Welcome to "Ronnie's Every Day List!" Your one-stop spot to find reoccurring events - anything from free museum days, animal feedings, community resources, and more in Marin and beyond for every day of the week.  Please note schedules are subject to change without notice. Check before going.


EVERY DAY:

ANIMALS Wildcare, meet their Wildlife Ambassadors, free, every day. (415) 453-1000 x12.

  • Pool Bird Feeding, 10am.
  • Enjoy watching our resident pelican and cormorants dive for fish in WildCare's pool
  • Meet one of our wild animals face-to-face and out of the cage!
  • Watch our Ambassadors being trained!

ANIMAL Coral Reef Dives, 11:30 am and 2:30 pm, Meet a coral reef diver who descends into the exhibit to introduce you to the world’s deepest living coral reef exhibit. California Academy of Science.

ANIMAL Penguin Feeding, 10:30 am and 3:00 pm, Meet Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the African Penguin colony. Academy marine biologists will field visitor questions while feeding and caring for them. California Academy of Science.

ANIMAL Marine Mammal Center Self-Guided Tours, self-guided visit of The Marine Mammal Center’s hospital, research, and education center, Marin Headlands, Sausalito (no reservation is needed).

ANIMAL Live Snake Program, 1:00 pm, See a live snake handled by one of the Academy's expert staff and learn about its amazing attributes and role in its natural ecosystem. California Academy of Science.

ANIMAL Aquarium of the Bay, Daily feedings (bat rays, tide pools sharks,) behind the scene tours and more.

ART DROP-IN

COMMUNITY CENTERS offer something for every member of the family. There are a variety of activities from which to choose from art, theatre, gymnastics, dance, sports, and more.

CREATE Drop-in at Play-Well, 216 Greenfield Avenue, San Anselmo.

EXHIBIT California Spotlight, 12:00 pm at Climate Change. Throughout history, California has been home to some of the most unique landscapes and amazing wildlife found in North America. Join us for a special look at some of the animals that are from this land, including the grizzly, the mountain lion, and the condor. California Academy of Science.

FILM Film of the Month, The Disney Museum, The Presidio of San Francisco, 1pm and 4pm daily except Tuesdays.

MUSEUMS, ALWAYS FREE:

MUSEUMS, FREE DATES VARY, CHECK WEBSITE.:

MUSIC

NATURE Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon, Open Mon-Sat. Free.

PERFORMANCE Free Daily Street Performers at Pier 39, Free shows including Jugglers, clowns, pirates, magicians, acrobats offered daily at Pier 39. All performances are subject to cancellation and are weather permitting.

PERFORMING ARTS

PLAY Playland, 9am-12pm, age 7 under, 610 Coloma St, Bldg 6, Sausalito.

PLAY AndrewsCamps, ages K-8th grade, after school program is offered every school day, 12-7pm, youth and teen programs for 6-9th graders.

SPORTS Coca-Cola Fan Lot, It is a one-of-a-kind attraction that can't be found anywhere else in the world, designed specifically for AT&T Park, the Giants, baseball fans and the community to enhance a day at the ballpark. September through May: Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, June, July, August: Daily - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

STORY TIME Dial-a-Story The Marin County Free Library offers pre-recorded children's stories via telephone. Listen to a New Story Each Week (415) 499-6051.

TOUR Free Walking Tours of San Francisco, local volunteers who love the City, its history, lore and legends...and we're ready to share it all with you.

TOUR Children's Adventure Tour, explores coral reefs, lungfish, flashlight fish, and many other fascinating species, and even includes a visit to the aquarium's prep kitchen, where the animals' food is prepared each day. Each hour-long interactive tour includes general admission to the California Academy of Science for the entire day, VIP access to the Rainforests of the World exhibit, and a commemorative gift. A private animal encounter is included on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00am.


MONDAY

ANIMALS Wildcare, Ambassador Enrichment Demonstration, 2pm.

ART Little Open Studio, 10am-12pm, Walt Disney Museum.

MEET New Mom's Group, Mondays at 10am , free, Mom's with babies 0-12 months Fairfax Youth Center (next to Peri Park).

MUSEUMS:

NATURE Explore the Living Roof with a Naturalist at 3:00 pm. Learn about the Academy's 2.5 acre living roof and its 1.7 million native plants. California Academy of Science.

NATURE Swamp Talk, 1:30 pm, Join us at the Swamp to learn about some of the Academy’s most popular animals, including the albino alligator and the alligator snapping turtles. You’ll find out what it takes to care for these amazing creatures, which are native to swamps in the southeastern United States. California Academy of Science.

PLAY Museum Mondays for Little Ones, Enjoy stories, movement games & arts and crafts activities designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Schultz Museum, 10am-12pm.

SING Twinkling Stars (girls and boys chorus aged 5-7) in Mill Valley

SING Celestial Voices, advanced chorus (girls aged 10-12) 4.30-6.30pm in Mill Valley. 

SING Les etoiles, advanced teenage chorus (girls aged 13-17) 6-8pm in Mill Valley


TUESDAY

ANIMALS Sharks and Rays, 1:30 pm Sharks and rays are some of the most compelling and misunderstood animals on the planet. Meet the biologists of the Steinhart Aquarium who care for these surprising creatures and discover some of the fact behind the fiction. California Academy of Science

ANIMALS Live Birds of Prey, 2:00 pm in the Aviary in the West Garden, as conditions permit. The California Academy of Sciences is home to some feathered residents - a Barn Owl, a Swainson’s Hawk, and a Turkey Vulture. If you visit the Aviary, you may be able to get a peek at these magnificent raptors, or even see a Biologist providing their daily care. California Academy of Science.

MUSEUM FREE DAYS

PLAY JymBABIES Drop-in Indoor Play (birth-2 yrs), 9:30-11am, Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 2pm,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Make-believe Playtime, 9:30am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY JAMaROO Music Time (9mo-4yr), music, creative movement, and storytelling, Parents Place.

PLAY Jumping Jacks, Jump-up (for children crawling to 22 months) class is from 9:30-10:30a.m. High Jump (for children 23 months to 3 years) is from 10:30-11:30a.m. Fees: 6 classes for $54, 12 classes for $96. Drop-in fee is $10. 25% sibling discounts available. San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St.

SING Twinkling Stars (girls and boys chorus aged 5-7) in Mill Valley

SING Starlights, girls introductory chorus- all experience levels aged 8+, no audition


WEDNESDAY

ANIMALS Live Birds of Prey, 2:00 pm in the Aviary in the West Garden, as conditions permit. The California Academy of Sciences is home to some feathered residents - a Barn Owl, a Swainson’s Hawk, and a Turkey Vulture. If you visit the Aviary, you may be able to get a peek at these magnificent raptors, or even see a Biologist providing their daily care. California Academy of Science.

ANIMALS Wildcare, meet a Wildlife Ambassador, 11am.

ART Art Lab, 3:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

ART First Art for Toddlers, 18mo-3 years, 9:30-10:15am, $15 drop in and $65 for 5 visit punch card *$2 discount for siblings. Feb 24-June 1, 2016.

ART Draw and Paint, 9-9:45am ages 2-5, 9:45-10:30am ages 3-6, $48/6 classes, Strawberry Recreation Center, (415) 383-649, or by email (admin@strawberryrec.org) with any questions.

MUSEUM FREE DAYS

MUSIC & THEATER Intro to Music and Performing Arts, 10:30-11:15am ages 3-6, 11:15am-12pm, ages 3-6, $48/6 classes, Strawberry Recreation Center, (415) 383-649, or by email (admin@strawberryrec.org) with any questions.

PLAY Hop, Skip Jump!!! 1:30-2:15pm ages 3-5, 2:15-3pm ages 5-7, $48/6 classes, Strawberry Recreation Center, (415) 383-649, or by email (admin@strawberryrec.org) with any questions.

PLAY JUMP Indoor Play, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, $5.00 for 1 child or $7.00 for the family, Mill Valley Community Center.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 9:30am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 2pm,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SCIENCE Nature Walks with Ranger Lucy, 10:30am, 3rd Wednesday of the month, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SING Comets, boys introductory chorus- all experience levels aged 8+, no audition

TOUR Presidio Shuttle Tour, First Wednesday of the Month, Noon to 1 pm, great way to see the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks, with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Visit the Main Post, Crissy Field, Fort Winfield Scott, the western coastal bluffs, and more. Space is limited. Reservations limited to four people per party. RSVP Required. Call (415) 561-5418 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov.


THURSDAY

ANIMALS Sharks and Rays, 1:30 pm Sharks and rays are some of the most compelling and misunderstood animals on the planet. Meet the biologists of the Steinhart Aquarium who care for these surprising creatures and discover some of the fact behind the fiction. California Academy of Science.

ANIMALS Live Birds of Prey, 2:00 pm in the Aviary in the West Garden, as conditions permit. The California Academy of Sciences is home to some feathered residents - a Barn Owl, a Swainson’s Hawk, and a Turkey Vulture. If you visit the Aviary, you may be able to get a peek at these magnificent raptors, or even see a Biologist providing their daily care. California Academy of Science.

MEET papa meet up, 2pm – 3pm, Chill with other dads while you watch your kids build a lego tower and play dress up. Enjoy your coffee and croissant, flip through a new yorker and discuss last night's game and you never know, it could lead to a bro-mance! Dads get $1 off coffee + pastry! Seesaw, San Francisco.

MUSEUM FREE DAYS

PLAY Jumping Jacks, San Rafael Community Center, 618 B St, Jump-up (for children crawling to 22 months) class is from 9:30-10:30a.m. High Jump (for children 23 months to 3 years) is from 10:30-11:30a.m. Come and check out this fun program! Fees: 6 classes for $54, 12 classes for $96. Drop-in fee is $10. 25% sibling discounts available.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 9:30am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 2pm,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SCIENCE Science Lab, 3:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SING Twinkling Stars (girls and boys chorus aged 5-7) in San Rafael

SING Twinkling Starlets (girls and boys chorus aged 3 and 4) in Mill Valley


FRIDAY

ASTRONOMY Free Telescope Viewings at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, 7:30pm -10:30pm.

MUSEUMS:

MUSIC Breakfast with Enzo, Sports Basement, San Francisco. Two different sets of music starting at 10AM and 11AM. Drop in any time.$5 per person / siblings under 7 months free. enzogarcia.com, 652 2474, enzogarcia@earthlink.net.

NATURE Swamp Talk, 1:30 pm, Join us at the Swamp to learn about some of the Academy’s most popular animals, including the albino alligator and the alligator snapping turtles. You’ll find out what it takes to care for these amazing creatures, which are native to swamps in the southeastern United States. California Academy of Science.

NATURE Nature Lab, 3:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

NATURE Specimen Spotlight, 2:15 pm in the Naturalist Center. Learn about a different Naturalist Center specimen each week, California Academy of Science.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 9:30am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 2pm,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SCIENCE Google Earth Exploration, 2:00 pm Learn how scientists, researchers, and every day people can use this innovative software to better understand and conserve our planet. California Academy of Science,


SATURDAY

ANIMALS Wildcare, meet a Wildlife Ambassador, 3pm.

ANIMALS P is for Penguin, 12:30 pm, A chance to meet Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the African Penguin colony. Learn more about these amazing birds by playing a fun spelling bee game and learning the special mystery word-of-the-day. For children ages 12 and under. California Academy of Science.

ANIMALS Live Snake Demonstration, 1:30 pm. See a live snake handled by one of the Academy's expert staff and learn about its amazing attributes and role in its natural ecosystem. California Academy of Science,

ART Doing & Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids at the deYoung, 10:30am, (ages 7–12) and Big Kids/Little Kids (ages 4–6). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. (415) 750-3658.

ART Doing & Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids at the Legion of Honor, 2pm, (ages 7–12) and Big Kids/Little Kids (ages 4–6). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists.  (415) 750-3658.

ART Little Open Studio, 10am-12pm, Walt Disney Museum.

ART Open Studio, 1-4pm, Walt Disney Museum.

ASTRONOMY Free Telescope Viewings at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, 7:30pm -10:30pm.

CRAFT Saturdays are Special, Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

CRAFT MODEL MAKING WORKSHOP Saturday mornings, on Eureka. Vessel admission (under 16 free). The Hyde Street Pier model-making shipwrights maintain a workshop on eureka. Contact kanebulota@comcast.net for more information.

CRAFT Kids Workshops FREE family activity, designed for children 5-12, available the first Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores.

CREATE Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics, 2nd Saturday of the Month, Learn the history of cosmetics in ancient Egypt. Discover how and why certain minerals were used, and how other nearby cultures influenced cosmetics in the region. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose, 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org.

