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'Ronnie's Awesome List' of Things to Do This Weekend and Beyond

From the Marin Summer Camp Fair in San Rafael to the St. Patrick's Day 5K Run in San Francisco, there's no shortage of fun activities.

Every month, our faithful blogger Ronnie Sharpe rounds up some of the awesome activities across Marin. Check out her appropriately named Ronnie's Awesome List for ideas on what to do in March. We've pulled out her suggestions for the upcoming week. Plan away! 

Thursday, March 7

Homeschool Day, 9:30am-12pm, Explore the art of storytelling by making books, creating 3-dimensional characters, making a zoetrope to take home, and experimenting with digital storytelling. Add ice skating to your day from 12 – 2pm at Snoopy’s Home Ice. RSVP (707) 284-1272, The Schultz Museum.

Friday, March 8

“Shabbat Together”, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, for infants & toddlers, Congregation Kol Shofar, in Tiburon.

Saturday, March 9

Ballet Afsaneh, 11am, featuring traditional dances from Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Marin Summer Camp Fair, 11am-2pm, free, Dominican University, San Rafael

Restoration Work Day, 9:30am-12:30pm, Bring your family and friends for a morning of restoration and clean-up, Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, FREE program. RSVP: 388-2524. Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, Tiburon.

Exploration Workshops: Inside The Secret Garden, 3:30pm & 5pm, ages 6+, $5, Experience this new opera in an interactive, multi-generational workshop based on the themes, story, characters and music of The Secret Garden, Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley.

Puss In Boots, 1pm & 3pm, tale of a scoundrel of a cat who finds ways to change the misfortunes of his master to bring him success and wealth equal to that of a prince. Showcase Theater, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael.

Ocean Exploration Family Farm Day, 10am-2pm, Enjoy ocean-themed activities and a hike to the tide pools. The low tide will reveal sea stars, anemones, and many other discoveries. Each family will take home a free tide pooling book specific to Northern California, Slide Ranch.

Children’s Fairyland, The Enchanted Well, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Blake Maxam, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Family Fun Fitness! 10-11:30 am, Reservations required; call (415) 561-4323.

The Secret Garden, 7:30pm, a unique opportunity for audiences of all ages to see this beloved children's classic come to life as a fully staged opera, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

SFJAZZ Education Family Matinees, 11am, with Lemony Snicket, Family Matinees provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music.

Drop-In Science, Acids and bases oh my! Red cabbage juice is a natural acidity indicator. Experiment with different household chemicals to determine whether they are an acid or a base! 10:30, Randall Museum.

Afternoon Art, A single button is emplasized as you design around it to make an inspirational gift card to give to that someone special. 1pm, Randall Museum.

Patchwork Series: Gustafer Yellowgold, 10:30am, Freight & Salvage, Berkeley.

Kids Cowpoke Carnival, 11am-2pm, McKinley School, Petaluma.

Sunday, March 10 Daylight Savings Time

The Royal Ball, Voyage to INDIA, 3 – 7 pm, Mission Bay Center at UCSF.

Marine Science Sunday: Coastline Cuteness: Sea Otters, 10am-5pm, free admission, Marin Mammal Center.

Sunday Special: Jose Luis Orozco, 11am, Tap your feet and sing along to the music of Jose Luis Orozco, internationally known Spanish/English bilingual recording artist, educator, and children's author, Mill Valley Library.

Children’s Program at Green Gulch, 11:30am, 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.

Breakfast with Enzo, 10am & 11am, Mill Valley Golf Course Clubhouse.

Chicken Run, 3pm, The Lark Theatre

Sunday Streets, 11am-4pm, the Embarcadero will be transformed into a space for you to bike, walk, run, do yoga, dance, play and a full lineup of activities, Embarcadero.

Children’s Fairyland, The Enchanted Well, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Blake Maxam, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.

Mystery Hike, 10am-noon, Even if you think you know the Presidio, you’ll be captivated by this moderate three-mile saunter up and down the park. RSVP at 561-4323.

The Secret Garden, 3pm, a unique opportunity for audiences of all ages to see this beloved children's classic come to life as a fully staged opera, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

On the Move: Parade of Exhibits, featuring a fleet of moving trucks equipped with museum exhibits and experiences that will travel to the Embarcadero, Bayview, and Mission neighborhoods for an unforgettable event that’s part road show, part street festival, and all Exploratorium.

Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater, 11am-12pm, Comedy Improv for the Whole Family, The Randall Museum.

TEEN Marin Young Playwrights Festival, 7pm, Featuring Marin County teens acting and directing, these eight ten-minute plays, performed as staged readings, Free, Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley.

Children’s Celebration of Ethnic Dance, Children’s dance ensembles whose communities have celebrated in festivals and music events at the Croatian American Cultural Center join to present their children dancing for the community.

St. Patrick's Day 5K Run, Kids Run starts 9:45am, Crissy Field.

Drop-In Art Making: Papercuts and Portraits, 1-3pm, combine paper-cutting and textured painting to create your own fantastic work of art, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Preschool Gallery Hour with Gustafer Yellowgold, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

"Soggy Sundays" Kids' Series, Octopretzel, 3pm, Ashkenaz, Berkeley.

Monday, March 11, New Moon

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 pm, Get the kids ready for bed with stories new and old, rhymes, and maybe even a song or two. Put on your PJs, grab your best stuffed friend (or blanket), Mill Valley Library.

Tuesday, March 12, Park Advocacy Day

St. Patrick's Day Story Time, 11am, Pottery Barn Kids, Village at Corte Madera

Persian New Year Festival, 6-10pm to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring, Persian Center, 2029 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Tyke Explorers: Scaly Fish, Flying through the water with the greatest of ease. Come join us as we get a little wet observing the life of our scaly, gilled friends, Chabot Space & Science Center.

Wednesday, March 13

Share a Book: Read to a Dog, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Baby Sings! with Lullaby Expert Julia Norton, 10:30 – 11:00 am, Encourage your baby to develop music skills and a love for musical play in this 6-week series for caregivers with children aged 6 – 18 months. Mill Valley Library.

The Gruffalo, 6:30pm, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa.

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