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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 8:36 am in Family Outings.

"Up" (Pixar/Disney)
Five ways to have fun with the fam…

Charlie Brown: Danville’s new Village Theatre Art Gallery is celebrating its grand opening with a “Peanuts at the Bat” exhibit of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips, liv music, hot dogs, popcorn and a guest appearance by Snoopy. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 233 Front St., Danville.

Up, Up and Away: The Hayward Public Library goes cinematic this weekend with a family movie matinee featuring “Up.” The captivating Pixar flick about a 78-year-old dreamer, a pudgy scout, a few thousand balloons and the adventure of a lifetime, starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the library’s Weekes Branch, 27300 Patrick Ave.; 510-293-5366.

Stargazing: Join astronomer and artist William K. Hartmann for the inside scoop on the Hearst Art Gallery’s “Out of this World” exhibit from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17, followed by a stargazing session and Leonid meteor shower watch at  8:30 p.m. Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga. Free, but subject to weather condition cancellation. Call 925-631-4379 or check before you go.

Sea Voyage: Half the fun of an Angel Island excursion is the journey. Now Captain Maggie of the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry is offering family deals — $5 per person instead of the usual $11.50-$13.50 — now through March 2010. Show up at the dock at 21 Main Street, Tiburon, and tell the ticket seller Captain Maggie sent you. Details at or phone 415-435-2131.

Sharks & Turkeys: Bring a non-perishable food item to San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay for its Thanksgiving canned food drive and your family will get 50 percent off admission to the aquarium. Now through Nov. 22 at Pier 39, San Francisco.

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