Family Fun in the Bay Area Sep 29-Oct 7, 2018

What’s in This Week’s Newsletter? My list of featured family fun and kid friendly events in the Bay area for Aug 18-26, 2018 plus:

Marian’s Notes
Win Tickets to Disney on Ice
Silicon Valley Power Scholarship
Free Admission to California Redwood Parks 10/13
The Great American Read
Newsletter Sponsor Links
Marian’s Top 6
Featured Events Sept 29- Oct 7, 2018
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Marian’s Notes  – Do you use Safeway Delivery?

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Thanks again,
Marian
Heads up, Who Wants to Win Tix to Disney on Ice?  Check out the Contest info.
Win Tickets to Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic

Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic comes to the San Francisco Bay area Oct. 19 – 21, 2018 at Oracle Arena in Oakland and Oct 24 – 28, 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose

CelebrateFamily.us is giving away a family four pack of vouchers!

Up to 30% off Select Costumes at shopDisney! Valid 9/24/18-10/19/18. 
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Incredibles 2 Family Costume Collection
Black Panther Costume Collection for Family
Disney Princess Costume Collection for Kids
Scholarship Opportunity: Silicon Valley Power  DTE 10/15

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is a member of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED) program, which offers scholarships to students interested in a career working for a public power utility.
Students interested must obtain login credentials to submit an application and request a DEED member utility sponsor. SVP would support sponsoring students living or going to school in our community. The application deadline is Oct. 15. For more information, visit the website.
The DEED program also offers other
programs for high school and college students:
Student Internships  |  Student Research Grants  |  Technical Design Projects
Free Admission to California Redwood Parks 10/13

Admission is free, but you must get a free ticket online!  
 
October 13 is the next free Saturday at California redwood parks. 
 
From Big Sur to Crescent City to Calaveras Big Trees State Park in the Sierra Nevada, you’re invited to experience California’s spectacular redwood parks for the first time or rekindle your love for them. Enjoy stunning scenery, exercise, and fresh air.  Grab a frisbee, make a picnic lunch and take the day off for fun.
 
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Have Your Heard About The Great American Read?


THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series on PBS about America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  But you don’t have to watch the series to enjoy the books and events.
Here are some ways to have fun with the Great American Read with your family.
1) Vote for your favorite books.
2) Choose a book to read as a family.

3) Grab an audio book from
Amazon or your local library.  Listen to it in your car or set aside time during the week to listen as a family.

4) Have a “friendly discussion” about which book is best.

Albus Dumbledore

Strange Creatures/
Blinkered People

Caution Magical Creature
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Marian’s Top 6
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Trying something new!  These are my Top Featured Events for the next week.  Tell me what you think, suggest a Top for next week. Click here.
DATE/TIME ACTIVITY | LOCATION | CITY
COST
9/29 12 pm

2018 RWC Salsa Festival | Courthouse Square | RWCRWC is fired up for its annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 12 pm until 8 pm. Salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting are at the forefront, featuring three stages with a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Reggae.FREE hands-on art projects, a Children’s Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more.

Free
9/29 12 pm

Oakland Block Party | Oakland
Come celebrate Oakland’s rich cultural heritage with local young artists, spoken word poets, art installations, and music. Local artists, all of whom showcase the diversity of talent present in Oakland’s youth, will also be working on six art installations to be donated to local public schools following the event.

Free
9/29 2 pm

Mid-Autumn Festival | San Jose
Join PRNS & Tam NguyenEsq of District 7 in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Vietnamese-American Community Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2-7:30 p.m. Have fun and make lanterns, enjoy live performances, eat free moon cakes, and more.

Free
9/29 7 pm

Hammer Theatre Plaza Celebration | San Jose
Free, family friendly event in downtown San Jose featuring live performances by high-flying aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP scaling the face of the theatre and New York’s innovative Bridgman|Packer Dance.  Food trucks will also be on location.

Free
10/5 6 pm

$5 First Fridays at Chabot Science Museum | Oakland
An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday from 6 pm – 10 pm.  Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served.

$5
10/7 11 am

2018 YSI Wildlife Festival at Alum Rock Park | San Jose
Hold a snake, touch a toad, meet owls, and befriend a Lynx, porcupine! Bring your family and friends to Alum Rock Park in San Jose for the Youth Science Institute (YSI) Wildlife Festival. You can learn about local native plants and animals and participate in nature-related crafts. This year is extra special, as YSI will be celebrating their 65 Year Anniversary! .

Free
Featured Events Sept 29 – Oct 7, 2018
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~~~ THIS WEEKEND ~~~
DATE/TIME ACTIVITY | LOCATION | CITY
COST
9/29 1 pm Free
9/29 10 am 35
9/29 10:30 am 5
9/29 2 pm Free
9/29 2 pm Free
9/29 4 pm Free
9/29 4 pm Free
9/29 8 pm $12 – $27
9/29 9 am $20 – $80
9/30 9 am $20 – $80
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~~ Next Week (M-F) ~~~
DATE/TIME ACTIVITY | LOCATION | CITY
COST
10/2 10 am 2
10/2 11 am Free
10/2 9 am Free
10/2 All Day Varies
10/3 4 pm Free
10/3 9 am Free
10/3 9 am Free
10/5 10 am Free
10/5 6:30 pm 10
10/5 All Day Varies
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~~ NEXT WEEKEND ~~~
DATE/TIME ACTIVITY | LOCATION | CITY
COST
10/6 10 am Free – $20
10/6 10 am Free
10/6 12:45 pm Free
10/6 2 pm Free
10/6 9 am Free
10/7 10 am Free
10/7 10 am Free
10/7 10 am Free
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