Weekend Fun For Everyone (October 20-22)

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CHECK OUT RONNIE'S AWESOME HALLOWEEN FOMO GUIDE. EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Friday, October 20

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Teen Food Craft: Pumpkin Candy, 4–5:30pm, 6-12 grade, Civic Center Library, San Rafael.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 5 pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. 

Saturday, October 21, Orionids Meteor Shower

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Non-Spooky Halloween Carnival, 10am-2pm, Fun for preschool through elementary aged children! This preschool friendly event is open to the public so bring your friends for games, prizes, food, a photo booth and arts and crafts. (Non-scary) costumes welcome! Twin Cities Community Preschool, Corte Madera. CANCELLED

Circling Las Gallinas Ponds, 10am-1pm, Take a stroll around Las Gallinas Ponds and observe the waterfowl that inhabit the area. We’ll look for a variety of ducks, egrets, herons, and White Pelicans! It is not all about birds. We’ll also look for River Otters who are often seen swimming in the ponds, or maybe a muskrat. Meet at Las Gallinas Ponds trailhead.

Celebrate the Season with Crafts and Stories, 10am-12pm, Kids and parents are invited for a magical morning of stories and crafts celebrating the fall season and, of course, Halloween. You will leave with tips for telling your own stories, and ideas for more projects to make together, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

Halloween Family Workshop, 10am-12pm, Drop-in anytime from 10-12pm for a fun hands-on family workshop making spooky creations. $5 per family suggested donation. Makers under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Makers over the age of 14 are welcome too! Makerspace Media Studio, Novato.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, ages 8+, San Francisco.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Mary McScary and Creepy Pair of Underwear! Storytime, 11am, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Presidio Pumpkin Carving Workshop, 12-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Bioneers Family Fair, 10a-4p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Love Math! A Festival for Girls, 10am-12pm, Come experience hands-on, collaborative activities that inspire a love for math, all for girls in grades 4 through 9, Proof School, 555 Post Street, San Francisco.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

International Archaeology Day, 11am-2pm,  crafts, puzzles, adobe brick making, the Roving Ranger truck, and of course, tours of the archaeology site, lab, and Collections, Presidio, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Dig Site Sand Art, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Potrero Hill Festival, 11a-4p, enjoy local food vendors and artists, musicians, historians, homegrown entertainment and much more, 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri Streets, San Francisco.

Wharf Fest, 11am-5pm, enjoy music and live entertainment, food and wine, a chowder competition, children’s rides, ship tours, street performers, art, fireworks, and more, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 12pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Floating Pumpkin Patch, 1:30-6pm, Dive for your pumpkin at Ridgeway Swim Center. $10 per person (includes a pumpkin).  Enjoy a day filled with games, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin splashing fun for participants of all ages, Santa Rosa.

The Little Prince, 2pm & 7:30 pm, James Dunn Theatre, Kentfield. 

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Paola Gianturco - Wonder Girls, 4pm, Paola and her eleven-year-old granddaughter documented the work of fifteen girl-led nonprofit groups in thirteen countries in Asia and Central Asia, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. They interviewed and photographed 90 girls. If you think “girls are the future,” prepare to be dazzled. These girls are changing our world right now, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Boo Bash, 5-7PM - Trick or Treat down Tiburon's Main Street with our downtown merchants, Follow the jack-o-lantern lit trail to Belvedere Park for a carnival & movie in the park beginning at 7pm sharp.

Movie at the Pocket Park, 6:30pm, Disney's "Hocus Pocus", Downtown Recreation Center Pocket Park, Novato.

Grand National Rodeo, Livestock Exposition and Horse Show, Cow Palace.

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.

Sunday, October 22, Orionids Meteor Shower

Goblin Jamboree, 10am-4pm, explore the haunted wonderland complete with games, attractions and live entertainment. Enroll in the witches’ school, take a train or pony ride, visit the petting zoo and enjoy a full brew of games, activities and live entertainment, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, take a look at Creatures of the Deep, classroom presentations, docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Bioneers Family Fair, 10a-4p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Pumpkin Patch Harvest Faire, 10am-6pm, Nicasio Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Infant and Child CPR (for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children up to onset of puberty), 10am– 12:30pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, 10am & 11:15am, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

Creative Family Fun - Dig Site Sand Art, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Free Day, Exploratorium.

East Bay Mini Maker Faire, 10am-5pm, Park Day School + Studio One Art Center, Oakland.

Tolay Fall Festival, 11am-5pm, old-time, nature-based fun, Petaluma.

Ohlone Big Time Festival, 12-4pm, Rob Hill Campground, Presidio of San Francisco.

Squid for Squirts, 1pm, Obsessed by octopuses? Intrigued by ink? Tickled by tentacles? Delve into the watery world of cephalopods! Watch squid and octopus films. Learn about Humboldt squid adaptations through our naturalist led dissection. Make your own Humboldt squid print souvenirs. And finally, participants get to dissect their own market squids using blunt-nose scissors. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, San Francisco.

Tam Valley Haunted House, 3:30-4:30pm Not scary for under 8, 5-6:30pm Scary Over 9, 7:30-9pm HORRIFYING, Mill Valley. 

Novato Horsemen Haunted House, 7-10 pm, 600 Bugeia Lane in Novato.