Just For Fun

Taking care of yourself is one of the most helful things you can do to help your loved one.  The following is a list of fun, free/low cost activities for you to enjoy.  

**Note:  Days/times subject to change.  Please call prior to arrival.**

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Free/Low Cost Resources 

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238.2200

• Free on the 1st Sunday of every month
• 11a.m. to 5p.m.

Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

See Calendar of Events

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=OAKLAND

Site has a calendar showing ongoing FREE events during the month for any age.
African American Museum and Library
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510)637.0200

• Free
• Open Tuesday – Friday Noon to 5:30p.m.

Contra Costa County


Native American Health Center

260 23rd St.
Richmond, CA
(510)232.7020

• Shawl Making Class

This is a group that gives the community a chance to come together and learn the art of shawl making. It provides a safe, sober space that strengthens connections within the community and also strengthens participants individually as they learn new skills and connect with Native Culture.

• Free
• Monday’s from Noon to 2:00 p.m.
• Beginner class with supplies provided
• Call for more information


The Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway
Oakland, CA 
(510)456.6400

• Paramount Movie Classics
• All shows $5.00
• Experience the great films of Hollywood’s Golden Era in an Art Deco movie palace
• Movies begin at 8:30p.m. and the doors open 1 hour prior
• See website for more details http://www.paramounttheatre.com/film.html

San Francisco Modern Art Museum

The first 20th century art museum on the West Coast—include paintings by Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, and Willem de Kooning, as well as exhibits on photography, architecture, and design.

Free the first Tuesday of each month and half price on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.


Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Marvel at the impressive collection of Asian art, including ceramics, textiles, and paintings, that traces more than 6,000 years of history. Free the first Tuesday of every month. The museum stays open late on Thursdays, when it offers $5 admission after 5 p.m.

goldengateparkband.org. 

Golden Gate Park Band has been playing in the park for more than 100 years. Their lively programs feature marches, Broadway tunes, swing, and ethnic music.

Sundays at 1 p.m. in the park's Spreckels Temple of Music from April through October.

de Young Museum with its large sculpture garden in Golden Gate Park uses natural materials (copper, stone, wood, and glass) to blend into the surrounding greenery. You can also contemplate nature alongside Rodin's "Thinker," at another local museum, the Legion of Honor. Modeled after an 18th-century Parisian palace, the Legion houses ancient and European art. Both public museums are free the first Tuesday of each month.
Oakland Museum of California features a permanent gallery of California art and artifacts and a Natural Sciences Gallery that allows visitors to stroll through nine different ecosystems including the Pacific Coast, the White Mountains, and the desert. Free the second Sunday of each month.
San Francisco Zoo and the California Academy of the Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium, both free the first Wednesday of each month.
randallmuseum.org/.  199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114.  Here, you'll find a live animal exhibit, woodshop, ceramics studio, and a greenhouse. Free Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bay Area Discovery Museum  557 McReynolds Road Sausalito, CA 94965 Lookout Cove. This children's museum features a number of hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages including tidal pools, art studios, a theater, and more. Admission is free for families the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 5 p.m.
San Francisco Botanical Garden. 1199 9th Avenue  San Francisco, CA 94122  Admission is free, and complimentary garden tours are offered weekdays at 1:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. on weekends.
San Francisco Lawn Bowling Club at Golden Gate Park.  This local organization has been around since 1901, when it was founded by a Scottish fraternal organization. It's said to possess the first municipal bowling green in the country. Free lessons are available every Wednesday at noon or by appointment in Golden Gate Park near Sharon Meadow.
Yerba Buena Gardens  South of Market area of San Francisco above the Moscone Convention Center is open daily to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for free. With a 2.5-acre meadow, waterfall, public art, and a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there's plenty to keep the whole family occupied. For those willing to shell out a few dollars, there's also a carousel, ice skating rink, and bowling lanes.

**Seasonal Events**

• Holiday Lights, Music and Snow Flurries
Jack London Square, Water St. at Broadway
Enjoy holiday lights and music nightly. Watch as fluffy snowflakes drift through the air for five minutes every ½ hour. Free
jacklondonsquare.com or 645-9292