<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 08 Dec 2016 22:06:35 -0800Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:06:35 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The 29th Annual Manufacturers RV Show]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:02:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/RVNBC120816.jpg

The Manufacturers RV Show is the largest indoor RV show on the West Coast, bringing together many dealers from all over the west to display their very latest models, accessories and services.

See 100s of RV manufacturers' lines, new and used RVs and speak with many different dealers and representatives all at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Multiple dealers mean more products, more selection and competitive pricing.

You'll see great deals on new and used motor homes, travel-trailers, 5th wheels and truck campers.

When: January 7-16, 2017

Hours: Weekdays 11am-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday & MLK Jr. Monday: 10am-6pm

Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds - 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton

Cost: Adults $15; Seniors (65+) $12; Kids 16 & under FREE

Click here for more information.

<![CDATA[RepairPal to Host its First Free Community Event and Food Drive: 'Cars and Cans']]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/repair120716.jpg

On December 10, 2016, RepairPal will host its first free community event and food drive, 'Cars and Cans', at GIC Car Clinic, San Jose.

Attendees will have the opportunity to understand the basics of car ownership like checking tire pressure, oil levels and changing a tire, along with enjoying food, freebies, music and more holiday fun!

Community members are encouraged to bring canned/non-perishable food and/or an unwrapped toy benefiting Sacred Heart Community Service and Toys-for-Tots.

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11am-1pm

Where: GIC Car Clinic, 375 Bird Ave., San Jose

<![CDATA[Park Service to Discuss WWII Japanese American Incarceration Site At Meeting]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:13:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/3_Tule+Lake+Pilgrimage.JPG

The National Park Service will host public meetings Dec. 8 in San Francisco and San Jose to discuss the future of the Tule Lake Unit.

The Tule Lake Unit is one of America’s newest national parks. It preserves the site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center and tells the history of the forced removal, incarceration, and segregation of Japanese Americans during World War II. Designated in 2008 by President George W. Bush, the Tule Lake Unit is a significant reminder of the importance of civil and human rights during times of crisis.

The National Park Service has recently released the Tule Lake Unit General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. The plan provides long-term guidance for how the National Park Service will develop and manage the unit, and how the stories of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II will be told at Tule Lake. The planning process began in 2013 with 600 people providing public comments.

“The NPS is thrilled to be presenting the plan to the public, and especially to those who experienced the World War II incarceration at Tule Lake or were impacted in the Klamath Basin community," said Lawrence Whalon, superintendent of Lava Beds National Monument, who also oversees the Tule Lake Unit. "This moment changes the narrative for Tule Lake. It pivots us to the future of what the site will look like and the lessons visitors will learn about Tule Lake’s unique and long-contested history. We’re eager to hear what the public thinks about the National Park Service’s plan for the Tule Lake Unit, and we hope people will attend the meetings and engage in the discussion about Tule Lake’s future."

These meetings are part of a series being held by the National Park Service about the Tule Lake Unit in California, Oregon, Washington, New York and online. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center of Northern California
1840 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Japanese American Museum
535 N Fifth St
San Jose, CA 95112

<![CDATA[1000 Mothers To Prevent Violence Hosts 9th Annual Purple Gala]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:12:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Jodi-Hernandezsdsds-1116.jpg

"1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence” will host its’ 9th annual PURPLE Gala at St. Columba Catholic Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The PURPLE Gala celebration was started by Lorrain Taylor, founder and executive director of “1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence” to help bridge the gap in trust and communication between victim-survivors and law enforcement. Taylor has worked with three different Oakland police chiefs and five homicide lieutenants as an advisor and advocate for victim-survivors. The name “PURPLE" Gala is not simply an indication of Taylor’s color preferences. Rather it is an acronym meaning Prayer, Unity, Restoration, Peace, Love & Empowerment.

The PURPLE Gala will provide an atmosphere of hope, healing, remembrance and a safe haven for surviving family members and friends of gun violence victims who acutely feel the pain of loss and separation during the holiday season. To be alone even with family and friends does not diminish the feelings of desolation, despair and sadness that so many survivors feel. 

Family members and friends will be treated to a delicious holiday dinner and appetizers prepared by celebrity Chef Dinari Brown, live music and entertainment. Following the dinner, families and friends will be invited to hang an ornament on the “Tree of Remembrance” while sharing the names of the family members who have been lost to violence. This ritual is bittersweet as Taylor observes “...many tears are shed during this ceremony. Normally, the Chief of Police will assist in this ceremony which provides survivors an opportunity to experience the heartfelt concern of law enforcement. Many are more trusting following the event”. Finally, Taylor, will share her story and a song she wrote “It’s Time to Take a Stand”.

Jodi Hernandez, reporter, NBC Bay Area will emcee. 

Awards, Special Recognition and Commendations from 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence; Father Aiden McAleenan, Pastor, St. Columba; Congressman Eric Swalwell and Councilmember Larry Reid will be presented to: The “Survivor of the Year” - Antionette Simmons whose teenage daughter was lost to gun violence; “Law Enforcement Office of the Year” - Sgt. Michael Cardoza, an officer who has gone beyond the call of duty to protect and to serve; “Volunteers of the Year” - Sister Mary Amara, who has volunteered for 1000 Mothers and Oakland Community Organizations; Pastor of the Year - Rev. G. Lee Young of Stewart Chapel AME Zion Church, who reaches beyond the four wall to serve and Irs, Canada, 100, Senior Citizen of the Year”. 

Lorrain Taylor, DMin, founded 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence as part of her own healing process following the murders of her twin sons Albade and Obadiah Taylor, 22 year old college students, who were senselessly gunned down on the streets of Oakland by a serial killer while they were repairing a car together on February 8, 2000.

