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This storytime is for children ages 24 - 35 months old and a parent!

Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs and a 15 minute stay and play after the storytime. Age limits will be enforced, tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 12:15pm - 12:50pm

Location: Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch): 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.

 

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03/22/2017

AIUEO Club is offering a FREE Japanese language class for children 4 to 6 years old!!! 

Children will practice reading and writing Japanese alphabets by singing songs and making crafts. Join in on the fun and meet other children and families in the community!

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch - Fukaya Meeting Room A): 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.

 

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03/22/2017

Create, explore, and discover in the new drop-in studio space! 

Museum of Children’s Arts (MOCHA) welcomes children as young as 18 months old to make art in the studio in Oakland! Kids are welcome up to age 6.

Ages: 18 months – 6 years

 Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

 Location: MOCHA: 1625 Clay Street Ste 100, Oakland, CA 94612

 Cost: $5/person

 For more information: please call (510) 465-8770. 

 

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03/23/2017

Join your child in exploring, climbing, jumping and playing on indoor equipment designed for young children in a safe play space.

There will be open playtime followed by structured circle time and teacher-led physical activities. Meet other parents and caregivers in your community and enjoy helping your child learn!

Ages: 2 – 4 1/2 years

 Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

 Time: 10:15am – 11:00am

 Location: Albany YMCA (Preschool Location): 1216 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Cost: $5/child

 For more information: please call (510) 524-9737. 

 

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03/23/2017

MARCH 24, 2017 – Women Celebrating Women (Oakland)

Join the Alameda County Family Justice Center in Celebrating WOMEN’s accomplishments in Science, Technology and Industry! This celebration is in honor of March being Women’s History Month.  Also available in Spanish!

FREE!  There will be food, music, speakers, Her Stories & Women’s History Museum!

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location:  Alameda County Family Justice Center, 470 27th St., Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: FREE!  

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03/24/2017

BANANAS is now offering playgroups at the West Branch Library so you can bring your children to play and learn along the way!

At these FREE, weekly playgroups designed for ages zero to five, children will engage in creative activities that inspire early learning. With a focus on serving the important workforce of family, friend, and neighbor caregivers as well as parents, the playgroups will offer a space to connect with one another and gain new ideas for learning through play.

Each event will include arts and crafts, music and movement, free play, circle time, storytelling, group activities, and a light snack. Playgroups are not only a wonderful opportunity to build community and bond with children, they also increase parenting skills, awareness of children’s needs, and child development and provide new ideas that can be replicated at home.

Space is limited and participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Babies are welcome if attending with a sibling who meets the recommended age group (one to five years).

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location: Oakland Public Library (West Oakland Branch): 1801 Adeline Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Cost: FREE

For more information & future dates: please contact Kamilah Usoro at kamilah@bananasbunch.org or 510-658-7353 x. 140. Or, visit            http://bananasbunch.org/playgroups/.  

 

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03/24/2017

Community Parent Playgroup is an exciting new opportunity for children and families to come together to socialize, play and get to know others in their area!!!

All Alameda County families with a child, ages 0-5, who has a developmental delay, disability, special health care need or social-emotional concern are welcome!  Tactile and sensory toys will be provided while children and families socialize and play at the library. Playgroups are organized by a local community parent working with Family Resource Navigators.

Registration is required and space is limited. 

To register, please sign up at the Children's Information Desk: (510) 745-1421

or online at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544adaf2aa1fc1-fremont

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Location: Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch): 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.

 

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03/25/2017

They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece!!!

Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Ages: 3 and Up

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Michael’s: 3991 Hollis St. East Bay Bridge, Emeryville, CA 94608

Cost: $2 per child

For more information: please call (510) 658-4830.

 

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03/25/2017

Join the Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch) for the Family Art Workshop: “Make a Family House!”

Together as a family, use colorful paper and positive messages to create a keepsake to take home. This workshop is fun for all ages and great for the whole family. All materials provided.

Space is limited. Online registration is recommended and starts 1 pm, March 6, 2017. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/FRMKidsEvents  

You must present the ticket and check in by 10:45 am on Saturday, March 25, or your spot may be cancelled and released to other families waiting in the library.

Limited walk in tickets may be available in the library on the day of the program. All tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch): 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.

 

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03/25/2017

This program provides a safe, fun, and exciting place for parents and caregivers to play with their children.

 Staff will facilitate with ideas and techniques for skill-building. One parent or caregiver is required for every three children.

 Ages: 1 – 5 years old

 Date: Monday, March 27, 2017

 Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

 Location: Frances Albrier Community Center: 2800 Park St., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Cost: FREE

 For more information: please call (510) 981-6640. 

 

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03/27/2017

Play, sing, and rhyme one-on-one with your baby from birth to 18 months, followed by Playtime! Make new friends and play with toys.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

Location: Oakland Public Library (Main Library - Children's Room): 125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Cost: FREE

For more information & future dates: please call Phone: (510) 238-3134 OR visit http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/main-library/baby-bounce-1

 

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03/28/2017

Join in on the fun at this storytime for children 18 months to 5 years old!!!

Reading is essential for language & literacy development! This class consists of stories and songs! It is put on by the Fremont Adult & Continuing Education's Parent Education Program.

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Location: Alameda County Library (Fremont Branch): 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk at (510) 745-1421.

 

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03/29/2017

Calling all preschoolers and accompanying adults! Join in on the fun with books, songs and a craft based on the theme of the week.

 Ages: 3 – 5 years old

 Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

 Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 Location: Berkeley Public Library (Claremont Branch): 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Cost: FREE

 For more information: please call (510) 981-6280. 

 

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03/30/2017

 Put on our lab coats and do some toddler science!!!

 Enjoy Fridays with your child at the Interpretive Center, where your little one will discover the shoreline through hands-on experiences. Activities change every week and relate to the theme of the month. Parents and caregivers grow as facilitators of nature education along the way!

 Ages: 1 – 3 years old

 Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

 Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

 Location: Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center: 4901 Breakwater Ave, Hayward, CA 94545

 Cost: $6/child

 For more information: please call (510) 670-7270. 

 

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03/31/2017

All ages welcome to Saturday afternoon storytime at B&N. Share stories, ignite imaginations and experience a whole lot of fun!

 Please note this is an ongoing event. Check website to confirm date/time.

 Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

 Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

 Location: Barnes & Noble Bay Street: 5604 Bay Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Cost: FREE

 For more information: please call (510) 547-0905. 

 

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04/01/2017

The Cambodian New Year festival is multicultural with Cambodian dance groups from all over Northern California performing traditional dances from the palace, court, and villages in dazzlingly costumes; there will be Burmese, Thai and Nepali dancers, too.

The festival will feature Cambodian dance, music, costumes, ceremonies, Cambodian games for kids and adults, arts and crafts activities and social dancing. Delicious Cambodian food will be sold by restaurants such as Battambang throughout the event. There will be a special kids fashion show of traditional Cambodian dress.

For the past six years, members of the Cambodian community have partnered with Peralta Hacienda to bring music and dance, food and festivities, celebration and fun to the local community and the wider Bay Area public. The Cambodian community wants the public to appreciate their rich arts and culture, as well as to acknowledge the war and genocide that all but destroyed Cambodia in the 1970s.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time: ALL DAY (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Location: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park: 2465 34th Ave., Oakland, CA 94601

Cost: FREE (Donations are accepted and an RSVP  is requested)

For more information: please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cambodian-new-year-tickets-32748279987?aff=erelexpmlt

 

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04/01/2017

With visual delights and audience participation, SF Chamber Orchestra’s Family Concert Series introduces Bay Area children to a wide range of classical music, setting the stage for a lifelong appreciation of this engaging art form.

The concerts feature guest performances from youth soloists and musicians from the area’s best music schools and ensembles.

Admission is free to all, but donations are gladly accepted. Seating is first come, first served (no tickets). Concerts are generally 45 to 60 minutes in length. Doors open 30 minutes before concert time.

Ages: 3 years & up

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Time: 12:00pm (Doors open at 11:30am)

Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center: 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Cost: FREE (Donations are gladly accepted)

For more information: please visit http://www.thesfco.org/events/family/

 

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04/02/2017

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is free the first Sunday of the month.

 Enjoy the new Galleries of California Art and California History, and explore the recently-opened exhibit Beth Yarnelle Edwards: Suburban Dreams, as well as Playing with Fire: Artists of California Studio Glass Movement. Join the Customizer-in-Residence in the open studio workshop from 1 to 4 pm in the we/customize exhibition. Tour the building with members of the Museum's Council on Architecture at 1 pm and enjoy a Docent-led tour of the Gallery of California Art at 2 pm. Grab lunch or a snack at Blue Oak café.

 Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

 Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

 Location: 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cost: FREE

 For more information: please call (510) 318-8400. 

 

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04/02/2017

Prepare to laugh — and be dazzled and mystified!

 The Monkey House proudly presents three fabulous local magicians, all of whom specialize in performing for kids. Perfect activity for 3 to 7 year-olds.

 Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

 Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

 Location: The Monkey House: 1638 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Cost: sliding scale starts at $5

 For more information: please call (510) 898-1979. 

 

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04/02/2017

It's spring break and the kids are off of school! What are you going to do? Bring them to Habitot for a special day of play!

Habitot Children's Museum opens its doors for an afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Siblings, extended family and therapists welcome too. Play with interactive hands-on exhibits, explore sensory and love-themed art in the Art Studio and enjoy learning, socialization and family bonding time in a safe, accessible and fun environment.

Light snacks, children's book, and return visit pass included.

Please bring a change of clothing in case your child gets wet or dirty.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Habitot Children's Museum: 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost: FREE

For more information: please call (510) 647-1111. 

 

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04/03/2017

Reading, singing, and playing in Russian!!! Come learn a new language and have some fun!!!

Russian Storytime is scheduled the first and the third Thursday of the month at 4 pm

Ages: 3 -7 years old

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Location: Fremont Branch: 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421.

 

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04/06/2017

FREE Giant Egg Hunt
 
Games, Prizes and Food!  All Free!
 
Date:  Saturday, April 8, 2017
 
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
 
Location:  Ira Jinkins Recreation Center, 9175 Edes Ave, Oakland, CA
 
Cost:  FREE!
 
For more information:  510-991-6697
 
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04/08/2017

Easter Egg Scramble
 
This FREE event includes a mobile fish exhibit, lawn games, arts & crafts, and more! 
 
Scramble Times:
11:15AM - Walking to 4 Year Old
11:45AM - 5 to 12 Year Olds
 
DATE:  Saturday, April 8, 2017
 
TIME:  10AM - 12PM
 
LOCATION:  Crab Cove Picnic Area, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda, CA 
 
MORE INFORMATION:  Photos with the Easter Bunny (with participants camera) will be available for $3.
Snacks will be available for purchase courtesy of the Alameda Youth Committee (AYC).
Be sure to take a basket to collect goodies!
 

 

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04/08/2017

Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, enjoying food, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, and exploring the Berkeley Marina at the Berkeley Bay Festival.

2017 Highlights:

  • Visit the straw bale “green” building and pick up information about solar products and insulated windows from the exhibitors. In addition, groups will have summer program offerings and locations you can go to for educational trips.
  • Pick up a Passport to the Bay with all these wonderful groups listed in it. If you go to each table and do the activity they provide, you can learn a few amazing things.
  • Come see the E.B.R.P.D. mobile fresh water fish exhibit. These large fish are found locally in the delta and lakes nearby. Make sure you stop by the classroom to see the 200 gallon salt water native fish tanks and fresh water native fish tanks.
  • In 2017, the food vendors will be: Fist full of Flour-Pizza and Endless Summer Sweets.

2017 Stage Lineup

  • 11-11:45 am: Gary Lapow – Childrens Music
  • 12-12:45 pm: Street Theater – Circus Arts by Dana Smith
  • 1-1:45 pm: Lee Waterman trio

Activities on the Water

  • 1-3 pm: Off the South Sailing Basin dock there will be free sailboat rides in small boats. To ride in the larger Keel boats sign up in the main field for your turn, offered by the Cal Sailing Club.
  • 11 am to 3:30 pm: For paddling lessons in a dragon boat, sign-up with the Berkeley Dragon Boat group in the main festival area. Life jackets will be provided.

Adventure Playground
Kids of all ages are encouraged to build, paint, climb, and ride the zip line. Parents must supervise their children in the park and sign the waiver as they enter.

  • 1:30-3 pm: See the Berkeley Firetruck in the lot in front of Adventure Playground, talk to the firemen.

To help the environment, they encourage alternate transportation and carpooling, if you are riding your bike, you can park it next to Adventure Playground during the event.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: ALL DAY (11am - 4pm)

Location: Berkeley Marina: 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

Cost: FREE

For more information: please email NATURECENTER@CITYOFBERKELEY.INFO OR visit http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=62584

 

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04/08/2017

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises.

Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port.

Dockside Tours

Schedules and ships are subject to change so always check the schedule first before heading out. Or call 1-800-200-5239 to confirm tour dates.

 Maritime history comes to life to life aboard the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, the two historic vessel recreations from the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, an educational non-profit sailing up and down the West Coast to introduce the public to these amazing time capsules. Crews typically are on hand in period costume to answer questions and tell stories.

 About the Tall Ships

Lady Washington is a replica of an 18th century sailing ship, and has appeared in several television shows and movies, including “Pirates of the Caribbean,” as Captain Hook’s ship from “Once Upon a Time,” and as the pirate ship from Macklemore’s music video “Can’t Hold Us.”

Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She’s a swift topsail ketch that has visited Tahiti, the Atlantic Ocean, and once sailed out of Sausalito, CA.

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Berkeley Marina: University Ave. and Marina Blvd., Berkeley, CA 94720

Cost: FREE ($5 donations are encouraged. Sailing tickets start at $39)

For more information: please call (510) 981-6740 OR visit http://sf.funcheap.com/pirates-caribbean-ship-tours-oakland-4/

 

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04/08/2017

APRIL 9, 2017 – FREE Giant Egg Hunt (Oakland)
 
Games, Prizes and Food!  All Free!
 
Date:  Sunday, April 9, 2017
 
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm
 
Location:  Fremont High School, 4610 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA
 
Cost:  FREE!
 
For more information:  510-991-6697
 
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04/09/2017

Each program will consist of stories, fingerplays, songs plus 15 minutes of Stay and Play!!!

This storytime is for children ages 3 - 5 years old and not yet in kindergarten. Age limits will be enforced. Tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program. Latecomers will not be admitted, as it disrupts storytime.

Ages: 3 -5 years old

Date: Monday, April 10, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Location: Fremont Branch: 2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

Cost: FREE

For more information: please contact the Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421.

 

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04/10/2017

APRIL 14, 2017 – Zoovie Night:  WALL-E (Oakland Zoo)

This month's showing - WALL-E!
Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and Zoovie movie with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium as Roosevelt, our costumed alligator mascot, introduces you to some of our Education animals. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare.
 
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
 
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
 
Location:  Oakland Zoo - lower entrance, 9777 Golf Links Road, Zimmer Auditorium, Oakland, CA 94605
 
Cost: $6 - $7
 
For more information:  Please call (510) 632-9525 x220
 
To purchase tickets:  http://bit.ly/2mpkJwe
 

 

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04/14/2017

APRIL 15, 2017 –  FREE 2017 Eggster Learning Festival (Berkeley)
 
21st Annual Eggster Hunt and Learning Festival
 
Eggster’s mission is to nurture the creativity, curiosity, and welfare of Bay Area youth!  Join us for our annual FREE event on the UC Berkeley campus!  The hunt and festival is an outdoor event so bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, layered clothing for changing weather and baskets for the egghunt. 
 
Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2017
 
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
 
Location:  Campanile Esplanade at UC Berkeley, S Hall Rd, Berkeley, CA 94704
 
Cost:  FREE
 
For more information:  Visit http://eggster.berkeley.edu/

 

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04/15/2017

APRIL 15, 2017 – FREE 70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Parade (Hayward)

The Easter Bunny is coming!

70th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Parade: Saturday at Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd. Registration at 9 a.m., parade starts at 9:30 a.m.  Bonnet parade participants must be age 6 and under to participate.  Bonnets must be homemade and will be judged on the prettiest, most unusual and most colorful.  The Easter Bunny will make a surprise visit.

Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 9:00am

Location:  Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA

Cost:  FREE

For more information:  510-881-6700

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04/15/2017

APRIL 15, 2017 – The Great Egg Hunt - Dunsmuir Historic Mansion (Oakland)
 
FEATURES: egg hunts, face painting, petting zoo, mansion tours, and much more!
 
An annual celebration that's a great event for youth and adults! (Children need to be accompanied by parents). Activities showcase come rain or shine.
 
Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2017
 
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Location:  Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland, CA 94605
 
Cost:  Children (0-10) $3.00 ...Youth (11-17) $5.00
Adults $5.00
 
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04/15/2017