Ronnie’s Awesome List – September 2014


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Overnight Adventures

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Penguins + Pajamas at the California Academy of Science

Sleepovers at a favorite spot are a wildly popular experience and is as exciting as ever for families. Each one offers a unique and special way to enjoy a beloved place and they sell out fast. Bring your pj’s and sleeping bag and sleep next to your favorite exhibit, under the stars or on an historic ship and let your imagination run wild.

Animals:

Historic Ships:

Museums:

Do you know any other fun overnights at a museum or any other place in the Bay Area? Please let us know.

Special Note:

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum is closed September 8–22.
  • The Children’s Creativity Museum is closed September 1-12.

Monday, September 1, Labor Day

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

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Soccerfest, 12-6pm, free, food and fun, drinks, music and mahem, and some fancy footwork for all ages, Mill Valley Community Center.

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.

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.

Film of the Month, 101 Dalmatians, The Disney Museum, San Francisco.

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.

Tuesday, September 2

First 5’s “Hands-On Health Express” van will be visiting the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 10am-2pm, lots of activities for young children to learn about fitness and nutrition. Bring the kids for hula hoop fun, a little farmers market, coloring, stories and more!

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Wednesday, September 3

e62b1178fa2111e283ae0018515993c9Family Fun Day 2014- Grand Opening Stroller Strides San Anselmo, 8:45am, free, join us for children’s activities, music class, local vendors and FANTASTIC giveaways, San Anselmo Memorial Park, San Anselmo.

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Free Bike Repair Day for kids and families, 1-4pm, Bay Area Bike Mobile presents a free day of bike repair for kids and families. Bring your bike to the San Anselmo Library lawn. We can fix most everything! Arrive Early. Space is Limited!

Tote-Decorating Event, snacks and refreshments, The Poppy Store, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Legends and Myths of the Prairie Wolf, 10am-12pm, learn why the coyote is such a successful survivor and the topic of so many stories on this family-friendly, two-mile walk is easy to moderate with some steep hills, Muir Woods.

Thursday, September 4

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Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

An Overture to the 2014-15 Opera Season, 8pm, conducted by our own fabulous Dawn Harms and feature Operatic Favorites such as music from Tosca, La Forza Del Destino, Manon Lescaut as well as some special surprises! San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco.free,

Friday, September 5

Whole-New-Mommy_FBWhole New Mommy, infant CPR class (sign up here, $45 for the price of the certificate ONLY), infant emergency preparedness, free samples, free raffle, nutritional tips and recipes and healthy eating demo tips for families, Whole Foods on Miller, Mill Valley.

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

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.

High Line Festival of Surfing, Mill Valley

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Erik Jekabson Trio, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Film Night in the Park, Fifth Element, San Anselmo.

Owl Extraordinare! 7-9pm, there will be a variety of fun, educational, and hands-on activities including  search for owls, create your own owl puppet, owl anatomy and dissect a real owl pellet, RVSP to 561-2730 or email nature@presidiotrust.gov, 1216 Ralston Avenue in Natural Resources Building.

Saturday, September 6

Fall Fishing Derby, 9am-12pm, fall fishing contest, a limited number of fishing poles and bait will be provided first-come, first-served to beginners, Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse, 9am-12pm, ages 5-12, Home Depot.

Whole-New-Mommy_FBWhole New Mommy, infant CPR class (sign up here, $45 for the price of the certificate ONLY), infant emergency preparedness, free samples, free raffle, nutritional tips and recipes and healthy eating demo tips for families, Whole Foods, San Rafael.

Junior Ranger: Wildland Fire, 10am-12pm, ages 7-12, learn about outdoor skills, natural history, and environmental stewardship, Mount Burdell, Novato.

Yoga in the Park, 10am-2pm, a great way to get active while giving to a wonderful park! We will begin with service projects that will focus on beach clean-up, landscape maintenance, and habitat restoration. At noon we will switch gears and enjoy a 45 minute yoga class on a flat grassy area beside the bay, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Junior Chef Class, check store for time, ages 9-13, free, learn the tips, techniques and tools you need to make fresh pasta, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

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.

