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Thursday, May 28

Spellapalooza 2015: Grown-Up Spelling Bee Party | SF
Spellapalooza 2015: Grown-Up Spelling Bee Party | SF
Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ Spellapalooza invites guests to cheer on the foremost elementary and middle school spellers in the country live on ESPN. Free, but an RSVP is required. Watchers are encouraged to place predictions on which child might ...

Saturday, May 30

Free Pet Adoption Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Animal Services
Free Pet Adoption Festival: Saturday | Oakland

The annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days will take place at Oakland Animal Services with free adoptions throughout the weekend. 2015 Free Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days – Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm – Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm Oakland Animal Services, 1101 ...

SF’s Very First “Cat Cafe” Volunteer Day | KitTea
Saturday, May 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | KitTea
SF's Very First

San Francisco’s first cat cafe, KitTea, is opening soon and cat lovers are invited to come volunteer at KitTea and Give Me Shelter. They will be hosting volunteer training sessions on Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, 2015. KitTea will be a Japanese teahouse and cat adoption lounge powered ...

Win Tix: Annual Gala, Art Exhibition, Neighborhood Party | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Homeless Prenatal Program
Support a good cause (the Homeless Prenatal Program which helps break the cycle of childhood poverty) while also supporting another good cause (feeding yourself delicious cupcakes, portobello tostadas, and mini skewers from Straw and drinking beer donated by Lagunitas) at the Our House, Our Mission’s Annual ...

Sunday, May 31

Free Pet Adoption Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Animal Services
Free Pet Adoption Festival: Sunday | Oakland

The annual Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days will take place at Oakland Animal Services with free adoptions throughout the weekend. 2015 Free Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days – Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm – Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm Oakland Animal Services, 1101 ...

SF’s Very First “Cat Cafe” Volunteer Day | KitTea
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | KitTea
SF's Very First

San Francisco’s first cat cafe, KitTea, is opening soon and cat lovers are invited to come volunteer at KitTea and Give Me Shelter. They will be hosting volunteer training sessions on Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, 2015. KitTea will be a Japanese teahouse and cat adoption lounge powered ...

Saturday, June 6

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, June 6 – 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, June 6 – 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, June 12

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, June 12 – 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, June 13

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 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, June 26

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, June 26 – 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, June 27

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, June 27 – 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, June 28

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, June 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

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, July 4

Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 4 – 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 ...

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, July 4 – 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 ...

Friday, July 10

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 10 – 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, July 11

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, July 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 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, July 24

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 24 – 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, July 25

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, July 25 – 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, July 26

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, July 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

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, August 1

Garden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 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 ...

“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park
Saturday, August 1 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 8

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Friday, August 14

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, August 14 – 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 ...