<![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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:33:29 -0700 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:33:29 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fight Stroke Walk 2014]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/297074_10150319703046106_528648737_n.jpg

Join others as they walk for the Stroke Awareness Foundation. Fight Stroke Walk will be at San Jose Municipal Rose Garden on Sunday, May 4th. The walk is to support awareness of stroke prevention and to raise money for further education. The event will also include lunch for teams of 10 or more, live music, tours of the garden, and stories from survivors and supporters.

All funds raised for the 3rd Annual Fight Stroke Walk stay here locally to improve stroke education in Santa Clara County, increasing the likelihood that your family, friends and loved ones will have better, stronger outcomes should they experience a stroke.

When: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Time: 9: a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, Naglee & Dana Avenue, San Jose, CA

For more information or to register, click here.


<![CDATA[Taiwanese American Cultural Festival 2014]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tafestival.jpg

Asian Pacific Heritage Month is kicking off in San Francisco with the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival. The West Coast's largest Taiwan-event starts its 22nd year in Union Square on May 10, 2014. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy this free event filled with vibrant music and dance performances, sample Taiwanese delicacies and partake in a variety of arts and crafts activities. The Taipei Folk Dance Theater, Taiwan’s world-renowned, professional dance company will take to the stage. Rising stars, including Johnny Hi-Fi of MTV China fame and singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin will also perform.

Started in 1992, the festival has grown into a yearly landmark event for the Bay Area Taiwanese American community, drawing thousands to San Francisco’s Union Square to celebrate the start of Taiwanese Heritage Week and Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Union Square, San Francisco

For more information on the festival,
click here.


<![CDATA[Relay for Life Silicon Valley ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:34:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/relay-for-life-survivors-walk-george-bostian.jpg

Relay for Life is getting ready to inspire those in the Silicon Valley. This powerful walk is making its way over to Santa Clara and Mountain View May 3rd and 4th. The walk benefits American Cancer Society and is great for the entire family. It will be a fun weekend of survivors and supports camped around the track, each taking turns walking for their team. Food, games, and activities fill the day to entertain and build camaraderie for the Relay community.

Other moments of the event are a Survivors Lap, where cancer survivors take the first lap around the track to celebrate their victory while being cheered on by their supporters. A Luminaria Ceremony will take place after dark as a remembrance of people that have lost the battle, and to support those still fighting. Also, a Fight Back Ceremony to inspire the Relay participants to take action by making an emotional commitment to the fight against cancer.

Where: Santa Clara- Townsend Field, 1111 Bellomy St, Santa Clara, CA  Mountain View- Cuesta Park, 615 Cuesta Dr., Mountain View, CA

When: May 3rd and 4th

Time: Start time- 10:00 a.m.

For more information or to register for the Relay, click here.

<![CDATA[The Third Biennial Ao Dai Festival ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Ao-Dai-Festival-1.jpg

The critically acclaimed Ao Dai Festival III (ADF3), a celebration of Vietnamese Art and Culture is fast becoming an established tradition in downtown San Jose, as this year’s May 4, 2014 event marks the third biennial festival. The festival will bring traditional cultures outside of Vietnam for the first time when it recreates "Vinh Quy Bai To," a traditional wedding wedding ceremony. Te special ceremony will be free to the public and include 100 men and women in traditional costume, drummers, women on stilts, a colorful dragon dance, and more.

Ticket holders for the evening event will be treated to a lavish cocktail reception in the foyer of the Fairmont Hotel with the music of jazz chanteuse Thuy Linh and her quartet. The “Designers promenade” introduces celebrated ao dai fashion masters: Vo Viet Chung, Diep Quoc Thanh, Khanh Shyna and Duc Hung from Vietnam and local designers Debbie Nghiem, Ella Viet and Daniella Do. The highlight of the evening will be a formal dinner program features the music of emmy-award winner Vanessa Van-Anh Vo, the premier of “Yearning Mountain” poetry in motion musical story, superstar diva My Linh, and culminating with the dazzling fashion show extravaganza of ao dai models.

When: May 4, 2014

Time: Free Opening Ceremony at 5:00 PM, Ticketed evening event at 5:30 PM

Where: The Fairmont Hotel, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

Cost: Tickets are starting at $100.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


<![CDATA[A la Carte & Art Car Show ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:47:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/5431687_orig.jpg

Grab the keys to your coolest ride and bring it over to Mountain View for the A la Carte & Art Festival! There is still room to be entered into Hot San Jose Nights, the free car show that will be a part of the weekend festival on May 3rd and 4th. Castro Street will be closed down to show off all the exciting unique cars that are in the show. Make sure your car is camera ready because Car Guy Channel TV show will be filming the cars and conducting interviews with the owners.

Along with the car show, the festival will have over 500 arts and craft booths, great food, and live entertainment. Bring the family and get ready to enjoy the weekend telling everyone about your car.

