<![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-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 17:56:05 -0700Sun, 28 Aug 2016 17:56:05 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pleasanton Harvest Festival Coming September]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:28:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Harvest+Fest_Heartworks+Booth.jpg

Come and enjoy the Pleasanton Harvest Festival on September 16-18 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. This year expect over 24,000 artisan craft exhibits, a spectacular live entertainment lineup, kids zone, and delicious festival foods! It’s going to be a weekend you don’t want to miss! The festival attracts between 13,000-17,000 attendees from all across the Bay Area.

 

Event Details
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds – 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton 94566

Hours:
Friday/Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

 

How much does it cost to get in?
$9.00 General Admission
$7.00 Seniors (62+)
$7.00 Military
$4.00 Youth (13 - 17)
FREE (12 & under)

 

Parking
$10 – At the Fairgrounds

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<![CDATA[AARP "Caregiving: The Circle of Love" documentary ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:11:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AARP+caregiving+187_1027.MXF.00_53_56_16.Still002.jpg

AARP premiered the screening for Caregiving: The Circle of Love at the University of San Francisco. The 14-minute documentary tells the powerful and inspiring stories of three Chinese American caregivers.

MSNBC anchor Richard Lui’s segment, “Coming Home,” explains how he flies from New York to San Francisco every weekend to help care for his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth Chun’s segment, “Sandwiched Caregiver,” is about her efforts to care for her mother and her grandchildren. And former AARP historian Lily Liu shares how she aspires to be the “Dragon Daughter” for her ailing mother. Even the filmmaker, Toan Lam, is a former caregiver for family members.

Asian cultural values and traditions affect how our communities approach caregiving with a sense of duty and respect for elders. But they also keep us from discussing such emotional topics openly. This documentary will spark those difficult conversations within families, because in the end, many of us will either be caregivers for our loved ones or need caregiving from them.

You can watch the documentary right here.



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<![CDATA[Lantern Festival ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:10:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/lanterns.jpg

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is an evening packed with fun to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Bring your family to explore the museum exhibits, taste moon cakes, make lanterns and march in the lantern parade.

When: Saturday, September 17

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

Festival Admission: Children, Adults & Seniors $7

Infants & Members: Free

For more information, please click here.



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<![CDATA[Hakone Japanese Estate and Retreat Centennial Celebration]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:45:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/UpperHouse_MoonBridge.jpg

A place of tranquil, peace, and harmony, Hakone is one of the oldest Japanese retreat gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Celebrate 100 years at one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites since 2013 with 18 acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley! Come take a leisurely stroll around the koi pond, ascend the moon bridge, or enjoy a cup of tea overlooking the architectural and botanical beauty. NBC’s very own Robert Handa will be the event emcee. There will be a Welcome Reception including hor d’oeuvres, sake, wine, and intimate garden dinner. Entertainment by Roy & PJ Hairabayshi, the directors of the local San Jose Taiko. 

This timeless oasis of peace is available for booking your special event like weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and family celebrations. Hakone also offers Docent-led tours and traditional tea ceremonies in our tatami mat rooms which are a wonderful way to enhance your visit to our gardens. They also offer many annual cultural festivals which showcase ancient civilizations from throughout Asia. 

Event Details
Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 5-9:30pm
Location: Hakone Estate & Gardens - 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Link to website: http://www.hakone.com/gala.html

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<![CDATA[AACI Annual Better Together Fundraiser ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:49:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018674376_1200x675_751129155579.jpg

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) will be hosting the Annual Fundraiser Better Together this Saturday, October 10, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Better Together fundraiser recognizes the amazing donors and sponsors for their continued support and dedication to serving the health needs of our diverse community. AACI honors three special guests for their efforts to improve health, mental health, and the well-being of individuals, their families, and the community. NBC Bay Area's very own Mike Inouye will be the evening emcee. This is a celebratory dinner for all those supporters who have helped us provide services to those in need!

 

Live Auction Packages

We are excited to announce the first ever AACI Live Auction! You can feel good about bidding for exclusive experiences, knowing that it will be going towards a charitable cause

-4 Disneyland Park Hopper Passes & Airfare
-New York hotel Stay & Shopping Spree & Airfare
-3 Nights at a Fairmont Hotel in US/CAN & Airfare
-Dinner for 6 guests with AACI President & CEO, Michele Lew

 

AACI Annual Fundraiser: Better Together

Saturday, October 10, 2015
6:00pm – 9pm
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America PKWY Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

For information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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<![CDATA[Welcome Home Olympians & Paralympians Dinner and Gala]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*138/NCO+logo+2014+with+No.+CA.jpg

It’s time to welcome home the Rio Olympians and Paralympians with a special Gala Dinner and Reception on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm! Join in on the fun as we welcome home the Northern California athletes and coaches of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games! The evening’s emcee will be NBC Bay Area Emmy winning news anchor Raj Mathai! The Welcome Home Dinner provides all of us the opportunity to salute these hometown heroes and a chance to honor athletes who have competed.

