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Monday, 4/21
• JAMaROO Kids Music & Storytime at Recess Urban Recreation. $10/family
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Tuesday, 4/22
• Earth Day Fun at Western Addition Branch Library at 3:30pm. FREE 
•.Self Care for Moms: Workshop at Natural Resources. FREE 

Wednesday, 4/23
• 1-2-3 Magic Parenting Workshop Series at Excelsior Family Connections at noon. FREE 
• Upcycled Books at Potrero Branch Library at 5:30pm. FREE 

Thursday, 4/24
• Spanish/English Workshop for children and caregivers at Western Addition Branch Library at 10:30am. FREE 
• Super Kids Save the World Exhibit at Bay Area Discovery Museum. Designed with “green” materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real super hero training starting with the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle.

Friday, 4/25
• Friday Night Fly at JCCSF, This event is for 6th graders only.
• Under 21 Open Mic Final Fridays at 826 Valencia at 6:30pm. FREE 
• Kids Night Out at Buchanan YMCA
• Predation Celebration at Aquarium of the Bay held daily until April 27.
• Visitacion Valley Teen Action Committee. Meet neighborhood teens and learn valuable leadership skills. FREE 

Saturday, 4/26
• Earth Day Beach Clean-Up at Aquarium of the Bay/Aquatic Park.  FREE 
• Bug Day at the Randall Museum, $3 donation.
• SF Jazz High School All-Stars Orchestra and Combo Play Joe Henderson.
• YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Stonestown YMCA. FREE 
• Dutch Queen's Day Celebration in Golden Gate Park. 
• Turtles Don't Surf Release Party. Along with a reading, there will be music, snacks, a turtle raffle (not a real one), a book signing.
• Carousel Grand Re-Opening at Children's Creativity Museum. FREE 
• Coast Guard Appreciation Day at Pier 39. Bring the family for a day of rescue, air and water exhibitions, a chance to visit aboard coast guard boats and cutters, see rescue swimmers drop from helicopters, meet with boatmen and women, K-9 units and much more. FREE

Sunday, 4/27
• The 16th Annual Glen Park Festival. FREE
• JAMband Family Festival at Beach Chalet at 3pm. FREE
• Free Teen Dancer Day at ODC. FREE
• Rumpelstiltskin at Young Performers Theatre.

Did you know Earth day was started in San Francisco?
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That's right! San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto issued the first-ever Earth Day proclamation on March 21, 1970.


Earth Day events around the Bay Area this weekend and next.  Everything from festivals to recyclable art, clean up days, discounts to museums and so much more.  


National Park Week   April 19-27

On April 26, National Junior Ranger Day, kids can become Junior Rangers by learning about and doing activities in the parks.


SF Eco-Parenting is as easy as 1,2, 3

1. San Francisco Eco-Friendly Family Outings by Robin Dutton-Cookston

Itching to take the kids on an earth-friendly field trip? It's so easy to be green in our environmentally-conscious city. 


Quiz of the day: what do a baby bottle, a single-serve container of applesauce, and a soda can have in common?  

How local can you get shopping for green toys? Green toys may not be San Francisco's number one dustry but there are some pretty amazing green thinkers around who've come up with smart solutions to create unique toys that are gentle on the environment.

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