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August 2016

1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
View map »


Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
Website »

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Join us for the Aloha Races and Polynesian Festival. We'll celebrate the history of our Polynesian connection since the Three Hawaiian Princes first rode the waves at the mouth of the San...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf
, CA


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Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To participate, register online at kidsbowlfree.com to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
Website »

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Explore social, economic and demographic changes in West Oakland through this exhibition featuring artwork co-created by artists and members of the neighborhood's community. ...

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
Website »

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This event features local art, prestigious wineries, live music, micro-breweries and a family midway. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skypark
361 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA
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Come crack a husk, shake a branch and delve into the life of the almond. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Break Visitor Center
69 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-544-3050
Website »

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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

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Celebrate Oakland with the new installation “Warriors Pride, Oakland Pride” in the Gallery of California History and visit the special exhibition “Oakland: I want you to...

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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Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Website »

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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

Enjoy food trucks and tents, kid friendly food like farm fresh produce, yoga and more. 11am-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Presidio at the Main Parade Ground
Montgomery Street at Lincoln Street
San Francisco, CA
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August 20-21, Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Festival highlights: *Amazing varieties of locally grown Heirloom tomatoes will be featured in Tomato Alley. *Back by popular demand is the VIP Wine,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Fairfield
1000 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA  94533
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Sponsor: Fairfield Main Street Association
Telephone: 707-422-0103
Contact Name: Yolanda Ramirez
Website »

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  Marin French Cheese Company, the iconic California producer of Brie, Camembert and original French-style cheeses, is having a Summer Picnic Party on Sunday August 21, 2016, from 11am – 3pm,...

Cost: 12.50 for adults over 12

Where:
Marin French Cheese Company
7510 Pt. Reyes-Petaluma Rd
Petaluma, CA  94952
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The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
Website »

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Bike, stroll or walk through the Mission District on car-free streets.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mission District
Valencia Street from 26th Street to McCoppin Hub Plaza
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-344-0489
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The former “Sippy Alison” of the children’s band The Sippy Cups performs in this children’s music series. There will also be an inflatable playland.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

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Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our MakerSpace Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on...

Cost: $5

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center next to Friends of the Library
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Oakland’s flagship festival is back with an array of music, dance, art, food and fun. Don’t miss the festival’s third annual Oaktown Throwdown BBQ competition on Saturday. 

Cost: $12 adults, $7 seniors and youth, 12 and under FREE.

Where:
Frank Ogawa Plaza
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA  94612
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Telephone: 510-444-CITY
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Art + Soul Oakland, the East Bay’s iconic festival that launched a downtown renaissance, brings tons of music, dance, art, and family fun. Recognized for its focus on homegrown talent, the...

Cost: $12 adults; $7 seniors and teens; 12 & under free

Where:
Downtown Oakland
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
& nearby streets
Oakland, CA  94612
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For this gingerbread boy, it’s eat or be eaten! When Shirley bakes herself a gingerbread treat to bring to school, the last thing she expects is for him to leap out of her lunchbox and...

Cost: free

Where:
Laurel Book Store
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Laurel Book Store
Telephone: 510-452-9232
Contact Name: Luan Stauss
Website »

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Examine a variety of artifacts up close while you learn about basic artifact handling. 3rd Sunday

Cost: Included with admission: $5-9 adults, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1664 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3665
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Presented by the Golden Gate Park Band, which has been performing 134 seasons of music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Spreckels Temple of Music
Music Concourse
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-5500
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Come create and take home a fun marine-themed souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: (831) 459-3800
Website »

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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
Website »

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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Website »

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Love unrequited and requited, twins, mistaken identity, and hilarious pranks are set to an acoustic rock score in Actors Ensemble of Berkeley's production of Twelfth Night by William...

Cost: Free

Where:
John Hinkel Park
180 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-649-5999
Contact Name: Renante Credo

More information

Listen to a rock-Americana band as part of the Summer Sunday Concert Series.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Piccolo Pavilion
Old Corte Madera Square
Tamalpais Boulevard and Corte Madera Avenue
Corte Madera, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Vintage ‘60s-style rock band that plays oldies and contemporary hits.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Marlin Park
Neptune and Cringle streets
Redwood Shores, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

More information

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

Cost: Tickets start at $20

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Telephone: 800-745-3000
Website »

More information

Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic masterpiece set in a re-imagined Renaissance Italy. In a time when flirting was a capital offense, a handsome wandering minstrel has fallen in love with the beautiful...

