation home and learn about the good, the bad and the buggy through activities designed to encourage a healthy habitat. Enjoy bug viewers, puppets and a variety of other activities for the whole family. Want to make the winter a little brighter for everyone? Help us kick off our community art garden with Blue Line Arts. Free event — bluebird home buidling activity requires a materials fee.

10am - 2pm

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FREE


Fabulous Thrift Tour — Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Do you enjoy bargain hunting? Grab your friends and join us for a tour of area thrift stores led by local fashion blogger Phoebe Verkouw, aka the Dress Fiend. Start the day at the Utility Exploration Center where you will hop on the bus and tour local thrift stores. Get help designing new outfits on a budget while doing your part to reduce waste and shop local. Most of all, have a great time with friends doing what you love to do – shop! Fee includes bus transportation, lunch, shopping, fun and prizes.

9:30am - 4:30pm

68384

$35 Roseville residents
$40 non-residents


Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza — Saturday, February 28, 2015

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You know where it comes from, but where does it go? Drop by Curby’s Waste-a-Palooza to find out what happens when you throw stuff away or send it down the drain. Crawl through our obstacle course as you help unclog “pipes”. Practice trash talking in our quiz show hosted by Curby the talking trash can as you compete for prizes. Create your own Curby to remind you to rethink, reuse and recycle every day. Help grow our community art garden with Blue Line Arts by making flowers from recycled materials. Free event — some activities require a materials fee.

10am - 2pm

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Repurposeful Knitting Nights —
Tuesday March 10, 2015 • Utility Exploration Center
uesdays March 17 and 24, 2015 • The Tap Room at Whole Foods Market

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Learn to knit using repurposed materials like t-shirts and plastic bags. The first evening, learn basics of knitting and how to create “yarn” with t-shirts or plastic bags. Continue your project the following two evenings at the Whole Foods Tap Room (food and drinks available for purchase). Invite your friends and enjoy good company, good crafts, good drinks and good times. Materials and tools provided at all sessions; you are welcome to bring your own supplies.

6pm - 8pm

68381

$15 Roseville residents
$20 non-residents


Fix-a-Leak Week — Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Don’t be a drip, drop by and detect your water sense. Leaks can waste more than one trillion gallons of water annually nationwide. Learn how to track down leaks while testing your water wisdom.

10am - 5pm

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Glass Mosaics — Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Enjoy creating a masterpiece with a transparent “stained glass” effect. Formed on plexiglass, your art will shine all year as the sun illuminates the recycled glass and reclaimed materials. Ages 16 and up.

10am - 1pm

68394

$30 Roseville residents
$35 non-residents