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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

windrush-18My daughter loves food and will try anything. Part of having such an adventurous palate stems from knowing where her food comes. Which is why we do everything we can to support our local farms. By visiting the farms and getting to personally know the farmers we have learned how precious our organic farms are.

A spring trip to Windrush Farm and last autumn to Skyline Chestnuts gave us a reality check on how the farms we love struggle to keep their operations going. Because of the lack of rain this year, Skyline had no chestnuts and Windrush Farms has to give up half their flock.

So this summer, I‘m urging you to do what you can to support local organic farms. It’s easy to do and is a valuable lesson for us all. Start with the farmers at the market, look into Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA) boxes, venture out to a Pick Your Own farm, visit a local farm and try growing your own. Here are some simple suggestions to help get you started.

Farmers Markets
Buy food “in season” and make a list of what you plan to purchase. Food “in season” is usually less expensive and tastes better. Let your child pick one thing from that list they love to eat and encourage them to try something new. Set an example by picking something new too. Talk directly to the farmer at the stand with your child, let the farmer show you how to pick the best produce, ask for a taste and ask questions.

Pick out something that might not be on your list such as honey from Marshall’s Farm, olive oil from McEvoy Ranch, raw milk from Strauss, yogurt from Saint Benoît Creamery, butter from McClelland’s Dairy, and, in the case of Windrush Farm, Mimi’s gorgeous yarn!

Enquire about visiting their farm and the best time to go. Last year, I gathered our 4H group to visit the Achadinha Cheese Farm and learned all about making goat cheese. We went when they had baby goats to play with, milked the goats, learned all about making goat cheese and had a very memorable time.

You can also take a guided group tour of the farmers markets and let them introduce you to the farmers. Contact your local farmers market for more information.

Check out the full list of local farmers markets.

achadinha-45CSA
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA gives us direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a share from a regional farmer. Here in Marin, we have a wide variety to choose from which include meat, produce, flowers, and home products. Just to name a few: Betty’s Organics, Eatwell Farm, Frog Hollow Farm, Full Belly Farm, Bloomfield Farm, Marin Sun Farms and you can meet many of these farmers at our local farmers markets too. When you open the box, expect to see something that you are not familiar with and get excited about it! Most CSA boxes include excellent recipes too.

U-Pick
The Bay Area has access to so many amazing farms that encourage visitors to pick your own food. Another amazing opportunity to teach kids about healthy seasonal eating. Check out the website PickYourOwn for a list of farms nearby. Dress for getting messy and bring your own bags you and your child can carry. Show your child how to look for the ripe produce. Even a 2 year old knows the red strawberries are the ones to pick.

Grow Your Own
And finally, have your child pick out one plant to care for over the summer. Nothing beats the hands on learning experience of caring for your own plant. You don’t need a garden, you can grow a plant in a pot. Sproutbot is a great website to learn what and when to start planting in your neighborhood. Some guidance and reminders are necessary but they will squealed with delight to pick and eat from their own plant.

Support our local organic farms and have a wonderful summer!

Tuesday, July 1, New Moon

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

Little Sprouts: Jump and Dance, 11-11:45am, 5 and under, Jaime Lee Currier of Your Song My Song rocks classic kids’ songs, funky originals, and unique covers on her ukulele. With felt board puppetry and imagination adventures she leads the kids in a magical, interactive exploration, Mill Valley Library.

Julian Sterling Magician, 3:30pm, all ages, Mystery and magic from Julian Sterling, a local (young!) magician, Sausalito Library.

Lego Club, 3:30-4:30pm, Bring your imagination and we will supply you with everything you need to create with LEGOs, San Anselmo Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, Grades 3-5, 4-5pm, We’ll read The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11-year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her, Mill Valley Library.

Movie of the Month, 1:30pm & 4pm, Disney Goes to the Worlds Fair, The Disney Family Museum.

enchantedcircus.tickets_07-Enchanted Circus, 5:30-9pm, fundraiser for Schools Rule, cocktails, dinner, entertainment, Marin County Fair Grounds Pavillion, 491-6680.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 12-2:30pm, free, ages 7-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 2

cb0194d25fc82bc4c65e740c155d87c5Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, join in the Kid’s Fun Run at 12:30pm, Huey Lewis and the News (7:30pm), Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Noon Concert Series, 12pm, free, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

The Amazing Bubble Man, 1-2pm, Meet author, inventor, and expert bubbler Louis Pearl. He’ll showcase the entertaining science of bubbles, including Square Bubbles, Person-Inside-a-Bubble, Edible Bubbles, and more! San Anselmo Library.

The Amazing Bubble Man, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Drive in Movies, 3pm and/or 3:30pm , ages 4-8, We’ll start the film at 3:30pm, come at 3pm to decorate your own ‘car,’ Sausalito Library.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Pajama Storytime & Stuffy Sleepover! 6-6:30pm, ages 2-7, Drop your favorite stuffed animal off at the library at our special pajama storytime and pick it up the next day to find out what the critters got up to at night, Novato Library.

TEEN Henna Art Party, 5:30-7pm, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Point Reyes Library.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 12-2:30pm, free, ages 7-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Boat Races, Build a boat and race it in the Forces that Shape the Bay pond in this annual regatta, Lawrence Hall of Science. 

Thursday, July 3

Junior Rangers: Where Did the Animals Go?, 9:30-11am, ages 7-12 year olds, Meet at the gate on San Carlos Way in Novato.

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

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Orpheus (3pm) & The Wailers (7:30pm), Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Intro to Coding, Grades 4-5, 2:30-4pm, You’ll learn about the Scratch environment and some basic programming concepts, Mill Valley Library.

Between the Pages, 3pm, grades 6-8, The Last Dragonslayer, San Rafael Library.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs, 3-4pm, practice reading aloud to a totally non-judgmental pooch! Each child gets one private, 10-minute session with a therapy dog, Fairfax Library.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs, 4pm, Each child gets a 15 minute session, Sausalito Library.

Young Writer’s Club, 4pm, Ages 8-10, Sausalito Library.

summer_concertSummer Concert Series, 5-7pm, The Soul Satellites, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Kids Camp with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 12-2:30pm, free, ages 7-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

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

Les Gwan Jupons, 12:30-1:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, July 4, Independence Day

4th of July Celebrations:

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, La Santa Cecilia (3pm) & March Fourth Marching Band (7:30pm), Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

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

Family Films, 3:15pm, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

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

San Francisco Symphony, 8pm, Epic music from the movies and American symphonic favorites lead up to an exhilarating fireworks show accompanied by the Orchestra, Shoreline Amphitheater.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by The Tubes, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Saturday, July 5

Build a Bug House, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Fun Family Walk, 10am-12pm, easy going, 1-mile walk with your family in this beautiful bayside park, McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

Made in the Shade in Baltimore Canyon, 10am-12:30pm, explore a cool forested area shaded by towering redwood trees, California bay, madrone, big-leaf maple, and tanoak, Baltimore Canyon is the perfect place for a cool summer hike.

Handheld Fruit Pies, 10am, ages 8+, juicy fruit and a yummy crust, learn how to make a delicious personal sized pie, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Summer Ice Cream fun by Perler, 10am-12pm, use fuse beads to create an ice cream, $2, Michaels, San Rafael.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (3pm) & Night Ranger (7:30pm), Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs! 2-3pm, practice reading aloud to a totally non-judgmental pooch! Each child gets one private, 10-minute session with a therapy dog, Corte Madera Library.

Animal Smackdown, 2-3pm, ages 7-12, Think you know your animals? Think again. In an animal matchup, who would win? Lion or Tiger? Tiger Shark or Great White? Bring your animal knowledge and pit your wits against these animal match ups, Novato Library.

Art Workshop, 2:30pm, grade 6-8, with Kat David, San Rafael Library.

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

Family Films, 3:15pm, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Family Boot Camp, 2-4pm, earn basic soldier drills and about Presidio Military life while getting fit, Presidio’s Main Post.

Opera at the AT&T Park, 8pm, free, live simulcast of La Traviata.

Nike Missile Site Open House, 12:30-3pm, volunteers and Nike Veterans available to interpret each of the areas on the base.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

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

Jelly Fish in a Bottle, 10:30-12:30pm, Explore the way jellyfish move in water by creating your own jellyfish that you can take home! Creativity Museum.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, July 6

Children’s Program at Green Gulch, 10-11:30am, activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual.

Marin County Fair, 11am-11pm, Elvin Bishop (3pm) & Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (7:30pm), Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.

Build Hummingbird Feeders, 11:30am- 1:30pm, a fun and easy woodworking project and help attract birds to your summer garden, reserve your spot (and your kit) by emailing staffordpark@marincounty.org, Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, The Bootleg HoneysMarin County Mart, Larkspur.

Family Films, 1pm, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Classic Series Film, 2pm, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Cinemark Theatre, Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, The Blues Burners, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

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

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, San Francisco Symphony Classical Instrument Petting Zoo, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, San Francisco Symphony, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

San Francisco Mime Troupe 2-4pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, Textile Design, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Temescal Street Fair, Telegraph Avenue between 51st and 42nd, Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 7

TEEN Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 2-4pm, 6-12 graders, Learn to make a duct tape wallet, cell phone holder or wristlet purse, with custom stickers that you create, and to add more bling finish it off with LED light that you wire yourself. Learn something new and leave with something unique that you made yourself. Marin Maker Mobile helps you bring your cool ideas to life, Stinson Beach Library.

