Eghgs, pancakes and Suasages7:00–10:00 1010 Grant Ave

(Redwood Credit Union parking lot)

You wake up early on the Fourth of July, all giddy about the parade in a few hours, and decide to make a dash down to Grant Avenue and set up your chairs and blankets. You’re already hungry.

Your best move? Just stay downtown after the dropoff and eat at the 66th annual Buckaroo Breakfast, an Independence Day tradition that is one of Novato’s longest-running annual community events. And be sure to text the rest of the family to join you.

From 7-10 a.m. on July 4, the always-eager, always-smiling volunteers from the Presbyterian Church of Novato will serve coffee, orange juice, pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and milk to raise funds for the nonprofit North Marin Community Services (formerly Novato Youth Center and Novato Human Needs). As usual, it’ll be at the Redwood Credit Union parking lot at 1010 Grant Ave.

Also, Rotary Books and Art Around Town will showcase patriotic art projects and kids books, and copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution will be available. There will be lots of options to keep the youngers happy and occupied.

The suggested donation is $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Since all proceeds are benefitting North Marin Community Services, additional donations will be encouraged.

Make sure to say hello to the 2015 Novato Citizen of the Year Alan Dunham, “the Big Buckaroo,” Steve Kinney, and all the other folks from the church greeting you with