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November 2018

Walk among the old growth coastal redwoods at Muir Woods, a beloved primeval forest. Or visit another national park.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Muir Woods
1 Muir Woods Road
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-561-2850
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Holiday and Chanukah Fair A lively bazaar with quality gift items, live music featuring the Jon Franks Jazz Quartet, great food, Raffle and Community!! GIFTS FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY GIVING...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Beth Israel Judea
625 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, CA  94132
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Sponsor: Congregation Beth Israel Judea - Sisterhood, The Women of BIJ
Telephone: 415-586-8833
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Celebrate Thanksgiving by learning about the hunting and feeding strategies of marine animals. Includes classroom presentations at 12pm and 2pm and docent-led tours throughout the day. Repeats Nov....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA
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Telephone: 415-289-7325
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The San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair is the premier event for new and expecting parents and young families in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Families will enjoy a full day of educational seminars,...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Presidio Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA  94129
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The San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair is the premier event for new and expecting parents and young families in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more details visit www.BirthandBabyFair.com....

Cost: $12 online or $15 at the door

Where:
Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop
San Francisco, CA  94123
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Sponsor: Bay Area Birth and Baby Fair
Contact Name: Bernadette Dee
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A bead show with artisans, merchants and importers from all over the country selling their, seed beads, handmade beads, gemstones, findings and so much more. Open to the public as well as the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
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Sponsor: The Whole Bead Show
Telephone: 530-265-2725
Contact Name: Ava Motherwell
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Hundreds of artists, crafters, makers and more will be displaying a bevy of one-of-a-kind gifts as the San Mateo Harvest Festival returns to the San Mateo Event Center, November 9-11, 2018....

Cost: $4-9

Where:
San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Sponsor: The Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show
Telephone: 925-392-7300
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The House of Happy Walls Museum re-opens at Jack London State Historic Park this fall with a ribbon cutting led by Lynne Deegan McGraw and District Supervisor Susan Gorin, at 10 am on Saturday,...

Cost: $10 per car, museum entrance is free with admission to the Park

Where:
Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA  95442
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Sponsor: The James Collective
Telephone: (707) 363-1370
Contact Name: Kim Elwell
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TreasureFest (formerly Treasure island Flea) is a locally curated festival that features the best of the bay.  Attendees can shop 400+ craft & vintage vendors, eat from 35+ top food...

Cost: $0 - $3

Where:
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA  94130


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The Monterey Bay Aquarium honors the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel by offering free admission over Veterans Day weekend for veterans, active-duty military, reservists and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA  93940
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Move and shake to lively music with your little one at this kid-friendly hour-and-a-half dance party featuring the beats of DJ E.T. Hazzard.  Buy your tickets early; this event...

Cost: $7 ages 1 and up

Where:
Bay Area Children's Theatre
Dome Room
2162 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA   94611
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Shop emerging and established makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, attend workshops, eat from food trucks.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
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Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Learn about Moche culture and create rattles inspired by two thousand year old objects.This is a drop-in workshop for all ages....

Cost: Free

Where:
Hearst Museum of Anthropology
103 Kroeber Hall #3712
Berkeley, CA  94720-3712
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Sponsor: Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Telephone: 510-642-3682
Contact Name: Katie Fleming
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
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Once Upon Your Mind is interactive, improvised storytelling. Using a storybook as a starting point, audience members of all ages are encouraged to participate in creating an original...

Cost: $10 adults, $6 children

Where:
All Out Comedy Theater
2525 Telegraph Ave.
Suite B
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: All Out Comedy Theater
Telephone: (510)761-7279
Contact Name: Colleen Breen
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Come see former teacher Ben Gundersheimer aka “Mister G” perform at Rudy Trubitt's Patchwork Series Children’s Show.

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-644-2020
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Get inspired by tattoo designs and patterns on exhibition and make your own mark with ink, paper and fabric under the guidance of a teaching artist.

Cost: Included with admission: $14 adults, $12 students, under 18 FREE

Where:
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-655-7800
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About Sis Boom Bah!New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is thrilled to announce the September 2018 opening of an expansive exhibition that takes a deep dive into the long history of the town’s high...

Cost: Kids under 18 are Free. Adult $10/ Seniors, Educators, Military $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sponsor: New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: New Museum Los Gatos
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Chill out on the ice when you head to a public skating session, held daily throughout the month at varying times. Check website. 

Cost: $12-15 adults, $10-13 ages 12 and under

Where:
Vacaville Ice Sports
551 Davis St.
Vacaville, CA  95688
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Telephone: 707-455-0225
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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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Latino artists explore the artifacts and patterns of climate change through installation, drawing, video and photography.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
510 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Telephone: 408-998-2783
Contact Name: MACLA
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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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23 Elephants Theatre Company's youth performers bring one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated musicals to the stage at The Playhouse in San Anselmo...

Cost: $15 for general, $28 for reserved seating

Where:
The Playhouse in San Anselmo
27 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA  94960
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Sponsor: 23 Elephants Theatre Company
Telephone: 646-241-7734
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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
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Watch Chris Perondi's athletic and talented dogs high jumping, barrel racing, weaving around poles and catching flying discs in this high-energy show. 

Cost: $20-30

Where:
Bankhead Theater
2400 First St.
Livermore, CA  94550
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Telephone: 925-373-6800
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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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Traditional joyous dances of Guinea This class is accompanied by live drums. We break down each movement so it’s good for beginners. Adults and Children ages 7 and up are welcome A...

Cost: $15 (tips for drummers optional)

Where:
Quantum Martial Arts
2390 Mission St (at 20th)
Suite 305
San Francisco, CA  94110
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Telephone: 628-246-4766
Contact Name: Maria Young

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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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Community Singing is a way of singing that focuses not on performance and "sounding good," but on singing for the joy of creating beautiful music with others.  All voices are welcome, whether you...

Cost: free

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Hidden Villa
Telephone: 650-949-6326
Contact Name: Nicky Crummett

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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
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  Free Admission for Military This is our way of thanking military men and women for their dedication, service and sacrifice while defending our freedom, way of life and for protecting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gilroy Gardens
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA  95020
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Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Charles Dickens, author ot A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, also wrote a murder mystery. One problem: he died before he could finish it. At this perfrmance, the...

Cost: $25-54

Where:
3Below Theaters & Lounge
288 S. Second St.
San Jose, CA
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Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
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Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Telephone: 831-429-1964
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This musical tale as old as time features an enchanted household.

Cost: $10-20 (cheaper to purchase online)

Where:
Hillsdale High School
3115 Del Monte St.
San Mateo, CA
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Glide into the winter season in a partially-enclosed ice rink for all ages and abilities in downtown Walnut Creek from Nov. 9-Jan. 21. Monday-Thursday   12pm-8pm...

Cost: $12-15 per person, includes skate rental.

Where:
Civic Park
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Walnut Creek Downtown
Telephone: 925-935-7669
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Fans of Pupusas converge at the annual event shaping up to be the largest food festival of its kind in the West Coast. This is where you can taste more than 30 different types of...

Cost: $6-25

Where:
San Jose History Park.
1650 Senter Road
San Jose, CA
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When a storm hits her farm, Dorothy and her dog are swept over the rainbow to a magical land.  Nov. 9-Dec. 23 1pm, 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
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A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
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Diablo Ballet’s 25th Anniversary season will kick off with this family favorite that includes the ballet's Swing Orchestra and whimsical dance Carnival of the Imagination.  Fri.,...

Cost: $49 adults, $25 ages 17 and under

Where:
Del Valle Theatre
1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA  94595
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
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HUGE KIDS USED BOOK AND MEDIA SALE Over 13,000 kids’ books, games, puzzles, CDs, and DVDs will be available for  incredibly low prices at Friends of the Palo Alto Library’s next...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: Friends of the Palo Alto Library
Telephone: 650-283-2720
Contact Name: Ann Justice
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New North in partnership with MOPS International offers a ministry for mothers. We meet on scheduled Monday mornings (childcare available) and scheduled Tuesday evenings (mothers only)...

Cost: 1st visit is FREE

Where:
300 Piedmont Avenue
San Bruno, CA
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The Monterey Bay Aquarium honors the bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military personnel by offering free admission over Veterans Day weekend for veterans, active-duty military, reservists and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA  93940
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Encourage your young naturalist's curiosity at Mini Monday, a special day of animal encounters, activities and crafts for kids ages 2-5 and an adult. 

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

Where:
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Telephone: 925-935-1978
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Facilitated by Suzanne Bergeron -Relax with other parents as your children play safely in our playroom. -Share your parenting challenges in a supportive environment. -Listen to and learn...

Cost: FREE!

Where:
Safe & Sound
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-668-0494
Contact Name: Russell Stephens
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
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Website »

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Latino artists explore the artifacts and patterns of climate change through installation, drawing, video and photography.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
510 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Telephone: 408-998-2783
Contact Name: MACLA
Website »

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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Website »

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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Website »

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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
Website »

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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
Website »

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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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Teens 14-18 are invited to play with or compete against others in the library Tech Lab everyday afterschool hours.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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High school yoga at Yama Kids Yoga will introduce yoga to teens (14-18yo).  We'll take them through beginning postures, but we'll also do inversions - headstands and handstands,...

Cost: $25

Where:
Yama Kids Yoga studio
2631 Ashby Ave
Ste. A
Berkeley, CA  94705
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Telephone: 650-520-1937
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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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Join internationally exhibited artist Ana Aranda for a Book Launch celebrating her delightful new bilingual picture book, ¡Our Celebración!: ¡la...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco , CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 415-776-1111
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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
View map »


Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
Website »

More information

Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Website »

More information

A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
View map »


Telephone: 408-354-2646
Website »

More information

Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

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


Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
Website »

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Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Telephone: 831-429-1964
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Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
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Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
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Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Explore the center for free and learn all about aquatic life. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Kids' Club runs every second Tue. through December with activities and entertainment sure to delight the little ones.  Dec. 11: A special holiday edition of a monthly kids club offer...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Santana Row Park
Santana Row
San Jose, CA  95128
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Birds, bugs, bees! Veggies, turtles, trees! Nature Explorers returns to The Gardens at Heather Farm on Tuesday, March 20th for its fourth year with a fun, engaging and educational program for...

