<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usMon, 23 Oct 2017 13:52:39 -0700Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:52:39 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Annual Gala]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/167*120/BGCA+National+Youth+of+the+Year.+.JPG


bBoys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley presents the second annual gala on Friday, November 10!
The event commemorates this year's accomplishments and hard work. Community leaders, family, friends and staff come together to celebrate the passionate young individuals fostering diversity and leadership. The Gala recognizes the effort of one individual in particular, the young leader of the new generation, The Youth of the Year.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley presents the second annual gala on Friday, November 10!

The event commemorates this year's achievements and hard work. Community leaders, family, friends and staff come together to celebrate the passionate young individuals fostering diversity and leadership. The Gala recognizes the effort of one individual in particular, the young leader of the new generation, The Youth of the Year. The Gala includes a dinner, live auction, special guests and a performance by the Club youth. 

Register for Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley's Gala today!

For more information, please click here

When: Friday, November 10 at 5:30PM

Where: San Jose Marriott, 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113

Attire: Cocktail Chic


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<![CDATA[Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square Presented by Alaska Airlines]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/1959550_813318932060422_2187719760564063370_n.jpg

The merriest time of the year is approaching and San Francisco's Union Square is the most magical place to celebrate the holidays! Alaska Airlines presents, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink opening on Wednesday, November 1 continuing the fun until January 15, 2018!
In the heart of Union Square, San Francisco's favorite outdoor ice rink is skating its way back in time for the holiday season! Bundle up and get your friends and family ready for festive fun and special events.
Plan your visit to the Holiday Rink in Union Square today. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Monday, January 15, 2018 
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 11:30PM Daily
Where: 333 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102

The merriest time of the year is approaching and San Francisco's Union Square is the most magical place to celebrate the holidays! Alaska Airlines presents, Safeway Holiday Ice Rink opening on Wednesday, November 1 continuing the fun until January 15, 2018!

In the heart of Union Square, San Francisco's favorite outdoor ice rink is skating its way back in time for the holiday season! Bundle up and get your friends and family ready for festive fun and special events.

Plan your visit to the Holiday Rink in Union Square today! 

For more info, please click here

When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Monday, January 15, 2018 

Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 11:30PM Daily

Where: 333 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102

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<![CDATA[31st Annual JSNC Award of Honor Gala]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:31:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1019+Gala.jpg

For more than 100 years, the Japan Society of Northern California has fostered collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan by providing Northern Californians with a range of language, cultural and business programming and opportunities for fellowship. The programming has varied through the years but the mission to foster understanding and collaboration between Japan and the United States remains unchanged.
On Saturday, November 18, 2017 the Japan Society will hold its 31st Annual Award of Honor Gala at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. The gala is our signature event of the year attended by a wide range of Americans and Japanese from business, government, the arts, academia and the community who share a strong commitment to close ties between the United States and Japan.

On Saturday, November 18, the Japan Society will hold its 31st Annual Award of Honor Gala at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. The gala is the society's signature event of the year attended by a wide range of Americans and Japanese from business, government, the arts, academia and the community who share a strong commitment to close ties between the United States and Japan.

For more than 100 years, the Japan Society of Northern California has fostered collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan by providing Northern Californians with a range of language, cultural and business programming and opportunities for fellowship. The programming has varied through the years but the mission to foster understanding and collaboration between Japan and the United States remains unchanged.

For more information on the honorees and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Hotel Nikko - 222 Mason Street, San Francisco

When: Saturday, November 18 - Reception begins at 6PM

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<![CDATA[The Setup to Feature Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:00:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/1019+Comedy.JPG

The Setup, one of San Francisco's premiere underground comedy showcasings, will be featuring Desi Comedy co-creators Abhay Nadkarni and Samson Koletkar on November 2! 

Nadkarni grew up in southern India and moved to South Central Los Angeles for graduate school. His act is an eclectic mix of his experience as an immigrant in the US and stories of dealing with his exposure to cultrure shock. He recently finished up a 20-show tour throughout India.

Koletkar, who grew up in a Jewish household in Mumbai, India, generally develops his performances around his politically, socially, and religiously satirical comedy style told from the perspective of a first-generation immigrant.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this hilarious event, click here.

Where: Amados - 998 Valencia St, San Francisco

When: November 2 - 8PM-9:30PM

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<![CDATA[Wu Yee Children's Services Discusses Closing San Francisco's Widening Income Gap]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:58:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/237*120/wu.PNG

Wu Yee's Children's Services is bringing the San Francisco community together to discuss the growing economic disparities and help families bridge the afforability gap in a luncheon panel on Thursday, October 26. 
Wu Yee's Children's Services provides families of San Francisco support in child development, family, and provider services - including assistive programs, child care training and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).
The panel will discuss the future of early care and education, health equity and social policy. Panelists will explain the sources of poverty and why the imbalance persists, and continues to grow in San Francisco. 
About the moderator and speakers:
Anda Kuo, MD - Doctor Kuo is a UCSF pediatrician leading the way in making child health and wellness a reality for all children the Bay Area. To achieve this vision, she established UCSF's Child Health Equity Collective in 2015. In 2014-2015 she was the Founding Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program and served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society from 2011 to 2015. From 2012-2015, Dr. Kuo served as a First Five Commissioner for San Francisco. In 2015 Dr. Kuo joined the Board of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic. In 2013 Dr. Kuo received an Academy Chair in Pediatric Education to advance the educational initiatives of the Child Health Equity Collective. Dr. Kuo welcomes collaborations across the health professions and beyond.
Bertram Lubin, MD - Doctor Lubin's career in Academic Pediatrics and children's health advocacy has spanned fifty years. His work has led to basic, clinical, and social advancements, which have improved the lives of countless children and adults focusing on underserved populations. In 1980, Dr. Lubin became the first physician director of medical research at Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Under his leadership, basic, clinical and translational research activities expanded exponentially. In 2009, Dr. Lubin became the President and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. In 2015, Dr. Lubin founded the Center for Community Health and Engagement to provide leadership, services, and research to address the impact of social determinants, poverty, and health equity of children.  
Assemblymember David Chiu - In 2014, David Chiu was elected to the California State Legislature to represent the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. He was re-elected in 2016. Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. As Supervisor, David Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas, including affordable housing, job creation, public safety, healthcare, the environment, transportation, civil rights, language access, ethics and technology. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an American Memorial Marshall Fellow, and one of the “Best Attorneys under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Join in on the conversation and register for the event today. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: The City Club of San Francisco, 11th Floor, Main Dining Room
155 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Wu Yee's Children's Services is bringing the San Francisco community together to discuss the growing economic disparities and help families bridge the afforability gap in a luncheon panel on Thursday, October 26. 

Wu Yee's Children's Services provides families of San Francisco support in child development, family, and provider services - including assistive programs, child care training and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).
The panel will discuss the future of early care and education, health equity and social policy. Panelists will explain the sources of poverty and why the imbalance persists, and continues to grow in San Francisco.

About the moderator and speakers:

Anda Kuo, MD - Doctor Kuo is a UCSF pediatrician leading the way in making child health and wellness a reality for all children the Bay Area. To achieve this vision, she established UCSF's Child Health Equity Collective in 2015. In 2014-2015 she was the Founding Director of the UCSF Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program and served as the Associate Director of Curriculum for the UCSF Pathways to Health and Society from 2011 to 2015. From 2012-2015, Dr. Kuo served as a First Five Commissioner for San Francisco. In 2015 Dr. Kuo joined the Board of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic. In 2013 Dr. Kuo received an Academy Chair in Pediatric Education to advance the educational initiatives of the Child Health Equity Collective. Dr. Kuo welcomes collaborations across the health professions and beyond.

Bertram Lubin, MD - Doctor Lubin's career in Academic Pediatrics and children's health advocacy has spanned fifty years. His work has led to basic, clinical, and social advancements, which have improved the lives of countless children and adults focusing on underserved populations. In 1980, Dr. Lubin became the first physician director of medical research at Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Under his leadership, basic, clinical and translational research activities expanded exponentially. In 2009, Dr. Lubin became the President and CEO of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. In 2015, Dr. Lubin founded the Center for Community Health and Engagement to provide leadership, services, and research to address the impact of social determinants, poverty, and health equity of children.  

Assemblymember David Chiu - In 2014, David Chiu was elected to the California State Legislature to represent the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. He was re-elected in 2016. Before joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. As Supervisor, David Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas, including affordable housing, job creation, public safety, healthcare, the environment, transportation, civil rights, language access, ethics and technology. He has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an American Memorial Marshall Fellow, and one of the “Best Attorneys under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Join in on the conversation and register for the event today. 

For more info, please click here

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Where: The City Club of San Francisco, 11th Floor, Main Dining Room155 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104

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<![CDATA[United Ways' Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:58:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/1019+UW1.jpg

United Way of the Wine Country and United Way Bay Area have formed an unprecedented partnership to assist the residents and community agencies in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties through the United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. This fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. 100% of your gift will go directly to relief and recovery efforts. United Way Bay Area will absorb all administrative costs for handling and processing donations.
We are uniting communities throughout the Bay Area to assist their neighbors in need after 31 people have been killed, more than 3,500 homes and structures have been destroyed, and roughly 191,000 acres of land has been burned (an area almost the size of New York City) since the wildfires began Sunday, October 8.
Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.
United Ways are trusted organizations with a long track record of raising funds and making grants to support our communities. Our long-standing relationships with non-profit community organizations, business leaders, foundations, and elected officials allow us to provide timely resources where they are most needed in this disaster response and long-term recovery effort.
Learn more, including FAQs: uwba.org/wildfires-relief

United Way of the Wine Country and United Way Bay Area have formed an unprecedented partnership to assist the residents and community agencies in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, and Mendocino counties through the United Ways’ Northern California Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund.

This fund will provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance to North Bay residents affected by the wildfires that have spread throughout the region. United way is bringing communities together throughout the Bay Area to assist their neighbors in need after 31 people have been killed, more than 3,500 homes and structures have been destroyed, and roughly 191,000 acres of land has been burned since the wildfires began Sunday, October 8.

Relief efforts include providing basic needs services to individuals and assisting the non-profit agencies that serve the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Long-term recovery support may include food and rent assistance to help people who have lost employment, case management services, and mental health counseling.

To learn more about United Way's relief efforts or to donate, click here

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<![CDATA[North Bay Fire Updates and Information Before Heading Home]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:54:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/101417morningflamessonomaledeimage_420278.JPEG


The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect if returning to the affected areas.Fire Update 
The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect if returning to the affected areas.
Fire Update by  California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Congressman Mike Thompson's Fire Recovery Guide
Safe Cleanup of Fire Ash and Safe Disposal Procedures

The recent Northern California Wildfires is recorded as the worst fires in California's history. The fires have caused serious damage, left many families with nothing and thousands of people are displaced. Below is information on recovery and updates on what to expect before returning to the impacted areas.

Fire Update by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) For updates or receive mobile alerts of evacuations

- Congressman Mike Thompson's Fire Recovery Guide

- What to Expect when Returning to Areas Impacted by Fires

Local Assistance Center (LAC) - The LAC is a one-stop local assistance center that will be able to help residents with a wide range of services when the immediate fire threat has passed. This center will help with services like insurance claims, short-term lodging, clothing, animal services, and clean-up information. The LAC will be open from 9 am to 7 pm daily, with the last entry at 6 pm so people have time to access all services available. 


Road Closures and Restrictions for the Sonoma County - Please try to stay off the roads, it is necessary to be able to leave the streets free to security vehicles. If you need to drive, proceed with caution. If you find a traffic signal with no light, proceed as a four-way stop. 

PG&E Wildfire Response - This has updated information on all the gas relight process including estimated times of restoration and when people can expect to get a visit from gas service representatives. 

For more information, stories, volunteer opportunities, and satellite map of aftermath, please click here.



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<![CDATA[80 Countries, 80 Anthems Screening]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:52:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/1017+80+Anthems1.jpg

Around the World in 80 Anthems will be featured at the Golden Gate International Film Festival on October 28! The documentary, directed by Gordon Michael Woolvett, follows a young girl with a passion for music and a dream of global tranquility.

Capri Everitt is a 13 year-old Guinness World Record-holder who sang national anthems around the world on a mission of peace and harmony, making powerful connections with people in each country and bringing different religions, cultures, languages and ages together through the common language of music.

For more info and to purchase tickets for the film festival, click here. Around the World in 80 Anthems will be featured at 10AM on October 28.

Where: AMC Cupertino - 10123 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino

When: Saturday, October 28 - 10AM

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<![CDATA[Documentary Film, THE ITO SISTERS, Premiers in Berkeley Video & Film Festival ]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:29:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/ItoSisters09.png

Unwashed Masses Productions presents a new documentary feature film, THE ITO SISTERS, premiering in 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the East Bay Media Center!
Directed and produced by Antonia Grace Glenn and produced and edited by Gregory Pacificar, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the experiences of Issei (or Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.
According to Antonia Grace Glenn, “While there have been several important documentary films that explore the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, there are few if any films that focus on the Japanese American experience before the war. Today, not many people know that there were segregated schools in Sacramento County to separate white and Asian children; or the central role that Asian laborers played in establishing California’s agricultural wealth; or that arranged marriages were regularly practiced by Japanese Americans in California.”
This documentary explores and defines raw experiences through the narratives of the Ito Family. 
Come along and discover the true records of American history. 
For more info, please click here. 
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 
where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Unwashed Masses Productions presents a new documentary feature film, THE ITO SISTERS, premiering in 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the East Bay Media Center!

Directed and produced by Antonia Grace Glenn and produced and edited by Gregory Pacificar, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the experiences of Issei (or Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.

According to Antonia Grace Glenn, “While there have been several important documentary films that explore the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, there are few if any films that focus on the Japanese American experience before the war. Today, not many people know that there were segregated schools in Sacramento County to separate white and Asian children; or the central role that Asian laborers played in establishing California’s agricultural wealth; or that arranged marriages were regularly practiced by Japanese Americans in California.”

This documentary explores and defines raw experiences through the narratives of the Ito Family. Come along and discover the true records of American history. 

For more info, please click here

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704


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<![CDATA[GO FOR BROKE! A Salute to Nisei Veterans]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:46:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/1017+AAO2.jpg

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the implementation of Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into internment camps through the remainder of World War II. GO FOR BROKE! A Salute to Nisei Veterans on November 3 will be a tribute to the brave Japanese American soldiers who served overseas while their families remained imprisoned back home.

GO FOR BROKE! A Salute to Nisei Veterans is
programmed to provide the public contemporary artistic interpretations of major historic events that have
shaped and continue to inform our society

The public presentation of GO FOR BROKE! is programmed to provide contemporary artistic interpretations of a major historic event that shaped our world and continues to inform our society. Join composer Anthony Brown and the Asian American Orchestra to enjoy a beatifully crafted musical performance that both entertains and enlightens. 

For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here.

Where: Presidio Officers' Club - 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco

When: Friday, November 3 - 7PM-8:30PM

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<![CDATA[13th Annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:19:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/283*120/14469681_1257901167566590_583391986956055062_n.jpg


Start the holiday season on the right foot by joining your Bay Area neighbors at the Thankgiving run voted as one of the best in the nation! Silicon Valey Leadership Group presents the 13th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5K/10K walk and run is this Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd in Downtown San Jose. 
The race, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, provides families in need with health, hope and a home.
You can help those in need this season of giving by helping Silicon Valey Leadership Group raise nearly $1 million for Turkey Trot beneficiaries: The Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties and The Health Trust. 
There are many different opportunities for families to participate! There will be a kids fun run, costume contests and more! Before the big meal, enjoy in festival fun after the race!
Register your family today!
For more info, please click here. 
When: Thursday, November 23rd
Where: Downtown San Jose
Start: Santa Clara Street at First Street
Finish: Santa Clara Street at Delmas Street
Festival Site: Guadalupe River Park / Arena Green


Start the holiday season on the right foot by joining your Bay Area neighbors at the Thankgiving run voted as one of the best in the nation! Silicon Valley Leadership Group presents the 13th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5K/10K walk and run is this Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd in Downtown San Jose. 

The race, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, provides families in need with health, hope and a home.You can help those in need this season of giving by helping Silicon Valey Leadership Group raise nearly $1 million for Turkey Trot beneficiaries: The Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties and The Health Trust.

There are many different opportunities for families to participate! There will be a kids fun run, costume contests and more! Before the big meal, enjoy in festival fun after the race!

Register your family today!

For more info, please click here

When: Thursday, November 23rd

Where: Downtown San Jose

Start: Santa Clara Street at First Street

Finish: Santa Clara Street at Delmas Street

Festival Site: Guadalupe River Park / Arena Green

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<![CDATA[San Ramon Valley High School Ski Swap]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:59:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/1012+ski+swap.PNG

With the snowy season right around the corner, it's the perfect time to pick up some new ski and snowboard gear at the San Ramon Valley High School Ski Swap! Come out on October 28 to find great deal on new and gently used gear before hitting the slopes this winter.

All proceeds will go to benefit school programs at SRVHS. Donations of new or gently used gear are also appreciated (and are tax deductible). Skis, snowboards, boots, outerwear, etc are all accepted.

For more information, click here.

Where: San Ramon Valley High School - 501 Danville Blvd, Danville

When: Saturday, October 28 - 9AM-3PM

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<![CDATA[Hot Club of SF Headlines for IGNITE! Art + Innovation]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:57:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/Hot+Club+of+SF.jpg

At IGNITE!, Pleasanton will showcase this partnership with a creative forum to discover art and technology! Experience the works of Jeremy Sutton, digital artist for Cirque de Soleil, innovative illuminated decorations, illuminated drones, hands-on activities for all ages, and more! Enjoy a variety of food from a great selection of food trucks, too!
Rion Fish, a Bay Area entertainer, will be lighting up in a fire spinning performance!
For more information on this FREE event, click here.
Where: Firehouse Arts Center - Division Street & Railroad Street, Pleasanton
When: October 14 - 5PM-9PM

Hot Club of San Francisco is performing at IGNITE! This Bay Area gypsy jazz band will light up the stage on October 14th!

At IGNITE!, Pleasanton will showcase this partnership with a creative forum to discover art and technology! Experience the works of Jeremy Sutton, digital artist for Cirque de Soleil, innovative illuminated decorations, illuminated drones, hands-on activities for all ages, and more! Enjoy a variety of food from a great selection of food trucks, too!

For more information on this FREE event, click here.

Where: Firehouse Arts Center - Division Street & Railroad Street, Pleasanton

When: October 14 - 5PM-9PM

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<![CDATA[Golden Gate International Film Festival 2017]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:19:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/article101217film.jpg

South Bay’s first International Film Festival come to the big screen for the second year in a row! Golden Gate International Film Festival (GGIFF), powered by Net Effect Media Inc. is dedicated to talented film makers world-wide, showcasing their work in North America. GGIFF is supported by AMC Independent and NBC Bay Area.
GGIFF is fully committed to providing opportunities to all content creators from around the world and to introduce their work to the broadest possible audience.
Do not miss out on this unique event!
For more info, please click here. 
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017
Where: AMC Cupertino Square 16 in Vallco Shopping Mall - 10123 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

South Bay’s first International Film Festival come to the big screen for the second year in a row! Golden Gate International Film Festival (GGIFF), powered by Net Effect Media Inc. is dedicated to talented film makers world-wide, showcasing their work in North America. GGIFF is supported by AMC Independent and NBC Bay Area.

GGIFF is fully committed to providing opportunities to all content creators from around the world and to introduce their work to the broadest possible audience.

Do not miss out on this unique event!

For more info, please click here.

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017

Where: AMC Cupertino Square 16 in Vallco Shopping Mall - 10123 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's & The North Bay Evacuations]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:15:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1012+Alzheimers.jpg

In wake of the fires devastating the North Bay, the Alzheimer's Association is tracking care facility relocations throughout the affected areas. So far, 20 facilities have reported relocation. They have established a 24/7 helpline to assist in locating loved ones who have been evacuated. The number is 800-272-3900. Additionally, a statement has been issued regarding wandering, which is common amongst those with Alzheimer's upon being removed from their everyday environment. Click here to view.

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The Walk to End Alzehimer's returns to the Silicon Valley on Saturday, October 14! The Walk, which is the world's largest Alzheimer's support & awareness event and takes place in over 600 communities nationwide, strives to raise funds for care and research.

Organized by the Alzheimer's Association, the funds raised from these walks across the country will go to provide care and support for those in need, drive research into treatment, prevention, and ultimately, a cure, and help speak up for individuals affected by Alzheimer's through pushing for legislation and federal funding.

For more information and how to register & donate, click here.

Where: Arena Green - Next to SAP Center on W Santa Clara St and N Autumn St

When: Saturday, October 14 - 10AM (Registration & Ceremonies begin at 8AM)

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<![CDATA[SJSU Organization Hosting Sonoma County Fire Relief Donation Event]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:59:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/1010+Donations.jpg

In the wake of devastating wildfires currently affecting Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and other parts of the North Bay, San Jose State University's Marketing Association will be hosting a donation event on the SJSU campus on Wednesday, October 11.

They will be taking monetary donations that will go directly to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund, along with donations of supplies (tents, blankets, hygiene supplies, non-perishable food, water, etc) which will be brought up directly to evacuation shelters by a member of the organization.

Donations of supplies, cash, and check will be taken at the event. For info about how to donate online, or set up an alternate time to donate, send an email to the organization's treasurer - treasurer.sjsuma@gmail.com

Where: Boccardo Business Center, Room 004 - San Jose State University (On 10th St between San Antonio St and San Carlos St)

When: Wednesday, October 11 - 6PM-7PM

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<![CDATA[Filipino-American History Month Celebration]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:49:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1010+Filipino.jpg

Daly City will be hosting its own Filipino-American Heritage Month celebration on October 14! Come to learn more about the Filipino culture! There will be entertainment, vendors, and non-profits sharing their talents, services and knowledge.

There will also be an arts & crafts area for the youth, food trucks, and a beer garden for adults. A variety of live performances will get you out of your seat and interacting with the celebration! From traditional folk dancing to American influenced songs, the performances are sure to impress and will make the event a can't-miss!

Plenty of free parking will also be available!

For more information about this FREE event, click here.

Where: Marchbank Park - 10 South Parkview Avenue, Daly City

When: Saturday, October 14 - 11AM-3PM

Marchbank Park
10 South Parkview Avenue
Daly City, CA 94014Marchbank Park - 10 South Parkview Avenue, Daly City

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<![CDATA[IGNITE! Art + Innovation presents Rion Fish]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:41:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/Rion+Fish.jpg

At IGNITE!, Pleasanton will showcase this partnership with a creative forum to discover art and technology! Experience the works of Jeremy Sutton, digital artist for Cirque de Soleil, innovative illuminated decorations, illuminated drones, hands-on activities for all ages, and more!
Enjoy a variety of food from a great selection of food trucks, too!
For more information on this FREE event, click here.
Where: Firehouse Arts Center - Division Street & Railroad Street, Pleasanton
When: October 14 - 5PM-9PM

At IGNITE!, Pleasanton will showcase this partnership with a creative forum to discover art and technology! Experience the works of Jeremy Sutton, digital artist for Cirque de Soleil, innovative illuminated decorations, illuminated drones, hands-on activities for all ages, and more! Enjoy a variety of food from a great selection of food trucks, too!

Rion Fish, a Bay Area entertainer, will be lighting up in a fire spinning performance!

For more information on this FREE event, click here.

