Category Archives: Family

Bay Area Classic Yo Yo Contest 2017

yo-yoOver 100 of the top yo-yo competitors will compete in the 20th Annual Bay Area Classic Yo Yo Contest on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The free to view Contest will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose.

Contest Schedule:
9:00 AM – 12:30: Prelims
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Break / On Stage Demo’s
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Finals, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 1A (in this order)
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Awards

Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest 2017
Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, 95110

Admission to the contest is free

Admission to the museum is $15.00

Museum hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Public parking ($5-$7) available in lots on Woz Way, Auzerais Street, and Almaden Boulevard. Additional downtown parking information.

Public Transit information.

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Northern California Regional Botball Tournament

botballrobotMiddle and high school aged students in the Bay Area pit their home-made autonomous robots (no remote controls allowed) against each other in the Northern California BotBall tournament Saturday, April 16, 2016. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program and document robots in a hands-on project.
The robot’s actions are based on information from the sensors, combined with the computer program (C, C++, and Java) written by the students in advance. Botball robots are completely autonomous and rely on this computer programming to start, stop, and maneuver on the game board.
The free to watch tournament begins… more

Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose 2015

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The Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 18, 2015 beginning at 10:00 AM.

Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome to this free event.

Activities throughout the day include:
Letterpress Demonstrations & Shop Tours: Museum Print Shop
Members from the San Jose Printers’ Guild will help visitors print keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset wood and metal type, and lead tours of a 1900s era print shop.


Exhibitors and featured artists and craftsmen will demonstrate the skills related to printing and book arts, and show visitors how to set type and impress ink onto paper.

Lunch will be available from a food truck on the grounds. Cold drinks and frozen treats will be available at O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor in the Pacific Hotel.

History Park (History San Jose)
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, 95112

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Admission: free
Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Ave. for $6. 00.

Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History San Jose is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($6) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

photo credit: vlasta2