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Sunday, February 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday: Marine Mammal Parents & Pups | Sausalito
Sunday, February 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday: Marine Mammal Parents & Pups | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Sunday, February 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Wacky Whales | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. February 14 is National Whale Day. From the bluffs of the Presidio, you may be fortunate enough to spot a whale swimming by. Right now, Killer Whales and ...

36th Annual Day of Remembrance & Taiko Show | San Jose
Sunday, February 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San José State University
36th Annual Day of Remembrance & Taiko Show | San Jose
The annual San Jose Day of Remembrance brings different communities together in order to build trust, respect, and understanding among all people and to renew the pledge to fight for equality, justice, and peace. The event commemorates the signing of the  Executive Order 9066, which led to what is ...
A Lecture on Integrating Body, Mind, & Heart For a Healthier You | Berkeley
Sunday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
A Lecture on Integrating Body, Mind, & Heart For a Healthier You | Berkeley
Too often even your best knowledge gets lost in a conflicting web of physical and emotional demands. In this talk, Nyingma Institute instructor and nutritional consultant Donna Morton will lead participants through ways to break free of the conflicts between what you ‘should’ be doing and what ...

Tuesday, February 16

Encryption Apps for your Phone: An Intermediate Workshop | SF
Tuesday, February 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but space is limited and seats are on a first come first served basis.
| San Francisco Main Library
Encryption Apps for your Phone: An Intermediate Workshop | SF
Join Lisa Wright and William Theaker from the Electronic Frontier Foundation as they lead an intermediate workshop on encryption apps for your mobile phone. Please bring your mobile phone so you can install the applications. You’re also encouraged to bring a friend (and their phone) so ...
The Perfect Container Plant For Your Garden | Berkeley
Tuesday, February 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange
The Perfect Container Plant For Your Garden | Berkeley
Looking for a container plant which has spectacular flowers? There is a type of rhododendron, Vireya Series rhododendrons, which have spectacular flowers, and make superb container plants and are perfect for the patio garden. Vireya Series rhododendrons, since they mainly come from the area between the ...
Free Astronomy Lecture: Asteroids & Their Threat to Earth | Presidio
Tuesday, February 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio - Observation Post
Free Astronomy Lecture: Asteroids & Their Threat to Earth | Presidio
Brian Day of NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute will speak on the threat to Earth posed by Near Earth Objects, such as the asteroid that exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013. Strategies for mitigating these hazards, and the role amateur astronomers can also play will ...

Wednesday, February 17

The Poetry of Gabriela Mistral: A Discussion on the Works of the Nobel Prize Winner | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Moses Hall (UC Berkeley)
The Poetry of Gabriela Mistral: A Discussion on the Works of the Nobel Prize Winner | Berkeley
Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American, the first Spanish-speaking poet, and one of only eight women to ever win the Nobel Prize in Literature. What is it about Mistral’s work that made this great intellectual feat possible in 1945? Professor Soledad Falabella ...
Nature Slideshow: Saving Endangered Wildlife Near You | SF
Wednesday, February 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Wild Equity Institute
Nature Slideshow: Saving Endangered Wildlife Near You | SF
San Francisco has 32 pockets of undeveloped land set aside for the preservation of the natural world. These pockets hold the last remnants of wildness once found across the lands where you now live, but do you have room in your parks and your hearts for nature ...
Nerd Nite: Sutro Baths, Psychedelic Data Science & Blowing Up Bridges | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, February 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Sutro Baths, Psychedelic Data Science & Blowing Up Bridges | Rickshaw Stop
Remember the legendary PSA with the egg and the frying pan? Find out what our brains really look like when they’re on drugs, and also swim back in time to the saltwater pools of the Sutro Baths and thrill to some Texan bridge demolition porn. ...

Thursday, February 18

Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $12*
*21+ event, ID required for entry.
| California Academy of Sciences
Noise Pop NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Kick off Noise Pop 2016 with a live performance by indie rockers Gardens & Villa as they serenade science lovers with their SoCal inspired pop. Plus, opening act Charlie Hilton (of the band Blouse) will perform pop-infused tracks off her new solo debut. Get into the groove ...

Friday, February 19

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Speaker Series: Karyl Matsumoto on the American History & the Japanese Ancestry | South SF
Friday, February 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Speaker Series: Karyl Matsumoto on the American History & the Japanese Ancestry | South SF
  Join them for a special conversation with Council member Karyl Matsumoto, who will share her personal experience at Manzanar. Day of Remembrance commemorates the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and serves as an important reminder of the precious nature of your civil liberties. Councilmember ...
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 ...

Saturday, February 20

MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
Saturday, February 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
MakerSpace for All Ages: Creative Software, 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines at Your Fingertips | South SF
The South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Their MakerSpace and technology learning center will provide the community with the use of a wide range of creative software, 3D printers, a Silhouette Cameo ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, February 20 – 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 ...

Crafting At the Library: Make Your Own Valentine Decoupage Boxes | Hayward
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP required.
| Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Crafting At the Library: Make Your Own Valentine Decoupage Boxes | Hayward
Repurpose a small wooden box and your old valentines by using the 18th-century craft of decoupage, layering and gluing small pictures on a wooden surface to create a mosaic effect, then varnishing them. Use your own box or theirs; they’ll supply the special craft glue, ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.
Radical Fiction: Authors Exploring Activism | Oakland
Saturday, February 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Rockridge Branch Library
Radical Fiction: Authors Exploring Activism | Oakland
Heart-breaking, hair-raising and life-affirming stories lie hidden behind the marathon meetings and diligent preparation required in the struggle for social change. How do activists transform your lived experiences into page-turning, imaginative fiction? How do they journey beyond the sound bytes and rhetoric to portray characters and ...
“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, February 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| The Red Victorian

Join in at the Red Victorian, an elegant 2000sq ft events space, for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians and wine, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. There will be easels provided and some materials for ...

Raise Your Own Chickens Workshop | Hayward
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP preferred.
| Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Raise Your Own Chickens Workshop | Hayward
Would you like to raise your own chickens and have fresh eggs in the morning? Find out how to get started, keep your chickens safe from other wildlife, and other essentials, including the updated City of Hayward livestock regulations that are currently under consideration. This free ...
Children’s Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Saturday, February 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Children's Art Class: Learn About Colors & Art Techniques |
Every third Saturday, children under 12 are welcome to join them in exploring the museum collection, learning about colors and art techniques, and creating their own masterpieces.
Intro to Kundalini Yoga Class | Fremont
Saturday, February 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Worlds Yoga
Intro to Kundalini Yoga Class | Fremont
Join in and discover why Kundalini Yoga is called “the yoga of awareness”. Strengthen your mind and body in this free introductory class, taught by KRI certified instructor Ram Inderjeet. Have fun while learning physical postures, chants, mudra, breath, and meditation. Their practice is suitable for all ...
“The Public Gardens: Poems & History” Book Reading | Melrose
Saturday, February 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Center for History and Community
Linda Norton, writer and artist, will read from her book The Public Gardens: Poems & History, and from new work she’s made in connection with the project “Home and Away: Oakland, California Prisons, and the Geography of the Heart.” She’ll also give a slide presentation about ...

Sunday, February 21

Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Sunday, February 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration not required, but preferred.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Make Your Own Paper Mosaic | SF
Drop in for imaginative craft-making based on the Presidio’s natural and cultural heritage. Featuring different crafts every weekend. The Presidio is a beautiful mosaic of natural and cultural wonders. Make your own paper mosaic featuring some of your favorite Presidio scenes.

Monday, February 22

A Lesson on Genealogy and Family History Research How To’s | North Beach
Monday, February 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Branch Library
A Lesson on Genealogy and Family History Research How To's | North Beach
Learn how to conduct genealogical research and find people using billions of records of U.S. census data, vital records, directories, photos and records. You’ll learn how to access and use the Library’s genealogy databases and resources. This class is ideal for students, amateur and researchers.
Jyoti Meditation: Eliminate Stress & Anxiety | Hayward
Monday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Main Library)
Jyoti Meditation: Eliminate Stress & Anxiety | Hayward
Stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional and physical symptoms can all be relieved or eliminated by meditation. You can learn this simple, direct method of stilling the body and mind in just a few minutes. Join Marshall Zaslove, MD for a fascinating and life-transforming experience of ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...