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Civil War Days

when: Apr 2, 2011 - Apr 3, 2011 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

where: Angel Island, Camp Reynolds, Tiburon, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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History comes alive at Civil War Days on Angel Island. Hear the roar of cannons and muskets while getting a glimpse of a soldier’s life. Take part in infantry drills and taste baked goods fresh from the brick oven at the historic Bake House. The North and the South rise again in the Bay this weekend.

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Monday, September 15

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Bring Your Own Creamcheese: It’s Free Bagel Monday!

when: Every Monday, from 8 a.m. until the bagels run out

where: Mission, La Victoria Bakery , 2937 24th St., San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Adventures of Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship

when: Tuesdays from 2:15 - 3 p.m.

where: Fisherman's Wharf , The Historic Balcutha, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park , Hyde Street Pier , San Francisco , Ca

cost: $5/adults; Children 15 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Pint sized sailors and lovers of the sea will enjoy this tour of the historic… read more
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Your Babies Will Drool Over this Drop-In Playtime

when: Every Tuesday from 9:30 - 11 a.m.

where: Marin County, Kanbar Theater at the Osher JCC , 200 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael , Ca

cost: $10/visit or 10 visits for $90

ages: 0-2

the scoop:

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Live Out a Story at Cheeky Monkey Toys

when: Every Tues. from 10:30- 11 a.m.

where: Peninsula , Cheeky Monkey Toys, 640 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, Ca

cost: Free

ages: 2-5

the scoop:

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Storytime with JAMaROO Kids @ Sprout, Mill Valley 12 Miller Ave | Mill Valley | CA | 94941 Every Tuesday | 4:30p-5p | Ages 6mths – 4 yrs | $10 per family JAMaROO Kids’ Storytime Program is designed to enrich children’s imagination and creativity. Using the art of storytelling as well as the use of specially chosen books they bring each story to life. Sometimes this will include the use of puppets and other visual aids. Other times it may incorporate the use of song, dance and/or theater. These weekly drop-in classes are $10 per family.

Enjoy an Afternoon Storytime with Jamaroo at Sprout

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

where: Marin County, Sprout Mill Valley, 12 Miller Ave. , Mill Valley, Ca

cost: $10/family

ages: 6 mos. - 4 yrs.

the scoop:

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Get the Real Story at Toddler Tales

when: Every Wed. from 10:30 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:

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

when: Apr. 11 - Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day except Monday

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

the scoop:

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring… read more
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Full Steam Ahead at the Martitime Park

when: Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month

where: Ghiradelli Square, Hyde Steet Pier, San Francisco , CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Join park staff for a demonstration and ranger talk about the park’s steam powered donkey… read more
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¡Juguemos En Español! Mommy and Me Spanish Immersion

when: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

where: Campbell, Class room K61 at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell , CA

cost: Free

ages: 9 mos.–7 yrs.

the scoop:

Let’s play in Spanish! This reoccurring Spanish immersion class welcomes parents for a free demo… 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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¡Juguemos En Español! Mommy and Me Spanish Immersion

when: Wednesdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

where: Campbell, Class room K61 at Campbell Community Center, 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell , CA

cost: Free

ages: 9 mos.–7 yrs.

the scoop:

Let’s play in Spanish! This reoccurring Spanish immersion class welcomes parents for a free demo… read more
Art for you and me

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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Indulge in a Chocolate Bar in Half Moon Bay

when: every Friday at 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

where: Half Moon Bay , Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton, 1 Miramontes Point Rd. , Half Moon Bay, Ca

cost: $9/cup

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Make Like a Tree and Leave Now for this Festival

when: Sep 19 - Sep 21 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Pleasanton, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

cost: $9/adult; $4/child 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

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Make art, share art and discover what others are creating at this free outdoor arts festival! Mass Creativity Day will showcase artwork that was made in different communities throughout San Diego. Attendees will be able to meet the artists who inspired our unique Mass Creativity projects and work alongside them during this special celebration. Bring your family and join us for a day of art-making activities, music, food and more!

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2014

when: Sat., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

where: Lafayette, Downtown Lafayette, CA, 3553 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

No small affair, the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival includes 20 live bands, 4 stages,… read more
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Coastal Cleanup Day

when: Sep 20 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Mill Valley, Sycamore Ave. at the end of multi-use path in Mill Valley , Sycamore Ave. , Mill Valley , CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

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Share the Stars Tonight: Fall Family Campout at Slide Ranch

when: Sep 20 at 10 a.m.

where: Marin County, Slide Ranch, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach, CA

cost: $75 per person, age 2 and under free.

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn about the Birds and the Bees: the winged creatures at Slide Ranch and how… read more
Come cheer on a fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums through the SF Bay at the 19th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 20-21 at Treasure Island! This two-day, admission-free festival features family-friendly live entertainment, cultural performers, fabulous food, and fun merchandise. Kids of all ages can enjoy free games with prizes, arts and crafts in the Flax Creative Arts Area, carnival rides, a rock climbing wall, obstacle course, fire engine, face painting, airbrush tattoos, animal balloons, roving dragon characters and more at the ever-popular Dragon Land. New this year is the interactive Microsoft Stores-sponsored Land of Smart Kids Area, featuring science, technology and math-oriented activities, fun with Surface Pro 3 tablet and Xbox One, and even coding! Parking and admission is free, and complimentary shuttles run both days between the festival and locations in San Francisco.

19th Annual San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival

when: Sep 20 - Sep 21 at 10 a.m . to 5 p.m.

where: Treasure Island, California Avenue and Avenue D, San Francisco, CA 94130, San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Come cheer on a fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the… read more
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A Very Yummy Book Event: Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious

when: Sep 20 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: The Embarcadero, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: 5-8

the scoop:

Join Caldecott award winning author Jacqueline Briggs Martin as she reads from her latest book,… read more
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. 

Water a Thirsty Plant at Bean Sprouts Family Days

when: Saturdays from 12-3 p.m.

where: Golden Gate Park, Children's Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco, Ca

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

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get outside and play at Bean Sprouts Family Days in the Children’s Garden at the… read more
The Pleasanton Harvest Festival® Original Art and Craft Show will descend upon the Alameda Fairgrounds, September 19-21, 2014, boasting a wide array of unique arts and crafts, exciting entertainment, kids activities, live music, and delicious food. The Harvest Festival features thousands of handmade arts and crafts, including jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, clothing, art and photography, specialty foods and more. Attendees can browse hundreds of booths, getting purchases personalized and meeting the artists who individually handcrafted each item. Plus, anyone who brings a non-perishable food donation to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank will receive $2 off any general or senior admission. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.harvestfestival.com

Make Like a Tree and Leave Now for this Festival

when: Sep 19 - Sep 21 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Pleasanton, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

cost: $9/adult; $4/child 13-17; children 12 and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

It’s time for the 2014 Pleasanton Harvest Original Art and Craft Show where you can… read more

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