All of that rain we endured this winter is paying off, kids. Spring is here and though lingering showers are still ahead, we’re already getting an incredible bounty of wildflowers and the brightest of bright green grassy hills. So as your venturing out this weekend take a moment to soak in how those persistent showers have altered the Bay Area for the better.
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Made By Girls Stem Exploration
In partnership with Microsoft, Digital Media Academy is hosting a Made By Girls STEM exploration event at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco. Knowing that role models make a difference, the event will feature women who’ve worked for Microsoft, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Emerge, and Unity Technologies who have wonderful stories about how they bring their personality and passion to their work. There will be interactive activities where girls can meet the panelists and learn more about what they do; Including AR & VR demos with HoloLens, Vive, and Oculus rift, a data science Pokemon activity and short coding activities. Sat. Event details.
Rally For Good Heath at HealthFest
Join Rally Health and Rally Health Ambassadors actor/comedian Kevin Hart, star running back Melvin Gordon, and television personality Maria Menounos at an outdoor festival celebrating healthy living and featuring fun activities for the entire family. Free and open to the public, the Rally HealthFest will have group exercise classes; football drills with Melvin; stationery bike rides; a Kids Zone with special activities for children; prizes, healthy snacks and much more. Sat. Event details.
Plan Your Picnic At The Presidio
San Francisco’s favorite picnic — The Presidio Picnic — offers the best of the local food scene, music, and fun, free activities. But then fun doesn’t end there. Drop by the new Presidio Visitor Center to plan a post-picnic adventure in the park. Sun. Event details.
Plant Your Feet Right Here
The Plant exchange is where plant lovers, gardeners and urban farmers come to trade plants, tools, supplies and advice, for free. Trade for everything you need to transform your garden. Let the master gardeners of Alameda County offer advice and answer your questions. Enjoy live music, raffle prizes, gardening demos, food trucks, and more. Sat. Event details.
Help Spread The Feast For These Beasts
What do carrots, watermelon, kiwi, pineapple, sweet potatoes, cabbage heads, celery stalks, bananas and pomegranates have in common? They are all among elephants favorite foods. You can help spread the produce love in the elephant enclosure at the Oakland Zoo during this special event. The zoo will open its doors at 9 a.m. and distribute 250 tickets, free with zoo admission, to distribute fruits and veggies. Sat. Event details.
Spring For An Overnight At The Boardwalk
There’s really no better way to celebrate spring then to dive right in. That’s right, it’s the Boardwalk Spring Overnight where kids and families can enjoy dinner, movies and games at this iconic beach spot before turning in for a sleepover at the Cocoanut Grove. Rise and shine early (we know you will) and enjoy breakfast, a sandcastle contest, all-day rides and more. Starts Fri. Night. Event details.
Shop Green at Outrageous Outgrowns
Outrageous Outgrowns is the Bay Area’s largest Children’s Consignment Event. There are more than 50,000 items all arranged by size, gender and category. You’ll find a lot about everything, from maternity wear to kicks for teens as well as toys and baby gear. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Adventure Out With Raggedy Ann and Andy
What happens when a doll goes missing from their shared toy box? Raggedy Ann and Andy head out on an adventure to help bring her home. Their trio includes a well-loved stuffed camel and along the way the mini search tea, encounters pirates and more than they ever imagined. Fri.-Sat. Event details.
Learn About The Nature of Patterns
Are you ready to get curious? Discover and create patterns in shape and sound at CuriOdyssey’s new exhibition, The Nature of Patterns. It’s shaping up to be a good time. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
You Belong Among These Wildflowers
You’ve heard the rumors, we’re going to experience an epic wildflower season this year. So come see for yourself, join park rangers in Cascade Canyon for an easy, all-ages hike along the creek to the waterfall. The preserve is expected to show signs of spring wildflowers. Don’t forget your water, comfy shoes, lunch, snacks and warm layers. Sat. Event details.
Make Sunday A Real Catch
Park Rangers will teach the basics of freshwater fishing at McInnis Park Pond. A limited number of fishing poles, bait and tackle boxes will be provided first-come, first-serve. Sun. Event details.