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Ronnie's Awesome List - September 2012

Ronnie's Awesome List,The Ultimate Kids Events Round-Up In Marin And Beyond.

Check out Ronnie's Awesome List for the most up-to-date information at Marinhood, The Ultimate Kids Events Round-Up In Marin And Beyond. 

All event listings are subject to change without notice. 

Wishing you all a wonderful September.

* Special Note: Bay Area Discovery Museum is closed September 10th – 25th.

Saturday, September 1

Sausalito Art Festival, join Tim Cain's Sing-a-long Dance Party, 2-2:30pm.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2pm, Espionage, ambush, and conquest Old Mill Park, Behind Mill Valley Library. Free and family friendly.

Goal Post Football Game, 9am-Noon, any Home Depot store.

TEEN First Saturday Craft Club For Teens: Make a Mini Book, 10 – 11am, Materials and assistance provided. Signup recommended because space is limited. Open to 6th-12th graders, Novato Library.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave).

Where's the Brr-brr-Bridge? 2-3:30 pm, Thousands come to see the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, yet many don’t find it through all the fog. Dress in layers! Meet in front of the Warming Hut at the west end of Mason Street. To make reservations, please call 561-4323.

Barnyard Hoedown, Grab your boots and scoot on down to the San Francisco Zoo this Labor Day weekend for a Barnyard Hoedown. Between 11am and 2pm, enjoy some country western fun, Zoo style! Brave a ride on the kid-friendly mechanical bull, chow down on real country BBQ, hear live country music and explore the Zoo's own barnyard inside the Children's Zoo Family Farm. The fun takes place September 1-3.

Saturdays are Special, Keep the heat at bay with your newly created stylish decorative paper fan! Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, 12:30pm & 3pm, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose 1:30pm & 2:30pm Oakland.

Scottish Highland Games, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Gold Rush Days, 10am-5pm, FREE, fun and exciting event for the whole family! Come on down and be transported back to the days of Gold and Glory alongside colorful characters from the 1850s. From musicians to melodramas, soldiers to saloons, you’ll experience it all at Gold Rush Days (916) 808-7777.

Sunday, September 2

Point Reyes National Seashore Sand Sculpture Contest, Drakes Beach, Point Reyes. All ages welcome at this free event. 9am-3:30pm.

Sausalito Art Festival, join Tim Cain's Sing-a-long Dance Party, 2-2:30pm.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Pride & Joy, Timeless Pop/Soul Music in Electrifying High Style, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

Homestead Valley Music Festival, 11am-5:30pm, Free, Montford Ave., Mill Valley.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2pm, Espionage, ambush, and conquest Old Mill Park, Behind Mill Valley Library. Free and family friendly.

Children’s Program at Green Gulch, 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.

Tomales Founder's Day, World's shortest, liveliest parade at 12pm, 12:30p-5p at the park enjoy music, food, lots of fun for the kids.

Jewish New Year Nature Block, 1-3pm, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, create block prints that celebrate nature and new beginnings, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, 12:30pm & 3pm, Jacquelyn Lynaugh as Mother Goose 1:30pm & 2:30pm Oakland.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30 AM, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Join a docent-led Family Walk following Children’s Storytime in the Library. Storytime begins at 10:30am and the Family Walk follows at 11am. 661-1316.

Mind, Body and Art Series, 12:00 noon–3:00 pm, Movement and Meditation, How do we use works of art to connect with ourselves and others? Explore this idea through movement, meditation, stories and, of course, art. Each session offers an opportunity to delve deeper into practices that balance energy, align your body, and go inward to just chill. Asian Art.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Scottish Highland Games, Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Gold Rush Days, 10am-5pm, FREE, fun and exciting event for the whole family! Come on down and be transported back to the days of Gold and Glory alongside colorful characters from the 1850s. From musicians to melodramas, soldiers to saloons, you’ll experience it all at Gold Rush Days!  (916) 808-7777.

Monday, September 3, Labor Day

Soccerfest, Noon - 6:00pm, enjoy games, food, snow cones, drink (both for the kids, and the adults), music and more. Admission is free, but a contribution of $20 per family or $5 per person is requested at the gate, Mill Valley Community Center.

Sausalito Art Festival, join Tim Cain's Sing-a-long Dance Party, 2-2:30pm.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2pm, Espionage, ambush, and conquest Old Mill Park, Behind Mill Valley Library. Free and family friendly.

Marin City Blues, Jazz, & Soul Party in the Park, free

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Gold Rush Days, 10am-5pm, FREE, fun and exciting event for the whole family! Come on down and be transported back to the days of Gold and Glory alongside colorful characters from the 1850s. From musicians to melodramas, soldiers to saloons, you’ll experience it all at Gold Rush Days!  (916) 808-7777.

Toddler Treks, for children ages 1 to 3, Dinosaur Trek, Read about a baby stegosaurus, examine fossil replicas, make a take-home dinosaur craft and find a T-rex in the California Academy of Science.

Tuesday, September 4

End-of-Summer Film Festival - Monsters, Inc., 2:30pm, Mill Valley Library.

Thursday, September 6

TEEN Manga Club for Teens, Come to the Novato Library the first Thursday of the month from 4:45 – 5:45 and discuss your favorite Manga, graphic novels and web comics. Laptops, drawing supplies and snacks provided.

Friday, September 7

End of Summer Block Party, 4-9pm, music, food, jumpies, games. Fun for all ages. $5/ind, $20/family, Downtown Mill Valley.

End-of-Summer Party, 2:30 pm, Fun for everyone! Celebrate the end of summer with your friends and library staff under the redwood trees. Enjoy bubbles galore with Bubble Man Mike Miller, crafts, music, ice cream, hula hooping, and more. All ages! No advance sign-up needed. Mill Valley Library.

Story time with Phil Sheridan, 4:30pm, story time and snacks, Whole Foods, Miller Ave in Mill Valley.

Mamma Mia! Mill Valley

Saturday, September 8

Benefit Kids Concert for Young Children and Families, celebrating the memory of Michael Knapp, cellist and pianist, who suddenly passed away earlier this summer, we will celebrate his life and love of music and young children, music by the Dream Circle Band featuring Tim Cain, Miss Kitty, Christopher Smith, Cindy Cohen , 11 am, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, Tickets: $10 donation per person (kids one and under free) All proceeds (100%) will go to Mike's family. Contact Cindy at 461-1066 or cindy@music-makers.org.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2pm, Espionage, ambush, and conquest Old Mill Park, Behind Mill Valley Library. Free and family friendly.

Concert for Kids, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Miss Kitty, Robin Sweeny Park, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.

The Adventures of Tintin, San Rafael

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Saturdays are Special, Generate a little magic in your world – create a beautiful semi-precious stone wand. Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

Apple Festival, Garin is home to an antique apple orchard with varieties of apples you won’t find anywhere else. Try your hand at hand-cranking ice cream or pressing apple cider and then taste the “fruit” of your labor. Music, dancing, crafts, and old-fashioned games make this event fun for the whole family!

Chocolate Festival, Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco, Indulge in chocolate delicacies, sip wine and enjoy chocolate inspired family activities. Proceeds benefit Project Open Hand. 12-5pm. Tickets must be purchased to taste chocolate; $20 gets you 15 samples.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Chuck Close and Crown Point Press, 10:30am, deYoung Museum.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Good Enough to Eat (A Look at Food in Art), 2:00pm, Legion of Honor.

Make it at MOCFA, transform old newspaper and media tape (VHS, cassette, reel to reel) into yarn and then into a knitted fabric. Bring an old cassette tape (rewind if possible) and we’ll show you how to unreel it to knit a fiber-forward fashion accessory to wear home! Ages 5+. $5 includes admission and all materials. Museum of Crafts and Folk Art, San Francisco.

Sunday, September 9, Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., story times with children’s book author Jackie Broad, as well as a special activity in the art studios. One grandparent and one child will also receive free admission, Bay Area Discovery Museum.

The Bubble Lady Welcome to Bubble Land! 11am-12pm, The Bubble Lady will put a smile on your face with her amazing bubbles — this show is nothing short of bubblelicious! Mill Valley Library.

