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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.

Thursday June 1

Films of the Month, Summer Magic (1pm), Sleeping Beauty (3pm) The Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Howard Wiley & Extra Nappy, San Francisco.

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

Doug the Pug: The Coloring and Activity Book! Pawtographing Guidelines, 6pm, New York Times-bestseller, Shorty Award-winner, and pizza lover extraordinaire Doug the Pug is joining us at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza.

Throckappella, 8pm, free spring concert, perform a variety of styles, from the majestic sweetness of Renaissance polyphony to the zingin’ & ringin’ of Barbershop chords, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Hidden Figures, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday June 2

Dear Edwina, Jr. 7pm, $5, presented by MTC's 3-7 Grade class, a musical comedy for everybody, Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley.

Kent Island Restoration, 10am-2pm, ages 5+, Meet at the public dock on Wharf Rd in Bolinas (across from the College of Marin biology lab).

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Alphabet Rockers, San Francisco.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, every Friday, Sausalito.

Saturday June 3

Western Weekend, Point Reyes

Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley

Union Street Festival, San Francisco

Free Access to all Parks "Measure A Days", 7am – 7pm includes Blackpoint Boat Launch, McInnis Park, McNears Beach Park, Miller Boat Launch, Paradise Beach Park and Stafford Lake Park.

Marin Parents of Multiples Club (MPOMC) Garage Sale, 7:45am-5pm in the gymnasium at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield.

STEM Superhero Series: The Future of Space, 9am-5pm, Stormtroopers will be at BADM from 9-11am, Astronaut Training, Constellations, Galactic Journey, Galaxy Art, Landing Challenge, Solar System Model, Sculpt an Alien, Space Food, Space Suit Design, Sun Stations and more, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

National Trails Day, 9am-12pm, Volunteers are needed to remove litter from Bothin Marsh and areas surrounding the multi-use pathway, Mill Valley.

National Trails Day 2017, 9am-1pm, Family-friendly projects will be available and volunteers of all ages are welcome, El Polin Spring, San Francisco.

Free Kids Workshop, 9am-12pm, Tic Tac Toe Game, Home Depot.

Zumba at McInnis Park, 9:30 – 10:30am, San Rafael.

Broom Pull on Bob Middagh Trail, 10am-1pm, enjoy a pizza party after a morning of work, Horse Hill, Mill Valley.

WildCare at the Mart - Meet the Animals! 10am - 2pm, meet the wild, rescued animals and their handlers from Wildcare! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, American Girl™ Birthday Party, Let's throw a birthday party, American Girl™ style! Join us as we prepare some yummy treats that will make your gathering memorable.
We'll also talk about fun ideas for festive decorations. It will be the ultimate party, we promise! $30 per child includes American Girl™ Apron, Williams Sonoma, Corte Madera.

Discovery Day, 10-11am, South Novato Library.

Union Street Music Festival, 10am-6pm, San Francisco.

Family-Friendly Bike Ride: Presidio 101, 10-11:30am, Presidio, San Francisco.

OminoDay, 10am-5pm, bands, poets, dancers, DJs, kids’ activities, and food for the community, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco.

Point Bonita Treasure Hunt, 11am-12:30pm, Find clues and explore fun! Say goodbye to Google Maps & experience the Marin Headlands as explorers of the past! Point Bonita YMCA.

Caterpillar Puppets, 11am-12pm, South Novato Library.

Creative Family Fun - Mexican Metal Art, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

Wonder Woman Super Saturday, 11am, What are your super powers? All ages are invited! Books Inc, Laurel Village, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Michael Doucet and Tom Rigney with Flambeau, San Francisco.

Epic Sky Pop-Up Partay, 12-4pm, Meet our fav TEEN designers and shop their rad creations! swim by @karma_bikinis, graphic tees by @maren.curtis.art, jewelry by @ellis.handmade, artwork by @benteficial.art, Proof Lab, Mill Valley.

130th Anniversary Celebration, 12-3pm, Join us on the front lawn of the Downtown Library for arts and crafts, a rock climbing wall, a bouncy house, face painting, a photo booth, refreshments and more! San Rafael Library.

Wonder Woman Day, 1pm, Storytime, Fan/Cosplayer Meetup and costume contest, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Rainbow Afternoon: Drawing Workshops for Kids, 1-5pm, ages 4-10, Create colorful drawings of rainbows in these artist-led workshops, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Read to a Dog at the Corte Madera Library! 2-3pm, Corte Madera Library.

Dear Edwina, Jr. 2pm, $5, presented by MTC's 3-7 Grade class, a musical comedy for everybody, Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley.

