Two sessions with the same content are offered: Monday at 1:30 PM or Thursday at 11:30 AM.
Share the joy of reading with your toddler ages 24 to 35 months old! Storytime will help your toddler develop the skills needed for school and life. Your toddler will develop improved listening and language skills, learn to interact and communicate with other children & adults, strengthen their imagination, and last but not least, have oodles of fun! These storytime programs consist of 20 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities! Storytime is followed by 15 minutes of stay 'n' play. This storytime is designed for children who can sit for a longer time but still need to be next to or in the lap of a parent/caregiver. Children and grownups are encouraged to engage and participate.
Space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tickets. For more information, contact the Children's Information Desk (510) 745-1421 or Email: FremontChildrens@aclibrary.org
**This is a FREE Community event**
Introduce your child to the great sport of fishing during this fun and informative day. Fishing experts will give basic instruction on knot tying, casting, how to bait the hook and fish handling techniques. Bring your own pole or use a loaner. The lake will be planted with fish for the event so come prepared to keep your catch. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. California fish and game laws will be enforced and fishing is limited to youth 8-15 years old during the fishing in the city program. Parents are asked not to fish during the youth fishing time and kids 16 and older require a fishing license.
We always recommend calling to confirm time/date haven't changed.
Due to limited space, free tickets are available at 2:45 pm at the Children's Desk.For more information, please visit www.EarlyStartMusic.com.
The Christmas season kicks off in Niles with the annual Festival of Lights Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring your blankets and chairs and get ready for twinkling fun!
Sponsored by the members of the Niles community and the Fremont community at large, this wonderful holiday tradition features over 60 unique floats and other entries, marching bands, specialty service units, costumed characters and of course, an appearance by the man himself - Santa Claus! The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6pm. The parade starts at 6:30pm. Please see below image for map of the parade route.
Seating and Standing Rules per Niles
All sidewalks are to remain open to the general public.
Chairs cannot be placed before 12 noon on Friday the day of the parade. Any unoccupied chair placed along the parade route before 12 noon is subject to removal. Parade organizers are not responsible for lost chairs.
Seating can be reserved with chairs/blankets beginning at 12 noon on Friday. Seating/blankets can only be placed along the curb and may not exceed one row. Sidewalks must remain accessible to pedestrians and people with disabilities.
Reserved seating is at your own risk. The police department will not take reports for lost or stolen chairs.
Seating on public sidewalks may not be reserved and then sold to members of the public. All seating must remain free and available to the general public.
NEW: At 4 PM when Niles Blvd. officially closes, City Maintenance will cordon off three sections of parking stalls along the commercial side (east side) of Niles Blvd. between H Street and J Street. After 4 PM, community members can use the designated parking spaces for cushions and blanket seating. No chairs will be allowed in this area. The goal of this trial seating arrangement is to alleviate the impact of people standing and sitting on the sidewalks and to allow for wheelchairs to freely access the sidewalks. Delineators and tape will be placed along the roadway as a barricade between the seating and parade participants. This is a one-year trial and we ask that no one touch or move the barricades.
Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 continues an age old tradition when it hosts its annual FREE Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday December 16th from 1pm to 4pm. There will be Arts & Crafts, snacks, entertainment and of course a visit from Santa Claus himself. Photos with Santa will be taken. Every child in attendance will receive a goodie bag as they leave.
PLEASE RSVP here by December 4th and please include the Children’s Age(s) when RSVP’ing.