SFK Best Bet Spotlights:
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• Computer Science Education Week: Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn. FREE
• World Tree of Hope Celebration and Tree Lighting at City Hall held 5:30-8:30pm. FREE
• Arnold Lobel Read-Aloud Book Club at Visitacion Valley Branch Library at 4pm. FREE
• Family Night Follies at North Beach Branch Library at 7pm. FREE
• Mother Daughter Book Group at West Portal Branch Library at 7pm. FREE
• Great Cookie Exchange at Tree Frog Treks. Bring cookies to share or just drop by to say hello to your favorite animal ambassadors! This is a free all ages event and open to the public. FREE
• Finding a Public School for Your Child: Workshop for Parents at Mission Branch Library at 6pm. FREE
• Circus Class Day at the SF Circus Center at 7pm. FREE
• Cirque Dreams: Holidaze at the Curran Theater held December 11-15. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen intricately balancing, icemen sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape.
• Drop-In Dance Parties with Charity and the JAMband at 10am. FREE but donation requested.
• SF Individualized Education Program Clinics for Families with Children of Disabilities at 4pm. FREE
• Movie Night (parents night out) at Destination Art held 6:30-9:30pm.
• Breakfast with Enzo at Sports Basement in the Presidio at 10am.
• Visitacion Valley Teen Action Committee. Let your voice be heard. FREE
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Young Performers Theatre. Held December 7-23.
• Friday the 13th Flashlight Tours at the Winchester Mystery House.
• Santa's Workshop and Holiday Crafts at Japan Center Mall held Sat. & Sun. FREE
• MakeArt: Gingerbread Architectural Models at Museum of Craft and Design at 1:30pm.
• Holiday Laserium at Chabot Space and Science at 1:15pm.
• Parol Lantern Festival & Parade at Yerba Buena Gardens held 5-9pm. FREE
• Sugar Plum Fairy Breakfast with Santa at Westfield Center at 8am.
• Lemony Snicket, Marcus Shelby & the SFJAZZ High School All Stars at 11am.
• Drop-In Saturdays at Mission Science Workshop. Explore and get to know the workshop while making projects such as scooters, stilts, and electric toys. FREE
• Get Out and Play with Mobile Rec at Miraloma Playground held 11am-2pm. FREE
• Fairy Winterland at Children's Fairyland held noon - 7pm. $8/person
• Teen Clothing Swap: Green Saturdays at Bernal Heights Branch Library.• Mark Foehringer's Nutcracker Sweets at Fort Mason. This production runs December 7-December 24. Please visit website for dates and times.
• 24 Holidays on 24th Street in Noe Valley. Something different everyday. Holiday lights, hay rides, caroling and live reindeer to name a few. FREE
• Do-It-Yourself Nutcracker at East Bay Dance Center at 3pm.
• Cinderella at the Buriel Clay Theatre.
• Marsh Youth Theater Holiday Show: Too Many Tamales. Shows take place daily throughout the holiday season, until January 4.
Making your own Holiday Gifts
Making a Gift with Love
Making a handmade gift or giving the gift of love can mean so much to the one making it and the one receiving it. We have compiled a list of ideas for special giving for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Some workshops and classes are FREE. Read more.
• Saturdays are Special at the Randall Museum: Beeswax Candles or try the drop in Ceramics class
• Drop-In Art-Making at the CJM: Button Art
Celebrating the Holidays
• Ice Skating, San Francisco Style! Find a variety of locations to ice skate this holiday season.
• 2013 Holiday Family Fun Flyer (pdf) offers a preview of all things festive this season. Are you looking for holiday crafting, Santa visits, tree lightings, ice skating, or other special events in San Francisco?
• Holiday Teas for All
• Nutcracker Mania!
• Santa Sightings!
• Read one of our holiday articles submitted by local parents.
School Search 2014-2015
Looking for a school for next year? Our advice ... take a tour, ask questions, and don't just listen to playground gossip! There are many schools in your local neighborhood that offer so much more than you may know about.
We have a variety of local parent written articles on the school search in San Francisco. Find one for your child's age group.
• K2C College Savings Account for All SFUSD Kindergarten Students
This fall, all kindergarten students attending SFUSD will receive a K2C college savings account with a $50 deposit from the City and County of San Francisco. Families have the opportunity to earn over $200 in matching bonuses and incentives by contributing to this account.
Accounts are held at Citibank. K2C is currently in its second program year. If families currently have a child in 1st grade at SFUSD, they already have an active K2C account that was opened for them when they entered kindergarten. For more information on K2C, please visit www.mysavingsaccount.com/k2c or call 311 or (415) 701-2311. To attend an upcoming information session, please contact the K2C Outreach Coordinator, Annie Liu, at (415) 554-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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