Stories and More: Paper Bag Puppet Party, 2:30-3:15pm, all ages, listen to animal stories and make your own animal puppet, Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, July 8

Learn to Draw Insects, 10am, learn how to draw transparent wings, foreshortened bodies and draw the insects you see from any angle. Understand the way that insects walk to help you get the leg positions of moving insects and more! No registration required. Bring a pencil and sketchbook, $20 suggested donation, Fairfax Library.

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

Little Sprouts: Yoga Sprouts, 11-11:45am, ages 5 and under, Practice yoga with your preschooler in a fun, creative, and cooperative environment, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 2-4pm, 6-12 graders, Learn to make a duct tape wallet, cell phone holder or wristlet purse, with custom stickers that you create, and to add more bling finish it off with LED light that you wire yourself. Learn something new and leave with something unique that you made yourself. Marin Maker Mobile helps you bring your cool ideas to life, Fairfax Library.

Earth to Art Tuesday, 6-12 graders, 2-3:30pm, intimate, fun, hands-on art workshop in the Novato Library Atrium.

The Three Little Pigs, 3:30pm, all ages, a puppet show from the Magical Moonshine Theater, Adorable puppets and live music: last year they were an audience (and librarian) favorite, Sausalito Library.

Animal Story Time and Crafts, 3:30-4:30pm, age 5-8, join us for several we’ll read books, then do simple crafts, Corte Madera Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, Grades 3-5, 4-5pm, We’ll read The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11-year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her, Mill Valley Library.

Family Movie Night, 6-8pm, It’s Family Movie Night! Come and join us at the Novato Library for an evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! For all ages.

Kids Day with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 9

Puppet Art Theater Presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff! 11am-12pm, ages 3-8, Corte Madera Library.

Mammals of Marin, 12pm, David Herlocker, Marin County Naturalist, will provide an overview of the many species of mammals that are found in Marin, Civic Center Library.

Noon Concert Series, 12pm, free, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Coventry & Kaluza: Juggling and Comedy, 1-2pm, Circus, theater, magic, and dance all come together in this talented duo, not to mention the hula hoops! Dance Palace, Point Reyes

Shadow Puppet Workshop ~Shadow Paws, 1-2pm, Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash. The audience will be encouraged to participate throughout the program and everyone will receive shadow puppet templates to continue the fun at home! San Anselmo Library.

Classic Series Film, 2pm & 7pm, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Cinemark Theatre, Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

TEEN Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 2-4pm, 6-12 graders, Learn to make a duct tape wallet, cell phone holder or wristlet purse, with custom stickers that you create, and to add more bling finish it off with LED light that you wire yourself. Learn something new and leave with something unique that you made yourself. Marin Maker Mobile helps you bring your cool ideas to life, South Novato Library.

TEEN Henna Art Party, 2-3:30pm, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Civic Center Library.

Bluegrass Boogie, All ages, 3:30-4:30pm, Bluegrass duo Emily Bonn and Jody Richardson, both early childhood music educators, perform their favorite Americana tunes for children and adults in a lively interactive concert of fiddle, banjo, ukulele, and percussive tap-dancing. Be prepared to sing and dance! Mill Valley Library.

Jelly Jam Time, 3:30pm, ages 4-8, Story-dancing with Risa Lenore, Storytelling, physical theater, and dance combine for a fun, physical and imaginative afternoon, Sausalito Library.

Puppet Art Theater Presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff! 3:30pm, ages 3-8, Civic Center Library.

Movies on the Green, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Puppet Art Theater Presents The Three Billy Goats Gruff! 7pm, ages 3-8, Fairfax Library.

Kids Day with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Spider Spectacular, Hunt for spider webs, make webs out of duct tape, create wearable spider parts, and view live spiders, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, July 10

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

Sanctuary Bird Walks, 10:15am, view and learn about the waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds that visit the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Wildlife Associates with Creepy Critters, 11am, ages 5+, this program includes a boa, tortoise, alligator, tarantula and a giant lizard. In a safe environment we dispel myths and explore the importance these animals have in nature’s diverse web of life, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Shadow Puppet Workshop: Spin me a Shadow, Tell me a Tale, 2-3pm, Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash and The Shadow Puppet Workshop. Daniel teaches the art of shadow puppetry while telling a Southeastern Asian Folktale. Mill Valley Public Library.

Create It! Make It! Take It! 2, 3, & 4pm, ages 4+, Creativity Unleashed & Zooming Critter Creations, $5, Five Little Monkeys, Novato.

Children’s Art Project – Collage Animals!, 3:30-4:30pm, Create cute collage pets with newspaper and construction paper. Don’t forget to decorate their collar and give them a shiny new ID tag! Marin City Library.

SHARE A Book, Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30pm, kids in kindergarten and older can sign up for a 15-minute appointment, San Anselmo Library.

Young Writer’s Club: Shadow Puppet Workshop, 4:30pm, Ages 5+, Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash, Sausalito Library.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, Adam Theis’s Last Band, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Family Movie Night, 6-8pm, It’s Family Movie Night! Come and join us at the South Novato Library for an evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! For all ages.

TEEN 20’s Party, 8-11pm, 6-12 graders, Intrigued by the Roaring 20’s, love the Great Gatsby, just want to hang out with friends? Then this event is for you, learn some dance steps from a Bay West Ballroom dance instructor from 8:15 to 9 and then enjoy a dance party from 9 to 11, Novato Library.

Kids Day with San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, share in the love of dance from all corners of the globe and honors the dancer in all of us, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Musical Art Quintet, 2-4pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, July 11

Family Films, Shrek, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

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 Maker Camp, 11am-2pm, virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days, Lunch will be served, Novato Library.

10463040_10153036204964126_3506134719988141949_nWe Are Monsters, 1pm, free, all kid performance, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Free Small Slurpie, 11am-7pm, at 7-11 Stores.

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

Hungry Owl Project, 2:30-4pm, Hear about our nocturnal friends and their natural history. Learn about the positive impact owls have on the environment. Watch a video on the nesting cycle of Barn Owls, and meet a live Ambassador Owl! Mill Valley Library.

Shadow Paws: Shadow Puppet Show with Daniel Barash, 3:30-4:30pm, Join us for “Shadow Paws”, a shadow puppet show inspired by tales from around the world, Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please RSVP to library@cityoflarkspur.org, or 927-5005, Larkspur Library.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, Chelle! and Friends, musically rich gumbo of New Orleans jazz, R & B and gospel, fused with Caribbean rhythms, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

TEEN Murder Mystery, 5-8pm, The library is closed, but the game is on! Join us for dinner and a murder at the Corte Madera Library. Question witnesses, examine the evidence, discover the culprit! Participants will be given a character assignment and their own role in the mystery. Costumes and dramatic flair encouraged! Corte Madera Library. Crabtree-1

Kids’ Pajama Party with Jon and Tucker Nichols, 6pm, diesel, a Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

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

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

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Stardust Orchestra, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Film Night in the Park, Despicable Me 2, Peacock Gap.

Pi Clowns, 11am & 12:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Macy Gray, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Saturday, July 12

Family Films, Shrek, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Ron BermanThe Cable Car That Couldn’t Clang, 10am, meet author Ron Berman, a native San Franciscan who loves to write about the city, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Spiralized, 10am, ages 5+, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

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.

Mill Valley Street Scramble, 11am, Urban Adventure Hunt, three event durations will be offered: 7 hours, 3 hours, and 90 minutes. You can do either on foot or on bike, Almonte District Improvement Club, 105 Wisteria Way, Mill Valley.

The Numberlys, 11am, ages 3-7, featuring reading and activities, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Tim Cain, 11:30am-12:30pm, When it comes to delighting children and their parents with music and dance, children’s musician Tim Cain has no equal! Stinson Beach Library.

Lego Solar Cars, 1-2:30pm, Harness the power of the sun! Design and build solar powered vehicles, learn mechanical engineering concepts and explore alternative energy sources. Marin City Library.

So You Want a Pet? 2-2:45pm, Find out all about what it takes to have a pet. What do you need to have a pet? How do you pick the best one for you? Who’s going to clean up after it?Novato Library.

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

TEEN Henna Art Party, 5:30-7pm, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Novato Library.

MoonlightRevisedMoonlight Concert – Flying with Dragons, 6-9pm, Celebrate the full moon & join us for this complimentary musical event. The silent auction features an electric guitar signed by Carlos Santana! Proceeds from auction go to Blue Star Music Camps in San Anselmo, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Beatles Tribute, 6pm, Tickets are available only on the day of the event at Creek Park, $15 Adults/$5 Kids 12 and under. No credit cards, local checks welcome, San Anselmo.

Summer Nights, 7pm, live music from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

Muir Woods After Hours, 8-10pm, This is an easy, 2-mile walk on paved trails. Bring your flashlight and discover Muir Woods when the sun goes down. Children under 8 years not advised. Reservations required, 388-2596.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, Castle in the Sky, 9pm, fun, authentic, drive-in experience, movie is projected on the side of the Old Hamilton Theater building (closed for many years now) and transmit the audio over the FM band (88.3FM) just like modern drive-ins. By donation, small concession snack bar available at each performance, Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

Film Night in the Park, Monsters University, China Camp.

