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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.

Event listings are checked at the time of posting but schedules may change without notice. Links are available below to all venues for your convenience. Please confirm information with the website.

MONDAY MAY 1, May Day

Butterfly Release Program, learn how to carefully release a newly emerged butterfly into the exhibit and receive complimentary people-sized antennae and a special Patrol badge, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

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

TUESDAY MAY 2

Parenting Your Spirited Child (2 - 6 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

WEDNESDAY MAY 3

Breakfast with Enzo, 10-11am & 11am-12pm, voice, accordion, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, ocarina, percussion and musical saw sing along fun for everyone! Muir Woods Park Community Association Clubhouse.

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4-12, Novato Library.

LEGO Club, 4-5:30pm, ages 4-12, Fairfax Library.

Cinderella, San Francisco Ballet.

THURSDAY MAY 4

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Piedmont.

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

Cinderella, San Francisco Ballet.

FRIDAY MAY 5, Cinco de Mayo

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).

SF Opera Sing A Story: The Magic Flute, 3:30-4:30pm, Ages 4-10, A teaching artist from the San Francisco Opera will introduce The Magic Flute by Mozart, complete with singing and opera insights. Musical storytelling, a choral coaching and singing session, props and costumes make this a truly immersive creative experience, San Anselmo Library.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Cinco de Mayo Festival, 5-8pm, Carne Cruda will be entertaining with exciting and upbeat music, Ballet Folklorico will perform their heritage-rich dances, and the Children’s Creativity Museum will be there with some activities for the kids. Stop by! It’s free and fun, Yerba Buena Gardens Eastern Walkway, San Francisco.

Cinco De Mayo at the Museo, 5-8pm, celebrate the occasion with us and challenge your perceptions of what Mexican Contemporary art looks like. Explore "Tramas Urbanas", an exhibition featuring the work of textile artist Paloma Torres, The Mexican Museum, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Roseland Cinco de Mayo, Santa Rosa.

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

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SATURDAY MAY 6, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

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.

Tour of Novato and Community Fair

Aramburu Island Enhancement, 9am-1pm, ages 12+, Meet at Richardson Bay Audubon Center.

Trail Crew: Project Restore, 9am-2pm, ages 13+, restore trailside habitat along the much beloved Gravity Car Fire Road and at Double Bow Knot.

Broom Buster Work Day, 9 – 10am, all ages welcome, Meet at the Tiburon Peninsula Club parking lot in Tiburon (1600 Mar West St).

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

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.

STEM Superhero Series: The Future of Human Health, 9am-5pm, Children learn about the human body and healthcare system through various STEM activities, including solving puzzles using biological building blocks to taking vitals, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

We ♥ MOM Craft Market, 9am-2:30pm, Mill Valley Community Center.

Build a Flower Pot, 9am-12pm, Home Depot.

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.

Mystery of the White Hill, 10am – 2pm, Come on a 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. This event is ideal for all ages. Meet at the roadside parking area near the top of White Hill Grade on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Baking for Mom, 10am, ages 8-13, Hey Kids! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a fun class all about baking! We’ll teach you to bake like a pro and create a dessert that is perfect for mom!, Willams-Sonoma, Corte Madera.

Yoga in the Park, 10am – 2pm, McNears Beach Park, San Rafael.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

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

Carnevale Fantastico! 10am-6pm, Italian Renaissance & Cultural Festival, Celebrate the music, art, theatre and fashion of the late Italian Renaissance. Enjoy non stop entertainment and meet hundreds of costumed characters, Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo.

Turn the Page! Book Festival, Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

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

ARIA Festival, 10am-5pm, join the San Francisco Opera Education Department for a free Community Open House event at the new Wilsey Center for Opera. K–12 SFUSD classes, performances and workshops by community partners plus crafts and performing arts activities for all ages, San Francisco.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

STEM Dance-ology, 10:30am-12:30pm, During this interactive dance performance, children take on the role of a bacteria superhero fighting off viruses and infections, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito.