When: May 3rd and 4th

Time: 10am - 6pm

Where: Mountain View, CA

Click here to enter.

<![CDATA[Dining Out For Life]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:30:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DOFL12+glass.JPG

You can support those living with HIV/AIDS in the community by simply enjoying an evening out with your friends. Join Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for the Health Trust's AIDS Services. Restaurants across Silicon Valley will donate a portion of the dinner checks to the Health Trust's AIDS Services, which provides food, housing, case management and job counseling to low-income people in the community living with HIV/AIDS.

When: April 24, 2014

Where: Various Silicon Valley Restaurants

For more information, or to find a list of participating restaurants, click here

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Gives ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:17:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/332*120/svgives_slider_1_vb_0.jpg

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is giving back to the community in a big way. They will host the first-ever day of giving to benefit every nonprofit organization in our region, an event aimed at inspiring and uniting our local community to support philanthropic causes. On Tuesday, May 6, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, SVCF will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a great way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. The event will provide invaluable training to a broad range of nonprofit organizations.

No matter an organization’s size or budget, an online Giving Day levels the playing field by giving organizations of all shapes and sizes the ability to compete. Participating in a Giving Day can raise a nonprofit’s public image considerably and expand its circle of supporters to include those who give online and introduce and reinforce new giving behaviors that can help build capacity and lead to greater year-round giving.

To learn more, or to register your nonprofit or make a donation, click here.

<![CDATA[33rd Annual Butter & Egg Days Parade & Festival]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:52:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/petaluma_Butter_Egg_Spectators.jpg

Petaluma's best loved event returns for its 33rd year. Petaluma's Butter & Eggs Days Parade and Festival celebrates the agricultural history of the North Bay and Petaluma's place as the egg capital of the world. The festival features plenty of things to do for the entire family, with vendor and activities booths all through downtown Petaluma. Come be a part of the annual Cutest "Chick" contest or the famous Cow Chip toss.

The Parade will feature 110 units marching through Downtown Petaluma. Former Giants Ace pitcher, Vida Blue, will be in attendance along with NBC Bay Area's Janelle Wang. The Parade and Festival are open to public and admission is free.

When: April 26, 2014

Where: Downtown Petaluma

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Livermore Wine Country Festival ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:41:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20145HarvestWineFestGirlsGlass.jpg

Festival season is almost here and an East Bay favorite is kicking it off with a bang! The Livermore Wine Country Festival will be May 3rd and 4th. The weekend celebration will be filled with wine, craft brews, arts, crafts, shopping, dining, entertainment, and an appearance by former San Francisco Giant, Jeffery Leonard. Kids will love the rides and activities just for them and adults will get to try some of Livermore Wine Country's finest selections.

Attendees are encouraged to explore the more than 300 vendor booths as well as all the fun shops and restaurants Downtown Livermore has to offer. It is sure to be a great time for all ages!

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Historic Downtown Livermore, First St. from P Street to Maple Street, Second St. from N Street to K Street.

Cost: Free admission! Weekend Wine Tasting Package $35, Weekend Beer Tasting Package $25

For more information on the festival or to purchase tasting tickets, click here.

<![CDATA[Run Leo Run]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:39:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/Run_Leo_Run_tshirt_front.jpg

Former Malo drummer, Leo Rosales will be running in the Boston Marathon in support of Autism. This fundraiser will help raise funds for the Alex Speaks Foundation and is proudly presented by Dr. Rock and Latin Rock Inc. Following the tragic events of last year's marathon, Leo's run and this fundraiser bring a ray of hope for the future, especially for the children in need.

The Alex Speaks Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping San Francisco Bay Area schools that are serving children with autism every day while raising awareness to the causes and treatments for this disorder.

If you would like to make a donation, or would like more information, click here or call this number: (415) 285-7719

<![CDATA[Comcast Cares Day 2014]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:37:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/1-Comcast-Cares-Day-New-Badge-OURVAL.jpg

Comcast and NBCUniversal are coming together to help local communities around the country. Employees along with their friends and families will work alongside community partners and public officials to revitalize neglected neighborhood parks, beautify schools to improve the learning environment, stock community food banks, install computer labs at community centers, plant trees, conduct food drives and much more.

Comcast Cares Day is the largest single-day corporate effort in the country. It has hosted more than 440 thousand volunteers who have given more than 2.6 million hours of service at more than 4,200 project sites in local communities since its start in 2001. Comcast Cares Day is a reflection of their commitment to improving the quality of life in the local communities.

For more information or to volunteers to help your local community, click here.

<![CDATA[Norther California Cherry Blossom Festival 2014]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:54:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/Cherry_Blossom_Parade_Dancer.JPG

The 2014 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, now celebrating its 47th year, is one of California's most prominent celebrations of Asian Tradition. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the color and grace of the Japanese culture and the Japanese American community. The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the largest festival to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms in one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States.

