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JUST FOR KIDS - Sonoma County CALENDAR

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JUST FOR KIDS - Sonoma County CALENDAR

by Vesta Copestakes

The best way to enjoy children is to spend time with them. Nurturing kids makes everyone happy...Enjoy! Pleae send your kids events to vesta@sonic.net

Call for Entries

The Sonoma West Medical Foundation is sponsoring a “Name The Robot” contest for elementary school students in Palm Drive Health Care District. Sadly,our telemedicine robot does not have a name.Our Sonoma West Medical Center’s telemedicine robot is used for many critical medical consultations and life-saving interventions. The robot is an international “rock star”, used by Dr. James Gude,on site and around the planet with his telemedicine program. You can help! * Each school is encouraged to submit a winning name from their entries to:info@sonomawestfoundation.org by the DEADLINE: February 15th, 2017 *To arrange a field trip to the hospital IN ADVANCE OF DEADLINE to meet the robot before naming it, please call the Foundation office at 707-823-8312. There will be a celebration with a robot-naming ceremony for the winner and prizes awarded. Family, friends, classmates and teachers will be invited.

Events

Train Town, Sonoma: ~ Take the whole family for a train ride on this handicap-accessible quarter scale railroad. Visit the miniature town of Lakeville and its petting zoo. In addition, there are six amusement rides, including a carousel and Ferris Wheel. Ride tickets: $2.75-$6.75. Admission and parking are free. INFO: 707-938-3912. Traintown.com. Sonoma Train Town Railroad, 20264 Broadway Sonoma

Children’s Museum of Sonoma County ~  Hands-on fun for children focused on science, arts and nature. Exhibits, experiments, puppet shows and birthday parties for children to age 10. Outdoor playground has a replica of the Russian River, giant Styrofoam blocks and a converted farmhouse art studio. Mon, Wed & Fri 10am - Story Time (English), Thurs 10am Music, Fri 2pm, Sat 10am Science. Admission: $10; members and children 12 months and under free. INFO: 707-546-4069. cmosc.orgChildren's Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa

Preschool Program in Bodega Bay - The Bodega Bay Preschool is for 3 and 4 year old children.  The program is free for qualifying families. A two thru five day program is also available for a fee .Families are not required to live in Bodega Bay to particiate. Sessions are from 8:30a - noon daily when school is in session. Bodega Bay School 1200 Canon St. Bodega Bay - Contact Nacy Wolf, interim Principal, 707-875-2724

Mar 10 & 11 ~ Kid Street Learning Theater "McQuadle" - A Dragon’s Tale is an action-packed adventure starring a young dragon searching for his purpose. Utilizing audience participation, laugh-out-loud silly jokes and sight gags, this comedy has a little something for everyone! McQuadle, the Dragon, responds to an advertisement by the “wise” Evil Queen, who lives in the castle on the hill.  When he arrives, the Dragon discovers the Evil Queen tricked him into coming for her own secret purpose! Will McQuadle make it home for dinner! Will he rescue his friend from the Evil Queen’s dungeon?  A great theater experience for families with children of all ages! The play runs approximately 40 minutes.  $5 (Fri: 7p / Sat: 1p and 7p) Kid Street Learning Center Theater, 709 Davis St., Santa Rosa   squareup.com/store/a-theater-for-children & santarosatheaterforchildren.com/events

Mar 10,17,24 ~ Bodega Marine Labortory Tours - Explore the dynamic biodiversity of the Northern California Coast. Free Fris. 2–4 p.m. 2099 West Side Rd., Bodega Bay. bml.ucdavis.edu 

Mar 8 ~ Meet & greet with Jen Calonita, author of the fun, funny Fairy Tale Reform School series! 4p Copperfields - 140 Kentucky St. Petaluma 

Mar 9-12 ~ JBF Mega Children's Consigment Sale - Children grow fast, budgets don't. You can score bargains galore, outfitting your kids for this season and next at a fraction of the retail price! Sonoma County Fair Grounds Grace Pavilion 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa - For Times and Details: northbay.jbfsale.com/homeView.jsp?eid=120586

Mar 11 ~ Brown Bag Puppet making workshop with Frank Gonzales - who is part of the current "Deducated" exhibit at the the Sebastopol Library Forum Room, 7140 Bodega Ave. 1:30-3:30p

Mar 12 ~ BijaChildrens' Choir & Festival ~ featuring storyteller Ane Carla Rovetta, the Bija Choirs, and many other special guests for a musical presentation of the Tukuna Tribe folktale, The Wings of a Butterfly.  Enjoy Amazon rainforest eco-educational tables, family creative arts stations, Brazilian dance demonstrations, paleo snacks, and more.  Opening acts begin 2pm, storyconcert at 4pm.  $15 adult/ $5 youth. Info www.bija-childrens-choir.com. 2-5pm  at The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris St, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Mar 17 ~ Call to Student Filmmakers - PSA Contest on Bottled Water - For Students in grades 9-12. May be a team or individual effort. A PSA, or a public service announcement, is a short film that helps change public attitudes and behaviors by raising awareness about a social issue. Your video should feature a creative way to teach the public why tap water is better than disposable plastic water bottles. You can create a news-cast, skit, animation, commercial, reality television show, or even a music video. Let your imagination go wild, but please read all of the following instructions carefully!  http://www.scwa.ca.gov/2017-video-contest/ Kory Hebner at 707-521-6204 or Kory.Hebner@scwa.ca.gov

Mar 18 ~ Book Launch at Copperfields: Triangle - Barnett and Klassen have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, this perfectly paced treat could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent and talented picture book creators. 2p, 140 Kentucky St. Petaluma 

Mar 21 ~ Adoptive Parent Support & Education Group - Get the support you need as an adoptive parent. This group meets every third Tuesday of the month facilitated by Andrea Pinkerton, Ph.D. A children’s social group runs concurrently. Free. Next meeting, March 21, 6 - 7:45p. Parents Place, 1360 N Dutton Ave # C, Santa Rosa. Please RSVP for both the support group and the children’s social group by contacting Robin Ratner: robinr@jfcs.org; 707-303-1509. 

Mar 27 ~ Managing Fighting and Agression- This group will provide you with new concepts and tools to understand and address disobedience and challenging behavior in children. Come learn how to set appropriate limits and help children do the right thing. Free to all parents with children under six years-old and not in kindergarten. 6- 8p. The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W. Steele Ln., Santa Rosa. Sign up online: cmosc.org/triple-p-parenting-sessions

Apr 1 ~ Expanding your Horizons Conference for Middle School Girls - Launch rockets!  Design a game!  Build a dome!  Count beetles!  Program a robot!  Learn about medicine, ecology, flying, chemistry, light and more! Expanding Your Horizons Sonoma County is an annual event to encourage 7th and 8th grade girls to pursue science, technical, engineering and mathematics careers. Students will attend hands-on workshops led by women in a variety of fields and occupations. Additional programs for teachers and parents. Registration required, closes Mar 28 or when full (fills fast, hurry!). $15, includes lunch (scholarships available). Starts 8:30a. Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa.  eyh-soco.org 

Apr 8 ~ Sonoma County Bunfest - Come have a hoppin' good time! Learn about house rabbits and their care, meet adorable adoptable bunnies, shop for toys and supplies and mingle with other bunny lovers. Win free prizes and take a photo with our bunny mascot. Featuring guest speakers from House Rabbit Society, Brandner Veterinary Hospital, & SaveABunny. Muir's Team Room will be onsite with food for purchase. Sponsored by the Animal Shelter League of Rohnert Park. FREE! 11– 3p Burton Avenue Recreation Center, 7421 Burton Avenue, Rohnert Park.  sonomacountybunfest@gmail.com, sonomacountybunfest.com

Apr 15 ~ Disney's Choo-Choo Soul With Genevieve - Disney's hit TV show Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve! is rolling into town for an exciting live performance! Come join the singing
conductor Genevieve and her beatboxing and breakdancing engineer DC as they perform their funky hip-hop renditions of the ABC's and 1-2-3's. This incredibly hip duo, with their contagious energy and music, are sure to delight kids and parents alike! Tickets start at $25 | Kids price $10, 12p Weill Hall At The Green Music Center, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park. gmc.sonoma.edu/event/3189938-disney-s-choo-choo-soul-with-genevieve

April 15 ~ Monte Rio Easter Egg Hunt and Games - Family fun, Easter egg hunt, games and special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The famous Monte Rio Bridge Egg Toss (bring your own raw egg in a contraption of your own design to land on target and unbroken!). Bring your own basket. 12 – 2p. Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio  www.mrrpd.org

April 15 ~ Petaluma Easter Eggstravaganza - Every year, rain or shine, the Adobe Christian Center puts on an Easter Eggstravaganza with a massive egg hunt and tons of other fun activities for the kids. RAIN OR SHINE! Cost: $5 for the entire family. Food for sale. 11a-12:30p at 2875 Adobe Rd, Petaluma. adobecc.org

Apr 15 ~ Feather Fest for Kids! - Docent-led morning. Bird and Nature walk  for kids 6-12. Learn to identify nesting behaviors and types of nests. 9-12:30p Shollenberger Park 1400 Cader Lane, Petaluma   Register by email: a.hesla@comcast.net

Apr 16 ~ Easter Sunday Kids Low Tide Colorful “Critter” Hunt -  An unforgettable experience. Kids will search the tidepools for colorful critters full of magic and delight. We will also have the Steward Ship on display, host a traditional colored egg hunt, and have a craft table where kids can color and learn about Spring (e.g. baby animal season) Pre-registration recommended $10 per Family 8:30-11a Campbell Cove - Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay

Apr 29 ~ Dia Del Niño/Day of the Child/Family Day Armstrong Redwood State Park - We will offer bilingual nature activities, guided walks, food, music, horse and carriage rides ($5), and shuttle service.  Free |11-3p |17000 Armstrong Woods Rd. Guerneville  SNR picnic area

Apr 30 ~ Santa Rosa Symphony's 2016-2017 Family Concert Series ~ Presto, Mambo! with Platypus Theatre. Concerts for the whole family.  3p. Weill Hall, Green Music Center,  

River Mamas Connect ~ meets weekly on Thursday from 10-11am in the Community Room at Fife Creek Commons in Guerneville. We have weekly discussion topics, tea and snacks. Little ones welcome! For more information email: rivermamasconnect@gmail.com

Homework Help ~ Free homework assistance for grades K-12. Don’t settle for a low grade because of homework! Get free homework coaching in the Homework Help program at your local library. Interested in volunteering to be a Homework Helper? INFO: sonomalibrary.org

Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center ~ 2301 Hardies Ln, Santa Rosa. Visit the Museum website for a complete class schedule, or call for fees and reservations at (707) 284-1263. www.schulzmuseum.org
HOURS  Weekdays Monday thru Friday (except Tuesdays*) 11:00am – 5:00pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm  *Closed Tuesdays from Labor Day through Memorial Day ADMISSION FEES  Free – Museum Members, Children 3 and under,   $5.00 – Children 4-18 and college students with valid ID card,  $8.00 Seniors 62+ with valid ID card,  $12.00 – Adults
Museum Mondays for Little Ones  January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 10am - Noon  Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities EVERY Monday through February 27. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.
Feb 20, & 27, 10AM - Noon, Museum Mondays for Little Ones - Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities EVERY Monday through February 27. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.
Feb 18, 1pm  New Bookshelf Author Series! Meet and hear from some of today's top authors about their work, inspiration, and process. 
Bookshelf Author Series Featuring Michael Krasny ~ The series debuts with an opportunity to meet award-winning radio host and best-selling author Dr. Michael Krasny. Dr. Krasny is the host of KQED's Forum, a daily radio show focused on news, public affairs, and current events. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his broadcast journalism, Dr. Krasny is the author of several best-selling books. He will be speaking about and signing his newest book, Let there be Laughter: A Treasury of Great Jewish Humor and What It All Means. Look for upcoming events with authors Lemony Snicket, Jean Hegland, and Paige Braddock.
Feb 22, 10am - Noon  Home School Day  ~ Explore art and literature through our newest exhibition, It was a Dark and Stormy Night. Enjoy live storytelling, book making, paper making, and more.  Also, ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Advance reservations required--register online or call (707) 284-1272. Cost: $6 per child before Feb 17; $8 after Feb 16; chaperones are free. Ice skating is an additional $5 per person.
Feb 23 through July 16, 2017 NEW EXHIBITION! You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Upstairs Changing Gallery ~ 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which is recognized as one of the most performed musicals in the history of American theatre. The musical theatre production first debuted at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City on March 7, 1967. Celebrate the long-running success of this acclaimed stage production with original letters, sheet music, and playbills from the Museum archives.
Feb 25, 5 - 9 pm Kid's Night at the Museum ~ Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum. Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Discount of $5 off for siblingsAdvance reservations required--register online or call (707) 284-1272. Fee(s): $25 for Member, $32 for Non-member, $20 for Sibling Member Discount, $27 for Sibling Non-member Discount


