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April 2017

45th Annual Primavera Century ·       Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM ·       Mission San Jose High...

Cost: varies

Where:
Mission San Jose High School
41717 Palm Avenue
Fremont, CA  94539
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Sponsor: Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club
Contact Name: James Takasugi
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The start of this 5K/10K family race is in the San Carlos Airport Runway. Run the 2,600-foot runway before continuing through the wetlands of Don Edwards Nature Preserve on Bair Island, then return...

Cost: Adults: $30-40 in advance, $40-50 race day. Children: $20-25 in advance, $25-30

Where:
San Carlos Airport
620 Airport Way
San Carlos, AL
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Telephone: 650-654-0200
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What: Clearing overgrowth and brush from Mountain Blvd., along the Hwy 13 fence and repairs and clean up of Montclair Park. Afterward please join us to show our appreciation for all the hard work...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Montclair Park
6300 Moraga Ave
Oakland, CA  94611
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Telephone: 510-339-1000
Contact Name: Daniel Swafford
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This Celebration of Cycling includes bounce houses, kids races, daily egg hunts and a race on the famed Laguna Seca Racetrack. 

Cost: $20, kids 12 and under FREE

Where:
Laguna Seca Raceway
1021 Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA
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Science Bites!  Take a bite out of science and discover Bay predators at Aquarium of the Bay. Find out what’s on the menu as we explore three of the Bay’s most fascinating...

Cost: Free with Aquarium admission ($24.95 adults; $14.95 children and seniors)

Where:
Aquarium of the Bay
The Embarcadero at Beach St.
San Francisco, CA  94133
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Sponsor: Aquarium of the Bay
Telephone: 415-623-5300
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On this leisurely walk you’ll learn more about how Muir experienced the world and why he continues to be an inspiration and influence to nature lovers. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Monte Bello Preserve
Los Gatos, CA


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San Carlos Farmers' Market will open Sunday, June 5th from 10 am to 2 pm and continue weekly on Sundays year-round. Located downtown San Carlos (700 block of Laurel Street), the market will feature...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown San Carlos
700 block of Laurel Street
White Oak Way
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 650-593-1068
Contact Name: David Bouchard
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Learn from a ranger how to plan for a multi-day outing in the back country and what you should bring. Afterwards practice with your gear (bringing a backpack is optional) and go on an easy hike....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Meet at the gate on San Carlos Way
Novato, CA


Telephone: 415-473-6381
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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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Enjoy an easy guided walk each weekend March 11-May 14 for all ages to learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Bring water and...

Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Where:
Jepson Prairie Preserve
Cook Lane off Highway 113
Dixon, CA  95620
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Telephone: 530-758-5093
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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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Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. 

Cost: $20 adult and child

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Take part in a half-day hands-on training session by a certified instructor through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Ages 6 and up must provide their own ATV and required safety gear....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Motorcycle County Park
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
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The UC Gill Tract Community Farm invites the Bay Area community to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music and...

Cost: Free

Where:
UC Gill Tract Community Farm
1050 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA  94706
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Sponsor: UC Gill Tract Community Farm
Telephone: 510-314-4287
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The community is invited the fourth Sunday of each month to enjoy a delicious morning meal together. 

Cost: $6 adults, $3 ages 12 and under.

Where:
Pinole Senior Center.
2500 Charles Ave.
Pinole, CA  94564
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Telephone: 510-724-9800
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Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family...

Cost: $10.00–$12.00. Free for Members and Children Age 2 and Under.

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: Lawrence Hall of Science
Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Sixty to seventy Bay Area dance organizations present many styles of dance on Santana Row’s outdoor festival stage. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santana Row Park
368 Santana Row
San Jose, CA
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Join in as community members and professional artists construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. Work alone or in groups.

