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Tule Elk at Tomales Point, CA

Tule Elk at Tomales Point, CA

The events listed below are non-holiday related events this December. 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.


Monday, December 1

Film of the Month, 1:30pm - Dumbo, 4pm - Christmas with Walt, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.


Tuesday, December 2

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am-1pm, learn about the about the changes in the animal life we encounter as the seasons change.


Wednesday, December 3

Whales, Otters, Fish & More, 3-3:30pm, ages 4-7, a story time and craft about ocean animals! 
Sausalito Library.


Thursday, December 4

Best Kids Books Event for Parents, 7pm, children's book specialist, Clare, will guide you through our favorite new books for children ages 0-12, diesel Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Dauntless After Dark, 8:30-10pm, high school students, Inspired by the Divergent trilogy, we've created an evening of after-hours excitement, beginning with a game of glow in the dark capture the flag throughout the library and ending with some Dauntless inspired prizes. The first group of thrill-seekers to complete the hunt will be handsomely rewarded, Mill Valley Library.

Toddler Treks, 9:45am, Reindeer Trek, Listen to a deer-themed story, examine deer specimens, and create a take-home reindeer craft, see the live reindeer, California Academy of Science.


Friday, December 5

Workout with Heather & Babysitting by UrbanSitter, 9-10:15am, FREE but RSVP required, Jab, Cross, Slip your way into incredible shape with this all out boxing class that incorporates real combinations, bootcamp drills and tons of sweaty fun! BodyShots® will knock your socks off! Line Drive Baseball Sports Facility, 3160 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael. Email UrbanSitter Manager Colette Perachiotti for instructions to reserve your sitter: colette.perachiotti@urbansitter.com.

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 8 and under, San Rafael Library.

Kids' Pajama Party with Jon Agee, 6pm, get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed, diesel Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Happy Birthday Walt, 10am-6pm, free admission, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.


Saturday, December 6, Full Moon

Santa Venetia Marsh, 9-11am, stroll around beautiful Santa Venetia Marsh. This low-intensity 1 mile hike is a great introduction to exercise for all ages, Meet at the Vendola Drive entrance (across from the old McPhails School.

Old St. Hilary’s Broom Busters Workday, 9am-1pm, help remove French broom on the preserve, learn about the importance of invasive species removal and lend a hand! Tiburon Peninsula Club.

Build Holiday Yard Stakes, 9am-12pm, Home Depot, San Rafael.

Mt. Tam Hike, 12pm, Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature on this easy guided hike on Mt. Tam. Designed especially for beginning hikers and those who are unfamiliar with the parks, this one-mile loop hike starts and ends at the Pantoll Ranger Station and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Winter Tennis Festival, 12-3pm, ages 6-10, free, Kidz Tennis Clinic featuring H.I.T.S. Tennis. Ideal for beginner/novice players, Pizza, Ice Cream and goodies for all, rain date will December 13, 625 Arthur Street, Novato High School.

Kids Movie Afternoon, 1:30pm, Disney movie "Frozen" auf Deutsch, German Language School of Marin, Novato.

Music for Families, 2pm, ages 7+, learn about orchestral music and interact with conductor Edwin Outwater and the San Francisco Symphony in exciting, unexpected, and often hilarious ways, San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall.

Mr. Lunch Throws a Party, 5:30-8:30pm, take a peek inside the Technicolor world of children’s book author and illustrator J.otto Seibold with activities and performances throughout The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, paper airplanes, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.


Sunday, December 7

Sunday Special: Rock, Bop & Roll with Kristin Kellner, 11-11:45am, Mill Valley Library.

Comedy Juggling and Acrobatics with The Keith Show, 11:30am, Kanbar Center for Performing Arts, San Rafael.

Headlands History Hike and Battery Townsley, 12:30pm, Learn about past inhabitants of this land and how they used it. Explore hidden bunkers in the hills and finish the day in a World War II battery, NaturesBridge, Sausalito.

