<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:30 -0700 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:30 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ebola Quarantine Rules in Effect in New York, New Jersey]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paciente_con_ebola_spencer_st.jpg Strict new quarantine rules are in effect in New York and New Jersey after another health-care worker who just returned from West Africa was placed in isolation over Ebola concerns. She is under quarantine while her Doctors Without Borders colleague is treated for the deadly virus in a New York Hospital. NBC Bay Area’s Kimberly Tere reports with the latest developments.

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<![CDATA[Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 2014]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:43:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*122/10462722_792694717420573_4022227565069961659_n.jpg

 Start Thanksgiving off on the right foot at the Applied materials "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot". Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It's an event the whole family will enjoy! Many have made the "run" or "walk" a Thanksgiving tradition. 

There are several events to choose from within the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a kids fun run. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast and slows through downtown neighborhoods and business areas. 

You'll also be giving "thanks" by helping Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County and The Health Trust. These charities provide families with their most basic needs for "health, hope, and a home." The "Silicon Valley Turkey Trot", founded and produced by the Silicon valley Leadership Group Foundation, is now in its 10th year and the total amount given to charity has exceeded $4 million. 

For more information or to register, visit svturkeytrot.com.

When: Thursday, November 27, 2014, Thanksgiving Morning. 

Time: 6:30 am Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens (There will not be a day of, on-site registration. Registration is only available online till 6: am Thanksgiving morning.) Race concludes at noon. 

Where: Downtown San Jose 

<![CDATA[San Francisco International Flute Festival ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/vguzmanflute.jpg

Enjoy beautiful sounds by flutist form around the globe at the SF Bay Area International Flute Festival! SF Bay Area International Flute Festival will feature concerts, competitions, masterclasses, workshops, and flute vendors on Nov. 1 & 2 from 9am to 9pm at Valley Christan High School.  

The purpose and goal of the San Francisco Flute Festival is to cultivate, promote, and sponsor the appreciation of the flute and flute music through performance, education, and exposure to all varieties of flute related activities, while providing an encouraging environment for flutist of every level. 

When: Saturday, November 1 and Sunday November 2, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Valley Christan High School, 100 Skyway Drive, #110, San Jose 

Cost: $15 and up 

For more information, visit the San Francisco Flute Festival website

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley's Capital Chef & Mixologist "Best of the Valley" ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/cooking-classes111.jpg

Things are heating up at the Capital Club! Local Chef's of the valley are coming to compete and prove that they are the "Best of the Valley." Each Chef will be given a "mystery basket" of items to create an appetizer, right in front of your eyes, which our esteemed panel of judges will vote on for the title of "Capital Chef."

The Chef's will also provide additional custom appetizers which YOU will vote on for the title of "People's Choice" Who will walk away with the title of Capital Chef & People's Choice? Don't miss this culinary battle royale at our Best of the Valley Charity Classic!

Aritsan cocktails are all the rage and we have some of the best mixologists right here in the Valley, but who is the Capital Mixologist? Five local bartenders will also be competing for the development of a custom Artisan Cocktail, and will be provided a variety of ingredients to use. The top bartender will be awared "Capital Mixologist" and their winning cocktail will have the honor to be featured on the Capital Club cocktail menu.

It will be a day of competition, culinary arts, and custom cocktails all for a good cause! 

Event will also feature a silent auction, complimentary wine and beer, cash bar and live entertainment. 

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Where: 50 West San Fernando, Suite 1700, San Jose 

Cost: $50 per person

For more information or to register, click here. 

<![CDATA[Never Quit Breast Cancer Fundraiser ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:14:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/310*120/10393995_778879758821969_2592125316317181516_n.jpg

Join The Q102 Crew as they raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Come out to the Shops at Tanforan Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26 between 10 a.m and 7 p.m. and see the live broadcast. The BCEF is a local non-profit organization that helps residents of the Bay Area going through breast cancer with much needed financial assistance.


Q102 Midday host and breast cancer survivor Freska will broadcast live from 10:00 a.m. PT to 2:00 p.m. PT followed by Afternoon Drive host, Mia Amor live from 2:00 p.m. PT to 7:00 p.m. PT. Special LIVE “Get Off Mix” each day with DJ AJAXX at 5:45 p.m. PT to 6:45 p.m. PT. Guest appearances include Morning Show hosts, Joey V. & Alexx, Evening host, The Homie Miguel and more. The entire event can also be heard live at KRBQ-102.1 FM.

Donations can be made by texting HOPE to 72881 or by visiting Q102SF.com/NeverQuit.

When: Thursday, October 23 - Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Where: The Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno

Entrance: Enter the Shops at Tanforan through JC Penny or Old Navy - Q102 Broadcast located on lower level directly in front of Old Navy. 




<![CDATA[The Tech Awards 2014]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:31:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/TechAwardsEdit.jpg

The Tech Museum of Innovation will be holding their international awards program, The Tech Awards 2014, on Thursday November 13. Every year, this awards program honors 10 innovators who are individuals, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies from around the world who are applying technology to confront humanity’s most urgent challenges in the categories of environment, education, health and economic development.

All net proceeds from The Tech Awards benefit the educational programs at The Tech.  The gala is a sell-out event and is one of the Silicon Valley’s most memorable and inspiring evenings of the year. There will be free parking at the San Jose Convention Center Garage and formal attire of all cultures is welcome.

For more information, click here

When: November 13, 2014

Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center

Time: 5:30 PM

<![CDATA[Hill Barn Theatre's 26th Annual BRAVO! Awards]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:05:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/255*120/BravoAwards.png

Hillbarn Theatre hosts their 26th Annual BRAVO! Awards, their largest annual fundraising event for 2014. The BRAVO! Awards has honored leading figures in the artistic community since 1989. Proceeds from the awards will help to raise money for Hillbarn Theatre’s growing Conservatory program which educates children and adolescents from ages 4 to 18 in the performing arts, as well as supporting the 6 main-stage productions put on every season by the theater.

This year’s show honors two people who have had a great influence in the artistic community. Receiving the Hillbarn Theatre 2014 BRAVO! Award is former Hillbarn Music Director Greg Sudmeier, whose extensive career also includes work at LucasFilm where he collaborated with many award winning artists from Randy Newman to Journey. Lee Foster, Hillbarn Theatre’s former Executive Producing Director, will be receiving the 2014 Encore Award. She directed two Hillbarn shows, including the smash hit Ragtime and the award-nominated production of The Color Purple.

For more information, click here

When: November 8, 2014

Where: Ballroom at Peninsula Temple Sholom


Time: 6:00 PM

<![CDATA[Corporate Service Rally ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/post01-build-on-movement.jpg

In anticipation of the holiday season, invite  your colleagues to participate in the first ever Corporate Service Rally on Saturday November 1st. This is a great opportunity to continue support of buildOn through providing community service along side some of the student leaders.

Click here to choose from one of the four event happening in Oakland and San Francisco: 

1st Saturday Market & Community Festival at Castlemont High School (Oakland)

The goals of the festival are to promote peace and community safety, help residents access critical information and resources, help residents connect with each other, improving community relations, improving community-police relations, and to increase interest in physical fitness and healthy eating, and supporting local entrepreneurs. 

Ronald McDonald House (San Francisco) 

Ronald McDonald Houses act as a place to stay for families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment. Volunteers will help cook a delicious meal for the families staying at the House. 

SF Food Bank (San Francisco) 

When you volunteer at the Food Bank, you'll help sort and package the food we distribute to food pantries, children's snack programs and soup kitchens throughout San Francisco and Marin-- enough for more than 100,000 meals each day. 

Visitacion Valley Greenway San Francisco (San Francisco) 

The Visitacion Valley Greenway is composed of a linear series of six publicly owned parcels (each a block long), cutting a verdant swath through the heart of Visitacion Valley. Over a period of 16 it has been developed by the members of the Visitacion Valley Greenway Project in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (SFRPD) and the Trust for Public Land. In its entirety, the Greenway is an outdoor classroom and recreation area beautifying the landscape and uniting the diverse group and generations of Visitacion Valley. 

<![CDATA[Santa Clara County Sheriff's Hero Run ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/10931817254_8a450434ae_b.jpg

Time to put together your best superhero look and grab your running shoes for The Sheriff's Heroes Run! Join emcee, NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa, at the Cupertino Civic Center on Saturday November 8th dressed as your favorite hero, superhero, or simply come out and support the heroes in your life. Enjoy games and prizes for kids and their families, including best kids' costumes. 

The annual 5K run/walk and kids fun run is produced by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Valley Medical Center (VMC). Proceeds benefit the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which has served as a regional pediatric center for more than 50 years. With more than 80 board-certified specialists in pediatrics and neonatology, the Pediatrics Department provides quality care in nearly every pediatric sub-specialty. 

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Cupertino Civic Center, 10300 Torre Avenue, Cupertino

For more information or to register, click here.  

<![CDATA[A Nightmare Before Christmas in the Park ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:58:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*132/a-nightmare-before-christmas-in-the-park_category.jpg

Get into the Halloween spirit a few days early at A Nightmare Before Christmas in the Park! This brand new event will help raise money for the annual 35-day festival in Downtown San Jose. "A Nightmare Before Christmas in the Park", presented by Easy Print Design, is a way of combining two popular holidays into one spectacular evening of food, drinks and fun! 

On October 25th, at the Christmas in the park warehouse, you will be treated to food stations, beer and wine, dueling pianos, a DJ and more. This is a Halloween costume party like no other in a warehouse setting. Tickets are limited to the first 200 people and all proceeds go directly to supporting the main event. Tickets are $100 per person and you must be 21 years of age to attend. 

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Where: Christmas in the Park Warehouse, 101 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Cost: $100 per person

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Christmas in the Park website

<![CDATA[Family Supportive Housing's 28th Annual Soup Kitchen Dinner, Soup's On!]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:42:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/236*120/FB_Logo_3.jpg

Family Supportive Housing is having their 28th annual Soup Kitchen Dinner, Soup’s On!, on Thursday, November 6, 2014. As their premier fundraising event, all funds go directly to support their programs to empower homeless families in Santa Clara County towards self-sufficiency and to break the cycle of homelessness. Family Supportive Housing is the only shelter in Santa Clara County that serves single and two-parent families, allowing families to stay together. They provide temporary housing and comprehensive, targeted support to help homeless families.

Delicious wines, hors d’oeuvres, soups, salads and desserts are donated by some of the Valley’s finest restaurants and hotels for your enjoyment. Guests have the opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions that include premium wines, golf outings, and exotic vacation getaways.

Join NBC Bay Area’s own morning meteorologist Christina Loren as she will be the emcee for the evening

For more information, click here

When: November 6, 2014

Where: Bellarmine College Preparatory

                San Jose

Time: 6:00 PM

<![CDATA[The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Heroes Breakfast ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:29:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/237*120/m16740211_silicon-valley_comm_heroes_514x260.jpg

The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter will be recognizing local individuals and organizations of Santa Clara County whose extraordinary acts of courage and community service has made them a hero!