The proceeds of this event will benefit the Northern California Olympians (NCOPA), an organization of Olympians & Paralympians from past and present teams who live and work in Northern California. The NCOPA offers fellowship to members of past and present Olympic & Paralympic teams, coordinates Olympian appearances at schools, community, and corporate events, maintains an athlete training and provide travel grant program to support the active visible nationwide Olympian organization.

Location: Fairmont Hotel – 950 Mason Street, San Francisco

Time: 6-7pm: Reception and Silent Auction
             7pm: Dinner

For more info, click here

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<![CDATA[Singularity University Host Free Kids Coding Camp]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:50:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/YMCAWhizGirlsAcademy.jpg

Get your children ready for Singularity University’s first free Global Summit in San Francisco, WhizGirls Academy Special Agents where participants will complete a mission of designing and creating a wire frame for a webpage! This mission can transform kids into confident, empowered out of the box thinkers while building practical knowledge about computer coding, critical thinking, and the chance to mingle with kids who can become tomorrow’s technology leaders. Students learn best when they feel connected to lessons that require active participation, at WhizGirls Academy hands-on encouragement allows students to approach STEM projects in fresh new perspectives to solve problems.

Sign up today! The workshop takes place Sunday, Aug 28th from 1-3pm and from 4-6pm. Space is limited, 50 kids in each workshop. Ages 8 - 13 years old.

Date: Aug 28th
Time: 1-3pm, 4-6pm

To register, click here.

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<![CDATA[JCCCNC's presents Tabemasho ]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:04:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/828japan.png

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern CA (JCCCNC) annual fundraising event will be held on September 17th. Popular Bay Area restaurants and businesses, such as Bashamichi, Delica, Kirimachi Ramen, La Mar, True Sake and Yamasho will line the Center's beautifully decorated gymnasium serving Hors d'oeuvres and sake tastings; community chefs, including Kyle Tatsumoto, Mark Gyotoku and Graig Inaba will also have their own booths serving delicious home-cooked treats and Nikkei comfort foods.

The event will also present a silent and live auction featuring a trip to Japan for two with airfare donated by JAL and five-night accommodations provided by KIE.

When: Saturday, September 17

     Time: 4 p.m - 8 p.m

Where: JCCCN, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[CFRI-Merriment in the Redwoods]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/Nestldown.logoimage.2.jpg

Join Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. for delightful entertainment, gourmet food, extraordinary wine and libations, and an exciting auction. Discover the whimsical Enchanted Cottage, Medieval Garden, amusing topiaries and secret benches amongst the redwoods. Be inspired while honoring the 2016 CF Champions award and recipient. For those wanting to play, Bocce ball awaits, as does life-sized chess, giant jenga and a playful train.

When: Sunday, September 11

    Time: 2:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Where: Nestldown, 22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos, CA

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair ]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:01:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/pic-ccfline.png

The 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Multicultural/ bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend.

When: Wednesday, September 7

    Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: County of Alameda Training & Education Center

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:43:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/320*120/11856450_10153157797897098_3580823964286152447_o.jpg

Join Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage to rediscover the little-known history of the Japanese American legacy at Angel Island, where 85,000 persons of Japanese descent - the second largest immigrant group detained on the island- landed between 1910 to 1940, before setting foot in America.

The schedule is designed to allow a free flow of activity during the day. Participants can visit the immigration Station exhibits, see displays on the Japanese and Japanese American History, engage in genealogy research, learn about community history and what various organizations are doing.

When: Saturday, October 1

     Time: 11 a.m, to 3 p.m.

Where: Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Shelters Celebrate National Senior Citizen's Day]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/12546545Turquoise.JPG

Senior citizens qualify for free animal adoptions at both Berkeley Humane and Berkeley Animal Care Services to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day! Having an adorable cuddly companion can help senior caretakers rediscover the joy of having a cat or dog in their life! The senior animals are the shelters are mature, trained, and calm yet have a hard time finding loving homes. To honor National Senior Citizen Day both shelters will offer year-round adoption programs to adopt senior pets at reduced rates. This year the shelters wanted to do something extra special and offer 100% waived adoption fees! Come on in and check out the animals that are looking for their forever home!

Berkeley Humane

2700 9th Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, 510-845-7735

August 21, 2016, 11am-5pm: Seniors 55+ adopt senior pets 7 years or older for FREE.

Golden Paws (year-round): Seniors 55+ receive a 50% discount when adopting a senior pet 7 years or older.

Berkeley Animal Care Services

1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710, 510-981-6600

August 21, 2016, 11am-3pm: Seniors 60+ adopt senior pets 6 years or older for FREE.

60/6/60 (year-round): Seniors 60+ receive a 60% discount when adopting a senior pet 6 years or older.

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<![CDATA[JDRF One Walk For A Cure 2016]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:18:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/JsdasdsadDRFOneWalk4.jpg

JDRF One Walk has a single goal, creating a world without Type 1 Diabetes. This year there are three prime locations where participants can help raise money for life-changing research that benefits those who have been deeply affected by T1D. Register at one of any three locations in Silicon Valley, San Ramon, and San Francisco to make a breakthrough to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. About 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States, with the help of JDRF there are research projects all over the world for the past 45 years dedicated to create a safe and healthy solution for those affected. Learn more about how you can help! 

Event Details: 

Silicon Valley
Levi’s Stadium : 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Date: October 9, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles 

San Ramon
Bishop Ranch : 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Date: September 25, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles

San Francisco
Great Meadow at Fort Mason : Bay St. and Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Date: October 23, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles

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<![CDATA[Sausalito Fine Art Festival 64th Celebration]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:45:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/asdsdfdfdfSAF3.jpg

The 64th Sausalito Art Festival returns with its spectacular three full days of headline music acts, gourmet foods, premium wines and specialty drinks, and a family friendly children’s entertainment center! On Labor Day weekend, come see headline entertainment by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Edgar Winter, Todd Rundgren, Charlie Musselwhite, and more! Enjoy America’s premiere waterfront fine art festival September 3-5, 2016 starting from 10a.m. to 7 p.m. all weekend long! 

Hours:
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets:
VIP ticket - $100/day includes special entrance at festival, two complimentary drink tickets and VIP seating at the main tent.
General Admission - $25
Seniors (62 & over) - $20

Children (6-12) - $5
Children under 12 – FREE (when accompanied by an adult)

Purchase tickets here.

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<![CDATA[Persona Non Grata: The Story of Chiune Sugihara]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:58:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*210/nichibai816.PNG

    Join the Nichi Bei Foundation at the San Francisco Premiere Screening of "Persona Non Grata" a new feature on "Japanese Schindler" Chiune Sugihara, who helped save 6,000 refugees from Nazis in the midst of WWII.

    5 p.m. Benefit Screening: $50 Admission

    • Japanese American Director Cellin Gluck ("Black Rain," "Transformers," "Contact")
    • Madoka Sugihara, granddaughter of Chiune Sugihara from Japan
    • Survivors of Sugihara transit visas will be present
    • Reception featuring silent auction, food/ wine/ sake and entertainment by Murasaki Ensemble Trio

    1:30 p.m. Screening

    • $20 General Admission
    • $15 Students/ Nichi Bei Foundation Members

    When: Saturday, September 10

       Time: 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Where: New People Cinema, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here.

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    <![CDATA[The 36th Annual Comedy Day]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:11:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/comedy+day.jpg

    Comedy Day is the original, longest-running, free outdoor comedy concert. This year it features 40 of today's top performers from the Bay Area and beyond. San Francisco's professional comedy community joins together each year to support this highly-entertained, five hour show. The Punch Line, Cobb's Comedy Club, SF Sketchfest and others help make Comedy Day the most anticipated comedy event of the year.

    When: Sunday, September 18

       Time: 12pm - 5pm

    Where: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco



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    <![CDATA[3rd Annual Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:53:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/081516shazia.jpg

    Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, will present The 3rd Annual Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day stand up comedy extravaganza taking place at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California.

    Desi ("THEY-see") is a term for the cultures and products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit, meaning Land or Country.

    The Desi Comedy Fest comedians are stacking up trophies at various competitions including San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, and The MOTH StorySLAM.

    Comedians traveling abroad include:

    • Shazia Mirza, London (Shows: Berkeley, San Jose, Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 17-21)
    • Sundeep Rao, India (SF Closing Night, August 21)
    • Vasu Primlani, India (Shows: Berkeley, Union City, Livermore, August 17, 19, & 20)
    • Saad Haroon, Pakistan (Shows: Livermore and SF Closing Night, August 20-21)
    • Naveed Mahbub, Bangladesh (Shows: Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 19-21)
    When: August 11 - August 21, 2016
    Where: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Union City, Livermore, Kenwood, and Sacramento
    For tickets and more info, click here. (Recommended ages: 18+)



    Photo Credit: AFP / Martin Twomey]]>
    <![CDATA[Pack-A-Back Gives Away School Supplies to Silicon Valley Families]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:10:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ererererwer.jpg

    Sacred Heart Community Services distributes over 3,300 backpacks and school supplies to K-12 students, the most ever in Pack-A-Back’s 14 year history. Each year this number increases due to many factors, primarily related to the high cost of living in Silicon Valley coupled with the increase in cost for school supplies. This program provides important resources for families in the district to get what their children need to help advance their education. Every child deserves to start the school year out with a fresh new confidence, ready for a year of learning!

    When: Aug 12, 2016 9am-4:30pm
    Where: Sacred Heart Community Service, 1381 S. First Street, San Jose CA 95110

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    <![CDATA[Join the 18th Delta Blues Festival ]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:56:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/bluuuuuuessss.jpg

    The 18th Annual Delta Blues Festival family friendly and happening this Saturday, Septemeber 17th!

    Jarekus Singleton will be headlining the festival along with Wee Willie Walke, Anthony Paule, Igor Prado, Terry Hanck, AC Myles, and a local act The Three Brothers Blues Band. You do not want to miss this event with free admission from 12pm-7:30pm. You don’t want to miss a day filled with nonstop high energy, smooth rhythmic performances!

    Location: Antioch's Rivertown District, Off 2nd street between "G" and "I" streets. On the San Joaquin Delta

    Time: Noon-7:30pm

    Date: Sept 17, 2016

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    <![CDATA[SF 7th Annual Giant Race]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:54:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/SF8657435678.jpg

    The 7th Annual San Francisco Giant Race at AT&T Park on September 11, 2016! Register now for your chance to participate in the Half Marathon, 5K or 10K Giant Race, Kids Race, or even the Family Relay! The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K courses tour the scenic San Francisco waterfront and participants receive a shirt, finisher medal and exclusive runner bobblehead featuring a Giants player. Kids Race & Family Relay participants receive a medal and special gift. All races finish on the field at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The race sells out every year, so make sure you register soon.

    For more information, please visit Giantrace.com.

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    <![CDATA[The 1st Annual Cukui Music Festival at Great America]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:22:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/Ozomatli-080516.jpg

    Cukui Music Festival is rooted in the appreciation of music as a universal language and brings the community together with a universal blend of Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop to Latin Music. Headlining this year's festival will be:

    • J Boog
    • IAMSU!
    • Tribal Seeds
    • The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage
    • Drew Deezy
    • Bayonics
    • Hooliganz
    • Ozomatli
    • & many more amazing artists & DJs!

    When: Saturday, September 3

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

    Where: CA's Great America, Santa Clara

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[Boldly Me Good Old Fashioned Picnic]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:58:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/pool+party+2015+-+pic+2.jpg

    Boldly Me helps builds self-esteem through classes, counseling programs, and one-on-one training to help individuals learn to love themselves, their families, and their friends. This program unveils the hidden gems within each individual. At Boldly Mem, raising awareness for those who feel different to help celebrate the power of being born bold! Join the Good Old-Fashioned Picnic on Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Come and enjoy the sunshine and fun with a BBQ lunch, water balloon activity, super bounce house, bocce ball, swimming, and more! 

    Boldly Me focuses on creating activities that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest despite the disability, disease or other differences they are facing. These differences may include but aren't limited to hair loss, weight issues, burn injuries, physical injuries, birth defects, organ removal, sensory problems, and degenerative disorders. We help people build their self-esteem by teaching them how to have self-compassion, be physically well, and also to gain financial stability.

    Date: Sunday, Aug 28

    Time: 10am-3pm

    Location: The Ranch at Little Hills

     

    Ticket Info:

    Adults: $40

    Children: $34 (12 and under)

    Boldly Me has complimentary tickets available for families in need

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    <![CDATA[Beach Blanket Babylon]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:32:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/San+Francisco+Skyline+Hat+4.jpg

    Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop-culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating over 15,000 performances and seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats!

    When: Wednesday- Friday at 8 p.m.

    Saturday at 6 & 9 p.m.

    Sunday at 2 & 5 p.m.

    Where: Club Fugazi, San Franciso - 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd.

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[The 35th Palo Alto Festival of Arts Anniversary]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:13:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gf2015fdgfgd.jpg

    This crowd pleasing favorite, community-friendly event is showing off its artful side at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, nestled right along University Avenue on Aug 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For its 35th anniversary, festival go-ers and art collectors can enjoy a multi-faceted art celebration with 300 top quality artists from all across the United States. 

    Artists are ready to showcase their one-of-a-kind artworks from ceramic garden totems to hand-crafted home furnishings! On the corner of Kipling and University, the Kids’ Art Studio will be offering free art activities to help manifest the little artist in your family! At the Waverley & Webster stages be sure to dance along to folk country, rhythm & blues, and even high energy Latin fusion music performances.

    Public transit and free parking makes attending the festival fun and easy! Free admission for all.

    Location: University Ave between High & Webster, Downtown Palo Alto
    When: Aug 27-28, 2016
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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    <![CDATA[Kimochi San Mateo Benefit Dinner ]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:35:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfsdfsdfdfgu3tr.jpg.jpg

    The new Kimochi San Mateo Tomoye & Henri Takahashi Center is open, join them for a delicious benefit dinner this Saturday, August 27, 2016 to celebrate this new beginning! Kimochi San Mateo continues the tradition of caring and supporting senior citizens. Since 1971, it has provided language based programs and services to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Services include: transportation, outreach, health and consumer education seminars, social services, and delivering meals.

    The Kimochi San Mateo Benefit Dinner will be from 5-9pm at College of San Mateo, Bayview Dining Room. NBC Bay Area’s very own Mike Inouye will emcee the live auction! Please rsvp by Friday, Aug 12, 2016.

    Ticket Prices: $175/each or $1,750 for table of 10
    Location: College of San Mateo, Bayview Dining Room
    Date: Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
    Time: 5-9pm

     

    To learn more, click here

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    <![CDATA[Help End Prostate Cancer ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:28:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/zero+san+francisco.jpg

    During Prostate Cancer Awareness month ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer and Golden Gate Urology are hosting a Run/Walk event in San Francisco. Support the fight to end Prostate Cancer by attending this event on Saturday, November 12th at 9 am.

    The event features a 5K run/walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Funds raised are utilized locally and nationally to research new treatments, provide free testing services and educate men and families.

    For more information visit

    Date: Saturday, November 12th

    Time: 9 am

    Location:

    Lake Merced

    Skyline & Harding Rd

    San Francisco, CA 94132

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    <![CDATA[Support the Fight to End Prostate Cancer ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:38:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/zero+napa+valley.jpg

    Support the community’s fight to end Prostate Cancer by attending the Run/Walk event hosted by ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer and Daughters 4 Dads. The event is held on Saturday, September 17th at Napa Valley College. Registration begins at 7 am, and the run/walk starts at 8:30 am. 

    The event features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and a virtual Snooze for Dudes program. The timely event takes place during Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

    Funds raised are invested locally and nationwide to support Prostate Cancer research and education. This will help provide new treatments and free testing to meet the needs of patients and their families.

    For more information visit.

    Date: Saturday, September 17th

    Time: 7 am

    Location:

    Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway

    Napa, CA 94558

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    <![CDATA[Attend Guide Dogs for the Blind Annual Gala ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:43:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018362994_1200x675_736973891814.jpg

    It takes a team to meet the needs of the visually impaired. San Rafael based, Guide Dogs for the Blind has been serving the visually impaired since 1942 through a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors, volunteers, and incredible guides. Support the organization's efforts alongside spokesperson Betty White, by attending the annual Guide Dogs for the Blind gala Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Presidio in San Francisco.

    The organization’s efforts give visually impaired individuals the opportunity to lead full and rewarding lives. This year’s event will have a “Pupper Club,” theme.  More than 14,000 teams have graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind and there are approximately 2,200 active teams in the field.

    For more information, please visit.

    Date: Saturday, September 24

    Time: 5 pm

    Location: The Presidio in San Francisco

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    <![CDATA[Kids in the Klinic]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:07:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/girl_toothbrush.jpg

    Get ready for a day of golf for a good cause at the Kids in the Klinic Golf Classic. Kids in the Klinic is a volunteer-led program designed to help provide dental care and oral health education to disadvantaged children at the University of Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's pediatric clinic. Its mission is to raise funds to provide much needed oral health care for children at the dental school's clinics. Many of these children don't have access to dental care and some have extreme medical problems, birth defects or other debilitating conditions. 

    The goal of the organization is to continue raising funds for over $2 million Kids in the Klinic Endowment. Your participation will help provide funding to address the dental needs of our community's children, from infants to teenagers.

    When: Monday, October 17

    Where: Olympic Club, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here. 

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    <![CDATA[Above & Beyond Chinatown ]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:49:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*147/gala2016-abovebeyond.jpg

    The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the county dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. 

    The Chinese Historical Society of America's gala supports the museums' education programs including the newest exhibition Chinese America: Exclusive/ Inclusion. 

    When: Wednesday, September 14

    Time 5-8 pm

    Where: Bix Restaurant, San Francisco 

    Tickets: $150 per person

    For more information, please click here.

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    <![CDATA[Redwood City Music in the Square ]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:11:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1509_Music+Square+PAJ2copy_058.jpg

    Music in the Square 2016 returns for its most treasured nights of summer up until September! Enjoy the high energy, live music, with scrumptious food and drinks by plenty of restaurants during and after the show. Come and spend Fridays in Redwood City and feel the beat from June 3 through September 2, 2016 at Courthouse Square!

     

    Upcoming Dates & Performances: 

    August 5 • Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute
    Steel ‘n’ Chicago 

    August 12 • Country Party Band
    Branded

    August 19 • Michael Jackson Tribute
    Foreverland 

    August 26 • Eagles Tribute + Art on the Square
    Boys of Summer 

    September 2 • Pop/Soul
    Pride and Joy

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    <![CDATA[Enjoy Taste of Sonoma in September ]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:54:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2015-SWCW-TASTE_Woolsey_High-Res-2015-m_woolsey-25-1024x683.jpg

    Brace yourselves for Sonoma Wine Country Weekend starting September 2nd-4th, 2016! Wine lovers can wine and dine this Labor Day weekend. For three delicious, decadent days get in touch with Sonoma County’s bountiful flavors while rubbing shoulders with winegrowers, winemakers, and chefs! This is Sonoma Country’s signature charity event that attracts over 200 of the top winemakers, since its inception Sonoma Wine Country has raised over $20 million for charities that benefit students, children, farm workers, and people in need. 

    All weekend long guests can sample from the county’s best wineries, drink and dine under the stars, and bid on exclusive items where proceeds help charities in need. You’ll have the opportunity to break bread with your favorite winemaker and create your own Sonoma bottling!

     

    WINEMAKER LUNCHES
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016
    12:30 pm
    $85 per person

    WINEMAKER DINNERS
    FRIDAY and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 and 3, 2016
    6:00 pm
    $150 per person 

    WINEMAKER BARBECUES
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
    12:30 pm
    $85 per person

     

    Sonoma Starlight
    Location: AT GEYSERVILLE
    Date/Time: SEPTEMBER 2ND - 6:30PM TO 10:00PM 

    Taste of Sonoma
    Location: AT HEALDSBURG
    Date/Time: SEPTEMBER 3rd – 11:00AM TO 4:00PM 

    Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction
    Location: AT KENWOOD
    Date/Time: SEPTEMBER 4th – 12:00AM TO 7:00PM

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    <![CDATA[Festival of Globe 2016]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:19:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/FdfsdfsdsdOG2.jpg

    Festival of Globe is back on August 13-14, 2016 with a grand parade that is bigger and better than you have ever experienced. This two day fair has over 300 booths and exhibits that you can explore, attracting over 150,000 people in attendance each year showcasing India culture, creativity, and traditions. Come and witness the most scintillating spectacle of Bollywood dancing, 50 colorful floats, and even a free health fair!

    Enjoy the FOG Food Fest, the Bay Area’s best known food show focused on modernization and providing a platform for global vendors! Stick around to enjoy musical talent from top artists like Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, French Montana, Berner, and Anjali World at the SAP Center. That’s not all, the event also includes the FOG Summit, FOG Movie Fest, and FOG Awards that help bring the community together! So many events to choose from that will guarantee fun for the whole family.

    Schedule:

    India Day Mela/Fair
    Saturday, August 13th & Sunday, August 14th, 10 am - 6 pm
    39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA

    FOG Food Fest
    Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 10 am - 6 pm

    FOG Dance competition
    Saturday, August 13th, 10 am - 5:30 pm

    FOG Health Fair
    Saturday, August 13th, 10 am – 1 pm

    India Day Grand Parade
    Sunday, August 14th, 11 am - 2 pm
    39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA

    Want more info? Click here!

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    <![CDATA[Blue Bear School of Music Benefit Concert]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:52:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/Blue+Bear+Music.png

    Join the Blue Bear School of Music Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8 pm for their music benefit concert at the Chapel in San Francisco. Live music begins at 8 pm; performances will feature the Original School of Rock with Austin, Texas Indie Rock Combo “White Denim.” Coming off their summer festival tour, White Denim will bring their unique style of rock to the concert.

    The Blue Bear School has supported music education in San Francisco since 1972. The program has become an anchor to music programs in many of the city’s schools. By expanding its outreach to communities in need and adding digital music programs. Blue Bear supports family’s in the community, while emphasizing the importance of music education and lifelong appreciation at a young age.

    The concert will celebrate the connection between the community and music. Proceeds will go towards the support of Blue Bear programs!

    Purchase your tickets at visit.

    Date: Tues. Sept 6, 2016

    Time: 7 pm

    Location: The Chapel in San Francisco 

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    <![CDATA[Celebrate the 1st Annual Walk for Life Fashion Show]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:43:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/walk+for+life+fashion+show.jpg

    Support the fight to end violence by participating in the “Stop the Violence, Walk for Life Fashion Show,” Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 5-7:30 pm. The doors open at 3 pm, the event will take place at the Santa Clara County Fair Grounds Town Hall. Primarily local, Bay Area designers will showcase formal and casual wear. This event provides an opportunity for up and coming designers, make-up artists, and models to showcase their talent while advocating for domestic violence and gun violence awareness.

    Come out to enjoy the musical talent.  Oakland, CA former 3x Krazy member “AGERMAN,” Pastor Romane Curtis who was a part of the groups hit single “Keep It On the Real,” has a new Gospel Rap Album called “Power Moves.” In addition Troy G of San Jose, CA will be the DJ of the event. Mary Ann Gallo; VP of Marketing and Communications at Hitachi Data Systems will be the MC.

    Speakers include Christopher Ellis of Vonn Word Foundation. Designers and vendors like Big Ole Pretty Girls and Bay Images will be in attendance as well. Praise dancing will be performed!

    For more information please visit.

    Date: Sat. Oct 8, 2016

    Time: 5-7:30 pm

    Location: Santa Clara County Fair Grounds Town Hall

    Address: 344 Old Tully Rd., San Jose, CA 95111

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    <![CDATA[Join NBC Bay Area at the Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:42:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/RioTV1.jpg

    The annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is a community celebration packed with entertainment, activities and exhibitions that are fun for the whole family. The two-day festival features over 700 booths showcasing the works and products of local vendors, artists and crafts as well as three stages of live music, gourmet food offerings, adult libations and a special Kid City area for the little ones. 

    NBC Bay Area will have its own booth and have a live broadcast of the Rio Summer Olympics. We will also have games and Olympic prizes to give out such as Rio medals, fans and pins. All proceeds will go towards Newark YMCA Central. 

    When: Saturday & Sunday, August 6-7

    Time: Downtown Fremont

    For more information, please click here.

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    <![CDATA[Silicon Valley Pride 41st Anniversary ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018291320_1200x675_734145603757.jpg

    Silicon Valley Pride weekend is here on August 27-28 and it’s celebrating the 41st anniversary like you’ve never experienced! Kicking-off the festival on Saturday night, Aug 27th will be an EDM Night Party starting at 6pm to 11pm on Almaden Boulevard. Parade starts bright and early at 10am on Sunday, August 28th on Market Street, so wake up early to join the fun! The festival continues from 11am to 6pm. SVPride will have video game arcades, live performers, delicious food and drinks so stop on by for some fun. This is a weekend to celebrate love and this year’s festival promises to be like no other.

     

    ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC NIGHT PARTY

    Saturday, August 27th, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Almaden Boulevard (Entrance gate at Park Ave)

     

    PARADE

    Sunday August 28, 10am
    Market Street (Starts at St. John - Ends at Park Ave)

     

    FESTIVAL

    Sunday August 28, 11am – 6:00 pm
    Almaden Boulevard (Entrance gates at Park Ave and San Fernando St)

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    <![CDATA[SF Bay Area Komen Race for the Cure]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:10:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018291357_1200x675_734156355994.jpg

    Register for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in the Bay Area before September 25, 2016! This isn’t just your average race, it’s the fight against one of the most common cancers in women. Together along with six other affiliates in California, Komen San Francisco Bay Area is working to address breast cancer disparities and to help find a cure! So help support this cause for someone you know, someone you admire, and someone you love. 

    Race will open at 6:30am at Justin Herman Plaza/The Embarcadero. Sign up for the early bird registration as discounted prices will end soon. Your registration gets you to the start line, but your support helps Komen SF Bay Area be one step closer to finding a cure!

     

    Race Day Schedule

    Note: Race schedule subject to change

    • 7:30 am

    Race Day Registration opens at Justin Herman Plaza, across the Embarcadero from The San Francisco Ferry Building

    Donations and Fundraising contributions turned in at the Pledge Tent in the Registration Area. 

    • 8:45 am

    Runners/Walkers proceed to Start Line on the Embarcadero, in between Justin Herman Plaza and The San Francisco Ferry Building.

    Chip-timed runners line up at Start Line in front of non-timed participants. 

    • 9:00 am

    Chip-timed 5k Run begins

    • 9:05 am

    on-timed 5k Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk begins.

    After you complete the Race course, don't miss the Health & Fitness Expo in Justin Herman Plaza! 

    •10:15 am

    Breast Cancer Survivors meet at the Survivor tent  

    •10:30 am

    Survivor Tribute Ceremony and Award Presentation

     

    Award ceremony times are approximate; the Survivor Tribute Ceremony will begin once all survivors and their families and friends have completed the course. 

    Location: Ferry Building in The Embarcadero by Justin Herman Plaza

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    <![CDATA[India's Independence Day Festival ]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:40:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/277*120/https___cdn_evbuc_com_images_22684757_135345740342_1_original.jpg

    The 70th Independence Day Celebration is a cultural fair showcasing India’s diversity. A stunning display of dance performances, music, food, and even celebrities! On August 14, 2016 at Rainbow Park with colorful Moroccan tents from 12pm to 6pm. 

    Ticket Info:
    Early Bird: $5
    Regular: $7
    At the Gate: $10

    To purchase, click here

    Date: Aug 14th
    Time: 12-6pm
    Location: 6155 Rainbow Dr. San Jose, CA 95129

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    <![CDATA[Tower of Power at San Jose Music in the Park]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:57:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/269*120/ffsdfjhsdjkd.jpg

    Tower of Power returns to close out the Music in the Park series on August 25, 2016! The venerable five-piece horn section along with the parade of funk and soul classics is a show you cannot miss! The band will be playing: “You’re Still a Young Man,” “Down to the Nightclub,” “So Very Hard to Go,” “Time Will Tell,” and “What is Hip?” Enjoy a night of musical bliss in downtown San Jose at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park.

    Super Soul Bros will be opening the show with a familiar take on TV, video games, and anime soundtracks to get the crowd pumped for Tower of Power! Don’t miss out on this event, buy your tickets now!

     

    Location:

    Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
    170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95112 

    Date: Aug 25, 2016
    Time: 5:30pm (doors open at 5:15pm)

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    <![CDATA[Ozomatli Rocks San Jose Music in the Park]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:53:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/OZO_MvdfgfdsgITP-1.png

    Music in the Park is back and presents Ozomatli at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park this August 4, 2016. A San Jose favorite returning from touring their eighth album, Ozomatli showcases Latin, hip-hop, rock, salsa, jazz, funk, and reggae sounds that will surely get you rocking all night long! Have your general admission tickets with you when gates open at 5:15pm. Food trucks and alcohol vendors will be available at the event. Stop by and enjoy the show! 

    To purchase tickets, click here

    Location:
    Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
    170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95112

    Date: Aug 4th

    Time: 5:30pm (doors open at 5:15pm)

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    <![CDATA[Gilroy Garlic Festival]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:41:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/gilroy.PNG

    The 38th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival is the world's ultimate summer food fair, featuring three full days of great garlicky food, live entertainment, cooking contests, arts & crafts and fun for the whole family.

    When: Friday-Sunday, July 29-31

    Time: 10am-7pm (Gates close at 6pm)

    Where: Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy

    For more information, please click here. 

         



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    <![CDATA[India's 70th Independence Day Celebration ]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:05:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/4INDIAjpg.jpg

    For the first time in the South Bay, India celebrates its 70th Independence Day at the Rainbow Park in San Jose. Enjoy a stunning display of different States of India in large colorful Moroccan tents.

    Each State or its representing association will showcase their culture, arts & crafts, tourism, clothes, etc., in addition to several regular trade booths. An all day event with music & dance, performances from different stages, Yoga, Kids- Zone and of course all the yummy food from different Regions of India. 

    When: Sunday, August 14

    Time: 12pm-6pm

    Where: Rainbow Park, San Jose

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[23rd Annual Pistahan Parade & Festival ]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/11825959_10153035278508263_3914452910902420075_n.jpg

    The Pistahan Parade and Festival started in 1994 as a small event to acknowledge and pay tribute to the Filipino American community that was displaced by the development of the Moscone Center and the Yerba Buena Center for the Art complex. 

    Today, it is an international celebration of Filipino American culture and community. It is the largest Filipino Parade and Festival of its kind in the West Coast, attracting people from both sides of the Pacific and around the United States.

    This two day parade is a dazzling display of Filipino pride and celebration of the dynamic community with festive floats, lively community contingents and musical groups along Market Street from Civic Center to the Yerba Buena Gardens. 

    When: August 13-14

    Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[21st Century Solutions $100,000 Grant Giveaway Apply Now]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:23:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/21st-Century-Sogddfdgfdgfdlutions-for-1.jpg

    NBC Bay Area is excited to launch 21st Century Solutions, a grant challenge for nonprofits all across the Bay Area! This grant was made possible in partnership with NBCUniversal Foundation to award new and innovative programs the chance to win $50,000 for their organization; two runner-ups will receive $25,000 each totaling $100,000! 

    The grant challenge identifies organizations that are committed to positive change in their communities, sparking conversation with community leaders, and supporting nonprofits that are making a profound impact. NBC Bay Area is so excited to continue working with organizations that are devoted to the betterment of our communities.

    Criteria for eligible organizations:
    -less than three years old
    -addressing challenges or ongoing issues in new, innovative ways
    -focusing on six program areas: Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media, and Technology For Good 

    If you feel your organization may qualify for the 21st Century Solutions grant please click here to learn more information or to apply!

     

    Deadline: Aug 26th

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    <![CDATA[Find a Pet to Call Your Own At Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center ]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:14:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/13710470_1155959981110262_8536744464798102158_o.jpg

    Napa County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center knows you need a companion for these warm summer nights, someone to call your own. On Saturday, July 23 the shelter will be offering reduced adoption fees for those who are interested in adopting. From 11:45am-4:45pm you can see all the adorable pets that are looking for someone to love!

    Location: 942 Hartle Ct, Napa, CA 94559
    Hours: 11:45am-4:45pm
    Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

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    <![CDATA[San Jose Animal Center Offers Free Pet Adoptions ]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:53:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*157/34234234rterterretrDog+and+Cat.jpg

    City of San Jose Animal Center invites you to help #CleartheShelters from 10am-7pm. Only a few days away from the nationwide adoption fair taking place at a shelter near you! Here at the Animal Care Center there are many wonderful pets to adopt ready to go to a loving home. If you are thinking about adding a new pet to your family, please consider one of our animals. They have friendly and knowledgeable staff available to help you choose a pet to best fit in with your needs and lifestyle. Free Adoptions when you find your perfect match!

    Location: 2750 Monterey Rd., San Jose, CA 95111

    Hours: 10am-7pm

    Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

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    <![CDATA[Give A Pet A Home With County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter ]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:14:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/13724883_1233163180051188_7435004118236919551_o.jpg

    Free pet adoptions for those who visit County of Santa Clara Animal Shelter Care and Control in San Martin on July 23, 2016! From 10am-4pm come check out the shelter and take home a new friend! Finding long term care for these animals requires your time, love, and attention. You get to give a pet another chance to live in a caring home, waived adoption fees on this day would mean the world to this animal. Come on by and help #CleartheShelters! 

    Location: 12370 Myrphy Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046

    Date/Time: July 23, 2016 from 10am-4pm

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    <![CDATA[SVACA Clear the Shelters Adoption Fair ]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:51:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*157/rterterretrDog+and+Cat.jpg

    Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) this Saturday, July 23, 2016. You can take advantage of free adoption fee when you share your life to save an animal’s life! Make a difference this year when you adopt during this nationwide event. So many animals get abandoned and end up in shelters, but with the help of NBC and Telemundo Television Stations, lost or abandoned companions can find a new friend to love!

    SVACA provides animals with quality care in cities like Santa Clara, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and Mountain View. It is proud to be one of the Bay Area’s “Best City/County Shelters” according to Bay Woof Magazine. 

    Fees: Waived on Saturday, July 23rd 

    Location:

    3370 Thomas Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054

    2775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

    Hours: 10-4pm

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    <![CDATA[Bay Area Cats Available At Saving Grace Rescue ]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:25:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*158/13394150_1088329401223687_3200421327922505775_n.jpg

    Saving Grace Rescue joins the 2nd Annual Clear the Shelters 2016! This facility is a non-profit rescue focused on kittens under 8 weeks old and felines with special needs. These kittens are ready to be adopted thanks to the care of Amber Holly. Her dedication to these cats gives them another chance to find a family to love and a place to call home. There will be reduced adoption fees on July 23rd!

     

    Location: 917 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
    Time: 10am-6pm

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