Music for Families: Music to Your Feet, 2pm, Sound and movement come together on stage to engage the senses and give you and your kids a fun day of dance-worthy rhythm and infectious musicality, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Flamenco Kids Performance, 3:00pm, Andrea La Canela is bringing flamenco kids to do the gypsy dance from Spain, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

North Bay Drive-In, Innerspace, 8:30pm, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship, 8pm, sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard a historic ship at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Sunday June 4

Western Weekend, Point Reyes

Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley

Union Street Festival, San Francisco

Strawberry Festival, Mill Valley

Learn to Ride, 9-11am, Learn to ride pump tracks and rollers with a ranger at the Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Workday at Stafford Lake Bike Park, 9am-1pm, Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novato.

Youth & Family Program, 9:45-11:45am, Non-doing for Summer, Participating families are invited to stay for tea, juice, muffins and the farmers' market outside the zendo, Green Gulch and Zen Center, Muir Beach.

Union Street Music Festival, 10am-6pm, San Francisco.

Planetary Dance, sunrise, peak of Mt. Tamalpias. 

Creative Family Fun - Mexican Metal Art, 11am-4pm, San Francisco.

YBike Learn to Ride Program, 11am-2pm Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Folkish Festival with the Alcatraz Islanders, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Folkish Festival rolls on into the summer months with the Alcatraz Islanders, a San Francisco band with a Hawaiian jazz and modern swing sound, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Dear Edwina, Jr. 2pm, $5, presented by MTC's 3-7 Grade class, a musical comedy for everybody, Marin Theater Company, Mill Valley.

Mountain Play, 2pm, Beauty and the Beast

Reaching Out With Robotics, 3-5pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Monday June 5

Tuesday June 6

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Secret Life of Pets, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Toddler Puppet Circle Time at Toy Crazy, 10:30am - 11:30am, Join the one and only Emily Butterfly as she delights children with a very special Puppet Circle Time every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at Toy Crazy! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

End of School Party at Teen Lounge, 3-5pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Corte Madera Library LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm.

Wednesday June 7

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, The Secret Life of Pets, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

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

Meet Your National Park Service Ranger! 4-5pm, learn about the flora and fauna of San Francisco and your local National Parks through the masterful storytelling by Park Rangers, Marin City Library.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Circus of Smiles at Plaza Night! 5:30-6:15pm, kick off our Summer Challenge program and launch our popular Noches en la Plaza, Novato Library.

Thursday June 8

Push, Pull, Crash! 10-11am, In this hands-on program by the Bay Area Discovery Museum, young scientists will experiment as they push and pull to cause and avoid collisions, create art, and engage in exploration of the powers of force and friction, Marin City Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Aireene & The Itch, San Francisco.

Infant and Child CPR, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, (for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children up to onset of puberty), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Purple Rain, Jack London Square, Oakland

Spaceballs, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Friday June 9, Full Moon

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30 & 12:15–12:45pm, Chelle! & Friends, San Francisco.

Kids' PJ Party with Gennifer Choldenko! 6-6:30pm, Dad the Dinosaur, diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Yerba Buena Festival, 6-7:15pm, Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 1, San Francisco.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, 6:30-8pm, Sausalito.

Movie in the Park, 8pm, Zootopia, Contratti Park Ball Field, Fairfax

Saturday June 10

Fairfax Festival

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music

Civil War Days, Angel Island

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest, 9am-1pm, Alameda.

Portugal Day Festival, 10am to 6 pm, History Park San Jose, San Jose.

FREE Family Fitness Class, 9-9:55am, Mill Valley Community Center.

HANDS-ONLY CPR AND “STOP THE BLEED”, 10am- 2pm, ages 8+, FREE CPR training event. Take a few minutes and learn to save a life. Happening all over Marin, Check website for a location near you.

Read to a Dog, 11am-12pm, ages 5+, San Rafael Library.

Creative Family Fun - Russian Paper Pals, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

First Act: The Little Prince's Adventure, ages 3-5, 11:30am, explore music, rhythm, visual arts and movement designed to foster social-emotional development, increased language and fine-gross motor skills, San Francisco Opera.

Family Fare: Vajra: Thunderbolt-Diamond Kid Power Object!, 1-5pm, ages 6-12, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

MOANA Sing Along, 1pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:20pm, Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 2, San Francisco.

Roundtable Reading: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, 3pm, ages 8+, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Moonlight Hike at Ring Mountain, 7:30 – 9pm, Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.

Marincello Full Moon Hike, 7:30-10:30pm, Marin Headlands.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Dolores Park, San Francisco

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Sunday June 11

Dipsea Race, 8:30am, Mill Valley

Fairfax Festival

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music

Civil War Days, Angel Island

Sunday Streets, San Francisco

Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, San Francisco

Temescal Street Fair, North Oakland

Kentfield Music Festival, 12-5pm, free, outdoor stages of continuous musical entertainment by our students, staff, and families! Bacich School, Kentfield.

