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FAB Five for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 5:44 am in Family Outings.

Cascada de Flores at Freight & Salvage (Courtesy Cascada)
Freight & Salvage Open House: Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse is hosting a free, family-friendly musical celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 28. The fun includes performances and workshops for kids and grown-ups, dancing in the aisles and more. Among the performers: kiddie-fave Octopretzel, Cascada de Flores (pictured above) and Michael Katz. Free.

Ribbit in the Park: Pack a picnic, and catch a screening of Disney’s “Princess and the Frog” at dusk on August 26 at Pleasanton’s Amador Valley Park, 4301 Black Ave. Free. Questions? Call the Pleasanton parks department at 925-931-5340.

More Peanuts: The movies-in-the-park series at Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza continues at dusk on August 26 with “Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!” It’s a river rafting, animated adventure that pits Charlie, Snoopy and the gang against some bullies in the great outdoors. Free; www.ci.concord.ca.us.

Wild Explorations: The summer menu of activities at San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences includes some great weekend options for families, including a nature crafts workshop for kids ages 4-8 every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and science story adventures for kids ages 6-10 at 2:30 p.m. Check in at the front desk for details. Free with museum admission, $15-$25.

Gold Rush Dough: These are the last weeks for Boudin’s “Breakfast with the Bakers” workshops, which run at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday morning through Sept. 2 on Pier 43½ in San Francisco. The fun includes a tasty breakfast of hot, fresh pastries, a docent-led tour of Boudin’s intriguing little museum and bakery, and a private baking lesson that uses Isidore Boudin’s original recipe and a little original “Mother Dough,” the yeasty starter that dates back to 1849, to bake up a loaf of sourdough. Tickets $6 for adults and $3 for children.

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