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Carnaval Festival

when: May 28, 2011 - May 29, 2011 at 9:30 am

where: The Mission, Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd Streets, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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Break out your feathered headpieces for SF Carnaval Festival. Visit Drum Grove and learn to play drums. In Niñoland, learn breakdancing, get your face painted, play games. Eat your way through the Food Pavilion, and get your game on in the Soccer Pavilion. Oh, and don’t forget the parade, of course.

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Wednesday, July 23

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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Jul 23 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay , Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/children 7-18; $11/children 3-6; 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Travel Thousands of Miles with the Monarchs

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

where: East Bay, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley, Ca

cost: $4 after admission

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Make Noise at the Library: Family Sing-Along

when: every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Albany , Edith Stone Room at Albany Library, 1247 Marin Ave. , Albany, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The entire family can make joyful noise at this weekly family sing-along, lead by Dale… read more
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Movies on the Green at Marin Country Mart

when: every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

where: Larkspur , Marin Country Mart, 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Come to the mart for movie night! This fun event is every Wednesday during the… read more
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Get the Real Story at Toddler Tales

when: every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

where: Civic Center, Children's Storytelling Room at the SFPL Main Branch, 100 Larkin St. , San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 16 mos. - 2

the scoop:

The SFPL’s main branch hosts Toddler Tales every Wednesday, with lots of singing, clapping, story… read more
Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring as the carnivores return to the Conservatory of Flowers in a new exhibit, CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp. The Special Exhibits Gallery will be transformed into a swampy paradise for hundreds of meat-eating plants. Visitors get a bug’s eye view of a few of these peckish plants to learn why these plants have adapted to attract, capture, and eat prey, as well as how they have perfected and honed their hunting skills. The extraordinary beauty and diversity of species on display will dazzle even the most squeamish. The natural born killers include the Venus flytrap (Dionaea), equipped with highly sensitive hairs that detect the moment when a “meal” has landed in its clutches; the pitcher plants (Sarracenia and Nepenthes), with a deceptive beauty that is often the last thing insects see as they plummet to their deaths, drown, and are consumed; the sticky sundew (Drosera), with leaves covered in mucusy tentacles that slowly wrap over prey; and the seemingly harmless looking butterwort (Pinguicula), its gluey leaves, however, often covered in small insect corpses. Large models of several species throughout the exhibit also give visitors a taste of what it might be like to be a tiny insect in a world of towering meat eaters waiting for their next meal. Please note the Conservatory is closed Mondays except Memorial Day and Labor Day.

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp at the Conservatory of Flowers

when: every Wednesday at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $8/adults; $5/SF resident adults; $5/child 12-17; $2/child 5-11; children 4 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Sign up for this fun summer class to erupt your own Volcano! This class is science with an explosive finish! Build a volcano from plaster, paint it, add the necessary exploding ingredients and watch the magic! Learn about volcanoes too. You can erupt your volcano over and over, as long as Mom doesn’t mind the clean up.

Make a Volcano Explode at 5 Little Monkeys

when: Jul 24 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.

where: Novato, Five Little Monkeys Novato, 852 Grant Ave., Novato , Ca

cost: $5

ages: 6 and up

the scoop:

Build a volcano from plaster, paint it, add the necessary exploding ingredients and watch the… read more
Xtreme BUGS Opening Day

Crawl Over to the Xtreme Bugs Exhibit

when: every Thursday at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: UC Berkeley, The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, 1 Centennial Dr. , Berkeley, Ca

cost: $17/adults; $14/child 7–18; $11/child 3-6; children 2 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s the Xtreme BUGS exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science! Race cockroaches, play with… read more
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Storytime at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids

when: every Thursday at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

where: Mission, Paxton Gate's Curiosities for Kids , 766 Valencia, San Francisco, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to this quirky store full of classic and unusual toys for kids, for… read more
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Evenings At The Asian Art Museum

when: every Thursday at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

where: Civic Center, Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $5

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Asian Art Museum is open late on Thursdays and admission is just $5! Stroll… read more
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Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

when: Jul 24 at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Jack London Square , Jack London Ferry Lawn, Clay and Water St., Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, part… read more
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Get Animated at Tanforan

when: Jul 24 at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

where: San Bruno, The Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 6-12

the scoop:

Summer in the mall is not what you think: the shops at Tanforan are hosting… read more
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Creekside Fridays at The Cabin

when: Jul 25 at 6:30 p.m.

where: Mill Valley , The Cabin , 60 Tennessee Valley Rd. , Mill Valey, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head down to The Cabin and take part in the 9th year of the Musical… read more
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Beanbags, Bells, and Sticks: A Dance Party at Recess

when: every Friday at 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Potrero Hill, Recess Urban Education , 470 Carolina St, San Francisco, California

cost: $10

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join JAMaROO Kids at Recess Urban Recreation for a music class full of rhythm sticks,… read more
Since 2003, Ashkenaz has been a great host to a weekly family-friendly freestyle dance; this Sunday, Soul Sanctuary Dance gives back with a 10th Anniversary Celebration! NOTE - change in our usual admission policy for this day: Admission by donation for this event (No one turned away for lack of funds). As always, we'll dance to a diverse and irresistible blend of DJ'ed music (funk, soul, world music, positive hip hop, reggae, dance classics, jazz, blues, electronica, and more). Enjoy an extensive silent auction with great deals on local goods and services, free massage, and our art-making zone. The Ashkenaz Cafe will open at 1:00 for lunch (or bring an indoor picnic). Wheelchair accessible. No scented products please. Shoes optional. Children of all ages with dancing parents welcome. Event runs from 11-2! (One hour longer than usual) More info: http://www.soulsanctuarydance.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/497140873744930/ Submitted by: Zach Pine (zachpine@gmail.com)

Get a Free Dance Lesson at Jack London Square

when: Jul 25 at 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Jack London Square, Jack London Square , Broadway and Embarcadero , Oakland , Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Friday Night Game Night At Bay Club Marin

when: Jul 25 at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Marin County, Bay Club Marin, 220 Corte Madera Town Center , Corte Madera, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

There are two ways to enjoy a Friday night with kids at Bay Club Marin.… read more
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Bring Your Baby Bards to As You Like It

when: Jul 25

where: Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University of California,, 890 Belle Ave., San Rafael , Ca

cost: Pay Any Amount at Door (donation)

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Marin Shakespeare kicks off its 25th Silver Season with a classic production of As You… read more
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Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at the DeYoung

when: every Friday at 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco , Ca

cost: $10/adults; $6/children 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Enjoy the museum after-hours and experience live music, performances, local artists drop-in workshops, a prix-fixe… read more
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Art For You & Me!

when: every Friday at 9:30 am to 11:00 am

where: San Rafael , Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael, Ca

cost: $10 drop in

ages: 2-6 years

the scoop:

Join Rosie of San Rafael Jumping Jacks fame for a fun morning of arts and… read more

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