Berkeley Music Festival, 12-6pm, MLK Jr. Civic Center Park.

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic

Terwilliger Trail Hike, 9-11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-1:30am, Marin Headlands.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Sprouts Family Days, 10-12pm, free, a magical journey of discovery, play and exploration on our farm, Urban Adamah, Berkeley.

Outdoor Explorer: Family Nature Program, 10:30 – 11:30am, Become an "Outdoor Explorer" in your own backyard or neighborhood park! Bring your curiosity to this fun and interactive family program at the Novato Library. We'll learn about local birds, bugs and trees through hands-on outdoor exploration and activities, Novato Library.

Creative Family Fun - Russian Paper Pals, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Solar Science Day, 11am-3pm, Discover the science behind the most important source of energy in our Solar System—the Sun—through hands-on, solar-powered experiments and activities, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. 

MOANA Sing Along, 1pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:30pm, Yerba Buena Gardens Yerba Buena Gardens ChoreoFest – Day 3, San Francisco.

Mountain Play, 2pm, Beauty and the Beast

JAMband Family Festival, 3-5pm, a magical mix of music, dance, mindfulness and big family love, The Park Chalet/Beach Chalet, San Francisco.

BCAST presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7pm, Bolinas Community Center.

Monday June 12

Creativity Club, 4:15pm, grade 5-7, Read Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson before the meeting, and join us for discussion, snacks and a book-related activity. Anyone planning to come to the discussion is welcome to a free book, simply come by the Library, Sausalito Library.

Parenting as a Team, Even When You Disagree, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Tuesday June 13

Nature Journal Workshop, 10-11:30am, Drawing Mammal Heads and Faces with the amazing John Muir Laws, Richardson Audubon, Tiburon.

Toddler Puppet Circle Time at Toy Crazy, 10:30am - 11:30am, Join the one and only Emily Butterfly as she delights children with a very special Puppet Circle Time every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at Toy Crazy! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Magical Moonshine Theater Presents 'Puppylocks and the Three Bears', 11-12pm, bilingual puppet show, Point Reyes Library.

Star Wars Movie Morning and Breakfast, 11am-1:30pm, grade 6-12, School's out! Come watch Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and eat yummy breakfast foods! Civic Center Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:30pm, Litquake, San Francisco.

Performances on the Patio, 3:30pm, ages 4+, Silly Circus Show! Join Bri Crabtree on a silly circus adventure: juggling, magic, illusion and vaudeville. Bri will captivate you! Robin Sweeny Patio, Sausalito Library.

Bye Bye Diapers (18 months – 4 years), 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Parents Place, San Rafael.

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Wednesday June 14

Afternoon Adventures, 3pm, ages 3+, Construction Crew, How tall a structure can you build? Can you make a bridge 3 feet long? Can you make a platform strong enough to stand on? We have Legos, marshmallows, Magna-tiles, spaghetti, cardboard, tape, blocks, newspaper….we’ve got tons of building materials! Come be an engineer, architect, and construction worker all at once, Sausalito Library.

Read to a Therapy Dog, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Big Band Dance! 8-10pm, free admission and refreshments, Corte Madera Community Center.

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Thursday June 15

The Warriors will celebrate their 2017 NBA Championship with a parade and rally 10am in Oakland. The parade will begin on Broadway at 11th Street, turning right on Grand Avenue, turning right on Harrison to 19th St, and right on Lakeside Drive, ending on Oak and proceeding to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-2:30pm, Destani Wolf, San Francisco.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Little Explorer's Petting Zoo, 2-4pm, Pose with a pig. Dance with a duck! Grin with a goat. Admire the alpaca. Little Explorers returns with a barnyard of wonderful animals for you to pet and hold, San Anselmo Library.

Contact Paper Sun Catchers, 2-3pm, ages 5-10, South Novato Library.

Musical Robot, ages 3+, a ukulele and drum combo that is programmed for fun! Armed with catchy tunes rife with participation opportunities, this dynamic duo’s show, “Wake Up Robot” is nothing if not a good rockin’ time. Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, and out of this world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready and willing to provide an opportunity for kids to engage in fun and frolic, Larkspur Library.

Learn to Make Vegetarian Sushi, 5:30-7pm, grade 6-12, Learn to make delicious vegetarian sushi with chef and instructor Suzanne Griffin, owner of Cooking by the Bay, Point Reyes Library.

Zombie Apocalypse Escape Room, 7-8:30pm, Grades 9-12, Mill Valley Library.

