Over the past 37 years, thousands of students have spent their summers learning through UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), pursuing areas of interest such as architecture, computer programming, law, calculus, seashore science, and endless other disciplines. Our students, ranging in ages from 5-17, come to ATDP ready to learn and willing to be challenged.
ATDP courses are taught by outstanding public school, private school, and university instructors, who are passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Students with budding interests in specific areas receive a unique opportunity to interact and learn from teachers and peers with similar interests as their own. By the end of the summer session, students think and understand their subject matters more deeply.
As a child prodigy, Midori traveled the world, making her legendary debut at age 11 with the New York Philharmonic. Now a mature artist who has continued to develop her art, Midori inspires audiences around the globe. This season the Marin Symphony and our Youth Orchestra have been selected for her prestigious Orchestra Residency Program Award.
Midori and all three of the Marin Symphony Youth ensembles will perform in the grand finale of her residency in a program called Orch'apalooza! In what is sure to be an energetic final number, all three of our youth ensembles (160 musicians ages 8–18) will join forces to perform the rousing "Toreador March" from Bizet's Carmen. The performance is followed by Cookie'palooza (free cookies for all attendees in the Redwood Foyer).
We all know the importance of music in our children's development. Take advantage of this family-friendly entry into the world of classical music.
Montessori de Terra Linda is an exceptional school serving families in the heart of Marin County from preschool through sixth grade. Join us on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am until noon for our prospective parent Open House. Connect with our teachers and learn how the Montessori curriculum meets a child’s developmental needs at each program level and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Explore our campus, hear about our specialty art, language and music programs, and meet current parents from our warm community. Please RSVP by calling (415) 479-7373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Battling Robots this Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Cyber Garage Open House at 14 Ross Avenue in Downtown San Anselmo. Experience our laser cutter, 3D printers, wood carvers, Virtual Reality and much more! Meet some resident Makers, make something to take home, and discover the Maker in you! FREE for kids and parents.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Avid4 Adventure which offers summer camps for kids K-12th grades in Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto and Saratoga. Learn more at avid4.com.
While you might know about Avid4 Adventure’s popular multi-sport camps, which give kids a chance to try out a variety of fun and exciting outdoor activities, from stand-up paddleboarding and mountain biking to climbing and kayaking, you might not know about their single-sport programs. This summer Avid4 Adventure will offer several fun single-sport camps in Mill Valley: Learn to Bike!, Intro to Skateboarding, Survival Skills, Stand Up Paddleboarding, & Mountain Biking.
Are your kids going stir crazy now that the holidays are over? Try something new! Visit the Cyber Garage, a brand new non-profit community makerspace, robotics center and computer programming and game design lab for kids in Kindergarten through 12th grade who want to create, invent, tinker, and discover. Located at 14 Ross Avenue in downtown San Anselmo, this fully renovated 2,500-square-foot design and tech lab is equipped with the most advanced technology and fabrication equipment on the market today.
To celebrate their opening, Cyber Garage will be hosting open houses on Wednesday, January 4 from 10 am–1 pm and Thursday, January 5 from 2–5 pm. Stop in any time during our open house and check out our new makerspace, where you can experience laser cutting, woodworking, 3D printing, coding, robots and more. Discover the maker in you and create something amazing you can take home! The Cyber Garage open house is free for kids with parents, or $10 per hour for drop-off for kids ages 8–14.
Fraydo the Dragon: A Very Big Problem! is a new picture book by local author Courtney Aragon. This popular, local favorite has already brought serious giggles and chuckles to children of all ages—from silly to super silly. After all, kids have lots of fun trying to figure out why big, lovable and goofy Fraydo the Dragon thinks he is a DOG!!
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from ARTifact in Corte Madera.
ARTifact, a local leading children’s art school, has expanded to a new location in downtown Corte Madera, at 121 Corte Madera Avenue. The children’s art school has been operating in San Francisco for over seven years, serving thousands of students and families from around the Bay Area. “Many families live north of the city, so it was a natural decision to open the second location in the heart of Marin County” says Lauren Sharp, the founder.
The Corte Madera location will offer the same art enrichment programs that ARTifact has become known for: weekly Art Exploration programs for kids Pre-K/Preschool (2.5–6 years old) and After-School programs for K–12 (6–12 years old). The team of teachers also plans to host Summer Camps later in the year.
Twice a year, warehouses in Bel Marin Keys area of Novato open their doors to the public to offer terrific wholesale deals direct to you! This year’s sale will take place from Thursday November 17 to Saturday November 19, from 10 am to 5 pm.