Family Space Day at the Cal Academy of Sciences w AIAA! 11am-2pm, Meet people who work in the aerospace industry, build your own satellite, and participate in space-related demos, California Academy of Science.

Teddy Bear Festival, 11am-3:30pm, Music by The Raytones, bring your teddy bear and receive $2 off admission, San Francisco Zoo.

The Klez-X, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Science Saturday: A Lake Through the Years – the History and Archaeology of Mountain Lake, 2-3pm, join Presidio Trust Archaeologist Kari Jones to learn about the ongoing research into the cultural and natural history of Mountain Lake.

Pier Crabbing, 10am-12pm, We’ll discuss bait, equipment, and regulations, then try your luck with our nets. Fills quickly so call early. Reservations required; call 556-1693.

The Presidio Rocks, 1-3pm, Learn the 160 million year story that underlies the Presidio on this 2-mile moderately strenuous walk. Wear comfortable walking shoes and a coat. Meet ranger Will Elder at Langdon Court parking lot, off Lincoln Blvd. just south of intersection with Merchant Road, Reservations required; call 561-4323.

Sunday, July 13

Pre-Natal Fitness Class, free, 8-9am, Fit4Mom Marin and Jack & Jill’s Play Space are partnering to bring you a complimentary 4-week series of prenatal fitness classes with free daycare from Urbansitter. Join other Marin moms-to-be in their journey to stay fit and healthy each step of their pregnancy, Jack & Jill’s Play Place, 125 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Marine Mammal Superheroes: Super Strong and Super Smart. These fearless creatures of the deep have developed amazing superpowers that allow them to thrive in the complex environment of the ocean. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center.

Family Films, Shrek, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, The Easy Leaves, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

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

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

Pool Side Jams, 2:30-4:30pm, Clara Bellino, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley.

Concerts-in-the-Park, 4pm, Fleetwood Mask, The ultimate tribute to Fleetwood Mack and their music, Belvedere Park.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Teddy Bear Festival, 11am-3:30pm, Music by The Raytones, bring your teddy bear and receive $2 off admission, San Francisco Zoo.

Sunday Streets, Richmond neighborhood, San Francisco.

Mountain Lake Family Festival, Nature walks of the lake will depart from the beach every hour. Meet a California floater mussel or western pond turtle. Explore the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail with Park Ranger Jose Roland, who will be dressed in Anza Expedition period piece costume.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Funky Meters, Sugar Pie DeSantos, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Sponge Block Structures, 10am-4pm, Join us on our patio for water activities and create structures with sponge blocks, Creativity Museum.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, Textile Design, Enjoy a Textile Petting Zoo in the Art Studio with Geana Sieburger of Britex Fabrics, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 14, Bastille Day

Tuesday, July 15, Full Moon

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato.

Little Sprouts: Jelly Jam Time, 11-11:45am, ages 5 and younger, performer and educator Risa Lenore in story dancing: using the elements of dance to explore story, drama and imagination. It’s fun and exciting exercise for body and mind, Mill Valley Library.

Lego Club, 3:30-4:30pm, Bring your imagination and we will supply you with everything you need to create with LEGOs, San Anselmo Library.

Coventry and Kaluza, 3:30pm, Hula hoops, music, comedy, and acrobatics: their circus-comedy show has it all, Sausalito Library.

Engineering Workshop with Lego: Animals, 3:30-5pm, ages 5-8, Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Explore the endless creative possibilities, Corte Madera Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, Grades 3-5, 4-5pm, The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex, Mill Valley Library.

TEEN Movie Night, 6-8:30pm, Novato Library.

California Soundscape, 2:30-4:30pm, Dan Dugan from Nature Sounds Society will be leading this class. Listeners will experience a tour of sixteen California soundscapes in surround sound, ending with recent recordings in Yosemite, Presidio.

Kids Camp with ODC/Dance, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community bringing modern dance and movement, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 16

Junior Rangers: Birding Adventure, 9:30am-12:30pm, ages 7-12, we will discuss birds commonly found in the area this time of year, unique attributes of different groups of birds, and identification for the beginner, Meet at the Bahia trailhead near the end of Bahia Dr in Novato.

Jelly Jam Time Story Dancing, 1-2pm, Based on the principle that everything moves, and within everything there is movement, educator Risa Lenore skillfully guides children through an exploration of storytelling and dance, San Anselmo Library.

Circus of Smiles, 1-2pm, Join the circus at the library! Prepare yourself for an afternoon of fun with the Family Circo show! Songs, dance and crazy antics will keep everyone giggling for hours! For all ages, Novato Library.

TEEN Henna Workshop, 1-2:30pm, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, South Novato Library.

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

Circus of Smiles, 3-4pm, South Novato Library.

Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, 3:30-4:30pm, all ages, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic take traditional zydeco and infuse it with elements of hip-hop, blues, rock, and pop. Andre is an accordion virtuoso and a captivating singer with a smooth soul sound. Audience members will even learn to zydeco dance, Mill Valley Library.

Insect Discovery Lab, 3:30pm, ages 4-8, hands-on insect extravaganza. You don’t have to touch the insects, but you’ll probably want to! Sausalito Library.

Button, Button, Let’s Make Some Buttons!, 4-5:30pm, Do you have a favorite character, quote, or photo? Make it into a button that you can pin to your clothes, backpack, purse, or whatever you want! You can bring in your own image or choose one from our collection of animals, comic book characters, favorite books, and more. Images must be no larger than 1 ½”, Marin City Library.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 5-7pm, Your stuffed animal is invited to spend the night at the Library! Drop your stuffed animal off at the reference desk between 5 -7pm on July 9. We’ve planned all sorts of activities for them once you’ve gone home. Ask them about it when you pick them up between 10am and 4pm the following day, Thursday July 17, San Anselmo Library.

TEEN Summer Book Club, 5:30-6:30pm, Point Reyes Library.

Movies on the Green, The Red Balloon, 6pm, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Kids Book Club, Frindle, 7-8pm, 4-5 graders, Corte Madera Library.

TEEN John Hubley Animation, 7pm, innovative American animator who worked for Walt Disney and created Mr. Magoo, but was also an independent filmmaker in collaboration with his wife Faith. This collection of new 35mm prints showcases several of the best animated shorts, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

TEEN After Hours Movie Night, 8:30-10:30pm, Corte Madera Library.

Kids Camp with ODC/Dance, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community bringing modern dance and movement, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Ice Cream Day, Make and eat your own ice cream with a special ingredient that changes water’s freezing point, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, July 17

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato.

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater “Episode 1: Adventure in Space”, 11am, ages 5+, On a distant planet, the gentle king has been ripped from his throne! Agalactic mad man rules in his place! The planet is doomed! The world needs a hero…like you! Audience members make all of the sound effects, become the scenery, create the story, and leap up on stage to play the main characters! Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Littles with Molly, 11am, entering Kindergarten in the fall or younger, Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about birds, clouds, flying, and other topics from the wide blue sky, and do a special activity, Sausalito Library.

Fun with Fossils, 2:30-4pm, grades K-5, Travel back in time with a stegosaurus to learn how and why fossils are formed. Discover where the best fossil hunting grounds are and learn what they can tell us about the creatures that once roamed the Earth. Then dig for a Shark’s tooth, make a cast, and take both home! Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Lego Solar Cars, 3-4:30pm, Harness the power of the sun! Design and build solar powered vehicles, learn mechanical engineering concepts and explore alternative energy sources. Civic Center Library.

Young Writer’s Club: Comic Book Workshop with Brian Kolm, 4pm, Ages 8-10, Whether you’ve made a comic book before or not, Brian Kolm is an expert and is here to help. To make a reservation or find out more, contact Erin at 289-4121 or ewilson@ci.sausalito.ca.us., Sausalito Library.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, The Klipptones, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Mammals of Marin, 7pm, David Herlocker, Marin County Naturalist, will provide an overview of the many species of mammals that are found in Marin, Corte Madera Library.

Pizza & Pages Book Club, Grades 6-8, 7-8:30pm, Come together to dine and discuss Scott Westerfeld’s steampunk thriller Leviathan, Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Camp with ODC/Dance, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community bringing modern dance and movement, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Ensohza & Kyle Abbott, 12:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Rumbaché, 6pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Pixar in Concert, 7:30pm, visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Monsters University, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony.

Friday, July 18

Family Films, Annie, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

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

Balloon-powered Raceway, 2:30-4pm, Grades 2-5, It’s the first annual Library Raceway Tournament! In teams, build a balloon-powered car made from everyday materials such as straws, plastic bottles and rubber bands. Test your vehicle, make improvements, and race it in the Tournament! Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, Miss Kitty, sings and plays the tunes her pint-sized audience requests, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

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

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Aja Vu, Northgate, San Rafael.

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series, 6-9pm, Pachamama Band, Novato.

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, The 85’s, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

TEEN Maker Camp, 11am-2pm, virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days, Lunch will be served, Novato Library.

