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Spring Festival

when: May 7, 2011 - May 8, 2011 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

where: On Central & Santa Clara, Between Broadway & Grand Street, Alameda, Ca

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Mothers Day Spring Festival is Fun for the Whole Family! Enjoy Art, Crafts, Food, Beer, Wine and Mimosas, Live Music Throughout the Day, Kids’ Area, Pony Rides, and a Petting Zoo.

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Wednesday, July 30

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

the scoop:

Fall prey to some of the plant kingdom’s most alluring and murderous creations this spring… read more
Kids Weekend Events 3

Learn Why Ogres are Like Onions at this Musical

when: Jul 30 at Times vary. See listing.

where: Berkeley Playhouse , 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, Ca

cost: $34-$40/adults; $25-$30/child 6-12; $17-$23/child 3-5

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Join Shrek and Donkey as they rescue a feisty princess, battle a fearsome dragon, and… read more
School Kids

Insect Inspectors Unite: Bug Hunts at the Hall of Science

when: Jul 30 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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Kids can hunt for bugs in the butterfly garden, on the lawn under a log,… 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: 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:

Head over to Lawrence Hall of Science between now and Sep. 1st for a vision… read more
e.t.

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
Kid's Movies

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
Lemur O Face

Are You Smarter than a Lemur?

when: Jul 30 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, 1300 Senter Rd. , San Jose, Ca

cost: $12.95; children 12 mos. and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head to the Happy Hollow Zoo to join the Happy Hollow Summer Game Show, and… read more
Fizzy Foamy Summer Fun Day

Paint the Ground Red: Fizzy, Foamy Science

when: Jul 30 at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

where: UC Berkeley Hills , 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:

Head to the Lawrence Hall of Science to mix up your own fizzy, foaming paint… 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
e.t.

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 3

Learn Why Ogres are Like Onions at this Musical

when: Jul 30 at Times vary. See listing.

where: Berkeley Playhouse , 2640 College Ave., Berkeley, Ca

cost: $34-$40/adults; $25-$30/child 6-12; $17-$23/child 3-5

ages: 3 and up

the scoop:

Join Shrek and Donkey as they rescue a feisty princess, battle a fearsome dragon, and… read more
Lemur O Face

Are You Smarter than a Lemur?

when: Jul 30 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

where: Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, 1300 Senter Rd. , San Jose, Ca

cost: $12.95; children 12 mos. and under are free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Head to the Happy Hollow Zoo to join the Happy Hollow Summer Game Show, and… 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
Kids Weekend Events 3

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
Kids Weekend Events 6

Beethoven Revolution

when: Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m.

where: Hayes Valley, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, Ca

cost: $25-$80

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Toe-tapping jazz rhythms, the most famous melodies of all time, and the full power of… 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
Bay Area Kids Discovery Museum

Take the Kids on a Date Night

when: Aug 1 at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

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

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is hosting family date nights every Friday night through August… read more
Shakespeare in the park

Shakespeare in the Park: The Taming of the Shrew

when: Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

where: Cupertino, Memorial Park, 10185 N Stelling Rd. , Cupertino, Ca

cost: Free

ages: All Ages

the scoop:

Travel to Renaissance-era Padua, Italy for the 32nd season of Free Shakespeare in the Park… read more

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