Ronnie’s Awesome List – June 2013

* Important notice: Muir Beach will be closed from July 8 through November. 

June is here which means Father’s Day is coming up. This month is all about you, DAD! Here are some suggestions for making the month of June a celebration into the magical world of fatherhood.

265013_239535746064571_4647594_nDads with young children, check out MarinDads. It is a community for fathers in Marin. Started in 2010 by Keith Sutton looking to connect with other dads after the birth of his daughter. MarinDads is a great resource. They have an online forum, monthly daddy dinners and events with kids. Every dad is welcome and it is free to join. To learn more, join them for dinner on Thursday, June 20th at 7:30-9pm at the Marin Brew Company in Larkspur. RSVP to 847-7684 if you can make it. Or meet on Saturday with the kids, June 8th at 10-11:30 am at Piper Park.

Cover photoFor the elementary school years, Adventure Guides (father-son) and Adventure Princesses (father-daughter, formerly Indian Princesses) are programs designed to support and strengthen the father-child relationship during their elementary school years. Start building memories now that will last a lifetime for you and your child. The Marin YMCA can help organize a “circle”, a group of fathers and their children, organized and led by a Navigator. They also organize events every 4-6 weeks throughout the year such as a campout, father-daughter banquet, pinewood derby and more. For more information contact Nick Stone, 446-2178, nstone@ymcasf.org.

fea_Activities_pancake-300x193On Father’s Day, how about a beautiful hike up to the West Point Inn for a pancake breakfast. Work up an appetite and be rewarded with a magnificent view, yummy pancakes, tasty sausage, and hot coffee for only $10 (kids are $5). Here’s a tip to make the journey more fun. Geocache on the way up! There are a number of geocaches on the route up. Try finding a camouflaged ammo can just above The West Point Inn.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long! Check out the Country Club Bowl in San Rafael to register your child for 2 free games of bowling daily. Make sure to visit the website each week to print the proper dated coupon – they only issue them weekly.

Ronnie’s MNO/Date suggestion:

fa774cb3412a6b84266602c2b0ad9dfaComedy on the Plaza, 6:30pm, This year’s line-up will include Jake Johannsen who has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and hosted his own HBO Comedy Special & Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show and a MSNBC Commentator. The evening will be hosted by Mill Valley’s own Mark Pitta. The event is free to the public. May not be suitable for very young audiences, Mill Valley Square.

The 32nd Annual Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting on June 23rd. Ticket prices are $40 Advance, $50 at the door. Groups of 6 or more are $35 per person. Enjoy 65 outstanding wineries, 30 great food purveyors, 10 local craft brewers and 10 of Mill Valley’s finest restaurant. Attendees must be 21 to be admitted and bicycles, strollers or dogs cannot be allowed in the event. So leave the kids and dogs home and bon appetite!


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Saturday, June 1

Swim for Health, 9:30am-12pm, McNears Beach Park will waive park entrance and pool admittance fees for visitors. There will be healthy snacks and loads of fun activities and lifeguards will be on duty. This energetic family friendly program is for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. The first fifty people to swim 10 laps receive a special park gift! Questions: Contact Supervising Ranger Dan Sauter at 446-4424 or DSauter@marincounty.org. Meet at the McNears Beach Pool, 201 Cantera Way, San Rafael.

1790Town Center Movie Nights, 8pm, Monsters, Inc., Corte Madera.

Share-A-Book, 11am-12pm, Practice reading skills by reading with a Canine Companion! Reserve a spot at the desk or by calling 415-506-3165. Drop-Ins welcome, however signups are encouraged., South Novato Library.

Marin Home and Garden Expo, 10am-5pm, Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael 507-1537, $6 to $10, free for 12 and younger.

International Festival & Silent Auction, food, games, prizes and more, Coleman Elementary School, San Rafael.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, The Mad Maggies, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Rebecah Freeling – Puppet Show for Preschoolers, 11am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Kol Shofar Young Family Shabbat Experience, with Musician and Educator Jonathan Bayer for families and children through First Grade.

2013_union_street_poster_250Union Street Festival, 10am-6pm.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, Mythical Creations, deYoung Museum.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Kickoff, 9:30am-12pm, begin the fun with a ranger-led outing around the beautifully restored Crissy Field Marsh. There will be healthy snacks, health professionals available to answer your questions, and loads of fun activities. For more information, call 561-4323.

National Drawing Day, 10am-11:30pm, Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid, Michaels, San Rafael.

National Trails Day, projects vary.

Red Panda Acrobats, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Afternoon Art, 1pm and 4pm, make a beautiful leather chain arm band, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, 10:30, crime scene investigation, learn to brush for fingerprints and write secret messages, Randall Museum.

w01-Land-scapeChocolate & Chalk Art Festival, 10am-5pm, Gourmet Ghetto North Shattuck Ave., Berkeley.

Design Quest Exhibit Opening, inspires kids to come up with their own ideas, build prototypes, and then test their designs to see if they can rise to the challenge, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Movie of the Month, 1:30pm & 4pm, Alice In Wonderland, The Disney Family Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, sheep shearing, 11am, Prescott Circus Theatre, 1pm & 2:30pm, Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performances 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Sunday, June 2

Schools Rule Enchanter Circus Fundraiser, 10 Avenue of The Flags, San Rafael

Mountain PlayThe Sound of Music“, Don’t miss one of the most popular musicals of all time based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. All shows start at 2:00pm. Get your tickets, grab a picnic and get ready to be enchanted. For more information call 383-1100.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 10am, 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.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, ages 8+, Check out the summer bird life at Rodeo Lagoon on an easy walk with docent Jane Haley. RSVP 331-1540.

Tech Tots, 11am-12pm, digital story time, hands-on technology learning with Tech Mouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Join us for a variety of activities including dance time, talent classes, treasure hunts, carnival & safari fun, safety courses and mystery searches, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Emma Lee, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Off the Grid Picnic, 11am-4pm, Enjoy San Francisco’s best restaurants serving your favorite dishes family style. Mix and match the brunch of your dreams. Pick up “fresh from the farm” produce. Experience “blanket-side” Bloody Mary and Mimosa service. Watch as the kids enjoy classic lawn games like bocce ball and kite-flying, Presidio Main Lawn.