There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on the second Sunday.

When: April 12-13 and 19-20, 2014

Where: Japantown

            San Francisco

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Volunteers Needed for San Francisco's First Asain Community Garden]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:48:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gardening-van-houtte-coffee_emag_article_large.jpg


 If you want to meet new people, enjoy the sunshine, and be a part of something historic is San Francisco now is your chance! Join the Green Initiative for Asian Families (GIAF) to help grow the first Asian community garden organized by the Asian community in San Francisco. Help create a green space that will help new immigrants live healthy lifestyles, grow and share fresh produce. The green space will have features to be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds.

You must be physically able to do light garden work including bending, stretching, and light lifting in an outdoor setting. Any training will be done by appropriate staff and will be specific to your assigned work area. 
 When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - The second and fourth Saturday of every month.
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: The end if the cul-de-sac at Williams Ave. and Diana St.
For more information or to register, click here . Or call (415) 373-0896.



<![CDATA[National Rebuilding Day- Volunteers Needed ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:05:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/photog-wanted.jpg

As National Rebuilding Day draws closer, Rebuilding Together Peninsula needs additional assistance for unpcoming prep projects. The differenft projects that are need volunteers are paint prep, demolition prep, and paint and yard prep.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the AmeriCorps Colunteer Coordinator, Alaina Houser at 650-366-6597 x231 or at alaina@rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org.

Project #1: Paint Prep Project

When: April 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Where: Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo

What: There are 4 hallways to prep for paint with TSP and primer. 10 volunteers are needed.

Project #2: Demolition Prep Project

When: April 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: San Mateo, CA

What: RPT needs 15-20 volunteers to demolish a large concrete slab, planter boxes, and some landscape work is required.

Project #3: Paint and Yard Project

When: April 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: Daly City, CA

What: 16 volunteers needed to scrape old paint and then prime the exterior walls of a home. Pull weeds around the house and push dirt back for painting on NRD.

<![CDATA[All About Tomatoes Gardening Workshop]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:03:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/tomatoe+growing+class.jpg

Delicious home grown tomatoes are America's favorite summer vegetable. Join Gardening Instructor Sherri Bohan for this informative class to find out easy and earth friendly methods to growing delicious fresh vine ripe tomatoes. The workshop will cover the best planting techniques, correct soil and nutrient for our zone, tomato varieties and types, diseases and prevention, pests and how to protect your harvests, watering and much more.

When: April 19th, 2014

Where: Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[JDRF Spring Fling 2014]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:56:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/JDRF_CURE_Logo_small-e1390073230510.jpg

Prominent leaders of Silicon Valley are uniting for a social outing that will support the JDRF, with Spring Fling 2014. This event is the perfect excuse to play, network, and celebrate. The event starts off with a morning golf tournament. The ladies are not left out, as they have their own luncheon and specialty food market to enjoy. The day concludes with the Barnacle Bash, an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing. NBC Bay Area's own Raj Mathai will be the Emcee for the evening.

When: April 11, 2014

Where: The Ritz-Carlton

             Half Moon Bay

Time: 9 AM to 12 AM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[2014 Heart of Gold Ball ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:39:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/11721-Michele-Stedman-Carrie-Boscia-Jill-Fissel-Mardel-Overly-Rachel-Goldblatt-Shannon-Nornhold-Kim-Smoot-Christina-Cribb-Jan-Galletly300.jpg

Be a part of a great night that brings awareness to heart health. The 2014 Heart of Gold Ball will be Saturday, May 31 at the Wente Vineyards in Livermore. The night will include a sit down dinner and live auction. The ball is focused around children, and giving them the best opportunity for a healthy future as possible.

The American Heart Association Heart of Gold Ball celebrates our mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more than 20 years, the Heart of Gold Ball has promoted the AHA's mission on a local level, and thanks to donors' support, they have seen inspiring advances in the fight against heart- and stroke-related illnesses. But this year, they won't just inspire change, but ignite it.

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Where: Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, CA 94550

For more information, click here.


<![CDATA[Cruisin' For A Cause]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/cruising-for-a-cause_save_the_date_front.jpg

Leadership Fremont, a program by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of and in partnership with Drivers for Survivors. Cruisin' for a Cause is to help raise money and awareness for Drivers for Survivors and their transportation services for ambulatory cancer patients in Fremont, Newark, and Union City.

Attendees will be able to cruise down "Charity Lane" and make a cash donation to Drivers for Survivors. Then they will be able to walk around the Cruisin' for a Cause Car Show. The show will have many classic and custom cars on display.

When: May 3, 2014

Where: Family Resource Center Parking Lot

             Capitol Avenue

             Fremont, CA

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Restaurant Week]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:55:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/lille-273.jpg

Looking for a way to try a variety of local restaurants? Here is your chance! Participating restaurants in Silicon Valley Restaurant Week will provide customers with a discounted three-course fixed price dinner menu each night they are open from April 30-May 7. The event will give diners a chance to sample a broad selection of restaurants at a very affordable price.