Pixar in Concert, 7:30pm, visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Monsters University, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony.

Caterpillar Puppets, 11am & 12:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by The Fixx, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Saturday, July 19

Family Films, Annie, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Creativity Galaxy, screenings will run throughout the day, new interactive creative art adventure series designed to inspire young artists and demonstrate how much the world relies on art in all forms, giveaways and special hands-on activities, Discovery Museum.

Trails Less Traveled, 9:30am-1pm, explore the less-traveled trails at Muir Woods. From where the popular Main Trail diverges with the Fern Creek Trail, we will take the one less traveled by to Camp Alice Eastwood Trail. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring water, snack, and wear sturdy shoes. This is a family-friendly, three-mile walk.

Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo, 10am-3pm, demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more, Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Great Sausalito Play Date, 10-11:30am, ages 3 and under, We will begin the morning with stories, songs, and finger plays, and then set the children loose on ‘stations’ of lushly tactile materials—sticky, soft, crinkly, over, under, squish, jump, play, Sausalito Library.

This walk is for the birds!, 10am-12:30pm, Join us at Rush Creek for a family stroll in search for waterfowl and other birds from the White Pelican, to the Red-tailed Hawk and Allen’s or Ana’s Hummingbirds.

Spectacular Summer Salads, 10am, ages 8+, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Kid’s Love to Cook! Hands On Cooking Demonstration, 10:30-11:30am, Direction Five is back with a cooking demonstration and tasting with hands-on participation appropriate for children of all ages, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

3 Little Pigs: The Science Behind the Story, 11-11:45am, ages 3-6, Get your construction hats on as we get set to test the science behind the 3 Little Pigs’ houses! In this extended preschool storytime, we will be engineering the strongest house we can build! Novato Library.

Read to a Dog, 11-12pm, Fairfax Library.

22nd Anniversary Party, 12-3pm, live music, food, kids activities and more, Whole Foods, 414 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley.

Charged Particles Jazz Trio, 12-1pm, ages 3+, electrifying and educational jazz performance, Corte Madera Library.

TEEN Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 1-3pm, 6-12 graders, Learn to make a duct tape wallet, cell phone holder or wristlet purse, with custom stickers that you create, and to add more bling finish it off with LED light that you wire yourself. Learn something new and leave with something unique that you made yourself. Marin Maker Mobile helps you bring your cool ideas to life, Corte Madera Library.

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

Explore the Art of Henna, 2:30pm, grade 6-8, San Rafael Library.

TEENS Bottle Cap & Dog Tag Creations, 3-4pm, Make bottle cap or dog tag necklaces, earrings, or magnets. Bring your own images (1” circle for a bottle cap or 2”x1” for a dog tag), create your own, or find one in the magazines provided. If you want, bring in a picture of your pet! Fairfax Library.

Engineering Workshop with Lego: Animals, 3:30-5pm, ages 5-8, Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Explore the endless creative possibilities, Marin City Library.

Family Fun Night, 5-7pm, $10 for entire family, Safari theme, Mill Valley Community Center.

Lay It on My Heart, 7pm, meet the author Angela Pneuman, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Film Night in the Park, Pirate Band of Misfits, Peacock Gap.

Headlands Nightlife: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire, 6–8:30pm, $12 per person, Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you’re going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats, and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight NaturesBridge, Sausalito.

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

Mountain Lake Senses Walk, 2-3:30pm, Come experience sights, sounds, smells and flavors of Mountain Lake on an easy fun filled walk. Let’s use our five senses to investigate who uses this place as a home. Things to bring on this walk: walking shoes, dress in layers, and your love of nature. Families of all ages and abilities; meet at Mountain Lake playground.

Family Day: Paper Poetry Garden, 1-4pm, all ages, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.

Market Days, 11am-3pm, free, open-air mini-festivals that bring together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators, art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays, Exploratorium.

Pixar in Concert, 7:30pm, visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Monsters University, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony.

Merola Opera’s Schwabacher Summer Concert, 2pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Wearable Electronics, 1-2:45pm, Learn how to create a light-up LED wristband! Creativity Museum.

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

Pier Crabbing, 10am-12pm, We’ll discuss bait, equipment, and regulations, then try your luck with our nets. Fills quickly so call early. Reservations required; call 556-1693.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, July 20

Pre-Natal Fitness Class, free, 8-9am, Fit4Mom Marin and Jack & Jill’s Play Space are partnering to bring you a complimentary 4-week series of prenatal fitness classes with free daycare from Urbansitter. Join other Marin moms-to-be in their journey to stay fit and healthy each step of their pregnancy, Jack & Jill’s Play Place, 125 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael.

Family Films, Annie, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Sunday Special: The Corner Laughers, 11-11:45am, Bring the entire family to hear The Corner Laughers play catchy and clever pop music, full of harmony, hooks and intelligent lyrics, Mill Valley Library.

Fun Family Crafts, 11am-1pm, Bring your creativity to Paradise Beach Park and make fun nature crafts with a ranger. Supplies and healthy snacks will be provided. This event is for all ages. No animals (except service animals) are allowed at this park. Questions: Contact  897-0618 or SBurkhart@marincounty.org.

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.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, Calico, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Kids Club Project, 1-2pm, Stepping Stone, you must pre-register, Goodman’s Building Supply, Mill Valley.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Black Olive Jazz, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, OCD/Dance, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Pupy Y Los Que Son Son & Vieux Farka Touré, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Pixar in Concert, 2pm, visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Monsters University, performed live by the San Francisco Symphony.

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

Grease Sing-a-long, 7:30pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Alphabet Rockers, 1-2pm, Asian Art Museum.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, print making and graphic design, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 21

Fratello Marionettes: Carnival of the Animals, 11am-12pm, music, storytelling, and their unique artistry to share familiar stories in a totally new way, Stinson Beach Library, 868-0252.

Fratello Marionettes: Carnival of the Animals, 2-3pm, Inverness Library.

Stories and More: Math Patterns with Toni, 2:30-3:15pm, Patterns in nature, patterns on clothes, patterns everywhere – it’s all math to Toni! Come listen to stories about patterns then create your own repeating patter from one small square of paper, Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, July 22

Nature for Kids: Dragonflies!, 10am-1pm, learn all about these fascinating insects that have been on earth since before the age of dinosaurs, Contact 893-9508, Meet at the Lake Lagunitas parking area.

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

Little Sprouts: Stomp, Chomp and Roar with Dinosaurs, 11-11:45am, 5 and younger, Listen to silly dinosaur stories and make your own dinosaur mask. Little Sprouts! programs require advance sign-up and parent/caregiver participation, except where noted, Mill Valley Library.

Lego Solar Cars, 3-4:30pm, Harness the power of the sun! Design and build solar powered vehicles, learn mechanical engineering concepts and explore alternative energy sources. Fairfax Library.

The Bubble Lady, 3:30pm, This show really pops! It’s crazy, zany, and tons of fun, Sausalito Library.

Animal Story Time and Crafts, 3:30-4:30pm, age 5-8, join us for several special school-aged story times this summer. We’ll read books, then do simple crafts, Corte Madera Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, Grades 3-5, 4-5pm, We’ll read The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11-year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her, Mill Valley Library.

Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 4-6pm, 6-12 graders, Marin City Library.

Family Movie Night, 6-8pm, It’s Family Movie Night! Come and join us at the Novato Library for an evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! For all ages.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Wednesday, July 23

Wildcare: Feather, Fur and Scales, 10:30-11:30am, Visit with Wildcare’s animal ambassadors and examine the similarities and differences between mammal, bird, and reptile groups, Bolinas Library.

First 5 Marin’s Family Health & Fun Fair, 11:30am-3pm, The Dance Palace, Point Reyes.

Noon Concert Series, 12pm, free, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Coventry and Kaluza, 1-2pm, Witness extraordinary skills and thrills, including extreme acrobatics and high numbers hula-hooping! This clown duo has performed with the New Pickle Circus, among others, and twice won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival, San Anselmo Library.

Drawing from Nature, 2pm, ages 6+, with Ane Carla Rovetta, San Rafael Library.

Piccolo Puppet Players, 3:30pm, Slapstick humor, ridiculous antics and audience participation: join us for a traditional Punch and Judy show, Sausalito Library.

Coventry & Kaluza, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Critter Crafting, 3:30pm, ages 5+, create a collage of a dog or a cat, Civic Center Library.

TEEN Light up Duct Tape Wallets, Purselets or Cell Phone Holders, 4-6pm, 6-12 graders, Novato Library.

TEEN Making Fresh Spring Rolls, 5:30-7pm, Point Reyes Station Library.

Movies on the Green, 6pm, The Cat in the Hat, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Paws, Claws, Scales and Tails!, 7pm, ages 3+, an All-Critter, Sing-and-Dance-Along Party with award-winning children’s recording artist TIM CAIN!, Fairfax Library.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe, 7pm (Music 6:30), Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn, FREE (donation).

TEEN Teen Book Club, The Raven Boys, 7-8pm, Corte Madera Library.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Insect Discovery Lab, Hold and touch live bugs, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Kid’s Air Faire, 11am-2pm, Hiller Aviation Museum.

