Even with all that Halloween candy still hanging around the house, you’ll want to make room for another spoonful of sugar this weekend. And if you’re looking for new-to-you clothing for the coming cooler months, you won’t want to miss this consignment sale. This weekend we’ve got a whole host of awesome activities from a date with a giant peach to a waffle wonderland and more!
SF Friends of Multiples Fall Consignment Sale
The San Francisco Parents of Multiples annual fall consignment sale features an amazing array of children’s clothing, gear, strollers, toys, books, and more. Plus lots of gently used maternity items to outfit your growing family for the fall! Sat., 10 a.m.-1p.m. San Francisco. Free. All Ages. Event details.
The Lung Force Walk
The Lung Force Walk is not your average charity walk-a-thon. It’s all about celebrating breath, from catching it while you work to projecting it as you move. With its own inspiring song and music, raise your voice together to raise money for and awareness of lung cancer. A perfect charity event for the kids–they’ll love the sing-out-loud element, and since it’s a walk it’s do-able for all fitness levels. Sat., 8 a.m.-noon. San Francisco. Registration fees vary. All Ages. Event details.
San Francisco Birth and Baby Fair
The Birth & Baby Fair brings together services and products that cater to new and expecting parents and families. This premier event features workshops, demonstrations, a play space to tots, spa area for moms, local resources and innovative products for a one stop shop experience for moms and babes. The first 150 families will receive a totally awesome goody bag full of samples and swag! Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Francisco. $10/door; children 18 and under are free. All Ages. Event details.
The Festo del Libro 2014
The Children’s Italian Book Fair includes more than 500 hand-selected Italian language books for kids ages 0-10. There will be Italian story time on Sat. at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. and Sun. at 11 a.m. Don’t miss the workshop on Sun. from 2-3 p.m. led by eight-year-old author of The Girl With a Magical Unicorn by Michelle Longega Wilson, who will share her step-by-step plan on how to imagine, write, and publish a book! Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. San Francisco. Free. All Ages.Event details.
Monarch Butterfly Migration Walk
Did you know that thousands of monarch butterflies return every year to the San Leandro Marina? Kids and grown-ups alike will be delighted by the guided walks that include a short stroll to see the clusters of butterflies on the trees. The guided walks are the only way to see this unique butterfly migration spot, and reservations are required. See event listing for info on registration. Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. San Leandro. $10-$12/adult; $4-$6/child. All Ages. Event details.
Veteran’s Day Weekend at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach pays tribute to those who serve in the US military with discounts for veterans and those in active service, and an extra day to play for everyone on Nov. 11! Show military ID and get $2 off per person. (Good for active duty, veterans and family with current military ID). Play unlimited pinball, penny arcade games and more. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. El Cerrito. $15/adult; $10/child. All Ages. Event details.
Animals of the Garden at UC Botanical Garden
Bring your lil’ ones to the UC Botanical Garden and join them in a discovery of all creatures great and small that make the garden their home.See newts, birds, butterflies, frogs, lizards, foxes, snakes, and more! Hone your skills of observation and learn how plants and animals live together. Program includes a light breakfast and a copy of the Illustrated Guide to the Common Animals of the East Bay Hills (one per family) so you can keep the exploring going in your own backyard! Sat., 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Berkeley. $15. All Ages. Event details.
Mary Poppins at Berkeley Playhouse
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, the Berkeley Playhouse’s Mary Poppins is a perfect crowd-pleaser. Full of all those classic songs you love, like “Feed the Birds” and “Chim-Chim Cher-ee” you’ll leave the theater humming these songs all the way home. Saturday’s performance includes a meet and greet with the actors following the play. Fri., Sat., & Sun., multiple times. Berkeley. $38/adult; $23/child (17 and under) $60/VIP. All Ages. Event details.
Shakespeare Goes to the Gulch
Ah, Shakespeare in the… Old West?! Full of would-be outlaws, rangers, gold and crooks, this two-hour redux of Shakespeare gold rush style will have you laughing and clapping no matter the prospects. Fri., Sat., Sun., 7-9 p.m. Redwood City. $15. All Ages. Event details.
Waffle Bar at Mullins Bar & Grill
Two words: waffle bar. Drive down to Half Moon Bay and enjoy chef made-to-order waffles with an array of gourmet toppings. And you don’t even have to do the dishes. Sun., 9 a.m.- noon. Half Moon Bay. $7/waffle. All Ages. Event details.
The Pop Ups Live in Concert
Join The Pop Ups (Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein) the Grammy nominated kindie rockers as they perform songs from their new album,Appetite for Construction. Adventures involving treasure, mermaids, stars, and the biggest crayons in the world, all told through music, drawing, funky dancing, and puppetry. Sun., 4-6 p.m. Palo Alto. $15/members; $20/general at door ($18 in advance). All Ages. Event details.
Make Art Workshop in Guadalupe River Park
Join Master Gardener Opal Lemmer to learn how to create gorgeous art with pressed flowers and leaves. Get tips on the best flowers and leaves for pressing, and learn techniques for collecting and drying your own. A wide selection of materials will be provided to let you create your own pressed flower collages for cards, pictures, and more. Many samples will be available for inspiration. Adults and children alike can enjoy this craft! Sat., 10 a.m.-noon. San Jose.$25/adult; $40/parent and child; $55 for parent and two children. Discount for members. All Ages. Event details.
Sing-a-Story: The Magic Flute Children’s Opera
A professional opera singer engages the children in the audience with the musical telling of this classic Mozart opera, The Magic Flute. Using props, costumes, and audience participation this is opera tailor-made for the kids and fun for all! Sat., 2 p.m. Saratoga. Free. 5-8. Event details.
Pajama Party at Diesel, A Bookstore
Get snuggly in PJs and bring along your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Katherine Applegate will be here to read the kids a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed. Fri., 6-7 p.m. Larkspur. Free. 4 and up. Event details.
Toddler Days at Slide Ranch
Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm egg from the chickens, and hearing the baa of the sheep. Many tastes, colors, and smells live in the garden. Use all five senses to explore the farm. A popular day at the farm for families with toddlers and babies, but kids of all ages will love it. Sat., 9 a.m. – noon. Muir Beach. $30. All Ages. Event details.
James and the Giant Peach at MTC
The Marin Theater Company presents a musical version of the beloved Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach. Go rolling away in an enormous stone fruit with James and his curious cast of insect-pals. The show is 1 1/2 hours longs, with a 15 minute intermission and is geared toward kids so even your wiggle worms should be pretty enchanted. Fri. 4 & 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun., 10:30 a.m.,12:30 & 3 p.m. Mill Valley. $22/adult; $18/child. 4 and up. All Ages. Event details.
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