San Rafael

Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child Is the First Important Step in Your Family's Educational Journey!

November 16, 2017

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Osher Marin JCC Preschools.

The JCC Preschools recognize the uniqueness of each child and foster their natural curiosities while supporting families to create a strong sense of community and lifelong friendships.

The Spectacular Christmas House at San Rafael's West End Nursery

November 10, 2017

West End Nursery Christmas House

Traditionally, our first holiday outing in Marin is always to the famous Christmas House at West End Nursery in San Rafael. We checked out this season's edition yesterday during its opening weekend and, once again, it's a spectacular as ever. As a matter of fact, I think it might be the best version to date—it just keeps getting better every year.

Marin on Ice Returns to Northgate this Holiday Season!

November 5, 2017

Marin on Ice

Marin on Ice, Marin County's only holiday ice skating rink, returns to Northgate in San Rafael for a fourth season of open-air skating, opening Wednesday, November 8, 2017 and running through January 7, 2018. The rink will be open daily, including holidays. Opening times vary, but the rink is generally open from 2 to 9 pm during the week and 11 am to 10 pm on weekends, with extended weekday hours during Winter Break (December 25–January 5). Check Marin on Ice's calendar for exact hours.

Special events at Marin on Ice for 2017 include Disco Night on November 15, '90s Night on November 29, Ladies' Night on December 6, Black Light Night on December 13, and Couples Night on December 20.

Montessori de Terra Linda: Educate the Mind,Nurture the Heart, Empower the Child

November 2, 2017

Montessori de Terra Linda

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Montessori de Terra Linda.

Are you looking for a school where your 2- to 12-year-old child can grow and thrive?

Welcome to Montessori de Terra Linda, an exceptional school for preschool through 6th grade .  We invite you to our upcoming Open House on Saturday, November 18 or January 20, or one of our school tours on select weekday mornings.

The Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School Pumpkin Field (St. Vincent's Pumpkin Patch)

October 18, 2017

Godmothers St. Vincent's Pumpkin Field

One of Marin County's most beloved Halloween traditions is the Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School Pumpkin Field, AKA the St. Vincent's Pumpkin Patch. This popular seasonal fixture is located in St. Vincent's field near St. Vincent's School for Boys just south of Novato.

As usual, this year's pumpkin patch is really well done. It's attractive both for adults and children, with colorful plywood cutouts for photos ops, and plenty of spooky decorations, figures, and props to keep everyone interested. They don't actually grow their pumpkins here, but have a large selection of them ready to choose. There are wheelbarrows and red Radio Flyer wagons available for you to haul around your pumpkins (or your kids).

FilmHOOD Presents Fantastic Family Fare at the Mill Valley Film Festival

September 24, 2017

Liyana at the Mill Valley Film FestivalLiyana

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns to Marin this October with a full program of diverse films from around the globe (as well as occasional celebrity sightings). The festival (the 40th!) takes place from October 5 through 15 at locations throughout the county and includes a full roster of fantastic family programming through its filmHOOD series.

FilmHOOD presents a carefully curated selection of eye-opening international films that are perfect for everyone in the family. Among this season's sensational filmHOOD family offerings are the films Liyana, Owls & Mice, and Revolting Rhymes.

September Classes and Programs at Parents Place Marin

September 7, 2017

Parents Place 2-year-old
Parents Place in San Rafael has been a valuable resource for countless Marin County parents and families. They offer a wide variety of programs and classes for parents and children throughout the year. Here are a few of the classes they are offering for the month of September.

Parenting Young Children Through Separation of Divorce (birth–8 years)

Sunday, September 13, 7–9 pm
Acquire information and effective skills on how to manage the challenging process of separation/divorce while keeping your child's best interest in mind. We'll cover important topics such as post-separation parental adjustment, the major factors that affect children's adjustment, how to identify "red flags" for children, when/how to get professional support, parent-child communication, and the co-parenting relationship. With Susan Byrd, LCSW. $45. Register here.

Marin Waldorf School Parent/Toddler Classes

September 3, 2017

Marin Waldorf Parent/Toddler

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Marin Waldorf School.

Marin Waldorf School
Parent/Baby/Toddler Class

Infant to 3 years old
Nurturing the child and parent on their journey together.

You are invited to participate in a rhythmical Waldorf morning. The children will enjoy free play with toys made of natural materials that are designed to encourage healthy exploratory movement and play. The parents join together at the table for tea, conversation and seasonal crafting. Discussion topics include the importance of rhythm and routine, sleep, healthy movement and development, care of senses, Waldorf education and nourishing ourselves as parents.

Marin Shakespeare's "The Three Musketeers" is Swashbuckling Family Fun

August 5, 2017

The Three Musketeers at Marin Shakespeare

It's all for one and one for all as Marin Shakespeare Company presents its funny, action-filled, and family-friendly production of The Three Musketeers this summer. We got to experience this swashbucking and fast-moving play on opening night this week, and it was fantastic! The Three Musketeers runs through August 27 at Forest Meadows Amphitheater in San Rafael.

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