Presidio Stargazing Party, 7-9:30pm, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Trolls, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Friday June 16

Maker Mornings, 9am-12pm, 6th-12th graders, Work on a variety of hands on projects including making a finger piano and open crafting, Novato Library.

Juan Sanchez Concert! 10:30 – 11am, multilingual singer/songwriter and storyteller, Novato Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30am & 12:15–12:45pm, Red Panda Acrobats, San Francisco.

Juan Sanchez Concert! 12:15 – 12:45pm, multilingual singer/songwriter and storyteller, Fairfax Library.

Circus of Smiles Workshop, 1-2pm, Join the Circus workshop with an experienced circus arts instructor from Circus of Smiles. You don't have to run away to join this circus. Come try your hand at juggling and tumbling and try out a comedy routine in a supportive and fun environment, Stinson Beach Library.

Circus of Smiles Workshop, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Inverness Library.

Music Without Borders for a World Without Borders, 3:30 – 4:30pm, multilingual singer/songwriter and storyteller Juan L. Sanchez perform his interactive family program with songs from around the world, Marin City Library.

Super Father Son BBQ, 7-9pm, Corte Madera Community Center.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Pacheco Plaza Summer Music Series, Novato

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sausalito

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Saturday June 17

Tiburon Classic Car Show

Soy and Tofu Festival, Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco

North Beach Festival, San Francisco

Juneteenth, San Francisco

Northern California Pirate Festival, Vallejo

Japan Day Festival, San Francisco

Alcatraz: Island of Seabirds, 9:30am-12pm,Alcatraz Island, infamous for its federal prison, supports the only nesting colonies of Brandt’s and Pelagic, Contact sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or 415-530-5366, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco.

Learn How to Pier Fish on Father’s Day Weekend, 10am-12pm, Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

Hiking at Rodeo Lagoon and Beach, 10am- 1pm, habitat for many birds, butterflies, and botany, and is a favorite bird watching spot, Wildcare.

Sturgeon’s Mill, 10am-3pm, steam powered sawmill open only 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol. (707) 829-2479

North Beach Festival, 10am-6pm, free, feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the blessing of the animals, North Beach District, San Francisco.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Presidio Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Juneteenth Parade & Festival, entertainment, food, contests, children's activities, and fun, Nicholl Park, Richmond.

The LEGO Experience, 10:30am-2pm, Poppy at Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Juan Sanchez Concert! 10:30-11am, outdoor bilingual concert (weather dependent) will take place in the meadow behind the Novato Library.

Storytime with Lisa Pliner, 11am, meet famed shoe designer and children's author of "A Puppy’s Dream Comes True," Barnes & Noble Corte Madera.

Read to a Dog, 11am – 12pm, South Novato Library.

Creative Family Fun - Terrific Tile Painting, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Insect Discovery Lab! 12-3pm, This one is great for families as Save Nature brings out their giant darkling beetles, colorful grasshoppers, 240 legged African millipedes, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches for folks to hold and look at, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Presidio Kite Festival, 12-5pm, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Cosplay Party, 1 – 3pm, 6th-12th graders, Costume party, prizes, food and fun. Dress up not required! Walkups are OK, but signup recommended because space is limited, Novato Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 1-3pm, M.A.K.U SoundSystem + Bang Data, San Francisco.

Make Your Own Mini Comic & Free Comics Giveaway, 1:30 – 3:30pm,  A workshop for teens in grades 6-12. The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will provide a two hour workshop on how to make your very own mini comic book, Civic Center Library.

Summer of Love Family Movie Day: Jungle Book, 2-3:30pm, classic 1967 animated film. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Mill Valley Library.

Children’s Musician Juan L. Sanchez, 2 – 3pm, Don’t miss the fun when bilingual and renowned children’s musician, Juan L. Sanchez brings songs, dance, and play in English and Spanish to the Bolinas Community Center.

Kids LEGO Club, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Evening Photography at Deer Island, 7:30-9pm, Deer Island Ln, Novato.

Sci-Fi-Fi Movie Night, 8:30pm, Gravity: Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as NASA astronauts stranded in orbit, Cushing Theatre, Mill Valley.

Concerts on the Green, City Green, 901 Sherman Avenue, Novato.

Kids LEGO Club, 3-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Teen Movie Night, 5-7:30pm, ages 11-18, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

North Bay Drive-In, Big Trouble in Little China, 8:30pm, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Sunday June 18, Father's Day

West Point Inn, pancake breakfast!

North Beach Festival, San Francisco

Northern California Pirate Festival, Vallejo

Native Contemporary Arts Festival, San Francisco

Lake Fishing for Kids, 9-11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-4pm, Summer with the Seal Lions. Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

North Beach Festival, 10am-6pm, free, feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the blessing of the animals, North Beach District, San Francisco.

