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May 2016

America’s top storytelling talent takes the stage in Orinda   The BAY AREA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL will take its final bow the weekend of April 29 – May 1 at the Orinda...

Cost: $10 for kid's concert to $90 for all-festival pass

Where:
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
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Sponsor: Storytelling Association of California
Telephone: 510.869.4946
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Join a docent for a guided 3.6-mile moderate loop hike to the highest point in the park. Enjoy views of rolling grasslands and secluded forest trails lined with wildflowers and adorned with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch Park
10840 Coyote Reservoir Rd.
Gilroy, CA
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Enjoy a spring hike along the tranquil trails of this Preserve. You'll look for flowering valley oaks, and spot native wildflowers and other signs of spring. Perhaps a newt or banana slug will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Monte Bello Preserve
Los Gatos, CA


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Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma...

Cost: Most locations are free.

Where:
Various Locations
In Sonoma County
Sebastopol, CA  95472
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Sponsor: Sonoma County Farm Trails
Telephone: (707) 837-8896
Contact Name: Suzie Gruebr
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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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Kids can slide down two double slides, play in an obstacle course and more for $8.50 when accompanied by dad, grandpa or uncle.  10am-2pm. 

Cost: $10 per child

Where:
#bouncefarm
280 Arthur Road
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-2028
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Spring into festival season in style at A La Carte & Art, April 30-May 1 in downtown Mountain View! The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at this big 20th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Mountain View
400 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA  94041
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Sponsor: Mountain View Central Business Association
Telephone: 415-999-2428
Contact Name: Tim Beeman
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Attend garden talks, lunch on Mexican food and shop for more than fifty species of native plants at San Lorenzo High School before or after attending self-guided tours of fabulous private...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Lorenzo High School
50 E. Lewelling Blvd.
San Lorenzo, CA  94580
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Telephone: 510-236-9558
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Short talk for children followed by activities including seasonal farm projects, mindfulness, yoga, contemplative handwork and ritual.

Cost: $20 suggested donation

Where:
Green Gulch
1601 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA
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Telephone: 415-383-3134
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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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Kids and grownups ages 8 and up can explore about 3 miles of trails to see what is in bloom and where.  Sun., May 1. 10am-12:30pm.

Cost: $5 parking fee

Where:
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
5175 Somersville Road
Upper Parking Lot
Antioch, CA  94509
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Telephone: 888-327-2757
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Cycle down Third Street and view MCD's exhibitions, including Lines That Tie, featuring innovative weaving techniques. Try your own hand at this craft by experimenting with circle looms, natural...

Cost: Free with general admission, please RSVP.

Where:
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, Between 22nd and 23rd Streets
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Museum of Craft and Design
Telephone: 415-773-0303
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Bike, skate, run, hula hoop or move anyway you like during this Sunday Streets event in the Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Check website for complete route
, AL


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Rickshaw Girl presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre Based on the book by Mitali Perkins. Adapted by Aditi Kapil. Directed Vidhu Singh. A village in Bangladesh, a loving family, and a...

Cost: $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Children, $13 Groups of 15 or more

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum Theater
221 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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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
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Parents Place Family Fun Day Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00am- 2:30pm Parents Place Palo Alto- 200 Channing Ave, corner of Emerson and Channing Celebrate families and young children at Parents...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parents Place-Palo Alto
200 Channing Ave
Corner of Emerson and Channing
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Bounce around in the toddler fun zone, rock out to live music, and sample delicious treats from  food vendors. Meet a team of parenting experts, engage in games and activities provided by our...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Parents Place
200 Channing Ave.
Palo Alto, CA
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A girl in a conservative Bangladeshi village wonders how she can earn money even though women in her society are expected to stay home and cook and clean. Presented by Bay Area Children’s...

Cost: $22 adults, $18 children

Where:
Children’s Creativity Museum Theater
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 925-973-3343
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This classic Fairytale is the story of the spoiled Princess Ofelia on the day of her birthday celebration. The Court Jesters have come to entertain us with their acrobatic feats. We soon discover...

