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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community
Bay Area Food Banks
Hunger affects every community in the Bay Area. These aren’t faceless individuals. They are real people with real stories. But you can help. Please give generously to your local food bank at www.BayAreaHunger.org, or call 800-870-3663. Together we can solve hunger.
Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive
This holiday season, give the gift that matters. Join Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive and help feed the 1 in 10 people in your community who are relying on your support. The majority of people Second HarvestFood Bank serves are seniors and low-income families with children. Click here to donate, or call 866-234-FOOD. That’s 866-234-3663 to help Second Harvest feed
people in your community.
Get Your Christmas Tree From The Delancey Street Foundation
This holiday season, buy a Christmas tree from The Delancey Street Foundation and help save a life! Delancey Street is the nation’s most successful self-help program serving the homeless, former substance or alcohol abusers, and ex-felons. All proceeds from sales go directly to provide food, clothing, housing, education, vocational training and emotional support to hundreds of broken lives. To find a location near you, call 415-957-9800 or click here.
HELP STOP BULLYING...BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER
Army Historical Foundation
You can help the Army Historical Foundation honor the Soldiers of yesterday and today. Click here to learn how you can help build the National Museum of the U.S. Army. The Museum will be the Army's national landmark, preserving the sacrifice of every man and woman who has worn the Army uniform since 1775. Honor the Army service of every generation.
18th Annual HIREvent
Tuesday, December 3rd
If you’re shopping for a new job, aisles of opportunity will be wide open at San Francisco’s 18th Annual HIREvent on Tuesday, December 3rd. This FREE job fair is the ideal venue to browse for jobs and make valuable contacts among a gathering of great employers at the Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, on Market Street from Noon-4pm. Sponsored by ABC7-KGO, Universal Media Access and Job Journal. For more details click here or call 888-THE-JOBS.
THE GLIDE ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL: CELEBRATE50!
Wednesday, December 4th
Give your heart to San Francisco at Glide’s Annual Holiday Festival: CELEBRATE50 at the War Memorial Opera House on Wednesday, December 4th with Dr. Maya Angelou, Tom Johnston, Valerie Simpson, Judith Hill, The Glide Ensemble, San Jose Taiko and more. Celebrate Glide’s 50-Years with Cecil and Jan! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION.
Black Elected and Faith Based Leaders Annual Recognition Awards Reception
Wednesday, December 4th
The Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay invite you to its Annual Recognition Awards Reception, Wednesday, December 4th at 5:30pm inside Everett & Jones BBQ Lounge in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Join us as we honor Victoria Jones, Dr. J. Alfred Smith Sr., Bill Patterson and Gay Plair-Cobb. For more details, click here.
14th Annual America’s Children’s Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 7th
Are you ready for some holiday fun? Come join us in downtown Oakland on Saturday, Saturday, December 7th from 2pm-7pm for the beauty, the pageantry and the entertaining sounds of the 14th Annual America’s Children’s Holiday Parade. Bring your family and friends…and certainly your children, to enjoy 25 marching bands, huge balloons, and almost 40 of our favorite cartoon and storybook characters. You’ll see Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Garfield, Strawberry Shortcake, the Care Bears and more than 3,000 high school band members marching down the parade route. America’s Children’s Holiday Parade. It’s a holiday tradition.
Feeding Your Body & Soul
Saturday, December 7th
Mills-Peninsula Health Services and The African American Community Health Advisory Committee invite you to their event, Feeding Your Body & Soul, Saturday, December 7th from 7:30am-2pm at the San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway in Burlingame. Your day includes: Continental Breakfast, Educational Workshops, Screenings and a Luncheon. Keynote Speakers are Gina Neely, host of Down Home With The Neelys, and Dixie Garr, CEO 4Winners and Leaders. A division of GarrSchultz Enterprises, Inc. For more details, click here.
