Weekend Fun For Everyone (September 16-18)

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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, September 16, Full Moon

Friday Fun Days, 3-4pm, South Novato Library.

Circus Vargas, 4:30pm, an array of world-class performers that captivate with aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning and more, Village at Corte Madera.

Robin Yardi - The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez, 6pm, life is confusing for Mateo Martinez. He and Johnny Ramirez don't hang out anymore, even though they used to be best friends. He and his new friend Ashwin try to act like brave, old-time knights, but it only gets them in trouble. His parents keep telling him to hold his sister's hand when crossing busy streets, even though she's the one who always runs ahead. And last night, two skunks stole Mateo's old trike, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Full Moon Hike at White Hill, 7 – 9pm, We’ll discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night! Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Muir Woods After Hours, 6-8pm, ages 8+, bring flashlights, Muir Woods.

Film Night in the Plaza, Pan, San Anselmo.

Shakespeare by the River, 7pm, free, As You Like It, Foundry Wharf 2nd & H Street, Petaluma. 

Saturday, September 17, California Coastal Cleanup Day

California Coastal Cleanup Day, 9am – 12pm, focused on preserving the marine environment and its watersheds including the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Hal Brown Park at Creekside, Kent Island, and Aramburu Island. 

California Coastal Cleanup Day at Aramburu Island, 9am – 1pm, Following the clean-up, a free BBQ lunch will be provided at the Bay Model in Sausalito. Meet at 36 Harbor Cove Way (near the Strawberry Public Dock).

California Coastal Cleanup Day at Kent Island, 9am – 12pm, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Rodeo Beach Cleanup, hosted by The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Coastal Cleanup with NaturesBridge, 9am-12pm, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Golden Gate Beach Clean Up

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday Morning Zumba, 9-10am, free, Mill Valley Community Center.

Marin Country Mart Farmers Market & Pie Baking Competition, 9am-2pm, In addition, Apple Pie demonstration, plus samples, live music, and kids’ activities featuring Scott the Storyteller, Larkspur Landing.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Father Goose's Tales, 10am, 12:30pm, 3pm, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Film Screening of The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, 10am, The film will be followed by a panel discussion of parents and specialists including Kristen Krieger, Learning Specialist, Novato Library.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8+, $40/kid, American Girl Doll Pancake Party, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Story Craft, 10-10:30am, ages 2-8, South Novato Library.

Korean Day Cultural Festival, 10am-4pm, live Korean performances, food and cultural experiences, Union Square, San Francisco.

A Year with Frog and Toad, 10:30am, 1:30pm, ages 3+, celebrate friendship in glorious song, as our heroes, Frog and Toad, hop through a season of comic adventures with their animal friends., Berkeley.

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

Peace in the Park, Festival of Spirit, 11am-6pm, Golden Gate Park.

Family Open House, 11am, free, performances and activities for folks, kids, and folks with kids. In addition to two concert sets (Asheba at 11:15am and Rudy Trubitt & Hiram Bell at 1:00pm) there will be a musical instrument petting zoo and a children’s song circle upstairs, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Circus Vargas, 1pm, an array of world-class performers that captivate with aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning and more, Village at Corte Madera.

Batman Day, 2pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Shakespeare by the River, 2pm, free, As You Like It, Foundry Wharf 2nd & H Street, Petaluma. 

Monthly Game Night, 3-4:30pm, Marin City Library.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Banding, 12-2pm, Sausalito.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, The Winter's Tale, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Dragonboat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, and kid-friendly activities, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

Bow Wow Film Festival, 5-10pm, enjoy a family & doggy-friendly night under the stars, at a unique Film Festival that is all about dogs & the people they love, all proceeds benefit the Kern Project, Creek Park, San Anselmo.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, September 18

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

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Hike the Headlands, 10am-2pm, music, family activities, beer tasting, food, and more, Registration Required, NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Mountainfilm: Kidz Kino Family Fun, age 6-12,  compilation of shorts, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Father Goose's Tales, 10am, 12:30pm, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Dragonboat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, and kid-friendly activities, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

A Year with Frog and Toad, 10:30am, 1:30pm, ages 3+, celebrate friendship in glorious song, as our heroes, Frog and Toad, hop through a season of comic adventures with their animal friends., Berkeley.

Kids Fair, 11am-2pm, free jumpies, petting zoo and more, Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley.

Learn to Make Friendship Bracelets, 11am – 3pm, we will provide supplies, smocks, and healthy snacks. Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

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

Kinderfest, 12-6pm, tickets on sale now, great event for the entire family. In addition to all the fun, food, drink, live music, and dancing of Oktoberfest, Nature Friends Tourist Club, 30 Ridge Avenue, Mill Valley.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Banding, 12-2pm, Sausalito.

Town Picnic on the Ballfield, 12-5pm, food, games, and fun! Fairfax.

Comedy Day, 12-5pm, 1 Stage, 5 Hours, 30+ Comedians, A Million Laughs! Organizers say “…it’d be rated PG-13. We ask our performers to “keep it clean,” but occasionally an “off-color” word or topic will pop up. So, please use discretion.” Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Sunday Sampler, 1pm, sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, The Winter's Tale, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Shakespeare by the River, 4pm, free, As You Like It, Foundry Wharf 2nd & H Street, Petaluma. 

Class Dismissed, 5-7pm, FREE online screening and live Q&A with director, Jeremy Stuart.

Beyond Measure, 6:30pm, film and post screening discussion, hosted by IPSO School, Lincoln Hill Community Church, San Rafael.

Circus Vargas, 7pm, an array of world-class performers that captivate with aerial feats, acrobatics, clowning and more, Village at Corte Madera.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.