Cost: $20 adult, $10 under 12

Where:
Carriage House Theatre
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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For ages 5 and under. Relaxing, lighthearted, interactive, Shabbat program for tots. Includes songs, stories, puppets and more. Second Saturday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Congregation Beth David
Telephone: 408-257-3333
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The San Mateo County Historical Association invites the public to experience life in the 1880s. Bluegrass music, seed-spitting contest, ragdoll making and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tripp Road and Kings Mountain Road
Woodside, CA


Telephone: 650-299-0104
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Work with rangers to build a beautiful flower press. Supplies, smocks and snacks provided. Reservation recommended.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stafford Lake Park
3549 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-6387
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Take a journey exploring art from all around the world.  Enjoy family tours and hands-on art projects guided by professional art teachers. Special programs such as story telling, book...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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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
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. 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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Explore a working marine lab and become a marine scientist for an afternoon.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco State University Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
3150 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA
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Telephone: 415-338-3757
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Join us in the Education Garden for a beautiful afternoon of live music, arts and crafts, seed planting, garden exploration, and more! The Spring Garden Party is an engaging, hands-on event...

Cost: $15 per first adult and child, $5 per additional person

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Introduce your kids (ages 4-10) to the world of exercise, outdoor recreation, and healthy fun! After we "rock the block" (a .4 mile lap) join us for our fitness after-party that includes:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
PJCC
800 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA  94583
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Sponsor: PJCC and Kaiser Permanente
Telephone: 650.378.2718
Contact Name: Jane Skinner
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Celebrate May Day Hawaiian style with traditional dance, music and crafts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillsdale Mall
60 31st Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-345-8222
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Kids can enjoy an afternoon of Aloha and experience the Hawaiian vibe without ever leaving the mainland.  They’ll experience the life and culture of Hawaii through dance performances,...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Hillsdale Shopping Center
60 31st Avenue
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Sponsor: Hillsdale Shopping Center
Telephone: 650-571-1029
Contact Name: Debra Precht
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Come for a fun and educational hike along the San Andreas Fault. On this leisurely stroll, you’ll stop to discuss the wonder of plate tectonics, examine remnants left by thousands of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Trancos Preserve
Los Altos, CA


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Kids ages 5 and up are invited to use LEGOS provided by the library to build castles, robots or anything their imagination dreams up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Excelsior Branch Library
4400 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2868
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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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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
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Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Bay Street turns up the heat with Salsa Sundays, an all-new music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday in May! Everyone is invited to spice up their evenings...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
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Frozen has shown kids around the world that it’s normal to want to burst into song while watching your favorite movie musical. And why not! We invite you to “let it go!” and...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 kids

Where:
Camera 12 Downtown
201 S Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Decorate your own hat in preparation for upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities! Tue., May 3. 4-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moraga Library
1500 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA  94556
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Telephone: 925-376-6852
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Five week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each Race Series takes place once a week and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile...

Cost: $35 for the Series $10 for 1 race

Where:
Joaquin Miller Elementary
5525 Ascot Dr
Oakland, CA  94611
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Sponsor: Healthy Kids Running Series
Telephone: 510-725-9970
Contact Name: Andrea Johnson
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PJ Shabbat The program is geared for children 6 and under. Older siblings welcome.  What could be more fun for your children than coming to Shabbat Services in their PJs? Join us for a...

Cost: Dinner for adults $10, children aged 3-12 $2

Where:
Congregation Beth David
19700 Prospect Road
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Congregation Beth David
Telephone: 408-257-3333
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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April 30-May 1, 9am to 5pm both days Since 1958, the Saratoga Rotary Club has hosted an annual Art Show. The goals have always remained the same: provide a wonderful community event that showcases...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Saratoga Rotary
Telephone: 408-827-9628
Contact Name: Shinku Sharma
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Retelling of the classic story Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture.

Cost: Call for prices

Where:
Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-992-7433
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Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
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Visit the first children's storybook park this weekend and see a puppet show about a kid who befriends an imaginary dragon named Puff and helps save the land of Honah Lee. ...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-452-2259
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Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-524-9012
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Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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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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Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984-85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the uplifting tale of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to...

