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March Activities (previously in Newsletter):

  • CuriOdyssey First Friday Family Night (March 2, 5pm-8pm)
    1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
    Kick off the weekend with music, science and food. Dance to live music. Included with admission, CASA and child get free admission when they show badge.

  • San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint (March 3, 11am-5pm)
    Fifth and Mission streets, San Francisco
    Join dozens of organizations celebrating and telling the story of San Francisco in days past. On hand will be historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists and more. Through March 4.

  • Learn Chess (March 3, 11am-12:30pm)
    San Carlos Library, 610 Elm St., San Carlos
    Play chess and get basic instruction. Boards and sets provided. Just drop in.

  • Village Artist Project: Streetbeats, a Cultural Exploration (March 4, 11am-2pm)
    Corner of Fulton and Larkin streets, San Francisco
    Learn about hip-hop’s history and culture and its impact on 20th and 21st century music. Activities include rapping, mixing sounds and beats, sampling from other genres and cultures and more.

  • Yoga 4 Kids (March 4, 1pm-1:45pm)
    Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
    Enjoy Downward Puppy Dog. Bring a towel or mat.

  • Sizzling Science: Electromagnets (March 5, 4pm-5pm)
    Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road
    Second, third and fourth-graders participate in hands-on creative experiments.

  • Curious Learners (March 6, 3pm-4pm)
    Schaberg Library, 2140 Euclid Ave., Redwood City
    Kids ages 4-6 and their caregivers can explore and learn through stories and hands-on activities.

  • Tree Frog Treks (March 7, 4pm-5pm)
    Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave., San Francisco
    Meet live animal ambassadors from this science and outdoor education company and take part in hands-on science experiments.

  • Mission Youth Arts Festival (March 10, 1pm-4pm)
    Potrero Del Sol Park, Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets, San Francisco
    This festival celebrates the voices and talents of young artists. Presented by Dance Bridgade’s Dance Mission Theater, this show features dancers and taiko players of GRRRL Brigade, samba players of Loco Bloco, folklorico dancers of Cuicacalli, spoken word poets of Youth Speaks and more.

  • Opera in an Hour Film Festival (March 10)
    Wilsey Center for Opera, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
    See three Opera in Hour favorites that are perfect for all ages and participate in an exploration workshop for families. Mozart’s The Magic Flute is at 10am, Rossini’s Barber of Seville is at 1pm and Cinderella is at 2:30pm. The family exploration workshop is at 11:30am.

  • Summer Resource Fair (March 10, 11am-3pm) 
    San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., San Francisco
    Learn about 150 summer programs, camps, classes and services for kids 3-18. Many programs are FREE or low cost and will enroll kids on the spot. There will also be a KidZone with games, activities, crafts, a climbing wall and more.

  • Tall Ships (March 10)
    Port of Redwood City Municipal Marina, 451 Seaport Court, Redwood City
    Lady Washington, the official tall ship of Washington state, and her companion vessel the Hawaiian Chieftain are in town. Experience living history demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime amusements. Through March 15. Tours 10am-1pm. Battle sail 2-5pm. $5 donation.

  • Art All Around (March 11, 2pm-4pm)
    100 Larkin St., San Francisco
    Meet with local artist Andrei Glase and create colorful arts and crafts projects to take home or display in the Fisher Children’s Center at the Main Library.

  • Otter Feeding (March 11, 12pm)
    CuriOdyssey, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
    Watch these frisky animals frolic up close and ask an animal keeper questions about their care. Included with admission, CASA and child get in for free when you show your badge.

  • Flying Leprechaun Skydive (March 17, 10am-12pm)
    Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
    This aerial celebration includes face painting, a jump house and a treasure hunt for hidden leprechauns. 11am: leprechaun leaps from a helicopter and descends via parachute. Children wearing green will receive a parachute toy. Included with admission: $16 adults, $11 youth 5-17, under 5 free.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts (March 17, 9am-11am)
    Junipero Serra Park, 1801 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno
    Come to the Bayview Shelter for an art activity. Light snacks and treats will be available for participants. Sponsored by San Mateo County Parks.

  • Big San Francisco Playdate (March 17, 11am-12pm)
    Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St., San Francisco
    Kids 0-5 with siblings and caregivers can enjoy bubbles, stamping, coloring, play dough and more.

  • Family Concert: Lift Every Voice (March 17, 2pm)
    Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., San Francisco
    The East Bay Children’s Choir performs favorite American folk songs with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Featuring a guest performance by rising young tenor Kevin Gino. Show is 45 minutes; geared for ages 6-12.

  • Jimbo the Musical Clown (March 17, 2pm-2:30pm)
    Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave., San Francisco
    Kids ages 5 and younger and their caregivers will enjoy clowning, juggling and more.

  • Amazing Aircraft (March 17, 10:30am-11:20am)
    Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park
    Hiller Aviation Museum staff teach students the parts of an aircraft and the four forces of flying. Kids grades K-3 build and fly small balsa flyers to take home.

  • Electric Violin Concert (March 18, 4pm-5pm)
    Presidio Interfaith Chapel, 130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco
    The Third Sunday Concert series features Room to Breathe with electric violinist-composer Mary Lew Newmark.

  • Family Art Bash Sunday (March 18, 10am-3pm)
    Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
    Celebrate books and reading. Create miniature books, listen to stories alongside dogs from San Francisco SPCA Puppy Dog Tales, visit the library’s Green Bookmobile and listen to the tunes of the Alphabet Rockers.

  • 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (March 18, 2pm-4pm)
    Main Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco
    Kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in 90 seconds.

  • Presidio Picnic (March 18, 11am-4pm)
    Main Parade Ground, Montgomery Street, San Francisco
    San Francisco’s largest community picnic returns for its sixth season. This event features international food vendors and dance performances. Through Oct. 7.

  • CuriOdyssey Community Day (March 20, 10am-5pm)
    1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
    Explore science and meet California native animals, such as bobcats, river otters and ferrets. This is one of several free days scheduled throughout the year.

  • Storyteller Erica Lann-Clark (March 20, 7pm-8pm)
    Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park
    This full-time storyteller and author tells spring stories for the whole family, from grandkids to grandparents.

  • Puppet Art Theatre: Tommy’s Space Adventure (March 21, 7pm-7:45pm)
    Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park
    Tommy loves books about outer space and space aliens. His greatest wish is to someday meet a real space alien. Little does he know, his wish is about to come true soon.

  • Condensed Romeo and Juliet (March 24, 2pm-3:30pm)
    Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
    San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents a 55-minute performance of Romeo and Juliet. The company promises that the swash-buckling action and poetic language will engage audiences of all ages.

  • A Visit From Harry Houdini (March 24, 11am-12pm)
    Menlo Park Library, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park
    Duffy Hudson performs a one-man show about the great magician and escape artist.

  • DIY Kids: Craft and Science Projects (March 25, 2pm-4pm)
    Glen Park Library, 2825 Diamond St., San Francisco
    Experiment with perler beads, painting ceramics, folding origami, making silly putty, weaving with yarn, making straw rockets and potting plants. Geared for ages 7-12.

  • Spring Egg Hunt (March 29, 10:15am-11am)
    Westlake Library, 275 Southgate Ave., Daly City
    Little ones come to a special storytime and egg hunt.

  • Creative Family Fun: Dazzling Damselflies (March 31, 11am-3pm)
    Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    This month, dragonfly and damselfly larvae will start to emerge from the water as adults. Welcome them by making a damselfly craft.

  • Easter Bunny Arrives by Helicopter (March 31, 10am-1pm)
    Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
    Get an Easter egg straight from the Bunny and enjoy face painting, a bounce house and slide and a model train display. Bunny arrives at 11am. $16 adults, $11 youth 5-17, under 5 free.

  • Young Eagles
    Young Eagles is run by the Experimental Aircraft Association at San Carlos Airport. On the 3rd Saturday of every month they give FREE flights to kids ages 8-17.  Each kid gets a 20 min flight and a quick lesson about the plane's controls, etc from the pilot. 
    To get your free Young Eagles flight, come to the San Carlos Airport Terminal Building (620 Airport Way, San Carlos) adjacent to the airfield, on the third Saturday of the month (weather permitting). You will need to fill out a short form that requires a legal guardian's signature. 
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  • Drop-In Science Workshop (Every Saturday, 10:30-11:30am)
    Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco
    Drop-In Science sessions each Saturday explore basic science concepts that surround us in our amazing world. Hands-on, interactive activities connect young scientists to these concepts while allowing them to take home the results of their work. $4/child. Children 7 & under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Studio Art Making (Every Sunday 1-3pm)
    Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford University, Palo Alto
    Come out for 30-minute sessions at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm every Sunday in the Moorman Studio. Experiment with art materials and new techniques during sessions taught by professional art educators. Sign up for your session at the table near the indoor entrance to the Cool Cafe.

  • Donation Closet – Help one Child
    858 University Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024
    Help One Child's Donation Closet is filled with new items!  Check out the list to see if we have what you need for your CASA child!

  • Discover & GO:  Free Passes to Museums through San Mateo County Library!
    Discover & Go provides access to museum passes, such as the Asian Art Museum, that can be printed online rather than traditional physical passes that must be picked up and returned to the library. As a San Mateo County Library card holder, you have access to numerous museums and cultural institutions throughout the Bay Area. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date, so no returns required and no possibility for overdue fines! This unique program allows library users to make reservations online by date or by venue and print out a pass. Patrons without Internet access can reserve a pass by telephone or in person and print out a pass at their local library.