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August 2015

Hike to the top of Big Rock Ridge with docents to view the sunrise from the top. Six-mile round trip.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Rock trailhead
Lucas Valley Road
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2816
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Remove litter from the shoreline of McNears Beach Park and spruce up the central landscaped areas in the park.

Cost: FREE

Where:
201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-763-2977
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Bike, jog or roller skate without worrying about traffic on Cañada Road. Call the hotline to confirm on Sun. morning. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Between Highway 92 and Filoli Entrance
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-361-1785
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Come to the 32nd anniversary of a huge street festival in downtown Fremont for family fun, great food and music, a gourmet marketplace and unique handcrafted items. Aug. 1-2. 10am-6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Fremont
Paseo Padre
between Mowry Avenue and Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA
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Telephone: 510-795-2244
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In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-2090
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Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts and crafts vendors, island cuisine, educational exhibits and workshops, and...

Cost: Parking: $10

Where:
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA
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Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To participate, register online at kidsbowlfree.com to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
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Join Thomas the Tank Engine™ in a fun-filled day of activities: a train ride, picture taking, temporary tattoos, face painting, bounce houses, storytelling and more.

Where:
Roaring Camp Railroad
5401 Graham Hill Road
Felton, CA
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Telephone: 831-335-4484
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Learn the fascinating stories of people and companies through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half....

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-287-2290
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The following exhibits are on display Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm: 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum – See rare pieces that demonstrate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177.
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A celebration of the Asian and Pacific communities in the Bay Area, with an emphasis on the nonprofit organizations that provide vital services. Live musical and cultural performances, Asian...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Francisco's Japantown
Geary and Laguna streets
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-771-9861
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Anise swallowtail butterflies lay eggs near the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center every year, and kids ages 3 and up can search for caterpillars and chrysalises while learning about the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
4901 Breakwater Ave.
Hayward, CA
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Telephone: 510-670-7270
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Celebrate this festival’s 15th anniversary with two big days of music, art, dance and food, including the Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition. This year will feature top local bands, the Bay...

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

Where:
Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
14th Street at Broadway
Oakland, CA
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Telephone: 510-444-2489
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Catch the last day of the fair with Blue Ribbon competitions and more.

Cost: $10 adults, $6 ages 6-12, ages 5 and under FREE.

Where:
County Fairgrounds
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707-551-2000
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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit. Local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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Learn about the different types of jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians and see rarely displayed pieces up close.

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

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1664 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3635
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Enjoy 30-minute tours especially for families that depart from the main lobby. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Experiment with art materials and new techniques in 30-minute studio sessions taught by professional art teachers. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Parents and other family members can meet, recognize common struggles and learn ways to cope with a life affected by an eating disorder. Every Sun. at 1pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Lotus Collaborative
701 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: 831-600-7103
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Explore the growth of the old town of Easton, learn why Burlingame has two main business streets, why Broadway has an arch and other interesting tidbits.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wells Fargo Building
1145 Broadway St.
Burlingame, CA
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Telephone: 650-299-0104
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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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This drum performance is ideal for families and will incorporate audience participation throughout the performance. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rengstorff House
3070 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6392
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Get creative building with LEGOs. The Excelsior Library provides all the pieces needed to create vehicles, robots, castles and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
4400 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-2868
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Join a guided tour to explore an underground silica-sand mine and learn its history, geology and the methods used to mine sandstone. Participants must be at least age 7 or older; parent...

Cost: $5

Where:
Black Diamond Regional Park (Hazel Atlas Mine)
5175 Somersville Road
Antioch, CA
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Telephone: 888-327-2757
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Board one of England’s great Navy ships, where the beautiful Josephine must choose between marrying Sir Joseph Porter or the “simple sailor, lowly born” who has won her heart....

Cost: $49-54

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Practice proper hand milking techniques, measure how much milk is produced, filter it and prepare it for storage. Children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult. Ages 5 and up. Also Aug. 23 and 30.

