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Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14. Brunch is always a popular outing in honor of mom, and here are some of our favorite family-friendly spots for a Mother's Day brunch in Marin.
All information is correct at time of publishing, but please check with the restaurant to confirm. You should also make your reservations soon, as Mother's Day brunches fill up pretty quickly.
Sunday, 11 am–2 pm Enjoy three course prix fixe brunch includes prosecco. $49/ adults; kids under 12 $19. Shrimp cocktail, brioche french toast, filet mignon, blueberry and more.Location: 2000 Paradise Drive, Tiburon. Reservations are required by calling (415) 435-3400. For more info, visit their website.
Sunday, 11:30 am–2 pm
Cavallo Point offers a Mothers Day brunch buffet in its Callippe Ballroom with seatings at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Enjoy a wide selection of brunch dishes and live jazz. $115 adults, $55 kids 4–12. Make reservations online or by calling (415) 339-4700. Location: 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito. For more info, visit their website.
A leisurely Sunday brunch is a Mother's Day tradition for many, and you can find plenty of family-friendly options in Marin here. If your family is the more adventurous type, however, why not check out some of these fun alternatives in Marin and the North Bay. From wineries to museums to hikes to BBQ's, there's plenty of fun to be had by all! Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Mother's Day Art in the Park
Saturday, May 13, 11 am–1 pm
McNear's Beach Park, San Rafael Don’t wait until the last minute; bring your kids out to McNears Beach Park to make something special for mom! Work with rangers to create your own piece of art to give to your mom on Mother's Day. This event is self-paced, and encourages creativity in the beautiful outdoors. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Park entrance is waived for participants. For more info, contact Sarah Burkhart at (415) 446-4424 or visit their website.
Summer will be here before we know it, and one of the season's time honored traditions for children is swimming lessons. Not only are swimming lessons a fun way to get some exercise and cool off on a hot summer day, but knowing how to swim is essential from a safety standpoint.
Below is our list of local Marin County providers of swimming lessons for children. Although many of the facilities listed are private clubs, unless otherwise indicated, all locations offer public lessons open to all. Most programs require pre-registration; follow the links or call to sign up or for more information.
Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22. This fun and easy craft is a perfect Earth Day activity. My kids had a blast creating their own miniature gardens. It's fun to create your own world in a recycled glass container and decorate it with found materials. This project is great for all ages, with adult supervision, of course.
Easter Day is on Sunday, April 16. Brunch is always a popular Easter outing and here are a few of our favorite family friendly spots for a Easter brunch in Marin. All information is correct at time of publishing, but please check with the restaurant to confirm. You should also make your reservations soon, as brunches fill up pretty quickly. Click on highlighted links for more info.
Sunday, April 16
Angel Island Cafe
Angel Island State Park
10 am–4 pm
As part of Angel Island's Hop to It! Spring Festival there will be a special spring brunch menu at the Angel Island Cafe, as well as live music from noon–3 pm.
11:30 & 2 pm
Cavallo Point's Easter brunch buffet with seatings at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Enjoy a wide selection of brunch dishes and live jazz. Adults $110 adults, kids 4–12 $55. Make reservations online or by calling (415) 339-4700.
If you haven't been to check out the beautiful and picturesque Slide Ranch in Muir Beach, now is your chance! Come to this non-profit teaching farm overlooking the ocean this Saturday to celebrate food, family, and fun at this year's Spring Fling. It all takes place on April 29, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.
This year's Spring Fling features live kid-friendly music, local organic cuisine, hikes and tours, and hands-on farm and craft activities for all ages. Learn where your food comes from by milking goats, feeding chickens, and touring the garden, or making bread, butter, and cheese. See how a sweater is made through sheep shearing, carding and spinning wool, and other wool crafts.
Earth Day celebration at Stinson Beach. Photo: Marco Sanchez.
Earth Day 2017 takes place on Saturday, April 22. It’s a great time to celebrate and teach our children the importance of preserving our planet’s resources. Families will find plenty of ways to observe the occasion here in Marin County and the Bay Area, and we've created a list of local events that either celebrate Earth Day or help families learn about nature and the planet.
My Earth Day Marin Various locations throughout Marin County Friday, April 14–Wednesday, April 26
The My Earth Day Marin Coalition will host a wide variety of service projects and activities throughout Marin County in honor of Earth Day. Most events are for all ages and abilities. Visit My Earth Day Marin for more info and a complete list of opportunities.
Novato Clean & Green Day
City of Novato Civic Green
Saturday, April 22, 9 am–1 pm
Bring the family and celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up our beautiful town. Help remove litter from streets, bike path, parks, creek banks and more. Some supplies will be provided. Meet at Novato Civic Green, 901 Sherman Avenue. Find out more here.
Every Easter, we always end up buying one of those egg-dying kits at the supermarket (tradition dies hard in our house), but that doesn't stop us from trying out different ways of coloring our Easter eggs, like making and using natural egg dyes. Recently, a friend mentioned that her family likes to paint their Easter eggs with watercolors, so we thought we'd give it a try.