Pour a thermos of hot cocoa, grab your ice skates and enjoy the Bay Area’s outdoor skating season. Rinks are opening up in San Francisco and San Jose, but Redwood City’s ice rink has a unique twist: the ice isn’t ice at all, but a synthetic imitation. It’s plastic polymer coated with a non-toxic lubricating solution that allows the ice skates to glide. More information about the synthetic ice is available on the Redwood City website.
Sony Pictures is offering free movie passes to grandparents and grandchildren to see the new Christmas movie Arthur Christmas this Saturday at the Metreon in San Francisco. Even better: pajama wearing is encouraged! Visit www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: E4FDU22K to download passes, while supplies last.
Explore the creatures that live in the dark lagoon at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve during a Family Fishing event Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. As a group, nets will be cast into the lagoon and gently pulled up to capture aquatic creatures for a closer examination before returning them to the water. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children are free, adults: residents $5, non-residents $7.