Weekend Fun For Everyone (May 19-21)

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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 MAY 19

Contra Costa County Fair

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

NEW EXHIBIT: Step inside Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaursstarting, learn how these winged reptiles ruled the skies for as long as dinosaurs walked the Earth. View real pterosaur fossils, walk beneath a life-size model of the largest animal to ever navigate the skies, and fly like a pterosaur in a special interactive, California Academy of Science.

Bookfair Fundraiser for the Mountain Play, 11am, FREE Storytime with Belle (played by Chelsea Holifield of Mountain Play’s Summer 2017 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast*), Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

American Crown Circus, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Outdoor Family Movie Night, 5:30-9:30pm, Food Trucks 5:30 pm; Movie Shorts 7:30 pm; Feature Film: Moana 8 pm, Civil War Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.

SATURDAY MAY 20

Contra Costa County Fair

Makers Faire, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, Santa Rosa.

Free Zumba, 9am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Aramburu Island Enhancement, 9am-1pm, ages 12+, Meet at Richardson Bay Audubon Center.

Bioblitz at Gary Giocomini Preserve, 9am-3pm, age 8+, Hone your naturalist skills, learn to use the iNaturalist smartphone app, and contribute valuable data on biodiversity.

HUGE Neighborhood Yard Sale, 9am - 2pm, There will be all kinds of stuff for sale with tons of great stuff for kids at the new Cove School and San Clemente Park north of the Paradise Shopping Center off of Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 

Skaggs Island Bicycle Ride and Picnic, 9:30am-1pm, a rare opportunity to tour the 3,300-acre Skaggs Island, a former top secret naval communications site. It is now a part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and normally closed to the public, Sonoma.

Safe Boating Expo, 10 am - 2 pm, Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate, Near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge (Fort Baker), 435 Murray Circle, Sausalito.

Festival of Fun, 10am-9pm, Carnival Rides, Games, Music, BBQ, St. Anselm School, San Anselmo.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am-2pm, ages 5+, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration, 10am – 1pm, all ages, help restore habitat on this special volunteer day. We’ll venture out to see the endangered Tiburon mariposa lily and remove invasive plants that threaten their existence. Invasive yellow star and tocolote thistle were once a thriving population on the rise, but our efforts have yielded positive results. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.

Ocean Exploration Family Campout, 10am, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

Family Hike to Fairway Falls, 10am-12:30pm, Wildcare Family Adventures, Novato.

EAC & Sonoma Birding Youth Bird-A-Thon, 10am-12pm, ages 10-16, learn how to use binoculars, identify birds by sight and sound as we explore three locations around Point Reyes Station, including the Giacomini Wetlands.

Family Fun Day with the First 5 Express! 10am-2pm, There will be bilingual music, songs and instruments to play! You'll enjoy bilingual story time and a library for young children. There will be stickers and coloring and lots of fun! Novato Youth Center.

Discover Octopuses at Crissy Field! 10am & 1pm, Join us for our debut of the brand-new Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the oceans most intelligent creatures- the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, and examine their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen. As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keep-sakes. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

Wool Festival, 10am-5pm, free, Valley Ford, Sonoma.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Family Learning Workshops, 10:30-11:30am, ages 3-5, Stirring Up Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Bon Air Spring Fair, 11am-3pm, a family-friendly day of fun.  Enjoy food, beverages, chef demonstrations, live music, sidewalk specials, prizes, giveaways, children’s bubble play and face painting, Greenbrae.

Albany Beach Cleanup and Sand Globe Gathering, 11am-1pm, make, play, and create with sand globes, clean the beach, and be a part of the dozens of synchronized global "Hands Across the Sand" gatherings taking place that day.

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Free Boat Rental Day, 11am-5pm, National Safe Boating Week Open House with FREE boat rentals and boating safety information, Lake Merritt Oakland

Behind-the-Scenes Saturdays, 12-2pm, ages 7+, Your guide will share stories of patients treated at The Marine Mammal Center, describe the tried and true recipes our volunteers use to nurse these animals back to health, give you the inside scoop on our innovative technologies, Sausalito.

"The Friends" 50th Anniversary Party, 12-2pm, Mill Valley Library.

Taste of Town Center, 12-2pm, Corte Madera.

Sing! Marin, 1-6pm, a vocal harmony event, choruses, vocal ensembles, quartets and more! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, San Francisco.

Monthly Game Day, 3-5pm, Marin City Library.

American Crown Circus, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Restoring our Tidal Wetlands with STRAW, 7pm, ages 5+, talk and slides but also hands-on activities to better understand the tidal marshes and the estuary, China Camp, San Rafael.

Campfire Program: Evening at Stafford Lake, 7 – 9pm, Join rangers for an evening of fun around the campfire! There will be a short hike, stories, and sing-a-longs. This event is ideal for all ages. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

May the Drive-In Be With You: Star Wars, 8:30pm, Novato.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 2pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.

SUNDAY MAY 21

Contra Costa County Fair

C4C Challenge, 8am-12pm, climb up Bald Mountain in San Anselmo and back and enjoy music, dancing, raffle and tons of giveaways afterwards, Wade Thomas Elementary School, San Anselmo.

Run Like A Girl, 8:30am, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

Bay to Breakers

Makers Faire, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Maifest, 9am-3pm, Tourist Club, Mill Valley.

Petaluma Kid! Gran Fondo, 9am.

Learn to Ride, 9 – 11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Discover Octopuses at Crissy Field! 10am & 1pm, Join us for our debut of the brand-new Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the oceans most intelligent creatures- the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, and examine their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen. As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keep-sakes. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Part 1, Parents Place. San Rafael.

Oakland Book Festival, 10:30am, free.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Coleman International Car Show, 11am-4pm, enjoy food, music, an auction, games, crafts, a jumpy and more! Coleman Elementary, San Rafael.

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags & Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Family Day: A Free Day of Art & Music, 11am-3pm, free, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Spring Carnival, 12-5pm, St. Isabella School, San Rafael.

MEGA Gymnastics Celebrates Olympic Day Demo, Join us for our special event on Sunday May 21st to hear from an Olympic Gymnast (and a coach at MEGA!) as well as demo opportunities for all students ages 3+.  Our competitive teams will also be performing their floor and trampoline routines.  Advanced Registration Required.  $20/ per student. Friends and Family free to watch.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Mountain Play, 2pm, Beauty and the Beast

Poolside Jam, 2:30pm, Strawberry Rec Center, Mill Valley.

American Crown Circus, 3:30pm, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Marin Music Chest Young Artist's Concert, 5pm, showcasing the talents of five emerging classical musicians at its annual "Young Artists Concert," Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 2pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.