Cost: $24-30

Where:
Montgomery Theatre
271 South Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Get ready for tea with Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum and the Mad Hatter as Silicon Valley Ballet travels down the rabbit hole to Wonderland through the...

Cost: $25-110

Where:
Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
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Follow the dreams of Rose, the ultimate stage mother, trying to raise two daughters on the vaudeville circuit in a musical story peppered with classics such as "Everything's Coming Up...

Cost: $45-65

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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Elephant & Piggie's WE ARE IN A PLAY! presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre Based on the book by Mo Willems. Script and lyrics by Mo Willems. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma....

Cost: $22 adults, $20 seniors, $18 children ages 14 and under.

Where:
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA  94703
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Introduce your child, ages 3-5 to the joy of reading with books, fingerplays and stretches followed by a play time.  May 2. 10:30-11:30am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Union City Library
34007 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA  94587
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Telephone: 510-284-0625
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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
View map »


Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
Website »

More information

Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Decorate your own hat in preparation for upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities! Tue., May 3. 4-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moraga Library
1500 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA  94556
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Telephone: 925-376-6852
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Creative hands-on science projects for 4th to 6th graders.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Burlingame Library
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame, CA
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Telephone: 650-558-7400
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
View map »


Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
Website »

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The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

More information

A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Telephone: 510-524-9012
Website »

More information

Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


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
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Website »

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Drop the older kids at school and skip the gym or Yoga class. Come to Mama Baby Boogie instead. It’s way more fun! Mamas, come and dance with your babies! We begin with an introduction...

Cost: $10 - $15 Sliding Scale Donation

Where:
Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose
175 Bernal Rd #104
San Jose, CA  95119
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Telephone: (831) 247-4337
Contact Name: Tymn Urban
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Come for a play date at the library in celebration of the Month of the Young Child! Enjoy fun activities with your children, meet other families, and watch as your children learn through the power...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calabazas Branch Library
1230 S Blaney Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

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

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Come listen to the story “Quiero Ayudar! Let Me Help” about a parrot that is looking for ways to help a family during their Cinco de Mayo celebration. A Cinco de Mayo craft...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Valley Branch Library
1243 San Tomas Aquino Road
San Jose, CA
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The ultimate art studio for children to play, explore, create, and have fun. Our art studio offers "open art" opportunities everyday that we are open.  A wide variety of art is offered everyday,...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Art Play! Studio
34179 Cromwell Pl
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-364-4476
Contact Name: Mindy Johnson
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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
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Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Learn how to prepare healthy vegan snacks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pacifica Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Pacifica, CA
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Telephone: 650-355-5196
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Decorate your own hat in preparation for upcoming Cinco de Mayo festivities! Tue., May 3. 4-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Moraga Library
1500 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA  94556
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Telephone: 925-376-6852
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Learn about making smart money choices. Available at other branches, see website for details. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Branch Library
1600 Hopkins Drive
San Jose, CA
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Celebrate Children's Book Week with New York Times-bestselling author Sarah Mylnowski and the ninth installment in her fantastic Whatever After series, Genie in a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St.
Alameda, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-643-3400
Contact Name: Elena Eustaquio
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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Don't miss this popular positive parenting series! Did you know that your personal relationships and the way you communicate influence your child’s development? It’s true. At...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: BANANAS
Telephone: 510-658-7353
Contact Name: Chandra Bailey
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Join us to meet Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff talk about their crazy/amazing sci-fi thriller/love story that Kirkus reviews called, " Ambitious, heartbreaking, and out-of-this-world awesome" and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Peninsula Arts & Letters
Telephone: 650-324-4321
Contact Name: Pam Grange
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Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
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The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
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Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-524-9012
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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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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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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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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The ultimate art studio for children to play, explore, create, and have fun. Our art studio offers "open art" opportunities everyday that we are open.  A wide variety of art is offered everyday,...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Art Play! Studio
34179 Cromwell Pl
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-364-4476
Contact Name: Mindy Johnson
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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
Website »

