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Friday, April 1, Cesar Chavez Day, April Fool's

Broom Buster Work Day, 9am – 12pm, ages 5+, learn about the importance of invasive species removal and lend a hand! Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling, Meet at the Tiburon Peninsula Club parking lot in Tiburon (1600 Mar West St).

Kent Island Restoration, 10am – 2pm, ages 5+, restore the unique ecosystem on Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon, meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab.)

MCBC Family Biking Workshop, 3:45-5:45pm, Coleman Elementary, San Rafael.

Kids Pajama Party with Michael Slack, illustrator of Race Car Count, 6pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Illustrator Michael Slack will be here to read you a bedtime 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.

Film of the Month, The Reluctant Dragon, Mon, Wed, Thur, & Fri, 1:30pm & 4pm, The Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Saturday, April 2

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Build A Butterfly House, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Zumba at McInnis Park, 10am – 2pm, begin with volunteer work to spruce up McInnis Park and improve habitat along Las Gallinas Creek, then we’ll follow the lead of our Zumba teacher as we dance and move to upbeat salsa music. Huge smiles and a low impact full body workout are guaranteed! Afterward we will enjoy a delicious, free lunch provided by Mi Pueblo. Volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involve, McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

Eggster Egghunt & Learning Festival, 10am-3pm, free, Campanile Esplanade (Sather Tower), UC Berkeley.

Read to a Dog, 11am-12pm, South Novato Library.

Point Bonita Wildflower Walk, 11am-1:30pm, Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship, 11am-1pm, Land's End, San Francisco.

How Does an Electric Vehicle Work? 12:30-2pm, South Novato Library.

Stapleton Ballet Swan Lake, 1pm & 5pm, $35 Adult, $22 Student & Seniors, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium San Rafael.

Blast Off! Space Science for Martian Families, 1-4pm, Explore, create, and discover using simple materials, creativity, and imaginative problem-solving! San Rafael Library.

The Addams Family, 1pm & 6pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Chinese Brush Painting, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Free with admission, Artist Pauline Tsui teaches basic Chinese brush painting techniques in this hands-on workshop, where kids create original works of art, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walks, 2-4pm, FREE Guided Walks, Mill Valley Community Center. 

Builders Club, 2-4pm, ages 5+, San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun - Grass Pals, 11am-4pm, create a tiny friend with grass for hair, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

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

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, April 3

Wildflowers to Waterfalls, 9:30am – 12pm, stroll along the creek to the waterfall. Look for spring wildflowers as we make our way through the various habitats of this beautiful preserve. Parking is limited along Cascade Drive so rangers will provide a shuttle from Doc Edgar Park in Fairfax to the Cascade Drive Gate. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary, Meet at Doc Edgar Park on Cascade Dr in Fairfax.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am, featured book, “The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever.”, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday Special: Children's Musician Jaime Currier, 11-11:45am, Your Song My Song creates wild imaginative adventures through story and song for the whole family, Mill Valley Library.

San Francisco Performances with Jennifer Koh, violin & Shai Wosner, piano, 11am, $10 Children/$15 Adults, Herbst Theatre, 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.

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.

Creative Family Fun - Grass Pals, 11am-4pm, create a tiny friend with grass for hair, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

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

The Addams Family, 12pm & 5pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, April 4

Wednesday, April 6

Presidio Shuttle Tour, 12pm, San Francisco.

Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, 1-4pm, free, Jabil Blue Sky Center, 6375 San Ignacio Ave, San Jose.

Build a Poetry Wall with Karen Benke, 2:30-3:30pm, grades 2-5, Mill Valley Library.

Learn to Code with Python, Class 1, 6:30-8pm, RSVP required, call 415.789.2661 for more information, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Thursday, April 7, New Moon

Weird Science Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm, Point Reyes Library.

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, ages 5+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

The Addams Family, 7pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland

Friday, April 8

Middle School Book Club, 4-4:50pm, Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac, San Anselmo Library.

Guys and Dolls Jr., 7:30pm, $25 Adult, $15 Student 8th Grade and Under, performed by the incredible talents of GSLS 3rd 4th and 5th grade students of Good Shepherd Lutheran Schools, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium San Rafael. 

