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November 2017

December 2017

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November

November 1

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

Rainbow Family Night
5:30pm - 7:30pm

This drop-in support group for gay and lesbian families meets in Habitot's classroom annex the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm–7:30 pm, except for January and July.

FREE Supervised childcare is available for 2-5 year olds in Habitot's main museum. Pizza dinner is provided for children. Adult participants share concerns about foster care placements and adoption, second-parent adoption, and issues of race and gender, among many other topics.

The facilitated groups also provide a forum for information about early childhood development and parenting issues.

Rainbow Family Night is presented in partnership with Our Family Coalition.

For more information, or to receive email updates about Rainbow Family Night, contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or parented@habitot.org

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November 2

Dia de los Muertos
Regular Museum Hours

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that honors and celebrates the spirits of deceased loved ones. Come celebrate by decorating sugar skulls and making paper flowers with us in the art studio!

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November 3

Pizza Fridays!
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

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November 4

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Bubble experiments!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Bubbles, laughter and joy! We'll be exploring how you make the BEST bubble, and what simple tools can help us build and shape different kinds of bubbles. Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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November 6

Canned Food Drive
Regular Museum Hours

Help hungry families this season by bringing canned goods to our Alameda County Food Bank barrel from November 6th - December 4th.

This food collection drive is co-promoted with Annie's Homegrown. Come see Annie's Little Farm exhibit at Habitot, opening Saturday, December 9th.

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November 7

Pizza Fridays!
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

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November 8

Caregiver Cafe
10:15 - 11:00 am

Spanish speaking caregivers are invited to meet and share experiences about the fun and challenges of caring for the children of others one morning a month in Habitot's classroom annex. During each session, facilitated in Spanish, children will be occupied with art and craft activities nearby led by Habitot staff. Coffee and pastries are provided.

The suggested donation is $10 per adult, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Attendees and their children receive FREE admission to Habitot following the Cafe where you can put new ideas into action.

To receive email updates about Caregiver Cafés, please contact us at 510-647-1111 ×16 or parented@habitot.org

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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November 9

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November 10

Fire Recovery Through Play Day
Regular Hours

Coping with natural disasters – or any trauma in the family – takes helping hands. On Friday, November 10, Habitot will offer free admission to anyone affected by the northern California fires to come for play and support.

We’ll have Early Childhood Therapists Marla Rosen, MFT, Sara Grunstein, LCSW, and Sally A. Cantrell, Psy.D., Ph.D. on hand to talk to and get ideas for helping your children and your community. Berkeley and Oakland Fire Departments have been invited to send firefighters to talk with children and they will come if they are available.

Our Firehouse exhibit, with its fire engine, pumps, hoses and “burning building” (which was installed long before the fires), offers children a chance to “play through experiences” in a way therapists believe is helpful and that parents can get ideas for how to support. 

We invite anyone who wants to donate to our fund to keep free admissions in place for affected families through December 6 when this exhibit will rotate out. 

All are welcome during regular hours 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Pizza Fridays!
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

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November 11

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Bubble experiments!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Bubbles, laughter and joy! We'll be exploring how you make the BEST bubble, and what simple tools can help us build and shape different kinds of bubbles. Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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November 14

Kids Cook Day
Regular Museum Hours

Isn't cooking just tons of fun? Join us today as we celebrate the joys of cooking, mixing ingredients and seeing what they make!

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November 15

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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November 17

Pizza Fridays!
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Parents' Night Out
5:30 pm–9:30 pm

Enrollments are just $42 per child(additional siblings $32 each) for supervised museum play and exploration with cheese pizza dinner included, for your kid, 2-7 years old while you enjoy an evening out.

Optional Parent's Night Out with Aurora Theatre Show: Play's the Thing

Parents! Enjoy an evening of live theatre at Aurora Theatre Company while your children ages 2-7 enjoy an evening of play at Habitot just two blocks away! Special discounted pricing for this Parent Night Out event when combined with the Aurora Theatre Ticket! ($39/$29 sibling)

Parent Night Out booking for this opportunity through Aurora Theatre. Just mention the code HABITOT10 when ordering online or by phone at 510.843.4822.

The Royale on Friday, November 17th

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November 18

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Bubble experiments!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Bubbles, laughter and joy! We'll be exploring how you make the BEST bubble, and what simple tools can help us build and shape different kinds of bubbles. Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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November 22

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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November 23

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November 24

Pizza Fridays!
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Our friends at Papa John’s (2222 Shattuck Ave.) will deliver child-sized cheese slices on sale for $1 each. Deliveries every 15 minutes as needed. Proceeds benefit the Museum.

Amazing Maize
Regular Museum Hours

Enjoy making artwork with corn husks, see all the amazing patterns and ways in which you can use it as a tool!

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November 25

Family STEM Saturdays
This Month: Bubble experiments!
2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Bubbles, laughter and joy! We'll be exploring how you make the BEST bubble, and what simple tools can help us build and shape different kinds of bubbles. Encourage hands on science explorations with activities that build a foundation for understanding physical properties, mathematics, and engineering principles. Come experiment, build, and create. All ages welcome.

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November
29

Storytime Wednesdays
12:00pm

Join us for storytime every Wednesday in the Reading Tent. Each child can borrow a special Folkmanis puppet or stuffed animal to befriend as we dive into a book!

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November 30

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Coming in December!

Here's a sneak peek at some December special events...

  • 12/2: Ada's Book Giveaway
  • 12/7: New Exhibit Member/Donor Preview
  • 12/9: Back to the FarmGrand Exhibit Sneak Peek
  • 12/10: Gingerbread House Workshop
  • 12/15: Parent's Night Out
  • 12/23: FREE Admission 1-4:30pm: Gingerbread House Day
  • 12/26-29: Winter Camp Days

More to come...

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