Kathryn Otoshi & Bret Baumgarten - Beautiful Hands, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Children Story Time, 10:30am, age 4-8, Deep Roots: Families in the Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Picture Book Adventures, 1-3pm, Local author LeUyen Pham reads from her selection of children’s books and demonstrates her artistic process, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Zim Zoom Family Room Pop-Ups, 11:30am-12:30pm, Build it Small by creating your own tiny worlds with LEGO in celebration of the exhibition J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Brian Scott, Illusionist and Magician, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, paper airplanes, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Hilarious Physical Comedy and Juggling with "Unique Derique", JCC East Bay, Berkeley.


Monday, December 8


Tuesday, December 9

How to Draw Reptiles and Amphibians10-11:30am, $20 suggested donation, learn tricks and methods to handle watercolor in the field, Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon.

Toddler Treks, 11am, Reindeer Trek, Listen to a deer-themed story, examine deer specimens, and create a take-home reindeer craft, see the live reindeer, California Academy of Science.


Wednesday, December 10

LEGO Club, Sausalito Library


Thursday, December 11


Friday, December 12

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 8 and under, San Rafael Library.

Frozen Sing-a-Long & Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Sausalito Library

Raise the Youth, 7pm, benefit the Throckmorton Youth Performers, Throckmorton Theater, Mill Valley.


Saturday, December 13, Geminids Meteor Shower

Creekside Restoration with Save The Bay, 9am – 12pm, ages 5+, learn about the history of San Francisco Bay and Creekside Marsh, and be a part of a community-based effort to enrich important habitat areas of Hal Brown Park!

Tour the Bay Model, 10am-12:30pm, one hour tour followed by a short walk along the bay and lunch in the park, Bay Model, Sausalito.

STEAM Saturdays, 11-11:45am, Preschool Tool Technology, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

The Amazing Bubble Man, 1pm, Sweetwater, Mill Valley.

Frozen Sing-a-Long, 11am & 2pm, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Lemony Snicket & Marcus Shelby, 12:15pm, Lemony Snicket joins Bay Area bass legend Marcus Shelby and a star-studded jazz cast in an homage to the saxophone great John Coltrane, Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin Street (at Fell), San Francisco.

Restoration with Presidio Park Stewards, 9-10:30am, a planting season kick-off event in the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. Help to restore the beauty of the Presidio by planting native plants in this vital riparian area.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, catch a breeze, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.


Sunday, December 14, Geminids Meteor Shower

Beginning Birding, 9:30am, Rodea Lagoon, Sausalito.

Marine Mammal Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Seals & Sea Lion Superstars of 2014!, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Bird Box Build, 11am – 12:30pm, construct (and decorate) a bird house to take home for the birds in your own backyard, McInnes Park, San Rafael.

Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today with author Lori Stewart, 1pm, a story in rhyme that takes readers on a “then and now” journey through time, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Juggling Genius Daniel DaVinci from the Raspyni Brothers, Illusionist and Magician, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Peter and the Wolf, with Rita Moreno, 1pm & 4pm, San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, catch a breeze, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Preschool Super Fun Sundays: Mr. Lunch’s Hanukkah Party with Isaac Zones and Shamati, 10-11:30am, Celebrate Hanukkah with music, art, and stories, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Story time with Elisa Klevin, 11:30am-12:30pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Monday, December 15

King Dork Approximately with author Frank Portman, 6pm, Aside from the stitches and the head wound, Tom Henderson is the same old King Dork, Book Passage, Corte Madera.


Tuesday, December 16

Marin Waldorf Storytime, 3:30pm, Old Gnome Advent, Marin Waldorf, San Rafael.

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, 7pm, Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in Christopher Wheeldon’s thrillingly entertaining ballet, San Rafael Regency, 280 Smith Ranch Rd.


Wednesday, December 17


Thursday, December 18

Phil Sheridan Storytime, Sausalito Library.

Toddler Treks, 11am, Reindeer Trek, Listen to a deer-themed story, examine deer specimens, and create a take-home reindeer craft, see the live reindeer, California Academy of Science.


Friday, December 19

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 8 and under, San Rafael Library.


Saturday, December 20

A Woodland Winter, 9:30am-12pm, Look for salmon, mushroom displays, winter wildflowers, waterfalls, and more! For information and reservations, call (415) 388-2596.

STEAM Saturdays, 11-11:45am, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, The Winter Solstice, San Rafael Library.

Mt. Tam History Walk, 1:30pm, Enjoy spectacular, panoramic views and learn about the fascinating history of Mt. Tam on a 0.7-mile walk on the Verna Dunshee trail, hosted by the Friends of Mt. Tam. 

