14163a12761bf92c56c2506a56a4e196The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society is having their “Last Friday of the Month” train show/open house on Friday, July 25th at 8 pm. This is a chance to come and see the largest HO scale layout on permanent display in the Bay Area in the only building in the entire state built especially for a model railroad. The group has one of the largest layouts in the U.S., with over 4,300 feet of track covering an area of 1,800 square feet climbing to an elevation of 4 feet. Located in Larkey Park, opposite the Larkey Pool (at the other end of the parking lot), this is a place that is always fun for kids of all ages. Admission: $3/adults, $2/ children 6 – 12 and seniors, Free/children 5 and under. Grab your engineer’s hat and spend an evening with some amazing trains!




Also this weekend is the annual Berkeley Kite Festival! For the past 29 years the festival has developed a reputation as one of the premiere free family events on the West Coast. With free kite making workshops, food, arts and crafts, a kids’ zone, GIANT kites, live music, and Taiko drummers, this is a festival with something for everyone. The festival runs from Saturday July 26 – Sunday July 27, 10 am – 6 pm. Held at the Berkeley Marina, there are free shuttles available from Golden Gate Fields. So bring a favorite kite to fly, a picnic blanket to lay on while you gaze up at the sky, and get ready for some fun!  berkeley-kite-festival-san-francisco-bay-area-photography-4