Mill Valley

Dive into Marin Theatre Company's "The Little Mermaid"

February 25, 2016

The Little Mermaid Marin Theatre Company's Family Series continues this month with The Little Mermaid, an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable. When a sea witch offers a beautiful mermaid princess the chance to make her dreams come true, it comes at a heavy price. The Little Mermaid sacrifices the best parts of herself—her tail and her voice—for legs, in the hope of winning the heart of the prince she adores. But the sea witch isn’t finished with her yet. Will love conquer all? A cast of two storytellers, Flotsam and Jetsam, bring fresh energy to this timeless fairy tale.

Performances of The Little Mermaid take place on Saturday, February 27 and March 5 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm and Sunday, February 28 and March 5 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. Run time is 35 minutes, and the show is recommended for children ages 5 to 8.

Learn to Bike! This Summer in Mill Valley.

February 18, 2016

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.

At Avid4 Adventure, we think it's never too early to introduce kids to the joys of being active outdoors. That's why our Learn to Bike! day camp helps kids age 3.5 and up embrace the fun of self-sufficient cycling.

Designed for first-time riders (or kids using training wheels or balance bikes), our half-day camp groups kids by ability and leads them through a progression of skills—walking their bikes, scooting downhill, coasting with their feet up, touching the pedals and finally pedaling—giving them the skills they need to get comfortable on two wheels. We also make time for games, art and yoga, offering campers opportunities for fun and confidence building both off and on their bikes.

Win Tickets to the February 23 Speak to Me Event: 21st Century Education

February 18, 2016

Dr. Yong Zhao Speak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the third event in its 2015/2016 evening series, "21st Century Education: Cultivating Creative & Entrepreneurial Talents" with Yong Zhao, Ph.D.—thought leader and scholar, educational expert, and award-winning author of 20 books—on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. Named one of the 10 most influential people in educational technology, Dr. Zhao will share his fascinating research and insight on how the world has fundamentally changed, how the American education system stacks up, and what talents are required to succeed in the future.

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! The first reader to send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me February" in the subject line will receive the two tickets. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our complete giveaway rules here.

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!

Win Tickets to the January 26 Speak to Me Event: Savor Your Success with Angela Jia Kim

January 3, 2016

Angela Jia KimSpeak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the second event in its 2015/2016 evening series, "Savor Your Success: Surprising Ways To Get What You Want Out of Life" with Angela Jia Kim—founder and CEO of The Savor Lifestyle Brands: Savor Spa, Om Aroma & Co. and Savor the Success—on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. Angela Jia Kim is a former concert pianist turned passionate entrepreneur, who has discovered powerful, effective secrets to creating success while savoring the lives we love. At this next Speak to Me event she will share her simple, proven lifestyle and mindset tools to help you successfully get your dreams out of your head, into your hands, and out into the world!

We're giving away one set of two tickets to this event to a lucky Marin Mommies reader! The first reader to send an email to contests@marinmommies.com with "Speak to Me January" in the subject line will receive the two tickets. Many thanks to Speak to Me for sponsoring this giveaway. Read our complete giveaway rules here.

The Little Prince Visits Marin Theatre Company

December 8, 2015

The Little Prince Marin Theatre Company's Family Series continues this December with The Little Prince, a musical adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Expupéry's classic fable. When a pilot crashes his plane in the desert and is stranded with hardly enough food and water rations to keep him alive, he is surprised by the appearance of a young man: the Little Prince.

As the days stretch on, the Little Prince reappears to the pilot every evening at sunset and unfolds a little bit more of his story with every visit. He explains how he came to be on earth, and the planets and creatures he left behind in the stars above.

The Little Prince’s fantastic journey to Earth and the resonant life lessons he shares will delight and warm the hearts of families of all ages this holiday season.

Performances of The Little Prince take place on December 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 10:30 am and 11 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm on Saturdays, and 11 am and 1 pm on Sundays. Tickets cost $18 for children under 14 and $22 for adults. Get $5 off tickets to any performance with code LPFRIENDS! Order online at tickets.marintheatre.org, by phone at  (415) 388-5208, or in person at the MTC box office, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. Some shows are already sold out, so order your tickets now!

Nutrition For A Healthy, Vibrant, Beautiful You at Speak to Me's Lunch & Learn November 19

November 12, 2015

Sonya AngeloneJoin Speak To Me (Intelligent, Inspiring Events for Women) on Thursday, November 19th, for "Nutrition For A Healthy, Vibrant, Beautiful You" featuring Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT, a nutritional consultant, LEAP therapist and an Oprah favorite on the topic of using food to actually look and feel youthful.

A certified lifestyle counselor and nutritionist, Sonya will share her extensive knowledge and secrets to using nutrition as a tool to keep you feeling youthful, strong and happy as you age. She'll discuss the myths and truths behind everything from supplements to "power foods” and provide an action plan that just could replace all those expensive creams, serums and facials you've currently got in your arsenal.

"Nutrition For A Healthy, Vibrant, Beautiful You" takes place on Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Piatti Restaurant in Mill Valley and includes a healthy and delicious lunch while you learn . Single tickets are $49 each. Learn more and order tickets online at www.speaktomeevents.com. Space is limited. Purchase today.

Win Tickets to the October 27 Speak to Me Event: Inspiring Entrepreneurs

October 15, 2015

Speak to Me

Speak to Me, Marin's premiere series of intelligent, inspiring speaking events for women, presents the first event in its 2015/2016 evening series, "Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Passionate Advocates for Healthy Living " with Christin Powell (Juice Beauty & EVER Skincare), Pamela Marcus (Lifefactory), and Pamela Giusto-Sorrells (Pamela’s Products), on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. Wendy Wallbridge will moderate.

Believing that consumers deserve products that are healthy, trustworthy and effective, each of these inspiring women founded thriving businesses from a need and a dream that they could change someone’s life by doing so. Learn how each of them mustered the courage to get started, persevered through challenges, resisted compromise and stayed true to her vision. This is a power-house panel—don't miss it!

Don't Miss "Cinderella" This Weekend at Marin Theatre Company

October 6, 2015

Cinderella at Marin Theatre CompanyThis Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, Marin Theatre Company presents Cinderella as you've never seen it before in a production by the award-winning Great Arizona Puppet Theater. Don't miss this enchanting story of pumpkin coaches, glass slippers, and handsome princes told by puppets! This production is recommended for families with children ages 4 and up, and runs for 45 minutes.

Performances of Cinderella take place at 10:30 am and 12:30 and 2:30 pm. Tickets cost $18 for children under 14 and $22 for adults. Order online at tickets.marintheatre.org, by phone at  (415) 388-5208, or in person at the MTC box office, 397 Miller Avenue in Mill Valley.

As an added bonus, Marin Theatre Company is partnering with Amazing Fairytale Parties to offer young theatergoers a chance to meet and have their photos taken with a real life Cinderella.

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