Where: Firehouse Arts Center - Division Street & Railroad Street, Pleasanton

When: October 14 - 5PM-9PM

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<![CDATA[APAture 2017: Unravel]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:24:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/Rea_Lynn_de_Guzman_Retaso_Series.jpg


Kearny Street Workshop is hosting APAture 2017: Unravel, a multi-day festival featuring 60+ up and coming Asian Pacific American (APA) artists in Comics and Illustration, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.
This year's theme, Unravel is focused on exploring Asian Pacific American cultures and hxstories interconnected by the arts. Attendees have the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary art showcases featuring original artists. 
Kearny Street Workshop is honoring five artists for their inspiring breakthrough as Asian 
Pacific American artists and using their unique platform amplify the APA community's voice. Ali Wong (Comedian Baby Cobra), Hasan Minhaj (Actor/Comedian The Daily Show), Kristina Wong (Comedian/Performance Artist New York Times Off Color series), Michael Arcega (Visual Artist Guggenheim Fellow) and the late, great Justin Chin (Poet Gutted, 98 Wounds) are celebrated with the APAture Focus Award. 
Join in and immerse yourself in art and culture with Kearny Street Workshop for APAture 2017. 
For more info, click here.
When: September 30th – October 28th 
Where: Various locations throughout San Francisco as listed below: 
Visual Arts Showcase feat. Rea Lynn de Guzman
Opening Reception: September 30, 6–10pm No Cover 
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6pm and Saturdays 12-3pm 
Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)
Literary Arts Showcase feat. Vanessa Hua
October 5, 8 - 10pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 
Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)
Music Showcase feat. Kohinoorgasm
October 7, 6–9pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 
f8 1192 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)
Film Showcase feat. Cyrus Tabar
October 12, 7–10pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 
Z Space (Z Below) 470 Florida St., SF (4 blocks from Civic Center BART)
Book Arts Showcase feat. Innosanto Nagara
October 15, 1–4pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 Kids Under 12 (Free) Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)
Performing Arts Showcase feat. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
October 21, 2–5pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $15 
Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St.,SF (1 block from Civic Center BART)
Closing Reception costume party with special guest DreMagix
October 28, 7-10pm No Cover 
Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BARKearny Street Workshop is hosting APAture 2017: Unravel, a multi-day festival featuring 60+ up and coming Asian Pacific American (APA) artists in Comics and Illustration, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual ArtsKearny Street Workshop is hosting APAture 2017: Unravel, a multi-day festival featuring 60+ up and coming Asian Pacific American (APA) artists in Comics and Illustration, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.

Kearny Street Workshop is hosting APAture 2017: Unravel, a multi-day festival featuring 60+ up and coming Asian Pacific American (APA) artists in Comics and Illustration, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.

This year's theme, Unravel is focused on exploring Asian Pacific American cultures and hxstories interconnected by the arts. Attendees have the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary art showcases featuring original artists. 

Kearny Street Workshop is honoring five artists for their inspiring breakthrough as Asian Pacific American artists and using their unique platform amplify the APA community's voice. Ali Wong (Comedian Baby Cobra), Hasan Minhaj (Actor/Comedian The Daily Show), Kristina Wong (Comedian/Performance Artist New York Times Off Color series), Michael Arcega (Visual Artist Guggenheim Fellow) and the late, great Justin Chin (Poet Gutted, 98 Wounds) are celebrated with the APAture Focus Award. 

Join in and immerse yourself in art and culture with Kearny Street Workshop for APAture 2017. 

For more info, click here.


When: September 30th – October 28th 

Where: Various locations throughout San Francisco as listed below: 

Visual Arts Showcase feat. Rea Lynn de Guzman

Opening Reception: September 30, 6–10pm No Cover 

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6pm and Saturdays 12-3pm Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

Literary Arts Showcase feat. Vanessa Hua

October 5, 8 - 10pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

Music Showcase feat. Kohinoorgasm

October 7, 6–9pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 f8 1192 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

Film Showcase feat. Cyrus Tabar

October 12, 7–10pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 Z Space (Z Below) 470 Florida St., SF (4 blocks from Civic Center BART)

Book Arts Showcase feat. Innosanto Nagara

October 15, 1–4pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $12 Kids Under 12 (Free) Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

Performing Arts Showcase feat. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

October 21, 2–5pm Pre-sale: $10 (General) $20 (Supporter), Door: $15 Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St.,SF (1 block from Civic Center BART)

Closing Reception costume party with special guest DreMagix

October 28, 7-10pm No Cover Arc Gallery & Studios 1246 Folsom St., SF (3 blocks from Civic Center BART)

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<![CDATA[Love The World Launch Party for SF-Marin Food Bank Fundraiser]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:45:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/20170130_1_0097%281%29.jpg

Todd Parr, children's book author and writer of "Love the World", partners with SF-Marin Food Bank at Book Passage for a launch party and fundaiser for the fight to end hunger! 
Parr shares valuable lessons for the young and old in his books. His books teach love and human kindness and partnership with SF-Marin Food Bank is an example of paying it forward. “I think it’s important for everyone to do what they can to help someone in need. Especially children, getting them involved in helping their communities early on can build values of generosity and caring that last a lifetime,” said Parr. 
10% of all proceeds from "Love the World" sales will go directly to the Food Bank. The event is FREE, enjoy a reading and get your own copy of "Love the World" signed from Todd Parr himself. 
For more info, here. https://www.sfmfoodbank.org
When: Saturday, September 30th  11am - 1pm
Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Todd Parr, children's book author and writer of "Love the World", partners with SF-Marin Food Bank at Book Passage for a launch party and fundaiser for the fight to end hunger! 

Parr shares valuable lessons for the young and old in his books. His books teach love and human kindness and partnership with SF-Marin Food Bank is an example of paying it forward. “I think it’s important for everyone to do what they can to help someone in need. Especially children, getting them involved in helping their communities early on can build values of generosity and caring that last a lifetime,” said Parr. 

10% of all proceeds from "Love the World" sales will go directly to the Food Bank. The event is FREE, enjoy a reading and get your own copy of "Love the World" signed from Todd Parr himself. 

For more info, here

When: Saturday, September 30th  11am - 1pm

Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925

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<![CDATA[Peace On Your Wings Musical is Coming to San Francisco and San Jose]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:14:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/POYW+-+Aug+8+2015-149.jpg

Peace On Your Wings the musical is making their to the Bay Area to inspire the minds and hearts with their theatrical message: world peace. Peace Your Wings is inspired by a 12-year old girl, Sadako Sasaki, who died from leukemia as a result of radiation caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Sadako was most known for having folded over a thousand paper cranes to fulfill an old Japanese legend that promises one wish to the folder of a thousand. The musical opens up about issues that many children and teens are facing today, like the search for self-identity and bullying, it also shares the intense drama of facing terminal illness and death of a friend. 
Peace On Your Wings is produced by Ohana Arts, whose aim to promote the message of peace and global friendship. 
Purchase tickets to watch the meaningful drama about Sadako's folding and how the paper crane became recognized as a symbol of peace. 
For tickets and more information, click here. 
San Francisco Show
When: Sunday, October 1st
- Matinee Show: 2PM 
- Evening Show: 7pm
Where: Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
San Jose Show
when: Friday, October 6 at 7:30PM (Evening show only)
Saturday, October 7 
- Matinee Show: 2PM 
- Evening Show: 7:30pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2PM (Matinee show only)
Where: Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo de San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Downtown San Jose 

Peace On Your Wings the musical is making their to the Bay Area to inspire the minds and hearts with their theatrical message: world peace. Peace Your Wings is inspired by a 12-year old girl, Sadako Sasaki, who died from leukemia as a result of radiation caused by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Sadako was most known for having folded over a thousand paper cranes to fulfill an old Japanese legend that promises one wish to the folder of a thousand. The musical opens up about issues that many children and teens are facing today, like the search for self-identity and bullying, it also shares the intense drama of facing terminal illness and death of a friend. 

Peace On Your Wings is produced by Ohana Arts, whose aim to promote the message of peace and global friendship. 

Purchase tickets to watch the meaningful drama about Sadako's folding and how the paper crane became recognized as a symbol of peace. 

For tickets and more information, click here


San Francisco 

When: Sunday, October 1st

- Matinee Show: 2PM 

- Evening Show: 7pm

Where: Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123



San Jose 

When: Friday, October 6 at 7:30PM (Evening show only)

Saturday, October 7 

- Matinee Show: 2PM 

- Evening Show: 7:30PM

Sunday, October 8 at 2PM (Matinee show only)

Where: Hammer Theater, 101 Paseo de San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Downtown San Jose 

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<![CDATA[Taste for the Cure 2017]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:32:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/UCSF+cover.jpeg

UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding Taste for the Cure, an event exploring food, science and breast health.  Come and learn about the programs and resources offered by the Breast Care Center. 
Join in panel discussions with UCSF clinician and researchers, science and cooking demonstrations, food tastings, plus massages sessions and much more to enjoy. Topics that will be discussed in this year's panel are Wisdom for Cancer: Information is Power and Things that Matter at Every Age and Every Stage. 
This informational event is FREE and open to all. 
For more information, click here. 
When: Saturday, October 14 at 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118

UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center is holding Taste for the Cure, an event exploring food, science and breast health.  Come and learn about the programs and resources offered by the Breast Care Center.

