24 HOURS OF ADRENALIN: Head down the coast a little to the Monterey Peninsula for a day of fast bikes -- human-powered, not gas -- at Laguna Seca Raceway. The world-class event, inspired by sports-car contests, applies the need for speed to road bikes. Whether you're riding or watching, you're welcome.
GO ECO-URBAN: Spend some time at San Francisco's Union Street Festival to see arts and crafts booths, listen to live music and feast on gourmet festival eats. This year marks the 33rd for the annual event and features a newly-added special eco-friendly block showcasing exhibits made from sustainable and recycled materials. The festival is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday from Union Street to Gough and Steiner.
VOLUNTEER: As part of National Trails Day, NBC Bay Area Proud invites you to help build a new section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail at Fernandez Ranch in Contra Costa County starting Friday and running through Sunday.
BIRDWATCHING: In the South Bay, head to Hellyer County Park in San Jose to learn about what's flying high above. Meet at the San Juan Bautista group area Saturday at 2 p.m. for a lesson on birds of prey. You can meet some of the beautiful clawed creatures and find out how to protect them and ensure their survival. Call 408-225-0225 for more details.
MOON WALK: Enjoy a hike in the full moonlight Saturday night. The Full Moon Hike at Grant County Park in San Jose starts at 8 p.m. Take your flashlight and wear comfy hiking shoes as you check out the views of the Lick Observatory and the moon over Mt. Hamilton.