Kids Fair, bouncy houses, face paint, petting zoo and more, Peace Lutheran Church, Mill Valley.

Much Ado About Nothing, 2pm, Espionage, ambush, and conquest Old Mill Park, Behind Mill Valley Library. Free and family friendly.

Marine Science Sundays, 10am - 5pm, family-friendly tours, classroom activities and more will be centered around a new theme each month, Marine Mammal Center.

Marin Shakespeare Company, The Liar, 4pm, Family Day Matinee, 18 and under free.

EcoFair Marin, 10:00a to 6:00p, Marin Civic Center: Marin County Fairgrounds and Lagoon Park, San Rafael.

National Grandparents Day at the Schultz Museum, free admission for grandparents.

Jewish New Year Nature Block, 1-3pm, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, create block prints that celebrate nature and new beginnings, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: The Tortoise Who Flew, Buki the Clown, Oakland.

Opera in the Park, 1:30pm, FREE and open to the public, Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert. Food and beverages will also be available for sale at the event. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Chocolate Festival, Ghiradelli Square, San Francisco, Indulge in chocolate delicacies, sip wine and enjoy chocolate inspired family activities. Proceeds benefit Project Open Hand. 12-5pm. Tickets must be purchased to taste chocolate; $20 gets you 15 samples.

Sunday Streets, Western Addition route, including North of Panhandle, Alamo Square neighborhoods; a safe, fun, car-free place for people to get out and get active in San Francisco neighborhoods.

Monday, September 11

Pajama Storytime with Stuffy Sleepover!, 7 – 8pm, It's a slumber party for stuffed animals! Kids, wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for storytime. You can enjoy bedtime stories together, then make your stuffy a special blanket. Your stuffy can then spend the night at the library for a special animals-only sleepover. Pick up your stuffy on Wednesday and check out the pictures on the library's website to see what the stuffies did all night! Novato Library.

Wednesday, September 12

KIDS DAY at the 2nd Annual Heirloom Expo at the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Bring your students for an amazing field trip!! Once inside the fairgrounds students can get started at 'Kids' Area' for information and direction to the various activities.

September 12 - 16, The Berkeley Old Time Music Festival, five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.

Thursday, September 13

International Nose Breathing Week, Sample exercises to strengthen kids' and adults' respiratory systems, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Peri Park stage, Fairfax.

Friday, September 14

Story time with Phil Sheridan, 4:30pm, story time and snacks, Whole Foods, Miller Ave in Mill Valley.

Film Night, Back to the Future, 7:30pm, $3 per person or $10 per family, Strawberry Recreation District.

Shabbat Together, children three and under, Parachute play, Torah dancing, puppets, bubbles and balloons followed by Shabbat Table Celebration (candles, juice and challah bread), Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Road, Tiburon.

Saturday, September 15, International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Woofstock 2012: An Adoptathon Celebration, 10am-7pm, Outdoor concert from 2 to 5 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Featuring music by Petty Theft "Tribute to Tom Petty" and The Whiskey Thieves. FREE entry. Donations encouraged! Plus a Kids Zone and bring you dog! Marin Humane Society, Novato.

California Coastal Cleanup Day, Please check the Bay Model website for over 35 volunteer cleanup sites in Marin County.

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10AM - 5PM.

Coastal Cleanup Family Campout, Saturday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm, join the Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration, family potluck, plus a campfire program under the stars.  Sunday morning, kids and adults are invited to help with farm chores before sitting down to breakfast offered in the cozy yurt. We complete our experience together on Sunday by milking goats and preparing a farm tasting of homemade cheese, bread, butter and other treats harvested from the garden.  Bring your own camping equipment and a dish to share for Saturday night’s potluck dinner.  Sunday continental breakfast is provided.  Campout begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and wraps up by 1:00 pm on Sunday. A unique, supported way to camp with your family! $75 per person, age 2 and under free.

Picnic Day at Marinwood Park, 11am-3pm, Pack a picnic lunch and join us in the park for a mellow end of summer celebration. Listen to light jazz, play family friendly games or just chill out. Food and wine will also be available for purchase.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: Mousedeer, Owen Baker Flynn, Oakland.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Treasure Island, San Francisco. Free.

