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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. 

San Francisco Botanical Gardens is open and free!

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 Professor 3pm, 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.

Movie: Kubo & the Two Strin, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.


Wednesday, January 4

The Cyber Garage, 10am-1pm, Open House, check out this new Makerspace and experience laser cutting, woodworking, 3D Printing, Coding, Robots and more, and create something amazing you can take home! Free for kids with parents, or drop-off for ages 8-14, $10/hour, San Anselmo.

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.

The Cyber Garage, 2-5pm, Open House, check out this new Makerspace and experience laser cutting, woodworking, 3D Printing, Coding, Robots and more, and create something amazing you can take home! Free for kids with parents, or drop-off for ages 8-14, $10/hour, San Anselmo.

Movie: Pete's Dragon, 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

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.

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.


Friday, January 6

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

Little Folkies Demo Class, 12:30pm, free, Sprout, Mill Valley.

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. 

Little Folkies Demo Class, 9:30am, free, Little Folkies Studio, Noe Valley & Bird and Bean, Berkeley.

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. CANCELED.

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. CANCELED.

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.

Sunday Sampler, 1-3pm, Taught by professional theatre artists, our classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. Come find the one that’s right for you! Berkeley Rep.


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

Creativity Lab, 3-4:30pm, ages 5+, Sausalito Library.

Is That Me Yelling? 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Thursday, January 12, Full Moon


Friday, January 13

The Cyber Garage, 5-8pm, ages 8-14, $10/hour, Drop-off your kids for pizza, a movie, and other fun activities in the Makerspace! Play with robots and virtual reality, making something cool, and then watching a movie on our big screen, San Anselmo.

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.

Harlem Globetrotters, 2pm & 7pm, Oracle Arena, Oakland.

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.



Friday, January 20, Presidential Inauguration

Bridge Together, 10am-12pm, form the first human chain across the entire Golden Gate Bridge (and beyond), as a collaborative, grassroots, community-based demonstration and performance art piece.

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

Zoovie Night, 6:30pm, Finding Dory, Oakland Zoo.

Blue BINGO, 7-9pm, Corte Madera Community Center.


Saturday, January 21, Women's March

Rainforest Adventure Opens, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

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.

Magic: The Gathering Tournament, 10am-5pm, grades 4-8, Registration includes: pizza lunch, a new deck of cards, prizes and a guarantee of at least 3 matches, registration required, Dairy Knoll, 600 Ned's Way, Tiburon. 

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

Junior Chef Classes, 10am, ages 8-13, American Girl™: Breakfast Party, Williams-Sonoma, Corte Madera.

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

Chinese New Year Mini Procession and Flower Market, 10:30am, kick off the new year with a procession that gives a taste of what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. The procession begins at historic St. Mary’s Square, follows the original parade route down Grant Ave. and proceeds to the Flower Fair’s main stage on Washington St. below Grant. The procession will include lion dancers, giant walking puppets, costumed stilt walkers, drummers and dancers, San Francisco.

Kid Science with Dr. Bonyfide and the Know Yourself books, 11am, Dr. Bonyfide the skeleton will be at the store with "bones" of fun and "hands-on" activities for kids and parents too! diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

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.

Harlem Globetrotters, 2pm & 7pm, Oracle Arena, Oakland.

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

Sonoma Campfire, 5-6pm, join in the fun with a short talk, songs and, of course, a marshmallow roast! All ages, free of charge, steady rain cancels, Sonoma Barracks Courtyard, Spain St & First St East.

Tam Valley Crab Feed, 6:30-9pm, Tam Valley Community Center.

Animal Film Festival, 7-8:30pm, Marin Humane Society, Novato.


Sunday, January 22

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

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

Infant CPR, 10am-12pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Free Community Day at the Exploratorium, San Francisco.

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.

Sunday Special: An Outrageously Good Time with Bob Kann, 11am-12pm, Mill Valley Library.

Abadá Capoeira Marin, 11am, Experience Capoeira, an energetic Brazilian martial arts form combining dance, acrobatics & music. Performance, Audience Participation, Q&A and more! Osher Marin JCC San Rafael.

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.

SF Sketchfest, 11am, The Groundlings Children's Show, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco.

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.

SF Civic Symphony Winter Concert - 'Young Romantics', 3-5pm, free, Nourse Theater, San Francisco.

Calling All Choir, 7:30pm,, free Mission Dolores Basilica, San Francisco.


Monday, January 23

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

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child (1 – 5 years), 7-8:30pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Tuesday, January 24


Wednesday, January 25

FREE Screening: Magic Flute for Families, 6pm, ages 5+, 15 minute live introduction, 1 hour movie, first come first served, North Beach Library, San Francisco.

Positive and Effective Discipline: A Crash Course (3 - 5 years), 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.


Thursday, January 26

Hare & Tortoise, 4pm, ages 4+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.


Friday, January 27

Marin Horizon School Presents: The Wiz, 6:30pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

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


Saturday, January 28, New Moon, Chinese New Year

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. 

Complimentary Yoga & Meditation Group Exercise Class, 9am, free, Mill Valley Community Center.

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. 

Living History Day, 10am-5pm, free, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors, through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800's, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women, and children of days past, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Vietnamese Tet Festival (Ban Tổ Chức), 10am-10pm, Vietnamese New Year filled with live entertainment, great food, games, and much more, San Jose Fairgrounds.

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

Aladdin And His Wonderful, Magical Lamp, 10:30am & 1pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco. 

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.

SF Sketchfest, 11am, Story Pirates, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco.

Lunar New Year Celebrations, 11am-3pm, celebrate the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese lion and folk dancing, and much more, San Francisco Zoo.

Oakland A's FanFest, 11am-2pm, free, Oakland.

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.

Marin Horizon School Presents: The Wiz, 1pm & 6:30pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley. 

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

Latin American Concert, 2pm, a musical journey through the works of some of our favorite Latin American composers, San Francisco Symphony.

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.

African Dance Party, 7pm, multicultural flavors, movement, live music and fun celebrating West African Highlife Music and Dance. Come get get out on the dance floor and shake off those winter blues! Osher Marin JCC San Rafael.


Sunday, January 29

Family Experience Day, 10am-1pm, Horses live in herds that look a lot like our own family structure. Come out and observe, play with some horse sense, and see how it might relate to your own family herd. Also get a taste for what our girls groups will be like, email stephanie@stephanieholdenried.com, Windhorse Ranch, Sonoma.

Vietnamese Tet Festival (Ban Tổ Chức), 10am-10pm, Vietnamese New Year filled with live entertainment, great food, games, and much more, San Jose Fairgrounds.

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.

Chinese Brush Painting, 11am-12:15pm, ages 8-12, Celebrating the Year of the Rooster, Point Reyes Library.

Lunar New Year Celebrations, 11am-3pm, celebrate the Year of the Rooster with traditional Chinese lion and folk dancing, and much more, San Francisco Zoo.

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.

SF Sketchfest, 11am, Story Pirates, Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco.

Raffi Concert, 1pm & 4pm, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.

Llama Llama Pajama Party, 1:30-3pm, stories, crafts, and theater games with the Marin Theatre Company to celebrate these wonderful books, Mill Valley Library.

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

Comfy Concerts, 3pm, ages 4-11, Acclaimed recording artists and chamber musicians Ann Moss, soprano and Hillary Nordwell, piano perform a program of American Art Song, RSVP reservations@comfyconcerts.com Berkeley Methodist United Church, Berkeley.

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

May I Have Your Attention Please! Parenting Your Child with ADHD (6 - 13 years), 7-9pm, Parents Place, San Rafael.