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Winter Camp Session 1: Step Into the Shoes of a Scientist

Dec. 21-Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Young people will learn to build machines and structures, meet live animals and observe them like biologists. $155-$180
Lawrence Hall of Science 1 Centennial Dr., Berkeley (map)


Thanksgiving Camp: The Science of Animation

, Wed., Nov. 25, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving Camp: The Science of Animation
At the Thanksgiving Camp, children will explore how animation works and what creates the illusion of movement in motion pictures by making several of the devices that were the precursors to modern movies and television. In addition to building fun gadgets every day, participants will make creative art projects, play outdoors, and watch science movies. $115 per day
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church 1255 First Ave., Oakland (map)


Winter Reading Program

Through Jan. 1, 2016
Intended for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Free
Alameda Free Library 1550 Oak St., Alameda (map)


16th Annual Tree Lighting Event

, Sat., Nov. 28, 3:30-8 p.m.
16th Annual Tree Lighting Event
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Jelly Belly, and mark your calendar for this annual event. Santa, puppet shows, and live music are all part of the fun. Watch us light our 40-foot Christmas tree, and have your photo taken with Santa Claus from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free Admission
Jelly Belly Factory & Visitor Center 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield (map)


Winter Carousel Lighting

Sat., Nov. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Celebrate the lighting of the Bay Area’s historic and beloved carousel. This community event, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, welcomes all ages to enjoy free rides on the LeRoy King Carousel, musical entertainment, ice skating performances, raffle prizes and more!
Children's Creativity Museum 221 4th St., San Francisco (map)


The Velveteen Rabbit Milk & Cookies Party

Sun., Nov. 29, 4-5 p.m.
Children can meet characters from The Velveteen Rabbit after the show at this one-time-only party. Festivities include face painting, locally sourced treats, and more. $14 for party
Yerba Buena Center Theater 700 Howard St., San Francisco (map)


Lemony Snicket's Lump of Coal

Thu., Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The hilarious and heart-burning, uh, heartwarming holiday adventure of a lump of coal who wants to be an artist. A world premiere inspired by Lemony Snicket at his tongue-in-cheek, story weaving best, this stage adaptation by Austin Zumbro (The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical) will delight young and old theatregoers alike. Recommended for age 5 and up.
Children's Creativity Museum 221 4th St., San Francisco (map)


Jean Reagan

Fri., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.
Author Jean Reagan will be reading from How to Catch Santa.
Books Inc. Berkeley 1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (map)


Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting

, , Fri., Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The event will feature numerous family activities, including lighting of a 70-foot White Fir tree at 6:30 p.m., photo opportunities with Santa Claus, live reindeer and a petting zoo, a snow play area for kids ages twelve and under, and live music, dance, and theater entertainment on two stages. Free
Gina Rigley 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon (map)


Family Folk Dance Night

, First Friday of every month
Hosted by the Berkeley Folk Dance Club. Featuring dances from Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Israel, and many other countries. Appropriate for families with school-age children. recommended $5-$10 donation
Live Oak Park 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (map)


Tots Winter Carnival

, Sat., Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Children aged two to four can enjoy games, arts and crafts, and refreshments. $3
Live Oak Park 1301 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley (map)


The Nutcracker

, Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m.
Susan Jeffers will read from The Nutcracker with dancers from the Oakland Ballet Company acting out the parts. $TBA
Laurel Bookstore 1423 Broadway, Oakland (map)


MakeArt Workshop: Felted Ball Ornaments

Sat., Dec. 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Using a combination of wet-felting and needle-felting techniques, create an adorable, colorful ball to hang on a tree, give as a gift, or amuse your feline friends. $10
San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design 550 Sutter St., San Francisco (map)


San Lorenzo Farmers' Market Kids' Day

, First Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
With special activities for kids. free
San Lorenzo Farmers' Market Hesperian and Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo (map)


Kids' Community Garden

First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m.
Kids can get their hands dirty planting seeds in our garden and take home some tasty veggies. Free
Oakland Public Library, Elmhurst Branch 1427 88th Ave., Oakland (map)


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