Headlands Spring Art Adventure, 10:30am-12:30pm, Put your creative cap on for a Marin Headlands adventure in art! We will look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration, and then create our own nature art using natural objects we gather around the Headlands or on the beach, Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Pancakes in the Park, 10:30am-12pm, Enjoy pancakes, a short hike and explore the nature around us and learn about and learn to spot some of the birds and fish, Lake Lagunitas.

Asian Pacific Heritage Festival, 11am-3:30pm, lion dance, martial arts, tai chi participation, Japanese tea ceremony, qi-gong participation, Korean and Taiko drummingand more, Marin Y, San Rafael.

Children's Day Celebration, 11am-4pm, 25th Japantown traditional youth celebration will feature Japanese storytelling and performances, mochi-pounding, youth art contests, arts and crafts, activities, games, bouncy house and more, Japantown Peace Plaza, San Francisco.

Rock Balancing Gathering, 11am-2pm, Crissy Field, San Francisco.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

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

Behind-the-Scenes Saturdays, 12-2pm, ages 7+, Your guide will share stories of patients treated at The Marine Mammal Center, describe the tried and true recipes our volunteers use to nurse these animals back to health, give you the inside scoop on our innovative technologies, Sausalito.

May Madness, 12-6pm, San Rafael.

Star Wars Big Build Event with LEGO® Materials, 1-4pm, free, construct the high skyscrapers of Cloud City located on Bespin, a village in the tress for Ewoks located on the Moon of Endor, a massive Rebel Base on the ice planet Hoth, and of course, trenches of the Death Star, Play-Well TEKnologies, San Anselmo.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 1:30pm, ages 4+, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

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

Cinderella, 2pm & 8pm, San Francisco Ballet.

Family Learning Workshops, 3-4:30pm, Beach Bucket Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike and Campfire, 6-8:30pm, Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight. NatureBridge, Sausalito.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

A La Carte & Art, downtown Mountain View.

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.

Hi-ho hi-ho its off to the Drive-In we Go: Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, 8:30pm, Novato.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SUNDAY MAY 7, Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Hike for Girls, 9:30am-12pm, help raise funds for scholarships for GirlVentures, Tilden Park, Berkeley.

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

Cinco de Mayo Festival on 23rd Street in Richmond.

Milo Foundation Adoptions, 10am-12pm, Town Center, Corte Madera.

Pixie Park Nature Fair, 10am – 1pm, Activities will include WildCare’s Nature Van, Face Painting, Nature based craft, Storytime with Clare, Diesel Bookstore, Tomato Planting, Musical performance with Little Bears, Blue Bear School of Music, Nature scavenger hunt and more, Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

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

Lamb Day, 10am-1pm, Bring a lunch to enjoy at the pond. Spinning demonstration at 11am. Purchase Windrush roving and yarns. Take home a child’s loom from recycled materials, Windrush Farms, 2263 Chileno Valley Rd, Petaluma.

Carnevale Fantastico! 10am-6pm, Italian Renaissance & Cultural Festival, Celebrate the music, art, theatre and fashion of the late Italian Renaissance. Enjoy non stop entertainment and meet hundreds of costumed characters, Blue Rock Springs Park, Vallejo.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Bethanie Murguia - Toucans, Too, 11am, hilarious follow-up book to Cockatoo, Too features cockatoos, toucans, two-can stew, and gnus! Book Passage, Sausalito.

Sunday Special: The Singing Lizard, 11-11:45am, It's electro-kindie music for the whole family! Liz DeRoache, aka The Singing Lizard, will have you up and dancing, Mill Valley Public Library.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

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

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

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.

Marianne Richmond - Bedtime Blessings, 1pm, a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God's blessings on others, too, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-3pm, Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, San Francisco.

Meet Courtney Spain Aragon, Author of Fraydo The Dragon, 1pm, This fun and humorous picture book follows Fraydo the Dragon and his friend Pee Wee on an adventure to solve Fraydo's BIG Problem --- he thinks he is a dog! Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Cinderella, 2pm, San Francisco Ballet.

Marin Music Chest 2017 Scholarship Winners Concert, 2:30pm, San Domenico School Hall of the Arts, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo.

Spring Concert, Overture String Ensemble & Crescendo Orchestra, 3pm, Marin Youth Symphony, College of Marin, Kentfield.

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. 

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

A La Carte & Art, downtown Mountain View.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

MONDAY MAY 8

Kid friendly activities for International Viking Day at Hanna Andersson, Village at Corte Madera.

My Place | My Story, 6pm, screening of students short films @ Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael.

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child (1 – 5 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

TUESDAY MAY 9, Rare Transit of Mercury Across the Sun

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

City Hall Popup for SFMade Week, 11am-6pm, Local makers, artisans and merchants from every supervisorial district in San Francisco will showcase their unique items.

WEDNESDAY MAY 10, Full Moon

Kiddo Crafternoon: Deligthtful Dragons, 3-3:45pm. Kindergarten-2nd Grade, Advanced sign ups preferred, Listen to dragon stories and create your own fire breathing dragon, San Anselmo Library.

Crazy Science Club, 4-5pm, grades K-8, Fairfax Library.

Free Screening: Carmen for Families, 6pm, San Francisco Library, North Beach.

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

THURSDAY MAY 11, Bike to Work Day

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

FRIDAY MAY 12

Kids' Pajama Party with Gianna Marino, 6-6:30pm, reads from 'Splotch', Diesel, a Bookstore, Larkspur.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

SATURDAY MAY 13

Marin Human Race

Free Family Fitness Class, 9am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Mother's Day Plant Sale, 9am-3pm, Edible Schoolyard, Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, Berkeley.

Mother's Day Family Campout, 10am, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

SkateFest '17, 10am-2pm, free skate lessons, contests, food, raffles music and more, Corte Madera Skate Park.

Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services - Camp Day 2017! 10am-1pm, Enjoy free activities and snacks, learn about our 2017 camp offerings, meet camp staff, register on-site with our NEW Online Registration System and recieve $10 off your registration!

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival, 10am-4pm, Union Square, San Francisco.

Living History Day, 10am-5pm, Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. 3325 Adobe Road.

Flower Crowns for Mothers and Children, 10–11 am, Come make a beautiful botanical floral crown to wear with mom to celebrate Mother's Day, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

Creative Family Fun - Avian Adventure, 10am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

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

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon.

KQED Family Fun Day at the Presidio Officers’ Club, 10:30am-2:30pm, with special guest Curious George, from the PBS animated television series. Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage at Creative Family Fun. Learn about our wildlife from the Roving Ranger Truck and discuss ways that you too can be involved in your park!  Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Sausalito WAG Dog Festival, 11am-3pm, a dog rescue area, vendors, music, food, beverages, games, demonstrations and the best dog gone dog show ever, Marinship Park.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

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

History Play Date: Flowers in Your Hair and Music to Your Ears, 11am-2pm, Family Program to celebrate our newest exhibition, On the Road to the Summer of Love, with a groovy day of music and crafts! California Historical Society, San Francisco

Family Fare: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3pm, ages 6-12, Explore the history of the recycle symbol and learn about universal symbols, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Roundtable Reading: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, 11:30am & 1pm, ages 8+, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Bon Air Blooms - The Marin Rose Society’s Annual Rose and Photography Show, 12:30-4pm, family-friendly event is just in time for Mother’s Day and also features a children’s table where talented volunteers will assist kids of all ages in creating a beautiful bouquet for Mom at no cos, Greenbrae.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble, San Francisco.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Candy Land Mother Daughter Tea, 2-4:30pm, Corte Madera Community Center.

Mother's Day Celebration of Single Mothers (and fathers) and playdate, 2pm - 6pm. The playground at Corte Madera Town Park. RSVP to ajvogt@gmail.com.

Family Gala, 5:30pm, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Zoovie Night, 6:30pm, Jungle Book (2016), Oakland Zoo.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

"Listen to Your Mother", Sit back and enjoy a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco!

Presidio Stargazing Party, 7-9:30pm, perfect for families and people of all ages interested in seeing the universe through a telescope. The SFAA brings telescopes and amateur astronomers to guide you, unveiling some of the night sky's most interesting astronomical beauties, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Mother's Day Family Campout at Slide Ranch.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 7pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.

Downtown Alameda’s 17th Annual Spring Festival

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

SUNDAY MAY 14, Mother's Day

Pancake Breakfast, West Point Inn, Mill Valley.

Mother's Day—Free Day! Exploratorium.

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

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

Creative Family Fun - Avian Adventure, 10am-4pm, Presidio Officers' Club, San Francisco.

Olompali State Historic Park Mother’s Day Bird Walk10:30am beginning and experienced birders are invited to join leaders Janet Bodle and Rich Cimino to view Olompali’s diverse avian residents as we walk the old ranch road to the park's reservoir. 

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, San Ramon.

Marin Open Studios, 11am-6pm.

Mother’s Day Brunch, 11am – 3pm, Falkirk Center, San Rafael. 

1960s Takeover of Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, San Francisco’s favorite family picnic blends the best of the international food scene with the best of the national park. At this event, put on your tie-dye and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love with classic rock, 1960s-era cocktails, and the chance to make free flower crowns in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent, Main Parade Ground, San Francisco.

Mother's Day Picnic benefit for Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society.

Mother's Day—Free Day! Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

San Francisco Youth Orchestra, 2pm, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 7pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.

Downtown Alameda’s 17th Annual Spring Festival

The Music Man, Stapleton Theatre Company, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

SFMade, A celebration of local manufacturers, their products and their people, San Francisco.

MONDAY MAY 15

Infant and Child CPR, Parents Place, San Rafael.

Our Nesting Neighbors: Bird watching walk, ages 6+, 9am-12pm (lunch at 11:30), Spring is an active time of year for birds as they are nesting in trees, bushes, cavities, and open terrain. During this leisurely stroll in the park, we’ll be on the lookout for our resident and migratory nesting birds as diverse as Western Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, Wilson’s Warblers, Killdeer, California Quail and Woodpeckers. We will delve into migration, calls, songs and nesting behavior, China Camp, San Rafael.

Space is limited and reservations are required.
To reserve, send email to:
chinacamp.programs@gmail.com

TUESDAY MAY 16

Sewer Band 59th Annual Spring Concert, 7:30pm, free, marches, show tunes, big band music, a bit of classical and some musical surprises, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Presidio Astrolecture Series: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, 7:30pm, Ann Marie Cody, NASA Ames Research Center, works with the Kepler Space Telescope team on the K2 mission, Presidio, San Francisco.

WEDNESDAY MAY 17

Breakfast with Enzo, 10-11am & 11am-12pm, voice, accordion, guitar, banjo, jaw harp, ocarina, percussion and musical saw sing along fun for everyone! Muir Woods Park Community Association Clubhouse.

LEGO Club, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 4-12, Novato Library.

LEGO Club, 4-5:30pm, ages 4-12, Fairfax Library.

THURSDAY MAY 18

Contra Costa County Fair

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 12:30-1:30pm, CMC Older Adult Choirs, San Francisco.

Summer School Demo Day, 1-3pm, Come and make a Suncatcher with us. All homeschoolers and anyone interested in homeschooling is invited. This is a great way to get creative and try something new, I Made It Glass, San Rafael.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 6-7:30pm, Changüí Majadero, San Francisco.

IJ Lobby Lounge Live, 7pm, enjoy live music by some of Marin’s most talented teens and young adults performing original rock, pop and more, Showcase Theater San Rafael.

American Crown Circus, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Disney & Pixar: A Musical Journey Into Animation, 8pm, a musical and visual journey through some of the greatest animated films of all time: from Bambi through Toy Story and more with live orchestra from the San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

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

FRIDAY MAY 19

Contra Costa County Fair

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.

NEW EXHIBIT: Step inside Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaursstarting, learn how these winged reptiles ruled the skies for as long as dinosaurs walked the Earth. View real pterosaur fossils, walk beneath a life-size model of the largest animal to ever navigate the skies, and fly like a pterosaur in a special interactive, California Academy of Science.

Bookfair Fundraiser for the Mountain Play, 11am, FREE Storytime with Belle (played by Chelsea Holifield of Mountain Play’s Summer 2017 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast*), Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

American Crown Circus, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Outdoor Family Movie Night, 5:30-9:30pm, Food Trucks 5:30 pm; Movie Shorts 7:30 pm; Feature Film: Moana 8 pm, Civil War Parade Ground, San Francisco.

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

SATURDAY MAY 20

Contra Costa County Fair

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

Luther Burbank Rose Parade and Festival, Santa Rosa.

Free Zumba, 9am, Mill Valley Community Center.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, Grand Opening, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Aramburu Island Enhancement, 9am-1pm, ages 12+, Meet at Richardson Bay Audubon Center.

Bioblitz at Gary Giocomini Preserve, 9am-3pm, age 8+, Hone your naturalist skills, learn to use the iNaturalist smartphone app, and contribute valuable data on biodiversity.

HUGE Neighborhood Yard Sale, 9am - 2pm, There will be all kinds of stuff for sale with tons of great stuff for kids at the new Cove School and San Clemente Park north of the Paradise Shopping Center off of Paradise Drive, Corte Madera. 

Skaggs Island Bicycle Ride and Picnic, 9:30am-1pm, a rare opportunity to tour the 3,300-acre Skaggs Island, a former top secret naval communications site. It is now a part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge and normally closed to the public, Sonoma.

Safe Boating Expo, 10 am - 2 pm, Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Golden Gate, Near the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge (Fort Baker), 435 Murray Circle, Sausalito.

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

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).

Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration, 10am – 1pm, all ages, help restore habitat on this special volunteer day. We’ll venture out to see the endangered Tiburon mariposa lily and remove invasive plants that threaten their existence. Invasive yellow star and tocolote thistle were once a thriving population on the rise, but our efforts have yielded positive results. Meet at the gate at the end of Taylor Rd in Tiburon.

Ocean Exploration Family Campout, 10am, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

Family Hike to Fairway Falls, 10am-12:30pm, Wildcare Family Adventures, Novato.

EAC & Sonoma Birding Youth Bird-A-Thon, 10am-12pm, ages 10-16, learn how to use binoculars, identify birds by sight and sound as we explore three locations around Point Reyes Station, including the Giacomini Wetlands.

Family Fun Day with the First 5 Express! 10am-2pm, There will be bilingual music, songs and instruments to play! You'll enjoy bilingual story time and a library for young children. There will be stickers and coloring and lots of fun! Novato Youth Center.

Discover Octopuses at Crissy Field! 10am & 1pm, Join us for our debut of the brand-new Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the oceans most intelligent creatures- the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, and examine their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen. As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keep-sakes. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

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

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, 10-11:30am, Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Family Learning Workshops, 10:30-11:30am, ages 3-5, Stirring Up Science, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

Bon Air Spring Fair, 11am-3pm, a family-friendly day of fun.  Enjoy food, beverages, chef demonstrations, live music, sidewalk specials, prizes, giveaways, children’s bubble play and face painting, Greenbrae.

Albany Beach Cleanup and Sand Globe Gathering, 11am-1pm, make, play, and create with sand globes, clean the beach, and be a part of the dozens of synchronized global "Hands Across the Sand" gatherings taking place that day.