Event Details:
Date: Dec 9, 2016
Time: 5-8:30 p.m.
Location: St. Columba Catholic Church Hall, 6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

<![CDATA[JCCCNC Na Leo Holiday Benefit Concert 2016]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:41:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/258*120/70f9f0b2bd6542ac46966e8246364d7e.jpg

Na Leo is returning to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Califorinia (JCCCNC) where they performed to a sold-out crowd in 2014. They will perform holiday classics and some of their popular hits on Sunday, December 18th.

NA LEO PILIMEHANA, which in Hawaiian means the voices blending together in warmth, are the most popular, award winning and biggest selling female Hawaiian group in the World. Na Leo consists of three childhood friends, Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales.

Na Leo has won the most Hoku Awards (Hawaii’s version of a Grammy Award) of any Hawaiian music group, becoming the most recognized music group from the islands, with styles ranging from Hawaiian contemporary to pop ballads.

Over the course of their career, Na Leo has released 23 CDs and have been in the top 20 AC charts nationally. The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts has recognized Na Leo with 22 Hoku Awards, including song Saving Forever of Year four times, with their hits: “Flying With Angels,” “Rest Of Your Life,” and their international hit, “I Miss You Hawaii.”

Spend this holiday season with Na Leo and invite your friends and family to share the warm sounds of aloha.


Event Details:

WHEN: December 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

WHERE: Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)


$110 VIP PACKAGE (includes preferred concert seating and VIP reception, meet and greet with Na Leo)
$65 General Admission

CONTACT: JCCCNC(415) 567-5505 

JCCCNC Members – please call (415) 567-5505 for discount info.

<![CDATA[Home for the Holidays: Pet Adoption fees waived December 5-31 at Oakland Animal Services]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:29:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/1dcsdfsdfdf024x1024.jpg

In what has become an annual tradition, Oakland Animal Services is celebrating Home for the Holidays.  Adoption fees will be waived for all dogs, cats and rabbits starting Monday, December 5th and continuing through December 31st. “With so many people taking time off from work and school, December can be a great time to adopt and get a new pet acclimated to your home and family,” explains Shelter Director Rebecca Katz. “Pets are a lifelong commitment and the holidays are a wonderful time to think about expanding your family and sharing love with a shelter pet in need.” Those who can’t adopt can still help shelter pets this holiday season. The shelter has an Amazon wish list with much needed items including snacks, toys, and cozy beds for the pets. Check out a list of all the current and wonderful adoptable pets at www.oaklandanimalservices.org.

Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only “open admissions” shelter.  Located at 1101 29th Avenue in Oakland, the shelter accepts all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals.  The shelter staff provide critical services to the community, sheltering thousands of Oakland’s stray animals each year and responding to animal-related calls for service in Oakland. More information, including hours and a full list of adoptable pets, can be found at www.oaklandanimalservices.org

<![CDATA[Get in the Holiday Spirit with TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley ]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:02:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/santarun_kids.jpg

Register now for the TiVo Santa Run Silicon Valley! Festivities kick off at 1:00PM on race day Sunday, December 18, 2016. The 5K run/walk starts at 3:00PM and is perfect for the whole family. Bring the kids ages 2-7 to participate in the Kids Fun Run. The Santa Run Silicon Valley was founded to contribute to local programs for the ever popular Christmas in the Park, Downtown Ice, and Reading Partners.

We encourage you to dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition! The streets will be filled with Santas, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeers, elves, menorahs; the ideas are limitless! Come and join us for an exciting and festive race where each participant will receive a finisher medal for the 5K, a sneak peek of the costume contest, and don’t forget to donate a children’s book for the holiday book drive! 

For more information, visit their website

<![CDATA[Hawaiian Airlines Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice Opening Ceremony]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:33:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*158/111516Kris.jpg

Join Hawaiian Airlines Kristi Yamaguchia Downtown Ice Opening Ceremony. Get the chance to meet Olympic and world champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and our NBC news reporter Mike Inouye who will be mc'ing the event. Bring in the holiday season skating with family and friends.

When: Wednesday, Novemeber 23

Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Where: Downtown San Jose

For more information, please click here.

<![CDATA[Applied Materials Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:17:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/race33981-social1200x630.bxskq_.jpg

Start your Thanksgiving off with the right food when you participate in the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”! Before the big feast, football games, the parades and the pies, why not get into a little exercise with a few thousand of your local neighbors? It’s an event fit for the whole family and make this “run” or “walk” a new Thanksgiving Day tradition.


Your participation helps the Healthier Kids Foundation in Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara, Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, and The Health Trust. So many charities will benefit when you simply sign up to register! Now in its 12th year, choose the 5K or 10K run/walk that goes all along the San Jose Downtown area!


Event Details:

Date: November 24, 2016


6:30 am: Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens (There will NOT be day of, on-site registration)

7:30 am: Elite Women's 5K sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank & PA/USATF Women's 5K sponsored by El Camino Hospital

7:45 am: Costume Contest sponsored by Virgin America & The Mercury News

8:00 am: Elite Men’s 5K sponsored by Amgen & PA/USATF Men's 5K sponsored by PG&E

8:25 am: 10K Wheelchair sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

8:30 am: Kids activities begin in Family Fun Zone sponsored by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

8:30 am: 5K Run/Walk sponsored by KLA Tencor (exact start time based on pace)

8:30 am: 10K Run (exact start time based on pace)

10:00 am: Awards Ceremony (Elite, Fittest Firm, Mayor's Cup & Why We Trot Challenge)

10:30 am: Kids Fun Run sponsored by First 5 Santa Clara County (ages 2-7)

12:00 pm: Conclusion

*Race times subject to change.


Location: Arena Green, North Autumn Street San Jose, CA US 95113

<![CDATA[San Jose Downtown Ice Opens for Holiday Season ]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:22:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/dfdssdsdfdsdowntownice-156.jpg

Downtown Ice is now open for the holiday season! Grab your skates and lace them up in Downtown, San Jose where you can experience this unique production with a one-of-a-kind circular ice skating rink. Enjoy Downtown Ice from November 18 – December 15, 2016. This is the San Francisco South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink that attracts over 100,000 people each holiday seasons produced by San Jose Downtown Association, partners with Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation. You can take private lessons or book the rink for a special event!