Concert for Kids, 10:30am, Tim Cain, Robin Sweeny Park. Bring your family, a blanket and enjoy FREE concerts.

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

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.

600_401646322North Bay Mobile Drive-In, Labyrinth, 8:30pm, 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.

High Line Festival of Surfing, Mill Valley

Film Night in the Park, Iron Giant, San Anselmo.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4pm, hiking, beginner exercises and family games, you’ll get to know your various National Park sites while getting those hearts and waistlines happy, Presidio, San Francisco.

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.

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.

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.

Festa Coloniale Italiana, North Beach, San Francisco.

Autumn Moon Festival, Chinatown, San Francisco.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Captain Underpants is Coming! 10am, Author and cartoonist Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series, will talk about his work, give drawing demonstrations, and sign his newest book, Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Sunday, September 7

Grandparents Day, 9am-5pm, free admission for one grandparent and one grandchild! Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 10am, After a short talk, the children leave the zendo to participate in their own special programs. Activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

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.

Kids Fair, 11am-2pm, free jumpies, petting zoo and more, Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley.

Ghostbusters, 11am, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Battery Townsley Underground Tours, 12-4pm, Battery Townsley, at Fort Cronkhite, was San Francisco’s most extensive—and most secret—World War II military fortification, Marin Headlands.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

shipweb337182516_std.141143228_stdThe 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, David Correa and Cascada, Town Center, Corte Madera.

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

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.

San Francisco Opera at Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, FREE and open to the public.

Autumn Moon Festival, San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, September 8

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

Ghostbusters, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

 

Tuesday, September 9, Full Moon

Logo round bongos orange higher resDemonstration Class with Music Together, 9:30am, FREE, Temple Kol Shofar, Tiburon.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 10am, FREE, Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael.

Nature for Kids: Spiders at Lake Lagunitas, 10am-1pm, Spiders are everywhere, and this is the perfect time of year to see spiders of every shape, size, and color. We’ll learn how they hunt, how they make their webs, and how to identify many common species. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

The fundamentals:essential drawing techniques, 10-11:30am, with John Muir Laws, a free hour and a half workshop, this workshop will break down the essential drawing techniques that everyone should know, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 10am, FREE, Church of the Redeemer, San Rafael.

Ghostbusters, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Wednesday, September 10

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 9:30am, FREE, Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael.

Ghostbusters, 1:40pm, 4:20pm, 7pm, 9:40pm, Corte Madera Theatre.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 4pm, FREE, Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 4:30pm, FREE, Temple Kol Shofar, Tiburon.

LEGO Club, 3-4:30pm, we have a huge LEGO collection, come build with us! Ages 4+. We’ll have Duplos in the Children’s Room for kids under 4, Sausalito Library.

Thursday, September 11

Emergency Preparedness Course, 10am-8pm, Microsoft is partnering with American Red Cross to host a free Emergency Preparedness course geared towards families, RSVP to Vetra Davis at vetdavis@microsoft.com or call 415-413-9970, Village at Corte Madera.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 10:30am, FREE, Homestead Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 10:30am, FREE, Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael.

Bird Walk, 10:15am, Birders or aspiring birders of all levels are welcome. No worries if you don’t have your own binoculars, we can loan you a pair during our walk, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Friday, September 12

Kids’ Pajama Party with Aaron Becker, 6pm, Author and illustrator Aaron Becker will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed before heading home for bed, diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Film Night in the Park, 8:15pm, Flubber, preceded by an on-screen tribute to Robin Williams, a long-time resident of the Bay area and College of Marin and Redwood High graduate, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Film Night, 7:30pm, Ghostbusters, Strawberry Rec Center, Mill Valley.

Movies in the Park, 8pm, The LEGO Movie, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Saturday, September 13

Demonstration Class with Music Together, 10am, FREE, Dance with Sherry Studio, San Rafael.

GMMF_Poster_2014_8.5x11Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire, 10am-4pm, Marin’s largest ‘Do-It-Yourself’ festival, showcasing local makers with activities, show-and-tell, and exhibits on arts, crafts, science, robotics, music, technology, sustainability, education, food, and creativity, Bon Air Center.