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Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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May the 4th Be With You! Join Auntie Dori for a special Star Wars themed storytime with a reading from Star Wars: 5-Minute Star Wars Stories. Come dressed as your favorite character for a chance...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-643-3400
Contact Name: Elena Eustaquio
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Families can dance to live music, feast at food trucks from Food Truck Mafia and enjoy beer, wine, snow cones, cotton candy and other treats, as well as entertainment by balloon...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cypress Street
Closed for foot traffic only
Between N. Main and Locust Streets
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Downtown
Telephone: 925-933-6778
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The United Relay of America is the world’s first triple-route coast-to-coast nonstop running relay launching in San Francisco with a 5K on May 4 at 6:00 p.m. in Golden Gate Park.  ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Golden Gate Park
501 Stanyan Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 480-353-0429
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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Kepler’s favorite, Sarah J Maas, is back with the stunning sequel to her New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses, and we couldn’t be more excited....

Cost: $15 - General Admission

Where:
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Peninsula Arts & Letters
Telephone: 650-324-4321
Contact Name: Pam Grange
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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Acquire a developmental understanding of how best to support your little one and preserve your sanity.

Cost: $45

Where:
George Sugarman Swift Building
600 Fifth Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-491-7959
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

More information

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Telephone: 510-524-9012
Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
View map »


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 »

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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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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Come listen to the story “Quiero Ayudar! Let Me Help” about a parrot that is looking for ways to help a family during their Cinco de Mayo celebration. A Cinco de Mayo craft...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA
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The ultimate art studio for children to play, explore, create, and have fun. Our art studio offers "open art" opportunities everyday that we are open.  A wide variety of art is offered everyday,...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Art Play! Studio
34179 Cromwell Pl
Fremont, CA  94555
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Telephone: 510-364-4476
Contact Name: Mindy Johnson
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Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife....

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
View map »


Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
Website »

More information

Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Explore the natural world with hands-on science activities

Cost: FREE

Where:
Point Reyes Library
11431 State Route 1
Point Reyes, CA
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Telephone: 415-663-8375
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Learn about making smart money choices. Available at other branches, see website for details. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pearl Avenue Branch Library
4270 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Piedmont Language School will present its fifth annual party with kids' craft tables, an all-you-can-eat taco truck, churros, raffles, entertainment and games for kids. 

Cost: $25 adults, $10 children

Where:
Piedmont Community Hall
711 Highland Ave.
Oakland, CA  94611
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Telephone: 510-652-5229
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Come listen to the story “Quiero Ayudar! Let Me Help” about a parrot that is looking for ways to help a family during their Cinco de Mayo celebration. A Cinco de Mayo craft...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo outside of San Leandro City Hall at a fiesta for the whole family including entertainment, crafts for kids and light refreshments.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Leandro Civic Center Plaza
835 E. 14th St.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Telephone: 510-577-3462
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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Award-winning writer, editor, and speaker Peggy Orenstein discusses her comprehensive new work, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Peggy Orenstein goes where...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-643-3400
Contact Name: Elena Eustaquio
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Learn how to start conversations about sex and answer zinger questions without gagging. Led by parent coach and educator Anya Manes.

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Portal Branch Library
190 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2886
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The JCC East Bay and Citizen Film present An Evening of Sholem Aleichem on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30pm at the JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch, commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-290-0255
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Telephone: 510-524-9012
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

Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

More information

This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
View map »


Website »

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Dorothy sets out on an exciting journey down the Yellow Brick Road with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and a Lion in this production by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. May 5-8. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $14 general admission

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
Website »

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Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

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Adapted from the classic film and timeless novel, this show is a whirlwind of song, dance and adventure. Featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of familiar Disney songs like...