Mother Son Dinner Dance, 7-9pm, ages 5+, $47, Corte Madera Community Center.

The Addams Family, 7pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland

Saturday, April 9

Kids Clothing Swap, 9am-2pm, donate 2 bags of items for free admission or $10, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

Solar System Bracelet, 10am-4:30pm, We have some beautiful beads to create a solar system map you can wear. Space limited to 12 participants, please call ahead to reserve your materials, Marin City Library.

Los Vaqueros, 10am-12pm, the story of the first American cowboys is told by Ranger Al Blank on an easy stroll through Ft. Baker. Remember the days of wanting to be a cowboy and throw a lariat? Find out the real story! Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540.

STEAM Saturdays11-11:45am, ages 3-6 years, Measuring and Counting with Pizza!  San Rafael Library.

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

Rock Balancing Gathering, 11am-1pm, Crissy Field (Just East of the Warming Hut Cafe, 983 Marine Drive, San Francisco.

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship, 4-6pm, Presidio Coastal Bluffs, San Francisco.

Sheep Shearing, 11am-1pm, Adults (18 and older) $3Children (6 to 17) $2, 5 and under are Free, Petaluma Adobe.

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

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

History for Half Pints: Earth Month, 11:30am-1:30pm, ages 3-9, California Historical Society.

Cardinalpalooza, 11:30am-3:30pm, free, join Stanford Sports Festival.

Exploration Workshops: Cinderella, 11:45am-12:45pm, $5, with African-American Shakespeare Company participants will explore the music, characters, and story of this classic tale. 

Free Screening: Cinderella for Families, 1-2:15pm, Opera in an Hour Movie, Rossini's Cinderella! Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

The Addams Family, 1pm & 6pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Story Pirates Greatest Hits, 3pm, ages 5-12, a national troupe of actors, comedians, musicians and teaching artists who celebrate the words and ideas of young people, SF JCC.

Guys and Dolls Jr., 5pm, $25 Adult, $15 Student 8th Grade and Under, performed by the incredible talents of GSLS 3rd 4th and 5th grade students of Good Shepherd Lutheran Schools, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium San Rafael. 

Monster Jam, 7pm, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In, 8pm, free, donations accepted, 'Spirited Away,' Old Hamilton Theater Building, 520 Palm Drive, Novato.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland

Bodega Bay Fish Fest

Sunday, April 10

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, age 8+, Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center.

Mount Burdell's Geomorphology and Historic Quarries, 10am – 2:30pm, Join us on a ranger-led hike as we explore how and why Mount Burdell came to look the way it does today, meet at the end of Butterfield in Novato.

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

Super Fun Sunday: Psychedelic Passover Party with Shaboom! 10-11:30am, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

Exploration Workshops: Cinderella, 9:45-10:45am, $5, with African-American Shakespeare Company participants will explore the music, characters, and story of this classic tale. 

Week of the Young Child, 10am-2pm, a celebration jam-packed with fun literacy, math and science school readiness activities!  A wide variety of community partners will be on hand to discuss everything from car seat safety to being a new parent, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Free Screening: Cinderella for Families, 11am-12:15pm, Opera in an Hour Movie, Rossini's Cinderella! Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

Learn to Skate, 11am – 1pm, rangers will offer tips and techniques for beginners as well as ways to attack features that build confidence and skill. This event is geared towards the newbie skateboarder and those looking to cross over from other board sports, but aren’t quite sure how to start, McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Rd, San Rafael.

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

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

The Addams Family, 12pm & 5pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland

Bodega Bay Fish Fest

Monday, April 11

Spring Fling Film Festival, 2:30pm, The Peanuts Movie, Mill Valley Library.

4th-6th Grade Book Club, 3:30-4:30pm, The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet, Sausalito Library.

Tuesday, April 12

Nature for Kids: Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, This beautiful valley should be alive with spring activity right now.  We'll follow the creek up the canyon keeping an eye out for flowers, bugs, butterflies, and anything else we might find, Meet at the gate at the end of Cascade Dr.

Drawing Fish, 10-11:30am, with the amazing John Muir Laws, Richardson Audubon, Tiburon.

Spring Fling Film Festival, 2:30pm, The Good Dinosaur, Mill Valley Library.

