Ronnie’s Awesome List – July 2013

It’s SUMMERTIME! Now is the time to seize the season, stay active and spend quality time together. There are so many wonderful events happening every day!

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Photo by Dorothy Sharpe (my awesome mother-in-law)

Photo by Dorothy Sharpe
(my awesome mother-in-law)

The bay is a buzz over the America’s Cup! The 2013 Summer of Racing is now underway with an opening ceremony on July 4th. Racing starts with the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, on July 7th and continues through the America’s Cup Finals in September. Various spots are available all along the water front. Check the website for dates and times to view the races.

Don’t miss the Marin County Fair. Here’s a tip: July 3rd children ages 4-12 get in FREE! This years fair is dedicated to raising funds for SchoolsRule-Marin, a coalition of the 20 public school foundations that are working to benefit every public school student in Marin County.

Twice a week the Oceanic Society is proud to launch a new SF Bay program called Porpoises, Pinnipeds & People. This 3 hour journey around SF Bay and out under the Golden Gate is led by a senior OS Naturalist who will entertain you with the history of the bay, human impact on the bay, megafauna of the bay, and identification of species spotted during the trip. It is $54.95/adult, $49.95/child. Contact 256-9941 or fitzsimmons@oceanicsociety.org for more information.

Cat in the Hat - 3HOT TICKETThe Cat in the Hat – part of the five-play Theater Series for Young Audiences at the Marin Theatre Company (MTC) in Mill Valley. Five-show, full-series packages to MTC’s theater series for young audiences are available now – $75 for children and $100 for adults. Tickets for individual performances go on sale July 2 (incl. The Cat in the Hat). Tickets are $15 for children under the age of 14, $20 for adults and $17 for seniors over 64. For more information about tickets contact MTC’s Box Office, (415) 388-5208.

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BOREDOM BUSTER! How often do you hear, “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothin’ to do!” Well, I have got the website for you. My daughter is immersed in some really AWESOME projects from DIY. If you are not in a geocaching mood (another favorite of mine), this is a sure fire way to keep a curious child’s mind buzzing. DIY is an online community for kids to share what they do, learn new skills and meet others with the same interests. Get skills. Be Awesome. Check it out!

Now is the time to jump into summer fun and there is no better place then cooling off in one of the many swimming pools. There are plenty of places to swim and splash about in Marin:

Belvedere – Tiburon

Corte Madera

Kenfield

Larkspur

Mill Valley

kids-swimmingNovato

San Anselmo

San Rafael

And of course the beaches are a great option. Remember Muir Beach will be closed starting July 8 through November. Parking and restrooms will not be available during this period.

Have a great summer!

Monday, July 1

philsheridanPhil’s Favorite, 2:30-3:15pm, Everyone knows Phil Sheridan, our much loved preschool and family story time reader and the Milly Winner 2013, but do you know his all-time favorite stories? Come and find out, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Bottle Cap & Dog Tag Creations, 1:30-3:30pm, grades 6-12, Make a bottle cap or dog tag necklace or magnet. Bring your own images (small enough for a bottle cap or dog tag), create your own from scratch, or use the ones we provide. Materials and assistance provided, Novato Library.

Tuesday, July 2

Magic Dante, 3:30pm, We set off to sail with Magic Dante—high energy, magic, circus tricks and tons of silliness, Sausalito Library.

Little Sprouts! Dinosaurs Roar, 11:30am-12:15pm, age 5 and under, Listen to delightful dino tales and make a fun dinosaur mask, Mill Valley Library.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Ice Age: Continental Drift, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

Wednesday, July 3

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Masks from the Sea, Calling all mermaids, sailors and fish! Come make a mask all your own, Sausalito Library.

BIG_LogoGreen Golly and her Golden Flute, 1-2pm, Rapunzel was horrified to spend her days trapped in a big old tower, but not Green Golly! She was so inspired she couldn’t help but make music. This engaging introduction to the world of classical music will charm even the squirmiest of kids, San Anselmo Library.

Green Golly and her Golden Flute, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Marin County Fairgrounds, Join in the Kid’s Fun Run at 12:30pm, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Sound of Music, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Fito Reinoso, 2-4pm, latin music talent playing the full range of Cuban music, from son-montuno to cha cha cha and even a little bit of timba! Union Square, San Francisco.

Science Picnic, 12-2pm, Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a science picnic! We will provide games and science activities, from hula hoops to Sunprints, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, July 4, Independence Day

fairMarin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Marin County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Kids Swim Free Day, 11am-5pm, McNears Beach Park.

Americas Cup – Louis Vuitton Cup, Opening Ceremony.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Ice Age: Continental Drift, 10 films for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland, Novato.

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Friday, July 5

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, ages 9-12, A Terrarium: Your Own Whimsical World, Come make a terrarium at this hands-on workshop. We’ll provide the plants and everything you need, but feel free to bring a container of your own, Sausalito Library.

Classic Cartoons in the Creekside! 2:30-3:15pm, Pillows, fresh popcorn, and your favorite classic cartoons on the big screen – what could be better on a Friday afternoon? Mill Valley Library.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Marin County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

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

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Dick Fegulia Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

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

showimage.aspxCreekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, The Starduster Orchestra, Tennessee Valley “Cabin,” located at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, The Unauthorized Rolling Stone, Northgate, San Rafael.

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.

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Saturday, July 6

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater- Episode III: Adventure Beneath the Sea! 11am, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Marin County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Fair Fireworks from McInnis, 8:30 – 10:30pm, view fireworks from the top of Nike Site, meet at the skatepark in McInnis Park in San Rafael.

