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Saturday, August 19

City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF’s Skyscrapers | Union Square
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, rappelling requires fundraising.
| Hilton SF (Union Square)
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF's Skyscrapers | Union Square

Outward Bound California’s 2017 City Skyline Challenge features two days of Bay Area civic leaders, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, students, educators, and individuals from all walks of life rappelling Spiderman-style from the Hilton San Francisco Union Squares roof, before cheering onlookers and a vast online audience. ...

TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Beach
TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach
Turn up with TurnOut at Muir Beach. In order to celebrate diversity and build community with the staff, volunteers, and visitors, they have teamed up with TurnOut, an organization dedicated to connecting volunteers to LGBTQIA+ causes. Join them to help restore and improve vital habitat for ...

Sunday, August 20

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking, and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer. Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. >> Sign ...

Friday, August 25

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 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. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Saturday, August 26

Plant A Tree For A Greener Future | SF
Saturday, August 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is required.
| Balboa High School
Plant A Tree For A Greener Future | SF
Community Clean Team, in partnership with the Giant Sweep anti-litter campaign, needs your help to keep the city clean and green in 2017. Registration/check-in from 8:30am till 9am Complimentary Lunch at 12:30pm Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate work clothes. An RSVP is required.
Neighborhood Tree Planting Party & Community Potluck | Excelsior
Saturday, August 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Secret Location (SF)
Neighborhood Tree Planting Party & Community Potluck | Excelsior
Friends of the Urban Forest is planting 160 trees in Excelsior on Saturday, August 26th. Come and join them for a day of planting trees with the community, and enjoy a community potluck lunch after. No experience needed — they’ll supply tools and guidance. Wear work ...
Cocktails & Charity Fundraiser: Live Organic Rum Distillation & Spirits Tasting | Pacifica
Cocktails & Charity Fundraiser: Live Organic Rum Distillation & Spirits Tasting | Pacifica
The couple who owns the Tripp Distillery distills Organic Spirits by hand in their 220 gallon Copper Pot Still about 10 feet in front of their beautiful Redwood Bar where you can enjoy free spirit tastings & purchase craft cocktails and bottles if you like. ...

Friday, September 8

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, September 8 – 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 9

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, September 9 – 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, September 10

National Day of Service and Remembrance | Palo Alto
Sunday, September 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a RSVP is encouraged.
| Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
National Day of Service and Remembrance | Palo Alto
Join this intergenerational event to work on hands-on projects that benefit first responders, veterans and homeless individuals. Free, but an RSVP is encouraged. Look forward to working alongside other organizations nationwide paying tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and those who rose up in service in response to the ...

Saturday, September 16

2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, ...
Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Shimada Friendship Park | Richmond
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*For groups of 10 people or more, an RSVP is encouraged.
| Shimada Friendship Park
Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Shimada Friendship Park | Richmond
Come join The Watershed Project staff for Coastal Cleanup Day, the state’s largest shoreline cleanup project. On this international day of action, volunteers are needed to remove massive debris that accumulates on the beaches and inland shorelines. Together, you can help protect marine habitat. Bring ...
Annual Liver Life Walk | SF
Saturday, September 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome. Pre-registration for the walk is encouraged but not required.
| Music Concourse Garage (GG Park)
Annual Liver Life Walk | SF
Liver Life Walk is the national fundraising walk of the American Liver Foundation and the largest fundraising and awareness event related to liver health in the United States. Join more than 13,000 people from coast-to-coast as they pound the pavement to change the face of liver health. ...

Sunday, September 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Monday, September 18

Volunteer at SF’s 2017 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books
Monday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Volunteer at SF's 2017 Big Book Sale | Get Free Books

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The Big Book Sale is free ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Saturday, October 14

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...

Saturday, November 11

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, November 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Saturday, December 9

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...