Cost: $25

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-8650
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This Beach Boys tribute band's influences come from growing up in the 60s to actually playing on stage with the surf legends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Civic Center Lawn
110 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA
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Bring the family to free outdoor summer concerts at the Old Corte Madera Square. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the amazing line-up of fine local bands, playing blues,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Old Corte Madera Square
Redwood and Corte Madera avenues
Corte Madera, CA
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Enjoy an ice cream social as musicians perform movie themes and selections of film scores from such classic films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Gone With the Wind, Jaws, Star Wars and more. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tower Lawn at San Jose State University
San Fernando and Fourth Streets
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-286-2600
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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 925-671-3464
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Classic characters take a journey to get everything they've ever wanted in this fairy tale for all ages. July 20-Aug.2. See website for times.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6000
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Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

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Classic fairytale characters take a journey to get everything they've ever wanted in this fairy tale for all ages. See website for times.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: . 650-903-6000
Website »

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Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

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This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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Children's Musical Theater of San Jose presents Green Day’s musical that explores youth, love and loss in an age of media saturation.

Cost: See website for prices

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-288-5347 ext. 336
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This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-7360
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Experience the kids' zone featuring Little Hands on the Farm, Capt'n Jack Spareribs, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, Wild About Reptiles, Sea Lion Encounter, Roller Derby, wine tasting and a...

Cost: See website for times and prices

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-494-3247
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The world's greatest love story is transported to New York City as two idealistic young lovers struggle to survive in a world of hatred, prejudice and violence. July 16-Aug. 23. See website for...

Cost: $17-35

Where:
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-295-4200
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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
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California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
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See your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a new series of comic vignettes. July 29-Aug. 15. See website for times.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp. July 31-Aug. 30. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE.

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Strawberry lovers come together to indulge in many strawberry delights while enjoying live music, arts and crafts and a children's carnival.  10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Downtown
City Plaza on Main
Watsonville, CA
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Telephone: 831-768-3240
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This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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The newly re-opened Koret-Taube building at the San Francisco Zoo features a realistic rainforest ecosystem, full of colorful free-flight birds, exotic plants and trees, a charming two-toed sloth...

Cost: $7.50-17, 3 and under FREE

Where:
San Francisco Zoo
One Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-753-8140
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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-342-2594
Website »

More information

In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2090
Website »

More information

Sing songs, learn finger play rhymes and listen to some stories read by Studio Grow staff educators. Sometimes parachute play is included. Circle Time is held at 11 am each week Mon.-Fri.

Cost: Admission is $10 up to age 12, $4 adults

Where:
Studio Grow Blackhawk
3612 Blackhawk Plaza Drive
Danville, CA
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Telephone: 925-648-7529
Website »

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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Build a track, create an artistic maze for a marble and learn a little about the engineering design process. Ages 5 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Library
101 Branham Lane East
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3036
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See Aug. 1. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3068
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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3000
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Share your ideas at the YAC monthly meeting.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Morgan Hill City Hall, Council Chambers
17555 Peak Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-310-4273
Website »

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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

More information

Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-948-9427
Website »

More information

California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-949-7360
Website »

More information

The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2090
Website »

More information

Children ages 2-5 and an adult can attend this six-week series of Tue. morning classes encouraging preschoolers to explore the garden’s flora and fauna through crafts, games and fun...

Cost: $60-80

Where:
The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Telephone: 925-947-6712
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-342-2594
Website »

More information

Sing songs, learn finger play rhymes and listen to some stories read by Studio Grow staff educators. Sometimes parachute play is included. Circle Time is held at 11 am each week Mon.-Fri.

Cost: Admission is $10 up to age 12, $4 adults

Where:
Studio Grow Blackhawk
3612 Blackhawk Plaza Drive
Danville, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-648-7529
Website »

More information

This favorite summer event features bounce houses, obstacles and a slide, along with face painting, contests, popcorn and more.

Cost: $2 per child.

Where:
Benicia Community Center Green
370 East L St.
Benicia, CA
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Telephone: 707-746-4285
Website »

More information

Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-373-5751
Website »

More information

 Learn about the major groups of arthropods, examine and learn about the structure and functions of 3 live arthropods: the Madagascar hissing cockroach, the Giant African millipede(s) and a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East Palo Alto Library
2415 University Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-321-7712
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Take a full length practice test proctored by Kaplan. The test will be just over three hours and is recommended for freshmen and sophomores. Registration required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Evergreen Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3060
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 Create a nightlight by wiring an LED light to a battery. Materials and assistance provided. Feel free to bring your own figures to populate your jar. For 12 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fairfax Library
2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Fairfax, CA
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Telephone: 415-453-8151
Website »

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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-808-3000
Website »

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The community can come together to enjoy a variety of Off the Grid food trucks, live entertainment from Oakland’s Borrowed Trouble rock band and a wine and beer garden each...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Walnut Creek Downtown
1380 N. California Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Downtown
Telephone: 925-933-6778
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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

More information

Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-948-9427
Website »

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Watch an outdoor movie 1950s-style with your family each Tue. at the Solano 2 Drive-In. Family Fun Night allows even the youngest of each clan to catch a flick without ever leaving their car seats....

Cost: $5 per person, $1 ages 5-11, under 5 FREE.

Where:
Solano 2 Drive-In
1611 Solano Way
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 925-825-1951
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This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-7360
Website »

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Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

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Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

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California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
View map »


Website »

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Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

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This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

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This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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Help restore the historic gardens of Alcatraz. Through the project, volunteers will be introduced to the stories of the gardens and have the opportunity to visit some areas not accessible to the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alcatraz
San Francisco, CA


Telephone: 415-561-3044
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In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-2090
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Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To participate, register online at kidsbowlfree.com to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
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The artist performs his catchy, original songs that educate, draw laughter and stir imagination.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linden Tree Books
265 State St.
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-3390
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Sing songs, learn finger play rhymes and listen to some stories read by Studio Grow staff educators. Sometimes parachute play is included. Circle Time is held at 11 am each week Mon.-Fri.

Cost: Admission is $10 up to age 12, $4 adults

Where:
Studio Grow Blackhawk
3612 Blackhawk Plaza Drive
Danville, CA
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Telephone: 925-648-7529
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The following exhibits are on display Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm: 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum – See rare pieces that demonstrate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177.
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Is there life on other planets? Are there more Earths in our universe? Get up close and personal with exciting space explorations as you find answers to these and other questions in this Summer Fun...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and under 3 FREE.

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
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Become a test pilot just by folding sheets of paper. Test their speed, flight distance and even try to do aerobatics with them. Author of numerous paper airplane books, John Collins, does...

Cost: Included with admission of $9-14, 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-654-0200
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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Teens and tweens going into grades 6-12 can come to the main library for an afternoon showing of Night at the Museum 3.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Ave.
510-577-3960, CA
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Telephone: 510-577-3960
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Rangers offer tips and techniques for beginners at the McInnis Skate Park. This event is geared toward the newbie skateboarder and those looking to cross over from other board sports, but...

Cost: FREE

Where:
310 Smith Ranch Road
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-446-4423
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All ages are welcome to thump on drums provided by the library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Branch Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3070
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 Essence's storytelling songs will keep the little ones engaged, and her music will make you want to clap, dance and stomp your feet. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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Play with the library's LEGOs

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3080
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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3000
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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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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 925-671-3464
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Share your photos and learn more about photography. All levels welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Centennial Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
171 W. Edmundson Ave
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-778-3862
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Join this support group and get control of your body image and fear of food. Does not substitute for medical treatment. Also, Aug. 19.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mission Oaks Campus,Good Samaritan Hospital
15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Blvd., Room 295
Los Gatos, CA
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Telephone: 408-356-1212
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Watch a film screenings right on the beach with the world-famous Giant Dipper roller coaster lights twinkling overhead. Aug. 5: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Aug. 12: Back to the Future, Part II.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Telephone: 831-423-5590
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This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

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See your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a new series of comic vignettes. July 29-Aug. 15. See website for times.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

See landscapes, portraits and western scenes with luscious colors and trompe l’oeil trickery. Wed.-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
Website »

More information

During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

There is mischief, silliness, witty banter and a happy ending for all in this screwball romantic comedy. Aug. 5-9. Wed.-Fri., 7pm; Sat. 2 and 7pm; Sun., 3pm.

