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What to Do This Weekend with the Kids (Sept. 8 & 9)

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TGIF! Here are our picks for kid-friendly events happening in San Francisco this weekend. If you’ll be on the Peninsula, find our list here. Add other upcoming events to our new community calendar, launching soon! 

In your downtime, catch up on our articles from the week. Keep scrolling or click here to jump to the links. Enjoy your weekend!

What to Do 

Saturday, Sept. 8

Pete the Cat | Bay Area Children’s Theater

Children’s Creativity Museum

10:30; 1:30; 4:00

When the cat-catcher finds Pete rockin’ out on his guitar after bedtime, he sends Pete to the Biddles’ to learn some manners. But Pete won’t go silently into house cat arrest–not when he can jam with the family and help Jimmy Biddle paint the crucial picture he needs to pass second grade.

Rock out with Pete the Cat and friends in this groovy musical! Purr-fect for ages 3-8.

Visit a Greenpeace Ship

Pier 19

10am-5pm

“Join Greenpeace on board the Arctic Sunrise in San Francisco and learn about life at sea as an activist, take a guided tour of the Arctic Sunrise, immerse yourself in the history of environmentalism and snap that photo in front of the iconic dove and rainbow on the ship’s bow. Be a part of the 2018 West Coast Ship Tour and learn about how we can all work together to protect our communities, our coasts, and our climate.”

Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival

Ghiradelli Square 

12-5pm

“This family-friendly event features prominent local chefs creating chocolate inventions during cooking demonstrations, and live musical entertainment. Over 30 different booths from local restaurants, bakeries and chocolate companies will provide dessert samples during the two-day event.”

Shakespeare in the Park: A Mid Summer’s Night Dream

Presidio Parade Ground

2pm 

“The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is proud to present our 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Sunday, Sept. 9

Pete the Cat | Bay Area Children’s Theater

Children’s Creativity Museum

10:30; 1:30

When the cat-catcher finds Pete rockin’ out on his guitar after bedtime, he sends Pete to the Biddles’ to learn some manners. But Pete won’t go silently into house cat arrest–not when he can jam with the family and help Jimmy Biddle paint the crucial picture he needs to pass second grade.

Rock out with Pete the Cat and friends in this groovy musical! Purr-fect for ages 3-8.

Giant Race 

7am

“Join us for the 9th annual San Francisco Giant Race Presented By Alaska Airlines Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Race & Family Relay on September 9, 2018. The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K courses tour the scenic San Francisco waterfront and participants receive a shirt, finisher medal and exclusive runner bobblehead featuring Bruce Bochy. Kids Race & Family Relay participants receive a medal and bobblehead. All races finish on the field at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.”

Jog in the Fog

8-11am

Mountain Lake Park

“It’s time for the sixth annual Richmond District Jog in the Fog, a 5k fun run/walk for the whole family. The course runs on road and trail through the Richmond District neighborhood of San Francisco, including Mountain Lake Park and along the scenic cliffs of Lands End.”

Visit a Greenpeace Ship

Pier 19

10am-5pm

“Join Greenpeace on board the Arctic Sunrise in San Francisco and learn about life at sea as an activist, take a guided tour of the Arctic Sunrise, immerse yourself in the history of environmentalism and snap that photo in front of the iconic dove and rainbow on the ship’s bow. Be a part of the 2018 West Coast Ship Tour and learn about how we can all work together to protect our communities, our coasts, and our climate.”

Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival

Ghiradelli Square 

12-5pm

“This family-friendly event features prominent local chefs creating chocolate inventions during cooking demonstrations, and live musical entertainment. Over 30 different booths from local restaurants, bakeries and chocolate companies will provide dessert samples during the two-day event.”

Sunday Streets | Western Addition

11am – 4pm

“Come dance in the streets with Sunday Streets car-free route along The Western Addition’s main corridors! Fillmore and sections of Fulton and Baker Streets will be open to pedestrians, cyclists, roller-skaters, toddlers, families, seniors and more.”

Union Square Live

2-4 pm 

Union Square

Check out free concerts and performances happening throughout the month. Click here for details. 

 

Shakespeare in the Park: A Mid Summer’s Night Dream

Presidio Parade Ground

2pm 

“The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is proud to present our 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

 

What to Read 

In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog. 

Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog

How to Move Baby to Crib and Toddler to a Big Bed

Our resident sleep expert, Dr. Sarah Mitchell, fields your questions on how to transition your little ones to new sleeping quarters.

Fun and Educational Online Activities

Stuck inside with the kids? Use screen time for good with these ideas.

SAHMs Can Raise Strong, Independent Daughters, Too

Andrea shares her insecurities about choosing to stay home with her girls and how she’s committed to raising them to be strong and independent no matter the stigma of a SAHMs may face.

We Are Moms, Keepers of the Poop

Rebecca gets real and talks about how and why poop moms can talk about their kids’ poop all day and all night. It turns out that poop may just unite us all.

The ABCs of Chaperoning School Field Trips

Inger’s been on her fair share of field trips and gives her best tips and truths for making it the best experience possible for you and the kids.

Why a Visit to the Chiropractor Is Good for Moms

Laura visited the chiropractor during her third trimester of pregnancy and shares what she learned and how it helped.

Why Live Theater is Great for Kids

Jen offers her best recommendations for age-appropriate theater experiences for little ones.

Scheduled Mommy Meltdowns Help Me Be a Better Mother

Sysamone literally holes herself up in her room for an entire day and cries over sappy movies as a cathartic release from all the pressures of being a single, working mom. She tells us just why she finds this so helpful.

Potty Training Reminders

Help potty training go smoothly for your toddler and for you with these simple reminders. 

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