Cost: $20-60

Where:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Telephone: 415-978-2787
Contact Name: box office
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50 celebrated works.  July 6- Sept. 25. ...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

More information

See youth performers from Poisen Apple Productions present the fun and quirky Seussical the Musical! 230pm and 7:30pm

Cost: $22

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94595
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
Website »

More information

Old fashioned country fair promotes arts and raises funds to benefit local youth programs. Includes live entertainment, kids’ korral, hand crafted goods, home cooking and more. 10a-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pescadero, CA


Website »

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The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

More information

Art, food, wine, live music and a children’s playland.  10am-6pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
El Camino Real and Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Learn how the zoo cares for animals, enjoy snacks, activities and a continental breakfast. For ages 6 and up; all children must be accompanied by adults.

Cost: $100 per person

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard at Great Highway
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-753-7073, ext. 8137
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

Show More...
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1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
View map »


Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
View map »


Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

Cost: Tickets start at $20

Where:
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Telephone: 800-745-3000
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
View map »


Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
View map »


Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Got Tantrums? Got No's? Join Rebecca Walsh of Early Childhood Matters to learn more about your toddler's rapidly developing brain and gain positive parenting approaches for typical toddler...

Cost: $38

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina St
san francisco, CA  94107
View map »

More information

Build your own website using HTML, CSS and javascript. No experience necessary. Registration required. Tuesdays, 3-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Millbrae Library
1 Millbrae Ave.
Millbrae , CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-697-7607, ext. 233
Website »

More information

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
View map »


Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
Website »

More information

At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

More information

Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

More information

This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
View map »


Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
Website »

More information

Repurpose and old T-shirt using bleach pens, braiding, beading, cropping and tying.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-591-0341
Website »

More information

Compare the familiar with the foreign, the standard with th etrendy and quirky combinations. For ages 10 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Western Addition Branch Library
1550 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-355-5727
Website »

More information

Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

More information

Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Esplanade Park
Capitola, AL


Website »

More information

Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers can participate in science-themed stories and fun hands-on activities. Pajamas welcome!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway
Oak View Room
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Telephone: 925-977-3340
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50 celebrated works.  July 6- Sept. 25. ...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

More information

Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
View map »


Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
Website »

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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Make recipes from favorite children’s books.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodside Library
3140 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA
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Telephone: 650-851-0147
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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
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What’s BIG, RED, LOVEABLE and visiting Hillsdale Shopping Center to meet and greet kids? It’s Clifford, from KQED’s children’s television programming Clifford the Big Red Dog and...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue
Nordstrom Court
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Sponsor: Hillsdale Shopping Center
Telephone: 650-571-1029
Contact Name: Hillsdale Concierge
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Relax at Todos Santos Plaza to enjoy a tribute to Santana’s more than 30 year history as part of Concord's Thursday evening summer Music & Market Series​.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
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Telephone: 925-671-3464
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Steinbeck Center Director, Susan Shillinglaw, and Los Gatos historian, Peggy Conaway discuss fabled Los Gatos residents, John Steinbeck and Ruth Comfort Mitchell. Despite the fact that Steinbeck...

Cost: $15 for Non-members, $10 for Members

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Bay Street will fire up Emeryville on Thursday nights this summer with the return of the Catch the Fever dance series! From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
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See the 1980s teen movie classic "Pretty in Pink."  Movies run every Thursday at sunset through Sept. 1.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, AL
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Telephone: 650-780-7000
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Everyone is invited to experience a lively evening of festive song and whacky fun at the Jack London Square free Sing-Along Cinema series. Both families and film fans will enjoy screenings of Glee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Harrison and Water
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Make wands for giant bubbles, craft your own perler bread picture or build with marshmallows. There will be a new project each week. 2:30-3:30pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Valley Library
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA
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Telephone: 650-851-0560
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This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7000
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Visit any national park for free Aug. 25-28.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Muir Woods
1 Muir Woods ROad
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-388-2595
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
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Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website »

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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Listen to the New Orleans sound as expressed through voice, blues guitar, jazz bass and more.  Repeats at 12:15.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Children's Garden
Yerba Buena Gardens
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-543-1718
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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
View map »


Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
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Combining a blend of comedy and magic, Timothy James creates a fun, upbeat atmosphere while stimulating the imaginations of both the young and the young at heart.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its expanded festive night market with art workshops for the whole family, food trucks, music and half-price admission for adults....

