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Ronnie’s Awesome List – July 1-15

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

Let’s face it, Marin County is picture perfect. With these June gloom days behind us the average day can get hot! Days are longer, sunsets are spectacular, glorious blue skies and beach days, which means to me, that special summer feeling is in the air.

This year, the Marin Parks Department is celebrating it’s 40th year and has some amazing summer fun planned. I recently went on an amazing Culinary Hike on Mt. Burdell organized by the Marin Parks Department with my fellow fabulous mommy blogger friend, Frogmom. Check out the list of amazing summer events below they have planned (in bold.)

With annual traditions abound, beautiful open space to explore, miles of beaches, local festivals and beautiful sunshiny days; there is something very special about being here and I sure am grateful for it all.

Be sure to check Marinhood, The Ultimate Kids Events Round-Up In Marin And Beyond.

Have a great summer!
Ronnie

Every Thursday:

Marin Art & Garden Center’s Summer Concert June 14 – September 27, 5:30 to 7:30 pm June – Aug., 5 to 7 pm September MAGC’s most popular event series features these laid-back outdoor concerts, fun for all ages! Bring the entire family and enjoy music from blues to jazz to rock n’ roll at our beautiful gazebo lawn. Beer, wine, other beverages and a selection of foods will be sold to benefit MAGC.

Every Friday:

Friday Nights on Main, 6-9pm, every Friday June 22 through September 14, (excluding Friday, August 24) The Ultimate Community Street Party Outdoor dining, live music, dancing, shopping, Main Street, Tiburon.

Creekside Fridays Music Series, every Friday June 15 to August 10, 6:30-8pm, FREE, Tennessee Valley “Cabin,” located at 60 Tennessee Valley Road, a beautiful setting right off the creek.

Jazz & Blues by the Bay, Friday Nights: June 1st – August 24th 6:30pm – 8pm, Gabrielson Park in Sausalito.

Music in the Park, 6-8pm, June 22-August 17, Free entrance, Marinwood Park.

Every Sunday:

Sunday Fun Days at the Pool June 17-August 12, 12-4pm Music, food, bounce house and games! Free to pool memebers, non-members pay the pool entrance fee, Marinwood.

Music in the Park, 6-8pm, July 14 – August 19, Free entrance, Creek Park, 400 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo.

July 2012

Sunday 7/1

Green Gulch Farm Sunday Children’s Program 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. Green Gulch, Muir Beach.

Sunday Special: Magic Mike, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, free, The Bay Area’s own Michael Stroud will wow you with his amazing sleight-of-hand magic tricks and his wild and crazy personality. He’ll be bringing his adorable magical rabbit Sweet Pea, too. Mill Valley Public Library.

Civil War Days, cannons and muskets boom out on Angel Island! Bring the family, take a picnic, catch a ferry ride and discover a day in the life of a Civil War soldier at historic Camp Reynolds. 435-5390.

Music for Families with the San Francisco Symphony, 2:00pm, Bring your family to hear the San Francisco Symphony in kid-sized classical concerts designed for families—great music, fascinating musical discoveries, and priceless memories. Music for Families concerts are engaging and fun; a great way to pass the Symphony magic from one generation to the next. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Davies Symphony Hall. SFSKidFriendly50 for 50% off.

Drop-in Art Making, 1-3 pm, Summer Nature Sculptures, Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Sunday Streets, 11a.m. to 4p.m., Mission, Valencia Street from 14th to 24th and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire.

Mind, Body and Art Series, 12:00 noon–3:00 pm, The Mythic Yoga Lounge, Asian Art.

KID STAGE, SF Jazz, 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. before every concert, 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.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, brings the sounds of the Big Easy back to the Grove. Local group The Stone Foxes open the show with a roadhouse-ready sound steeped in gritty blues. Stern Grove.

Marin County Fair, Always Fresh, Fun & Local, celebrating the legacy and future of Marin’s vibrant agricultural community, 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael.

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, featured book “And the Good Brown Earth” by Kathy Henderson. Kids and their families can dig into great garden stories, then venture out on a special tour of the Botanical Garden. Storytime begins at 10:30am and the Family Walk follows at 11am.

Monday 7/2

Upside Down Fairy Tales, No sign-up required – All ages, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM, FREE, Mill Valley Public Library.

