Weekend Fun For Everyone (January 12-15)

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Friday, January 12

The Presidio: San Francisco Started Here, 1-3pm, Juan Bautista de Anza led a diverse group of families and soldiers through some of the most extreme environments on horseback to establish Spain’s northern most colony in Alta California. Thus began San Francisco. To learn more of the story, meet Walter Coe, park volunteer, at his drop-in interpretive session in the Presidio Visitor Center, San Francisco

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm, Novato Library.

Kids' PJ Party with Peter Stein!, 6-6:30pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Peter Stein will be here to read you a bedtime story from Trucks Galore, Diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Shen Yun, combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Saturday, January 13

Sturgeon Derby, 9am – 1pm, Join rangers for this popular annual fishing contest! Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish. A valid California fishing license is required when fishing from the shore, not from the pier. All persons fishing for sturgeon must follow all applicable California Fish and Wildlife regulations, Meet at the fishing pier in McNears Beach Park in San Rafael.

FREE Family Fitness Class, 9-10am, Mill Valley Community Center.

MLK Day of Revelations, 9:30am, NORCALMLK and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present a day celebrating the contributions and stories from the African American community with programming in connection with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the special exhibition Revelations: Art from the African American South. Enjoy free programs and gallery admission.*

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10 am-Noon, Learn about the bounties of San Francisco Bay. See what you can catch! Fort Baker, San Francisco.

SF Sketchfest, 11am, Audible Presents Story Party Live, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco.

Creek Walk with SPAWN, 12pm, Samuel P. Taylor 'Camp Taylor' Main Entrance, Lagunitas.

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Children's Creativity Museum Theater,  San Francisco.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Shen Yun, combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Sunday, January 14

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Animals of the Arctic, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito. 

Songs & Stories with Megan, 10:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Second Sunday Stories, 11am, Jess Hong - Lovely, Book Passage, Sausalito.

Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival, 3pm, showcasing young talent as youth orchestras from around the Bay Area, San Francisco Symphony.

Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, 5pm, free admission for youth, teen and college students studying classical music, Claremont Trio, Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley.

Elephant and Piggie's "We Are in a Play!" Children's Creativity Museum Theater,  San Francisco.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Shen Yun, combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Monday, January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival, 11am, experience the MLK2018 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco's Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. The 1.5 mile journey crosses the Lefty O'Doul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park to commemorate the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, a symbol of violence and victory in the civil rights movement.

MLK Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 9am – 12pm, The Corporation for National and Community Service promotes MLK Day of Service as "a day on, not off!" This important call to service is a way to honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and support projects that empower and strengthen local communities. Our focus will be to do just that as we work together to spruce up landscaped areas at the Marin County Civic Center. Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling. Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Museum of the African Diaspora, free admission, San Francisco.

Nature for Kids: Mt Burdell, 10am – 1pm, We’ll take a winter walk at this beautiful preserve looking for cold weather critters. If we’re feeling adventurous, we might even head up to Hidden Lake to see if we can find newts and frogs. Remember to bring lunch. Mount Burdell Preserve., Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Children's Creativity Museum, 11am-3pm, design a square for the peace quilt, collaborate on  peace sign mural, and more, San Francisco.

Dreaming a World in Story and Song, 11:30 am–12pm, In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and his dreams for a better world, join us for a family time that rejoices in stories and songs from a myriad of cultures. Storyteller Muriel Johnson will take you on an amazing journey into other places and possibilities, while you gather within the exhibition Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

NorCal MLK, The marquee event of the celebration day brings THe Urgency of Now to life and features a Grade-A Social Justice panel, featuring a leading activist, actor, athlete, academic, and artist, live music, health festival,  Black Comix Arts Festival children's comix, games, and interactive events give kids the opportunity to engage in comic and animation activities Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 7pm, There is no better way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King than through the voices of young poets and writers, Youth Speaks, Nourse Theater, San Francisco.