Cost: $14-18

Where:
Montgomery Theatre
271 South Market St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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 »

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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
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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

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

More information

Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
View map »


Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
Website »

More information

Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Enjoy food, music, games and more with teens every other Friday.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bernal Heights Library
500 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2810
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Join New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths on another wild storytelling adventure in the series Publishers Weekly describes as "Anarchic absurdity at its best." and School Library...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Sponsor: Peninsula Arts & Letters
Telephone: 650-324-4321
Contact Name: Pam Grange
Website »

More information

April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
View map »


Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
Website »

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CVHS DRAMA PRESENTS: THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th at 7pm Friday and Saturday May 13th and 14th at 7pm Sunday May 15th at 2 pm   This...

Cost: $12-$14

Where:
Castro Valley Center for the Arts
Redwood Rd x Mabel St
Castro Valley , CA  94546
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Sponsor: Castro Valley High School
Telephone: 510-889-8961
Contact Name: Tiffany Daily
Website »

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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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 Join in recognizing the achievements of teachers, students and the Ed Fund’s collaborative partners from West Contra Costa County at the Ed Fund’s 28th Annual Soaring to...

Cost: Free

Where:
El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: Ed Fund
Telephone: 510-233-1464 ex 106
Contact Name: Laura J. Giacomini
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Tarimba (Friday, May 6), a collective comprised of local Bay Area musicians who have embraced the traditional genre of Son Jarocho music and dance from the Mexican state of Veracruz The notable...

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
510 S. First Street
San Jose, CA  95113
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
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Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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The event begins with our host leading a raucous vocal warm-up before you learn how to use the props in your Fun Pack. Our host will even teach you choreography from the movie so you can groove on...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 kids

Where:
Camera 12 Downtown
201 S Second St.
San Jose, CA
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A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-524-9012
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Adapted from the classic film and timeless novel, this show is a whirlwind of song, dance and adventure. Featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of familiar Disney songs like...

Cost: $14-18

Where:
Montgomery Theatre
271 South Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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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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Treat your mom or a mother you know, to a special Mother's Day Tea and Tour at the Ainsley House May 6, 7, 8. Tea times will take place at 12 & 12:30pm, tour to follow. For reservations...

Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members

Where:
Ainsley House
300 Grant St.
Campbell, CA
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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
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The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
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Dorothy sets out on an exciting journey down the Yellow Brick Road with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and a Lion in this production by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. May 5-8. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $14 general admission

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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This annual Mother's Day weekend festival features Native American drumming, dancing, a fun run and more. See website for complete schedule. 

Cost: Donation requested

Where:
Stanford University
Arboretum Road and Galvez Street
, CA
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Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Honor our mothers at the 4th Annual Mother's Day Run including a half marathon, 5 mile and 5K with medals by age group winners and a special appreciation gift to all moms....

Cost: $35-45

Where:
San Pablo Dam Reservoir
7301 San Pablo Dam Road
El Sobrante, CA  94803
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Telephone: 510-459-0854
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Where in Walnut Creek? Run, run, run! Where is the third clue?  Do you guys know? Are there bears in downtown Walnut Creek?   Where in Walnut Creek? 4.0 It's the Fourth...

Cost: $30

Where:
Civic Park Walnut Creek
1375 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Diablo View Rotary
Telephone: 925 932 8225
Contact Name: Dawn Ceizler
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Kids will have the opportunity to assist park staff in feeding the ducks, goats, chickens, rabbits, geese, sheep and miniature pigs. Age 3 and up. 

Cost: $10 resident, $14 non-resident

Where:
Emma Prusch Farm Park
647 South King Road
San Jose, CA
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Families with children ages 7 and younger can try out samurai hats and create Japanese carp kites from tissue paper, stings and ribbons to fly in the wind tunnel during this free admission day....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Lucky Supermarkets
Telephone: 510-647-1111
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Start with an introduction to using “junk” materials and see a presentation of how others have turned their trash into timeless treasures. Then, use your own creativity to make...

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members

Where:
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center
438 Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA
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The program will begin with service projects that focus on beach cleanup, landscape maintenance and habitat restoration. Then, there will be a 45-minute class suitable for all ages and ability...