Meet the Author, Two by Kathryn Otoshi, 10am, Two is best friends with One. Whenever they’d get the chance, they’d dance! But then Three jumps in between them, and suddenly One only wants to play with Three. Two feels left out, but what can she do? This character-building counting book by award-winning author Otoshi tells a powerful story of friendship, loss, letting go, and self-discovery, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Pie ContestPie Baking Contest, 10am, Farmers’ Market, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Junior Chef Class, check store for time, $5 donation for Share Our Strength, Cookie Decorating, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Mini Golf, 11am-1pm, ages 12 and under, Rangers will host a fun afternoon of miniature golf at the McInnis Park Golf Center. Prizes will be given for anyone who gets a hole-in-one! Healthy snacks will be provided, McInnis Park, San Rafael.

Where the Wild Things Are, 11am, story time, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Kea The Reading Dog, 12pm, meet author Jane Feldman-Nieves for a book signing of a true story written by a local teacher about how her dog inspired students to read! The Depot Bookstore, Mill Valley.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

shipweb337182516_std.141143228_stdThe 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.

Fort Baker Waterfront and Battery Cavallo Walk, 2-4pm, we’ll walk past the renovated barracks and officers’ quarters of Cavallo Point Lodge, then proceed along the waterfront where the “army’s navy” was moored during World War II.

Hooray for Hollywood, 4-6:30pm, kids under 12 are free, enjoy a picnic while listening to live music from Frozen, Apollo13, How to Train Your Dragon and more, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Film Night in the Park, Wreak It Ralph, San Anselmo.

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.

Fort Baker Revealed, 10am-12pm, Learn about nature and history at Fort Baker on a moderate 2-mile walk around the beautiful historic location.

Chocolate Festival, Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco.

Family Matinees, ages 5-12, provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz and feature amazing artists from around the globe! This month is Claudia Villela & Friends, SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium, San Francisco.

National Play Dough Day, 10am-4pm, ages 6+, create and play with easy- and affordable-to-make play dough, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

DIY Boat Making, 10:30am-12:30pm, construct simple sponge boats that they can play with outside in our water table, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Creature Design, 11am-1pm, make your own original creatures to visit the Creature Zoo, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Family Friendly Restoration, 9-10:30am, help restore the beauty of the Presidio by planting native plants, removing unwanted weeds, and performing additional activities to help preserve native habitat. Snacks are provided and we will be finishing off the day with a story circle,  561-2730 or email nature@presidiotrust.gov.

Mountain Lake Science Saturdays,  2-3pm, learn about the fascinating properties of wetland soils, a lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration, Presidio, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Much Ado About Sebastopol, 10am-5pm, interact with a myriad of “villagers” from 1578, make herbal soap or try your hand at weaving, listen to a wandering minstrel…enjoy some ice cold lemonade while watching the falcons and learning about their role in Renaissance farming, sit back and take in a short Shakespeare performance while feasting on a hearty, rustic lunch, fundraiser for local public schools and programs, Ives Park.

Sunday, September 14

Asheba1Fairfax Car Show, 10am-4pm, Broadway will be closed from Pacheco to Bolinas Road.

Sunday Special: Asheba, 11am, Dance, sing or just mellow out to the cool vibes and rhythmic sounds of this Bay Area treasure. Asheba specializes in vibrant songs from the musical and storytelling traditions of Trinidad, Mill Valley Library.

Meet the Author, Telephone by Mac Barnett, 12pm, Tt’s time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn’t as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama’s message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children’s game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Town Wide Picnic, 12-5pm, Music from Revolver, a Beatles tribute band, jumpee houses, games such as sack races, three legged race, egg race, suitcase race, watermelon eating contest, and tug-of-war, face painting and more, Contratti Field, near Bank Street & Broadway BL, Fairfax

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

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, Harmonics Steel Band, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Harvest Feast, 3-6pm, Come celebrate fall, the bounty of the harvest and this golden time of year with music, activities for everyone, a blessing for the harvest, and a delicious vegetarian family-style feast, Spirit Rock, Woodacre.

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

National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China, 3pm, Marin Veterans’ Memorial, San Rafael.

