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Museum Closures:

Friday, September 1, New Moon

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, San Anselmo Town Plaza.

Kids' Pajama Party with Bethanie Murguia! 6-6:30pm, Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed. DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Saturday, September 2

Sausalito Art Festival

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.

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

Back to School Pencil Box, 9am-12pm, ages 5-12, Home Depot, San Rafael.

Zumba at McInnis Park, 9:30 – 10:30am, ideal for all ages, Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water. McInnis Park, 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA

ROYAL CROWNSDesign and make a one-of-a-kind crown to help you rule the new school year, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Scottish Highland Gathering & Games offers athletic games, a grandstand show, sheepdog trials, Scottish dance, food, music, and historical demonstrations, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.

Belmont Greek Festival, enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, a mythology play, and a kids’ area, Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont. 

Gold Rush Days, 9am-4pm, turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8-13, $30/kid, Fall Donut Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry, includes a donut pan, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

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

Aloha Poly Fest, 11am-6pm, fun day filled with live entertainment, island-style crafts, Hawaiian-influenced food plates and snacks to fill your tummy. Kids' Korner welcome the young ones to learn about Polynesian cultures through FREE make & take crafts projects, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Bendy Bicycles, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Kid’s Succulent Window Box Build, 12 – 2pm, ages 5 -12, create a handmade, hardy succulent windowsill garden, with a variety of fun and personalized decorations for kids, All materials will be provided, Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

The Miser, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Molière's comedy, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, September 3

Sausalito Art Festival

Learn to Ride at Stafford Lake Bike Park, 9 – 11am, A limited amount of bicycles and helmets will be available on a first come, first-served basis. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sturdy shoes, Novato.

Gold Rush Days, 9am-4pm, turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program, 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.

Scottish Highland Gathering & Games offers athletic games, a grandstand show, sheepdog trials, Scottish dance, food, music, and historical demonstrations, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.

SF Bay Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival, 10am-7pm, Brazilian Music & Dance Lavagem & Procession, Children's Village Food & Craft Vendor Booths, Beer & Caipirinha Gardens and more, BrasArte, Berkeley.

Belmont Greek Festival, enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, a mythology play, and a kids’ area, Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont. 

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, Presidio, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Bendy Bicycles, 11am-4pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

YBike Learn To Ride Program, 11am, Presidio, San Francisco.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

Belvedere Tiburon Labor Day Parade, 1pm, old-fashioned, home town parade starts at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and Lagoon and continues down Main St. and Beach Rd. ending just prior to Belvedere Park for the final Concert in the Park Event of the summer.

The Miser, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Molière's comedy, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park Band, Spreckels Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Belvedere Park.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Monday, September 4, Labor Day

Sausalito Art Festival

Gold Rush Days, 9am-4pm, turn back the clock to Sacramento’s historic district to 1850s. Costumed performers portray historical figures, personalities and just plain folks, bringing history to life while old-timey musicians perform on multiple stages, evoking the vivid tunes and sounds of the times, Sacramento.

Soccerfest, 10am-5pm, free, food and fun, drinks, music and mahem, and some fancy footwork for all ages, Mill Valley Community Center.

Belmont Greek Festival, enjoy Greek food, music, dancing, a mythology play, and a kids’ area, Greek Orthodox Church, Belmont. 

Labor Day Street Party, 12-6pm, two stages of live dancing music, A Silent Auction, delicious BBQ foods, homemade desserts, Beer & Wine and a Kids Corner in the Plaza, Bolinas Community Center.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park Band, Spreckels Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park.

The Miser, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Molière's comedy, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Tuesday, September 5

Wednesday, September 6, Full Moon

Union Square Live, 6pm, featuring Moonalice, San Francisco.

Thursday, September 7

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

Presidio Twilight, 5-9pm, Celebrate summer evening with lantern-lit dining cabanas, blanket-side cocktail service, fire pits, live music, and views of the sun setting over San Francisco Bay.

Friday, September 8

The Compassion Experience, free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic, The Village at Corte Madera.

South Novato Library Friday Fun Days, 3 – 4pm, Start the weekend off right with a laid-back afternoon at the South Novato Library. Whether it’s games, crafts or more, this drop-in program is a good way to relax at the end of the week! South Novato Library.

Picnics on the Plaza, 5-8pm, San Anselmo Town Plaza.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Movie in the Park, 7pm, Beauty and The Beast (live action), Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Saturday, September 9

Presidio Bird Walks, 8:30am, Enjoy this family walk in the Presidio led by young birder Jonah Benningfield, Presidio, San Francisco.

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

Bird Walk & Kent Island Restoration Day, 10am-2pm, Join professional ornithologist and marine biologist, Peter Pyle, for a day on Kent Island. Contact Sara Heintzelman, (415) 530-5366.

Family Hang-Out Time, 10 – 10:30am, ages 2-8, A laid-back morning of story, art or games for families of all abilities! South Novato Library.

Crabbing at Fort Baker Pier10 am-Noon, Fort Baker.

45th anniversary of the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, 10am-4pm, open house including a very special Story Time as author Christie Matheson reads her book, Plant the Tiny Seed, used book sale, a retrospective art exhibition, children’s crafts, the Garden’s September plant sale featuring California native plants and succulents, and more, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Chocolate Festival, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

Learn to Skimboard, 11am – 1pm, learn the basics of skimboarding through demonstration and practice. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome.  A limited number of skimboards will be provided, but please bring your own if you already have a board, Stinson Beach.

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

Creative Family Fun - Bear With Me, 11am, Presidio, San Francisco.

The Compassion Experience, free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic, The Village at Corte Madera.

Mole & Mariachi Festival, food, beer, wine, craft vendors, giant piñatas, and dancers, Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

J-Pop Summit, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

The Miser, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Molière's comedy, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

BIRDIE WRISTLETSSoar into fall with a little birdie on your wrist., Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Hot Amphitheater Nights, 5-7pm, Free Concert at the Hamilton Amphitheater, Novato.

Film Night in the Park, The Graduate, Union Square, San Francisco.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In! 8:30pm, Dr. Strangelove, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sunday, September 10, Grandparents' Day

West Point Inn, pancake breakfast!

Fairfax Car Show, 8am-4:30pm, Downtown Fairfax Broadway near Bolinas Road and the Parkade Lot.

Terwilliger Trail Hike, 9 – 11am, enjoy stunning views of the Stafford Lake watershed from the upper sections of the trail and discuss the flora and fauna found in the various habitats along the way. This event is ideal for all ages. Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Birding 101, 9:30-11:30 am, Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Chocolate Festival, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

Second Sunday Stories: Lily Williams - If Sharks Disappeared, 11am, Book Passage, Sausalito.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, Presidio, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Bear With Me, 11am, Presidio, San Francisco.

Marin French Cheese Summer Picnic, 11am-4pm, Petaluma.

Sunday Streets, Western Addition, Open Streets and Free Activities Fill Fillmore, Fulton, and Baker Street, San Francisco.

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival

J-Pop Summit, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

The Miser, pre-show 1:40pm, show starts at 2pm, Molière's comedy, Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Mill Valley.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

The Compassion Experience, free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic, The Village at Corte Madera.

Tools to Table, 12-5pm, fiery performances, exciting demos, and explore the creativity of The Crucible artist community as it relates to tools and utensils, The Crucible, Oakland.

Grandparent's Day Concert, 1-2pm, Musician Bonnie Lockhart will help us celebrate the wonderful contributions that grandparents make to our lives with an afternoon of sing alongs and songs, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Sunday Sampler, 1-3pm, sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley.

Opera in the Park, 1:30pm, free, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park.

