Ronnie’s Awesome List – June 2012

This is not easy for me to admit but I am still as much of a Daddy’s Girl as I was when I was a child. My dad is pretty awesome. Now, I am a mom to a Daddy’s Girl. I don’t know why I am surprised, I don’t blame her. After recently celebrating 21 years of marriage, I realized early on that my husband is an amazing partner and dad! I am blessed to have married my best friend.  Happy Fathers’ Day to my incredible husband, amazing dad and to all you FABULOUS dads out there.

Speaking of my fabulous partner, check out the picture my hubby took during the eclipse on May 20th. It was magnificent to witness. Make sure to mark your calendars for the next big celestial event, The Transits of VenusThe movement of Venus across the face of the Sun occur in pairs that are eight years apart. Only six such events have occurred since the invention of the telescope (1631, 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882). The second part of the two transits of Venus will occur on June 6, 2012 (the prior one was June 8, 2004.)  This will not happen again for more than a century.

On a side note, needing a fun idea for a date night, I highly recommend seeing Yasmina Reza’s, God of Carnage at the Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley. It’s running from, from May 29 to June 17. I just saw it last night and it was terrific, funny and thought provoking! Following a playground altercation between two 11-year-old boys in Brooklyn’s upscale Cobble Hill neighborhood, the parents agree to meet to discuss the situation civilly – “practice the art of co-existence” rather than “slaughter each other with insurance claims.” However, the veneer of polite society soon falls away as the two couples regress to childish accusations, bullying and bickering themselves.

So get out and enjoy the summer with (and without) kids.

See you around town,
Ronnie

June 2012

6/1

Summer Sunsets: Enzo Garcia, 5 – 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Meet Clifford: Don’t forget your camera! Clifford will make a 15-minute appearance in Festival Plaza. 6 p.m. Enzo Garcia: Be part of the fun with Enzo Garcia. He’s a one man band, playing cool instruments like the 5-string banjo, accordion, harmonica, musical saw and the enzotar. Experience a multicultural mix of songs from many cultures and languages. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm – LFX (Latin-influenced pop songs), Northgate, San Rafael.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay 2012, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito. Runs June 1st – August 24th.

BINGO and Spaghetti Dinner, We’ll enjoy a buffet-style spaghetti dinner from 6:00 to 6:50 and then play bingo for pizes until 9:30 p.m. No bingo daubers needed, we play with reusable bingo cards. 5 cards per player. Additional cards $2 each. Main Hall, Corte Madera.

Pi Clowns, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s show of juggling, mime, dance, and feats of incredible strength and stupidity. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

6/2

Concert for Kids, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Kenny Blacklock, Robin Sweeny Park, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.

Kids’ Sing & Play, Macy’s wing, 10-11am, Northgate, San Rafael.

Egret City, We invite you to visit Audubon Canyon Ranch and see an egret heronry in action. Each spring egrets converge on this spot where they pair up, build nests and care for and raise their young. There can be as many as 80 active nests! We will hike up to a viewing area where we will look down into the nests to see egrets flying in from Bolinas Lagoon, feeding their young and witness how fledglings prepare for their first flight.

Mill Valley Philharmonic presents Music of the Americas, 1 p.m., Music of the Americas is a program of orchestral music featuring the most recognized composers of Central and South America. Mill Valley Philharmonic introduces composer Gabriel Bolanos (of Nicaraguan heritage) and the world premiere of his guitar concerto. Jack Sanders is the guitar soloist. The composer will be present at the concert. Mill Valley Philharmonic is an award-winning community orchestra providing dedicated amateur musicians the opportunity to rehearse and perform orchestral repertoire. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Good Earth’s Grand Opening Party, 11am-5pm, organic food, great music and kids fun! 720 Center Blvd., Fairfax.

A Walk into History: Evening on Ring Mountain, 5 – 7:30pm, special nighttime hike on the Ring Mountain Preserve. We will discuss the flora and fauna that thrive in this unique habitat, as well as the history of how Ring Mountain came to be protected—including the important people who made it happen. Questions: Contact Sam Abercrombie at (415) 473-2128 or sabercrombie@marincounty.org. Ring Mountain Preserve.

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival, 10am-5pm, Gourmet Ghetto North Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley.

Build an Organizer, 9am-12pm, Kids can build an organizer to store hair bands, race cars… or make a great gift for DAD! Home Depot.

Tony Hawk’s Rad Science, Learn the science behind extreme sports at  and see how skateboard legend Tony Hawk joins forces with physics to make 900-degree revolutions in midair, ride up vertical walls, and fly over rails. See Tony Hawk, along with fellow professional skateboarders, perform an exciting demonstration on a specially designed vertical skate ramp set up just outside the Hall. Space is limited and tickets are required.

Afternoon Art, Diorama meets miniature stage set. Collage your favorite season into a 3D tunnel book. 1pm and 4pm, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, Oobleck! Is it a solid or a liquid? Discover the properties of this strange substance. 10:30, Randall Museum.

Marcus Cohen’s The Congress, brings a sound steeped in funk, hip-hop, gospel, and jazz. Yerba Buena Gardens.

6/2-3

Union Street Eco-Urban Festival 

Children’s Fairyland, Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, “The Wizard of Ahhhhs,” astounds and amazes children of all ages with his magic show. 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.

6/3

Celebrating Edna: Remembering the Past and Kicking Off the Future! 3-6 p.m. Choose from a selection of gourmet Food Trucks or bring a picnic, catch up with old friends & classmates, re-take your 5th Grade Class Photo, live musical entertainment featuring Edna’s own alums, own a piece of Edna, Edna Maguire School, Mill Valley.