Cost: $10-15, under 8 FREE

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-978-5516
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Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-949-7360
Website »

More information

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

The world's greatest love story is transported to New York City as two idealistic young lovers struggle to survive in a world of hatred, prejudice and violence. July 16-Aug. 23. See website for...

Cost: $17-35

Where:
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-295-4200
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Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
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This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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This aeronautics workshop for kids, presented by The Tech Museum of Innovation, allows participants to learn the principles of flight and work in teams to build gliders. Ages 6 and up

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tully Library
880 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3030
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Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To participate, register online at kidsbowlfree.com to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
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Art in the Park – Bring the entire family out to Hal Brown Park at Creekside in Greenbrae to soak up the sun and paint, color or draw the beautiful local scenery.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brown Park
Bon Air Drive
Greenbrae, CA
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In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-831-2090
Website »

More information

The following exhibits are on display Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm: 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum – See rare pieces that demonstrate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-723-4177.
Website »

More information

Sing songs, learn finger play rhymes and listen to some stories read by Studio Grow staff educators. Sometimes parachute play is included. Circle Time is held at 11 am each week Mon.-Fri.

Cost: Admission is $10 up to age 12, $4 adults

Where:
Studio Grow Blackhawk
3612 Blackhawk Plaza Drive
Danville, CA
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Telephone: 925-648-7529
Website »

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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit. Local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
Website »

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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Join this safe, confidential support group for moms of infants and babies up to 1 year old to share postpartum highs and lows. Registration required.

Cost: Sliding scale with suggestion donation of $15.

Where:
Tiny Tots Boutique
138 Railway Ave
Campbell, AL
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Telephone: 408-866-2925
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Explore the world of music and percussion during free drum workshops that will cover drumming concepts, basic techniques and a lot of jam sessions. 2-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pittsburg Library
80 Power Ave.
Pittsburg, CA
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Telephone: 925-427-8390
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Learn about micrography and how to use text to create an image. Begin with a simple portrait outline and fill the shape in with your own writing. Ages 12 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3033
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Children improve reading skills by reading to a therapy dog.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Garden Branch Library
1580 Naglee Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3070
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Make smoothies for health, taste and fun. All materials supplied. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Richmond Branch Library
351 Ninth Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5610
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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3000
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Find out what happens when art meets chemistry with an art activity that will have your paint creations fizzling with fun. Ages 5 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Evergreen Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3060
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Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry and then help perform versions of folktales from around the world. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Library
1000 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3077
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Bring your game face and play cards with your friends.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Centennial Recreation Center Teen Center
171 W. Edmundson Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-310-4273
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Have a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills each Thu. evening. We Became Owls and We are the West on Aug. 6, Shadowbox and Redwood Tango on Aug. 13,...

Cost: $15-24 adults, $10-12 ages 5-17, under 5 FREE.

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA
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Telephone: 510-643-2755
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Walk the streets closed to traffic and enjoy restaurant dining, shopping, children's activities, a farmer's market, live music and a classic car show.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Mountain View
Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6331
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In this four-week workshop, Fathering From Within: An African American Fatherhood Series, fathers can gain tools and techniques to strengthen relationships, gain self-awareness and become better...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BANANAS
5232 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA
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Telephone: 510-658-7353
Website »

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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

More information

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this 6-9 piece variety dance band that covers music from the 40s through to today's current hits.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Orchard City Green
Civic Center Drive at Central Avenue
Campbell, CA
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Poison Apple Productions will go "Under the Sea" for its big summer musical with a Disney classic. Join Ariel’s journey to win the love of Prince Eric and her father while earning...

Cost: $28-59 adults, ages 16 and under receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Telephone: 925-957-0773
Website »

More information

This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-949-7360
Website »

More information

Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 888-746-1799
Website »

More information

Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories. July 24-Aug. 28. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

There is mischief, silliness, witty banter and a happy ending for all in this screwball romantic comedy. Aug. 5-9. Wed.-Fri., 7pm; Sat. 2 and 7pm; Sun., 3pm.

Cost: $10-15, under 8 FREE

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


Telephone: 408-978-5516
Website »

More information

This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-948-9427
Website »

More information

See your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a new series of comic vignettes. July 29-Aug. 15. See website for times.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Circus Vargas is back with the story of a boy who dreams of joining the circus, filled with clowns, aerialists, acrobats and more. Arrive 45 minutes early for an interactive pre-show. See...