Cost: $15-$20 | $80-$100 for session of six classes

Where:
The Gardens at Heather Farm
1540 Marchbanks Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
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Sponsor: The Gardens at Heather Farm
Telephone: (925) 947-1678
Contact Name: Tascha Barnes
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Make new friends and learn new skills at these inclusive programs with appropriate activities for teens with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Second Tue.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA  95128
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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FREE Storytime Includes Arts & Crafts for Children WHAT: Bayfair Center invites children under 12 and their parents to Storytime with Muriel. Participants will enjoy the FREE weekly event...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bayfair Center
15555 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA   94578
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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Teens 14-18 are invited to play with or compete against others in the library Tech Lab everyday afterschool hours.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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With so much on the Internet, where do you begin with relevant resources? Curious about animals or need help with an upcoming book report? We'll help you find awesome pictures, articles, and videos...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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Join us for an LGBTQ Youth Meetup and Safe Space at Gilroy Library. This event is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Gilroy Library
350 W. 6th St.
Gilroy, CA  95020
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In this Class, you’ll learn about: What is Mindfulness Meditation How to Bring Calmness by practicing Mindfulness Step by Step Instructions on Ekayana Kriya Mindfulness Meditation...

Cost: FREE

Where:
ZenVidhya
1205 Weeping gate lane
San Jose, CA
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Sponsor: ZenVidhya
Telephone: 408-750-4827
Contact Name: Singa Narayanasamy
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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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Come to a family skating session each Tuesday evening for all ages to practice their moves on the ice at a special rate. There will be no Tuesday Family Night sessions between Dec. 18-Jan....

Cost: $8 each skater, includes skate rental

Where:
Dublin Iceland
7212 San Ramon Road
Dublin, CA  94568
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Telephone: 925-829-4445
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A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
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Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Website »

More information

Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Telephone: 831-429-1964
Website »

More information

Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Website »

More information

Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-296-4433
Website »

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Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
Website »

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Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

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


Website »

More information

Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
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Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Second Wed. through December.  October 10th Halloween Family Fun Fest  Halloween Trick or Treat Event, Pumpkin decorating too! November 14th – Turkey Days You’re going...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westgate Center - Center Court by Ross
1600 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA  95129
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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This storytime is adapted to include all children with disabilities. We slow down the tempo, add visual aids, and incorporate some special ways to help children with special needs feel...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Branch Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA  95122
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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December 16, 2017 - January 13, 2019; Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6 This December, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, a new family-friendly...

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

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
View map »


Website »

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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Website »

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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Website »

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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
Website »

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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
Website »

More information

Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
Website »

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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
Website »

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Teens 14-18 are invited to play with or compete against others in the library Tech Lab everyday afterschool hours.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Make a turkey and list the things you are thankful for during this Activity Afternoon class for children ages 3 and up. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pittsburg Library
80 Power Ave.
Pittsburg, CA  94565
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Telephone: 925-427-8390
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Join us after school for lemonade, cookies, and a craft.   See full schedule at: https://www.craftifulstudio.com/workshops/?view=calendar&month=September-201

Cost: $10

Where:
Craftiful Make & Take Studio
1743 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Craftiful Make & Take Studio
Telephone: 669-230-3807
Contact Name: Kirsten Rowe
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Come to the library to share and learn nail art techniques. Supplies will be provided but you can bring your favorite polishes and tools with you. For teens 13+ and adults. Younger...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Joyce Ellington Branch Library
491 E. Empire St.
San Jose, CA  95112
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Dash robot races are making another appearance! A robot racing competition will be held at South San Francisco Main Library on Wednesday, November 14th at 4 p.m.  If you’d like a chance to win a...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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Kids learn the techniques of Mindfulness and how to apply them in Family and in School. This course helps them to remain focused and be calm while doing their tasks.   Sign up for...

Cost: 0

Where:
1205 Weeping Gate Lane
San Jose, CA
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Sponsor: ZenVidhya
Telephone: (408) 658-8612
Website »

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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
View map »


Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
Website »

More information

Bring a picnic and blanket to watch this PG 13-rated 1996 comedy about a group of misfit seamen who run a rusted World War II-era diesel submarine.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Pier 45
San Francisco, CA


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Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

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


Website »

More information

Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »

More information

Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
View map »


Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
Website »

More information

When a storm hits her farm, Dorothy and her dog are swept over the rainbow to a magical land.  Nov. 9-Dec. 23 1pm, 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20-40

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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Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

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


Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
Website »

More information

Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Telephone: 831-429-1964
Website »

More information

Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Website »

More information

A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
View map »


Telephone: 408-354-2646
Website »

More information

This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
View map »


Telephone: 510-296-4433
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
Website »

More information

CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
View map »


Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
Website »

More information

A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
View map »


Website »

More information

It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
View map »


Website »

More information

It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
View map »


Website »

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Please join the luxury t-shirt brand Fite, as they showcase their upcoming Spring 2019 collection. Sip on beverages and snacks, and shop t-shirts and leggings to get ready for spring! Also,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Betty Lin Boutique
3625 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA  94118
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Sponsor: Michele Marie PR
Telephone: 323-592-3132
Contact Name: Amber Gant
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December 16, 2017 - January 13, 2019; Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6 This December, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, a new family-friendly...

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

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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About Sis Boom Bah!New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is thrilled to announce the September 2018 opening of an expansive exhibition that takes a deep dive into the long history of the town’s high...

Cost: Kids under 18 are Free. Adult $10/ Seniors, Educators, Military $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sponsor: New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: New Museum Los Gatos
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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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College? Career? Independence? After graduating high school, what’s next? The next step after high school is a big one for students and their families—with so many paths to consider,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Stanbridge Academy
515 E. Poplar Ave.
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: Stanbridge Academy
Telephone: 650.375.5860
Contact Name: Susan Coyne
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Facilitated by Katie Bilsky, Sophie Bigalke, Kelly Zane and Russell Stephens -Join us in the Playroom on Thursdays for music, movement, and stories! Playtime Together is the perfect bonding...

Cost: FREE!

Where:
Safe & Sound
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-387-3684
Contact Name: Russell Stephens
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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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Teens 14-18 are invited to play with or compete against others in the library Tech Lab everyday afterschool hours.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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Join our Garden Club on Thursdays, 4pm-5pm October to December Together, we'll build and maintain California native habitat gardens tiny pollinators, local lizards, curious turtles, and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Guadalupe River Park Visitor Center
438 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA  95110
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Telephone: 408-298-7657
Contact Name: Michelle Domocol
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4:00 pm: A to Z Mystery: The Deadly Dungeon by Ron Roy 6:00 pm: Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne Kids ages 5-8 can stop by the library to register for the book club and pick up a free...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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Join us every Thursday to explore a different science craft.  Light refreshments will be served. See full schedule at: https://www.craftifulstudio.com/workshops/?view=calendar&month=September-201

Cost: $10

Where:
Craftiful Make & Take Studio
1743 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Craftiful Make & Take Studio
Telephone: 669-230-3807
Contact Name: Kirsten Rowe
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Ever been interested in being on TV, making your own TV, or Filmmaking? Come check out your local public access station! Our studio is full HD and ready to create community programming. Content...

Cost: 0

Where:
Midpen Media Center
900 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Sponsor: Midpen Media Center
Telephone: 650 494-8686
Contact Name: Sara Bennett
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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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Health Connected and Mid-Peninsula High School invite you to join other parents for a fun and interactive workshop in a safe and friendly environment as we explore the why, what, when and how of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mid-Peninsula High School
1340 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Mid-Peninsula High School and Health Connected
Telephone: 650-321-1991
Contact Name: Henry Trevor
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A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Telephone: 831-429-1964
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The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is a beloved award-winning tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

Cost: $33-138

Where:
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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When a storm hits her farm, Dorothy and her dog are swept over the rainbow to a magical land.  Nov. 9-Dec. 23 1pm, 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
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Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
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Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
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Inspired in part of the adventurous spirit of street sports, this show  combines acrobatics and music while exploring how technology often isolates people from one another than freeing them.

Cost: $54-290

Where:
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 877-924-7783
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Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
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Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Kids will move, play games, sing, stretch, and balance to foster gross motor skills.  The program includes Animal Action, Alphabet Poses, Bean Bag Balance, Freeze Dance, and surprise game...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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Children ages 1-3 can explore different types of weather and make a weather chart during November's Toddler Ramble.

Cost: $6

Where:
Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
4901 Breakwater Avenue
Hayward, CA  94545
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Sponsor: Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
Telephone: 510-670-7270
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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Please join us for our new weekly Book Passage storytime in our Sausalito store. Mari Allen, our bookseller, will read new and classic picture books that are sure to engage and delight. Storytime...

Cost: Free

Where:
Book Passage
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Book Passage
Telephone: 415-927-0960
Contact Name: Zack Ruskin
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
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Families and train buffs can ‘ride’ the Diablo Valley Lines during its holiday 2018 show, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th century through today,...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Telephone: 925-937-1888
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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About Sis Boom Bah!New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is thrilled to announce the September 2018 opening of an expansive exhibition that takes a deep dive into the long history of the town’s high...

Cost: Kids under 18 are Free. Adult $10/ Seniors, Educators, Military $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sponsor: New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: New Museum Los Gatos
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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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Be our guest at Theatre in the Mountains' production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast, Jr"! Featuring all your favorite characters and songs from the movie, this...

Cost: $11 per ticket

Where:
Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA  95033
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Sponsor: Theatre in the Mountains
Telephone: 408-353-9999
Contact Name: Kiyoko Whiteside
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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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Kids and teens meet Friday after school to unwind, make new friends and play some fun games at the library. There's board games, video games, arcade basketball, ping pong, and so much...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillview Branch Library
1600 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose , CA  95122
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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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Finger knitting is a fun, productive way to spend your free time when you need something to do. When you're finished, you'll have a beautiful rope of yarn that you can use in many different...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bascom Branch Library
1000 S. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA  95128
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Teens 14-18 are invited to play with or compete against others in the library Tech Lab everyday afterschool hours.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mitchell Park Library
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA  94303
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Join us after school for lemonade, cookies, and a craft.   See full schedule at: https://www.craftifulstudio.com/workshops/?view=calendar&month=September-201

Cost: $10

Where:
Craftiful Make & Take Studio
1743 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: Craftiful Make & Take Studio
Telephone: 669-230-3807
Contact Name: Kirsten Rowe
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Watch as four iconic buildings light up with 17,000 lights, fireworks burst in the sky and Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart. Festivities start at 4pm; buildings light up at 6pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
One, Two, Three and Four Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-772-0700
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Walt Disney Family Museum is coming to South San Francisco Public Library! Strengthen your skills and widen your horizons with this hands-on program-- Get immersed in the world of animation! In...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates more than a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite...

Cost: $18

Where:
union square
333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94108
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Sponsor: Safeway Ice Rink at Union Square
Telephone: 415-296-0677
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Ring in the season and Santa’s big arrival with jingle bells and stroll along Santa’s set through an enchanted tunnel with dancing lights and make a holiday craft. Entertainment will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy’s Center Court lower level
60 31st Ave.
San Mateo, CA
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Telephone: 650-571-1029
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Kids in grades K-5 are invited for a night of nonstop sports action. The program ends with certificates and a participation ceremony. Pizza and drinks are included.

Cost: $25

Where:
Sandpiper Community Center
797 Redwood Shores Parkway
Redwood City, CA
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Telephone: 650-780-7311
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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
View map »


Website »

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The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines celebrates more than a decade of outdoor ice skating by throwing it back to the musical hits of everyone’s favorite...

Cost: $18

Where:
union square
333 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94108
View map »


Sponsor: Safeway Ice Rink at Union Square
Telephone: 415-296-0677

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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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23 Elephants Theatre Company brings one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated musicals to the stage at The Playhouse in San Anselmo for a limited eight performance run from...

Cost: $15 for general, $28 for reserved seating

Where:
The Playhouse in San Anselmo
27 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA  94960
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Sponsor: 23 Elephants Theatre Company
Telephone: 646-241-7734
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Smuin kicks off the holidays with the return of The Christmas Ballet, the beloved Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with both flawless classical ballet and red-hot...

Cost: $25-82

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: (925) 943-7469
Contact Name: Box Office
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A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
View map »


Website »

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Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
View map »


Website »

More information

Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

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


Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
Website »

More information

When a storm hits her farm, Dorothy and her dog are swept over the rainbow to a magical land.  Nov. 9-Dec. 23 1pm, 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20-40

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


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

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A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
View map »


Telephone: 408-354-2646
Website »

More information

Portia Munson: Her Room / Her World September 30 – December 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
Lesher Center
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »

More information

Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
View map »


Website »

More information

Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
View map »


Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
Website »

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The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is a beloved award-winning tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

Cost: $33-138

Where:
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

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


Website »

More information

This year’s event features snow flurries, a hands-on polar themed exhibit, a festive ice rink, live performances and a Snowman Theater.

Cost: Most activities included with admission: $35.95 adults, $30.95 youth ages 12-17,

Where:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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America"s Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience what it was like to be among living,...

Cost: $18-34

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA  95111
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This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Inspired in part of the adventurous spirit of street sports, this show  combines acrobatics and music while exploring how technology often isolates people from one another than freeing them.

Cost: $54-290

Where:
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 877-924-7783
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Enjoy science and skating in the same day on this opening day of the rink. Check website for hours.  Rink will be open through Jan. 6.

Cost: Check website for costs

Where:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Telephone: 831-429-1964
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Learn how to be mindful while walking. Walk along trails surrounded by meadows with views of the open sky and the mountains. Relish the joy of being in the moment and be fully aware of your body...

Cost: 0

Where:
Martial Cottle Park
Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA
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Sponsor: ZenVidhya
Telephone: (408) 658-8612
Contact Name: ZenVidhya
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The City of Belmont's Annual Holiday Craft Faire is back!One of our longest traditions and always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Holiday Craft Faire showcases local artists and crafting...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Twin Pines Park
Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA  94002
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Sponsor: City of Belmont
Contact Name: Parks and Recreation
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It’s that time of year… The Plant Exchange is excited to announce the following Green Elephant Sale dates, just in time for Holiday shopping: Saturday, November 17th –...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Green Elephant Sale
445 30th Street
Oakland, CA  94609
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Sponsor: The Plant Exchange
Telephone: 510-866-8482
Contact Name: Odette Pollar
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Husband and wife, Steve Emery and Kathleen Lipinski have created landscape paintings and prints from the natural beauty of Marin for 40 years. They received the Marin County Cultural Treasure Award...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Bedford Gallery brings together the best of Bay Area crafters and makers at Bg Craft Fest. This two-day, curated shopping extravaganza held inside the gallery is a celebration of local handmade...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
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Kids ages 4-12 and their grownups can learn to create musical instruments from natural and recycled materials. 

Cost: $15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Adult Member, $10 Child Member

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Telephone: 510-664-9841
Contact Name: Deepa Natarajan
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TreasureFest (formerly Treasure island Flea) is a locally curated festival that features the best of the bay.  Attendees can shop 400+ craft & vintage vendors, eat from 35+ top food...

Cost: $0 - $3

Where:
Treasure Island
San Francisco, CA  94130


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This exhibit connects art and science through Ray Troll’s colorful renderings and paleontologist Kirk Johnson’s research to paint a picture of land and creatures from thousands of...

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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Bedford Gallery brings together the best of Bay Area crafters and makers at Bg Craft Fest. This two-day, curated shopping extravaganza held inside the gallery is a celebration of local handmade...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr.
Waknut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Bedford Gallery
Telephone: 925-295-1417
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CURIODYSSEY’S ILLUMINODYSSEY A WINTER LIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS November 2 - January 6 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. November 2, December 7, January 4, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Electrify your...

Cost: $9.50-$13.50

Where:
CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA  94401
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Sponsor: CuriOdyssey
Telephone: 650-342-7755
Contact Name: CuriOdyssey
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Kids’ Turn is a unique child-focused program in the field of divorce education. Our 6-week Child-Parent workshops (1.5 hrs per week) help children aged 5-17 understand and express the difficult...

Cost: Our prices are determined by a sliding scale based on current income.

Where:
Safe & Sound
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: (415)668-0494
Contact Name: Christine Juang
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To celebrate both our Year of Trees and our Trees & Tones concert series in November, we're offering this special program for kids and their grown ups to create easy and fun musical...

Cost: $15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

Where:
UC Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
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  Family yoga is an introduction to yoga class, with a mixture of yoga games, postures, music, meditation, and fun. Our hope is that this yoga class will give families an opportunity to...

Cost: $25/family

Where:
Yama Kids Yoga studio
2631 Ashby Ave
Ste. A
Berkeley, CA  94705
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Telephone: 650-520-1937
Contact Name: Beth Houghton
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Kids’ Turn is a unique child-focused program in the field of divorce education. Our 6-week Child-Parent workshops (1.5 hrs per week) help children aged 5-17 understand and express the...

Cost: Cost is measured on a sliding scale based off of current income.

Where:
Safe & Sounds
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
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Telephone: 415-668-0494
Contact Name: Christine Juang
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The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local & national brands, receive coupons and...

Cost: $15 adults, $5 kids (3-12), $25 weekend pass

Where:
San Mateo County Event Center- Fiesta Hall
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Sponsor: Gluten Free Media Group
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Free Zumba classes for ages 14 and up, at the Campbell Library. Come move and groove to tropical beats. Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes. Bring your bottle of water and a small...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Campbell Library
77 Harrison Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Students in grades 6-10 can get help with preparing for the AMC 10 advanced mathematics competition in these weekly sessions with teen volunteers from CalTutors....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Valley Branch Library
1243 San Tomas Aquino Road
San Jose, CA  95117
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Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
West Oakland Library
1801 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Luna Dance Institute
Telephone: 510-883-1118
Contact Name: Cherie Hill
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Yeps4KXZ:stoneridge-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
1 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA  94588
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Families and train buffs can ‘ride’ the Diablo Valley Lines during its holiday 2018 show, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th century through today,...

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE.

Where:
Larkey Park
2751 Buena Vista Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA  94597
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Sponsor: Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Telephone: 925-937-1888
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Tour the Castro Adobe, the first non-beach State Historic Park in the Pajaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe, built between 1848-49, is one of the finest examples of a...

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Where:
Castro Adobe State Park
184 Old Adobe Road
Watsonville, CA
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Head over to Westgate Center for your photos with Santa. Check website for time and prices. Nov. 17-Dec. 24.   

Cost: TBA

Where:
Westgate Center - Center Court by Ross
1600 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA  95129
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Enjoy a one hour, docent-led walking tour of Walnut Creek's wonderful downtown public art collection! Our docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Bedford Gallery
Telephone: 925-295-1417
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A special bilingual storytime for the whole family in both English and Hindi! Offered monthly. After, they put out toys for the children to play with while the adults chat. Second Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Edenvale Branch Library
101 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA  95111
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Two Oakland based, female run pop-up markets, Girl Gang Craft and The Good Craft, are teaming up for their biggest and best craft fair yet. The Holiday Market Extravaganza will be held on November...

Cost: Free

Where:
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA
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Hillsdale Shopping Center will debut its new Dining Terrace on Saturday, November 17, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration. The Dining Terrace is the first of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hillsdale Shopping Center
Sixty 31st Ave.
San Mateo, CA  94403
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Sponsor: Hillsdale Shopping Center
Telephone: 650-345-8222
Contact Name: Cami Crawford
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It's Santa photo time! Reserve your FastPass and skip the line to see Santa by visiting: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/Y_bsdDv3:stanford-shopping-center

Cost: Free

Where:
Stanford Shopping Center
660 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA  94304
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  The story of Juana Briones is a tale of resilience, ingenuity and business savvy – the hallmarks of Silicon Valley. Juana Briones was an early entrepreneur who owned several...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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About Sis Boom Bah!New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU) is thrilled to announce the September 2018 opening of an expansive exhibition that takes a deep dive into the long history of the town’s high...

Cost: Kids under 18 are Free. Adult $10/ Seniors, Educators, Military $6

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Sponsor: New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: New Museum Los Gatos
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Get ready to make some magic! Bring in old mittens to upcycle them into funny unicorn puppets with paint, glitter, and rainbow yarn! Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm check out what we're building,...

Cost: $8 Materials Fee + Adult Museum Admission

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 East Main Street
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
Contact Name: Brie Pena

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The exhibit features a collection of iron toys, antique shaving mugs, children’s books and dolls, advertising boxes, and other items that would have been given as presents in days gone by.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Los Altos History Museum
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The Egyptian Museum bring some very special artifacts out for you to examine up close. Everyone will be able to learn about basic artifact handling and examine pieces made from different types...