Toddler Dance Party, Sausalito Library.

Explorables, 11am-2pm, three activities with whirligigs, light boxes, and anamorphic mirrorsExploratorium, San Francisco.

Frozen Sing-a-Long, 11am & 2pm, Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Birding Solstice Walk, 10am-1pm, Did you know that El Polín Spring in the Presidio is a birding hotspot in the Bay Area? Join a one hour walk counting bird life, then enjoy a presentation of the day’s count by kids. El Polín Spring, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, fly a kite, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.


Sunday, December 21, Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Celebration, 8am-5pm, Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a visit to Muir Woods Wonderland! Weave a solstice crown, hear stories from John Muir, and listen to the sounds of the woods.

Children Story Time, 10:30am, age 4-8, Deep Roots: Families in the Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Creative Family Fun10am-3pm, ages 5-12, fly a kite, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Puppet Shows with Jen Miriam Altman11:30am-12:30pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Monday, December 22, New Moon

Winter Film Fest, 2:30-4pm, How to Train Your Dragon 2, free popcorn! Mill Valley Library.


Tuesday, December 23

Nature for Kids: Mount Burdell, 10am – 1pm, We’ll take a winter walk at this beautiful preserve looking for cold weather critters. If we’re feeling adventurous, we might even head up to Hidden Lake to see if we can find newts and frogs. Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Winter Film Fest, 2:30-4pm, Frozen Sing-Along, free popcorn! Mill Valley Library.


Wednesday, December 24

Become a Wildlife Detective, 10am-12pm, Muir Woods.


Thursday, December 25

Free Day at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco

Walking with Dinosaurs, SAP Center, San Jose.


Friday, December 26

Learn to Skate at McInnis, 11am – 1pm, Join us at the McInnis Skate Park where 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.

LEGO Play, 2:30-4pm, Mill Valley Library

Mr. Lunch Needs a Canoe, 1-3pm, make creative canoes out of a variety of materials including clay, wire, recycled plastic, and paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Winter Break Explorer Days, 10am-3pm, drop in activities exploring the world of around you, CuriOdyssey, San Mateo.

Walking with Dinosaurs, SAP Center, San Jose.


Saturday, December 27

STEAM Saturdays, 11-11:45am, Gravity Painting and Color Mixing, ages 3-6, stories, rhymes, songs, crafts, experiments, and sensory experiences, San Rafael Library.

Magnet and Keychain Making, 2pm, Marin City Library.

Walking with Dinosaurs, SAP Center, San Jose.


Sunday, December 28

Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods, 7:26-11am, wander through an awakening forest, hear tall tales, soar in the sounds and smells, and wonder and the historical and ecological story of Muir Woods.

Scented Sandpaper Gingerbread Folks, 2pm, Marin City Library.

Mr. Lunch Needs a Canoe, 1-3pm, make creative canoes out of a variety of materials including clay, wire, recycled plastic, and paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Walking with Dinosaurs, SAP Center, San Jose.


Monday, December 29

Winter Film Fest, 2:30-4pm, Planes: Fire and Rescue, free popcorn! Mill Valley Library.

Winter Paper Cup Craft, 2pm, Marin City Library.

Mr. Lunch Needs a Canoe, 1-3pm, make creative canoes out of a variety of materials including clay, wire, recycled plastic, and paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Tuesday, December 30

Nature for Kids: Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, By now the creek should be rushing, and the waterfall might be going full blast. We’ll search for insects, amphibians, and more. We’ll learn about an amazing fish called the steelhead that comes into the bay from the ocean and swims up this creek to lay eggs and then goes back out to sea! Meet at the gate at the end of Cascade Dr.

Kid's Movie Sing-Along, 2pm, Marin City Library.

Winter Film Fest, 2:30-4pm, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, free popcorn! Mill Valley Library.

Creatures of the Night, 5-7pm, Muir Woods.

Mr. Lunch Needs a Canoe, 1-3pm, make creative canoes out of a variety of materials including clay, wire, recycled plastic, and paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.


Wednesday, December 31

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

Henna Art Workshop, 2:30-3:30pm, grades 6-8, San Rafael Library.