Happy 2nd day of spring! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely ready for sunnier, greener days to come. More days outside, and less cooped up in the house!

Here are some family events to help you enjoy some fun with your kids indoors and out!

Egg Hunts
Check out my guide to spring egg hunts going on all around Sonoma County. The first one is this weekend, so don’t miss out!

Friday, March 22
Free family jam
Cheryl Teach Music invites families into her studio to play music, either with their own instruments or with her vast arrangement of percussion pieces.
6:30-7:15 p.m., 4910 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa. cherylteachmusic.com

March 22-24
Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Saint John’s Catholic School presents the Jr version of Aladdin, where talented students will bring the Disney version of the story to life. $5 under 10, $12 adults.
7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sat & Sun. Raven Performing Arts. 115 North St., Healdsburg.  raventheater.org

March 22-24
Wind in the Willows
Actors Theater for Children will perform the classic tale at the Steele Lane Community Center. $5.
Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. 415 Steele Ln., Santa Rosa. actorstheaterforchildren.com

Saturday, March 23
Tools as Art
The Sonoma County Museum presents their Family Day gallery where art is made up of every day tools. The afternoon will be filled with tool themed crafts, activities, music, and more. Kids and members free, non-members $5.
12-3 p.m. 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. sonomacountymuseum.org

Saturday, March 23
YMCA Bike-a-thon
The 4th annual event has bikers of all levels spinning in place to raise money for the YMCA’s Giving Campaign.  Proceeds from the stationary race-in-place benefit kids, families, and seniors, giving those in need access to the YMCA programs through financial aid.  $15 suggested donation reserves a bike and one raffle ticket.
8:30-11 a.m., Sonoma County Family YMCA, 1111 College Ave., Santa Rosa.  scfymca.org

Saturday, March 23
Traveling Bee Show
Uncle Jer brings two 2 frame Observation hives, wax and honey frames, honey samples, and more at this 45-minute captivating presentation. Kids who have any interest in where honey comes from will love the puppet show as they learn the many jobs of the worker bee. And they’ll have a chance to sample free tastes of honey while viewing bees at work. Each child will receive an activity book, and honey will be offered for sale.
2-3 p.m. Northwest Regional Library at Coddingtown. bee-show.com

March 23-24
Wee Three Spring Event
Wee Three Children’s Store takes over the Wells Fargo Center, filling it to the brim with new and consigned children’s clothing, toys, accessories and more at a fraction of the cost so they can make room for the next season in their stores. This highly anticipated shopping event is not one to be missed!
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 50 Mark West Spring Rd., Santa Rosa. weethreechildrensstore.com

Saturday, March 23
Kids Fishing Derby
Kids under 15 are invited to take part in this annual event at Howarth Park’s Lake Ralphine. First 150 participants will receive souvenirs, and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. $3 per person.
7:30-10:30 a.m. 630 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa. ci.santa-rosa.ca.us

Sunday, March 24
Kids Fishing in the City
Lake Ralphine invites families back for a FREE morning of family fishing.  Throughout the morning will be 30 minute “Learn to Fish” clinics, and loaner rods will be available.  Open to kids 5 and older, accompanied by their parent.  Those 16 and older will need a fishing license, though no license is required to help your child fish.
9-11 a.m. 630 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa.  ci.santa-rosa.ca.us

Sunday, March 24
Children’s Storytelling
Every Sunday, Scott the Storyteller delights children with imaginative stories using music and puppets in a free story performance at A Likely Story in Petaluma.
12 p.m. 151 Petaluma Blvd. S., Suite 107, Petaluma. http://www.alikelystorybook.com/

Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you on the forums!

Crissi Langwell