Weekend Fun For Everyone (April 28-30)

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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, April 28, Arbor Day

Arbor Day Celebration Kicks Off New Dedication Tree Program, 9-11am, free, family-friendly Dedication Tree Ceremony, include a seedling giveaway, Marin Master Gardeners talk, virtual reality redwoods, leaf printing, children’s storytime, Library Bookmobile, and One Tam Roving Ranger. Then we will gather for the ceremonial planting of an Autumn Blaze Maple on Children’s Island, with a reading by Marin Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust Lagoon Park, Civic Center, San Rafael.

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

SF Opera Guild Sing A Story Presents Cinderella, 3:30-4:30pm, San Anselmo Library.

El Día de Los Niños y Los Libros!, 3:30 – 4:15pm, South Novato Library.

A Very Special Knight - Father Daughter Dance, 7-9:30pm, Corte Madera Recreation Center.

Bay Area Dance Week

Good Shepherd Lutheran Middle School presents, Disney’s The Lion King Jr., Marin Center, San Rafael.

Outdoor Movie Night, 8:15pm, Big Hero 6, PIER 39, San Francisco.


Saturday, April 29, Astronomy Day

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

Bay Area Dance Week

Butter & Egg Days Parade, celebrating the history and the stories of Petaluma.

Fishing in the City, 8-11am, Scottsdale Pond, Novato.

Alcatraz Historic Gardens Youth Program, 8am-11am, Help restore the historic gardens of Alcatraz!

Bioblitz at Homestead Valley, 9am-3pm, ages 8+, Ranch Gate on Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley.

Oak View Touch A Truck, 9:30am-12pm, a special FUNdraiser where kids (and adults) can explore their favorite vehicles alongside hometown heroes! This is the chance to get behind the wheel of a fire truck, police car, school bus, tow truck, recycling truck and MORE! 70 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael.

Habitot Celebrates 19 Years with New Fire Truck Exhibit and Free Admission, 9:30am-4:30pm, Habitot Children's Museum, Berkeley.

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, 10am-4pm, Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Spring Fling 2017, 10am-4pm, Slide Ranch.

Volunteer Day, 10am-2pm, Downtown Mill Valley.

Fish For Crabs, 10am & 1pm, ages 4-10, Attention all creative crustaceans! Prepare your claws and carapaces for a family event devoted entirely to crabs! Learn about crab anatomy with our crab dress-up costume. Look and touch real live shore crabs and sand crabs. Use crab traps to fish for rock and Dungeness crabs off of our classroom pier, Contact Courtney Buel, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival, Celebrates the life and work of this labor and civil rights leader, Parade starts at 11am at Dolores Park, Festival is on 24th Street between Treat and Bryant from 12pm to 5pm, San Francisco.

Astronomy Day, 10 am – 4 pm, an opportunity to share in a love for stargazing filled with talks from both expert and amateur astronomers, building space-related crafts, learning about cutting edge research in the Bay, and more. Join us for an out-of-this-world festival celebrating the science of space! California Academy of Science, San Francisco.

Proof School Math Festival, 10 a.m.--12 p.m., Kids of all ages are welcome, with most activities aimed at rising 4th-8th graders. Do you know a kid who loves math? Proof School students and faculty are hosting an event that will delight math fans of all ages. Spend the morning playing math games, tackling math puzzles, trying out mathematical art projects, and more! 555 Post Street, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Fun in the Suncatcher, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Dutch King's Day, 11 am–5 pm, celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including traditional Dutch games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & more! Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Once Upon a Twig: Harry Potter Herbology, 1:30-2:30pm, In the Hogwart’s tradition, we welcome Professor Ane Carla Rovetta, storyteller and authority on the cyclical magical nature walk, whereupon they will learn the folklore and property of plants from firsthand observations, followed by a wreath-making activity that symbolizes the cyclical return of spring. Enjoy this walk along with talisman creation as you learn the science and magic of nature around us. To register for this event, call us at 415-485-3322, San Rafael Library.

Independent Bookstore Day 2017!, 2-3pm, crafts, story time and more! Diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, A fly for a pet? Flies are pests, not pets, right? Well, young Buzz and his new friend, Liz, know otherwise, and their adventures with their winged pets have the whole town, umm, buzzing! This rollicking musical will have you cheering for the bugs and delighting in their antics, as their caring friendships help them overcome all the challenges they face. Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Novato Multicultural Festival Annual Event, 12-5pm, Novato Civic Green.

SF Bay Area grand finale: Wonders of Science, 3-6pm, children welcome, demonstrations on interaction of biomolecules, dark matter and dark energy, and living fluid mechanisms. And then, a lesson on vaccines! Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.

San Francisco Youth Circus Show, Circus Center, San Francisco.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Middle School presents, Disney’s The Lion King Jr., Marin Center, San Rafael.

Teen Animation Festival International, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.


Sunday, April 30

Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival

Bay Area Dance Week

Marin Marathon

Learn to Ride, 9 – 11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger. This event is ideal for all ages. Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines, 10am-4pm, car, air shows, motorcycle, tractor shows, maker fairs, music & food, and more, Half Moon Airport.

Glen Park Festival, 10am-4:30pm, Food, entertainment and crafts from local artists, Two children's areas with live entertainment, games and two jumpy houses, San Francisco.

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, 10am-4pm, Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Bowl for Kids Sake, fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, AMF Boulevard Lanes, Petaluma.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, A fly for a pet? Flies are pests, not pets, right? Well, young Buzz and his new friend, Liz, know otherwise, and their adventures with their winged pets have the whole town, umm, buzzing! This rollicking musical will have you cheering for the bugs and delighting in their antics, as their caring friendships help them overcome all the challenges they face. Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Sunday Streets, 11am-4pm, free, Tenderloin, San Francisco. 

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Fun in the Suncatcher, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, offers the best of the local food scene, lawn games, and music. Grab your blanket and enjoy the fun! Main Parade Grounds, San Francisco.

Garden Faire, 12-4pm, Edna Maguire Elementary School, Mill Valley.

Taking It to the Streets: Celebrate Israel!, 1-5pm, Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), with snacks, music, crafts, and two very special art workshops that bring the spontaneity of Israeli street art into our JCC! From commemorative posters to public murals, art is a way to celebrate people and events, showing our pride and excitement in a tangible way. Street Art/Stencil Workshops for Families & Adults, Marin JCC, San Rafael.

Golden Gate Opera: The Boy Who Grew Too Fast, 2pm & 4pm, A kid-friendly one-act opera for young people! A boy who is astonishingly taller than the other kids in his grade wishes to be their size. A Magical Shrinking Machine Provides the Surprise Answer! Dramatizing in Menotti’s whimsical fashion, the consequences of bullying and kindness, this is a beautiful and inspiring musical play in English filled with humor and surprise for the soul, Showcase Theater San Rafael.

Sunday Family Day at the Presidio Interfaith Center, 2-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Free Family Volunteer Day, 2-4pm, spend quality time on the farm, Urban Adamah, Berkeley.

Teen Animation Festival International, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

San Francisco Youth Circus Show, Circus Center, San Francisco.