091414_WesternAdditionSunday Streets, Western Addition, San Francisco.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, New Year Wish Magnets, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Chocolate Festival, Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco.

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.

Preschool Super Fun Sundays: A Sweet Start to the New Year with Octopretzel, 10-11:30am, Celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year with music, art, and stories, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Comedy Day 1 Stage, 5 Hours, 30+ Comedians, A Million Laughs! Organizers say “…it’d be rated PG-13. We ask our performers to “keep it clean,” but occasionally an “off-color” word or topic will pop up. So, please use discretion.” Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Box Car Workshop, 11am-2pm, ages 3+, Build and test box cars made with up-cycled materials. Kids will learn about gravity, wheels and axels, force and inertia by exploring how their car is able to roll with different forces, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Much Ado About Sebastopol, 10am-5pm, fundraiser for local public schools and programs, Ives Park.

Monday, September 15

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

Tuesday, September 16

coverSpecial Blackie Storytime with Illustrator Paige Peterson, 4 pm, We are celebrating the new edition of Blackie, the Horse Who Stood Still with a reading by Illustrator Paige Peterson. Come hear the story, and feast on Blackie cookies and refreshments. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Is School Enough? 7-9pm, documents vivid examples of where new modes of learning and engagement are taking hold and flourishing, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Wednesday, September 17

Becoming a Wildlife Detective, 10am-12pm, Explore our local wildlife and how they have adapted to their environment by examining various animal pelts and skulls, Muir Woods.

Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day, 3:30pm, Come aboard Dread Ship Library if you dare. We’ll set sail in search of doubloons (treasure) with our hardtack (snack) and tattoos (temporary). Dress like a pirate for extra adventure. Perfect for ages 4-8, but everyone is welcome, Sausalito Library.

Novato Library Lecture: Trail Terrors, 5:30-7pm, This is a bilingual event, many people are concerned about the dangers they might encounter in the wild. This family oriented talk about many of the animals in our area, and you might be surprised to learn just how little we have to worry about when we are out on the trail, Novato Library.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Thursday, September 18

daffydaveDaffy Dave, 4pm, ages 5+, Laugh till it aches with Daffy Dave and his comedy magic, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Meet the Author, The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey, 6:30pm, ages 12+, How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Friday, September 19, Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day

Park School’s Gently Used Adult & Children’s Book Sale, 3-5pm, Park School Auditorium, 411 Elm Street, Mill Valley.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, Annual Fireman’s Ball, Main Street, Tiburon.

Friday Night Jazz, 6-9pm, Smith Dobson Quartet, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

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

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Saturday, September 20, California Coastal Cleanup Day

California Coastal Cleanup Day, 9am-12pm, various locations.

California Coastal Cleanup Day, 9am-12pm, Marin County Parks will be cleaning litter and recyclables on the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Path and Bothin Marsh.

Coastal Clean Up, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

Park School’s Gently Used Adult & Children’s Book Sale, 9am-1pm, Park School Auditorium, 411 Elm Street, Mill Valley.”

Join the Coast Cleanup at Muir Beach, 10am-12:30pm, WildCare Family Adventures will participate in the statewide coastal cleanup. Vast amounts of plastic debris litter the world’s oceans causing harm to to wildlife. Most of this debris comes from land If not removed, it will end up in the ocean. We will have a little hike on the beach, and take part in this very important cleanup effort. Bring lunch!

Cool, Clear Waters, 9:30am-12pm, easy two-mile walk with Ranger Lou around an ecological restoration site to learn how the needs of salmon and frogs can inspire people to create habitat for endangered and threatened species during a time of climate change, and still meet the recreational needs of visitors at this popular national park site, Muir Woods.

2014 MVFA TestMill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Children’s Toy & Clothing Sale, 10am-4pm, Marinwood Community Center.

Junior Chef Class, check store for time, ages 9-13, free, learn how to make some great breakfasts, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Story Time with a Ranger, 10:30am-12pm, ages 4-6, explore the adventures and lives of salt marsh creatures through stories and activities, Santa Margarita Island, San Rafael.

