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 If your nonprofit has an event or volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with the KBLX Community, click here to submit.

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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community


Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise California Initiative

African American women are diagnosed with breast cancer less often than most other women but we have a different story when it comes to our survival. Let’s rewrite this story. Join me and the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise California Initiative and make the promise to know your risk, know what is normal for you, and get an annual mammogram because early detection can save lives. To learn more, click here.

St. Vincent DePaul Needs Your Help!

Approximately one in every one hundred adults in San Francisco is homeless. The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco operates the largest homeless shelter in the city. Do your part to end homelessness and donate today by clicking here, or, please consider donating your time - volunteer with us!  To sign up online, click here.

linkAges Time Bank

Be part of your neighborhood’s greatest resource. Join linkAges Time Bank, a FREE community network where you can give and receive help, share hobbies and interests and learn new skills. linkAges Time Bank is a community well being program of Palo Alto Medical Foundation, part of Sutter Health. Learn more by clicking here.

Village Connect

VC is a group of professionals and community members who share a commitment to building stronger families and community connectedness while working towards social, restorative and economic justice for vulnerable communities. Click here for more info.

Port of Oakland FREE Harbor Tours

Ever wonder what goes on under those big cranes at the Port of Oakland?  Here’s your chance to find out.  The Port is offering free monthly harbor tours on select Fridays through October. Take a 90-minute cruise aboard the USS Potomac.  Learn all about big ships.  Find out what’s inside those containers you see every day.  To sign up, go to www.portofoakland.com  It’s FREE!

Veterans Matter 

Veterans Matter is a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans and children to keep them out of the streets. Not only do they help with providing permanent housing, but they also use their efforts to provide services for healthcare and overall support to get the family's lives back on track. For more information click here.

The Second Start Program

Do you know an adult who wants to improve at reading and writing? The Second Start Program at Oakland Public Library helps English-speaking adults build basic literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring and small classes. It’s FREE and confidential.Get a Second Start today.
Call 510-238-3432 or click here for more information.
African American Men Let Your Voice Be Heard

Are you an African American man who is 65 or older? If so, Dr. Vickie M. Mays at UCLA is interested in learning about your experiences with racial discrimination and how they might affect the health of Black men. If you are interested and available for a phone interview, please call 707-928-4041.


The 25th Annual Citywide College Night
Monday, October 5th

Over 80 institutions will be attending this college workshop presented by the Alameda Unified School District, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School & College of Alameda. This is a great opportunity for the youth to speak to college reps about their education. This event is open to everyone! Doors are open from 6pm to 8pm at the College of Alameda Gymnasium, 555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway in Alameda. See your high school counselor for more information or call Lee Kaplan or Emily Kolker on 510-748-4023, Ext 2421.

A Safe Place First Anniversary Autumn of Giving
Monday, October 5th

Come enjoy great food and fun at plank - beer garden, bowling, bocce at Jack London Square, 98 Broadway in Oakland. The fun starts at 11am to midnight. A portion of gaming and bowling proceeds will be donated to A Safe Place. Click here for more info.

First Place For Youth Maximum Impact Golf Tournament
Monday, October 5th

Please join us for the 6th Annual First Place for Youth Maximum Impact Golf Tournament to benefit the foster kids. The event will include a 4-person scramble format, breakfast, box lunch, complimentary water and soft drinks, an alcoholic drink ticket, and an awards reception following golf. There will be a lot of fun games and prizes, a raffle and silent auction that golfers will be able to enjoy, along with a beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay.

The East Bay’s 19th Annual HIREvent  
Wednesday, October 7th 

Whether you’re looking for a better job or a whole new career, you’ll find outstanding opportunities at The East Bay's HIREvent. Both private and public-sector employers will be eager to hire for positions ranging from entry-level to management. This free event is from noon to 4pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 Powell Street in Emeryville. For more info click here or call 888-THE-JOBS (888-843-5627).

The Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss
Wednesday, October 7th

San Francisco’s coolest pool party…The Annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss returns, Wednesday, October 7th to the Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street in San Francisco. Come take the plunge and support TNDC’s programs for kids and families in the Tenderloin! Click here for more info.

Fouche's Hudson Funeral Home Celebrates 100 years with “Thank You” Gospel Concert
Friday, October 9th

This Gospel Concert is held at the Cathedral of Christ the Light at 7.30pm, featuring the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the incredible former American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard. Mrs. Fouche wants to thank the Bay Area families and communities that have supported her business. Tickets are only $1 but they’re limited and not available at the door. To obtain tickets, please go to foucheshudson100.brownpapertickets.com.

The 3rd Annual Walk with the Clausen House Community with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Saturday, October 10th

This year, we will be taking 1000 Steps for Independence together. Our Annual Walk is an opportunity to unite as a strong community of advocates and supporters, community partners, family members and friends to spread the word and share the love of the Clausen House mission and invaluable footprint at a festive fundraising event. Come to Lake Merritt Bandstand in Oakland at 10am. Click here for more info.

Starry Night 8.5K
Sunday, October 10th

Join us for the Starry Night 8.5K Walk/Run dedicated to shining a light on kids with brain tumors! This evening event features fun activities for the whole family. We also light lanterns to honor local children with brain tumors. Starry Night benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in the fight against one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.  Your support will benefit The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Help us cure the kids…click here for more details and to register today.

G-MAC PRODUCTIONS Hosts Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness
Saturday, October 10th

Join G-MAC PRODUCTIONS at our Breast Cancer and Prostate Awareness –THE CURE event on Saturday, October 10th at 401 California Ave on Treasure Island. The evening features educational presentations, musical entertainment from Saxaphonist Ric Alexander and two humanitarian honor awards! The program begins at 7pm and the Party for a Purpose is from 9pm-1:30am. For more information, call 916-730-3826 or email info@gmac-productions.com.

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles Grand Opening
Saturday, October 10th

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles will open up our new expanded space at a Grand Opening featuring refreshments, music, prizes and amazing. A project of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund, the non-profit president, Ona Zene Yeshitela will be presenting as well as Chairman Omali Yeshitela, the leader of the Uhuru Movement. Saturday, October 10th from 10am-6pm at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles 3742 Grand Avenue in Oakland. For more info, call 510-763-3342.

Join the Colon Cancer Foundation's 12th Annual 4 Mile Walk
Sunday, October 11th

Join the Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation for its 12th Annual 4 Mile Walk-Run-Ride. Bring your family and your pets to this fun-filled morning, starting at 7.30am at Lake Merced in San Francisco. The $45.00 registration fee includes t-shirt, goody bag and breakfast. Proceeds from the event go toward the awareness, prevention and early detection of colon cancer. Click here for more information or call Barbara at (650) 692-3700.

The San Pablo Lytton Casino’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament 
Monday, October 12th

The event benefits LifeLong Medical Care’s Brookside Health and Urgent Care Center in San Pablo. LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health and social services to under-served people of all ages throughout the Bay Area. Members of the public and local businesses are invited  to play and or to sponsor a hole. The tournament is held at the Richmond Country Club, registration starts at 8am. For more information click here.

The Black Enterprise TechConnext Summit 
Monday, October 12th- Tuesday, October 13th

This summit will bring together today’s forward-thinking leaders and a talent pool of extraordinary tech innovators, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, and educators in one room. The summit is held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Pkwy, with host sponsors AT&T, Capital One, EMC and Intel Corp. This is an all day event starting Monday at 8.30am and Tuesday at 6am. For more info click here

A Knight for Champions, 7th Annual Silver Chalice Awards Dinner
Tuesday, October 13th

Join us for a wonderful night of festivities at the 7th Annual Silver Chalice Awards Dinner benefiting the Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California. Cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions are part of this great evening, along with a special ceremony honoring the Sanchez-Corea family for their unflagging service to the Clinic and Order of Malta. Event takes place Tuesday, October 13th from 6pm-11pm at the St. Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road in San Francisco. For tickets and more info, click here. 

Second Annual David E. Glover Legacy Awards
Saturday, October 15th

Join us for the Legacy Awards benefiting the David E. Glover Education & Technology Center. With keynote speaker Van Jones, honorary celebrity hosts Devon Franklin and Meagan Good, and Master of Ceremonies Julius Robinson. The reception starts at 6.30pm at the Impact Hub Oakland. For more info, call 510-653-4085 or email cdaconsultingroup@gmail.com

Dimensions Dance Theater Presents “The Town... on Notice”
Saturday, October 17th

Dimensions Dance Theater, the Bay Area preeminent African-American Dance company, is proud to announce the world premiere of The Town... on Notice. Combining dance, live music, spoken word, and stand-up comedy, The Town takes on the subject of Oakland’s gentrification as an invitation for a meaningful dialogue. The show starts at 8pm with a pre-party an hour before at The Malonga Casquelourd Center, 1428 Alice Street, in Okaland. Click here for more information.

The Annual Kaleidoscope Festival 
Saturday, October 17th

This year’s event will feature something for all ages, including live music, a silent auction, children’s activities, youth art, and adult contests. The funds raised from the event support Kaleidoscope, our after-school program that nurtures independence and socialization for youth with disabilities ages 5-22. At Kaleidoscope, kids develop life skills and have fun in group activities such as gardening, sports, arts & crafts, music, and field trips. This free event starts at 12pm at 7425 Larkdale Avenue in Dublin. For more information click here

Beat The Streets, Inc. Fulfilling a Dream 2015
Saturday, October 17th

Faz Restaurant - Oakland will be the host location. Our evening will be filled with a spectacular seated buffet dinner, live band, live entertainment, raffles, silent auctions and loads of fun. Bring your dancing shoes!!!The event will fund another year expenses for our computer center, as well as our 2015-2016 organizational goals. Click here for more information

Nightmare Run 5k in Napa Valley
Saturday, October 17th

Not a typical race, not another boring Halloween party. Nightmare Run 5k is what runners/walkers and Halloween lovers have been waiting for. A thrilling experience like no other…Get scared, scream and run for your life! Event takes place Saturday, October 17th. Registration at 4.30pm at the Napa County Fairgrounds.  For more info click here.

Come Join the Breaking Barrier - Making a Difference Event
Sunday, October 18th

San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School presents Breaking Barriers - Making a Difference! This free  community event offers music, entertainment, food, Charter School information, scholarship information and much more. It starts at 10.30am at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Rd in San Jose. For more info click here or call Natali Mendoza on (408) 639-9486.

Viva La Diva Entertainment Presents Shades of Pink Fundraiser
Thursday, October 22nd

Viva La Diva Entertainment presents this event featuring "Men of Exotica" to raise money for women affected by breast cancer, as well as raising awareness and showing support. The event is held at XOXO Night Club, 201 Broadway, in Oakland. Doors open at 7pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

2015 National Conference for Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Trauma
Friday, October 23rd 

A Safe Place invites mental health, domestic violence advocates, and other professionals working to address domestic violence to meet a panel of experts. Panelists will provide insights into the impact of trauma and mental illness on domestic violence victims, with specific focus on communities of color. The events starts at 9am at The California Endowment, 1111 Broadway in Oakland. For more information, call Carolyn Russell on 510-986-8600 Ext 315.

The 4th Annual Lunch, Fashion Show and Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser
Saturday, October 24

Soroptimist International of the East Bay presents this fundraiser with fashion by CHICO'S of Danville. The lunch is held at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive in Danville, from noon-3pm. For more information call Margot at 510-927-7619.

Nightmare Run 5k in the East Bay
Saturday, October 24th

Not a typical race, not another boring Halloween party. Nightmare Run 5k is what runners/walkers and Halloween lovers have been waiting for. A thrilling experience like no other…Get scared, scream and run for your life! Event takes place Saturday, October 24th. Registration at 5pm at the CSU East Bay in Hayward. For more info click here.

The Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now™
Sunday, October 25th

Join us for this event at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse in San Francisco, starting at 7.30am. The Walk to End Lupus Now™ is a part of America’s largest lupus walk program.  Every step raises awareness and money to help solve the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases. Click here to sign up today.

The 39th Annual Cal-Pac Conference
October 25th-October 27th

This year’s conference is planned to be informative with workshops covering “the Art of Brewing Beer”, “Making Wine along with Food Pairing”, “The latest trends and Techniques from Industry Experts”. Meet some of the industry’s best bar, liquor store and restaurant owners, hear their stories on how to start your own business. Learn about industry careers, how to break into the field and techniques in social media and how to market your business. Join the conference at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Oakland. For more info, call 510-653-4085 or email cdaconsultingroup@gmail.com.

The 29th Annual GRIP Harmony Walk & 5K Run
Saturday October 31st

Presented by Chevron Richmond, the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) will host a run with the purpose to end hunger and homelessness. Events proceeds will benefit the GRIP family Housing Shelter, which houses more than 100 homeless families each year and the Souper Center (soup kitchen), which serves more than 90,000 meals to West County’s homeless and hungry. The event will be held at Nichol Park in Richmond from 7.30am-1pm. To register or for more information please contact Danielle Franklin dfranklin@gripcommunity.org.

Framing the Future - Join Us For Breakfast or Lunch With Featured Speaker Chelsea Clinton
Friday, November 6th

Join Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for a Peninsula breakfast and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Habitat executives and partners will highlight the Neighborhood Revitalization program and discuss the impact Habitat Greater San Francisco has had on underserved communities. The event starts at 7.30am at Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park. For more info click here.

Framing the Future - Join Us For Breakfast or Lunch With Featured Speaker Chelsea Clinton
Friday, November 6th

Join Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco for a lunch and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors. Habitat executives and partners will highlight the Neighborhood Revitalization program and discuss the impact Habitat Greater San Francisco has had on underserved communities. The lunch starts at 11.30am at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. For more info click here.

Nightmare Run 5k in San Jose
Saturday, November 7th

Not a typical race, not another boring Halloween party. Nightmare Run 5k is what runners/walkers and Halloween lovers have been waiting for. A thrilling experience like no other…Get scared, scream and run for your life! Event takes place Saturday, November 7th. Registration at 5pm at Lake Cunningham Park in San Jose. For more info click here.

First Time Homebuyers?
NOW- Wednesday December 16th

Walk away with the knowledge needed in order to take your next step into homeownership. Classes are held on selected days from NOW  to December at the NID National Office in Oakland. Call 510-268-9792, ext. 212 or click here for more information.

Donate Your Old Clothing to Goodwill
Through-December 31st

Don’t throw away those holey socks! Donate your old socks, underwear and other textile items today! Goodwill Industries will recycle your undesirables into flooring, packaging or insulation. 39 million pounds of clothing get sent to the dump every year. Let’s do our part and recycle. To find your nearest Goodwill Industries, go to Goodwill.com.

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