The Weekender: Local Activities for Those Who Want to Avoid San Francisco Traffic

In case you decide not to partake of the all the San Francisco activities this weekend, check out what's happening in San Rafael.

Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery Bike Thrift Shop Huge Blow-Out Sale

When: Saturday, Oct. 6

Where: Trips For Kids, 610 Fourth St

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Need bike equipment? Head to this blowout sale, which will benefit Trips for Kids and Re-CycleryBike. Bikes, frames, forks, wheels, tires, helmets, bike racks, clothes, cycling shoes and lots more will be on sale at bargain prices. Call (415) 458-2986 or email info@tripsforkids.org for more information. 

The Business of Fashion

When: Saturday, Oct. 6

Where: Renaissance Marin, 1115 Third St.

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: $50

This class starts Oct. 6 and runs for three weeks. In the Business of Fashion, you will have an opportunity to share your fashion idea in a safe and supportive environment, learn about the ‘skills sets’ that are specific to the fashion industry, identify what skills you have, what skills are transferrable and what skills you need, walk through the product development process from concept to completion and get constructive feedback from peers and professionals. Register here.

Dia de los Muertos Workshops Alter Construction and Ornaments

When: Saturday, Oct. 6

Where: Albert J. Boro Community Center, 50 Canal St.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

The Canal Youth and Family Council, Canal Welcome Center and the city of San Rafael Community Services Department have all partnered to offer four different Dia de los Muertos Workshops focusing on Altar Construction and Ornaments. Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Albert J. Boro Community Center. Space is limited.

Word Up! Fair

When: Sunday, Oct. 7

Where: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags

Time: 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

This year’s fair will bring in an estimated 3,000 participants to celebrate the joy of lifelong learning. The goal is to increase awareness of learning opportunities in the North Bay which will lead to an increase in literacy levels and the knowledge base of our population and to raise funds that support literacy programs in North Bay county libraries, schools and community organizations.

Looking for more to do this weekend? Check out all the events listed for the weekend on our calendar.

Do you have an event going that is not in our calendar? Well, our calendar is open for everyone to post your own events and have them go live on the site right away.

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