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Thursday, August 17

California Condor Recovery | SF
Thursday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free for members or $5
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
California Condor Recovery | SF
The recovery of California Condors from near-extinction is one of the inspiring stories of American conservation. Richard Neidhardt will describe the California Condor Recovery Project’s past and present work restoring populations of this iconic raptor. He’ll also share his personal experiences working as a volunteer ...

Friday, August 18

Animate The Inanimate Workshop | SF
Friday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| City College of San Francisco (Downtown Campus)
Animate The Inanimate Workshop | SF
Come and become familiar with the Adobe Animate interface. Learn how to use the drawing and text tools, work in the various object modes, work with graphics, layers and symbols, import sound and images and finally learn how to create animations. As a bonus, you’ll ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

The Final “Friday Nights at the de Young” of the Summer | SF
The Final
Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art. Join in this Friday, August 18th, for the final Friday Night of the season, in an ongoing commemoration of our special ...
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Cuba Tech Solidarity Party | Oakland
Friday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | B4BEL4B Gallery
Cuba Tech Solidarity Party | Oakland
Come learn about tech solidarity work in Cuba. Here you will discover that free and open source software has revolutionary potential. A group of programmers and media producers went to learn from the tech community in Cuba, and they’re collaborating to co-host CubaCamp, in three days ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Zouk Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Zouk Party | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, August 19

Braids & Beats: High Energy Dance Class & Free Headbands | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Athleta (Fillmore St)
Braids & Beats: High Energy Dance Class & Free Headbands | SF
This is your year: to start a new adventure, to support your friends, to be stronger than ever, and to reach for the stars. Join them for a high energy dance class taught by Rae Studios instructors Crystal Proffitt and Allie Gavan. After, get your hair braided ...
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Secure Your Online Activity & Digital Footprint | South SF
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Secure Your Online Activity & Digital Footprint | South SF
Worried about your digital footprint? Reusing the same password over and over? Join them for a discussion about online security including tips and tools for staying safe online. Bring your questions and devices to follow along.
Win Tix: The 4th Annual San Jose Reptile Show | South Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
The San Jose Reptile Show is a family friendly event showcasing thousands of live reptiles, amphibians, and other creepy crawly critters. Reptile breeders, clubs and education groups will be on hand to help you learn about reptiles and their care requirements. > Get Tickets – Get ...
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The ReUse People of Oakland
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Join them on August 19th for a day of food, music, and family fun. Hosted by The ReUse People of America, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, along with event co-sponsors StopWaste.Org andSCRAP-SF. The first ever Oakland ReUse Fair is shaping up to be a pretty exciting new event for the ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting the upcoming festival Eat Drink SF. Texas native chef Quinten Frye came of age feeding on Austin’s Tex-Mex, but it was a summer traveling through ...
Crafting at the Library: Make Bookish Bouquet of Paper Roses | Hayward
Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Crafting at the Library: Make Bookish Bouquet of Paper Roses | Hayward
What could be better than a bookish bouquet of paper roses? Come to the library and upcycle an old book with them. All supplies will be provided. Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Bluestem Brasserie’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Bluestem Brasserie's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight an artisan producer who sells in our market. Chef John Griffiths’ earliest food memories are of his Southern grandmother’s cooking in his childhood. ...
Printmaking Canvas Patches at Maker Studio | SF
Printmaking Canvas Patches at Maker Studio | SF
Explore the versatile world of printmaking. Maker Studio SF, located in Ghirardelli Square, is teaming up with A&C Supply to host this printmaking workshop. Students will design and cut their own stencils and carve their own stamps to create bold dramatic prints on swatches of ...
Build Your Own Back to School Lunch | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Whole Foods Market (Noe Valley)
Build Your Own Back to School Lunch | SF
This Back to School season, join Whole Foods Market for their Back to Routine event. At this event, you and your child can create their back to school lunch, learn more about the wonderful kid-friendly items they carry in-store, and see how Whole Foods Market ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
AUGUST 19 | THEME: ART + POLITICS Led by: Chelsea B. with Warehouse 416 Meet: Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, 2pm District: Uptown
Financial Fitness 101 | South SF
Saturday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Financial Fitness 101 | South SF
In this workshop, Brad Hamada will be testing their financial fitness and sharing methods to identify bad habits that hold you back financially. Also, he will share with you how to find the money in your daily life that you already have, how you can save ...

Sunday, August 20

New Sculpture Class | SF
Sunday, August 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*CCSF is now FREE to SF residence.
| Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
New Sculpture Class | SF
Introduction three-dimensional form and historical evolution of sculpture. Learn to build & create with a variety of materials: Build your skills in wood, clay and plaster while exploring artistic expression of objects. There are no prerequisites for this class.
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 ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Sunday, August 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa’s Kitchen | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa's Kitchen | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Maria Capdevielle of Maria Teresa’s Kitchen featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive oil,” a ...
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: San Francisco, Cool Gray City of Love | Colma
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture: San Francisco, Cool Gray City of Love | Colma

Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation proudly announces the 2017 Season of its free Sunday Afternoon Lectures. This popular, entertaining and educational lecture series is held one Sunday of each month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. 2017 Cypress Lawn Cemetery Lecture Series Select Sundays | ...

Jazz in the Park: Music, History & Jam | Emeryville
Sunday, August 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doyle-Hollis Park
Jazz in the Park: Music, History & Jam | Emeryville

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2017. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 pm). ...

Creative Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Sunday, August 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Creative Writing in the Woods | Mill Valley
Join Rangers Amy and Laura for an afternoon exploring Muir Woods. Plan to enjoy creative writing and map-making activities while making a deep inquiry into the relationship between place and you, you and place, and into how climate change impacts the connections to the places ...
Keep Your Health In Check: Avoiding Diabetes | South SF
Sunday, August 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Keep Your Health In Check: Avoiding Diabetes | South SF
Learn what to do to avoid Diabetes with diet and exercise and how to handle the condition if you have it. A representative from Walgreens Pharmacy will provide information and recommendations on how to stay healthy while enjoying your favorite food.