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July 2016

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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Hikers ages 8 and up can explore 3 miles of a riparian corridor filled with shady trees to escape the summer heat.  Sun., July 17. 9:30-11:30am. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks
May Road Park Entrance
1320 Garin Ave.
Hayward, CA  94544
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Telephone: 510-544-3220
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Families are invited to join in El Cerrito’s Relay For Life, a free community focused fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  With free outdoor games, magic shows, live music,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cerrito Vista Park
Cerrito Vista Park
950 Pomona Ave
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Telephone: 925-357-6509
Contact Name: Jessica Porter
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Discover how mountain lions, one of California's largest predators, survive in today's changing environment. Enjoy a quick slide show and an actual mountain lion (stuffed of course)....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road
Gilroy, CA
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Please join us for a spectacular backyard model railroad exhibit benefiting Autism Speaks.  The "Great Lodestone Railroad Empire" has over 1100 feet of track, 21 trains, 2...

Cost: $30 per family includes lunch/refreshments

Where:
Livermore
1664 Lodestone Road
Livermore, CA  94550
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Sponsor: "Trains for Autism" in participation with Autism Speaks
Telephone: 925-292-4868
Contact Name: Robin Anderson

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

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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July 16-17, 10 am to 6 pm both days Celebrate good times! Menlo Summerfest, "Hot Fun In The Summertime" debuts with a vibrant, lively and fabulous lineup: Tropical Vibrations, the...

Cost: Free Admission.

Where:
On Santa Cruz Avenue
600 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 650-325-2818
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

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

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Compete a ghost hunt at Playland Not-at-the-Beach and win extra tickets for prizes.  July 16-17. 10am-5pm. 

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

Where:
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
10979 San Pablo Ave.
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Telephone: 510-592-3002
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It’s that time of year again!  Time for our annual San Leandro Historical Railway Society Summer Open House & Train Show!  We’re very excited to be hosting our first open...

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Leandro Historical Railway Society
1302 Orchard Ave.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Sponsor: San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Telephone: 510-569-2490
Contact Name: Trisha Fawver
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Once Upon Your Mind Comedy for Children Grand Opening, Kids attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start...

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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  KIDCHELLA 2016 - THE HIPWADERS ​ The Hipwaders have had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, "Hey Josie!" & "Educated Kid". The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood City's Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
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The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
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Enjoy food trucks and tents, kid friendly food like farm fresh produce, yoga and more. 11am-4pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Presidio at the Main Parade Ground
Montgomery Street at Lincoln Street
San Francisco, CA
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Bring a seashell, souvenir stone, bead or other found treasure to the beach and learn to make it into a pendant using the ancient Viking skill of Nalbinding, a technique similar to knitting.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Paradise Beach Park
3450 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA
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Telephone: 415-435-9212
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Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4:30pm check out what we're building, making, and creating in our MakerSpace Open Studio hours! NUMU's Open Studio offers visitors of all ages a hands-on...

Cost: $5

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center next to Friends of the Library
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Come create and take home a fun marine-themed souvenir, an activity for the whole family to share. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA
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Telephone: (831) 459-3800
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Known for her wit, wacky humor, and creativity, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter shares her passion for children's music with a special family concert. Family show ages 3-10

Cost: General Admission $25

Where:
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St
Stanford, CA  94305
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Sponsor: Stanford Live
Contact Name: Krystina Tran
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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Terrance Simien will introduce kids to Zydeco music during this fun performance. Sun., July 17. 3-4:30pm. 

