Weekend Fun For Everyone (January 13-16)

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EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONNIVENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Friday, January 13

The Cyber Garage, 5-8pm, ages 8-14, $10/hour, Drop-off your kids for pizza, a movie, and other fun activities in the Makerspace! Play with robots and virtual reality, making something cool, and then watching a movie on our big screen, San Anselmo.

Full Moon Walk at White Hill, 6 – 8pm, walk up White Hill where we’ll learn about the plants and animals that live in the area. Once we reach the top we should be able to watch a beautiful full moon rise above San Rafael. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.


Saturday, January 14

Mill Valley Family Fun Run and Health & Wellness Fair, 8-11am, Peruse local vendors and explore new ways you and your family can get healthier, happier and more involved in the community! The options are endless! Mill Valley Community Center.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 1pm, all ages, volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain, Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

Build a Pollinator Garden, 10am-2pm, learn about habitat gardening and build a demonstration garden, including site preparation, selection plants for wildlife gardening, and how to care for your wildlife garden, Turtle Island Restoration Network, Forest Knolls.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Afternoon Art, 1-4pm, Sock Elephants, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Love2Dance, Winter Performance “Decades of Dance”, 4pm, performing a variety of dance styles including jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theater, contemporary, acrobatics, ballet and lyrical to songs from all genres, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. 

Full Moon Adventure at Roy's Redwoods, 5 – 6:30pm, all ages, a nature walk to experience this unique preserve after dark, Meet at the Roy’s Redwoods Loop trailhead on Nicasio Valley Rd in San Geronimo.


Sunday, January 15

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 8+, Experience the birds of summer in the Marin Headlands by joining volunteer Jane Haley for an easy walk along Rodeo Lagoon. Bring field guides and binoculars. Dress in Layers. Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540. 

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

OMOCHITSUKI! Mocha Pounding, 11-2pm, Asian Art Museum. 

Love2Dance, Little Feet/Mini/All-Star Performance “Can't Stop the Feeling”, 1pm & 3pm, showcasing its youngest dancers (ages 2-6) dancing to a wide variety of popular kids’ songs, this fun and entertaining performance will feature ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics and hip hop, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. 


Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

Nature for Kids: Verissimo Hills, 10am – 1pm, exploring a forest where various animals should be enjoying a cool, wet winter. For lunch we'll find our way to a grassy ridge top where we can relax and take in the view of Stafford Lake and the green hills surrounding us. Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events:

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration, 11am, 2pm, & 5pm, free, listen to exciting live music in the beautiful Miner Auditorium, and find out more about America’s art form, jazz. Join the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band, and the Jazz Mafia Brass Band led by multi instrumentalist Adam Theis for a musical day of fun, children’s activities, a digital music sandbox, instrument petting zoo, and exploration of the amazing SFJAZZ Center!

Free Admission to MoAD, 11am-5pm, learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through film, art, and musical performances, reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities, Family Drop-in Art Activity, Sidewalk chalk art and music from Marcus Shelby, San Francisco.

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

MLK Freedom March and Celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens, 9am, Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by experiencing the MLK2016 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco's Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. Children’s Discovery Hunt young celebrants participate in a fun and engaging quest about Dr. King throughout Yerba Buena and receive free prizes at completion.

MLK Health and Wellness Festival, bringing together the region’s health providers for a day event of free services and exciting activities during the MLK celebration. The goal is to promote health, wellness, sustainability, and preparedness as essential elements of fair, just, and vibrant communities, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Music Festival, Enjoy an afternoon of live music and poetry on the Esplanade Stage in Yerba Buena Gardens.  Grammy nominated Andre Thierry and his zydeco band, along with the lively sounds of Samba Funk, and vocals of Lakai, and the Martin Luther King Singers will feature this year.  

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.

Drop-In Art Studio: Flags for Justice, 11am-3pm, The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Annual Black Comix Arts Festival, January 15 & 16, children's comix, games, and interactive events give kids the opportunity to engage in comic and animation activities, Yerba Buena Gardens & MOAD.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 9am – 12pm, all ages, work together to spruce up landscaped areas at the Marin County Civic Center. All skills levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Meet at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.  For more information call Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977.

MLK Day of Service, Muir Beach, 10am-1pm, ages 10+, Improve vital habitat for the coho salmon and other wildlife through planting and weeding projects.

MLK Day of Service, Rodeo Beach, 10am-1pm, ages 10+, all ages welcome. 

MLK Day of Service Debris Clean-up Project at Stinson Beach, 1-3:30pm, all ages welcome. NOTE: This is on Sunday, January 15th.

MLK Day of Service Tsunami Debris Clean-up Project at Ocean Beach, 10am-12pm, all ages welcome.

Volunteer at Golden Gate Maintenance, East Beach at Crissy Field, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Presidio Stewardship, 9am-12:30pm, A variety of projects will be available to choose from. Help with habitat restoration, campground care, landscaping and gardening, or forest maintenance.

Aquatic Park Clean Up, 10am-1pm, Hosted by Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco. NOTE: This is on Saturday, January 14th.

East Bay Regional Park District, restore Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Grove and marshes by cleaning and removing invasive plants in order to support and care for wildlife and their natural habitat.

Milagra Ridge Stewardship, 10am-1pm, Plant native seedlings along the newly restored Connemara Trail at Milagra Ridge, San Mateo.