Marin County Fair, Always Fresh, Fun & Local, celebrating the legacy and future of Marin’s vibrant agricultural community, 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael.

Muir Woods After Hours, 7-9 pm, Explore the evening magic of Muir Woods, learning about the secret nightlife of an old-growth redwood forest. We’ll listen for owls, look for bats, and use our senses to guide us along the trails. This is an easy, two-mile walk on paved trail. Bring your flashlight, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. Reservations required 388-2596.

Tuesday 7/3

The Fair from Up There, 6:30 – 9:30pm, Join Ranger Dave McMullen for a walk from the Marin County Fair to the top of San Pedro Mountain. We’ll see the sun set, the moon rise and if our timing is right…the fireworks! There will be a discussion of the ecology and history of San Pedro Mountain during the hike. The climb up the Woodoaks Trail is strenuous, please wear sturdy shoes, bring a flashlight, water, and snacks. Approximately 3.0 miles. Fair admission does not need to be paid to participate. Civic Center Post Office, San Rafael.

Marin County Fair, Always Fresh, Fun & Local, celebrating the legacy and future of Marin’s vibrant agricultural community, 10 Avenue of the Flags San Rafael.

Little Sprouts – Dinosaurs Roar! Age 5 and under, 11:00AM – 11:45AM, free, Make a cool dinosaur craft and listen to some great dino stories. Advance sign-up required. Mill Valley Library.

Piccolo Puppet Players, 3:30pm, Join us for a traditional Punch and Judy show. 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.

Despicable Me, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

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

Wednesday 4th of July Celebrations:

Thursday 7/5

Classic Cartoon Day! 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, free, Popcorn and pillows provided. Mill Valley Library.

Wildlife Associates, 11am, Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

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

* TEEN First Thursday: Movie and Pizza Night, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, For High School Students Only, Easy A? Moneyball? Midnight in Paris? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)? Which one of these page-to-film movies will be showing (alongside a pizza dinner). Stay tuned to find out! Mill Valley Library.

7/6

ClownSnotBombs, 4:30 – 7 p.m., believes joy and laughter are a fundamental human right. This eight person circus puts on a variety-style show that includes comedy skits, unicycle dancing, acrobatics, juggling, music and much more. Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Game & Puzzle Day, All ages – no sign-up needed, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, FREE, Roll the dice, spin the spinner, or pick a card. Play board games, cards, Jenga, or spend some quiet time working a big puzzle. Call 415-389-4292 x106 for more information. Mill Valley Public Library.

Join the Circus: Make a Circus Mask, 3:30pm, Join us to make circus masks! Sausalito Library.

Concert Under the Oak, 6-8pm, Zoo Station – The complete U2 experience! Northgate.

Cirque Musica, The show blends the grace and thrills of the world’s greatest circus performers with stunning symphonic music from classical and popular repertoire, performed by the San Francisco Symphony.

Chelle! & Friends, 11:00 am – 11:30 am & 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Chelle! & Friends perform music from New Orleans, the land where Jazz was born. Join the party, move your feet, sing-along, and join a Mardi Gras parade. Laissez les bon temps rouler! Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Saturday 7/7

Summer Cycling Series Ride 1: Tykes on Bikes, 10am – 12pm, 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. Bring your own bike as well as sufficient water, snacks, and other bike equipment. Meet at the Crown Rd gate in Kent Woodlands.

Twilight Criterium, San Rafael.

Nature for Kids: An Evening Walk at Deer Island, 6 – 8pm, We’ll take a slow walk up to the ridge-top where we can enjoy a picnic dinner while we look and listen for creatures of the night. We’ll talk about owls, bats, coyotes and many other animals that start their “day” just as the sun sets. Contact David at 893-9508 or dherlocker@marincounty.org. 305 Deer Island Lane, Novato, CA.

Build a Moving Truck, 9am-Noon, Kids can build their very own working moving truck! Kids will learn to build a Penske moving truck while learning tool safety, have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic. Designed for children ages 5-12. Home Depot.

Merola Opera’s Schwabacher Summer Concert, Bring your friends and family to a day of free opera in the Gardens. For opera lovers and novices alike, this popular concert is the perfect way to explore the riches of opera and experience the stunning versatility and talent of the Merola artists. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

“All My Friends Are STILL Dead” book reading by Jory John Free! 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids (766 Valencia).

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.

Saturday & Sunday 7/7 – 8

So You Think You Can Hoop 3-On-3 Competition, all ages can run, jump, block, shoot and play in a fast paced fun-filled environment, will offer something for everybody; competitive games, a fun and festive environment, surprise appearances by NBA players and local celebrities; and a fun zone for the whole family. We’re looking for basketball players ages 8 to 80 to compete. Oracle Arena.

Fillmore Jazz Festival, Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, 10am-6pm, Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy.

Children’s Fairyland, Fairyland favorite Blake Maxam, “The Wizard of Ahhhhs,” astounds and amazes children of all ages with his magic show (1:30pm & 2:30pm), Children’s Theatre: Mouse Deer (12:30pm & 3pm), The puppet show The Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings. Oakland.

Sunday 7/8

KID STAGE, San Francisco Symphony, 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.

San Francisco Symphony performs with Music Director and Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas in a rare summer appearance! The afternoon’s program features the iconic sounds of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Stern Grove.

La Sardina de Naiguatá + Rumbaché, 1-3pm, fusing salsa, timba, bomba, funk and whatever else fits the dancing mood. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Drop-in Art Making, 1-3 pm, Summer Nature Scupltures, 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 7/9

Marvelous Magical Music! 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM,  Hear stories about music, musicians, and musical instrument. Mill Valley Library.

Bluegrass Night – Hot Buttered Rum & Jugtown Pirates, 7pm,

Tuesday July 10

Nature for Kids: Indian Tree, 10am – 1pm, This is a great place to explore nature on any summer day. If it’s hot we can head into one of the cool canyons and enjoy the shade of the redwoods, or we might go up the hill and see what we can find in the Oak forest. Meet at the Vineyard Road Trailhead in Novato.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, CineArts Marin, Sausalito, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Little Sprouts – Treats for Tweets, Age 5 and under, 11:00AM – 11:45AM, Make snacks for backyard birds with a pine cone feeder full of peanut butter and seeds. Advance 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. Larkspur Library.

Carnival of Chaos, 3:30pm, A fast-paced, action-packed show that’s hilarious, interactive and provides clever entertainment for the whole family. Sausalito Library.

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

* TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 4 – 5:30pm, 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. Corte Madera Library.

Kids Day with Magik*Magik Orchestra, Magik*Magik Orchestra Education workshops will include creative instrument making, engaging rhythm and music activities, and the chance to perform in a unique band setting. The music will span genres and include some pieces from the main stage performers! Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Wednesday 7/11

Saving our Steelhead, Cascade Canyon Open Space, 10am – 1pm, The upper reaches of San Anselmo Creek come to life on the southwest flanks of San Geronimo Ridge and then pass through this preserve in the Fairfax hills. This portion of the Corte Madera Creek Watershed is among the most pristine of all of the systems that ultimately flow into San Pablo Bay. With luck, we will be able to look into a few of the clean, clear pools and see the young steelhead that take refuge there during the summer months. Contact David Herlocker at 893-9508 or dherlocker@marincounty.org. Cascade Canyon Preserve.

Carnival of Chaos, 1:00 pm, Carnival of Chaos presents their world-class variety act including insane juggling, dangerous stunts, and musical parody the whole family will love. San Anselmo Library.

Carnival of Chaos, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, Mill Valley Library.

Express Yourself! Button Making, 3pm, ages 6+, Bring photos or other images to create original, personalized buttons. Ot her materials needed to create the buttons will be provided. Don’t forget to register! San Rafael Library.

Storyteller Michael Katz, 1pm, “Teller of a Thousand Tales” Michael Katz presents folktales from around the world…Asia, Africa, Europe and North America…in his uniquely active and expressive style. Fantastic for all ages, especially children ages 4 and up. South Novato Library.

Storyteller Michael Katz, 3pm, Novato Library.

Share A Book- Read to a Therapy Dog for Readers, 3pm, allows children to read to dogs as a way to improve their literacy skills. Belvedere Tiburon 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, Lion King, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Join us at for Movies on the Green, Marin County Mart.

Dino Drawing for the Whole Family, 10:30 AM – Noon, Here’s a question for a young paleontologist! What would your dad look like if he was a dinosaur? Well, join us for a special Dino Drawing extravaganza and create your own “Tricera Pops.” Draw huge dinosaurs on a giant team mural, play dino Pictionary and create silly, new dinosaurs with a collaborative game called “heads and bodies.” Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. $15 for one adult and child: $8 each additional child (includes admission), 5 + up.

Kids Day with Magik*Magik Orchestra, Magik*Magik Orchestra Education workshops will include creative instrument making, engaging rhythm and music activities, and the chance to perform in a unique band setting. The music will span genres and include some pieces from the main stage performers! Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

Thursday 7/12

Dog Day Afternoon, 5 – 7pm, McInnis Park, Bring your dogs for an evening of fun and education with Marin County rangers and the Marin Humane Society at McInnis Park. We’ll discuss Marin County Park and Open Space District rules and regulations and sensitive wildlife issues that all pet owners should know. Enjoy a free BBQ and raffle prizes donated by Pet Arcade. Bring a leash. For more information, contact Chief Park Ranger Rob Ruiz at (415) 473-4045 or rruiz@marincounty.org. 310 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Century Rowland Theatre, Novato, 10am, 10 shows for $5 or $1 per show.

Cowgirl Tricks with Karen Quest, 11am, vaudeville western comedy complete with trick roping, music, and cowgirl shenanigans. Belvedere-Tiburon Library.

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

Musical Duo Colibri, 12pm, Lively Latin American music for the entire family! Using an exciting array of traditional folk instruments, Lichi Fuentes and Alisa Peres present a lively, interactive musical journey through Latin America. Civic Center 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.

Retro Recycled Time Machines, Grade 1+ – advance sign-up required, 2:30PM – 4:00PM, What can you do with an extra-large cardboard box? With some recycled odds & ends and a touch of whimsy, you might just invent your own time machine. Mill Valley Library.

* TEEN Jewelry Making for Beginners, 2:30-3:30pm, Become your own jewelry designer! Explore your creativity through interesting colors, textures, and techniques. The class will be taught by Dragonfly Designs. Don’t forget to register for these events! San Rafael Library.

* TEEN Henna Art with Rachel-Anne Palacios, 3:30 – 5pm, 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. Civic Center Library.

Gaucho, music of Django Reinhardt and 1930s European gypsy jazz. Improvisational and swing elements are also thrown into the mix. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble, featuring young and very talented musicians performing classic Latin jazz compositions. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Kids Day with Magik*Magik Orchestra, Magik*Magik Orchestra Education workshops will include creative instrument making, engaging rhythm and music activities, and the chance to perform in a unique band setting. The music will span genres and include some pieces from the main stage performers! Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco.

my classic Spanish Flair, 7:30pm, This vibrant music readily recalls a Spain of fragrant gardens, gypsy sirens, and warm days and sultry nights by the sea. San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall.

Friday 7/13

Campfire Tales: Stafford Lake, 4 – 8pm, The festivities will start with a nature walk led by Naturalist David Herlocker. After that we’ll return to the picnic area where the grills will be fired up and we will serve hot dogs. Just as the sun begins to set, Children’s Librarian Jennifer Robinson of the Novato Library will share some of her favorite stories about nature and the Native Americans that inhabited the hills and valleys around us. Contact David at 893-9508 or dherlocker@marincounty.org. Stafford Lake Park, Novato.

Mad Science – Fire and Ice, Grade K+, 2:30PM – 3:30PM, Explore crazy chemical potions and the wonders of dry ice with a Mad Scientist. Mill Valley Library.

Pulling the strings: Decorate Giant Puppets, 3:30pm, Their feet are as big as a human heads, their fingers as big as human hands . . . they’re giant puppets and they’re coming to the Library. Bring your artistic skills, we’re providing the puppets. Sausalito Library.

Unique Derique, 11-11:30am & 12:15-12:45pm, delights all ages by clowning, dancing, and turning his agile limbs into a drum set or a harpsichord keyboard. His interactive performance is percussive, syncopated and dynamic. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

my classic Russian Favorites, Shostakovich, Borodin, and Tchaikovsky, San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall.

Saturday 7/14, Bastille Day

Summer Cycling Series Ride 2: Fox Hollow to White Hill, 10am – 12pm, Join a ranger for this assortment of rides with different locations, times, and increasing skill level. Bring your own bike as well as sufficient water, snacks, and other bike equipment. Glen Drive in Fairfax.

Puppet Art Theater – Tommy’s Space Adventure, 1pm, A fun puppet show for the whole family. Space is limited. Larkspur Library.

Family Fun Crafts, 2 – 3pm, Design your own tote bag with Librarian Victoria Gonzales! Marin City Library.

SHARE-a-Book Dogs, Kindergarten and older – advance sign-up required, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Mill Valley Public Library.

Concert for Kids, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Tim Cain, Robin Sweeny Park, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito.

Mexican Arts Festival, 4pm, A fun, festive, outdoor and bilingual celebration of Mexican culture for the whole family! Free event  with low-cost activities & food.  San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

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.

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

Dino Drawing for the Whole Family, 10:30 AM – Noon, Here’s a question for a young paleontologist! What would your dad look like if he was a dinosaur? Well, join us for a special Dino Drawing extravaganza and create your own “Tricera Pops.” Draw huge dinosaurs on a giant team mural, play dino Pictionary and create silly, new dinosaurs with a collaborative game called “heads and bodies.” Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 5 + up.

CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Playoffs, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Free to the public, all kids are invited for a lively afternoon of fun and games! The first 200 kids will get a free Backyard Game Playoffs t-shirt, and free organic snacks will be on-hand to nourish kids throughout the event. Marina Green in San Francisco.

AXIS Dance Company, 1pm, 1:50pm & 2:40, falling up is a new site-specific work utilizing ramps and various spaces to connect art and landscape, accompanied by live music with an innovative ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities is a jewel of contemporary dance and disability culture, paving the way for its powerful physically integrated dance form. Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

my classic Beethoven, 7:30pm, Everyone, everywhere, can hum the opening bars of Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony. But to hear it live, performed by one of the world’s great orchestras, is an experience of the most memorable kind. San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall.

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.

Saturday & Sunday 7/14 – 15 

Children’s Fairyland, Owen Baker Flynn with his “World Premiere,” a lively show featuring juggling, fire-eating and a multitude of surprises (1:30pm & 2:30pm), Children’s Theatre: Rip Van Winkle (12:30pm & 3pm), The puppet show The Three Spinning Fairies. Oakland.

Sunday 7/15

Nature for Kids: Indian Valley, 10am – 1pm, If there is still any moisture left in the marsh, we will check the area looking for treefrogs, toads and newts that are about to begin their journey up into the hills, looking for a cool moist place to hide for the summer. After that we will follow one of the creeks to a waterfall that is also a good place to find wildlife (and enjoy a relaxing lunch).

R.E.A.D. With Bumps! 2pm, Participants need to register for a fifteen minute appointment with Bumps in order to participate! San Rafael Library.

Concerts-in-the-Park, Livin’ in the USA, Celebrating American hits and the legends who made them, 4pm, Belvedere Park.

Marine Mammals of the Golden Gate, Join an experienced YMCA naturalist for a day of learning all about the fascinating adaptations of our local marine mammals, while exploring the trails of the beautiful Marin Headlands. Take a tour of the Marine Mammal Center. See a real skeleton of a blue whale! Play fun games about seals and whales on Rodeo beach!Easy to Moderate grade, 1-2 miles. Meet at Fort Cronkite parking lot restrooms @10:30 am. Pre-registration required.

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.

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, featured book “And the Good Brown Earth” by Kathy Henderson. Kids and their families can dig into great garden stories, then venture out on a special tour of the Botanical Garden. Storytime begins at 10:30am and the Family Walk follows at 11am.

KID STAGE, Magik*Magik Orchestra, 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.

Nitin Sawhney & Meshell Ndegeocello, 2pm, The Festival presents cross-cultural cool with internationally renowned Indian-British producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist, Nitin Sawhney. Singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello brings her eclectic blend of folk, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and rock sensibilities. Stern Grove.

Family Fun Day, 10:30 am–4:30 pm, Enjoy a fun-filled day of engaging programs—all FREE with museum admission—that promise to delight and excite the imaginations of both young and old. From performances and hands-on activities to docent family tours and storytelling, there’s truly something for the entire family! Asian Art.

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.

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