Cost: $15-70

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 877-468-3861
Website »

More information

During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

See landscapes, portraits and western scenes with luscious colors and trompe l’oeil trickery. Wed.-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp. July 31-Aug. 30. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE.

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

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


Telephone: 650-723-4177
Website »

More information

Children's Musical Theater of San Jose presents this vibrant musical about an “almost real boy” and his father, Geppetto.

Cost: See website for prices

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-288-5347 ext. 336
Website »

More information

California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

The world's greatest love story is transported to New York City as two idealistic young lovers struggle to survive in a world of hatred, prejudice and violence. July 16-Aug. 23. See website for...

Cost: $17-35

Where:
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-295-4200
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In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-2090
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Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To participate, register online at kidsbowlfree.com to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
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The following exhibits are on display Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm: 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum – See rare pieces that demonstrate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177.
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Sing songs, learn finger play rhymes and listen to some stories read by Studio Grow staff educators. Sometimes parachute play is included. Circle Time is held at 11 am each week Mon.-Fri.

Cost: Admission is $10 up to age 12, $4 adults

Where:
Studio Grow Blackhawk
3612 Blackhawk Plaza Drive
Danville, CA
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Telephone: 925-648-7529
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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit. Local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Come to the children's area at the Golden Gate Valley Branch Library anytime on the first Fri. of the month, and make a craft project.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
1801 Green St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5666
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See Aug. 6. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
King Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Contact Name: 408-808-3060
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Join Happy Hollow Park and Zoo for a fun filled program with live critters and learn about adaptations, habitat, diet and more. Ages 5 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pearl Avenue Library
4270 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3053
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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3000
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Enjoy one of the coolest block parties in Silicon Valley with a variety of food trucks and special museum programs. 5-9pm

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-810-1010
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Gather your friends and come to a pool party just for middle-schoolers ages 11-15. It'll be a night of music, games, prizes and more. Preregister at pleasantonfun.com.

Cost: $10

Where:
Dolores Bengston Aquatic Center
4455 Black Ave.
Pleasanton, CA
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Telephone: 925-931-3434
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 Bring a chair or blanket and head to the Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City for a lively, outdoor concert. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7311
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Bring your blanket or lawn chair down and enjoy a variety of musical performances, food trucks and a "Pop Up Park" area for children.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Civic Center Plaza
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6331
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Enjoy Fri. nights in a safe environment during the summer with activities for ages 13-17 including music, pool, foosball, video games, art projects and dinner. 6-9pm.

Cost: $3

Where:
Emeryville Recreation Center
4300 San Pablo Ave.
Emeryville, CA
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Telephone: 510-596-4300
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Peninsula Youth Theatre presents children's theatre in the park with this performance of a modern fairy tale.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts Parkstage
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6000
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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 925-671-3464
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This outdoor performance is put on by Peninsula Youth Theatre summer class graduates. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4930
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Grab a bowl of popcorn and settle in for a night of awesome movies. Ages 12-18. Also, Aug. 21.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Centennial Recreation Center Teen Center
171 W. Edmundson Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-310-4273
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Joined by her band mates, Thiroux offers jazz that draws upon the rich history of the music, from swing to bebop and beyond.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Pedro Square Market
87 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
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Poison Apple Productions will go "Under the Sea" for its big summer musical with a Disney classic. Join Ariel’s journey to win the love of Prince Eric and her father while earning...

Cost: $28-59 adults, ages 16 and under receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Telephone: 925-957-0773
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See the classic cult comedy about a Broadway producer's scheme to bilk his backers by producing the most notorious flop in history (that actually becomes a smash hit). Aug. 7-16. 8pm.