Family Concert & Ice Cream Social, Join the Mill Valley Philharmonic and TCSD is celebrating their program Music of the Americas highlighting the composers of Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba as well as a world premiere guitar concerto by local composer Gabriel Bolanos whose roots are Nicaraguan and Colombian. Jack Sanders is the guitar soloist. Free ice cream sundaes are served at the intermission – a fantastic FREE event for the whole family. Tamalpais Community Services District , Mill Valley.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, After a short talk, the children leave the zendo to participate in their own special programs. Activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo.

Young Performers International (YPI) performance, 2pm, brings its Jazz/Rock Band, The Incendiary Lemons, (ages 10 and 11), it’s World Music Performance and Games Ensemble (ages 6-8), and The YPI Soloists (ages 7-12). Music ranges from Golden Oldies to current pop favorites to original inspirational rap, as well as thrilling World Music, all accompanied by the students on piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums and other hand percussion instruments from around the world, The Village, Center Court, Corte Madera.

Full Moon Hike at White Hill Preserve, 5:30 – 8pm, Rangers will lead this hike up the White Hill Trail in Fairfax where we will see beautiful views of the full moon rising over Marin County. We will discuss various nocturnal animals and insects and learn interesting facts about the full moon and some of the constellations. We will finish our hike along the Porcupine Trail for one last view of the moon before heading back. Hikers should wear warm, layered clothes and bring flashlights, binoculars and a snack.

Sunset/Full Moon Walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Watch the setting sun and greet the rising moon at this wild edge of the continent. The half-mile trail is steep in places. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Meet park staff and docents at the Point Bonita Lighthouse trailhead. The new suspension bridge is now open to the public. Limited to 50 people. Program fills quifckly; make required reservation by calling 331-1540.

The Music Man, follow the fast-talking, charismatic traveling salesman Harold Hill (Robert Moorhead) as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a marching band he knows will never come to be. The town’s lovely Marian the Librarian (Susan Zelinsky) just may end up being Hill’s trouble with a capital “T.” 383-1100, info@mountainplay.org Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais.

Furb on the Green, Noon-Seven, Music Benefit for HuntingtonsDance.org, food, music, laughter and dancing on the green. Bring your blanket and a sunbrella, a picnic basket or buy from our food vendor (100% of food and drink sales goes to the cause). There is no fee to enter my event however there is an $10 parking fee. McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Sunday Streets, 11a.m. to 4p.m. Mission route, including the popular route along 24th and Valencia Streets; ‘Penguins to Penguins’; a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active in San Francisco neighborhoods.

Mind, Body and Art Series, Qi Gong, 12:00 noon–3:00 pm, North Court and Samsung Hall, How do we use works of art to connect with ourselves and others? Explore this idea through movement, meditation, stories and, of course, art. Each session offers an opportunity to delve deeper into practices that balance energy, align your body, and go inward to just chill. Asian Art.

6/4, Full Moon, Partial Lunar Eclipse

6/5

Muir Woods After Hours, 7-9 pm, Explore the evening magic of Muir Woods, learning about the secret nightlife of an old-growth redwood forest. This special walk begins one hour before sunset and will conclude with the dark of night! We’ll listen for owls, look for bats, and use our senses to guide us along the trails. This is an easy, two-mile walk on paved trail. Bring your flashlight, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Children under 8 not advised. Reservations required; phone (415) 388-2596.

6/5-6, Transits of Venus

Transits of Venus—the movement of Venus across the face of the Sun—occur in pairs that are eight years apart and then don’t happen again for more than a century. Webcast live from Hawaii.

6/6

Whole Foods Party, 5:30-7:30, LOCAL vendor tasting fair, Whole Foods, Blithedale, Mill Valley.

Pre-Engineering with LEGO®, 4 – 5:30pm, Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars! Explore endless creative possibilities with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Registration required as space is limited, call 415-897-1143 to reserve your spot now! Open to 1st – 5th graders. Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd.

6/7

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, pan-African styles – soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba. This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which, connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. This concert will feature free dance instruction from salsa instructor Steven Friedman. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

6/8

The Unique Derique, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s show of clowning, ham-boning, and more. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Meet the Camp Staff Night, 5-6pm, FREE bounce house & Hot Dogs! Meet your camper’s staff for the summer! You will be able to ask the Camp Directors questions, turn in paperwork & camp forms, meet staff, and to pick up camp t-shirts. Specialty camp instructors will also be there to show you all of the fun opportunities that your camper has this summer.

Film Night in the Park, Rio, A misfit macaw named Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) heads to Rio de Janeiro, embarks on a magnificent journey, and makes some loyal new friends in this animated adventure for the entire family, Free but donations appreciated, Fairfax Central Field (map), Broadway & Bank.

6/9, National Get Outdoors Day

Family Fun Night, Neverland Bay, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Come join the pirates, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, the mermaids, the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell for a fun night of swimming. $10 per family, Mill Valley Aquatic Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

Father/Son Fishing Day, 11am-2pm, Additional activities include field games and a delicious BBQ. Bring your fishing rod, tackle and son! Also bring water, sunscreen and an ice cooler for your fish. Pre-registration is required. $50/father and son, $10 additional son. There is an additional fee to park at Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Dr., Tiburon.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs, Kindergarten and older – advance sign-up required, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Mill Valley Public Library.