Meals include appetizer, entree, and dessert. Menu items are representative of the restaurant's fare in both portion size and quality to leave a good impression with first-time diners. Some restaurants will include Saratoga's Casa De Cobre, San Jose's Citrus, Sunnyvale's Faz, Palo Alto's Gravity Bistro & Wine Bar, Santa Clara's TusCA, and many more.

To see all the restaurants participating or to book a table, click here.

<![CDATA[Mountain View's Spring Forward 5K/10K]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:08:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/25083.jpg

Grab your running shoes and enjoy a beautiful spring day running for a local cause. The Spring Forward 5K/10K is this Saturday, April 5 at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View. The proceeds of the race will benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and their efforts of working to end poverty in the community.

The races will include a 5K walk/run, 10K run, and a children's run. There is still time to register, but only if you act now!

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: Race begins at 8:00 a.m.

Where: Microsoft Campus, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

For more information or to register, click here.


<![CDATA[Montalvo's Mother's Day Brunch]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:33:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/mothersday_Montalvo2.JPG

The Montalvo Service Group presents its annual Mother's Day Brunch at Montalvo. Catered by Pat Smith's Extravaganza, this event is the perfect way to treat your mom, grandma, or the whole family to a special day at a special place. They are taking reservations now and they have three different times and seating options for you to sign up for. All proceeds benefit the preservation and repair of the historic Villa. All reservations must be made by May 2nd.

When: May 11, 2014

Where: Montalvo Historic Villa

Time: 11:30 AM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Notes & Words Concert]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:13:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/8778822040_8bb73b6374_z.jpg

Tickets are available to enjoy a star-studded night with authors, musicians, comedians, and more! Notes & Words brings together writers and musicians to benefit Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Some of the talent you can expect to see is fan favorite, Vocal Rush; Oakland School of the Arts A Capella singers that just places third on NBC's "The Sing Off,” comedian and author Jim Gaffigan, the soulful group Midtown Social, novelist Jane Smiley, and New York Times-bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. Also see the secret guest star that will wow the crowd.

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's aspiration as a combined organization is to become the very best program in the world focused on children's health and well-being. They look forward to continued success, but know it can't be done alone. To help provide a better future for children in the community and all over the world, they need people just like you.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theatre of the Arts, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Cost: Ticket range from $50-250.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


<![CDATA[Save A Kitten At OakCatVidFest]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:58:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*147/OakCatVidFest.png

Thousands of cat-lovers and friends will be laughing aloud; as the internet's funniest cat videos are projected onto the Great Wall's 100'x100' urban canvas. The premiere of the highly-acclaimed and brand new CatVidFest curated by The Walker Art Center culminates the second annual Save a Kitten at OakCatVidFest, a day full of celebrating all things cats.

The street festival is a cat-lover's wonderland with cats and kittens available for fostering and adoptions, cat-themed art projects and vendors, live bands and comedians, food and beverage and even celebrity cats. The event benefits the East Bay SPCA and other rescues.

When: May 10, 2014

Where: The Great Wall Urban Canvas

             West Grand Ave

             Oakland, CA

Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunity- Suicide Prevention Service ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Telemarketing-Dialer.jpg

Help better a person's life by training to be a telephone operator for Suicide Prevention Service. Family Service Agency of the Central Coast are recruiting volunteers to see that the people of our community get the support they need and stay safe. Training will begin April 15, no previous experience is necessary.

It is vital for the community to have a safe space to be heard and supported and in order to make that happen we need volunteers to answer the phone. Being part of this community and answering phones will not only change their lives. it will change the lives of many- one call at a time.

To volunteer, call (831) 459-9373.

<![CDATA[Home of Hope 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:50:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Future-golfers-mr-570x380.jpg

Help children from across the country while enjoying a spring day on the golf course! The 2nd annual Home of Hope Charity Golf Tournament is being held at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore on Saturday, April 19. With a variety of different competitions, the tournament is great for all ages and skill levels.

In 2013, Home of Hope in partnership with Indo American Golf Association conducted our inaugural Golf Championships at the beautiful Wente Vineyards Golf Club in Livermore. With a sold out event, and enthusiastic participants, the 2013 Golf championship raised over $30,000 for the children and projects that support the children of Home of Hope.

The event is expected to sell out, so be sure to register now!

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: Breakfast and Registration- 8:30 a.m., Tournament begins- 10:00 a.m., Lunch, Awards, and Auction- 3:00 p.m.

Where: The Course at Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA

Cost: $200 per golfer, $150 per junior golfer

For more information or to register, click here.


<![CDATA[Tickets Available for Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:35:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*125/chris-bear+dr.jpg

It is not too late to get your tickets to see Grizzly Bear frontman Daniel Rossen! Daniel Rossen (frontman of Grizzly Bear) is coming to Sonoma this Wednesday. If you didn't get tickets to see him at the Chapel before they sold out, this is your only other chance to see the guitarist in the Bay Area. And it's going to be a really good one. Nashville guitarist and songwriter William Tyler opens at 8 p.m. 

Rossen and Tyler are playing some unique venues on the West Coast. Their next stop is LA's Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but first, they'll be playing into the night air at Old Redwood Barn in Sonoma.  

The historic barn is charming and rustic structure that once provided shelter for cattle and livestock here on Rhinefarm. In more recent decades it's stored tractors and other farm equipment (evidence of which you will see). As a covered barn, it now provides a dry place for concerts and events.

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., The show will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Old Redwood Barn at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA

To get tickets or more information, click here.


<![CDATA[12th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Walk+a+Mile+012.JPG

Men often ask, "how do women walk in those heels?" Now they can see for themselves while supporting a good cause. Join men as they walk in high heels to speak out against sexual assault. Walk as an individual or rally a team together. The money that is raised will support sexual assault survivors and their significant others through counseling, education and legal medical advocacy.

Ths is the YWCA Rape Crisis Department's biggest fundraiser -- every step you take, every penny you raise WILL make a difference to a survivor in our community.

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez, S. Market Street, San Jose, CA

For more information or to register, click here.

<![CDATA[Mola Mola Soiree ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:31:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/amazing-sunfixh-mola-mola-at-nusa-lembongan-bali.jpg

Enjoy a night out learning a celebrating the Mysterious Mola mola! The Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Randall Museum Presents Mola Mola Soiree, Saturday, March 29. The Mola mola extravaganiza will be filled with art, music, learning of the latest research, and more! The soiree will also feature a lecture by Mola mola expert Tierney Thys, Ph.D.

For over a decade, National Geographic Explorer, marine biologist Tierney Thys, Ph.D has been uncovering the secrets of the Mola mola – the world’s largest bony fish. By tagging and tracking molas worldwide, she and her colleagues are discovering their movements, eating habits, and vulnerabilities. Come hear the latest research about these mysterious, peaceful, and utterly odd-shaped giants!

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 7-10 p.m.

Where: Randall Museum, San Francisco, CA

Cost: $18- includes two complimentary beverages

For more information, click here.


<![CDATA[Free "Last Chance" Community Health Fair]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:29:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/WECONNECT+EVENT+1+lr.jpg

The last day to sign up for health coverage with the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching. More than one million Californians have successfully enrolled into health plans through Covered California. Service Employees International Union, Local 521 and its partners plan to boost that number at the March 29 Community Health Fair where attendees can enroll on-site for insurance.

Attendees will receive education about high quality, low cost plans available through Covered California, and private counseling for enrollment into Covered California, Medi-Cal and CalFresh. Free health services will be available, including: blood pressure checks, dental screenings, as well as nutrition, breast health, pediatric and mental health education. In addition, representatives from the United Way will help set up appointments for free tax preparation services.

Come by to get signed up, get educated, and #GetCoveredNow!

When:  Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: Berryessa Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose

For more information, click here.


<![CDATA[Filoli Flower Show Presents: "Broadway In Bloom"]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:10:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*144/broadway-in-bloom-v2.png

Filoli presents the premiere floral event in the Bay Area with, Broadway In Bloom. The floral show theme will remind visitors of their favorite Broadway shows and musicals, which magically come to life through creative flower arrangements, special plant collections, elegant table settings, garden vignettes, children's exhibits and unique nursery and garden landscape exhibitions.

The Opening Night Preview Party on Thursday evening, May 8, grants visitors a first look at the exhibits, a rare stroll in the Garden during the evening light and an opportunity to talk with the floral designers while enjoying live music, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and wine.

When: May 8 - 11, 2014

Where: Filoli

            Woodside, CA

For more information, click here


<![CDATA[Fine Art in the Park ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:39:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/225*120/bham_people.jpg

Enjoy a spring day by walking through Lincoln Park, Los Altos and being in one of the Bay Area's premier open-air art shows. Fine Art in the Park is presented by Los Altos Rotary Club for artists to present their work in a family fun environment. All proceeds of the Rotary Fine Art in the Park show go to support a wide range of community service agencies in the Bay Area, and support international development projects in places like Nepal, Mexico, Malaysia and Afghanistan.

This year over 170 artists will participate in Fine Art in the Park. They will display a variety of watercolor and oil paintings, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, and more. Other than shopping through all the great art, the festival will include live entertainment, great food and drinks, and a festive family atmosphere.

When: May 17-18, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park, Los Altos

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Pacific Cup CVI in Hollister]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/IMG_4431-R2.JPG

Looking to see something new and different? Come watch the Pacific Cup CVI and be blown away by these young contestants. The Pacific Cup Concours de Voltige International (CVI) is a major international equestrian vaulting competition which will be held at Gilroy Gaits in Hollister on May 2-4. The event is expected to attract top vaulters from across the US, Canada, South America, Australia, South Africa and Europe. The athletes will compete as individuals, in pairs, or in six-person squads, wherein up to 3 vaulters may be on the horse at any one time. Competitions will be held for seniors (age 16 and older), juniors (age 14 to 18) and children (age 12-14).

Equestrian vaulting combines elements of gymnastics and dance performed to music on a moving horse. Vaulting involves teamwork between the vaulter, horse, and longeur, who controls the horse in a circle using a longe line. Competitions include compulsory and freestyle routines.

When: May 2-4, 2014

Where: Gilroy Gait, Hollister, CA

Free to the public

For for information,
click here.

<![CDATA[MSCA's 10th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:52:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*127/MSCAlogo2.JPG

The MOUSE squad of California is celebrating 10 years of empowering students to learn, lead, and create with technology. MOUSE squad's award-winning STEM programs prepare students to become digital media and technology experts. The event will feature keynote presentations by Carl Guardino, CEO Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Sam Liccardo, San Jose Council member. 

When: May 22, 2014

Where: The Tech Museum

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[CAAMFest 2014 Closing Night Party]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Vessel-Gallery-interiors-770x433.jpg

Following the final film of the festival, CAAMFest 2014 comes to close with the Closing Night Party. To toast the culmination of the festival and the inaugural year in Oakland, the closing night party at the Vessel Gallery. The gallery will be presenting Periphery, featuring sculpture by Cyrus Tilton and paintings by Tim Rice.

When: March 23, 2014

Where: Vessel Gallery


Time: 9:00 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Macy's Flower Show Presents The Secret Garden]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:56:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/2011_macys_flower_showb.jpg

Start Spring off right in San Francisco with Macy's Flower Show. Macy’s Union Square announces a special plant sale to follow this year’s The Secret Garden Flower Show on Monday, April 7 at Pier 30/32. The plant sale will include potted plants, flowers and small trees featured inside of Macy’s Union Square during Flower Show.  Plants for sale will range from $5 or less for smaller plants to around $35 for larger shrubs and small trees. The profits made from the sale will benefit San Francisco's own Delancey Street Foundation, the country's leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and those in need of help.

The annual Macy’s Union Square Flower Show is the Bay Area’s very own harbinger of Spring, bringing a floral extravaganza that offers spectators a peek behind the magic and majesty of a variety of lush landscapes. This year’s show, The Secret Garden (Sunday, March 23, through Sunday, April 6, 2014), will showcase two weeks of in-store special events, with music, fashion, cooking and D-I-Y demonstrations that will delight floral fanatics while celebrating the rejuvenating power of the season.

When: Monday, April 7, 2014

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

Where: Pier 30/32, San Francisco, CA

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[2nd Annual Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship Fund Awards]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:56:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/Housing+Trust+SV3.JPG

The Housing Trust Silicon Valley is now accepting applications for their Second Annual Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship Fund Awards. The applicant must be a senior in high school, furthering his or her education this fall. They must also be a current resident at an affordable housing development in Santa Clara County.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

For more information, click here

For an application, click here

<![CDATA[Walk Now for Autism Speaks ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2012-north-bay-walk.jpg

Walk History Park San Jose to raise money and awareness for the fastest-growing serious development disorder in the United States. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is coming to the Bay Area, May 3rd, for a fun-filled, family friendly event. The event is the single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead to the answers that are needed.

Whether this is your first walk or the 10th, take the first step and register today. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community. There are many other ways to help the cause including, volunteer, sponsor, and donations.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Event opens, registration 11:00 a.m. - Walk begins

Where: History Park San Jose, 601 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA

For more information or to register, click here.



<![CDATA[San Jose Earthquakes Free Iron-workers Barbecue]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:34:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Earthquakes+Stadium+BBQ.jpg

The San Jose Earthquakes and Devcon Construction will celebrate the completion of the stadium steel erection with a barbecue for the ironworkers. The final piece of steel will be placed in the morning. The barbecue is open to the public and will include the ironworkers on the project, Earthquakes players, coaches, front office and other members of the construction team. The event is being catered by Cosmopolitan Catering. In addition to the barbecue, the Earthquakes will give fans a chance to sign the final piece of steel for the stadium for three days prior to its installation. Fans can sign the steel beam from March 24-26 between 3:30-5:00 PM at the new stadium site. Fans interested in attending the free barbecue event must RSVP.

When: March 28, 2014

Where: Earthquakes Training Facility

             1135 Coleman Ave

             San Jose, CA

Time: 12:00 to 1:30 PM

For more information, or to RSVP, click here

<![CDATA[ArtSplash 2014]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:19:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/artsplash-kids.jpg

Montalvo Arts Center presents ArtSplash 2014, a community celebration and student art festival. Enjoy a day of fun, food, friends, and art for all ages, including live music and performances, visual arts all over the grounds, hands-on art making workshops, film screenings, and tours of the grounds & historic Villa.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes in Open Studios at Montalvo's Lucas Artists Residency Program - and the chance to talk with artists-in-residence and experience their work firsthand.

ArtSplash is also looking for volunteers 16 years or older to share their time in making the festival a success. To volunteer contact  Volunteer Resources at volunteer@montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5828.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Park Grounds, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga, CA 95071

Cost: Free admission. Parking $10

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[A Delicate Power: Kathak Solo by Farah Yasmeen Shaikh]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:40:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/192902.jpg

Tickets are selling fast for Farah Yasmeen Shaikh's Kathak Solo dance, A Delicate Power. Kathak, with power of movement and technique juxtaposed with a subtle and delicate beauty, Farah will bring to light these opposing yet complementary elements through a visually rhythmic journey of dance and music. Featuring a premiere of a work in-progress of Farah’s collaboration with author, Indu Sundaresan, “The Twentieth Wife”.

When: Friday, Arpil 11 at 7:30PM, Saturday, April 12 at 7:30PM, and Sunday, April 13 at 6PM

Where: CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street at 9th, San Francisco, CA

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

<![CDATA[Rotary Club of San Jose to Bring Fireworks Back to Downtown San Jose]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:08:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/13119500083_f7bbeb7e66_c.jpg

Fireworks are coming back to downtown San Jose this Independence Day! The Rotary Club of San Jose will bring back the fireworks display to celebrate their 100th anniversary. This marks the first downtown fireworks display since 2008, and this year will be appropriately named, Rotary Centennial Fireworks.

The event is being made possible by funders from the Rotary Club of San Jose, City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara. This is a one-time gift from the Rotary Club, but with the hopes that the display will continue in downtown San Jose for future Independence Days.

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Oakland Museum of California SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot and Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records ]]> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:16:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/Oakland+Museum+of+Cal22.jpg

Oakland Museum of California's anticipated exhibits are set to open next month. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot and Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records will both open April 19. Members of the public can try their hand at making animated flip books, DJing and turntabling, learning whatever happened to the most feared Asian Bad Guys from film and TV, swap records with collectors, and more in a variety of public activities this spring at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).

SuperAweome: Art and Giant Robot will feature the work of 15 contemporary artists associated with the groundbreaking magazine Giant Robot, an ahead-of-its-time celebration of Asian and Asian American pop and alternative culture. Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records will give museum goers a chance to explore the social and cultural phenomenon of listening to, collecting, and sharing records.

Delve into a uniquely Californian take on this popular medium with experiences ranging from individual and group listening stations to informal talks and live performances. Listen to music produced by influential Bay Area independent labels, examine notable record collections, explore displays of vibrant album cover art, and hear interviews with record collectors-all in an innovative listening space. With opportunities to play albums and participate in music events and performances, Vinyl invites you to become a part of the exhibition itself. Vinyl connects to OMCA's major spring exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot through programs and in-gallery experiences celebrating how a range of communities comes together to create shared popular culture.

When: April 19-July 27, 2014

Where: Oakland Museum of California, 100 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607

For more information, click here.

<![CDATA[Hip Trip: Frank Hayhurst Benefit Party]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/FrankHayhurst.jpg

The musical community of Sonoma County is coming together with a "Hip-Trip" benefit dinner & dance party for Frank Hayhurt's hip-replacement medical expenses. Over 25 years ago he co-founded "Musicians Helping Musicians" with Zone Recording owner Blair Hardman, and over the years he has gathered musicians into dozens of benefit concerts, in support of musicians and their families facing health crisis situations. Now, in response to Frank's own health challenge, the out-pouring of love and support from the musical community is heart warming, and the evening promises to be a celebration of community - of musicians helping one of their own.

When: March 23, 2014

Where: Sebastopol Community Center

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[CAAMfest 2014: "Stories From Tohoku" & "The Road to Fame" ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:19:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TheRoadtoFame.jpg

CAAMFest kicks off its first weekend with two extraordinary documentaries, Stories From TohokuThe Road to Fame. Stories From Tohoku shows the many challenges that the survivors from the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 still face and the efforts of the Japanese American community to provide aid and support to a rebuilding population. The Road to Fame shows the parallels of the Chinese film and theatre industry to US and how different social backgrounds impact a student's path.

Both films will feature a short interview and Q&A session with the directors. NBC Bay Area's Stephanie Chuang will be on hand to conduct the interviews and moderate the Q&A sessions.

When: March 15, 2014

Where: New People Cinema

Time: 2:30 PM (Stories From Tohoku)

          4:30 PM (The Road to Fame)

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<![CDATA[Volunteers Needed for Livermore Half Marathon ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:17:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/livermorehmphoto5.jpg

Need an excuse to go out to Livermore Wine Country? Volunteer to help in the Livermore Half Marathon! They are looking for people to help out before and during the marathon. Volunteer positions are open for set up and tear down of the event, positioning runner and water stops on the course during the marathon, and passing out metals and awards afterwards. Spend the day cheering on runners and enjoying the beautiful scenery around you.

Additional volunteer information:

  • Volunteers will be provided with parking passes to the event lot, and will be shuttled to location where they will need to check in with the volunteer manager by their shift time.
  • Volunteers will be given a volunteer t-shirt, food and access to the concert before or after their shift.
  • We are working on an incentive if anyone would like to work a double shift (ie the course and the festival)
  • Additional details will be given out closer to the event

Click here to register.

<![CDATA[The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:34:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/1012799_570509859665702_766686545_n.jpg


The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia, with the tagline “Making Strides, Delivering Hope,” makes a clear connection with the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation – a commitment to better outcomes for those whose lives have been or will be touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. That “promise” includes finding a cure, supporting families, and ensuring education and awareness for all pregnant women.

When: Saturday, May 3

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Where: Santana Row Park


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Preeclampsia is a disorder that has gone many years without being properly understood. Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, will be participating in and raising money for the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™. The annual event, which happens around the country to support innovative research and raise public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia, will be taking place in San Jose at Santana Row Park on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am. 




<![CDATA[CAAMFest 2014 Opening Night ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:20:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/HowToFight.jpg

CAAMFest 2014 is here and it kicks off with an extraordinary night. The event opens with the US premiere of the Vietnamese box office hit, "How to Fight in Six Inch Heels." The brilliant comedy features a neurotic fashion designer, who flies to Vietnam to spy on her suspicious fiancé.

After the film, strut on over to the spectacular Opening Night Gala. Explore "Yoga: the Art of Transformation," the world's first major art exhibit about yoga, enjoy delicious bites and libations created by local restaurants and beverage purveyors, and dance to beats spun by local DJs.

When: March 13, 2014

Where: Castro Theatre ("How to Fight in Six Inch Heels")

             Asian Art Museum (Opening Night Gala)

Time: 7:00 PM ("How to Fight in Six Inch Heels")

          9:30 PM (Opening Night Gala)

For more information, click here

<![CDATA[Open Call for School Award Nominations]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:04:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/236*120/AHSC131.jpg

As part of the 10th Annual Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration (AHSC), outstanding Bay Area teachers, administrators, and staff will be honored for their ideas and strategies in bringing together the community to celebrate and promote cross cultural diversity and awareness. The public is invited to submit nominations. The awardees will be presented with their awards at the celebration Saturday, May 17th.


Asian Heritage Street Celebration is looking for individuals of Asian descent and demonstrate exemplary commitment to promoting cross cultural diversity and awareness in their campus and/or community (e.g. diversity showcase, foods day, etc.)


Nomination period ends April 4, 2014


Click here to fill out a form.


For more information on the Asian Heritage Street Celebration, click here.

<![CDATA[Opportunity Fund's 20 Years of Hope]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/Manuel-Godino-San-Francisco-restaurant.jpg

Opportunity Fund has been helping people follow theirs dreams for 20 years. The company started in 1994 with the hopes of just getting to a million in microloans to help better Californians. That goal was reached in four years and they began to set and accomplish new goals for the next 16 years.

Today, Opportunity Fund lends out more than $2 million every month and help people save over $1 million each year. These are loans to women selling tamales and hot dogs from carts on the street, to family-run restaurants and dry cleaners.  These are savings accounts for single moms who seek to build stability and strength for their children, and  for students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college.

To learn more about their story or to see how you can help, click here.

<![CDATA[7th Annual Jean's Pajama Party]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:21:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/17568_295890818387_3219730_n.jpg

Enjoy a fun night feeling like a kid again and raising money for multiple woman's charities are the 7th Annual Jean's Pajama Party & Auction. This wonderful evening of laughter and womanly connection will be held on May 1st, 2014, with their fund raising partner - the El Dorado Kitchen located on the Square in Sonoma. Jean Arnold Group Foundation is working with the "Girlfriend Group" that has expanded over the past ten years and is leading the charge to bring awareness to Woman's Health.

The Jean Arnold Group Foundation's focus is on immediate need and research in Northern California, and hopes to donate to causes such as The Human Race, Breast Cancer Symposium, Woman's Health and Wellness Center, Kathy's Camp, and more.

When: Thursday, May 1 at 6 p.m.

Where: El Dorado Kitchen, Inside the El Dorado Hotel on the historic downtown Sonoma Square

Cost: $85 per person

Click here to see more information or to purchase a ticket.