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Sunday, May 28

“Bethel Remembers” Memorial Day | San Jose
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bethel Church
Recognize the men and women who have bravely lost their lives in war at Bethel Church in San Jose from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The 2017 Memorial Day event includes: 11 am- 90 minute presentation (in the main auditorium) that includes: Honoring & Recognizing those who ...
USS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF
Sunday, May 28 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | USS San Francisco Memorial Park
USS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF
Join the USS San Francisco (CA-38) memorial ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2017, dedicated to the 100 Sailors and seven Marines killed in action during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 12-13, 1942. The ceremony is all for all the men who served, fought and ...

Monday, May 29

2017 Memorial Day Parade | Mill Valley
Monday, May 29 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE | Lytton Square (Mill Valley)
2017 Memorial Day Parade | Mill Valley
Mill Valley turns red, white and blue for their Memorial Day parade, recognizing those who gave their lives for their country starting at 10:30 am Monday, May 29, 2017. Before the parade begins, there will be a pre-parade celebration and flag raising at 9:45 am at Lytton ...
Memorial Day Free Entry | Ardenwood Historic Farm
Monday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ardenwood Historic Farm
Memorial Day Free Entry | Ardenwood Historic Farm
Come down to Ardenwood Historic Farm for a free admission day from 10 am to 4 pm on Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2017. Help with farm chores, ride the train, and tour the Victorian farmhouse. Taste farm-baked cookies from our outdoor wood stove, try your skills at ...

Tuesday, May 30

SF History Night: Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Noe Valley
Tuesday, May 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night: Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Noe Valley
San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive was born in 1938 when the world was invited to visit San Francisco for the 1939–40 Golden Gate International Exposition and think about doing business here. The “49 mile” trail around the city was a great hit. In 2013, Kristine ...

Wednesday, May 31

2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit: “Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War” | Final Day
Wednesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit:

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on display April 1 – May 31, 2017. How did the average reader and soldiers ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, May 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.
Music, Art, & Politics of 1967: Was it all peace and love or did the anti-war movement really define the era? A conversational antidote to the narrow interpretation of a memorable summer in the City. With Calvin Welch, Judy Goldhaft, Mat Callahan, and Pam Brennan.

Friday, June 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Saturday, June 3

Biggest Little Air Show | San Carlos
Biggest Little Air Show | San Carlos
Big things come in small packages in an amazing aerial display at the Hiller Aviation Museum during the Biggest Little Air Show on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The show matches a thrilling aerobatic performance by airshow pilot John Collver and his full-sized 1944 SNJ along with demonstrations ...
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, June 3 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, June 7

Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, June 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Kent Minault’s “Diggerly-Do’s” | Mission Dist.
Kent Minault tells of the explosive first six months of the SF Diggers. Featuring stories of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Tim Leary, Huey Newton, Lenore Kandel, Gary Snyder, the first Digger free food and free Store, the Invisible Circus, photos by Chuck Gould, and ...

Friday, June 9

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, June 9 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, June 10

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

2017 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island
Saturday, June 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
| Angel Island
2017

Commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park during their annual “Civil War Days.” Angel Island Civil War Days June 10-11, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm Angel Island FREE Explore the 1863 Union Army post at Camp ...

Sunday, June 11

2017 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island
Sunday, June 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
| Angel Island
2017

Commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park during their annual “Civil War Days.” Angel Island Civil War Days June 10-11, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm Angel Island FREE Explore the 1863 Union Army post at Camp ...

Saturday, June 17

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Wednesday, June 21

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Friday, June 23

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, June 23 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, June 24

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Tuesday, June 27

SF History Night | Noe Valley
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
| St. Philip's Church
SF History Night | Noe Valley

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth. Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments. Monthly presentations cover a dizzyingly diverse variety of SF history ...

Wednesday, June 28

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Saturday, July 1

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, July 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Wednesday, July 5

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Friday, July 7

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Wednesday, July 12

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful ...

Friday, July 14

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, July 14 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, July 15

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Wednesday, July 19

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...