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Friday, December 9

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, December 10

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

“This Is Not Normal” March Against Hate and Bigotry | SF
Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| Harry Bridges Plaza
If you’re devastated by the outcome of the 2016 election, or you’ve been shocked by the normalization of hate speech and intolerance by a master manipulator of mainstream media, you’ll want to attend this march against hatred and bigotry on December 10th in downtown San Francisco. The ...

Sunday, December 11

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Please note, this event has been moved to December 11, 2016. There will not be event on November 20th nor on December 18th.

Thursday, December 15

Holiday Happy Hour: Complimentary Cocktails, Treats & Door Prizes | SF
Thursday, December 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Balançoire
Holiday Happy Hour: Complimentary Cocktails, Treats & Door Prizes | SF
Are you passionate about ensuring the success of public schools? Then join them for a special holiday party on Thursday, December 15. They’ll have complimentary cocktails, treats and a door prize as well as more information about how to get involved to support students and teachers ...

Saturday, December 17

Holiday Music Gala-Hawaiian Style: Free Food, Music, & Hula Dancing | Berkeley
Saturday, December 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Canned food donations benefitting the Alameda County Food Bank are encouraged.
| Berkeley Methodist United Church
Holiday Music Gala-Hawaiian Style: Free Food, Music, & Hula Dancing | Berkeley
Join them for an evening of free food, Hawaiian and folk rock music, and hula dancing, with a festive holiday theme. Featuring ukulele music and hula dancing by Diablo Valley Hui-‘O’-Aloha and the Royal Hawaiian Ukulele Band, and folk rock by Wilson Wong & the Dudes. Your ...

Wednesday, December 21

Last Day: $5 Off Amoeba with SF Food Bank Donation | 2016
Wednesday, December 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must bring a can of food for $5 off coupon
| Amoeba Music (SF)
Last Day: $5 Off Amoeba with SF Food Bank Donation | 2016

Want to save $5 off Amoeba Music and help out the needy at the same time? Amoeba Hollywood is once again gathering food for families in need this holiday season. They’ve joined forces with the SF Marin Food Bank  to collect canned goods and nonperishable items ...

Thursday, December 22

Firefighters Toy Drive & Comedy Show | SF
Firefighters Toy Drive & Comedy Show | SF
Doc’s Lab will be hosting a night of comedy for a cause: The SF Firefighers Toy Program. They’ll be featuring a dynamite lineup with comedian’s you typically find headlining local clubs and who have been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, and Viceland. Admission will be free for ...

Friday, December 23

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, December 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...

Saturday, December 24

Holiday Home Visits With Isolated Elderly | SF
Saturday, December 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required within 2 weeks of event. Sign up via link.
| Little Brother's Friends of the Elderly
Holiday Home Visits With Isolated Elderly | SF
Every year on December 24th and 25th, volunteers visit isolated elderly from Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) so they don’t have to spend the holiday alone. Join them the afternoon of December 24th or morning of December 25th to provide a friendly visit and a ...

Saturday, December 31

Free Hugs at Midnight for New Year’s Eve | Golden Gate Bridge
Saturday, December 31 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Bridge
Free Hugs at Midnight for New Year's Eve | Golden Gate Bridge
Looking for a bit of human contact to start the new year? HugTrain is an annual mission that travels by train throughout the U.S. around the holidays to organize free hug events to raise spirits and awareness for mental health issues. On New Year’s Eve on ...

Sunday, January 1

Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
Sunday, January 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend from 11 am to 7 pm on January 1, 2016.

Friday, January 13

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, January 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, January 14

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, January 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Friday, January 27

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out on ...