Join in panel discussions with UCSF clinician and researchers, science and cooking demonstrations, food tastings, plus massages sessions and much more to enjoy. Topics that will be discussed in this year's panel are Wisdom for Cancer: Information is Power and Things that Matter at Every Age and Every Stage. 

This informational event is FREE and open to all. 


For more information, click here

When: Saturday, October 14 at 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118



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<![CDATA[Summer of Love Poster Contest Winners]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:53:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*205/Producers-Cindy+Tran-Global+Warming.jpg

This year's Summer of Love Poster Contest, a competition for Marin County youth to express their opinions on world issues using their artistic abilities, was a major success! While there were a whopping 92 submissions, here are the first place winners:

First Place (ages 12-14): Zoe Jaros - "Let Equality Flourish"

First Place (Ages 15-18): Rachel Shindelus - "Summer of Love"


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<![CDATA[Wu Yee Children's Services 40th Anniversary Celebration]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:11:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/236*120/0926+Wu+Yee.jpg

Wu Yee was founded in 1977 to address the lack of services for working, immigrant parents in Chinatown - the founders advocated for culturally and linguistically competent child care and resources in their community. Continuing its founders’ legacy of helping underserved communities, Wu Yee has grown to a city-wide agency connecting the diverse families and family child care providers of San Francisco to the services that best meet their unique and individual needs.

Wu Yee Children's Services is celebrating 40 years helping keep families in San Francisco on September 30! Wu Yee was founded in 1977 to address the lack of services for working, immigrant parents in Chinatown. The founders advocated for culturally and linguistically competent child care and resources in their community.

Wu Yee enhances the quality of life for thousands of children and families in San Francisco every day. Educating families about their options for high-quality child care and offering family-focused resource and referrals is at the core of its work.

To commemorate its 40th year serving San Francisco’s children and families, come join all of the great people who make this organization successful during Wu Yee's Community Celebration!

Held at at the newly remodeled Bayview Opera House, the event includes raffle prizes, community resources, performances from Chinatown a soul band, and a child-friendly musician. Additionally, of course, food and fun will be prevelant.

For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here.

Where: Bayview Opera House - 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco

When: Saturday, September 30 - 11:30AM-3PM

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<![CDATA[SF Wine School's Luxury Wine Weekend]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:53:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0926+WIne+Tasting.jpg

San Francisco Wine School is hosting this year's Anniversary Celebration & Auction with Luxury Wine Weekend benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Fund! On October 21, this event is sure to be a can't-miss for wine connoisseurs from far and wide!
The day will begin with a pairing competition, where wine experts will offer their picks on the best pairings for dishes offered by luxury chef Danae McLaughlin. In addition, VIP attendees will have first crack at limited tastings and bottles for sale at the Luxury Wine Bazaar.
The Bazaar will then open to all attendees. Stroll around at your own pace, table-to-table, and taste wines from different regions, soils, climates, and elevations. Their Wine Service Olympics will also be performing, and sure to bring some light-hearted entertainment to the venue (which pairs well with a good pinot noir, sources say)!
The Glancy Wine Education Fund believes that every student should have the necessary resources to become proficient in their field. This is why, in 2016, they provided $45,000 to 17 scholarship recipients for financial aid to attend the San Francisco Wine School. This year, their goal is to double that.
For more information & to purchase tickets, click here.
Where: San Francisco Wine School - 415 Grand Ave #301, South San FranciscoSan Francisco Wine School 415 Grand Ave #301 South San Francisco, CA
When: Saturday, October 21 - 1PM-6PM

San Francisco Wine School is hosting this year's Anniversary Celebration & Auction with Luxury Wine Weekend benefiting the Glancy Wine Education Fund! On October 21, this event is sure to be a can't-miss for wine connoisseurs from far and wide!

The day will begin with a pairing competition, where wine experts will offer their picks on the best pairings for dishes offered by luxury chef Danae McLaughlin. In addition, VIP attendees will have first crack at limited tastings and bottles for sale at the Luxury Wine Bazaar.

The Bazaar will then open to all attendees. Stroll around at your own pace, table-to-table, and taste wines from different regions, soils, climates, and elevations. Their Wine Service Olympics will also be performing, and sure to bring some light-hearted entertainment to the venue (which pairs well with a good pinot noir, sources say)!

The Glancy Wine Education Fund believes that every student should have the necessary resources to become proficient in their field. This is why, in 2016, they provided $45,000 to 17 scholarship recipients for financial aid to attend the San Francisco Wine School. This year, their goal is to double that.
For more information & to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: San Francisco Wine School - 415 Grand Ave #301, South San Francisco

When: Saturday, October 21 - 1PM-6PM



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<![CDATA[Gary Maxworthy Honored for Work With SF-Marin Food Bank]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:23:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/0921+Marin+Food+Bank.jpg

After spending much of his adult life leading a food distribution company in California, Gary Maxworthy suffered through a tragedy.  His first wife died when he was 56 years old.  As the grief began to subside, Gary’s three children suggested a change, and Gary agreed.
They all wanted him to do something with his life that would strengthen his community, not his bank account. So Gary became a Vista Volunteer and his first, and only assignment, was with the then San Francisco Food Bank.  His mission was to think of ways to address the growing problem of hunger in this very wealthy city.  
That was 23 years ago, and in that time Gary Maxworthy has been hard at work on that same mission: to end hunger in not just San Francisco, but Marin following the merger of the two food banks in 2011. One of his crowning achievements came together in the late 90s. He lead the creation and expansion of "Farm to Family," the Food Bank's fresh produce initiative.
Gary was instrumental in developing what has turned out to be long-standing relationships with growers and packers throughout the state…asking them to donate their excess produce so that hungry Californians could benefit from nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be dumped back into the fields and plowed over.  
The program became such a success that it’s now managed by the California Association of Food Banks. This year, Farm to Family is on track to distribute 180 million pounds of fresh produce. That food now nourishes 600,000 families each and every week. 
While that program would be enough to make someone a “Food Hero”, Gary went beyond all of that.  He has been revered for his innovative spirit inside the Food Bank’s warehouse, his leadership, and his mentoring ability with newer food bank employees.  
Earlier this year, Gary announced his retirement from the Food Bank. On September 16th, he was honored at the SF-Marin Food Bank's One Big Table event.
VIDEO COURTESY OF: SF-Marin Food Bank

After spending much of his adult life leading a food distribution company in California, Gary Maxworthy suffered through a tragedy.  His first wife died when he was 56 years old.  As the grief began to subside, Gary’s three children suggested a change, and Gary agreed.

They all wanted him to do something with his life that would strengthen his community. So Gary became a Vista Volunteer and his first and only assignment was with the San Francisco Food Bank.  His mission was to think of ways to address the growing problem of hunger in the very wealthy city.  

That was 23 years ago, and in that time Gary Maxworthy has been hard at work on that same mission: to end hunger in not just San Francisco, but Marin following the merger of the two food banks in 2011. One of his crowning achievements came together in the late 90s. He lead the creation and expansion of "Farm to Family," the Food Bank's fresh produce initiative.

Gary was instrumental in developing what has turned out to be long-standing relationships with growers and packers throughout the state, asking them to donate their excess produce so that hungry Californians could benefit from nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be dumped back into the fields and plowed over.  

The program became such a success that it’s now managed by the California Association of Food Banks. This year, Farm to Family is on track to distribute 180 million pounds of fresh produce. That food now nourishes 600,000 families each and every week.

Gary was always noted for his leadership in every aspect of the organization, from management to warehousing and storage and everything else throughout the program. Earlier this year, he announced his retirement from the Food Bank. On September 16th, he was honored at the SF-Marin Food Bank's One Big Table event.

VIDEO COURTESY OF: SF-Marin Food Bank

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<![CDATA[Pumpkins in the Park 2017]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:33:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/LexyPumpkin.JPG

The giant pumpkin patch returns to Discovery Meadow in Guadalupe River 
Park on Saturday, October 14th!

Time to celebrate the autumn season and visit the pumpkin patch! Enjoy carnival games, children's entertainers and dress up for the costume parade. 

This event is FREE, open to the public and fun for the whole family!

For more information, click here

When: Saturday, October 14th 10AM-4PM

Where: Guadalupe River Park, Discovery Meadow (Woz Way & San Carlos), San Jose


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<![CDATA[The Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret WWII Darkroom]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:04:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/162*120/0919+Hirahara.jpg

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting an event showcasing the works of Patti Hirahara and her family. Her grandfather, George Hirahara, built a secret darkroom under their barracks in Heart Mountain, Wyoming internment camp.  “Close-ups of Time Forgotten: The WSU Hirahara Photos Created in a Secret World War II Underground Darkroom” with Patti Hirahara will present the family's many great and celebrated photographs.

The program will be hosted in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home on Thursday, October 12. Attendees are invited to view the Roosevelt Library's new special exhibit, "Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II" free of charge, following the program. 

For more information and to register for this FREE event, click here.

Where: Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Library & Home - 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Library & Home
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Library & Home - 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538

When: Thursday, October 12 - 7PM (Reception at 6PM)


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<![CDATA[IGNITE! Art + Innovation]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:54:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/0919+Ignite.PNG

This day in age, the line between creativity and technology is increasingly blurry. The two go hand-in-hand, as artistic creations get more advaned and complex while tech emanates artistic expression.

At IGNITE!, Pleasanton will showcase this partnership with a creative forum to discover art and technology! Experience the works of Jeremy Sutton, digital artist for Cirque de Soleil, innovative illuminated decorations, illuminated drones, hands-on activities for all ages, and more!

Enjoy a variety of food from a great selection of food trucks, too!

For more information on this FREE event, click here.

Where: Firehouse Arts Center - Division Street & Railroad Street, Pleasanton

When: October 14 - 5PM-9PM

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<![CDATA[Timmy Awards 2017]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:50:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/workbridge180.jpg

Tech in Motion is hosting the third annual Timmy Awards in recognizing top tech companies for best work culture, diversity, management, and start up. The event will be on September 21st, at Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. 

Guests will have the opportunity to network, enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and experience interactive demos by Autodesk, Construct Studio, and LingoLive. The local community and a expert panel of judges will make their selection out of the 44 award finalists.

For more information, click here.

When: 

September 21st, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Awards presentation at 7:00 PM
September 21st, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Awards presentation at 7:00 PM

Where: Autodesk Gallery, 1 Market St. Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105

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<![CDATA[Wakamatsu: Rediscovering America's First Issei]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:01:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/0919+Wakamatsu.PNG

Join us for an inaugural biennial pilgrimage to the site of the first large settlement
of Japanese in America. A national and state historic landmark, the Wakamatsu Tea
and Silk Farm Colony was established June 8, 1869. It is also the birthplace of first
Japanese American, and the grave site of the first Japanese woman buried in the
U.S., Okei Ito.
This year’s pilgrimage is a rare opportunity to learn about the storied history of this
colony led by John Schnell and former samurai from Aizu-Wakamatsu, present-day
Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Participants can trace their own roots through family
history consultations with volunteers from the California Genealogical Society.

Join the Nichi Bei Foundation for an inaugural biennial pilgrimage to the site of the first large settlementof Japanese in America. A national and state historic landmark, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony was established June 8, 1869. It is also the birthplace of first Japanese American, and the grave site of the first Japanese woman buried in the US, Okei Ito.

This year’s pilgrimage is a phenomenal opportunity to learn about the storied history of this colony led by John Schnell and former samurai from Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. Participants can trace their own roots through family history consultations with volunteers from the California Genealogical Society.

Tickets are $70 ($60 for Nichi Bei Foundation members/subscribers).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony - 941 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville, CA

When: Saturday, October 7 - 11:30AM-3PM

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<![CDATA[Pet Pride Day 2017]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:45:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/TitinaChachiKobe-2.jpg

San Francisco Animal Care & Control is thrilled to host Pet Pride Day, a free event for the whole family to enjoy! 
Dress up your pet and enter in the costume contest or show off your old dog's new tricks and win prizes! There will be a raffle with a grand prize of two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. 
Take pictures in the festive photo booth and enjoy the beer and wine garden. Expect furry friends all around and SFACC is waiving all pet adoptions to help you find your forever friend. 

San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SFACC) is thrilled to host Pet Pride Day, a free event for the whole family to enjoy! 

Dress your pet up and enter in the costume contest or show off your old dog's new tricks and win prizes! There will be a raffle with a grand prize of two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. There will be an opprtunity to take pictures in the festive photo booth and enjoy the beer and wine garden.

Come to expect furry friends all around and SFACC is waiving all pet adoptions to help you find your forever friend. 

For more information, click here.

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 l 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Where: San Francisco Animal Care & Control, 1200 15th Street San Francisco, CA 94103


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<![CDATA[JANL: Omusubi and other Queer Gohan Program]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:39:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/0914+Omusubi+Program.JPG

The Japanese American National Library (JANL) is sponsoring a public program about the history and experiences of Japanese and Asian Americans in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. The two-hour program will be held on Saturday, September 16 in San Francisco's Japantown.

Dr. Amy Sueyoshi, Community Grand Marshal of the
2017 San Francisco Pride Parade and San Francisco State University’s Associate
Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, Professor of Sexuality Studies, and Professor
of Race and Resistance Studies. Further, she is the author of the book, Queer
Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Secuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi (2012). A
leader in San Francisco and Bay Area, Dr. Sueyoshi is a founding member and cocurator
of the Gay, Lesbian, Bixexual, Transgender (GLBT) History Museum.
Dr.

The progrm will feature Dr. Amy Sueyoshi, Community Grand Marshal of the 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade and San Francisco State University’s Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, Professor of Sexuality Studies, and Professor of Race and Resistance Studies. She is also a founding member of the GLBT History Museum.

Dr. Amy Sueyoshi will address history and experiences, her LGBTQ and civil rights activism, and her connections within diverse communities, including the Bay Area Japanese and Asian American communities. Additionally, she will reflect on her role as Community Grand Marshal of the 2017 San Francisco Pride Parade.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Where: Union Bank Hospitality Room - 1675 Post Street, San Francisco

When: September 16 - 1:30PM-3:30PM

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<![CDATA[Asian Americans for Community Involvement Annual Gala]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:35:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/Better+Together+-+3.jpg

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is celebrating another year of unity and synergy with "Better Together: A Night for Dreams." The fundraising gala will be at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on October 7th.
AACI is a safe space and opens its doors to all in need of health, mental health and wellness services. With the generosity of the community, the event is expected to raise over $250,000 to support AACI programs which serve low income individuals and families from all backgrounds. 
NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa is attending to host the special evening. The event will award two individuals that carry out AACI's mission through public service and feature live performers and an auction. 
For more info about involvement, click here. 
When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 6 PM - 9 PM
Where: COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is celebrating another year of unity and synergy with "Better Together: A Night for Dreams." The fundraising gala will be at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on October 7th.

AACI is a safe space and opens its doors to all in need of health, mental health and wellness services. With the generosity of the community, the event is expected to raise over $250,000 to support AACI programs which serve low income individuals and families from all backgrounds. 

NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa is attending to host the special evening. The event will award two individuals that carry out AACI's mission through public service and feature live performers and an auction.

For more info about involvement, click here

When: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017 6 PM - 9 PM

Where: COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

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<![CDATA[2017 SVIEF Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/0914+SVIEF.png

The Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is the largest cross-border high-tech forum held in the Bay Area. For seven consecutive years, they have successfully organized international mega summits in both China and the U.S. The goal of SVIEF is to foster learning and to provoke conversation and collaboration.

This year, the massive collaborative event will be held on September 28 & 29 in Santa Clara! It will consist of six interesting summits and boast industry leaders from AI, autonomous driving, new media, education, and more.

The event attracts thousands of engineers, scholars, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world. Past keynote speakers include former president Bill Clinton, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and actor & investor Ashton Kutcher, among dozens of other political leaders and company executives!

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center - 5001, Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

When: September 28 at 8:30AM - September 29 at 9PM

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<![CDATA[Aim High Annual Gala]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/259*120/0912+Aim+High.jpg

The Aim High organization will be celebrating it's achievements throughout the year during their annual gala on November 15 in San Francisco!

Aim High is a non-profit organization that offers free summer enrichment programs to low-income youth in the Bay Area and elsewhere. They look to close the opportunity and achievement gap that is so prevelant in Northern California. In 2017, Aim High was able to serve 2,300 youth and inspire 550 educators in 17 locations!

The event will be followed by an after-party; all to celebrate the wonderful work that the organization has done this year!

