What's Happening This Weekend (December 11-13)

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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, December 11, New Moon

Hanukkah Hut, complimentary latkes with organic toppings, Marin County Mart, Larkspur.

Meet the Author, 6pm, Dragon Mist, meet the young authors from Book Passage INK Group, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Raise the Youth, 6:30pm, benefit the Throckmorton Youth Performers, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley.

Fairy Winterland Children's Fairyland. 

Craft Sales:

Music:

Nutcracker:

Parades & Festivals:

  • Winter Fest, 5-7pm, photos with Santa, music, arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy house and more, Marinwood Community Center.
  • Winterfest, Lighted Boat Parade, Jingle Run, Fireworks, and children's activities, and more, Sausalito waterfront.

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Saturday, December 12

Family and Youth Winter Bird Count, 8:30am-12:30pm, WildCare Family Adventures and Richardson Bay Audubon team up for this annual favorite at Pickleweed Park, San Rafael.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 12pm, ages 5+, help enrich important habitat areas at Hal Brown Park and Creekside Marsh, volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain. Hal Brown Park at Creekside, Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae.

Wreath Making Workshop, 10am-1pm, ages 7+, bring the beauty of nature to your front door with a festive, homemade wreath! Sipping hot chocolate, listen to holiday tunes, and creating your own natural wreath to take home. Fresh greenery, pinecones and other natural materials will be provided. You may bring your own decorations to use, McNears Beach, San Rafael.

Turning the Tides, 11:30-2:30pm, meet underwater invertebrates, tide pools and more, Bay Model, Sausalito.

History for Half Pints, 11:30am-2pm, holiday crafts, California Historical Society, San Francisco.

STEAM Saturdays, 11:45am, ages 3-6, The Power of Air, RSVP required 415-485-3322, San Rafael Library.

Presidio Forest Wreath Making Workshop, 12-5pm, Greens, wire, clippers, and frames are provided. Bring your own trimmings – ribbons, cards, and mementos, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Hour of Code, 1pm, Learn how to code with Minecraft™, Star Wars™, or Frozen™ tutorials, or learn to make music with JavaScript! Each participant will receive a 3D printed keychain, certificate of completion, and flash drive, Marin City Library.

Panera Holiday Cookie Decorating Party, 2-4pm, RSVP required, Northgate Mall, San Rafael.

Tutu School's Annual Holiday Party, 3:30-5pm, Cupcakes, Ornament Making, and Sugar Plum Fairy Sightings, Tutu School, Marin Country Mart, RSVP to info@tutuschool.com.

Marin Country Mart and Farmers' Market, 5-8pm, write and send a letter to Santa, holiday cookie decorating, old-fashioned apple-juice pressing, reuse holiday kids’ crafts with SCRAP, a sing- along with Santa, complimentary photos with Santa, face painting, and seasonal live music, Larkspur.

Le Cirque de Bohème, 6-7:15pm, Rue de Roses, Big Tent, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Candlelight Tour, 6:30-8pm, ages 10+, Reservations are required; please call (415) 556-1693, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Fairy Winterland Children's Fairyland. 

Bill Graham Menorah Project, Union Square.

Breakfast With Santa:

Craft Sales:

Music:

Nutcracker:

Parades & Festivals:

  • Winterfest, Lighted Boat Parade, Jingle Run, Fireworks, and children's activities, and more, Sausalito waterfront.
  • Tam Valley Winter Magic, 9:30am-4pm, snow, games, music, food and more, Tamalpias Community Center, Mill Valley.
  • Parol Lantern Festival, 5-9p, Yerba Buena Gardens.

Tea:

Theater:

The Magic Flute, Met Opera:


Sunday, December 13, Geminids Meteor Shower

Marin "Orange" March to End Gun Violence, 9:30-10:15am, Piper Park, Larkspur and we will walk along Magnolia Street and end at Cafe Verde/Corte Madera (on Tamalpais).

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Seal and Sea Lion Superstars, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Preschool Super Fun Sundays: Robots, Light Art, and Hanukkah with Octopretzel, 10-11:30am, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Classics on The Big Screen, 11am, Spirited Away, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Presidio Forest Wreath Making Workshop, 12-5pm, Greens, wire, clippers, and frames are provided. Bring your own trimmings – ribbons, cards, and mementos, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, 4:15pm, with Brad Bird, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Light Up The Night, December 13, 5pm, enjoy The Red Panda Acrobats, latkes, donuts, music and a raffle, Chabad of Novato, Whole Foods, Novato.

Infant & Child CPR, 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Bill Graham Menorah Project, Union Square.

Craft Sales:

Music:

Nutcracker:

Parades & Festivals:

  • Winterfest, Lighted Boat Parade, Jingle Run, Fireworks, and children's activities, and more, Sausalito waterfront.
  • Sundays on Sherman: the Winter Edition! 11am-3pm, free, enjoy A giant, 100-ft slide on Sherman Avenue,  Miniature train rides down Sherman Avenue and Cain Lane,  Bubble Soccer, Holiday Ornament Making, Make Your Own Spiced Pumpkin Parfait with Chef Hollie and the Joyful12 Program, Photo Booth, A Visit with Santa, Holiday Hula Hooping, Hot Chocolate,  Holiday Cookie Decorating,  Holiday Sing-A-Long, Petting Zoo, Novato Fire District Engine, Novato Gymnastics Tumbling Area, Life-sized Board Games, Sherman Avenue, the City Green, the downstairs lobby of 922 Machin Avenue and inside City Council Chambers. 
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides in Fairfax, 11am-2pm, experience the fun of riding in an open horse-drawn wagon, decked out in holiday colors, bells jingling from the horses’ manes, and a joyful holiday spirit in the air. A roundtrip ride through the downtown is a rare treat for all. Starts at the Parkade steps in downtown Fairfax.

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