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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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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East Bay Area Therapy is launching an anxiety support group for teenagers who struggle with panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and posttraumatic stress. The group will provide...

Cost: 50/session

Where:
East Bay Area Therapy
1459 San Pablo Avenue, Suite B
Pinole, CA  94564
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Telephone: 510-621-8143
Contact Name: Grace Pacheco, M.A., MFT
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Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and a Zoovie movie with the whole family. The show tonight is Ratatouille.  Fri., Aug. 26. 6:30-9:30pm.

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525, ext. 220
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Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected family movie. Meet...

Cost: 6-7

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: Oakland Zoo
Telephone: 510-632-9525
Contact Name: Education Reservations
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Attn: Barnes & Noble kids and parents, join us for our Fantastic Friday Storytime, where our booksellers read classics and childhood favorites alongside new stories with imagination and wonder!

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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Free movies shown on a large screen at Esplanade Park bandstand next to beach. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Esplanade Park Bandstand
Capitola Village, CA


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Families and train buffs can ‘ride’ the Diablo Valley Lines all year long during its 2016 whistle stop shows, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th...

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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Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Watch a short film about the County Park system followed by the feature movie Star Wars The Force Awakens on a giant outdoor screen. Bring a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Motorcycle County Park
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
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Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s and early '90s. Two shows - 6:30 and 8:30pm 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

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Visit any national park for free Aug. 25-28.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Muir Woods
1 Muir Woods ROad
Mill Valley, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-388-2595
Website »

More information

Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-780-7000
Website »

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Listen to top bands from the 80s and 90s under the lights of the boardwalk. 630 and 830pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

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This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
Website »

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1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in the state of California. Students participate by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Gala Event at Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
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Sponsor: ICF
Telephone: 408-674-6840
Contact Name: Nihal Koc
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Join a ranger to learn about the King Mountain Loop Trail and learn about the area’s unique natural resources.

Cost: FREE

Where:
King Mountain Preserve
meet at the gate at the end of Ridgecrest Ro
Kentfield, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2816
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Spontaneous joy and singing spectacular music is, once again, in the air as Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (PEBCC) launches its 34th season by inviting young singers to audition for one of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Veteran's Memorial Building
401 Highland Ave
Piedmont, CA  94611
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Sponsor: Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir
Telephone: 510-547-4441
Contact Name: Max Stoffregen - Registrar
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Enjoy a quiet walk as we explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life under a shady canopy of water-loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: FREE with admission of $15 adults, $10 child/seniors, FREE 4 and under

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Find out from the experts the potentials and challenges of this new type of aviation. Includes examples and demonstrations.

Cost: Included with admission: $15 adults, $10 youth ages 5-17, under 5 FREE with payi

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-654-0200
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Explore social, economic and demographic changes in West Oakland through this exhibition featuring artwork co-created by artists and members of the neighborhood's community. ...

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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The East Bay SPCA  (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Pet Adopt-a-thon is set to partner with Jack London Square to find forever homes for furry friends. On one special day,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Proud of My Family Celebration at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose August 27 & 28 Visitors will enjoy activities designed to celebrate all types of families at the Proud of My Family...

Cost: Infants are free; Children and Adults $13

Where:
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA  95110
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Telephone: 408-221-3814
Contact Name: Cecliia Clark
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

Cost: $12 Adult; $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and u

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Learn about the physics of spinning as you make a twirling top that can draw.

Cost: $3 per child or $5 per parent-child combo

Where:
Mission Art Center
745 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-695-5014
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Kids up to age 5 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and movements conducted in Spanish with First 5. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
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Telephone: 510-284-0640
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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Grand Opening July 9th! Kids Attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start re-writing the story using imagination...