Cost: FREE

Where:
South end of the beach
Stinson Beach, CA


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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 and a whole lot of laughter. The story can be...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$10

Where:
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St.
Oakland, CA  94609
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Telephone: 510-761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Book Passage Sausalito welcomes the arrival of an adventurous octopus with a free kid’s event featuring live music on Sunday, April 23 at 11 a.m. The party celebrates the release of Monsieur...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage Sausalito
100 Bay Street
On the boardwalk
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: L O Annie Press & Book Passage
Telephone: 510-305-8400
Contact Name: Anne Dana
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Celebrate families and young children at Parents Place Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 23rd!  Bounce in our toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, sample a tasty treat, and play at one of the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parents Place Palo Alto
200 Channing Ave
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Parents Place
Telephone: 650-688-3056
Contact Name: Elina K
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Bounce around in the toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, and sample delicious treats from our great food vendors. Meet our team of parenting experts, engage in games and activities...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koret Family Resource Center
200 Channing Ave
Palo Alto, CA
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On April 23rd the Croatian American Cultural Center hosts the San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins. For the past 17 years there has been a sit down concert in the afternoon, workshops in the...

Cost: $20, $15 in advance, children free.

Where:
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA  94112
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Sponsor: Croatian American Cultural Center
Telephone: 510-649-0941
Contact Name: John Daley
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This Bay Area performer is back by popular demand and has won numerous awards for his body percussion and juggling comedy.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Mill Valley Community Center
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-383-1370
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In the Presidio there are more than 200 species of birds. Hundreds of bird enthusiasts flock to the Presidio every year to catch a glimpse of them in their habitat. Come make your own feathered...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Presidio Trust
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco , CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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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: $12 Adult, $10 Children, Under 3; Free

Where:
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St.
Oakland, CA  94609
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Sponsor: Once Upon Your Mind
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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Over 50 organizations and community services will join together to celebrate youth and the environment with Watsonville families. Enjoy food, entertainment and activities at each booth. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Watsonville City Plaza
358 Main St.
, CA
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Join us for a flower show by Katsuko Thielke and her students April 21, 22 & 23. Come learn about the art of Ikebana at this free three-day pop-up exhibit of flowers brought to you by the Los Altos...

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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For Immediate Release THE KIDS & ART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “ART ATTACKS CANCER” ART FAIR & FUNDRAISER SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 --  The Kids & Art Foundation is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Attacks SF Gallery
2358 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94114
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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: $5 for Kids and Materials | Museum admission applies to adults

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Why do you see yourself in reverse when you look at a mirror? Why are you not upside down? Scientist Ron Hipschman explores the physics between different types of mirrors. Repeats at 3pm.

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

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Enjoy a variety of plants and wildlife during a flat 1-one walk through the willows.

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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Come create and take home a fun marine-themed souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share.  Also March 23 and 30. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: (831) 459-3800
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The USS Hornet Museum, in Alameda, has created a special event featuring the World's Paper Airplane Champion, John Collins, to introduce children to the historic Doolittle Raid and aviation...

Cost: Museum Admission $10-20, free for members & children under 6.

Where:
USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum
707 W. Hornet Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: USS Hornet Museum
Telephone: 510-521-8448 x414
Contact Name: Kimberlee MacVicar
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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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​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...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Brought to you by The Red Thistle Dancers,  this exciting multi-ethnic dance extravaganza will take place at at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at the historic University of Santa Clara.​ Choose...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Louis B. Mayer Theater
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95050
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Sponsor: Red Thistle Dancers
Telephone: 415-472-9722
Contact Name: John Kelly
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The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from Nov 4, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017 Cement Prairie is an...

Cost: Free-$10

Where:
NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Buzz and his unusual pet named Fly Guy discover that their friendship can help them overcome any challenges they face.  Based on the book series by Tedd Arnold. For ages 4 and up. ...

Cost: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $20 children ages 14 and under

Where:
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Local high school performers bring the fairy tale to life with simple sets and costumes. 10am and 12pm.

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2100
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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
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Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest dude, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. ...

Cost: $50-60

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Berkeley Playhouse will present the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, a socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed while spoofing some of Broadway’s biggest hits. April...

Cost: $25-40

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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Walk, run or push your stroller on a course for adults or a Kids Challenge for ages 12 and under to benefit the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation. 15K and 10K...

Cost: $17-45 registration fees

Where:
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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This is an interactive performance created for infants through 3-year-olds with accompanying parent or guardian. The 45-minute program combines, words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a...

Cost: $20 adults, $10 children

Where:
Bryan Education Studio
Wilsey Center for Opera
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-551-6294
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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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Come dig up the ancient world of dinosours at Mini Monday, a special day for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, with animal encounters, activities and crafts.

Cost: $20 first child ($10 museum members), $6 each additional child ages 2 and older.

Where:
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-935-1978
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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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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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6th-8th graders learn about diseases, organs, medicine and human biology. Registration required. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S. Blaney Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Join the WiSTEM students from Lynbrook High School to learn the science behind everyday items.  The activities are designed for elementary-school children and are an interactive way...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S. Blaney Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Habitot is celebrating International Sculpture Day with a group sculpture project! Plus, in the Art Studio kids can experiment with potter's clay! It's a chance to let your kids artistic...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
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Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association—and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for...

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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Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble...

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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Does your child love bugs? Let them explore the marvelous world of insects in a fun, engaging class where kids interact with live animals and learn through hands-on activities.  For ages 2-5...

Cost: $25

Where:
Westside Art House
540 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA  94118
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Sponsor: Beetlelady
Telephone: 707-228-5727
Contact Name: Stephanie Dole
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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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You're invited to our New Moms Support Group! We want to congratulate you on becoming a new mom. Right now you may be feeling a lot of emotions. If you're excited, worried, overwhelmed, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353118
Contact Name: Chandra Bailey
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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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Parents, babies, and kids are invited to learn basic sign language. Second and fourth Tue. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Branch Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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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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Enjoy some storytime fun with your child!  Books & songs are presented to span the age differences, and engage the children on multiple levels. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Belle Haven Branch Library
413 Ivy Drive
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Menlo Park Library
Telephone: 650-330-2530
Contact Name: John Weaver
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Have fun playing board games AND learning math in this special program for 3rd-5th graders.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Have fun learning spelling and get some tips to succeed from a teen with lots of spelling bee experience.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Join Ms. Kathy for stories, songs, and more every Tuesday evening at 6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tully Community Branch Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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When we were kids, our parents could turn off the TV to silence the barrage of commercials. Today marketers target our kids with ads using an array of online techniques that can be difficult to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chabot Elementary School
6686 Chabot Rd
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: Chabot Elementary School PTA
Contact Name: Leslie Ayers
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Dads, you are invited to a fathers support group series at BANANAS. At each of these three groups, you'll meet other dads, enjoy a free dinner, and have a chance to talk about both the joys and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353118
Contact Name: Chandra Bailey
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Enjoy a fun family evening out with your child!  Books & songs are presented to span the age differences, and engage the children on multiple levels. Pajamas welcome!  

Cost: Free

Where:
Menlo Park Main Library
800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Menlo Park Library
Telephone: 650-330-2530
Contact Name: John Weaver
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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-557-4400
Website »

More information

Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association—and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for...

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

Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble...

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
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Become part of Sausalito’s very own attraction known around the world! We have a variety of volunteer positions that are suited for people just like you! Greet visitors, lead tours, work with...

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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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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Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family...

Cost: $10.00–$12.00. Free for Members and Children Age 2 and Under.

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: Lawrence Hall of Science
Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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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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Parents and little ones ages 1-3 can come each Wednesday in April to interactive story times, sing-alongs, crafts and more with Dance-A-Vision Entertainment at Bay Street’s Center Plaza. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville
5616 Bay St.
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
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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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Workshops are led by teaching artists to help children build their creative and academic skills through painting, drawing, sculpting and other art forms. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
81st Avenue Branch Library
1021 81st Ave.
Oakland, CA  94621
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Telephone: 510-465-8770
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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
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Gaming and Other fun stuff on Wednesdays! No registration required.    For more information, call Rob Spitzel at 510-293-5065.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hayward Public Library, Weekes Branch
27300 Patrick Avenue
Hayward, CA  94544
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Sponsor: Hayward Public Library
Telephone: 510-293-5366
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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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Come play board games and meet new friends. Every Wed. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical...

Cost: $35-$86

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA  94041
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Telephone: 650-463-1960
Contact Name: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
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The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from Nov 4, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017 Cement Prairie is an...

Cost: Free-$10

Where:
NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
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Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association—and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for...

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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Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble...

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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If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, friend, or neighbor who cares for young children, you’re invited to our free 81st Avenue Library Playgroup! Join us for a time of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
81st Avenue Library
1021 81st Ave
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce
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Our Firehouse Exhibit is returning! The fire truck is equipped with a hose, flashing lights, and an alarm for little ones to pretend to put out a fire in firefighter costumes. Adjacent to the...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family...

Cost: $10.00–$12.00. Free for Members and Children Age 2 and Under.

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: Lawrence Hall of Science
Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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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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Tango, salsa, read and play to celebrate El Dia de los Ninos. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Tango, salsa, read and play to celebrate El Dia de los Ninos. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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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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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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If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, friend, or neighbor who cares for young children, you’re invited to our free 81st Avenue Library Playgroup! Join us for a time of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
81st Avenue Library
1021 81st Ave
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce
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If you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, friend, or neighbor who cares for young children, you’re invited to our free 81st Avenue Library Playgroup! Join us for a time of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
81st Avenue Library
1021 81st Ave
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Elyce
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Make your own gnome and watch him sprout hair. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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After a long break, Bay Area's own Rooftop Night Market: Town Social is back to celebrate Spring! We're back everyone! Bay Area's only Rooftop Night Market returns to The Overlook...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Overlook Lounge
344 20th St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: The Overlook Lounge
Telephone: (415) 290-6501
Contact Name: Kevin Pelgone
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iFLY, San Francisco’s only indoor skydiving facility, is holding an All-Abilities Night for children and adults with special needs. While iFLY is always willing to accommodate unique needs,...

Cost: 39.95

Where:
iFLY San Francisco
31310 Alvarado-Niles Road,
Union City, CA  94587
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Sponsor: iFLY
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Explore ways to help children regain control of themselves, triggers that precipitate anger and typical responses to anger.

Cost: $45

Where:
Eleanor Haas Koshland Center
2001 Winward Way #200
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-931-1840
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The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from Nov 4, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017 Cement Prairie is an...

Cost: Free-$10

Where:
NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest dude, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. ...

Cost: $50-60

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
Website »

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Berkeley Playhouse will present the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, a socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed while spoofing some of Broadway’s biggest hits. April...

Cost: $25-40

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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Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Join the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin for our annual spring fundraiser, the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival (April 28th-30th). Choose from over 60 field events led...

Cost: $0 - $200

Where:
Pt Reyes Dance Palace and Community Center
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
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Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association—and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for...

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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Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble...

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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Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family...

Cost: $10.00–$12.00. Free for Members and Children Age 2 and Under.

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

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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Explore the basics of dyeing indigo, learn new techniques, and practice creating patterns and varying color depth. Yards of muslin fabric will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring...

Cost: $20 Members, $25 Prospective Members

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Civic Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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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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The festival takes place along the Pacific Flyway and at the height of spring migration in and around West Marin, where over 54% of all North American birds have been sighted and recorded. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Point Reyes
West Marin
Point Reyes Station, CA
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Sponsor: EAC of West Marin
Telephone: 708-287-8770
Contact Name: Shane Callahan
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Enjoy a movie, popcorn and lemonade. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Need a night out? Drop your little one off in the familiar, fun environment of Recess! Your little one can enjoy the playspace, have dinner provided, and even participate in an art project! Our...

Cost: $45/child,+ $15/sibling add-on

Where:
Recess Urban Recreation
470 Carolina Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
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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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Date night for parents! Supervised museum play and exploration with cheese pizza dinner included, for your kid, 2-7 years old, while you enjoy an evening out. $39 per child, $29 siblings. 5:30pm...

Cost: $39 per child, $29 siblings

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Enjoy a G- or PG-rated animal movie while making friends and snacking on pizza and popcorn. Recommended for grades K-4; pajamas welcome.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
San Francisco SPCA- Mission Campus
243 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-554-3000
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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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After a long break, Bay Area's own Rooftop Night Market: Town Social is back to celebrate Spring! We're back everyone! Bay Area's only Rooftop Night Market returns to The Overlook...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Overlook Lounge
344 20th St
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: The Overlook Lounge
Telephone: (415) 290-6501
Contact Name: Kevin Pelgone
Website »

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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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Grab a blanket and watch this Disney PG film under the stars. The film is about a brilliant robotics prodigy who finds himself in the grip of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the city of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pier 39
San Francisco, CA


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The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from Nov 4, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017 Cement Prairie is an...

Cost: Free-$10

Where:
NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Berkeley Playhouse will present the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, a socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed while spoofing some of Broadway’s biggest hits. April...

Cost: $25-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
View map »


Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

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Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest dude, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. ...

Cost: $50-60

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Telephone: 925-943-7469
Website »

More information

Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-557-4400
Website »

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Peter Pan takes Wendy, John and Michael on a wild adventure to meet the lost boys, mermaids, Capt. Hook and more.

Cost: Check website for prices

Where:
McKinley School auditorium
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Join the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin for our annual spring fundraiser, the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival (April 28th-30th). Choose from over 60 field events led...

Cost: $0 - $200

Where:
Pt Reyes Dance Palace and Community Center
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA  94956
View map »


Website »

More information

Beverly Mayeri's art pieces are about our connection to nature and the beauty and fragility of life. The Big Foot 2016 highlights 164 endangered species in California. These species are in trouble...

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

Award-winning artist Rita Sklar is a Signature member of the California Watercolor Association—and an avid birder. Her awards include a special prize from The San Francisco Flyway Festival for...

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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Stop! Drop! And Roll! Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley is celebrating nineteen years with a newly refurbished firehouse and fire truck exhibit due to debut on Saturday, April 29th from...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Mechanics Bank

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Enjoy an easy guided walk each weekend March 11-May 14 for all ages to learn about vernal pools and see the aquatic invertebrate and flowering plants that depend on them. Bring water and...

Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Where:
Jepson Prairie Preserve
Cook Lane off Highway 113
Dixon, CA  95620
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Telephone: 530-758-5093
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Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance together....

Cost: Free

Where:
César E. Chávez Library
3301 East 12th Street
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Luna Dance Institute
Telephone: 510-883-1118
Contact Name: Cherie Hill
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Cherry Blossom Festival in Cupertino’s Memorial Park, Quinlan & Senior Center Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc. is sponsoring the 34th annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cupertino Memorial Park, Quinlan, Senior Center
Stevens Creek & Stelling
Cupertino , CA  95014
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Sponsor: Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc.
Telephone: 408-252-2303
Contact Name: Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities, Inc.

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Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Sonoma County's agricultural landscape. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Meet the baby animals, see...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sonoma County
Sebastopol, CA  94952


Sponsor: Sonoma County Farm Trails
Telephone: 707-837-8896
Contact Name: Samantha
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Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family...

Cost: $10.00–$12.00. Free for Members and Children Age 2 and Under.

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: Lawrence Hall of Science
Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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2017 is the 75th anniversary of the establishment of a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship in Sausalito. Innovations, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day to day routine....

