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20 Free Things To Do Before Summer is Over


Take on one of these items as your mission every day, and you’ll definitely be getting the most out of the East Bay.



Museum membership cards available for lending at library

Borrow membership cards and visit Habitot or the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

Reader tip: Moraga spring egg hunt


Advance purchase of tickets for $10 each is required. On Sunday March 24, Moraga Commons Park offers an old-fashioned egg hunt, games, face painting, crafts, and bounce houses for children eight and under. Children are guaranteed to find both treats and toys at Moraga Commons, located at the corner of Moraga Road and St. Mary’s […]

Create your own gymnastics camp

School closed for a staff development day? Rally your fellow school parents to coordinate an impropmtu mini-day camp with friends.

Reader tip: Theater classes in San Leandro

Classes range from Theatre Play and Glee Club type choir to puppetry and Shakespeare for grades 1-12

Support groups for new mothers

An update from Jennifer Subasic-Marks who facilitates new mom support groups in Oakland and Berkeley.

{510} Families Day Out with Buddy Club

We are sponsoring the Buddy Club and Zappo the Magician show on Sunday, March 11. Join us and save $2 per ticket!

Spring Break camps in the East Bay

Here are four more East Bay camps that offer two different one-week sessions in April.

Spring Break camps in Oakland and Emeryville

Here are three East Bay camps that offer two different one-week sessions in April.

Summer camp newswire: March 2012

As a service to other East Bay parents, I will run this series to help keep “Sign up for summer camp” on your to-do list.

6 tips for photographing your newborn from Nancy Alcott

Bay Area photographer Nancy Alcott creates beautiful, high-end images for the families who hire her.

Take your kid on a date: Cafe Yesterday

What makes a wi-fi cafe that serves boutique-y coffee a special treat for one-on-one time with your child?

Baby and Kidz Expo @ Alameda County Fairgrounds

This kid-friendly event offers babies, toddlers and young children a day filled with kid’s entertainment: bounce houses, face painting, hands-on activities and all sorts of family-oriented stage entertainment

Great idea: Eventbrite for school events

Almost any feature your special event requires — even those that made you wake up at 5 am and worry — has been thought of by the Eventbrite folks.

Good Free Fun: The East Bay Vivarium

If you have no intention on taking care of a scaly creature, be sure to make a pact before you go into the store that no cold-blooded friends will be coming home with you.

Toddler’s Day Out – Join us for a free(ish) event!

Please join us at Mr. Mopps in Berkeley to enjoy making some kid-friendly noise, er, music, and explore this wonderful independent toy store with other crawlers and wobblers.