Cost: Adult $12/Child $8

Where:
The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Once Upon Your Mind
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Visit Lakeshore Learning every Saturday 11 a.m.—3 p.m. for a fun, free craft! Call our store for more details or visit: Bit.ly/freecraftsforkids  Lakeshore Learning - San Leandro1144 Montague...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
1144 Montague Ave.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning
Telephone: 510-483-9750
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Have fun and learn about pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety with Officer Cordell Bailey, a Traffic Safety Education Officer from San Jose's Department of Transportation.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Valley Branch Library
1243 San Tomas Aquino Road
San Jose, CA
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Lakeshore Learning Stores offer a free craft for kids ages 3 and older each Sat. at both the Walnut Creek and San Leandro (1144 Montague Ave.) locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
1929 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-944-1495
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Come and experience 3D Modeling and 3D Printing and allow your children to unleash their creativity. Kids and Teens will be exposed to 3D Modeling using TinkerCad and will also be demonstrated...

Cost: Free

Where:
YoungWonks
6920 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 219
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: YoungWonks - Technology School for Kids and Teens
Telephone: 855-966-5756
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Explore a unique and fascinating Pacific Coast redwood forest. Discover how these ancient trees are connected to humans and the environment. Meet at the Giant Twins trailhead. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mt. Madonna County Park
7850 Pole Line Road
Watsonville, CA
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Answer a few questions in each gallery and receive a prize at the end of the hunt. 4th Saturday

Cost: Included with admission: $5-9, under 5 FREE

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1342 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3665
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Learn all about bees including how they create a beehive and how they collect pollen to create honey. For preschool through grade 1 with adult.

Cost: $20/adult and child pair

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Artist Asha Kalonia will teach a workshop for all ages about creating kites for symbolic representation.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Where:
Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA  94709
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Telephone: 510-644-6893
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Discover the connection between physics and animation in this hands-on workshop. For ages 7-17; under 13 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Cost: $8

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St. in the Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with the docile animals of For Goodness Snakes. This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave.
San Jose, CA
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This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a wish by a Zoltar machine at a carnival must cope...

Cost: $27-45

Where:
Coastal Repertory Theatre
1167 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
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Sponsor: Coastal Repertory Theatre
Telephone: 650.569.3266
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Ages 7+, Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult   Explore the art and tradition of Calligraphy with Marian Gault.   Marian Gault has studied calligraphy and handwriting her...

Cost: $20

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Light up the night with these colorful Matisse-inspired paper-cut lanterns. For ages 4-14. Presented by the Museum of Craft and Design.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mission Bay Library
960 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2838
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Princess Penny is home from competing in the Olympics, when she discovers there are problems in the kingdom. A dragon has been spotted in the hills above the castle and her father, the King,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alviso Branch Library
5050 North First St.
San Jose, CA
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Discover the science secrets behind your super hero’s special powers. Experiment with elasticity In a Single Bound and create a Bionic Ear to test your new-found hearing. For ages 5...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pearl Avenue Branch Library
4270 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Love unrequited and requited, twins, mistaken identity, and hilarious pranks are set to an acoustic rock score in Actors Ensemble of Berkeley's production of Twelfth Night by William...

Cost: Free

Where:
John Hinkel Park
180 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-649-5999
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

Where:
Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C
, CA


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
Website »

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Bring your picnic blankets, chairs and marshmallows to gather around the campfire with rangers for songs, skits and stories to celebrate naturalist John Muir.  May 28, June 25, July 30...

Cost: FREE

Where:
John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Ave.
Front Gate
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-8860
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic masterpiece set in a re-imagined Renaissance Italy. In a time when flirting was a capital offense, a handsome wandering minstrel has fallen in love with the...

Cost: $25-51

Where:
Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA  94550
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Sponsor: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Telephone: 925-373-6800
Contact Name: box office
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Enjoy great friends and family, authentic Italian foods, live entertainment and strolling the many wonderful arts and crafts merchants.  August 27, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m....