Thursday, July 24

Deer Island Stroll, 9-11am, fun mid-morning hike at Deer Island. Discover the local wildlife and the unique views of this wonderful preserve. (Approximately 1-mile roundtrip.) Meet at the gate on Deer Island Ln in Novato.

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

Littles with Molly, 11am, entering Kindergarten in the fall or younger, Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about birds, clouds, flying, and other topics from the wide blue sky, and do a special activity, Sausalito Library.

Creative Stories and Humor with Diana Shmiana and the Bag of Surprises, 11am, ages 5+, a mysterious bag appears, providing Diana Shmiana — and you the audience — with loads of laughs, hijinks, and wacky fun. Magic! Songs! Clowning! Stories and some Science thrown in!  Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Create It! Make It! Take It! 2, 3, & 4pm, ages 6+, Valcano Alert, Eruption Today, $5, Five Little Monkeys, Novato.

Draw Your Own Superhero, 2:30-4pm, grades 2-5, Learn how to draw your own superhero from illustrator Norris Burroughs. Be sure to bring your imagination and your super powers! Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Public Library.

SHARE A Book, Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30pm, kids in kindergarten and older can sign up for a 15-minute appointment, San Anselmo Library.

“Sticky Fingers” Workshop with Sophie Maletsky, 4pm, ages 10+, Please RSVP at 785.8177, diesel, a Bookstore, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Young Writer’s Club, 4pm, Ages 8-10, Sausalito Library.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, Ring of Fire, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Family Movie Night, 6-8pm, It’s Family Movie Night! Come and join us at the South Novato Library for an evening of fun and entertainment for the whole family! For all ages.

Animal Tales Past and Present, 7pm, all ages, Popular storyteller Neshama Franklin explores & dramatizes the essential roles that animals play in fable & myth while sharing her own experiences with paws, claws, scales, fins & fur, Fairfax Library.

TEEN Jewelry Making, Grades 6-8, 7-8:30pm, Join artist Chelsee Robinson for a 90-minute class of jewelry-making instruction and construction. All materials are provided, including tools, beads, stones, crystals and gift bags. Creekside Room. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Public Library.

Dalia Marina, 12:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, 11am-2pm, ages 4-13, a multicultural dance hub bringing high-energy fusion dance and cultural stories from the Mission district, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Friday, July 25

Family Films, Despicable Me, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

TEEN Maker Camp, 11am-2pm, virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days, Lunch will be served, Novato Library.

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

Lego Play Day, 2:30-4pm, age 5+, Get in touch with your inner engineer! Free play with Legos supports creativity, problem solving, and reading skills — and it’s FUN! Mill Valley Library.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, DJ Mancub, spinning his signature mix of some of the top danceable family fun tunes, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Film Night in the Park, Let It Be, Fairfax.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Piro Patton Quartet, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, A Night in Venice, A tribute to Italy’s most romantic city with Italian music + strolling opera singers, Main Street, Tiburon.

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Revolver, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

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

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Saturday, July 26

Family Films, Despicable Me, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Bring the Family to Oakwood Valley for a Leisurely Loop Trail, 10am-12:30pm, a little known trail in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, offers shelter and sun. We will look for the rare mission blue butterfly which is on the federal endangered species list. The Mission Blue depends on a very specific host plant called the lupine which is found in Oakwood Valley.

Far West Fest, 10am-7:30pm, Love Field, Point Reyes Station.

Shakes, 10am, ages 5+, from chocolate to fruit, learn how to combine different flavors, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Marin Rod & Gun Club Picnic, 10am-6pm, free, family event with game booths, live music, rides and BBQ.  The annual picnic is a free event open to the public, Waterfront in San Pablo Bay at Point San Quentin, San Rafael.

TEEN Henna Workshop, 11am, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Civic Center Library.

Biblio Spectacular! Magic, Comedy and Oddities, 1-1:45pm, all ages, Join the amazing Brian Scott, magician extraordinaire, as he takes us on a wild ride through magic and marvels galore! Novato Library.

TEEN Jewelry Workshop with Chelsee Robinson, 1-2:30pm, ages 10+, custom-designed necklace, bracelet or earrings using assorted blown glass, seeds, stones and art glass beads. All materials are provided, Marin City Library.

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

Biblio Spectacular! Magic, Comedy and Oddities, 3-3:45pm, South Novato Library.

Family Biking Workshop Series, 3:15-5pm, $10/family, learn to safely navigate the streets – with fun activities, including an optional group ride, contact Peggy Clark at or call 456-3469, 8#, Larkspur.

Film Night in the Park, 20 Feet From Stardom, Fairfax.

Mount Burdell Night Hike, 7-9pm, sunset and night hike on Mount Burdell Preserve. Discover nocturnal wildlife and the unique views of this wonderful preserve. (Approximately 5.5 miles roundtrip.) Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Summer Nights, 7pm, live music from Diego’s Umbrella, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, Galaxy Quest, 9pm, fun, authentic, drive-in experience, movie is projected on the side of the Old Hamilton Theater building (closed for many years now) and transmit the audio over the FM band (88.3FM) just like modern drive-ins. By donation, small concession snack bar available at each performance, Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

kidsfest2014-MiniAD1KidsFest, 11am-2pm, free, Flax Art & Design, 1699 Market Street, San Francisco.

Fort Point Brass Band Concert, 12-1pm & 2-3pm, free summer concert series. This historic reenactment band will play music from the Civil War through the late 1800’s.

Pier Crabbing, 10am-12pm, We’ll discuss bait, equipment, and regulations, then try your luck with our nets. Fills quickly so call early. Reservations required; call 556-1693.

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

Tom Rigney & Flambeau, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Wearable Electronics, 1-2:45pm, Learn how to create a light-up LED wristband! Creativity Museum.

MakeArt Workshop: Sock Muppets with Joan Herlinger, 1:30-3:30pm, all ages, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Berkeley Kite Festival, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Gilroy Garlic Festival 

ReptilewithHeadlineLogoReptile Day, 10am-5pm, Get up-close to cold-blooded animals like turtles, snakes, and lizards during Reptile Day! Meet this special set of creatures who have scales or scutes and find out what makes reptiles so amazing during our fun-filled, family event. Included with the cost of admission, CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Dr., San Mateo, (650) 342-7755. 

Sunday, July 27

Pre-Natal Fitness Class, free, 8-9am, Fit4Mom Marin and Jack & Jill’s Play Space are partnering to bring you a complimentary 4-week series of prenatal fitness classes with free daycare from Urbansitter. Join other Marin moms-to-be in their journey to stay fit and healthy each step of their pregnancy, Jack & Jill’s Play Place, 125 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Marine Mammal Superheroes: Super Strong and Super Smart. These fearless creatures of the deep have developed amazing superpowers that allow them to thrive in the complex environment of the ocean. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center.

Family Films, Despicable Me, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

A Salmon Summer, The Redwood Creek Restoration at Muir Beach improves wildlife habitat and the creek and wetlands ecosystem. Learn about the history and current status of coho salmon in Redwood Creek on this easy, two-mile walk around the perimeter of a creek and lagoon restoration site. Bring water, lunch, and wear comfortable shoes.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, Jimmy Dillon and Generation Next, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Solid Air, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy, 7pm, meet authors Alex Tavoularis, Dave Carson, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, Dance Mission, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Rufus Wainwright & Quartet San Francisco, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Free San Francisco Symphony Concert, 2pm, Civic Center Plaza.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, print making and graphic design, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Berkeley Kite Festival, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, July 28

TEEN Henna Workshop, 11am, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Fairfax Library.

Stories and More: Busy Bees, 2:30-3:15pm, all ages, Buzz into the library for stories about bees and a busy bee craft with Courtney, Mill Valley Library.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.

Tuesday, July 29

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

Little Sprouts: Mad Hatter Tea Party, 11-11:45am, For kids entering kindergarten and younger, and their caregivers, Bring your best stuffed friend or doll to tea and make a crazy hat or crown. Little Sprouts! programs require advance sign-up and parent/caregiver participation, except where noted, Mill Valley Public Library.

What Do You Do With an Idea? 11am, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Circus of Smiles, 3:30pm, Stilt walkers, jugglers, acrobats, and comedians: they’re professional goofballs and they’ll make you laugh, Sausalito Library.

Animal Story Time and Crafts, 3:30pm, age 5-8, join us for several special school-aged story times this summer. We’ll read books, then do simple crafts based on our theme “Paws to Read”! Corte Madera Library.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, Grades 3-5, 4-5pm, We’ll read The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or “Smekday” Eve since the Boov invasion), 11-year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Camp with Chelle and Friends, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, commemorating the music of New Orleans jazz, soul, funk, and rock & roll, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Wednesday, July 30, New Moon

TEEN Henna Workshop, 11am, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Corte Madera Library.

Storyteller Kirk Waller, 1-2pm, experience tales from the African American tradition conveyed with musicality, mime, and emotion, San Anselmo Library.

All About Puppy Training, 1:30-2:30pm, ages 6+, with Guide Dogs for the Blind volunteer Mary Jo Morris, San Rafael Library.