Event Details:

Price -- $10-$17

Address — Downtown Ice, 120 S. Market Street, San Jose California 95113 (between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel).

Parking — You’ll find the closest and most convenient places to park near Downtown Ice at The Fairmont Plaza Garage (just off W. San Fernando Street between Market and First streets, next to the San Jose Museum of Art). Or you can find flat-rate $5 parking after 6pm in city-owned lots and garages. After 6pm and all day Sat/Sun, you can get your parking stub validated if you visit one of the participating business and park the rest of the night for FREE in city-owned garages. Visit sjdowntownparking.com for more information. 

Dates / Hours — Opens Nov. 18 2016. Dates currently shown through Dec. 15, 2016.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-10pm; Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon- pm. Special holiday hours in November: Nov 23: 6:30pm-midnight; Nov 24 (Thanksgiving) 2pm-midnight; Nov 25 11.m-midnight. (Schedule subject to change so check the official website for updates.)First-come, First-Serve & Stay — Check out anytime you like but you can never leave (if you want back in, that is — no re-entries). 

Skate Rentals — Admission includes rental skates. Skate sizes range from toddler 8 to men’s 15. Bring a couple pairs of socks in case your rental skates don’t fit perfectly. You might want to wear old shoes since you’ll be leaving them while you skate.

Food / Dining Options — They don’t let you bring food into the rink area. But here’s a nice list of downtown San Jose restaurants near the rink for pre and aprés skate.

<![CDATA["Feed the Need" Safeway/NBC Bay Area Drive]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:35:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/12244622_917739088281611_7961169860664337964_o.jpg

NBC Bay Area / KNTV will team up with Safeway Stores to host “Feed the Need,” a one-day food drive on Saturday, November 19. This year’s food drive includes the collaboration of seven local food banks that serve more than 840,000 local residents each month. The “Feed the Need” food drive will take place at 159 Safeway locations throughout the Bay Area from now through December 27. This is the seventh consecutive year that NBC Bay Area partners with Safeway to host the one-day event to help raise awareness about hunger issues in the Bay Area and help local families.

“We’re proud to once again partner with Safeway and our local food banks to help address hunger issues in our community,” said Rich Cerussi, NBC Bay Area President and General Manager. “Last year’s effort helped to collect more than 920,000 pounds of food and we’re glad to work with our local partners once again, to help families who may be in need.”

“We thank NBC Bay Area and Safeway for bringing attention to the severity of local hunger and for creating a simple way for anyone in our community to help a family in need,” said Kathy Jackson, Second Harvest Food Bank CEO. “The skyrocketing local cost of living is causing more people than ever before to turn to Bay Area Food Banks. We are feeding people in every neighborhood and through this drive you can donate to make a difference in the lives of people where you live.” 

For nearly ten years, NBC Bay Area has partnered with Safeway to help stock the shelves of local food banks. In addition to providing on-air promotion, the station will be enlisting the support from hundreds of volunteers – including NBC Bay Area anchors and reporters helping at their own neighborhood Safeway Stores – on Saturday, November 19 to encourage shoppers to donate. 

On “Feed the Need” day, local residents can visit one of the 159 participating Safeway stores to purchase a $10 bag of food items that will be donated to the local food banks. At each store, shoppers can remove a flyer from the tear pads located in the display area and bring the flyer to a register to purchase the bag of donation food items. Each bag of food will contain pasta and sauce, canned vegetables, soup, and important protein items like peanut butter and canned chicken breast. Once collected, the bags of food will be delivered to food banks for distribution to needy families. The flyers are available for Safeway shoppers to purchase now through December 27.

Catch the NBC Bay Area team at the following locations:

  • Morgan Hill (840 E Dunne Ave): Laura Garcia Cannon, Sam Brock, Robert Handa, Ian Cull at 10am
  • Santa Clara (3970 Rivermark Plaza): Kris Sanchez, Scott McGrew, Vianey Arana, Chris Chmura at 11:30am
  • Livermore (4495 First St): Mike Inouye, Bob Redell, Rob Mayeda at 10am
  • Los Altos (160 First St): Raj Mathai, Janelle Wang, Peggy Bunker at 11:45am
  • Alamo (200 Alamo Plaza): Jeff Ranieri, Elyce Kirchner at 12 noon
  • Los Gatos (470 Santa Cruz Ave): Marianne Favro at 11am
  • Vallejo (122 Robles Way): Cheryl Hurd, Christie Smith, Jodi Hernandez at 11am
  • Mill Valley (110 Strawberry Village): Terry McSweeney at 12 noon
  • San Jose (2980 East Capitol Expressway): Damian Trujillo at 12 noon
A special thanks to our volunteers:
  • Junior League San Jose
  • Payroll Association
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Kiwanis 12
  • Kiwanis 34

    <![CDATA[Grocers Are Caught in the Middle of Soda Wars]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:29:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019602274_1200x675_797556291822.jpg The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit reveals the tactics, the spin and the big money being used to shape your opinion and win your vote. Stephen Stock reports.]]> <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Heroes Run 5K ]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:01:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Rodfdfdfsdsfbert-Handa-0715.jpg

    Join forces with the best heroes from the SCC Sheriff’s Office, SCC Fire Department, and Valley Medical Center on November 5, 2016 for a family friendly run/walk during this fall season. The Heroes Run is an annual 5K run/walk to benefit children’s health services at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the largest provider of healthcare to low-income communities in Silicon Valley. Participants are invited to dress as their favorite hero or superhero, or to simply support the heroes in their life. Kids ages 2-7 are invited to test themselves on the Hero Dash obstacle course. NBC’s very own Robert Handa will be the emcee of this great cause!


