There are some great activities in the line up this weekend so pack some snacks, get the kids in the van, and motor ‘round for the good times. Cesar Chavez Day gets celebrated proper with a parade and festival in the Mission. Have fun at this memorial for a remarkable leader. Get in the spirit of community activism and join the first annual Bay Volunteer Day. With so many volunteer opportunities, you’re sure to find a shoe that fits. And finally, take another sip from the community cup with Sunday Streets celebrating World Health Day (If you don’t make this one, there’s a second Sunday Streets next weekend!). Get communal (but not communicable!) this weekend.
San Francisco:

Bhang It!
Are your kids animals on the dance floor? Are they looking for a new venue to bust a move? Non-stop Bhangra has just the thing. Bring the kids over for an afternoon of beats and “bhanging!” Sat., 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., San Francisco, $10/adults, $5/children. Read more.

Remembering
Holocaust Remembrance Day is Sunday, the 11th, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum would like you to visit (for free). The CJM is a wonderful place to spend this somber occasion as it gives you and your littles a chance to talk about and witness the rich tradition and culture that thrives in spite of horrible adversity. Sun., 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., San Francisco, free. Read more.

Marin/North Bay:

Party in Your Pampers
Celebrate your young child at the Young Child Festival at BADM. Tons of live music will get your familial toes tapping. Then grab a snack from a fruit rainbow with health educators. This is a great opportunity for some learning and loving. Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sausalito, free w/admission. Read more.

Canines for a Cause
Get front row seats at Sausalito’s first annual Bay to Barkers. This is no ordinary dog show—Bay to Barkers is both community event and fundraiser for lots of canine-related causes like the SPCA and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Check it out as these pups strut their stuff in categories like “Best Dressed” and “Cutest Canine.” Sat., 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Sausalito, $50 entry fee for dogs. Read more.

East Bay:

Kilt Kickers and Cables
Ah, wee lads and lassies, the East Bay Scottish Association would like you to join them in celebrating all things Scottish! Come to Ardenwood Farm for bagpipes, fiddlers, and haggis. This will be a day for dancing, crafting, and for kicking up your kilt (though, not too high, of course). Sat., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fremont, $8/adult, $5/child (4 – 17), 3 and under free. Read more.

It’s Not the Size of the Dog in the Race…
Though not as quick as their Greyhound counterparts, there’s sure to be edge-of-your-seat entertainment as you cheer on your favorite little hot dog at the 2nd Annual Wiener Nationals. Bring the littles to cheer on these littles as they run their hearts out on those itty-bitty little legs. Sat., gates open at 10:00 a.m., Berkeley, $4 – 15. Read more.

Peninsula/South Bay:

The Streets are Alive!

Take a stand–or a stroll, or a bike ride, maybe skate—for World Health Day. Streets Alive is all about how active can you be. Cities down the Peninsula are closing down the roads and opening up their lungs, biking, walking, running, and skating their way across town. Fun for the family and good for the heart. Now if only they’d eat their veggies… Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., see website for cities and activities, free. Read more.


How Our Garden Has Grown!

Celebrate 50 years of Hidden Villa good times! This nonprofit farm has been teaching kids about animals and gardens for 5 decades, and this weekend they throw open all their doors and invite the kids to play with animals, explore the gardens, make cheese and crafts, track wildlife and more. It’s a party down on the farm so bring your littles for some vittles. Sat., 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Los Altos Hills, $5/person. Read more.


—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko