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Enjoy a family fun night in Oakland.

Friday nights at the OMCA is one of Oakland’s favorite things to do. Enjoy family friendly activities, live music, dancing and food trucks galore!

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Location: Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE, additional cost for food

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11/15/2019

Get creative and make art.

Stop by for an hour of fun with art! Grab some crayons, charcoal or watercolors and let the colors take over! This program is recommended for children ages 3-5.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: 81st branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 615-5812.

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11/15/2019

Roast s’mores and sing songs.

The air is crisp, bundle up with your family members and come together for a sing-along over an open fire. Enjoy some hot chocolate and make your own s’mores! All ages are welcome to join.

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Location: Memorial Park Picnic Area Fireplace. 1325 Portland Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

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11/15/2019

Be amazed by juggling tricks!

Mr. Quick and Mr. Mustache is ready to make you and your family laugh with their juggling skills and hilarious acts! Seating is available to the first 90 people in line. Tickets will be handed out in front of the library at 12:45PM.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Location: Dublin Library. 200 Civic Plaza. Dublin

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 803-7252.

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11/16/2019

It’s a kid’s dance party!

Visit Bay Street in Emeryville for a good time with your family. Enjoy an afternoon of fun dancing together! Join Princess Ryan, the creator of Kids Groove and have fun being in a dance production and online show for children shown on Youtube.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 1PM - 3PM

Location: Bay Street. 5616 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 655-4002.

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11/16/2019

Birds are flocking, take a closer look.

Take a walk and learn about nature. The day begins helping children to create their personal bird watching field guides, and then head out onto the trails to find those birds.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Location: Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. 2 Marshlands Road. Fremont

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 792-0222.

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11/16/2019

Rain or shine STEAM fun for all.

Come enjoy educational activities, build with large playground blocks, and games with the family.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Location: Valley Children’s Museum Mobile Museum. 4100 Gleason Drive. Dublin

Cost: $5 per family

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11/16/2019

Check out the free preview of a play.

Watch Livermore's community theatre group, The Encore Players as they move around the stage for a free preview of their production, The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act by Thornton Wilder.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Livermore Public Library-Storytime Room. 1188 S. Livermore Ave. Livermore

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 373-5500.

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11/17/2019

Explore nature with your family.

Discover the wonders of nature with games, activities and exploration with your family. You’ll never know what you’ll find hidden behind the bushes. Come and find out. Don’t forget to pack water and sunscreen.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Sunol Visitor Center. 1895 Geary Road. Sunol.

Cost: FREE, parking $5

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3240.

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11/17/2019

Join the fun with stories and animals.

Visit Crab Cove for a family fun day with stories, meet live animals, make crafts and do a scavenger hunt.

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Time: 11:30AM – 12PM

Location: Crab Cove. 1231 McKay Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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11/17/2019

Start the morning with music.

Bang, shake, and dance! Start your morning with wonderful music, songs, and rhymes. Stay until the end for a special sticker.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 11:15AM – 11:45AM

Location: Hayward Main Library. 835 C Street. Hayward

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 881-7945.

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11/18/2019

Need help in finding child care? Join this workshop!

This workshop is designed to assist families in accessing child care resources. Learn about subsidized or low-cost child care programs that help pay for or reduce child care costs for families who qualify. A knowledgeable counselor will also introduce you to the variety of child care options and offer guidance on how to begin the process of finding a child care provider, or preschool program, that’s right for your family.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Room to Bloom Family Resource Center. 8711 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 658-7353.

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11/18/2019

Sing your heart out together.

Join Alameda Main Library in singing nursery rhymes and fun with your child.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 10:15AM – 11AM

Location: Alameda Main Library-Stafford Room. 1550 Oak Street. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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11/18/2019

Discover nature with your child.

You’ll never know what you’ll find exploring a local trail. From bugs to birds, you’re little one is sure to be entertained. Meeting location will be posted at the main entrance. Program suggests bringing water, snack, wear play clothes and closed toed shoes.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Location: Shadow Cliffs Main Entrance. 2500 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE, $6/parking

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11/18/2019

Strike! Go bowling with your family.

Step into Manor Bowl, with 30 bowling lanes, everyone will sure have a great time bowling in their own lane. 

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 9AM – 4:30PM

Location: Manor Bowl. 887 Manor Blvd. San Leandro

Cost: $6/2 games and shoe rental

For more information, click here or call (510) 351-2101.

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11/19/2019

Come enjoy storytime with friends.

Join Muriel in sharing exciting and interactive stories with fun songs and a craft at the end!

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Bayfair Center. 15555 E14th Street. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 357-6000.

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11/19/2019

Enjoy stories and songs.

Put on your pajamas and come down to the library for fun, learning, and bonding. Enjoy an evening of bedtime stories before the night ends.

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Time: 6:30PM – 7:15PM

Location: Weekes Branch Library-John Pappas Legacy Room. 27300 Patrick Ave. Hayward

Cost: FREE

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11/19/2019

Get creative with MOCHA.

MOCHA (Museum of Children’s Art) will lead a free art program for everyone to enjoy. Get colorful and inspired to create your own art piece.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: 81st branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 615-5812.

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11/20/2019

Go on an adventure with this amazing puppet show.

Golden Thread Fairytale Players presents Laila’s Quest for Flight. A story about an optometrist shatters little Leila’s dream of becoming a pilot but a menagerie of mythic birds gathers to help her accomplish her goal.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 7PM – 7:45PM

Location: San Leandro Library. 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 577-3960.

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11/20/2019

Early literacy fun for children.

Come ready to sing, listen, read, rhyme, and dance with other children. Together, you can build skills your children to grow and get ready for school.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Time: 11AM – 11:30AM

Location: Newark Community Center. 35501 Cedar Blvd. Newark

Cost: FREE

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11/20/2019

Fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).

Visit the Dublin Library and use your creative thinking to work on hands-on projects. Supplies are first come, first serve. This activity is recommended for children 6 and older.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Location: Dublin Library. 200 Civic Plaza. Dublin

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 803-7252.

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11/21/2019

Family storytime and play.

Stories, music, fingerplays, and fun! Families with toddlers and older are invited to visit for an engaging storytime. Storytime is located on the ground floor.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 11AM – 11:30AM

Location: Stoneridge Shopping Center. 1 Stoneridge Mall Road. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 463-2778.

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11/21/2019

It’s a movie night for families.

Have a seat and watch the classic Disney’s The Lion King and join Simba and his friends as they battle for Pride Rock.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Library. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6260.

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11/21/2019

Playdough galore! Enjoy hands-on fun together.

Squeeze, roll, and pound. What will you and your child do with playdough? Enjoy making sculptures or just feeling the playdough all around. This activity is recommended for children ages 4-8.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: West End Branch Library. 788 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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11/21/2019

Enjoy a family fun night in Oakland.

Friday nights at the OMCA is one of Oakland’s favorite things to do. Enjoy family friendly activities, live music, dancing and food trucks galore!

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Location: Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE, additional cost for food

For more information, click here or call (510) 318-8400.

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11/22/2019

Discover the animals at the farm.

Start your day by observing the resident hens and livestock including the cows, goats, and more. You’ll never know what you’ll find at the farm. While you’re there, take a ride on the train from station to station and take a stroll along the garden and crops.

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Location: Ardenwood Farm. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-2797.

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11/22/2019

Take a stroll under holiday lights.

Fourth Street kicks off the holiday season with dazzling holiday street lights to light up the night. Enjoy an evening out with live music, complimentary hot beverages and take photos with the beloved sparkling snow fairy on stilts!

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 5PM – 7PM

Location: Fourth Street. 1834 Fourth Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 644-3002.

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11/22/2019

Get crafty and make decorative dragon eggs.

Grab some paint, glitter and sequins! Decorate eggs together with your child to take home. All materials are provided by Lakeshore Learning.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Location: Lakeshore Learning. 1144 Montague Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 483-9750.

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11/23/2019

Add color to your home with this art.

Create your own stained glass with tissue paper. You and your child can work together and make colorful art to bring home and hang on your window! This event is first come, first serve.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Castro Valley Library-Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

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11/23/2019

FREE MPACT dance class.

Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance together. They facilitate the parent-child bond through relationship-based dance curriculum, and help parents gain confidence in their ability to interact physically with their children.

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Location: West 81st Branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 883-1118.

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11/23/2019

A day of family-friendly music, movement, art, and more.

Stop by JCC East Bay for various fun activities for the family. With 3 sessions of different themed activities.

Prime Playtime: (10-11:30AM, fee) There will be mats, balls, bikes, and a bounce house for children ages 3-5.

Baubles with Bubbie and Zayde: (12-1:30PM, fee) A chance for grandparents (or other special grown-ups) and grandchildren to bond through art, cooking, craft, songs, and stories.

Movie Screening: (3PM, free) Watch Labyrinth while schmoozing over popcorn.

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 10AM – 5PM

Location: JCC East Bay. 1414 Walnut Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE - $7/person. All day pass for $14.

For more information, click here or call (510) 848-0237 x147.

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11/24/2019

Time to get crafty with your family.

Take a walk on the wild side and bond while making fun crafts. Get hands-on get your creative juices flowing with nature materials.

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Location: Sunol Visitor Center. 1895 Geary Road. Sunol

Cost: FREE, $5 parking fee may apply

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3249.

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11/24/2019

It’s storytime about Sesame Street’s Big Bird.

Caregivers and children 0-24 months are invited to join the fun with reading about Sesame Street’s Big Bird and participate in activities.

Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 5604 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

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11/24/2019

Invite the family to practice the child pose, upward dog, and more!

Enjoy a free yoga class with a mixture of yoga games, music, poses, and more fun! The class is child-focused and engaging.

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6260.

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11/25/2019

It’s movie day! Find a seat and enjoy.

Watch Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4! Hop along as you join Woody and his friends in an adventure while making new discoveries and new friends. This is a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 12:20pm.

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: 12:30PM – 2PM

Location: San Leandro Library. 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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11/25/2019

Sing and dance along with musical instruments!

Stephanie Pepitone (East Bay musician) will lead the fun with singing, dancing, and will introduce her instrument petting zoo!

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019

Time: 3PM – 3:30PM

Location: Albany Library-Edith Stone Room. 1247 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

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11/25/2019

Build, build, build with Legos.

Come build with all sorts of Legos including Duplo, blocks, gears, and more! What will you and your child create together?

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Location: Centerville Library. 3801 Nicolet Ave. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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11/26/2019

Visit the mobile library at the Farmers' Market.

The Library on Wheels visits the South Berkeley Farmers' Market with books, movies, and more.

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2019

Time: 3PM – 5PM

Location: South Berkeley Farmers' Market. Adeline & 63rd Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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11/26/2019

It’s movie day! Find a seat and enjoy.

Watch Disney Frozen and join Anna and Elsa as they fight for their kingdom of Arendelle. This is a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 12:20pm.

Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Time: 12:30PM – 2PM

Location: San Leandro Library. 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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11/26/2019

It’s movie day! Find a seat and enjoy.

You’re invited to watch Disney’s Aladdin with friends in the community. This is a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 12:20pm.

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Time: 12:30PM – 2PM

Location: San Leandro Library. 300 Estudillo Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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11/27/2019

Make tamales with the community.

Have fun and make tamales by hand with your family and community! The library will provide masa and husks, bring your own filling whether it be chicken, beef, veggies, cheese, etc. 

Ven a la biblioteca de Melrose y haz tamales. Le proporcionaremos masa y cáscara. Por favor traiga su relleno favorito para compartir (pollo / ternera / verduras / queso etc).

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Location: Melrose Branch Library-Communtiy Room. 4805 Foothill Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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11/27/2019

Join the fun in watching a movie.

Bring a friend to watch the live version of Disney’s The Lion King. This event is first come, first serve.

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Location: Castro Valley Library-Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

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11/27/2019

Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park!

Get ready for the holiday season at Tilden Park’s Carousel. Take a stroll through the decorated trees while listening to holiday tunes. Santa will make an appearance along with a very known pal-Olaf from the movie Frozen!  Also on evenings, be on the lookout for plenty of inflatables in the lawn area for great photos!

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Time: 12PM - 8PM

Location: Tilden Park Carousel, Central Park Drive & Lake Anza Road. Berkeley

Cost: Visits with Santa/Olaf are FREE, Carousel rides are $3/person. 

For more information, click here or call (510) 599-1004.

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11/28/2019

Feed the animals at the farm.

Pack some lettuce or celery and feed the animals at the farm. Who will you find there? Cows? Goats? Pigs? Find out for yourself!

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Time: 8:30AM – 5PM

Location: Tilden Little Farm. 600 Canon Drive. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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11/28/2019

Spend the day exploring the shores.

Looking for more family time after Thanksgiving? Explore the shores of Alameda filled with up close looks at animals, nature crafts, and learn about ocean creatures. Popcorn and cider will be served.

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Location: Crab Cove. 1231 McKay Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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11/29/2019

Light up the night with a tree lighting.

The Christmas season kicks off in Niles with the annual Festival of Lights Parade and tree lighting! Find a viewpoint and watch over 60 unique floats, marching bands, and characters parade down the street. Keep an eye out for Santa.

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Location: Niles Blvd & F Street. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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11/29/2019

Help create a special “Tree of Thanks” exhibit.

Goodbye Thanksgiving. Spend quality time with your family and help contribute to the “Tree of Thanks” exhibit. Make a tree-themed ornament to take home. Stay later and watch an interactive puppet show at 4:30pm.

Date: Friday, November 29, 2019

Time: 10:30AM – 5:30PM

Location: Coyote Hills Regional Park. 8000 Patterson Ranch Road. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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11/29/2019

Family fun with a visit from Santa.

It’s time to ring in the season of the holidays. Get ready for Santa’s arrival on a horse drawn carriage where your family can sit and ride with Santa. Once done, get your face painted or get a balloon animal. There’s plenty of activities for everyone in your family.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Location: Hacienda Crossings. 4920 Dublin Blvd. Dublin

Cost: FREE

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11/30/2019

The Holiday season is upon us, stop by for storytime.

Caregivers and children are invited to listen to the story, Dear Santa: For Everyone Who Believes in the Magic of Christmas and Cookies for Santa. Stay after storytime and participate in activities.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 4972 Dublin Blvd. Dublin

Cost: FREE

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11/30/2019

Get hands-on and craft together.

Prepare for the holiday season by making your own stocking ornament The stocking shaped ornament will be able to hold a small photo. All kids will be able to bring their craft home, receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Location: Home Depot. 21787 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward

Cost: FREE, register here

For more information, click here or call (510) 887-8544.

 

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11/30/2019

Honor someone close this holiday season.

Help decorate a tree and commemorate family members and friends who are no longer present. There will be a crafts area for you to insert photos and place on the tree. Festive music and crackling fire will be in the background as the evening goes on.

Date: Sunday, December 01, 2019

Time: 3PM – 5PM

Location: Mountain View Cemetery. 5000 Piedmont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/01/2019

Explore the history of Oakland with the family.

Visit the Oakland Museum of California and discover the art of California, history and more!

Date: Sunday, December 01, 2019

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Location: Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak Street. Oakland

Cost: $5/person

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12/01/2019

Enjoy a performance of Disney Frozen.

The cast of Pleasanton Youth Theatre Company’s Main Stage production of Frozen Jr. will perform a selection of songs from their upcoming production which will be performed at the Amador Theatre. Sing along to your favorite songs.

Date: Sunday, December 01, 2019

Time: 1PM – 3:30PM

Location: Stoneridge Shopping Center-Parking Lot B. 1 Stoneridge Mall Road. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE

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12/01/2019

It’s storytime with Baby Shark.

Caregivers and children 0-24 months are invited to join the fun with reading about Baby Shark and participate in activities for sensory growth.

Date: Sunday, December 01, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 5604 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

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12/01/2019

An evening of holiday fun for the family.

Join the Mayor of Newark in lighting the holiday tree. Family activities including crafts, a photo booth, and cocoa bar will be available for everyone to enjoy.

Date: Monday, December 02, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: George M. Silliman Community Center. 6800 Mowry Ace. Newark

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12/02/2019

Strike! Go bowling with your family.

Step into Manor Bowl, with 30 bowling lanes, everyone will sure have a great time bowling in their own lane. 

Date: Monday, December 02, 2019

Time: 9AM – 4:30PM

Location: Manor Bowl. 887 Manor Blvd. San Leandro

Cost: $6/2 games and shoe rental

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12/02/2019

Invite the family to practice the child pose, upward dog, and more!

Enjoy a free yoga class with a mixture of yoga games, music, poses, and more fun! The class is child-focused and engaging.

Date: Monday, December 02, 2019

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/02/2019

Learn all about our galaxy.

Look up at the sky and discover what’s around. Learn about constellations and how they are used by astronomers. Hang around and listen to a story, Bear and Baby.

Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time: 7PM – 8PM

Location: Fremont Main Library. 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont

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12/03/2019

Roll, flip, and tumble to a non-competitive gymnastic program.

Calling all children ages 3-5, come and learn to balance, roll and tumble around! Class is limited to the first 24 students.

Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time: 12:15PM – 12:45PM

Location: Castro Valley Library, Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

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12/03/2019

Have fun with Santa and Cops.

Take a holiday photo with Santa and friends. Grab a seat and decorate yummy sugar cookies and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa.

Date: Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 8PM

Location: San Leandro Police Department. 901 E14th Street. San Leandro

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12/03/2019

Check out the theatre style storytime.

Visit the Firehouse Arts Theatre for stories, music, fingerplays, bounces and laughter in this unique setting. This program is best for toddlers and young children.

Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Time: 11AM – 11:30AM

Location: Firehouse Arts Center. 4444 Railroad Ave. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 931-3400x3.

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12/04/2019

Discover over 10,000 types of plants all in one place.

Stop by the Botanical Garden opened to the public. This 34-acre garden is one of the most diverse landscapes in the world with more plants and flowers than you can count.

Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Time: 9AM – 5PM, no entry after 4:30PM

Location: Botanical Garden at Berkeley. 200 Centennial Drive. Berkeley

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 643-2755.

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12/04/2019

Get creative with MOCHA.

MOCHA (Museum of Children’s Art) will lead a free art program for everyone to enjoy. Get colorful and inspired to create your own art piece.

Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: 81st branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 615-5812.

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12/04/2019

Celebrate the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting.

Enjoy lively entertainment along with cookies and hot cocoa after the performances. Entertainment includes DUSD children’s choir and ensembles from the Dublin High School Band. Also, be on the look out for Santa as he visits.

Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2019

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Location: Dublin Civic Center. 100 Civic Plaza. Dublin

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12/05/2019

A family friendly holiday festival.

Start off the holiday season at Montclair’s Annual Holiday Stroll. Enjoy live entertainment by local youth and school groups, special discounts and promotions offered by local vendors. Be on the look out for Santa and the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees!

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 8PM

Location: Montclair Village. 2000 Mountain Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/05/2019

Family fun during the holiday season.

The holidays are here, join the Ashland Community with food, crafts, activities, and hot cocoa!

Date: Thursday, December 05, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Reach Ashland Youth Center. 16335 E14th Street. San Leandro

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12/05/2019

Step into the world of winter wonderland.

Witness the transformation of Downtown San Leandro into a winter wonderland filled with holiday entertainment, games, cookie decorating, arts & crafts for children and horse-drawn carriage rides. The night also includes holiday movies played on an outdoor screen and Santa Claus will stop by to take photos at Estudillo Plaza, follow by a tree lighting ceremony.

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 9PM

Location: Downtown San Leandro. 320 West Estudillo Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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12/06/2019

It’s a holiday celebration in Castro Valley.

Mark your calendars for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Castro Valley. Enjoy live entertainment and free photos with Santa!

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Location: Castro Village. Castro Valley Blvd & Santa Maria Ave. Castro Valley

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12/06/2019

Get hands-on and learn about the stars and outer space.

Bring the family for an evening of hands-on activities as well as live demonstrations. Also, the telescopes will be open for viewing. This month’s theme will be Candy Chemistry. Learn what makes candy hard and soft, what happens when sugar is heated up, and even make your own candy to bring home!

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 6PM – 10PM

Location: Chabot Space & Science Center. 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland

Cost: $5/ages 3 and up

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12/06/2019

Join Santa in an evening of holiday fun.

Santa will make a visit to the Claremont Club & Spa to light up the Christmas tree. Arrive early for the Disney Frozen themed gingerbread town unveiling and stay after for storytime and photos with Santa.

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Location: Claremont Club & Spa. 41 Tunnel Road. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/06/2019

Enjoy an evening out with holiday festivities!

Grab a seat on the curb and watch as the beautiful holiday parade strolls by then head over to City Hall to enjoy the tree lighting ceremony along with other fun festivities. Keep an eye out for a special visitor.

Schedule:

5:30pm: Parade begins.

6:00pm: Tree lighting ceremony at City Hall.

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 6PM

Location: 1220 53rd Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

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12/06/2019

The Holiday season is upon us, stop by for storytime.

All aboard! Come in your pajamas and enjoy an evening with the classic story, The Polar Express follow by hot chocolate and cookies.

Date: Friday, December 06, 2019

Time: 7PM – 8PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 4972 Dublin Blvd. Dublin

Cost: FREE

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12/06/2019

Be dazzled as 50 incredible floats take the street.

Local businesses, clubs, marching bands, and more take on Downtown Livermore in a festive holiday parade. The parade ends with a visit from Santa and a tree lighting!

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Location: Downtown Livermore. 1st Street. Livermore

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12/07/2019

Family fun with a tree lighting.

Visit Pacific Commons for holiday festivities including a Christmas tree lighting, balloon twisters, selfies with Santa and live performances by a children’s choir. Event will take place by P.F. Changs and Market broiler.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Location: Pacific Commons. 43316 Christy Street. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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12/07/2019

Parade, tree lighting, and fun.

Visit Downtown Pleasanton for a fun time watching the special parade featuring floats, marching bands, community groups, and more! Stay until the end for the tree lighting ceremony by the Mayor and Santa.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 5PM – 7PM

Location: Downtown Pleasanton. Main Street & Division Street. Pleasanton

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12/07/2019

Watch the lighted boats shine the night sky.

What’s more beautiful than to see boats covered in shining lights sailing through the Estuary? Grab a seat, sit back and watch as the boats slowly sails by, lighting the night sky.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 5:30PM – 7PM

Location: Alameda: Triumph Drive & Pacific Marina, by Oakland Yacht Club (1101 Pacific Marina. Alameda

Oakland: Jack London Square. 70 Washington Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/07/2019

Watch the holiday tree light up!

Join the Mayor of Alameda in the annual tree lighting ceremony that will take place in front of Alameda City Hall. Various activities such as a hot cocoa crawl will be available as well as performances from local community groups.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Location: Alameda City Hall. 2263 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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12/07/2019

Get hands-on and build together.

Children can create their own countdown calendar for the holidays. All kids will be able to bring their craft home, receive a certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Location: Home Depot. 30055 Industrial Pkwy Sw. Union City

Cost: FREE, register here

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12/07/2019

Enjoy this FREE event for expecting African American mothers.

Activities will include raffles of baby items, labor & delivery, safe sleep, lactation and nutrition information. Please bring your partner. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Saturday, December 07, 2019

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Location: Details are shared when you register.

Cost: FREE

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12/07/2019

A sensory friendly visit for children with special needs.

Autism Speaks is providing a sensory-friendly Santa experience for children with autism and children with all spectrum of special needs. The environment will be adjusted to provide a positive experience for our friends of all abilities for this special event.

Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019

Time: 9AM – 11AM

Location: Stoneridge Mall. 1 Stoneridge Mall Road. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE, but RSVP is required here

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12/08/2019

Join Santa and his elves in making crafts for the holiday season!

Bring the family to participate in making beautiful, homemade crafts for the holiday. There will be different crafts available for children to make, face painting, cookie decorating along with singing and dancing elves. Each child who visits Santa will receive a small gift.

Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Location: Bayfair center. 15555 E14th Street. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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12/08/2019

Watch a screening of Disney’s Toy Story 3.

Stop by for a movie screening of Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3. Schmooze over popcorn while you and your family go on an adventure with Woody, Buzz, and friends.

Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019

Time: 10AM & 3PM

Location: JCC East Bay. 1414 Walnut Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/08/2019

A sensory friendly visit for children with special needs.

Autism Speaks is providing a sensory-friendly Santa experience for children with autism and children with all spectrum of special needs. The environment will be adjusted to provide a positive experience for our friends of all abilities for this special event. Entrance is at Entry 2.

Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019

Time: 8AM – 10:30AM

Location: Bayfair center. 15555 E14th Street (Center Court). San Leandro, CA 94578

Cost: FREE, but RSVP is required here

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12/08/2019

The snow is coming to Berkeley!

Bring your boots and mittens to hang out in the snow! Build a snowman, make snow angels and discover the sensorial play with snow! The possibilities are endless. Also, be on the lookout for the Snow Queen as she listens to your holiday wishes. The festivities continue with live pony rides, free DIY crafts and shop from local vendors.

Date: Sunday, December 08, 2019

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto. 1450 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/08/2019

Start the morning with music.

Bang, shake, and dance! Start your morning with wonderful music, songs, and rhymes. Stay until the end for a special sticker.

Date: Monday, December 09, 2019

Time: 11:15AM – 11:45AM

Location: Hayward Main Library. 835 C Street. Hayward

Cost: FREE

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12/09/2019

Experience Disney’s holiday season.

Visit the Disney Store inside of Newpark Mall for a kid-friendly event dilled with magical wishes, fun with Mickey and Minnie onscreen.

Date: Monday, December 09, 2019

Time: 7PM – 8:30PM

Location: Disney Store. 1107 Newpark Mall. Newark

Cost: FREE 

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12/09/2019

Family fun in the evening.

Make a stop for fun with caroling, sip some hot cocoa and enjoy delicious cookies. Entertainment will ensure your family have a good time and say hello to Santa.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Location: Association Hall. 377 Paseo Grande. San Lorenzo

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12/10/2019

Enjoy stories and songs.

Put on your pajamas and come down to the library for fun, learning, and bonding. Enjoy an evening of bedtime stories before the night ends.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 6:30PM – 7:15PM

Location: Weekes Branch Library-John Pappas Legacy Room. 27300 Patrick Ave. Hayward

Cost: FREE

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12/10/2019

Learn all about how to find the right care for your infant.

Finding child care for your infant or toddler is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. There are a lot of things to consider, such as the cost, hours, and type of child care that is the best for your family. There are many questions about the difference between a family child care, a day care center, and all of your options. Come and discuss each type of care so you can connect with the right provider. Also discuss how to screen and interview potential providers. Babies are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Location: BANANAS. 5232 Claremont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 658-7353.

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12/10/2019

Come enjoy storytime with friends.

Join Muriel in sharing exciting and interactive stories with fun songs and a craft at the end. This is a special storytime just for the holidays.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Bayfair Center. 15555 E14th Street. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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12/10/2019

Go on an adventure with Woody and friends.

The adventure continues when Bonnie turns spork into a toy. Woody, Buzz, and friends must set out into the world to reunite Sporky with Bonnie.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: Irvington Library-Community Meeting room. 41825 Greenpark Drive. Fremont

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 795-2629.

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12/11/2019

Celebrate Kwanzaa with crafts.

Enjoy a story about Kwanzaa, a celebration of African-American culture, heritage, and values. Light refreshments will be available.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 2:30PM – 4PM

Location: Oakland Main Library-Children’s Room. 125 14th Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/11/2019

Magical evening filled with holiday cheer.

Take a beautiful stroll at the Mountain View Cemetery for their annual light exhibit.  Upon your arrival, a giant nutcracker soldier awaits for your arrival, leading you to their magical storyland of lights. Be on the lookout for a reindeer sled, train of toys, snowmen and more!

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Time: 5PM - 9PM

Location: Mountain View Cemetery. 5000 Piedmont Ave. Oakland

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12/11/2019

Feed the animals at the farm.

Pack some lettuce or celery and feed the animals at the farm. Who will you find there? Cows? Goats? Pigs? Find out for yourself!

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 8:30AM – 5PM

Location: Tilden Little Farm. 600 Canon Drive. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/12/2019

Ready, set, bowl!

Send the bowling ball and knock the pins down! It’s a special deal at Albany Bowl.

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Location: Albany Bowl. 540 San Pablo Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

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12/12/2019

Come and say hello to Santa.

Santa will visit the library! Your child can sit with Santa and have a conversation with him. This event is first come, first serve.

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Time: 10:30AM – 12PM

Location: Castro Valley-Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

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12/12/2019

Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park!

Get ready for the holiday season at Tilden Park’s Carousel. Take a stroll through the decorated trees while listening to holiday tunes. Santa will make an appearance along with a very known pal-Olaf from the movie Frozen!  Also, be on the lookout for plenty of inflatables in the lawn area for great photos!

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019

Time: 12PM – 8PM

Location: Tilden Park Carousel, Central Park Drive & Lake Anza Road. Berkeley

Cost: Visits with Santa/Olaf are FREE, Carousel rides are $3/person.

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12/13/2019

Sing-a-long fun with neighbors.

Come together and sing along to your favorite classic holiday songs. From Deck the Halls to Feliz Navidad, join the fun in taking a stroll and singing along. Event may be rescheduled or cancelled due to rain.

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Location: Solano & Stannage. 1175 Solano Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

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12/13/2019

Discover the animals at the farm.

Start your day by observing the resident hens and livestock including the cows, goats, and more. You’ll never know what you’ll find at the farm. While you’re there, take a ride on the train from station to station and take a stroll along the garden and crops.

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Location: Ardenwood Farm. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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12/13/2019

Family fun in the Laurel District.

Bring your family to the Laurel District in Oakland for a meet and greet with Santa at Santana. Children will be able to make their own holiday ornament at Mischief.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 3PM – 6PM

Location: Santana. 4100 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/14/2019

Family fun with a visit from Santa.

Celebrate the season with Santa as he visits the shopping center. Bring your camera and take photos with Santa.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Location: Hacienda Crossings. 4920 Dublin Blvd. Dublin

Cost: FREE

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12/14/2019

It’s a kid’s dance party!

Visit Bay Street in Emeryville for a good time with your family. Enjoy an afternoon of fun dancing together! Join Princess Ryan, the creator of Kids Groove and have fun being in a dance production and online show for children shown on Youtube.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 1PM - 3PM

Location: Bay Street. 5616 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

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12/14/2019

Get crafty and make party crackers.

Grab some stamps, glitter and sequins! Decorate and make party crackers just in time for the holidays together with your child. All materials are provided by Lakeshore Learning.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Location: Lakeshore Learning. 1144 Montague Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 483-9750.

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12/14/2019

Winter fun for the whole family.

Join the fun with a real snow play area, arts & crafts, face painting, carnival games and much more entertainment for the whole family. Grab a seat and watch the wonderful lighted boat parade and keep an eye out for a visit from Santa.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: 2PM – 6:30PM

Location: Berkeley Yacht Club. 1 Seawall Drive. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

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12/14/2019

A sensory friendly visit for children on the spectrum.

Make a visit with Santa in an environment that’s been adjusted. Without loud noises or flashing lights, Santa invites children on the spectrum to visit.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 9AM – 11AM

Location: Bay Street Emeryville. 5616 Bay Street. Emeryville

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12/15/2019

Shake it around and dance away!

Join the kid-friendly dance party for the young children! Show off your dance moves together with music from DJ E.T. Hazzard.

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Location: 3903 Broadway-2nd Floor. Oakland

Cost: $7/adults and children ages 1 and up. Free for babies under 1 year old.

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12/15/2019

Hands-on exploration with the family.

You'll never know what you'll find discover at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Enjoy a day of crafts and fun with the whole family. 

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3:30PM

Location: Coyote Hills Visitor Center. 8000 Patterson Ranch Road. Fremont

Cost: FREE, $5 for parking

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12/15/2019

Sing and dance along with musical instruments!

Stephanie Pepitone (East Bay musician) will lead the fun with singing, dancing, and will introduce her instrument petting zoo!

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: 3PM – 3:30PM

Location: Albany Library-Edith Stone Room. 1247 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

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12/16/2019

Sing your heart out together.

Join Alameda Main Library in singing nursery rhymes and fun with your child.

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: 10:15AM – 11AM

Location: Alameda Main Library-Stafford Room. 1550 Oak Street. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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12/16/2019

Discover nature with your child.

You’ll never know what you’ll find exploring a local trail. From bugs to birds, you’re little one is sure to be entertained. Meeting location will be posted at the main entrance. Program suggests bringing water, snack, wear play clothes and closed toed shoes.

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Location: Shadow Cliffs Main Entrance. 2500 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE, $6/parking

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12/16/2019

Come enjoy storytime with friends.

Join Muriel in sharing exciting and interactive stories with fun songs and a craft at the end! The special holiday themed event will keep you and your child engaged.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Bayfair Center. 15555 E14th Street. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

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12/17/2019

Get creative and make light up cards.

Stop by the library to make a special light up snowflake card. LED lights, batteries and paper snowflakes will be provided. Get creative and make a card to bring home.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: Melrose Branch Library. 4805 Foothill Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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12/17/2019

Fun with stories, songs, and movement.

Start your child's morning with a fun time at the library. Enjoy stories, songs, and engaging movement activities. This program is designed for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers but everyone is welcome.

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Time: 6PM – 6:45PM

Location: Springtown Branch Library. 998 Bluebell Drive. Livermore

Cost: FREE

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12/17/2019

Fun learning and development for infants.

Infants and their caregivers are invited to come together to sing along, play, and read! You may also make new friends while having fun.

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Rincon Library. 725 Rincon Ave. Livermore

Cost: FREE 

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12/18/2019

It’s a special show with Puppet Art Theatre.

Three pigs strike out on their own looking to have fun adventures but first, they must build houses. What happens when the Big Bad Wolf comes along? This family friendly puppet show will bring laughter and joy.

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Irvington Library-Community Meeting room. 41825 Greenpark Drive. Fremont

Cost: FREE

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12/18/2019

Playdough galore! Enjoy hands-on fun together.

Squeeze, roll, and pound. What will you and your child do with playdough? Enjoy making sculptures or just feeling the playdough all around. This activity is recommended for children ages 4-8.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: West End Branch Library. 788 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

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12/19/2019

Enjoy snacks and a visit from Santa.

Santa is making a visit to Berkeley. There will be snacks, singing and fun!

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Location: Frances Albrier Community Center. 2800 Park Street. Berkeley

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12/19/2019

Let’s get moving with your whole body.

Come and sing, dance, and move your body to the music! From jumping to making music with egg shakers, everyone will be on their feet.

Date: Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 10:30AM – 11AM

Location: Weekes Branch Library. 27300 Patrick Ave. Hayward

Cost: FREE

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12/20/2019

Laugh out loud with a puppet show.

See the high-kicking antics of the Russian Trepak puppet dancers in this extravaganza! Your family will laugh out loud to their tricks and jokes.

Date: Friday, December 20, 2019

Time: 4PM – 4:30PM

Location: Claremont Branch Library. 2940 Benvenue Ave. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6280.

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12/20/2019

Rain or shine STEAM fun for all.

Come enjoy educational activities, build with large playground blocks, and games with the family.

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019

Time: 9AM – 1PM

Location: Valley Children’s Museum Mobile Museum. 4100 Gleason Drive. Dublin

Cost: $5 per family

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12/21/2019

Visit Santa on Fourth Street.

Fourth Street lights up the night with their dazzling light display. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Fourth Street forest. Bring a camera and take loads of photos!

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019

Time: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Disney Store. 1107 Newpark Mall. Newark

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 644-3002.

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12/21/2019

It’s storytime featuring Construction Site on Christmas Night.

Christmas is approaching at the construction site. Find our what happens when the trucks finish their big, important job and earn a Christmas surprise! Activities are followed by storytime.

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 5604 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 547-0905.

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12/21/2019

Time to get crafty with your family.

Take a walk on the wild side and bond while making fun crafts. Get hands-on get your creative juices flowing with nature materials.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Location: Sunol Visitor Center. 1895 Geary Road. Sunol

Cost: FREE, $5 parking fee may apply

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3249.

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12/22/2019

Celebrate the spirit of love and unity.

Join the community in celebrating Chanukah. Watch as the grand Menorah lights up. Enjoy latkes, coffee, jelly donuts, games and fun.

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019

Time: 4:30PM – 5:30PM

Location: 3014 Lakeshore Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 545-6770.

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12/22/2019

Visit Santa on Fourth Street.

Fourth Street lights up the night with their dazzling light display. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Fourth Street forest. Bring a camera and take loads of photos!

Date: Sunday, December 22, 2019

Time: 12PM – 6PM

Location: Disney Store. 1107 Newpark Mall. Newark

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 644-3002.

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12/22/2019

Play, learn and discover the fun at Twirl.

Have some fun indoors with designated themed areas, from trains to dramatic play, there’s a bit of everything for every child. Don’t forget to stop by the large art area to make fun art projects.

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Location: Twirl. 1424 Park Street. Alameda

Cost: $8/child, adults are free

For more information, click here or call (510) 473-0812.

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12/23/2019

Get creative and make light up cards.

Stop by the library to make a special light up snowflake card. LED lights, batteries and paper snowflakes will be provided. Get creative and make a card to bring home.

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 4:30PM

Location: Melrose Branch Library. 4805 Foothill Blvd. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 535-5623.

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12/23/2019

Experience Disney’s holiday season.

Visit the Disney Store inside of Newpark Mall for a kid-friendly event dilled with magical wishes, fun with Mickey and Minnie onscreen.

Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Time: 7PM – 8:30PM

Location: Disney Store. 1107 Newpark Mall. Newark

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 494-0631.

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12/24/2019

Winter Wonderland at Tilden Park!

Get ready for the holiday season at Tilden Park’s Carousel. Take a stroll through the decorated trees while listening to holiday tunes. Santa will make an appearance along with a very known pal-Olaf from the movie Frozen!  Also, be on the lookout for plenty of inflatables in the lawn area for great photos!

Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Time: 12PM – 8PM

Location: Tilden Park Carousel, Central Park Drive & Lake Anza Road. Berkeley

Cost: Visits with Santa/Olaf are FREE, Carousel rides are $3/person.

For more information, click here or call (510) 599-1004.

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12/24/2019

Strike! Go bowling with your family.

Step into Manor Bowl, with 30 bowling lanes, everyone will sure have a great time bowling in their own lane. 

Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Time: 9AM – 4:30PM

Location: Manor Bowl. 887 Manor Blvd. San Leandro

Cost: $6/2 games and shoe rental

For more information, click here or call (510) 351-2101.

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12/24/2019

Magical evening filled with holiday cheer.

Take a beautiful stroll at the Mountain View Cemetery for their annual light exhibit.  Upon your arrival, a giant nutcracker soldier awaits for your arrival, leading you to their magical storyland of lights. Be on the lookout for a reindeer sled, train of toys, snowmen and more!

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Time: 5PM - 9PM

Location: Mountain View Cemetery. 5000 Piedmont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 658-2588.

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12/25/2019

Feed the animals at the farm.

Pack some lettuce or celery and feed the animals at the farm. Who will you find there? Cows? Goats? Pigs? Find out for yourself!

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Time: 8:30AM – 5PM

Location: Tilden Little Farm. 600 Canon Drive. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-2233.

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12/25/2019

Grab a seat and watch a movie.

Bring the family and some friends to the library for an afternoon of DisneyNature’s Penguins. The documentary follows a young penguin named Steve as he navigates the icy Antarctic.

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Location: Castro Valley Library, Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 608-1154.

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12/26/2019

Go on an adventure with Woody and friends.

The adventure continues when Bonnie turns spork into a toy. Woody, Buzz, and friends have to set out into the world to reunite Sporky with Bonnie.

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3:30PM

Location: Centerville Library. 3801 Nicolet Ave. Fremont

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 795-2629.

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12/26/2019

Discover the animals at the farm.

Start your day by observing the resident hens and livestock including the cows, goats, and more. You’ll never know what you’ll find at the farm. While you’re there, take a ride on the train from station to station and take a stroll along the garden and crops.

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Location: Ardenwood Farm. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-2797.

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12/27/2019

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2019 – Friday Nights at Oakland Museum (Oakland)

Enjoy a family fun night in Oakland.

Friday nights at the OMCA is one of Oakland’s favorite things to do. Enjoy family friendly activities, live music, dancing and food trucks galore!

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Location: Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE, additional cost for food

For more information, click here or call (510) 318-8400.

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12/27/2019

Get crafty and make a new year hat.

Grab some markers, feathers and everything else! Ring in the new year and make a new year party hat and popper. All materials are provided by Lakeshore Learning.

Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Location: Lakeshore Learning. 1144 Montague Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 483-9750.

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12/28/2019

It’s storytime, read all about kindness.

Stop by the Dublin Barnes and Noble for an exciting storytime featuring The Kindness Book by Todd Parr. Activities to follow.

Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019

Time: 11AM – 12PM

Location: Barnes & Noble. 4972 Dublin Blvd. Dublin

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (925) 560-1495.

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12/28/2019

Chabad Emeryville presents a Chanukah Celebration.

Visit Bay Street Emeryville for a lighting of the giant 12-feet Menorah. Enjoy live music, latkes, and raffles. Many activities will be available for children to participate in such as face painting, arts & crafts, and more.

Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Location: Bay Street Emeryville. 5616 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 655-4002.

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12/29/2019

Join the fun with stories and animals.

Visit Crab Cove for a family fun day with stories, meet live animals, make crafts and do a scavenger hunt.

Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: 11:30AM – 12PM

Location: Crab Cove. 1231 McKay Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3187.

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12/29/2019

Explore nature with your family.

Discover the wonders of nature with games, activities and exploration with your family. You’ll never know what you’ll find hidden behind the bushes. Come and find out. Don’t forget to pack water and sunscreen.

Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Sunol Visitor Center. 1895 Geary Road. Sunol.

Cost: FREE, parking $5

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3240.

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12/29/2019

Invite the family to practice the child pose, upward dog, and more!

Enjoy a free yoga class with a mixture of yoga games, music, poses, and more fun! The class is child-focused and engaging.

Date: Monday, December 30, 2019

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6260.

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12/30/2019

Sing and dance along with musical instruments!

Stephanie Pepitone (East Bay musician) will lead the fun with singing, dancing, and will introduce her instrument petting zoo!

Date: Monday, December 30, 2019

Time: 3PM – 3:30PM

Location: Albany Library-Edith Stone Room. 1247 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 526-3720.

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12/30/2019

Dance all afternoon with your child.

Welcome the new year with dancing and music! Bring your whole family down to the library for fun and show off your great dance moves.

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 3PM – 5PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6260.

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12/31/2019

Countdown to noon for a new year!

Is it tough to keep kids awake past 9PM? Celebrate New Year’s early with Noon Year’s Eve! This family friendly event features arts & crafts, activities, trivia, and a celebratory balloon drop. This event is designed for children under 12 years old.

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Location: Albany Community Center. 1249 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 524-9283.

 

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12/31/2019

Craft something fun for the New Year.

Get creative and make firework art, party crowns, and all that your family needs to ring in the new year!

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Location: Castro Valley Library-Chabot/Canyon Room. 3600 Norbridge Ave. Castro Valley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 667-7900.

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12/31/2019