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Wednesday, November 21

“Friends-Giving” Live Performance w/ The Muddy Roses | Albany
Wednesday, November 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based entry.
| Ivy Room
"Friends-Giving" Live Performance w/ The Muddy Roses | Albany
Join the Friends-Giving with The Muddy Roses featuring live performances by Dillbilly, Margaret Belton, & more on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. They will also be taking donations for Magnolia Women’s Recovery. Wish List for Magnolia: Standard Pillows Hand Soap Twin Sheets Dish Soap Toilet Paper Laundry Soap Paper Towels Bath and Hand Towels Food Stores Shampoo ...

Thursday, November 22

Turkey Trail Trot 2018 | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, November 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the crazy race, but registration to participate is closed.
| Polo Field, Golden Gate Park
Turkey Trail Trot 2018 | Golden Gate Park
On Thanksgiving morning, a few turkeys, pilgrims and Native Americans will be up early for some preventative pound shedding at the Annual Turkey Trail Trot in Golden Gate Park. 2018 Annual Turkey Trail Trot Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 8 am Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco FREE ...

Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Thursday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteering for Thanksgiving in SF | A How-To Guide
Take a moment and give back to the community this Thanksgiving. Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate. Know of another volunteering opportunity for Thanksgiving 2018? Let ...
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 22 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 am to 2 pm on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Volunteers from area churches and the community have offered this traditional, sit-down, all-the-fixings Thanksgiving meal, now in its 13th year. Everything from fresh salad, to ...
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, November 22 – 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

Friday, November 23

“Leftovers Party” Post-Thanksgiving Feast | Marina
Friday, November 23 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Dorian SF
"Leftovers Party" Post-Thanksgiving Feast | Marina
It’s almost that time of year to gobble gobble and shake it shake it at The Dorian’s annual “Leftovers” Party. After your Thanksgiving feast there’s still some weekend left over so on Friday November 23rd, join at The Dorian for the Leftovers Party. They will be milking ...

Saturday, November 24

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Saturday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Sunday, November 25

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Sunday, November 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Monday, November 26

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Monday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Tuesday, November 27

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Tuesday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

28th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville
Tuesday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vacaville Ice Sports
28th Annual Festival of Trees | Vacaville
You won’t want to miss this hometown tradition as we decorate the start of the holiday season with 100 sparkling trees big and small. Festival of Trees is celebrating its 28th year as their largest fundraiser. 28th Annual Festival of Trees November 27 – 29, 2018 | ...
Union Square Free Ice Skating Day & Winter Clothing Drive | SF
Tuesday, November 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with clothing donation. Free ice skating and free skate rental
| Union Square
Union Square Free Ice Skating Day & Winter Clothing Drive | SF
In partnership with the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square, Alaska Airlines is celebrating Giving Tuesday for the second year in a row by hosting a clothing drive, with a specific request for winter jackets, socks, gloves and hats, with all donated goods directly ...
#GivingBrewsday: Anchor Beer Tasting Party & Brewery Tours | SF
Tuesday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $35*
*$35 for "basic" tickets, $45 for "full tickets" with code FUN
| Anchor Brewing Company
#GivingBrewsday: Anchor Beer Tasting Party & Brewery Tours | SF
Turn #GivingTuesday into #GivingBrewsday with California State Parks Foundation and Anchor Brewing Company. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving to the causes you care most about – like California state parks. This year, #GivingTuesday will be ...

Wednesday, November 28

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Wednesday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Thursday, November 29

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Thursday, November 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Friday, November 30

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Friday, November 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Wednesday, December 5

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, December 8

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, December 8 – 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, December 8 – 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, December 8 – 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

Sunday, December 9

2018 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
2018 Santa Skivvies Run | Castro
The Santa Skivvies Run is a festive romp through the Castro benefiting San Francisco AIDS Foundation when you can watch hundreds of bods drop trou, don Santa hats and reindeer antlers and help raise funds to support the free and local services of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Although ...

Wednesday, December 12

“Bloodletting” American Red Cross Donation Drive & Free Dungeon Admission | SF
Wednesday, December 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to donors
| The San Francisco Dungeon
“Bloodletting” American Red Cross Donation Drive & Free Dungeon Admission | SF
This December, The San Francisco Dungeon and American Red Cross will team up for their annual “Bloodletting” donation drive. Participants can give blood onsite at The San Francisco Dungeon on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from noon to 6 pm. Donors will receive free admission to the attraction. To ...

Thursday, December 13

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, December 13 – 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 ...Monthly

Sunday, December 16

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, December 16 – 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

Saturday, December 22

FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless | Civic Center
Saturday, December 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
FeedMobSF: Help Feed the Homeless | Civic Center
Help feed the less fortunate during the holidays in Civic Center. FeedMobSF is looking for food sponsors/restaurants to donate food. They are looking for volunteers to help setup and breakdown and feed the homeless. They are accepting donations of blankets, toiletries, sweaters, and jackets. EVENT UPDATE: Please note ...

Thursday, December 27

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, December 27 – 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 1

Macy’s Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
Tuesday, January 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Macy's Holiday Windows & Adorable Puppies & Kittens: Final Day | Union Square
It’s your last chance to see Macy’s decorated Holiday Windows and perhaps start the new year with a new furry friend on January 1, 2019.

Wednesday, January 2

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

Thursday, January 10

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 10 – 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, January 12

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, January 12 – 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