What's Happening This Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

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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 15

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 8 and under, space is limited, free tickets on first come basis, San Rafael Library.

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm

Royally Fun Reads, 6pm, meet middle grade school authors Jennifer Alvarez (Guardian Herd: Stormbound), Kristen Kitschier (The Tiara on the Terrace), and Anne Nesbit (The Wrinkled Crown), Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Frosted BINGO, 6-9pm, BINGO and buffet style spaghetti dinner fun for the whole family, Corte Madera Community Center.

Family Film Night: McFarland, 6:30-10pm, Bring your sleeping bags and camp out on the gym floor while you enjoy a fun, free movie on a big screen. Free popcorn and It's It ice-creams, Presidio Community YMCA.

San Francisco Boat Show, activities for all ages, Pier 48 & McCovey Cove.

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers, California Academy of Science.

Saturday, January 16

Suddenly January, did El Nino arrive in Muir Woods? 9:30am-12pm, Coho salmon, fetid adder’s tongue, mushrooms, and spiders, follow Ranger Lou on this woodsy expedition to find clues of the season in the forest. People of all ages and abilities welcome. Reservations required; please call (415) 388-2596. 

Los Vaqueros, 10am, the story of the first American cowboys is told by Ranger Al Blank on an easy stroll through Ft. Baker. Remember the days of wanting to be a cowboy and throw a lariat? Find out the real story! Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540. 

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 5–13, Sweet & Savory Crepes, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

SHARE a Book With a Dog, 11am-12pm, ages 5+, San Rafael Library.

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

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm

Susan Katz - All Year Round, 1pm, Follow two friends as they explore the changing seasons through the beauty of each month's iconic shapes and celebrations--from January to December--all year round, Book Passage, Corte Madera. 

Narnia, Berkeley Playhouse Kidstage. 

San Francisco Boat Show, activities for all ages, Pier 48 & McCovey Cove.

Sunday, January 17

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. 

Mount Burdell's Geomorphology and Historic Quarries, 10am – 2:30pm, explore how and why Mount Burdell came to look the way it does today. We’ll focus on the geology and mass movements that have shaped the mountain then we’ll take a look at three different quarry sites from different time periods. Meet at the end of Butterfield in Novato.

The Adventures of Pinnochio, 10:30am & 1pm, Cowell Theater, San Francisco. 

The Bubble Lady, 11am-12pm, delights her audiences with bubble space ships, bubble trumpets,
baby bubbles, bubbles inside of bubbles, volunteers inside of really BIG bubbles…you get the idea. It’s fun, amazing and captivating entertainment – and yes, the volunteer does get CLEAN at the same time! Mill Valley Community Center.

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm

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

Narnia, Berkeley Playhouse Kidstage. 

San Francisco Boat Show, activities for all ages, Pier 48 & McCovey Cove.

Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, 9am, spoken word, youth entertainment, music, and the annual MLK Day Awards followed by a Free Community BBQ, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Sausalito and the Manzanita Recreation Center, Sausalito. For more information call 415-332-1441.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 9am – 12pm, Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium (10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael).

MLK Day Of Service, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and Civic Center Caretaking RSVP (415) 561-3044 or volunteer@parksconservancy.org.

MORE MLK JR. DAY EVENTS

Nature for Kids: Buck Gulch Falls, 10am – 1pm, This canyon comes to life in the wet season; ferns, mosses, and mushrooms are all around, banana slugs and newts are on the move, and there are lots of insects and other interesting animals hiding under logs and rocks. Meet at the end of Fairway Dr in Novato.

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm

San Francisco Boat Show, activities for all ages, Pier 48 & McCovey Cove.

Narnia, Berkeley Playhouse Kidstage.