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Mommy and Me, Toddler Story Time

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Have you been searching for a fun activity to do with your toddler in San Mateo, Cali? Friday, June 1st the San Mateo Main Library will be reading fun stories and involving rhymes that excite children ages 2 to 4 about books and reading.

Reading to children at a young age helps to promote knowledge as power, a large vocabulary, and love for learning that can last a life time. Give the gift of knowledge to your toddler and come to this great San Mateo event!

This event is FREE and lasts from noon- 12:30.

San Mateo Main Library is located at 55 W. 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA 94402
For more information you can call (650) 522-7838

Thanks for the info!





San Mateo Parade

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Looking for some family fun this Memorial Day weekend in San Mateo, California?

Join us as we celebrate the original ‘Welcome Home Parade,’ the only one in the country to welcome home Vietnam Veterans in 1972. The parade begins at 11 a.m. in San Mateo's downtown area, at 50 E 5th Ave.

After the parade there's a BBQ, starting at noon for just $5 or you could pack your family a picnic to enjoy at the park!  You can mingle with troops and other notable guests, dine on BBQ prepared by local firefighters and enjoy games for kids and families!

  • Activities for the Kids - Camo face painting by the troops, scavenger hunt, tattoo table, twisted balloons, and more!
  • Dunk Tank
  • Write a Note to a Soldier
  • Banjo Band and Taiko Group
  • Live Band Music
  • Huey Helicopter
  • Tree Planting Ceremony
  • and much more!

SPREAD THE WORD: Help spread the word by emailing and/or posting the Downtown Parade and BBQ in the Park flyer on your website or Facebook page!

Thanks for the info on this great family friendly holiday event!





Maker Faire

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Looking for something different to do in San Mateo, California? Bring your family out Saturday, May 19th: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. & Sunday, May 20th :10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to see what things your San Mateo neighbors have created. Maker Faire is a mind-blowing, family-friendly event celebrating technology, science, and craft projects with a DIY mindset.  Maker Faire is now in its seventh year! Over the years, the event has grown to attract hundreds of thousands of attendees and traveled across the United States. It is the greatest show and tell event ever! A two day family friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration on the Maker movement!

Purchase your tickets now!

Public parking is available at the San Mateo County Event Center. Parking will be $20 per day (cash only).

Free offsite parking options will also be available at the Franklin Templeton parking lot on Saratoga.

You will need to plan for a 15-minute walk.

Thanks sanmateo expo for the info on this creative event!

The How Weird Street Faire

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Looking for something fun and different to do with your mom this Mother's Day weekend? The How Weird Street Faire is one event that you don't want to miss. It is always a guaranteed good time. From hula-hooping, to photo-booths to 13 music and performance stages - spread throughout 13 city blocks - you will be dancing ALL DAY LONG! It is pure epic-ness.

The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire will have 13 stages of world-class music and performances spread throughout 13 city blocks. This year's theme is Time, in honor of 2012. Come join thousands of people in colorful costumes, as we celebrate peace and the 13 moons we've all been waiting for. All ages are welcome. Costumes are highly encouraged.

New this year is a performance stage hosted by members of Vau de Vire Society, a Beat Box Poetry stage on Natoma Street, and an entire alley of live and exhibited art on Minna Street.

The How Weird Street Faire features vendors from around the world with unique and creative goods for sale. Come prepared to find some special clothing, jewelry, art, decorations, hula hoops, and much more throughout the faire. And there will be plenty of food and drinks. If you get a Magic Sticker, you can enjoy the many discounts and specials throughout the faire.

The How Weird Street Faire showcases many diverse genres of electronic music, including Live Electronica, Dubstep, Electro, Breaks, Trance, House, Techno, Drum & Bass, World Beat, and too many sub-genres to name. Some of the world's top DJ's and musicians will be performing at the faire. There will be something for everyone.

This year features dance music stages by Symbiosis, Raindance, Sunset Music, Forward SF, Opel, Opulent Temple, Muti Music, Temple Nightclub, Groove Garden, Enchanted Forest, SWAG, Happy Camp, Red Marines, Pulse, Pink Mammoth, SF House, Nu Funk Boutique, and more.

