Celebrate the New Year, Japanese-style, with traditional mochi pounding at the Asian Art Museum.
Friday, January 8
- Sing and Dance with Miss Kitty
San Rafael Public Library
Friday, 10:30–11:15 am
Join Marin County favorite Miss Kitty for a series of fun family concerts just right for children aged birth to 8 years old. Free, no registration required! Location: 1100 E Street, San Rafael. For more info, call (415) 485-3322 or visit their website.
- Last Weekend for Ice Skating: Marin on Ice
Northgate Mall, San Rafael
Friday-Sunday, noon–10 pm
This is the last weekend for Marin on Ice, an outdoor skating rink in San Rafael's Northgate Mall. Bring the kiddos out to for a day of ice skating. Skating costs $15 per person, which includes skate rental, and "Skate Buddies" (the blue plastic chair-like supports) are available for beginnners. For more info, call (707) 738-8496 or visit onicemarin.com
- de Youngsters Family Art Party 2016
de Young Museum, San Francisco
Friday, 6–9 pm
Join other Bay Area families in putting the "art" in "party" at the de Youngsters third annual benefit bash for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Guests both young and "young at art" will enjoy a fun-filled evening at the de Young exploring color and line fun-filled evening at the de Young exploring art and innovation in the true spirit of San Francisco. Creative thinkers will be inspired by Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Activities will include hands-on art making, live performances, cutting edge technology, and more surprises! For info and tickets, visit their website.
Saturday, January 9
- Family Fun Run/Health & Wellness Fair
Mill Valley Recreation Center
Saturday, 8–2 pm
Jump start your New Years resolution with a fun and exciting way to experience health, wellness and community in Mill Valley. Family fun run/walk (around the large lawn area behind community center), bounce house, airbrush tattoos, face painting, and food tasting. Health & Wellness Fair takes place from 10 am-2 pm. Preregister for fun run here. Free admission to fair. Location: 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Country Mart Farmers Market
Marin Country Mart, Larkspur Landing
Saturday, 9 am–2 pm
Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, pasta, confections, olive oil, and brunch and lunch offerings! Kids can take a pony ride and visit the petting zoo (10 am–2 pm), try out some arts and crafts (9 am–2 pm) and listen to music (9:30–10:30 am). For more info, visit their website.
- Whale Watching at Point Reyes Lighthouse
Point Reyes National Seashore
Weekends, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Go see the whales out at the Point Reyes Light House and Chimney Rock. Shuttle buses leave Drakes Beach every 15–20 minutes. Cost: $7 per person; children under 16 free. No cars allowed at Point Reyes Light House on weekends and holidays through late March. For more info, visit their website.
- Free Junior Chef Classes
Williams-Sonoma, Corte Madera
Saturday, 10 am
A spiralizer turns fruits and vegetables into all kinds of shapes, from noodles to spiral cuts. We’ll teach you how to make fun foods with this cool tool. Suitable for ages 8–13. Suitable for ages 8–13. Location: The Village Corte Madera. For more info, visit their website.
- Marin Montessori Open House
Saturday, 10 am–noon
Get to know Marin Montessori at an open house at their Corte Madera Campus, 5200 Paradise Drive. RSVP required; call (415) 924-5388 ext. 0. More information
- Marin Waldorf School Open House
Saturday, 10 am–12:30 pm
Marin Waldorf School, which offers eduction for children from early childhood to 8th grade, holds its open house at its San Rafael campus, 755 Idylberry Road, from 10 am–12:30 pm. RSVP required at (415) 479-8190 or on their website. More information
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