Outdoor Explorer: Family Nature Program, 10:30 – 11:30am, Become an "Outdoor Explorer" in your own backyard or neighborhood park! Bring your curiosity to this fun and interactive family program at the Novato Library. We'll learn about local birds, bugs and trees through hands-on outdoor exploration and activities, Novato Library.

Sand Globe Extravaganza on Stinson Beach, 11am-3pm, free, to make sand globes, Stinson Beach.

Creative Family Fun - Terrific Tile Painting, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Vehicle Factory, 11am-3pm, Use a variety of recyclable materials, like paper and cups, to design, build, and test stomp rockets, paper airplanes, mini-helicopters, and other types of vehicles, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. 

Yerba Buena Festival, 12-3pm, Native Contemporary Arts Festival, San Francisco.

Mountain Play, 2pm, Beauty and the Beast

Concerts-in-the-Park, Belvedere Park

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

San Mateo County Fair, ‘Where Tradition Meets Innovation’ 

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Monday June 19, Juneteenth

Emergency Preparedness & Communications in Marin, 9am-12pm, Make a Plan!  Learn how to make an emergency plan for your family, RSVP to Michelle@First5Marin.org, Embassy Suites Hotel, San Rafael.

Creativity Club, 3:30-5pm, ages 10-12, Cardboard Creations, What can you build with large sheets of cardboard, tape, and scissors? Come find out! Sausalito Library.

Teen Movie Night, 6 – 8pm, grades 6-12, Come watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! We'll have snacks. PJs, pillows, sleeping bags, etc are welcome and encouraged! Corte Madera Library.

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Tuesday June 20

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Trolls, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Toddler Puppet Circle Time at Toy Crazy, 10:30am - 11:30am, Join the one and only Emily Butterfly as she delights children with a very special Puppet Circle Time every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at Toy Crazy! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Performances on the Patio, 3:30pm, ages 4+, Rhythm-ALL-ogy, With joyous, raucous and infectious music, Aaron Kierbel will lead us in an outrageous afternoon of drumming. Robin Sweeny Patio, Sausalito Library.

Corte Madera Library Lego Club, 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Author Georgie Hanlin, 6:30pm, shares her heartwarming book for kids, Coco's Number Nightmare, Books Inc, Laurel Village, San Francisco.

Astrolecture Series - The Earliest and the Brightest: The Distant and High Energy Universe from the South Pole, 7:30-9pm, Presidio Office's Club, San Francisco.

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Wednesday June 21, Summer Solstice

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Trolls, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Make Your Own Mini Comic, 11am – 1pm, The Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco will provide a two hour workshop on how to make your very own mini comic book. Space is limited and registration is required, Novato Library

Wacky Wednesdays: Rhythmallogy, 1-1:45pm, Get ready to move and groove with percussionist and storyteller Aaron Kierbel, San Anselmo Library.

Afternoon Adventures, 3pm, ages 3+, Sean’s Shadows, Master puppeteer Sean Powers is back with his unique shadow puppets and live music, Sausalito Library.

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

Wednesday on Stage: Children's Musician Frances England, 3:30-4:30pm, Grammy nominee Frances England kicks off our Wednesdays on Stage with her warm, perceptive, indie-folk-influenced children’s music. Mill Valley Library.

Afterschool LEGO Club, 4-5:30pm, Fairfax Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert and Grand Lighting! 6-10pm, Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love on the first evening of summer with the first public display of the light art installation that will transform the Conservatory into a canvas of elegant illuminated scenes every night through October and a free Surrealistic Summer Solstice jam revisiting the iconic songs of the late 1960s with over forty legendary musicians, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

The Lost Boys, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Sonoma-Marin County Fair, ‘Great Eggspectations'

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Thursday June 22

Greenwood Summer Story Time, 11am-12pm, Ages 3–6, Kindergarten tea and free-play to follow, Greenwoord School, Mill Valley.

Tween/teen Science Lab: Slime!, 11am – 12:30pm, ages 10-18, Learn about monomers, polymers, and the chemical reactions that take place when we make our own slime!! Corte Madera Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, Jenny Lind Concert, San Francisco.

Puppet Power! 2 – 3pm, ages 6-11, Create your own puppets in this make-and-take craft event! Novato Library.

Nature Connection: Arthropods, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Grades K -2, registration required, Examine and learn about the structure and the functions of three live arthropods: the Madagascar hissing cockroach, the Giant African millipedes, and a Sonoran Desert vinegaroon. Participants will design and build their own imaginary animal out of modeling clay and be able to describe how their creatures move, eat, and protect themselves in nature, Mill Valley Public Library.

Wildlife Ambassadors from WildCare, 4-5pm, There is nothing more memorable than a visit from WildCare’s live wildlife ambassadors! Our team will bring three of WildCare’s live non-releasable animals to your location for an exciting presentation that will not be forgotten! By sharing their rescue stories, these animals act as ambassadors for their species, in order to raise awareness of their plight in the wild. Possible wildlife visitors include a Northern Spotted Owl, Virginia Opossum, California Desert Tortoise, Squirrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Gopher Snake, Western Screech Owl, Rosy Boa, American Kestrel, and more! Space is limited. Please RSVP to 415-927-5005 or library@cityoflarkspur.org, Larkspur Library.

Teen Movie and Pizza Night, 6th-12th graders, 5:30 – 8pm, Come to the Novato Library for a screening of Rogue One. Enjoy some pizza before the movie, Novato Library.

What Does It Take to Discover 2,332 Planets? 7:30–9pm, Free, join the Lawrence Hall of Science, the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy, and NASA scientists to learn what has been discovered through NASA's Kepler mission—and how we might find Earth 2.0, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

The Lost Boys, Jack London Square, Oakland

Passengers, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Sonoma-Marin County Fair, ‘Great Eggspectations'

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Friday June 23

San Francisco Bay Osprey Days, A fun and informative weekend celebrating Bay osprey with guided walks and driving tours, boat trips, science and educational presentations, “fish-food”-fish tacos for lunch and an evening wine and snacks gathering around the campfire at the Preserve visitor center, Mare Island Preserve, Vallejo.

Maker Mornings, 9am – 12pm, 6th-12th graders, Work on a variety of hands on projects including making a finger piano and open crafting, Novato Library.

Pasados del Presidio - Afternoon Fun for Kids, 12-3pm, Watch history come to life! Kids can enjoy hands-on activities, storytelling, living history, a visit with Juanito the Donkey, archaeology, pottery making, and more. Afternoon music and dance by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano. Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12-1pm, Circus Bella – Bay City Rhapsody San Francisco.

Green Art Workshop: Whimsical Weavings, 3:30 – 4:30pm, grades 3-5, Weave a colorful tapestry using found materials such as jeans, t-shirts, maps, books, cereal boxes, and more! In this creative re-use workshop, you will learn how to make a simple loom and re-purpose favorite garments and other household items into unique artworks, Mill Valley Library.

DIY Bath Bombs, 3:30 – 5:30pm, A DIY project for teens. Make your own fizzy, fragrant bath bombs, and learn about the chemical reaction that makes them do their thing! Civic Center Library.

Summer of Love Dance Party, 6-8pm, Make sure you wear a flower in your hair in the spirit of the Summer of 1967, Pier 39, San Francisco.

Campfire Program at Chicken Ranch Beach, 7-8pm, Join rangers for an evening of fun with local lore, legends, and campfire tales, Marshall.

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sausalito

Music in the Park, Marinwood, San Rafael

Sonoma-Marin County Fair, ‘Great Eggspectations'

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Saturday June 24, New Moon

Italian Street Painting Marin, San Rafael

The Great Race, San Rafael.

Summer Sailstace

San Francisco Gay Pride Event

San Francisco Bay Osprey Days, A fun and informative weekend celebrating Bay osprey with guided walks and driving tours, boat trips, science and educational presentations, “fish-food”-fish tacos for lunch and an evening wine and snacks gathering around the campfire at the Preserve visitor center, Mare Island Preserve, Vallejo.

Build an ROV, 10am and 1pm, ages 4-10, learn about the important parts of an ROV and how they help scientists discover the mysteries of the deep ocean. They will watch real footage from deep-sea submersible explorations taken in the marine sanctuaries along the California coast. Participants will also put together and build their own ROV's and test drive them in the water off our pier classroom. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov .

Pasados del Presidio - San Francisco's Birthday, 10:30am-12pm, Pershing Square, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - A-maize-ing Corn Husk Dolls, 11am-4pm, Presidio, an Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12pm & 2:15pm, Circus Bella – Bay City Rhapsody San Francisco.

Pueblo Day, 1-4pm, Experience our timeline of booths and activities representing the rapid social changes of the 19th century, Sonoma State Historic Park.

Summer Challenge Kick-Off Celebration, 2 – 4pm, Join us for a celebration of summer and our summer challenge! We'll have games, prizes, and more! Marin City Library.

Learn to Make Vegetarian Sushi, 2:30 – 4pm, A workshop for teens in grades 6-12. Learn to make delicious vegetarian sushi with chef and instructor Suzanne Griffin, owner of Cooking by the Bay, Stinson Beach Library.

Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3:30 – 5pm, A workshop for teens in grades 6-12. Henna Artist Rachel-Anne will explain henna art traditions & techniques. Teens will practice working with henna & receive a design by Rachel-Anne, Fairfax Library.

Movies in the Park, 8:40am, Moana, Pocket Park (Behind Novato Gymnastics Center) 950 Seventh Street, Novato.

Marinwood's Music in the Park Series, 6-8pm, San Rafael

Sonoma-Marin County Fair, ‘Great Eggspectations'

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Sunday June 25, Ramadan (ends)

Italian Street Painting Marin, San Rafael

Summer Sailstace

San Francisco Gay Pride Event

San Francisco Bay Osprey Days, A fun and informative weekend celebrating Bay osprey with guided walks and driving tours, boat trips, science and educational presentations, “fish-food”-fish tacos for lunch and an evening wine and snacks gathering around the campfire at the Preserve visitor center, Mare Island Preserve, Vallejo.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Learn to Skate – Free Clinic, 10am-12pm, McInnes Park, San Rafael.

Wooden Boat Show, 10am-4pm, large and small classic sailing vessels will be on display with live music by the SF Feetwarmers Jazz Band, model boat building for children by the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding, food, and beverages available for purchase, Corinthian Yacht Club, Tiburon.

Nature for Kids: Bahia, 10am-1pm, oak woodland at the edge of the San Pablo Bay wetlands offers us a variety of habitats to explore, Novato.

Infant and Child CPR, 10am– 12:30pm, (for expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children up to onset of puberty), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Outdoor Explorer: Family Nature Program, 10:30 – 11:30am, Become an "Outdoor Explorer" in your own backyard or neighborhood park! Bring your curiosity to this fun and interactive family program at the Novato Library. We'll learn about local birds, bugs and trees through hands-on outdoor exploration and activities, Novato Library.

Creative Family Fun - A-maize-ing Corn Husk Dolls, 11am-4pm, Presidio, an Francisco.

Big Bug Bonanza with SaveNature.org, 11am-3pm, Go on a guided bug hunt in our Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park. Then, at 12:00 noon, join SaveNature.org to meet small, spiky, and even giant bugs. , Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. 

Folkish Festival with The Rivertown Skifflers, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, Join us Sunday at Folkish Festival for the upbeat tunes from the Rivertown Skifflers, a new Bay Area jug band featuring washboard, kazoo, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and ukelele. Perfect for dancing, toe-tapping, and a few laughs along the way. Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Exploration Workshop: All About La Boheme, 12:30am, ages 7+, Experience the drama and romance of the main characters' unconventional, artistic lifestyles through song, movement and storytelling during this interactive workshop, San Francisco Opera.

KOOL & THE GANG and Quinn DeVeaux, 2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco

Free Family Volunteer Day, 2-4pm, ages 5+, Urban Adamah, Berkeley.

Reaching Out With Robotics, 3-5pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Blithedale Summit Family Night Hike, 7-9pm, Mill Valley.

Summer Sunday Concerts, Piccolo Pavilion in Old Corte Madera Square

Poolside Jam, Strawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley

Sonoma-Marin County Fair, ‘Great Eggspectations'

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

 

Monday June 26

Karen Benke - Creative Writing Camp for Kids, 9:30am-12:30pm, Grades 4-6, A four-session creative writing camp for those interested in playing on and off the page with similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, convincing dialog, poem-making, story-sketches and MORE. Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Museum Monday for Little Ones, 10am-Noon, Charles Schultz Museum.

Middle Schoolers: Build a Green City, 7-8:30pm, grades 6-8, Future environmentalists, engineers, civic leaders, architects and urban planners: we need your creativeity and problem-solving skills! Brainstorm current issues and solutions, then create a 3-D model of a sustainable green city with your peers. Recycled materials provided. Mill Valley Library.

Creativity Club, 3:30-5pm, ages 10-12, Tie-Dye, Make a one-of-a-kind book bag or t-shirt with an alternative tie-dye technique using sharpies, Sausalito Library.

The Mighty Bee Project, 3:30-4:30pm, The Planet Bee Foundation will present a hands-on, family-friendly workshop about bees and why they’re important to the environment. They’ll lead interactive games and bring an observation hive. Mill Valley.

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Tuesday June 27

Karen Benke - Creative Writing Camp for Kids, 9:30am-12:30pm, Grades 4-6, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Shrek The Third, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Toddler Puppet Circle Time at Toy Crazy, 10:30am - 11:30am, Join the one and only Emily Butterfly as she delights children with a very special Puppet Circle Time every Tuesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am at Toy Crazy! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Bingo Schmingo Music - Little Sprouts, 11-11:45am, age 2-5, a morning of music, movement and preschool fun! When you join music and laughter with phonics-based learning, it's a terrific time for all, Mill Valley Library.

Kids Days with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Performances on the Patio, 3:30pm, ages 4+, Cascada de Flores, Musicians and storytellers Cascada de Flores will bring their bilingual, participatory storytelling and songs to Sausalito, Robin Sweeny Patio, Sausalito Library.

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Wednesday June 28

Karen Benke - Creative Writing Camp for Kids, 9:30am-12:30pm, Grades 4-6, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10am, Shrek The Third, $5 for 10 movies or $1/show, CinéArts at the Empire, San Francisco.

Kids Days with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 1 – 2:30pm, 6th-12th graders, Henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios, will explain the traditions of henna art and demonstrate techniques. Teens will have the opportunity to practice working with henna and receive a design by Rachel-Anne. Sign-up required, Novato Library.

Puppet Art Theater: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", 3 – 4pm, With fun and humor, stories come alive in an engaging show for the whole family! Marin City Library.

Henna Art, 3:30 – 5pm, Corte Madera Library.

Afternoon Adventures, 3pm, ages 5-9, Drive-In Movie The Lorax, Decorate a ‘car’ at 3pm, Movie starts at 3:30pm, Come at 3pm to decorate your own ‘car’ and stay for the movie and popcorn. In The Lorax, a young boy meets a grumpy but lovable creature known as the Lorax while searching for a rare tree, Sausalito Library.

Musician Juan Sánchez, 3:30-4:30pm, Spanish-born musician, Juan Sánchez, delights audiences with songs and stories on peace-building, tolerance, self-esteem, and multicultural celebration.  Audience participation guaranteed! Mill Valley Library.

Plaza Night! 5:30-6:30pm, Bilingual evening family hang-out time featuring arts & crafts!, Novato Library.

Movies on the Green, TBD, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur

Back to the Future, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Thursday June 29

Karen Benke - Creative Writing Camp for Kids, 9:30am-12:30pm, Grades 4-6, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Kids Days with Ensambles Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, 11am-2pm, Stern Grove, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, The Jamming Nachos, San Francisco.

Builder's Challenge: Marble Run, 2 – 3pm, ages 4-12, Novato Library.

Guided Drawing with Illustrator Sarah Klise, 2:30-4pm, grades K-5, step-by-step through a guided drawing exercise, Mill Valley Library.

Master Storyteller & Illustrator, Ane Carla Rovetta, 4-5pm, ages 4+, Come hear how the wind can weave magic around the creatures of the forest. Then watch as she draws the animals with breezy quickness and brilliant colors. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please RSVP to library@cityoflarkspur.org or 415-927-5005, Larkspur Library.

Tantrums and Melt Downs: Addressing Difficult Behavior Through Connection, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, 2 – 7 years, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Once Upon A Magic, 7:30pm, pay-what-you-will, Fairfax Theater Company, Fairfax Pavilion.

MAGC Summer Concert Series, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

Sully, Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

Friday June 30

Maker Mornings, 9am – 12pm, 6th-12th graders, Work on a variety of hands on projects including making a finger piano and open crafting, Novato Library.

Yerba Buena Festival, 11-11:30 & 12:15–12:45pm, Ka-Hon, San Francisco.

Game Day! 2:30-3:30pm, Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or pick a card! Play board games, cards, or work a puzzle in the Creekside Room. All ages, no registration required, Mill Valley Library.

Tiny Treks Marin Free Trial Class, 3:30-5pm, Mill Valley Library Garden.

DIY Emoji Pillows, 4 – 5:30pm, A DIY project for teens. Sew a simple emoji plushie to decorate your room or give as a gift, Civic Center Library.

The Rainbow Fish Musical, 6pm, Come with us under the sea for The Rainbow Fish Musical, a world premiere based on the award-winning book by Marcus Pfister about the joy of finding friendship through sharing, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Sound of Music Sing Along, 7pm, Castro Theatre, San Francisco.

Once Upon A Magic, 7:30pm, Fairfax Theater Company, Fairfax Pavilion.

Sun Valley Fireworks Hike, 8:30 – 10:30pm, Join a ranger for a walk to experience this unique preserve after dark, San Rafael.

Outdoor Movie Night, 8:45-11pm, The Parent Trap, Pier 39, San Francisco 

Friday Nights on Main, Tiburon

Creekside Friday, The Cabin, Tennessee Valley

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Sausalito

Marin County Fair, "Let the Sunshine In, Summer of Love"

Alameda County Fair, 'Best. Summer. Ever.'

San Francisco Opera at AT&T Park, 7:30pm, Free Live Simulcast of Don Giovanni, AT&T Park.