National Circus of the People's Republic of China, 8 pm, Direct from Beijing and one of the oldest and most distinguished circuses in all of China, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Saturdays are Special, Mark your book page with a handmade collaged corner monster bookmark. Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

Folktales Across the African Diaspora with Awele Makebe, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Museum of the African Diaspora.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, 10:30am, deYoung Museum.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Face Off! Portraits with a Purpose, 2:00pm, Legion of Honor.

Napa Valley Aloha Festival, 10am-6pm, free festival that will feature live entertainment and Hawaiian/Polynesian music, dance, authentic foods arts, crafts, clothing and wares from vendors all over the West Coast. Interactive cultural presentations (lei making, etc.) may have a small participation fee, Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa.

Sunday, September 16, New Moon

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, 10AM - 5PM.

Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30 am, Fall is a great time to experience the bird migration in the Marin Headlands. Volunteer Jane Haley will help you discover what birds come to spend the winter and which ones are en route to wintering grounds to the south. Meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center. Bring binoculars, field guides, For ages 8 and up; Rain cancels. For reservations call (415) 331-1540.

Jewish New Year Nature Block, 1-3pm, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, create block prints that celebrate nature and new beginnings, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Children’s Storytime and Family Walk, 10:30 AM, San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park. Join a docent-led Family Walk following Children’s Storytime in the Library. Storytime begins at 10:30am and the Family Walk follows at 11am. 661-1316.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: Mousedeer, Owen Baker Flynn, Oakland.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, Treasure Island, San Francisco. Free.

National Circus of the People's Republic of China, 8 pm, Direct from Beijing and one of the oldest and most distinguished circuses in all of China, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Comedy Day 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.

Monday, September 17

Tot Yontiff, Rosh HaShanah, First Day, with Jonathan Bayer, 9:00 to 10:00 am followed by Kiddush, 10:00 to 10:30 am, Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Road, Tiburon, Infant through six years old.

Tuesday, September 18

Tot Yontiff, Rosh HaShanah, Second Day, with Rabbi Chai Levy and the Kirtan Rabbi, 9:00 to 10:00 am followed by Kiddush, 10:00 to 10:30 am, Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Road, Tiburon, Infant through six years old, Non-Member Tickets $36.

Rancho Fiesta Days, 12-4pm, discover what their life was like in 1842 at the Sanchez Adobe, Pacifica.

Wednesday, September 19

Toddler Treks, for children ages 1 to 3, Dinosaur Trek, Read about a baby stegosaurus, examine fossil replicas, make a take-home dinosaur craft and find a T-rex in the California Academy of Science.

Friday, September 21

Story time with Phil Sheridan, 4:30pm, story time and snacks, Whole Foods, Miller Ave in Mill Valley.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL, San Anselmo

Crissy Field Evening Hike and Campfire, members only, 5-7pm, easy, family-friendly interpretative walk around the Crissy Field Marsh to explore this amazing revitalized habitat. Learn about what animals call the marsh their home as well as how the Ohlone used many of the native plants that can be found around the Marsh for food and healing. The hike will be followed by a campfire with ranger-led stories, songs, and s'mores! This program is designed to be fun and engaging for the entire family! For families with children ages 3-10. Free for members. Required registration 561-3060.

Saturday, September 22, First day of fall (autumnal equinox)

10th Anniversary Dipsea, 8am, hike for Zero Breast Cancer, enjoy a gorgeous hike on the Dipsea Trail, $35 (Adults); $20 (Students 11-18); FREE for Teams* and Kids under 11 yrs old Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

HUGO, San Anselmo

Autumn Equinox Family Campout, Saturday 10 am - Sunday 1 pm, join the Slide Ranch teachers for a day of farm activities, crafts and nature exploration, family potluck, plus a campfire program under the stars.  Sunday morning, kids and adults are invited to help with farm chores before sitting down to breakfast offered in the cozy yurt. We complete our experience together on Sunday by milking goats and preparing a farm tasting of homemade cheese, bread, butter and other treats harvested from the garden.  Bring your own camping equipment and a dish to share for Saturday night’s potluck dinner.  Sunday continental breakfast is provided.  Campout begins at 10:00 am on Saturday and wraps up by 1:00 pm on Sunday. A unique, supported way to camp with your family! $75 per person, age 2 and under free.

