What's Happening This Week (December 5-7)

It's Ronnie's Awesome List round-up for the first weekend in December. Rain or shine there's tons to choose from. The amazing Christmas Houses Breakfast with Santa start this weekend. Check out the Awesome Holiday List for more.

Friday, December 5

Workout with Heather & Babysitting by UrbanSitter, 9-10:15am, FREE but RSVP required, Jab, Cross, Slip your way into incredible shape with this all out boxing class that incorporates real combinations, bootcamp drills and tons of sweaty fun! BodyShots® will knock your socks off! Line Drive Baseball Sports Facility, 3160 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael. Email UrbanSitter Manager Colette Perachiotti for instructions to reserve your sitter: colette.perachiotti@urbansitter.com.

Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty, 10:30am, ages 8 and under, San Rafael Library.

Kids' Pajama Party with Jon Agee, 6pm, get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed, diesel Bookstore, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Play in the Snow, 4-6pm, snowballs, hot chocolate and snowflake cookies, Boardwalk Shopping Center, Tiburon.

Dickens Family Victorian Holiday Party, 6pm, Partake in a holiday treat as you go back in time to Victorian England, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael.

Fairy Winterland celebrates the winter holidays of many cultures: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Join us for stories, crafts, a festival of lights, and a visit from Santa. Children's Fairyland.

Happy Birthday Walt, 10am-6pm, free admission, Walt Disney Museum, San Francisco.




Saturday, December 6, Full Moon

Jingle and Jog, 9am, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley

Santa Venetia Marsh, 9-11am, stroll around beautiful Santa Venetia Marsh. This low-intensity 1 mile hike is a great introduction to exercise for all ages, Meet at the Vendola Drive entrance (across from the old McPhails School.

Old St. Hilary’s Broom Busters Workday, 9am-1pm, help remove French broom on the preserve, learn about the importance of invasive species removal and lend a hand! Tiburon Peninsula Club.

Build Holiday Yard Stakes, 9am-12pm, Home Depot, San Rafael.

Mt. Tam Hike, 12pm, Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of nature on this easy guided hike on Mt. Tam. Designed especially for beginning hikers and those who are unfamiliar with the parks, this one-mile loop hike starts and ends at the Pantoll Ranger Station and takes approximately 30 minutes.

Surprise & Delight, 12-2pm, balloon making elf, Village at Corte Madera.

Winter Tennis Festival, 12-3pm, ages 6-10, free, Kidz Tennis Clinic featuring H.I.T.S. Tennis. Ideal for beginner/novice players, Pizza, Ice Cream and goodies for all, rain date will December 13, 625 Arthur Street, Novato High School.

Kids Movie Afternoon, 1:30pm, Disney movie "Frozen" auf Deutsch, German Language School of Marin, Novato.

Performing Arts Academy go Marin Holiday Spectacular, 7pm, featuring performers ages 6 to 14, classic melodies, dynamic choreography, and a reimagined presentation of PAAM’s original production:A Scarf in Union Square, Showcase Theater, San Rafael. 

Music for Families, 2pm, ages 7+, learn about orchestral music and interact with conductor Edwin Outwater and the San Francisco Symphony in exciting, unexpected, and often hilarious ways, San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall.

Mr. Lunch Throws a Party, 5:30-8:30pm, take a peek inside the Technicolor world of children’s book author and illustrator J.otto Seibold with activities and performances throughout The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Creative Family Fun, 10am-3pm, ages 5-12, paper airplanes, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Wreath Making Workshop, 9am-12pm & 1-4pm, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

San Francisco Ballet - Meet & Greet, 5-6pm, Meet the dancers, take photos, and collect autographs. SF Ballet dancers will be Under the Dome on Level 4, Westfield  San Francisco Center.

Brave the Bay, Santa's Triathlon - Santa Walk & Fun Run, Santa Plunge in the Bay and/or Santa Cable Car Pull, Aquatic Park, San Francisco.

Fairy Winterland, Children's Fairyland.






Sunday, December 7

Jingle Bell Run/Walk, Marin Fairgrounds, San Rafael - this event has been cancelled.

Sunday Special: Rock, Bop & Roll with Kristin Kellner, 11-11:45am, Mill Valley Library.

Let's get ready for Chanukah with music from Isaac and Melita, 11am-12:30pm, Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera.

Comedy Juggling and Acrobatics with The Keith Show, 11:30am, Kanbar Center for Performing Arts, San Rafael.

Surprise & Delight, 12-2pm, magician Timothy James, Village at Corte Madera.

Headlands History Hike and Battery Townsley, 12:30pm, Learn about past inhabitants of this land and how they used it. Explore hidden bunkers in the hills and finish the day in a World War II battery, NaturesBridge, Sausalito.

Kathryn Otoshi & Bret Baumgarten - Beautiful Hands, 4pm, Book Passage, Corte Madera.

Children Story Time, 10:30am, age 4-8, Deep Roots: Families in the Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Picture Book Adventures, 1-3pm, Local author LeUyen Pham reads from her selection of children’s books and demonstrates her artistic process, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Zim Zoom Family Room Pop-Ups, 11:30am-12:30pm, Build it Small by creating your own tiny worlds with LEGO in celebration of the exhibition J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Brian Scott, Illusionist and Magician, Randall Museum, San Francisco.

Creative Family Fun, 10am-3pm, ages 5-12, paper airplanes, imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Hilarious Physical Comedy and Juggling with "Unique Derique", JCC East Bay, Berkeley.

Laser Holiday Show, 4:15-5pm, a mix of those favorite holiday hits from all genres- syncopated beats with lasers dancing 360 degrees around our full dome planetarium, Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland.

Fairy Winterland, Children's Fairyland.