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September Activities (previously in Newsletter):
CuriOdyssey Community Day (September 13, 10am- 5pm)
1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
Learn about gravity and visual perception and meet native California animals like the bobcat and river otter at this popular science museum and zoo. Free event.
Menlo Park Movie Series: Paddington 2 (September 14, 7:30pm-9:15pm)
Burgess Park, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park
Grab a chair, blanket and snacks to settle in for this movie under the stars. Free event
Kids Obstacle Challenge (September 15 - 16, 8:30am - 2:30pm)
Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
This is an adventure obstacle course series for kids ages 5-16 and their parents with 12-15 obstacles and lots of mud.
Cardinal Kids Day (September 15, 11am)
Stanford Stadium, 625 Nelson Road, Stanford
Brings the kids to a Stanford football game and meet the athletes and enjoy inflatables and games. Fee $25 for adults. Each adult ticket can get four free youth tickets for kids under 9th grade.
Foster City Community Bike Ride (September 16, 9am-1pm)
Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City
Families participate in a 2.5-mile or 11-mile bike ride along a beautiful levve-pedway. Safety checks, water and treats will be provided. There will also be a bike scavenger hunt for all ages. Free Event
Rancho Day Fiesta (September 16, 12 - 4pm)
1000 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica.
Experience life in the 1840s on a rancho in Mexican California. Free event
Kids Carnival (September 23, 10am - 12pm)
Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos
Paint a plane, construct a glider, check out an airplane or helicopter, build a flying craft project, play in a mini imagination playground and more.
Science Night (September 27, 6:30-8:30pm)
Menlo Park Main Library, 800 Alma St.
Participate in hands-on exploration from presenters including Bay Area Discovery Museum, SRI, NorCal Bats and the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Free event
Burlingame Pet Parade (September 29, 10am)
Broadway from Chula Vista to Capuchino and back down Broadway
Highlights included school floats and marching bands.
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.
For more information visit: http://www.eaa20.org/young-eagles.html
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.