EXPLORE Museum Scavenger Hunt, 4th Saturday of the Month, This activity is fun for the whole family! Explore ancient Egypt’s fascinating view of the afterlife through our collection of human and animal mummies, canopic jars, and funerary boats and models. Discover colorful and precious jewelry, pre dynastic pottery, glass and alabaster vessels, bronze tools, and Coptic textiles. Answer a few questions in each gallery and receive a prize at the end of the hunt. Number of participants is limited; tickets are handed out at the admissions desk on the day of the workshop. 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose.

HISTORY A DAY IN THE LIFE 1901 at Hyde Street Pier Second Saturdays, hydestreetlivinghistory.org/ Aboard the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Vessel admission (under 16 free). Reservations are required, please call 415-447-5000. Step into the past as you board the historic ships and meet the sailors and citizens of SF’s waterfront. In March, take part in a suffragette march for women’s rights. In April, learn about maritime arts and crafts during “Make and Mend.” May’s special event is a reenactment of President McKinley’s visit to San Francisco in 1901.

MUSIC Chantey Sing at Hyde Street Pier A public sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. 8pm to Midnight on the first Saturday of every month. Wear warm clothing and bring a mug for hot cider. Free Admission. Reservations required, call 415-561-7171.

NATURE Swamp Talk, 1:30 pm, Join us at the Swamp to learn about some of the Academy’s most popular animals, including the albino alligator and the alligator snapping turtles. You’ll find out what it takes to care for these amazing creatures, which are native to swamps in the southeastern United States. California Academy of Science.

PERFORMANCE Children’s Fairyland, 1:30pm & 2:30pm –entertainment, 11am & 2pm & 4pm – Puppet Show, 12:00pm & 3:00pm – The Marilynn O’Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families, 1pm-1:20pm – Animal of the Day!, Oakland.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 11am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Power Play, Cal Star Gymnastics, 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 Novato. 

PLAY Games & Leisure in Ancient Egypt, 3rd Saturday of the Month, Life was not all work and no play in ancient Egypt. Learn how the ancient Egyptians spent their free time. Try your hand at various popular games such as Senet, Mancala, and UR. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose, 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org.

TOUR Historic Waterfront Walking Tours: FROM GOLD RUSH TO NATIONAL PARK Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30-11:30am. Meet in the Argonaut Hotel lobby (495 Jeffer- son St.), next to the Visitor Center. Free. Stroll with a Park Ranger to discover the history of this vibrant area on this mile-long tour through the Aquatic Park Historic District, the Cannery, Hyde Street Pier, and "Fish Alley" at Fisherman’s Wharf.

TOUR Historic Downtown Walking Tours, FREE walking tours of historic Petaluma led by costumed docents.  Come hear the history of Petaluma from the mouths of early settlers of Petaluma.  Most Saturdays, May through October, Meet on the steps of the Museum at 10:30 a.m. to begin.

VOLUNTEER Restoration along San Geronimo Creek, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs grown in our local native plant nursery. Learn about Marin's salmon populations, how to ID native plants and birds, and gather with a great group of volunteers! What to bring: Protective clothing (rain gear), including work gloves and sturdy shoes. Water & snacks. Meeting place varies by date. Paula Bouley, Paola@Tirn.net, 663-8590 x111.

VOLUNTEER Renew the Zoo, second Saturday of each month, 8 to 11 a.m. San Francisco Zoo.

VOLUNTEER Muir Beach Cleanup 2nd Sat, 10 am-Noon, (415) 561-4751.

VOLUNTEER Ocean Beach Cleanup 3rd Sat, 10 am-Noon, (415) 561-4751.

VOLUNTEER Park Stewardship Program Marin, (415) 561-3073.

WORKSHOP Model Making Workshop on the Eureka. Vessel admission (under 16 free). The Hyde Street Pier model-making shipwrights maintain a workshop on eureka. kanebulota@comcast.net for more information.


SUNDAY

ANIMALS P is for Penguin, 12:30 pm, A chance to meet Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the African Penguin colony. Learn more about these amazing birds by playing a fun spelling bee game and learning the special mystery word-of-the-day. For children ages 12 and under.

ART Art Lab, 3:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

ART Drop In Art Making, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Contemporary Jewish Museum.

ART Open Studio, 1-4pm, Walt Disney Museum.

CRAFTS Family Nature Crafts, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Piazza. First hour is for members. Families with children aged 4 to 8 are invited to make nature themed crafts. Space is limited. Check lobby for location. California Academy of Science.

CRAFTS Preschool Gallery Hour, Every second Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM – 11:00 Contemporary Jewish Museum.

DANCE Lindy in the Park Dancing, 11am – 2pm, John F Kennedy Drive between 8th and 10th Ave, Golden Gate Park. Join the longest-running swing dance “venue” in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is open to dancers of all ages and levels.

EXPLORE Artifact Exploration 3rd Sunday of the Month Join us as we bring some very special artifacts out for you to examine up close. Learn about basic artifact handling and examine pieces made from different types of materials. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose, 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org.

FARM Tara Firma Farms, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LEARN Ancient Egyptian Jewelry, Jewelry, while stylish, was more than just fashion to the ancient Egyptians. Learn about the different types of jewelry worn by the ancient Egyptians, how certain stones and styles served specific functions, and take an up close look at some of our rarely displayed pieces. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose, 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org.

LEARN Egyptian Oils & Perfumes, Perfumes were often used in temple rituals as well as everyday life. Discover how oils and perfumes were used in ancient Egypt and experience the scents of various types of perfumes. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium, San Jose, 408.947.3665 or email info@egyptianmuseum.org.

MISCELLANEOUS Sundays at the J, 10am-4pm - Family fun encouraged ! Play time (10-1), Art Room (10-2), Sports time (1-3), Family-friendly cafe, Pool Time (12-5:45)

MUSEUM FREE DAYS

MUSIC Concerts April 10 - Oct 9 GG Park Band, 1pm

NATURE Swamp Talk, 1:30 pm, Join us at the Swamp to learn about some of the Academy’s most popular animals, including the albino alligator and the alligator snapping turtles. You’ll find out what it takes to care for these amazing creatures, which are native to swamps in the southeastern United States. California Academy of Science.

NATURE Children’s Program at Green Gulch, 1st Sunday, the beginning of the lecture is especially for children. After a short talk, the children leave the zendo to participate in their own special programs. Activities include crafts, seasonal projects on the farm and garden, yoga, and ritual. The program is regularly held on the first Sunday of each month (except the first Sunday in December). Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo.

PLAY Toddler Circle Time, 11am,  Bay Area Discovery Museum.

PLAY Power Play, Cal Star Gymnastics, 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 Novato. 

PERFORMANCE Children’s Fairyland, 1:30pm & 2:30pm –entertainment, 11am & 2pm & 4pm – Puppet Show, 12:00pm & 3:00pm – The Marilynn O’Hare Arts & Crafts Center is open with activities geared toward children and their families, 1pm-1:20pm – Animal of the Day!, Oakland.

SCIENCE Science Story Adventures, 2:30 pm, California Academy of Science Education Classroom. Come explore the natural world through stories, experiments, games and crafts. For ages 6 - 10.

SCIENCE Junior Academy, ages 8-11, Each month a new nature skill will be presented. Variations of the monthly skill will be available each week. This is a 45-minute program, California Academy of Science.

SCIENCE Little Learners Lab, 1st and 3rd Sundays at 2:00 pm Introducing a special new program designed for some of our youngest learners in the Early Explorers Cove. Come be a scientist-in-training and join us for fun hands-on-experiments! Free with Academy admission; space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. California Academy of Science.

TOUR Aquatic Park Historic District Explore the history of this vibrant area on this mile-long tour through the Cannery, Hyde Street Pier, and "Fish Alley" at Fisherman’s Wharf.

TOUR Family Gallery Tours, First & Second Sundays, 3-3:45 PM, with an interactive gallery tour designed for families with children ages six to nine. Contemporary Jewish Museum.

TOUR Historic Waterfront Walking Tours: FROM GOLD RUSH TO NATIONAL PARK Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30-11:30am. Meet in the Argonaut Hotel lobby (495 Jeffer- son St.), next to the Visitor Center. Free. Stroll with a Park Ranger to discover the history of this vibrant area on this mile-long tour through the Aquatic Park Historic District, the Cannery, Hyde Street Pier, and "Fish Alley" at Fisherman’s Wharf.

VOLUNTEER Ocean Beach Cleanup, 10 am-Noon, every 1st & 3rd Sunday.

YOGA Complimentary Yoga Class, Join us for our complimentary yoga class EVERY SUNDAY from 10-11am! lululemon athletica, Village at Corte Madera.