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
Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: Full Circle Farm School
Telephone: 650-069-01725
Contact Name: Lucia Campbell
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

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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Create your own poetry using Magnetic Poetry kits and experience the simple freedom and joy of putting words together. We will have several kits to intermix on mobile metal surfaces for your poetic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Santa Clara
2712 Augustine Dr.
Santa Clara, CA  95054
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 408-727-1500
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Books Inc. in The Marina at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM - Get lost and found at Books Inc. in The Marina and join the fun at our Larry Gets Lost Storytime! Featuring readings of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA  94123
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-931-3633
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Books Inc. in Laurel Village is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day all day long with fun storytimes for kids and mixers for adults! Throughout the day sample delicious baked treats made using...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Books Inc. Laurel Village
3515 California St.
San Francisco, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-221-3666
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Join us for a day-long celebration featuring animal encounters, nature exploration and farm discovery, guided hikes, fascinating workshops, live music and performances, arts and nature crafts,...

Cost: 30

Where:
Slide Ranch
2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA  94965
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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 $10

Where:
The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Once Upon Your Mind
Telephone: 510-761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Come to the library for a chance to build or program a LEGO Mindstorms EV-3 robot. Work in teams to program a robot or solve a maze or complete other tasks. For grades 5-8.

Cost: FREE but advance registration required

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the San Mateo County History Museum will present its 12th Annual Maritime Day.  This FREE event highlights the Charles Parsons’ Ships of...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Mateo County History Museum
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Spring is in full swing with longer days and warm sun rays! Tissue papered native plants will catch the light and make it dance!

Cost: Free

Where:
The Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA  94129
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Sponsor: The Presidio Trust
Telephone: 415-561-4400
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Learn from composting demonstrations, obtain gardening information, and participate in garden crafts. If weather is good, arrive early (10 am to noon) to see a sheep- shearing...

Cost: $10 parking, admission FREE

Where:
Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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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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Help squeeze the juice from apples and learn about the history of this tasty fruit treat before having a sample. 

Cost: $3 adults, $2 ages 4-17, under 4 FREE.

Where:
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-544-2797
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This festival celebrates science, technology, engineering, arts and math. There will be more than 70 exhibitors, hands-on activities with prizes for children who complete a specified number,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA
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Vehicles, Vendors & Food! Seaside Discovery Preschool presents its second annual Touch-A-Truck event! This is a fun-filled family event that will get kids up close and personal with vehicles they...

Cost: $5, $20 family of 5

Where:
Ingrid B Lacy Middle School
1427 Palmetto Avenue
Pacifica, CA  94044
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Sponsor: Seaside Discovery Pre-school
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Experience a time long ago when there were great castles and beautiful princesses. In this zany farce, you’ll meet the Prince, his scheming cousin and the “real” Princess so sensitive and so...

Cost: $14 advance, $16 at door

Where:
Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre
550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
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Sponsor: California Theatre Center
Telephone: 408-245-2978
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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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Supporting the People’s Climate Movement in D.C. on April 29 there will be a resistance and renewal convergence at Lake Merritt in Oakland. This is a chance for all of us in the Bay Area to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Oakland, CA


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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Books Inc. in Santa Clara and the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books with a visit from the Little Golden Bus Tour and Traveling Art Show! Little Golden...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Books Inc. Santa Clara
2712 Augustine Drive
Suite 120
Santa Clara, CA  95054
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Sponsor: Books Inc. Santa Clara
Telephone: 408-727-1500
Contact Name: Robin Stern
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Join MACLA for a FREE outdoor celebration with the community at Parque de Los Pobladores (in front of MACLA)! Family Art Day is a free event for youth and families with hands-on visual art...

Cost: 0

Where:
MACLA
510 S. First Street
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: MACLA
Telephone: 408-998-2783
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The Danville Livery is turning 35 this year! Come out and celebrate with us on Saturday, April 29th from 12pm to 3pm. This FREE event will feature live music, DAS Bus  Photo Booth Fun, comedy...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Danville Livery
209 Sycamore Valley Rd
Danville, CA  94526
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Telephone: 800-762-1641

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The Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers and dance studios to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. From little ones to jiving adults, dancers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakalnd, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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This outdoor celebration provides youth and families a deeper engagement with the arts through hands-on visual art activities with professional artists, bilingual gallery tours,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
510 S. First St.
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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Join Captain Craig Thomas of Agile Marine as he provides a better understanding of commercial shipping operations and movements in the Bay. The program includes the types of ships, ship...

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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It’s Fiesta Cinco de Mayo and we’re celebrating the pride and heritage of Mexico with traditional dance and mariachi music the entire family will enjoy. Groupo Folkloric Alika Del Nayar will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue
Macy's Center Court
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Come make 100% organic, tasty treats the old-fashioned way - by gathering the ingredients from the farm yourself. Kids ages 6-8. 

Cost: $25

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance together....

Cost: Free

Where:
81st Avenue Community Library
1021 81st Ave.
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: Luna Dance Institute
Telephone: 510-833-1118
Contact Name: Cherie Hill
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We are excited to announce this year’s last 25th Anniversary fundraising event: Luna Dance Institute’s Dance-A-Rama, Saturday April 29th from 2-5PM. Attend this dance party where...

Cost: $25 donation per person

Where:
Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA  94710
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Telephone: 510-883-1118
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Hear ye, hear ye! Books Inc. in Burlingame wants to put great works of literature in the hands of the future. We're inviting kids between the ages of 7 and 17 to read passages from classics of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Burlingame
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA  94010
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-685-4911

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Please join us for YWCP’s second annual festival featuring invited choirs from the Bay Area and Canada to perform together under the inspiring leadership of Boston-based guest...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Calvary Presbyterian Church
2515 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA  94115
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Sponsor: Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco
Telephone: 415-312-7787
Contact Name: Kaneez Munjee
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Daringly physical performances, insightful musicality and gorgeous artistry combine in a mix that crosses generations in acclaim and appeal.

Cost: $10 children, $15 adults

Where:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
701 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-392-2545
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This all-ages musical event will feature a wind quartet plus one brass instrument demonstrating their musical range and performing Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Telephone: 925-385-2280
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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...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle County Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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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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The festival takes place along the Pacific Flyway and at the height of spring migration in and around West Marin, where over 54% of all North American birds have been sighted and recorded. ...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Point Reyes
West Marin
Point Reyes Station, CA
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Sponsor: EAC of West Marin
Telephone: 708-287-8770
Contact Name: Shane Callahan
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Youth Science Enthusiasts is an organization that inspires a passion for science in all students through science fairs, experiments, and other related hands-on activities. We teach students in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Road
San Jose, CA
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Keith Gutierrez recreates the history of the Ohlone Indians (native to this area) with songs, artifacts and lore. Bring a flashlight and a blanket to sit on and be prepared to be magically...

Cost: $10

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from Nov 4, 2016 - Jun 25, 2017 Cement Prairie is an...

Cost: Free-$10

Where:
NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Library Town Plaza
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Peter Pan takes Wendy, John and Michael on a wild adventure to meet the lost boys, mermaids, Capt. Hook and more.

Cost: Check website for prices

Where:
McKinley School auditorium
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest dude, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. ...

Cost: $50-60

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
Hofmann Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Hope, good will and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish Immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New...

Cost: $35-89

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Buzz and his unusual pet named Fly Guy discover that their friendship can help them overcome any challenges they face.  Based on the book series by Tedd Arnold. For ages 4 and up. ...

Cost: $25 adults, $23 seniors, $20 children ages 14 and under

Where:
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Berkeley Playhouse will present the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, a socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed while spoofing some of Broadway’s biggest hits. April...

Cost: $25-40

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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Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop playgrounds, a scrapped ambulance transformed into a play...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco Main Library
Fisher Children's Center
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-557-4400
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  • 45th Annual Primavera Century

    2017.04.23
    6:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Mission San Jose High School

    45th Annual Primavera Century ·       Sunday, April 23, 2017 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM...

  • Airport Runway Run

    2017.04.23
    8:00 AM @ San Carlos Airport

    The start of this 5K/10K family race is in the San Carlos Airport Runway. Run the 2,600-foot runway before continuing through the wetlands of Don...

  • 2017 Montclair Community Work Day

    2017.04.23
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Montclair Park

    What: Clearing overgrowth and brush from Mountain Blvd., along the Hwy 13 fence and repairs and clean up of Montclair Park. Afterward please join...

  • Big Buzz About Bees

    2017.04.23
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Hidden Villa

    Everyone gets a chance to see and touch all the parts of a working beehive and learn about the tools that it takes to be a beekeeper. 

  • Backpacking Basics

    2017.04.23
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Meet at the gate on San Carlos Way

    Learn from a ranger how to plan for a multi-day outing in the back country and what you should bring. Afterwards practice with your gear (bringing...

  • ATVs for Beginners

    2017.04.23
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Motorcycle County Park

    Take part in a half-day hands-on training session by a certified instructor through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Ages 6 and up must provide...

  • Earth Day at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm

    2017.04.23
    10:00 AM @ UC Gill Tract Community Farm

    The UC Gill Tract Community Farm invites the Bay Area community to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free,...

  • Free kids book launch party with live music

    2017.04.23
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Book Passage Sausalito

    Book Passage Sausalito welcomes the arrival of an adventurous octopus with a free kid’s event featuring live music on Sunday, April 23 at 11...

  • Family Fun Day

    2017.04.23
    11:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Parents Place Palo Alto

    Celebrate families and young children at Parents Place Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 23rd!  Bounce in our toddler fun zone, rock out to live...

  • 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...

  • Creative Family Fun: Feathered Friends

    2017.04.22
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ The Presidio Trust

    In the Presidio there are more than 200 species of birds. Hundreds of bird enthusiasts flock to the Presidio every year to catch a glimpse of them...

  • Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration

    2017.04.23
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ South end of the beach

    Join in as community members and professional artists construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. Work alone...

  • Earth Day/Day of the Child

    2017.04.23
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Watsonville City Plaza

    Over 50 organizations and community services will join together to celebrate youth and the environment with Watsonville families. Enjoy food,...

  • "Art Attacks Cancer"

    2017.04.22
    12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Art Attacks SF Gallery

    For Immediate Release THE KIDS & ART FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “ART ATTACKS CANCER” ART FAIR & FUNDRAISER SAN FRANCISCO, March...

  • Full Spectrum Science: Mirrors

    2017.04.23
    1:00 PM @ Exploratorium

    Why do you see yourself in reverse when you look at a mirror? Why are you not upside down? Scientist Ron Hipschman explores the physics between...

  • Doolittle Raid 75 Event with World's Paper Airplane Champ

    2017.04.23
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum

    The USS Hornet Museum, in Alameda, has created a special event featuring the World's Paper Airplane Champion, John Collins, to introduce...

  • Dancing Feet 2017

    2017.04.22
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Louis B. Mayer Theater

    Brought to you by The Red Thistle Dancers,  this exciting multi-ethnic dance extravaganza will take place at at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at...

  • Cement Prairie: The History and Legacy of the 1952 American Indian Urban Relocation Program

    2016.11.17
    11:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ NUMU | New Museum of Los Gatos

    The Museum will be closed Thursday November 24th, December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.  Please see Museum Hours below for times. Open from...

  • Extraordinary Playscapes

    2017.04.10
    All Day @ San Francisco Main Library

    Check out this exhibition of more than 40 pioneering play spaces from throughout the world. Play spaces featured include towering treetop...

  • Fly Guy, the Musical

    2017.04.08
    All Day @ Freight & Salvage

    Buzz and his unusual pet named Fly Guy discover that their friendship can help them overcome any challenges they face.  Based on the book...


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