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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Be our guest at Theatre in the Mountains' production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast, Jr"! Featuring all your favorite characters and songs from the movie, this...

Cost: $11 per ticket

Where:
Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage
23800 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA  95033
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Sponsor: Theatre in the Mountains
Telephone: 408-353-9999
Contact Name: Kiyoko Whiteside
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Design a feather necklace to flutter in the breeze. For ages 3 and up; under 8 must be accompanied by paying, participating adult.

Cost: $10 per parent-child combo; $5 for extra child

Where:
Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-554-9600
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Taste a root, come face to snout with a pig, and discover the connections between sweaters and sheep on a guided tour of Hidden Villa's farm and educational garden.

Cost: $15/person

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA  94022
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Sponsor: Hidden Villa
Telephone: 650-949-6326
Contact Name: Nicky Crummett

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Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance...

Cost: Free

Where:
81st. Ave Library
1021 81st. Ave
Oakland, CA  94621
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Sponsor: Luna Dance Institute
Telephone: 510-883-1118
Contact Name: Cherie Hill
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Instructor Michael Kim provides individualized help to participants in small groups to create and fine-tune models with TinkerCAD.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA
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Telephone: 415-389-4292
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Join a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5 acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta.  Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA  94965
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Sponsor: Bay Model Visitor Center
Telephone: 415-332-3871
Contact Name: Bay Model Visitor Center
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Smuin kicks off the holidays with the return of The Christmas Ballet, the beloved Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with both flawless classical ballet and...

Cost: $25-82

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: (925) 943-7469
Contact Name: Box Office
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November 11, 17, 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.; November 15, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Musical Theater Company (YMTC) will launch its 14th season with Bat Boy-The Musical. An article pulled from...

Cost: $16-32 (Student, senior, teacher, military, group discounts available)

Where:
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company)
Telephone: 510-595-5514
Contact Name: Laura Soble
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Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by talented local magicians because it's fun entertainment for the whole family. Shows start at 2 and 2:30. Then stick around to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio by Terra Amico
460 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Sponsor: David Martinez Magic
Contact Name: John Mosch
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A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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23 Elephants Theatre Company's youth performers bring one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated musicals to the stage at The Playhouse in San Anselmo...

Cost: $15 for general, $28 for reserved seating

Where:
The Playhouse in San Anselmo
27 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA  94960
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Sponsor: 23 Elephants Theatre Company
Telephone: 646-241-7734
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  Fall into the season with a holiday galette, also known as a free-form rustic tart. Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn to make a delicious, vibrant persimmon galette with a dab of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA
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Join us every other Saturday for free magic shows performed by talented local magicians because it's fun entertainment for the whole family. Shows start at 2 and 2:30. Then stick around to learn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio by Terra Amico
460 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA  95126
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Practice your reading to a therapy dog who will hang on your every word. Grades K-5. Third Sat.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Children's Library
1276 Harriet St.
Palo Alto, CA
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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra! Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) invites...

Cost: $25 audition fee

Where:
GSYO Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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Opening Reception: Sunday, September 30, 3 – 5pm Admission:  Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free for Bedford Gallery Members Gallery Hours: Tue –...

Cost: Admission: Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free, free fo

Where:
Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-295-1417
Contact Name: Bedford Gallery
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The "A" in STEAM is for Art! This month is all about crumpled paper art, a simple but fun craft. We'll provide the construction paper and watercolors, and all you'll need to bring are your 2 hands...

Cost: Free

Where:
South San Francisco Public Library
840 West Orange Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080
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Sponsor: South San Francisco Public Library
Telephone: 650-829-3860
Contact Name: South San Francisco Public Library
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BATA - DIWALI CELEBRATIONS 2018 Bay Area at Dougherty Valley High School, 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582 

Cost: 20

Where:
Dougherty Valley High School
10550 Albion Rd
San Ramon, CA  94582
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Drip! Drop! Splash! Join Books Inc. in Campbell for a fun Rainy Day PJ Storytime! Featuring readings of The Rain Came Down by David Shannon; Elmer and the Rainbow by David McKee; and A...

Cost: Free

Where:
Books Inc. Campbell
1875 S. Bascom Ave
#600
Campbell , CA
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Sponsor: Books Inc.
Telephone: 408-378-2726
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 The world premiere exhibition by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, opens this Sunday, October 28, at Montalvo Arts Center, located on 175 acres in the Silicon Valley,...

Cost: $15-27

Where:
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA
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San Carlos Children's Theater invites you to join Dorothy as she returns to the Land of Oz to save the Scarecrow and the Emerald City from the Evil Nome King. Based on the Oz books by Frank...

Cost: $19 adults, $14 students, Children Under 3 on laps free

Where:
Mustang Hall
828 Chestnut St.
San Carlos, CA  94070
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Sponsor: San Carlos Children's Theater
Telephone: 650-245-2534
Contact Name: Eve Dutton
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John Eells, Conductor HOPE & GLORY The Golden State Youth Orchestra presents the Sinfonietta Fall Classic Concert. This performance features some of the most beloved orchestral works in majestic...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Visual & Performing Arts Center @ De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA
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Sponsor: Golden State Youth Orchestra
Telephone: 650-665-9046
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23 Elephants Theatre Company brings one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated musicals to the stage at The Playhouse in San Anselmo for a limited eight performance run from...

