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Sunday, November 19

45th Annual Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa
Sunday, November 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley Expo
45th Annual Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday Faire: 85+ Artisans & Food Sampling | Napa

Come be part of a longstanding Napa holiday tradition at the 45th Annual ‘Gifts ‘n Tyme’ Holiday Faire featuring 85 local and regional artists of fine crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods to sample. 2017 Gifts n Tyme Holiday Craft Fair November 17-19, 2017 – Fri-Sat: ...

Mill Valley Philharmonic Free Concert | San Rafael
Sunday, November 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Osher Marin JCC
Mill Valley Philharmonic Free Concert | San Rafael

Come and watch as Mill Valley Philharmonic performs a free concert at The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at  2 pm.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Friday, November 24

“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks

Let’s turn Black Friday into Green Friday. Since Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family, why not explore a beautiful state park instead of shopping indoors or online. Those who would like to visit a park for free on “Green Friday” may begin ...

2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
2017 Winter Wonderland, Snow Sledding & Parade of Lights | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay ...

San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland | 2017
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*donations accepted
| Downtown San Rafael
San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland | 2017

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay …

Buy Nothing Day | 2017
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2017

Buy Nothing Day is the antithesis to Black Friday: your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself,  at least for a single day.
Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day?
You might say “Sure,” …

Win Tix: Ross Valley Players’ “The Game’s Afoot” | North Bay

The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. It’s December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut …

Saturday, November 25

Free Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael
Saturday, November 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Free Snow Sledding Day | San Rafael

Downtown San Rafael will once again host its annual Holiday Parade & Winter Wonderland. In its 38th year, the event features a Holiday Marketplace with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest Holiday Parades in the Bay ...

Small Business Saturday 2017
Small Business Saturday 2017

After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday.
American Express® Card Members can earn more rewards when they Shop Small®.

Saturday, December 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, December 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands
Saturday, December 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Point Bonita YMCA
Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands

On First Saturday, from 11 am to 12:30 pm every month, Point Bonita YMCA will be hosting a free program that promotes health and different dimensions of wellness including environmental, physical, intellectual, occupational, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. All ages are welcome and they encourage you ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, December 2 – 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 ...

Sunday, December 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC on December 3, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold …

Tuesday, December 5

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, December 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Wednesday, December 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Friday, December 8

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, December 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, December 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Sunday, December 10

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, December 10 – 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 ...

Tuesday, December 12

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, December 12 – 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 ...

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...

Tuesday, January 2

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, January 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Wednesday, January 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, January 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...