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Take a Free Little Bears Music Class for Toddlers on February 18!

February 17, 2016

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Blue Bear School of Music.

Did you know you can now take Little Bears music classes in Mill Valley? Starting March 3, Blue Bear School of Music is offering two Little Bears classes at Sweetwater Music Hall every Thursday for six weeks: Bouncy Bears for tots ages 1 to 3 years old and Mixed Bears, a class designed for families with kids of mixed ages (6 months to 5 years).

Help us kick off these new classes with a free Mixed Bear class on Blue Bear School February 18 from 11 am to noon!!!

Enjoy coffee, tea, and tasty treats on us from the Sweetwater Café, plus some kid-friendly treats for the kiddos from Flourish Foods!

Sunday Fundays Return to Hard Rock Café at PIER 39: Kids Eat Free!

February 12, 2016

Hard Rock Cafe FamilyMarin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from the Hard Rock Café at PIER 39 in San Francisco.

Back by popular demand… SUNDAY FUNDAY: Kids Eat Free with family friendly entertainment at Hard Rock Café, PIER 39! Mom and Dad get to rock out, drink, and eat while the kids enjoy a free meal with every adult entree purchased, 1:1. Mention that you saw it on Marin Mommies and get a free souvenir for the kids. Make your reservations here.

Enjoy face painting, pirates and fairies … it changes every SUNDAY FUNDAY. Count on Hard Rock Cafe for healthy meal options, great ambience, and rock star service! Join us please for the best deal on the pier and say "hi" to the sea lions while you are down here.

Offer is valid noon to 2 pm and is not combinable with other offers. Free validated parking with purchase at PIER 39 garage. This week come please see Bri Crabtree, San Francisco circus artist specializing in juggling and variety entertainment. 

Electivity: Customized Afterschool Enrichment Programs, Fun for Children, Easy for Parents and Schools

February 9, 2016

Electivity Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Electivity.

Wish there was an easier way for your child to continue learning new skills and discovering new abilities after the school day? Wish you could squeeze in a work email or errand before school pick-up? 

With Electivity’s customized afterschool enrichment programs, you can!

Led by two Marin moms, Electivity was borne from their constant search for quality after-school programs. They were delighted to find interesting programs (tried and tested by their children) and capable instructors with whom they have formed robust relationships. Encouraged by fellow parents’ call for access to high quality and affordable after-school activities, the moms launched a free service to schools, customizing after-school programs offered on school premises.

Electivity curates and builds a full spectrum of programs for schools, and offers enriching learning opportunities that complement the school day through classes such as: languages, STEM, circus arts, culinary arts, cheer, hula, keyboarding, magic/stage presence, multi-sports, performing and mixed media arts, and much more.

Ready to Make a Move to Marin? Four Signs You’re Ready for the ‘Burbs

January 31, 2016

Suburban Jungle Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from The Suburban Jungle Realty Group.

You’re family’s growing, your space is shrinking and you can’t help but feel like maybe it’s time for a serious suburban upgrade? You’re not alone! Countless families are making the leap to Marin County each year, from the Bay Area and beyond. And who can blame them? The weather is amazing (barring the recent rainy weekends—ugh!), the lifestyle is equally incredible, and it’s close enough to the city to get your fix when you need it. Plus, in Marin County you’re surrounded by countless outdoor activities and the area’s stunning beauty, which you used to pack up the family on the weekends to visit, especially during the City’s foggy summer months.

So how do you know when it’s time to consider the Big Move? Here are some signs we hear over and over from city mamas as well as our friends and neighbors in the area. If you’re considering a move to Marin—or have already made the leap—chances are these will sound very familiar…

#1. You’re getting creative with space—a little too creative

Open House at New Village School in Sausalito

January 5, 2016

New Village School Kindergarten Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from the New Village School in Sausalito.

The New Village School is hosting an Open House School Tour for all interested parents this Saturday, January 9, 10 am–12:30 pm.

The New Village School, a Bay Area independent school located in Sausalito, redefines education for children in grades K–8. This is a unique learning environment that is best experienced in person. Come hear about the curriculum and philosophy from the teaching team and meet recent graduates who will tell you how NVS has served them in their transition to high school.

Clubhouse J Free Open House Party!

December 23, 2015

Clubhouse J at the Osher Marin JCCMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the Osher Marin JCC and Clubhouse J.

You and your friends are invited to the Clubhouse J FREE Open House Party on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3–6 pm. It takes place at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, in San Rafael. RSVP for the Open House Party here.
 
The open house will include fun for all with games, a bounce house, Zumba, snacks, friends, and fun, plus it's free for everyone! Parents are welcome to enjoy a cup of Peet’s coffee from the Plaza J café and take a tour of the JCC.

About Clubhouse J

Come play with us in the Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3 to 5:30 pm. The Clubhouse is a unique place where kids from all over Marin come to make new friends, strengthen their swim skills, explore their artistic side, Zumba to their favorite songs, try new things, and have a blast. Our experienced staff will help your Club Buddy build new relationships, spark their creativity, and ignite their imagination. Let’s unplug and rediscover the magic of PLAY.

Holiday Fun at this Sunday's San Francisco Waldorf School Winter Fair

December 2, 2015

San Francisco Waldorf School Winter FairMarin Mommies presents at sponsored shout out from San Francisco Waldorf School.

We are honored to invite you to our annual Winter Fair as we celebrate 36 years of Waldorf Education in San Francisco!

Winter Fair will be Sunday, December 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. The fair is on the block of San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, at 2938 Washington Street, San Francisco.

Come spend the day at our festive Grade School campus and find fun for the whole family. There are lots of fun things to do the entire day, including:

  • Puppet shows, games and crafts
  • Castle Quest—A challenge even for older Heroes!
  • Fairy House and Cookie House

Spend Thanksgiving at Bay Club StoneTree

November 21, 2015

Bay Club ThanksgivingMarin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Bay Club StoneTree.

If you haven’t been to Novato's Bay Club StoneTree recently, you’re missing out! Join us for our Thanksgiving Golf Shotgun at 8 am, followed by a Thanksgiving Buffet from noon to 4 pm that’s sure to please all ages. Golf is complimentary for Bay Club members, $50 for non-members. Golfing with a Bay Club member? Ask us about our special holiday offer.

The menu includes everything from breakfast favorites to the traditional savories you’d expect on Turkey Day. Add family activities (weather permitting) and football games playing on the many televisions on our Terrace and you’re sure to have a great time with us. Brunch is $25 for those participating in the Shotgun, $35 for Club West members, $40 for Bay Club members and $45 for guests. For menu specifics, questions, or to RSVP for both or either event, email us at Events.BCST@bayclubs.com or call our golf desk at (415) 209-6090.

5 Reasons Everyone Should Try Orangetheory Fitness: A High-Energy, Heart-Rate Based Interval Workout

October 26, 2015

Orangetheory Fitness GreenbraeMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae—Marin, opening at Bon Air Center in December.

Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae—Marin will be the ninth location in the Bay Area. We will be at Bon Air Center (just to the right of Mollie Stone’s) and are planning our soft launch for early December. There are currently over 300 Orangetheory locations worldwide.

Orangetheory is built around the physiological concept of excess-post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). During EPOC, the body continues to burn calories at a higher rate (even though the workout is over). The goal of an Orangetheory trainer is to get each one of their class participants to work for 12–20 minutes at a rate of 84% or higher of their maximum heart rate, thereby producing EPOC.

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