January 2017

EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONNIVENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

EVENT LISTINGS ARE CHECKED AT THE TIME OF POSTING BUT SCHEDULES MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW TO ALL VENUES FOR YOUR CONNIVENCE. PLEASE CONFIRM INFORMATION WITH THE WEBSITE.

Sunday, January 1, New Year's Day

Epic Bridge Run, 9am-12pm, Be a part of The Cave History at The Most Known Bridge in The World, Start off the New Year right by performing a series of challenging workouts on both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

California Academy of Science is Open.

Exploratorium is Open. 

Canine Appreciation Day, 2-4pm, Bring your dogs (and humans too) for a free BBQ and raffle prizes. It will be an afternoon of fun and education with rangers and special guest speakers. We will discuss Marin County Parks rules and regulations as well as sensitive wildlife issues that all pet owners should know, McInnis Park, San Rafael.

Polar Bear Skate, 2-3:30pm, get your shades, bathing suit and best polar bear attire and come to the ice rink to take the plunge! Union Square Ice Skating Rink.

Monday, January 2

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Movies of the Month, Pinocchio 1pm & The Absent-Minded Professor3pm, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun: 1pm; Sat: 4pm, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 3

Presidio Nature Lab, 10am-6pm, Delight your senses, engage your imagination, and spark your curiosity as you test new tools designed to deepen your exploration of the park's natural heritage! San Francisco.

Wednesday, January 4

Presidio Nature Lab, 10am-6pm, Delight your senses, engage your imagination, and spark your curiosity as you test new tools designed to deepen your exploration of the park's natural heritage! San Francisco.

Presidio Shuttle Tour, free, San Francisco.

Game Day, 1-4:30pm, San Rafael Library.

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

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm, Novato Library.

Thursday, January 5

Presidio Nature Lab, 10am-6pm, San Francisco.

Playdough Play Date, 2:30-3:30pm, ages 3+, learn how to make homemade playdough using natural ingredients, San Rafael Library.

Moon Viewing with Ken George, 5:30-8pm, Novato Library.

Friday, January 6

Presidio Nature Lab, 10am-6pm, San Francisco.

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

Kids' PJ Party with Dev Petty, 6-6:30pm, Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Dev Petty will be here to read you a bedtime story from I Don't Want to be Big, Diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

de Youngsters Party, 6-9pm, Interactive digital activities, Hands-on art making inspired by the works on view, An animated flip-book photo booth station, Memorable live entertainment- A tween lounge, Delicious nibbles and sips provided by McCalls Catering & Events, More surprises! de Young Museum, San Francisco.

Saturday, January 7

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days" including Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park, Stafford Lake Park.

Crate Toolbox, 9am-12pm, Home Depot. 

New Year’s Resolution Hike, 10am – 2pm, age 12+, a day of exercise at Indian Tree Preserve. We will hike the Big Trees Trail to the top of the preserve and back down (Approx. 6 miles). The emphasis of the hike is to spend more time with nature, to get your heart pumping, and burn calories, all the while fulfilling your New Year’s resolution! Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Easkoot Creek Habitat Restoration, 10am-1pm, Stinson Beach.

Fungus Fair Mushroom Walks, 10am, free, mycologists will be on hand to talk about mushrooms, their role in the environment, and more! Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes.

JimBo Trout, 10:30 - 11:15am, am along with JimBo Trout’s fast picking guitar and banjo as he sings original tunes and a few childhood favorites, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito. 

Afternoon Art, 1-4pm, Dream Catchers, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Sunday, January 8

The Story of Marin’s Salmon and Steelhead, 9am – 12pm, a family friendly hike along Lagunitas Creek in San Geronimo, Meet at the Leo T. Cronin Fish Viewing Area west of Lagunitas.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Animals of the Arctic, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito. 

Fungus Fair, 10am-4pm, free, mycologists will be on hand to talk about mushrooms, their role in the environment, and more! Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes.

Baby Rave, 10am, kid-friendly dance party that is sure to get you and your little one moving and shaking to the music together! Oakland.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Y Bike, 11am-2pm, all ages, Learn to ride your bike! They provide bikes and equipment - just bring your game face (ideally a big, toothy grin) and a little determination. No reservations required. Main Parade Ground, Presidio, San Francisco.

Monday, January 9

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Tuesday, January 10

Tots on Ice, 10am & 12pm, Union Square Ice Rink, San Francisco. 

Wednesday, January 11

Thursday, January 12, Full Moon

Friday, January 13

Full Moon Walk at White Hill, 6 – 8pm, walk up White Hill where we’ll learn about the plants and animals that live in the area. Once we reach the top we should be able to watch a beautiful full moon rise above San Rafael. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Saturday, January 14

Mill Valley Family Fun Run and Health & Wellness Fair, 8-11am, Peruse local vendors and explore new ways you and your family can get healthier, happier and more involved in the community! The options are endless! Mill Valley Community Center.

Creekside Restoration with One Tam, 9am – 1pm, all ages, volunteer work is mildly strenuous and involves bending, pulling, and kneeling and hiking on steep and uneven terrain, Meet across from Marin General Hospital at Hal Brown Park at Creekside.