Cost: FREE

Where:
McNears Beach Park
201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-763-2977
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Check out rare vehicles, classics, muscle cars and more to the tune of a DJ spinning music as the Oakland waterfront fills with cars, cars, cars! 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Watch a thrilling aerobatic performance by pilot Vicky Benzing in a 1940 Boeing Stearman along with demonstrations of exceptional radio controlled models from the Baylands RC Flyers Group.

Cost: $15 adults, $10 seniors and kids ages 5-17, 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-654-0220
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Come make a beautiful floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother's Day. We'll use a variety of greenery and flowers to put together our crowns. A fun and festive way to spend the...

Cost: $20

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Enjoy a stroll with bilingual doctors who can answer your health questions. All are invited to this free community health program. Walkers receive a free pedometer, bottled water, and a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ravenswood Open Space Preserve
Palo Alto, CA


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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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Come celebrate spring with friends, family, neighbors and workmates at the 94th Annual May Fete Children’s Parade in downtown Palo Alto! The parade features marching bands, decorated floats,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Palo Alto
University Avenue
Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: City of Palo Alto
Telephone: 650-463-4900
Contact Name: Ali Williams
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Lafayette Nursery School’s 40th Annual Science Day of Discovery on May 7th, 2016 Make a volcano explode, shoot a rocket, make flubber, dig for dinosaur bones and pet an...

Cost: $4.00 per child

Where:
Lafayette Nursery School
979 First Street
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Sponsor: Lafayette Nursery School
Telephone: 925-284-2448
Contact Name: Susan Eastwood
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Alcohol-free celebration showcasing a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry. Includes a kid’s zone with balloon fun, art activities, a musical petting zoo,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Valencia Street
Between 21st and 24th streets
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-206-7752
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All mothers get $2 off general admission for a special weekend of fun and magic! 

Cost: $15 general admission, $10 children and seniors.

Where:
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-592-3002
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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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Make a volcano explode, shoot a rocket, make flubber, dig for dinosaur bones and more with experiments designed for children in preschool through third grade. Sat., May 7. 10am-1pm.

Cost: $4 per child.

Where:
​Lafayette Nursery School
979 First St.
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Telephone: 925-284-2448
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Children can learn basic words and phrases in French.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pacifica Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Pacifica, CA
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Telephone: 650-355-5196
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Stroll around the Headlands with a naturalist and your mom or mother figure.

Cost: FREE for walk; $10 adults and $5 kids for lunch

Where:
Point Bonita YMCA
981 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-331-9622
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Visit the Social Matters Exhibitation page online: www.numulosgatos.org/social-matters/ Each work selected along with the artist’s statement will be presented and installed at NUMU.  An...

Cost: $6-$9

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Event includes bounce house, games, crafts, art contest, cultural performances, raffle and prizes.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Japantown Peace Plaza
1610 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-567-5505
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In beginnig western lessons you will learn to mount, dismount, steer, stop, and make your horse go. You will also learn balance, posting, and much more including horse safety. Every Saturday. 

Cost: $24 resident, $28 non-resident

Where:
Emma Prusch Farm Park
647 S. King Road
San Jose, CA
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Elephant & Piggie's WE ARE IN A PLAY! presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre Based on the book by Mo Willems. Script and lyrics by Mo Willems. Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma....

Cost: $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Children, $13 Groups of 15 or more

Where:
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
10550 Albion Rd.
San Ramon, CA  94582
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Event Registration includes: Boardwalk All-Day Rides Wristband LIVE Comedy Show with Evelina Gaina inside the Boardwalk's Sun Room. Neptune's Kingdom Arcade Exclusive -...

Cost: $39.95

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
, CA
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Take mom to the annual Garden Day at Children's Fairyland for nature activities, seedling giveaways, a talk on honeybees and a chance to better get to know one of Fairyland's furry...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Children's Fairyland
699 Bellevue Ave.
Oakland, CA  94610
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Telephone: 510-238-6876
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Celebrate Mother's Day by crafting an adorable card your mom is sure to love at Lakeshore Learning Store's free activity for kids ages 3 and older at both the Walnut Creek and San...