Come cheer on your local heroes at the Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, November 6, 2014!

Individual ticket of $25 includes parking, admission to the event and to the museum.

When: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: Registration, networking, and breakfast: 8-8:45 a.m.  Program: 8:45-10 a.m.  Museum open to attendees 10 a.m. onwards

Where: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose 

Cost: $25 

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here

<![CDATA[Out & Equal Workplace Summit 2014]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/174*120/2014+Summit+Save+the+Date+GraphicEdit1.png

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates will be hosting their 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit 2014 on November 3 through November 6. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is an organization committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.

The Workplace Summit welcomes over 2, 500 attendees who are individuals, human resource professionals, diversity managers, and employee resource group leaders who will have the chance to participate in more than 120 workshops and caucuses designed to teach how to create inclusive workplaces. The event creates the perfect platform for attendees to make powerful connections, share best practices, and formulate strategies to create inclusive workplace equality.

For more information, click here

When: November 3-6, 2014

Where: Moscone Center West

                San Francisco

<![CDATA[Reserve Sonoma Valley 2014]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:30:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1000x563-sonoma-valley-california-wine-country.jpg

This is your chance to experience the 2014 harvest with an inside view of the Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries! 

Eight thematic excursions to choose from, each including behind the scenes visits to four wineries, chauffeured transportation, and a wine-country picnic lunch. All excursions run from 9:30am - 5:00pm, and depart from downtown Sonoma at 2000 Broadway, Sonoma. Tickets are $110 per person and advance purchase is required. 

Excursions to choose from: 

Delve Deeper- All Access Tour: A glimpse behind the curtain! Exclusive access to wineries not usually open to the public. A special behind the scenes tour from the crush pad to the barrel room. 

History in the Making: Immerse yourself in the history of Sonoma Valley, the birthplace of California wine making. Taste remarkable wines that reveal both the Valley's storied history and promising future with every sip. 

Harvest in Sonoma Valley: Experience the lively atmosphere of Harvest in Sonoma Valley. Experience firsthand the journey that Sonoma Valley's World Class Wines make for vineyard to bottle! 

Generations of Sonoma Valley- Family Wineries: In Sonoma Valley, the time required to craft wine is counted in generation- visit with some of the great family wineries in the Valley proudly carrying on the wine making traditions of the past generations. 

Sommelier Tour: Join Master Sommelier Christopher Sawyer for a day full of sniffing, swirling and tasting! Get a professional perspective on the world-class wines of Sonoma Valley! 

Discover Los Carneros: Experience the cool coastal climate of the Los Carneros Appellation. Feel the breeze come off of San Pablo Bay while enjoying the exceptional cool-climate wines from this region. 

Discover Sonoma Valley: Known affectionately as the Valley of the Moon, Sonoma Valley is both the name of the region as well its largest AVA. Nestled between Sonoma Mountain and the Mayacamas Mountain range this picturesque valley produces exceptional world-call wines. 

Discover Moon Mountain District: The newest AVA within Sonoma Valley. Join the "Highlanders" for the breath-taking views and powerful wines of the Moon Mountain District. 

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm 

Where: 2000 Broadway, Sonoma

Cost: $110 per person 

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. 

<![CDATA[The Sky's the Limit Fund's 5th Annual Reaching for the Stars Breakfast]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/SkysLimit2.jpg

The fifth annual Reaching for the Stars Breakfast will be on October 30, 2014, a benefit event for the Sky’s the Limit Fund. The Sky’s the Limit Fund is an organization dedicated to helping struggling youth reach their full potential as healthy and valued members of society through wilderness therapy. Wilderness therapy provides a supportive, non-judgmental place where struggling youth can begin to view themselves and their abilities from a different perspective. They have the chance to overcome challenges that they are faced with in the wilderness, which provides success experiences that challenge old, negative beliefs and lead to new, more positive self-perceptions.

Join NBC Bay Area’s three-time Emmy award winning news anchor and emcee for the ceremony, Raj Mathai. Brenda Villa, a top water polo player who has represented Team USA in four Olympics and is passionate about ensuring that youth from all backgrounds have access to aquatics programming will be this year’s Reach for the Stars inspirational guest speaker.

For more information, click here

When: October 30, 2014

Where: Crowne Plaza

                Palo Alto

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

<![CDATA[Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's Family Science Workshop: Guadalupe Geocachers]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:07:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/GRPG-PICT6783.JPG

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy invites you to join their next Family Science workshop: Guadalupe Geocachers on Saturday, October 25. This workshop is an exciting class about geography, navigation, and geocaching. Bring your friends and family to travel back in time to learn about ancient navigation and then jump back to the modern world to learn about how we navigate today using Global Positioning Systems.

You will get to work in teams together to use handheld GPS units, provided by the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, to determine your latitude and longitude in the park, find educational treasure boxes, and solve fun geography puzzles.

For more information , click here

When: October 25, 2014

Where: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor and Education Center

               San Jose

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

<![CDATA[Northwestern Pacific Railroad Centennial Celebration ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:43:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/NWPRR1922nearPetalumaCalifornia1016.jpg

 Join in celebrating the Petaluma Train Depot's centennial anniversary! The whole community is invited to raise a glass in a champagne toast to one of Petaluma's iconic historical landmarks. The celebration will precede the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Golden Spike Centennial Celebration, to be held just across the way at East Washington and Baylis Streets from 12-4 PM. 

