Tuesday, December 6
Home Buyer’s Bootcamp: First Time Buyer’s Basics | SF
They’ve partnered up with First Republic Bank to bring you a beginners seminar for buyers. This meet-up will cover:
Quick meet and greet
Financing your first home. Worksheet, information
The home buying process. Offer, transaction, & close.
Wednesday, December 7
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email email@example.com. Space ...
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
East Bay Science Cafe – This is your brain on stress with Daniela Kaufer
Stress is an inevitable part of our life, and understanding the biology of the stress response is relevant to each of us. In this month’s Cafe, Professor Kaufer will talk about the ...
Divided We Fall: A Discussion on Immigration & Scapegoating | SF
Moments of hysteria in history have shaped your feelings toward immigration—either on a local or global scale—from anti-Chinese sentiments leading to decades of the Exclusion Act to events like Pearl Harbor and 9/11, to witnessing thousands of unaccompanied children arriving from Central America, they discuss the ...
Thursday, December 8
Last Minute Tax Saving Strategies for 2016 | Mountain View
At this workshop, you will learn the latelst updates to the tax law. You may be able to save on your taxes if you make the right moves before the end of the year, but you need to act before December 31st.
For example, this workshop ...
Holiday Bazaar NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.
NightLife’s annual holiday bazaar returns, featuring a merry marketplace of gift-worthy treasures from dozens of local crafters, makers and merchants.
Friday, December 9
Founder’s Friday: Free Co-working Pass | SF
Finding a comfortable coworking space can be a daunting task – doing this in the Silicon Valley can seem almost impossible. Startup Basecamp is offering startup founders & entrepreneurs its cool coworking space for free every Friday. Ticket is required, please RSVP if you are ...
Know Your Sewing Machine Workshop | South SF
Bring your sewing machine and learn how to change a bobbin, thread the machine and sew a straight line. This is the class for the absolute beginner. Some troubleshooting might occur during the process for older machines. Most people can sew on their own by ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
5–9 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under
5–9 pm: Local beer and wine specials in the Blue Oak beer garden
5–9 pm: All Museum galleries open late
5–9 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: ...
Win Tix: AIDS Icon Cleve Jones: A Life In Activism | JCCSF
Cleve Jones conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become the world’s largest piece of community folk art. He also co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in ...
Saturday, December 10
2016 Dance Hack Day: Dance Meets Cutting Edge Tech | SF
Join the forefront of collaborative innovation between the Bay Area’s vibrant art and tech communities at Kinetech Arts’ annual Dance Hack Day, a non-profit event that brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with emerging technologies.
Combining a traditional hackathon with a dance ...
Dewey Decimal System Day | South SF
Stop by the library to celebrate Dewey Decimal System Day in honor of Melvil Dewey’s Birthday. Dewey was one of the founders of the American Library Association and created the Dewey Decimal System which is used to organize materials in libraries in over 150 countries ...
Winter Arts & Nature Celebration Festival | Stinson Beach
Celebrate the season and winter solstice at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve. Create beautiful arts & crafts, observe winter water birds, and get inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages. Enjoy hot tea, coffee, and apple cider and do your holiday shopping ...
Crafting at the Library: Winter Mini Maker Fair | Hayward
This month, Crafting at the Library is going to help you power through your gift list (especially if you haven’t picked anything out for yourself yet) by showing you how to make four different mini-DIY projects that you can finish in half an hour or ...
Interactive Collage Workshop | Oakland
Aspiring and established artists of all ages are invited to join them for an interactive collage workshop. Bring items or photographs you might want to include, or just use their supplies to make something all your own.
The workshop will be led by Lea del Pomo and ...
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 ...
“Healthy Food, Healthy You” Healthy Eating Series | SSF Library
Healthy Food/Healthy You is a five-part series on healthy eating presented by Fresh Approach. Each class will focus on a different aspect of choosing or preparing foods that are affordable, fresh, and delicious. Fresh Approach is dedicated to helping families gain the knowledge and skills ...
Free “Santa Baby” Choreography Dance Class | Oakland
Celebrate the Holidays at the WB by learning basic dance choreography to “Santa Baby” at this Free Community Workshop. Holiday accessories are suggested.
All levels are welcome. Come wearing your most festive Christmas outfit. Free but an RSVP is required.
Sunday, December 11
“The Value of Public Art” Talk | Grace Cathedral
Every year, they offer a residency to an artist (or artists) who creates work that illuminates the cathedral’s annual theme, amplifying the cathedral’s vision, mission and goals–they believe in the power of art to inspire people and they want to make art accessible to everyone. At this ...
“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...
Menorah Building Workshop | Petaluma
Get into the Chanukah spirit with this fun, hands-on Menorah building workshop for kids.
Grab a hammer, pass a paintbrush, and bring out that tape measure.
Build your own menorah out of wood and decorate it!
Music & refreshments
Fun for the whole family
Parental supervision is required
AGU Public Lecture: How To Chose A Landing Site on Mars | SF
Today you know Mars to be a vast beautiful planet that in many ways is like the American Southwest. It has sweeping vistas and huge mountains with long and wide valleys. In its past Mars had an enormous ocean with a significant atmosphere and it is ...
Free Pilates Mat Class | Oakland
This free Pilates mat class is designed as an introduction to the holistic system of exercise known as Pilates. They will explore the foundation principles of breath, concentration, centering, precision, control, and flow and apply them in action to selected exercises from the Pilates repertoire ...
Tuesday, December 13
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...
Essential Oils Workshop | SF
Join celebrated author KJ Landis as she shares with you the scientific and historical facts about essential oils for healing. This is a hands-on workshop where you will go home with your own oil that you make yourself.