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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.

SUNDAY MAY 1, May Day

Angel Island Adventure Race, 9am-2pm, Get ready to sweat on this hilly course and experience the island's breathtaking scenery and panoramic vistas! 

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, 10am-4pm, Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what's flowering! Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit farms of your choice. Activities include farm tours, demonstrations, animal petting, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program & Buddha's Birthday, 10am, 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. Please check in before the program at the table near the southwest side entrance of the zendo.

Independent Bookstore Day 2016, 10:30am-3pm, all-ages, puppy adoptions, face painting, crafts, raffle, author appearances, live music, and more! Book Passage, Corte Madera & Ferry Building.

Creative Family Fun - Japanese Carp Kites, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Charity and the JAMband, 11:30am, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Spring Carnival, 11:30am-5pm, St. Isabella School, San Rafael.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Garden Faire, 12-4pm, crafts, games, music, food and more! Edna Maguire Elementary, Mill Valley.

Mother’s Day Make and Take, 12 – 2pm, build a beautiful flower press, RSVP: Contact Ranger Jason Olivetti, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

How Weird Street Faire, 12-8pm, gather to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, make new friends and greet old ones, and appreciate each other’s differences at the most diverse gathering this planet has ever seen, Howard & 2nd Streets, San Francisco. There will be loud music, earphones are recommended for young children.

Sunday Streets, Bayview/Dogpatch, San Francisco.

Rosenberg Institute Discovery Day Open House, 1-5pm, visit our marine lab on the Bay and see marine science in action. Explore a working marine lab and become a marine scientist for the afternoon!  Learn about the research we do to understand, restore and conserve the plants, animals and habitats of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Coast. Collect and record data, Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Pedrito Martinez Group Featuring Issac Delgado, San Francisco.

May Day Celebration in the Backyard! 2pm, crafts, flower crowns, live music, maypole dances, and a pirate ship, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Circus Oddity, 3pm, Circus Center's Youth Circus pays tribute to David Bowie, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco.

William Kent Society 5th Annual Family Campfire, 4-7pm, Lumberjack BBQ & Kid and Adult Beverages, S’more Making, Dad and Kid Bands, Earn your Junior Ranger Badge with activites like Wood Fort Building, Log Splitting/Jumping/Branding, Archery, Henna, Wood Krafts, Forest Kreatures and more! Purchase tickets on website. Presidio, San Francisco. 

The Music Man, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Storytelling Festival, Orinda Community Center, Richmond.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Teen Animation Festival International, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

MONDAY MAY 2

Film of the Month, Pinocchio, every Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, 1:30pm & 4pm, The Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.

TUESDAY MAY 3

Children's Day Family Workshop, 2-3pm, learn about the Japanese National Holiday Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day). Get your hands sticky as you create and eat your own Sakura Mochi.  View the Japanese Doll exhibit that features over 100 dolls.  Let your creative side shine though as you create your very own koi no bori origami as well, RSVP required, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, San Francisco.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

WEDNESDAY MAY 4

Builder's Club, 2-4pm, age 5+, San Rafael Library.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 3pm, Sausalito Library.

"Star Wars Day - May the 4th Be With You" X-Wing Learn-to-Play Event, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

THURSDAY MAY 5, Cinco de Mayo, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Weird Science Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm, explore the physical and natural pieces that make up our world with fun "hands-on" science activitie, Point Reyes Library.

Board Game & Pizza Night, 6-8pm, ages 5+, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Creativity Talks, 6:30pm, “The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset” with Dr. Jo Boaler, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 4–6pm, Free, Live Oak Social Hall, Berkeley.

FRIDAY MAY 6, New Moon, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

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

TEDxYouth@Ross, 9-11:30am, free, inspiring kids to connect, discuss, perform, and create, Ross School Gym.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Family Film Night, 6pm, The Good Dinosaur, free popcorn and It's It's, Presidio, San Francisco.

Circus Oddity, 7:30pm, Circus Center's Youth Circus pays tribute to David Bowie, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco.

SATURDAY MAY 7

Mother's Day Celebration at the Farmer's Market, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Angry Birds Bird House, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

Petaluma Kid! Gran Fondo, 9am.

Hike for Girls, 9:30am, easy 3-mile roundtrip hike open to all everyone (including kids in sturdy strollers and pets), Tilden Park, Berkeley.

Wildfire "Get Ready" Day Event, Join the Larkspur Fire Department, FireSafe Marin, and the U.S. Forest Service for a fun and educational meet-and-greet, meet Smokey Bear and climb a fire engine, learn how to lower risk to your home create a family evacuation plan, Dolliver Park, Larkspur.

