Enjoying the constant drip drip drip of spring rain? Horrible for hyper kids but wonderful for the hills. Well, you and the environment win this week at the Flower and Garden Show. Taste your way through the edibles in Sproutopia and see what activities the littles can get their grubby hands into. Or Use Your Senses at Crissy Field and break out the big 5 and sense your way from the ocean to the marsh. Look for crabs, feel the sand, taste strawberries. Watch out for sensory overload! Take in some of these other great sensory exercises this weekend.


A Petit Fashion Show
Petit Couture at Tutu School presents their latest Spring children’s collection looks. Tutu Schoolers ‘walk the runway’ in locally designed fashions followed by dancing and treats. Sat., 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

Mother-Son Evening of Fun
Celebrate your special relationship with your son by treating him to a fun evening. With a snack buffet, dessert, games, crafts and entertainment by Jack Spareribs and his crew of misfit pirates, this is a night you both will treasure. Pre-registration required. Fri., 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. $50/couple; $15/additional son. All ages. Event Details.

East Bay

TOMS ‘Style Your Sole … Kids’ Style’
Your TOMS receive a custom makeover at this MOCHA benefit event. For $10, get a one-and-only design for your TOMS with $5 going to MOCHA. Enter the kids’ coloring contest and partake in the drinks, snacks, and candy bar. Yum. Sat., 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. $10/pair of shoes. All ages. Event Details.

Creative Albany
Origami, jazz, and youth art highlight this community arts day. Take in the arts at this free day provided by Albany Library. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free. All ages. Event Details.

San Francisco

Sing-Along “Wizard of Oz”
“You’re out the woods; you’re out of the dark; you’re out of the night!” Head over the rainbow with Sing-Along “Wizard of Oz,” grab your goody bag, and click your heels together. Mar 25-31, 7:00 pm; 2:00 pm on Sat. and Wed. $15/adult; $10/child. All ages. Event Details.

Butterfly Sleuthing Adventure
Those URBIA Adventure people have a new quest for you. Break out your best Blue’s Clues strategies and seek out the Green Hairstreak butterfly. Bring friends or family and experience a deeper San Francisco “sense of place.” Sun., 10:00 am – noon. $15-$45 donation. 3 and up. Event Details.


Children’s Corner Family Concert
Support Children’s Corner preschool at their Spring auction and benefit. Enjoy Jump for Joy Music and puppetry from Nick Barone. Nosh on a light dinner. Sat., 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. $15-$20. All ages. Event Details.

Millbrae Street Scramble
How many places can you find? Bring your little sleuths on this urban scavenger hunt. Visit checkpoints and answer questions to find your way around the city. Fun for families and anyone who likes to explore, with treats and awards at the end. Sat., 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. $25-$45. All ages. Event Details.

—Nicole Cooksey-Voytenko