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

Free Boat Rental Day, 11am-5pm, National Safe Boating Week Open House with FREE boat rentals and boating safety information, Lake Merritt Oakland

Behind-the-Scenes Saturdays, 12-2pm, ages 7+, Your guide will share stories of patients treated at The Marine Mammal Center, describe the tried and true recipes our volunteers use to nurse these animals back to health, give you the inside scoop on our innovative technologies, Sausalito.

"The Friends" 50th Anniversary Party, 12-2pm, Mill Valley Library.

Taste of Town Center, 12-2pm, Corte Madera.

Sing! Marin, 1-6pm, a vocal harmony event, choruses, vocal ensembles, quartets and more! Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Brass Convergence II: Protest Brass, San Francisco.

Monthly Game Day, 3-5pm, Marin City Library.

American Crown Circus, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Restoring our Tidal Wetlands with STRAW, 7pm, ages 5+, talk and slides but also hands-on activities to better understand the tidal marshes and the estuary, China Camp, San Rafael. THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Campfire Program: Evening at Stafford Lake, 7 – 9pm, Join rangers for an evening of fun around the campfire! There will be a short hike, stories, and sing-a-longs. This event is ideal for all ages. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight. Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

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

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

May the Drive-In Be With You: Star Wars, 8:30pm, Novato.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 2pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.

SUNDAY MAY 21

Contra Costa County Fair

C4C Challenge, 8am-12pm, climb up Bald Mountain in San Anselmo and back and enjoy music, dancing, raffle and tons of giveaways afterwards, Wade Thomas Elementary School, San Anselmo.

Run Like A Girl, 8:30am, 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato.

Bay to Breakers

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

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

Petaluma Kid! Gran Fondo, 9am.

Learn to Ride, 9 – 11am, Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Discover Octopuses at Crissy Field! 10am & 1pm, Join us for our debut of the brand-new Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the oceans most intelligent creatures- the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, and examine their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen. As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keep-sakes. Contact Courtney Buel @ courtney.buel@noaa.gov, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, San Francisco.

Open Cockpit Weekend, 10am-4pm, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa.

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk Part 1, Parents Place. San Rafael.

Oakland Book Festival, 10:30am, free.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

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 & Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Presidio Officer's Club, San Francisco.

Family Day: A Free Day of Art & Music, 11am-3pm, free, BAMPFA, Berkeley.

Meet the Mountain Bike Pioneers, 12-4pm, Stateroom Brewery.

Spring Carnival, 12-5pm, St. Isabella School, San Rafael.

MEGA Gymnastics Celebrates Olympic Day Demo, Join us for our special event on Sunday May 21st to hear from an Olympic Gymnast (and a coach at MEGA!) as well as demo opportunities for all students ages 3+.  Our competitive teams will also be performing their floor and trampoline routines.  Advanced Registration Required.  $20/ per student. Friends and Family free to watch.

The Frog Prince, 1pm & 3pm, Young Performers Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Mountain Play, Beauty and the Beast

Charlotte's Web, 1pm, Playhouse, San Anselmo.

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

Marin Music Chest Young Artist's Concert, 5pm, showcasing the talents of five emerging classical musicians at its annual "Young Artists Concert," Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley.

American Crown Circus, 3:30pm, 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

Tarzan, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Codding Theater, Rohnert Park.

Himalayan Fair, Live Oak Park in Berkeley.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

Enchanted Elements: A Magical Circus, 2pm, Circus Kids 4 Performance, featuring 16 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Enchanted Elements will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre, Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland.

MONDAY MAY 22

American Crown Circus, 7:30pm, Santa Rosa.

TUESDAY MAY 23

THURSDAY MAY 25, New Moon

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

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 6-7:30pm, The Anita Lofton Projec, San Francisco.

Katia & Co Presents: Disney’s the Lion King Experience!, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

FRIDAY MAY 26, Ramadan starts

Outdoor Movie Night - The Princess Diaries, 8:30pm, PIER 39, San Francisco.