Children's Toy & Clothing Sale, 10am-4pm, Marinwood, San Rafael.

Tim Cain, 11am, Cafe Du Cirque, San Rafael.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: Rip Van Winkle, Storyteller John Weaver, Oakland.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave)

Saturdays are Special, Using our giant rubber stamp collection, make a beautiful printed wall hanging of bees, fish, butterflies, flowers and more! Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

Autumn Moon Festival, San Francisco’s Chinatown, beginning with grand parade and opening ceremony at 11am at California and Grant. Featuring lion dancers, martial artists, acrobats dancers in ornate costume from the China Spirit and Flying Angels, the St. Mary’s Bell & Drum Corps and the Moon God and Goddess and more!

Family Day Kite Festival, Watch spectacular kites flown high above the Marina Green, San Francisco, from the acrobatic kites of world champions to the hand-made entries of amateurs. Free kites will be provided to kids of all ages. 11am-6pm.

Tour de Fat, Bike Parade begins at 11 am from Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Stories and Glories, 10:30am, deYoung Museum.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Gifts from the Gods: Art and the Olympic Ideal, 2:00pm, Legion of Honor.

Sunday, September 23

Yerba Buena Family Day, 11AM – 4 PM, non-stop day of free family fun at this huge free family block party including SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Children’s Creativity Museum  and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Jewish New Year Nature Block, 1-3pm, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, create block prints that celebrate nature and new beginnings, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Sunday Sampler, treat yourself to the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, including acting, improvisation, stage combat and clowning.

Free Shakespeare in the Park, 2pm, Henry V, The Presidio's Main Post Parade Ground Lawn (between Graham St & Keyes Ave).

Korean Culture Day observes Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival and holiday. In celebration of a bountiful harvest during an autumn full moon, people visit their hometowns and share traditional food and games with family and friends. Asian Art Museum.

Autumn Moon Festival, San Francisco’s Chinatown, beginning with grand parade and opening ceremony at 11am at California and Grant. Featuring lion dancers, martial artists, acrobats dancers in ornate costume from the China Spirit and Flying Angels, the St. Mary’s Bell & Drum Corps and the Moon God and Goddess and more!

Family Day Kite Festival, Watch spectacular kites flown high above the Marina Green, San Francisco, from the acrobatic kites of world champions to the hand-made entries of amateurs. Free kites will be provided to kids of all ages. 11am-6pm.

San Francisco Theatre Festival, Free, San Francisco

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: Rip Van Winkle, Storyteller John Weaver, Oakland.

Monday, September 24

Museum Mondays for Little Ones, Enjoy stories, movement games, and arts & crafts activities designed for children ages 1–5 and their caregivers. $5 per child; up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am.After 11am, regular Museum admission applies. Schultz Museum.

Tuesday, September 25

Kid's Supper Show, with Tim Cain, 5:30pm, Deer Park Villa, Fairfax

Wednesday, September 26

Having Fun in the Delta, Have you ever thought about all the things there are to do in the Delta? Come find out some fun and interesting adventures you and your family can have by exploring this hidden gem with Ranger Bill at the Bay Model.

Yom Kippur, with Rabbi Susan Leider, 9:00 to 10:00 am, Non-Member Tickets $36, Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Road, Tiburon, Infant through six years old, Non-Member Tickets $36.

"Mom, I'm hungry!": Healthy snack choices for kids, 4 – 5pm, Snacks are an important part of every kid's diet, but what snacks are best? Parents and kids together can join us for ideas of what to choose when the afternoon hungries hit! Come with an open mind--we may have some ideas that you haven't tried before! Novato Library

Friday, September 28

Story time with Phil Sheridan, 4:30pm, story time and snacks, Whole Foods, Miller Ave in Mill Valley.

SPELLBOUND, San Anselmo

Saturday, September 29

Blackie's Hay Day, This eagerly-awaited event for the whole community is held every year in the fall at Blackie’s pasture. It’s an old fashioned country fair with pony rides, replay races, toy tractor rides, carnival games, jumpies, a climbing wall, a petting zoo as well as entertainment and food. It a family event with something for kids of all ages to enjoy.