Union Square Live, 2-4pm, Crosscut Band, San Francisco.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Monday, September 11

The Compassion Experience, free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic, The Village at Corte Madera.

Sunday Special: Rhythm-ALL-ogy with Aaron, 11am-12pm, Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, September 12

Teen Self-Defense Workshop, 7-8;30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Wednesday, September 13

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 2-4pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Kiddo Crafternoon, 3-4pm, k-2nd grade, San Anselmo Library.

Parenting Young Children Through Separation or Divorce, 7-9pm, (Birth – 8 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Big Band Dance, 8-10pm, Corte Madera Community Center.

Thursday, September 14

Film of the Month, 1pm Eyvind Earle Shorts & 3pm, Swiss Family Robinson, The Disney Museum, San Francisco.

Presidio Twilight, 5pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Infant and Child CPR, 6:30-9pm, (For expectant parents, parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children up to onset of puberty), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Wah! KirTam, 7:30pm, Join in joyful kirtan singing atop Mt. Tamalpais. Raise your voices and connect with community in a unique night of heart opening and empowering music, Muir Woods Park Community Clubhouse, Mill Valley.

Friday, September 15

Gem Faire, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

South Novato Library Friday Fun Days, 3 – 4pm, Start the weekend off right with a laid-back afternoon at the South Novato Library. Whether it’s games, crafts or more, this drop-in program is a good way to relax at the end of the week! South Novato Library.

Marin Comics Fest: John Bulena, 3:30-4:30pm, writing professor at the University of California Merced and will be speaking about the use of comics in higher education (AKA why more college students should be reading comic books), San Rafael Library.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Saturday, September 16, California Coastal Cleanup Day

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Sturgeons Mill, a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Bay Area Pet Fair, The Largest Gathering Of Adoptable Animals In California History! Free Admission! Free Parking! Free Barking! Enjoy music, crafts, entertainment while helping thousands of homeless California pets find their forever homes, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Coastal Cleanup Day, 9am-12pm, Point Bonita YMCA.

Volunteer At California Coastal Cleanup Day, San Francisco.

FREE Zumba at The Center, 9am, Mill Valley Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Gem Faire, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Junior Chef Class, 10am, ages 8-13, $5/kid, Pancake Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry, Williams-Sonoma, The Village at Corte Madera.

Family Hang-Out Time, 10 – 10:30am, ages 2-8, A laid-back morning of story, art or games for families of all abilities! South Novato Library.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride, San Francisco.

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

Guided Hikes - Birds + Bird Art Treasure Hunt, 10:30am-12:30pm, two-mile family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio, San Francisco.

Kids' Workshop: Elizabeth Singer Hunt - Secret Agent Training Manual, 11am, 3rd - 5th graders, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Marin Comics Fest: Alexis Fajardo, 11am-12pm, author and illustrator of the Kid Beowulf graphic novel series, Blue Moon Comics, San Rafael.

Marin Comics Fest: Brian Fies, 11am-12pm, Eisner Award winner for his webcomic Mom’s Cancer and later earned a Harvey Award for Best New Talent. His other works include the graphic novel Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? and the ongoing webcomic The Last Mechanical Monster, San Anselmo Library.

Kara Johnson reads and signs the "Woollard" series! 12pm, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

Sumo Championship Exhibition, 12-5pm, free, Japantown Peace Plaza.

Marin Comics Fest: Serena Valentino and Landry Walker, 1-2:30pm, Serena is a Bay Area author whose credits include the comic books GloomCookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales as well as the young adult novels How to be a Zombie and How to be a Werewolf, Landry is known for his all-ages work on titles such as Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th GradeBatman: The Brave and the Bold, and The Incredibles, Copperfield’s Books, San Rafael.

Marin Comics Fest: Latino Comics Expo (Ricardo Padilla, Jaime Crespo, Liz Mayorga), 1-2:30pm, Novato Library.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Marin Comics Fest: Steven Russell Black, 2-3pm, artist with an obsessive compulsion to champion the odd fringe or otherwise unappreciated. See how he creates his art, San Rafael Library.

