November 2011 – Things to Do with Tweens & Teens in Marin

Before it Gets Too Wet, Try Skateboarding in Marin!

When your kid takes an interest in a sport, you start noticing things. For example, my son has recently taken an interest in skateboarding. So, as I’m driving around Marin, I start noticing skate board parks. Even, the skateboard park at Mill Valley Middle School had never really stood out to me…until now. I also started noticing how many kids are into it. For some, it’s really a passion, for others, it’s just something to do. If your kid is already into it, you’ll already know all about these places, but if your kid is just starting out, check out these places!

McInnis Skate Park San Rafael (415)499-6387

Check out this YouTube video.

Mill Valley Skate Park A very small ramp park next to Mill Valley Middle School’s Gym Parking lot.   It’s not really a destination, but if you’re in the neighborhood…

Novato Skate Park

1200 Hamilton Parkway, one block from
Nave Drive in Sports Court Island
Hours: 10:00 AM – Sunset
Skate Park Hotline: (415) 493-4753
Includes a 15,000 square foot skating area that features stairs, bowls, walls, curbs, rails, and ramps. The park was designed for beginner and intermediate skateboarders; located at 1200 Hamilton Parkway, one block from Nave Drive in Sports Court Island.

Proof Lab in Mill Valley, is a skate/surf shop located at Tam Junction. It’s so cool, that you wouldn’t even know it’s there unless you had heard about it because it’s tucked behind their smaller Patagonia store front. Perfectly situated (on the way to Stinson Beach), it carries all things related to skating, surfing, or just hanging at the beach! There’s also a skate ramp on the premises which anyone can use as long as a parent signs the liability waiver. The address is 254 Shoreline Highway. Once in a while they have special events so check their website.

Ramp Rats Bike & Skate Park, 917e Piner Road, Santa Rosa.

Library Events for Teens and Tweens

Marin County Libraries’ new site. Check out the teen page for suggested reading for teens, homework help, and other teen related topics!

Spectator Sports

Cal Football (college)
Stanford Football (college)
49ers (pro)
Raiders (pro)
San Jose Sharks (hockey)

Theater

The New Conservatory Theater Centerin San Francisco offers a Youth Aware educational theater for children and teens.  This month they are performing Outspoken. Based directly on the voices of today’s young people, OutSpoken is a drama for teens that looks at the many reasons young people feel ostracized in school, at home, and in their communities including race, religion, sexual orientation, body type, and socioeconomic background. OutSpoken helps teens think about labeling and diversity within their communities.

Cirque Du Soleil Totem, a fascinating journey into the evoluation of mankind. Now through December 18th, 74 Mission Rock St., SF.

142 Throckmorton Theater Youth Performers. This month they perform Thoroughly Modern Millie, a high-energy musical featuring young performers.  See calendar for times.

Concerts

Katy Perry, The California Dreams Tour, Oracle Arena, Oakland.

NOVEMBER  CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

As always, please check the individual websites for any time changes or cancellations. Check back for updates throughout the month!

Tue 11/1 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park, SF.  Interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits will overwhelm AT&T Park. Check the schedule for details.

Wed 11/2 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park, SF.  Interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits will overwhelm AT&T Park. Check the schedule for details.

Thu 11/3 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park, SF.  Interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits will overwhelm AT&T Park. Check the schedule for details.

Fri 11/4 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park, SF.  Interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits will overwhelm AT&T Park. Check the schedule for details.

Sat 11/5 – Film- Come Hell or High Water, a surf film documenting the plight of the Torpedo People. Proof Lab, 274 Shoreline Ave., Mill Valley, 6:30PM. (415) 380-8900.

11/5 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park, SF.  Interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits will overwhelm AT&T Park. Check the schedule for details.

11/6 Bay Area Science Festival, AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science concludes with this FREE science extravaganza on Sunday November 6th. The event showcases the intrigue and pure fun of science with a non-stop program of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Over 170 exhibits.

Fri 11/11- Veterans Day.  No School!

11/11 – Theater – Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton Theater, 142 Throckmorton, Mill  Valley, 7:30 PM.  The Marin Youth Performers delight the audience with this high-spirited musical.

11/11 – Friday Nights at the DeYoung Museum, 5-8:45 PM.  Enjoy hands-on art activities for the family, live music, the de Young Café,  and more

Sat 11/12 – Theater – 142 Throckmorton Theater (youth division) presents the upbeat musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, Matinee, 2pm.

11/12 – Writing Workshop for Teens, Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd. 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Space is limited so reservations needed. For more information, call the Novato Library Reference Desk at 415-897-1142.