Cost: $10 adults, $8 kids

Where:
Ashkanaz Music & Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Telephone: 510-525-5054
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The Marriage of Figaro - the 18th century comedy by Beaumarchais which foreshadowed the French Revolution. This classic of the theatre tells a surprisingly modern tale of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
John Hinkel Park
John Hinkel Park
Berkeley, CA  94707
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Sponsor: spingo
Telephone: 510-220-5443
Contact Name: Jerome Solberg

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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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July 2-17, 2016, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's 34th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park presents 'The Winter's Tale'. Music, dance,...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Amador Valley Community Park
Santa Rita Rd & Black Ave
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Telephone: 415-558-0888
Contact Name: Staff
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Take an easy hike in Halls Valley where we will seek out nature’s nighttime creatures. You will also be able to enjoy views of Lick Observatory and the moon as it crests Mt. Hamilton. Please...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA
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Take an easy hike in Halls Valley where we will seek out nature’s nighttime creatures. You will also be able to enjoy views of Lick Observatory and the moon as it crests Mt. Hamilton. Please...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA
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Come to musical theater under the stars for this tale of an unlikely hero on a journey with a wisecracking donkey and feisty princess. July 8-10 and 14-17. 8pm.

Cost: $28-64

Where:
Woodminster Amphitheater
Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
Oakland, CA  94602
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Telephone: 510-531-9597
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KIDCHELLA 2016 - THE HIPWADERS The Hipwaders have had several top ten songs on XM/SIRIUS Radio including #1 songs, "Hey Josie!" & "Educated Kid". The Hipwaders have recorded 5 albums including a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA  94063
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Sponsor: Redwood City's Public Library and Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
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The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

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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Design rocket ships and space stations to take home for your own mini-movies. 11am-3pm

Cost: $12 adults, under 19 FREE

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-655-7800
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

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

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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Visit the opening of exhibit "Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Painting at Berkeley, the First Fifty Years," featuring more than 50 celebrated works.  July 6- Sept. 25. ...

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

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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It’s 2016 and the shrew that needs taming is the U.S. Congress. The tamers are three intrepid women with very different points of view.

Cost: $35 general, $10 under 26

Where:
Forest Meadows Outdoor Amphitheatre
Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA
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Telephone: 415-499-4488
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

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

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Watch the Disney animated film with live musical accompaniment. 2pm daily.

Cost: $30-100

Where:
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-864-6000
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Live music plus face painting, hair braiding, cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. 1-3pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington Park
850 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame, CA
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Telephone: 650-558-7300
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

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

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

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

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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
Website »

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Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
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Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
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Children ages 4 and up can drop in each Monday to build with various materials including LEGOs, CitiBlocks and more.  June 20-Aug. 8. 1-3pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Telephone: 510-667-7900
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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Telephone: (408) 288-5437
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

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


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

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


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

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

Cost: $10 - $15 Sliding Scale Donation

Where:
Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose
175 Bernal Rd #104
San Jose, CA  95119
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Telephone: (831) 247-4337
Contact Name: Tymn Urban
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Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

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


Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Learn about these fascinating insects that have been on the earth since before the age of the dinosaurs. Bring lunch.

Cost: FREE program, $8 parking fee

Where:
Lake Laguintas parking area
Fairfax, CA


Telephone: 415-893-9508
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

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


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

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Explore science and meet native California animals.

Cost: FREE

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-342-7755
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

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


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

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

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This program is designed especially for young children age 1-5. Bring your child to have fun and get messy with paint. Also available at other branches.  See website for details. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Evergreen Branch Library
2635 Aborn Road
San Jose, CA
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Workshops designed just for teens ages 13-18 will be offered each Tuesday through July 19. Space is limited and free tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before each program. July 5: Basic...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-803-7252
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Children will roar when they find out what a dinosaur sneeze and polymers have in common. They'll be amazed with gravity defying feats and air pressure experiments. And they will learn the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East San José Carnegie Branch Library
1102 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA
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From a layer of earth found beneath the dirt all around us, is the simplest and most accessible material for making things. Transform real clay, just dust and water, into a pinch or coiled...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA
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STRIKE OUT T1D WITH THE OAKLAND A'S Please join us at the Oakland Coliseum for the 17th Annual Root Beer Float Day with the Oakland A’s on July 19! Purchase your tickets today!...