Marin Comics Fest: Judd Winick, 2-3pm, a comic book artist and writer who first gained fame for his 1994 stint on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco, before earning success for his work on comics such as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Pedro and Me, his autobiographical graphic novel about his friendship with Real World castmate and AIDS educator Pedro Zamora. He created the animated TV series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, which ran for three seasons on Cartoon Network, and is currently working on the fourth volume of his all-ages graphic novel series Hilo, San Rafael Pickleweed Library.

Sloth Festival, Celebrating The Sloth And All Thats Sloth Through Music, Art And Dance! Details to be announced.

MONSTER JAWSMake a set of monster jaws to show how fierce you can be, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Marin Comics Fest | Amy Martin, Lily Williams and Karen Schneeman, 2:30-4pm, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Kids Kirtan with Jai Uttal and Friends with Jai Uttal, 3-4:30pm, heartful and simple Indian chanting and stories for the little ones of all ages, Pomegranate, 25 Tamalpais Ave. San Anselmo.

Kids Movie Night, 5-7pm, ages 8+, join us for pizza and the movie "Sky High," Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Darcey Rosenblatt - Lost Boys, 7pm, middle-grade- teen readers, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sleeping Beauty, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Sunday, September 17

SPARK Fun Run, 9-11:30am, Fun for all, Stay after the races for light snacks, a not-to-be-missed raffle and fun activities for the kids! The Village at Corte Madera.

California Coastal Cleanup Day and Sand Globes on Stinson Beach, cleanup 9am-12pm, Sand globe instruction, play, and creations: 12noon-3pm.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, artists from around the country display their creative wears, live music and children’s programs, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley. 

Sturgeons Mill, a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public, Sebastopol.

Bay Area Pet Fair, The Largest Gathering Of Adoptable Animals In California History! Free Admission! Free Parking! Free Barking! Enjoy music, crafts, entertainment while helping thousands of homeless California pets find their forever homes, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Sea Otter Spectacular, 10am-5pm, Did you know that the sea otter is the furriest animal in the entire world?  The smallest marine mammal is also one of the most special with adaptations to stay warm, find food, and even use tools! Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

Gem Faire, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Kinderfest, celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, drink, live music, and kids’ games, San Francisco Tourist Club, Mill Valley.

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

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Golden Gate Park Band, Spreckels Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park.

Creativity Festival, 10am-4pm, celebrating the creative and innovative spirit of San Francisco with hands-on, family-friendly activities in the Yerba Buena Children’s Garden, Children's Creativity Museum, San Francisco.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, Presidio, San Francisco.

Grand Opening, The Commons, A New Space for Place, 12-5pm, Fort Barry, Sausalito.

Town Picnic on the Ballfield, 12-5pm, food, games, and fun! Fairfax.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

Comedy Day, 12-5pm, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Sumo Championship Exhibition, 12-5pm, free, Japantown Peace Plaza.

Comedy Day, 12-5pm, 1 Stage, 5 Hours, 30+ Comedians, A Million Laughs! Organizers say “…it’d be rated PG-13. We ask our performers to “keep it clean,” but occasionally an “off-color” word or topic will pop up. So, please use discretion.” Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, The Presidio, San Francisco.

Nature for Kids: Evening at Roy’s Redwoods, 5:30 – 7:30pm, enjoy a quiet walk as the light fades and the day cools, ending the evening in the large meadow at the edge of the redwoods. This is a perfect spot to look and listen for a few different species of owls. We’ll look for owl pellets and discuss what makes these nocturnal raptors so unique. Meet at the Roy’s Redwoods Loop trailhead on Nicasio Valley Rd in San Geronimo.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sleeping Beauty, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Monday, September 18

Tuesday, September 19, Talk-Like-A-Pirate-Day

LEGO Crew, 3:30-4:30pm, San Anselmo Library.

