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Aikido Kids of Tamalpais Martial Arts Classes

Empowering, fun, & enriching Aikido martial arts classes for kids ages 4-17. Aikido Kids of Tamalpais (AKT) is an empowering, fun, and enriching after-school martial arts program for children and youth between the ages of four and seventeen that offers daily classes, Samurai summer camps, day camps, friendship seminars, and community events for those who want a more immersive experience.


SoccerKiddos is a developmentally age appropriate program that introduces soccer to 18 month - 2 1/2 year olds in a fun, non-competitive, interactive manner. Classes are offered at various locations throughout Marin.

Hiking, History, and Nature at Olompali State Historic Park in Novato

Just north of Novato, on the eastern slopes of Mount Burdell, lies Olompali State Historic Park. This gem of a local resource is often overlooked by families as they drive by on Highway 101, but it's well worth a visit. With miles of hiking trails, historic sites spanning 8,000 years of human habitation, and sweeping views of the Petaluma River Valley, Olompali has much to offer for visitors of all ages.

Olompali State Historic Park Novato

Fun and Easy Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year

The Chinese Lunar New Year, marking the start of Year of the Dog, begins on February 16. To kick off your celebration, create some neat Chinese New Year paper lanterns. They're easy and fun to make and perfect to decorate the house, and make great playdate, school, or scout group activities. They'll also be perfect to have on hand while you watch the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade on February 24 Have your own parade through the living room!

Paper Lanterns

Here's what you'll need to make the paper lanterns:

Tutu School

Tutu School offers ballet classes for toddlers and kids. This is the founding principle of Tutu School. We believe that motor skill development is infinitely enhanced by Tchaikovsky and Bach, that young imaginations benefit immensely from exploring the enchanted worlds of swans and sugar plums, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood.


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