Weekend Fun For Everyone (November 11-13)

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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 CONVENIENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Friday, November 11, Veterans' Day

Learn to Ride, 9 – 11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

DNA Science Day, 11am-4pm, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Marin on Ice

Green Expo, 12-6pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Kids' Pajama Party with Elisa Kleven! 6pm, let author and illustrator of The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story read you a bed time story, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Muir Woods Free Day

Kids' Pajama Party with Elisa Kleven, 6pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven will be here to read you a bedtime story from The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed. Then head home for bed. DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Kristin Elizabeth Clark - Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity, 6pm, Book Passage, Ferry Bldg, San Francisco.

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Peter and the Starcatcher, Belrose Theater, San Rafael

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Schultz Museum Free Day, Santa Rosa.

Holly Fair, San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church

Veterans Day Events:

Veterans' Day Service, 9:30am, music, military exercises and a brief address, refreshments served after the ceremony, Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Veteran's Day Cruise on San Francisco Bay, 11am, A two and 1/2 hour cruise featuring the Alameda Naval Station, USS Hornet, Jeremiah O'Brien and the submarine Pampanito. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Veterans Day Service at Presidio Chapel, 11:00 am, at the Main Post Chapel of the The Interfaith Center at the Presidio, 130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco. Come honor American veterans of all wars in prayer, meditation and music. 

San Jose Veteran's Day Parade, 11am, memorial ceremony at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market Street. The colorful parade steps off at noon from Delmas Street, continuing east along Santa Clara to Market Street before proceeding south past the reviewing stand at Park Street opposite Plaza de Cesar Chavez near the Tech Museum, then ending at San Carlos Street.

Petaluma Veterans Day Parade, includes music, parade, and more, check website for details, Petaluma.

Saturday, November 12

Pizza Party on Horse Hill, 9am-1pm, broom-busting pizza party and raffle on Horse Hill, Meet at the entrance gate across from address 49 Lomita Dr, Mill Valley.

The Magic Flute for Families, 10am, Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco.

Green Expo, 10am-6pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People trail walks, 10am, Lake Merced, San Francisco.

Lego Robotics Lab10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, Grades 5-8, Advance registration required, Mill Valley Library.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8+, Pumpkin Pie!, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Marin on Ice

STEAM Saturday, 11am, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Community Day, free, pop-up talks, crafts, food and more, California Historical Society, San Francisco.

Exploration Workshop: Opera for Families! 11:30-12:30pm, Veterans Building, San Francisco.

Peter and the Starcatcher, Belrose Theater, San Rafael

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Elixir of Love for Families - The Movie, 1pm, Wilsey Center for Opera, San Francisco.

Story and Craft Project for Little Kids with Amy Novesky and Sara Gillingham and their new book Love is a Truck, 3pm, ages 2-6, Love Is a Truck follows Love Is a Tutu (their ballet-inspired ode to tutus and toe shoes) in Amy and Sara's Love Is series. TThe fun continues at 4pm to the nearby Tutu School when Amy and Sara read Love is a Tutu. The reading will be accompanied by a ballerina, followed by a fairy-wand-decorating craft and sweet treats! DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Lighting of the Historic Sonoma Plaza, 5-8pm, Enjoy 8-acres of 100,000+ sparkling lights + music + holiday treats!

Lanternfest & Parade, 5:30-7pm, German tradition of songs and brightly-colored lanterns to celebrate Martin's Tag! Pioneer Park, Novato.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Holly Fair, San Geronimo Community Presbyterian Church

Art From the Heart A LOCAL ARTISAN CRAFT FAIR, Twin Cities Community Preschool, 56 Mohawk Drive, Corte Madera

Mediterranean Holiday Bazaar, Nativity Of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato

Holiday Bazaar, 10am-3pm, Mt. Tam United Methodist Church, Mill Valley

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Sunday, November 13

San Francisco Veteran's Day Parade, Fisherman's Wharf. 

Marine Science Sunday: An Ocean Feast, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Birth & Baby Fair, 10am-4pm, showcasing local businesses and resources as well as independent designers with the aim to educate and expose new & expecting parents and young families to unique & beneficial products & services, Fisher Loop, Presidio, San Francisco.

Marin on Ice

Green Expo, 10am-5pm, Pier 35, San Francisco.

Super Fun Sundays: Celebrate Rhythm with Crosspulse, 10-11:30am, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

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

Art Journey: Palace of Fine Arts, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., explore classic architecture and San Francisco history. After the discussion, design your own mini-monument using architectural elements made on our laser cutter. To RSVP, please contact Christina Sheils at csheils@badm.org, Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Sunday Streets, 11am-4pm, Embarcadero, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

LeUyen Pham reads and signs "The Bear Who Wasn't There" 1pm, This book is about Bear... so what happens when he doesn't show up on his page? Who will find him? Will it be Giraffe, who himself seems to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or Cow, or perhaps even the author herself? DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Marilyn Izdebski Productions Presents Gypsy, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

High School Musical, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Beauty and the Beast, Berkeley Playhouse.

Arias in the Afternoon, 2-4pm, Gabrielson Park, Sausalito.

Let’s Dance Family Workshops, 2:30-3:30pm, ages 6-12, Nutcracker Workshop, San Francisco Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco.

What Is Common Core Math, 3-4:30pm, grades 1-6, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Full Moon Hike, 5 – 7pm, relatively flat path around the lake for a 2-mile hike, then we’ll finish the evening with s’mores and discussions about the moon and how we interact with it here on earth, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Brick Palooza, 9am-5pm, experiment with LEGO Animation, Schultz Museum, Santa Rosa.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.