2013 Caltrain Holiday Train
December 7th & 8th
Experience the festivities when Caltrain’s Annual Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, comes to town December 7th & 8th. A special Caltrain decorated with more than 60,000 lights will stop at selected stations to present a FREE show. There’ll be music, and Santa, Frosty and the gang will greet kids…and parents too! Bring your camera and a new, unwrapped toy donation in support of the Salvation Army and the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. For more details, click here.
Richmond Art Center's Holiday Arts Festival
Sunday, December 8th
The Richmond Art Center invites you to its annual Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 8th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival celebrates East Bay artisans with a one-of-a-kind holiday marketplace, silent auction, and the Art Center’s famous ceramics and yarn sales. Shop for beautiful handmade art, crafts, and artisan foods, while enjoying kids’ art activities, a holiday cafe, and more. Admission is free, with proceeds from sales benefiting the nonprofit Art Center’s programs and exhibits. For more information, click here.
W INSPIRE Honors Brenda Wright
Thursday, December 12th
Make your plans to attend the third installment of an innovative series featuring some of the Bay Area’s most influential and dynamic female leaders. Be inspired by the method of successful mentorship, leadership, and community philanthropy with Award-Winning Senior Vice-President of Wells Fargo, Brenda Wright. Join us Thursday, December 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at W San Francisco, 181 Third Street in San Francisco. Please RSVP by December 10th to Kelly.WE@Whotels.com.
Kimochi's Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire A Holiday Shopper's Paradise!
Saturday, December 14th
Celebrate the holidays with Kimochi and longtime favorite and new vendors, at the Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire on Saturday, December 14th, from 10AM-4 PM, in The Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Blvd.), walking distance to/from San Francisco's Japantown. For more information, call Kimochi, Inc. at (415) 931-2294 or click here.
100 Black Men 25th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala
Saturday, December 14th
SAVE THE DATE! The 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Inc. are celebrating 25 years and will host their 25th Anniversary Scholarship & Awards Gala, Saturday, December 14th at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. To purchase your ticket or for more information, click here, or call D.R. Roberts Event Management at 510-654-5335.
Introducing BAY POINTE BALLET
Saturday, December 14th – Sunday, December 22nd
Bay Pointe Ballet, the new 32 member professional ballet company lead by internationally acclaimed Artistic Director Bruce Steivel, announces their inaugural season with a premiere performance of the family holiday favorite The Nutcracker. Bring the entire family out! Performances are Saturday, December 14th – Sunday, December 22nd. For tickets and more info, click here.
City of Vallejo Celebrates Kwanzaa
Saturday, December 28th
The Vallejo community is now gearing up for its Annual Kwanzaa which starts the day after Christmas starting with the first of the 7 principles Umoja~ which means Unity. On Saturday, December 28th. Join in, from 6-9 pm at the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum; we will be celebrating the principle Ujima~Cooperative Works & Responsibility. Ujima simply means ‘To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together. For more details, call 707.712.3669.
8th Annual San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration
A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture
December 26th, 2013 through January 1st, 2014
The Village Project and the BayviewY will celebrate the start of the 8th annual San Francisco’s Kwanzaa celebration at City Hall, 12 Noon, on Dec. 26th. This year’s event will again highlight the seven principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba), with 14 free events taking place over seven days throughout San Francisco. For more details, call 415-424-2980, or click here.
Alcatraz: Life on the Rock
NOW through January 2014
An educational opportunity for inquiring minds of all ages, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is building a “History Lab” for the temporary Alcatraz: Life on the Rock exhibit. On view for FREE to the public NOW through January, 2014. This comprehensive exhibit is an ideal way for families, students and visitors alike to get a real feel for the history of and the fascination with Alcatraz Island. For more info, click here.
The Griots of Oakland: Voices From The African-American Oral History
The Center for Health Schools and Communities invites you to check out The Griots of Oakland: Voices from the African American Oral History Project on exhibit from NOW through March 1st. For more info click here.