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May Madness

when: May 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

where: Down 4th Street, San Rafael, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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The streets of Downtown San Rafael come alive once again at May Madness, the longest running Street Rod Show and Parade in Northern California. Hundreds of classic automobiles, custom hot rods, and vintage roadsters will be on display. Cruise the main drag of Fourth Street, and enjoy children’s activities, food, beer tasting and  dance bands.

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Thursday, August 21

Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square

when: Aug 21 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 Your Picnic Ready for Movies on the Square

when: Aug 21 at 8 p.m.

where: Peninsula , Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head to downtown Redwood City’s Courthouse Square for a free movie night the whole family… read more
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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Aug 21 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

the scoop:

Kids can hunt for bugs in the butterfly garden, on the lawn under a log,… read more
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Hi-Five Sports Zone Back to School Pizza Party

when: Aug 21 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

where: Richmond District, Hi-Five Sports Zone, 5411 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $15 children, parents free

ages: 2 - 10 years old

the scoop:

Hi-Five Sports Zone will open its doors to the public to celebrate the 2014-2015 school… 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
Kids Weekend Events 2

Go Beyond the Wardrobe at this Outdoor Movie Night

when: Aug 22 at 6 p.m.

where: Downtown Los Altos, Downtown Los Altos , Main St. at 3rd St. , Los Altos, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Downtown Los Altos offers a free outdoor movie tonight! Show up as early as 6… read more
Super happy fun awaits at Playland Japan.

Travel to Japan Without Leaving the Bay Area

when: Aug 22 - Aug 24 at 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: San Mateo, San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, Ca

cost: $22– $120

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The second annual Japan Expo features food, theater, book signings by Anime artists, Aikido demos,… read more
Lionel Bart's "Oliver!" is the musical version of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," which tells the tale of a misguided orphan boy in 19th century London. This musical masterpiece features some of the most beautiful and rousing melodies ever written for the stage including “Consider Yourself” and the haunting “As Long As He Needs Me.” The cast includes Kelly Brandeburg, Harry J. Duke, Zachary Hasbany, Tim Setzer, Peter Warden and students of Spreckels Theatre Company's "Youth In Arts" program, an intensive theater arts program for aspiring young actors. This main stage production is presented with the new Paradyne projection system combining still images and animations to create multiple backdrop effects. Directed by Gene Abravaya Musical direction by Janis Wilson Choreography by Michella Snider Costume Design by Pamela Enz Set Design by Eddy Hansen and Elizabeth Bazzano WHEN: Aug. 15 to Aug. 31, 2014 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 2 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 23 and 30, 2014 2 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 2014

Join a Gang of Pickpockets at a Local Theater

when: Aug 22

where: Rohnert Park, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theatre, 5409 Snyder Ln. , Rohnert Park, CA

cost: $22–$26

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Take a little trip up north and treat the kiddos to a play. Lionel Bart’s… read more
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End of Summer Bash at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

when: Aug 22 at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

where: Sausalito, Bay Area Discovery Museum , 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito, CA

cost: $12; $11/Babies 6-12 mos; infants 6 months and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting a farewell to summer party and you and… 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
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Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Aug 21 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

the scoop:

Kids can hunt for bugs in the butterfly garden, on the lawn under a log,… 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
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
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: Aug 22 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:

Dancing Under the Stars returns to Jack London Square for a summer series of free… 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:

After exploring the beach head over to the Ritz Carlton for a very special happy… read more
WildCare Family Adventures at Indian Tree

Toddle Through a Shady Grove

when: Aug 23 at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

where: Novato, Indian Tree Nature Preserve, Vineyard Rd., Novato, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Traverse redwood groves, climb trails through forests of oak, bay, and madrone, and enjoy the… read more
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Get a Taste of Egypt

when: Aug 23 - Aug 24 at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

where: Redwood City, Archangel Michael & St Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, 401 Hudson Street, San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Get a taste of Egypt! There will be Mediterranean food & pastries: chicken, kofta kabob,… read more
KaBOOM Play Together Tour

Play All Day at Disney & KaBOOM’s Play Together Tour

when: Aug 23 - Aug 24 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: Marina, Marina Middle School , 3500 Filmore St. , San Francisco

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This event encourages kids and their parents to take on a playful obstacle course as… read more
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Craft the Life Aquatic at Hyde Street Pier

when: Aug 23 at 3 p.m. to 4:00 pm

where: Ghiradelli Square, Ark Houseboat at the Hyde Street Pier, 781 Beach St., San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn about life at sea and have fun making a maritime craft. Make a sailor’s… read more
Baby Food Cooking Demonstration

Pea the Change: DIY Baby food Demo

when: Aug 23 at 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

where: Larkspur, Marin Country Mart, Big Tent , 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Learn to make your own first foods with master baby foodie Cristina Serafyn of Fresh… 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: every Saturday at 12 p.m. to 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

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