Cost: $28-59 adults, ages 16 and under receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Where:
Woodminster Amphitheater
Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
Oakland., CA
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Telephone: 510-531-9597
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Enjoy a different outdoor movie every Friday. Aug. 7: The Lego Movie. Aug. 14: Guardians of the Galaxy. Aug. 21: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Memorial Park
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA
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Professional instructors will teach free, festive dance lessons on Fri. nights through Aug. 28. Instruction starts at 8:30pm, followed by a dance party at 9pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a screening of Mr. Peabody and Sherman under the stars.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Whisman Park
400 Easy St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6331
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Teens and tweens ages 11-17 can mingle with friends while jumping up a storm to top hits provided by a guest DJ at this event reserved for them each Friday evening. Signed waiver and school ID...

Cost: $15

Where:
Rockin' Jump - Dublin
5875 Arnold Road, Suite 100
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-828-7676
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California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
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Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

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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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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See landscapes, portraits and western scenes with luscious colors and trompe l’oeil trickery. Wed.-Mon., 11am-5pm.

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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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories. July 24-Aug. 28. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-287-2290
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There is mischief, silliness, witty banter and a happy ending for all in this screwball romantic comedy. Aug. 5-9. Wed.-Fri., 7pm; Sat. 2 and 7pm; Sun., 3pm.

Cost: $10-15, under 8 FREE

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-978-5516
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This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Children's Musical Theater of San Jose presents this vibrant musical about an “almost real boy” and his father, Geppetto.

Cost: See website for prices

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-288-5347 ext. 336
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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp. July 31-Aug. 30. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE.

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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Circus Vargas is back with the story of a boy who dreams of joining the circus, filled with clowns, aerialists, acrobats and more. Arrive 45 minutes early for an interactive pre-show. See...

Cost: $15-70

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 877-468-3861
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Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
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The world's greatest love story is transported to New York City as two idealistic young lovers struggle to survive in a world of hatred, prejudice and violence. July 16-Aug. 23. See website for...

Cost: $17-35

Where:
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-295-4200
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See your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a new series of comic vignettes. July 29-Aug. 15. See website for times.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-7360
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Take a leisurely family paddle in the Marine Science Institute’s fleet of canoes, guided by expert naturalist instructors. Explore the local flora and fauna of Bair Island, a rare example of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-364-2760, ext. 16
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Enjoy live music each week, with an array of seasonal produce and a wide selection of artisan food. 9am-1pm every Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
In front of Rite Aid and the Community Park
13 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
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Telephone: 925-431-8361
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Ages 12 and up can learn about Ohlone cultures and volunteer to clean, weed and renew the structures of a more than 2,000-year-old village site. Snacks, water, gloves, tools and a presentation...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitor Center
8000 Patterson Ranch Road
Fremont, CA
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Telephone: 888-327-2757
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Discover life along the creek channel and learn about Native American presence and early cultivation of vineyards and orchards. Meet at the visitor center with binoculars and sun protection. Also,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Telephone: 408-234-6377
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If you have a family member or friend who is suffering from an eating disorder, join this group for support and information.

Cost: FREE

Where:
El Camino Hospital Conference Room A
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 408-356-1212
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In this exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a...

Cost: $1.50-8, 4 and under FREE. Discount for SF residents with ID

Where:
Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-2090
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Diablo Valley Bowl
1500 Monument Blvd., Suite G
Concord, CA
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Telephone: 888-342-2594
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Learn the basics of the sport on a small course in the park. Practice discs provided. Meet at the park office. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hellyer County Park
985 Hellyer Ave.
San Jose, AL
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Telephone: 408-225-0225
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Join in some high-flying physics fun as you construct a kite to ride the drafty currents. Sponsored by the Randall Museum. 

Cost: $3 per child, $5 per parent/child combo

Where:
Mission Art Center
745 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-554-9600
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 Come practice reading aloud to a totally non-judgmental pooch from the Marin Humane Society. Each child gets one private, 10-minute session with a therapy dog.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fairfax Library
2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Fairfax, CA
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Telephone: 415-457-5629
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Play kid-friendly musical instruments and start making some tunes at the Brisbane Library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Ave.
Brisbane, CA
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Telephone: 650-697-7607
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Watch a parrot roller skate, play basketball and raise the flag during this interactive, fun family show.

Cost: $9-14, 4 and under FREE

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-654-0200
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Learn the fascinating stories of people and companies through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half....

