About Ronnie

I am pleased to announce the release of my new website, Ronnie’s Awesome List. From now on you will find me at www.ronniesawesomelist.com.

Welcome! This is my first blog, if you’re randomly following me and you’re wondering who I am and what I’m doing here, (or what you’re doing here) please, allow me to introduce myself.
I am Ronnie, you know, as in “Ronnie’s Awesome List“. Yeah, you found me – this is the new home for the “Awesome List” now. I have been tracking events in the Bay Area for a long time because I LOVE being out with my big little girl and I cannot wait to tell you about it. I still refuse to get a cell phone and prefer to ride my bike with a camera permanently attached to the open eye. Pre-child I was quite tech savvy, now, most people think I am in the dark ages. But I have a blog, so I’m back in the 21st century.
Sign up (NOW) to receive our postings and we will find you – FREE! See that link on the right that says “Subscription” – enter your email and never miss another event. If you have an event or fundraiser you want to include in my listing, don’t be shy, I am really nice and like people and dogs (and presents). Keep up to date on the fabulous events happening in Marin County and the whole Bay Area actually. Thank you for lending me your eyeballs, they’re lovely, you may have them back now.


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22 Responses to About Ronnie

  1. TJ Meagher says:

    Hi Ronnie – Very cool and upbeat. Great effort. Hope to pass the word!

  2. MaijaSFO says:

    Congrats on the blog – love Ronnie’s list!

  3. cecil says:

    what a great way for people to know about the marin family-friendly scene.
    thanks!

  4. Jody Branham says:

    How do I tell you about an event!!?

    • marinhood says:

      Hi,
      Feel free to send comments in this fashion and we’ll post. Thank you!

      • Hi Ronnie,

        Just wanted to let you know about an very awesome kids’ music class for parents and kids ages 0-5 coming to San Anselmo this Spring called Little Folkies.We will be offering classes at Pomegranate on Tamalpais ave. as of next week, and next Monday there will be a free demo class. Our website is called: http://www.littlefolkies.com, and folks can register for the demo there, and read more about the class. We currently have a studio in SF and have been offering classes there for quite some time, and we’re very excited about expanding to the north bay this semester. We’d love it if you’d post about us on your awesome blog, and there’s more about the classes and what we offer below:

        The 6 week Spring Session begins next week at Pomegranate in San Anselmo on Mondays at 9:30am and 10:30am. Total cost for one child is $115, and the first class next Monday April 29th, is a free demo. Sign up at http://www.LittleFolkies.com, and begin a Spring time of music making that is sure to be memorable for all!

        At Little Folkies, we work hard to provide a genuine, down-to-earth, engaging, and unique recreational musical experience for little ones and their parents/caregivers. The classes are designed to be acoustic and organic in all ways. A delightful array of nature inspired folk songs for children, with music that harkens back to a bygone era of children’s folk tunes that interweave with the terrain of day to day life.

        Check out our blog at: http://www.littlefolkies.wordpress.com, and we’re also at facebook and twitter and all of that.

        Also, you can read all about Little Folkies in the April edition of Noe Valley Voice.

        http://noevalleyvoice.com/2013/April/Trek.htm

        Read what one Noe Valley parent had to say about about Little Folkies.

        This is not your average music class. Little Folkies masterfully delight children and adults alike with their Guthrie-inspired family favorites. We absolutely love going to music class as a family, and our 4-year-old and our 2-year-old are equally entranced– in class and out. On pretty much a daily basis, we get requests for ‘Rocketship’, ‘Froggy’ or ‘Momma’. As a parent, I love that our kids get exposure to real music and musicians, and an education in American folk music without really even knowing it.
        

Sara B. Noe Valley parent.

        You can also read below about some of the new and exciting developments of Little Folkies this semester. If you have any questions about the class, feel free to
        to e-mail us at contact@littlefolkies.com

        What sets Little Folkies apart from the rest?

        *Music Class recreational song circle for kids and parents created in San Francisco and instructed by active Bay Area musicians

        *Acoustic instruments heard at every class

        *Hands on jamming on child sized instruments at every class

        *A delightful array of nature inspired folk songs for children

        *Instrumental recordings of class material to accompany singing at home

        *Traditional folk songs culled from a deep love of children’s folk music from bygone eras
        —————————————————————-
        Next week marks the beginning of our first ever 6 week Spring semester of Little Folkies classes in Marin.
        Our Spring semester will feature an exciting batch of new Little Folkies originals especially for the Spring, along with several recurring Little Folkies favorites. These will be seasoned with some hand-picked folk traditionals to widen the scope of our repertoire offering. The songs will be lead this semester by Little Folkies lovely Katelyn Sullivan. Katelyn is a charming and talented musician with a great voice and a long time SF resident, active on the Bay Area music scene in addition to her teaching with Little Folkies.

        *A delightful array of nature inspired folk songs for children

        We hope to make music with you this Spring and can’t wait to share the new songs of the Spring Semester with all of you at Little Folkies!



        Musically Yours,
Irena and Joshua
        Creators and Composers of Little Folkies

      • Alison Blume says:

        California Native Plant Society Fall Plant Sale & Fair with Acorn crafting for children
        October 12, 2013 Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
        Green Point Nursery, 275 Olive Ave, Novato, CA expert gardeners will be on hand to give garden advice. Hungry Owl project there with owl boxes, learn how to make native baskets and native plants that heal and nourish. For more information call Alison 415-858-2024.
        Please post.

      • marinhood says:

        Thank you Alison. I included it in my October listing.

  5. Jody Branham says:

    Puppets and Players Little Theatre presents “Puff the Magic Dragon”

    The Puppets & Players Little Theatre revives traditional puppet theatre, an art form that has entertained and educated young and old for centuries.

    In this adaptation of “Puff the Magic Dragon”, a fantasy adventure comes to life! Little Jackie Paper and Puff return to the magical land of Honalee and discover that the mystical “Magic Box” belonging to King Cobwebs has been stolen. Jackie and Puff agree to help the king and his granddaughter find the missing box and return it to the palace. During their quest, our heroes fight a duel onboard a pirate ship with Captain Bilgewater and his sidekick Grog, face a fearful storm at sea, and travel to the bottom of the ocean, where they meet a friendly octopus named Rastapus, who helps Jackie discover that the “Magic Box” contains “the most powerful magic of all”, the magic of his own.

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011 6:00 pm
    Where:
    142 Throckmorton Theatre
    142 Throckmorton Ave.
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

    Tickets $8 kids, $10 adults
    May be purchased at website: http://www.142throckmortontheatre.com/
    or at theatre box office: 415-383-9600,
    and at event
    Proceeds to benefit “Marin Youth Performers”
    the Youth Program of 142 Throckmorton, a non-profit organization

    Puppets and Players Little Theatre website: http://puppetsnplayerstheatre.com/

    Submitted by:
    Jody Branham.

    Jody B. See all of Jody B.’s events »

    What/Why:
    The Puppets & Players Little Theatre revives traditional puppet theatre, an art form that has entertained and educated young and old for centuries.

    In this adaptation of “Puff the Magic Dragon”, a fantasy adventure comes to life! Little Jackie Paper and Puff return to the magical land of Honalee and discover that the mystical “Magic Box” belonging to King Cobwebs has been stolen. Jackie and Puff agree to help the king and his granddaughter find the missing box and return it to the palace. During their quest, our heroes fight a duel onboard a pirate ship with Captain Bilgewater and his sidekick Grog, face a fearful storm at sea, and travel to the bottom of the ocean, where they meet a friendly octopus named Rastapus, who helps Jackie discover that the “Magic Box” contains “the most powerful magic of all”, the magic of his own.

    purchase at box office: 415-383-9600,
    also on web site: http://www.142throckmo
    or on site day of event

    Proceeds to benefit “Marin Youth Performers”
    the Youth Program of 142 Throckmorton, a non-profit organization

  6. Denise Pepp says:

    This Friday, August 5th, from 4-8 p.m., Food Truck Crush is hosting it’s first Family day, featuring a clown, face paint, sidewalk chalk, balloons, and raffles for the kids. Families can enjoy delectable food, sunny weather, free parking, music and a perfect view of the ferry boats.
    Food Truck Crush supports local bands, food and entertainment and has paired up with the local Larkspur band, The Jack Straw Blues Band. Students from neighboring Redwood High School, these local Marinites know how to draw and keep the crowd moving with their electrified brand of blues and rock.