Cost: $28

Where:
Oakland Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA   94621
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Sponsor: Oakland Athletics
Telephone: 510-563-2227
Contact Name: Andrew Bleaken
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Groove to music by performers such as Annie Sampson and The Fargo Brothers as Concord's Tuesday Night Blues returns for weekly shows. July 5-26. 6:30-8pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St.
Concord, CA  94520
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Telephone: 925-671-3464
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Summer Concerts in the Park are held on Tuesday evenings. Sponsored by OPR and supported by OCF, Orinda Rotary and City of Orinda. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orinda Community Center Park
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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Sponsor: City of Orinda
Contact Name: Jennifer Weiss
Website »

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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Telephone: (408) 288-5437
Website »

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You'll know Firoozeh Dumas from the much loved New York Timesbestselling Funny in Farsi that was the finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Thurber Prize...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Peninsula Arts & Letters
Telephone: 650-324-4321
Contact Name: Pam Grange
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Experience the soul of African culture and village values and participate in a drumming circle.

Cost: FREE

Where:
San Carlos Library
610 Elm St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-591-0341
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​Enjoy a strenuous 4-mile sunset and moonlit adventure to explore the nocturnal adaptations of our wildlife neighbors. Meet at the boat launch parking lot. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, layered...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lexington Reservoir
17770 Alma Bridge Road
Los Gatos, CA
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The Walnut Creek Concert Band, under the direction of Harvey Benstein, will present their annual Summer “Pops” Concert on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 7:30 pm, in the Lesher Center for...

Cost: Students - Free, Seniors - $14, Adult - $17

Where:
Lesher Center For the Arts
1601 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

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

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

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

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

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


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

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

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

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

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

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

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

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

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

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

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
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Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
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Discover the cosmos in interactive Planetarium shows, learn about the history of space travel in a 3D film, use recycled materials to build your own space station or rover, and much more. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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An updated, zany version of the classic tale. A boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things more exciting by turning on his dad’s wolf alarm, the “Wolf Alert...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vineland Branch Library
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA
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Try out some easy DIY fabric printing techniques and create unique patterns using common household items. Pre-cut black t-shirt material will be provided, however, you may bring your own...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Beautiful...Be Yourself!   Moraga, CA, July 13 - Isabel Azam, a customizable children’s clothing brand, will be holding its second Annual Lamorinda...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Dr.
Moraga, CA  94556
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Sponsor: Isabel Azam
Telephone: 949-540-4925
Contact Name: Jaleh Naasz
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Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Esplanade Park
Capitola, AL


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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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UC Berkeley Professor of History Paula S. Fass discusses The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child. Told from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 510-525-7777
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

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

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

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Weekly family hang-out under the stars featuring music, crafts, games and special events. 4:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Novato Library
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2050
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
Website »

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Learn basic woodworking skills and build toys, tool boxes or simple furniture. For ages 7-10. 1-2:30pm

Cost: $60-65

Where:
Sunnyside Playground
200 Melrose Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-337-4720
Website »

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

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

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

Where:
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-642-0808
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

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


Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

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


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
, AL


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

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

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


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

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


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

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It's bubble-ology! Kids and parents will cook up a batch of bubble juice and play water games. Once the bubble juice is ready, it's time to make big bubbles together! A change of clothes is...

Cost: $5

Where:
Ortega Park
636 Harrow Way
Sunnyvale, CA  94087
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Sponsor: CHAC Family Resource Centers
Telephone: (650) 967-4813
Contact Name: Dani
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

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


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

More information

Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
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Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

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Exchange ideas in an open-ended Maker Lab. For grades 3-5; advance registration required.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
MIll Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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Come enjoy the opportunity to hold and interact with the docile animals of For Goodness Snakes. This one-of-a-kind educational experience will introduce children to the fascinating world of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Build the tallest, most stable, and biggest structures using only three types of materials, all while learning the basics of structures and engineering. Ages 5 and up. Also available at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Educational Park Branch Library
1772 Educational Park Drive
San Jose, CA
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This program is designed especially for young children age 1-5. Bring your child to have fun and get messy with paint. Also available at other branches.  See website for details. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa Branch Library
290 International Circle
San Jose, CA
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Ever wonder if you could cook using just the Sun? Find out how by building a solar oven complete with a tasty snack at the end. Ages 13 and up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Berryessa Branch Library
3355 Noble Avenue
San Jose, CA
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

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


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Discover the difference between a predator and a scavenger and why both are important to our ecosystem. Take a short hike and learn how you can spot their hidden signs. Meet at the visitor center...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Bay Street will fire up Emeryville on Thursday nights this summer with the return of the Catch the Fever dance series! From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Telephone: 510-655-4002
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Learn to avoid unsuspecting parental communication blocks.