Mar 3, 7 pm  First Friday Film Series 
Watch Fate is the Hunter (1964), a drama about the hunt for the cause of an airline crash blamed on pilot error, starring Glenn Ford and Nancy Kwan. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.
Mar 4 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Cast Day ~ Celebrate the 50th anniversary of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with special activities and guests throughout the day. Anyone who has ever voiced or played one of the Peanuts characters gets free admission all day!
Mar 11, 1 – 3 pm Second Saturday Cartoonist: HaiNaNu “nooligan” Saulque Meet, watch, and talk to HaiNaNu “nooligan” Saulque, an artist, comic creator and graphic designer based in Sacramento, Ca. An old soul in a young body, HaiNaNu finds inspiration in times past. From the cartoons of his youth to films he missed by decades, from golden age comics to classic newspaper strips, you will find a creator who has immersed himself in what he loves.
Mar 18, 2 pm  Bookshelf Author series featuring Lemony Snicket ~ Meet best-selling author Lemony Snicket, creator of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which includes 13 books that have garnered numerous awards including three IRA/CBC Children's Choice Awards, a best book prize at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and a 2006 Quill Book Award, among others. Mr. Snicket, a longtime fan of Charles Schulz, will talk about his admiration for Peanuts and other topics relating to despair.
Mar 20 – Friday, March 24  Spring Break Classes for kids   Learn cartooning, animation, and art. Call for a complete schedule at 707-284-1272.
Mar 27, 10 am – Noon  Museum Mondays for Little Ones ~ Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities and a movie on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11:00 am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.
Apr 4, 3 – 6 pm  Sensory Friendly Family Day  Explore the Schulz Museum at your own pace. Watch an animated Peanuts special with the lights up, engage in sensory activities and experiment with stop-motion movie-making! Sensory kits and noise-cancelling headphones will be available during this event.
Apr 7, 7 pm  First Friday Film Series Cary Grant stars in Father Goose (1964) about a WWII soldier responsible for a teacher and her all-girl students on a deserted island. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.
Apr 8, 1 – 3 pm Second Saturday Cartoonist: Knave Murdok ~ Meet, Watch, and talk to Bay-area cartoonist Knave Murdokthe mind behind the hit indie series TransCat, the tale of a young transgender superhero's adventures fighting evil in her own backyard. Armed with her magic Cat Hat, her Kung Fu training, and a few well-placed bad jokes, TransCat stands steadfast in her mission to defend the innocent and triumph over the powers that be.
Apr 9, 10 am – 2:30 pm  Girl Scout Day: Art Abounds ~ Art abounds at the Schulz Museum with hands-on activities focused on the Girl Scout Artist badges. Brownies will paint with sticks and twigs and use color in new ways. Juniors will experiment with different materials, techniques, and perspectives. Cadettes will work on their comic artist badge and Daisies will get started on their Inspired by Animals Journey. Also meet live artists and cartoonists, ice skate at Snoopy’s Home Ice, and earn a Schulz Museum Fun Patch. Advance reservations are required. For fees and reservations, visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website or call (707) 544-5472.
Apr 15 Kids FREE day Celebrate spring with hands-on crafts and free admission for kids!
Apr 22, 5 – 9 pm  Kid’s Night at the Museum  Drop your kids off for after-hours fun at the Schulz Museum.  Kids will have the Museum all to themselves for pizza dinner, games, art, crafts, and cartooning. Advance reservations required -- call (707) 284-1272 to registerCost: $32 per child for non-members; $25 for members. Discount of $5 off for siblings.
Apr 24, 10 am – Noon  Museum Mondays for Little Ones  Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and craft activities and a movie on the last Monday of the month. Activities are designed for children ages 1 – 5 and their caregivers. Cost: $5 per child. Up to 2 adults per child are free before 11am. After 11am, regular museum admission applies.
NEW EXHIBITION! A Friendship Like Ours APRIL 26 through NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Strip Rotation Gallery  Marcie and Peppermint Patty, Linus and Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock—Schulz built upon the spirit of these friendships in Peanuts. Schulz called Woodstock, “. . . Snoopy’s friend and confidant. He just worships Snoopy and would do anything for him. . .” Rediscover these enduring duos in this exhibition of over 70 original comic strips. 

Other Kids Events 

Thru May 17 ~ Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series - LBC. Luther Burbank Center for the Arts 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa (707) 546-3600 http://lutherburbankcenter.org/
SHOWS: 
1/17/17 - The Peking Acrobats - 6:30pm, 
2/8/17 - Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters - 6:30pm, 
4/9/17 - Year with Frog and Toad - 3pm, 
5/4/17 - Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School - 6:30pm. 

Museum Mondays for Little Ones ~ 10am - Noon Enjoy stories, arts and crafts activities, and movement games. $5 per child. Ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Every 2nd Sat ~ Second Saturday Cartoonist: 1-3p

Every Mon & Tues ~ Kindergym in Guerneville ~ Come have FUN while developing friendships, connecting with community resources, learning parenting skills, and the latest about Literacy, Child Development, Health, Nutrition and Safety. Designed for children ages 0 to 6 years. 9:45am - 12:15pm in Guerneville at the Guerneville Vets’ Hall, located on the corner of 1st and Church Streets in downtown Guerneville. FREE, donations welcome! http://www.rccservices.org/kindergym.html

Every Tues ~ Musical Mommy & Me - A special place just for mother and child (ages 0-3) to spend quality time together in a warm Jewish environment.

♫ Music & Movement 
♫ Jewish Songs and Themes 
♫ Sensory Activities 
♫ Social Development 
♫ Healthy Snacks & Coffee 
♫ Parenting Tips & Discussions
Cost: $5 • 1st session always free - @ Chabad of Petaluma • 1970 Rainier Circle
For more information, Click here or contact Devorah Bush by emailing devorah@jewishpetaluma.com or calling (707) 559-8585.

Every Wed ~ Kindergym in Forestville ~ Come have FUN while developing friendships, connecting with community resources, learning parenting skills, and the latest about Literacy, Child Development, Health, Nutrition and Safety. Designed for children ages 0 to 6 years. 9:45am - 12:15pm at The United Methodist Church, 6550 Covey Road.FREE, donations welcome! http://www.rccservices.org/kindergym.html

Every Thu ~ Musical Moments with Nancy Nelle ~ Signs-ups required, start at 9:30 AM, the Front Desk. 10-10:30a at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Free with admission. cmosc.org

Every Fri ~ Crazy, Awesome Science! ~ This program often includes a scientific demonstration followed by hands-on science for everyone. 2-3p at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. Free with admission. mosc.org

Last Fri ~ Friday Night Mash-up: Young Talent Showcase ~ FREE Monthly music & poetry showcase for youth up to 21 years. Last Friday of each month. 6–9 p.m. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. seb.org.

Every Sat ~ Science Saturday at Environmental Discovery Center ~ FREE. Tangible experiments & projects let children explore the natural world. Every first Sat. 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Event is free. Parking $7. 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa. parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov.

Every Sat ~ Art Spark ~ Watercolor paints, printmaking, felting & building cars. 10–11 a.m. $7. Babies free. Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. 1835 W. Steele Ln., Santa Rosa. cmosc.org.

1st Sat ~ KidsWorx Creative Workshop at Friedman’s Home Improvement ~ Join us this Saturday from 9AM – 12PM at the Santa Rosa Friedman’s Home Improvement store as we join together with the Friedman’s Home Improvement team to host the FREE monthly KidsWorx Creative Workshop. 4055 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa www.friedmanshome.com/category/kidsworx/

3rd Sun ~ Spring Lake Family Nature Walk ~ One hour hikes. 1 & 3 p.m. Parking $7. Environmental Discovery Center. Howarth Park. 630 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov.

Children's Museum of Sonoma County ~ 1835 W. Steele Lane, Santa Rosa. Visit the Museum website for a complete schedule of events. www.cmosc.org or 707-546-4069. Closed Tuesdays. 
Mar 2 ~ 
Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America Day ~ Santa Rosa City Council member Ernesto Olivares will be leading a bilingual story time at the Museum at 10 AM in Ella's Art Studio.
Mar 10 ~ Visit with a Beekeeper ~Come chat with a real Sonoma County beekeeper from 1pm-3pm.
Mar 16 ~ S³ : Aquarium by the Bay ~ Students will measure and observe changing chemistry in an ocean-like environment, explore the complex food web, and discuss potential solutions to slow that change. Children 10 and older and their families are invited to the Children's Museum every THIRD Thursday evening of the month. Scientists working in many exciting fields will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. Register for this program on our website, here. 6-7pm, FREE.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays ~ Story Time. 10a. Read together, add in some sound effects and experience the fun of reading together. 
Every Thur ~ Musical Moments ~ Two classes, 10a and 10:45a. Explore music making with Nancy Nelle.
Every Fri ~ Crazy, Awesome Science ~ This program often includes a scientific demonstration followed by hands-on science for everyone. Check each week for specific  program.
Every Sat ~ Art Spark ~ 10-11a. Explore different kinds of art making.  

Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Events

April 15 ~ Monte Rio Easter Egg Hunt and Games - Family fun, Easter egg hunt, games and special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The famous Monte Rio Bridge Egg Toss (bring your own raw egg in a contraption of your own design to land on target and unbroken!). Bring your own basket. 12 – 2p. Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio  www.mrrpd.org

April 15 ~ Petaluma Easter Eggstravaganza - Every year, rain or shine, the Adobe Christian Center puts on an Easter Eggstravaganza with a massive egg hunt and tons of other fun activities for the kids. RAIN OR SHINE! Cost: $5 for the entire family. Food for sale. 11a-12:30p at 2875 Adobe Rd, Petaluma. adobecc.org

April 15 ~ Easter Fair at Petaluma Outlets - Crafts and games, visits with the Easter Bunny, Jubilee Jumps, prizes, balloon artist, and much more. FREE! 12- 4p Petaluma Factory Outlet Stores, Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma. 707-762-0287 Petaluma Village Premium Outlets

April 15 ~ Easter “Hoppining” Event at Francis Coppola Winery - Bring the kids to for a fun “hoppining" event of fun Easter surprises. Registration required, tickets go on sale April 1. $12 per child (adults free when accompanied by child) 9-12p Francis Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archimedes in Geyserville franciscoppolawinery.com  707-857-1400  

Apr 16 ~ Easter Sunday Kids Low Tide Colorful “Critter” Hunt -  An unforgettable experience. Kids will search the tidepools for colorful critters full of magic and delight. We will also have the Steward Ship on display, host a traditional colored egg hunt, and have a craft table where kids can color and learn about Spring (e.g. baby animal season) Pre-registration recommended $10 per Family 8:30-11a Campbell Cove - Westshore Rd. Bodega Bay 707-869-9177 , ext. 1, or jazzy@stewardscr.org