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Kids Creek Fest
Date Saturday May 14
Time 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Fernandez Park, Pinole (Use 595 San Pablo Avenue for directions)
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorCarol Thompson

May 14th, 10:30 am to 3 pm at Fernandez Park, Pinole (behind the businesses at Tennent and San Pablo Avenues. (use 595 Tennent to google or mapquest directions)

This environmental fair was the first of it's kind to entertain, educate and inform young children and their families about the importance of caring for the earth, it's resources, it's water, and it's beloved creatures. It's a parents dream event - there is NOTHING to buy, everything is free - food, crafts, activities, and even a free lunch for the first 200 people. Perfect for kids 0-9 (or so) and their families.

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Here is just a brief description of what you will see and do:

Main Stage Entertainers:

Doug Nolan, eco-entertainer, master juggler and magician, and all around nice guy (rides an eight foot tall unicycle, too?!!)

REAL Native American Storyteller Jessie Riddle and her tales from long ago

A live band! Shay and the Sugar Daddies will rock you with rhythm & blues

Children's book author Laura Lee with songs and stories in both English and Mandarin


Crayfish Capers with Windrush School and Lawrence Hall of Science

Inflatable jumpers for the little ones to jump in (efficiently burning some of their own energy!)

Live native bugs (ladybugs, snails and worms): what's a friend in the garden and how to attract them, what's not and how to environmentally correctly get them to leave

What is a Watershed? A look at a working model and what we can learn from it

Face painting

Potter's wheel and clay (with lovely Lauren, a real, live artist)

Juggling workshop (learn the basics from the pros)

Worm composting bins (make little wiggler "starter kits" that you can take home)

Corn husk doll making

Pets are family, too - learn what makes a good pet "parent"

Books-on-the-go in our story reading booth - and get a yummy cookie for listening in

Creek clean-up (adjacent to the park - how convenient!)

Tours of the star of our show, the Creek!

Alternative energy vehicles: Dr. Joe and his ever-so-enviro solar/electric pick-up truck

Pine cone bird feeders - make and take home your very own

Fishing game- come try your hand at catching our home-made "fish" and learn why clean water is really important to them

Formerly live native animals and making plaster of Paris castings of animal prints (like bobcats, raccoons, and the like) learn how to reduce your carbon footprint

Toy car wash (and u-color door hangers on why that's not so hot for the creek)

The Pinole Fire and Police Departments (wow, cool!!)


free lawn games, demonstrations, crafts and activities. Did I mention cool raffle prizes, too? New booths are added daily. (In fact, if you or your organization can volunteer to staff a booth, we can have even MORE!)

See you at Kids Creek Fest!!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

Added to the calendar on Saturday May 7th, 2011 8:02 AM
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