Summer Games, 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.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, Return of the Jedi, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Come Out and Play with the Fun of “Despicable Me 2”! 9am-12pm, FREE hands-on workshops designed forKids Workshop Apron, Home Depot.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Prisma Trava, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Boot Camp, 10-11:30am, get ready for a fun and challenging workout at the historic Main Post Parade Ground. Learn soldier drills and about Presidio military life while getting fit. Boot Camp will conclude at Inspiration Point after a brisk hike up the Ecology Trail. All fitness levels welcome! For reservations, call the Presidio Visitor Center at 561-4323.

Fillmore Jazz Festival, 10am-6pm, Fillmore (between Jackson & Eddy), San Francisco.

Big Lou’s Dance Party and La Familia Govea-Peña, 12-3pm, Yerba Buena Gardens.

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

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

Bat Tornado, Calero, 4am-7am, Join us for an early morning van-ride adventure into the back country and out to a large bat colony. View the  “bat tornado” and learn about the benefits of our local flying mammals. Meet at the park office in Santa Clara. Bring a pad to sit on and dress in layers for changing temperatures. Reservations required. (408) 268-3883.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, July 7

“Charlotte Doyle and Friends in Concert”, 1:00pm, Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children to benefit Halleck Creek Ranch, a local non-profit offering therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs, Seating is limited. RSVP required  charlotte@babybirdsmusic.com, Shepherd of the Hills Church, Tiburon.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, ages 8+, Explore the shore of Rodeo Lagoon with docent Jane Haley and learn what birds are our summer visitors and which ones are here year-round. RSVP 331-1540.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Marin County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

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.

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

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, The Muddy Rose, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Junior Rangers: Stream Ecology, 9am-12pm, ages 5-12, learn about the plants and animals that are found in and near creeks, meet at Doc Edgar Park on Cascade Dr in Fairfax.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Royal Deuces, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

San Francisco Symphony, 2pm, free admission, Stern Grove.

Troc Talks, 12pm, an informative pre-concert Troc Talks with the San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse.

KIDSTAGE, 12-1pm, before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and program with Classical Instrument Petting Zoo with San Francisco Symphony, Stern Grove.

Fillmore Jazz Festival, 10am-6pm, Fillmore (between Jackson & Eddy), San Francisco.

Circus Bella, 2-4pm, featuring amazing circus artists on static trapeze, rope walking, juggling, contortion, unicycle, clowning, acrobatics and more, along with the endearing youth of the Prescott Circus Theatre, Union Square, San Francisco.

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

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am , San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 8, New Moon

Pajama Jammy Jam with Molly! 5:30-7pm, Wear your PJs and bring your favorite stuffie to this special before-bed story time in the library. Surprise bedtime snack included, Mill Valley Library.

Family Movie Nights:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” 6pm, 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.

Tuesday, July 9

Little Sprouts! Mad Hatter Tea Party, 11:30am-12:15pm, age 5 and under, Bring your best stuffed friend or doll to tea and make a crazy hat or crown, Mill Valley Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4-4:45pm, grades 3-5, This year we’ll focus on Dan Gutman, prolific author of Babe and Me, The Million Dollar Shot, and many other fine and funny novels for kids. We’ll read aloud Mission Unstoppable (Book 1 of The Genius Files series) which follows the adventures and misadventures of 12-year old genius twins Coke and Pepsi as they’re chased across the United States by an evil nemesis, Mill Valley Library.

Play Date in Muir Woods, 9:30-11am, ages 3-5, 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. RSVP required; please call (415) 388-2596.

Landscape Shortcuts with John Muir Laws, 10-11:30, look at some common elements in landscape drawing and explore ways of quickly and accurately reproducing their textures, structure, and suggested detail. We will take a close look at ways of drawing clouds and skies, grasslands, woodlands, rocks, and water. With this bag of tricks you can supercharge your plien-aire drawings and quickly represent the landscapes you observe. WildCare, San Rafael.

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

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, Novato Library.

Wednesday, July 10

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Insect Discovery Lab, Have you ever held a giant African millipede? Join the educators from the Insect Discovery Lab for this hands-on insect extravaganza. You don’t have to touch the insects, but you’ll probably want to! Sausalito Library.

cpe-pink-web-smCrosspulse Rhythm Duo, 3:30-4:30pm, For Keith Terry and Evie Ladin, music is everywhere. The Oakland-based duo uses everything from bells to toilet plungers to create dazzling rhythms and syncopated sounds. Stamp, clap, and sing along to their exuberant exposition of percussion and dance, Mill Valley Library.

Crosspulse Rhythm Duo, 1-2pm, San Anselmo Library.

Let’s Get Cooking! With Chef Janet Dresser, 2:30pm, 6+, make Roasted Corn Salad with Vinaigrette, Summer Risotto, and Italian Flatbread with Seasonal Toppings. Then students will get to eat their delectable creations. Buon appetito! San Rafael Public Library.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Wreck it Ralph, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

TEEN Solar Car Engineering with LEGO®, 3-4:30pm, grades 6-12, space is limited – pre-registration is required, call 473.6058 to register, Civic Center Library.

TEEN Creative Writing Workshop, 7pm, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, Point Reyes Library.

Build and Launch Rockets, 12-2pm, Design and test rockets that will shoot high into the sky or far across the lawn, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, July 11

Littles, 11am-12pm, for children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Wow! Ocean! Are you a stingray? A puffer fish? A parrot fish? Get ready to be wow-ed by the ocean and other watery tales. Then, we’ll make our very own under-the-sea masks. Sausalito Library.

Storyteller Muriel Johnson, 11am, Folktales from Around the World, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Green Art Workshop Altered Book, 2:30-4:30pm, grade 4+, Create an imaginative sculpture using a discarded book incorporating ideas of home, family life, and your relationship to the natural world. The result will be a brand new work of art made from recycled ingredients, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Swim Free Day, 11am-5pm, McNears Beach Park.