Meet the Author, Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, 11am, ages 6+, The search for good food led Alice Waters to France, back to her home in Berkeley, California, to starting the famed restaurant Chez Panisse, and to the founding of the Edible Schoolyard. To her a delicious meal does not start in the kitchen, but in the field with good soil and caring farmers, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Curious George’s Curiosity Day, 11am, stories, activities and giveaways, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Oktoberfest, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Gateway to the Pacific, 11am-3pm, historic reinactment depicting Angel Island and its role in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars of 1899-1902, Angel Island.

Family-Bike-Ride- Web versionFamily Bike Ride, 12-2pm, it is a fun way to learn to navigate the streets together and rules of the road, learn to balance, break, steer and stop, contact peggy@marinbike.org, 456-3469 ext. 8, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

Oktoberfest, 6-9pm, Prost! Come join the German crew dressed in Dirndl’s and Lederhosen and if you have your own attire or accordion, feel free to wear or bring it! We’ll have authentic Oktoberfest food and beverages, Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley.

Film Night in the Park, Despicable Me 2, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Movie Series, 7:30-9:30pm, Frozen, Before the movie: Meet and mingle with Frozen’s Princess Anna! Village at Corte Madera.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, Moonrise Kingdom, 8:30pm, 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.

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.

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.

prk_img_shrew_indexFree 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! Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Chibitronics, 11am-3pm, a hands-on Circuit Sticker workshop and learn how to create light-up LED cards, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

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

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

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, lots of activities for the kiddos, including Dragon Land — a 3,500 square foot children’s activity pavilion filled with arts and crafts, games, animal balloons, face painting, temporary tattoos, yo yo lessons, the Flax Creative Arts Activity Area and more, Treasure Island, San Francisco. Free.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Sunday, September 21

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Sea Otter Spectacular, 10am-5pm, the smallest marine mammal is also one of the most special with adaptations to stay warm, find food, and even use tools!  This month we celebrate the threatened species with our Sea Otter Spectacular in a fun, educational way for both kids and adults, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Shofar Factory, 10am, free, $15 to make your own Shofar (optional), a hands on workshop about the Shofar, RSVP to Rabbi@JewishNovato.com by September 15 , Chabad Jewish Center, Novato.

Story Time with a Ranger, 10:30am-12pm, explore the adventures and lives of salt marsh creatures through stories and activities, Meadow Dr in San Rafael.

kinderfest_eventspot_reg_headerKinderfest, 12-6pm, a fun event for the entire family. In addition to our usual festival program of food, drink, music, and dancing, there are special games, dances, and other activities designed for our younger members and guests, Nature Friends Tourist Club, Mill Valley.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

PrintWoofstock, 12-5pm, Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato

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

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

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

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

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! Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, New Year Wish Magnets, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

AXIS Dance Workshop for Kids, Hop, dance, wiggle, and move to the beat in this series of drop-in creative dance workshops for children of all abilities, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, lots of activities for the kiddos, including Dragon Land — a 3,500 square foot children’s activity pavilion filled with arts and crafts, games, animal balloons, face painting, temporary tattoos, yo yo lessons, the Flax Creative Arts Activity Area and more, Treasure Island, San Francisco. Free.

Sunday Sampler, 1pm, sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Monday, September 22

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

Tuesday, September 23, Autumnal Equinox

Wednesday, September 24, Rosh Hashanah Begins, New Moon

Fairies at the Library, 3-4:30pm, Do you believe in fairies? We do! Join us in the Library’s Fairy Land (the Edgewater Room) for enchanting activities and fanciful fairy snacks. Wear your best fairy clothes! Perfect for ages 4-8, but everyone is welcome, Sausalito Library.

Thursday, September 25

Special Education in Marin and Educational Options/Resources for Children with Special Needs, 6:30-9pm, Town Center at Corte Madera, Community Room.

Friday, September 26, Rosh Hashanah Ends

 

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, Oktoberfest, Main Street, Tiburon.

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

Film Night in the Park, The LEGO Movie, San Anselmo.

Sunset Hike, 5:15-7pm, enjoy an evening stroll to Marshall’s Beach under the setting sun Batteries to Bluffs at the Golden Gate Overlook, Langdon Ct. Please RVSP to 561-2730 or email nature@presidiotrust.gov.