Magician “Magic Mike”, 11:00 AM, Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages- prepare to be amazed! Local favorite Magician Michael Stroud (co-author of the The Klutz Book of Magic) will be here to help us kick off Larky’s Summer Reading Program! Please join us for a morning of dazzling magic tricks and fun. Please call 927-5005 or email us to reserve your spot.  Larkspur Library.

Annual MPOMC Garage Sale, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Top quality children’s clothes, toys, and equipment at garage sale prices! Marin Catholic High School Gymnasium, 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield.

Summer Reading Kick-Off, We’re having an old-fashion pizza party to kick off this summer’s kids and teen reading programs! Join us for an afternoon of family fun, crafts, games, pizza, and prizes as we kick-off the library’s kids and teen summer reading programs. Commemorate the end of the school year with some really awesome paper airplanes. Bring your best design and throwing arm, we’ll have contests for distance, accuracy, and creativity. Paper, supplies, and designs will be provided. Make your own glow-in-the-dark t-shirts. We’ll have non-toxic glow paint, sponges, brushes, and shirts. Marin City Library at 332-6159 or email cczuhajewski@marincounty.org.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party, 1 – 3pm, Crafts for children. Refreshments and raffle prizes for all ages. Corte Madera Library, 707 Meadowsweet.

Summer Reading Launch Party, Join us as we start another summer of reading fun! We’ll have crafts, refreshments and raffle prizes to celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Civic Center Library.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs, Kindergarten and older – advance sign-up required, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Mill Valley Public Library.

Local Fire Department CPR Event at both Northgate and The Village, 10am-2pm, Northgate, San Rafael.

Make It @ MOCFA with Pie Ranch, 2pm, Know your food system from seed to table. Join Pie Ranch founders Nancy Vail and Jered Lawson as they present their inspirational story of creating a model center of sustainable farming and food system education. After the talk, roll up your sleeves and roll on the ink during a printmaking activity using fruits and vegetables as stamps, and take home your original works of art. Museum of Craft & Folk Art, San Francisco.

The Voice, 11am, The human voice is our most precious instrument, and the history of jazz music has been told — and of course, sung — by an extraordinary collection of vocalists, from Blues icon Bessie Smith to Ella Fitzgerald, and crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole. There is nothing more compelling than a story in song to convey rich emotion, and the jazz singers we celebrate have paved the way for the young pioneers of tomorrow. This matinee will feature members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo. Herbst Theatre.

Campfire Tales, An Evening on Mount Burdell, 6 – 8:30pm, Rangers will host an evening campfire program. There will be a short hike, stories, sing-a-longs, and a talk about the area’s history and how to make the perfect s’more. Snacks and fun are free!

National Geographic Little Explorers, World Oceans Day Celebration, 10am, Pottery Barn Kids, Corte Madera.

Caterpillar Puppets, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s show of lively hand puppets. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Afternoon Art, Flag day is June 14th. Celebrate by cfreating a personal fabric flag in a myriad of textures and colors. 1pm and 4pm, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, It’s a well known fact that oil and water don’t mix, but see how fun this physics fact can be. Make your own psychedelic lava lamp to amaze your friends and family! 10:30, Randall Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Presentation Day. Meet this year’s Children’s Fairyland personalities at an inaugural ceremony and costume premiere. 12:30pm.

6/9-10

Novato Art, Wine & Music Festival, 10am-6pm, Grant Ave between Redwood Hwy and Seventh Street, Novato.

Fairfax Festival

San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Presidio Middle School (site map), 450 30th Ave, San Francisco (@ Geary)

Children’s Fairyland, Owen Baker Flynn dazzles with his “World Premiere,” a lively show featuring juggling, fire-eating and a multitude of surprises. 1:30pm & 2:30pm.

6/10

102nd Dipsea Race, 8:30am sharp! Mill Valley.

Strawberry Festival, 11:30am-4pm, FREE, Mark your calendar it’s Strawberry Festival! Join SRD in building a better community environment through our local parks and recreation. Enjoy local musicians and food vendors, free carnival games, family races and more. Come play with the little fuzzy friends in the petting zoo, bounce in the jump house, climb the rock wall, hit the target on the dunk tank and enjoy a free swim at the SRD pool!

Israel in the Gardens, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, the largest Jewish community family festival in the Bay Area including activities for teens, adults and families featuring music, theater, resource tables, and ethnic foods. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

YPI presents ‘Music for the Fun of It!’, 2-4pm, the Village in Corte Madera, YPI will offer MUSIC FOR THE FUN OF IT, a FREE interactive music experience that includes instrument-making from recycled materials, karaoke, music composition with big blocks, and tons of fun music games for children ages 2 to 92 . Don’t miss it!, The Village, Center Court, Corte Madera.

The Music Man, follow the fast-talking, charismatic traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a marching band he knows will never come to be. The town’s lovely Marian the Librarian just may end up being Hill’s trouble with a capital “T.” 383-1100, info@mountainplay.org Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais.

The Hipwaders and the Charity and the JAMbamd, Park Chalet/Beach Chalet, San Francisco, 3pm.

6/12

Happy Feet 2, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Own Your Room, 4 – 5:50pm, Have fun with interior designer Julie Rootes as you think of ways to make your room your own. Bring your ideas and creativity. Corte Madera Library.

6/13

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and Cornelius Crowe, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, will enthrall audiences of all ages with their side-splitting ventriloquism show. San Anselmo Library.

After School Special, Join us for a craft that celebrates Irish Heritage Month and Women’s History month as we create St. Brigid’s crosses. San Anselmo Library.

Fish Feeding Frenzy, 2pm – 2:30pm, Help Ranger Bill feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and saltwater tanks. Watch the different feeding styles of rock cod, sea stars, and steelhead trout. Bay Model.

Summer Movie Series, Rio, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Wildlife, Meet some extreme animals and learn about their wild ways, with the Wildlife Associates! Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

6/14

TRIVIA NIGHT for the whole family! Join Howard Rachelson, Marin’s Master of Trivia, for an evening of thought-provoking family fun. Bring your own team of up to eight players or we will help you join a team. Teams will compete to display their knowledge of a wide variety of topics: music, sports, current events, pop culture and more. Prizes and light refreshments! Novato Library.

Read to a Dog, 1:00-2:00pm pm, Grades Kindergarten and up, Advanced sign-ups required. Want to have a “paws-itive” reading experience? Come share a book with the popular Marin Humane Society SHARE (Special Human Animal Relationships) A Book dogs. San Anselmo Library.

6/15

Summer Sunsets: Caribbean Steel Drums with Mark Rosenthal, 5 – 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m.: Meet Clifford: Don’t forget your camera! Clifford will make a 15-minute appearance in Festival Plaza. 6 p.m.: Carribean Steel Drums with Mark Rosenthal: Bask in the music of the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Steel drums are know for their sweet, melodic sound. Mark Rosenthal will be on hann to play reggae and calypso as well as jazz and pop tunes. Try your hand at playing a pan. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Film Night at the Park, Enchanted, Classic Disney animation meets contemporary urban chaos when a frightened princess is banished from her magical animated homeland to modern-day New York City, Mill Valley Old Mill Park.

BEE Here! Storytime with Phil Sheridan at Whole Foods on Miller Ave. 4-6pm, Bring your kiddies to Miller Ave and listen to stories about the wonderful work our Honey Bees do for the earth. We will also be decorating ties for the kids to give to dad on Father’s Day and listenig to stories read by our favorite Phil Sheridan.

Creekside Fridays, 6:00 PM, The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, Join your Tam Valley Neighbors for another great season of Creekside Friday Events! Bring your friends and family to this free event and enjoy great local music, delicious food and drink, and a wonderful start to the weekend!

Wonderland is a family-oriented show presented by students from the Professional Training Program at Circus Center in San Francisco. 7pm, Admission is FREE of charge.

Marine Mammal Center at McNears, 10am – 12pm, The Whale Bus will visit McNears Beach for hands-on experience with pelts and skulls and examples of marine debris to help people learn how they can help. For more information contact 473-4045 or rruiz@marinparks.org. Parking is free for this event. McNears Beach Park, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael

Chelle! & Friends, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s show of New Orleans music. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Concerts Under the Oak at Northgate, 6-8pm – Aja Vu (The popular music of Steely Dan), Northgate, San Rafael.

6/16

Kids’ Sing & Play, Macy’s wing, 10-11am, Northgate, San Rafael.

Bridge to Bridge hike, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Spend the day hiking with an experienced YMCA Naturalist, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the New Point Bonita Lighthouse Bridge. Learn about the fascinating cultural and natural history of the Golden Gate along the way. Moderate to strenuous grade, 6 miles one way. Meet at the West Vista Point (Sausalito side) statue @10:30 am. Pre-registration required. Take a self- guided hike back or hop on the MUNI 76. Point Bonita YMCA.

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney, 1:00 PM, and his sidekick Corny the Crow  have been delighting audiences at libraries with jokes, funny stories and wild antics for over 20 years.  You are guarantee to have a good time, and maybe learn a little something about ventriloquism to boot! Call 415-927-5005 or email us to reserve your spot. Larkspur Library.

Decorating Cookies and Cards Workshop, RSVP 924-6799, Williams and Sonoma, Village at Corte Madera.

The Music Man, follow the fast-talking, charismatic traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a marching band he knows will never come to be. The town’s lovely Marian the Librarian just may end up being Hill’s trouble with a capital “T.” 383-1100, info@mountainplay.org Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais.

Father-Son Campover, Fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Dads and sons will have a blast playing kickball, eating barbeque, setting up tents, and sleeping under the stars. Games and activities until 10:00 p.m. Breakfast served at 7:30 am, and then more fun and games until 10:00 a.m. Corte Madera.

Father’s Day Craft, stained glass picture frame, $10, Pottery Barn Kids, Corte Madera.

Quilting with Victoria Gonzalez, Come and help create a quilt square using an iron-on applique process. The completed quilt will be delivered to Children’s Hospital in Oakland after being displayed at the library. Point Reyes Library.

2D Animation Workshop with Sirron Norris, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Draw our Creativity Critters with San Francisco-based muralist and cartoonist Sirron Norris. Students will learn the first steps in creating 2D animation with paper in our Innovation Lab. Space is limited. Ages 7-15. Children’s Creativity Museum.

Parachute Design Workshop, 1:00 to 3:00pm, Learn the basics of how parachutes work, build your own parachute, and put your design to the test! Each workshop includes a special challenge to take your engineering skills to the next level. Children’s Creativity Museum.

Wonderland is a family-oriented show presented by students from the Professional Training Program at Circus Center in San Francisco. 7pm, Admission is FREE of charge.

Explorables: Science You Can Play With, 11am – 2pm, These drop-in workshops mix classic activities with open-ended investigations using everyday materials and encouraging participants to follow their hunches to aha moments of scientific insight. All materials are provided; take what you make! For ages 3 and up. Exploratorium.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Exploration Workshop: Inside The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera invites you to learn more about The Magic Flute in preparation for seeing the performance! 4-5pm or 5:30-6:30pm, Ages 8 and older recommended. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Snacks will be served after each workshop. Experience Mozart’s masterpiece in an interactive, multi-generational workshop based on the themes, story, characters and music of The Magic Flute. $5 per person.

The Red Panda Acrobats, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s show of traditional Chinese acrobatics. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Afternoon Art, Observe one of the museum’s snakes, then draw and print it with a rainbow printing technique. 1pm and 4pm, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, The vast underwater world of the ocean is teeming with great varieties of life. In this session, paint your own underwater scene that uses wax and water colors while mingling with the Randall Museum’s aquatic friends! 10:30, Randall Museum.

6/16-17

Northern California Pirate Festival, 10am-6pm, Vallejo.

North Beach Festival, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district. Blessing of the Animals: The animal blessing at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 both days during the festival. Kids’ Chalk Art Area: Let your kids creativity shine in North Beach and buy a square and street chalk at our kids chalk art area on Vallejo St between Grant Ave & Columbus from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM both days.

Children’s Fairyland, Buki the Clown and her way cool magic show will make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics! 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Children’s Theatre: Mouse Deer She tricks her friends out of their cake, the farmers out of their vegetables, and crocodiles into letting her cross the river on their backs. When a monster wants to eat her friends, it will take all of her tricks to help them escape in this Indonesian story adapted to the stage with shadow puppets, songs, and of course, Fairyland’s fabulous young performers. Story adapted by Tony Jonick, 12:30pm & 3pm.

6/17, Father’s Day

Walk with WildCare, 9am, join Whole Foods Market and the naturalists from WildCare for a 1.8 mile fun family hike at Lake Lagunitas.
Walk includes light breakfast, kids crafts, free parking, souvenir bag, post-walk snacks, naturalist stations and a free WildCare annual membership. 100% of proceeds go to WildCare, Lake Lagunitas.

The Music Man, follow the fast-talking, charismatic traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying musical instruments and uniforms for a marching band he knows will never come to be. The town’s lovely Marian the Librarian just may end up being Hill’s trouble with a capital “T.” 383-1100, info@mountainplay.org Mountain Play, Mt. Tamalpais.

Sunday Fun Days at the Pool, 12-4pm, Music, food, bounce house and games! Marinwood. Every Sunday June 17-August 12

Bilingual Songs & Stories with Mariela Herrera, 11am, Mariela Herrera returns from Chile to share her energetic songs, stories, instruments, and play! Novato Library.

Bilingual Songs & Stories with Mariela Herrera, 2pm, Mariela Herrera returns from Chile to share her energetic songs, stories, instruments, and play! South Novato Library.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Adler Fellows, Resident Artists of the San Francisco Opera Company, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

Father’s Day All Dads get in Free! Schulz Museum.

National GeekDad Day, Free Admission. Geek out on science and engineering this Father’s Day as part of National GeekDad Day—inspired by WIRED GeekDad, raising geek generation 2.0. Bring the family to make marble machines, experience Tony Hawk Rad Science, and see surfers catch the Ultimate Wave in 3-D. Lawrence Hall of Science.

Wonderland is a family-oriented show presented by students from the Professional Training Program at Circus Center in San Francisco. 7pm, Admission is FREE of charge.

Family Art Studio: DYI Bird Houses, 2-4pm, For this Family Art Studio, in conjunction with the exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, create a birdhouse for your own backyard! Working with a guest artist and local SF birder, build an artful house for our fair-feathered friends.Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Native Contemporary Arts Festival, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, features traditional and contemporary Native music and dance, including Jesus Cortes’ award-winning Deer Dance, traditional singer L. Frank Manriquez, Su-Nu-Nu Shimal Pomo Dancers, contemporary singer Desirae Harp, dancing from the Medicine Warriors featuring the All Nation Singers, and jazz by the John-Carlos Perea Quintet. Free craft activities for the kids. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

6/18

Dream Big! Read! Storytime & Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 4pm Founders Room Stuffed animals are invited to a sleepover at the library. What will they do while they are here? Come in for storytime and to drop off your stuffed animal Monday June 18 at 4pm. Pick up is all day Tuesday June 19th. Look for pictures of your stuffed animal’s adventures on the Library’s Facebook Page. Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

6/19, New Moon

Rio, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Rio, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Straus Family Farm Tour, Join Marin Organic on this exciting tour and discover how Albert Straus started the first organic dairy west of the Mississippi. Come see the milking process, the farm and more.

6/20, Summer Solstice

Daffy Dave,  11:00, ages 3 and up, Corte Madera Library.

Storyteller Michael Katz, 1-2pm, Expect to be drawn in to another world and another time with this wonderfully dramatic, funny storyteller. San Anselmo Library.

Michael Katz, 3:30pm, award-winning storyteller on the amphitheater stage. All ages, no sign-up needed. Mill Valley Library.

Share A Book- Read to a Therapy Dog for Readers, 3pm, allows children to read to dogs as a way to improve their literacy skills. Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Summer Movie Series, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Raptors, The Hall’s resident falconers will be in full flight with birds of prey, including a hawk and a craven. Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

6/21

Children’s author Amy Novesky, 2:30 pm, will read her new picture book biography Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased and kids will create a Hawaiian themed project. Grade K+, registration required, Creekside Room. Mill Valley Library.

Magician Brian Scott, for ages 5 & up, 11am Founders Room, be intrigued by the bizarre and strange world of magic, come and see oddities from around the world as Brian Scott creates an experience that allows the audience to not only see but also partake in these strange occurrences first-hand. The show features baffling and comical magic, audience participation, and surprising mind-reading demonstrations that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Rio, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Nature for Kids: Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, We’ll head up one of the shaded canyons to look for butterflies and other bugs. We’re sure to see some lizards and we might get lucky and find a few snakes too. Some of the creeks here stay wet all year which means that these areas attract all kinds of wildlife.

Summer Solstice Celebration, 6-8 pm, Celebrate the longest day of the year at the continent’s edge, Muir Beach. Join us for storytelling and songs around a bonfire. Dress warmly and bring a mug for hot drinks. Free. Meet at Muir Beach. No reservations required.

2D Animation Workshop with Sirron Norris, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Draw our Creativity Critters with San Francisco-based muralist and cartoonist Sirron Norris. Students will learn the first steps in creating 2D animation with paper in our Innovation Lab. Space is limited. Ages 7-15. Children’s Creativity Museum.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

6/22

Fold an Animal! 2:30 pm, Learn how to make all kinds of origami creatures. Grade K+, registration required, Creekside Room. Mill Valley Library.

Creekside Fridays, 6:00 PM, The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, Join your Tam Valley Neighbors for another great season of Creekside Friday Events! Bring your friends and family to this free event and enjoy great local music, delicious food and drink, and a wonderful start to the weekend!

Music in the Park, 6-8pm, Marinwood Park.

Venezuelan Music Project, 11:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Children’s music show of Indigenous-Venezuelan, West African and Spanish-European influences. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Summer Solstice Evening Walk, 6:30-8:30 pm, What is the Summer Solstice? Come and find out on this family-friendly evening walk that starts at Fort Scott and ends at Immigrant Point Overlook. You’ll hear stories from many cultures about the significance of the longest day of the year. Reservations required as space is limited; call 561-4323. Meet at the Log Cabin off of Storey Road, Presidio of San Francisco

6/23

Carnival of Chaos, 11am – 12pm, Music, comedy, juggling! What more could you ask for? Come see this duo perform at the Inverness Library. For further information please contact the library at 669-1288.

Carnival of Chaos, 2 – 3pm, Music, comedy, juggling! What more could you ask for? Come see this dynamic duo perform at the Stinson Beach Library. For further information please contact the library at 868-0252.

Puppet Art Theater presents Hansel and Gretl, 2pm, Artful puppets and humorous storytelling make this an unforgettable performance. Civic Center Library.

Kids Yoga Class Benefiting YROBA, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, YROBA’s mission is to bring communities together to create seva (selfless service). Through the gift of yoga, YROBA focuses on raising funds for organizations that impact the health, education, and well-being of children. Donations go to Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and the Africa Yoga Project.

Great American Backyard Campout, 3pm, In celebration of Marin County Parks’ 40th Anniversary this event will be held at the Pierre Joske Grove, on the Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve. This is an opportunity to connect children and families to nature by experiencing an overnight campout filled with activities and nature programs. Interested campers should register at our team page at http://www.backyardcampout.org . Register by calling 473-2816. Mount Burdell Preserve.

What If There Weren’t Any Trees? Imagine the Presidio without any trees! Get to know the various trees that shape the Presidio—and find out how they got here—on a short hike along the Ecology Trail. For all ages. Meet Ranger Mariajose Alcantara at the Main Post flag pole, near the corner of Moraga Avenue and Graham Street. Reservations required; please call (415) 561-4323.

Story Theater, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, Join storyteller Victoria Goring for a live, improvised, interactive performance. Children of all ages will participate by providing ideas and helping Ms. Goring create a unique and different story every time she performs. Schultz Museum.

Afternoon Art, Using an easy and inventive method, cut and loop together a leather chain necklace or bracelet. 1pm and 4pm, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, Learn about the properties of air by making parachute toys that fall slowly through the air! 10:30, Randall Museum.

Fiddlekids Concert, 11:30 am, Please come enjoy our free fiddlekids fiddle concert. It’s always a sweet and incredible show of young fiddlers playing their recently learned tunes. Only happens once a year, and we’d love to have you join us in celebrating our 15th fiddlekids anniversary! Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

6/23-24

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival

Great American Backyard Campout , 3pm-10am, All Ages Welcome! Have you ever wanted to go camping but you didn’t have the time or the gear? Didn’t know where to go? Join Point Bonita YMCA and REI for the Great American Backyard Campout! Instead of your backyard, you can sleep under the stars in the magnificent Marin Headlands. BBQ & potluck dinner on Saturday night. Light breakfast provided Sunday morning. Programs include: Naturalist-led sunset hike, arts and crafts, nature & history hikes. Meet at Point Bonita YMCA. $25/person (kids under 5 free.)

Children’s Fairyland, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her puppet pal Pinocchio and her guitar, Prince Charming. She will be performing well known folk songs and helping children make wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust. 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Children’s Theatre: Rip Van Winkle Young Rip tries to do what he should, but he really likes to relax, play and go on adventures with his dog. But when he meets a bunch of mischievous spirits in the mountains and joins their game, he gets more than he bargained for and falls asleep for 20 years. Story by Washington Irving, adapted by Doyle Ott. 12:30pm & 3pm.

6/24

Poolside Jam, 12:30-2:30pm, Enjoy local bands at the SRD pool. Bring a picnic and sit poolside or jump in the water and relax while listening to music. Arrive early as space is limited at these events! Please review pool rules prior to the event. For safety purposes alcohol and glass will not be allowed at the pool facility. Strawberry, Mill Valley.