    Food Truck Crush will be at the Larkspur Ferry terminal featuring the following gourmet food trucks this Friday, August 5th.
    Five Dinner Trucks:
    Munch India – Regional Indian cooking with authentic dishes
    Suzie Q’s Lunch Box – Amazing Cajun food from a New Orleans native.
    The Rib Whip – San Francisco’s first gourmet, mid-western style BBQ truck featuring ribs, chicken and traditional sides.
    Pizza Politana- Wood fired artisan pizza from Italy with unique toppings
    Two Dessert Trucks:
    Pacific Puffs – A family-run bakery featuring premium home-baked style cream puffs.
    Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar ‐ Decadent and delicious desserts featured on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”

  7. enzogarcia says:

    Hi there,
    I have been performing a tri-weekly live music show for families with kids under 7 for the past ten years here in the bay area. The show is called, “Breakfast with Enzo.”
    “Breakfast with Enzo”(www.breakfastwithenzo.com) happens every Sunday from 10AM -Noon in Mill Valley at the Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse, 280 Buena Vista Ave. Two different hour long sets of guitar, banjo, accordion, musical saw, and digital looper sing along fun.

    $6 per entrant and siblings under 7 months free.
    Drop in at your convenience, no pre-registration required.
    Contact phone: 415 652 2474

    Thanks and best regards,
    Enzo Garcia

  8. Mindfulness In Healing – a Well-Being Support Group meets every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Pine Street Clinic, 124 Pine Street, San Anselmo.
    This is an open group and all are welcome, including kids and teens.
    For more information visit http://mindfulnessinhealing.org.

  9. Yuliya says:

    Hi folks! Came across your blog and wanted to reach out to you to talk to you about Spotivate (http://www.spotivate.com/explore), a new service to help busy parents find great activities to do with their family, you are obviously in the know and I would love to chat with you! Is there an email for you? or you can email me yuliya[at]spotivate[dot]com

  10. Melissa Gonzalez says:

    Hi Ronnie,
    This is Melissa, I met you at Blackie’s Pasture/ Cove for the release of the Chinook. I am so glad I met your daughter who has such a gift for teaching children and making them feel special. Then to meet you and hear about how you are raising her to be such an outstanding scientist! It was such a pleasure. And thank you for pointing out the leopard sharks who were laying eggs/ spawning in the background. I’ve subscribed to your blog and am looking forward to keeping in touch. You are truly an inspiration as a mom and I do believe you are leading the pack by clear example with all you are doing for your daughter, with her reports, etc. I will always be grateful for your sharing some of your experiences with me as a mom and thank you for having this blog!

  11. Hello Ronnie,

    My name is Lauren with the San Rafael Pacifcs. We are an independent minor league baseball team in the heart of San Rafael. During the games between July 23rd- August 4th we are having a “The Kids are back in town” promotion. We will be offering free tickets to any children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult. If you could post this in our events that would be wonderful. All of the information is listed below.

    “THE KIDS ARE BACK IN TOWN

    In celebration of your own Boys of Summer, the San Rafael Pacifics, returning home in first place from a long, grueling trip to Hawaii, the team is offering all kids 12 and under a free ticket when accompanied by an adult for games scheduled from July 23rd to August 4th. Come out and see the league’s newest team, the East Bay Lumberjacks, and our cross Bay rival, the Vallejo Admirals, in pro baseball action right in your own backyard.

    It’s summer, so what better, low(er) cost fun is there for the whole family? ”

    Thank you so much for your time.
    Lauren Clouston

  12. bonnie cohen says:

    sadie and I enjoyed meeting you and your daughter in the part last sunday.
    I love your blog and am excited to be able to use it. thanks.
    bonnie cohen

  13. Hi Ronnie,
    Can you help me spread the word about the Mother’s Milk Bank (http://mothersmilk.org)? It is the only nonprofit bank providing milk to babies like mine in the Bay Area, and they are running low on milk. I write about why my baby needs this milk here:
    http://www.foodallergygal.com/2014/01/a-babys-cry-for-help.html

    Breastfeeding moms in Marin with extra milk can easily donate either through drop off points in Marin or via Overnight Fedex that the Bank will pay for.

  14. Sarah says:

    What a great resource your blog is! Thank you for taking the time to put this together and for sharing it!

  15. Gisele Clark says:

    Hi Ronnie

    My name is Gisele Clark and I own/run Spark Creativity. We are an art enrichment program for children. I am unique in the fact that I travel. I work with schools, playspaces and other studios and bring all my own supplies and ideas. I currently work in both San Francisco and Marin. I’m at Jack &Jills in San Rafael on Mondays.

    Please take a look at our website and Facebook page.

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