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Great Valley Museum celebrates spring with open house and native plant sale
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MODESTO – Great Valley Museum of Modesto Junior College invites the community to a Spring Open House on Saturday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Guests can tour the museum displays and participate in special activities. Admission is free.

Linda Knoll, local artist and author, will read her just-released children’s picture book “Over in the Valley” at noon and again at 2 p.m.  The book, which features plants and animals of the Central Valley, will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Children can take part in creating a watercolor mural inspired by the book between readings.

The California Native Plant Society will hold a native plant sale in the garden and a wildflower show in the Museum Annex. A natural history used-book sale will also take place in the Annex.

The Great Valley Museum, annex and garden are located at 1100 Stoddard Avenue in Modesto.   For more information on the Spring Open House and Native Plant Sale call (209) 575-6196.