Canal Alliance Community Anniversary Celebration, enjoy live music, delicious ethnic food, local vendor booths as well as a kids zone with face painting and more! The event is for the whole family and it is FREE! Alto and Belvedere Streets, San Rafael.

R.E.A.D. With Bumps! 2pm, Participants need to register for a fifteen minute appointment with Bumps in order to participate! San Rafael Library.

The Big Picnic Starring Anita Baker Featuring The Family Stone & Glide Ensemble, 2pm, free concert at Stern Grove, San Francisco.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Exploration Workshop: Inside The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera invites you to learn more about The Magic Flute in preparation for seeing the performance! 11am-12pm or 12:30-1:30pm, Ages 8 and older recommended. Children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Snacks will be served after each workshop. Experience Mozart’s masterpiece in an interactive, multi-generational workshop based on the themes, story, characters and music of The Magic Flute. $5 per person.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., a new three-day arts education workshop series for kids ages 7 – 13. Kids Campers will experience dance from around the world, learn about the history of dance, and explore movement and improvisation. Campers have the opportunity to learn directly from local teaching artists. Youth will attend all three days. Registration is required. Only families and groups of less than ten kids will be able to register for Kids Camps. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

6/25

Phil’s Favorites! 2:30 pm, Join Phil Sheridan for an animated reading of his favorite stories. We’ll have a special snack, too. All ages, no sign-up needed, Creekside Room. Mill Valley Library.

To Bee or Not to Bee–the Buzz on Bees for Kids, 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 5 and up. Get the latest buzz on the world of honey bees and all their wacky relatives from San Anselmo Master Bee Keeper Mea McNeil. Stick around for a local honey tasting! San Anselmo Library.

Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez: Quilts, 2-3pm, Create a quilt square using an iron-on appliqué process at this free program! The completed quilt will be delivered to Oakland Children’s Hospital after being displayed at the Fairfax Library.

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am–12noon, Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities, and a movie. Activities are designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. Schultz Museum.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., a new three-day arts education workshop series for kids ages 7 – 13. Kids Campers will experience dance from around the world, learn about the history of dance, and explore movement and improvisation. Campers have the opportunity to learn directly from local teaching artists. Youth will attend all three days. Registration is required. Only families and groups of less than ten kids will be able to register for Kids Camps. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

6/26

Little Sprouts – Totally Tote Bag, 11:00 am, Make a fashion statement about books with a stylish canvas bag that you decorate yourself. Amphitheater. Advance sign-up required. Sign-ups start June 11. Age 5 and under, registration required, Creekside Room. Mill Valley Library.

Boswick’s Reading Circus, 3:30pm, He’s a clown, he juggles and he’s hilarious. A great way to start our CIRCUS summer! Sausalito Library.

Magic with Timothy James!, 2pm, Enjoy thrilling, silly magic performed by Timothy James and his exciting surprise in a…trash can? Entertaining for all ages. Novato Library.

Kung Fu Panda 2, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Kung Fu Panda 2, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Nature for Kids: Mt. Burdell, 10am – 1pm, There are still plenty of flowers blooming in these first days of summer, and that means that there will be plenty of interesting insects visiting them. We will search the area around a spring to look for tiny treefrogs, and we will also learn about a beautiful blue damselfly that grows up in the clean water that bubbles up out of the ground here.

Play Date in Muir Woods, Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Bring your preschooler on an easy walk through the forest primeval in search of the hidden things in Muir Woods that are in plain view or under a rock. Suitable for families with kids 3–5 years old. Bring snack, lunch, and water. No wagons, roller skates, or scooters, please. Space is limited to 14 children. RSVP required; please call (415) 388-2596.

Kids Days with SFJazz, The Festival offers a free series of fun and interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-13. Youth and families can attend one day within each Kids Days week. The workshops are held from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission-free but pre-registration is required. Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., a new three-day arts education workshop series for kids ages 7 – 13. Kids Campers will experience dance from around the world, learn about the history of dance, and explore movement and improvisation. Campers have the opportunity to learn directly from local teaching artists. Youth will attend all three days. Registration is required. Only families and groups of less than ten kids will be able to register for Kids Camps. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

6/27

Teatro Calamari Puppets – Hansel and Gretel, 1-2pm, Wild and crazy puppetry with San Francisco’s Teatro Calamari on the Amphitheater stage. All ages, no sign-up needed. San Anselmo Library.

Teatro Calamari Puppets - Hansel and Gretel, 3:30 pm, Wild and crazy puppetry with San Francisco’s Teatro Calamari on the Amphitheater stage. All ages, no sign-up needed. Mill Valley Library.

Storytelling and Drawing from Nature with Ane Carla Rovetta, Dream big with naturalist and storyteller Ane Carla Rovetta as she weaves magical tales and leads a drawing activity! San Rafael Public Library, 1100 E Street.

Twilight Tales, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, A monthly storytime for the whole family. Come relax and enjoy traditional story favorites, bedtime tales, songs and folktales from around the world. Pajamas and Teddy Bears optional! San Anselmo Public Library.

Having Fun in the Delta, 2pm – 3pm, Have you ever thought about all the things there are to do in the Delta? Come find out some fun and interesting adventures you and your family can have by exploring this hidden gem with Ranger Bill. Bay Model.

Comedy on the Plaza, 6:30PM, Comedians: Dana Gould, Rick Overton, Christina Pazsitzky, Mark Pitta, For questions, please contact the Mill Valley Art Commission at 721-1856 or email artcommission@cityofmillvalley.org. Emails should say “Comedy Night” in the subject line. Mill Valley Downtown Plaza.