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, Italian0-American Day with Si Cantori Italian Opera Singers, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Union Street Festival, 10am-6pm.

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Create your own Beat photograph inspired by the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg using text and images, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30 AM, Featured book, “California Giants”, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Israel in the Gardens, 11am-5pm, free, community family festival featuring music, theater, resource tables, and ethnic foods. This year’s headlining artist will be Israeli musician Mosh Ben Ari. Other special events will include a marathon of short films and animation from Sapir College in Sderot and a presentation of the Israel in our Hearts Award, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Marcus ShelbyMarcus Shelby Orchestra, 2-4pm, free, Union Square Park; 333 Post St, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Magician Mike Della Penna creates wonder and laughter with his amazing and playful magic performances 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Monday, June 3

Pajama Story Time, 6:30pm, Molly will get the kids ready for bed with stories new and old, rhymes, and maybe even a song or two. Put on your PJs, grab your best stuffed friend (or blanket), Mill Valley Library.

Create Father’s Day Gifts with Your Photos, 2:30-3:30pm, Show Dad how great he is this Father’s Day with a personalized gift. At this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you how to create memorable gifts and keepsakes using iPhoto and your own photos. Whether you want to create a photo book, a personalized calendar or a special card, bring your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, and your favorite photos, and we’ll show you how. Sign-up is required, Mac Store, Corte Madera.

Wednesday, June 5

LIPMAN_160.1ScholarShare Speaks: Suz Lipman, 6-8pm, Get Ready for Summer: The Importance of Reconnecting Children with Nature, This event is complimentary. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Julia Russell at 39-3968 or jrussell@badm.org.

Thursday June 6

Celebrate World Oceans Day, 6-8pm, Dive into the wild offshore ocean world of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Watch a mini ocean film festival and tour the latest photo exhibit at the Point Reyes library featuring the Cordell Bank ecosystem. Take an ocean pledge and thank the ocean personally for all it provides with a fun photo station! Light refreshments provided. An evening of fun for the whole family! 663-8375, Point Reyes Station Library.

Create Father’s Day Gifts with Your Photos, 2:30-3:30pm, hands-on workshop, create memorable gifts using iPhoto and your own photos, Sign-up is required, Mac Store, Corte Madera.

The Family Crest, 12:30-1:30pm, free, orchestral indie collective fusing rock, classical, folk, and jazz, the band’s versatile, appealing style has become a favorite of music lovers around the world, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, June 7

Magician Michael Stroud! 4pm, magician, and author of the best-selling Klutz Book of Magic, Michael Stroud blends comedy, audience participation, circus skills, and many surprises with amazing special effects. Prepare for a magical afternoon! This show is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 927-5005 or library@cityoflarkspur.org.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Dick Conte Quartet, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

The Outer Space from Open Space, 8pm, short hike up Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve to watch the evening sky emerge into a stargazing adventure. Local astronomer Larry Brodkin will be there to help participants get a deep view into the heavens with his 8” Meade Telescope. Stargazers should wear warm clothes and bring binoculars or a telescope, flashlight, blankets, water, Mt. Burdell, Novato.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Rex Allen Swing Express, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

SF Music ClubConcert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, San Francisco Music Club, Northgate, San Rafael.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Chasing Ice, Contratti Park, Fairfax.

Shrek, 9pm, put on by the North Bay Mobile Drive-In, Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

The Outer Space from Open Space, 8-10pm, Rangers will lead a short hike up Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve where we will settle in to watch the evening sky emerge into a stargazing adventure, identify the major constellations and talk about the legends behind them. 473-2816. Meet Park Rangers at the entrance gate at the end of San Andreas Drive in Novato.

The Unique Derique, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, delights all ages by clowning, dancing, and turning his agile limbs into a drum set or a harpsichord keyboard. His interactive performance is percussive, syncopated and dynamic, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Saturday, June 8, New Moon, National Get Outdoors Day

2013 GS AnnouncementAnnual MPOMC Garage Sale, 8am-2pm, Marin Catholic High School 675 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Kentfield.

Mountain PlayThe Sound of Music“, Don’t miss one of the most popular musicals of all time based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. All shows start at 2:00pm. Get your tickets, grab a picnic and get ready to be enchanted. For more information call 383-1100.

Screen-Shot-2013-05-02-at-1-54-20-PM-1Free Community-wide Hands-only CPR and AED Training, 10am-2pm, Take a few minutes and learn how to save a life! Demonstrations and instructions from local doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs and firefighters, Open to anyone age 8 and up, see website for various locations around Marin.

Fairfax Festival, parade at 10am.

SHARE-a-Book Dog, 1-2pm, Practice your read aloud skills with a Marin Humane Society SHARE-a-Book dog in a supportive atmosphere. Sign up for a 15-minute appointment by calling 415-389-4292 x4741. Mill Valley Library.

Kayaking from Paradise Beach, 9-11am, Rangers will lead a kayak adventure from the shore of Paradise Beach and along the Tiburon peninsula. Keep your eyes peeled for a bay teaming with wildlife! Bring your own kayak and safety gear, and don’t forget a spare set of dry clothes. Park entrance is free for this event. Questions: Call Mike Maraccini at (415) 435-9212 or MMaraccini@marincounty.org. Meet at the Paradise Beach Park parking lot (3450 Paradise Drive, Tiburon).

image004Happy Birthday Blithedale, 12-3pm, fun for kids, live music, food and more, Whole Foods on Blithedale, Mill Valley.

Nature for Kids at Mount Burdell, 10am, Explore insects, birds, flowers, reptiles and more, and talk about why nature seems so alive at this time of year. We will be joined by David Herlocker, Marin County Parks Naturalist, a fantastic teacher who will share his expertise and unique knowledge of the park, Wildcare.

Father’s Day Card, 10am-12pm, Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! Michaels, San Rafael.

