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Drop in fun for children under 2 years old.

A safe, fun, and exciting place for parents/caregivers with children under 2 years old to play together. Must sign waiver upon arrival.

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 9:30AM - 10:45AM

Location: Frances Albrier Auditorium. 2800 Park Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE 

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01/17/2019

Join this workshop in learning how to choose the right infant care.

Finding child care for your infant or toddler is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. BANANAS is here to help! We will discuss the various types of child care options available for your family. Whether it’s a family child care home, center, nanny, or trusted family or friend that you select, this workshop will guide you in choosing the provider that makes the best sense for your family and your child. We will also cover how to screen and interview potential providers. 

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: Bananas. 5232 Claremont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE, RSVP here

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01/17/2019

Playgroup for children ages 1-5.

Come and play, sing, and make friends at the library's playgroup.

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 10:15AM - 12PM

Location: 81st Ave Branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 615-5812

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01/17/2019

Family friendly event with music, activities and more.

Enjoy an evening out with the family at the Oakland Museum of California filled with food trucks, FREE hands-on activities for all ages, and more! Pop in to the museum during half-priced admission.

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Location: Oakland Museum of California. 1000 Oak Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE for children under 18, $7.97/ages 18+

For more information, click here or call (510) 318-8400

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01/18/2019

Let's groove! Come to a music & movement class for the little ones.

Start your morning with sing-alongs, rhymes, music and a couple of stickers.

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Time: 10:10AM - 11AM

Location: Hayward Public Library-Weekes Branch, meeting room Left. 27300 Patrick Ave. Hayward

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 782-2155

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01/18/2019

Come make a splash at an indoor pool!

The activity pool and lazy river will be open for indoor water fun for the family. Please note the lap pool, water slide and spa will be closed.

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

Time: 5PM - 8PM

Location: Silliman Activity & Family Aquatic Center. 6800 Mowry Ave. Newark

Cost: $3/ages 0-2, $9/ages 3 and up

For more information, click here or call (510) 578-4620

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01/18/2019

Come and enjoy "The Gold Rush" featuring Charlie Chaplin.

Bring the family to watch a classic Charlie Chaplin film. This event is recommended for children ages 8 and up.

Date: SaturdayJanuary 19, 2019

Time: 3:30PM - 4:45PM

Location: BAMPFA. 2155 Center Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE for children 18 and under; one adult per child 13 & under. $13/general admission, $11/disabled, 65+ 

For more information, click here or call (510) 642-0808

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01/19/2019

Paint a tile to be displayed on Bay Street.

How will you display love and diversity? Express yourself by painting on a 12x12 acrylic tile to be displayed and help raise awareness for diversity. Once 960 tiles are created, the art wall will remain on display for the entire new year.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 11AM - 3PM

Location: Bay Street. 5616 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 655-4002

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01/19/2019

Rain or shine fun for all

Come enjoy educational activities, build with large playground blocks, and games with the family.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Location: Valley Children’s Museum Mobile Museum. 4100 Gleason Drive. Dublin

Cost: FREE

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01/19/2019

FREE MPACT dance classes.

Luna Dance Institute offers FREE family dance for adults and children. MPACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) classes are a fun and comfortable way for families to play and dance together. They facilitate the parent-child bond through relationship-based dance curriculum, and help parents gain confidence in their ability to interact physically with their children.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 1PM – 2PM

Location: 81st Ave Branch Library. 1021 81st Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 553-1118

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01/19/2019

Create art to support Oakland education teachers & students.

All ages are welcome to create images to be used on banners, drop banners, screen printed shirts, and more to support Oakland education.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: Starts at 10AM

Location: Oakland Education Association. 272 E12th Street. Oakland

Cost: FREE, but register here 

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01/19/2019

Make smores and have fun.

Bring your friends and family to Crab Cove for an hour of fun, discovery, smores and songs around the "fire."

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Crab Cove. 1252 McKay Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3187

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01/20/2019

Enjoy an entertaining and engaging family concert.

Bring the whole family to enjoy the wonderful music of Latin America as you journey through Mexico, Panama, Brazil and beyond!

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 12PM - 1PM

Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center. 388 9th Street, #290. Oakland

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 637-0455

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01/20/2019

Go on a journey with the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Watch a puppet show performed by farmyard puppets.

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019

Time: 10AM – 4PM (puppet show 10:30AM-11AM)

Location: Ardenwood Farm. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd. Fremont

Cost: $3/adults & seniors, $2/child ages 4-17, FREE/under 4 years.

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-2797

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01/20/2019

Come with your child to discover the fun outdoors.

Explore the wonders of the great outdoors. Discover bugs, search for birds on a trail walk and more! This program is designed for children ages 1-6.

Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Time: 10AM - 11AM, 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Park. 2500 Stanley Blvd. Pleasanton

Cost: FREE, but $6 for parking

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3243

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01/21/2019

Feed and hang out with the animals.

Come and enjoy a day out at the farm, who will you see out walking about? Perhaps the pigs? The cows? You’ll never know who you’ll bump into. Don’t forget to bring a lettuce or celery to feed the animals!

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time: 9AM – 4AM

Location: Tilden Park-Little Farm. Central Park Drive & Lake Anza Road. Berkeley

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-2233

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01/22/2019

Make art with MOCHA.

You're invited to come to the library to join MOCHA (Museum of Children's Art) for a fun, colorful, unforgettable time with art!

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 3PM - 5PM

Location: Albany Library. 1247 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 526-3720

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01/23/2019

Learn to give your baby a healthy massage.

Bring your baby to this workshop is all about relaxation, bonding, and the power of touch. The benefits of baby massage are amazing. When you massage your infant you can reduce crying, increase sleep, improve blood circulation and digestion, balance breathing, inspire relaxation and better self-esteem, and create a loving parent-child bond. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn simple massage techniques that your baby will love.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 10AM - 12PM

Location: Bananas. 5232 Claremont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE, RSVP here

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01/23/2019

Dance your heart out with your toddler

Bond with your child through music and movement. This 45-minute class for children ages 3-5 years old includes ballet and Dance K. Rang. Due to llimited spaces, FREE tickets are available at 12:45PM at the children's desk before each class.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 1PM – 1:45PM

Location: Fremont Main Library. 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 332-4927

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01/24/2019

Watch "Zootopia" with the family.

Go on an adventure with Judy Hopps, the first rabbit to join the police force in the city of Zootopia where various animals live and thrive.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Location: Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch. 1901 Russell Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 981-6260

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01/24/2019

Enjoy a day of family-friendly bowling!

Strike! Come knock down some pins with the family.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 9AM – 6PM

Location: Albany Bowl. 540 San Pablo Ave. Albany

Cost: $1.50/person per game

For more information, click here or call (510) 526-8818

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01/25/2019

Put your socks on and jump, jump, jump!

Pump It Up is offering Sensory Jump Time for children on the autism spectrum. The environment will change to a sensory-friendly place. This event is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Please note: socks are required for play.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 3:30PM – 5PM

Location: Pump It Up. 2995 Whipple Road. Union City

Cost: FREE but registration is required. Register here.

For more information, click here or call (510) 477-9663

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01/25/2019

Enjoy a night of Bhangra dancing!

Everyone is welcome to party with Bhangra dance performances to inspire you. Learn as you go, don't miss out on the delicious small bites from a local Indian restaurant.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Location: City of Albany Recreation & Community Services. 1249 Marin Ave. Albany

Cost: FREE for children 12 and under. $5 general admission

For more information, click here or call (510) 524-9283

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01/25/2019

Oakland A's family fun for all.

Come out and show your Oakland A's pride at the fanfest filled with giveaways, a Community Zone, FREE food trucks and more. Don't forget to bring the little ones for face painting, photos with the mascot, Stomper, STEM exhibits and plenty more!

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 9:30AM - 2PM

Location: Jack London Square. Broadway and Embarcadero. Oakland

Cost: FREE

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01/26/2019

Explore with hands-on science related activities.

There's activity for everyone at the Junior Center of Art and Science. Engage with your family in storytime, hands-on art activity gallery and games. Don't forget to make a visit to see the animals there!

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 10AM - 3PM

Location: Junior Center of Art and Science. 558 Bellevue Ave. Oakland

Cost: $6/person

For more information, click here or call (510) 839-5777

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01/26/2019

Get crafty and make a puzzle collage.

Celebrate our differences with this "We All Fit Together" craft for kids. Come and turn four puzzle pieces into an work of art filled with colors, sequins, pom-poms, and more!

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Location: Lakeshore Learning. 1144 Montague Ave. San Leandro

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 483-9750

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01/26/2019

Enjoy a performance inspired by Dr. Seuss.

Watch as performers from Young and Little Performer Drama Camp put on a show for your family!

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 11AM, 2PM, 5PM

Location: Amador Theatre. 1155 Santa Rita Road. Pleasanton

Cost: $8/person, buy your tickets here

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01/26/2019

Story and activities with Pig the Pug.

Join the fun in listening to the story, Pig the Pug. Stay after for a fun, hands-on activity relating to the story.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 11AM - 12PM

Location: Barnes and Noble. 5604 Bay Street. Emeryville

Cost: FREE 

For more information, click here or call (510) 547-0905

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01/26/2019

Bring the family for a day filled with fun

Come and discover the wonders that lie in Crab Cove. Learn about the resident animals including the leopard shark among other fishes. The day will be filled with wonders and activities.

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Location: Crab Cove. 1252 McKay Ave. Alameda

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 544-3187

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01/27/2019

Hiring a nanny 101.

If you’re thinking of hiring a nanny, then this is the workshop for you! At this event, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network will talk about the legal details of being an employer, including your rights and responsibilities. They’ll also offer tips on how to create a positive, long-term relationship with your employee. You will have a chance to talk about your own experiences, ask questions, and share concerns. This will be a safe space to learn from other parents who have hired a nanny or in-home child care provider. 

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Time: 10AM - 11:30AM

Location: Bananas. 5232 Claremont Ave. Oakland

Cost: FREE, RSVP here

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01/27/2019

Choosing Child Care - se habla español

This workshop is designed to assist families in accessing child care resources. We will talk about subsidized or low-cost child care programs that help pay for or reduce child care costs for families who qualify. Our knowledgeable counselor will also introduce you to the variety of child care options and offer guidance on how to begin the process of finding a child care provider, or preschool program, that’s right for your family.

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Time: 11AM - 12PM

Location: Room to Bloom Family Resource Center. 8711 MacArthur Blvd, Portable B. Oakland

Cost: FREE, RSVP here

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01/28/2019

Hands-on fun for all ages.

Join Lawrence Hall of Science at the library and participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning!

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Location: San Lorenzo Library. 395 Paseo Grande. San Lorenzo

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here or call (510) 284-0640

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01/29/2019

An afternoon of fun exclusively for children with special needs.

Come play with hands-on fun, create art, and make friends at Habitot's Special Needs Playdate! Siblings, extended family and therapists are welcome!

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time: 2PM – 5PM

Location: Habitot. 2065 Kittredge Street. Berkeley

Cost: FREE but registration is required here

For more information, click here or call (510) 647-1111 ext.16

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01/30/2019

Enjoy a day of family-friendly bowling!

Strike! Come knock down some pins with the family.

Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Location: Albany Bowl. 540 San Pablo Ave. Albany

Cost: $1.50/person and $4.50/shoe rental

For more information, click here or call (510) 526-8818

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01/31/2019

FREE dental exams, cleanings for children!

Is your household considered low-income? Alameda Pediatric Dentistry is hosting a FREE dental care event for children. Services may include exams, cleanings, and necessary treatment. Time availability for treatment varies. This is a first come, first serve event. Call in advance for an appoinment (510) 521-5437 or email info@alamedapediatricdentistry.com.

Date: SaturdayFebruary 09, 2019

Time: Based on appointment, 8AM - 1PM

Location: Alameda Pediatric Dentistry. 1105 Atlantic Ave, Suite 101. Alameda

Cost: FREE for children in low-income households

For more information, call (510) 521-5437 or email info@alamedapediatricdentistry.com.

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02/09/2019