Buh-bye, March! This month is bounding off into the sunset soon and we’re “hopping” you find something amazing to do with your weekend. There’s a bevy of bunny-hops and egg hunts (including one just for dogs!) and if you want to up the awesome factor, book a spot in an overnight at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! March on!
Photo of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s otter by Christopher Michel via Flickr Creative Commons
Spring Fling with Rec & Park
Cookie decorating? Check. Rock climbing? Check. Egg hunts? Yep. It must be SF Rec and Park’s Spring Fling at the Moscone Rec Center in the Marina, which will feature two hours of totally free, festive action including crafts, carnival games, bouncy houses, and a skate park. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marina. Free. All ages. Event details.
Wag Hotel’s Egg Hunt for Dogs
Bring your furry friends for an egg hunt all their own. Fun for dogs and humans too, there are prizes, photo ops, a raffle, and more. Kids and dogs encouraged to wear their bunny-best! Check in at 12 p.m., egg hunt is 1 p.m. sharp. Kids admission is free! Sat., noon-2 p.m. Golden Gate Park. $15/advance, $20/day of for adults; children of all ages and pets are free. Event details.
Music & Movement with the Pacific Ballet Academy
Who wants to sit still when listening to great music anyway? Learn a few new steps and watch the amazing young dancers of Mountain View’s Pacific Ballet Academy in their debut with the wonderful musicians of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Sat., 2-2:45 p.m. Pacific Heights. Free. 3 and up. Event details.
Meat Free Cooking Class with The Culinary Dude
Awesome dad and culinary genius The Culinary Dude will show your kids how to make a meat-free meal so yummy you won’t miss the bacon. Indian Tofu w/Spinach, 3-Grain Pancakes, Broccoli Casserole, and Fruit Smoothies are all on the menu. They get to eat it all at the end of class too! Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. Outer Richmond. $40. 5-14. Event details.
Toddler Ramble: Let’s Come to Our Senses
Join the toddler set as they explore their senses in the great outdoors: seeing, smelling, touching, hearing, and tasting along the trail. Fri., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Hayward. $5/child. 1-3. Event details.
Prescott Circus Theatre’s Spring Showcase
Join more than 100 talented Oakland Youth as they demonstrate their skills. See kids in grades 3-5 juggle, do acrobatics, ride unicycles, bust out hambone body percussion and more! Sat., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oakland. Free. All ages. Event details.
Albany Preschool Spring Fair
Hop over to Albany for an egg hunt, games, a huge cardboard maze, face-painting, arts and crafts, amazing food, storytelling, dancing, live music, and yummy bake sale goodies! And be sure and get there early to watch the Bunny arrive via firetruck! Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Albany. Free (small fee for games). All ages. Event details.
Teddy Bear Tea at the Oakland Zoo
Bring your favorite teddy or stuffie and head to the Oakland Zoo for a morning of snacks, activities, books and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. This month’s featured animal: Zebras! Adults must accompany children. Sat., 9:30 a.m.-noon. Oakland. $15/adults ($12/members); $26/child ($23/members). 4-8. Event details.
Just Between Friends Baby & Kids Consignment Sale
Don’t have enough teeny-tiny pants for your ever-growing mini? This insanely huge consignment sale will help you score all the adorbs things you need and some you can’t resist. Lots of maternity items, baby gear, clothing, books, and toys for kids of all ages. Sunday items are half off. Fri., noon-9 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. San Mateo. $3/Friday only. Sat. & Sun. are free. All ages. Event details.
Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt
And now for something completely different: an Easter Egg Glow in the Dark Hunt. Egg hunt, inflatable obstacle course, prizes, black light tent, snacks, and glow-in-the-dark games! Sat., 7-8:30 p.m. Redwood City. Free. All ages. Event details.
Project Pride’s 36th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Start off with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, from 9-11 a.m. where kids under 6 eat free (with paid adult). From 10-11 a.m. there are lots of activities including a coloring contest, a bunny walk, bubbles, chalk art, a jelly bean count, facepainting and other games and crafts. The egg hunt starts at 11 a.m sharp, with a special area designated for each age group, even kids as young as 1-2. Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. San Mateo. Hunt and activities are free. Pancake breakfast is $5/adults, $3/child 12 and under; children 6 and under are free with paid adult. All ages, hunt is for kids age 1-8. Event details.
A great way to introduce the kids to opera, Opera Pops includes arias, duets, and ensembles from opera and musical theater. Seven singers, six languages, and it even raises funds for a future stage productions. Fri., 7:30 p.m. San Jose. $15. All ages. Event details.
Urban Foraging Class in Guadalupe River Park
Have you ever been out for a walk and wondered if any of the plants around you could make it to your dinner plate? Join GRPC and urban foraging enthusiast Jeremy Dalton for a two hour workshop on finding and cooking edible weeds. Jeremy will teach participants how to identify edible plants and then lead the class on a foraging excursion around the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens. Finally the class will come back to the Visitor Center to cook up some of the fruits of their labor. Pre register here or by calling 408-298-7657. Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. San Jose. $15. All ages. Event details.
This lively musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss includes a cast of characters straight from the page. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Lazy Mayzie and the Whos. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Santa Clara. $10/adult; $5/child. All ages. Event details.
Sleepover at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Spend a magical night under the sea—this event is so awesome that even the Little Mermaid would be jealous. At this family sleepover at the Monterey Bay Aquarium you’ll get to snooze next to your favorite exhibit, explore the Aquarium without the hassle of fighting off the daytime crowds and participate in cool oceanic activities throughout the evening. Plus the price of the ticket includes admission the next day. Tickets are going fast so grab yours now. Sat., 7 p.m.- Sun., 8:30 a.m. Monterey. $90. 5 and up. Event details.
Historic Ships Tours Sausalito
The Lady Washington, featured in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is docked in Sausalito along side The Chieftain. This is their last weekend docked in Sausalito before hitting the high seas again. Fri., 4-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sausalito. $3/donation per person. All ages. Event details.
Easter Bunny Breakfast at The Village at Corte Madera
The breakfast takes place at The Cheescake Factory and the proceeds benefit Community Action Marin. Kids can dine with the Easter Bunny and enjoy live music by Tim Cain, balloons, and more. You can pay at the door, cash or check only. RSVP to 415-924-8921. Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. Corte Madera. $8. All ages. Event details.
Wildflower and Waterfall Hike
Join park ranger and photographer Craig Solin on a short, moderate hike through Cascade Canyon Preserve, ending with a chance to photograph one on Marin’s best waterfalls. Explore the photo possibilities along the way including colorful wildflowers, bubbling creeks and unique flora, and learn about the steelhead that inhabit San Anselmo Creek. Water and healthy snacks provided. RSVP’s appreciated (but not required) to: 415-473-2816. Sun., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fairfax. Free. All ages. Event details.
Dance Class at the Bay Area Discovery Museum
Dance away with spring artist-in-residence and choreographer Claudia Anata Hubiak and The Anata Project. Explore elements of the sky through movement and contemporary dance. Come for a class, watch open-rehearsal sessions and attend their culminating showcase Cloud Formations. Sun., 10:15-10:45 a.m. Sausalito. $12 (includes museum admission). 6 mos.-9. Event details.
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