10 Things To Do
10 Things To Do in June
courtesy of Isa Polt-jones/ebrpd
1 | Friday
Kids Bowl Free — Albany
Kids can bowl two free games every day at the Albany Bowl. All kids have to do is register on the website, and they’ll receive two free bowling passes every week by email. The program continues all summer, through June 31.
10 a.m.–5 p.m., free.
540 San Pablo Ave., Albany
2 | Saturday
Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival — Berkeley
In this annual festival participants can create their own chalk art masterpiece along Shattuck Avenue. Judging for the best drawing will be held after 4 p.m. Same-day registration takes place 10 a.m.–5 p.m. in event booths on North Shattuck Avenue. Artist’s chalk is available for a fee. Local food vendors will be selling chocolate delights of all sorts along the event route. A special children’s area will feature pony rides, bounce houses, jugglers and face painters.
10 a.m.–5 p.m., free.
North Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
8 | Friday
Summer Concert Series — Point Richmond
Bring the whole family to a free, outdoor concert. Tonight’s lineup: bluegrass duo Melody Walker and old-time gospel group Fret Not. 5:30–7:45 p.m.,
outdoor stage at the corner of Park Place and Washington Avenue, Point Richmond
9 | Saturday
Annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest — Alameda
Registration for this popular free program begins at 9 a.m., with viewing and judging at noon and an award presentation at 1 p.m. Categories include castles and sculptures by youth, families and adults. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., free.
Crab Cove Visitor Center
1252 McKay Ave., Alameda
10 | Sunday
13th Annual Butterfly and Bird Festival — Fremont
Kids and their families can enjoy bird- and butterfly-themed garden tours, hands-on activities, live presentations and music. 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m., free.
Coyote Hills Regional Park
8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont
16 | Saturday
Science for Tykes: Cooking with the Sun — Livermore
Kids age 5–10 can learn about science in the “laboratory” of nature in this fun series. 2–3:30 p.m., free.
Del Valle Regional Park
7000 Del Valle Blvd., Livermore
17 | Sunday
National Geek Dad Day — San Francisco
Kids and dads can enjoy a day full of fun science activities designed for family fun and to inspire children’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math. The event is part of the first annual National Geek Dad Day, created by WIRED Magazine. 11 a.m.–5 p.m., free with admission of $19.95–$29.95.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
23 | Saturday
Discover Kayaking — Oakland
Kids ages 5 and up can learn how to kayak with certified instructors. Participants will learn equipment selection and basic paddling techniques while touring the lake in a single kayak (double kayaks available upon request). Registration required. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., $60 residents, $66 nonresidents.
24 | Sunday
Ryan’s Ride — Burlingame
This annual kids bike ride usually attracts more than 600 children under the age of 12, who get to feel proud of their participation as they pedal across the finish line and receive a medal, ice cream and a goodie bag. The ride memorializes Ryan Phua, who died from Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood in July 2003 at age 2. Free family entertainment follows the ride. 10 a.m., free.
Intersection of California and Lorton avenues, Burlingame
30 | Saturday
Ghirardelli Square’s Third Annual KidsBash — San Francisco
Ghirardelli Square will be transformed for a day into a giant playground with live entertainment for the whole family. 11 a.m.–3 p.m., free admission, game/activity tickets $20 for children 10 and under.
900 North Point St., San Francisco