Summer Movie Series, Dolphin Tale, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

Twilight Tales, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM, A monthly storytime for the whole family. Come relax and enjoy traditional story favorites, bedtime tales, songs and folktales from around the world. Pajamas and Teddy Bears optional! San Anselmo Public Library.

Kids Days with SFJazz, The Festival offers a free series of fun and interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-13. Youth and families can attend one day within each Kids Days week. The workshops are held from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission-free but pre-registration is required. Stern Grove, San Francisco.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Boat Racing, Start celebrating the America’s Cup, coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, by creating and racing your own boats in our Forces That Shape the Bay water feature. Everyone’s a winner! Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

6/28

Cherry Hoops Hands-on Hula Hoop Workshop, 2:30 pm, Twist and shout with an expert; practice your moves and learn some new tricks, too. Grade 1+, registration required. Mill Valley Library.

Read to a Dog, 1:00-2:00pm pm, Grades Kindergarten and up, Advanced sign-ups required. Want to have a “paws-itive” reading experience? Come share a book with the popular Marin Humane Society SHARE (Special Human Animal Relationships) A Book dogs. San Anselmo Library.

Kung Fu Panda 2, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Animals of the Rainforest, 1 – 2pm, Bring the whole family to this special opportunity to meet and greet animals from the rainforests. These are always popular shows, so come early and often! Point Reyes Library, 11431 State Route 1, 663-8375.

Animals of the Rainforest, 3pm, Bring the whole family to this special opportunity to meet and greet animals from the rainforests. These are always popular shows, so come early and often! Bolinas Library.

Learn to Skateboard at McInnis, 3 – 4pm, Marin County Parks wants you to skateboard…and we’re going to teach you how! Local, professional instructors will teach the basics of skatepark skills and help the beginner gain some confidence to build on. Helmets and pads are required. For more information contact Supervising Ranger Adam Craig, acraig@marincounty.org. This event is free. 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA

Kids Days with SFJazz, The Festival offers a free series of fun and interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-13. Youth and families can attend one day within each Kids Days week. The workshops are held from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission-free but pre-registration is required. Stern Grove, San Francisco.

6/29

Fold, Flip, Float, 2:30 pm, Make paper airplanes, kites, and giant bubbles in the Amphitheater. Grade 1+, pre-registration required. Mill Valley Library.

Tell us all about it: Make a Circus Poster, 3:30-4:30pm, Get into the spirit of the Circus by making a Circus poster. Bring your imagination and excitement, we’ll provide the supplies. Free, all ages, no registration required. Sausalito Library.

Summer Sunsets: The Raytones, 5 – 7 p.m. 5:30 p.m.: Meet Clifford: Don’t forget your camera! Clifford will make a 15-minute appearance in Festival Plaza. 6 p.m.: The Raytones: The Raytones combine a mix of pop, funk, and rock & roll with playful lyrics about such things as wearing your favorite pjs and hula hoops. Ray the Rhino will be on hand to show you some cool dance moves. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

How to Train Your Dragon, A young Viking named Hiccup aspires to fight against dragons and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. $10 per family or $3 per person. 383-6494. Strawberry, Mill Valley.

The Magic Flute, San Francisco Opera.

Creekside Fridays, 6:00 PM, The Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, Join your Tam Valley Neighbors for another great season of Creekside Friday Events! Bring your friends and family to this free event and enjoy great local music, delicious food and drink, and a wonderful start to the weekend!

Circus Bella, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Back by popular demand! Circus Bella is a dazzling kaleidoscope featuring internationally acclaimed artists alongside local luminaries. Bella showcases trapeze, rope walking, a nine-person juggling act, contortion, and clowning, set to live music composed and directed by Rob Reich, drawing from French waltz, New Orleans jazz, klezmer, and American circus march. Meet the artists after each show! Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

6/30

Kids’ Sing & Play, Macy’s wing, 10-11am, Northgate, San Rafael.

Marin County Fair

Mill Valley Street Scramble, Urban Adventure Hunt, a great way to explore a new city or neighborhood or discover hidden gems of one you thought you knew well. Using the course map and your question sheet, visit as many of the 30 (or so) checkpoints on foot or bike as you can in the time limit, usually 90 minutes or 3 hours. Get together a team of friends or family, or enjoy a solo challenge!

Parachute Design Workshop, 1:00 to 3:00pm, Learn the basics of how parachutes work, build your own parachute, and put your design to the test! Each workshop includes a special challenge to take your engineering skills to the next level. Children’s Creativity Museum.

Curious Hat: Color Vacuum, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Color Vacuum is an app that turns your mobile device into a fantastic machine to explore colors around you. Kids are invited to search the museum for colors and imagine new games where they set the rules. Space is limited. Ages 5-8. RSVP here. Children’s Creativity Museum.

Kidbash, 11:00AM-3:00PM, A public event that provides the children of San Francisco with a festival of their very own. Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

Family Night Hike and Campfires $12 per person, Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and siblings! Enjoy the great outdoors after the sun sets with a fun-filled, family friendly night hike and campfire. Themes vary and s’mores provided. Pre-registration required. S’mores Cook-off & Sing-Along, 6-8:30 p.m. NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Circus Bella, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm, Trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, and clowning set to live original music. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Afternoon Art, Make and decorate a miniature Trojan horse. 1pm and 4pm, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, Through hands-on modeling of birds’ beaks and feet, learn how form and function work together in the bodies of different birds. 10:30, Randall Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver entertains with stories about nature and the garden. 1:30pm & 2:30pm.

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