Ocean Film Festival, 3:30pm, ages 4-8, Kid-friendly films about the wonderful, mysterious, underwater world of the ocean. These independent films were chosen just for us by Diane Brockob. Bring a blanket to sit on, we’ll bring popcorn to share, Sausalito Library.

Kirk Waller, Storyteller, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Daffy Dave the Clown, 3:30pm, ages 3+, Get down with our favorite crazy clown as Daffy Dave returns with his goofball humor and antics, Civic Center Library.

Movies on the Green, Fantastic Mr. Fox, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Kids Camp with Chelle and Friends, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, commemorating the music of New Orleans jazz, soul, funk, and rock & roll, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Fizzy, Foamy Science, Color the Hall’s sidewalks with foaming paint that you mix up yourself, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Thursday, July 31

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

Littles with Molly, 11am, entering Kindergarten in the fall or younger, Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about birds, clouds, flying, and other topics from the wide blue sky, and do a special activity, Sausalito Library.

Elephant & Piggie Party, 2:30-4pm, all ages, Let’s party with our favorite pair – Piggie & Gerald! Join us for Mo Willems’s Elephant & Piggie stories, party games, and crafts! Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Public Library.

TEEN Henna Workshop, 11am, henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques, Corte Madera Library.

Cartooning Workshop, 2-4pm, grade 6-8, learn how to draw characters, develop stories, and make your own comics, San Rafael Library.

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

Self-Portraits with Amy Novesky, 4pm, Ages 8-10, Award-winning author and Sausalito resident will present her book, Me, Frida, about the artist Frida Kahlo, and lead us through making self-portraits, Sausalito Library.

Funny, Furry Friends with Tony Borders, 4-5pm, Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly ventriloquism, puppetry, and comedy with Tony Borders! Space is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to library@cityoflarkspur.org or phone 927-5005, Larkspur Library.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, Victoria George, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Create a Video Game with Scratch, 7-8:30pm, grades 6-8, Learn coding by creating a simple game in Scratch! Get familiar with basic computer science concepts and create a game that you can play and share. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Camp with Chelle and Friends, 12-2:30pm, ages 7-13, free, commemorating the music of New Orleans jazz, soul, funk, and rock & roll, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, 12:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Santa Clara County Fair344 Tully Rd., San Jose.

Friday, August 1

Family Films, Mrs. Doubfire, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

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

Super Structures, 2:30-4pm, grades 1-5, Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders, and arches. Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as an earthquake-proof building. Take home your creation along with the knowledge of a junior structural engineer. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, Mariachi Juvenil Los Cachorros, festive music of Mexico, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Kids’ Pajama Party with LeUyen Pham, 6pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author and illustrator LeUyen Pham will be here to read you a bedtime story, diesel, a Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Nick Demopoulous Smomid, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Caravan Serai, Northgate, San Rafael.

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

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Don Forbes & Reckless, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

Outer Space from Open Space, 8-10pm, Come view outer space from open space as we identify the major constellations and talk about the legends behind them, Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato.

Film Night in the Park, Money Ball, Fairfax.

TEEN Lock-in Friday, 6-12 graders, Come to the Library when we are closed for games, food, prizes and if you want, you can even sleep over! Novato Library.

Movie of the Month, 1:30pm & 4pm, The Mickey Mouse Club – early episodes, The Disney Family Museum.

Chelle! & Friends, 11am & 12:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Y&T, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Santa Clara County Fair344 Tully Rd., San Jose.

Saturday, August 2

Family Films, Mrs. Doubfire, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Maritime Day, 8am-6pm, a day of nautical activities including traditional boat-building demonstrations, boat rides and floating home tours plus a flea market and music, Galilee Harbor, 300 Napa St., Sausalito, 332-8554, free.

Build a Mini Crate Pencil Holder, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Santa Venetia Stroll, 10am-12pm, take a stroll around beautiful Santa Venetia Marsh. This low-intensity 1-mile hike is a great introduction to exercise for all ages. Meet at the Vendola Drive entrance (across from the old McPhails School).

Guarding the Gate at Camp Reynolds, 11am-4pm, free, visit the soldiers and family members from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, WWI, and WWII. Demonstrations on baking in the historic Bake House and cannon firings add to a day of stories and history come to life, Angel Island.

Circus of Smiles (Bilingual), 11-12pm, Join the circus at the library! Prepare yourself for an afternoon of fun with the Family Circo show! Songs, dance and crazy antics will keep everyone giggling for hours! For all ages, Inverness Library.

Marvel Day, 11am, story time, costume contest, and more, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Origami Workshop, 12-1pm, ages 8+, Corte Madera Library.

Nike Missile Site Open House, 12:30-3pm, volunteers and Nike Veterans available to interpret each of the areas on the base.

Circus of Smiles (Bilingual), 2-3pm, Stinson Library.

Read to a Dog, 2-3pm, Corte Madera Library.

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

Stories and More: Author Amy Novesky, 2:30-3:15pm, all ages, Award-winning author Amy Novesky will read from her newest picture book, Mister and Lady Day, about Billie Holiday and the dog who loved her. Music and an art activity will follow. Mill Valley Library.

Art Workshop, 2:30pm, grade 6-8, with Kat David, San Rafael Library.

Summer Nights, 7pm, live music from The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, kids zone, family friendly, kids under 17 free, Marin JCC.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, 8:30pm, bring a chair and picnic, stargaze and learn about “How We Found the Higgs Boson” at the Mountain Theatre.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Afrosolo, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Nihonmachi Street Fair, enjoy performance, tradition, art, music, food, and more, Japantown, San Francisco.

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

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Beaver Festival, 11am-4pm, corner of Marina Vista and Alhambra Ave., Martinez.

Santa Clara County Fair344 Tully Rd., San Jose.

Sunday, August 3

Pre-Natal Fitness Class, free, 8-9am, Fit4Mom Marin and Jack & Jill’s Play Space are partnering to bring you a complimentary 4-week series of prenatal fitness classes with free daycare from Urbansitter. Join other Marin moms-to-be in their journey to stay fit and healthy each step of their pregnancy, Jack & Jill’s Play Place, 125 Mitchell Blvd, San Rafael.

Family Films, Mrs. Doubfire, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Children’s Program at Green Gulch, 10-11:30am, activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, Miracle Mule, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Concert on the Plaza, 1pm, T Sisters, Steep Ravine, Downtown Depot Plaza, Mill Valley.

The Reading Together Book Group, 2pm, ages 8-10, discuss book “7 Stories Up”, Diesel, a Bookstore, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Mixed Nuts, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Music in the Park, 3-6pm, Rowan Brothers Band, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

The Reading Together Book Group, 4pm, ages 10-12, discuss book “Time Fetch”, Diesel, a Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, Chelle & Friends, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory & Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Uncommon Time, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Nihonmachi Street Fair, enjoy performance, tradition, art, music, food, and more, Japantown, San Francisco.

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

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, print making and graphic design, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Santa Clara County Fair344 Tully Rd., San Jose.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, August 4

Bookshelf Shout-Outs – a craft with Judi Evans, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 8+, Create personal recommendation bubbles to promote your favorite titles on the library shelves, Corte Madera Library.

Tuesday, August 5

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

Little Sprouts: Ladybug Picnic, 11-11:45am, At our polka-dotted picnic, we’ll read stories, make crafts, eat treats and more! Little Sprouts! programs require advance sign-up and parent/caregiver participation, Mill Valley Public Library.

Muriel Johnson, Story Teller, 3:30pm, Captivating stories from around the world. Vivid, funny, and enchanting, Sausalito Library.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Wednesday, August 6

Wildlife Associates – Wild Neighbors!, 11am-12pm, meet a live Porcupine, elusive Red Fox, remarkable Harris’ Hawk and White-Tailed Kite, Discover our amazing animal neighbors who live in the hills and valleys of our state, Corte Madera Library.

Martial Arts Demo, 12pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater, 1-2pm, join Melanie Moe as she leaps through time to the age of the monsters, gods and heroes of ancient Greek mythology! San Anselmo Library.

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

Make a Portrait Kite! with the Green Art Workshop, 3:30pm, ages 4-8, We’ll honor our personal heroes by making special portrait kites at this art workshop, Sausalito Library.

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater, All ages, 3:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Movies on the Green, Babe, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

My Music is Who I Am, 7pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Summer Fun Days, 12:30pm & 2pm, Trapeze Arts, Marvel at the high-flying stunts of Les Aerielles Troupe arts, then try out stilts and a tight wire, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Thursday, August 7

Junior Rangers: Make Your Own Map, 9:30-11am, ages 7-12, easy nature walk to explore Mount Burdell. We will learn how to use maps to navigate and how to make your own map of Mount Burdell! Meet at the gate on San Carlos Way in Novato.

Art in the Park, 10am-1pm, Art supplies, smocks, and healthy snacks will be provided. Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Drive, Tiburon.

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

Littles with Molly, 11am, entering Kindergarten in the fall or younger, Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun. We’ll read books about birds, clouds, flying, and other topics from the wide blue sky, and do a special activity, Sausalito Library.

Create It! Make It! Take It! 2, 3, & 4pm, ages 4+, Fit for Royalty! Crowns to color, $5, Five Little Monkeys, Novato.