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

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Bring the kids out for nature crafts, garden care, outdoor games and exploration. Bring a lunch for a picnic. 12-3pm

Cost: Included with admission: FREE for San Francisco residents. Non-residents are $8

Where:
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-661-1316
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Visit any national park for free Aug. 25-28.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Muir Woods
1 Muir Woods ROad
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-388-2595
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Shop for original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, fashion and more. 10am-4pm.

Cost: $3, under 13 FREE

Where:
Treasure Island
Avenue of the Palms
San Francisco, CA
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

Cost: Included with admission: $29.95 adults, $24.95 ages 13-17, $19.95 ages 4-12, und

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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This new exhibition features a large selection of never-before-shown photographs, Civil War cartes and federal currency from famed 19th century runaway slave Sojourner Truth.  July...

Cost: $12 general admission, UC Berkeley students and ages 18 and under FREE

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sequoia High School campus
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7000
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

Cost: $15 stand-alone exhibit, $30 for general admission plus exhibit

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

Cost: $5 plus admission of $15 adult, $10 senior/child, kids 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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  • 1st Annual Statewide Artwork Contest

    2016.08.16
    1:15 AM - 11:15 PM @ Gala Event at Discovery Meadow

    1t Annual Statewide Artwork Contest Theme: ICF Art Contest ’16 is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle and high school students in...

  • Explore New Worlds

    2016.03.02
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Lawrence Hall of Science

    At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the...

  • Once Upon Your Mind

    2016.07.09
    10:30 AM - 11:30 PM @ Flight Deck

    Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite...

  • Redesign a T-shirt

    2016.08.24
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ San Carlos Library

    Repurpose and old T-shirt using bleach pens, braiding, beading, cropping and tying.

  • BIG! The Musical

    2016.07.29
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Coastal Repertory Theatre

    This endearing story is the musical adaptation of the 1988 Tom Hanks film. Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who grows up overnight after being granted a...

  • Chocolate Tasting

    2016.08.24
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Western Addition Branch Library

    Compare the familiar with the foreign, the standard with th etrendy and quirky combinations. For ages 10 and up.

  • Half Moon Bay Coastside Passeggiata

    2016.07.21
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Participating businesses along the Half Moon Bay C

    Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in...

  • Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts

    2016.06.08
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Esplanade Park

    Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. 

  • Pajama Science

    2016.08.24
    6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Walnut Creek Library

    Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers can participate in science-themed stories and fun hands-on activities. Pajamas welcome!

  • The Magic Treehouse Traveling Exhibit

    2016.05.28
    All Day @ Bay Area Discovery Museum

    Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through...

  • Drone Plex

    2016.03.05
    All Day @ Hiller Aviation Museum

    Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone...

  • Summer Trees Casting Shade

    2016.07.06
    All Day @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

    Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50...

  • Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio

    2016.05.18
    All Day @ Walt Disney Family Museum

    Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

  • Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”

    2016.08.13
    All Day @ Sequoia High School campus

    The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents this production.

  • Beach Animal Kinetic Sculptures

    2016.05.27
    All Day @ Exploratorium

    Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

  • CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG BRINGS BIG TIME FUN TO HILLSDALE SHOPPING CENTER

    2016.08.25
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Hillsdale Shopping Center

    What’s BIG, RED, LOVEABLE and visiting Hillsdale Shopping Center to meet and greet kids? It’s Clifford, from KQED’s children’s television...

  • Caravanserai

    2016.08.25
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Todos Santos Plaza

    Relax at Todos Santos Plaza to enjoy a tribute to Santana’s more than 30 year history as part of Concord's Thursday evening summer Music...

  • Discussion| Mitchell vs. Steinbeck: Literary Rumble

    2016.08.25
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos

    Steinbeck Center Director, Susan Shillinglaw, and Los Gatos historian, Peggy Conaway discuss fabled Los Gatos residents, John Steinbeck and Ruth...

  • Catch the Fever at Bay Street

    2016.07.21
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bay Street

    Bay Street will fire up Emeryville on Thursday nights this summer with the return of the Catch the Fever dance series! From novice groovers to...

  • Creativity Lab

    2016.06.30
    All Day @ Portola Valley Library

    Make wands for giant bubbles, craft your own perler bread picture or build with marshmallows. There will be a new project each week. 2:30-3:30pm.


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