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

The following exhibits are on display Wed.-Sun., 11am-5pm: 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum – See rare pieces that demonstrate the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177.
Website »

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Experience old-time activities and demonstrations that may include: butter churning, ice cream making, branding, cooking, roping skills, wagon rides, a game of tug of war, sack races and more.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wilder Ranch State Park
1401 Coast Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: 831-426-0505

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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit. Local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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Learn the history of cosmetics in ancient Egypt and discover how and why certain minerals were used.

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

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1664 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3635
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Learn the history of cosmetics in ancient Egypt and discover how and why certain minerals were used.

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

Where:
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
1664 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-947-3635
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Slip down a spiral water slide into a zero-depth pool, climb an interactive play structure or relax in two pool areas, including a toddler-friendly beach entry pool. Open daily to the public...

Cost: $3-5

Where:
Robert Livermore Community Center Pools
444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA
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Telephone: 925-373-5751
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Kids participate in several fun hands-on activities to earn their badge at the end of the program. Dress in layers to go on a nature walk. Ages 8-11. Registration required. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge
1751 Grand Blvd.
Alviso, CA
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Telephone: 408-262-5513 ext. 104
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Learn about basic circuits, build a portable version and explore parallel and series circuits. Ages 12 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa Library
, 290 International Circle
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3068
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Join in to a sing-along, move-along, play-along fun concert for the entire family.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dougherty Station Library
17017 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA
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Telephone: 925-973-3380
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Explore the tides and have fun with crafts, games and more. Today's theme is: Fun with Food Chains.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crab Cove Visitor Center
1252 McKay Ave.
Alameda, CA
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Telephone: 510-544-3187
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Celebrate the end of the San Francisco Library’s reading program at a grand finale party. Enjoy pizza, talk about the books you read and claim your prize. Reservations required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Library
380 Bacon St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-355-5660
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Learn about basic circuits, build a portable version and explore parallel and series circuits. Ages 12 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa Library
290 International Circle
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3068
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Enjoy a lively interactive presentation with hands-on activities and learn about the building blocks of art and a few ways in which technology meets art. Ages 5 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Alviso Library
5050 N. First St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-263-3626
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See Aug. 1. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
King Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3068
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LEGOS available for little and big kids.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pearl Avenue Branch Library
4770 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3053
Website »

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LEGOs of all sizes available.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-808-3000
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Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo for ages 4 and older. Registration required. Aug. 8-9. 5pm-10am.

Cost: $75-85

Where:
Oakland Zoo, Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA
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Telephone: 510-632-9525, ext. 220
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Unroll a sleeping bag next to your favorite exhibit and explore the museum after dark, watch an educational film, have fun with hands-on activities and wake in the morning to a continental...

Cost: $79-99

Where:
The Tech Museum
201 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-294-8324
Website »

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Celebrate the Blues in downtown Concord with shows each Tue. this summer. The series closes with Concord's own Blues diva, Annie Sampson, on Tue., Aug. 11. 6:30-8pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
Willow Pass Road and Grant Street
Concord, CA
View map »


Telephone: 925-671-3464
Website »

More information

The Salimpour School will present Middle Eastern dance as advanced student dancers demonstrate choreography and improvisation to live Arabic music.

Cost: $15

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts, Knight Stage 3 Theatre
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
Website »

More information

Poison Apple Productions will go "Under the Sea" for its big summer musical with a Disney classic. Join Ariel’s journey to win the love of Prince Eric and her father while earning...

Cost: $28-59 adults, ages 16 and under receive a $2 discount per ticket.

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


Telephone: 925-957-0773
Website »

More information

See the classic cult comedy about a Broadway producer's scheme to bilk his backers by producing the most notorious flop in history (that actually becomes a smash hit). Aug. 7-16. 8pm.

Cost: $28-59 adults, ages 16 and under receive a $2 discount per ticket.

Where:
Woodminster Amphitheater
Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
Oakland., CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-531-9597
Website »

More information

Professional instructors will teach free, festive dance lessons on Fri. nights through Aug. 28. Instruction starts at 8:30pm, followed by a dance party at 9pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-645-9292
Website »

More information

See your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a new series of comic vignettes. July 29-Aug. 15. See website for times.

