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Sunday, May 1

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Propel Yourself to a Vintage Pinball Exhibit

when: Fri., Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: Palo Alto, MOAH , 351 Homer Ave. , Palo Alto, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Explore the shoreline with us as we hike to find animals from all parts of the food web! Learn about the intricate relationships that these animals have with each other and how they interact.

Solve Food Chain Mysteries by the Water

when: May 1 at 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, 4901 Breakwater Ave., Hayward, Ca

cost: $5 per child

ages: All Ages

San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

Kids, Take Your Story Time Garden Adjacent

when: May 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Richmond, Golden Gate Park, The SF Botanical Gardens Helen Crocker Russell Library, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 4-8

Flecto Soft Opening (2)

Take a Spin on Fairyland’s Refurbished Flecto Carousel

when: May 1 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Children's Fairyland, 699 Bellview Ave., Oakland, Ca

cost: Ages 1-100 $10

Sunday Streets SF

Hey Sunday, it’s Time to Hit the Streets

when: May 1 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Bayview & Dogpatch, Bayview & Dogpatch Sunday Streets, Third St between 18th St and Yosemite Ave and on 22nd St between Indiana St and Third St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Word, Presidio Picnic is Back

when: every Sunday at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Presidio, at the Main Parade ground, Montgomery Street at Lincoln Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

New giraffe calf
Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Meet San Francisco’s Newest Giraffe

when: May 1 - May 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Ocean Beach, San Francisco Zoo and Gardens , The Great Highway at Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $14-$20; Kids three and under are free

ages: All ages

Family Fun Days at SF Asian Art Museum

Free Day at the Asian Art Museum

when: The first Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Credit: Imago Theatre

Will the Princess Kiss This Frog?

when: May 1 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga, Ca

cost: Adult $20; Children under 12 are $10

ages: All ages

Performing Picture Books is an innovative way for kids to explore the performing arts while bringing reading to life! Children will meet the authors & or illustrator of the picture book they will perform and learn about the writing process. The professional actors of Barboza Method Studio teach kids to sing, dance and put on a show! Booksicals Picture Book Musicals was created by author Susan Chodakiewitz to bring stories to life and encourage a love of books through music, art and performance. Kids meet the author of the book and learn about the writing process. Kids make their own costumes, scenery and props and culminate the workshop with a performance in front of an audience of kids and their families!

Say Farewell to the Bay Area Storytelling Festival

when: May 1 at 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

where: Orinda Community Center, 2066 Asilomar Dr., Orinda, Ca

cost: $5-$25

ages: 4 & up

For the first time, the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show takes over the waters of McCovey Cove and Pier 48 in San Francisco to showcase hundreds of the newest boats both on land and in water! From seasoned sailors to boating newbies, everyone can shop and enjoy the latest in boating, from luxury yachts and sport fishing vessels to sailboats and entry level cruisers, as well as outdoor gear, marine accessories and more. Additionally, showgoers are invited to get their feet wet with free boat lessons in San Francisco Bay, stand-up paddleboarding in McCovey Cove, sailing seminars, hands-on demos, family fun and more.

Skipper Down to McCovey Cove for the SF Boat Show

when: May 1 - May 1 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: South Beach , McCovey Cove & Pier 48, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15/adults; children 15 and under free

ages: All Ages

We welcome our community, family and friends to join us for Highland Hall's annual May Faire, Saturday May 3rd from 12-4pm. This is a “don’t miss” event for families with children of all ages. This event is FREE and open to the public. The faire opens at noon featuring freshly prepared natural food selection including tostadas, authentic samosas, desserts and treats with many vegetarian and vegan options. Activities include good, old-fashioned games like the egg-race and the three-legged race along with face painting, storytelling, and a wandering Pocket Fairy whose myriad pockets offer tiny home-made treasures to the children. Delectable prizes can be won in the annual cakewalk and children of all ages can participate in crafts such as fresh flower head-wreath making and flowerpot crafting. Learn about gardening and backyard farming from our very own Garden Gnome Society, who will be selling produce from our school’s biodynamic farm. Or select a seedling to take home to your own garden. Live acoustic music and an open drum circle provides entertainment while shoppers can enjoy the wide array of artisan vendors selling their creations, gorgeous silk paintings, and various handmade offering by the school's 12th grade economics class and an art show by the school’s high school students. The school’s Tree House Boutique will also be open with their large selection of handmade goods, toys and books.

This is One Fairy Cool Festival

when: May 1 at Noon to 4 p.m.

where: Mill Valley Children's Garden at Edna Maguire Elementary School, 80 Lomita Dr., Mill Valley, Ca

cost: Admission is free; tickets for food and activities can be purchased at the event

ages: 3-12

Pheena, photo: The Lawrence Hall of Science

This Whale’s Got a New Tail

when: May 1 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Dr., Berkeley, Ca

cost: Free, Pheena is located on the plaza outside of the hall

ages: All ages

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Go Zen with the Kids at the Green Gulch Farm

when: The first Sunday of most months from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

where: Muir Beach, Green Gulch Farm, 1601 Shoreline Hwy. , Muir Beach, Ca

cost: Suggested donation $10/family

ages: All Ages

Come join IslandWood naturalists in this fun-filled family adventure. Explore the hidden world of water bugs using bug boxes, microscopes, nets and buckets. This event is perfect for families with kids of all ages. Bring your rubber boots and your love of the outdoors. Pre-register to reserve your spot, this event will fill up fast. - This event is great for families of all ages. - We'll have both inside and outside activities so please come prepared for the weather. - If you plan on dipping in the pond, please remember to wear appropriate footwear as it may be wet and muddy along the shore.

Make and Take Something Great For Mom

when: May 1 at Noon to 2 p.m.

where: Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato, Ca

cost: Free; Park entrance is waived for participants

ages: All ages

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Take It to the Streets on Bicycle (or Tricycle) Sunday

when: Every Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

where: Belmont, Cañada Road between the Filoli entrance and Highway 92, Cañada Rd. , Belmont, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Photo: Art A La Carte Mountain View Annual Festival

Get Your Art A La Carte at this Festival

when: May 1 - May 1 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Downtown, Castro Street, Mountain View, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Hunt for Treasure at the Alameda Antiques Faire

when: 1st Sunday of Every Month, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

where: Alameda Point, Alameda Point, 2900 Navy Way , Alameda, Ca

cost: $5/adult; (9 a.m.-3 p.m.),children 15 and under are free

ages: All Ages

Lawrence Hall of Science

Meet Wild Friends in this Corner

when: every Sunday at 10: 30 a.m. to Noon

where: Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Dr., Berkeley , Ca

cost: $10-$12; Children under 2 are free

ages: Ideal for kids 8 and under

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Bring Your Little Bugs to this Crafty Story Time

when: Sunday at 11 a.m.

where: San Carlos, The Reading Bug, 785 Laurel St. , San Carlos, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3 and up

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: May 1 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

Cantor Arts Center

Sketch Fest: Family Sundays at Cantor Art Center

when: Sundays, noon-3 p.m.

where: Stanford, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University , 328 Lomita Dr., Stanford, Ca

cost: Free

ages: While all ages are welcome, the program is designed for ages 5 and above.

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Let the Ocean Inspire Your Crafts

when: every Sunday at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

where: 100 Shaffer Rd., Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: Crafts are free with admission $6-$8; Children 2 and under are free

ages: All ages

Monday, May 2

Coral Reef Dive
Photo: California Academy of Sciences

Dive into your Week Right Here

when: every Monday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Calfornia Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $24.94-$34.95; Children 3 and under are free

ages: All ages

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Go Rollin’ With Your Hommies

when: every Monday at Varies

where: San Francisco Gymnastics, 1405 Fillmore St., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Varies

ages: 3 and up

Teacher: Paula Maybee, LMT, CEIM,CPMT Infant massage is a gentle, loving way to connect with your baby while helping smooth their transition into the world beyond the womb. The benefits of incorporating massage into your baby’s regular routine are immense — ranging from improved digestion to deeper sleep, relieved stress to increased awareness and physical development. Further, infant massage helps parents better understand their child’s non-verbal communication which helps build mutual trust and deeper understanding, fostering an even stronger, more intimate and confident bond between you both. My courses are normally taught over a 4 week period, to give both the parent and baby time to learn and become comfortable with the massage. Each week parents learn strokes for a new part of the body while reviewing strokes from previous classes. So new strokes are learned and previous information is reinforced. I teach a little at a time to ensure that you are confident with every aspect. The strokes and styles of baby massage are easier to grasp when demonstrated by an experienced instructor. Pressure, rate, rhythm, the length of the massage, respect, bonding, why baby cries, baby’s body language, positioning of the baby, specific techniques to help relieve colic, constipation and other digestion discomforts, relaxation and parent empowerment are some of the skills and topics that will be discussed. The environment of this class is relaxed and laid back, allowing you to spend quality time with your baby in the supportive company of other parents while learning a new, fun skill for connecting with your child. Partners or other primary caregivers are welcome to come as well! Handouts and massage oil will be provided. Please bring your favorite Blanket, Yoga Mat or Towel for you and baby. Class size is limited, Pre-registration is required If you have any questions please feel free to contact me @ 971 275-2002 or Email: paulamaybeelmt@gmail.com

Mondays are for Infant Massage

when: every Monday at 2-3 p.m.

where: Excelsior, Community Well SF, 78 Ocean Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $10-$15 drop-in or $40-$60 for 4 classes

ages: Best for pre-walking babies but all are welcome.

New giraffe calf
Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Meet San Francisco’s Newest Giraffe

when: May 2 - May 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Ocean Beach, San Francisco Zoo and Gardens , The Great Highway at Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $14-$20; Kids three and under are free

ages: All ages

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Overdue for Crafting? Then Check This Out

when: May 2 at 3 p.m.

where: Hillview Branch Library, Children's Area , 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose, Ca

Project Playdate plans fun, adventurous and educational drop off playdates for kids. We are most known for our fun, safe and engaging pajama parties in the best play spaces. This Pajama party will be held at Kidville, Union square. Our activities for the night include free play, healthy dinner, story time, arts and crafts, games, music, a featured film and much more. We are proud to have been selected as the 2013 Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award recipient for BEST drop off child service in NYC. You and your dearest enjoy a night on the town while the kids have a blast under careful and qualified supervision.

Get Cozy for Jam-Jam Story Time

when: every Monday at 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Brentwood Library, 104 Oak St., Brentwood, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 0-5

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum invites adults and young children (ages 2-3) to discover the world around them together at Story Time! Children will build important developmental and social skills through books, activities, songs, and self-guided gallery exploration. Explore themes, such as shapes, colors, and sizes, in a relaxed setting at your neighborhood museum. Feel free to bring snacks and enjoy the space after the program! Missed the 10:30 a.m. Story Time? Don’t worry! – the program is repeated at 11:00 a.m.

Take Your Story Time with a Side of Art

when: May 2 at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

where: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3 and up

WILD Flowers
A Dramatic Spring and Summer Bloom of Weird and Wild Flowers Coming to San Francisco Botanical Garden in the Aftermath of Winter’s Rain at the SF Botanical Garden

You Belong Among These Wildflowers

when: May 2 - Aug 31 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: San Francisco Residents: FREE with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15

ages: All ages

Tuesday, May 3

New giraffe calf
Courtesy of the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

Meet San Francisco’s Newest Giraffe

when: May 3 - May 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Ocean Beach, San Francisco Zoo and Gardens , The Great Highway at Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $14-$20; Kids three and under are free

ages: All ages

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Bring Your Pint-Sized Picassos to the de Young For Free Day

when: First Tuesday of Every Month, 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m

where: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum , 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. , San Francisco , Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Sit On a Toadstool for Story Time

when: Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

where: San Carlos, The Reading Bug , 785 Laurel St. , San Carlos, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-5

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This Club is Crafty

when: May 3 at 3:30 p.m.

where: Belmont Library , 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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