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Monday, January 21

2019 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto
Monday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
2019 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto
“Everybody Can Be Great, Because Anybody Can Serve” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Join hundreds of your neighbors for a community-wide day of tikkun olam (repair of the world) as part of a National Day of Service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin ...
2019 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
Monday, January 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
| Unity Park Community Plaza
2019 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
2019 MLK Day Richmond is a day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 MLK Jr. Day of Service & Celebration Monday, January 21, 2019 | 9 am to noon Unity Park Community Plaza, Richmond FREE, but an RSVP ...

MLK Day Coastal Cleanup | SF
Monday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| EcoCenter (Heron's Head Park/ NOW Hunters Point)
MLK Day Coastal Cleanup | SF
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join for a fun “day on” in service of a clean Bay for all, and help celebrate the service legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Work ...
MLK Service Day Event: Volunteer & Project | Oakland
Monday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Akwaaba Hall
MLK Service Day Event: Volunteer & Project | Oakland
Join on Monday, January 21st, 2019 as they celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day and the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement of the ’60s and ’70s with movie footage and a volunteer project with the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. Program Schedule: 10 ...

Tuesday, January 22

Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Tuesday, January 22 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Elms
Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Calling all Middle School kids. Come down with your family and spend an evening with the residents of The Elms. Many fun activities including making Valentines cards for veterans, reading or playing games with the residents, and helping the residents use their iPADs. Feel free to ...

Thursday, January 24

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 29

The 2019 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
Tuesday, January 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
The 2019 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
The Tenderloin Museum is pleased to announce its 4th annual Volunteer Fair. This gathering is intended for first time volunteers and seasoned civil servants to meet and connect with representatives from several of the Tenderloin’s vital service nonprofits. Come learn about the many ways one ...

Saturday, February 2

“Hands on Tam” Winter Workday | Mt. Tamalpais
Saturday, February 2 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each project.
| Muir Woods National Monument
"Hands on Tam" Winter Workday | Mt. Tamalpais
Grab your friends and family for a day of service on our beloved mountain – work to improve trails, care for natural landscapes, and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife. The projects provide a wonderful opportunity for hands-on learning and many are family-friendly and open to ...

Tuesday, February 5

SPCA’s Cat Cafe Pop-Up & Puppy Cuddle Experience | SF
Tuesday, February 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; $10 donation for puppy cuddles. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
SPCA's Cat Cafe Pop-Up & Puppy Cuddle Experience | SF

The SF SPCA is back at One Embarcadero Center with a wildly adorable month-long Pop Up. Set in a lush indoor jungle, this year’s Pop Up invites you to step into an enchanted world where adoptable animals are just waiting for you to visit and deepen ...

Wednesday, February 6

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

Saturday, February 9

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...Monthly

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...Monthly

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, February 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

  Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 13

SF SPCA Pop-Up Closing Night Celebration Party | SF
Wednesday, February 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Early Bird: $10, donations also accepted. Regular adoption fees apply
| One Embarcadero Center
SF SPCA Pop-Up Closing Night Celebration Party | SF
You are invited to the spectacular Closing Event Celebration Party for the San Francisco SPCA’s Pop Up & Cat Cafe at One Embarcadero Center. This year’s event is presented by the SF SPCA and More Than a Cone, Wag!, and Marsh & McLennan, and a very ...

Thursday, February 14

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, February 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

Saturday, February 16

Volunteer: Elderly Valentine Visits | Little Brothers
Saturday, February 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but volunteer registration is required.
| Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Bay Area
Volunteer: Elderly Valentine Visits | Little Brothers
Join the Little Brothers crew for the first home visit event of 2019. Sign up to visit an elder and share the Valentine spirit of love through friendship. Bring along a friend, partner or family member and share the love with an isolated elder. The more ...

Sunday, February 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, February 17 – 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 ...Monthly

Thursday, February 28

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Wednesday, March 6

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

Saturday, March 9

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, March 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...Monthly

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, March 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...Monthly

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, March 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

  Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide ...Monthly

Thursday, March 14

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

Sunday, March 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, March 17 – 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 ...Monthly

Thursday, March 28

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, March 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Saturday, June 29

Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2019
Saturday, June 29 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend the ceremony, but an RSVP is requested to volunteer for the set-up
| Twin Peaks - Vista Overlook
Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2019
Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay victims of the Holocaust. The pink triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps ...

Saturday, September 28

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2019
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2019

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...