1. Plant Sale and Celebration @ The Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley

The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley is hosting its annual Plant Sale and Celebration this Saturday! Kickstart your summer garden and collect in-season fruits and vegetables. This green event hosts activities fun for kids and adults alike. Enjoy wood-fired pizza and food from your favorite local chefs and food purveyors while sipping on brews in the sunny outdoor beer garden. Kids will love listening to live music, getting their face painted, visiting the petting zoo, and strolling along through guided garden tours.

The Edible Schoolyard Project’s mission is to build and share a national edible education curriculum for students grades K-12. Gardens and kitchens function as interactive classrooms, showing students how to cultivate and create their own tasty meals. Their goal is to grow the reach of this curriculum to transform the health and values of every child in America.

Location: King Middle School, Berkeley

Price: Free

Ages: All Ages

Day: Saturday, May 13 @  9 am – 3 pm

Website: http://edibleschoolyard.org/plantsale

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1219263451534595/


  1. Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike and Campfire with NatureBridge, Sausalito

Environmental Science Educator leads this hike through the Marin Headlands this Saturday night. Get ready for fun and learning along the way to learn about the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals, like owls, bats, and other nighttime critters. After the hike, enjoy fun around the campfire with s’more roasting, campfire skits, and sing-alongs!

Location: NatureBridge Golden Gate, Sausalito

Price: $15 per person

Ages: All ages

Day: Saturday, May 13, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Website: https://naturebridge.org/golden-gate/family-adventures

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NatureBridge/

Register for Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/headlands-nightlife-family-night-hike-and-campfire-tickets-28612309187?aff=es2

Note: Limited tickets available. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Tickets are non-refundable. Please arrive promptly at the beginning of the program.


  1. Contra Costa Certified Farmers’ Market, Walnut Creek

This mother’s day, explore the thriving community gathering place of the Downtown Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market.  A welcoming space for families, the market hosts friendly farmers and artisan purveyors that offer an array of local foods. Plus you’ll enjoy live music from local musicians at the bustling market! Grab a coffee and pastry for brunch and get some quality time in with the fam.

Location: Locust Street Between Lacassie & Cole Streets, Walnut Creek Downtown

Day: Sunday, May 14, 9 am – 1pm

Price: Free

Website: http://www.cccfm.org/farmers-market/walnut-creek/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CCCFarmersMrkts

Note: The market’s central location makes it accessible to everyone whether you’re walking, biking, driving or riding public transit. A short walk from BART!


4. Cereal Cinema @ The New Parkway Theatre, Oakland

A special Saturday event for family fun, Cereal Cinema at the New Parkway offers an all-you-can-eat cereal bar and classic cartoons. A blast from the past, you’ll open your child’s eyes to a rich history of animation through entertaining shorts! None of the cartoons are announced until the day of the event…so just sit back, relax, and enjoy a series full of laughter, fun, and surprises with your child.

Location: The New Parkway – Theater 2

Day: Saturday, May 13, 10 am (90 minutes)

Price: $10 per person, Senior or Student price: $8

Website: http://www.thenewparkway.com

Purchase Tickets: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/2876?siteToken=P5WXdOEJ3Eq2eHbZHTAtbg%3D%3D

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396728387380070/

Note: All shorts are PG or G-Rated.


  1. Free Admission on Mother’s Day @ the Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco

As a Mother’s Day gift to the community, the Exploratorium is offering free admission! The museum has activities with a special Latin American twist this Sunday, honoring Mamás latinas. Enjoy mariachi music and make some of your own music, create colorful flores de papel (paper flowers), and learn all about our precious Mother Earth.

Location: Exploratorium Pier 15, SF

Day: Sunday, May 14, 10 am – 5 pm

Ages: All ages

Price: Free Admission

Website: https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/mothers-day-free-day-2017

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/exploratorium/

Note: Entry is subject to capacity; admission is not guaranteed. No group or field trip reservations; group entry is discouraged due to large crowds.