Tantrums and Melt Downs: Addressing Difficult Behavior Through Connection, 7-9pm, (2 – 7 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Astrolecture Series - A Planet For Goldilocks: NASA's Search For Life, 7:30pm, Presidio, San Francisco.

Wednesday, September 20, New Moon

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Love and Logic FREE Parenting class,  9:30-11:30am, At this free introductory class, learn all about the simple Love and Logic strategies to make parenting fun again while preparing your child for the real world! Mill Valley Community Center.

Union Square Live, 6pm, Swing in the Square featuring Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra, San Francisco.

Thursday, September 21

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Gaming Afternoon, 4-7pm, San Rafael Library.

Thirsty Third Thursdays, 5-7pm, Family-friendly evenings of live bluegrass, craft brew and bites Benefitting The Hungry Owl Project, Bon Air, Greenbrae.

Presidio Twilight, San Francisco.

Friday, September 22, Autumnal Equinox

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Oktoberfest By The Bay, Celebrates Munich's famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink, Pier 48, San Francisco.

Hawk Identification Field Class, 11 am–1 pm, Hawk Hill.

South Novato Library Friday Fun Days, 3 – 4pm, Start the weekend off right with a laid-back afternoon of games, crafts or more. A good way to relax at the end of the week! South Novato Library.

PAW Patrol LIVE!, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Campfire Program at Chicken Ranch Beach, 7 – 9pm, all ages, Join rangers for an evening of fun with local lore, legends, and campfire tales. Meet at the Chicken Ranch Beach pullout.

Saturday, September 23

USTA Kid’s Play Day, 9-11am, Tiburon Peninsula Club.

Blackie's Hay Day, an old fashioned country fair for the whole community, pony rides, a petting zoo, toy tractor rides, carnival games, jumpies and a climbing wall, as well as wonderful entertainment and food, Blackies Pasture, Tiburon.

The Marin 5K, Indian Valley College, Novato.

Mindfulness for Kids with Neelam Kanwar, 10-11am, Ages 4-5, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Family Hang-Out Time, 10 – 10:30am, ages 2-8, A laid-back morning of story, art or games for families of all abilities! South Novato Library.

Peace in the Park, 11am-6pm, promotes inner calm and clear thinking via meditation, yoga, tai chi, music, folk dance, and seminars, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

PARACHUTE JUMPERSCreate a coffee filter parachute jumper that can float on air., Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival, which has a kids’ area, fitness fair, and food vendors, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

Oktoberfest By The Bay, Celebrates Munich's famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink, Pier 48, San Francisco.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Santa Rosa Toy & Comic Con, 10am-5pm, Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Lego Robotics Workshop, 10:30am-12pm, grades 5-8, Mill Valley Library.

Family Matinee: Teodross Avery & Friends, 11am, plus family workshop, SFJazz Center, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Leaf Print Postcards, 11am, September 22 is the first day of fall! Celebrate by printing a postcard with leaves native to the Presidio, San Francisco.

Schoolyard Opening at McKinley Elementary School, 11am - 1pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for public use on weekends. The event will include games and activities for the whole neighborhood, free lunch and a ribbon cutting ceremony, San Francisco.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Oktoberfest, 3-9pm, German food, beer fun, rides and more, Tamalpias Community Center, Mill Valley.

L.B. Schulman - Stolen Secrets, 5pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Film Night in the Park, The Breakfast Club, Union Square, San Francisco.

PAW Patrol LIVE!, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

The Museum Day Live! an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sleeping Beauty, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

MV Skatepark Fundraiser Party, 6-8pm, help raise funds for a major remodel to the Mill Valley Skatepark. BBQ (thanks Good Earth & Stateroom Brewery), Youth Skate Contest, Live music by Magic West Music School students and some KILLER auction items. Come show your support! Proof Lab.

Harvest Yard Signs, 6:30-8pm, instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on earning, Home Depot, San Rafael.

Astronomy Viewing Night, 7:30 – 9:30pm, 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. Meet at the gate on San Andreas Dr in Novato.

Mount Tamalpias Astronomy Programs, 8pm, Natalie Batalha, Research Astronomer, NASA Ames Research Center at the Mountain Theatre.

North Bay Mobile Drive-In! 8:15m, X-Men, Old Hamilton Theater Building, Novato.

Sunday, September 24

San Anselmo's Country Fair Day, 7-11am pancake breakfast, 10am-3pm community street fair, 11am parade, 12-3pm Downtown San Anselmo.

Fit4Mom Marin 5-Year Anniversary Celebration! 9:30am, We will have a FREE Stroller Strides class with a Body Back sample station, toddler dash, FREE chair massages, face painting, balloon artist, raffle giveaways, FREE Mommy swag bags for the first 75 Moms and more! FREE and open to the public, Hauke Park, Mill Valley.

Dragonboat Festival, 10am-5pm, free, dragon boat racing, cultural performances, food, and kid-friendly activities, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

Marine Science Sunday, 10am-5pm, takes a look at Top Predators: Sharks and Orcas. Join us for classroom presentations, Docent-led tours, and more! Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito.

The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival

Exploring Cascade Canyon Open Space Preserve, 10am-1pm, this area is a wildlife magnet all year long. We will look for a variety of amphibians and reptiles, and butterflies that are attracted to the wildflowers, Fairfax.

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen, 10am-4:30pm, (2 – 7 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Northern California Renaissance Faire, 10am-6pm, Hollister.

Baby Rave, 10am, Oakland.

Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival, which has a kids’ area, fitness fair, and food vendors, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

Golden Gate Park Band, Spreckels Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park.

Sundays on Sherman, 11am-3pm, free scheduled activities led by Music Together, Jazzercise Novato and It’s Yoga Kids Marin. Come enjoy live music and all kinds of free on-going activities hosted by Novato Parks and Recreation, Novato Police Department, 9 Corners, Amazing Athletes, Jubilee Jumps, The Book Place, The Education Coach, YMCA and more! Food from Kona Ice, Mai Thai Kitchen, Lucky Pop Kettle Corn and Aunt Betty’s #2 Gourmet Corn Dogs will all be available for purchase during the event, Novato.

Marina Family Fest, 11am-4pm, Petting Zoo + Puppies of all ages! Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Rock Climb Wall, Pie Contest and Music, San Francisco.

Exploration Workshops for Families: All About Turandot, 11am–12pm and 12:30pm–1:30pm, ages 7+, delve into the music, story and movement during these interactive workshops for families. Learn about the original Persian fairy tale and traditional art that inspired Puccini to set his opera in China. Explore why artist David Hockney chose to design a production rooted in fantasy rather than cultural reality, Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun - Leaf Print Postcards, 11am, September 22 is the first day of fall! Celebrate by printing a postcard with leaves native to the Presidio, San Francisco.

Presidio Picnic, 11am-4pm, Main Parade Grounds, Presidio, San Francisco.

Eco Fair on Climate Change, 11:15am, free, hour-long Eco Fair includes booths showcasing ways to combat climate change, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Tiburon.

TALONS: A Festival Celebrating Birds of Prey (Hosted by the Hungry Owl Project), Noon-4 pm, This unique and exciting festival will be a fun and educational outdoor event for adults and the entire family! Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, 12-2pm, Hawk Hill.

SF Music Day, 12-7:45pm, free, a kaleidoscopic vision of Bay Area music making. Come with open ears, to experience all that our vibrant music community has to offer, Veterans Building, San Francisco.

Grand Opening of Farm-to-Table Teaching Center, 12:30-4pm, Event Features Farm-to-Table Food, Fine Wine and Craft Beer plus Live Music Concert By Legendary Jazz Pianist David Benoit & Band; Psychedelic, Roots-Rock Band Moonalice; and Grammy Winning Surprise Special Guest, Slide Ranch.

