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Saturday, January 14

Tilden Lane Farm

Gather Around the Fire at Tilden Nature Area

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

where: Tilden Nature Area, 600 Canon Dr., Berkeley, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 5-12

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Point Reyes National Seashore Association and the Park Service are hosting a series of events for children and families in 2016 as part of the national Every Kid in the Park program. Join expert mycologists to learn about fungi in the many Point Reyes habitats. See the remarkable colors and shapes of the wide variety of mushrooms collected in the park. Learn what makes fungi unique while exploring the beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore. Children's activities begin at 9:30 AM. Mushroom collecting walks led by experienced mushroom educators commence at 10 AM. Groups will return to the Red Barn with their finds for identification at 1 PM. Children and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required. For more information visit http://www.ptreyes.org/events/11th-annual-point-reyes-national-seashore-fungus-foray-and-fair

Foray Into this Fungal Party

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, Ca

cost: $5-$10; Kids under 12 are free

ages: All ages

Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the exhibit Butterflies & Blooms coming to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park this spring and summer. The popular exhibit returns to San Francisco’s beloved greenhouse, transforming its Special Exhibits gallery into a a beautiful and intimate cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing. Walk amongst a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms, watching (and sometimes ducking!) as butterflies like magnificent monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and more fly from flower to flower drinking nectar and getting covered in pollen. It’s a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action. The Butterfly Bungalow in the middle of the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You never know, you may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these winged beauties emerges. Visitors receive a free butterfly identification booklet, including tips on growing your own delightful butterfly garden plus insight into these wondrous, age-old symbiotic garden relationships. 

It’s time for Butterflies and Blooms

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Laurel Heights, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8

ages: All ages

On the second Saturday of each month, the Roxie presents an assortment of great classic cartoons (in both black & white and full color) for Saturday-morning slackers of all ages. In September, it’s real cartoons on real celluloid, with all cartoons on 16mm film!

Wacky Cartoons on the Big Screen

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: The Mission, The Little Roxie, Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8; Free for kids under 12

ages: Ideal for ages five and up


Tour Hidden Villa Farm Today

when: Jan 14, 2017

where: Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills, Ca

cost: $10/Person. Under 2, free.

ages: All


Learn to Soar from these Women Pilots

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd., San Carlos, Ca

cost: $11-$16; Children 4 and under are free

ages: All ages


Hike This Ohlone Adventure

when: Jan 14, 2017

where: Coyote Hills: Visitors Center, 8000 Patterson Ranch Rd., Fremont, Ca

cork snake

MCD Family Day: Cork Crafts

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Potrero Hill, Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street, Between 22nd and 23rd Streets, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $0-8

ages: Family

Warriors. OCMA

Last Chance to Score at this Warriors History-Making Exhibit

when: Jan 14, 2017 at Wednesday–Thursday/11 am–5 pm; Friday/11 am–10 pm; Saturday–Sunday/10 am–6 pm

where: OCMA, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Ca

cost: $5-$15.95; Children 8 and under/free

ages: All ages

The Three Kings are widely celebrated by many cultures around the world. Children's Discovery Museum brings to life rich traditions and colorful customs of family, gift-giving, music and art based on the Three Kings observances in many Spanish-speaking countries. Visitors from all backgrounds are invited to join in the festivities and: • enjoy the captivating Folklórico dancers and charming Mariachi youth performers • express their creativity by making time-honored Mexican arts and crafts such as papel picado and corn husk dolls • become a quick study in tortilla-making and try a bite of this culinary staple • sample the traditional and yummy Three Kings pastry, Rosca de Reyes Photo opportunity for families: Adding to the joyful atmosphere, volunteers in exquisite Three Kings costumes will be mingling with visitors in the museum offering delightful photos with children and families.

Cheers to the Three Kings Celebration

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at Noon to 5 p.m.

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

cost: Cost of admission: adults: $13; children: $13; seniors: $12; infants and members are free.

ages: All ages


This Tricked Out Show is a Slam Dunk

when: Jan 14, 2017

where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, Ca

cost: $21-$213/Children under 2 are free

ages: All ages

One of San Diego's back country treasures, Oasis Camel Dairy is a unique day trip destination not to be missed, just a pie's throw from Historic Julian, CA!   This 32- acre working ranch and camel milk dairy is home to a large herd of camels, donkeys, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, turkeys, exotic birds and two incredibly dedicated ranchers, Gil and Nancy Riegler.   The Riegler's mission is to educate the public about the incredible nature of came's and their milk; they do rehabilitation and hands-on camel clinics for aspiring camel handlers and lovers as well .   Oasis Camel Dairy opens it's doors next on March 15th, 2015 for an Open Farm Tour where the public can come visit, learn about, ride, feed and pet camels, catch the intimate and funny Camel Dairy Life Show with hosts Gil and Nancy Riegler and their furry and feathery friends. (As seen on: Larry King Live, Dirty Jobs with host Mike Rowe, Animal Planet's Untamed and Uncut and The Ellen DeGeneres Show) During your visit, you may also browse the Camel Milk Product Shop for unique gifts including luxurious, hand-made camel’s-milk lotions, soaps, lip balms and facial serums along with imported camel milk chocolate and milk powder. Family fun for all ages!   ADMISSION: $10 GENERAL / $8 SENIOR AND ACTIVE MILITARY / $7 KIDS 4 - 14 / KIDS 3 AND UNDER ARE FREE Paid Admission includes: parking, tour and show. Additional costs: Camel Ride, Shopping and Snacks   Oasis Camel Dairy 26757 Old Julian Hwy Ramona, CA 92065 | T: (760) 787-0983 E: contactus@cameldairy.com | www.cameldairy.com

Learn How the Camel Got His Hump

when: Jan 14, 2017

where: The Sunnyvale Theatre at the Sunnyvale Community Center , 550 E Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, Ca

ages: Five and up

Come learn more about summer camps in Portland. Meet local program coordinators and directors. Each camp offers activities based on their theme. Optional activities include: Outdoor skills Fire with no matches, camouflage, nautical knot tying Story Adventure Wizarding duels, secret agents, ninja martial arts, face painting, RPG character creation Folk Craft Spinning wool, fiber arts, basket making, candle making, woodcarving safety Archery Indoor Range for older kids, foam arrow range for younger kids Blacksmithing and other Artisan Crafts (Grade 4 & up) Panels About our teen programs, mentoring philosophy and more

Go Back to the Future Every Saturday

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, Ca

cost: Admission and activities are fee; tours are $5

ages: All ages


Get Your ABCs on With the Alphabet Rockers

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

where: Freight and Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, Ca

cost: $10-$12

ages: All ages

Pizza and Redwoods in Larkspur

Join a Full Moon Adventure at Roy’s Redwoods

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

where: Roy’s Redwoods Loop Trailhead , Nicasio Valley Rd.; Gate is approximately a half mile up on the right., San Geronimo, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Saturdays are Special at the Randall Museum

Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Crafty Saturday

when: every Saturday at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Mission, Mission Art Center, 745 Treat Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $3 per child/$5 per parent-child combo

ages: All ages

Explore the Wonders of the Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO® Show The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) is hosting the LEGO® User Group’s (BayLUG) and Bay Area LEGO® Train Club’s (BayLTC) Annual Holiday LEGO® Show Pop-Up Exhibit. BayLUG and BayTLC are displaying a treasure trove of festive holiday scenes. Browse though the imaginative holiday creations, which include intricate holiday trains, miniature cities, suspending sparkly LEGO® ornaments, unique holiday scenes, and beautiful snowflakes! Come check out this pop-up exhibit on display now in our historic Frank Livermore Learning Center. The exhibit will run until Jan. 15, 2017 (Fri. to Sun. from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.). The museum is closed on Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017. General admission is $3 per person; cash only at the door. No strollers in the galleries during this time; they must be parked outside. Note: MOAH is unavailable to take private tours during the LEGO® pop-up exhibit. Street parking only. Disabled parking available; call in advance for accommodations. MOAH’s gardens will be closed to the public during the LEGO® pop-up exhibit. An adult must accompany children at all times in the exhibit. Museum of American Heritage The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) celebrates the rich history of technological innovation from 1750 to 1950. MOAH maintains a diverse collection of over 5,000 electrical and mechanical artifacts. The Museum of American Heritage is located at 351 Homer Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, California. The museum is open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 650-321-1004 or visit www.moah.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (#MOAHPaloAlto #LegoLife).

Last Call for LEGO Creations at MOAH

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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

cost: $3

ages: All ages

Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend! Best for kids ages 5 to 12.

Explore The Presidio With Nature Crafts

when: Jan 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: The Presidio, Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

Model Railroad Garden

Chug On Over to This Railroad Show

when: Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Walnut Model Railroad Society, 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek, Ca

cost: $2-$3; Children under 6 are free

ages: All ages