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

Father/Son Fishing Day, 11-2pm, an afternoon of pier fishing, field games like horseshoes and lawn darts, and a delicious BBQ, bring your fishing rod, tackle and son! Pre-registration is required, 435-4355, $50/Father and Son, $10 each additional son, Paradise Beach Park.

Kids Club, 11-12pm, Join us for educational games, activities and music at Northgate, San Rafael.

National Geographic Little Explorers, 10am, Pottery Barn Kids, Corte Madera.

Back in Time, 11am-12pm, 18,000 years ago there was no SF Bay Estuary and the delta was in a whole different location. More recently, the last 160 years ago has dramatically changed these formations again. Come watch the Bay Model fill. Watch an accelerated time lapse and see how one of the world’s largest natural estuaries and one of the few inverted deltas on the planet were created, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Jason Bodlovich, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Heritage Shuttle / Walking Tour: The Natural and Cultural Heritage of El Polín, 11am, tour from the Montgomery Street Barracks past the original site of El Presidio de San Francisco to the newly revitalized El Polín Spring. At El Polín, continue on a history and nature-themed walking tour, with an in-depth view of recent archaeological discoveries. RSVP requested to rsvp@presidiotrust.gov.

Niharika_MohantyIndia Celebration, 11am-4pm,  a day filled with Indian music, dance and fun art activities for families, Asian Art Museum.

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, over 10 bands playing, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, View from the Top, deYoung Museum.

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

Afternoon Art, 1pm and 4pm, make a mini quilt, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, 10:30, plant seedlings to take home, Randall Museum.

TomRigney1.jpg.pagespeed.ce.R3d9MlIWy1Tom Rigne & Flambeau, 1-2:30pm, lays down infectious Cajun and zydeco style music, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

The Next Generation, 11:00AM, with Marcus Shelby and Friends, features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music led by some of the most creative artists and educators around., Herbst Theatre.

Children’s Fairyland, Owen Baker Flynn with his “World Premiere”, a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Sunday, June 9

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

Strawberry Festival, 11:30am-4pm, free, 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!

california-sea-lionMarine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, free admission, Start your Summer with the Sea Lions in a fun, educational way for both kids and adults. We recommend teaming our free classroom programs at 12 pm and 2 pm with a Docent-led tour at 11am, 1pm or 3pm for a truly immersive marine mammal experience.

Fairfax Festival

Mountain PlayThe Sound of Music“, Don’t miss one of the most popular musicals of all time based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. All shows start at 2:00pm. Get your tickets, grab a picnic and get ready to be enchanted. For more information call 383-1100.

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

Tech Tots, 11am-12pm, digital story time, hands-on technology learning with Tech Mouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Join us for a variety of activities including dance time, talent classes, treasure hunts, carnival & safari fun, safety courses and mystery searches, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Grandpa Banana, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Pixar in Concert, 3pm, visually stunning movie clips and memorable scores your favorite Pixar movies, performed live by the Marin Symphony, Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

2013 free folk festSan Francisco Free Folk Festival, Presidio Middle School (site map), 450 30th Ave, San Francisco (@ Geary)

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, over 10 bands playing, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Sunday Streets, 11a.m. to 4p.m. Bayview/Dogpatch; a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active in San Francisco neighborhoods.

William Kent Society Family Kampfire, 4pm, Enjoy Kamp Krafts and Games for all ages, Extreme Piknik and S’Mores, music by Big Twang Theory, wildlife show and tell, and more! Wear kasual, warm kamp attire. Hike, bike, or drive to Rob Hill Campground.

AXIS Dance Company, 1-2pm, free, Using creative movement and structured improvisation AXIS creates an environment where everyone is encouraged to explore their own unique movement vocabulary. Everyone is welcome to join any one or all of three workshops, absolutely no experience necessary, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Create your own Beat photograph inspired by the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg using text and images, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

hasf-poster-2013-home-page.214.330.sHaight-Ashbury Street Fair, 11 am until 5:30 pm. A variety of activities will be taking place including three stages offering live entertainment; a six-block Vending Area featuring arts & crafts, food and other merchandise; an area dedicated to the entertainment of families with children.

Children’s Fairyland, Owen Baker Flynn with his “World Premiere”, a lively show featuring juggling, fire eating and a multitude of surprises, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Monday, June 10

Storytime & Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 4pm, 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 10 at 4pm. Pick up is all day Tuesday June 11th. Look for pictures of your stuffed animal’s adventures on the Library’s Facebook Page.

Family Movie Night: Ratatouille, 6pm, Join us in watching some of our favorite family movies! We’ll provide the popcorn and drinks, all you need to bring is your family (and maybe some pillows or blankets if you’d like to be extra cozy), Novato Library.

Create Father’s Day Gifts with Your Photos, 6:30-7:30pm, hands-on workshop, create memorable gifts using iPhoto and your own photos, Sign-up is required, Mac Store, Corte Madera.

Digital Art Smarts – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10am-12pm, ages 8 – 13 years old, Develop the craft of your future photographer with skills used by pros to take great pictures, change color tone, add special effects, or even change the background. Your little shutterbug will learn how to fix red-eye, erase t-shirt stains, and organize pictures into a collage or make them into a 3D view for display around the house or refrigerator, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Tuesday, June 11

Magic Dante, 3:30pm, high energy, magic, circus tricks and tons of silliness, Sausalito Library.

Learn to Ride a Skateboard! 3-5pm, Join us at the McInnis Skate Park where rangers will offer tips and techniques for beginners and ways to attack features that build confidence and skill. This event is geared towards the newbie and those looking to cross over from other board sports, but aren’t quite sure how to start. Make sure to bring your board, helmet and pads.

Digital Art Smarts – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10am-12pm, ages 8 – 13 years old, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Introduction to Watercolor with John Muir Laws, 10-11:30am, Learn tricks and methods to handle watercolor in the field. With a few logistical tweaks, watercolor is a portable, compact, and easy to use field system. Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon.

Wednesday, June 12

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Come to shore and join us for any (or all!) of these special programs. As always, you bring your imagination, we’ll bring the supplies. Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome, Fabulous Fish, Does your fish have purple scales? Twelve fins? Sharp teeth? A delicate tail? Come decorate a fabulous fish all your own, Sausalito Library.

