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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 at 12:21 am in Family Outings.

Crowden's Instrument Petting Zoo (Photo by David Weiland/Crowden)
Five ideas for weekend family fun:
Trombone petting zoo: Berkeley’s Crowden School hosts a free instrument petting zoo and community music day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25. This day long musical carnival includes face painting, singing, dancing and drumming sessions, as well as toddler-friendly performances by members of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at 11 and 11:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

Time Out with Books: The Time Outs, that popular kid-friendly band, are hitting the books with a series of library shows. Among them: a free gig at San Ramon’s Dougherty Station Library at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.

Creepy Crawly Scavenger hunt: San Francisco’s California Academy of Science is celebrating Halloween all month with creepy crawly activities, ghostly critters and big time, scavenger hunt fun now through Oct. 31. Free with museum admission.

Emerald City Tales: San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum hosts a family day celebrating the cultures of Burma and Thailand — including marionette shows, art activities and yes, tales from the Emerald Cities — Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Country-style fun: Join the folks at Oakland’s Dunsmuir Estate for an old-fashioned day of country games, hay rides and pumpkin carving —plus a little Oktoberfest-style music and suds — Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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