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

Beauty and the Beast, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

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

Kiddo! Carnival, 4-10pm, Mill Valley Middle School.

Katia & Co Presents: Disney’s the Lion King Experience!, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

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

Beauty and the Beast, 7:30pm, Throckmorton Youth Performers, Mill Valley.

SATURDAY MAY 27

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.

Toddler Day, 9am-12pm, Slide Ranch, Muir Beach.

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

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

Storytime with Belle, 11am, Meet Chelsea Holifield, starring as Belle in the Mountain Play's Beauty & the Beast, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Family Matinee: Michel Camilo, 11am, pianist blending classical music with jazz and pan-Caribbean styles, delivering spellbinding solo piano performances of standard and original works, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco.

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-10pm, Mill Valley Middle School.

Kayak Voyage to Santa Margarita Island, 1 – 3pm, Join Rangers on a kayak voyage exploring the beautiful wetlands of Las Gallinas Creek. Our voyage will take us to Santa Margarita Island where we will attempt to land and then explore this wonderful preserve. Bring your own kayak and life vest. Snacks and water provided. McInnis Park, San Rafael. 

Yerba Buena Garden Festival, 1-2:30pm, Richard Howell & Sudden Changes, San Francisco.

Beauty and the Beast, 2pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

American Crown Circus, 1:30 pm 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Katia & Co Presents: Disney’s the Lion King Experience!, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Astronomy Nights on Mt. Tamalpias, 8:30pm, with Thomas Targett, Asst. Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Sonoma State University, Popular Myths of Astronomy.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.

SUNDAY MAY 28

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.

Mill Valley History Walk40th Annual “Walk into History” – Mill Valley Days, Small Town Heros, The Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley.

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

Birds and History at Rush Creek, 10am – 12pm, Meet a ranger for a hike at Rush Creek Preserve. We’ll learn about the birds and animals that live in the area as well as some of the colorful history of the preserve. This event is ideal for all ages. Degree of difficulty: Easy. Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks. Meet at the Pinheiro Fire Rd gate on Binford Rd in Novato.

Fly Guy, The Musical, 10:30am & 1:30pm, ages 4+, Children's Creativity Museum Theater, San Francisco.

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

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-10pm, Mill Valley Middle School.

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

Presidio Picnic, San Francisco.

Beauty and the Beast, 1pm, Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley.

American Crown Circus, 1:30 pm 4:00 pm & 6:30 pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

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

Mountain Play, Beauty and the Beast

Katia & Co Presents: Disney’s the Lion King Experience!, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Children’s Fairyland, Oakland.Treasure Island Flea

MONDAY MAY 29, Memorial Day

Mill Valley Volunteer Firefighters Pancake Breakfast, 7-10am

Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade

Marin Memorial Day Races

Memorial Day Service, Civic Center, San Rafael.

Nature for Kids: Indian Valley, 10am – 1pm, We’ll start the day looking for bugs and lizards, and if we’re lucky we might even find young frogs or toads that are looking for a cool, moist place to hide for the summer. After that we’ll head into the forest which is also a good place to find wildlife. Remember to bring lunch. Meet at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, parking lot 6 (1800 Ignacio Blvd).

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

Memorial Day Commemoration, 10:30am-1pm, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Kiddo! Carnival, 12-10pm, Mill Valley Middle School.

Memorial Day BBQ, 1-7pm, free, live music, spend the day with Vets who have served our country, Log Cabin Dugout Bar, San Anselmo.

American Crown Circus, 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm, St. Vincent's Grounds, San Rafael.

Memorial Day at the Hall, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

TUESDAY MAY 30

Pop-Up Jewish MarinFun for all – with a side of Jewish, 3-5pm, free scoop of Three Twins ice cream, make flower crowns, build a masterpiece with Play-well LEGO's, learn more about summer at the Marin JCC, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

WEDNESDAY MAY 31

Mill Valley Philharmonic Kick-off Concert, Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley