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Take me out the ball game... or the Japanese American Nation Museum (JANM) for a baseball-themed adventure. To celebrate the Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game exhibition a variety of activities are based around baseball on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family. Thanks to Target, JANM is free for everyone that day.

Batter up! Join Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game curators, Mark Langill (Dodgers Publications Editor and Team Historian) and Koji Steven Sakai (JANM Programs Manager), for a family-friendly gallery tour at 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Discover the team’s storied past through four players and a Hall of Fame manager, each of whom made history in his own right: Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo, and Tommy Lasorda. Only 30 people are allowed on each tour, so sign up early!

Catch a free screening of The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Watch Robinson play himself in this biographical film of his journey to becoming the first African American Major League Baseball player.

Bases are loaded with all kinds of fun activities all day. Try your arm at baseball carnival games like Milk Can Toss, decorate a baseball cap to wear to the next game, and create a baseball paper puppet to cheer for your home team.

Wonder how much your baseball cards and memorabilia are worth? Bring them in to be appraised by Valley Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Picture Framing! They will also accept submissions for Beckett Grading or Global Autograph Authentication at an additional price.

It's a home run!

Details: Target Free Family Saturday at the Japanese American National Museum. 100 North Central Avenue. At 1st. Los Angeles, 90012. 213.625.0414.

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