Weekend Family Fun Oct 17th-18th

Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries is a not-for-profit corporation that sells donated used books and other library-type materials in support of the Santa Rosa Central, Northwest, and Rincon Valley branches as well as the Local History and Genealogy Library. The Book Faire runs Friday through Monday. Phone: 707-545-0831 ext. 541
October 16, 17, 18, 19, 2009
Fri. – 3p to 7:30p; Sat. & Sun. – 10a to 5p; Mon. – 2p to 7p
Finley Hall, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Admission: Friday – $5.00 / Saturday thru Monday – Free

Target Family Day is downtown San Francisco’s biggest family block party, with free admission to four leading museums, special art activities for kids, and free performances on three stages. Explore a sculpture garden, make an animated film, enjoy a live circus, and more. Participating organizations include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora, Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum, and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.
For information, call 415-614-3216 or visit onlyinsanfrancisco.com.
Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11am – 4pm
Museumwide – Yerba Buena arts district at 3rd Street and Mission Street in downtown San Francisco.

Free Airplane Rides for Kids with EAA Young Eagles  Pilots from the local EAA Chapter 124 are volunteering to fly young people ages 8-17 for free to see Sonoma County from the air. EAA chapter 124 has done this for the last 20 years giving more than 2,000 kids in Sonoma County the adventure of a lifetime.  Contact SherYoungEagles@aol.com or 707-584-9682 for reservations. Only available for kids from the ages of 8 – 17. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Contact SherYoungEagles@aol.com or 707-584-9682 for reservations.
Saturday, Oct 17 8:30a to 1:00p
Pacific Coast Air Museum, 2230 Becker Blvd., Santa Rosa

Petaluma Mothers’ Club Fall Carnival Would you like some Fall fun for the whole family with FREE admission? Join the Petaluma Mother’s Club for their Fall Carnival! Costume contest for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers – register by 12 noon, contest begins at 12:30. Musical performance by “Miss Kitty”, live snake show, “Museum on the Go” from North Bay Children’s Museum, petting zoo sponsored by Petaluma High Agriculture department, soccer demonstration by Lil’ Kickers, jumpy houses, carnival games, and more! Hot dogs, baked goods, ice cream, and drinks available for purchase
Sunday, Oct 18 11:00a to 2:00p
Kenilworth Jr High School, 800 Riesling Rd., Petaluma

Family Day  The third Saturday of each month, Green String Farm has fun activities set up for children and their parents. Arts & crafts projects and games will focus on basic concepts of natural food and farming, like compost, animals, and water. Come to the farm store at 2 for an hour of fun, and stay for some farm fresh snacks after. RSVP: jenny@greenstringfarm.com
Saturday, Oct 17 2:00p to 3:00p
at Green String Farm, 3571 Old Adobe Rd., Petaluma
Suggested donation $2 per person.

ARTrails This is the second weekend for the annual ARTTrailsHeld annually in the fall, ARTrails provides a rare opportunity for the public to meet local artists in their studios and learn about their diverse creative processes and techniques. Through hands-on demonstrations as well as intimate conversations, ARTrails artists will take you into their world where colors, shapes, materials, and textures merge into unique and collectible works of art. A number of the open artist studios are located in or near downtown Santa Rosa.
Sat Oct 17th – Sun Oct 18th, 10am – 5pm
Info on sites and venues at ARTrails.org.

Next weekend’s preview:  On Sunday October 25th, there will be a worldwide phenomenon – trying to beat the record for most people dancing to Thriller at the same time.  We got off lucky, our time will be 5:30 pm.  Others, like Ireland, will be at ungodly hours like 1:30 am.  Ick.  The reason I am mentioning this now is because you’ve gotta learn the dance to be a part of the Thrill the World event!  There are events going on around town this weekend for learning the dance.  But I can’t find any exact locations or times.  If you know of one, can you leave it as a comment?   For now, go to this link to learn the dance in the comforts in your own home.  —-> Thrill the World – Learn the Dance


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