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Thursday, August 27

Ideasthesia Pop-Up Exhibition & Opening Reception | SF
Thursday, August 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Ideasthesia Pop-Up Exhibition & Opening Reception | SF
In this special pop-up exhibition, San Francisco artist Owen Brown explores the complexity of perception with a multi-sensory, interactive installation. Ideasthesia is a celebration of tenacity and new beginnings, as 100% of the proceeds of this exhibition will be used to fund the non-profit Meridian ...
Benefit for The Riptide: “Class of ’84” DJs, $2 Drinks & Silent Auction | SF
Benefit for The Riptide:
Class of 84 and the Cat Club will be holding a fundraiser for the staff of The Riptide at 9 pm on Thursday, August 27, 2015. A fire at The Riptide bar, a popular Outer Sunset hangout for locals and surfers, broke out around 10:15 am Tuesday ...

Three Twins Ice Cream 10 Year Anniversary | Name-Your-Price Scoop Day
Thursday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*Name your price and all proceeds will benefit an environmental nonprofit.
| Three Twins Ice Cream
Three Twins Ice Cream 10 Year Anniversary | Name-Your-Price Scoop Day
Thursday, August 27, 2015 marks Three Twins Ice Cream’s 10th year of making inconceivably delicious ice cream. They’re inviting you to “Name Your Price” on scoops at all four, company-owned, Bay Area ice cream shops in SF, San Rafael, Larkspur and Napa. 100% of the day’s sales ...

Friday, August 28

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 28 – 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, August 29

Surfrider Clean Up | Baker Beach
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
Surfrider Clean Up | Baker Beach
Beach clean-up 10am-12pm. Drop-in and groups welcome and hot coffee to be served. We also encourage participants to bring their own gloves, grabbers, or buckets. Come on down, have a snack, and help save the beach! *Note* rain cancels clean-ups.
Interactive Community Workshop & Pop-Up Event | Berkeley
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Harriet Tubman Terrace
Interactive Community Workshop & Pop-Up Event | Berkeley
On Saturday, August 29th, the City of Berkeley invites you to join us for two community events to help shape the future of the Adeline/ South Shattuck Corridor! Event #1 Community Visioning Workshop 10 AM – 1 PM Join us for an interactive community workshop to discuss assets, issues, ...
What’s happening at Knowland Park? | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Knowland Park
What's happening at Knowland Park? | Oakland
Have you heard about Knowland Park? It’s Oakland’s largest public open space and the city’s best kept secret! Rare maritime chaparral and native grasslands alongside coastal scrub and oak woodlands weave together in ecosystems of spectacular diversity. Friends of Knowland Park are fighting to save this ...

Sunday, August 30

Oakland’s Microfarm Movement | Land Action
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5-10 suggested donation.
| Land Action collective garden
Oakland's Microfarm Movement | Land Action
Land Action is working to turn abandoned lots into microfarms in Oakland! A lot at 37th and West had been abandoned for many years. With back taxes and other fees totaling around $650,000, no one came forward to claim responsibility for it. The weeds and trash ...

Saturday, September 5

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Alamo Square Park

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day. Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Event takes place rain ...

Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Kezar Triangle
Garden Volunteer Workparty

Volunteer at this recently opened community garden in Golden Gate Park. Working in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department, the community, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, Miller Company Landscape Architects transformed an under-utilized space into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. The ...

Friday, September 11

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 11 – 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, September 12

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, September 12 – 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, September 25

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 25 – 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, September 26

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, September 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Sunday, September 27

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, September 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Peace Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Saturday, October 3

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Alamo Square Park

Volunteers needed for Park Greening Day. Come out, join your neighbors, pitch in and help make Alamo Square better for everyone. Planting, gardening, weeding, general park maintenance. Meet at the tennis court. Coffee provided. Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Event takes place rain ...

Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
| Kezar Triangle
Garden Volunteer Workparty

Volunteer at this recently opened community garden in Golden Gate Park. Working in collaboration with the Recreation and Parks Department, the community, and the San Francisco Parks Alliance, Miller Company Landscape Architects transformed an under-utilized space into a meadow oasis crisscrossed by walking paths. The ...

Friday, October 9

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, October 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, October 10

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, October 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 ...

Sunday, October 25

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Peace Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Saturday, November 14

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, November 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 ...

Sunday, November 22

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, November 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Peace Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...