Activities for the celebration will include taking a closer look at a working locomotive and cupola of a caboose, ride a speeder (slowly) down an isolated side track, take a guided tour of the rail cars being restored, chat with a railroad engineer, and more! Bring the whole family and have your family's picture taken while waving at the locomotive, with free prints on-site. Entrance to the event and off-street parking are free, and the event will provide free refreshments for attendees. 

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (NWPRRHS) was founded thirty years ago. It is dedicated to preserving the rich and colorful heritage of Redwood Empire railroading. We accomplish this through acquisition, preservation and display efforts as well as through gathering oral histories of people who have contributed to our regional history.

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 12 - 4 p.m. 

Where: Restoration Site in Petaluma, Off East Washington Street between Baylis and Copeland. 

Cost: Free 

For more information on the celebration, click here. 

<![CDATA[Asian Art Museum: Roads to Arabia]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/173*120/RoA_major_2014edit1.jpg

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is renowned for their beautiful exhibitions of Asian art and history. They bring you another unique and amazing exhibition: Roads of Arabia – A Rare First Glimpse into a Largely Unknown Past. Archeologists have been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 40 years, unearthing hundreds of unique artifacts from an ancient past and radically transforming our understanding of the region.

Roads of Arabia will only be at the Asian Art Museum for a limited time, from October 24 through January 18. The exhibition explores the historical and cultural development of Arabia and features over 200 objects, from excavated stone tools that date back more than a million years to a rare 17th century set of gilded doors that were once the entrance to Islam’s holiest sanctuary.

For more information, click here

When: October 24, 2014 to January 18, 2015

Where: Asian Art Museum

                San Francisco

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tues-Sun

<![CDATA[CSIX Connect Recruiter Panel ]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:41:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/full+%281%29.jpg

On a job hunt? Now is your chance to find out what recruiters really think at CSIX Connect Recruiter Panel. Come to Saratoga Federated Church on Friday, October 24th and hear from a recruiter panell with Silicon Valley corpotation that are currently hiring. Bring your resume, business cards, and questions for the recruiters. 

When: Friday, October 24, 2014

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Doors open at 8:15 am for refreshments and networking. 

Where: Saratoga Federated Church, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga 

Cost: $10 pre-registered / $15 at the door

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. 

<![CDATA[United Way Silicon Valley's Inaugural Golf Tournament]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:29:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/logo_uwsv-new-2012.jpg

United Way Silicon Valley invites you to join their United Way Silicon Valley Inaugural Golf Tournament. United Way Silicon Valley’s mission is to have a community where every child has the opportunity to achieve their dreams through a quality education. The organization is striving to improve overall academic achievements in the Silicon Valley community, specifically targeting 3rd grade improvement, as children who are proficient in reading by the 3rd grade are more likely to graduate from school.

Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit United Way’s work focused on early childhood literacy. Along with the tournament, there will be dinner and a live auction. Join fellow golf enthusiasts and community members to help make a difference in a child’s life.

For more information, click here

When: October 20, 2014

Where: The Country Club at Boulder Ridge

                San Jose

Time: 9:30 AM

<![CDATA[The San Francisco Nike Women's Half Marathon to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:54:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/san-francisco-desktop-header2.png

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training will be participating in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon this year on October 19, 2014. Team in Training, or TNT, was started in 1988 by Bruce Cleland who assembled a team of 38 marathon runners in New York City to raise money in honor of his daughter, a leukemia survivor. That team raised $322,000 for LLS, and for the next 25 years, TNT grew to become the leader in endurance sport training for charity. Since 1988, TNT has raised over $1.4 billion to support LLS’s research and patient services programs. Nike and TNT have been partners in the fight against cancer since 2004, raising over $147.9 million together through the Nike Women’s Marathons across the country.  

The San Francisco Nike Women’s Half Marathon is an annually sold-out race. Runners from all over the world come to the beautiful city by the bay to run a unique 13 mile course. This year alone, there will be approximately 25,000 runners and walkers participating. You can register with Team in Training to participate in the half marathon and help raise money for a wonderful cause.

For more information, click here

When: October 19, 2014

Where: Union Square

                San Francisco

Time: 6:30 AM

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats 2014]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:53:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/silicon-valley-good-eats-and-treats_s660.jpg

 Foodies and philanthropists unite for the annual Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats. Held on October 22, the 2014 Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats takes place at San Pedro Square Market in San Jose, CA.

The Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats features food and drinks from some of the valley's best restaurants, breweries and wineries; listen to live music; enter to win exclusive raffle items; check out the technology-inspired artwork at ZERO1 Garage; and spend an evening networking with your friends and colleagues! 

Tickets to the Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats in 2014 cost about $45 per person. Proceeds from the Silicon Valley Good Eats & Treats benefit the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County’s affordable housing programs.

When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm 

Where: ZERO1 Garage, 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose 

Cost: $45 per person

To purchase tickets, click here

<![CDATA[Santa Clara County's 10th Annual Binational Health Week]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:45:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/Santa+Clara+County+Binational+Health+Week_Page_1+-+Copy3.jpg

Don’t miss this week's final two events for the Santa Clara County’s 10th Annual Binational Health Week, or BHW, on October 16 and 17. BHW is an annual series of health education and health promotion events that include workshops, health fairs, screenings, and insurance referrals for underserved immigrants from Latin America in Santa Clara County. This year, Santa Clara County’s Binational Health Week focuses on HIV/AIDs, Diabetes, Occupational Health, Influenza, and Access to Health Insurance.

You can still be a part of BHW final two days of events for this week, approaching this Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, October 16, attend a Covered California Information and Enrollment session, a Healthier Living Program and Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop, and the 10th Annual Santa Clara County Binational Health Week South County Conference on Emerging Health Topics for Latino Youth. On Friday, October 17, join the HIV Health Fair where you can learn the facts about the virus and get a free HIV test.

Santa Clara County's Binational Health Week officially ends Tuesday, October 21, 2014.

For location and times for each event listed and future events, click here

When: October 16 and 17, 2014

<![CDATA[49ers & Capes4Hereos Visit Lucille Packard Children's Hospital]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:03:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/101014-CR-VTFB--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.jpg

 On Monday, Sept. 29, Capes4Heroes was joined by ten San Francisco 49ers players including Kassim Osgood, Fouimalo Fonoti, Vance McDonald and Michael Wilhoite at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital Stanford to cape 150 children currently being treated at the hospital for life-threatening illnesses. 

Capes4Heroes caped 100 children as they crossed the finish line on Sunday, October 5 at the 2014 Bay Area Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk, a benefit for the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. Thank you to the Danville-Sycamore Rotary Club for sponsoring the capes for these beautiful children.

This March, Capes4Heroes will cape more deserving children at hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Illinois. A special thank you to the East Coast volunteers for making this happen!

<![CDATA[Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc.'s Wine for a Cure]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:24:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/197*120/WineForCure2.jpg

Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc., or CRFI, is rising to the challenge of making a difference in the lives of those affected by cystic fibrosis by raising funds for research and education with their Wine for a Cure event at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore. Cystic Fibrosis affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States and over 70,000 people worldwide. CFRI is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1975 and has been an important resource for the cystic fibrosis community.

You will get to enjoy the best wine that the Livermore wine country has to offer, as well as fine hors’ d’oeuvers, dinner, and music. Retired 49ers player Bill Ring will be in attendance, along with actor Todd Giebenhain who is living with cystic fibrosis himself. There will be an educational presentation about the disease and an exciting auction. CFRI will also be awarding the “Caregiver of the Year” award to Dr. Carlos Milla in recognition of his tireless and inspirational dedication to providing the highest quality care to children and teens living with cystic fibrosis.

For more information, click here

When: October 19, 2014

WherePurple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa


Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

<![CDATA[DogFest Walk and Roll 2014]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:33:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/dogfest_006_1.jpg

Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members and coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time! 

DogFest Walk and Roll Silicon Valley is returning for another "fun-raising" event for dogs and their humans. On October 11, 2014 follow your dogs to Memorical Park in Cupertino. Join NBC Bay's Christina Loren and fellow dog-lovers for the walk! 

For more information or to register, click here

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Where: Memorial Parl, 10158 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

<![CDATA[Woofstock 2014]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/923387_10151652936546370_1397205517_n.jpg

Grab your four-legged family members for a day of music, food, wine, and fun at Woofstock 2014 on October 19, 2014 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga. The benefit music festival presented by Furry Friends Rescue will feature vendors fort both animals and their humans for art, food, services, and more. NBC Bay Area's Diane Dwyer will serve as the festival emcee and judge for the Howl-loween Dog Costume Contest. 

Wine tasting will be located at their outdoor plaza, boasting breathtaking views of the Silicon Valley. Enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Winery while dancing or listening to cool woodstock music from live bands. Other activities will incluse silient auction, raffles, and Yappy Hour with goodies for your dog. 

For more information or to puchase tickets, visit the Furry and Friends Rescue website

When: Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: The Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga, CA

Cost: $30 online/$35 at the door, 17 years & under $15 online/$20 at the door, 10 years & under $2, Parking is free. 

<![CDATA[Unlimited Horizons - The Hiller Aviation Museum Annual Benefit Gala]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:47:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/195*120/HillerAviLogoEdit.jpg

The Hiller Aviation Museum presents their annual benefit gala, “Unlimited Horizons,” to celebrate women in science, technology, engineering, aviation, and math. This year’s benefit gala will feature keynote speaker Emily Lakdawalla, a passionate advocate for the exploration of all worlds of our solar system. Lakdawalla is an established writer, blogger, and speaker in the planetary field and is currently writing her first book tentatively titled Curiosity on Mars: Design, Planning, and the First Mars Year of Operations. 

Unlimited Horizons will feature a reception and dinner. You can purchase a ticket for an individual seat at a table of ten, or purchase a ticket for an entire table of ten with recognition on the Hiller Aviation Museum Website and a listing in the gala program.

For more information, click here

When: October 18, 2014

Where: Sofitel San Francisco Bay

                Redwood City

Time: 6:00 PM



<![CDATA[South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:51:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/1546072_10152783435209379_7775778485458490977_n.jpg

This summer, the Ice Bucket Challenge "soaked" the nation. Now it is your chance to help raise awareness for ALS. 

The Annual South Bay Walk to Defeat ALS with be held on Sunday October 12, 2014. Registration starts at 9:30 am and will provide coffee and continental breakfast. Opening ceremony begins at 10:30 am followed by the Walk starting at 11 am at Arena Greens in San Jose. The three-mile walk is open to the public and all funds raised support the mission-critical priorities of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter in Care Services, Public Policy, and Research. 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. People with ALS lose the ability to move, speak, and swallow, and eventually the ability to breathe, while all five senses continue to function normally. Everyone is at risk of being diagnosed with ALS-it affects women and men of all ages and background. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is two to five years from diagnosis. At this time, there is no known cause and no known cure.

For more information, visit The ALS Association's website.

When: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am 

Where: Arena Greens, 340 W. St. Johns Street, San Jose 

<![CDATA[Chicana Latina Foundation Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:29:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/chicana_TLJZTFVl552.jpg

The Chicana/Latina Foundation’s (CLF) mission is to empower Chicanas and Latinas by supporting their personal, professional, and educational advancement as well as their leadership development. The 37 year old non-profit is holding its annual scholarships and awards fundraising dinner in San Francisco on October 10 to celebrate scholarship recipients and community leaders.

This year the CLF is also acknowledging the important role that music has played in social justice movements and in addition will present its annual Legacy Award and Emerging Leader Award to musicians, Sheila E and Diane Gameros, respectively. Over 800 attendees from the government, education, corporate and community sectors will join CLF to applaud its students and celebrate their accomplishments. Assemblymember Luis Alejo will be a guest speaker.


Since 1977, CLF has been selectively giving thirty merit-based scholarships annually, valued at $1,500 each, to well-deserving college-bound Latinas. Over 500 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over 1 million dollars. The profile of the typical scholarship awardee is: low income, 90% first generation in family to go to college, 31% undocumented, and 50% coming from immigrant families.

For more information, visit the Chicana Latina website

When: Friday, October 10, 2014

Time: Dinner and Program 6-9:30 pm, After Party and Dance 9:30 pm

Where: SF Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco 

Cost: $175 - $250, $30 for After Part only

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2014 Regional Meeting ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/SVCF24511.jpg

For many people, wealth is not a goal, but a means to effect positive change in the world. On October 13, our panel will include philanthropists who have taken the "Giving Pledge," a commitment to give away the majority of their wealth during their lifetimes. 

Join us to discuss how innovations in philanthropy are helping donors make a deeper impact on the causes they care about during their lifetimes.

After the meeting will be a reception celebrating the 100th anniversary of community foundations.

When: Monday, October 13, 2014

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm, doors open at 3:00 pm. The reception to follow will be from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

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

Cost: Free

For more information, visit the Silicon Valley Community Foundation website.  

<![CDATA[Asian Pacific Fund Annual Gala ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:30:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/166*120/20thAnniversaryGala-9587.jpg

Asian Pacific Fund's Annual Gala with be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Four Season Hotel in San Francisco with NBC Bay Area's Robert Handa as the night's emcee. In addition to honoring leaders in philanthropy and education, the gala is a unique gathering of coporate, civic and community leaders. Proceeds feom the event support grants and services to that Bay Area's most vulnerable Asian Pacific Islander communities. 

This year that gala will be honoring Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube, for the Leadership in Philanthropy Award. Dr. Liza Cariaga-Lo, Associate Provost of Brown University, will be the recipient of the Chang-Lin Tien Leadership in Education Award. 

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: Reception at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm 

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market Street, San Francisco

Cost: $250 for an individual ticket

For more inofrmation, visit the Asian Pacific Fund website

<![CDATA[5th Annual Broomstick Ball ]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:17:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/38d3486d81e704245347ec4f761a89e9.png

 Please join Silicon Valley Cares at our 5th annual Broomstick Ball, a Halloween themed costume party like no other, on October 18th at 7:00 pm at The Hayes Mansion in San Jose. 

Enjoy dinner, casino play, silent auction, music and dancing!  This event sells out every year; get your tickets early. Proceeds benefit local charities, the Pinkalicious Divas, Sunday Friends and The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Haye's Mansion, San Jose 

Cost: $125 for an individual ticket

Visit www.siliconvalleycares.org for more info.

<![CDATA[20 Years of Opportunity Microfinance Reception and Celebration Dinner]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:28:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/OpportunityFundPic.png

Opportunity Fund is celebrating 20 years of helping people achieve their dreams with their 20 Years of Opportunity Microfinance Reception and Celebration Dinner on October 18. Opportunity Fund is dedicated to providing financial assistance to entrepreneurs, families, and current and prospective college students. As an independent, nonprofit organization, they are the premiere microlending and microsavings champion in the nation, and among the fastest growing.

This event will help to raise funds for Opportunity Fund that will support future and current entrepreneurs and students. During the evening, you will get to “taste” the impact and benefits of microfinance as some of Opportunity Funded gourmet food trucks are going to be showcasing their many flavors and talents. Guests will also enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by acclaimed local chef Rebecca Alonzi of Rebecca Jean Catering, who is an Opportunity Fund client. There will be dancing and desserts to end the night.

For more information, click here

When: October 18, 2014

Where: Courthouse Square

               Redwood City

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

<![CDATA[Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:04:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APAwRHhoriz.png

Check out NBC Bay Area’s new show, Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa. Asian Pacific America is a weekly half hour show covering Asian newsmakers, events, community accolades, and youth perspectives. Currently, it is the only running Asian cultural affairs show on network television in the Bay Area. It airs Sundays at 5:30AM NBC Bay Area, channel 11 or cable channel 3, and at 6:00 PM on COZI TV, channel 186.

You can find out more by clicking on these links:




<![CDATA[Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:14:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/showdocument.jpg

Explore some of Santa Clara County while learning about your community’s local libraries at the Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour on October 18. The Library 2 Library Bicycle Tour is a fun bicycle tour for library lovers, bicycle enthusiasts, and bibliophiles. Each library stop will include a craft, a fun event, and a Library tour. Feel free to join the group ride or go at your own pace. Hop on and off whenever you want. There will be four library stops along the route, starting at the San Jose Rose Garden Library, to the Santa Clara City Library, to the Sunnyvale Library, and ending at the Mountain View Library. You are provided with a map of the route, directing you back to your starting point.

There will be some surprise events along the way and limited edition spoke cards will be given away. Also, don’t forget to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated and a bike lock to keep your bike safe while inside the libraries.

For more information, click here

Where: San Jose Rose Garden Library

When: October 18, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

<![CDATA[LeyVa Middle School's 3rd Annual Fundraising Carnival]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:49:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/LeyVaMS.jpg

LeyVa Middle School will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fundraising Carnival at the school’s campus on Friday, October 10. Bring your family and friends to play cool games, win awesome prizes, run through obstacle courses, eat delicious food, and help raise money for Leyva Middle School.

You can also participate in raffles where you could win a signed football and jersey from 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, a signed baseball from Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, tickets to The Tech Museum of Innovation, Academy of Sciences and more. All proceeds from the carnival will go to LeyVa Middle School.

For more information about LeyVa Middle School, click here

When: October 10, 2014

Where: LeyVa Middle School

                San Jose

Time: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

<![CDATA[100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley's October 2014 Meeting]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/100WWC.jpg

100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley, a giving circle where members nominate local organizations to receive funding, will be having their next meeting on Wednesday, October 8 at Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell.  Beginning in 2013, 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley has donated over $18,000 to local organizations including The Grateful Garment Program, StarVista, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Casa de Clara, and the Art of Yoga Project.

The evening will begin with networking at 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM, and the meeting will start promptly at 6:00 PM. Three pre-nominated local organizations will be picked “from the hat” and will receive a chance to share their mission and vision with the group. The winning organization receives a $100 check from each member.

For more information, visit 100+ Women Who Care Silicon Valley here

When: October 8, 2014

Where: Sonoma Chicken Coop


Time: 5:30 PM

<![CDATA[First Responders Appreciation Benefit for the Santa Clara Red Cross]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/333*120/firstrespondersbenefot.png

The 1st Responders Appreciation and Fundraising Event is a costumed event that benefits the Santa Clara County American Red Cross - Silicon Valley Chapter, at Jack Rose Bar in Los Gatos. Come in costume as a first responder - doctor, nurse, fireman, police officer, EMT, lawyer, or any medical personnel - to show your appreciation for those who keep us safe and sound.

There will be music and dancing provided by The Johnny Neri Band, along with a private bar offering a number of delicious libations. Treat yourself to beer, wine, and specialty cocktails and pair your drink with artisan pizza and salads. 

For more information, click here

When: October 4, 2014

Where: Jack Rose Bar

     Los Gatos

Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Community Service's Golden Gala]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:54:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*159/SHCSGG2.png

Sacred Heart Community Service is celebrating 50 years of service and leadership with their Golden Gala, a festive event to benefit the organization, held at the Fourth Street Summit Center. Sacred Heart Community Service was started in 1964 by one woman committed to helping people in need, and has grown to be a leader in the fight against poverty in Santa Clara County. The Golden Gala is a celebration of everything Sacred Heart Community Service has accomplished over the last 50 years.

At this one-of-a-kind experience, there will be a silent auction where you can bid on a dream vacation in South Lake Tahoe or Disneyland. Fine wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a three-course dinner, and free parking are all included with the purchase of a ticket. NBC Bay Area reporter Damian Trujillo will be the emcee for the evening.

For more information, click here

When: October 11, 2014

Where: Fourth Street Summit Center

            San Jose

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

<![CDATA[Guadalupe River Park Conservancy's Pumpkins in the Park 2014]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:42:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/237*120/GRPCPIP.png

The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy will be celebrating the fall season with their annual harvest fair, Pumpkins in the Park. Come out to help to raise funds and awareness for the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy while enjoying a day of learning and fun with your family.

Children of all ages can enjoy a giant pumpkin patch, a children’s concert, a costume parade, a straw bale maze, carnival games, great food, and lots of other wonderful and free children’s activities.

For more information, click here

When: October 11, 2014

Where: Guadalupe River Park/Discovery Meadows

               San Jose

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

<![CDATA[38th Annual Oral-B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge Run]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Bridge+to+Bridge+2014.JPG

The Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge is a sightseeing tour of San Francisco, with beautiful vistas everywhere you turn. Both courses start together downtown at the Ferry Building in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, then run through Fisherman's Wharf and along Marina Green, where the 5K finishes. The 12K will continue on out and back through Crissy Field with magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge, also finishing at Marina Green.

Proceeds from your registration benefit Special Olympics Northern California, whose mission is to provide athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life.

For more information, click here

When: October 5, 2014

Where: Embarcadero Ferry Building

Time: 9:00 AM

<![CDATA[St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 6th Annual "Miracles on the Bay"]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:45:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/221*120/alsac-event-miracles-on-the-bay-main-image.jpg

This year marks the sixth annual "Miracles on the Bay" event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The program will feature a delicious dinner, fabulous live and silent auctions, and live entertainment from local musicians. NBC Bay Area Reporter Garvin Thomas will be the emcee for the evening.

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

For more information, click here

When: September 26, 2014

Where: City View at Metreon

            San Francisco

Time: 6:30 PM

<![CDATA[Yu Ai Kai 40th Anniversary Gala]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:43:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*174/size_550x415_40thlogo.png

Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year culminating with a gala event to be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose.   Join us for a gala evening of Celebration & Community highlighted by guest speaker, the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, and a koto performance by June Kuramoto and Kimo Cornwell of Hiroshima and a special performance by San Jose Taiko.  

Emceed by Robert Handa, KNTV NBC Bay Area Reporter and former KTVU San Jose Bureau Reporter and Mike Inouye, KNTV NBC Bay Area Traffic Anchor, the event program includes a celebration of Yu-Ai Kai memories, special recognition of significant supporters and volunteers, Live and Silent Auctions and more.

For more information, click here

When: October 4, 2014

Where: Dolce Hayes Mansion

             San Jose

Time: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM

<![CDATA[Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:40:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/327*120/2014-CC-TOUR-02_IYFUSAorg-980x3601-980x360.jpg

International Youth Fellowship USA will present the 2014 Gracias Christmas Cantata U.S Tour, a month-long series of show-stopping musical events will stop in the Silicon Valley. With three beautiful, music-filled acts (Birth, Happiness, and Glory), and one eternal message of hope, Gracias Christmas Cantata expresses the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of hope, faith and love in our hearts.

Admission to Gracias Christmas Cantata is absolutely FREE. The goal is to spark joy and hope in people who may not have a chance to experience this kind of performance otherwise. Gracias Christmas Cantata has toured places like New Orleans, Detroit, and Red Lake reservation with the sole purpose of bringing the Christmas spirit and heart of God to the doorsteps of people who may be low on morale or experiencing hopelessness.

For more information, click here

When: September 27, 2014

Where: The Flint Center for the Performing Arts

Time: 7:00 PM

<![CDATA[Techmanity 2014]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:33:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/techmanityinpost1.jpg

Silicon Valley is the innovation capital of the world: come see the future according to the people making it. Techmanity is made in Silicon Valley by and for the very people who are leveraging innovation and bold ideas to change the world-- you. 

Techmanity features speakers and panelists curated by Fast Company magazine, networking and music events produced by concert powerhouse Live Nation. Everywhere you look : Silicon Valley's top brands, brightest tech starts, biggest celebrities, newest trends. Celebrate our world and your part in creating it. 

Techmanity is for the people who know how to race 1,00 miles per hour to a solution and cross a finish line to affect change. If you are in Marketing, Sales or Business Development, Product Development, Engineering or Management, HR, or Finance, Techmanity is designed to help you get ahead and contribute more to your organization's success. 

When: October 1-2, 2014

Where: Downtown San Jose

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Livermore Premium Outlets Job Fair]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Merrimacklmjf.jpg

Bring your resume, dress for success and come ready to interview! The Livermore Premium Outlets have more than 400 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available. More than 60 stores will be participating at this job fair. 

Positions include store manager, assistant manager, sales associate, stockroom, cook, cashier, janitorial, and more. 

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: 2774 Livermore Outlets Drive, Livermore, CA 94551

For more information, contact Hannah Renee Bell at hbell@kra.com

<![CDATA[Tackling the Odds Charity Golf Tournament ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/156688_171540209535698_6514756_n.jpg

Work toward enhancing the livelihoods of at-risk youth throughout the Bay Area at the 1st Annual Tackling the Odds Charity Golf Tournament. Register now for the Monday, September 29th Golf Tournament at Oakhurst Country Club. Funds raised through the golf tournament and auction will go towards the Tackling The Odds scholarship program, the inspirational speaker series, community outreach programs, and sports programs.

Participation, donations and sponsorships at the 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament will open more doors for Tackling The Odds to engage young hearts and minds. Tackling The Odds and the children who are served by the non-profit will cherish all donations immensely.

Founder of Tackling The Odds, Sam Williams, a former Oakland Raider and Bay Area native strives to give back to the community that raised him. Williams was inspired to establish his non-profit in 2009 following the passing of his close friend and teammate Marquis Cooper. Cooper, who along with Williams shared a passion for community engagement, devoted many hours to working with underserved youth during his tenure as an Oakland Raider. Tackling The Odds provided a way to honor Marquis’ legacy by mentoring the Bay Area's children raised in troubled environments. The children who are dealing with loss, violence, exposure to drugs and abuse will soon be responsible for our future. Tackling the Odds is committed to providing these kids with threads of hope and opportunities.

When: Monday, September 29, 2014

Where: Oakhurst Country Club, 1001 Peacock Dr., Clayton, CA 94517

<![CDATA[Redwood City Salsa Festival]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1309_Salsa_134.jpg

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 7th annual Salsa Festival on September 27th. Multiple stages featuring a variety of Latin Music, including Salsa and Jazz, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long.

Plus, this year we’ve expanded our cultural offering with an additional Reggae Stage. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm, but come early to be sure to sample the most popular! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day.

The festival features 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 tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 12 - 8 p.m. 

Where: Courthouse Square, Redwood City

Cost: Free admission

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Asian Health Services Gala]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:42:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Clinic+photos+008.jpg

 Join NBC Bay Area's Robert Honda at Asian Health Services Gala celebrating 40 years of service in the community. The September 27th dinner event is being held at the renowned Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The night's entertainment will be provided by Hiroshima. 

The 2010 Grammy-nominated Hiroshima creates a truly original sound. Featuring the luscious sound of June Kuramoto's koto, and the interwoven fabrics of Jazz, Japan, Salsa and more. After 30 years in the business the band continues to push the envelope and remain innovative, genuine, and extraordinary. 

The mission of Asian Health Services is to serve and advocate for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community, and to assure equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Cost: $125-1,000

For more information, click here