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

poster_11x17_web2Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, The Rowan Brothers, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, Corte Madera Library.

TEEN Pizza Making, 12-2:30pm, Learn pizza making basics in a professional kitchen at Homeward Bound Marin. After the class you will have the chance to enjoy your creations with a fresh salad! Novato Library.

TEEN Let’s Roll: Vegitarian Sushi Workshop, 5-6:30pm, Learn to make delicious vegetarian sushi. Space is limited – pre-registration is required. Call 457-5629 to register or for details on this event, Fairfax Library.

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, 12:30-1:30pm, features young and very talented musicians performing classic Latin jazz compositions, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, July 12

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, ages 9-12, Lego Explosion, We’ve got a huge collection of Legos. Come geek out with us, Sausalito Library.

Fold, Flip, Fly, 2:30-3:30pm, grade 3+, Construct and decorate paper kites or gliding airplanes and test them out in the redwood grove. Don’t want to fly? Fold some origami animals or blow gigantic soap bubble blimps – fun for everyone! Mill Valley Library.

goats_title-2012“Three Billy Goats Gruff” with Puppet Art Theater, 4pm, ages 3+,  please RSVP to 927-5005 or library@cityoflarkspur.org, Larkspur Library.

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

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Rusty Evans, Tennessee Valley “Cabin,” located at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Bill Belasco and Aqua Bella, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Music in the Park, 6-8pm, The Magnolia Keys, Marinwood Park, San Rafael.

Feather, Fur and Scales, 2-3pm, Urban wildlife rehabilitation specialists from WildCare in San Rafael will share animal ambassadors including mammals, birds, and reptiles. WildCare’s mission includes treating sick or injured animals (over 3,000 of them a year) and teaching people how to live peacefully with their wild neighbors, Inverness Library.

Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day, 10am to 3pm, calling all children to claim their right to explore, learn, play, discover, splash, and celebrate being a kid! FREE activities, games and more connecting kids with the outdoors and their outdoor bill of rights. For information call 789-1384, Angel Island.

TEEN Hula Hoop Decorating, 3-4pm, grades 6-8, Hula hooping is a fun way to exercise and express your creativity. You can personalize your hoop, and challenge yourself to learn new hooping tricks. We will provide homemade hula hoops for participants to keep and decorate with colorful tape. We’ll also check out some basic hooping and trick videos. San Rafael Library.

TEEN Makers Camp, 11am-2pm, grade 6-12, Come to the Novato Library to Make Projects from Maker Camp! Maker Camp is a 6-week virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days. Camp counselors provide guidance throughout the day to help teens successfully complete projects, Novato Library.

Ben & Jerry’s Block Party, 4-6pm, free ice cream and lots of treats when you rsvp, face painting, music and more, TCHO Chocolates, Pier 17.

Wub Wub Music Workshop, 10-11am, ages 8+, Beat Making, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Chelle! & Friends, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, join the party, move your feet, sing-along, and join a Mardi Gras parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Yerba Buena, San Francisco.

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Saturday, July 13

Family Fun Night, Patriotic Day, 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.

Family Fun on the Farm and Adventures in the Wild, 10am-2pm, Connecting to nature and eating healthy fresh foods can help children succeed in school and in life. This workshop is designed for parents, uncles, aunts, and grandparents to explore and have fun with children in nature and on the farm, Green Gulch Farm.

Journey to the City of Egrets, 10:00 am, Visit Audubon Canyon Ranch and see an egret heronry in action. Each spring egrets converge on this spot to build nests and raise their young. Hike to a viewing area to look down into the nests to see egrets feeding their young and witness how fledglings prepare for their first flight.

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

Puppylocks and The Three Bears, 11am, ages 3+, Join us for a very funny bilingual retelling of the traditional fairytale, Goldilocks and The Three Bears with live music and singing. Performed by Magical Moonshine Theatre of Vallejo, Fairfax Library.

Puppylocks and The Three Bears, 3pm, ages 3+, South Novato Library.

Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day, 10am to 3pm, calling all children to claim their right to explore, learn, play, discover, splash, and celebrate being a kid! FREE activities, games and more connecting kids with the outdoors and their outdoor bill of rights. For information call 789-1384, Angel Island.

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

Beatles Tribute, 6pm, San Anselmo.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Hot Buttered Rum, live music, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

Mt. Tam Star Party, 8:30pm, Night Sky Tour highlighting the prominent constellations, stars and planets visible in the night time sky, before enjoying the observing session (starparty) conducted by the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers in the Rock Springs parking lot, Mountain Theater, Mill Valley.

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, Marin City Library.

Tribute to Khalil Shaheed, 1-2:30pm, bandleader, jazz educator, and founder of the Oaktown Jazz Workshop, an after-school program for teens, Yerba Buena.

Nature Journaling, 10:30am-12:30pm, join us as we explore El Polín Spring, quick demos on how to draw flowers, birds, trees and more that are appropriate for any skill level.  Simple nature journals will be provided, RSVP 561-2730 or nature@presidiotrust.gov, Presidio.

July Family Day: Design a Chair, 1-4pm, Explore the form and function of ergonomics, and build a small-scale chair model alongside your family. Experiment with using a variety of materials, from wire to foam to cardboard, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.