Beach Family Day, 10:00 am, Enjoy a day at the beach and look for shells, beach hoppers and egrets. We’ll also explore the area around Rodeo Lagoon and look for killdeer, brown pelicans and elusive river otters. Directions: Meet at the Rodeo Beach parking lot at the end of Bunker Road.

Muir Woods Fee-Free Day

Ring Mountain Grassland Restoration Project, 10am – 1pm, help restore the native grasslands that make this preserve so special. Activities will include weeding, seed collecting, and native plant installation. Work is mildly strenuous and family-friendly. Drop-in days will be held on the last Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm. For more information contact Sam Abercrombie at 415-473-2128 or sabercrombie@marincounty.org.

HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PT. II, San Anselmo

Toddler Days, 9 am - noon9 am - noon, Enjoy milking a goat, holding a warm egg from the chickens, and hearing the baa of the sheep. Explore and experience the many tastes, colors, and smells of the garden and farm. Activities are toddler age appropriate, but all ages welcome, $20 per person; 1 year & under Free, Slide Ranch.

Field of Dreams, Guests will enjoy a memorable day at AT&T Park, including taking a turn at bat, viewing your name in lights on the scoreboard, and perfecting your swing with pro coaches. Run the bases, field balls, tour the dugouts and locker rooms, and practice your fast pitch—plus enjoy great food and drinks. All proceeds benefit the students at Juma Ventures, AT&T Park.

Saturdays are Special, Join us for an afternoon of high fashion as you design and create a stylish hat. Randall Museum, 1pm-4pm.

Matinee 1: Sonny Rollins, 11am, Both fun and educational, 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. Although designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. This fall, the Marcus Shelby Trio hosts our Matinee series, highlighting the music of the great jazz masters – two of whom will appear at this year’s Festival: Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Enjoyed individually or as a series, these Family Matinees will change the way you hear jazz, Herbst Theatre.

Polk Street Blues Festival, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

San Francisco Jazz Festival, Family Matinee, Sonny Rollins, 11am, Both fun and educational, 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. Although designed for elementary school students, our Family Matinees are open to music fans of all ages. Herbst Theatre.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Feathered Friends, 10:30am, deYoung Museum.

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Impressive Impressionists, 2:00pm, Legion of Honor.

Birth and Baby Fair, Don’t miss the PREMIER event for new and expecting parents, Fort Mason, San Francisco.

Salsa Festival, music, FREE hands-on art projects, and a Children’s Play Area, complete with bounce houses, carnival rides, and more! Redwood City.

Pacifica Fog Fest, 10am-6pm, featuring the ‘Pacifica Loves Music’ Parade, a Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest, a Fog Jog, music from 24 bands on three stages, unique arts and crafts displayed by Bay area artisans, plenty of festival food and fun for kids.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: The Tortoise Who Flew, Magician Mike Della Penna, Oakland.

Sunday, September 30, Full Moon

San Anselmo’s Annual Country Fair Day & Parade, beginning with a Pancake Breakfast at the Downtown Fire Station (7-10:30AM), a Country Fair from 10am to 2pm (San Anselmo Avenue between Tamalpais and Tunstead Avenues), the Parade (begins at 11am and runs on “The Avenue” from Ross Ave. to Bridge Street). The event culminates with a Music and Food Festival in Creek Park (Noon to 4pm).

Jewish New Year Nature Block, 1-3pm, in honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, create block prints that celebrate nature and new beginnings, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Fall Free For All, 11 am - 6 pm, Fill your day with your choice of free music, dance and theater on six stages and out-of-doors, no tickets required, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley.

Polk Street Blues Festival, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Pacifica Fog Fest, 10am-6pm, featuring the ‘Pacifica Loves Music’ Parade, a Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest, a Fog Jog, music from 24 bands on three stages, unique arts and crafts displayed by Bay area artisans, plenty of festival food and fun for kids.

Children’s Fairyland, puppet show Sleeping Beauty, Children's Theatre presents: The Tortoise Who Flew, Magician Mike Della Penna, Oakland.

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