Yoga in the Park, 10am – 2pm, begin with volunteer work to spruce up, then we’ll follow with a 45 minute Yoga class, enjoy a delicious, free lunch provided by Mi Pueblo. McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Marin Human Race

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 10am, ages 5+, The Magic Flute for families movie screening, Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, 10am-6pm, Dolores Park, San Francisco.

The Family Bug Band, 10:45-11:30am & 11:45am-12:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Community May Day Celebration, 11am-2pm, historic artifacts, maypole dancing, live music and more, Kent Middle School.

Mother's Day Craft of Children, 11am-1pm, urprise mom with a freshly potted plant in a pot you planted yourself. Fairfax Library.

STEAM Saturday: Building with the Three Little Pigs, 11-11:45am, ages 3-6, San Rafael Library.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

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

Children’s Day Festival, 11am-4pm, Participate in cultural arts and crafts, bounce house, games and watch taiko, youth singing, kendo, and much more! Japantown. 

Mother's Day Art in the Park, 11am – 1pm, make something special for mom! Work with rangers to create your own piece of art to give to your mom on Mother's Day, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Moms & Nature, 11am-12:30pm, What's better than a giving the gift of nature and relaxation? Let's celebrate more than one mother: Mother Nature and you, your mother, or mother figure by stretching and strolling around the Headlands with one of our naturalists. 

Creative Family Fun - Fabulous Forest Frames, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 11:30am, Exploration Workshop: Introduction to Opera, Bryan Education Studio, San Francisco.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 1pm, ages 10+, Carmen for families movie screening, Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

Taste of Town Center, 12-2pm, live music, face painting, free samples. and more, The Town Center, Corte Madera.

Junior Ranger Jamboree, 12-3pm, entertainment, refreshments, and hands-on activities and games, while learning a Junior Ranger’s duty to “Explore, Learn & Protect.” Gather ’round the campfire, roast some s’mores, and sing “Happy Birthday” to our national parks, Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-3pm, Elephantine + the Seshen, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walks, 2-4pm, FREE Guided Walks, Mill Valley Community Center.

Flora & Fauna Tea Party (Mother Daughter Tea), 3pm, Corte Madera Community Center.

Circus Oddity, 3pm, Circus Center's Youth Circus pays tribute to David Bowie, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco.

touch-a-truck, Presidio, San Francisco.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

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.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Astronomy Night: Aquarids Meteor Shower, 8 – 10pm, Bring the whole family out for an evening under the stars on Mount Burdell. Look at the planets and night sky through a telescope, or bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy the view. The star of the show will be the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, bring binoculars or a telescope, flashlight, blankets, water, snacks, and star charts. Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

SUNDAY MAY 8, Mother's Day

West Point Inn, yummy Mother's Day pancake breakfast!

Mother’s Day Picnic at Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Back from the Brink: Saving Species, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 10am, ages 5+, The Barber of Seville for families movie screening, Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Fabulous Forest Frames, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Y Bike, 11am-2pm, Get your kids riding on two wheels with help from the Y's awesome instructors! They provide bikes and equipment - just bring your game face (ideally a big, toothy grin) and a little determination, Main Parade Grounds, San Francisco.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 11:30am, Exploration Workshop: Introduction to Opera, Bryan Education Studio, San Francisco.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Opera in an Hour Movie Festival, 1pm, ages 8+, Girl of the Golden West for families movie screening, Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2pm, Slow Research Lab, San Francisco.

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

MONDAY MAY 9, Rare Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

TUESDAY MAY 10

Drawing Fish, 10-11:30am, with John Muir Laws, This class will prepare you for sketching from live specimens in your fish tank or at an aquarium. No experience necessary, and no advanced registration required. Bring a sketchbook and pencil to take notes. Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

WEDNESDAY MAY 11

Brick Building Club, 3-4:30pm, Sausalito Library.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

THURSDAY MAY 12

Meet the Author, 10am, Chris Columbus, House of Secrets: Clash of the Worlds, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

Film: Wave of the Winter and free Tacos, 7:30pm, Proof Lab, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

FRIDAY MAY 13

Family History Project, 10:30-11:30am, Children delve into their individual family story by recording their family’s history, unique traditions, language and experiences, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

Kids' Pajama Party with Bob Barner, 6-7pm, reads from his book 'Sea Bones', Diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

SATURDAY MAY 14,  International Astronomy Day

Grand Opening of the Fab Lab, ages 3-10, high tech makerspaces, with machines like 3D printers and laser cutters, which build STEM skills through hands-on learning, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival, San Francisco.

STEM Superhero Series, Code Our Future: Super Solving with Robots, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Mariner Cove Yard Sale, 9am-2pm, Corte Madera.

Festival of Fun, 10am-9pm, Carnival Rides, Games, Music, BBQ, St. Anselm School, San Anselmo.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8-13, We Love Tacos, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Living History Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. 3325 Adobe Road.

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier, 10am-12pm, RSVP required.

Math Festival, 10am-12pm, 4-8 graders, Tackling math puzzles, Building a giant Zome structure, Exploring mathematical art projects, Learning new games... and more! Proof School. San Francisco.

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

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Egg-citing Critters, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

An Afternoon of Ice Cream, Music, and Crafts with Erin Schrode, 12pm, #ErinforUs, Novato.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 12-5:30pm, Con Brio + Duniya Dance & Drum Company + Black Orpheus, San Francisco.

Tour of Novato and Community Fair, a bicycling and walking fundraising event for the Novato public schools, Sherman Avenue in front of the Novato City Hall.

Bolinas Skatepark Fundraiser, 4pm-12am, Music, Skating, Drinks, Food, Community fun, Prizes and Dancing, Bolinas Community Center.

Grand Re-Opening of SFMOMA

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpias, 8:30pm, with Dr. Chris McKay, NASA’s new program, “Ocean Worlds,” focuses on the many oceans in the moons of the outer Solar System. Enceladus, Europa, and Titan are of particular interest. Where do we look, and how do we search for evidence of life?

SUNDAY MAY 15

Maifest, 9am-3pm, SOLD OUT, Tourist Club, Mill Valley.

Bay to Breakers

Albert Park Cleanup Day, Volunteers will receive two free tickets to the Pacifics game of your choice and a free lunch courtesy of our partners at West Brooklyn Pizzeria! Contact Parker Brown at parker@pacificsbaseball.com, San Rafael.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, ages 8+, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Pixie Park Spring Fair, 10am-2pm, Marin Art & Garden Center.

Mystery of the White Hill, 10am – 3pm, hike with Ranger Mike Warner to find the crash site of the B-17 Flying Fortress, a bomber aircraft from World War II. We’ll discuss the history, context, and mystery surrounding the site. Moderate to strenuous. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Magician Brian Scott, 11-11:45am, Mill Valley Library.

Author Event: Kara Hamilton, A New Leash on Life, 11am, We've heard the sad stories. The once beloved pooch is given away after the birth of a child due to "aggressive" behavior. Hopefully, by creatively educating small children how to behave around dogs, more pets can stay with their families, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Aeolian Day, 11am, green lawn, the summer sun and the sea breeze to kick off a unique celebration of the sound of the wind, Jack London Square, Oakland.

Creative Family Fun - Egg-citing Critters, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

SFMade, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector: discover locally made products, the people who make them, and where to buy them.

Just Dance Academy Spring Performance, 2pm, Marin Civic Center.

“Stories & Songs,” 4pm, a free outdoor afternoon of music and storytelling for kids and their families, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Marin Music Chest 2016 "Young Artists Concert", 5pm, free (donations are appreciated,) features concert performances by five talented young Marin County musicians studying classical music, Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley.

Fiddler on the Roof, The Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

The Little Mermaid, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

MONDAY MAY 16

Story time at Boyd Memorial Park, 10:30-11am, literacy, movement, story, and song for a fun and enriching experience under the beautiful San Rafael trees by the San Rafael Library.

TUESDAY MAY 17

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

WEDNESDAY MAY 18

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

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

THURSDAY MAY 19

Weird Science Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm, explore the physical and natural pieces that make up our world with fun "hands-on" science activitie, Point Reyes Library.

Fire and Ice! Mad Science of Mt. Diablo, 4pm, ages 5+,  foggy dry ice storms, taste a special Mad Science “burp” potion. Kids will be amazed by sizzling, shivering scissors and special bubbly showers, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2pm, Bethoven in the City, San Francisco.

Bay Area Homeschool Fair, 4pm, Golden Gate Learning Center, San Anselmo.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 6-7:30pm, Orquesta La Moderna Tradición, San Francisco.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.

FRIDAY MAY 20

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Family History Project, 10:30-11:30am, Children delve into their individual family story by recording their family’s history, unique traditions, language and experiences, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Recycled Book Boxes, 2-3, 6-8 grade, San Rafael Library.

KidsFest at the Zoo, 5-8pm, wildlife presentations, live music, face painting, fun activities and arts and crafts and more! San Francisco Zoo.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.

SATURDAY MAY 21, Full Moon, Blue Moon

Bay Area Discovery Museum is closed.

Kids to Parks Day

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Free Family Bike Safety Ride, 10am-12pm, Tam Valley Community Center, Mill Valley.

Safe Boating EXPO, 10am-2pm, free life jackets, helicopter demos, Coast Guard dog demos, behind the scenes tour of Coast Guard boats and much more! U.S. Coast Guard Station Golden Gate.

Marcello Walk, 10am-12pm, Marin Headlands.

Discover Deer Island, 10am-1pm, A true wildlife refuge, where the hills meet the bay, this a great location for Red-shoulder hawk and White-tailed kite to nest, as well as Barn owls and Great-horned owls. There is also a variety of butterflies, some of which is dependent on the surrounding marsh habitat. It is also home to Alligator lizards and Gopher snakes, Wildcare Family Adenture.

Wool Festival, 10am-5pm, free, Valley Ford, Sonoma.

Bon Air Spring Fair, 11am-3pm, showcasing local farms and food producers with free sampling and demonstrations. From farm-fresh ingredients to deserts, delicious snacks and tasty beverages, meet the people behind the food. Enjoy sidewalk specials throughout the center, music and children’s entertainment, Greenbrae.

Coleman International Car Show, 11am-4pm, enjoy food, music, an auction, games, crafts, a jumpy and more! Coleman Elementary, San Rafael.

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Daniel Handler, Marcus Shelby & Friends, 11am, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am & 2pm, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Asian Heritage Street Celebration, 11am-6pm, UN Plaza, San Francisco.

Storytelling and Tea Tasting for Kids, 11:30am-12:30pm, hear a story tall and wide, brave and sincere, and certain to marvel the most skeptical child, followed by the funnest hands on tea pouring for kids.  We will learn how to serve, and taste some lovely yummy teas, The Western Gate Tea House, Lagunitas.

Celebrate the World Ocean, 11:30am-2:30pm, join a naturalist to help dissect the pellet, or bolus, of a juvenile black-footed albatross chick to see what these open ocean wanderers are confusing with food. You’ll find out all sorts of way you can become an ocean activist, helping protect our bay and ocean waters, Bay Model, Sausalito.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

Kid's LEGO Club, 1-2pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Legends of the Celtic Harp, San Francisco.

Double Victory, 1-2pm, traditional Okinawan musicians and dancers, Fort Point, San Francisco.

Novato Live at City Hall, 6-8pm.

Full Moon Adventure at Indian Tree, 7:30 – 9pm, experience this unique preserve after dark. We’ll discuss nocturnal animals and things that go bump in the night! Don’t forget to bring a flashlight, meet at the trailhead on Vineyard Rd in Novato.

Family Gala: Make + Believe, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, Santa Rosa.

Cruising' the Boulevard, Petaluma's Salute to American Graffiti.

SUNDAY MAY 22

Makers Faire, 10am-8pm, A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement, San Mateo County Event Center.

Dissect Salmon! 10am & 1pm, ages 4-10,  a hands-on exploration of one of California’s most famous fish! Learn about the unique life cycle of salmonids and create your own fish prints using a real Chinook salmon. Participants will also get to know salmon both inside and out during our naturalist-led dissection. Contact Courtney, courtney.buel@noaa.gov to register, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Mill Valley History Walk, Walk on the Sunnyside, Boyle Park, Buena Vista, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, Back from the Brink: Saving Species, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Wool Festival, 10am-5pm, free, Valley Ford, Sonoma.

Baykeeper Parade

Creative Family Fun - Signal Flags, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Rickshaw Girl, 11am, ages 6+, San Francisco.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Mountain Play, West Side Story

Charlotte's Country Fair, 3-6pm, Mill Valley Community Center.

Family Film Series, 3pm, Little Shop of Horrors, Lark Theatre.

“Stories & Songs,” 4pm, a free outdoor afternoon of music and storytelling for kids and their families, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Catapalooza, festival is free, feature cat-centric activities, kitten corner, a Purr-veyors market; kids zone, music, food and beer garden, Meet Lil BUB (tix on sale now), Marin Humane Society.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

MONDAY MAY 23

 

TUESDAY MAY 24

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

WEDNESDAY MAY 25

Katia & Co Presents: Wizard of Oz, 7pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

THURSDAY MAY 26

American Crown Circus, 6:30pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 12-1:30pm, Inspector Gadje, San Francisco.

Drop In Game Day, 3:30-6pm, South Novato Library.

Inventors Workshop: Roller Coaster Engineering with The Lawrence Hall of Science, 6-7pm, age 5+, design and make a table-top marble roller coaster, San Rafael Library.

Katia & Co Presents: Wizard of Oz, 7pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

FRIDAY MAY 27

Kiddo! Carnival, 4-10pm, Mill Valley

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Family History Project, 10:30-11:30am, Children delve into their individual family story by recording their family’s history, unique traditions, language and experiences, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, music, food, kids activities and more, Tiburon.

Bay Area Yo-Yo Championship Prelims, 6-9pm, Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco.

American Crown Circus, 6:30pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Katia & Co Presents: Wizard of Oz, 7pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

SATURDAY MAY 28

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-10pm, Mill Valley

Dissect Salmon! 10am & 1pm, ages 4-10, Become a marine debris detective on a naturalist-led beach excursion at Crissy Field. Search for and learn about the mysterious plastic “nurdle” along with beach hoppers and sand crabs. Discover how trash from the Bay Area can play a part in the lives of albatross that nest far away in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Contact Mark mark.oates@noaa.gov to register, Crissy Field Beach, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Magic Treehouse Grand Opening, Children explore history through immersive environments, period costumes, props, and more than 30 hands-on learning experiences. The exhibition runs until September 5, 2016, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Carnaval, “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people, Mission District, San Francisco.

Bay Area Yo-Yo Championship, 10am-4pm, Golden Gate Bandshell, San Francisco.

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Creative Family Fun - Memorial Day Poppies, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Kids Kokoro, 12-1pm, ages 7-13, George "Rocky" Graham Park, 630 Drake Avenue, Marin City.

American Crown Circus, 1:30pm, 4pm & 6:30pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Katia & Co Presents: Wizard of Oz, 2pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Come to Your Senses at Crissy Field, 2-4pm, Come experience sites sounds, smells, and flavors of Crissy fields on a one-mile easy walk at the Crissy Marsh. Look for crabs, taste strawberry treats; listen to legends, smell a sea shore habitat; touch and play on the sands of Crissy field under the cypress trees.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Treasure Island Flea

SUNDAY MAY 29

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-10pm, Mill Valley

Carnaval, 9:30am the Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!”, celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life giver and the sustainer of life; from her womb she gave origin to all the plants, animals, and people, Mission District, San Francisco.

Marin Greek Festival, Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Christian Church, 1110 Highland Drive, Novato; 883-1998.

Creative Family Fun - Memorial Day Poppies, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Songs and Stories with Megan, 11:30am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Muir Beach Firemen's BBQ, 12-5pm, dancing, food, and fun for the whole family, Santos Meadow on Muir Road.

American Crown Circus, 1:30pm, 4pm & 6:30pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Mountain Play, West Side Story

Katia & Co Presents: Wizard of Oz, 2pm, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Poolside Jam: Francesca Lee, 2:30pm, Strawberry Rec Center, Mill Valley.

Family Film Series, 3pm, The Iron Giant, Lark Theatre.

“Stories & Songs,” 4pm, a free outdoor afternoon of music and storytelling for kids and their families, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael.

Sweet Charity, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

Treasure Island, Berkeley Rep.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Treasure Island Flea

MONDAY MAY 30, Memorial Day

Memorial Day Service, Civic Center, San Rafael.

Marin Memorial Day Races

Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, 7-10am

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, We’ll head up the hill and visit several different forest habitats, we’ll talk about these different habitats and the different types of plants and animals that live in each place, bring lunch. 

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

Memorial Day Ceremony, 10:30am-1pm, The Presidio

Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-5pm, Mill Valley

Mill Valley Community Center 15th Anniversary Celebration, 12-4pm, Free Entertainment and Free Activities including Jumpees, face painting, balloon twisitng, activity stations & Bubble Soccer, Fur, Scales & Tails Animal Show 12pm, Circus of Smiles Show 12:45pm, Pride & Joy 1:30pm & 2:45pm, Cupcake Give-Away 2:15pm.

Memorial Day BBQ, 1-8pm, free, live music, spend the day with Vets who have served our country, Log Cabin Dugout Bar, San Anselmo.

American Crown Circus, 1:30pm & 4pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

TUESDAY MAY 31