Share A Book-Read to a Therapy Dog for Readers, 3pm, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Digital Art Smarts – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10am-12pm, ages 8 – 13 years old, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Having Fun in the Delta, 2-3pm, 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, Sausalito.

Little Explorers Petting Zoo, 1-3pm, Meet goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, an alpaca, a pot belly pig, and a giant tortoise! This program will take place outside on the San Anselmo Library lawn.

Summer_fun_paintBubbly Sidewalk Painting, 12-2pm, Make your own chalk and create masterpieces on our Plaza, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, June 13

Littles, 11am-12pm, Mermaids, Pirates, and Sailors Start the summer with funny tales of mermaids, pirates, and sailors, oh my! Make your own sea crown, too. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about boats, mermaids, fish, and other topics of the wide, wonderful sea. After each story time, we’ll make a special craft. For children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Sausalito Library.

Family Movie Night: Ratatouille, 6pm, Join us in watching some of our favorite family movies! We’ll provide the popcorn and drinks, all you need to bring is your family (and maybe some pillows or blankets if you’d like to be extra cozy), South Novato Library.

Digital Art Smarts – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10am-12pm, ages 8 – 13 years old, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Friday, June 14

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, 9-12 year olds, Duct Tape Wallets, Come turn silver, turquoise, black and striped duct tape into wallets and more, Sausalito Library.

Creekside Friday, 6:30-8pm, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley.

653d31682392689fe94b96ec_518x800Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Piro Patton Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Father & Son Camp Over, 6:30pm, Dads and sons will have a blast playing kickball, eating barbeque, setting up tents, and sleeping under the stars. Games and activities until 10pm. Breakfast served at 7:30am, and then more fun and games until 10am, $25 per person. Contact them at 927-5072 or recreation_dept@ci.corte-madera.ca.us, Corte Madera Rec Center.

Digital Art Smarts – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10am-12pm, ages 8 – 13 years old, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Kol Shofar’s “Shabbat Together”, 9-10:30am, led by Sara Kupor, age 3 and under.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Stephanie Keys, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

California Youth Circus Festival, build community and promote and encourage youth participation in the circus arts in a non-competitive weekend of evening performances, presented free of charge to the community. Circus Center, 755 Frederick St, San Francisco.

pi-juggles-smallerPi 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.

Saturday June 15

Project Apron: A Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez, 1-2pm, ages 5+, Create your own culinary inspired apron and be the next great chef! Participants will use an iron-on appliqué process to create their personalized aprons, Pre-registration is required, 332.6157, Marin City Library.

Rebecah Freeling – Puppet Show for Preschoolers, 11am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

9780670785155Octopus Alone, 1pm, Divya Srinivasan reads from her latest book about an octopus who just wants to be alone, somewhere quiet, and not so busy. Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Creekside Restoration with Save the Bay, Hal Brown Park.

Tiburon Classic Car Show, 11am-4pm, Shoreline Park/Tiburon Waterfront Park, Paradise Drive, Tiburon; 297-2615, free.

MCM_FatherDayBBQ_EmailFather’s Day BBQ, 11am-2pm, Ol’ Fashioned BBQ, homemade pies, beers on tap, and live music by Hand Me Down, as always, the Farmers’ Market will feature fun kid’s activities, including arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling and more, Marin Country Mart.

Father’s Day Duck Tape Frame, 10am-12pm, Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! Michaels, San Rafael.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Dirty Cellos, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

mexico flag mapMexican Arts Festival, 12-5pm, free, fun, festive & bilingual outdoor celebration of Mexican culture for all ages! Delicious, affordable & authentic food, Featuring Mexican music, dance, hand-on crafts & kid fun, Mariachi Macias de Aguas Caliente Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl, SGVCC Revivir la Cultura Dancers, Make your own Tortillas, learn crafts & games and enjoy a bounce house for the kids! San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo; 488-8888, free.

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

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.

2013_nb_poster_250North Beach Festival, 10am-6pm.

Afternoon Art, 1pm and 4pm, handmade wallets, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, 10:30, discover polymers, Randall Museum.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, All in the Family, deYoung Museum.

California Youth Circus Festival, build community and promote and encourage youth participation in the circus arts in a non-competitive weekend of evening performances, presented free of charge to the community. Circus Center, 755 Frederick St, San Francisco.

Bug Days, 9am-4pm, Join Garden docents and entomologists for a weekend of fun and exciting insect related programs. From tours of the Garden in search of pollinators to hands on demonstrations and interactions with live specimens this is sure to “bee” a great event, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

630x298xNaLeiHulu-ybg-72812-0371.jpg_21.jpg.pagespeed.ic.QmkTXW5IPgNā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, 1-2:30pm, free, for a visually and aurally captivating rich blend of traditional and contemporary forms of hula, showcasing signature pieces and audience favorites in the hula kahikohula ‘auana, and hula mua styles, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Children’s Fairyland, Presentation Day, meet Fairyland personalities 12:30pm, Goofball, the Bay Area’s funniest, silliest, and wackiest magician. Prepare yourself for some serious laughter. Who knows? You might even be the star of the show!, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day

SOM_posterWeb_02Mountain Play, The Sound of Music“, Don’t miss one of the most popular musicals of all time based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. All shows start at 2:00pm. Get your tickets, grab a picnic and get ready to be enchanted. For more information call 383-1100.

Concerts-in-the-Park, David Martin’s House Party, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6pm, JimiZ Band, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Todos Santos, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

hipwaders_lgSunday Special: The Hipwaders, 11am-12pm, Brilliantly fun and surprisingly hip, this Bay Area band will wow you with their jangly, hook-infused power pop for kids and families. They’ll be bringing their bubble machine and inflatable guitars, too, so don’t miss out! Mill Valley Library.

San Francisco Mime Troupe, Relax in the sun with the whole family, Lagunitas School Field, 3:30pm (music), 4pm (show), Free.

