Children and family activities in Marin County, California. Guide to family friendly living and things to do for kids in Marin.
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Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 3:54pm. 231 Views, 0 Comments.
Larkspur's Marin Country Mart is fast becoming the hottest spot for foodies and families in Marin County. Situated across the street from the Larkspur Ferry Building and just off Hwy 101 the Marin Country Mart is an easy stop for all. Proximity to safe bike and walking routes make it accessible for non-motorized transportation, as well as, for residents in Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield and San Rafael. Multiple bike racks are located on the property.
Through careful curation Marin Country Mart is building a marketplace filled with artisan food sellers. Here you can eat roseflower macaroons at Miette, devour a sope at El Hurache Loco, grab a baguette to take home at Rustic Bakery and enjoy a cold Mt. Tam IPA at the…
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 3:17pm. 418 Views, 0 Comments.
As a Realtor, I find myself mentioning this tidbit of information regularly while showing homes in Sausalito, Belvedere and Tiburon.
I recently visited a townhome for sale in Sausallto. The agent had to wait two days to get us in because the owner had put his unit
on the market as an Airbnb touting it for its remarkable views of the Bay and (soon to be) America's Cup.
The next time that The America's Cup comes to town will be July fourth week-end for the beginning of the Louis Vuitton Trials.
Then the boats will most likely stay through the big event.
The America's Cup Challenge is the last event on September 7th and may possibly go as late as September 23rd, 2013.
I was curious how they decide who the winning team will be for the America's…
Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 9:09pm. 361 Views, 0 Comments.
Directed by Marin Modern client and Drama Professor, Lisa Morse, "The Mouse that Roared" promises a good time for all and a fun holiday outing. It's a story about a tiny Alpine Duchy whose world famous wine and only source of income is being undersold by none other than a winery in San Rafael, California. The Grand Duchess comes up with a solution....a rag tag army of medieval archers that goes to war against the U.S. and surprises everyone by winning! The play is based on a book by Leonard Wibberley and adapted by Christopher Sergel.
Reserve your tickets today! Call the Box Office at 415-485-9385. $20 General Admission; $15 for Seniors; $10 for Students. Studio Theatre, Kentfield Campus, College of Marin.
Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 12:48pm. 320 Views, 1 Comments.
Who would have guessed, certainly not Tim Bowen, that he would start his own business, Play-Well TEKnologies, and be adored by parents and kids alike? A 20-year resident of the West End Neighborhood of San Rafael, Tim's circuitous route to fame included turning the master bedroom of his home into a LEGO® incubator. Instead of planning his career path, he let his inquisitive mind lead to jobs and projects that he found interesting and challenging.
You might call Tim Bowen the Steve Jobs of LEGO® except he started in a bedroom instead of a garage. The mission for Play-Well TEKnology mirror's Tim's own life experience and his desire to nurture the skills he found valuable: an inquisitive mind, creative expression,…
Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 3:49pm. 332 Views, 0 Comments.
A snow advisory is expected in downtown San Rafael the weekend of November 23 and 24 at the annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland holiday celebration. There will be a Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland, a Holiday Marketplace, arts and crafts, live entertainment, children's activities, a Tree Lighting Ceremony, and SNOW.
Schedule of Activities:
Friday, November 23rd 2012
• Snow Sledding: A Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Ave.; noon to 4:30pm and 6:30pm to 8:00pm (kids only)
• Holiday Marketplace, Fourth Street between B Street and Lootens Place;
Noon to 8:00pm
• Parade of Lights, Fourth Street from E Street to the City Plaza; 5:30pm (everyone is welcome to join the parade. Parade participants meet in…
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 3:56pm. 656 Views, 0 Comments.
Ice skating and Marin County aren't two words you'd typically utilize in the same sentence however I'm excited to let our friends and clients know that this will change in the very near future (at least temporarily)!
From November 10th, 2012 thru January 5th, 2013 there will a temporary ice rink setup outside of the Northgate Mall in San Rafael. Known as "Marin on Ice" this temporary outdoor ice skating rink will be open 7 days a week and will feature more than 5,000 square feet of real ice. If you don't have your own ice skates - no need to worry - skate rentals will be available.
If you're interested in getting your ice skating groove on either before or after the Marin on Ice Event, there are a few ice…
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 11:33am. 303 Views, 0 Comments.
Mini Music has come to Marin and is taking over the young toddler music scene. I recently met Ali Weiss and Warren Mann at my open house in Fairfax at 8 Westbrae. What delightful people. They are so excited to be expanding beyond Sonoma into Marin. She told me that their business is exploding at their current home at Inner Rhythms which is located at 518 Tamalpais Suite D in Corte Madera.Their classes focus on connecting kids and their parents, (care givers) with music.
I meet a lot of parents of young kids in my business (I help people buy and sell homes in Fairfax and Corte Madera.) It's such a relief to find great enriching activiities in your own neighborhood. When my teens were tots, we took them to a music class in Fairfax. The kids loved it and…
Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 10:11am. 363 Views, 0 Comments.
Today, the Marin Independent Journal published the 2011-12 API Scores for the Marin Public Schools. Marin public schools continue to score well above the 53% of schools statewide in academic achievement according to the recently published figures. In addition, all but three of the Marin school districts posted gains from the previous year. According to Thomas Lohwasser, superintendent of San Rafael's Dixie School District, "you can't always judge a school by its test scores but the 11 point jump in score validates our efforts."
To check out the scores for individual schools, click on the link to the Marin Independent Journal article. Some highlights are districts with significant gains, Kentfield,…
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 8:55am. 646 Views, 0 Comments.
Whether or not you care a lot about weather, you will start to pay attention when you begin your search for a home in Marin County. Marin is one of the few places on Earth with a microclimate.
As a local realtor in Marin I'm used to peoples somewhat disbelieving reactions when I tell them about the differences in weather patterns between the cities in Marin County - and even WITHIN each city! It could easily differ as much as 18°F (10° C) within just a fifteen minutes drive. This is fascinating and something you learn to take advantage of when you live here.
During my sixteen years as a Marin resident, there are numerous occasions when I've crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and the temperature shows 53° F. Fifteen minutes…
Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 4:52pm. 407 Views, 1 Comments.
In my many years of living in Marin County, I have fallen in love with mountain biking. I'm even willing to overlook the bugs and branches consistently hurtling toward my face on a ride, because the scenery (and very often the stunning view, as the picture above shows) is completely worth it. But I have a hard time getting that same feeling on the road, sharing space with various hulking modes of transportation that don't run on the quinoa salad I had for lunch, not to mention my mild concern over spandex. However, I might be the only one in Marin County deterred. In fact, the Marin Bike Coalition conducted a survey that showed weekday cyclists in Marin increased 118% from 1999 to 2009. So clearly the spandex…