Teen Movie Night: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, 6-8:30pm, Novato Library.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Wednesday, April 13

Game & Puzzle Day, 2:30-4:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Brick Building Club, 3-4:30pm, Sausalito Library.

Learn to Code with Python, Class 2, 6:30-8pm, RSVP required, call 415.789.2661 for more information, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Thursday, April 14

Spring Fling Film Festival, 2:30pm, Hotel Transylvania 2, Mill Valley Library.

The Addams Family, 7pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Presidio Stargazing Party, 7-9:30pm, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Friday, April 15, Don't Forget Your Income Taxes

LEGO Play Day, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

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

The Addams Family, 7pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Family Film Night: The Sandlot, 6-10pm, Grab a blanket and enjoy a fun, free outdoor movie under the stars, complete with free popcorn and It's It ice-cream, Main Post, San Francisco.

Saturday, April 16

Cal Day, 9am-3pm, Introduce your family to the wide world of Berkeley. Watch dancers move and groove, hear the boom of the Cal band, hug a robot and get some hands-on science experience. Cal Day will light up their minds. No advance registration is required to attend Cal Day – just show up! UC Berkeley.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am – 2pm, ages 5+, restore the unique ecosystem on Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon, meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab.)

Bug Day, 10am-2pm, see live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete in our Insect Olympics, and perhaps even eat a bug or two, Randall Museum. 

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10am-12pm, Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540.

Octopretzel, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Free with admission, Octopretzel, a children’s folk music band, plays an interactive musical performance, including puppets, lullabies, nursery rhymes and more, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Learn How to Pier Fish, 11am – 1pm, join rangers, and a few of our experienced local anglers, to learn the secrets and tricks of the trade when fishing from a pier, all skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary, don’t forget to bring a fishing pole. Paradise Beach Park, 3450 Paradise Dr., Tiburon.

STEAM Saturdays11-11:45am, ages 3-6 years, Earth Day!  San Rafael Library.

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

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

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, author, Mitali Perkins, will be signing books, San Francisco.

Berkeley Bay Festival, 11am-4pm, music, free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, eating tasty food, and explore the marina, Berkeley Marina!

The Addams Family, 1pm & 6pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Exploration Workshops: The Triplets of Belleville, 3:30-4:30pm, $5, explore the art of body percussion with Crosspulse’s Keith Terry, as well as learn about the music that makes this film so unique, Bryan Education Studio, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

Moonlight Hike at Ring Mountain, 7:30 – 9pm, Join a ranger for a rare chance to experience this unique preserve after dark. We’ll discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night! All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Rain or heavy winds will cancel. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Sunday, April 17

Nature for Kids: Bahia, 10am – 1pm, this open oak woodland at the edge of the San Pablo Bay wetlands is a fabulous spring destination. Wildflowers dot the lush grassland, the fresh leaves of the trees are alive with birds, and there are always butterflies patrolling the road that runs along the ridge. We’ll head to a nice clearing at the top where the kids can explore, while we let the birds and butterflies come to us. Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the Bahia trailhead near the end of Bahia Dr in Novato.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30am, featured book, “The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever.”, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Mill Valley LiVE - The Gregg Frisbee Show, 11am-12pm, $8/person, Adults and Children over 3 years, Mill Valley Community Center.

Meet Author Mariam Gates - Good Morning Yoga, 11am, a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, Japantown, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Heritage Dolls, 11am-4pm, 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.

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.

California Baby & Kids Expo, 11am-6pm, San Mateo County Event Center.

The Addams Family, 12pm & 5pm, Berkeley Playhouse.

Exploration Workshops: The Triplets of Belleville, 12:30-1:30pm, $5, explore the art of body percussion with Crosspulse’s Keith Terry, as well as learn about the music that makes this film so unique, Bryan Education Studio, Veterans Building, Fourth Floor, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco.

Paperback Launch of Anya's War, 4pm, meet the author Andrea Alban, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday, April 18

Tuesday, April 19

Peggy Orenstein - Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape, 7pm, may not be suitable for all teens, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Wednesday, April 20

🌎 Earth Day Celebration, 2:30-4:30pm, A fun-filled event learning about the SmartGarden with a scavenger hunt, nature crafts, and much more! All ages. Families welcome, Mill Valley Library.

