NatureBridge Hike, Break a World Record & Ryan Gosling Movies Out Now

Here are a few suggestions of what to do and see around Marin this weekend and early next week, or stay dry by going to see one of the three movies starring Ryan Gosling 
in theaters now!

Event Highlights

Friday October 7th

“The Space Station” opening ceremony in Pacheco Plaza, Ignacio, Novato at 6.00 pm
The W Foundation (TWF) will be opening a new Space Exploration Museum in Novato this evening with ribbon cutting event with legendary astronauts Rick Searfoss, John Herrington and Dick Gordon. The museum and education center will show the history of space exploration and how discoveries in science and technology allowed the U.S to be the leader in space travel. It will be open to the public in November.

Saturday October 8th

“Marinwood Firefighter’s Chicken BBQ” from 3.00 – 7.00 pm
BBQ Area located off Quietwood Drive (through walkway half way down street), Marinwood, adults $9 & kids under 11 $6;view website

Enjoy a tasty BBQ in the woodland area with fun activities for all the family!

Sunday October 9th

“Animals Families of the Headlands” Family Hike from 1.00 – 4.00 pm
‘NatureBridge’, Marin Headland’s Institute, 1033 Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito; $15 per person, pre-registration requiredview website

‘NatureBridge’ is a nonprofit organization that partners with the National Parks Service to encourage families to bring their kids outdoors. This special family hike for all ages will help children to discover the unique characteristics of the animals who call the Headlands home.

“Westend Village Celebration” from 11.00 am – 7.00 pm, 1613 Fourth Street (between F & G Street), San Rafael, free:view Facebook page

A family fun day with live bands including ‘Wonderbread 5’ and ‘The Dig-Its’, great food from local restaurants like Whipper Snapper, free jumpy house, live art galleries, and skate park.

Tuesday October 11th

“Let’s Jump” at Northgate starting at 4.30 pm
Northgate Mall, Oak Plaza (behind Kohls), Terra Linda Exit off Hwy 101;

Help National Geographic Kids break a Guinness World Record in partnership with Cal-Star Gymnastics in Novato. Kids and adults are invited to join together to do a fun warm-up and then everyone will do jumping jacks for ONE minute straight to help break the record! All children that participate will receive a certificate and small gift.
On the following day there will a Jumping Station set up in the Center Court from 1 -3.00 pm for those who can’t make it to the official event.
For further information regarding “Let’s Jump”; view website

Mommy’s Treats

Man of the moment Ryan Gosling is starring in three movies in theaters this week, check them out!

The Ides of March

George Clooney acts and directs this political drama about the last few days before a Ohio presidential primary, when campaign secretary played by Ryan Gosling finds himself involved in a scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the white house, also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman. Facebook page

Crazy, Stupid, Love

When Steve Carell’s character finds out that his high school sweetheart played by Julianne Moore has cheated on him, his whole world unravels and he takes refuge at a bar where he befriends Ryan Gosling’s “playboy player” character who takes him on as his protégé. Funny and moving movie also starring Emma Stone…look out for the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift scene.


Ryan Gosling stars as a LA stunt driver by day that is steering getaway vehicles by night, he falls for his neighbor who gets involved in the dangerous underworld by the return of an ex-convict husband played by British actress Carey Mulligan (An Education).

Baby & Toddler 
Weekly Activities Calendars

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