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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Have at blast at the “Almost” Mother’s Day Concert! Families will enjoy a super fun kids concert, an inflatable playland, and can also create a Mother’s Day Gift in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA
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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
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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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Includes inflatable playland, Mother’s Day craft area.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7000
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Saturday, May 7th Festivities begin at 11:00 am and end at 7:00 pm.   It’s springtime and that can only mean CAMERON CARNIVAL, a unique, family-friendly community event that is...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Cameron House
920 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA  94108
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Sponsor: Cameron House
Telephone: 415.781.0401
Contact Name: Cody Friesenborg-Lee
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. 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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How the Rainbow Was Born: An Original Fable by Very Fairy Events Harmony and Sparkle lead audience members through a tale set in the woods. Participants tell the story with their bodies and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alum Rock Branch Library
3090 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA
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In an age of selfies design and build a 3D self portrait using recycled materials. Explore construction, molding and composition basics with cardboard, plastics, fabrics and more in the quest to...

Cost: $25

Where:
NUMU-New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: NUMU Los Gatos
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Enjoy top tier wines, local food, a craft fair and live entertainment.

Cost: $60-90

Where:
Ghiradelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-775-5500
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Attend a drop-in workshop to make scented soap for mom. All children under 7 must be accompanied by a paying participating adult.

Cost: $3 per child, $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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Just in time for Mother's Day, create a one-of-a-kind necklace with a secret surprise inside! Decorate the outside with paper, fabric, lace, etc. and then slip a special note, poem or picture...

Cost: $10 non-member child, $5 member child.

Where:
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, Between 22nd and 23rd Streets
San Francisco, CA  94107
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Sponsor: Museum of Craft and Design
Telephone: 415-773-0303
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[Exit, pursued by a bear] Conflict and comedy, romance and redemption, a baby and - a bear! Join us as we celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare with one of the Bard's most poignant and charming works....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
The Studio Theatre at Houge Park
Twilight Dr
at White Oaks Ave
San Jose, CA  95124
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Sponsor: San Jose Youth Shakespeare
Telephone: 408-978-5516
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Kamishibai is a traditional Japanese story-telling technique. The Little Blue Hen is a conservation story where the hen teaches us to conserve water every day. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Saturdays and Sundays, February to May, 2:30-5:30pm FREE & Open to the Public! Youth ages 5 to 15 will enjoy a wide range of habitat and wildlife experiences in a series of hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Antonio Peralta House
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Friends of Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Itzel Diaz
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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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Free Parent Workshops         @ Los Altos Library Thursday, April 14 7-8:30 PM Helping Kids with Friendships In this workshop, participants discuss...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Embrace the natural beauty of Marin while enjoying delicious food and drink.

Cost: $20

Where:
Corte Madera Community Center
498 Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera, CA
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Telephone: 415-927-5072
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Celebrate Children's Book Week at Books Inc. and meet everyone's favorite cat, Bad Kitty at Books Inc. Mountain View! Auntie Dori will read from an assortment of the hilarious series by Nick...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-643-3400
Contact Name: Elena Eustaquio
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Jump for Joy Music performs engaging and energetic music that guarantees a fun time. Jump for Joy Music is a cooperative learning experience that teaches teamwork skills to the children as it...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa Branch Library
290 International Circle
San Jose, CA
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Where the Wild Things Are: One of Very Fairy’s motto is “we don't just perform FOR you, we perform WITH you." In this interactive storytelling event, Harmony narrates the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA
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CVHS DRAMA PRESENTS: THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 Friday May 6th and Saturday May 7th at 7pm Friday and Saturday May 13th and 14th at 7pm Sunday May 15th at 2 pm   This...

Cost: $12-$14

Where:
Castro Valley Center for the Arts
Redwood Rd x Mabel St
Castro Valley , CA  94546
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Sponsor: Castro Valley High School
Telephone: 510-889-8961
Contact Name: Tiffany Daily
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April 29th 7:00pm, April 30th 11:00am, 3:00pm and 7:00pm, May 1st 11:00am, and 3:00pm, May 6th 7:00pm, May 7th 11:00am and 5:00pm Playful People Productions Presents: Starmites...

