By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 5:44 am in Family Outings.
Freight & Salvage Open House: Berkeleyâ€™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 Disneyâ€™s â€śPrincess and the Frogâ€ť at dusk on August 26 at Pleasantonâ€™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 Concordâ€™s Todos Santos Plaza continues at dusk on August 26 with â€śRace for Your Life, Charlie Brown!â€ť Itâ€™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 Franciscoâ€™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 Boudinâ€™s â€śBreakfast with the Bakersâ€ť workshops, which run at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday morning through Sept. 2 on Pier 43Â˝ in San Francisco. The fun includes a tasty breakfast of hot, fresh pastries, a docent-led tour of Boudinâ€™s intriguing little museum and bakery, and a private baking lesson that uses Isidore Boudinâ€™s original recipe and a little original â€śMother Dough,â€ť the yeasty starter that dates back to 1849, to bake up a loaf of sourdough. Tickets $6 for adults and $3 for children.