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: City View Metreon - 135 4th Street, San Francisco

When: November 15 - 6PM (After-party at 9PM)

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<![CDATA[San Jose State Organization Hosting Food & Clothing Drive]]> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:08:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/0912+MA+Food+Drive.jpg

San Jose State University's Marketing Association will be taking donations of non-perishable food and new or gently-worn clothing from November 13 through November 16!

The organization, which emphasizes community service along with professional development of marketing skills for students on campus, will be presenting the donations to Sacred Heart Community Service when they volunteer at the facility on November 17.

"Giving back is an essential part of who we are," the organization's website tells visitors.  "As a student-run organization, we aim to strengthen our community and inspire our members to help and serve others in their daily lives and future careers."

Sacred Heart, which was founded in 1964, focuses on providing food, clothing, and hosuing assistance to those in need in and around the Silicon Valley.

To learn more about SJSU's Marketing Association, click here.

To learn more about Sacred Heart Community Service, click here.

Where: San Jose State University - 7th Street Plaza (Outside of the Student Union and Event Center)

When: November 13-16 - 9AM-4PM daily



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<![CDATA[ Donate to Hunger Action Day at the Giants Vs. Dodgers Game]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:05:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/21272355_1426928437362671_4282071946380360280_n.jpg

NBC Bay Area Get the Scoop ice cream truck will be at the outside of AT&T Park on Wednesday, September 13th at the Giants vs. Dodgers game! The truck will host the Bay Area Food Banks to collect donations for Hunger Action Day.
The Get the Scoop ice cream truck and the Bay Area Food Bank will table at Lefty O'Doul Plaza from 4:30-7:30pm as fans arrive for the game.
Learn more about how to get involved for Hunger Action Day, September 14th, click here 
WHEN: September 13th, 4:30-7:30pm
WHERE: AT&T Park- Lefty O'Doul Entrance: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco

NBC Bay Area's Get the Scoop ice cream truck will be at the outside of AT&T Park on Wednesday, September 13th at the Giants vs. Dodgers game! Stop by and grab a treat from Today in the Bay's Laura Garcia-Cannon, Marcus Washington, and Mike Inouye.

The truck will host Bay Area Food Banks to collect donations for Hunger Action Day.

The Get the Scoop ice cream truck and the Bay Area Food Bank will be located at Lefty O'Doul Plaza from 4:30-7:30pm as fans arrive for the game.

To learn more about Hunger Action Day, September 14th, click here.

When: September 13th, 4:30-7:30pm

Where: AT&T Park- Lefty O'Doul Entrance: 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco

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<![CDATA[Autism Speaks Walk in Walnut Creek]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:05:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/0912+Autism+Speaks1.jpg

Autism Speaks, the world's largest leading autism science and advocacy organization, is hosting the Autism Speaks Walk in Walnut Creek at Heather Farm on November 4.

The Autism Speaks Walk is the largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate research. Funds raised help fuel innovation for solutions and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. The East Bay event will include a 1-mile walk and a 5K walk.

Alpha Xi Delta is the North American sponsor of all Autism Speaks Walks, and the Alpha Xi Delta chapter at Sonoma State University will be supporting the East Bay Walk.

For more information and to register for the event, click here

Where: Heather Farm Park - 301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek

When: November 4 - 10:30AM-1PM

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<![CDATA[Celebrating 175 Years Under the Big Top]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:28:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/Trio3.jpg

Zoppé Family Circus is coming back to town and celebrating their 175th anniversary from October 13th through October 29th at Red Morton Park in Redwood City!
Giovanni, son of world famous Alberto Zoppé, who worked with the Ringling Bros., is keeping his family legacy alive in bringing their European circus show to America ten years ago. The Circus event "Celebrating 175 Years Under the Big Top” is opening an extra special show in honoring their historical family traditions and breath-taking performances including the Zoppé bareback horseriding act that have not been seen in America for years. There will be much more and expect jaw-dropping acrobatics, comical clowns and fall in love with the Zoppé family's performing pets.
Bring the entire family and join the Zoppé Family Circus as they take the stage this October!
Learn more about the Zoppé history, click here
For more info about the event and purchase tickets, click here
When: October 13th - 29th, Matinee & Evening Showtimes
Where: Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061
Ticket price:
Youth: $10-$16, Adults: $15-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

Zoppé Family Circus is coming back to town and celebrating their 175th anniversary from October 13th through October 29th at Red Morton Park in Redwood City!

Giovanni, son of world famous Alberto Zoppé, who worked with the Ringling Bros., is keeping his family legacy alive in bringing their European circus show to America ten years ago. The Circus event "Celebrating 175 Years Under the Big Top” is opening an extra special show in honoring their historical family traditions and breath-taking performances including the Zoppé bareback horseriding act that have not been seen in America for years. There will be much more and expect jaw-dropping acrobatics, comical clowns and fall in love with the Zoppé family's performing pets.

Bring the entire family and join the Zoppé Family Circus as they take the stage this October!

Learn more about the Zoppé history, click here.

For more info about the event and purchase tickets, click here.

When: October 13th - 29th, Matinee & Evening Showtimes

Where: Red Morton Park, 1455 Madison Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061

Ticket price:

Youth: $12-$16, Adults: $17-$21, Front Row Seats: $22-$26

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<![CDATA[A Salute to Mike Honda]]> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:46:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/282*120/0912+Mike+Honda.png

San Jose's Mike Honda has just wound up his 16-year congressional run (2001 to 2017). During his time on the hill, his support of legislation led to the passing of numerous successful bills and acts.

In 2008, he worked with then-senator Barack Obama to enhance federal coordination for supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in public schools. Additionally, he was an avid supporter of and advocate for the Affordable Care Act, LGBT equality, and minimum wage increases.

Now, after his esteemed career in Washington, he is back home in the Bay Area! The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) will be sponsoring a celabration in his honor on October 21 in San Jose.

Join NBC Bay Area's Mike Inouye to say thanks, ask questions, and hear stories from Mr. Honda

For more information and reservation details, click here.

Where: Holiday Inn San Jose Silicon Valley - 1350 North First Street, San Jose

When: Saturday, October 21 - 6PM-9PM

Holiday Inn San Jose Silicon Valley
1350 North First Street, San JoseHoliday Inn San Jose Silicon Valley - 1350 North First Street, San Jose


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<![CDATA[Valley Humane Society's 30th Birthday Bash]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:50:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/0907+Valley+Humane+Bday.jpg

Valley Humane Society is celebrating 30 years of impactful work throughout the Tri-Valley with a celebration on September 21! Thousands of pets have been rescued, sheltered, and rehabilitated thanks to the efforts of the shelter. 

Cake and ice cream will be served, along with various other refreshments and celebratory goodies! A cake made just for puppies will be humorously devoured by shelter dogs, too!

Valley Humane is asking anyone interested in coming to donate $30, or $1 per year of their existance, to help fund more years to come.

For more info on the event, click here.

Where: Valley Humane Adoption Center - 3670 Nevada Street, Pleasanton

When: Thursday, September 21 - 5PM-8PM

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<![CDATA[10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:21:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/0907+Salsa+Festival.jpg

Redwood City is fired up for its 10th annual Salsa Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from noon until 8PM! Salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting are at the forefront, featuring three stages with a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz, and Reggae.

Professional and amateur salsa chefs will be competing, and festival attendees will be judging! Public tasting is from 12:00-5:00pm, but it's best to arrive early to be sure to try them all!

Along with an array of salsa choices, local restaurants also offer their scrumptious fares throughout the day. This free festival also boasts public Tequila Tasting, free hands-on art projects, a children's play area complete with bounce houses, and much more.

Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tasty salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a fine time for the entire family - So bring your dancing shoes!

Where: Downtown Redwood City - 2200 Broadway, Redwood City

When: Saturday, September 30 - 12PM-8PM

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<![CDATA[JDRF One Walk Bay Area]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:55:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/JDRFOneWalk2.jpg

JDRF One Walk has a single goal, creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). When you participate in a JDRF One Walk – happening at three locations around the Bay Area this October – the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk today. 
For more info, visit walk.jdrf.org to register at one of any three locations in Santa Clara, San Ramon, and San Francisco. 
Event Details:
October 8, 2017
Levi's Stadium
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Starts: 9:00 AM
Length of walk: 3 Miles
October 15, 2017
Bishop Ranch
2600 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583
Check-in: 9:30 AM
Starts: 11:00 AM
Length of walk: 3 Miles
October 22, 2017
Great Meadow at Fort Mason
Bay Street and Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Check-in: 9:30 AM
Starts: 11:00 AM
Length of walk: 3 Miles

JDRF One Walk has a single goal, creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). When you participate in a JDRF One Walk – happening at three locations around the Bay Area this October – the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Please register to walk today. 

For more info, visit walk.jdrf.org to register at one of any three locations:

Santa ClaraLevi's Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way Santa Clara, CA 95054

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Check in: 7:30am - Starts: 9:00am

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San Ramon - Bishop Ranch, 2600 Camino Ramon San Ramon, CA 94583

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Check-in: 9:30am - Starts: 11:00am

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San Francisco - Great Meadow at Fort MasonBay Street and Laguna StreetSan Francisco, CA 94123

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Check-in: 9:30am - Starts: 11:00 am

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<![CDATA[Adoptable Animal Evacuees from Hurricane Irma]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:45:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/0907+ARF2.jpg

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), along with partners from the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane will receive a flight transporting adoptable animals from Humane Society of Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale Florida at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the APP Jet Center in Hayward. The evacuated animals will be available for adoption throughout the three East Bay Shelters in an effort to clear the shelter of their Florida rescue partner prior to arrival of Hurricane Irma. The flight is manned by rescue partner Wings of Rescue and supported by greatergood.org
While final animal manifest counts may fluctuate, the Bay Area rescue organizations anticipate receiving approximately 250 dogs and cats currently available for adoption in Broward County. This opens space for displaced pets in the state of Florida as a result of the hurricane and allows for more robust rescue operations.

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), along with partners from the East Bay SPCA and Berkeley Humane have received a flight transporting adoptable animals from Humane Society of Broward County in Ft. Lauderdale at the APP Jet Center in Hayward!

The evacuated animals will be available for adoption throughout the three East Bay Shelters in an effort to clear the Florida shelter prior to arrival of Hurricane Irma.

The Bay Area rescue organizations have received approximately 250 dogs and cats from the Broward County shelter. This opens space for displaced pets in the state of Florida as a result of the hurricane and allows for more robust rescue operations.

If you're looking for a new best friend, be sure to head over to one of the three supporting shelters. They may have just been flown in! 

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<![CDATA[Chinese Historical & Cultural Project Celebrates 30th Anniversary]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:28:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/GroupGroundbreaking.jpg

The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is having a celebratory dinner gala on September 23, 2017 at Fairmont San Jose, commemorating 30 years of preserving Chinese and Chinese American history and culture. 
The theme of the gala is "Our Legacy Lives On… Educating the Voices of Tomorrow." It inspires the new grant program for 4th and 5th grade students to actively participate in learning about the journey and resilience of Chinese immigrants helping San Jose and Santa Clara County thrive. An opportunity to help funding for this program will be raised at the gala including a silent auction, donation drawings and much more. 
CHCP will be recognizing four honorees in these categories:
Visionary Leadership: Dr. Albert & Anna Wang, Friends of Children with Special
Needs
Individual Community Leadership: Michele Lew
Organization Community Leadership: Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation
Legacy Family: The Dr. Peter Yee Family
For more info, click here.
When: September 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Fairmont San Jose, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113

The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) is having a celebratory dinner gala on September 23, 2017 at Fairmont San Jose, commemorating 30 years of preserving Chinese and Chinese American history and culture. 

The theme of the gala is "Our Legacy Lives On… Educating the Voices of Tomorrow." It inspires the new grant program for 4th and 5th grade students to actively participate in learning about the journey and resilience of Chinese immigrants helping San Jose and Santa Clara County thrive. An opportunity to help funding for this program will be raised at the gala including a silent auction, donation drawings and much more. 

CHCP will be recognizing four honorees in these categories:

Visionary Leadership - Dr. Albert & Anna Wang, Friends of Children with Special Needs

Individual Community Leadership: Michele Lew

Organization Community Leadership: Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream

Foundation

Legacy Family: The Dr. Peter Yee Family


For more info about making reservations, click here.


When: September 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Where: Fairmont San Jose, 170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA 95113

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<![CDATA[Food Fight & Bloody Marys]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:52:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/0907+Bloody+Marys.PNG

Brunch can't get any better than this! Food Fight and Bloody Marys puts three legendary female chefs against three legendary male chefs. Guests will vote on who reigns supreme by tasting six sensational brunch dishes and sipping on cocktails at the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. 

Renowned artisan and co-founder of San Francisco's b. Patisserie Belinda Leong will be one of the six chefs competing at the event. Her esteemed career boasts experience working in some of the finest patisseries across the Bay Area, as well as Paris, Barcelona, and Copenhagen.

Prior to this competition, Belinda will be featured on NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa in October.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, click here.

Where: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - 2169 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI

When: Sunday, November 5 - 11AM-1PM

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<![CDATA[Singers Marin 30th Anniversary Performance]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:20:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/0907+Marin+Singers+CUT2.png

On December 17, Singers Marin will be hosting its 30th anniversary performance! The concert, called Tis the Season... Place on Earth will feature special guest, Nashville Country Music singer, banjo player and Singers Marin alumna Lockwood Barr.

Ms. Barr’s recent successes include a Country Music Association Emerging Artist recognition and an Independent Country Music Association Award as banjo player for bluegrass group The Nashvegas Ramblers.

"We feel very excited and fortunate to celebrate our milestone anniversary with Singers Marin alumnae like Ms. Barr," says Artistic Director Jan Pedersen Schiff. "Singers Marin has grown a tremendous amount over the last 30 years by providing music training for the next generation of singers, as well as preserving the integrity of the choral art."

For more information on Singers Marin and to purchase tickets, click here.

Where: Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium - 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

When: Sunday, December 17 - 4PM

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<![CDATA[SF-Marin Food Bank 30th Anniversary ]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:15:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20160501_1_0144%282%29.jpg


This year the SF-Marin Food Bank is celebrating their 30th anniversary. What started as a small operation grew in to a necessity the city by the Bay is thankful for. Thirty years ago, they were serving 8,300 participants and today they serve over 225,000 individuals a year in San Francisco and Marin. 
In efforts to end hunger, they are holding a fundraiser One Big Table, on September 16th and will be honoring Food Banker Gary Maxworthy, founder of Farm to Family, a fresh produce initiative that is now distributing 180 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to Californians each year. 
One Big Table will feature the talents of 20 chefs including Tyler Florence of Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco. Also an opportunity to bid during a live auction on unique packages for one of a kind experiences. 
Join and support their fight to end hunger.
To learn more about the SF-Marin Food Bank or volunteer, click here.
For more info about One Big Table, click here.
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00pm
Where: Food Bank’s San Francisco Warehouse
900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco, California 94107


This year the SF-Marin Food Bank is celebrating their 30th anniversary. What started as a small operation grew in to a necessity the city by the Bay is thankful for. Thirty years ago, they were serving 8,300 participants and today they serve over 225,000 individuals a year in San Francisco and Marin. 

In efforts to end hunger, they are holding a fundraiser One Big Table, on September 16th and will be honoring Food Banker Gary Maxworthy, founder of Farm to Family, a fresh produce initiative that is now distributing 180 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to Californians each year.

One Big Table will feature the talents of 20 chefs including Tyler Florence of Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco. Also an opportunity to bid during a live auction on unique packages for one of a kind experiences. 

Join and support their fight to end hunger.


To learn more about the SF-Marin Food Bank or volunteer, click here.
For more info about One Big Table, click here.


When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Food Bank’s San Francisco Warehouse - 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco, California 94107

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<![CDATA[Tabemasho 2017]]> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 15:56:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/_94A8411.jpg

If you enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine, then look no further than Tabemasho 2017! Join The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) and a dozen restaurant vendors to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City relationship, which is the longest relationship that exists between the United States and Japan.  We will be welcoming three Master Chefs from Osaka, known as the Kitchen of Japan! 

The event will also present a live auction featuring a trip to Japan for four with airfare and five-night accommodations!

Proceeds from the event will go towards the development of dynamic cultural, educational, social, and outreach programs that serve the 185,000 visitors the JCCCNC welcomes each year.

For more information and details on how to register, click here.

When: Saturday, September 16 - 4PM-8PM (Registration begins at 3PM)

Where: The JCCCNC - 1840 Sutter St, San Francisco

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