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Upcoming Events

 SUMMER CONCERTS

 2017 Novato COTG 2017

ICE CREAM Sundae Social

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Bring a friend or family member to this fun afternoon at the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato. Build your own ice cream sundae while socializing with friends, old and new! The event will take place on Wednesday, June 28 from 2pm-4pm. All ages welcome. Tickets cost $4 per person and are available for purchase at the Margaret Todd Senior Center front desk until June 27. Tickets will be sold for $5 per person at the door, while supplies last! Hope to see you there! Please call 415-899-8290 for more information.

 movies at the pocket park

popcorn-1433326_1280Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and family to enjoy a FREE movie at Pocket Park, 950 7th Street Novato. Popcorn and other yummy snacks and drinks will be available for purchase! For more information visit: Novato.org/moviesinthepark

Sundays on Sherman

 Picture of PRCS Staff with Hula HoopsWe are thrilled to be having a series of three Sundays on Sherman events in 2017! The events will be held July 23rd, September 24th and December 17th, 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please join us as we take over Sherman Avenue, the Civic Green, the Flex Space and fill it with many different activities and fun for all ages! This event is free and everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to attend! Stay toned for more event details!

 

 Past Events

Take a look at some of the exciting events that the Novato community has enjoyed in the recent past.

Prcs summer Camp day 2017

 FB cover photoJoin the staff at Novato Parks & Recreation for a morning of information, registration & FUN! This is the perfect opportunity to register your child for any of our awesome summer camps, meet camp counselors, and participate in some free family fun! Come see why we are the one for Summer fun!

Afternoon Tea in Paris

IMG_1753eGrab your passports and friends! Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2-4pm for an afternoon of sipping tea and enjoying delicious pastries served on fine china. Do you have china that you would love to put to use? Enter our table decorating contest and create a tablescape using your own china setting. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative tablescape! Ticket price is $8 per person or $30 to enter our table decorating contest which includes 4 tickets. Sign-ups open February 1st. For more information, please contact the Margaret Todd Senior Center at 415-899-8290.

fishing in the city

fishingboyNovato's annual Fishing in the City program at Scottsdale Pond is co-sponsored by the City of Novato, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Novato Sunrise Rotary. Bait, tackle and rods are provided for this fun-filled family outing! Normal State fishing regulations apply, anyone 16+ must have a California Fishing License. Pre-registration is advised to ensure a space, but drop-ins are welcome if there's space. Clinics last 30 minutes, and run from 8:00am to 10:30am. This is a FREE event! Please call 415-899-8279 or 415-899-8290 for more information.

 

 spring trash to treasures flea market 

 Trash to Treasures imageCome shop for some unique second-hand treasures on Saturday, March 25th, 9am - 2pm. You can also enjoy a hot dog or other snacks and drinks at our snack bar. This indoor Flea Market is open rain or shine so be sure to save the date and stop by! If you are interested in renting a booth space, applications are now available. Call Margaret Todd at 415-899-8290 for details.

 Spring Concerts

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Spring craft and gift market

IMG_9828Please join us for the 2017 Spring Craft and Gift Market at Novato City Hall. This is the perfect opportunity to buy your seasonal Spring décor, Easter and Mothers day gifts from local artisans! Children are invited to craft a mother’s day gift for $5 at the Novato Parks and Recreation booth, while supplies last. The perfect opportunity to be creative and give mom a gift she will always remember! 

If you're interested in renting a booth space applications are now available. For more information please call the Special Event s Coordinator 415-899-8236. 

Holiday crafts faire

2016 Holiday Crafts FaireThe 2016 Holiday Crafts Faire, co-sponsored by the Novato Senior Citizens Club and the Novato Garden Club, will be held on Friday December 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00am-4:00pm at the Margaret Todd Senior Center located at 1560 Hill Road in Novato.
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

Breakfast With SantaCome join Novato Parks & Recreation and Friends at the Margaret Todd Senior Center on Sunday, December 4th from 9 AM to 12 noon for a festive pancake breakfast with fun-filled activities and games for the kids. Be sure to bring your camera so you can take your photo with Santa!

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FALL "TRASH TO TREASURES" FLEA MARKET

Trash to Treasures imageCome shop for some unique second-hand treasures on Saturday, October 8, 9am - 2pm. You can also enjoy a hot dog or other snacks and drinks at our snack bar. This indoor Flea Market is open rain or shine so be sure to save the date and stop by! If you are interested in renting a booth space, applications are now available. Call Margaret Todd at 415-899-8290 for details.
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 Concerts on the Green

Picture of Concerts On The GreenPlease join the Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, for a FREE concert series happening this summer on the City Green in the heart of Downtown Novato!

Live music will be played by different artists from 5-7pm on Saturday, June 18, July 16 and August 20. You're invited to bring a picnic to enjoy with family and friends on the City Green. More information >>  

 

NOVATO LIVE AT CITY HALL

Picture of 2016 Novato Live PostcardOur free community concerts are back in 2016! Come and join us for free monthly concerts on Saturday evenings at Novato City Hall. The next and final spring concert is May 21, 2016. Live music is performed by a different artist each month.  

 

Fishing in the City

 

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Novato's annual Fishing in the City program is co-sponsored by the City of Novato, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Novato Sunrise Rotary. Bait, tackle and rods are provided for this fun-filled family outing. Anyone 16+ must have a California Fishing License. Pre-registration is advised to ensure a space, but drop-ins are welcome if there's space. Clinics last 30 minutes, and run from 8:00am to 10:30am. This is a FREE event! Please call 415-899-8279 or 415-899-8290 for more information.

 2016 Novato Gymnastics Classic
2016 Novato Classic Gymnastics LogoThis is the largest Novato Gymnastics Program event of the year, and it is not to be missed! Event will be held March 11 - 13 at the Novato Gymnastics Center. This event features over 500 talented gymnasts from 25 different teams from Northern California and Nevada. Registration is now closed, but spectators are invited to attend and watch the excitement. $5 per person. 
 Sundays on Sherman: Winter edition

 

Sundays on Sherman Winter Logo for BannerSundays on Sherman is back! We are thrilled to announce the winter edition of our community's play streets event! The event will be held on Sunday, December 13, 11:00am - 3:00pm. Please join us as we take over Sherman Avenue, the Novato Council Chambers and the City Green Park and fill it with festive holiday fun for all ages! We will be making holidays ornaments, taking pictures with Santa, playing life-sized board games, enjoying hot cocoa and cookies and more! This event is free and everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to attend! More information >>


 Concerts on the green

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Please join Novato ALIVE, a project of Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, for a FREE concert series happening this summer on the City Green in the heart of Downtown Novato in 2015!

Live music will be played by different artists each month from 5-7pm on Saturday, July 11th, August 22nd and September 19th. Guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy with family and friends on the Green.

 Sundays on Sherman

SundaysOnSherman_Logo_Bouncy_RGB_Color_TransparentOn Sunday, July 26, 2015 the City of Novato's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hosted its first play streets program. Taking the lead from San Francisco's popular program, Novato took over one of its main streets and closed it down to all vehicular activity so everyone could play safely in the street! Play streets are a chance for community members of all ages to come outside and participate in structured and unstructured play without traffic worries. Guests also participated in several organized exercise activities lead by well-known instructors throughout the community. The goal of the day was to simply PLAY, and that we did! More information >>

 The Special Olympics World Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Ceremony

Picture of Torch RunThe City of Novato was honored to host a Special Olympics World Games ceremony to celebrate and commemorate the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was carried down Grant Avenue in Novato, with a ceremony held at the City Green, on Sherman Avenue, at 7:00 p.m. The celebration included live entertainment, keynote speeches, a gymnastics performance, healthy snacks and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet special Olympians.

 

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