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Sunday, May 9

San Francisco Rose Society Virtual Workshop
Sunday, May 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| ZOOM Videoconference
San Francisco Rose Society Virtual Workshop
Sunday, May 9, 1-2pm Pacific time The variety of roses we can grow here around San Francisco is astounding, and roses can provide nearly year-round blooms in our gardens. San Francisco’s long growing season also means there is more time for bad bugs and diseases to ...

Tuesday, May 11

The Heart Opens in the Moment: Helping Friendships Flourish
Tuesday, May 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No Charge.
| Livestreamed on Zoom
The Heart Opens in the Moment: Helping Friendships Flourish
Tuesdays, May 11, 18, 25, 12:00-1:00pm PT We all thrive when we have friends. That’s true in good times, but when life presents challenges, having meaningful friendships is even more crucial. The focus of this online class is how Breema’s Nine Principles of Harmony help friendships flourish. In ...

Think Strategically: Business Strategy Basics
Tuesday, May 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Eventbrite RSVP
Think Strategically: Business Strategy Basics
Many small business owners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about their business strategies. We all think about marketing, finance, accounting, and operation but without a firm-level strategy, you might be heading down the wrong path and not know about it. In this workshop, we ...
CMC Sessions: Gypsy Jazz Legacy Past and Present
Tuesday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive the link to join
| Community Music Center
CMC Sessions: Gypsy Jazz Legacy Past and Present
Join Scott Feichter in this musical lecture examining the lineage of Gypsy Jazz. Musical examples will be heard as Scott traces the predecessors of this music and take a glimpse at the latest generation of players. Topics will include the origins of Jazz in the ...
Herb Garden 101
Tuesday, May 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
Herb Garden 101
Do you enjoy using fresh herbs when you cook? If so, then you probably know how expensive they can be. In this class you will learn how to create your own water-wise herb garden. We will cover what plants to choose, how to plant herbs, ...

Wednesday, May 12

Online Discussion: The Formation of San Mateo County
Wednesday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| San Mateo County History Museum
Online Discussion: The Formation of San Mateo County
In “Legacy of Corruption,” hear San Mateo County Historical Association President Mitch Postel tell of the ballot box stuffing, voter intimidation and other dirty tricks associated with the County’s political formation in 1856, 165 years ago this May. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, ...

Thursday, May 13

“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences Returns May 13
"NightLife" at California Academy of Sciences Returns May 13

The California Academy of Sciences has resumed their evening event series, Nightlife for 2021 starting Thursday, May 13. From basking in the glow of one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world to taking in the interstellar views from the Living Roof, ...

Virtual Cookbook Author Event “Melting Pot” w/ Samantha Mui
Thursday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, register to receive Zoom link
| Pal Alto City Library
Virtual Cookbook Author Event "Melting Pot" w/ Samantha Mui
Samantha Mui will introduce her cookbook, Melting Pot, and talk about the process of crafting recipes into a book. Coming of age as a second-generation Chinese American, Samantha Mui had a distinct upbringing that has shaped this variety of popular Eastern and Western dishes. As ...

Friday, May 14

On Awakening Your Inner Shaman
Friday, May 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
On Awakening Your Inner Shaman
The stress, conflict, and crises of the outer world are a signal: the time has come to awaken your inner shaman. However, you don’t need to be initiated into concealed mysteries to answer the call from Spirit. Marcela Lobos, one of the world’s most respected ...

Saturday, May 15

“Oh Sh*t Moments” w/ D-Nice and Iddris Sandu
Saturday, May 15 – 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Attendance is FREE, Registration is Required
| Airmeet
"Oh Sh*t Moments" w/ D-Nice and Iddris Sandu
Oh Sh*t Moments is a celebration of the moments that didn’t go right, the moments in your business or career that you could only say “OH SH*T” because your plan blew up in your face. Join us as our keynote speakers and breakout hosts share ...

Monday, May 17

Windowsill Herbs and Greens Workshop
Monday, May 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25*
*25-50 RSVP required
Learn to successfully grow herbs and greens in windowsill boxes so you can have fresh food even without a garden!

Tuesday, May 18

Everything You Need to Know About “Google My Business”
Tuesday, May 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Eventbrite RSVP
In this comprehensive workshop, you will learn how to claim and optimize your Google My Business listing. This will include how to add rich content and generate reviews for greater engagement with your potential customers. We’ll also show you how to understand the analytics generated and ...

Friday, May 21

On Postcolonial Astrology
Friday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
On Postcolonial Astrology
Astrologer and author Alice Sparkly Kat is ushering in a new wave of astrology that is intersectional, inclusive, and geared towards queer and POC communities. In their cross-cultural approach to understanding astrology as a magical language, Alice uses our historical and collective constructs of the ...

Saturday, May 22

How do Chinese Americans Fit In? The Outlook for Civil Rights
How do Chinese Americans Fit In? The Outlook for Civil Rights
In his critically acclaimed book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, author and president of Queens College, City University of New York, Frank H. Wu argues for a new paradigm of civil rights while challenging the damaging stereotypes of the model minority myth ...

Tuesday, May 25

How to Start a Nonprofit
Tuesday, May 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with Eventbrite RSVP
How to Start a Nonprofit
Thinking of starting a nonprofit but don’t know where to start? Business Attorney Galia Aharoni Schmidt will discuss the basics of nonprofit formation, including the pros and cons of starting a nonprofit, how to set one up, and the basic rules for keeping your nonprofit ...
CMC Sessions: Genre-Crossing from Classical to Blues to Rock
Tuesday, May 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive the link to join
| Community Music Center
CMC Sessions: Genre-Crossing from Classical to Blues to Rock
Join Allison Lovejoy in a lecture demonstration about the exciting journey of genre-crossing in music. Allison will share how she has developed as a musician, learning multiple musical styles and how this relates to her teaching approach, which focuses on constant learning and flexibility. She ...

Thursday, May 27

“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences is Back
"NightLife" at California Academy of Sciences is Back

The California Academy of Sciences has resumed their evening event series, Nightlife for 2021 starting Thursday, May 13. From basking in the glow of one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world to taking in the interstellar views from the Living Roof, ...

Wednesday, June 9

SF Legend Carol Queen on the “State of Sex in 2021”
Wednesday, June 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
SF Legend Carol Queen on the "State of Sex in 2021"
Carol Queen has been on the frontlines of the sex-positivity movement since the 1970s. A cultural sexologist, author, and co-founder of San Francisco’s Center for Sex & Culture, Carol is a long-time advocate for sexual health and pleasure. As Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations, Carol ...
“Goodbye Gas: Hello EVs” Workshop
Wednesday, June 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Goodbye Gas: Hello EVs" Workshop
Adoption of electric vehicles is soaring, and nowhere faster than in the Bay Area. Acterra’s free workshop covers all the basics of EV ownership, including battery range and how to charge, rebates to save you money, and current makes and models. Local EV experts will ...

Thursday, June 10

“NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences
"NightLife" at California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences has resumed their evening event series, Nightlife for 2021 starting Thursday, May 13. From basking in the glow of one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world to taking in the interstellar views from the Living Roof, ...

Saturday, June 12

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, June 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

Saturday, July 10

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, July 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly