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Berkeley Playhouse Presents Cinderella Enchanted, November 6 - December 5

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Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111


Habitot News

New Visit Time for Special Needs Children
"Butterflies" is a new program at Habitot for children 0-7 with special needs. Please help spread the word about our exclusive visits of hand-on play, social interaction and lots of fun in the afternoons, planned for every other month, beginning November 17, at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. read more

Small Grants Make a Difference
Recently, Habitot received $3,000 from the Open Circle Foundation to implement "Art for Earth's Sake" activities in the Art Studio (see this month's Habitot at Home activity). Once a month, a special art activity will be presented in the Art Studio featuring organic and natural materials or ancient processes for creating art. read more

Year-end Giving Keeps Habitot Programs Strong
Habitot depends on community and individual gifts to sustain our programs, improve our exhibits and most importantly, extend access to the Museum to vulnerable children and families. Our Family and Community Partnerships Program continues to be the hardest hit in this economy, read more

FREE Parenting Support Class Series
Come to the annex on three Wednesday evenings in November to meet with other toddler-parents to discuss communication skills between parents which are put to the test when co-parenting young children. Meet with other parents to share your concerns, ideas and questions. Facilitated by April Edinger Hamilton, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Wednesdays, November 10, 17 & 24, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Welcome to a New Board Member
Yanira Gonzalez Wong, Legal Director for Yahoo! Inc. has joined Habitot's board of Directors. A new member of the museum, she will be in position to keep an eye on Habitot's potential legal liabilities and exposures and will advise the board when legal representation is necessary. Welcome aboard!

 Fall Board Activities Strengthen Habitot
The expansion of the board of directors in the past year (open positions still exist) is critically important for Habitot's stability and growth. The board is beginning Habitot's third phase of strategic planning this fall - read more

 Tot-Mail Readers Receive 20% off Tickets to "Cinderella Enchanted" at Berkeley Playhouse
Get ready for a more whacky, more whimsical, and more enchanting version of the Cinderella fairytale! Save $3-$6.60 per ticket for this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts when Tot-mail readers purchase online at www.berkeleyplayhouse.org. Use the pass code TOT at checkout. read more

Performances & Events
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Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, November 2
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

FREE Admission Day
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates the spirit of deceased loved ones. Enrique Martinez will demonstrate the art of papel picado from 10:00 am to noon. Listen to traditional Mexican music performed by Jorge Liceaga from 11:15 am-12:00 pm. read more
A Gift from Ada graphic Ada's Book Give-away Day
Tuesday, November 9
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Every child receives a FREE book from Ada!

Parent's Night Out

Every 4th Friday*
Now Year-round!
Lower Price for Siblings!

*Except for November and December; the 3rd Friday of the Month.

Parents' Night Out!
Friday, November 19
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Drop off your kids, 2-7 yrs, for play and fun while parents enjoy an evening out.

$30 per child, $20 for siblings.
Cheese pizza for dinner included.

ADVANCE registration strongly encouraged to permit us to adequately staff these evenings.
Last minute registrations may not be possible.

To register, call Lydia at 510-647-1111 ext. 14 read more
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Pizza Fridays!
Fridays, November 5, 12, 19 & 26
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our friends at Extreme Pizza (2352 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.
Classes & Camps

leafFall Morning Classes Sept 27 - Dec 10, 2010

New teachers, new days, and new actvities for Fall 2010!

Drop-in to any class!

Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday

• $6 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• 10-class passes $50 (a $10 savings!)
• Class passes do not expire.

• For children age 12 months and up
• Parent or caregiver participation required in all classes.

    MUSIC Mondays
    African Music, Drumming &Dance with Jiji la Watoto
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Parent & Me Música Class with Viva el Español
    Session 1: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Session 2: 10:45 am - 11:15 am

    ART Thursdays
    Tot Art with a Twist!
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    COOKING Fridays
    Breakfast Club Cooking Class
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

For more information, call Liz at 510-647-1111 x 17

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snowflakesSummer Day Camps

December 20-23 & 27-31
9:15 am - 1:00 pm

Register for one day or all nine!

• ages 3 to 5
• $30 per day; $240 for all 9 days
• Parent participation NOT required
• Sidewalk Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
• Brownbag lunch

Each weekday morning after Christmas, drop-off children at Habitot's classroom annex for hands-on play and learning celebrating winter!

           • Make real snow
           • Create ice ballons
           • Build sugar snow castles
           • Bake gingerbread cookies
           • Build an igloo
           • Dance like a snowflake in a winter wonderland parade

For more information, inquire at the time of registration.
To register, call Lydia at 510-647-1111 x 14

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Gift Store Discount of the Month
Gift Store Discount of the Month

This month, visitors enjoy a 20% discount on all puzzles: wooden puzzles, magnetic puzzles, and floor puzzles.



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