Cost: $45 individual, $75 couple

Where:
Eleanor Haas Koshland Center
2001 Winward Way # 200
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-931-1840
Website »

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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Telephone: (408) 288-5437
Website »

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Movies in the Park offers the community a wonderful mix of animated films and a live remake of a classic. Presented by OPR, with support from OCF and City of Orinda. Movie begins at dusk. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Orinda Community Center Park
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA  94563
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Sponsor: City of Orinda
Contact Name: Jennifer Weiss
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Bundle up and settle down on your blanket to watch a free outdoor movie at sundown. Come early for pre-film festivities including treats, trivia and giveaways. Thu., July 21. 8:30pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
Website »

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

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

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


Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Portola Valley Library
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA
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Telephone: 650-851-0560
Website »

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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

More information

Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 415-292-2162
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

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


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

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


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
View map »


Telephone: 650-329-2366
Website »

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​Hike through diverse habitats and enjoy breathtaking views of Calero Reservoir on a 3.5-mile hike on the Los Cerritos and Pena Trails. Meet at the park office (south of the reservoir) with water...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Calero County Park
23205 McKean Road
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
Website »

More information

Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of the universe with Science On a Sphere®, explore the history of space travel in a National Geographic 3D film, and engage in astronomical conversations with...

Cost: Free with admission

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

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


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

More information

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

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

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Each summer, over a hundred junior high and high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. Community Reading...

Cost: free

Where:
Highland CDC
1322 86th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94621
View map »


Contact Name: Rebecca Cohen
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $15

Where:
NUMU - New Museum of Los Gatos
106 E. Main Street
In the Civic Center next to Friends of the Library
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Meet live bats and learn about the importance of bats in the environment and the truth about some of the harmful myths and fears surrounding these unique animals. Also available at other...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Come for the 14th anniversary of this family-favorite outdoor concert series featuring local artists and a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, swing and more. Bring a blanket or...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vasona County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

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


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Join the Oakland Museum of California each Friday for its expanded festive night market with art workshops for the whole family, food trucks, music and half-price admission for adults....

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

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8459
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Join us for 5 Hour Sculpture, a pop up arts festival where you can enjoy hands-on art-making, dancing, live music by the Real Vocal String Quartet, delicious fare from gourmet food trucks, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA  95070
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Sponsor: Montalvo Arts Center
Telephone: 408-961-5858
Contact Name: Pallavi
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Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected family movie. Meet...

Cost: $6-$7

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525220
Contact Name: Education Reservations
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Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and a Zoovie movie with the whole family. The show tonight is The Kung Fu Panda 3.

Cost: $7 per person

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Telephone: 510-632-9525, ext. 220
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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: (408) 288-5437
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Attn: Barnes & Noble kids and parents, join us for our Fantastic Friday Storytime, where our booksellers read classics and childhood favorites alongside new stories with imagination and wonder!

Cost: FREE

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

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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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Inside Out: Friday, July 22, 8:30 pm (or when it gets dark enough) 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road (BR1) Front Lawn FREE Spend an evening under the stars this summer at Bishop Ranch for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
BR1
6111 Bollinger Canyon Blvd.
Front Lawn
San Ramon , CA  94583
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Sponsor: Sunset Development
Telephone: 925.543.0100
Contact Name: Gina Rigley
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Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Watch a short film about the County Park system followed by the feature movie Avengers, Age of Ultron on a giant outdoor screen. Bring a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Motorcycle County Park
300 Metcalf Road
San Jose, CA
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Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props and sets.Enter the world of the popular Hunger Games movies by checking out the iconic costumes, props...

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

Where:
Innovation Hangar
3601 Lyon St.
Palace of Fine Arts Exhibition Hall
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-621-9153
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Rock out to Top 40 bands from the '70s, '80s and early '90s. Two shows - 6:30 and 8:30pm 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
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Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

Where:
Mustang Hall
Central Middle School
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA
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Telephone: 650-594-2730
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Marvel at Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “strandbeests,” moving beach animal sculptures. 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily through Sept. 5.

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

Where:
Exploratorium
Pier 15
Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-528-4444
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Discover the artistic process and step behind the scenes to see how this 1940 classic animated film was produced.

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

Where:
Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St.
The Presidio
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-345-6800
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The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

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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Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Listen to top bands from the 80s and 90s under the lights of the boardwalk. 630 and 830pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
, CA
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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Based on the children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne, this limited engagement exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical treehouse. Check website for...

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

Where:
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Road
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-339-3900
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Join a ranger and her dog on an informative walk through Baltimore Canyon.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Meet at the end of the gate on Crown Road
Kent Woodlands, CA


Telephone: 415-473-2816
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Come see this monthly meeting of exotic cars and enjoy some croissants.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santana Row
San Jose, CA


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​Learn the rules of the road and how to properly inspect your bicycle. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with children ages 8-12. Bring a bike and helmet for each rider (limited number...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penitencia Creek
Mabury & Jackson Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Enjoy a quiet walk as we explore the wonders of Coyote Creek. Discover abundant life under a shady canopy of water-loving trees. Topics range from Native American presence to early cultivation of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA
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Explore social, economic and demographic changes in West Oakland through this new exhibition, opening today, featuring artwork co-created by artists and members of the neighborhood's...

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

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-318-8400
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​Have you ever wanted to be a wildlife detective? Learn about clues that animals leave behind. Identify various types of scat and tracks. Explore the natural wonders on a brief hike to use your...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road
Gilroy, CA
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Exercise your imagination! Create and build large structures using safe and easy-to-maneuver foam blocks. Perfect for young children. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Put your engineering skills to the test as you learn how to Defy Gravity and travel to the stars. Design, build, and then test rockets and airplanes to learn about the science of flight. This...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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CodeWritingKids.com is an introduction to computer technology, computer science and computer programming for students in 1st - 12 grades. The purpose of the CodeWritingKids.com transform many of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hillview Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95116
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Sponsor: Bay Area Tutoring Association
Telephone: 408-205-5711
Contact Name: Melisa Rillera
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Drop by every day during summer and explore a different aspect of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change every week. The planetarium, Animal Discovery Room and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 ages 3-18, members and ages 2 and under FREE

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Look for birds, mammals, and animal tracks as we explore along the water’s edge on this 3.7-mile naturewalk. Bring binoculars and your favorite field guide to help enjoy the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Environmental Education Center
1751 Grand Ave.
Alviso, CA
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Trained technicians will install or inspect your car seat with support from the Alameda Police Department. Participants will receive a guest pass for admission to Habitot Children's Museum.

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Hall parking lot
1555 Oak St.
Alameda, CA  94501
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Telephone: 510-647-1111
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At the Hall's newest experience, Explore New Worlds, you lead the charge into the great unknown. On your visit, you are the engineer, the astronaut, and the adventurer. Launch a rocket,...

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

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

Cost: Adult$12/Child$8

Where:
Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Flight Deck
Telephone: 773-791-0300
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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​Learn about this fun, easy, and inexpensive sport with members of the Silicon Valley Disc Golf Club. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Equipment is provided. Meet at the La Raza...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hellyer County Park
985 Hellyer Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Grand Opening July 9th! Kids Attend Free! Join us at Once Upon Your Mind, where kids vote on their favorite book. Then, with their help, we slowly start re-writing the story using imagination...