Lizard Lady Reptiles, 2:30-4pm, grades K-5, Meet Teressa Killeen and her cold-blooded friends: Rajah the boa constrictor, Sheba the baby Savannah Monitor, and Scooter the skink and her baby, Zeina. Hear their stories and learn about problems facing endangered reptiles in today’s world. No sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Between the Pages, 3pm, Code Talker, grades 6-8, San Rafael Library.

SHARE A Book, Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30pm, Want to have a “paws-itive” reading experience? Come share a book with the popular Marin Humane Society SHARE-A-Book dogs. Kids in kindergarten and older can sign up for a 15-minute appointment, San Anselmo Library.

Young Writer’s Club, 4pm, Ages 8-10, Sausalito Library.

SHARE-a-Book with a Dog, 4pm, Each child gets a 15 minute session. This program is a fun, low-stress way to practice reading, Sausalito Library.

Summer Concert Series, 5-7pm, Danny Click, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Movie Night and Raffle, Grades 6-8, 7-8:30pm, Celebrate your summer of reading at our Middle School Movie Party. We’ll watch Catching Fire (PG-13) and chomp on some freshly popped popcorn before we announce our raffle winners! Mill Valley Library.

Tiffany Austin Quintet, 7pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Friday, August 8

Family Films, How to Train Your Dragon, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Minecraft Scavenger Hunt, 9am, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Wildcare: Feather, Fur and Scales, 10:30-11:30am, Visit with Wildcare’s animal ambassadors and examine the similarities and differences between mammal, bird, and reptile groups, Point Reyes Library.

TEEN Maker Camp, 11am-2pm, virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days, Lunch will be served, Novato Library.

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

Playground Adventure, 2:30-4pm, grades 2-5, Learn about simple machines such as incline plane, levers, wedges, and pulleys. Build your own playground with everyday materials. Advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Library.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, Blue Whale, a funky jam band from the Marin Headlands, plays a variety of classic covers from Muddy Waters to the Beatles, along with originals, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Joshua Smith and the Birthday Jazz Band, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Dan Hicks and Bayside Jazz, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Creekside Fridays Music Series, 6:30-8pm, Tam Valley All Stars, 60 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley.

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

Pi Clowns, 11am & 12:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Saturday, August 9

Family Films, How to Train Your Dragon, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Inverness Fair, 8:30am, simple town fair with a pancake breakfast, a book sale, music, kids’ activities and oysters for sale, Inverness. Questions: fair@invernessassociation.org

Fruits & Veggies Here and Now, 10am, Williams Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Kids Who Love to Cook, 10:30-11:30am, hands on cooking demo for kids, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

End of Summer Party, 1-3pm, We’re throwing a party! Join us for an afternoon of live music, face painting, games, and ice cream in Robin Sweeny Park for the whole family, Sausalito Library.

San Rafael Art & Wine Festival, 1-5pm, entrance is free, cash-only event.

TEEN Teen Clothing Swap, 2-4pm, Got clothes that you like but never wear? Sick of what you have? Then why not swap your clothes for something new? Novato Library.

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

Pool Side Jams, 2:30-4:30pm, Void Where Prohibited, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley.

Dr. Who Trivia Contest, 5pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Family Fun Night, 5-7pm, pool $10 for entire family, Disney theme, Mill Valley Community Center.

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

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

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Gravenstein Apple Fair, 10am-6pm, Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol.

Sunday, August 10

Family Films, How to Train Your Dragon, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Sunday Special: Fratello Marionettes, 11-11:45am, all ages, Bring the entire family to see Fratello Marionettes perform The Frog Prince, Mill Valley Library.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, The Old Way, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Concert on the Plaza, 1pm, Jerry Hannan, Matt Eakle, Downtown Depot Plaza, Mill Valley.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, The SoulShine Blues Band, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Music in the Park, 3-6pm, Steep Ravine, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, Dance Workshop with Allan Frias, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Darlene Love & Monophonics, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Pistahan, 11am-5pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, print making and graphic design, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sonoma County Fair, 1350 Bennet Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Gravenstein

Gravenstein Apple Fair, 10am-5pm, Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol.

Monday, August 11

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 6:30-7:15pm, all ages, Bring your favorite stuffed animal for an evening story time and bedtime snack; then your stuffie gets to spend the night! Pick up your stuffed friend the next day, Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, August 12, Perseids Meteor Shower

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland Plaza,

Nature Journal Club, 10am, learn pencil techniques with John Muir Laws, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Little Sprouts: Bingo Schmingo, 11-11:45am, Bingo Schmingo (aka Kathleen Rushing) brings a morning of music, movement and preschool fun! When you join music and laughter with phonics-based learning, it’s a terrific time for all. No advance sign-up required, Mill Valley Public Library.

Astronomy Night: Perseids Meteor Shower, 8-10pm, Bring the whole family out for a memorable evening under the stars on Mount Burdell. Check out the planets and the heavens above through a telescope, or bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the view. Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Wednesday, August 13, Full Moon, Perseids Meteor Shower

Circus Arts Workshop, 1:30pm, ages 5+, workshop will take place outside on the lawn in front of the Downtown San Rafael Library.

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums, 3:30-4:30pm, all ages, Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit are a high-energy jump-blues, vintage jazz band with a little boogie woogie thrown in, Mill Valley Library.

Reptile Party with Jungle James, 4:30-5:10pm, refreshments served, The Poppy Store, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Movies on the Green, Bee Movie, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Kids Book Club, Flora and Ulyssus, 7-8pm, 4-5 graders, Corte Madera Library.

TEEN After Hours Movie, 8:30-10:30pm, Corte Madera Library.

My Music is Who I Am, 7pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Research Roundup, Meet the UC Berkeley students and entomologists who are making cutting-edge advancements in the field of insect science, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Thursday, August 14

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show, Century Rowland Plaza, Novato.

Sanctuary Bird Walks, 10:15am, view and learn about the waterfowl, shorebirds, and songbirds that visit the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

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

Dog Appreciation Day/Coyote Talk, 5-6:30pm, Bring your pooch out to McInnis Park and feast on a hot dog BBQ with community members and rangers. After the festivities with our canine friends, Chief Park Ranger Rob Ruiz will discuss the habits and identifying characteristics of our wild canines; coyotes and foxes. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael.

TEEN Meet YA @ Diesel, 7pm, meet author Michael Grant, deserts will be served, Diesel, a Bookstore, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

SF Son Jarocho Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday, August 15

Family Films, Jurassic Park, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

TEEN Maker Camp, 11am-2pm, virtual summer camp for teens and features how-to instruction to complete 30 awesome projects in 30 days, Lunch will be served, Novato Library.

Lego Play Day, 2:30pm, grade K+, Mill Valley Library.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Family Date Nights, 5-7:30pm, Enzo, a one man band, playing cool instruments like the 5-string banjo, accordion, harmonica, and musical saw, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Jake Botts Quartet , Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Petty Theft, Northgate, San Rafael.

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series, 6-9pm, Creation, Novato.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Film Night: Despicable Me 2, 8pm, Strawberry Recreational Center, Mill Valley.

The Unique Derique, 11am & 12:15pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Eddie Money, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Saturday, August 16

Family Films, Jurassic Park, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Run for the Seals & Fun Day, enjoy FREE food and drinks, take educational tours, listen to stories and learn about the important work of the Center, The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Apple Snacks, 10am, Willams Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

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

Family Game Night: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire, 6–8:30pm, $12 per person, Celebrate your family bond with outdoor team building games that get everyone in on the action. Silly fun and loads of giggles are guaranteed as we play and hike the night away! NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

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

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

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

Market Days, 11am-3pm, free, open-air mini-festivals that bring together museum and community scientists, artists, and educators, art and science demos, hands-on activities, exhibits, and craft displays, Exploratorium.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, August 17

Family Films, Jurassic Park, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, Smooth Hound Smith, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Concert on the Plaza, 1pm, Beatles Flashback, Matt Jaffe & the Distractions, Downtown Depot Plaza, Mill Valley.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Lovin’ Harmony, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Alex Ramon #NewMagic, 3pm, $35 ticket, Showcase Theater San Rafael.

Music in the Park, 3-6pm, King & Ace, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Concerts-in-the-Park, 4pm, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, 2014 Grammy winners, Salsa, Bolero, Mambo and Cha Cha – 19 talented musicians in one Park, Belvedere Park.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, Trash Mash-Up and Vogue and Tone, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, Sergio Mendes & LoCura, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

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

Brazil in the Gardens, 1-2:30pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, young architects workshop, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, August 18

End-of-Summer Film, 2:30pm, Rio 2, Popcorn and Pillows provided, Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, August 19

Nature for Kids: Insects at Stafford Lake, 10am-1pm, We’ll start the day with a look at the insect life that we can find in and around the pond, then we’ll head down the trail to see the different types of insects that live in the marshes, forests and grasslands nearby. Don’t forget to bring your lunch! Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato.

Work Days on the Bay, 9am-12pm, help restore and clean-up at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

End-of-Summer Film, 2:30pm, Muppets Most Wanted, Popcorn and Pillows provided, Mill Valley Library.

Wednesday, August 20

End-of-Summer Film, 2:30pm, Lego Movie, Popcorn and Pillows provided, Mill Valley Library.

