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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Coming Up: Jack and the Beanstalk live in Marin

Jack and the Beanstalk comes to life in March.

Actually, it's Jack and the Beanstalk, and the Giant, and the Goose, and the Really Truly-Uly Rotten Day, a one hour, interactive musical . This fractured fairytale version of Jack and the Beanstalk includes singing and dancing, plus comedy and magic.

Stay after the show for a meet-and-greet, photo opportunity with the characters. The show is put on by the Masque Unit Junior Theatre of Marin, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. This is its 54th consecutive year presenting fully produced stage performances retelling classic children's stories.

For: Ages 3+

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Three performances at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets: $10 and $12; $10 children (up to 12 years old); $12 adults Get them online here. or call the Marin Center Box Office at (415) 473-6800.

Where: Theatre Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Feeding America: Teaching Your Children About Hunger

Many of us are fortunate enough to have enough food to feed our families. But food insecurity is a huge problem in the United States.

Here are some facts:
-In the U.S., 1 in 6 struggles with food insecurity
-16 million American kids are food insecure - a higher percentage of households with food insecurity have kids
-hunger/food insecurity is an issue in every U.S. county
-54% of those helped through Feeding America (it has a network of 200+ food banks and other programs to help those who need food) have worked in the last year.

Have you tried to make it through an afternoon meeting when you're hungry? How do your children behave when they need to eat? Imagine going through this daily. As parents, we have an opportunity to help our children see the impact of hunger on those around them, and to get them in the mindset of helping others.

Here are some ways that my family helps to combat hunger in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Super Bowl City and NFL Experience in San Francisco and Santa Clara

Do you have tickets to the Super Bowl? Probably not. But you can still get in on the excitement at Super Bowl City and the NFL Experience through this weekend. Here's the scoop:

Super Bowl City