Hometown online fashion favorites at Tobi.com

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Coming Up: Dia de los Muertos crafts

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead - Join the library for stories and a craft in celebration of  Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead.  For children of all ages.


When: Thursday, November 4th
Where: Ocean View Library Branch - 345 Randolph Street (at Ramsell)
Time: 3:30 p.m.


---Win a copy of Lisa Quinn's Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets!---

Friday, October 29, 2010

Coming Up: Swap Homemade Dinners in SF

Don't feel like cooking? Neither do we! This is a great program - cook one meal in bulk, and then swap the meal with others. Our friends at A Little Yumminess told us about this, which is run in conjunction with 18Reasons. Here's what they say: 

"Cooking meals is healthier, cheaper, and usually more delicious than eating out. Yet it can be hard to find the time every night to make dinner for a hungry family. 18 Reasons has a solution: combine forces with
your community! For this monthly swap we team up with A Little Yumminess writers Stacie Dong and Simran Singh to get your whole family fed for one week. 

Here's the deal: You bring four family-sized portions of one homemade dinner. 
-Bring your food pre-divided into 4 family-sized servings (6 cups of soup per family; 4 big pieces or 8-12 small pieces of meat per family, 1 lb of dried pasta per family, etc) 
-Bring any extras that your cooked dish needs to make a complete meal: a package of pasta to go with sauce, bags of rice to go with curry, mixed greens to go with soup, etc."

DETAILS
--Arrive at 4:30 and swapping begins at 4:45.
--Bring 12 copies of your recipe - so those who don't get your amazing looking quiche can go home and make it themselves! 
--Let them know in advance if you request vegetarian meals and we will make sure you get four vegetarian
swaps.
--Meals should be freezable, reheatable, or able to last four days in the refrigerator. Nothing
immediately perishable.

WHAT: Swap - Homemade Dinner
WHERE: 18 Reasons (593 Guerrero at 18th Street), San Francisco
WHEN: Sunday, November 14th, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
COST: $5 at the door
RSVP: info@18reasons.org by November 11 (if you can't make it, please let them know at least 2 days in advance, so they can plan accordingly)


---Win a copy of Lisa Quinn's Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets!---

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coming Up: Singalong Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

We just watched the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with the Kids - even treating them to TV dinners (they were impressed).

The Retro Dome in San Jose is doing a singalong Willy Wonka this weekend - Friday through Sunday. Friday and Saturday - it's a 7:00 night time show. On Halloween it's at 4:00, so plenty of time to go trick-or-treating. Plus, you'll get Ghirardelli chocolate in your goody bags!

---Win a copy of Lisa Quinn's Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets!---

Holiday Photo Photographer - discounted sessions

It's time to think about holiday cards. We still haven't figured out which photo/s we'll be using from the year. But I saw this photo promo and loved the gallery of pictures taken by the photographer. I don't know her, but she's a Bay Area mom. So here's her deal.

-Holiday mini photo sessions - 30 minutes (kids can't last much longer anyway).
-Sitting fee is $30 for first person, $25 for each additional (it looks like each person gets a 30 minute session - ask her about that)
-Photo cards are $20-$50 per set of 25 (each additional set is discounted - this is her sale pricing)
-On location shooting - within 25 miles of Palo Alto

Jo Rao Photography - check out her gallery of kid photos.
For questions or to set up a session, call her at 312.375.8916 or email jo@joraophotography.com

Deal of the Day: Beard Papa Creampuffs

BEARD PAPA CREAM PUFFS
These are so yummy! Get one dozen fresh Beard Papa cream puffs for $11 ($22 value) today on Plum District. You can buy four of them for yourself, and four as gifts, and tax is included - expiration 4/28/11. They're valid only in San Francisco, at Westfield Shopping Centre and Yerba Buena Center. I featured these luscious treats in an Oyster.com post. Buy the deal here.

Q&A With Author Lisa Quinn - Life is Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets - win a copy!

When it comes to domestic life, I'm all about the snark. Sure, I like to make pumpkin cakes and caramel apples with the kids, but while I'm doing so, I'm usually cursing them for spilling the flour or dropping  sprinkles on the floor.

So becoming Martha Stewart in my house just isn't something I'm gong to buy into. I got a copy of Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets: Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation by Bay Area author Lisa Quinn,.from her publicist. As an aside, I suck at folding fitted sheets.

The book's title is misleading. It sounds like it's all about cleaning and housework. Don't let that scare you (because it scared me). Cleaning - even tips on how to do it quickly - aren't that interesting to me (though I'll read about anything while I'm on the Stairmaster at the gym). But the rest of the tome is about home decorating and entertaining on the fly (and on the cheap). The message of the book is that you don't have to live up the mom's group standards or push yourself to be perfect. You can just get by, and that's good enough. Plus Lisa is quite funny.

How funny? Find out for yourself. Win a copy of the book by reading her Q&A below, and entering a comment. What kind of comment? How about your quick and dirty secret for making your kid's birthday party special, but EASY. Or any party for that matter. Enter your comment by 11/3/10 (Wednesday) midnight and be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win. If you don't want to leave your email address on the blog post, email it to me at blog (at) friscokids (dot) net and tell me which comment is yours.

So I asked Lisa some questions about her book and her life, and she'll introduce herself here too.

Q: Who are you and why did you write Life’s Too Short To Fold Fitted Sheets?

Lisa Quinn: I am a recovering Martha Stewart impersonator. During my decade-long journey to be exactly like her, I built a career as a “Home & Garden Expert.” I worked for HGTV, wrote a decorating book, contributed to Better Homes and Gardens, PARADE, Good Morning America, The Early show, and even taught Oprah a thing or two about shopping for knock-off upholstery. Housekeeping, decorating, gardening, child-rearing—I had it covered. But I had a dirty little secret; I was living a lie.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get 'Yer Tickets - Yo Gabba Gabba and Keller Williams

Fortunately my kids are past the Yo Gabba Gabba age. The only reason I've heard of them is that I get People magazine and Brad Pitt dressed up as one of the Yo Gabba Gabba characters last year for Halloween. As if the scruffy pseudo beard wasn't bad enough!

If your kids AREN'T too old for Yo Gabba Gabba, you'll want to know they're coming to San Francisco and you can see them live!!!!!!!!

They're performing with Keller Williams, who has his first kids album out.

WHAT: Yo Gabba Gabba and Keller Williams Kids
WHEN: Saturday, November 20th (2 and 5 p.m.), Sunday, November 21 (2 and 5 pm.)
WHERE: Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco (City Hall area)
TICKETS: Yo Gabba Gabba tickets here
COST: $32.50-$42.50
DISCOUNT TICKETS: If you're looking for discount Yo Gabba Gabba tickets, try Goldstar.com. I did search there before posting this (there wasn't anything for the San Francisco show). I did see Yo Gabba Gabba tickets for other cities, so check as the show gets closer.

Halloween Happenings with Kids in the Bay Area

Did you forget that Halloween is coming up???

Of course not! Here are a few previous posts to get you ready for the holiday.

Halloween Events in the Bay Area

Still not sure what to give out to Trick or Treaters? Try a candy-free Halloween.

Still don't know what to wear for Halloween? Try some Halloween costumes on the cheap.

Supernatural Masquerade Party for Families at the California Academy of Science - this Friday night

Parents Night Out at Cubes and Crayons in Mountain View Friday night

Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP on Friday

Make a pumpkin cake!

Make easy Halloween ghosts.

Pumpkin carving stencils - and more here

Have a great Halloween!

Halloween Treats - Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP

This month at IHOP you can have Halloween fun with the kids. Your kids can decorate their own Scary Face pancake. They'll get a big buttermilk pancake, with whipped topping and a strawberry nose, and your kid can decorate the face with little Oreo cookies and candy corn. Sounds nutritious!

On October 29th, kids 12 can get that Scary Face pancake for free.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get 'Yer Tickets - Shrek the Musical

If your kids loved Shrek the movie, they'll love Shrek The Musical too - and so will the parents. I speak from experience because we saw this show on Broadway last summer, because we wanted to take the kids to their first Broadway show. And it couldn't be something adult and dark, or inappropriate. We figured we'd go along with it, but wouldn't like it. We were wrong. It was fun, the music was great and we left in high spirits.

The show is now on the road, and coming to San Francisco. Like the movie, Shrek the Musical is based on the characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, and the DreamWorks Animation film Shrek (the first movie). It tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Shrek is joined by a wise-ass donkey (who, at least on Broadway, I could have sworn was Eddie Murphy, but wasn't). They fight a fearsome dragon, rescue the princess Fiona - you probably know the rest of the story.

WhereOrpheum Theatre, 1192 Market Street (at 8th), San Francisco
When: December 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011 - see performance schedule below
Tickets: on sale now. $30-$99. Buy online or call *888) 746-1799

As for the cast, Shrek is played by Eric Petersen, who was in the Broadway production. Haven Burton, also from the Broadway show, plays Princess Fiona. Alan Mingo, Jr. is the donkey. David F. M. Vaughn plays the vertically challenged villain Lord Farquaad (because it's live, how they handle this character's "stature" is hilarious). For theater buffs, the book and lyrics are by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire(Rabbit Hole), music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie,  Caroline, or Change), and is directed by Tony Award nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q) and Tony and Emmy Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises).  


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:Tuesday - Saturday at 8 PM
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2 PM



ADDED PERFORMANCESSunday evenings, December 5 and December 26 at 7:30 PM
Thursday matinees, December 23 and December 30 at 2 PM
Friday matinees, November 26 and December 24 at 2 PM


NO PERFORMANCESFriday evening, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Friday, December 31 - New Year's Eve




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Monday, October 25, 2010

Coming Up: Free Shakespeare for kids


Expose your kids to Shakespeare at the SF library.
Shakespeare On Tour - Come experience the drama and excitement of a live performance of The Tempest by the Shakespeare Festival.  Ages 8 and over.  Space limited; call for reservations - 355-2868


When: Wednesday, November 3
Where: Excelsior Branch Library (4400 Mission Street at Cotter)
Time: 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Coming Up: Story Telling Dance Theater

Story Telling Dance Theater - Dance with renowned Kim Epifano of Epiphany Productions!  For children of all ages.  For class reservations call Tim Troy, Children's Center at (415) 557-4549 and leave your name, grade level, and number of children in the class(es) and contact phone number.


Where: San Francisco Main Library, Second floor, Fisher Children’s Center (100 Larkin)
When: Thursday, November 4th
Time: 10:30 a.m.
 


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get 'Yer Tickets - Justin Roberts concert

Get 'yer tickets for Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players.

Brief synopsis: rare West Coast performance. Sing along together to tunes like Meltdown, My Brother Did It, Taking off my Training Wheels and Stay at Home Dad. Listen to tunes here. See video here. Tickets are only $13 in advance (it benefits the Mountain View Parent Nursery School - it's a co-op). Who isn't behind a preschool education?

We've been to this concert before - very fun!

When: Sunday, November 14 at 11 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. (each show is one hour)
Where: Foothill College’s Smithwick Theater (12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos)
Cost: $13 each in advance, $15 at door. Buy tickets here or by mail (same link for info). Or at Linden Tree Bookstore in Los Altos.
Don't forget $2 in quarters for the parking lot's meter.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coming Up: Dia de los Muertos concert

The San Francisco Symphony presents its 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) family concert on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 2 p.m.

If you come early, you can be there for the pre-concert festivities including refreshments, kids' activities and colorful art displays around the holiday.

Tickets are $30-68, and half price for kids 17 and under.

Coming Up: SF Kindergarten public school enrollment workshop


If your little ones are getting ready for kindergarten in San Francisco, let this workshop help you through the process of getting into a public school. Hear firsthand experience from parents about San Francisco public schools and why they chose them.  Learn what you need to know about the “new” SFUSD enrollment process.  Get tips and advice on key information and resources.  Find out how Parents for Public Schools-SF can help you.  This event is co-sponsored with Parents for Public schools and Friends of the SFPL.

When: Tuesday, November 2nd
WhereEureka Valley Branch Library (1 Jose Sarria Court - 16th Street near Market)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.


When: Wednesday, November 3rd
Where: Marina Branch Library (1890 Chestnut near Webster)
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.


When: Saturday, November 6th
Where: Glen Park Library (2825 Diamond Street (near Bosworth) 
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.


When: Wedneseday, November 10

WhereNoe Valley Branch Library (451 Jersey Street (near Castro)
Time:  1:30-3 p.m.

When: Saturday, November 20
Where: Excelsior Branch Library (4400 Mission Street (at Cotter)
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.




Coming Up: Sunday Streets

The final San Francisco Sunday Streets of the season is this Sunday, October 24th!

Get out and walk, run, bike, skate - all without cars on the road. Check out the schedule here.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Civic Center/Tenderloin
Cost: free

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Disneyworld - Top Tips to Planning Your Trip

While I consider myself a Disneyland expert, I’ve never been to Disneyworld. Preparing for our upcoming trip has been an education to say the least. I've read book upon book, talked up frequent visitors, queried travel agents, and read, read, read. Given the amount of time I've spent researching, I thought I'd share some tips on how to plan the trip. I’ll fill you all in on the results when we get back – telling you what worked, and what didn’t.



WHAT TO READ - WHERE TO START
Allears.net – This site features detailed hotel info (including reader reviews), Disney restaurant menus, tips, guidelines, info on all things Disney (including Broadway shows). They offer a free email  newsletter with tips and discounts.
Mousesavers.com - This site also features tips, discounts, insider info for all things Disney. Read through the all applicable parts of the website before booking anything. They also have a free monthly emails with articles and discounts - don't miss this because some of the discounts are really helpful.
Disboards – To me it sounds more like they're "dissing" Disneyworld, but that's not what's meant by their url. The site came highly recommended to me by a friend writing a book on Disneyworld. Lots of info and reader forums. Plus restaurant menus.

I read a LOT of books, listed here. The most helpful, and the one I'm still poring through, is the Unofficial Guide to Disneyworld. It's HUGE and has tons of info on each park - more than anyone could use, but of course we all need different topics, so you can skip to the applicable chapters.

DISNEY DISCOUNTS
Sign up early for Disney emails on their official site and look for pin codes and discounts in the emails. Consider signing up with several email addresses to extend your chances of getting those discounts/codes (they work for Disneyland and California Adventure resorts as well!). After we booked and paid for our trip, I got an email from Disney offering 25% savings off the standard rates (which we had already paid in full). While the promotion was listed on the official website, I wouldn’t have known to look for it. That new rate saved us $75 on the hotel we initially booked, and $125 off at a sister hotel in the same value category (we switched to the cheaper hotel). There was a $50 change fee.

Even if you pay for your package in full before your trip (required a month or two before the travel dates), you can cancel or change the package for a fee. If you book an entire package (hotel, dining and tickets) and change two of the three elements, that’s considered cancelling the package and the fee is $100. Some travel agents advertise no change fees – I’m not sure if this is part of the deal.


DISNEY DINING PLAN
If free dining is included, by all means, take advantage (free dining was blacked out on our travel dates). However, there may be a catch to the free dining - like you have to stay five nights, and you do have to pay full price for your package through an authorized retailer. It still may be worth it, but look into what it would cost to book things separately (like buying your tickets through a discount outlet) to figure out if it makes sense financially.


Coming Up: Cal Academy of Science Halloween Event - SPECIAL DISCOUNT

This Friday, the California Academy of Sciences is hosting a Halloween event - the SuperNatural Masquerade. It's a family event, and the tickets include entry to the Academy of Science, trick-or-treating throughout the exhibits and aquarium, food and interactive programming (including magic shows, giant pumpkin carving demonstrations, scavenger hunts, exotic felines, photo booths, animal encounters with Tree Frog Treks, face painting, music and a special dive program). The event runs from 7-9 p.m.

Of course you and the kids should come in costume.

With the special Frisco Kids discount, tickets are $40/adult, $28/kids (normally they're $50 and $35). It's partly tax-deductible, since proceeds go to the Academy programs. When you order online, enter the promo code "festive." Or call (415) 379-5819 and purchase by phone. 

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get 'Yer Tickets: Peter and the Wolf

This San Francisco Symphony production sells out quickly. Peter and the Wolf plays in both San Francisco and Cupertino. Here's the scoop:

Davies Symphony Hall - San Franisco
Saturday, December 11th at 1 and 4 p.m.

Flint Center, Cupertino
Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $27-57, and kids' tickets are half-price.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coming Up: Free Tricycle Music Fest at the SF Library

On October 24th,  take the kids for a free concert! Tricycle Music Fest West features entertainment from the coolest "kindie" rock bands in the Bay Area at a rollicking block party and music fest on the Fulton Street side of the Main Library.

WHAT: Tricycle Music Fest West, the biggest little music fest in San Francisco
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Sunday, October 24
WHERE: Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
WHO: Performances by:
 · The Sippy Cups, ·Frances England
· The Devil-Ettes and Pip Squeak a Go Go
· The Devil-Ettes
· The Time Outs

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bay Area Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking and Corn Mazes - plus apple pie recipe

I love this time of year, with all the fall colors and fields teeming with pumpkins! I'm going to point you to some helpful sites with information on where to go pumpkin picking, apple picking and corn mazing (is that a word?) in the Bay Area.

A Little Yumminess has a great post on apple picking in Sebastapol (and going for ice cream and wine tasting after). Somehow this writer only left with 7 pounds of apples. When we went recently we spend $60, which equaled 48 pounds of apple goodness. I've already made 8 apple pies (fortunately we just got a second fridge/freezer). Five pies are frozen, we've eaten two and we gave one to the neighbor. Yummy! See my recipe at the bottom.

Travel is More Fun with Kids wrote two excellent posts - the first is a comprehensive listing of Bay Area pumpkin patches with helpful information. Travel is More Fun with Kids also wrote a review on a Petaluma pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Red Tricycle also has a thorough listing of pumpkin patches. Check it these Bay Area pumpkin patches!

Debbie's Famous Apple Pie:
I used store-bought pie crust (if I have to make it myself, we just won't have apple pie). I like Mrs. Smith's crust. Peel and slice enough apples to fit overstuffed, in the pie shell. Keep the apples in a bowl, though. Mix with a tablespoon or so of lemon juice, a big dash of cinnamon, some mace and nutmeg. You can see I'm not big on following exact recipes. Mix that all together and dump it in the pie shell (in a mound).

Separately, mash together 1/2 stick of salted soft butter with a bunch of quick oats (like Quaker Oats - just plain), along with some brown sugar. I don't measure. When it's mixed into crumbly pieces, put that on top of the apples. It won't cover the whole pie. Bake the pie at 350 degrees for maybe 80 minutes (til it's brown on top but not burned). Serve with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Redbox movie code today!

Free Redbox movie code for tonight - good til 10 Pacific time. You can text the word "TREAT" to 727272 and they'll give you a code. People who have done this are reporting they're receiving the same code: RT9V62P. 


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Coming Up: Kids World Events at Serramonte Center

Come to Serramonte Center for "KidsWorld," a free, fun and educational after school monthly program.


According to Serramonte, "KidsWorld events include festive, interactive performances with singing, dancing, games, crafts and fun learning opportunities. Each event teaches students a variety of topics including music, culture, art and even etiquette. The after school program also provides a place for kids to come and socialize in a fun, safe and educational environment. Each monthly event is themed and filled with arts and crafts activities, hands-on fun, festive music and more."

Here's the schedule:
Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m. – Halloween

Membership is free, and is good for discounts throughout the shopping center, entry into free monthly events and more.

The event is at the Serramonte Center, between the Elephant Bar and Starbucks (formerly the Mervyn's wing)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Coming Up: Rock-a-Bye Baby Expo

Hillsdale Shopping Center and Bay Area Parent Magazine are hosting Rock-A-Buy Baby Expo, an event for new and expecting mothers. This free community event will host local baby experts with resources, services and tips on financial planning, products, health, fitness, nutrition and more. Families will also enjoy interactive events including a baby fashion show featuring local moms and babies walking the runway in the latest Hillsdale fashions. Bring your baby by to enter the photo contest - winner gets a  chance to be on the cover of Bay Area Parent Magazine.


When: Sunday, October 17, from 12 Noon to 4pm
Where: Hillsdale Shopping Center (60 31st Avenue, San Mateo) - Center Court
Cost: Free
 
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Parents' Night Out - Babysitting and More

If you're looking for a different kind of babysitting for your kids, try a "night out" service offered by these organizations. You have to bring your kid to them, but then they feed and entertain them while you're out.


SAN FRANCISCO
Seesaw - Hayes Valley, San Francisco
This playspace and coffee house offers occasional nights out for parents - and kids. Dinner included.


Upcoming Nights Out:


DATE:  Friday, October 15th 
TIME:  5 - 8 PM
AGES:  Ages 3 - 8 years

COST: $25 for 2 hours, $35 for 3 hours. Siblings get 10% discount
LOCATION: 600a Octavia Street, SF
RSVP: 48 hours ahead recommended. Call 415-553-8070




Tree Frog Treks, San Francisco


The kids may have more fun than you, doing crafts, interacting with lizards and frogs, and watching movies. Plus pizza and snacks.







Upcoming Nights Out:

DATE:  every Saturday night 
TIME:  5:30 - 9 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $30 first child, $25 for each additional sibling
LOCATION: 2114 Hayes Street, SF
RSVP: Register online for Kids' Play Night - last minute spots may be available. 
Refund info here. 415-876-FROG


Kids can explore this great hands-on museum WITHOUT the parents! Activities, games, films and more.

Upcoming Nights Out:

DATE:  Saturday, November 20th 
TIME:  5:30 - 10 PM
AGES:  Ages 5+
COST: $40 for one child, $25 for additional kids in same membership family
LOCATION: 3601 Lyon Street, SF
RSVP: Must be an Explorarorium member. Registration form is a PDF under the event info here.


Crafts, gym time, stories and short movie

DATE:  third Friday of every month 
TIME:  4:30 - 8:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 2-8
COST: $25 per child for facility members, $50 per child for program members
LOCATION: 3601 Lyon Street, SF
RSVP: Call Veronica at 415-447-9650 or email her at vabantao@ymcasf.org


PENINSULA
Halloween fun! Kids in pajamas enjoy art, story time, pizza and games. (Cubes and Crayons is a creative workspace for parents, with babysitting options and classes for kids.)

DATE:  Friday, October 29th
TIME: 6 - 9 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $35 per child for members and non-members
LOCATION: 154 E. Dana Street, Mountain View
RSVP: 650-209-4846 or online


This indoor climbing/play structure and party place for kids occassionally has parents' nights out. Includes light snack, games, movie and play time.

Upcoming Nights Out
DATE:  website only lists summer events 
TIME:  6:30 - 9:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 4+
COST: $25 for one child, $20 for additional kids 
LOCATION: 341 N. Amphlett Blvd.
RSVP: Contact for dates of upcoming events. 650-342-1977 

EAST BAY
This hands-on kids playspace offers pizza and fun for kids, while you go out to play too.

Upcoming Nights Out
DATE:  Friday, October 22nd (and every 4th Friday)
TIME:  5:30 - 9:30 PM
AGES:  Ages 2-7
COST: $30 for one child, $20 for siblings 
LOCATION: 341 N. Amphlett Blvd.
RSVP: Strongly recommended. Call Lydia at 510-647-1111 x 14. 


MARIN
First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo
Games, crafts, LEGOs, pizza and stories/movies




DATE:  Saturday, October 16, November 20...
TIME:  6 - 9:30 PM
COST: suggested donation is $25 for one child, $10 for siblings (money goes to church's youth group's trip to the Gulf Coast for post-hurricane rebuilding projects)
LOCATION: 72 Kensignton Road (Duncan Hall), corner of Ross/Kensington in San Anselmo
RSVP: Bond at 415-457-1296 (this is a home/work number, not a church number) or ebondfrancisco@gmail.com