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FAB Five for the Weekend

Pierre the Penguin Penguins & Pajamas: Having trouble sleeping? The California Academy of Sciences suggests you count geckos, sharks and penguins instead of sheep. Or better yet, camp out at the museum. The “Penguins and Pajamas” sleepover program runs June 18, July 16 and August 13. The overnight fun run starts at 6:30 p.m. with songs with rain forest birds, fish viewing in the Philippine Coral Reef tank, and a bedtime story about “Pierre the Penguin.” Tickets: $119 ($99 for members), including overnight parking, next-day admission, breakfast, snacks and a gift.

Robin Hoodesque: Robin and his merry men would be so jealous. Clayton’s Diablo Bowmen Archery Club is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19, with archery lessons, tours and lunch for bow-and-arrow enthusiasts of every age. Admission is $10, including lunch.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Dads, Tots & More

Lafayette dad Derek Taylor (Dean Coppola, Contra Costa Times) Childhood Matters: Fathers and Their Sons
June 20 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona, Paul Kivel, author of “Boys Will Be Men,” and Will Courtenay, “The Men’s Doc,” as they discuss fatherhood.

Living with Ones and Twos
June 22 at 7 p.m., Bananas, Oakland
Meg Zweiback, nurse practitioner, mom and Parent’s Press columnist, facilitates this workshop for parents of tots.

Childhood Matters: Public Education in California
June 27 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and panelists as they discuss tweens, teens and the current state of public education in cash-strapped California.

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Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010
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FAB Five for the Weekend

Genghis Khan exhibit (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)
Genghis Khan Invasion: Trek down to the Tech Museum of San Jose for this special Genghis Khan exhibit (pictured, above), which explores the Mongolian leader’s life and times via interactive exhibits and live cultural performances. Tickets: $15-$22.

Choo-Choo: Relive the days of yesteryear, when train whistles echoed off the San Ramon Valley hills, and the Southern Pacific branch line was the main connection to San Francisco. Well, relive it in miniature when the Museum of the San Ramon Valley hosts its annual model train and railroad exhibit, now through July 17. Tickets $1-$5.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
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PARENT TALKS: Family Travel, Public Schools

FAMILY Travel 1.0 Childhood Matters: Travels With Baby
June 13 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona and Shelly Rivoli, author of “Travels With Baby,” as they discuss travel, safety and summer fun.

Childhood Matters: Fathers and Their Sons
June 20 from 7 to 8 a.m. on 98.1 KISS-FM and streamed live on Childhoodmatters.org.
Join Nurse Rona, Paul Kivel, author of “Boys Will Be Men,” and Will Courtenay, “The Men’s Doc,” as they discuss fatherhood.
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Posted on Monday, June 7th, 2010
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FAB Five for the Weekend

Aquarium of the Bay One Fish, Two Fish: San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ famous book with a “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” salute June 6-8, with naturalist-led demonstrations, scavenger hunts and other hands-on activities. Tickets: $8-$16.95.

Family Fun Fest: The Berkeley Farmers Markets are hosting their sixth annual Family Fun Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 5, with hip hop and aerial dancers, live music by Caribbean singer Asheba and Earthcapades Environmental Vaudeville, and a DOOF — that’s F-o-o-D spelled backwards — healthy eating workshop for kids. Free. Civic Center Park, Berkeley.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
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