Tech Tots, 11am-12pm, digital story time, hands-on technology learning with Tech Mouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Join us for a variety of activities including dance time, talent classes, treasure hunts, carnival & safari fun, safety courses and mystery searches, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

A Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast with Stinson Beach Volunteer Firefighters takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Stinson Beach Fire Station, with a presentation of the new disaster-response trailer. $10 adults, $5 kids.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30 AM, Featured book, “California Giants”, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

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

North Beach Festival, 10am-6pm.

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, A Day at the Circus with Circus Bella, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Off the Grid Picnic, 11am-4pm, Enjoy San Francisco’s best restaurants serving your favorite dishes family style. Mix and match the brunch of your dreams. Pick up “fresh from the farm” produce. Experience “blanket-side” Bloody Mary and Mimosa service. Watch as the kids enjoy classic lawn games like bocce ball and kite-flying, Presidio Main Lawn.

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Create your own Beat photograph inspired by the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg using text and images, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

California Youth Circus Festival, build community and promote and encourage youth participation in the circus arts in a non-competitive weekend of evening performances, presented free of charge to the community. Circus Center, 755 Frederick St, San Francisco.

Red, Right and Blues: A Celebration of Native Cultures, 12-3pm, offers a glimpse of the intertribal traditions of natives who were relocated to the Bay Area from outside California. The program features artist, blues and Native song, drums and powwow, craft activities for the kids, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, 2pm, free admission, Stern Grove.

Bug Days, 9am-4pm, Join Garden docents and entomologists for a weekend of fun and exciting insect related programs. From tours of the Garden in search of pollinators to hands on demonstrations and interactions with live specimens this is sure to “bee” a great event, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.

Children’s Fairyland, Goofball, the Bay Area’s funniest, silliest, and wackiest magician. Prepare yourself for some serious laughter. Who knows? You might even be the star of the show!, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Monday June 17

Storyteller Studio – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10-12pm, ages 8-12, sharpen up skills in spinning yarns and telling tales. They’ll learn how to create an exciting story in Word with illustrations they drew and painted themselves using Fresh Paint. They’ll hunt for treasure using Bing and keep their loot (and plans for the future) in OneNote. They’ll use Excel to tell stories with numbers and create a puzzle for friends. PowerPoint is their tool to create adventures for fellow campers – will their choices lead to victory or disaster? And on the last day, in Publisher, they’ll write and illustrate the tale “What I Did at Camp”, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Tuesday June 18

The Mark & Dre Comedy Show, 3:30pm, Join these goofballs for insane juggling, witty banter and carefully calculated chaos, Sausalito Library.

Nature for Kids at Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, Meet at the gate at the end of Cascade Dr. 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. We request that no animals (except service animals) attend. David Herlocker will lead. Questions: Contact David at 893-9508 or DHerlocker@marincounty.org.

Storyteller Studio – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10-12pm, ages 8-12, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

TEEN Candy Sushi Bar, 1-2pm, Reading is so delicious, and so is candy sushi!  Get a sweet start on summer by creating your own bento box of goodies! A workshop for teens in grades 6-12, RSVP 924.6444, Corte Madera Library.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Horton Hears a Who, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

Kids Day with Dance Mission11-2pm, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove.

Wednesday June 19

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Come to shore and join us for any (or all!) of these special programs. As always, you bring your imagination, we’ll bring the supplies. Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome, Seaside Friends, Join us and make your own sea otter, turtle and fish paper bag puppets, Sausalito Library.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Finding Nemo, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Juan L. Sánchez, 1-2pm, Experience the passion and charisma of Andalusia with Spanish singer/songwriter, San Anselmo Library.

Storyteller Studio – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10-12pm, ages 8-12, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Kids Day with Dance Mission11-2pm, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove.

Dream It, Build It, 12-2pm, Create paper dowel structures, like bridges, towers, and more!, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday June 20

9780061953385Mac Barnett, 7pm, Join one of our favorite local picture book authors as he talks about Caldecott Honor award-winning Extra Yarn and presents his newest picture book, Count the Monkeys. Kids will giggle as they count all the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages. Full of fun reader interactions, this newest title from the author of the bestselling “Extra Yarn” keeps readers guessing until the very last page!

Littles, 11am-12pm, What’s the Biggest Thing in the Ocean? Hear the story of a giant squid who is proud to be the biggest creature in the ocean – until he meets a humungous whale! We’ll also our own paper squid to swim through the air. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about boats, mermaids, fish, and other topics of the wide, wonderful sea. After each story time, we’ll make a special craft. For children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Sausalito Library.

dianainframeDiana Shmiana, 11am,  The Book of Wonders Stumble upon a magic book, and enter an enchanted world of stories, songs, clowning, and other assorted zaniness. All you have to do to have fun is to “Look in a Book”, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Horton Hears a Who, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

Storyteller Studio – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10-12pm, ages 8-12, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Kids Day with Dance Mission11-2pm, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove.

Jenny Lind Concert, 12:30-1:30pm, free, Direct from Sweden! This year’s highly anticipated concert features Magdalena Risberg, recipient of Sweden’s 2013 Jenny Lind scholarship for sopranos, and David Huang, recipient of the Royal Academy of Music scholarship for piano, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Edgardo & Candela, 6-7:30pm, free, mambo, cha-cha-cha, merengue, timba, and even a little bit of Uruguayan candombé rhythms. Come early for dance lessons! Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, June 21, Summer Solstice

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, 9-12 year olds, Fish Stuffies, Are they fish or undersea monsters or squids squirting ink as it swims? Only you can decide at this make-your-own workshop, Sausalito Library.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Highwater Blues, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Creekside Friday, 6:30-8pm, Buffetville, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Hugo, Old Mill Park.

653d31682392689fe94b96ec_518x800Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Ken Cook Quartet, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Zydeco Flames, Northgate, San Rafael.

Storyteller Studio – YouthSpark Summer Camps, 10-12pm, ages 8-12, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Chocolate Party, 3-4pm, middle school aged youth (entering grades 6-8), enjoy a delicious chocolate tasting, and then test your knowledge of all things chocolate in our trivia challenge, San Rafael Library.

Summer Solstice Evening Walk, 4-6 pm, What is Summer Solstice? Come and find out on this family-friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill parking lot and ends with a fun campfire program. You’ll hear stories from many cultures about the longest day of the year. Free; all ages. Meet at the Rob Hill Campground. Registration required as space is limited; call 561-4323.

Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, free, Weaving the oldest musical instrument, the human body, with instrumental webs of hand drums, bells, claves, gongs, trap set, banjo, voice, and more, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Saturday, June 22

Great American Backyard Campout, Pierre Joske Grove, Novato. Cancelled.

Family Fun Night, Hawaiin Luau, 5-7pm, $10 for the entire family! Costume contests, super awesome raffles with great prizes, jumpee, face painting, kids nail salon, and a kid-friendly movie for those who may not want to swim, Mill Valley Aquatic Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

Life on the Edge: Family Night Hike & Campfire, 6-8:30pm, learn how rocks are formed, and dive into the world of marine animals that call the shoreline home! Then, we’ll gather round the campfire for family-friendly songs and stories! S’mores will be provided. $12/person, pre-registration required, NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Mountain Biking Skills Clinic, 11am to 1pm, Come on out to McInnis Park, where the Summit Shorty Race Series is held. Skilled mountain bikers and veterans of Marin’s off road trails will offer tips and techniques for beginners and teach riders how to improve balance, read the trail and pick a line, attack switchbacks and other trail features in order to build confidence and skill. Make sure to bring your bike and helmet. Questions: Contact Supervising Ranger Adam Craig at (415) 446-4423 or ACraig@marincounty.org. Meet at the skate park (310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael)

Silly Shells, 10am-12pm, Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! Michaels, San Rafael.

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, 10am-6pm, More than 200 artists, live entertainment, great food and children’s area.

Learn How to DJ, 12-3pm, Ages 10+, Learn the fundamentals of digital and analog DJ mixing and broadcasting with Project Level and the DJ’s of KMEL.. Marin City Library.

Monsters University Chest, 10am, The monster fun continues at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this chest inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, Lowe’s.

Tam Jam, Mount Tam Jam with Galactic, CAKE, Taj Mahal Trio, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue, Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs!

TEEN Squishy Circuits, 1-2:30pm, Make your own light-up creations with Sara Bolduc of the San Rafael Clubhouse. Create your own blinking buzzing creatures and sculptures while learning about electrical circuits and conductivity. A workshop for teens in grades 6-12. Marin City Library.

Pre-Engineering with LEGO, 3-4:30pm, Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor, Pickleweed Library, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael.

Kids Club, 11-12pm, Join us for educational games, activities and music at Northgate, San Rafael.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Skyfall, China Camp, San Rafael.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, The David Thom Band, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Plants, Plants, Plants with Juana Briones, 11am-12pm, Get up-close and personal with Presidio plants! Find out their names and uses with a fun hands-on activity at El Polín Spring. Meet “Juana Briones,” a woman out of the Presidio’s history who lived at the spring during the Spanish, Mexican and American Periods. Registration required as space is limited; call 561-4323.

2013_BMFposterFORweb-672x1024Bicycle Music Festival, 12-9pm, free, community participatory, bicycle-based music events, Pioneer Log Cabin Meadow- Stow Lake Dr. @ JFK Dr. Golden Gate Park.

Afternoon Art, 1pm and 4pm, decorate your own stilt shack, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, 10:30, make an artful tree, Randall Museum.

Darren Johnston & The Trans-Global People’s Chorus, 1-2:30pm, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, Creature Containers, deYoung Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Children’s Theatre Presents: The Dragon in the Cloth 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Summer Salistace, Treasure Island.

HomeSplash321x200-ForcesFORCES , Physical forces are at play all the time.  From gravity that pulls a falling leaf to the ground, to the echoes you can hear bouncing off of building walls – the forces of nature are everywhere! CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo, (650) 342-7755, 

Sunday June 23, Full Moon

Saltwater Fishing Lessons for Kids at McNears Beach, 9-11am, Rangers will teach the basics of saltwater fishing. A limited number of fishing poles and bait will be provided first-come, first-served to beginner fisherpeople thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fishing license is not required when fishing from the pier. Park entrance is free for this event. Questions: Contact Supervising Ranger Dan Sauter at (415) 446-4424 or DSauter@marincounty.org. Meet at the McNears Beach fishing pier (201 Cantera Way, San Rafael).

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6pm, Corte Madera Town Band, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Tech Tots, 11am-12pm, digital story time, hands-on technology learning with Tech Mouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Join us for a variety of activities including dance time, talent classes, treasure hunts, carnival & safari fun, safety courses and mystery searches, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, 10am-6pm, More than 200 artists, live entertainment, great food and children’s area.

Sunday Fun Days, 11am,  live music, bounce house, and, of course, fun in the pool.  Sunday Fun-Day entry is free for pool members, Marinwood Pool.

Monsters University Chest, 10am, The monster fun continues at Lowe’s this weekend! Your child will love building this chest inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, Lowe’s.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Danny Montana, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

AXIS.jpg.pagespeed.ce.TOjHLOI8a5AXIS Dance Company, 1-2pm, free, Using creative movement and structured improvisation AXIS creates an environment where everyone is encouraged to explore their own unique movement vocabulary. Everyone is welcome to join any one or all of three workshops, absolutely no experience necessary, Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, TBD, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Family Free Day! Celebrate Black Music Month and Juneteenth, 12-5pm, Juneteenth and Black Music Month at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD).

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Create your own Beat photograph inspired by the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg using text and images, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Poetry Stroll, 1-3pm, See the parks from a different point of view with Ranger James, who will recite nature poems and invites you to bring your own on a two-mile (300 feet up) stroll, Presidio Visitor Center, 105 Montgomery at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard, RSVP 561-4323.