Cost: $12 12 & up, $8 11 & under, $6 Children's floor seating

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Playful People Productions
Telephone: 408-497-9983
Contact Name: Barb Galiotto
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The Museum welcomes back the California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators for its beloved annual exhibit of scientific illustration. Come experience over 40 works in a variety media, depicting...

Cost: $4 adults, under 18 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art
1305 East Cliff Drive
, CA
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Rickshaw Girl presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre Based on the book by Mitali Perkins. Adapted by Aditi Kapil. Directed Vidhu Singh. A village in Bangladesh, a loving family, and a...

Cost: $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Children, $13 Groups of 15 or more

Where:
Osher Studio
2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Bay Area Children's Theatre
Telephone: 510-296-4433
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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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Fort Ord Warhorse Days Saturday May 7, 2016 10:00 to 4:00  Free event In 1940–1942, over 1400 horses and mules of the field artillery, cavalry, and quartermaster pack trains were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marina Equestrian Center
3110 5th Avenue
From Hwy 1, exit Imjin Pkwy, R on California, park at 9th Street
Marina, CA  93933
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Sponsor: Friends of Fort Ord Warhorse (FFOW)
Contact Name: Margaret Davis
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Dorothy sets out on an exciting journey down the Yellow Brick Road with the Scarecrow, Tin Man and a Lion in this production by Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble. May 5-8. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $14 general admission

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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This large-scale installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning 20,000ft² and showcasing 20 digital works. 

Cost: $20/adult; $10 kids 3-13; 2 and under FREE

Where:
Pace Art + Technology
300 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
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Over the years NUMU has amassed a collection of head coverings, fashion and ceremonial hats in an effort to preserve our shared history.  In collaboration with Wayne Wichern Millinery and...

Cost: $9, FREE to members and kids under 18

Where:
New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
, CA
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Follow the journey of Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he didn't commit.   April 28-May 22. Showtimes vary. 

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
Julia Morgan Theatre
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Treat your mom or a mother you know, to a special Mother's Day Tea and Tour at the Ainsley House May 6, 7, 8. Tea times will take place at 12 & 12:30pm, tour to follow. For reservations...

Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members

Where:
Ainsley House
300 Grant St.
Campbell, CA
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The event begins with our host leading a raucous vocal warm-up before you learn how to use the props in your Fun Pack. Our host will even teach you choreography from the movie so you can groove on...

Cost: $15 adults, $12 kids

Where:
Camera 12 Downtown
201 S Second St.
San Jose, CA
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A mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news the evening before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.  April 15-May 8. 8pm Fri. and Sat., 2pm Sun.

Cost: $22-28 adults, $11-15 youth

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pamona Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-524-9012
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Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival...

Cost: $5, FREE for children under 12 and museum members

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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Adapted from the classic film and timeless novel, this show is a whirlwind of song, dance and adventure. Featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of familiar Disney songs like...

Cost: $14-18

Where:
Montgomery Theatre
271 South Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Fashion is a form of language. What we wear broadcasts critical information about us and serves as a visible indicator of social rank, profession, ethnicity, or status. This exhibition of Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Kite flying, food, music and bounce houses. 12-3pm. FREE admission, $6 for kite and hot dog lunch.

Cost: FREE; $6 for kite and hot dog lunch

Where:
Bedwell Bayfront Park
1600 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA
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Telephone: 650-330-2220
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This annual Mother's Day weekend festival features Native American drumming, dancing, a fun run and more. See website for complete schedule. 

Cost: Donation requested

Where:
Stanford University
Arboretum Road and Galvez Street
, CA
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Pacific Ballet Academy of Mountain View presents its annual concert featuring     student dancers and members of the Pacific Ballet Studio Company. Highlights include the famous...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
, CA
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

Cost: $27.50 adults, $22 children ages 3-11, under 3 FREE

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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