The How Weird Info Booth is a new multi-function attraction on 2nd Street, just south of the center intersection of Howard and 2nd, called Peace Pavilion 2012. It is part Info Booth, part Technology Pavilion, and part Peace Education Center. Peace Pavilion 2012 will showcase new technology, this year featuring cutting-edge software from BeatsMe that connects musicians and fans. The Metta Center for Nonviolence will be educating people on peace and nonviolence, hosting discussions and answering questions. There will also be a free solar-powered cell phone charging station. Plus all the answers to your faire questions, including maps and schedules and line-ups. Come by and get a free gift.

The faire takes place from Noon to 8pm. The main entrance is at Howard and New Montgomery Streets, where you'll find complimentary bike parking. It is only two blocks from the Montgomery BART station on Market Street, and near many MUNI lines.

This year's faire occurs on Mothers Day, which has its origins as a peace event. So in honor of Mothers Day, moms of all ages get a free Magic Sticker when arriving with their kids. There is a requested donation of $10 for the How Weird Street Faire. The full donation buys a Magic Sticker that is potentially worth many times that amount, with discounts at the faire bars and after parties, as well as many of the vendors. The Magic Sticker is how people can support the faire, while getting something back in return.

At night, the faire moves indoors to three beautiful venues at the faire site: Temple Nightclub, 111 Minna Gallery, and Harlot. How Weird @ Night is only $10 each at all three venues. The after parties are all 21 and over with ID.

The How Weird Street Faire uses music to bring many different kinds of people together and create a common bond. We have found that dancing knows no boundaries or political affiliation. Music, more than any other form of communication, is able to transcend differences between people. It is through music and art that peace is always possible.

This year a new project will be launched at the faire, called Code4Peace, which will serve as a global portal for the creation and distribution of peace software. It will showcase new tools and solutions, host discussions and collaborations, be a source of education, and connect relevant organizations. In addition, there will be a series of Code4Peace events, that will bring programmers and peace workers together to create practical and valuable tools that can be used by people around the world. Code4Peace aims to harness the power of technology to bring peace to this planet, and to its inhabitants.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of, and fundraiser for, the local non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization.

Thanks Yelp for the info on this fun San Mateo County event!




Little Kids Rock Benefit

by Kathy and Michael Rain - The Rain Team

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in San Mateo County? With live performances and auctions, this San Mateo event is not only going to benefit musical education for children but will also be one fun night! Every child deserves music education and Little Kids Rock is planning on giving it to them!

LITTLE KIDS ROCK IS... a national nonprofit that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools.

THEY DO THIS BY... partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in our innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs.

THEY DO THIS BECAUSE... playing music is more than just ‘fun’ for kids - it is transformational and vital. Yet budget cuts have forced many school music programs to close, especially in schools serving low-income communities.

Founded in San Francisco in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school, the foundation today, after ten years of service, is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to underprivileged children in US public schools, and has served more than 160,000 students at over 1,200 schools in 25 cities nationwide with free instruments and music lessons.

Little Kids Rock Honorary Board Members include Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Slash, Ziggy Marley and other famous friends in the music industry.

Playing with the Little Kids Rock Band will be:
Prairie Prince (The Tubes): Drums
Angeline Saris (Zeparrella): Bass
Chris Rossbach: Guitar
Chris Von Snidern: Guitar and vocals
Darby Gould: Vocals

In order to raise funds, Little Kids Rock will also conduct an auction of various very special items, such as:

Signed guitars by:
Mark Knopfler
Carlos Santana
Doobie Brothers
Chrissie Hynde

Decorated guitars by:
Stanley Mouse
Prairie Prince

Art by Grace Slick  (former vocalist for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship)

Premium bottles of wines signed by various celebrities.

Tickets start at just $35 dollars that you can purchase now!

Thanks SFgate for the info on this rocking San Mateo event!





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