Cost: Adult $12/Child $8

Where:
The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Once Upon Your Mind
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Lakeshore Learning Stores offer a free craft for kids ages 3 and older each Sat. at both the Walnut Creek and San Leandro (1144 Montague Ave.) locations.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
1929 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-944-1495
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Super Safety Saturday is a fun and interactive day of learning how to stay safe and healthy! Meet community first responders, including a close-up look at a medical helicopter and walk through a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eden Medical Center
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA  94546
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Sponsor: Eden Medical Center
Telephone: 510-727-3022
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Visit Lakeshore Learning every Saturday 11 a.m.—3 p.m. for a fun, free craft! Call our store for more details or visit: Bit.ly/freecraftsforkids  Lakeshore Learning - San Leandro1144 Montague...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
1144 Montague Ave.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning
Telephone: 510-483-9750
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Children ages 5 and up will enjoy interactive stories followed by hands-on experiments in electron art and static electricity with Math Science Nucleus. Sat., July 23. 11am-12pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Kensington Library
61 Arlington Ave.
Kensington, CA  94707
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Telephone: 510-524-3043
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Celebrate all-things cycling at a huge bicycle festival with daredevil stunt performances and pedal-powered music, food and art.  Sat., July 23. 11am-7pm. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94607
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Telephone: 510-645-9292
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Pedalfest brings all-things bicycles to Jack London Square for the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier free bicycle festival. From bike geeks to families and weekend warriors to commuters, this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA  94607
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Children ages 4-12 are invited to build, play, engineer and destroy together. Registration is not required but space is limited to the first 30 people who show up.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Novato Library
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA
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Telephone: 415-473-2050
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The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is very excited to announce the opening of "Pinball! An Exhibition of Vintage Pinball Machines."    Our doors will open this weekend...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94301
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Sponsor: Museum of American Heritage
Telephone: 650-321-1004
Contact Name: Sandra Roorda
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Habitat Garden Workshop Saturday July 23rd at 12 noon, it's all about ‘Habitat Gardening’.   Join Ploughshare’s staff for a free workshop all about ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main Street
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-755-1102
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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Habitat Garden Workshop Saturday July 23rd at 12 noon, it's all about ‘Habitat Gardening’.   Join Ploughshare’s staff for a free workshop all about ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ploughshares Nursery
2701 Main Street
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Spingo
Telephone: 510-755-1102
Contact Name: Renante Credo

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​What leaf can un-stuff your nose? What tree can you catch fish with? Commonly found plants were very useful to our local Native Americans - some are still used today. Discover some amazingly...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch
10840 Coyote Reservoir Road
Gilroy, CA
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Watch a high-flying display of physics as Les Aerielles Troupe takes over the Hall’s back yard. Bring your sunglasses and invite the whole family to enjoy this outdoor event. Shows at...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Telephone: 510-642-5132
Contact Name: Lawrence Hall of Science
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Listen to live music, eat delicious food and browse art.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-556-1650
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Use tools of science to explore aviation, aerodynamics, engineering, assembly and design. Perfect for older children and adults. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

Where:
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd.
San Carlos, CA
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Enjoy a leisurely walk to see the historic features of the park. Learn about the history of Halls Valley from the Ohlone days to the recent past. Finish with a tour of the Grant Ranch House. Meet...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA
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​Enjoy a leisurely walk to see the historic features of the park. Learn about the history of Halls Valley from the Ohlone days to the recent past. Finish with a tour of the Grant Ranch House....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joseph D. Grant County Park
18405 Mt. Hamilton Road
San Jose, CA
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Preschoolers are invited to learn about and create all the planets in the solar system. Hang your planets in a window to catch the sunlight. Also available at other branches. See website for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East San José Carnegie Branch Library
1102 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA
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Peter Apel is singer-songwriter, author, illustrator, magician and dad. With his unique ability to leverage music and magic in his programs, he creates engaging, original programs. Peter's...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Singers and musicians will perform excerpts from this beloved opera. For ages 5-12.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Brisbane Library
250 Visitacion Ave.
Brisbane, CA
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Telephone: 415-467-2060
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Join park staff at the Visitor Center to explore our agricultural history, past to present, at Santa Clara County’s newest park. Take an easy walk to see items that were used on the farm in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
5283 Snell Ave.
San Jose, CA
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Get in the Summer spirit with Auntie Dori and a special Beach Themed Storytime! Activities and snacks will be a part of the fun. (Ages 3+)

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Mountain View
301 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 650-428-123
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Princess Penny is home from competing in the Olympics, when she discovers there are problems in the kingdom. A dragon has been spotted in the hills above the castle and her father, the King,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
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Doors open at 4:00PM Game 1 @ 5:00 PM: Berkeley Resistance vs. San Francisco ShEvil Dead Game 2 @ 7:00 PM: Oakland Outlaws  vs. Richmond Wrecking Belles This action-packed derby...

Cost: Single Game: $15 advance* Double Header: $25 advance* Children under 7 FREE

Where:
Craneway Pavillion
1414 Harbour Way S
Richmond, CA  94804
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Sponsor: Bay Area Derby
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Half Moon Bay brings together family and friends for the monthly “Coastside Passeggiata,” meaning “leisurely stroll” in Italian. Simply purchase a “Passaporto”...

Cost: $25 ($325+ value)

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


Telephone: (650) 726-8380
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Is your family ready for a WILD campout?  Grab your camping gear, your family, a few friends, and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. Family Sundown Safari is a unique...

Cost: $85.00 per person for non-members / $75.00 per person for members. $70 per perso

Where:
Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA  94605
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Sponsor: Oakland Zoo
Telephone: (510) 632-9525 x220
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CMT Rising Stars presents Crazy for You - a high energy comedy with exciting plot twists and fabulous dance numbers set to the music of classic Gershwin tunes, including “I Can’t Be Bothered...

Cost: $14 - $18

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Telephone: (408) 288-5437
Website »

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Red Oak Realty and the Montclair Village Association will once again be bringing outdoor movies to the Montclair Village. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the parking lot for a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oakland, CA  94611

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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
Website »

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July 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 7:30 pm and July 24 & 31 at 2pm When Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan fall in love, little do they realize that Billy's rebellious ways will result in tragedy....

Cost: $13-28.

Where:
El Cerrito Performing Arts Center at El Cerrito High School
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC - Youth Musical Theater Company
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Jennifer Boesing
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​The odds are high that you will hear and maybe even see coyotes that live in the area! You will get a chance to call them out and see if they respond. Meet at the Corral Lot with warm clothes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santa Teresa County Park
260 Bernal Road
San Jose, CA
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Telephone: (408) 226-5453
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Learn techniques for safe drone piloting, including rules, regulations and "do's and dont's" practices for responsible drone flight. Ages 7 and up. Every Sat. and Sun. 

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

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


Website »

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Enjoy the music and story of Disney’s classic animated film. Check website for times.

Cost: $14 under 19, $19 adults

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


Telephone: 650-594-2730
Website »

More information

Berkeley Playhouse will perform this story of Ariel, who dreams of leaving her underwater kingdom and falls in love with a prince who lives on land. June 23-July 31. Showtimes vary.

Cost: $23-60.

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


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

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-528-4444
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-345-6800
Website »

More information

The show is based on Richard Scarry’s beloved characters, including Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm and more. 60-minute show. Bring a blanket for lawn seating.

Cost: $12-14

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


Telephone: 650-463-4970
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Telephone: 415-621-9153
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with admission: $13.95

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


Telephone: 415-339-3900
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
San Francisco Botanical Garden
Golden Gate Park
Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-661-1316
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Young female athletes from across the country are competing in this event.

Cost: FREE admission

Where:
Moscone Recreation Center
1800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-831-2700
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Each session is facilitated by an artist instructor who can provide coaching on projects or instruction on skills and techniques. Materials and firing provided. 6:30-8:30pm. Thursdays.

Cost: $10 per session

Where:
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-329-2366
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Kids ages 11-17 can skate to their heart’s content. 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tenderloin Recreation Center
570 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-292-2162
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