Cost: $15 for general, $28 for reserved seating

Where:
The Playhouse in San Anselmo
27 Kensington Road
San Anselmo, CA  94960
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Sponsor: 23 Elephants Theatre Company
Telephone: 646-241-7734
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Smuin kicks off the holidays with the return of The Christmas Ballet, the beloved Bay Area tradition featuring two acts packed to the brim with both flawless classical ballet and...

Cost: $25-82

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Telephone: 925-943-7469
Contact Name: Box Office
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A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, CRAZY FOR YOU tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In...

Cost: $35 - $65

Where:
Alcazar Theatre
650 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
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This is the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie’s new work and is based on Frank Capra’s beloved film starring Jimmy Stewart.

Cost: $26-270

Where:
War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-864-3330
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Based on the beloved 2003 film, this uproarious comedy follows Buddy the Elf on the journey to find his own identity.  As a young...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Montgomery Theater
271 S Market St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Sponsor: Children's Musical Theater San Jose
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When a storm hits her farm, Dorothy and her dog are swept over the rainbow to a magical land.  Nov. 9-Dec. 23 1pm, 2pm and 7pm

Cost: $20-40

Where:
The Julia Morgan Theater
2640 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-845-8542, ext. 351
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A three-dimensional yearbook-style exhibition explores what it has meant to be a LGHS Wildcat over the course of the school's 100 years+ history. Visitors don’t have to be a graduate or...

Cost: $6-10, under 18 FREE

Where:
New Museum Los Gatos | NUMU
106 E. Main St.
Los Gatos, CA  95030
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Telephone: 408-354-2646
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Cruise along a 50x80-foot ice rink on your skates when Martinez brings back this seasonal affair Nov. 17-Jan. 6, featuring regular hours and special events. Hours of operation Mon.-Thu....

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Downtown Martinez
Marina Vista Avenue and Ferry Street
Martinez, CA  94553
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Telephone: 925-228-3577
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The Boardwalk’s Main Plaza sparkles with all the fun of a winter wonderland with ice skating and festive foods plus rides, games and more. Each 1-hour session includes ice skate rental...

Cost: $14.95 per hour.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Welcoming pregnant and new mothers who find the challenges of pregnancy or motherhood to be different than expected and those with a diagnosis of prenatal or postpartum mood or anxiety disorders....

Cost: Free

Where:
Tiny Tots Parent Resource Center
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA  95008
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Sponsor: Supporting Mamas
Telephone: 408-475-4408
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Local high school performers bring this classic fairy tale to life in a 55-minute show with simple sets and costumes. Targeted for children ages 2-6. Seating is on carpet with chairs for parents.

Cost: $10-12

Where:
Palo Alto Children's Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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Telephone: 650-463-4930
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The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is a beloved award-winning tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz.

Cost: $33-138

Where:
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA
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Bay Area artists Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra collaborate for their first large-scale exhibition that explores feminist and anti-capitalist themes and  challenges viewers to step back and...

Cost: Admission $8-10, children under 5 FREE

Where:
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Telephone: 831-429-1964
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Make friends as you explore the importance of images, sounds, and graphics while creating your own animated projects.

Cost: FREE

Where:
MACLA
500 S. First St.
San Jose, CA  95113
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Inspired in part of the adventurous spirit of street sports, this show  combines acrobatics and music while exploring how technology often isolates people from one another than freeing them.

Cost: $54-290

Where:
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 877-924-7783
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This family show features colorful giant puppets and is inspired by Eric Carle’s stories Dream Snow, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See and A Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recommended for...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 children

Where:
Children's Creativity Museum
221 4th St.
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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Bring a can of food and bowl a game for free. All donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County to fee local families. Does not include shoe rental.

Cost: FREE,.

Where:
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
400 Beach St.
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Grab your flamingo and tumble into Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure, a Bay Area Children’s Theatre production for ages 5-12.  Weekends, Nov. 17-Jan. 6.. Show...

Cost: $28 adults, $24 ages 2-14

Where:
BACT’s Berkeley Theatre Center
2055 Center St.
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Telephone: 510-296-4433
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America"s Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience what it was like to be among living,...

Cost: $18-34

Where:
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road
San Jose, CA  95111
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Catch the mayhem that unfolds in 1879 London as The Explorers Club is beset by not just a woman, but poisonous snakes, exotic plants, bar-rending savages and crazed Irishmen! Nell...

Cost: $38-48

Where:
Tabard Theatre
29 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA
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This year’s event features snow flurries, a hands-on polar themed exhibit, a festive ice rink, live performances and a Snowman Theater.

Cost: Most activities included with admission: $35.95 adults, $30.95 youth ages 12-17,

Where:
California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA
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Telephone: 415-379-8000
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Enjoy a trip to a world of “pure imagination” with Charlie Bucket and a host of other golden ticket winners, as they embark on a tour of Willy Wonka’s fabulous chocolate factory....

Cost: $12-24

Where:
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA
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Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at 800 costumed characters in music halls, pubs, theaters, dance parties and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shots will be stocked with Christmas...

Cost: $30 adults, $14 ages 5-12, under 5 FREE

Where:
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA
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Telephone: 800-510-1558
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