11/12College Entrance Writing Workshop, Point Reyes Library. 11431 State Route 1, Point Reyes. Two workshops by instructor Sarah Olsen of 10,000 Degrees.
Reservations are required – call 663-8375 to reserve space.

Sun 11/13 Theater – 142 Throckmorton Theater (youth division) presents the upbeat musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, Matinee, 2pm.

Mon 11/14 – Outspoken Community Night for Teens (grade 6-12), New Conservatory Theater Centre, 25 Van Ness, SF, 7pm.  Based directly on the voices of today’s young people, OutSpoken is a drama for teens that looks at the many reasons young people feel ostracized in school, at home, and in their communities including race, religion, sexual orientation, body type, and socioeconomic background. OutSpoken helps teens think about labeling and diversity within their communities. Through OutSpoken, we hope young people will find new ways to move past these differences to a place of real tolerance and understanding. Playing now through Dec. 8th. Check the site for times.

Weds 11/16 – Breaking Dawn Release Party for Teens, 6th – 12th graders. Novato Library, 1720 Novato Blvd 7-8:30 PM. Reservations Recommended.For more information, call the Novato Library Reference Desk at 415-897-1142. Sponsored by Friends of the Novato Libraries

Thur 11/17 – House of Air Theme Night, 926 Mason Street, West Crissy Field in the old Presidio, 7-9 pm. Wear your best (or worst) T-shirt!

Fri 11/18 – 13th Annual SF Hip Hop DanceFest, Palace of Fine Arts,  8pm. Featuring dance companies from all over the globe.

Fri 11/18 Friday Nights at the DeYoung Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, SF. 6:00-8:30 PM.

Fri 11/18 – Theater – 142 Throckmorton Theater (youth division) presents the upbeat musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, Matinee, 7:30 pm.

Sat 11/19 – 13th Annual SF Hip Hop DanceFest, Palace of Fine Arts,  6 pm & 9:30 pm. Featuring dance companies from all over the globe.

11/19 – Theater – 142 Throckmorton Theater (youth division) presents the upbeat musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, Matinee, 2pm.

11/19 – Warren Miller Ski Film Like There’s No Tomorrow, Marin Veteran’s Auditorium, San Rafael. Warren Miller Entertainment brings you its 62nd winter sports film, hosted by Marin County skiing icon Jonny Moseley and shot on location in India, New Zealand, Chile, British Columbia and beyond.

Sun 11/20 – Lecture – Rules Are Made to be Broken, but Which Ones and When? California Writer’s Cub, Marin Branch presents at Book Passage, Corte Madera, 2-4pm. Three authors share their experiences and answer your questions about breaking writing and publishing “rules” and blazing one’s own unique writing path.

11/20 – Theater – 142 Throckmorton Theater (youth division) presents the upbeat musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, Matinee, 2pm.

11/20 – Tree Lighting Ceremony Pier 39, 12-6pm. Families and friends are invited to PIER 39’s Tree Lighting Celebration to give hugs to some of your favorite Disney Pals, sing along with live holiday music, engage in interactive booths and more. The event culminates at 5:30pm as PIER 39’s majestic 60ft. tree adorned with glistening ornaments, bows and twinkling lights is illuminated against a stunning backdrop of the San Francisco City skyline.

11/20 – 13th Annual SF Hip Hop DanceFest, Palace of Fine Arts,  8pm. Featuring dance companies from all over the globe, 6pm.

Mon 11/21 – Katy Perry The California Dreams Tour, Oracle Arena in Oakland, 7:30 PM. 

Thurs 11/24 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Race – 11th Annual Marin County Turkey Trot, Indian Valley College, Novato.  Something for the whole family! Registration at 7am. This benefits the Novato School Fuel Foundation.

Things to do during the Thanksgiving Break

Winchester Mystery House, 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose. (408) 247-2101. It’s been many years since I’ve toured the mansion, but I still remember that I was pretty scared! It may be the closest thing your child will come to a real haunted house. Check the website for tour costs and times.

Fri 11/25 – The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.  Step back into time with this outdoor festival at The San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls. Over 120,000 square feet to explore!

Fri 11/25 – The 32nd Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland in Downtown San Rafael, includes snow sledding from noon – 4:30 pm. Check the website for schedule.

11/25 – Fam Bam world premiere and Q & A with filmmaker Kevin Epps, DeYoung Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, SF.

Sat 11/26 – The 32nd Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland in Downtown San Rafael, includes snow and kids’ activities 9-noon. Check the website for schedule.

Do you know of an event or activity that tweens & teens would like? Please leave a comment. Thanks!

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