What's Happening This Weekend (April 22-24)

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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 22, Full Moon, Lyrids Meteor Shower, Earth Day, Passover begins at sundown

🌎 Earth Day: Insect Discovery Lab, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4-13, explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more! Mill Valley Library.

🌎 Earth Day Full Moon Walk, 6:30-9:30pm, Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540. 

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Bay Area Dance Week

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

The San Francisco “Now Festival” 2016, A full week of FREE random events happening around San Francisco.

Saturday, April 23, Lyrids Meteor Shower

🌎 Earth Day Service Projects, 9am – 12pm, "It's Our Turn to Lead", is one that Marin residents have embraced since the first Earth Day celebrations. Let's keep up the good work, Marin! Join us to clean up and restore Bothin Marsh, Corte Madera Creek, Hal Brown Park, or Ring Mountain; be part of the fun and the Earth Day legacy! 

🌎 Mt. Tam Earth Day: A Celebration of Service and the Centennial, 9am-1pm.

🌎 Tsunami Debris Clean-up Project at Stinson Beach and Ocean Beach

Birding Abbott's Lagoon for Families with Sharon Barnett and Kevin Stockman, ages 5-17, Point Reyes National Seashore (limited to 15 total participants.)

Let's Bird Kids with Juan Carlos Solis, Marin Headlands (limited to 15 total participants), ages 5-17.

STEM Superhero Series, Power Up! Super Solving for Food, Waste & Energy, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

🌎 Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup, 9-11:30am, Shoreline Park, Berkeley.

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

🌎 Clean & Green Day, 9am-1pm, Civic Green at 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato.

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.

Spring Fling, 10am-4pm, $25 per person online*, $30 per person at the gate, Enjoy live music, animal encounters, organic food, and hands-on farm and craft activities. Come and celebrate springtime at Slide Ranch. 

Marincello Walk, 10am-12pm, Learn about the infamous Marincello Development was that was planned for this area. See remnants of this once popular idea. We will leave from Tennessee Valley and walk up to the Miwok Trail.

Treasure Island Flea "Mothers Day" Fest

🌎 Earth Day at Corte Madera Creek, 11am-12:30pm, take a short hike along the creek looking for the elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. Bring binoculars (or borrow ours) to look at the aquatic birds, such as Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Great Egrets, and Buffleheads. If we are lucky, we may even spot a River Otter. We will end the day at the Hal Brown playground for lunch and a little play time for the children.

🌎 Hal Brown Park Discovery Day, 11a,-2pm, scavenger hunt, nature walk, snacks, refreshments, and last but not least, Earth Day festivities. 

The Magic of Poetry, 11am, A Playshop for Kids 7 and up with Marin Poet Laureate Prartho Sereno & Magician Ethan Swope, Marin City Library.

🌎 Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration on Stinson Beach, 11am-3pm.

Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Day of the Child / Day of the Book), 11am-1pm, There will be a puppet show by Caterpillar Puppets, book giveaway, and fun and games after the show. All ages are welcome, but ideal for children ages birth to ten with caregivers,  San Rafael Library.

King's Day, join the fun in Golden Gate Park at the MURPHY WINDMILL and help celebrate Dutch culture and traditions, including old Dutch kids games, flea market, Dutch food, beer, music & dancing! San Francisco.

Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play! 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Mad Hatter's Spring Tea Party, 12pm & 3pm, Includes goodie bag for child, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

Kids LEGO Club, 1-2, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Make a Flashlight, 6-12 grade, 3:30pm, Make a flashlight out of an Altoids tin. Learn about basic soldering and simple circuits with Rachel Stevens and Pokie Saathoff-Harshfield, Fairfax Library.

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike & Campfire, 6-8:30pm, NatureBridge, Sausalito.

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bay Area Dance Week

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

Sunday, April 24

Wanderlust 108, 7:30am-3:30pm, a “mindful triathlon”: a 5K* run (or walk), an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation – but with a twist, Strollers are welcome as well, we just ask that you are mindful of others walking and running on the 5K course, Kids can also participate. For those 13 and under, tickets are free, Lindley Meadow, San Francisco.

Youth Owls and Woodpeckers with Paul Bannick, ages 8-17, Point Reyes National Seashore (limited to 15 total participants), this event will leave from the Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station and visit Bear Valley and other locations within walking distance of the visitor center.

Youth Bird-a-thon with Sonoma Birding, ages 8-17, Point Reyes National Seashore (limited to 15 total participants.

Early Birdersages 5-8, join an exploration of the Giacomini Wetlands, meet at the Dance Palace, work on a project, and then head to the Giacomini Wetlands or Bear Valley on an exploration, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Magnificent Migrations, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

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.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines, 10am-4pm, Half Moon Bay.

Treasure Island Flea "Mothers Day" Fest

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

🌎 Earth Day at the SF Zoo, 11am-3pm.

Songs & Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Little Bellas Sunday Ride Program, all-girls mountain biking program which meets on select Sundays in China Camp Park during the spring  to reinforce a strong female bond and a mountain bike skills progression.  

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.

Y Bike, 11am-2pm, Get your kids riding on two wheels with help from the Y's awesome instructors! They provide bikes and equipment - just bring your game face (ideally a big, toothy grin) and a little determination, Main Parade Grounds, San Francisco.

Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play! 11am & 2pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Mad Hatter's Spring Tea Party, 12pm & 3pm, Includes goodie bag for child, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael.

Baseball in the Movies, 4:15pm, Field of Dreams, Brush off your cleats, straighten your cap and step up to the plate for a smorgasbord of movies celebrating America’s Pastime.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bay Area Dance Week

Intrude, 5 massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies take over the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.

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