    Event Details

    Date: November 5th

    Time: 8:30AM-12PM

    Location: Cupertino Civic Center

    <![CDATA[Gastric Cancer Foundation A Cause for Hope Fundraiser Auction]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 09:51:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/322*120/CFHtransparentBG.png

    Join us for the 7th annual celebration of progress and commitment in search for a gastric cancer cure. “A Cause for Hope” silent and live auctions along with dinner fundraiser is all part of this festive evening. Hear inspirational stories of hope, make new connections, and celebrate the time for giving thanks with friends, family, and the Gastric Cancer Foundation! Make HOPE a reality; your support will provide important funding for research that can improve treatments and save lives. The Gastric Cancer Foundation event will be on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae. 

    Event Details

    Green Hills Country Club

    500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae, CA 94030

    6:30pm – Reception & Silent Auction

    8:00pm – Dinner & Live Auction

    <![CDATA[Say FAREwell to Food Allergies Walk in Foster City]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:14:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sdfdsdsFARE-2015-pic2.jpg

    We all have a reason to join the 2016 Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk, gather friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers to inspire the community to say FAREwell to food allergies! Register now for the FARE Walk at Leo Ryan Park in Foster City on November 5, 2016. As the world’s largest source of funding for food allergy research, FARE is leading the fight against this epidemic. 

    Food allergies affect up to 15 million Americans, including 1 in 13 children –roughly two in every classroom. With the number of people who have these conditions increasing at a significant rate, FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals fighting against allergies. Join today for your chance to improve the life of a loved one. 

    Event Details: 

    Leo Ryan Park
    650 Shell Blvd.
    Foster City, CA
    Nov 5, 2016

    Check In Information:

    9am - check-in
    10am - walk

    <![CDATA[Veterans Day Parade]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:22:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/1012vets.jpg

    The 20th Annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day honors all veterans who have served or are serving our nation in the armed forces. This year the parade and the post parade event are dedicated to those who served during the Vietnam War era. This event is one of over 7,000 events being conducted across the United States to mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient US Army Major (retired) James A. Taylor will be the parade grand marshal and will be the guest speaker at the post parade ceremony.

    When: Sunday, November 6, 2016

                    Time: Begins at 1 p.m.

    Where: Veterans Memorial Hall, Pleasanton

    <![CDATA[Free Dental Checkups for Military Veterans]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:23:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Checkup3-W.jpg

    University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to invite veterans for a FREE dental checkup. Attendees will get their oral health questions answered and receive a dental checkup, blood pressure check, oral cancer screening and a health gift bag with toothbrush and other dental items. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided by members of the school’s Employee Volunteer Opportunities Committee.

    Faculty, staff and students will also be available to explain details for an on-going, reduced-fee dental services program for military veterans. The program offers reduced-free services at the Denti-Cal rate and payments plans are available for those who qualify.

    When: November 10, 2016

                Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Where: 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here.

    <![CDATA[San Mateo Harvest Festival]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:29:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/336*120/102716harvest-festival.jpg

    Along with handcrafted goods the Harvest Festival in San Mateo has an array of jewelry, clothing, and artwork to go along with other various goods. After the shopping guests can also turn to specialty foods and enjoy laid back family orientated music along with theatrical performances at the festival.

    Where: San Mateo Event Center

    When: November 11-13, 2016

    Time: 10 am to 6 pm

    For more information please click here.

    <![CDATA[Kroctoberfest]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:43:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/328*120/1024krock.png

    Join the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to Celebrate fall at Kroctoberfest. All are invited to enjoy an evening of family fun, costume contests, photos, tasty treats, games and more!

    Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides facilities, programs and services that encourage positive life-changing experiences for children and adults, strengthening for families, and life enrichment for seniors. The Kroc Center features state of the art facilities, including a Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Indoor Swimming Pool, Computer Lab, Game Room and Children's library.

    When: Friday, October 28

    Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Where: 240 Turk Street, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here.

    <![CDATA[Safeway Holiday Ice Rink Returns for the Season]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:53:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/USfgfgQ-treelighting.jpg

    The holiday season is here, time to lace up your skates and hit the ice at Safeway Holiday Ice Rink Union Square! A San Francisco tradition presented by Alaska Airlines will offer fun-seekers of all ages to enjoy a magical adventure beginning November 2, 2016 – Monday, January 16, 2017. Families to friends or couples to colleagues, everyone can surround themselves by the festive lights and the joyous sounds of the season. Novices and naturals alike will love the outdoor ice skating experiences in the middle of beautiful San Francisco.

    Event Details 

    Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – Monday, January 16, 2017
    Location: 333 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    Rink Size: 60’ x 100’ 
    Website: www.unionsquareicerink.com
    Info Line: 415.781.2688 
    Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 11:30PM Daily 

    Ice rink closes at 9:30pm on December 31, 2016
    [90] minute sessions that start on every even hour

    Cost Admission: General admission - $12; Children 8 and under - $7 
    Skate Rentals: $6 Locker Rental: $3
    • Group Rates: applicable Monday through Thursday from 11/2/16
    to 12/8/16 and from 1/2/17 – 1/12/17
    • 15 or more - $0.50 discount per/person
    • 25 or more - $1.00 discount per/person
    • 75 or more - see Private Parties below

    Private Parties: Available on Mondays and Tuesdays during the 6PM & 8PMsessions. On or before 12/13/16: $3050 for the 6PM session and $4050 for the 8PM session. On 1/9/17 or 1/10/17: $2250 for the 6PM session and $2850 for the 8PM session. Sessions not open to public if sold to a private party.

    <![CDATA[Theatre Flamenco Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Spectacular Performances]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:51:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/flamencoOct.jpg

    Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most prolific dance companies will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday, November 4 , 2016 with special performances El Latir del Tiempo/The Beat of Time

    Featuring the traditional color, passion and character that distinguish the art of flamenco, Theatre Flamenco presents some of the world’s most renowned artists from Spain! Artists include: dancer Pastora Galvan, an international star of flamenco, who made her professional debut with Theatre Flamenco at the age of 15; and flamenco singer Juana la del Pipa, who hails from a dynasty of artists from the flamenco cradle of Jerez de la Frontera in Southern Spain. 

    El Latir del Tiempo/The Beat of Time will be performed in celebration of Theatre Flamenco’s glorious past and in eager anticipation of our vibrant future,” said Zertuche. As part of the 50th anniversary, Zertuche has opened a new flamenco center in the Mission District called Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco/Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco. Opening in September, the center will be devoted to the art, study and performance of all aspects of flamenco music and dance. “Along with growing national and international recognition, Theatre Flamenco has a new space in San Francisco’s Mission District. After our 50th anniversary season, we plan to begin using this space to expand our teaching to include children’s flamenco classes. The ‘beat of time’ will continue, as the powerful and expressive legacy of flamenco is passed on to future generations.”


    Event Details

    Friday November 4, 2016, 8 PM
    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
    Tickets: $45-$65, click for more info.


    Saturday November 5, 2016, 8 PM
    Herbst Theatre in San Francisco
    Address: 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Tickets: $45-$65: buy tickets here.


    Saturday November 5, 2016, 10 PM
    Fin de Fiesta Celebration
    Herbst Theatre (Green Room) 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor San Francisco

    Join Theatre Flamenco and special guest artists for its 50th anniversary home season, featuring Pastora Galván and Juana la del Pipa, and for the Fin de Fiesta after the performance at the Herbst! The ticket price includes food, drinks, a DJ, and a live salsa band!

    Tickets: $50, click for more.


    Sunday November 6, 2016, 2 PM
    Fillmore Heritage Center
    1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
    Tickets: $35-$65 www.theatreflamenco.org

    <![CDATA[Generation Citizen's Civic Tech Challenge]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:20:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/civicsday102216.jpg

    At Generation Citizen's second annual Bay Area Civic Tech Challenge, the organization is bringing together top tech innovators with passionate middle and high school students for a day-long hackathon that will create solutions for some of the Bay Area's toughest problems.

    Join Generation Citizen for the innovative project presentations and awards reception!

    When: November 5, 2016 9am-9pm

    Where:WeWork Transbay - 535 Mission St, San Francisco

    Learn more about Generation Citizen here. For tickets: click here.

    <![CDATA[uAspire: Applying for College Financial Aid]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:54:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/uaspire102216.JPG

    uAspire works to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path - and through - a postsecondary education. Here is some information from uAspire on how to apply for financial aid:


    • FAFSA and CA Dream Act are open already! You must apply through one of these forms to get financial aid. Get started as soon as possible!
    • Submit your FAFSA or CA Dream Act before MARCH 2, 2017! Some private schools may have an earlier deadline
    • Use 2015 federal tax information—For this year, use 2015 tax information ONLY. You will not be making updates with 2016 tax information (like you would have in the past). If there has been a significant change since 2015--such as a loss of a job, marriage, or divorce--contact your college financial aid office.
    • Create your online WebGrants account on WebGrants4Students.org. Then ensure that your GPA has been submitted by your school or district and that your FAFSA/Dream Act has matched with your GPA.
    • If applying to private colleges, find out if they require the CSS Profile and submit it by each school’s deadline at profileonline.collegeboard.org.


    • Be sure to apply for a Chafee grant—it will cover up to $5,000 of college costs per year.
    • Visit www.chafee.csac.ca.gov for more info and to apply.


    • Review your Student Aid Report to resolve any errors on your forms.
    • If your Student Aid Report shows that you were selected for “verification,” request IRS Tax Transcripts (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) and be sure to follow the steps to complete this process to be able to access your financial aid.
    • For CA Dream Act applicants, submit the AB 540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Form to your colleges to ensure eligibility for in-state tuition.
    • You can find free tax support centers throughout the Bay Area at EarnItKeepItSaveIt.org if you have questions about your taxes. E-file every year to speed up your FAFSA submission during college.
    • To find out the status of your financial aid application, call the college’s financial aid office or visit your online portal for that college.

      <![CDATA[Santa Clara County Looking For Election Volunteers ]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:01:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/265*120/D4-Election-Resize-for-SJI-772x350.jpg

      The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters are seeking volunteers for this year’s election! You can earn up to two hundred dollars by helping out at your local voting polls as an election officer on November 8th for the presidential election. If you are bilingual in English, Chinese, or Spanish please feel free to call us today. You must be 18 or older, a U.S citizen and a registered voter. Training provided for all interested volunteers!

      Excited for the polls to open? Nearby voting centers will be open up so you can vote two weekends early or you can drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at one of 53 convenient locations. Don’t forget to mail your vote-by-mail ballot for free.

      For more information, visit sccvote.org or call 1-408-299-7655.

      <![CDATA[U.S. - Japan Council 2016 Annual Conference]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:53:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/EditU40-2016+-+9.JPG

      Being held this year at Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, the U.S. - Japan Council holds this year's Conference with the opportunity to advance an innovative agenda in U.S. - Japan relations, exchange views among leaders about challenges and opportunities, and identify ways that the U.S. - Japan relationship can be strengthened.

      When: November 14-15, 2016

      Where: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara - 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

      Registration required. For more information, click here.

      <![CDATA[San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta 2016]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:57:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/bab5ec81f8.jpg

      Every three minutes, someone in the U.S gets diagnosed with blood cancer. Every nine minutes, someone loses their life. With more than 1.2 million people in the U.S living with or in remission from blood cancer this is your chance to join the fight in this year’s San Francisco Leukemia Cup Regatta!

      The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a thrilling series of events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fight cancer. Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families. 

      The VIP Dinner will take place on October 22 with special guest speaker Ethan Zohn, former American professional soccer player, CBS Survivor: Africa winner, blood cancer survivor and philanthropist. The event will then continue on October 23 with the Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta competition and festivities. Celebrating its 11th year, the Bay Area event has raised over $6.2 million since 2006 to support LLS’s mission.


      Event Details

      Date: Oct 22-23

      Where: San Francisco Yacht Club – Belvedere, CA


      To register, click here.

      <![CDATA[Pet Pride Day]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:10:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/238*120/1212sfgate.jpg

      Dress up your pet and head to the 23rd Annual Pet Pride Day featuring on site adoptions, recue partners, parade, kids activates, pet costumes, and pet tricks at San Francisco Animal Care & Control.

      When: Sunday, October 30

      Time: 12 p.m. -5 p.m.

      Where: San Francisco Animal Care & Control

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[Diwali Festival of Lights]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:45:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/19199.jpg

      The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and its Asian American Business Council (AABC) is proud to present its 13th Annual Bay Area Diwali Festival of Lights. This FREE all day family event brings over 15,000 people to our beautiful Memorial Park, in Cupertino and showcases multicultural music, dance, fun kids zone, workshops, arts and crafts, fun, frolic and food. The purpose of this event is to get together and celebrate intercultural understanding that promotes economic prosperity.

      When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

                      Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

      Where: Memorial Park, Cupertino

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA hosting "Bunanza"]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:59:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bunaza.jpg

      Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is hosting a "Bunanza" rabbit adoption extravaganza! The event will feature a few dozen rabbits available for adoption with waived adoption fees (normally $40) just for the day. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about rabbit care, diet, housing and housetraining.

      Bunanza is also geared toward people who are considering pairing their resident rabbit with a shelter bunny. They encourage you to bring your resident bunny to the event. Expert matchmakers can suggest which shelter rabbits make good partners and then facilitate introductions.

      When: Saturday, October 15, 2016

                  Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

      Where: Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[49ers & K-Niners Calendar Signing]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:45:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*121/humanesociety.PNG

      Come meet some 49ers alumni, Gold Rush cheerleaders, and get a copy of this year’s 49ers & K-Niners calendar featuring shelter dogs with your favorite players! All proceeds from calendar sales benefit Bay Area shelters.

      Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) has been serving people and pets for over 80 years. Having facilitated more than half a million animal adoption into permanent, loving homes, HSSV is leading the charge for animal welfare through their creative marketing techniques, community education programs and effective homeless animal prevention strategies.

      Where: Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), Milpitas

      When: Thursday, October 13, 2016

                      Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[Halloween Dance: The Masquerade Macabre]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:56:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/241*120/halloweendance.PNG

      Celebrate the most ghostly night of the year in the haunted splendor of the Presidio Officers’ Club. Bewitch the dance floor to the spellbinding swing of Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit, enjoy trick or treat twirls by the San Francisco Jitterbugs, divine your future with our resident Fortune Tellers, and savor diabolical specialty spirits whipped up by our acclaimed Arguello restaurant.

      When: Saturday, October 29, 2016

                      Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

      Where: Presidio Officers’ Club, SF

      For more information, please click here.

      Photo Credit: Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit]]>
      <![CDATA[The 19th Anniversary UNAFF: Compass For A Better World ]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 11:57:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UNAFF2016_Channel_Art-2_0.jpg

      United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) celebrates 19 years as one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the United States! UNAFF has grown and earned the respects of audiences and filmmakers alike for its fearless independence and integrity. This film festival will be held October 20-30, 2016 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto, and San Francisco. Following this year’s theme of “A Better World”, UNAFF celebrated the 50th anniversary of signing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focuses on aspects like sustainable development goals.  

      Last year UNAFF jurors reviewed almost 600 submissions. The final program consisted of 60 films from all over the world. To complement the screenings UNAFF partnered with community organizations for eight panels on topics such as funding documentaries and non-profit organizations dealing with social change, the perils of inequality, the justice of reconciliation, the endurance of racism, acceptance vs. bullying, the quest for health, the elimination of violence against women and climate countdown.

      <![CDATA[Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Presents: The Natives are Restless]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:14:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/306*120/playlaau.jpg

      Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and his award-winning dance troupe, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu will showcase “The Natives Are Restless,” a thrilling new reiteration of the troupe’s iconic show that originally premiered in 1996. The play will feature 15 new choreographed pieces, as well as live music provided by music duo Kupaoa. The “Natives Are Restless” will perform four times only at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts so get your tickets today!


      • Sat. Oct. 15 @ 8 p.m.
      • Sun. Oct. 16 @ 3 p.m.
      • Sat. Oct. 22 Gala event begins @ 5:30 p.m.; Show @ 8 p.m.
      • Sun. Oct. 23 Hula for families; Show @ 12 noon
      • Sun. Oct. 23 Last Show @ 2 p.m.

      Where: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[Walk For Life Stand Up In Style For Domestic Violence Awareness]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:51:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/360*120/1473134489.jpg

      Stand up to domestic violence in National Domestic Violence Awareness Violence Awareness Month! Damashata Washington, a survivor and founder of Walk for Life, a fashion and entertainment showcase on October 8, 2016 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. There will be vendor booths open at 3 pm and the program goes from 5-8pm. Proceeds will benefit Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Santa Clara. 

      “We’re excited about bringing this event to San Jose; we’ve seen an increase in domestic violence and other crimes here,” Washington says. “We also wanted to create a fashion show with a cause; this one celebrates freedom and empowerment for victims and survivors.” Washington conceived the idea for Walk For Life when she was given an assignment to design a mock event while working on one of her college degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management.

      This will be a night of celebration through music, dance, poetry, fashion, and inspirational speaking by Special guest speakers Pastor Ramone Curtis AKA "agerman" from 3xKrazy and Christopher Ellis, raising awareness against violence!

      For more information on Walk for Life or to purchase tickets before the show, please visit here

      <![CDATA[The 22nd Oakland Museum Dias de los Muertos Celebration]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:12:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20121021dodcelebration_SR_022_lo-res_0.jpg

      Oakland Museum honors the 22nd year of Dias de los Muertos a community celebration on October 16, 2016. Traditions of Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) will go from 12-4:30pm. Each year, the museum comes alive with craft activities, food, dance, musical performances, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia, bringing the community together to pay homage to loved ones lost.


      The celebration will include:

      • Performances ranging from contemporary to folkloric to mariachi, including Oakland-based Latino hip hop group Bang Data, Mexican folkloric dance group Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro, authentic Mexican musicians Mariachi Tapatio, and up-and-coming artist Gabriela Sepulveda, known for her appearances on La Voz and American Idol.

      • A directional altar dedication to passed members of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

      • Altar installations by community organizations, including Radical Monarchs, Circúlo de Hombres, Xochipilli, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, La Clínica's Youth Brigade, and Attitudinal Healing Connections.

      • Nearly a dozen Off the Grid food trucks, open from 11 am-4:30 pm.

      • Twelve mercado vendors selling handmade arts and crafts, including the OMCA Store.

      • Engaging hands-on activities and Days of the Dead calavera face painting.

      • Live tortilla making demonstrations and traditional Mexican paper maché crafts making.


      Ticket Info

      Advance Tickets: $11.95 – adults

      $8.95 for students/seniors/youth

      $6.95 for youth ages 9-17

      FREE for ages 8 and under

      For more information, click here

      Photo Credit: SR]]>
      <![CDATA[Cupertino Dandiya Night This October]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:09:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/CDN+BBRL+NEMI+SITE+9.23.PNG

      Looking to kick off the weekend? Come attend Cupertino’s most happening Dandiya Night on October 14, 2016 with live performances by Piyush Nagar and enjoy amazing Bollywood Music! Enter to win exciting prizes every half hour, winners will be receiving free tea and a free gift courtesy of Brooke Bond Red Label. There will be free parking and free dandiya lessons. Don’t forget to snap a family photo to be displayed at the Nasdaq billboard in Times Square this Diwali! 


      Ticket Info 

      Early Bird Tickets: $12 online

      $15 at the door

      Kids under 5: FREE


      Where: Dynasty Banquet Hall

      10123 N Wolfe Rd. Cupertino CA, 95014


      Time: 7-11pm

      <![CDATA[APAture 2016: Here]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:10:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/722apa.PNG

      Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is putting voices of the Bay Area’s emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists into focus at “APAture 2016: Here." Each year KSW, the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the country, provides a space for emerging APA artists to develop their art, affirm their voices, and share their work with the community.

      The event will showcase talent in film, literature music, performance, comics and illustration, and visual art. Over 50 artists will present their work to approximately 1,000 festival-goers across multiple dates and venues.

      When: September 30 - Octomber 15

                  Time: 11 A.M- 8 P.M.

      Where: Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco

      For more information, please click here.

      Photo Credit: Kearny Street Workshop]]>
      <![CDATA[The 9th Annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:51:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/3519324.jpg

      The 9th San Francisco Filipino-American Jazz Festival will showcase and celebrate Filipino-American jazz artists - their unique sound - their contributions, history and legacy. This historic festival is a collaboration among the Filipino American National Historical Society, East Bay Chapter and Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. to present the Annual Jazz Festival Concert in October during Filipino American History Month. Come and honor the ongoing legacy of this wonderful art form.

      Event 1

      When: October 22, 2016

                  Time: 8 P.M.

      Where: Piedmont Piano, Oakland

      Event 2

      When: October 30, 2016

                  Time: 2 P.M.

      Where: Empress Theater, Vallejo

      For more information, please click here.

      Photo Credit: Autonomous Region]]>
      <![CDATA[1946 and 2016: A Turning Point ]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:37:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/TurningPoint.jpg

      The newly revived Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)- Santa Clara Valley Chapter is hosting its Filipino American History Month called “1946 and 2016: A Turning Point.” Join them for a night of traditional and contemporary cultural entertainment, refreshments, and celebration of the 429th Anniversary of the arrival Filipinos in the United States on October 18, 1587.

      The theme was chosen to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of several notable events and pieces of legislation that transformed the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States in 1946.  

      When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

                      Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

      Where: Empire Seven Studios, San Jose

      Admission: Free

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[27th Annual Hispanic Foundation Ball]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:25:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/hisgala.PNG

      The Hispanic Foundation Ball was first held in 1990 to raise awareness about issues affecting the Latino community, promote volunteerism, celebrate philanthropic leaders, and provide the funding vehicle to support nonprofit organizations serving the Hispanic community with cash grants. Over the past 27 years, the event has become a powerful tool for building and channeling community philanthropy. The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has a long history of engagement with Silicon Valley’s Latino community and continues its strong ties in developing the community’s capacity to lead.

      When: October 22, 2016

                      Time: 5:30 p.m.

      Where: The Fairmont, San Jose

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[LifeMoves Raise Awareness For Homelessness ]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:12:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/L1005500_lifemoves_B.JPG

      Join LifeMoves Annual Benefit Breakfast, a fundraising effort to raise awareness about local homelessness. We need to be the support that our community needs so sign up for a spot today! Tickets are complimentary. The event takes place on October 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Burlingame.

      Meet the keynote speakers, Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, the co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter for young adults, an especially vulnerable part of the homeless population. Sarah and Sam will talk about their Youth-to-Youth Volunteer Model for preventing the next generation of chronically homeless adults.

      Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
      Time: 7:30am
      Location: Hyatt Regency SF Airport Burlingame

      <![CDATA[Giant Pumpkin Patch at Guadalupe River Park]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:29:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019153400_1200x675_775946819814.jpg

      Pumpkins in the Park is on October 8, 2016 from 10AM-4PM at the Guadalupe River Park by Discovery Meadow in San Jose! Time to celebrate the incoming fall season and educate one another about the strong importance of environmental education. Enjoy a day of sustainable learning and fun including a giant pumpkin patch, costume parade, fresh apple cider, and many children’s activities!

      Time: 10am-4pm
      Location: Guadalupe River Park, Discovery Meadow (Woz Way & San Carlos), San Jose
      Date: October 8, 2016

      <![CDATA[Golden Gate International Film Festival]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:48:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/13339651_917317688378095_7430320265524169598_n.png

      Golden Gate International Film Festival (GGIFF), powered by Net Effect Media Inc. is dedicated to all talented film makers world-wide, who have an excellent opportunity to showcase their work in North America. GGIFF is supported by AMC Independent and NBC Bay Area.

      South Bay’s first International Film Festival will consist of festival jury comprises of executives from leading distribution companies from around the world. They’ re looking for the next diamond in the rough, the next Paranormal Activity, Blair Witch or My Big Fat Wedding! 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.

      When: October 29 – 30

      Where: Vallco Shopping Mall, Cupertino

      For more information, please click here.

      <![CDATA[DIFFA Designs Fight Against AIDS]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:12:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019121318_1200x675_774260291605.jpg

      Join DIFFA Designs 2016 “Shine” showcase on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6-9pm. With its artistic muse as “Shine”, DIFFA DESIGNS 2016 will make The NWBLK gallery bright and luminous with a carefully curated collection of unique or tailored design objects – fine art, fashion, furniture – all offered in a live or silent auction at the fun-filled, fund-raising cocktail reception.

      DIFFA is known for showcasing the most innovative design talent, and for DIFFA DESIGNS 2016, we are curating a limited number of “must-have” artistic objects of desire. With chapters across the country, DIFFA has granted more than $41 million to organizations nationwide that provide direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk.

      Proceeds from our 2015 event in San Francisco provided a $60,000 DIFFA grant to the UCSF Positive Health Program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, which cares for the more than 3,000 men, women and children with HIV/AIDS.

      Wednesday, October 12, 2016


      1999 Bryant Street, San Francisco

      <![CDATA[Opportunity Fund For Working People ]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:58:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019120943_1200x675_774202947810.jpg

      Opportunity Fund invites you to an evening of food, drinks, and a powerful conversation with New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis, exploring the role of access and information in our financial system. As income inequality grows, entrepreneurship and education remain proven pathways to economic mobility. Opportunity Fund helps people get ahead by investing in small businesses and college students in our community.

      Gather with Opportunity Fund supporters at the beautiful Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park for an engaging and inspiring evening, including an elegant cocktail reception with bites of two #OpportunityFunded chef entrepreneurs who used an Opportunity Fund loan to expand their business.

      This event will raise funds to provide families across California with the financial support they need to grow their businesses, create jobs, reach their college dreams and give back to their local economy.

      Thu, October 13, 2016
      5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

      Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
      2900 Sand Hill Road
      Menlo Park, CA

      <![CDATA[International Children's Festival at Discovery Meadow Park]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:22:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/internationalchildren.jpg

      Join the 8th International Children’s Festival at Discovery Meadow Park in San Jose! The festival is free and organized by the Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing children of different cultures and communities in the Bay Area together by raising awareness to social problems through art! There will be Bay Area dance groups from all across the world with food, fun, shows, and exhibits all in one place.

      This year’s festival will be held on September 24th, 2016 in Discovery Meadow
      Park (180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110). Located next to the Children’s
      Discovery Museum, the park offers lush grassy area for all children to play 

      The food sale profits will be donated to reputable charities such as Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Embrace Relief

      Date: September 24, 2016
      Location: Discovery Meadow Park
      Time: 10am-5pm

      <![CDATA[The 1st Annual AACSA Executive Breakfast with Presidents]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:39:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/AACSA.png

      The 1st Annual Executive Breakfast with Presidents is a meet and greet opportunity that allows guests to share the vision of the AACSA as they prepare for the big 40th celebration! This September 24th at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) from 9-11AM.

      Please register to the email info@sjaacsa.org or call (408)292-3157.

      <![CDATA[Junior League of San Jose Sip and Stroll]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:35:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DSC04917+copy.jpg

      Junior League of San Jose is creating awareness of poverty by hosting a Sip and Stroll event to benefit the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) raising funds for programs that support foster youth on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6-9pm. 

      The LBDI was pioneered by the Junior League of London with the goal to make poverty unfashionable. While Londoners were attending glamorous Fashion Week that month, local Junior Leaguers wore the same black dress every day to work, parties, dinners, and events to raise awareness on poverty issues in the city. Since then, many Junior League chapters have taken the initiative to fight poverty throughout the world. 

      At the Santana Row Sip and Stroll, event attendees are encouraged to wear their little black dresses for an evening of fashion and fun. Tickets are $40 and include champagne, wine tastings, treats, and specials discounts inside exclusive Santana Row shops including Anthropologie, Tommy Bahama, Lululemon Athletica, Kendra Scott, Donald J. Pliner, Kit & Ace, Boutique Harajuku, Calypso St. Barth and more. Check in for the event will take place in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie) where attendees will receive a passport, wine glass and time to pose for a photo in their “little black dress.”

      Event Details

      Date: Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016
      Time: 6-9pm
      Where: Santana Row

      Learn more, click here

      <![CDATA[Walk to End Alzheimer's]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:38:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Team+getting+ready+SJ+Walk+2015-091416.jpg

      The end of Alzheimer's starts with you! Join the Alzheimer's Association at its Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1 in Walnut Creek and October 8 in San Jose.

      Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.



      • October 1, 2016 in Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park (ceremony starts at 8:30am)
      • October 8, 2016 in San Jose At Arena Green, downtown (ceremony starts at 9:30am)
      To register for a walk near you, click here.

      Photo Credit: Courtesy: Alzheimer's Association]]>
      <![CDATA[The San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon ]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:57:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/121rocky.jpg

      The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series makes running fun. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock 'n' Roll running events than any other running series in the United States. This unique marathon has bands along the course pumping up and celebrating every participant.

      Event weekends include a world-class Health & Fitness Expo and culminate with finish line concert featuring the biggest names in music, with past performers including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, Goo Goo Dolls, All- American Rejects, Flo-Rida, Train and Lady Antebellum.

      When: October 1-2

      Where: Cesar Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose

      For more information, please click here.