Ramsey Lewis and Dee Dee Bridgewater, Quadron, 2pm, free admission, Experience the soul of jazz when legendary composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis joins celebrated jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater for an afternoon of classic R&B and soul hits. Opening the show is up-and-coming electronic soul group Quadron, whose modern sound is winning fans worldwide, Stern Grove.

KIDSTAGE, 12-1pm, before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and program with Mission Dance, Stern Grove.

Children’s Fairyland, Award-winning Storyteller John Weaver will entertain with his lively, humor-filled stories for children of all ages, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Children’s Theatre Presents: The Dragon in the Cloth 11,2 & 4, Oakland.

Monday, June 24

Muir Woods After Dark, 7pm, We’ll listen for owls, look for bats, give way to skunks, and use our senses to guide us along the trails. Children under 8 not advised. Reservations required; phone 388-2596.

App Builder – YouthSpark Summer Camps, Get on board with the Game App – YouthSpark Summer Camp! These camps are designed to help kids plan, create, design, and learn how to publish and market their very own game apps. Programming skills not required, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

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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.

Tuesday, June 25

Shadow Puppets, 3:30pm, Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of The Shadow Puppet Workshop. See you in the land of shadows, Sausalito Library.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Smurfs, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

DgB8dV1Rab6XjChKjEtEE*HTDoug Hofkins the Surfing Magician, 1-2pm (Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station) and 3:30-4:30pm (Stinson Beach Library), By day, Doug is a Santa Cruz surfer, but by night, he’s a fabulous magician, specializing in illusions and slight of hand, making objects float and then disappear.

Doug Hofkins the Surfing Magician, 3:30-4:30pm, Stinson Beach Library.

App Builder – YouthSpark Summer Camps, Programming skills not required, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

TEEN Food Fear Factor, 2pm, ages 6-12, Are you brave? Are you really brave? Brave enough to eat some brains? Or how about some oozy, gooey roaches? We’ll actually be eating things like cold spaghetti and stuffed dates, but with a blindfold on, you’ll need to be fearless! RSVP 506-3168, South Novato Library.

Wednesday, June 26

Doug Hofkins a.k.a. the Surfing Magician, 3:30-4:30pm, Cowabunga! This beach-loving magician will amaze you with his ever-evolving repertoire of illusions, sleight of hand, and all-around hocus pocus. Props in the show include scarves, coins, animals, playing cards, and a surfboard (!?!), Mill Valley Library.

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Come to shore and join us for any (or all!) of these special programs. As always, you bring your imagination, we’ll bring the supplies. Recommended for kids 4-8, but all ages are welcome, Boat About! All sailors need a boat . . . come make your own from recyclable and re-purposed materials. If you bring a usable item or two as a boat bottom, even better. Plastic lids and containers are most welcome! This handmade boat-building workshop is led by Linda Janklow of Peopleologie, Sausalito Library.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Toy Story, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

JugglerJeremy230Jeremy the Juggler Does Extreme Origami, 11am, ages 4+, action-packed variety show features origami, juggling, unicycling, handwhistling, comedy, and sometimes fire! Corte Madera Library.

Jeremy the Juggler Does Extreme Origami, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4+, Marin City Library.

Doug the Surfing Magician, 1-2pm, San Anselmo Library.

App Builder – YouthSpark Summer Camps, Programming skills not required, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

TEEN Food Fear Factor, 2pm, ages 6-12, Are you brave? Are you really brave? Brave enough to eat some brains? Or how about some oozy, gooey roaches? We’ll actually be eating things like cold spaghetti and stuffed dates, but with a blindfold on, you’ll need to be fearless! RSVP 506-3168, Novato Library.

Green Golly and her Golden Flute, 7pm, an introduction to classical music for ages 4 to 12, Fairfax Library.

Design Roller Coasters, 12-2pm, Design your own roller coaster with an engineer from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, June 27

Littles, 11am-12pm, Hooray for Fish! “Hello spotty fish, stripy fish, happy fish, gripy fish!” Listen to stories of colorful, mischievous fish. Make your own hanging fish puppet, too.  Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about boats, mermaids, fish, and other topics of the wide, wonderful sea. After each story time, we’ll make a special craft. For children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Sausalito Library.

Las Tortillas Son Muy Deliciosas! 2:30-3:30pm, grade 1+, Stir up incredibly simple ingredients, squish the dough with a genuine tortilla press, and pop your creation onto the griddle. Served with a little guacamole and salsa – olé! It’s Mexican soul food from scratch. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Smurfs, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

App Builder – YouthSpark Summer Camps, Programming skills not required, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Pasados del Presidio: San Francisco’s Birthday, 11am, Join Early California descendants, known as Los Californianos, for a roll call honoring their ancestors and the arrival of the Anza Expedition settlers to San Francisco 237 years ago.

FOGG Fest, 7-10pm, join us for delicious food, open bar, s’mores, awesome silent auction items, and some of the best views in San Francisco! Crissy Field.

TEENS Make A Solar Oven: A Workshop for Teens, 1-3pm, Grades 6-12, Build a solar oven and bake some cookies! We will be working in the sun so dress accordingly, Novato Library.

Friday, June 28

Cartoon Creature Creation, 2:30-3:30pm, grade 3+, Calling all cartoonists! Learn to draw creatures galore with professional cartoonist Brian Kolm of the Atomic Bear Press. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, 9-12 year olds, Message in a Bottle, Secrets, shouts, whispers, or pleas—what message do you want to send? Come decorate a bottle and write exactly the message you think is key, Sausalito Library.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Primary Colors, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Creekside Friday, 6:30-8pm, Stung, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley, Mill Valley.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, “La Dolce Vita,” an Italian tribute with a strolling accordionist and opera singers, Tiburon.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Michael La Macchia Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Film Night, 8pm, Up, Strawberry Rec Center.

Knitting Club for Kids and Teens, 3:45-4:45 PM, Everyone Welcome, San Anselmo Library.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Argo, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

App Builder – YouthSpark Summer Camps, Programming skills not required, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

TEEN Jewelry Making and Ice Cream, 2-3:30pm, Learn how to make great jewelry while also enjoying your own ice cream sundae creation. Bring your friends and make it a party! Stinson Beach Library.

