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Ronnie's Awesome List - November 2012

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

Since I started Marinhood, various groups have written to me expressing how they love my blog and what it means to them which is why I am excited to introduce you to one of those groups: Marin Homeschoolers.

Inspire a life-long love of learning. Today’s homeschooling families have a wealth of opportunities for learning. Families are free to create a curriculum that works for them, utilizing classes offered by outside institutions or private schools, tutors, tours and field trips, travel, museum visits, and countless other opportunities. 
Come and meet homeschooling families to learn about different philosophies and approaches, understand legal information, and have your questions answered at the Homeschool Information Night, Thursday, November, 1st from 6:30-8:30 PM, San Rafael Community Center on 'B' Street (rooms 2/3).

Golden Gate Bridge Photo Experience

I recently took my daughter to get our holiday card picture taken at the NEW Golden Gate Bridge Photo Experience. The idea of my little stegosaurus santa climbing up the main cable of the Bridge … or standing on top of the Bridge’s south tower was just too irresistible. Using green screen technology it took just minutes for that perfect holiday picture. Nothing screams San Francisco like the Golden Gate Bridge and to make it look like she was actually up there was really fun. Available exclusively at the Round House, across from the Bridge Pavilion at the south plaza. Hours: 10 am-6 pm, 7 days a week, (877) 349-7625.

November 1

  • Homeschool Information Night, 6:30-8:30 PM, San Rafael Community Center on 'B' Street, Rooms 2/3

November 2

November 3

November 4, Daylight Savings

November 5

November 6, Election Day

  • Fall Fun, Pizza & Pages Book Club for grades 6-8, 6:30 pm, 389-4292 x4741 to sign up. What’s not to like about books, pizza, and conversation? Read 1985 Newbery winner The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley on your own time and then come to a meeting on November 6th to discuss this classic fantasy adventure with your fellow readers and eaters. Mill Valley Library.
  • Tech Tots, 11am, ages 2-5, 1-hour class having fun exploring technology, 413-9970, Village at Corte Madera.

November 7

  • Afterschool LEGO Club, 4 – 5:30pm, ages 4-14 are invited to build, play, engineer, and destruct together, Novato Library.

November 8

  • Fall Harvest Craft Workshop, for ages 5 & up, 4pm, We’ll provide the makings of a fun filled creative afternoon. Remember, crafts make great gifts! Belvedere Tiburon Library.
  • Nature for Kids: Cascade Canyon, 10am-1pm, If the rains have come we will see if the salamanders and banana slugs have come out of hiding. If it is still dry, we will visit the shaded pools in the upper creek to see what is there.
  • Toddler Treks, Alligators, 11am-12pm, California Academy of Science

November 9

November 10

November 11

November 12

November 13

  • Tech Tots, 11am, ages 2-5, 1-hour class having fun exploring technology, 413-9970, Village at Corte Madera.

November 14

  • Share a Book: Read to a Dog Improve literacy skills while reading — to dogs! Belvedere Tiburon Library.
  • Home School Day, 9:30am-12pm, Explore hands-on art and science through the eyes of the Peanuts characters, Schultz Museum.

November 16

November 17

November 18: 

  • Migratory Bird Walk on Mill Valley Bike Path, explore Bothin Marsh to see what birds have arrived on their fall migration. We hope to find willets, avocets, American wigeon, buffleheads, and more!
  • Turkey Fest at Deer Island, 1:30-3:30pm, come learn interesting facts about the non-native turkeys that are common in Marin: How they came to be here and what impact they have on the local ecosystem. We’ll also talk about the Coast Miwok, the native plants and animals used by them, and how Thanksgiving would be different if pilgrims had landed in Marin.
  • Acorns à la Carte with Ane Carla Rovetta – Experience the wonders of oak trees and acorns with Bay Area naturalist, artist, and storyteller Ane Carla Rovetta, Mill Valley Library
  • Beginning Birding, 9:30-11:30am, ages 8+, Marin Headlands Visitor Center
  • Charles Schultz's Birthday, Museum is free all day.
  • Patriotism and Prejudice, 1-3pm, Presidio Transit Center
  • PIER 39's Tree Lighting Celebration, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • 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 “The Enormous Potato” by Aubrey Davis.
  • Family Gallery Tours, Experience the world of color and collage in this interactive tour of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats designed for families with children up to age nine. Contemporary Jewish Museum.
  • Drop-In Art Making, Delve into the world of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats as you explore Keats-inspired art techniques including collage, watercolor, and marble paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum.
  • Children’s Fairyland, The Nutcracker Prince. 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Storyteller John Weaver, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.
  • Family Fun Day: India Celebration, 11am-4pm, Celebrate Diwali, India’s festival of lights, with music and art. Asian Art Museum.

November 19

November 20 

  • Art of Nature, 10am-12pm, ages 5-12y, will teach kids about local plants and trees the creative way! First we will discuss and use various plant samples found in the area and then create our very own plant identification book. Then we will head out on a short nature walk to field-test the books.
  • Preschool Programs: Golden Gate Playdates, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Trails & Tracks, NatureBridge, 332-5771
  • Tech Tots, 11am, ages 2-5, 1-hour class having fun exploring technology, 413-9970, Village at Corte Madera.
  • Toddler Treks, Alligators, 11am-12pm, California Academy of Science

November 21

  • Afterschool LEGO Club, 4 – 5:30pm, ages 4-14 are invited to build, play, engineer, and destruct together, Novato Library.

November 22, Thanksgiving

November 23

November 24

  • McNears Fishing Derby, 8-11am, McNears Beach, San Rafael
  • Rebecah Freeling - Puppet Show for Preschoolers, 11am, Book Passage, Corte Madera
  • Fun Family Weekend, Join cartoonist and storyteller Joe Wos for live performances and cartoon workshops, Schultz Museum.
  • Candlelight Tour, 6:30-8pm, Fort Point
  • Afternoon Art, Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Learn this easy process of interlacing strands to make a gorgeous wrist band. Randall Museum.
  • Drop-In Science, Before GPS people were still able to easily figure out how to navigate the world with the amazing characteristics of magnets. You’ll never lose your way after this fun session where you’ll create your own compass from scratch. Randall Museum.
  • Children’s Fairyland, The Nutcracker Prince. 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Blake Maxam, The Wizard of Ahhhs, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.
  • Mummenschanz, 2pm, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

November 25

  • Nature for Kids: Indian Valley, 10am-1pm, days are short, the air is cool, and the leaves on the forest floor should be wet. Maybe we’ll see the first newts on their way to the creek. If there are mushrooms we can see how many different kinds we can find.
  • Family Gallery Tours, Experience the world of color and collage in this interactive tour of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats designed for families with children up to age nine, Contemporary Jewish Museum.
  • Drop-In Art Making, Delve into the world of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats as you explore Keats-inspired art techniques including collage, watercolor, and marble paper, Contemporary Jewish Museum.
  • Children’s Fairyland, The Nutcracker Prince. 11am, 2pm, 4pm, Blake Maxam, The Wizard of Ahhhs, 1:30pm & 2:30pm. Oakland.
  • Mummenschanz, 2pm, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley
  • The Velveteen Rabbit, Milk and Cookie Party, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

November 26

November 27

Tech Tots, 11am, ages 2-5, 1-hour class having fun exploring technology, 413-9970, Village at Corte Madera.

November 29

November 30

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