The Presidio Rocks, 1-3:30 pm, Learn the 160 million year story that underlies the Presidio on this two-mile moderately strenuous walk. Meet Ranger Will Elder at the north end of the north Baker Beach parking lot, by Battery Chamberlin. Reservations required; please call 561-4323.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

“Just Add Water” Butterfly-Attracting Container Workshop for Families, 12-2pm, Bring the kids and get ready to get your hands dirty at this afternoon planting workshop, Conservatory of Flowers.

antiguoReptile Day, 10am-5pm, When you think of a reptile, what do you picture? Do you think of something slimy and scary? Challenge your preconceptions of these creatures and learn what makes reptiles so amazing during our fun-filled family event. CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo, (650) 342-7755, http://www.CuriOdyssey.org

Sunday, July 14, Bastille Day

Bubbleguy3GTSunday Special: Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl, 11-11:45am, Meet author, inventor, and expert bubbler Louis Pearl. A fan says: “Science has never been such fun; so entertaining, artistic and cool!” Mill Valley Library.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Superheros, celebrating the marine mammals who possess the size, strength, smarts and skills needed to thrive in the tough ocean environment.  Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Look Out Below! 9-11 am, children 8+, Join Ranger Aimee for an easy two-mile hike around Muir Woods National Monument to observe not just the large trees above you, the Coast Redwoods, but also the nature on the ground. We’ll scout around an old-growth redwood forest for ferns, flowers, maples, and more. RSVP required; please call 388-2596.

FC9781554537808Daisy’s Defining Day, 4pm, meet author Sandra Bodovitz Feder for the 2nd book in the “Daisy” series, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

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

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Harmonics Steel Band, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Montclair Women’s Big Band, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

Kronos Quartet, 2pm, free admission, Stern Grove.

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

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.

Lights for a Brighter Future, 12-2:30pm, ages 7+, learn about solar technology, disassemble a solar lantern and create your own solar craft, Creativity Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 15

Animals Galore Paper Bag Puppet Party, 2:30-3:15pm, Come to our annual paper bag puppet party. Listen to animated animal stories and make your very own brown paper bag animal puppet, Mill Valley Library.

Catch-a-Beat: Multicultural Stories of Music & Dance, 3pm, join dance educator Tina Rogers and experience firsthand her unique ability to instruct and enlighten through music, dance and rhythm. Great for all ages. Come ready to move! Novato Library.

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, Civic Center Library.

Tuesday, July 16

Little Sprouts! Yoga, 11:30am-12:15pm, age 5 and under, Practice the transformative art of yoga with your preschooler at the library, Mill Valley Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4-4:45pm, grades 3-5, This year we’ll focus on Dan Gutman, prolific author of Babe and Me, The Million Dollar Shot, and many other fine and funny novels for kids. We’ll read aloud Mission Unstoppable (Book 1 of The Genius Files series) which follows the adventures and misadventures of 12-year old genius twins Coke and Pepsi as they’re chased across the United States by an evil nemesis, Mill Valley Library.

Feather, Fur and Scales, 2-3pm, Urban wildlife rehabilitation specialists from WildCare in San Rafael will share animal ambassadors including mammals, birds, and reptiles, Stinson Library.

TEEN Pizza & Pages Middle School Book Club, 6:30-7:30pm, Read Tangerine by Edward Bloor on your own. Join your fellow readers and eaters for a lively discussion over pizza and dessert. Call 415-389-4292 x4741 for more information, Mill Valley Library.

Project Apron: A Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez, 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, Corte Madera Library.

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

TEEN Summer Book Club, 7-8pm, grades 6-12, The False Prince, RSVP 924-6444, Corte Madera Library.

Kids Day with Dholrhythms Dance Company, 11am-2pm, sharing the rhythms and music of Punjab, India though explosive, colorful workshops, Stern Grove.

Wednesday, July 17

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, Game & Puzzle Day, Play board games, cards or spend some quiet time working on a big puzzle, Sausalito Library.

African Village Celebration, 3:30-4:30pm, World-renowned master percussionist Onye Onyemaechi engages families in an interactive experience of African Village life. Drumming, dancing, songs, stories, and colorful native dress are all part of this lively celebration of African art and heritage, Mill Valley Library.

Dave the Horn Guy, 11am, straps 25 horns to his bright orange jump suit and delivers an interactive, entertaining musical experience like no other. And he’s loud! Corte Madera Library.

Dave the Horn Guy, 3:30pm, Marin City Library.

Village Rhythms, 1pm, master percussionist and educator Onye Onyemaechi, who will engage the audience in a participatory experience of African village life, San Anselmo Library.

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

Hear the Spoken Word on Guy-ness with Kirk Waller, 2:30-3:30pm, Join us for silly and nasty humor, superheroes, sports, and all other things boy. Kirk Waller is an award-winning storyteller and father of two boys. Dudes: do not miss this! This program is designed for boys ages 6-10, but is open to all youth ages 6-10, San Rafael Public Library.

TEEN Creative Writing Workshop, 7pm, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3-4:30pm, parental permission is required. Sign-up and permission slips are at the reference desk. Pre-registration is required, South Novato Library.

TEEN Let’s Roll: Vegitarian Sushi Workshop, 5-6:30pm, Learn to make delicious vegetarian sushi. Space is limited – pre-registration is required. Call 457-5629 to register or for details on this event, Point Reyes Library.

Kids Day with Dholrhythms Dance Company, 11am-2pm, sharing the rhythms and music of Punjab, India though explosive, colorful workshops, Stern Grove.

Ice Cream Day, 12-2pm, Make your own ice cream ot the best of Tatsumaki Taoki drumming with Fenton’s Creamery, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, July 18

Littles, 11am-12pm, for children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Beach Wonders, Celebrate the beach and water creatures with stories of beach feet and playing in the sand. We’ll also make and decorate a jellyfish out of a paper plate and streamers, Sausalito Library.

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

seans shadows“The Gingerbread Man: Another Crummy Story”, 6:30pm, ages 3+, created by artisan puppet maker, Sean Powers, this show features beautiful, handmade shadow puppets, RSVP to 927-5005 or library@cityoflarkspur.org, Larkspur Library.

Read to a Dog, 3-4pm, Kindergarten +, Fairfax Library.

Wildlife Associates Creepy Critters, 2:30-3:15pm, Crawling with excitement, this program explores the gentler side of the most misunderstood animals of the wild kingdom. You’ll meet a boa, tortoise, alligator, giant lizard, and a tarantula and explore their importance in nature’s diverse web of life. Amphitheater. No sign-up needed. Children must remain quiet and seated during the 40-minute show. Mill Valley Library.

Puppet Art Theatre- Boy Who Cried Wolf, 11am, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Kids Swim Free Day, 11am-5pm, McNears Beach Park.

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

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, David Thom Band, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Family Movie Nights: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” 6pm, 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.

Kids Day with Dholrhythms Dance Company, 11am-2pm, sharing the rhythms and music of Punjab, India though explosive, colorful workshops, Stern Grove.

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, 6-7:30pm, Afro-Cuban charanga orchestra featuring violins and woodwinds interlocking with driving Afro-Cuban rhythms. Come early for dance lessons! Jesse Square.

Mexico in the Gardens, 12:30-1:30pm, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Friday, July 19

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, ages 9-12, Mix it up with Flip Books, What do you get when you combine a pirate, a seahorse and a squid? Come check out these flip books and make some of your own, Sausalito Library.

Sean’s Shadows Puppet Show, 2:30-4:30pm, Musician and puppet artist Sean Powers performs his own shadowy version of The Gingerbread Boy. Shadow puppet fans can sign up for a hands-on post-performance workshop. No sign-up needed for puppet show; advance sign-up is required for the after-show workshop, Mill Valley Library.

Sean’s Shadows Puppet Show, 11am, San Anselmo Library.

Sean’s Shadows Shadow Puppet Workshop, 3:30pm, registration required, Make your own shadow puppet and try it out on a shadow puppet stage. Sean Powers will lead this post-performance shadow puppet workshop, Mill Valley Library.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, School of Rock, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Revolver, Tennessee Valley “Cabin,” located at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Noam Lemish Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Joel the Band, Northgate, San Rafael.

TEEN Beginning Jewelry Making, 2:30-3:30pm, Learn to make waxed cotton cord bracelets. Each participant will create a unique bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. San Rafael Library.

TEEN Makers Camp, 11am-2pm, grade 6-12, Come to the Novato Library to Make Projects from Maker Camp! Maker Camp is a 6-week virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days. Camp counselors provide guidance throughout the day to help teens successfully complete projects, Novato Library.

crosspulse_percussion_ensemble_blue_web_sm2Crosspulse, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, Weaving the oldest musical instrument, the human body, with instrumental webs of hand drums, bells, claves, gongs, trap set, banjo, voice, and more, embodies a virtual world tour, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Wub Wub Music Workshop, 10-11am, ages 8+, Sampling, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

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Saturday, July 20

Summer Celebration: Family Night Hike & Campfire, 6-8:30pm, Enjoy the great outdoors during summer with a fun-filled, family-friendly night hike and campfire. S’mores will be provided. NaturesBridge, Sausalito, $12 per person.

Logo_bannerMill Valley Street Scramble, 45 locations are circled on a map, on foot or bike, how many can you visit in 90 minutes? in 3 hours? or in 7 hours?? Awards and refreshments at the finish.

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

Paradise Fishing Derby, 8:30 – 10:30am, Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, Park entrance fee is $10.

Nature for Kids: An Evening at Mount Burdell, 6 – 8pm, after a short walk and enjoy a picnic dinner just as the evening activity period begins. We might get lucky and find a family of owls out for their evening hunt, meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

21stBday_1upVBirthday BBQ, 12-3pm, live music, face painting, treats, bouncy house, Oliver Twist Balloon Art, and more, Whole Foods, Miller Ave, Mill Valley.

Stepping Stones, 1-2pm, RSVP 388-6233, Goodman Building Supply, Mill Valley.

Ring around The Bay at Hal Brown Park, 9am – 12pm, all ages, learn about the history of San Francisco Bay and Creekside Marsh and join us for a fun sheet-mulching project that will improve native plant diversity and wildlife habitat, Hal Brown Park at Creekside, Bon Air Rd, Greenbrae.

Marinwood Family Fun Run & Walk, 8:30am, Marinwood Park by the Tennis Courts on Miller Creek Rd., San Rafael.

Project Apron: A Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez, 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, Stinson Beach Library.

Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo, 10am-4pm, demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more, free, Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Rupa & The April Fishes, live music, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

Project Quilt: A Family Program, 11am-12pm, ages 5+, Help create a culinary inspired quilt using an iron-appliqué process. The completed quilt will be on display at the library before being delivered to Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Inverness Library.

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

Come to Your Senses at Crissy Field, 11 am-12:30 pm, ages 5+, Come experience the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of Crissy Field on a one-mile easy walk at the Crissy Marsh. We’ll look for crabs, taste strawberry treats, listen to some cultural legends, and smell and touch the interesting flowers that grow around the marsh. Meet Ranger Fatima Colindres in front of Beach Hut café on Crissy Field East Beach. Reservations required; please call 561-4323.

Merola Opera’s Schwabacher Summer Concert, 2-4pm, For opera lovers and novices alike, the popular Schwabacher Summer Concert is the perfect way to explore the riches of opera and experience the stunning versatility and talent of the Merola artists in a beautiful outdoor setting, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Tempera Resist, 2-3pm, ages 6-9, $5, an art technique that results in unpredictable textures using Tempera Paint and India Ink, Creativity Museum.

Exploratorium Market Days, 11am-3pm, Free open-air mini festival, Local Motion – a celebration of the myriad ways people, machines and animals get around.

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

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

Lichens of Mountain Lake, 1-3pm, hear Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, speak about lichens and lead an exploration of the lichen habitats of Mountain Lake, talking about where to look for lichens, lichen ecology, and why lichens are important, Presidio, San Francisco.

TndrBOX Science Workshop, 2-4pm,  learn how to create a volcano, make lentils jump and mix your own glue! Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

So You Think You Can Hoop 3-On-3 Competition, all ages can run, jump, block, shoot and play in a fast paced fun-filled environment, will offer something for everybody; competitive games, a fun and festive environment, surprise appearances by NBA players and local celebrities; and a fun zone for the whole family. We’re looking for basketball players ages 8 to 80 to compete. Oracle Arena.

Sunday, July 21

Sommerfest, 12-6pm,  A polka band, folk and popular group dances in traditional dress, a menu of authentic German/Austrian foods, and of course, excellent beers and other drinks, complete a fun-filled day that is sehr gemütlich for all ages, Nature Friends Tourist Club, Mill Valley.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6pm, Spenser Peterson, Luke Strand Band, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Dave Rocha Jazz Trio, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Music in the Park, 1pm, San Anselmo.

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

Red Baraat, 2pm, free admission, Stern Grove.

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

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am , San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Family Friendly Restoration, 10am-12pm, help restore the beauty of the Presidio by planting native plants, removing unwanted weeds and various other activities to help preserve native habitat.  Snacks are provided and we will be finishing off the day with a story circle! RSVP requested 561-2730 or nature@presidiotrust.gov, Baker Beach.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

So You Think You Can Hoop 3-On-3 Competition, all ages can run, jump, block, shoot and play in a fast paced fun-filled environment, will offer something for everybody; competitive games, a fun and festive environment, surprise appearances by NBA players and local celebrities; and a fun zone for the whole family. We’re looking for basketball players ages 8 to 80 to compete. Oracle Arena.

Monday, July 22, Full Moon

Marvelous Magical Music! 2:30-3:15pm, Natasha will share stories about music, musicians, and musical instruments followed by a live musical performance, Mill Valley Library.

The Day the Crayons Quit, 11am, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Muir Woods After Hours, 7pm, ages 8+, We’ll listen for wildlife and use our senses to guide us along the trails. Reservations required; phone 388-2596.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) Week One: Seminars and Workshops on Working in the Film Industry, July 22-26 from 10am-4:00PM with a daily lunch break of 30 minutes, contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Tuesday, July 23

Little Sprouts! Groovin’ to the Music, 11:30-11:45am, age 5 and under, Teacher Barb and Daniel Fabulous bring a groovin’ vibe to the library. Their mix of rock n’ roll, country, blues, and timeless children’s music means an unforgettable show. No sign-up needed – everyone welcome, Mill Valley Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4-4:45pm, grades 3-5, This year we’ll focus on Dan Gutman, prolific author of Babe and Me, The Million Dollar Shot, and many other fine and funny novels for kids. We’ll read aloud Mission Unstoppable (Book 1 of The Genius Files series) which follows the adventures and misadventures of 12-year old genius twins Coke and Pepsi as they’re chased across the United States by an evil nemesis, Mill Valley Library.

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

“Mom, I’m Hungry!”: Healthy Snacking Workshop, 2pm, we’ll introduce you to some fun, quick snacks you may not have seen. You’ll get a recipe booklet as well as a scorecard so your kid(s) can rate what they liked and reproduce some of their favorites at home, South Novato Library.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) Week One: Seminars and Workshops on Working in the Film Industry, July 22-26 from 10am-4:00PM with a daily lunch break of 30 minutes, contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Wednesday, July 24

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, The Deep, Watery World, Let your imagination free in the deep, watery world: come make your own undersea collage, Sausalito Library.

Storyteller Muriel Johnson, 1pm, Baby birds lost on an island, a leopard with no spots, and a lion without a tail? You’ll hear about these and more when you take a journey with Muriel Johnson. Her animated retellings of traditional tales from around the world will captivate with her use of distinct character voices, dramatic gestures, and melodic refrains. These stories are guaranteed to stay with you long after the show is over! San Anselmo Library.

Storyteller Muriel Johnson, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Willy Claflin A Very Funny, Very Famous Storyteller, 11am, if you give a moose a master storyteller, he’ll want a magic storytime of music and fun to go with it. Maynard Moose, Willy’s already famous comic sidekick is the last known teller of ancient Mother Goose Tales, Corte Madera Library.

Willy Claflin A Very Funny, Very Famous Storyteller, 3:30pm, Civic Center Library.

Creepy Critters – Reptiles!, 1-2pm, Crawling with excitement and the adventure of learning, this program explores the gentler side of the most misunderstood squiggly and squirmy animals of the wild kingdom, Point Reyes Library.

Creepy Critters – Reptiles!, 3-4pm, Bolinas Library.

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

Real Friends vs. The Other Kind, 2:30pm, Come get some advice about making and keeping good friends with Annie Fox, M. Ed., author of the Middle School Confidential series. Learn how to deal with tough situations: How do I stop being shy so I can make more friends? My bff can be kind of mean, but my life wouldn’t be the same without her. What should I do? When a friendship hits a rough spot, how can I get it back on track? This program is designed for girls in grades 3-5, but is open to all youth in grades 3-5, San Rafael Public Library.

TEEN Creative Writing Workshop, 7pm, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Iron Chef, 6:30pm, grades 6-12,  Teams will have basic cooking tools so get ready to be creative! Create your own team or be assigned a team the day of the challenge. Prizes and fun! This event will be held outside in the atrium so dress accordingly and be prepared to get messy. Aprons recommended, Novato Library.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Last Election, A Melodrama of Farcical Proportions, 7:00 PM (Music 6:30), Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn, FREE (donation).

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) Week One: Seminars and Workshops on Working in the Film Industry, July 22-26 from 10am-4:00PM with a daily lunch break of 30 minutes, contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Thursday, July 25

Littles, 11am-12pm, for children entering kindergarten in the fall or younger, Here Comes the Sun, It’s hot out here! Join us for books of sun and fun — on the sand or in the water. Decorate your own paper sun visor, too, Sausalito Library.

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.

Read to a Dog, 3-4pm, Kindergarten+, Fairfax Library.

Origami Fishing Game, 2:30-4pm, Fold some fishes, a pond, and a bowl. Add a fishing pole and you’re set to play a few rounds of your very own hand-made fishing game, Mill Valley Library.

Wildlife Associates Wild Neighbors, 11am, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

esquithRafeRafe Esquith – Real Talk for Real Teachers, 1pm, the genius behind the triumphs in Room 56 and on the stage with the Hobart Shakespeareans returns with words of wisdom and advice for those who struggle day to day in the world’s hardest profession, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

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

Kids Swim Free Day, 11am-5pm, McNears Beach Park.

Nature for Kids at Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, We will head up the hill and visit several different forest habitats. We’ll go through one area that is completely shaded by bay trees, then we’ll walk up an oak covered hill, and finally end up in a little grove of redwoods. Along the way we’ll talk about these different habitats and the different kinds of animals that live in each place. Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Art in the Park at Stafford Lake, 10:30am – 12pm, Bring the kids out to scenic Stafford Lake Park to paint the oak studded grasslands of North Marin. Art supplies, smocks and snacks will be provided, Stafford Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, Steep Ravine, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

TEEN Bottle Cap & Dog Tag Creations, 2pm, grades 6-12, Make a bottle cap or dog tag necklace or magnet. Bring your own images (small enough for a bottle cap or dog tag), create your own from scratch, or use the ones we provide. Materials and assistance provided, South Novato Library.

TEEN Let’s Roll: Vegitarian Sushi Workshop, 2:30pm, Learn to make delicious vegetarian sushi. Space is limited – pre-registration is required. Call 457-5629 to register or for details on this event, Civic Center Library.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) Week One: Seminars and Workshops on Working in the Film Industry, July 22-26 from 10am-4:00PM with a daily lunch break of 30 minutes, contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Video Games Live! 7:30pm, the most popular video games of all time in this concert featuring exclusive cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special FX, video game music arrangements, unique interactive segments, and more, San Francisco Symphony.

SILA, 12:30-1:30pm, fusion of African rhythm, funk, soukous, afrobeat, and reggae live performances in English and Swahili, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Friday, July 26

Creativity Club, 3:30pm, ages 9-12, We’ve got a new button-making machine, let’s put it to use! Quotes, drawings, photos, slogans, come design and make pins (or buttons, call them whatever you like), Sausalito Library.

First Ever Lego Play Day, 2:30-3:15pm, Did you know that the skills used to build with Legos support problem solving, reading, and creativity? Join us for our first ever Lego Play Day. Thanks to the many families whose generous donations of used Legos makes this program possible, Mill Valley Library.

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

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Rick Torres, Tennessee Valley “Cabin,” located at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Michael Bello Quartet, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Music in the Park, 6-8pm, Elliot Randall & The Deadmen, Marinwood Park, San Rafael.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, The Ultimate Community Street Party Outdoor dining, live music, dancing, shopping, “Youth America’s Cup,”  Tiburon is the official home of the Youth America’s Cup Team USA 45 Racing.  We celebrate the team with a special tribute and the music of the Kyle Martin Band, Main Street, Tiburon.

TEEN Makers Camp, 11am-2pm, grade 6-12, Novato Library.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) Week One: Seminars and Workshops on Working in the Film Industry, July 22-26 from 10am-4:00PM with a daily lunch break of 30 minutes, contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Red Panda Acrobats, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, performs traditional Chinese acrobatics, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Wub Wub Music Workshop, 10-11am, ages 8+, Synthesizers, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Family Bird Watching, 9-11am, exploring the birds of the Crissy Field lagoon. Binoculars provided! RSVP requested to 561-2730 or nature@presidiotrust.gov.

Video Games Live! 7:30pm, the most popular video games of all time in this concert featuring exclusive cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special FX, video game music arrangements, unique interactive segments, and more, San Francisco Symphony.

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Saturday, July 27

1790Town Center Movie Nights, 8pm, The Hunger Games, Corte Madera.

Circus Bella, 2pm, Pickleweed Park Community Center, San Rafael.

Create With Nature, 1 – 3pm, Make temporary creations from stones, leaves, shells, pods, branches, flowers, and other wonders of nature. Environmental artist Zach Pine provides gentle facilitation and invites a spirit of playful creativity and discovery. Children and adults alike have a blast while appreciating and connecting with nature in a new way, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Film Night in the Park, 8pm, The Road to El Dorado, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

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

Snail People Music Program, 11am, Mindy Dillard and Eric McEuen present their brand of “good, green, family-folk fun!” Their re-imagined classics and creative originals encourage slowing down, being at home wherever you are, problem solving, and compassion. Just plain fun for all ages, South Novato Library.

Snail People Music Program, 2pm, Novato Library.

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.

Twilight Criterium, San Rafael.

Summer Nights, 7pm, Hapa, live music, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

FWF-2013-Logo-Banner-Web-dateFar West Fest, fundraiser for local youth organizations, enjoy great music, a Kidz Zone that features interactive activities, healthful snacks, and kid-centric live music and storytellers, Love Field, 11191 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station.

Movie in the Park, 8:30pm, “42 – The Jackie Robinson Story,” Pioneer Park, Novato.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, JimBo Trout, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

The Congress + Lord Loves a Woman, 1-3pm, soul/funk double-header, Yerba Buena Gardens.

MakeArt Workshop: Poster Art, 1:30 – 3:30pm, ages 6-12, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.

KidsFest!, 11am-2pm, day of crafts and fun. Each year we have a theme – for 2013 it is Outer space! Think robots, flying saucers, astronauts, rockets, starwars, star trek, martians, barbarella, solar systems, etc., and enjoy this festive day while your child has a blast exploring his or her creative side. FLAX Art & Design, 1699 Market St., San Francisco.

Mountain Lake Education Station, 10am-12pm, activities include birdwatching through binoculars and a scope, match bird eggs with the bird species, participate in bird sleuthing; a citizen science project that spans the globe, art activities and nature sketching, RSVP requested to 561-2730 or nature@presidiotrust.gov, Presidio.

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

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

TndrBOX Science Workshop, 2-4pm,  learn how to create a volcano, make lentils jump and mix your own glue! Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

H2O Color Play, 2-3pm, ages 6-9, explore the creative possibilities of watercolors using various painting techniques, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

A-maze-ing Mazes, 10am-5pm, Joe Wos, creator of the World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze will create a special maze. Guests will have a chance to try their hand at some of Joe’s Amazing Mazes for themselves. Also join Joe for two performances of his popular Once Upon a Toon program combining storytelling and live cartoon illustration, Schulz Museum.

Berkeley Kite Festival, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Free Kite Making, Free Candy Drop, Team Kite Flying, Giant Creature Kite Expo, Stunt Kite Flying, Kite Team of Japan, Rokkaku Battles, Great Food & Music, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

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Sunday, July 28

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

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Setchko & Meese, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Music in the Park, 1pm, San Anselmo.

Angel Island Live, 2-4:30pm, Wilson-Hukill Blues Trio, Cove Cantina, Angel Island.

San Francisco Ballet, 2pm, free admission, Stern Grove.

Troc Talks, 12pm, an informative pre-concert Troc Talks with San Francisco Ballet at Stern Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse.

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

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

Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies, 2pm, featuring songs from The Little MermaidBeauty and the Beast,AladdinPirates of the CaribbeanLion King, and more. Listen and watch as favorite Disney stories come to life through memorable melodies, film clips, and more, San Francisco Symphony.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Berkeley Kite Festival, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Free Kite Making, Free Candy Drop, Team Kite Flying, Giant Creature Kite Expo, Stunt Kite Flying, Kite Team of Japan, Rokkaku Battles, Great Food & Music, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

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Monday, July 29

Good Enough to Eat, 2:30-3:15pm, Enjoy tasty stories from around the world about eating and getting eaten. Speaking of eating, we will enjoy a special surprise snack, too, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Chocolate Tasting: A Teen Summer Reading Event, 4-5pm, grades 9-12,  join us for a chocolate tasting With Wendy Sherwood of La Forêt Chocolate in Napa. 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.

Tuesday, July 30

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

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. Corte Madera Library.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) THE JURY, July 30-August 1 from 10am-5pm (Week One a prerequisite to attending the Week Two session), contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Kids Day with Chelle! And Friends, 11am-2pm, commemorating the music of New Orleans jazz, soul, funk, and rock and roll, Stern Grove.

Wednesday, July 31

Handmade Adventures: Crafts & More, 3:30pm, It’s Your Turn: Make a Book! You’ve spent the summer reading—now come make a book of your own! What story do you want to tell? Sausalito Library.

Little Sprouts! Go Cars Go, 11:30am-12:15pm, age 5 and under, Vroom! Vroom! Come hear stories about cars and trucks and things that go, then make your own kid-sized box racer, Mill Valley Library.

The Keith Show, 12pm, magic and juggling, San Anselmo Library.

The Reading Is So Delicious Book Club, 2:30-3:30pm: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, ages 8-11, registration is required, San Rafael Public Library.

Jeremy the Juggler Does Extreme Origami, 3:30pm, ages 4+, action-packed variety show features origami, juggling, unicycling, handwhistling, comedy, and sometimes fire! Civic Center Library.

Jeremy the Juggler Does Extreme Origami, 7pm, ages 4+, Fairfax Library.

Alex Ramon Magic Illusion Fusion, 7pm, Marin Civic Center.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Lion King, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

TEEN Creative Writing Workshop, 7pm, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Summerfilm, Experience film in depth with new CFI Education summer courses for one week (July 22-26) OR two weeks (July 22-August 1) THE JURY, July 30-August 1 from 10am-5pm (Week One a prerequisite to attending the Week Two session), contact 383.5256, x113, or via email at education@cafilm.org.

Kids Day with Chelle! And Friends, 11am-2pm, commemorating the music of New Orleans jazz, soul, funk, and rock and roll, Stern Grove.

Ocean Explorations, 12-2pm, Catch a FREE showing of Great White Shark 3-D and do ocean activities, Lawrence Hall of Science.

untitled1-586x286Summer Day Day, 11am-2pm, Enjoy games, sports, rides, giant inflatables and healthy fun! Kezar Stadium, 755 Stanyan Street, Golden Gate Park.

Kid’s Air Faire, 11am-2pm, Aviation professionals will bring their aircraft to the Museum for a special show-and-tell session, and there will be an “Open Cockpit” session also scheduled so that people can sit in a Boeing 747, 737 and Grumman Albatross as well as local general aviation aircraft, Hiller Aviation Museum.

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