What's Happening This Weekend (October 16-18)

  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.

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, October 16

Preschool Discovery Lab, 11a-12p, ages 3-6, South Novato Library.

Halloween Harvest Festival! 5-7pm, ages 2-12, Carnival Games, Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, Face Painting, Trick or Treat Bag Decorating, Carmel Apples, Bounce House, Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael.

Wizard of Oz, 6:30pm, Old Mill Park.

ParaNorman!, 7pm, Outdoor Movie Night at The Cabin, Mill Valley.

Dare to Dream, 10:30am & 7pm, Save 25% on tickets to any performance with code MOM, Oakland Arena.

Saturday, October 17

Bioneers Family Fair, 9a-6p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Goblin Jamboree, 10a-4p, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Ivy + Bean Day, 10am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8–13, $30, Breakfast with American Girl, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Creole United Festival, 11a-6p, FREE, enjoy Zydeco on the bay with authentic Louisiana cuisine, activities for all ages, arts & crafts for kids, dance lessons, exhibits, Sausalito.

Harvest Celebration, live music, local organic cuisine, nature craft activities, food and gardening workshops, meet our farm animals, and more, Slide Ranch.

Family Adventures Visits Olompali State Historic Park, 10am-12:30pm, RSVP required.

The Mystery of Fort Baker, 10a-12p, explore Battery Yates, Horseshoe Cove, and other historic areas.

Mill Valley Film Festival, Children's FilmFest, 11am, age 7+, The Amazing Wiplala, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Mill Valley Film Festival, Children's FilmFest, 11am, age 5+, 5@5 Doodlin', Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Venetia Valley School Fall Carnival and Supply Drive, 11am-4pm, games and kids’ activities including jumpies; live, local entertainment; face painting, henna tattoos and a cake walk and more, 177 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael.

Mountain Biking Skills Clinic, 11am-2pm, Skilled mountain bikers and veterans of Marin’s off-road trails will offer tips and techniques for beginners and teach riders how to improve balance, read the trail and pick a line, and attack switchbacks as well as other trail features in order to build confidence and skill, Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Biketoberfest, 12-5pm, Family Fun Including Bike Decorating, Bike Carousel, Kids Bike Skills Zone and Face Painting! FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax.

Create Your Own Art Wonderbox, 2-4pm, ages 8-12, free, Mill Valley Library.

Star Party on Mt. Tam, 7:30p, Dr. Dan Werthimer, "Breakthrough Listen: Grand New Search for ET," Mill Valley.

International Archeology Day, Presidio.

Sharktoberfest! 11am-4pm, free, shark related activities, food, music and more, “Build a White Shark” and “Shark Printmaking” $5/person, registration required for these two special programs, Contact Sara Heintzelman to RSVP for the event and to reserve a spot for special programs: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or 561-6622 x237, Gulf of the Farallones Visitor Center, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 11am & 2pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum,  San Francisco.

Potrero Hill Festival, 11a-4p, enjoy local food vendors and artists, musicians, historians, homegrown entertainment and much more, 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri Streets, San Francisco.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

Tolay Fall Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Dare to Dream, 11am, 3pm, & 7pm, Save 25% on tickets to any performance with code MOM, Oakland Arena.

UC Berkeley SWE Engineering Day, 11a-2p, grades K-3, Berkeley.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 18

Bioneers Family Fair, 9a-6p, under 13, learn from some of the country’s top nature-inspired education masters and experience these spellbinding experiential education activities, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Goblin Jamboree, 10a-4p, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Infant and Child CPR, 10a-12p, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Sunday Special: Andy Strain - The Trombonist, 11am, Mill Valley Library.

Mill Valley Film Festival, Children's FilmFest, 11am, age 11+, A Dozen Summers, Rafael Theatre, San Rafael.

Mill Valley Film Festival, Children's FilmFest, 11am, age 7+, The Amazing Wiplala, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Mill Valley Film Festival, Children's FilmFest, 12:45pm, age 10+, The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow, Lark Theatre, Larkspur.

Shannon & Dean Hale with LeUyen Pham discuss and sign: The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party", 1-3pm, diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Story Time & Family Walk, 10:30am, ages 4-8, Cloud Forests and Conservation, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Trolly Dances, 11am-2:45pm, free with regular MUNI fare, tours leave every 45 minutes starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:45 p.m. from the Market St. Railway Museum, south of Embarcadero Plaza.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 11am & 2pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum,  San Francisco.

Sunday Streets, Mission.

Sunday Streets Berkeley

Tolay Fall Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Dare to Dream, 11am & 3pm, Save 25% on tickets to any performance with code MOM, Oakland Arena.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival