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  The Walt Disney Family Museum’s October 2011 Events Calendar
                  The Great Locomotive Chase is film-of-the-month 

The Presidio, San Francisco (2011) October’s classic film from 1956, The Great Locomotive Chase, sets off a month of exclusive animation and sketch workshops,  a more detailed look at Walt’s love for trains, and a spooktacular way to celebrate Halloween. Get to know the Walt in Disney – on the big screen of our state-of-the-art digital theater—or at one of our many fun-filled activities!

FILM OF THE MONTH – October 1–October 28
The Great Locomotive Chase                                                                                      
1:00 & 4:00pm (daily except Tuesdays, and October 15)
Tickets at www.waltdisney.org

Sunday, October 2
Sunday Night Sing-Along
7:00-8:30pm I Theater
Join us in a fun sing-along that will make you smile. A sing-along booklet and a drawing for a prize are included.

Saturday, October 15
Disney’s Love of Trains with Michael Campbell
3:00pm I Theater
President of Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and a good friend of the Museum, Michael Campbell, will host a multimedia presentation on Walt’s love of trains. Trains played an important role in many aspects of Walt’s life and were among his favorite hobbies. Learn about the miniature railroad that the Disney’s had at their Holmby Hills home, the trains that run around Disneyland and more!

Friday, October 21; Saturday, October 22; Sunday, October 23
Look Closer: Walt’s Carolwood-Pacific Railroad with the Lilly Belle
1:00 & 3:00pm I Gallery 9
Free with paid Museum admission

Saturday, October 29; Sunday, October 30; Monday, October 31
11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:30pm I Theater
Celebrate Halloween weekend with our special selection of haunted cartoon shorts such as The Skeleton Dance, The Mad Doctor, Pluto’s Judgement Day, and more. You’ll have a “howling” good time. Costumes welcome!

Classes + Activities

Sunday, October 2
A New Program for Families with Young Children: Sunday Story Time
3:00–3:45pm I Theater Lobby
All aboard! Listen to adventurous tales on one of Walt’s favorite topics: Trains! This special program is designed for families with children between the ages of 5 and 8. Free with paid admission.

Thursdays beginning October 6 and running through December 15
Portrait Drawing with Artist Felicia Forte
6:30–9:30pm I Learning Center
Join figurative Artist Felicia Forte for this dynamic 10-week portrait drawing class. Draw from a model, creating new work each day of class. In the first 20 minutes of each class we will warm up with four five-minute portrait quick-sketches, and then Felicia will give a 20-minute demonstration. For the remainder of the 3 hours, the model will take on long pose, during which time Ms. Forte will help individual students in need by creating tracings that students can use as reference. No experience required.  Registration required. Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814 Price: Members $375, Non­­­­-Members $405.

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 16

Disney Discoveries
1:00–3:00pm I Learning Center Art Studio
Don’t miss your train! Using recycled materials, you will create a decorative train that will be a keepsake of your fun-filled journey to the Museum!

Saturday, October 15 & 22
Animation Station! Animation for Teens aged 14-17
10:00am–2:00pm I Learning Center Media Studio
In this two-day series you will learn how to use traditional 2-D animation and the latest animation software to create a short film. While producing your own animated short you will learn the basics to prepare you for your next stop on the course to becoming an animator. Registration required. Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814
Price: Members $60, Non­­­­-­Members $70

Sunday, October 30
Halloween Spooktacular!
1:00pm—4:00pm I Special Exhibition Hall
Calling all Ghosts, Ghouls, and Witches! Join us if you dare… for a Halloween scare! Come dressed in your best and surprise all the rest at The Walt Disney Family Museum’s frightfully fun event. Crafts, Costumes, and games ghoulore will be everything we have in store!

The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

Various: visit www.waltdisney.org for details