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Oaktoberfest in the Dimond

when: Oct 6, 2012 at 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

where: The Dimond District, MacArthur Boulevard at Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All

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Along with the tented beer garden, food vendors and bands, is an area for kids to join in the festivities. There will be a Root Biergarten, featuring root beer and ice cream, along with craft projects and kids’ entertainment on the family stage. There’s lots to do before saying “Auf Wiedersehen!”

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Make Noise at the Library: Family Sing-Along

when: Every Wed. from 4:30-5 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 Wed. 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
Kids Style and Design

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:

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: 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
Flight of the Butterflies in 3-D is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.

Travel Thousands of Miles with the Monarchs

when: May. 24- Sep. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day

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

cost: $4 after admission

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head over to Lawrence Hall of Science between now and Sep. 1st for a vision… 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
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: Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. , Sun., 2 p.m. (Thursday the 28th only: 7:30 p.m.)

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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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
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Turbo Charge Your Evening at this Movie Night

when: Aug 29 at 7:45 p.m.

where: Oakland, Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Ave., Oakland, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The story of a snail who gets some super speedy powers will leave your little… 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: Fri. & Sat. at 8 p.m. , Sun., 2 p.m. (Thursday the 28th only: 7:30 p.m.)

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
Celebrations - Kids Parties, Baby Showers and Holidays

Friday Night Game Night At Bay Club Marin

when: the last Friday of every month from 6–9 p.m.

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

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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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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Do an Artful Dance at Friday Nights at the DeYoung

when: Friday nights from 6 - 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 29 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
Whats On This Week - Kids Activities

Invent, Design, and Play a Board Game

when: Aug 30 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

where: SOMA, Children's Creativity Museum, 221 Fourth St,, San Francisco, Ca

cost: $12/includes museum admission; children 2 and under are free

ages: 5–12

the scoop:

Join the Children’s Creativity Museum and University Games for a day of invention, inspiration, and… read more
Culinary Dude-Kids

A Cooking Class So Cool They Won’t Notice You’ve Left

when: Aug 30 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

where: Renaissance, 1115 3rd St., San Rafael, Ca

cost: $60/child; $100/2 children; $150/3 kids

ages: 4-14

the scoop:

The Culinary Dudes are three Bay area dads and they know how great it is… read more
Baby & Kids Gear

Blacksmiths and Blues: The 4th Annual Pilgrim Soul Forge Harvest Fair

when: Aug 30 at 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Alameda, The Pilgrim Soul Forge, 101 West Tower Ave., Alameda, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

This truly one-of-a-kind Harvest Fair brings together a collection of unique artists and vendors from… read more
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Take a Trip to the Big Easy in Downtown Millbrae

when: Aug 30 - Aug 31 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

where: Millbrae, Broadway in Downtown Millbrae , 400 Broadway, San Francisco, CA

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Spend the weekend at Millbrae’s 44th Annual Art & Wine Festival. This year downtown is… read more
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Sausalito Art Festival 2014

when: Aug 30 - Sep 1 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

where: Sausalito , Marinship Park, Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA

cost: $25/General Admission.; $5/Kids 6-12; children 5 and under are free.

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Come to Sausalito for one of the best art festivals in the country! Tons of… read more

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