Movies on the Green, Stuart Little, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

My Music is Who I Am, 7pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Thursday, August 21

Create It! Make It! Take It! 2, 3, & 4pm, ages 4+, Create a Master-Plate, $5, Five Little Monkeys, Novato.

Game & Puzzle Day, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Stewie Boomstein Starts School, 4pm, meet author Christine Bronstein, Larkspur Library.

SHARE A Book, Read to a Dog, 3:30-4:30pm, kids in kindergarten and older can sign up for a 15-minute appointment, San Anselmo Library.

North African Rhythms, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Summer Fun Days, 12-2pm, Engineering Festival, Everyone can build a hydraulic system, a wind turbine, or a bridge at this celebration of engineering, Lawrence Hall of Science.

Friday, August 22

Family Films, Kung Fu Panda, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

End-of-Summer Party, 2:30-4pm, Fun for everyone! Celebrate the end of summer with your friends and library staff under the redwood trees. Hula hoops, crafts, bubbles, face painting, Mika Scott Drumming Circle, and free ice cream will be available for your enjoyment, Mill Valley Library.

End of Summer Bash, 5-7:30pm, Say goodbye to summer with us as we go out with a bang! Grab a drum and groove with Rhythm Child, participate in a bilingual storytime and bring a picnic blanket to reflect on the fun days of summer. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Dan Hicks & His Bayside Jazz Band, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30pm-8pm, Eugene Huggins and Friends, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

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

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Great White, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Saturday, August 23

Dog Show, food and fun for you and your doggie, Whole Foods, Blithedale, Mill Valley.

Family Films, Kung Fu Panda, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Work Days on the Bay, 9am-12pm, help restore and clean-up at the Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Learn How to Pier Fish, 9am-1pm, learn the secrets and tricks of the trade when fishing from a pier, Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Drive, Tiburon.

Meet the Author, 10am, Christine Bronstein reads for her new book “Stewie Boomstein Starts School”, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Build a Better Panini, 10am, Williams Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Viva Mexico Festival, 10am, $25 advance; $30 at the door Children under 10 free, music, food, cultural arts, crafts, exhibitors and displays, Civic Center, San Rafael.

Baby Food Making Demonstration, 10:30-11:15am & 11:15-12pm, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

ChinaCampHeritageDay_2014Heritage Day, 11am-4pm, celebrate Chinese-American heritage, seafaring culture, and the natural history of our beautiful park, China Camp Village, San Rafael.

The Tempest, 2pm, set on a lonely island that is home to the exiled duke Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban, and elemental spirit Ariel who fills the air with eerie sounds and delightful music, Free and family friendly, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

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

Novato Theater Summer Festival, 3-7pm, Music, Dancing, Food & Fun “on the civic green” in Downtown Novato!

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, 8:45pm, Jumanji, A Tribute to Robin Williams, Old Hamilton Theatre, Novato.

20th Street Block Party, 20th Street between Bryant and Harrison, Florida Street between 19th and 20th Streets, San Francisco.

Peace in the Park Festival, 11am-6pm, a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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

Drop-In Science, 10:30, Randall Museum. Doing and Viewing Art, ages 4-12, 10am, deYoung Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, August 24

Family Films, Kung Fu Panda, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Roll at Rush Creek, 8-11am,Want to go on a scenic mountain bike ride with a ranger? Come join Ranger Ian McLorg for a Sunday morning ride along the marsh at Rush Creek Preserve. This is a moderate 7-mile ride intended for intermediate mountain bike riders. Meet at the Pinheiro Fire Rd gate on Binford Rd in Novato.

Folkish Festival, 12:30-2:30pm, Generation Next with Jimmy Dillon & Friends, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Concert on the Plaza, 1pm, Beso Negro, Downtown Depot Plaza, Mill Valley.

Back to School Special with Save Rafe by James Patterson, 1pm, DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur.

The Tempest, 2pm, set on a lonely island that is home to the exiled duke Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban, and elemental spirit Ariel who fills the air with eerie sounds and delightful music, Free and family friendly, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, New West Guitar Group, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Music in the Park, 3-6pm, West Grant Boulevard, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Bubba’s Taxi, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square.

Sunday Streets, Mission neighborhood, San Francisco.

Kids Stage at Stern Grove, 12-1pm, Kristin Damrow Dance (Venture Dance), 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Stern Grove Festival, 2pm, free admission, The Zombies & Vetiver, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, young architects workshop, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, August 25

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Schultz Museum.

Tuesday, August 26

A VERY Frozen Stroller Strides & Playground, 9:30am, Hauke Park, Mill Valley.

Wednesday, August 27

Movies on the Green, Horton Hears a Who, 6pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

My Music is Who I Am, 7pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Thursday, August 28

Friday, August 29, New Moon

Family Films, Babe, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Nostalgia Days, 1st to 7th on Grant Avenue West, Novato.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, featuring music and family fun in downtown San Anselmo. Bring your picnic basket or buy food at the event, Town Hall Lawn.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, Main Street USA, A salute to Disney, with some of your favorite characters in attendance + the music of The Kyle Martin Band performing contemporary and classic rock favorites., Main Street, Tiburon.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Susan Sutton Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Family Movie Night, 7:30 – 10pm, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, enjoy a move popcorn, bring your family, a blanket, chairs, and a picnic dinner or snacks (portable BBQs are allowed). Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd, Novato.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Music by Papa Doo Run Run, 6:30pm and 8:30pm on the Beach Bandstand.

Gold Rush Days,  turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

Saturday, August 30

Last Hurrah!, 9:30am-12:30pm, take a leisurely walk through an ancient redwood forest, Muir Woods.

Pizza Dough from Scratch, 10am, Willams Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

monkeys_publicityFive Little Monkeys, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm, all ages, Those five little monkeys will get into as much mischief on stage as they do in their namesake picture books. Take cover when they make that birthday cake for Mama, meet up with a crocodile and disappear in the store! Not to mention all that jumping! Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Family Films, Babe, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Sausalito Art Festival, Bay Model Visitors Center, 2100 Bridgeway, and Marinship Park.

Nostalgia Days, 1st to 7th on Grant Avenue West, Novato.

Back to School Bash, 1-3pm, free SweetE’s Organic Sno Cones, photo booth sessions, raffle prizes, snacks and more! Tiburon Boardwalk, 1550 Tiburon Blvd.

The Tempest, 2pm, set on a lonely island that is home to the exiled duke Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban, and elemental spirit Ariel who fills the air with eerie sounds and delightful music, Free and family friendly, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

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

Mount Burdell Night Hike, 7 – 9pm, Discover nocturnal wildlife and the unique views of this preserve. (Approximately 5.5 miles roundtrip.) Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, 8pm, bring a chair and picnic, stargaze and learn about “The Big Bang in Context” at the Mountain Theatre.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Taming of the Shrew, Green Show, a half hour before showtime – a great introduction to the play for all ages! Presidio’s Main Post, San Francisco.

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

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

Scottish Highland Games, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Gold Rush Days,  turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

Sunday, August 31

Point Reyes National Seashore Sand Sculpture Contest, 9am-3:30pm, Drakes Beach, all ages welcome at this free event.

Five Little Monkeys, 10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm, all ages, Those five little monkeys will get into as much mischief on stage as they do in their namesake picture books. Take cover when they make that birthday cake for Mama, meet up with a crocodile and disappear in the store! Not to mention all that jumping! Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Streets for People, 11am-4pm, Creative fun activities, gathering and socializing, play, shop and eat at the third annual “Streets for People”, Bolinas Road, Fairfax.

Tomales Founders Day, 11am, fair in the community park and the quirky parade at noon.

MusicFest_LoRes_6x8Homestead Valley Music Fest, 11:30am-5:30pm, free, picnic and listen to great music at Homestead Meadow, Mill Valley.

Tiburon Belvedere Labor Day Parade, 1pm, old-fashioned parade starts, Tiburon Blvd & Lagoon Rd., along Tib. Blvd. to Main Street and Ark Row to Beach, Bring the family and enjoy the fun!

Family Films, Babe, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Sausalito Art Festival, Bay Model Visitors Center, 2100 Bridgeway, and Marinship Park.

The Tempest, 2pm, set on a lonely island that is home to the exiled duke Prospero, his daughter Miranda, the savage Caliban, and elemental spirit Ariel who fills the air with eerie sounds and delightful music, Free and family friendly, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Reading Together at Diesel, 2pm, ages 8-10, reading the book “Almost Super”, Diesel, a Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Summer Music Series, 2-4pm, Andoni, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

Music in the Park, 3-6pm, Danny Click, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Reading Together at Diesel, 4pm, ages 10-12, reading the book “The Night Gardner”, Diesel, a Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Concerts-in-the-Park, 4pm, David Martin’s House Party, Interactive Rock n Roll; lots of dancing, Belvedere Park.

Summer Sunday Concerts, 5-6:30pm, Dirty Cello, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square. prk_img_shrew_index

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Taming of the Shrew, Green Show, a half hour before showtime – a great introduction to the play for all ages! Presidio’s Main Post, San Francisco.

Quetzal, 1pm, free, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, young architects workshop, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Scottish Highland Games, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Gold Rush Days,  turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

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