Marinwood’s Music in the Park, 6-8pm, Shook Twins.

CircusBella.jpg.pagespeed.ce.xDmgMewRKJCircus Bella, Noon-1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Pasados del Presidio: Afternoon Fun for Kids, Explore the stories of Early California and see history come to life. Enjoy live music, Ohlone storytelling, kid activities, exhibits, walking tours of the original Spanish fort known as El Presidio, living history, and Juanito the donkey. Ballet Folklόrico Mexicano performs traditional Mexican dances.

Pasados del Presidio: Evening Fandango, 7pm, commemorating the Presidio’s Past Through Music, Dance & Lore is a series of free public events that commemorate the founding of the Presidio and celebrate the people of Early California with music, ceremony, and hands-on fun.

Saturday, June 29

Italian Street Painting Festival, 10am-7pm, downtown San Rafael, along Fifth Avenue and A Street; 884-2423, $5, free for 12 and younger.

175_7519-300x200The Mark & Dre Comedy Show,11am, Join us for carefully calculated chaos with juggling, music and lots of audience participation, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Town Center Movie Nights, 8pm, The Princess Bride, Corte Madera.

Junior Ranger Program, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, ages 7-12, free, 456-0766, China Camp Ranger Office.

Family Farm, 11am, Chickens, Goats and much more! Split Rail Family Farm and Friends will bring chickens, chicken coops and a friendly goat! Come learn about sustainable living in your own back yard. Library Lawn, adjacent to the Library, San Anselmo.

Learn How to DJ, 12-3pm, Ages 10+, Learn the fundamentals of digital and analog DJ mixing and broadcasting with Project Level and the DJ’s of KMEL.. Marin City Library.

Fourth of July Hat, 10am-12pm, Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:30am – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! Michaels, San Rafael.

Rebecah Freeling – Puppet Show for Preschoolers, 11am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

childrenstripleDeborah Underwood, Amy Novesky & Bethanie Murguia – Afternoon of Children’s Literature, 4pm, three fantastic children’s authors to share their newest work, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, The Pine Needles, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Circus Bella, Noon – 1pm & 2:15 – 3:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Pasados del Presidio: Evening Fandango, 7pm, commemorating the Presidio’s Past Through Music, Dance & Lore is a series of free public events that commemorate the founding of the Presidio and celebrate the people of Early California with music, ceremony, and hands-on fun.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Jurassic Park, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, Made in the USA: Discover American Paintings, deYoung Museum.

Afternoon Art, 1pm and 4pm, make a finger puppet, Randall Museum.

Drop-In Science, 10:30,hike with a bird expert, Randall Museum.

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Children’s Fairyland, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose, will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Children’s Theatre Presents: Nesruddin’s Donkey 12:30 & 2:30, Oakland.

Sunday June 30

Yoga on the Plaza, 9-10am, $10 suggested donation will go towards raising funds for the Mill Valley Parks & Recreation Schorlarship Fund, Mill Valley.

DSC_0309Italian Street Painting Festival, 10am-6pm, downtown San Rafael, along Fifth Avenue and A Street; 884-2423, $5, free for 12 and younger.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6pm, Tracy Blackman and Friends, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Sunday Fun Days, 11am,  live music, bounce house, and, of course, fun in the pool.  Sunday Fun-Day entry is free for pool members, Marinwood Pool.

Tech Tots, 11am-12pm, digital story time, hands-on technology learning with Tech Mouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Join us for a variety of activities including dance time, talent classes, treasure hunts, carnival & safari fun, safety courses and mystery searches, Microsoft, Corte Madera.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Damir & Derek, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

The Science of Baseball, hear what Exploratorium baseball experts (and fanatics) have to say about the science of America’s favorite pastime, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Fieldtrip with John Muir Laws, 10am-4pm, spend the morning sketching coastal landforms and the sweep of Rodeo Beach while keeping an eye out for the notorious pelican eating otters of Rodeo Lagoon. We will enjoy our famous potluck lunch on Rodeo Beach while looking for precious carnelian stones in the sand. Bring a swim suit if you would like to jump in the ocean during lunch. You can change in the nearby bathrooms. After lunch we will shuttle cars to the lighthouse parking lot and then hike to the Point Bonita Lighthouse by way of the Bird Island overlook. A spotting scope might be a handy tool * Because of weather the group will meet at Rodeo Lagoon and the Point Bonita Lighthouse instead of Olompali.

9780547342481Mary Wrightly, So Politely, 1pm, by Shirin Bridges, the best-behaved little girl around but when a shopper comes between Mary and the blue elephant toy she wants to buy for her beloved baby brother, will Mary just let the woman walk away with it? Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Estonian Dance Festival, 12:30-3pm, free, celebrates the proud tradition of Estonian folk dance, which often represents the life cycle and work experiences of the culture: lullabies, songs sung by lonely new brides, dances celebrating married couples, and songs related to farming and fishing, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-In Art-Making, 1-3pm, Create your own Beat photograph inspired by the exhibition Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg using text and images, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Off the Grid Picnic, 11am-4pm, Enjoy San Francisco’s best restaurants serving your favorite dishes family style. Mix and match the brunch of your dreams. Pick up “fresh from the farm” produce. Experience “blanket-side” Bloody Mary and Mimosa service. Watch as the kids enjoy classic lawn games like bocce ball and kite-flying, Presidio Main Lawn.

Golden Gate Park Music, 2:30pm, free, The Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, Spreckles Temple of Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park.

Dan The Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala, 2pm, free, A Pre-Concert Troc Talk takes place at noon in the Trocadero Clubhouse, Stern Grove.

KIDSTAGE, 12-1pm, before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and program with Embodiment Project, Stern Grove.

The Cat in the Hat, 10:30am, 4pm, Children’s Fairyland.

Children’s Fairyland, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose, will entertain both adults and children with her music and stories, 1:30pm & 2:30pm, Puppet Show: The Elves & The Shoemaker 11,2 & 4, Children’s Theatre Presents: Nesruddin’s Donkey 12:30 & 2:30, Oakland.

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