🌎 Celebrate Earth Day With a Hands-On Watershed Restoration Program, 4pm, ages 5+, Learn about the watershed with Patti Vance of Point Blue, Corte Madera Library.

Tapigami for Tweens, 4-5pm, 6-8th grade, Tapigami is the art of manipulating tape into designs and sculptures, developed by Sacramento artist Danny Scheible. Come by the library and try your hand at this unique art form! We’ll provide plenty of tape, and a demonstration of some basic techniques. Space is limited Stop by the children’s reference desk to register, or call us at 415-485-3322. San Rafael Library.

Marscape!: An Adventure in Creation, 5:30pm,  all ages, bring your imagination, inspiration and ingenuity as we use a variety of materials to create the surface of the "red planet," Novato Library.

Thursday, April 21

Weird Science Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm, Point Reyes Library.

Anansi goes Fishing; Something from Nothing, ages 5 & up, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Sunset/Full Moon Walk to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, 6:15-7:45pm, Reservations required; phone (415) 331-1540.

Muir Woods After Dark, 6:30-8:30pm, Join us for an evening walk through the park which begins at dusk and concludes after sunset. We’ll listen for wildlife and use our senses to guide us through the trails. Bring a flashlight!

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. 

Bay Area Dance Week

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, come and celebrate springtime at Slide Ranch. Enjoy live music, animal encounters, organic food, and hands-on farm and craft activities.

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.

🌎 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.

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.

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 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.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bay Area Dance Week

Sunday, April 24

Wanderlust 108, 7:30a,-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.

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

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.

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

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.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bay Area Dance Week

Monday, April 25

Bay Area Dance Week

Tuesday, April 26

Bay Area Dance Week

Wednesday, April 27

Bay Area Dance Week

Thursday, April 28, Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work

Bilingual Storytime - Las Planetas, 10am, ages 3-6, Join John Elison for a special storytime and craft, Corte Madera Library.

Drop In Game Day, 3:30-6pm, grades 6-12, South Novato Library.

Creative Writing Circle with Karen Benke, grades 6-8, Mill Valley Library.

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Richmond.

Bay Area Dance Week

Friday, April 29

El Día de Los Niños y Los Libros!, 3-4pm, South Novato Library.

SF Opera Guild Sing A Story Presents Cinderella, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4-10, teaching artist from the San Francisco Opera will introduce a classic opera story, complete with singing and opera insights. Musical storytelling, a choral coaching and singing session and props and costumes make this a truly immersive creative experience! San Anselmo Library.

Bay Area Dance Week

Saturday, April 30

Paint Wars, 9am, pass through 5 stations and complete the challenge best suited to your fitness level, Stonestown Galleria, 3251 20th Ave, San Francisco.

Ocean Exploration Family Farm Day, 10am-2pm, Fee: $25/person; kids age 2 and under are FREEEnjoy ocean-themed activities and a hike to the tide pools. The low tide reveals sea stars, anemones, and many other marine creatures to discover. Each family will receive a free copy of the book, “Exploring Low Tide in Northern California,” Slide Ranch.

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.

The Mystery of Fort Baker, 10am-12pm, Reservations required; please call (425) 331-1540.

Family Fun Day, 11am-3pm, This is a FREE community event. Bring the whole family! Play games, listen to live music, eat and drink, win prizes, and have the best Saturday ever! Belvedere Community Center and Harry B. Allen Park (next to BCC)

Amazing Science, 11am, Exciting STEAM demonstration followed by hands-on displays and projects. for elementary school-age children, Fairfax Library.

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

Wildflower Walk with Park Stewardship, 11am-1pm, Land's End, San Francisco.

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

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

Discover Nature Along the Ecology Trail, 1-2:30pm, Free, fun for all ages. Registration required/ space is limited; please call (415) 561-4323, Meet at the corner of Funston and Moraga Avenue in the Presidio Main Post.

Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony, 2pm, Discover the wonders of live orchestral music and its ability to transfer emotions from the stage to the audience at this family-friendly concert series by members of the San Francisco Symphony. 

Teen Movie Night, 5-7:30pm, ages 11-18, free pizza and popcorn, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Novato Live @ City Hall, free, 6pm - 8pm.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Richmond.

Bay Area Dance Week