Australia to be featured at Temecula Museum’s July “Second Saturday Cultural Celebration”

TEMECULA, Calif. — Despite the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the Temecula Valley Museum is continuing their popular Second Saturday Cultural Celebration with an online format featuring Australia this month.

The online format, with live-streaming provided via Zoom, still allows those interested to enjoy all that the monthly event has to offer, according to event organizers.

The goal of the program is to embrace diversity and celebrate contemporary life in Temecula, while celebrating world culture with food, crafts, activities, and entertainment.

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Usually held inside the museum, Second Saturdays – which are part of the Temecula Valley Museum’s educational and cultural offerings for the community – celebrate the history and heritage of the various and diverse cultures of those who live in the Temecula Valley.

However – due to the ongoing global pandemic – since last month, guests are once again being invited to join others online as the museum travels virtually to Australia, say event organizers.

For July, the museum is inviting guests to enjoy food virtually through recipes posted online, and to experience Australia through activities including Aboriginal art, games, and cultural facts.

The museum will also offer a special, free, live online art lesson provided by Bigfoot Art Classes, where guests of all ages can join Art Instructor Tony Moramarco for a fun, online, one-and-a-half hour mixed-media art lesson.

“Get your art supplies ready, and gather around your table at home, as Mr. Tony will bring this Australian-themed art class direct to you, live on Zoom,” said organizers.

Check the museum’s Second Saturday page for codes on Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. The class will begin at 11 a.m.

For more information and other fun online activities, please visit
Temecula Valley Museum online, or call (951) 694-6450.


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During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

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