In Honor of Shel Silverstein - Birthday Poetry Reading, 2pm, You’re invited to a birthday party for the late Shel Silverstein, former Sausalito houseboat resident and comedic inspiration for millions, Book Passage, Sausalito.

Union Square Live, 2-4pm, Crosscut Band, San Francisco.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

Oktoberfest By The Bay, Celebrates Munich's famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink, Pier 48, San Francisco.

PAW Patrol LIVE!, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sleeping Beauty, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Monday, September 25

Reading Buddies, Reading Buddies pairs adult and teen volunteers with elementary school aged youth (grades 1-3) for 20 minute appointments, San Rafael Library.

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

Tuesday, September 26

Picture Book Club: Dashka Slater - The Antlered Ship, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Wednesday, September 27

Is That Me Yelling?, (All ages), 10am-4:30pm, (2 – 7 years), Parents Place, San Rafael.

Thursday, September 28

Math Club, Grade 4-7, San Rafael Library.

Presidio Stargazing Party

Friday, September 29

Back to School Link: Deborah Underwood - Super Saurus Saves Kindergarten & Teacher Cat, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

South Novato Library Friday Fun Days, 3 – 4pm, Start the weekend off right with a laid-back afternoon at the South Novato Library. Whether it’s games, crafts or more, this drop-in program is a good way to relax at the end of the week! South Novato Library.

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, Annual Firefighters’ Dance, Main Street, Tiburon.

Saturday, September 30

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Levi's Grandfondo, the Family Route is a great beginner option with virtually no climbing at all. Come partake in the fanfare of the mass-start, but turn back before the road pitches up.

Alcatraz Historic Gardens Youth Program, 8 am-11 am, ages 10+, Come as a family to volunteer in the beautiful Alcatraz gardens! 

San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival, parades, dancers, arts and crafts, food and drink, and live music on historic Grant Avenue at Washington Street, San Francisco.

Mindfulness for Kids, 10-11am, Ages 4-5, Belvedere Tiburon Library.

Family Hang-Out Time, 10 – 10:30am, ages 2-8, A laid-back morning of story, art or games for families of all abilities! South Novato Library.

Moon Festival, 10am-3pm, Asian-inspired festivities, live music, special animal encounters, and plenty of activities for the kids including face painting, arts, crafts and enrichment-making stations for the Asian Sun Bears, Oakland Zoo.

Korean Day Cultural Festival, 10am-4pm, live Korean performances, food and cultural experiences, Union Square, San Francisco.

Little Folkies Family Band featuring Irena Eide, 10:30am, Sweetwater, Mill Valley.

SF-Marin Food Bank Benefit: Todd Parr - Love the World, 11am, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

ZOOtoberfest 2017, SF Zoo.

Creative Family Fun - Cardboard Critters, 11, Presidio, San Francisco.

GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor Release, Noon-2 pm, Hawk Hill.

Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Free, Hamlet, Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, San Francisco.

MVGATE's Mount Diablo Tarantula Hike, 4pm, Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a magical stage rendition of Eric Carle’s beloved stories about sea horses, fireflies, and, of course, that lovable Lepidoptera himself, brought to life in vibrant color with puppets galore! BACT Berkeley Center.

Teddy Bears' Picnic, age 6 mo. to 3 years old, Bring your own Bear, if you'd like, and join our Teddy Bear as she packs a picnic and scampers off for an adventure in the forest, Oakland Children's Fairyland.

Sleeping Beauty, Young Performers Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Film In The Fog: Featuring The Iron Giant, Presidio, San Francisco.

Marin Charitable Fall Fundraiser, 6-10pm, a delightful night of games, food, fun, and frosty beverages! All proceeds benefit youth in Marin, Unity of Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato.