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THIS WEEK: May 25 - May 31

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Thursday, May 28

small talk cafe music class by Debbie C via Yelp

Add to Your Lullaby Repertoire at this Music Class

when: Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m.

where: Walnut Creek , Small Talk Family Cafe , 1536 Newell Ave. , Walnut Creek, Ca

cost: $16/child; $14/infants; $10 members

ages: 0-5

the barn at soma streat food by mitra w via yelp

Take It to the Str “eat” at this Bazaar

when: Every Thursday from 5-10 p.m.

where: SoMa, SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

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Move Objects With Your Mind at Lawrence Hall

when: May 23-Sep. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $12/adult; $10/child; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

In the new exhibit Stranded! Tropical Island Survival at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a living jungle of life-saving plants, discover the best sources of building materials, food and water and see examples of basic structures and tools—all created with a touch of castaway kitsch! Fun survival facts fill the gallery, including tips for climbing coconut trees and more!

Stranded: Tropical Island Survival

when: May 28 - Oct 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $5/child 12-17; children 4 and under are free. SF residents get a discount!

ages: All Ages

sf city hall rotunda

Hear a Chorus at City Hall Today at Noon

when: May 28 at noon to 1 p.m.

where: Civic Center, San Francisco City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr Carleton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Art Loft at Children's Discovery Museum, San Jose

Explore the Wonder Cabinet at the CDM San Jose

when: Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

where: Downtown San Jose, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose , 180 Woz Way, San Jose, Ca

cost: $12; infants 1 and under are free

ages: All ages

Family Fun Days at SF Asian Art Museum

Discover the Animals at the Asian Art Museum

when: Thursdays, during regular hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

cost: $15/adults; $10/child 13-18; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

boy-girl-eating-ice-cream-frozen-yogurt-bench

Get a Walking (and Tasting) Tour of the Ghourmet Ghetto

when: Every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

where: Berkeley , Ghourmet Ghetto , Shattuck Ave. , Berkely , Ca

cost: $92/person

ages: All Ages

The Reading Bug, San Carlos

Bring Your Bookworms to the Reading Bug for Story Time

when: Every Thursday at 11 a.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: 3-5

Friday, May 29

In the new exhibit Stranded! Tropical Island Survival at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a living jungle of life-saving plants, discover the best sources of building materials, food and water and see examples of basic structures and tools—all created with a touch of castaway kitsch! Fun survival facts fill the gallery, including tips for climbing coconut trees and more!

Stranded: Tropical Island Survival

when: May 29 - Oct 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $5/child 12-17; children 4 and under are free. SF residents get a discount!

ages: All Ages

music on the square redwood city

A Little Night Music on the Square

when: Fridays from May. 29-Sep. 4, 6-8 p.m.

where: Downtown , Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway , Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

dancing at the de young date night

Friday Win: Date Night at the de Young

when: May 29 at 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

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

cost: $40/family

ages: 4-12

Fairyland Theatre

See a Story Book Come to Life

when: Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.

where: Oakland, Fairyland: Emerald City Stage, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, Ca

cost: $8

ages: 0-3

Officers Club SF Presidio_002 _Sep_17th_©Henrik Kam 2014

Join the Ranks On A Free Guided Walking Tour of the Presidio

when: May 29 at 1 p.m.

where: Presidio, Flag Pole In front of Presidio's Officer Club on Parade Ground, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

tower of Jewels pst card

Celebrate the 1915 World’s Fair in Saratoga

when: Friday, 1-4 p.m.

where: Saratoga, Saratoga History Museum, 20450 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd., Saratoga, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Fall 2015 Preschool Admissions

Get Inquisitive at the Novato Library’s Preschool Discovery Lab

when: Every Friday from 4-4:30 p.m.

where: Novato, South Novato Library, 6 Hamilton Landing, Suite 140A , Novato, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 3-6

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Move Objects With Your Mind at Lawrence Hall

when: May 23-Sep. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $12/adult; $10/child; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

Saturday, May 30

Old fashioned Carnival with a new twist--STEM! Learn the science behind your favorite rides & games, robotics demos, 3-d printing, clowns, and live music! Popcorn & cotton candy for all! FABULOUS raffles including Katy Perry luxury box tix and Family Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge.

Head to the Island for a Carnival

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

where: Alameda, Henry Haight Elementary School, 2025 Santa Clara Ave/, Alameda, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Ragazzi Boys Chorus, under the direction of Joyce Keil, closes its season with GAMES, a concert featuring pieces specially arranged for Ragazzi’s upcoming tours in South Africa and Oregon’s PICFest this summer. The game theme will feature a hopeful rendition “Baba Yetu,” the Grammy Award-winning theme of the video game Civilization IV. Other songs included revolve around the game of life, and of love. The boys will also present the powerful freedom song “Tshotsholoza,” taught to the chorus by the renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir, who will host Ragazzi at their home high in South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains. This joyous send-off will be a well-deserved celebration of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus as they embark on their journey of musical reciprocity and cultural discovery.

Hear a Boys Chorus Perform a Video Game Theme

when: May 30 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: San Mateo, Aragon High School Performing Arts Center, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, Ca

cost: $27

ages: All Ages

Two great events packed into one fun-filled day! The 2nd Annual Parkside Car Show & Flea Market features free entry, hourly raffles, food, music, and family fun. All proceeds benefit programs run by the Parkside Elementary PTA. For more info or if you’d like to enter your car or motorcycle, please call (650) 922-6240.

Cars & Fleas and Things That Go

when: May 30 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: San Mateo, Parkside Elementary School, 1685 Eisenhower St., San Mateo, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Please Enter Kids Room Tours

Spend a Fairytale Evening at a Historic Mission

when: May 30 at 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Fremont, Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd., Fremont, Ca

cost: $25-$28

ages: All Ages

The Osher Marin JCC presents: MARIN ALFRESCO A Culinary Festival Featuring Music from Wonderbread 5 Saturday, May 30, 2015: 6:30pm The Osher Marin JCC presents an evening of progressive culinary adventure. Begin your night with soft jazz and appetizers and ending with wine sipping, small bites and sweets prepared by bay area chefs and dancing under the stars to the Wonderbread 5. This progressive culinary adventure introduces you to over 30 local restaurants and wineries from Sonoma and Marin’s finest. Truly a night that will be filled with surprises, fun and a little wackiness with music from the Wonderbread 5. Live music, dancing, auction and serious fun…your night begins in a softly lit courtyard with live jazz which will lead guests to a magical meandering path filled with delightful surprises. The destination: An outdoor wonderland of fun. Local cuisine, libations, stellar wine tastings, and silent auction are all available while the party atmosphere is set by live music and wild fun from international rock & roll group/party machine; Wonderbread 5. A wooden dance floor set on the turf and music that covers everything from Motown to Bean-Town makes for a perfect dance party under the stars and nestled against the hills of Marin. What: A Fun, Food, Wine, Cocktail, Music & Dancing Adventure What Else: Foodie Silent Auction When: Saturday May 30 @ 6:30 Tickets: http://www.marinjcc.org/alfresco begin at $125 Where: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd. San Rafael Why: Great fun while Benefiting Scholarships at the Osher Marin JCC http://www.marinjcc.org/alfresco ABOUT WONDERBREAD 5 For over a decade, The Wonderbread 5 has been thrilling audiences and exceeds clients’ expectations. An unstoppable, international rock and roll party machine, the Wonderbread 5 covers everything from Motown to Bean-Town and back again. A full service party posse based in the Bay Area, these globe- trotting rockers have performed their amazing stage show throughout the states and beyond. ABOUT THE OSHER MARIN JCC The Osher Marin JCC is the Community Center of Marin County. Epitomizing the essence of Marin, with a range of authentic cultural experiences enjoyed by many generations, the Osher Marin JCC offers award-winning facilities, abundant physical and educational activities and world-class programming relevant to our entire community today. Since the Osher Marin JCC’s founding in 1947, the center has become recognizable for its rich history of Jewish traditions and values with an unparalleled all-inclusive community spirit. Creating a sense of “community” for every generation and all ages is at the heart of the JCC philosophy. This pursuit extends beyond the Center membership, providing access to a myriad of programs and offering scholarships to hundreds of physically and economically disadvantaged men, women and children. The Center embraces the entire community and invites all to participate.

Dine Under the Stars at Marin Alfresco

when: May 30 at 6:30 p.m.

where: San Rafael, The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Rd. , San Rafael , Ca

cost: $125 and up

ages: 21 and up

storytime

Power Half-Hour: Saturday Stories at the Mountain View Library

when: Every Saturday, 10:15-10;45 a.m.

where: Mountain View, Mountain View Public Library, Community Room , 585 Franklin St,, Mountain View, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-5

Night_Campfire

Hear Stories and Eat S’mores at Stafford Lake

when: May 30 at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

randall museum sf cermaics

Make a Pinch Pot at the Randall Museum

when: every Saturday at 10:15 a.m.

where: Corona Heights, Randall Museum , 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $6/person

ages: 3 and up

peanut butter jar

Who Will Be Peanut Butter’s New BFF?

when: May 30 at 11 a.m.

where: Corte Madera, Barnes & Noble Corte Madera, 313 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera , Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

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Move Objects With Your Mind at Lawrence Hall

when: May 23-Sep. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

where: Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $12/adult; $10/child; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

landing-page-peekaboo

Have a Night Out Without Your Little Lovebugs

when: May 30 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: West Portal, Peek-a-Boo Factory, 2 West Portal Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $35/child; additional siblings are $25 (first child is full price)

ages: 3-10

In the new exhibit Stranded! Tropical Island Survival at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, visitors “wash up” on an uncharted tropical shore to learn the ins and outs of island survival. Stroll through a living jungle of life-saving plants, discover the best sources of building materials, food and water and see examples of basic structures and tools—all created with a touch of castaway kitsch! Fun survival facts fill the gallery, including tips for climbing coconut trees and more!

Stranded: Tropical Island Survival

when: May 30 - Oct 18 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $5/child 12-17; children 4 and under are free. SF residents get a discount!

ages: All Ages

Marsh Creek 8 “Big Bend” Family Hike – Save Mount Diablo Saturday, May 30th, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Join Save Mount Diablo on a walking tour of our new acquisition, Marsh Creek 8. Fondly referred to as “Big Bend”, this 51 acre property captures the meandering Marsh Creek riparian corridor as it dissects the landscape into three distinct floodplains. The property also boasts beautiful blue oak uplands with fantastic views of the mountain. The 3 mile hike will be moderately paced with very little elevation gain, approximately 300 ft. Prepare for warm weather! Please bring plenty of water and snacks and wear appropriate clothing, a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen! RSVP to smdinfo@savemountdiablo.org or 925 947 3535 Leader: Paul Salemme Meet: 14350 Marsh Creek Rd. east of Clayton. Directions: The 14350 Marsh Creek Rd property driveway is 3.6 miles east of the intersection with Morgan Territory Road, and 3.2 miles west of the intersection with Deer Valley Road. East of Aspara and Gill Roads, the canyon will widen out on the south, you’ll pass a large faded green barn, and a large flat area along the creek will come into view--right as you’re about to pass the driveway. It’s the first, westernmost of two side by side straight, north-south driveways. Look for a Save Mount Diablo sign; no reliable cell phone signal and Google maps will send you too far west. Fee: No fee Please RSVP to smdinfo@savemountdiablo.org or 925 947 3535

Take a Hike Around the Big Bend

when: May 30 at 9 a.m. to noon

where: Clayton, March Creek Mount Diablo, 14350 Marsh Creek Rd., Clayton, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Join us for a fun-filled day of carnival rides, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts and more. Bring in outgrown bikes to swap for a "new" one, browse the titles at the used book sale and pick up something delicious to eat, including from the ever-popular bake sale. Individual tickets will be on sale at the fair. Or you can purchase a $35 KidPass for unlimited rides plus face painting, with discounts for families with three or more children. All proceeds benefit the Lafayette Home and School Association.

Visit a Petting Zoo in the Middle of Berkeley

when: May 30 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Downtown Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

Sunday, May 31

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: All Ages

The Portland Ballet on June 8, 2013.  © Ty Milford

Hold Your Tiny Dancers Closer and Enjoy this Show

when: Sun., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

where: San Jose, California Theatre, 345 South First St. , San Jose, Ca

cost: $15-$50

ages: All Ages