Build a Pollinator Garden, 10am-2pm, learn about habitat gardening and build a demonstration garden, including site preparation, selection plants for wildlife gardening, and how to care for your wildlife garden, Turtle Island Restoration Network, Forest Knolls.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Afternoon Art, 1-4pm, Sock Elephants, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Love2Dance, Winter Performance “Decades of Dance”, 4pm, performing a variety of dance styles including jazz, hip hop, tap, musical theater, contemporary, acrobatics, ballet and lyrical to songs from all genres, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. 

Full Moon Adventure at Roy's Redwoods, 5 – 6:30pm, all ages, a nature walk to experience this unique preserve after dark, Meet at the Roy’s Redwoods Loop trailhead on Nicasio Valley Rd in San Geronimo.

Sunday, January 15

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30 am, ages 8+, Experience the birds of summer in the Marin Headlands by joining volunteer Jane Haley for an easy walk along Rodeo Lagoon. Bring field guides and binoculars. Dress in Layers. Reservations required; please call (415) 331-1540. 

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

OMOCHITSUKI! Mocha Pounding, 11-2pm, Asian Art Museum. 

Love2Dance, Little Feet/Mini/All-Star Performance “Can't Stop the Feeling”, 1pm & 3pm, showcasing its youngest dancers (ages 2-6) dancing to a wide variety of popular kids’ songs, this fun and entertaining performance will feature ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics and hip hop, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael. 

Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK Day of Service

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Nature for Kids: Verissimo Hills, 10am – 1pm, exploring a forest where various animals should be enjoying a cool, wet winter. For lunch we'll find our way to a grassy ridge top where we can relax and take in the view of Stafford Lake and the green hills surrounding us. Meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Museum of the African Diaspora, free admission, San Francisco.

SFJAZZ Center Anniversary Celebration, 11am, Free MLK Day Open House. San Francisco.

Tuesday, January 17

Build with LEGO Bricks, 4-4:45pm, San Anselmo Library.

Pajamarama, 6:30-7:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Wednesday, January 18

Afterschool LEGO Club, 3-4:30pm, Civic Center Library.

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm, Novato Library.

Free Bike Clinic, 1-5pm, San Anselmo Library.

Thursday, January 19

Friday, January 20

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

Saturday, January 21

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

Back to Bahia, 9am – 12pm, ages 5+, help wipe out the remaining invasive French broom, Meet at the Bahia trailhead near the end of Bahia Dr in Novato.

Waterbird Festival, 10am-4pm, for naturalist-led bird walks, exclusive field trips, and fun bird-themed activities. Bring a pair of binoculars or use our spotting scopes to see the waterbirds that call Richardson Bay home, Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Flower Market Fair, 10am-8pm, Chinatown, San Francisco.

Pippi Longstocking, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Afternoon Art, 1-4pm, Popsicle Stick Monsters, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Family Concerts, 2pm, age 3+, feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians, Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco.

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

Sunday, January 22

Flower Market Fair, 9am-6pm, Chinatown, San Francisco.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Animals of the Arctic, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito. 

Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

Pippi Longstocking, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

The Bubble Lady, 11am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

The Comedy Magician Robert Strong, 11am, JCC, The East Bay Theater.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Family Concerts, 12pm & 3:30pm, age 3+, feature fun-filled collaborations with local professionals and young musicians, Oakland Asian Cultural Center & Hillsdale High School Theatre, San Mateo.

Monday, January 23

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Tuesday, January 24

Wednesday, January 25

Thursday, January 26

Friday, January 27

Good Shepherd Lutheran School presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 7:30pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Saturday, January 28, New Moon

Art Party, 9am-5pm, Experience the joys of art! Meet local artists, view a diverse set of artwork, participate in hands-on arts programming, and see famed artist Patrick Dougherty’s new large-scale willow sculpture in Lookout Cove, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito. 

Los Vaqueros, 10am, 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. 

Pippi Longstocking, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Beads, Baubles, and Found Treasures, 11am – 3pm, bring your creativity and a “found treasure” (sea shell, souvenir stone, bead, etc.) and learn the ancient Viking skill of Nalbinding, a technique similar to knitting or crocheting. You’ll be able to use your found treasure in creating a pendant that you’ll be proud to wear! Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

Chinese Lion Dancers, 11-11:30am, Town Hall Lawn, San Anselmo.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Alison Faith Levy and the Tot Rock Band, 1-1:15pm, singer- songwriter and educator that plays sophisticated pop songs for kids. Her music inspires kids with themes of self-expression, self-empowerment, and self-acceptance, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito. 

Aladdin And His Wonderful, Magical Lamp, 1pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco. 

Afternoon Art, 1-4pm, Lion Head Puppets, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr., 5pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Whalefest, live entertainment, face painting, educational exhibits, historic walking tours, chalk art and much more, Monterey.

Sunday, January 29

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster, 10:30am-4pm, Roll in the Year of the Rooster with talented dancers and musicians at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Pippi Longstocking, 10:30am & 1:30pm, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, registration not required, but preferred, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco.

Orch’apalooza! Marin Symphony Youth Programs, 3pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show, Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Whalefest, live entertainment, face painting, educational exhibits, historic walking tours, chalk art and much more, Monterey.

Monday, January 30

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, 10am-12pm, ages 1-5, enjoy stories, movement games, art and craft activities, Schultz Museum. 

Tuesday, January 31