Drawn Together: A Fairyland Celebration of Bay Area Artists, 6-9pm, adult evening out fundraiser full of live art-making, music, food, and fun at America’s first storybook theme park, Children’s Fairyland.

Saturday, September 27, National Public Lands Day

Trail Less Traveled, 9:30am-1pm, a family-friendly, three-mile walk. Must be able to hike moderate slopes and be able to stand for extended periods of time, Muir Woods.

blackie.scarfBlackie’s Hay Day, 10am-4pm, reminiscent of an old fashioned country fair with pony rides, relay races, toy tractors, jumpies, a climbing wall, live entertainment and more and it is a benefit for the Children’s Room at the Tiburon-Belvedere Library, Tiburon.

Junior Chef Class, check store for time, ages 9-13, free, learn how to make delicious noodle dishes, 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.

2013-Carnival-Logo-SQUARE2-300x300Summerfest Carnival, 11-4pm, Admission is FREE! Game booths, GIANT slide, jumpy jumps, petting zoo, face painting, henna, Wheel of Fortune, kiss a pig, dunk tank, high school art display, kid’s stage with school music groups, Davidson’s marching band, yummy BBQ and delicious Pupusas. San Rafael High School.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

I_Am_Eleven_San_Francisco_FLYERI Am Eleven, 4:30pm, Meet the director *AND* I will be hosting the screening and Q&A, Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Movie Series, 7:30-9:30pm, Despicable Me 2, Before the movie: Come and be mesmerized by the magic of local Bay Area magician Timothy James! Village at Corte Madera.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, 7:30pm, bring a chair and picnic, stargaze and learn about “NuSTAR’s Sharper View of the Universe” at the Mountain Theatre.

Film Night in the Park, Frozen, San Anselmo.

The Wizard of Oz with the San Francisco Symphony, 8pm, Davies Symphony Hall.

Imagination Playground, 2-4pm, learn & play date, RSVP required, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Mission: Presidio, 11am-6:30pm, Beginning in the Mission District, join us for a family hike “back in time” along the old mission road. We will learn a little history as we follow the path from Mission Dolores to the Spanish Presidio of 1776, with lots of fun along the way.

2014_posterBay Area Blues Festival

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.

DIY Boat Making, 10:30am-12:30pm, construct simple sponge boats that they can play with outside in our water table, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Imagination Playground, 10am-12pm, learn & play date, RSVP required, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

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

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

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, September 28

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, Fall and winter are a great time to bird watch in the Marin Headlands, Rodeo Lagoon.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Country Fair Day, 10am-3pm, enjoy parade, children’s activities and street booths and more, San Anselmo.

Hike the Headlands, 10am-2pm, NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Make Your Own Moss Garden, 11:30am-1:30pm, ages 5+, decorate your very own moss garden. Learn about the roles mosses and lichens play in our environment, while we enjoy a fun family project, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Hawk Talk & Banding Demo, 12-2pm, about hawk migration and identification, Marin Headlands.

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

Mill Valley Block Party, 1-5:30pm, food, music, kids activities, all funds raised go to Kiddo! Downtown Mill Valley.

9c9c4a48-4810-4d01-9884-e398bba4d678I Am Eleven, 4:30pm, Meet the director, Do you remember when you were 11? Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving portrait of childhood, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

The Reading Together Book Groups , 2pm for “Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy”, ages 8-10 & 4pm for “The Meaning of Maggie”ages 10-12, reading together is a special kind of book group designed to bring together kids and parents through, you guessed it, books! Once a month, we’ll get together and discuss a book that you have each read, diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

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

ExcelsiorSunday Streets, Excelsior, San Francisco.

Drop-In Art Making, 1-3pm, New Year Wish Magnets, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Box Car Workshop, 11am-2pm, ages 3+, Build and test box cars made with up-cycled materials. Kids will learn about gravity, wheels and axels, force and inertia by exploring how their car is able to roll with different forces, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Imagination Playground, 10am-12pm, learn & play date, RSVP required, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Polk Street Blues Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, September 29

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour, 12:30-3:30pm, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.

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

Tuesday, September 30

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

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