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Thursday, December 14

2017 Hanukkah Festival: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Live Music | Palo Alto
Thursday, December 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
2017 Hanukkah Festival: Candle Lighting Ceremony & Live Music | Palo Alto

Celebrate the Jewish festival of lights with a musical performance by Isaac Zones of Shamati, arts and crafts for the kids, dreidel games and a special candle lighting ceremony.

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, December 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

12/14 Lineup:

Headliner: Rudy Ortiz (As heard on Alice Radio / Sarah & Vinnie morning show)
Eloisa Bravo
Joey Avery
Shannon Murphy
DNA and Dro Knows

Hosted by: Phil Griffiths

Friday, December 15

Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017
Free Early Boarding for Ugly Holiday Sweaters on Alaska Airlines | 2017

In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to board early.
The one-day promotion will be celebrated by flyers and employees alike across Alaska’s 115-city network and includes all Alaska, Virgin …

13th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Friday, December 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewery
13th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos

You are invited to Devil’s Canyon’s 13th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, a family friendly extravaganza featuring live bands, food trucks and no cover charge on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Hootenanny was an old country word for “party.” Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party and this …

Holiday Movie Series: “The Muppet Christmas Carol” | Burlingame
Friday, December 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Recreation Center
Holiday Movie Series:

The Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department invites you to our Indoor Holiday Movie series! Bring a blanket and enjoy time with family and friends for a classic holiday movie shown on our inflatable indoor movie screen. The event is free & open to the public, but …

Saturday, December 16

Winter Tree Walk in Pioneer Park | Mountain View
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pioneer Park (Mtn View)
Winter Tree Walk in Pioneer Park | Mountain View

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Celebrate the winter wonderland in Pioneer Park, rain or shine.
Join Mountain View Trees for hot cider, baked goods, and stories from arborists as we ramble through the sleeping trees of Pioneer Park.
Meet at the Library’s park entrance. All ages welcome. Please …

NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City
Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*please bring a new, unwrapped toy
| NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter
NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter Annual Holiday Toy Drive | Redwood City

The annual Toy Drive is their last event for 2017 yet they accept new, unwrapped toys all year.
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy or useful item to their NFL Alumni NorCal Chapter building and your generous donation will go to families of the fallen military …

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, December 16 – 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 ...

Financial Fitness 101: All About Cash Flow & Debt Management | South SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Grand Avenue Library
Financial Fitness 101: All About Cash Flow & Debt Management | South SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, December 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Financial Fitness 101: Cash Flow and Debt Management with Brad Hamada, CFEd
Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
In this workshop, Brad Hamada will be testing our financial fitness and sharing methods to identify bad …

2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peninsula Jewish Community Center
2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City

Get creative at Latkepalooza, a DIY fair that celebrates Hanukkah with live music, crafts and games will be available for children and families.
Other activities include a Hanukkah gift shop and wine tasting. Cap off the afternoon with a community sing-a-long and get ready to start off the festival of Hanukkah …

Sunday, December 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, December 17 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

2017 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & Magic | Redwood City
Sunday, December 17 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Courthouse Square
2017 Chanukah Festival: Free Latkes, Donuts & Magic | Redwood City

Witness Menorah Lighting at the 8th annual Chanukah Festival in Redwood City’s Courthouse Square on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Guests will also enjoy free latkes and donuts, a magic show, live music and crafts for kids.
Including BEN KRAMARZ LIVE.
Free, but an RSVP enters you into a raffle.

Wednesday, December 20

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Wednesday, December 20 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

Thursday, December 28

DIY New Year’s Eve Decorations | South SF
Thursday, December 28 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
DIY New Year's Eve Decorations | South SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Thursday, December 28th, 3:30 p.m.
DIY New Year’s Eve Decorations
Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
Ready to start 2018? Let us help- we will help you make decorations to celebrate the New Year: clocks, sunglasses and more.

Friday, December 29

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, December 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Sunday, December 31

Family-Friendly 9pm New Year’s Eve | Half Moon Bay
Sunday, December 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
Family-Friendly 9pm New Year’s Eve | Half Moon Bay

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is well known in the Bay Area for being a family-friendly destination for live music every weekend, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.
On Saturday, December 31, the Brewing Company hosts our annual “Early Bird New Year’s Eve” with …

Monday, January 1

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto
Monday, January 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Young Beethoven” | Palo Alto

Drawn to Vienna, the musical capital of Europe, as an ambitious 21-year-old, Ludwig van Beethoven was determined to make his mark in the world.
Standing on the shoulders of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven, even in his earliest works, goes a step beyond them with revolutionary innovations that will …

Thursday, January 4

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, January 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Friday, January 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, January 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Saturday, January 6

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, January 6 – 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 ...

Sunday, January 7

Kabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo
Sunday, January 7 – 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 ...

Thursday, January 11

Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, January 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every second Thursday of the month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, ...

Sunday, January 14

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, January 14 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“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 ...

Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday LEGO Show | Palo Alto
Sunday, January 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: $3*
*$3 per person, and free for BayLUG and MOAH members.
| Museum of American Heritage
Final Day: 14th Annual Holiday LEGO Show | Palo Alto

Be sure to bring the family in for the 14th Annual BayLUG Holiday LEGO® Show at the Museum of American Heritage. The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG), and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) will once again ...