Wondering what family-friendly happenings take place this weekend in the Bay Area?

Look no further! Here are five fresh ideas for fun for the everyone!

Join us in celebrating our official launch as a Bay Area nanny placement agency!

Nannies Plus Launch Party @ Museum of Children’s Arts, Oakland

Nannies Plus is celebrating its official launch with a family friendly community celebration at the Museum of Children’s Arts in Oakland! Join in the fun with children’s art activities, music, mingling, and food/drink. The open studio at MOCHA provides a welcoming space for artists of all ages to create and connect through art making. MOCHA artists will be available to help provide instruction, art materials, and suggest activities to do together. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 1221 Broadway LL, 49 | Oakland 94612
Event: Nannies Plus Launch Party!
Day: Saturday, January 28th, 2 PM-5 PM
Price: Free!
Website: https://npbayarea.com/launch-party/
RSVP: Click the link above to RSVP with Nannies Plus!

Shop and dine local, and enjoy the views at Jack London!

Farmers Market @ Jack London Square, Oakland

Jack London Square’s Farmers Market offers local produce, along with scrumptious restaurant pop-ups to fill your family’s hungry bellies. A sensorial experience with samples galore, you’ll enjoy strolling along the street and tasting local goods. The street has room for bikes and strollers and the event is a great way to take the family outside! After the market, take in the views of the Bay at Jack London while seated in the grass or take your child to the the playground for a day of fun and adventure!

Location: 472 Water Street | Oakland 94607
Event: Farmer’s Market
Day: Sundays, 9 AM-2 PM
Price: Free!
Website: http://www.cuesa.org/markets/jack-london-square-farmers-market

Learn to make jewelry like a viking in Marin County!

Beads, Baubles, and Found Treasures @ Paradise Beach Park, Tiburon

Nestled in the east shore of the Tiburon Peninsula, Paradise Beach Park is filled with colorful poplar trees and rolling green hillsides, and offers stunning views of the Bay. The park is hosting a family friendly event that encourages creativity and is fun for all ages. Bring a found treasure or find one at the park, and create your own souvenir necklace. Rangers will provide instruction on the ancient Viking technique, Nalbinding, a process similar to knitting or crocheting, that will transform your treasure into a pendant you can wear! Supplies and healthy snacks will be provided.

Location: 3450 Paradise Drive | Tiburon 94920
Note: Meet at the park ranger’s office near the bathrooms.
Event: Beads, Baubles, and Found Treasures
Day: Saturday, January 28th, 11 AM-3 PM
Price: Free! Park entrance fee is waived for participants.
Website: http://www.marincountyparks.org/depts/pk/calendar#/?i=1
RSVP: Please reserve your spot in advance, as this event is limited to 12 participants. To RSVP, contact Ranger Maggie Guiott at 415.435.9212.

Roll in the Year of the Rooster with this family friendly event!

Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster @ the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Talented dancers and musicians will perform at the Asian Art Museum’s annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Students from the Chinese American International School and China Dance School and Theatre present traditional and modern music, as well as dances from China, to kick off the Lunar New Year. Join in with a playful student-arranged version of the lion dance, which is believed to scare away evil spirits and ensure a bright beginning to the year. After the performances, enjoy author Oliver Chin’s story about Chinese zodiac animals’ characteristics and discover something new about yourself. Listen to new year stories and make art projects to bring you luck and prosperity in the Year of the Rooster.

Location: 200 Larkin Street | San Francisco 94102
Event: Lunar New Year Celebration
Day: Sunday, January 29th, 10:30 AM-4 PM
Price: Free with museum admission.
Website: http://www.asianart.org/events/1047?starttime=1485072000

The Lafayette Reservoir is a fun place to visit and hike with kids and dogs!

Hiking, Picnic, and Playground @ Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette

Come for a hike and enjoy scenic views of the reservoir and the native wildlife that inhabit this family friendly recreation area. You can even bring a bite to eat and enjoy a little picnic lunch together at one of the many picnic tables, or spread out a blanket on the green. At the end of the trail, a children’s playground is located on the east lawn. A special treat for children that can be a rewarding end to the hike!

Location: Lafayette Reservoir, Lafayette
Event: Recreation
Day: Open everyday from sunrise to approximately sunset
Price: Free to enter. All-day parking is $7.
Website: http://www.ebmud.com/recreation/east-bay/lafayette-reservoir/
Note: The Visitor Center, including restrooms, closes two and a half hours before the park closes. See website for hours.

For more ideas, check out some of the ongoing weekend events in Volume I of our “5 Fun Things” series!