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Sunday, January 15

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 15, 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

Warriors. OCMA

Last Chance to Score at this Warriors History-Making Exhibit

when: Jan 15, 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


Tour Hidden Villa Farm Today

when: Jan 15, 2017

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

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

ages: All

Dizzy - Harlem Globetrotters-001

This Tricked Out Show is a Slam Dunk

when: Jan 15, 2017

where: SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose, Ca

cost: $17-$159

ages: All ages

Each year Capital City Symphony's family concert is a hit with kids of all ages. And remember, kids’ tickets are free! This year we continue our tradition of fun, educational and participatory programming. Bruce Adolphe’s Three Pieces for Kids and Chamber Orchestra is an interactive journey through the orchestra that is sure to be fun for all the family. Benjamin Britten’s Soirées Musicales (1933) reference themes by Rossini and are full of energy and fun. It’s no wonder they are popular additions to children’s concerts around the world. Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 5, 6, & 7 are short and sweet works with lots of personality. We will also have an Instrument Petting Zoo for 30 minutes before each performance. Come along and discover your new favorite instrument.

Noe Valley Chamber Music Presents: Musica Pacifica

when: Jan 15, 2017 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Noe Valley, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15-$30; Free for kids 12 and under

ages: Family

Learn about the different inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay throughout known history and the different ways they utilized the natural resources found here. This walk starts at our Visitor Center, treks through the marsh land, and goes out to the open Bay. Ages 8+. Fee: $5 per child.

Join the First Peoples History Walk

when: Jan 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

cost: $5

ages: 8 and up

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 15, 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

Join CUESA, the organization behind the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, at The Yard at Mission Rock this fall. CUESA is excited to launch a series of farmers market pop-ups at The Yard, across from AT&T Park, in partnership with the San Francisco Giants and Bank of America. Each Sunday pop-up will take place from 10 am to 2 pm, with approximately 25 local farms, food crafters, and restaurants. CUESA will also offer fun and educational activities for the whole family, such as cooking demonstrations by local chefs, seasonal produce tastings, and more. Harvest Festival Activities For our “Harvest Festival” on October 25, we will feature the following demos and activities: - Apple cider pressing: Visit the CUESA classroom to enjoy apple cider pressing with our old-fashioned apple press. This is as fresh as apple juice gets! - Fall Fruit Pie Contest: Submit your seasonally inspired pie at the CUESA Classroom for a chance to win delicious prizes. Details, rules, and entry form at www.cuesa.org. - Pie making demo with Three Babes Bakeshop. Save the date for future pop-ups at The Yard: Thanksgiving Market (November 22) and Holiday Hoedown” (December 20). The Yard at Mission Rock is located at the corner of 3rd St. and Terry Francois Blvd., across from AT&T Park. It is accessible by Muni buses 10, 30, 45 and 47, the T-Third Street light rail, and the E-Embarcadero historic streetcar line. Ample parking available in Lot A ($6 for 2 hours for farmers market shoppers). CUESA farmers markets accept EBT (CalFresh/food stamps). Customers can use their EBT card at the CUESA Info Booth to receive market coins redeemable for food at the market. Customers spending EBT at the market can double their dollars (up to $10 per market day) through the Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables.

Veggies Go Better With A Bay View

when: every Sunday at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: CUESA's Jack London Farmers Market, 472 Water St. , Oakland , Ca

cost: Free

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 15, 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

Model Railroad Garden

Chug On Over to This Railroad Show

when: Jan 15, 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

San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

Story Time in the SF Botanical Gardens

when: Sunday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

cost: $7/adults; $5/child 12-17; $2/child 5-11; children 4 and under are free as are SF residents

ages: 4-8

Come join the Moreland Farmers Market for a celebration of the fall harvest! It is a time of year to enjoy corn, squash, tomatoes, and good company. This festival includes great music, food (including caramel apples!), and fun for all. See you there!

Freshen Up Your Sunday at the Farmers Market

when: every Sunday at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Downtown Mountain View, 600 W. Evelyn Avenue, between Hope and View Streets, Mountain View, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All ages

seymour marine discovery santa cruz

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

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 15, 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