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Friday, January 20

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Opening Day | Pier 39
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Opening Day | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities. Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic ...
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club from 7 pm to 9 pm and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club. Free, but an RSVP is required. Bring your friends ...

Saturday, January 21

Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pulgas Ridge Preserve
Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
This Nature Hike is at the Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve. Join Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Jason Clark, a pediatrician and San Carlos resident, on a family friendly hike. Dr Clark will lead some stretching prior to the hike and talk about the health benefits of exercise. ...
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Saturday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | St. Mary’s Square
Chinese New Year Mini-Parade 2017 | Chinatown
Experience what the original Chinese New Year Parade was like 150 years ago while you sneak a peek at what the larger Lunar New Year parade will bring. Chinese New Year Mini-Parade Preview Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 10:30 am Grant Ave. from California to Pacific, Chinatown FREE The procession begins ...
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours | Pier 39
Saturday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Creative Family Fun: Sand Dune Designs | The Presidio
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Sand Dune Designs | The Presidio
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Much of San Francisco used to be covered in sand dunes and dune plants. Come create your own dunescape inspired by the beautiful dune habitats that have been restored at the Presidio.
Family Nature Hike Day | Redwood City
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Edgewood Park
Family Nature Hike Day | Redwood City
This Nature Hike is at the Edgewood Park. Join Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Marc Philippe, an internal medicine physician and San Carlos resident, on a family friendly hike. Dr Philippe will lead some stretching prior to the hike and talk about the health benefits of exercise. The 2 ...
Star Gazing Night | San Carlos
Saturday, January 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crestview Park
Star Gazing Night | San Carlos
Come to Crestview Park to experience the stars. Please arrive before dark. They try to minimize lights in the area, so please park on Crestview Drive. And if you choose to bring a small flashlight, only bring flashlights with a red lens. Dress warmly and wear a ...

Sunday, January 22

2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair: Sunday | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation on the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Paper Airplane Crafting | Week Of The Family 2017
Sunday, January 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Library
Paper Airplane Crafting | Week Of The Family 2017
John Colins, the “Paper Airplane” guy, will show you how to build paper airplanes. John is the world record holder for paper aircraft distance.

Monday, January 23

Family Activity Night | San Carlos
Monday, January 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Carlos
Family Activity Night | San Carlos
Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday evening of the week as a night reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family. It is hoped that reserving one night per week ...
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Ice is Nice | Santa Rosa
Monday, January 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Ice is Nice | Santa Rosa
Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays revolve around a new theme each week. Join them for an extra special and free Museum Mondays hosted in the Warm Puppy Café and Snoopy’s Home Ice. Watch the Zamboni, ...
Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos
Monday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Carlos Youth Center
Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos
Come learn to cook a fun and delicious meal. Parents and children will prepare three yummy items, and then eat the results. Enjoy this entertaining class led by three bright and energetic high school students. Young chefs welcome.
Fairy Tale Tea Party | South SF
Monday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Fairy Tale Tea Party | South SF
Come and listen to fairy tales, sing along to favorite songs, decorate your own crowns and wands,  and enjoy a wonderful simple snacks with friends and family. Their Monday evening storytime will be transformed into a playful setting suited for a fun tea party.  Dressing up ...

Wednesday, January 25

Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Flight Night: Aero Adventure | San Carlos
Explore the magic of flight with a fun-filled family adventure at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly while enjoying special age-appropriate activities around the Museum, including glider construction, engineering with the pre-school friendly Imagination Playground, flight simulation for older kids and exploration of the ...

Thursday, January 26

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
Thursday, January 26 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillsdale Shopping Center
Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Lion Dancing, Costumes & Giveaways | San Mateo
The Hillsdale Shopping Center Kid’s Club will kick off 2017 with a thrilling Chinese New Year Extravaganza – lion dancing, costumes and crafts. It’s the Year of the Rooster and Kid’s Club is celebrating. They’re honoring the Chinese New Year tradition with authentic music and festive lion ...
Trace Your Ancestors Night | San Carlos
Thursday, January 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Library
Trace Your Ancestors Night | San Carlos
Come and get started learning about where your family came from (genealogy) and where they went along the way. To make the research for an ancestor a bit easier, please bring as much information as possible: family names (maiden name for women); birthdates and places; marriage ...

Friday, January 27

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join them every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week they’ll be serving up something ...

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Family Night Game Night | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Middle School - Mustang Hall
Family Night Game Night | San Carlos
Come enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends. Play a variety of board and card games that are fun, competitive and educational in nature. Local board game players will loan their personal games for play, plus teach and coordinate game playing. Bring games from ...
Outdoor Movie Nights For Free | Pier 39
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Outdoor Movie Nights For Free | Pier 39
Grab your blankets and head to Pier 39 for outdoor movie nights, held the last Friday of every month through September. Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of Pier 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special movie night discounts at participating ...
Citywide Roshambo Finals | San Carlos
Friday, January 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Middle School - Mustang Hall
Citywide Roshambo Finals | San Carlos
They are having their sixth annual San Carlos City-Wide Roshambo (Rock, Paper, Scissors) Contest during the Week of the Family, with finals during Family Game Night at the Central Middle School’s Mustang Hall. Both “at-large” finalists and school champions will participate in the finals. Prizes will be ...