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Marin Mother's Day Weekend Events, May 11–13

Mother's Day Marin

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13. Find something special to do with Mom with our round-ups of Mother's Day Brunches, spring hikes, picnic spots and beaches in Marin and Sonoma County.

Friday, May 11

  • Mom & Baby Yoga
    Pomegranate, San Anselmo
    Friday, 11 am

    Enjoy your baby, reconnect with your body, and meet other new moms in our postnatal mama & baby yoga class. Class is most successful with pre-crawling babies but all are welcome to try out a class and discuss exceptions with the instructor. We want mamas to be able to get out of the house, meet other moms, and enjoy the support and exercise of a yoga class. Register here. Location: 25 Tamalpais Ave., San Anselmo. Event details.
  • Family Camp Weekend at Point Bonita
    Point Bonita, Marin Headlands
    Friday, 4 pm–Sunday, 1 pm

    The Point Bonita Y is pleased to offer Family Camping Weekends! Each weekend will offer activities for families to do together, kid-specific activities while parents get some time to themselves, opportunities for families to form community with each other, and service projects to give back to and preserve our parks. We will provide all meals and accommodations. At this time, families will sleep in our historic dorm rooms. This is a partnership program between the YMCA of San Francisco and the National Park Service. Cost: $235 Y Facility Member, $285 Community. Find out more here.
  • Parents Night Out
    Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael
    Friday, 5–10 pm

    Drop off the kids and enjoy a day or night out! While you relax, the kids will be having fun with the Marinwood Camp staff. Games, park time, arts and crafts, snacks, and more! Cost: $25 per child; $20 each additional sibling. For ages 2–10. For more info and registration call (415) 479-0775 or visit their website.
  • Friday Night Jazz Concerts
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Friday, 5:30–8:30 pm

    Meet us at the Mart this Friday night to enjoy some jazzy tunes! Grab a drink, grab a snack, and settle in for a musical adventure hosted by Mason Razavi! Free. Location: Larkspur Landing. Event details.
  • American Crown Circus
    Northgate Mall, San Rafael
    Friday & Saturday, 5:30 & 7:30 pm, Sunday, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm

    The American Crown Circus invites you to witness the International Circus under the Big Top! This unique circus was designed with a family audience in mind. The intimate one-ring setting under a big top, provides spectators up-close and personal exposure to the circus. Children and adults will be mesmerized as aerial artists swing, acrobats tumble and artists defy the laws of gravity just inches from their seat. Tickets: $10–$25; get free children's tickets (with paid adult admission) at Marin schools and local businesses. Event website
  • Cabaret Kids 2018
    George's Nightclub, San Rafael
    Friday & Saturday, 6 pm

    A Pied Piper Productions produced showcase of local talent  featuring performers of all ages who have been a part of the community theater's Young Performers and North Bay Repertory companies. Tickets: $50 VIP Seating (limited seating capacity at 40 seats only), $35 general adults and $25 for 18 and under. Purchase tickets here. Location: 842 4th Street, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
    BACT Berkeley Center, Berkeley
    Friday, 6:30 pm, Saturday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

    Ahoy! Join the race as Judy and Stink follow clues in their quest for doubloons and a trip on a pirate ship. Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt brings Megan McDonald’s delightful story to the stage for the first time.  Great for all ages, 5 and up. Come hone your treasure hunting skills before the big egg hunt! Free pizza every Friday night before the performance. Tickets: adults $26 and $20 children. Purchase tickets here. Location: 2055 Center Street, Berkeley. Event details.
  • James and the Giant Peach
    Berkeley Playhouse
    Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 1 & 7 pm, Sunday, 2 pm

    Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, this all-new musical adventure is sure to be this season’s biggest hit! Sent to chop down an old fruit tree by his cruel and devious aunts, young James discovers a magic potion that turns an ordinary peach into a massive, oversized GIANT—and a doorway into a land where anything is possible. Befriending talking grasshoppers and singing ladybugs, James and friends plan an escape—only to discover that leaving one foe behind can bring about new challenges. Tickets: $20–$45. Event details
  • Stapleton Theatre Co. presents Annie
    The Playhouse, San Anselmo
    Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm and Sunday, 2 pm

    The musical based on the popular comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, has become a worldwide phenomenon. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts after she escapes from the orphanage run by the evil Miss Hannigan, and finds a home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. This musical favorite is filled with memorable scenes and songs and fun for the whole family. Tickets: adults $22 and student/seniors $16. Purchase tickets here. Location: 27 Kensignton Road, San Anselmo. Event details.
  • Throckmorton Theatre Presents: Into The Woods
    Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley
    Friday & Saturday, 8 pm

    What happens when your favorite fairy tales get mixed up? When Little Red Riding Hood befriends Jack and the Beanstalk? When Cinderella and Rapunzel realize that charming is not nearly enough? When the wicked witch may be the smartest and fairest of them all? Find out in Throckmorton Theatre’s production of Into the Woods, a show that transcends time and space with universal truths about family, love and friendship. And be careful what you wish for… Tickets: $15–$35. Location: 142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley. Event details.

Saturday, May 12

  • Mother's Day at the Farmer's Market
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
    Saturday, 9 am–2 pm

    Children can plant a posy or strawberry for Mom in honor of her special day at Poppy Store. After you're done gardening, head to the farmers' market for a cupcake decorating session (with mimosas for the moms!!) Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm), listen to music, and more. Event details.
  • STEM Superhero Series: Planet Protectors
    Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
    Saturday & Sunday, 9 am–5 pm

    During STEM Superheroes: Planet Protectors, kids ages 0-10 can explore the Amazon Rainforest, the Arctic Tundra, and even the ocean floor! Along the way, they’ll learn how to use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to protect these ecosystems for generations to come. Museum admission applies. Location: 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito. Event details.
  • Terwilliger Trail Hike
    Stafford Lake Park, Novato
    Saturday, 9–11 am

    Join a ranger for a hike on the beautiful Terwilliger Trail at Stafford Lake Park. We’ll enjoy stunning views of the Stafford Lake watershed from the upper sections of the trail.  Along the way we’ll discuss the rich natural and cultural history of the surrounding area. This event is ideal for all ages. All skill levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Dress in layers and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring water and snacks. No pets (except service animals) are allowed at this park. Park entrance is waived for participants. Event details
  • Free Family Fitness Class
    Mill Valley Community Center
    Saturday, 9–9:55 am

    Join Coach Tilda for a fun workout for the whole family!  Geared towards kids of all ages and their families, class if filled with games, activities and exercises that are safe, fun and challenging for both kids and parents. No preregistration required. Just show up! Location 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Event details.
  • Mother's Day Celebration
    The LUNA Method
    Saturday, 9:30 am

    On a separate note, we are having a Mother's Day celebration this Saturday and will be offering two free fitness classes - 9:30am LUNA Barre and 11:00am Mama Strong (both will be open to pregnant and postpartum/non-pregnant mamas) pre crawling babies are welcome in both classes too! We will have mimosas, "mocktails", and mini massages - all for free in honor of Mothers and all that they do. If you would like to share/post it I would be appreciative! Location: 1938a 4th St, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Presidio Family-Friendly Bike Ride
    Presidio Visitor Center, San Francisco
    Saturday, 10–11:30 am

    Join a Presidio Park Ranger and Presidio Trust guide on this gentle 4-mile bike ride. Roll through the history and nature of the Presidio at a family-friendly pace that's fun for all! Rent a bike from Sports Basement or bring your own. For ages 8+. Location: 210 Lincoln Boulevard on the Presidio's Main Post. Event details.
  • 2nd Annual WAG Dog Festival
    Marinship Park, Sausalito
    Saturday, 10 am–3 pm

    Free to the public. Over 20 vendors and rescues will be on hand. Take part in an Everyday Dog Show with categories like Best Wag, Best Bark, and Best Trick
    Demonstrations and a human/dog obstacle course. Food and Beverages for sale (adult beverages as well). Event website
  • Family Event: Pre-Mother's Day Birdhouse Construction
    UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
    Saturday, 10 am–noon
    Celebrate mama birds at this pre-mother's day workshop. Kids and their favorite grown up are invited to team up and collaborate on this simple construction project. Working with carpenter and designer, Hannah Beatrice Quinn, assemble the birdhouse with hammer and nails, paint it, and add finishing touches with materials from the Garden. The birdhouse is ready to install in your yard, deck, or gift to a friend. Recommended for kids age 6 and up. Basic registration ($40) includes one birdhouse kit for one adult and one child. Add additional family members ($5-$12) to team up in the building or purchase another ($40) kit to make an additional birdhouse. Register here. Location: 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. Event details.
  • Pixie Park Open House
    Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
    Saturday, 10 am–2 pm

    Open Houses are a great way to learn about the history of Pixie Park and what it means to belong to this Co-Op Playground. The New Member Open House is conducted in a casual environment where you can speak to a Board member about the benefits and responsibilities of being a Pixie family, as well as ask questions and meet other prospective families. After learning about the park, interested families can sign-up and receive their key. Event details.
  • Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
    Union Square, San Francisco
    Saturday, 10 am–4 pm

    An all-day, free and family-friendly festival featuring Taiwanese culture, food, entertainment, activities and more. Enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances by world-renowned Taiwanese American performers, and learn more about Taiwanese history and Taiwanese Americans in the Bay Area. Plus, check out exhibits that showcase Taiwanese culture, arts and the latest in Taiwanese technology. Free. Event details
  • 18th Annual Spring Festival
    Alameda
    Saturday & Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

    Bring your mom and the whole family to Alameda’s celebration of spring during Mother’s Day weekend. There will be lots of arts and craft vendors, food and beverages, live music, and a kids' play area. Location: historic Park Street, between Encinal Ave and Lincoln Ave. in downtown Alameda. Event details.
  • Mother's Day Art in the Park
    Saturday, 11 am–1 pm
    Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon
    Don’t wait until the last minute; bring your kids out to Paradise 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. Event details.
  • Design Your Own Perfume
    South Novato Library
    Saturday, 11 am–12:30 pm

    In honor of Mother’s Day, parents and kids (ages 10 & up) will work together to create a custom perfume. Join us to learn all about the art and science of fragrance! Each family will take home a custom perfume you design. Space is limited. Arrive early to ensure your spot. Workshop in English with some translation into Spanish. Event details
  • Mother's Day Picnic on the Farm
    Saturday, 11 am–2 pm

    Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma
    Tara Firma Farms and Mandalion Designs will be hosting the 1st annual Mothers Day Picnic at the farm this year! This will be a free event, come visit the farm! The garden will just be starting, pack a picnic and bring the fam for a casual day in the fields. Check out all the details and register on the website.
  • Patchwork Series Children's Show: Your Song My Song
    Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
    Saturday, 11 am (doors open at 10:30 am)

    In their wildly interactive shows for children and families, silly six-piece band Your Song My Song sings you through watery adventures, recycling kid revolutionaries, classic children's books, jungle expeditions, and deep sea dives!   Admission: $10 advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 10:45 am. Location: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. For more info, call (510) 644-2020 or visit their website.
  • Mother's Day Storytime
    Barnes & Noble, Corte Madera
    Saturday, 11 am

    Join us for a special Mother's Day Storytime featuring books by bestselling authors Hoda Kotb and Jimmy Fallon. Activities to follow. Location: Town Center Corte Madera. Event details.
  • Creative Family Fun - SLIME-y Slugs
    Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco
    Saturday & Sunday, 11 am–4 pm

    Slugs have a really important role in our ecosystems as nature's recyclers, and the banana slug is the largest slug in California! Come join us to make banana slugs out of recyclable material and to see and learn the cool ways their unique slime works. Registration not required, but preferred. Location: Moraga Avenue, Presidio of San Francisco. Event details.
  • Roy's Redwoods Field Day
    Roy's Redwoods Preserve, Woodacre
    Saturday, 1–4 pm

    Bring the whole family for a field day at Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve. Learn from hydrology experts about the uniqueness of the upper reaches of Larsen Creek and some ideas for potential restoration of the creek. We are also pleased that Mia Monroe from the National Park Service and longtime caretaker of Muir Woods will lead a conversation about redwood forest ecology and old growth trees. Meet the One Tam team that is exploring opportunities to improve the visitor experience and ecological health of the Preserve and tell them what you love about Roy’s. At 2 pm our speakers will lead a hike through the redwood grove. Event details
  • Young Performers Theatre presents: Peter Pan
    Fort Mason, San Francisco
    Saturday & Sunday, 2 pm & 4:30 pm

    Peter Pan loves to hear Wendy tell the Darling children stories through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Peter has to sneak in to find his shadow. After Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of their adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Tiger Lily. Wendy takes good care of them all, so when Captain Hook captures her, Peter Pan and his friends comes to her rescue. Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and the Darling children return to their home. This play is suitable for all ages. Event details.
  • American Crown Circus
    Northgate Mall, San Rafael
    Saturday, 5:30 & 7:30 pm, Sunday, 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 pm

    The American Crown Circus invites you to witness the International Circus under the Big Top! This unique circus was designed with a family audience in mind. The intimate one-ring setting under a big top, provides spectators up-close and personal exposure to the circus. Children and adults will be mesmerized as aerial artists swing, acrobats tumble and artists defy the laws of gravity just inches from their seat. Tickets: $10–$25; get free children's tickets (with paid adult admission) at Marin schools and local businesses. Event website
    Explore the structure of built urban environments with 3-D paper models. With artist Jill McLennan. - See more at: http://bampfa.org/program/family-fare#sthash.HLa55vrt.dpuf
  • Indoor Power Play
    Cal Star Gymnastics, Novato

    Saturday, 6–9 pm
    Drop the kiddos ( K-8 th grade) for some indoor fun. They can run, jump and play in an open gymnastics environment. Bring the kids in on a rainy day or any day to burn some energy. Cost: $30 per child. Location: 70 Digital Drive, Suite #3 in Novato. Event details.
  • Family Campfire Program
    Sonoma State Historic Park
    Saturday, 7–8 pm

    Join us for this new and exciting campfire program in the Sonoma Barracks Courtyard. Visitors of all ages can explore the nocturnal animals of Sonoma through hands-on learning, live animal encounters, craft making, and s’mores! Steady rain cancels. Free of charge. Donations supporting SPParks accepted. Location: Barracks Courtyard, Sonoma State Historic Park. Event details.
  • Public Star Party
    Robert Ferguson Observatory, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Kenwood
    Saturday, 8 pm-12 am

    Bring the family to explore the stars in the sky. Starting at dusk, the Observatory’s three main telescopes are open for your viewing. Docents set up additional telescopes in front of the building. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions. Location: 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood. Event details.

Sunday, May 13

  • Civic Center Farmers' Market
    Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

    Sunday, 8 am–1 pm
    There's lots of organically grown produce, breads, eggs, and fresh cut flowers, as well as live music, bounce houses, and more. This farmers' market is a great one to take the kids to. It’s located in the main Civic Center parking lot. Event details.
  • Mother's Day BikeAbout
    San Francisco Zoo
    Sunday, 8:30 am
    Pedal your way through the Zoo during these 90-minute riding tours! Our knowledgeable staff will be your guide as they share fun animal facts and conservation stories. On this special day, Mother’s Day, we'll focus on what maternal and paternal care look like throughout the animal kingdom. Stick around after the tour for a tasty continental breakfast! Cost: $20 per peddler- Member, $30 per peddler- Non-member (includes Zoo admission) free for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike. Register online here.
  • Marin Outdoor French Antique Market
    Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
    Sunday, 9 am–3 pm

    This Sunday kicks off the eighth season of the well-loved "French Market." Stroll through aisles of vintage, retro and antique furniture, art, accessories, garden decor, vintage clothing, vintage and estate jewelry, books, architechtural salvage, lighting, house wares, rugs and more. The market is a trip down memory lane. French music by Michel Michelis, Duo Gadjo and more! Authentic crepes made to order add to the ambiance of this unique event! Don't miss it! Free Admission and Parking. Location: Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast
    West Point Inn, Mt. Tamalpais
    Sunday, 9 am–1 pm

    Enjoy pancakes, sausage, hot coffee, amazing views, and live music. The cost is only $10 for adults and $5 for children; orange juice and cantelope are available for an additional $1. Guests must hike or mountain bike to the inn; parking is available at Bootjack, Pan Toll, Rock Springs and the East Peak parking lots. For more info, call (415) 388-9955. Event details.
  • Sundays at the J
    Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael
    Sunday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

    Activities include a bounce house, tumbling mats and fun for the entire family. Adult supervision required for children ages 0-9. Guests of the Osher Marin JCC may purchase day passes for the following prices: $25 adults; $10 children, ages 10-12; $5 children under 9 years old. Location: 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Event details.
  • Mother's Day Brunch and Steam Train Rides
    Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton
    Sunday, 9:30 am–2 pm

    Treat Mom to something memorable on her special day with a a steam train ride through the redwoods and delectable Mother’s Day brunch buffet accompanied with live music by Pat Hull. $2 off train tickets with your admission to the Mother’s Day brunch. Kids can create a special gift for mom at the crafts table open from 10 am–4 pm. Event details.
  • Presidio Picnic
    San Francisco Presidio
    Sunday, 11 am–4 pm

    Presidio Picnic is a great family event that takes place Sundays on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay. Presidio Picnic features a rotating lineup of 25 international mobile food creators, ​free yoga class, free Presidio Y Bike learn to ride lessons for kids on the first Sunday of the month, a cultural dance program every 4th Sunday, and more. Event details
  • Mother's Day Brunch at Safari West
    Safari West, Santa Rosa
    Sunday, 10 am & 1:30 pm
    Grab the Kids…Grab the Camera…Enjoy a fabulous brunch and a special Mother’s Day tour aboard the African Queen along with some other surprises! What could be more extraordinary than spending Mother’s Day among some of the world’s most elegant creatures? $75 for adults ($42 brunch only), $40 for children ages 4–12 ($18 brunch only). Make reservations online here. Event details.
  • Free Admission for Moms at the Exploratorium
    Exploratorium, San Francisco
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
    The Exploratorium offers free admission for all on Mother’s Day from 10 am–5 pm. Note: Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. Group or field trip reservations not accepted; group entry discouraged due to large crowds. Special programs with limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco. Event details
  • Mother's Day at the Zoo
    San Francisco Zoo
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

    The Zoo has so many mothers to celebrate this Mother’s Day, and we’re pleased to offer free admission to mothers who come to the Zoo with their children on Sunday, May 14. Be sure to bring your mom to see the wonderful animals who recently mothered infants by stopping by the following exhibits: flamingo, François’ langur, giant anteater, giraffe, guanaco, and wallaroo. These fabulous females are the ultimate conservationists for their species, and we applaud their impeccable care and devotion to their offspring. For more info, visit their website.
  • Free Admission at Schulz Museum for Moms
    Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

    All mothers receive free Museum admission at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Mother's Day. Location: 2301 Hardies Lane in Santa Rosa. Learn more on their website.
  • Family Adventure Sail
    Call of the Sea, Sausalito

    Sunday, 10 am–12:30 pm
    Call of the Sea offers a Family Adventure Sail on the schooner Seaward on Mother's Day from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Take in famous San Francisco sights from the water. Sit back and enjoy the trip or pitch in and help sail the schooner. Complimentary coffee, tea, juices, and light snacks will be served. Optional learning stations in San Francisco Bay ecology and seamanship will also be available. $62 adults, $31 youth 6–12, free for children under 6. Register by calling (415) 331-3214. Event details.
  • Mother's Day at Garden Valley Ranch
    Garden Valley Ranch, Petaluma
    Sunday, 10 am–4 pm

    Bring the best moms in your life to enjoy the spectacular roses at Garden Valley Ranch! Picnic on our lawn, enjoy the music, pop-up shops and a sale on Potted Roses and more!  Location: 498 Pepper Road, Petaluma. Event details.
  • Spend Mother's Day on Angel Island
    Angel Island State Park
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

    Treat mom and the entire family to an outdoor outing on Angel Island! Pack a picnic and make a day of it. The first 100 moms on board the Tiburon–Angel Island ferry will get a gift certificate for pair of free tickets to one of their 2018 Bay cruises. The first ferry leaves the dock in Tiburon at 10 am and the last departs Angel Island at 5:20 pm. Learn more on their website.
  • Free Admission for Moms at the Exploratorium
    San Francisco
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

    The Exploratorium offers free admission for all on Mother’s Day from 10 am–5 pm. Note: Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. Group or field trip reservations not accepted; group entry discouraged due to large crowds. Special programs with limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Location: Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street, San Francisco. Event details
  • Free Admission at Charles M. Schulz Museum for Moms
    Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa
    Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

    All moms receive free Museum admission on Mother's Day! Location: 2301 Hardies Lane in Santa Rosa. Event details
  • Spend Mother's Day at the Zoo
    Oakland Zoo
    Sunday, 10 am–4 pm

    Watch some of the zoo's resident animal mommies enjoy some special, and much deserved, holiday enrichment during regular scheduled feedings. All moms receive one free train ride in celebration of Mother’s Day! Train ride tickets are valid May 13, 2018 only. Limit one Mom per ticket. Event details
  • Mother's Day Picnic at Larson Family Winery
    Larson Family Winery, Sonoma
    Sunday, 10 am–3 pm

    Reserve a picnic table at Larson Family Windery in Sonoma on Mothers Day! Bring your picnic and spend the afternoon at the winery. Moms get a complimentary glass of bubbly. Picnic tables and tasting cost $20 per person for up to 8 people. More information
  • Olompali Mother's Day Bird Walk
    Novato
    Sunday, 10:30 am

    It's always an exciting time to bird watch at Olompali State Historic Park!  Beginning and experienced birders are invited to join leaders Janet Bodle and Rich Cimino of Yellowbilled Tours to view Olompali's diverse avian residents as we walk the old ranch road past the park's reservoir.  Expect to see some migrating species as well as a wide variety of species who thrive in the park's oak savanna and open grasslands:  raptors, warblers, nuthatches, thrushes and—of course—many woodpeckers.  Sharpen your bird-identification skills, gain a deeper appreciation for our local ecology and have a lot of fun along the way. Families are welcome! More information.
  • Audubon Canyon Ranch Mother's Day BBQ
    Martin Griffin Preserve, Stinson Beach
    Sunday, 11 am–3 pm

    Audubon Canyon Ranch offered its Mother's Day BBQ for over 50 years! It takes place at Martin Griffin Preserve near Stinson Beach on Mother's Day from 11 am–3 pm. The menu includes rosemary grilled chicken or vegetarian quiche, green salad, beans, local breads, coffee and tea, and desserts. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available. Guided nature hikes are offered to those who would like to explore this amazing area with its spring wildflowers, hiking trails, and egret nesting site. Cost: $30 adults, $10 children under 12. Register online here. Event details.
  • Folkish Festival with Jesse Kincaid
    Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
    Sundays, 12:30–2:30 pm

    Meet us at the Mart for some folkish tunes - and don't forget your dancing shoes! This Sunday: Jesse Kincaid Event details
  • Open House: Tiburon Landmark Properties
    Tiburon & Belvedere
    Sunday, 1–4 pm

    The Landmarks will be open for the 2017 season. Come and tour the Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum in Downtown Tiburon, Old St. Hilary and the China Cabin. Kids and parents can learn about the history of the area. Read about our visit here. For more info, visit their website.
  • San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Sunday, 2 pm

    The Youth Orchestra Series offers a chance to enjoy the latest generation of young musicians in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, an ensemble that has earned international recognition. Don’t miss these concerts, performed by more than one hundred of the Bay Area’s most talented young instrumentalists. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Location: 201 Van Ness, San Francisco. For more info, visit their website.

Today's Events

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Veteran’s Memorial Parking Lot
8:00 am
Redwood Empire Gymnastics
9:00 am
Childrens Museum of Sonoma County
9:00 am
Mill Valley Recreation Center
9:00 am
Santa Rosa Pumpkin Patch
9:00 am