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Ronnie's Awesome List - July 16-31

Marinhood, The Ultimate Kids Events Round-Up In Marin And Beyond.

Marinhood, The Ultimate Kids Events Round-Up In Marin And Beyond.

Monday 7/16

Penguin Parade, all ages, 2:30PM – 3:15PM, Chill out and listen to some awesome penguin stories, enjoy a frosty refreshment, and make a cool penguin craft. Mill Valley Library.

Wild Americas, 12 – 1pm, Come meet and greet some wildlife of the Americas! These shows are always popular, so please come early and often! Stinson Beach Library.

Wild Americas, 3-4pm, Inverness Library.

Stargazing with California Academy of Sciences, 7:30 – 9pm, astronomer Bing Quock will discuss how to observe the summer sky, with emphasis on the visible planets, constellations, and selected deep-sky objects. Inverness Library.

Pajama Storytime – Camping!, 7pm, Join us for an extraordinary evening in the library…we’ll sing campfire songs, read some stories, and maybe even roast some marshmallows! Bring the whole family and feel free to wear your camping clothes. Novato Library.

Pajama Storytime – Camping!, 7pm, South Novato Library.

An Evening in Puerto Rico - Plena Libre, 7pm, Marin JCC.

Tuesday July 17

Dolphin Tail, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Dolphin Tail, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4:00PM – 4:45PM, Join us for an anything and everything Mac Barnett book group. Mill Valley Library.

The Trombonist, 3:30pm, Improvised stories using the rich and playful sounds of the trombone: The Trombonist has collected stories and sounds from around the world and brings them to us in a unique, super fun and family (encouraged!) friendly performance. Sausalito Library.

Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez: Repurposed Book Bags, 3 – 4pm, Pre-registration is required. Create a personalized book bag using fabric plus an iron-on appliqué process. Corte Madera Library.

Polar Bear Picnic, 11-11:45am, , 1:00AM – 11:45AM, sign-up required. Mill Valley Library.

Share a Book Program, designed to encourage children to practice their reading skills with a non-judgemental listener in a low pressure environment.
Children are invited to sign-up for an individual 15-minute appointment to read or share a book with a very well-trained dog. Larkspur Library.

* TEEN Flight Club for Teens, 2 – 3:30pm, Have fun learning, building, and experimenting with paper airplanes. This class will assist you in becoming a master paper airplane mechanic. For teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Novato Library.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater is a non-profit, multi-cultural dance center located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District featuring Hip-Hop, Salsa, Bhangra, Brazilian, Bollywood, Afro-Haitian, modern and more. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Wednesday 7/18

Hoopman Eddie Madril, 1pm, Experience the artistry of Native American hoop dancing with Eddie Madril, Pascua Yaqui tribe member. Discover the rich traditions of America’s indigenous peoples, past and present, through the beautiful expression of song and dance. San Anselmo Library.

Eddie Madril, Hoop Dancer, 3:30PM – 4:30PM, Mill Valley Library.

String Along With Ruth Stotter, July 18 @ 3pm, ages 6+, Enjoy string stories, and then learn how to make the figures! Ruth Stotter, former director of the Dominican University Storytelling Program, often uses origami, string, masks, and puppets in her performances. She is the author of numerous books, and has performed and taught workshops on five continents. Don’t forget to register! San Rafael Library.

Morning Amongst the Redwoods, 8-10 am, Stretching and walking through an ancient redwood forest are a great way to start any day off right. Come for a brisk two-mile easy walk and mild stretching among the tallest living organisms in the world, the coast redwoods. RSVP by calling (415) 388-2596.

* TEEN Duct Tape Wallets for Teens!, 3 – 4:30pm, Duct tape, you can use it for anything even to make a wallet! Assistance and materials provided. Open to 6th-12th Graders. Walk ups OK but signup is highly recommended as space is limited. South Novato Library.

* TEEN Jewelry Workshop with Chelsee Robinson, 4 – 5:30pm, In this fun, free, hands-on workshop, local designer & entrepreneur Chelsee Robinson will guide you in creating your very own jewelry! There will be an assortment of materials and styles to choose from. Work with chain, charms, beads and more to learn the newest techniques and leave with a lifelong skill. All materials included. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Fairfax Library.

* TEEN Creative Writing Workshops, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite. There is no need to sign up in advance, just drop in. These workshops are for high school students only. Mill Valley Library.

Summer Movie Series, Bolt, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater is a non-profit, multi-cultural dance center located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District featuring Hip-Hop, Salsa, Bhangra, Brazilian, Bollywood, Afro-Haitian, modern and more. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Thursday 7/19

Carnival of Chaos, 11am, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Boswick the Clown’s Reading Circus, all ages, 2:30PM – 3:30PM, Learn about the art of clowning when you take a journey to Boswick’s Reading Circus. Mill Valley Library.

Family Program with Victoria Gonzalez: Repurposed Book Bags, 3–4pm, Pre-registration is required. Create a personalized book bag using fabric plus an iron-on appliqué process. Civic Center Library.

Miss Kitty Concert Series, 10:30am, for children aged birth to 8 years old, San Rafael Library.

* TEEN Sci-Fi Party for Teens, 7 – 8pm, Avoid termination by the Daleks by banding together with other Sci-Fi geeks at our Sci-Fi party for teens. Celebrate the Sci-Fi enthusiast within by dressing up as your favorite sci-fi character, creature or invent your own (villains, even Daleks welcome). Contest for the best costumes, games, food and prizes. Novato Library.

Kids Day with Dance Mission, Dance Brigade's Dance Mission Theater is a non-profit, multi-cultural dance center located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District featuring Hip-Hop, Salsa, Bhangra, Brazilian, Bollywood, Afro-Haitian, modern and more. Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Dolphin Tail, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

The San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Last Election, A Melodrama of Farcical Proportions, 7:00 PM (Music 6:30), Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn, FREE (donation).

my classic Americana, 7:30pm, Hues of red, white, and blue color the beloved American music on this concert. From Appalachian Spring to Rhapsody in Blue to West Side Story San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall.

Cuban Cowboys, indie rock with traditional Cuban music. Riding in on waves of mambo riffs, distortion and heavy Latin percussion. Yerba Buena Garden Festival.

Friday 7/20

Summer Cycling Series Ride 3: Burdell by Bike, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Marin County preserves have miles of great places to ride your bike! Join a ranger for this assortment of rides with different locations, times and increasing skill level. The top of Mt. Burdell has stunning views of North Marin as well as southern Sonoma County. We’ll start early evening at the end of San Andreas Dr and ride the perimeter fire roads, touring most of this large preserve. This is for intermediate to advanced riders; there are steep climbs and brisk, bumpy downhills. Bring your own bike as well as sufficient water, snacks, and other bike equipment.  Mount Burdell Preserve.

Ane Carla Rovetta – Guided Drawing Workshop, all ages – advance sign-up required, 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Join local treasure Ane Carla Rovetta for stories, drawings, and fascinating information about the natural world. Mill Valley Library.

If I was the Ringmaster: Make a Circus Book, 3:30pm, What would happen at your circus? Clowns, cowboys and elephants on a tightrope? Jugglers on a trapeze? Come make your own circus book! Sausalito Library.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, The Sun Kings - Top Beatles tribute on the West Coast! Northgate, San Rafael.

Picnics of the Plaza, 5-8pm, Community event on Friday evening featuring music and fun for the kids. Bring you picnic dinner and join the fun. San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza.

Red Panda Acrobats, 11am & 12:15pm, Chinese acrobatics has a history of over 2,500 years. Characterized by amazing skills of strength and extraordinary balance, Chinese Acrobatics features stretching, handstands, tumbling, dance and use of everyday household items such as plates, bowls, glass cups, and rugs. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

my classic Dvořák, 7:30pm, enormously popular work sure to enthrall listeners young and old. San Francisco Symphony, Davies Hall.

Saturday July 21

Big Time Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., traditional Native American trade festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Learn more about the culture and traditions of the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians at a variety of informational booths. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will perform. Vendors will also be selling a wide variety of crafts. Point Reyes National Seashore at Kule Loklo.

Celebrating 20 Years, 12pm - 3pm, rock wall, live music, free lunch vendors, local art fair, balloons, Clo the Cow, raffles, games, and more. Free gift bags to the first 50 people who spend $15 or more outside at the event. Whole Foods, 414 Miller Ave, Mill Valley.

Marinwood Family Fun Run & Walk, 8:30am check in, 5k, 10k & kids dash events, Race starts in Marinwood Park by the tennis courts on Miller Creek Rd. San Rafael.

Insect Safari, Look for signs of insects-butterflies, dragonflies and other six-legged creatures. We’ll also take time to admire the flowers and trees, and even learn the names of a few of them. Directions: From Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. in Fairfax (heading NW) make a left on Pacheco Avenue, turn right on Broadway Boulevard, and left on Bolinas Road. Continue on Bolinas Road for half a mile and then turn left at Porteous Avenue and then right to stay on Porteus. We’ll meet at the parking area at the end of Porteous Avenue.

Let's Move on Crissy Field! 1-3 pm, Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and hat! Join Ranger Mariajose Alcantara on a “Park Prescriptions” healthy walk to the Golden Gate Bridge and back, in your local national park. Wear comfortable shoes, dress in layers, and bring a fun stretch to share before our walk. Meet in front of the Beach Hut cafe, located on Crissy Field’s East Beach. Reservations required 561-4323.

* TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 1 – 2:30pm, Learn the traditions of henna and create beautiful designs with henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios. Each teen will receive a design by Rachel-Anne and a henna kit to take home. Pre-registration and a signed parental permission slip are required. Henna art will last 7-10 days. Marin City Library.

Patrick Ball & The Medieval Beasts, 1pm, Storyteller and celtic harper Patrick Ball brings his love of the spoken word to the Yerba Buena Gardens. Accompanied by Shira Kammen (vielle, medieval harp, voice) and Tim Rayborn (lute, psaltery, percussion, voice), Patrick Ball tells the timeless story of Tristan & Iseult. Yerba Buena Garden Festival.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, 1-:30am & 4pm, Farmer Brown's cows are c-c-c-cold. They'd like cozy electric blankets. But how to tell him? Eureka! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes. Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits, 7pm, Marin JCC.

Folktales across the African Diaspora, 2-4pm, Why Goats Smell Bad with Obáfémi Orígúnwà.

Saturday & Sunday 7/21 - 22 

Children’s Fairyland, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as The Blue Fairy appears with her puppet pal Pinocchio and her guitar, Prince Charming. She will be performing well known folk songs and helping children make wishes come true with her crystal wand and fairy dust (1:30pm & 2:30pm), Children's Theatre: The Tortoise Who Flew (12:30pm & 3pm), The puppet show The Three Spinning Fairies. Oakland.

Sunday 7/22

KID STAGE, Dance Mission, 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and programs at KidStage in the West Meadow. Kids can enjoy craft-making, singing and dance lessons, games, and more! A different activity will be featured at each concert. Join in the fun! Stern Grove.

The E Family Band, 2pm, The Escovedo family brings the beat in this one-of-a-kind performance featuring Pete, Juan, Peter Michael, and a special performance by Sheila E. Stern Grove.

Sunday Streets, 11a.m. to 4p.m., Bayview/Dogpatch.

Drop-in Art Making, 1-3 pm, Summer Nature Scupltures, nspired by the many sculptures included in the Museum’s exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, use recycled and upcycled materials to create your own 3-dimensional work of art. And while you’re here, contribute to a community tree sculpture designed by Museum educators. Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, 1-:30am & 4pm, Farmer Brown's cows are c-c-c-cold. They'd like cozy electric blankets. But how to tell him? Eureka! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes. Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday 7/23

Pig Tales – Paper Bag Puppet Party, No sign-up required – all ages, 2:30PM – 3:15PM, Come to our annual paper bag puppet party! Bring the whole family to listen to some pig tales and make your very own pig puppet. Oink! Mill Valley Library.

Timothy James Magic, 1 – 2pm, Combining magic and humor, Timothy James creates a memorable occasion for the whole family. This event will take place in the main hall at the Dance Palace, 503 B Street in Point Reyes Station. Point Reyes Library.

Timothy James Magic, 4-5pm, Bolinas Library.

Stargazing with California Academy of Sciences, 7:30 – 9pm, astronomer Bing Quock will discuss how to observe the summer sky, with emphasis on the visible planets, constellations, and selected deep-sky objects. Corte Madera Library.

Balkan Romani Night! - Brass Menažeri, 7pm, Marin JCC.

Tuesday 7/24

Puss in Boots, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Puss in Boots, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4:00PM – 4:45PM, Join us for an anything and everything Mac Barnett book group. Mill Valley Library

Little Sprouts – I Wanna Be A Pirate! Or a Mermaid!, Age 5 and under, advance sign-up required, 11:00AM – 11:45PM, Make a mask and set sail on the seven seas. Hear some great pirate and mermaid stories too. Advance sign-up required. Amphitheater – Mill Valley Library.

Share a Book Program, designed to encourage children to practice their reading skills with a non-judgemental listener in a low pressure environment.
Children are invited to sign-up for an individual 15-minute appointment to read or share a book with a very well-trained dog. Larkspur Library.

Ventriloquist Steve Chaney, 3:30pm, Corny Crow, the ‘dummy’ and ventriloquist Steve Chaney are hilarious. As one little boy said, “I laughed so hard I thought my brains fell out.” Sausalito Library.

Wednesday 7/25

Kalaikoil Dance & Arts of India, 1pm, Move along with dance troupe Kalaikoil as they perform the classical south Indian dance, Bharatanatyam. Stick around and learn a few dance steps of your own! Council Chambers, San Anselmo Library.

Kalaikoil Traditional Indian Dance, all ages, 3:30PM – 4:30PM, Mill Valley Library.

Express Yourself! Glow Bugs and Jars, 3pm, ages 6+, We will provide materials and instruction to make a super cool glow bug and a super pretty glow jar! Don’t forget to register! San Rafael Library.

Piccolo Puppet Players, 1pm, Bring the whole family to enjoy the slapstick humor and rollicking audience participation of a Punch & Judy puppet show. This performance is fantastic for kids as well as their parents! South Novato Library.

Piccolo Puppet Players, 3pm, Novato Library.

* TEEN Creative Writing Workshops, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, These sessions offer high school students the opportunity to workshop any creative writing projects they are working on or just relax and freewrite. There is no need to sign up in advance, just drop in. These workshops are for high school students only. Mill Valley Library.

Summer Movie Series, Bee Movie, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

Puss in Boots, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Thursday 7/26

Nature for Kids: Creek Critters at Cascade Canyon, 10am – 1pm, On this day we will focus on the insects and other living things that live in creeks. Most people know that many frogs and salamanders start life in the water and then come out to live on land for the rest of their lives, but you might be surprised to learn how many different insects grow up in the water and then one day climb out, shed their skin, spread their new wings, and fly away. This creek should be a great place to find a lot of interesting creatures. Cascade Canyon Preserve.

Kenn Adams Adventure Theater “Myth Adventures of Melanie Moe”, 11am, create live theater based on Greek myths. Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

Miss Kitty Concert Series, 10:30am, for children aged birth to 8 years old, San Rafael Library.

Read to a Dog, 1:00-2:00pm pm, Grades Kindergarten and up, Advanced sign-ups required. Want to have a “paws-itive” reading experience? Come share a book with the popular Marin Humane Society SHARE (Special Human Animal Relationships) A Book dogs. San Anselmo Library.

Sean’s Shadow Puppet Show, 11am-12:00pm, Musician and puppet artist Sean Powers performs The Magic Measuring cup, a shadow puppet play adapted from folklore. San Anselmo Library.

Sean’s Shadows Shadow Puppet Show, all ages, 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Shadow puppet fans can sign up for a hands-on post-performance workshop. No sign-up needed for the puppet show; advance sign-up required for workshop. Mill Valley Library.

* TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3 – 4:30pm, Learn the traditions of henna and create beautiful designs with henna artist, Rachel-Anne Palacios. Each teen will receive a design by Rachel-Anne and a henna kit to take home. Pre-registration and a signed parental permission slip are required. Henna art will last 7-10 days. South Novato Library.

* TEEN Jewelry Party for Teens, 3 – 4:30pm, In this fun, free, hands-on workshop, local designer and entrepreneur Chelsee Robinson will guide you in creating your very own jewelry! There will be an assortment of materials and styles to choose from. Work with chain, charms, beads and more to learn the newest techniques and leave with a lifelong skill. Open to 6th – 12th Graders, All materials included. Novato Library.

* TEEN Read It & Meet: Book Talking for Teens, 3-4;30PM, Join your fellow teens to have refreshments and discuss The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean. Fourteen-year-old Symone shares her family’s passion for the Antarctic. When Victor, the family benefactor, proposes a trip to Paris that gets extended to Antarctica, she is both thrilled and apprehensive. As fellow travelers start getting mysteriously ill, her misgivings increase until her very survival is threatened. Join your fellow teens to have refreshments and discuss this prize-winning book of treachery, terror, adventure, and survival! Pre-registration is required. For grades 6-12., Civic Center Library.

* TEEN Read It & Meet: Book Talking for Teens, 3-4;30PM, A Midsummer Nights Dream retold in graphic novel format this Shakespeare comedy, set in the magical woods of Athens, is a story of love, fairies, and betrayal. Join Amy Stoll and other teens in reading this classic tale. The first 10 who sign up will get a copy of the book to keep. Also the book group will attend the Marin Shakespeare Company performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream at Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, Dominican University of California. Sunday July 29th 4pm, Corte Madera Library.

* TEEN Between the Pages Book Club, A summer book club just for middle school aged youth! Join us for snacks and a fun book discussion. The first ten people to sign up get a free copy of the book to keep! The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 2:30-3:30pm, San Rafael Library.

The Wizard of Oz: Movie Night with the San Francisco Symphony, 7:30pm, Come in costume and you can enter a raffle for great prizes—even the kids! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, but don’t miss this great and powerful event. Davies Symphony Hall.

Shotgun Wedding Quintet, 12:30pm, live improvisational hip-hop, head-nodding boom-bap jazz, and everything in between. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Friday 7/27

Wizard of Oz (1939), Based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept away in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the magical land of Oz. Strawberry Recreation.

Creative Drama & Improv for Kids, Grades 3+, Advance registration required, 2:30PM – 4:00PM, Explore creative expression through acting, improvisation, movement, and voice. This fun workshop is led by popular theater teacher Sandra Davies. Mill Valley Library.

Circus Arts Workshop, Have you ever wanted to be an acrobat? Now’s your chance. Join us for a very special circus arts workshop with AcroSports, a Circus Training School. Limited to ages 7-10, registration required. Space is limited, so please call 415-289-4121 to hold your spot. Sausalito Library.

Annie Barrows Author Visit, Ages 7 and up, 2-3pm, Ivy & Bean, Advanced registration required. Author Annie Barrows will discuss how she came up with the idea to write her popular chapter book series Ivy & Bean. Annie will also read and answer questions about writing. San Anselmo Library.

Picnics of the Plaza, 5-8pm, Community event on Friday evening featuring music and fun for the kids. Bring you picnic dinner and join the fun. San Anselmo Town Hall Plaza.

The Wizard of Oz: Movie Night with the San Francisco Symphony, 7:30pm, Come in costume and you can enter a raffle for great prizes—even the kids! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, but don’t miss this great and powerful event.

Venezuelan Music Project, 11am & 12:15pm, combines Indigenous-Venezuelan, West African and Spanish-European influences, creating a dynamic ensemble full of vibrancy, rhythm, energy and color. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

7/28

Harvest Bulbs on Rush Creek Preserve, 9am – 12pm, Join us for the first Marin County Parks volunteer bulb harvesting project. Help us remove nonnative bulbs like daffodil, belladonna, and iris growing on the preserve and take them home to plant in your garden. The site is about a ¼ mile hike from the meeting site and will require a moderate amount of effort to dig out bulbs in dry clay soil. This project is suitable for volunteers of all ages. Bring water; wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at (415) 473-3778 or greza@marincounty.org. Rush Creek Preserve.

Kids Club Project, 1-2pm, bird house, Pre-registration required, 388-623, Goodman's Hardware, Mill Valley.

Northgate Kids' Sing 'n Play! Kids of all ages are invtied to come play, sing and dance in an interactive musical playgroup that will be led by talented local Marin music teachers.

Insect Discovery Lab, 11:00AM, Explore the fantastic lives of beetles, millipedes, tarantulas, walking sticks, whip scorpions and more! San Francisco’s Insect Discovery Lab will visit the library with a hands-on demonstration that will introduce us to the extraordinarily diverse world of insects and other arthropods. Children ages 3 and older. Space is limited, Larkspur Library.

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, 7pm, Marin JCC.

Family Night Hike & Campfire: S'mores Cook-Off & Sing-Along, 6-8:30 p.m. Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and siblings! Enjoy the great outdoors after the sun sets with a fun-filled, family-friendly night hike and campfire. Themes vary and s'mores will be provided. Sausalito.

Pixar in Concert, From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Davies Symphony Hall.

Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, 1 pm, a visually captivating rich blend of traditional and contemporary forms of hula, showcasing signature pieces and audience favorites in the hula kahiko, hula 'auana, and hula mua styles. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, 1-:30am & 4pm, Farmer Brown's cows are c-c-c-cold. They'd like cozy electric blankets. But how to tell him? Eureka! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes. Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

7/28 - 29 

Berkeley Kite Festival, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Free Kite Making, Free Candy Drop, Team Kite Flying, Giant Creature Kite Expo, Stunt Kite Flying, Kite Team of Japan, Rokkaku Battles, Great Food & Music, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina.

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Children’s Fairyland, Storyteller Kirk Waller will present a series of classic tales with an original flair (1:30pm & 2:30pm), Children's Theatre: Mouse Deer (12:30pm & 3pm), The puppet show The Three Spinning Fairies. Oakland.

Sunday 7/29

KID STAGE, San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education, 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. before every concert, kids of all ages are invited to participate in hands-on arts projects and programs at KidStage in the West Meadow. Kids can enjoy craft-making, singing and dance lessons, games, and more! A different activity will be featured at each concert. Join in the fun! Stern Grove.

Marin Shakespeare Company, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4pm, Family Day Matinee, 18 and under free.

San Francisco Ballet, Experience the grace and beauty of one of the world’s premiere ballet companies in the incomparable setting of Stern Grove, 2pm, Stern Grove.

Darren Johnston Ensemble, 1pm, Songs from Seven Miles World Premiere. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-in Art Making, 1-3 pm, Summer Nature Scupltures, nspired by the many sculptures included in the Museum’s exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, use recycled and upcycled materials to create your own 3-dimensional work of art. And while you’re here, contribute to a community tree sculpture designed by Museum educators. Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, 1-:30am & 4pm, Farmer Brown's cows are c-c-c-cold. They'd like cozy electric blankets. But how to tell him? Eureka! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes. Children's Fairyland, Oakland.

Monday 7/30

Monster Mashup, No sign-up required – all ages, 2:30PM – 3:15PM, Come hear Monster Stories and participate in a Monster Drawing Contest! Mill Valley Library.

* TEEN Read It & Meet: Book Talking for Teens, 4-5:30PM, Discuss the award winning Ender’s Game with other teens. And yes, there will be food. Jump into Science Fiction this summer and read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card , winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. The story: In order to defend against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. Is Ender the one to save the world? Read it and meet in the library to share your thoughts. The first 12 teens to sign up get a free paperback copy. Pre-registration is required. For grades 6-12. Fairfax Library.

Cultural Fusion Infusion - Rupa & the April Fishes, 7pm, Marin JCC.

Tuesday 7/31

Nature for Kids: Roy's Redwood, 10am – 1pm, We will start this day in a giant meadow; we’ll quietly search along the edges where we might find certain animals that want to warm up in the sun, but stay close to the bushes where they can hide. Then we can head up into the forest and listen for lizards and other animals in the dry leaves. We’ll end the day in the cool redwood forest where we can look for owl pellets and whatever else catches our eyes. Roy's Redwood Preserve.

Winnie the Pooh, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Winnie the Pooh, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Laugh-Out-Loud Book Club, 4:00PM – 4:45PM, Join us for an anything and everything Mac Barnett book group. Mill Valley Library.

Little Sprouts – Bingo Schmingo Music, Age 5 and under, advance sign-up required, 11:00AM – 11:45PM, Bingo Schmingo brings a morning of music and movement and preschool fun! When you join music and laughter with phonics-based learning, it’s a terrific time for the preschool set. Advance sign-up required. Mill Valley Library.

Magician Timothy James, 3:30pm, Astonishing sleight of hand combined with humor and charm, Timothy James is a master Magician. You’ll be amazed! Sausalito Library.

Share a Book Program, designed to encourage children to practice their reading skills with a non-judgemental listener in a low pressure environment.
Children are invited to sign-up for an individual 15-minute appointment to read or share a book with a very well-trained dog. Larkspur Library.

Bingo Shmingo Music, 2pm, Novato Library.

Bingo Schmingo Music with Kathleen Rushing, For toddlers and preschoolers, 4-4:45pm, San Anselmo Library.

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