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July 2017

Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
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Drop your little ones off at recess while you enjoy some grown up time! Run some errands, get brunch, take a mid-morning nap.. The possibilities are endless! This drop off is available for 18mo -...

Cost: $40/Child, +$20/Sibling

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina St
San Francisco, CA  94107
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The Orchids in the Park Sale & Exhibition returns again this summer on July 22 & 23, 2017 to showcase a colorful collection of orchids for plant and flower enthusiasts to enjoy....

Cost: $4-$5

Where:
San Francisco County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave.
San Francicisco, CA  941222
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Families are invited to join in East Shore’s Relay For Life, a free community focused fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  With free outdoor games, magic shows, live music,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cerrito Vista Park
950 Pomona Ave
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Telephone: 510.965.8047
Contact Name: Gayané Kanneian
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This exhibit presents the hairy, eight-legged creatures in a new light. Learn more about the non-aggressive largest spiders in the world. Exhibit runs through Labor Day.

Cost: Included with admission: $20 adults, $14 children 4-14, under 4 FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-7080
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PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Learn about all types of sharks from great whites to the gentle Leopard sharks common in the Bay. Feed and touch the Leopard sharks in the aquarium.

Cost: $20

Where:
Marine Science Institute
500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-364-2760
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Artist Roy De Forest will present funky paintings, sculptures and listening stations in this new exhibit featuring quirky characters and unexpected voices that range from a dog trainer to a 10 year...

Cost: $4 plus admission: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members/under 9 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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The coyote is widespread not only in range but also in mythology and folklore. Discover why coyotes are such successful survivors and a topic of so many stories. Meet at the RV campground lot. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
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Shiny Side Up is California's Premiere Bicycle Show. 2017 is our 10th Annual show. The bike show is open to all bicycles from Classics to Customs, please bring out whatever you have.... its all...

Cost: $5

Where:
History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA  95112
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Sponsor: Behind Bars, Inc
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Enjoy the pairing of new work by a contemporary California artist alongside crowns, scepters, portraits and banners bearing the insignia of the empresses and emperors who have served the...

Cost: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members and ages 8 and under FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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All ages are welcome at Berkeley's weekly mid-day dance with a blend of musical styles from all over the world. The music isn't too loud and shoes are optional.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ashkenaz Community Dance Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man (aka Louis Pearl) explores the breath-taking dynamics of bubbles....

Cost: $10 children under 13; $15 adults

Where:
Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Ave
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Rhythmix Cultural Works
Telephone: 510-865-5060
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Crissy Field is a former U.S. Army airfield where many different types of planes took off and landed. Come design your own paper planes; you can even take them down to Crissy Field and see how they...

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will host a free Family Arts Day on Sunday, July 23 from 11am-2pm to showcase its music and visual arts programs. The event will be held at...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA  94040
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Sponsor: Community School of Music and Arts
Telephone: 650-917-6800
Contact Name: Sharon Kenney
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The city of Dublin has just opened a brand-new boardwalk-themed water park that includes a six water slide tower, splash zone for toddlers and sports pool! Open daily June 3-Aug. 13. ...

Cost: $15-17 over 40 inches tall, $13-15 under 40 inches, $3-4 under age 2

Where:
Emerald Glen Park
4201 Central Parkway
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-556-4590
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Once Upon Your Mind is interactive, improvised storytelling. Using a storybook as a starting point, audience members of all ages are encouraged to participate in creating an original...

Cost: $10

Where:
All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave.
Suite B
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: All Out Comedy Theater
Telephone: (510)761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger...

Cost: General Admission is $10 | FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Get outside for games and live music in a block party atmosphere. This event is about bringing Novato and Marin neighbors together.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sherman Avenue and Civic Green
Novato, CA


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Join the San Francisco Symphony for the third annual free concert at Pier 27.  

Cost: Free

Where:
James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27
Pier 27, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94111
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Sponsor: San Francisco Symphony
Telephone: 415-864-6000
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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Shows at 12:00 noon & 3:00 p.m.   Team up with others and explore the weird and wondrous world of electrical and physical phenomena. Watch our physics expert conduct a series of...

Cost: Free with admission. Free for Member.s

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA  94720
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This 45 minute presentation is full of enchantment.  Story book characters,fairies from throughout the kingdom are at the wedding of Princess Aurora and her handsome prince It is sure to delight...

Cost: $25

Where:
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
1880 South Grant Street
San Mateo, CA  94402
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Sponsor: Peninsula Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 650-342-3262
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The newly renovated Larkey Swim Center will be open to the public in June through early September with recreational swimming in the heated pool, swim lessons and an all-abilities...

Cost: $6 adults, $4.50 ages 7-17, $3.50 ages 6 and under, $2 Larkey Spray Ground

Where:
Larkey Swim Center
2771 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-943-5858
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Explore our agricultural history at Santa Clara County's newest park. Meet at the visitor center to see items used on the farm in the 1890s, then take a short walk to learn about the park's...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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The Music in the Park concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water.  All concerts are free!   Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Washington Park
850 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Impresario Samuel Peaches is finally ready to tackle the role of his dreams in Romeo and Juliet. The Peripatetic Players, his eccentric troupe of travelling thespians, are eager to join him. But...

Cost: FREE - donations gratefully accepted

Where:
Franklin Park
1432 San Antonio Road
Alameda, CA
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Sponsor: Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players
Telephone: 510-542-9009
Contact Name: Rebecca Longworth
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Curious Scientist is a hands-on 4 week science program to build your 8-12 year old child's curiosity, creativity and critical thinking. Enjoy the many hands-on science experiments at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Redwood City Downtown library
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Los Gatos Youth Theatre present “Into the Woods,” a show based on the Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondhein.   This is a magical and enchanting fairy tale with a...

Cost: $12

Where:
Los Gatos High School Theater
20 High School Court
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sponsor: Los Gatos Youth Theatre
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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
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Soar through fun facts about your feathered friends from beaks to talons, wings to eggs.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Break Visitor Center
69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA  94561
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Telephone: 510-544-3050
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Town Center Corte Madera celebrates summer with the annual Summer Music Series, set to take place every Sunday, June through August. Free to attend, everyone is invited to get rockin’ to live...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Center Corte Madera
100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Sponsor: `
Telephone: 415-924-2961
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo for ages 4 and older. The program includes dinner, nighttime and morning...

Cost: $80-90

Where:
Oakland Zoo, Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525, ext. 220
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Relax by the lake with the family for this popular concert series every other Sunday featuring local favorites and other bands from around the Bay Area through Sept. 3.  May 28: Carne Cruda...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pleasant Hill City Hall
On the lawn
100 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
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Sponsor: Pleasant Hill Civic Action Commission
Telephone: 925-671-5229
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What could be better for bright summer days than an underwater adventure, complete with singing sea creatures in resplendent attire? That’s what will bubble up for young audiences at The...

Cost: $14 - $25

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Belleview Avenue
Oakland, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: (510) 296-4433
Contact Name: Drew Reitz
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July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30-8:30pm Hitting the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton on Wednesday evenings this July is Creatures of Impulse, the City of Pleasanton's award-winning teen improv...

Cost: Students $5, General $10.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
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Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
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Berkeley Playhouse will present this musical based on the Disney film including a pop-music score, acrobatics and a story about family.  July 7-Aug. 13 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and...

Cost: $22-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Pools open for the 2017 summer season on Mon., June 12! Come slip down a 22-foot-long spiral water slide, climb an interactive play structure in zero-depth-entry water or relax in...

Cost: $4-7, ages 2 and under FREE.

Where:
Robert Livermore Aquatic Center
4448 Loyola Way
Livermore, CA  94550
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Conquer the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park's new inflatable obstacle course! It's more challenging than it looks.   June 5 - Aug. 13 12:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday...

Cost: $3 plus $5 pool entrance fee

Where:
San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park
9900 Broadmoor Drive
San Ramon, CA  94583
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Telephone: 925-828-3427
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This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Shakespeare’s popular romantic romp proves love triumphs over all.

Cost: $37 general, $12 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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Join Simba, Rifiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. This authorized junior...

Cost: $18 adults, $12 kids 12 and under

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate...

Cost: $450

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: El Camino Youth Symphony
Telephone: 650-213-7111
Contact Name: Lori Bingham
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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »


Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
Website »

More information

PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »

More information

This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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We're excited to invite you to our free Eastmont Library Playgroup! Join us for a time of imagination and play that will also offer vital ideas to support early learning. Playgroups...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Eastmont Library
7200 Bancroft Ave #211
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce
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We're excited to invite you to our free Eastmont Library Playgroup! Join us for a time of imagination and play that will also offer vital ideas to support early learning. Playgroups are a great...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Eastmont Library
7200 Bancroft Ave #211
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop
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This is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Foster City Library
1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd.
Foster City, CA
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Telephone: 650-574-4842
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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
Website »

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

More information

This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
View map »


Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
Website »

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Learn how to play the game and join in fun tournaments. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Learn the card game based on ratios of cards, intricate damage/resistance point systems, patience, strategy and a good amount of competitive fun. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Create wearable works of art! Students in this hands-on workshop will learn basic glass fusing and jewelry making techniques to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. All supplies will be provided....

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library, Weekes Branch
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 510-881-7948
Contact Name: Clio Hathaway
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Build a blanket fort and read bedtime stories. Stuffies welcome. Treats provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30-8:30pm Hitting the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton on Wednesday evenings this July is Creatures of Impulse, the City of Pleasanton's award-winning teen improv...

Cost: Students $5, General $10.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
View map »


Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
Website »

More information

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

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Full Circle Farm School, Givelight Foundation and Savers are collecting donations of Unwanted Items for our Yard Sale/ Savers Collection Day sometime this summer. We choose to work with Savers...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate...

Cost: $450

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Sponsor: El Camino Youth Symphony
Telephone: 650-213-7111
Contact Name: Lori Bingham
Website »

More information

Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »


Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
Website »

More information

Create a masterpiece in the art studio, play with water features, scramble through the wiggle wall, go grocery shopping and more at an eclectic space for fun and learning.

Cost: $10

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA
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Telephone: 510-647-1111
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Cindy Miracle's work explores the innate  perspective, the atmospheric textures and the  emotional impact found in architectural  photographs, and the relationship between ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Explore science and meet native California animals like the bobcat, river otter, striped skunk, gopher snake, Western pond turtle and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-342-7755
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PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
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This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Join us at Bayfair Center in San Leandro for storytime with Muriel (http://www.forherstories.com/) every Tuesday from 11am to 12pm at the circle in front of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bayfair Center
15555 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA  94578
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Telephone: 510-357-6000
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Walking toddlers ages 1-3 and their caregivers can visit the South Shore Center’s Adventure Court for playtime with stories, music and crafts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alameda South Shore Center Adventure Court Play Area
523 South Shore Center West
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-521-8100
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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
Website »

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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

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This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Twilight Tuesday is the day we extend our open hours so that you can explore the Garden in the magical evening time. Bring a picnic dinner or take a walk with your family, and discover...

Cost: Half off admission

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 510-643-1924
Contact Name: Sarah Wininger
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Groove to music by performers such as Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors, jump-blues piano man Mitch Woods and slide-blues master Roy Rogers when Concord's Tuesday Night Blues returns for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
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Telephone: 925-671-2489
Website »

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July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30-8:30pm Hitting the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton on Wednesday evenings this July is Creatures of Impulse, the City of Pleasanton's award-winning teen improv...

Cost: Students $5, General $10.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
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Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

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Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Website »

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This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Full Circle Farm School, Givelight Foundation and Savers are collecting donations of Unwanted Items for our Yard Sale/ Savers Collection Day sometime this summer. We choose to work with Savers...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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  In this year's conference we will explore the connections between the stress and trauma from structural inequity (social, political and financial),its impact on brain and behavior,...

Cost: $100

Where:
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St, #290
oakland, CA  94611
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Sponsor: Niroga Insitute
Telephone: (510) 451-3004
Contact Name: BK Bose
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ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate...

Cost: $450

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: El Camino Youth Symphony
Telephone: 650-213-7111
Contact Name: Lori Bingham
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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
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Families and Community volunteers together on this 11 acres community gardens. Activities include:  Feeding the ducks, chickens, quails Pulling our weeds Harvesting vegetables...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
Website »

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PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »

More information

Cindy Miracle's work explores the innate  perspective, the atmospheric textures and the  emotional impact found in architectural  photographs, and the relationship between ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

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Bring the whole family to paint scenery and wildlife of Creekside Marsh along Corte Madera Creek. All skill levels welcome. Supplies, smocks and healthy snacks provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hal Brown Park
250 Bon Air Road
Greenbrae, CA
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Telephone: 415-435-9212
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This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger...

Cost: General Admission is $10 | FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Parents and little ones are invited to an hour of free fun at Toddler Time, every Wednesday in April. This popular series returns with interactive storytelling, dancing, sing-alongs, arts, crafts...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
Website »

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Bay Street’s Center Plaza will host an afternoon of education, dancing and fun for children ages 3-5 each Wednesday through August with Dance-A-Vision Entertainment. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville
5616 Bay St.
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
Website »

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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

More information

This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

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This is a percussionist, performing musician and teaching artist.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Public Library
Outdoor Amphitheater
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
View map »


Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
Website »

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Come celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter by competing in the Triwizard Tournament. Featuring wand lessons, a sorting ceremony, and an obstacle course

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
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July 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:30-8:30pm Hitting the Firehouse Arts Center stage in Pleasanton on Wednesday evenings this July is Creatures of Impulse, the City of Pleasanton's award-winning teen improv...

Cost: Students $5, General $10.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
View map »


Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
Website »

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Watch a classic movie on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper coaster lights twinkling overhead. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back chair, relax and enjoy the free show.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Website »

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Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy this outdoor French market with over 50 food vendors. Includes a kids' corner with activities like cooking classes and arts and crafts. Every Wed. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santana Row
Olin Avenue and Olsen Drive
San Jose, CA
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Featuring some of the best known speakers in the homeschooling and parenting community, HSC’s annual conference is a place to explore, relax, learn and find time to meet with new friends....

Cost: Varies: Free-$220; discounts available if register by July 15

Where:
Hyatt Regency SF Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Sponsor: Homeschool Association of California
Contact Name: Stephanie Hood
Website »

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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »


Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
Website »

More information

ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate...

Cost: $450

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Sponsor: El Camino Youth Symphony
Telephone: 650-213-7111
Contact Name: Lori Bingham
Website »

More information

Cindy Miracle's work explores the innate  perspective, the atmospheric textures and the  emotional impact found in architectural  photographs, and the relationship between ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
View map »

More information

Babies, 0 to 12 months, and their caregivers are invited to join us for 20 minutes of songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, stories and BUBBLES. After storytime, parents and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Educational Park Library
1772 Educational Park Dr
San Jose, CA  95133
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Website »

More information

This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

More information

In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger...

Cost: General Admission is $10 | FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
View map »

More information

This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
View map »


Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
Website »

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Facilitated by Katie Bilsky, Sophie Bigalke and Russell Stephens -Join us in the Playroom on Thursdays for music, movement, and stories! Playtime Together is the perfect bonding activity for you...

Cost: Free

Where:
TALK Line Family Support Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-387-3684
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Kids 5 and up and their caregivers are invited to make magnets or pendants.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Novato Library
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2050
Website »

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
Website »

More information

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

More information

This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

New visitors to Recess can come in to play in our space and learn about membership, parties, classes, and more! There will be a special discount on new memberships. Check out Recess! Free for...

Cost: Free for the family. Advance Enrollment Required.

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina St
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
View map »


Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
Website »

More information

Join us for the Thursday Night Live Series in Downtown Mountain View! Castro Street between Mercy and Villa Streets will be closed to traffic so the public can walk the street to enjoy restaurant...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Mountain View
Castro Street
Mountain View, CA  94040
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Sponsor: City of Mountain View
Telephone: 650-903-6331
Contact Name: Recreation Division
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Outdoor concert season will heat up outside the Lesher Center when the Diablo Regional Arts Association presents free performances by Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra on Thu., June 22 and Dirty Cello...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Outside Plaza
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Diablo Regional Arts Association
Telephone: 925-295-1470
Website »

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Concord's Thursday evening summer Music & Market Series is back with a fun, full schedule of Bay Area bands including the all-female Zeppelin power house Zepparella on July 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
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Telephone: 925-671-2489
Website »

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The YA Road Trip Tour is heading our way! Not Your Mother's Book Club proudly presents Maurene Goo, author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love; Kayla Cagan, author of Piper...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-776-1111
Website »

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This show features juggling, magic, comedy and puppets.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Easton Branch Library
1800 Easton Drive
Burlingame, CA
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Telephone: 650-340-6180
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Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Shrek The Musical, a family-friendly production that boasts a new score by recent Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and a wildly comic...

Cost: $12-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
I-280 & El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Foothill Music Theatre
Telephone: (650) 949-7360
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Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an...

Cost: $40-100

Where:
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Telephone: (650) 463-1960
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Movies in the Park offers the community a wonderful mix of animated films. Presented by OPR, with support from OCF and City of Orinda. Movie begins at dusk.  Thu., July 27: Finding Dory...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Orinda Community Center Park
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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Sponsor: City of Orinda
Telephone: 925-254-2445
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On July 27th at Ray Park the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing When Harry Met Sally within the TBT Movie Series.   If you are looking for a new date night idea or an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ray Park
1525 Balboa
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Bring the family, chairs or blankets and snacks and watch this PG-rated film under the stars.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Onetta Harris Community Center
100 Terminal Ave.
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-330-2250
Website »

More information

Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

When lonely Seymore Krelborn finds an unusual plant in a junk shop, he buys it and names it “Audrey II” after the love of his life. But Audrey II is more unusual than Seymore realizes,...

Cost: $22 adults, $20 kids

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music and views of the sun setting over the bay.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Presidio Main Post
103 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-4323
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Berkeley Playhouse will present this musical based on the Disney film including a pop-music score, acrobatics and a story about family.  July 7-Aug. 13 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and...

Cost: $22-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department! Make sure to follow @burlingame_parksandrec & @burlingame_library on Instagram. Win prizes, be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Burlingame, CA


Telephone: 650-558-7316
Contact Name: Emily Gomes

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Full Circle Farm School, Givelight Foundation and Savers are collecting donations of Unwanted Items for our Yard Sale/ Savers Collection Day sometime this summer. We choose to work with Savers...

Cost: 0

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-690-1725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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Featuring some of the best known speakers in the homeschooling and parenting community, HSC’s annual conference is a place to explore, relax, learn and find time to meet with new friends....

Cost: Varies: Free-$220; discounts available if register by July 15

Where:
Hyatt Regency SF Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Sponsor: Homeschool Association of California
Contact Name: Stephanie Hood
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ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal "first orchestra" experience, to Intermediate...

Cost: $450

Where:
First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: El Camino Youth Symphony
Telephone: 650-213-7111
Contact Name: Lori Bingham
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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
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Join in loads of fragrant fun at this 38th annual garlic festival. Games for kids, pyrotechnic cooking, three stages of live entertainment and the world famous garlic ice cream will keep you busy...

Cost: $18-20, kids under 10 FREE.

Where:
Christmas Hill Park
7050 Miller Ave.
Gilroy, CA
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Cindy Miracle's work explores the innate  perspective, the atmospheric textures and the  emotional impact found in architectural  photographs, and the relationship between ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
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In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger...

Cost: General Admission is $10 | FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival offers the delightful Yerba Buena Gardens Children’s Garden Series, interactive performances specially designed for kids and families, on Fridays in the Yerba...

Cost: Free

Where:
Yerba Buena Gardens Children's Garden
760 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Telephone: 415-543-1718
Contact Name: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
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This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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We're excited to invite you to our free West Oakland Library Playgroup designed for grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, siblings, neighbors, friends, and parents who care for young children!...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Oakland Library
1801 Adeline St
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce Berrigan-Dunlop
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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing code! Code interests: HTML, Alice, Video Games, CSS,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: (408) 945-8003
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Beat the heat on a Friday night with your family at Aqua Adventure Water Park for fun in the water at a special after-hours time and price.  Fri., June 23 Fri., July 21 Fri., Aug. 18...

Cost: $9

Where:
Aqua Adventure Water Park
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA  94538
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Telephone: 510-494-4426
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Need a night out? Your kiddos will be thrilled to have the run of the entire Recess playspace for the evening! They will enjoy the familiar toys, activities and freedom to play that Recess offers...

Cost: $45/Child, siblings + $15

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina St
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its festive night market -- open an extra hour in spring and summer -- with art workshops for the whole family, food trucks, music...

Cost: $7.50 adults, ages 18 and under FREE.

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8459
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Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 for outdoor Movie Nights, held the last Friday of every month through September! Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
Beach Street & The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Enjoy a different band every Friday night while you ride at California's largest skate park. 

Cost: $3 kids, $5 adult riders, non-riders FREE

Where:
Lake Cunningham Skate Park
2305 S. White Road
San Jose, CA
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Brisbane invites you to our annual Summer Concerts in the Park!  Held on Friday nights from 6:00-8:30pm at the Brisbane Community Park starting on July 14th and running until the final concert...

Cost: FREE!

Where:
Brisbane Community Park
Old County Road @ San Francisco
Brisbane, CA  94005
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Sponsor: City of Brisbane
Telephone: 415-508-2141
Contact Name: Noreen Leek
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What could be better for bright summer days than an underwater adventure, complete with singing sea creatures in resplendent attire? That’s what will bubble up for young audiences at The...

Cost: $14 - $25

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Belleview Avenue
Oakland, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: (510) 296-4433
Contact Name: Drew Reitz
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Bring a picnic dinner, gather your friends and family, and enjoy the beauty and "magic" of music in the park!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Magical Bridge Playground
Mitchell Park
600 East Meadow Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Bring a picnic dinner and your children and enjoy a classic tale featuring sets and costumes created by the talented actors performing in the show.  June 23: Hansel and Gretel Hansel and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pioneer Memorial Park
1146 Church St.
Mountain View, CA
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Enjoy an evening of fun, endearing and thought-provoking short films carefully selected by Exploratorium Cinema Arts for curious kids and their families. Showings at 6:30pm and...

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
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The Festival of Inner Peace Tour is coming to the Bay Area July 28, 29, 30, 2017!!!​ Culturally diverse, historic and tech-savvy San Jose hosts the Festival of Inner Peace at the Hammer this...

Cost: 0

Where:
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102
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CMT Mainstage is honored to be the first local theater to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated film, the sweeping story begins at the stately...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: 408-288-5437
Contact Name: Anna Swan
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an...

Cost: $40-100

Where:
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Telephone: (650) 463-1960
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Grab your blankets and enjoy this PG 13-rated comedy about a father who pretends to be a female nanny to get close to his children.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA


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Celebrate how Parks Make Life Better with a movie under the stars!  All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. or when dark outside. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Co-sponsored by the City of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Various Mountain View Parks
Mountain View, CA  94040


Sponsor: City of Mountain View
Telephone: 650-903-6331
Contact Name: Recreation Division
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Marin Shakespeare Company presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. This new version introduces Sabine, D’Artagnan’s sister. Posing as a man,...

Cost: $37 general, $12 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
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The oral storytelling tradition comes to life with the ancient redwood forest as a backdrop. Events throughout the weekend include Big Basin Nature Tails for children of all ages, guided walks that...

Cost: Parking $10, admission FREE

Where:
Basin State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
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This two-day safety event will include multiple demonstrations from community experts for bicycle safety, fire safety, household safety and more. It includes free admission to the museum.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley Playhouse will present this musical based on the Disney film including a pop-music score, acrobatics and a story about family.  July 7-Aug. 13 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and...

Cost: $22-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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When lonely Seymore Krelborn finds an unusual plant in a junk shop, he buys it and names it “Audrey II” after the love of his life. But Audrey II is more unusual than Seymore realizes,...

Cost: $22 adults, $20 kids

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, photos with Sir Topham Hat, face painting, bounce houses and more. July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6. 

Cost: $24

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA
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Two free live concerts on the Boardwalk's Beach Bandstand every Friday night with top bands of the 80s and 90s. Shows start at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Featuring some of the best known speakers in the homeschooling and parenting community, HSC’s annual conference is a place to explore, relax, learn and find time to meet with new friends....

Cost: Varies: Free-$220; discounts available if register by July 15

Where:
Hyatt Regency SF Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Sponsor: Homeschool Association of California
Contact Name: Stephanie Hood
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Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department! Make sure to follow @burlingame_parksandrec & @burlingame_library on Instagram. Win prizes, be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Burlingame, CA


Telephone: 650-558-7316
Contact Name: Emily Gomes

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The main entrance doors open early at 9am so the first 250 guests can get a special ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit. Bring produce to donate and receive a free kid's ride...

Cost: $19.75 adults, $15.75 ages 2-14, members and under 2 FREE

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525
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Celebrate these jaw-dropping animals with a full lineup of special events including hands-on activities, presentations, feedings, and more. Don’t just watch Shark Week on TV; experience...

Cost: Included with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children & seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
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Get your kites and head to the Berkeley Marina as this popular event returns with opportunities to fly a kite, make a kite, watch expert competitions and performances, play in the kids’ zone...

Cost: $15 parking fee, admission FREE

Where:
Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
11 Spinnaker Way
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Telephone: 510-235-5483
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Artist Roy De Forest will present funky paintings, sculptures and listening stations in this new exhibit featuring quirky characters and unexpected voices that range from a dog trainer to a 10 year...

Cost: $4 plus admission: $15.95 adults, $6.95 ages 9-17, members/under 9 FREE

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Sat-Sun, July 29-30, 10am-6pm both days Enjoy the summer sun at one of Alameda's biggest and best events! The 33rd Annual Downtown Alameda Art & Wine Faire features over 250 art &...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Alameda
Park Street & Central Ave (central point in downtown district)
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Downtown Alameda Business Association
Telephone: 510-523-1392
Contact Name: Janet Magleby
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Join in loads of fragrant fun at this 38th annual garlic festival. Games for kids, pyrotechnic cooking, three stages of live entertainment and the world famous garlic ice cream will keep you busy...

Cost: $18-20, kids under 10 FREE.

Where:
Christmas Hill Park
7050 Miller Ave.
Gilroy, CA
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Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30, 2017, 10am to 6pm BOTH DAYS Arts & Crafts, Food, Music, Giant Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Free Candy Drop, Free Kite Making, Team Kite Flying,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Berkeley Marina's Cesar E. Chavez Park
11 Spinnaker Way
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Sponsor: HighlineKites.com
Telephone: 510-235-5483
Contact Name: Tom McAlister
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• Music playing back to back from the stage Celtic, Bluegrass, Rock, Latin • 50 Booths of Fine Art & Handmade Crafts • Good Festival Food & Beer This will be a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mulford Gardens Park
13055 Aurora Drive
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Sponsor: Mulford Gardens Improvement Association
Telephone: (510)798-4297
Contact Name: Allison Modifer
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PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang!  Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and...

Cost: Free

Where:
PIER 39
The Embarcadero @ Beach Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Cindy Miracle's work explores the innate  perspective, the atmospheric textures and the  emotional impact found in architectural  photographs, and the relationship between ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Come join us under the sun ay Sunnyvale! Activities includes: Harvesting crops Feeding ducks, chickens, quails Weeding Watering plans Playdate on dirt mountains with regular...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Full Circle Farm School
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
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Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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In the spirit of community, connectedness and healthy families, let's get together, drink coffee and learn CPR. Dana Lazarovitz Thompson, local mom and Registered Nurse will review...

Cost: $45/person or $60/couple

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina St
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Nature in the Presidio is filled with so many interesting patterns and shapes. What happens when you add ink to those patterns and put them to paper? Come find out by making nature stamps with us.

Cost: Free

Where:
Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Can you dance like a pterosaur? Come to this interactive skit in which you help a scientist and a director create a music video that reveals the true nature of pterosaurs. Check website for other...

Cost: Included with admission: $34.95 adults, $29.95 youth 12-17, $24.95 children 4-11

Where:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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Celebrate a picturesque waterfront locale with live music, food, Kids' Activity Alley and more!

Cost: $15 weekend pass, $10 adults, ages 12 and under FREE

Where:
First Street Green
1st and E. B Streets
Benicia, CA  94510
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Telephone: 707-745-9791
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The city of Dublin has just opened a brand-new boardwalk-themed water park that includes a six water slide tower, splash zone for toddlers and sports pool! Open daily June 3-Aug. 13. ...

Cost: $15-17 over 40 inches tall, $13-15 under 40 inches, $3-4 under age 2

Where:
Emerald Glen Park
4201 Central Parkway
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-556-4590
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Green Hills. Great Schools.  Good-tasting Eats. Our Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette food tour is a two-hour, family-friendly tour great for newbies and anyone looking to discover this...

Cost: Adults: $35; Kids 12 and younger: $20

Where:
3535 Plaza Way
Lafayette, CA
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
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Join us every Saturday morning at 11am for our Barnes & Noble National Storytime, featuring storybooks, activities and more!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Eastridge Mall
2200 Eastridge Loop Space #1420
San Jose, CA  95122
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Telephone: 408-270-9477
Contact Name: Michael Koller

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Celebrate reading at our free Summer Reading Challenge Grand Finale Book End Party. We’ll have games and crafts, and at 1:00, a visit from Uncle Jer’s Travelling Bee Show!

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library, Weekes Branch
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 151-029-35366
Contact Name: Kavita Sagran
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This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes, Curated by his grandson Steven Eichler, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650-948-9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several decades, Ming Quong would become part of a larger...

Cost: General Admission is $10 | FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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11:00 AM - Celebrate Shark Week with local author / illustrator Lily Williams and her critically-acclaimed nonfiction book for kids, If Sharks Disappeared. (Ages 4+) 2:30 PM -  Join the fun...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California St.
San Francisco, CA  94118
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Sponsor: Books Inc./
Telephone: 415-221-3666
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Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on opportunity to...

Cost: $15

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street

Los Gatos, CA  95030
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This exhibit showcases artistic responses to the question: "Los Altos is a community of ...", by K-6 students participating in the Los Altos School District's 4-week summer school...

