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Saturday, September 30

Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Saturday, September 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Great Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Join Shark Stewards, the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and other ocean non-profits and shark lovers for their 9th Annual Sharktoberfest celebration of the shark. There will be live music, shark art, shark films, lectures and activities. Its all about sharks. Free to the community and ...
Mission to Presidio 2017: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Dolores
Mission to Presidio 2017: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
The Presidio’s Park Rangers and Mission Dolores’ Ohlone friends invite you along on a day of exploring San Francisco’s cultural past. Beginning in the Mission District, hike back in time along the old mission road and learn a little history as you follow the path from ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Stella Parks | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Stella Parks | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, followed by a book signing at Sur La Table in the Ferry Building Marketplace. From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp ...
The Science & Non-science of Star Wars | Mountain View
Saturday, September 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
The Science & Non-science of Star Wars | Mountain View
Lightsabers, droids and planet-destroying Death Stars are all completely plausible, right? Join Dr. Seth Shostak of SETI as he dissects the Star Wars films and separates fact from fiction. Presented by Dr Seth Shostak of SETI. Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life ...

Sunday, October 1

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, October 1 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

2017 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2017 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 18th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival: Day-Long Celebration for Girls | Oakland
Sunday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10 | The Hive Oakland
WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival: Day-Long Celebration for Girls | Oakland
WorldWideWomen 2nd Annual Girls’ Festival is a day-long celebration of power and possibility for Bay Area girls and their families. Come and experience 7 jam-packed hours of captivating workshops; exciting sports activities; competitions with fabulous prizes; interactive booths featuring local organizations; a main stage with panel ...
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, October 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Mateo Japanese American Center
Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo

San Mateo Kabuki Club is a well-established group that holds classes on the first Sunday of every month, focusing on Kabuki performances on film. Classes are open to the public. The group is led by two very passionate and knowledgeable experts on Kabuki. Films are ...

All Ages Drawing Session & Artist Talk | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Gallery 16
All Ages Drawing Session & Artist Talk | SF
Gallery 16 is pleased to present an all-ages drawing session and conversation with artist Tucker Nichols and writer Dave Eggers. Schedule: 2–4 pm: Gallery 16 invites grownups and kids to spend the afternoon drawing and making art with Tucker Nichols and Dave Eggers. This is not solely a ...

Tuesday, October 3

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, October 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Hey Clay Friends. Merritt Ceramics is hosting a donation based clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 9:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE It’s an art party and neighborhood gathering.#MC1stTuesdays are ...

Win Tix: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time | SF
Tuesday, October 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | The Commonwealth Club (SF)
Janah’s new book, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time, shares the stories of those who have benefitted from Samasource’s groundbreaking business model and demonstrates how entrepreneurs and individuals can be a part of the movement to eradicate poverty across the globe. > Get Tickets – ...
Introduction to Human Evolution | Mountain View
Tuesday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Introduction to Human Evolution | Mountain View

Curious about the history of the cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity? Ever wonder how a soup of subatomic particles could become us? The Big History of Nature tells the story of how nature evolved from a Big Bang to the formation of Earth and from ...

True Tales About Midwestern Cuisine | SF
Tuesday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Olive This, Olive That
True Tales About Midwestern Cuisine | SF
Local authors Mary McNear, Lori Ostlund, and Laura J. Merrell read from their works about Midwestern Cuisine, share recipes and tell true tales. Rumor has it that light refreshments will be available.

Wednesday, October 4

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 ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

“Are Muslims Distinctive?” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Are Muslims Distinctive?” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Thursday, October 5

Free Citizenship Workshop | SF
Thursday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 185 Berry Street
Free Citizenship Workshop | SF
At this workshop, you will complete your citizenship application (N-400) and fee waiver application (I-912), if applicable. They will also provide you information on the U.S. citizenship eligibility requirements and exemptions and give you study materials for the naturalization interview/exam. Your case will be reviewed ...
Sharktoberfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Sharktoberfest NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
It’s that time of year again—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist. Sip your way through a pop-up beer garden with libations on tap from dozens of local breweries. Plus, treat your taste buds to NightLife’s signature ...
“Threats to Honey Bees in the US” Speaker Series | SF
Thursday, October 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Concern about threats to honey bees and other pollinators is mounting. The honey bee is not native to the United States, but it is an important pollinator of agricultural crops and the mainstay of commercial and backyard honey production. In the U.S., hive failure rates ...

Friday, October 6

Archives Talk: 50 Years of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics | SF
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF LIbrary (Parnassus)
Archives Talk: 50 Years of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics | SF
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Born in the Summer of Love, the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, founded by UCSF alumni David E. Smith, MD, and staffed by volunteer medical providers from UCSF, celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 7, 2017. Join ...

Saturday, October 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Save The Bay Day: Live Music, Face Painting & Workshops | The Yard
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Yard at Mission Rock
Save The Bay Day: Live Music, Face Painting & Workshops | The Yard
Celebrate Bay Day at The Yard with SF Giants and Save The Bay (San Francisco). Enjoy live music, food trucks, adult beverages, a Save The Bay education station, and more while celebrating the beautiful Bay. From face painting to a visit from Lou Seal, there’s ...
2017 Senior Info Fair: Free Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Checks & Chiropractic Exams | Dublin
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dublin Senior Center
2017 Senior Info Fair: Free Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Checks & Chiropractic Exams | Dublin
The Dublin Senior Center will host the 2017 Senior Info Fair on Saturday, October 7, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Various government agencies, non-profits, service organizations and retail businesses will be represented. Free services will be offered including flu shots, blood pressure checks, ear ...
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with E&O Kitchen & Bar | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, October 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with E&O Kitchen & Bar | 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 Bay Day. Born and raised in Korea, Sharon’s connection to food began with her first food memory, a noodle dish made with a rich dark ...
Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive: 3.8-Mile Loop Hike | SF
Saturday, October 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 14th St. at Market St.,
Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: 3.8-Mile Loop Hike | SF
Join the authors of the hot new SF Guide, Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, for a 3.8-mile loop hike along one section of 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Walk #14, The Mission. Special Guest, Katharine Holland, realtor, and author of the books’ Victorian Architecture chapter, ...

Sunday, October 8

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, October 8 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | 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 ...

Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland
Sunday, October 8 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
| The Working Body
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland

The Working Body hosts a free community class every second Sunday of the month in Oakland. All are welcome, so come out and enjoy a free workout (or yoga) class to stay fit and healthy. Please note, advance registration for the class may be required. 

“Saporoso” Poems of Italian Food & Culture | North Beach
Sunday, October 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach Branch Library
After the Italian Heritage parade, come to the North Beach Library, 2nd floor – where Jennifer Barone presents her book “Saporoso, poems of Italian food & love” with artwork by Lam Khong – in a visual presentation and talk about the symbolism, myths and meaning ...

Tuesday, October 10

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, October 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...