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

The world's greatest love story is transported to New York City as two idealistic young lovers struggle to survive in a world of hatred, prejudice and violence. July 16-Aug. 23. See website for...

Cost: $17-35

Where:
City Lights Theater
529 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-295-4200
Website »

More information

The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp. July 31-Aug. 30. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE.

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Displaying consumer, professional and home-made devices, this exhibit explores the key technical hurdles to making a consumer wearable computer. Tue.-Sun., 10am-5pm.

Cost: Included with admission: $15

Where:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Learn the fascinating stories through photographs and historic printed documents, as well as the presses, tools and equipment used locally over the past century and a half. Thu.-Sun., 12-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Telephone: 408-287-2290
Website »

More information

Modern and contemporary artists give words a significant position and function, as demonstrated in this focused installation of prints and drawings. Wed-Mon., 11am-5pm.

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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The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious Shakespeare-inspired comic romp.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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Children's Musical Theater of San Jose presents this vibrant musical about an “almost real boy” and his father, Geppetto.

Cost: See website for prices

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-288-5347 ext. 336
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This musical sequel to You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown finds your favorite Peanuts characters singing, dancing and having fun in a whole new series of comic vignettes. See website for...

Cost: $12-14

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4970
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Several objects and oral histories were chosen from the collection as the starting point for this exhibit; local artists, makers and creators are inspired by these old things to create something...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA
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Telephone: 650-948-9427
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California District 57 will host the 2015 Intermediate Division Little League World Series through Sat., Aug. 8, with the Championship Game broadcast live on ESPN at 6pm on Aug. 8. Check schedule...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Max Baer Park
1310 Murdell Lane
Livermore, CA
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Circus Vargas is back with the story of a boy who dreams of joining the circus, filled with clowns, aerialists, acrobats and more. Arrive 45 minutes early for an interactive pre-show. See...

Cost: $15-70

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 877-468-3861
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During medieval and early-modern times, the Japanese theatrical art of Noh developed from a form of popular performance to the solemn, abstract drama it is today. This exhibition of 25 works...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr.
Stanford, CA
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There is mischief, silliness, witty banter and a happy ending for all in this screwball romantic comedy. Aug. 5-9. Wed.-Fri., 7pm; Sat. 2 and 7pm; Sun., 3pm.

Cost: $10-15, under 8 FREE

Where:
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: 408-978-5516
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Lamplighters Music Theatre presents this comic opera that makes fun of patriotism, social class, snobbery and incompetence in high places. Sat., Aug. 8. 2 and 8pm; Sun., Aug. 9. 2pm.

Cost: $25-53

Where:
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Telephone: 650-903-6000
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This quintessential summertime street fair provides live music and dance performances, local art and food vendors, wine tasting and fun children's activities. Also 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church St.
, CA
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Telephone: 831-426-6966
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The heartwarming tale of friendship between the adorable piglet Wilbur and his wise friend Charlotte the spider comes to life in a fresh new production. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-388-5200
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Enjoy 150 artists, food trucks, wine, beer, and live music. Treat the kids to snow cones and a jump house. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Gatos Civic Center Grounds
100 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA
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Telephone: 408-395-8016
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Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories. July 24-Aug. 28. See website for times.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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This focused exhibition explores the relationship of these three artists through the lens of their work along with correspondence among the artists.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA
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Telephone: 650-723-4177
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This bawdy musical tells the story of a slave as he helps his master win the heart of their neighbor.  See website for times.

Cost: $10-32

Where:
Smithwick Theatre Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Telephone: 650-949-7360
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Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning play is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. See website for showtimes. 

Cost: $65-210 (prices subject to change)

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
1192 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 888-746-1799
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Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents one of history's most indelible love stories.

Cost: $15-22, under 18 FREE

Where:
Sanborn County Park
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga, CA
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See landscapes, portraits and western scenes with luscious colors and trompe l’oeil trickery. Wed.-Mon., 11am-5pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University
328 Lomita Dr
Stanford, CA
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    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Diablo Valley Bowl

    Bowling centers across the country are participating in a program that allows children to bowl two free games every day all summer long. To...

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