Cost: Free

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Telephone: 650.948.9427
Contact Name: M. Whitehorn
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Explore our agricultural history at Santa Clara County's newest park. Meet at the visitor center to see items used on the farm in the 1890s, then take a short walk to learn about the park's...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Meet at the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room at the Richmond Public Library to make art and hear a story, then head over to the Richmond Art Center to see the latest exhibitions....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Richmond Public Library
325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA  94804
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Telephone: 510-620-6772
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Impresario Samuel Peaches is finally ready to tackle the role of his dreams in Romeo and Juliet. The Peripatetic Players, his eccentric troupe of travelling thespians, are eager to join him. But...

Cost: FREE - donations gratefully accepted

Where:
Precita Park
3200 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players
Telephone: 510-542-9009
Contact Name: Rebecca Longworth
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AUDUBON CANYON RANCH Martin Griffin Preserve ACR Nature Connection: Storytelling with Ane Carla Rovetta Ane Carla Rovetta is not only a Master Storyteller, she is also an illustrator who draws the...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve
4900 Shoreline Highway 1
Stinson Beach, CA  94970
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Sponsor: Audubon Canyon Ranch: Martin Griffin Preserve
Telephone: 415-868-9244 x116
Contact Name: Eileen Shanahan
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Books Inc. in Santa Clara is turning 1 and we invite you to join us in a special celebration! Beginning at 1:00 PM refreshments and champagne will be served throughout the day and evening. And at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Santa Clara
2712 Augustine Dr.
Suite 120
Santa Clara, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 408-727-1500
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Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL   “Oh, the thinks you can think!” July 8 - August 5, 2017 Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn...

Cost: $25-65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Musicals
Telephone: 415-340-2207
Contact Name: Matthew McCoy
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CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the...

Cost: Free with Admission

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of snakes and other reptiles.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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The 15th year of this summer music festival features local artists and a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, swing and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
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Celebrate summer evenings with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Post Lawn
103 Montgomery Street
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo for ages 4 and older. The program includes dinner, nighttime and morning...

Cost: $80-90

Where:
Oakland Zoo, Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525, ext. 220
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What could be better for bright summer days than an underwater adventure, complete with singing sea creatures in resplendent attire? That’s what will bubble up for young audiences at The...

Cost: $14 - $25

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Belleview Avenue
Oakland, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: (510) 296-4433
Contact Name: Drew Reitz
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The Osher Marin JCC Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts presents: An evening of Joyful, Afro-Cuban Rhythms RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA Performing at the Osher Marin JCC's 25th Annual...

Cost: $25+, Kids 17 & under free. VIP, Reserved tables & General Admission

Where:
The Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA  94903
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Sponsor: The Osher Marin JCC
Telephone: 415-444-8000 x8081
Contact Name: Linda Bolt
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CMT Mainstage is honored to be the first local theater to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney animated film, the sweeping story begins at the stately...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: 408-288-5437
Contact Name: Anna Swan
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An evening of, Afro-Cuban beats with RICARDO LEMVO & MAKINA LOCA Performing at the Osher Marin JCC’s 25th Annual Summer Nights Outdoor Music Series Kid Zone & Playground, Dinners, Dance,...

Cost: $25 +

Where:
The Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA  94903
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The Festival of Inner Peace Tour is coming to the Bay Area July 28, 29, 30, 2017!!!​ Culturally diverse, historic and tech-savvy San Jose hosts the Festival of Inner Peace at the Hammer this...

Cost: 0

Where:
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94102
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an...

Cost: $40-100

Where:
Lucie Stern Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Telephone: (650) 463-1960
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Families and train buffs can experience Diablo Valley Lines -- now in its seventh decade -- during 2017 whistle stop shows featuring hundreds of model trains representing...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-937-1888
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Come to the Anthony Chabot Family Campground each Saturday through August for after-dark fun and learn about nature through games, songs and stories around the campfire.  There are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
9999 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-544-3187
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Advances in recent decades have allowed amateur astronomers to produce deep space and planetary pictures that rival those taken by professional observatories. This is an overview of instruments and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rock Springs parking lot
Mount Tamalpais
, CA
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Telephone: 415-258-2410
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Berkeley Playhouse will present this musical based on the Disney film including a pop-music score, acrobatics and a story about family.  July 7-Aug. 13 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and...

Cost: $22-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Families are invited to enjoy fun for the little ones at Town Center Kids, an all-new summer series taking place every Saturday June through August. Free to attend, Town Center Corte Madera will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Center Corte Madera
100 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera, CA  94925
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Telephone: 415-924-2961
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Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, photos with Sir Topham Hat, face painting, bounce houses and more. July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6. 

Cost: $24

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA
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Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers is an exhibit portraying the relationship between flowers and pollinators. The exhibit is based around 70-some photographs of pollinators in wild and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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This two-day safety event will include multiple demonstrations from community experts for bicycle safety, fire safety, household safety and more. It includes free admission to the museum.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA
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Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM-focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through 7 years, and families in foundational skills that foster...

Cost: Included with admission of $13, under 1 FREE

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
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When lonely Seymore Krelborn finds an unusual plant in a junk shop, he buys it and names it “Audrey II” after the love of his life. But Audrey II is more unusual than Seymore realizes,...

Cost: $22 adults, $20 kids

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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The oral storytelling tradition comes to life with the ancient redwood forest as a backdrop. Events throughout the weekend include Big Basin Nature Tails for children of all ages, guided walks that...

Cost: Parking $10, admission FREE

Where:
Basin State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
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Conquer the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park's new inflatable obstacle course! It's more challenging than it looks.   June 5 - Aug. 13 12:30-3:30pm Monday-Friday...

Cost: $3 plus $5 pool entrance fee

Where:
San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park
9900 Broadmoor Drive
San Ramon, CA  94583
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Telephone: 925-828-3427
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This musical is inspired by the stories of Dr. Seuss, including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches the Egg and Miss Gertrude McFuzz. 1pm Fri. and Sat. and 11am Sun.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Marin Shakespeare Company presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of the classic novel by Alexander Dumas. This new version introduces Sabine, D’Artagnan’s sister. Posing as a man,...

Cost: $37 general, $12 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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Six quirky adolescents compete in a spelling bee run by three quirky grown-ups in this musical.

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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  • Instagram Scavenger Hunt

    2017.07.28
    8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    Celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department! Make sure to follow @burlingame_parksandrec...

  • HSC Homeschool Convention

    2017.07.27
    8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Hyatt Regency SF Airport

    Featuring some of the best known speakers in the homeschooling and parenting community, HSC’s annual conference is a place to explore, relax,...

  • Clutter For Cause

    2017.04.11
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Full Circle Farm School

    Full Circle Farm School, Givelight Foundation and Savers are collecting donations of Unwanted Items for our Yard Sale/ Savers Collection Day...

  • ECYS Summer Music Conservatory

    2017.07.17
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church

    ECYS invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed ECYS Summer Music Conservatory Program! From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal...

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival

    2017.07.28
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Christmas Hill Park

    Join in loads of fragrant fun at this 38th annual garlic festival. Games for kids, pyrotechnic cooking, three stages of live entertainment and the...

  • Exhibit | Radiant Light: The Story of Eastfield / Ming Quong

    2017.04.21
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU

    In the 1930s, the Ming Quong orphanage in Los Gatos, housed rescued and abandoned Chinese girls from the Bay Area. Over the course of several...

  • Eichler Homes: Modernism for the Masses

    2017.04.29
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Los Altos History Museum

    This exhibit will honor Eichler Homes, which thrived locally from 1949-1966, and Joseph Eichler’s dream of affordable contemporary homes,...

  • Code Writing Kids Summer Camp

    2017.07.10
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hillview Library

    This summer, CodeWritingKids is holding a free four-day summer camp at Hillview Branch Library introducing students to programming and writing...

  • Family Friday

    2017.06.23
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Aqua Adventure Water Park

    Beat the heat on a Friday night with your family at Aqua Adventure Water Park for fun in the water at a special after-hours time and price. ...

  • Friday Nights @ OMCA

    2017.05.05
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Oakland Museum of California

    Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its festive night market -- open an extra hour in spring and summer -- with art...

  • Date Night Drop-Off (2-7 yrs)

    2017.07.28
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Recess Urban Recreation

    Need a night out? Your kiddos will be thrilled to have the run of the entire Recess playspace for the evening! They will enjoy the familiar toys,...

  • Brisbane's Summer Concerts in the Park

    2017.07.14
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Brisbane Community Park

    Brisbane invites you to our annual Summer Concerts in the Park!  Held on Friday nights from 6:00-8:30pm at the Brisbane Community Park...

  • Children’s Theatre in the Park

    2017.06.23
    6:30 PM @ Pioneer Memorial Park

    Bring a picnic dinner and your children and enjoy a classic tale featuring sets and costumes created by the talented actors performing in the...

  • CuriOdyssey Cinema Nights - July 28

    2017.07.28
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ CuriOdyssey

    Enjoy an evening of fun, endearing and thought-provoking short films carefully selected by Exploratorium Cinema Arts for curious kids and...

  • CMT Mainstage Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    2017.07.28
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Montgomery Theater

    CMT Mainstage is honored to be the first local theater to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and the Disney...

  • Festival of Inner Peace: Music, Dance & Inner discovery

    2017.07.28
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Veterans Building

    The Festival of Inner Peace Tour is coming to the Bay Area July 28, 29, 30, 2017!!!​ Culturally diverse, historic and tech-savvy San Jose...

  • Little Shop of Horrors

    2017.07.27
    All Day @ Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

    When lonely Seymore Krelborn finds an unusual plant in a junk shop, he buys it and names it “Audrey II” after the love of his life. But...

  • Day Out With Thomas

    2017.07.28
    All Day @ Roaring Camp Railroad

    Enjoy a train ride with Thomas, photos with Sir Topham Hat, face painting, bounce houses and more. July 28-30 and Aug. 4-6. 

  • Child Safety Campaign and Fair

    2017.07.28
    All Day @ Habitot Children's Museum

    This two-day safety event will include multiple demonstrations from community experts for bicycle safety, fire safety, household safety and more....

  • Bands on the Beach

    2017.06.23
    All Day @ Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Two free live concerts on the Boardwalk's Beach Bandstand every Friday night with top bands of the 80s and 90s. Shows start at 6:30pm and...


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