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Wharf Fest at Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco Oct 20th

Photo by Flickr user glenbowman

Wharf Fest:

Little Embarcadero from Taylor to Powell Streets
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
11:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Wharf Fest, a free Fisherman’s Wharf festival, returns to San Francisco’s iconic neighborhood for the 6th year. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District is throwing the ultimate festival to celebrate San Francisco’s historic waterfront district and invite Bay Area locals to visit the district after the tourist season has ended and before San Francisco’s fabulous fall climate fades away. This year’s festival will include a chowder cook-off competition, exhibitors, and fun family activities and entertainment.


Ruth Bancroft Garden Annual Dinner in Walnut Creek Oct 27th

Ruth Bancroft Garden Annual Dinner:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd. Walnut Creek
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
5:30 – 9:00pm | $175

Ticket sales close this Saturday at 4 pm.
Calling all Garden lovers! Whether you’re new to the Garden or a long time supporter, the Annual Member & Friend’s Dinner is a night you won’t want to miss. Show your support of Ruth’s magical Garden at this year’s enchanting event. The evening includes live and silent auctions, raffles, dinner, drinks, a magical cocktail-hour with Professional Illusionist, Patrick Martin, along with an after-dinner magic show.


Lafayette Res Run on Oct 21st

Lafayette Res Run:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Oak Hill Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, October 21st, 2018

The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Participants compete in a 10k or 5k certified runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through downtown Lafayette, around the reservoir (10k only) and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning. Don’t miss the live music by the Stanley Middle School Band and the Healthy Lifestyles Fair!

Race Descriptions:

5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers). Lafayette Reservoir Run 5k Map
10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK. Lafayette Reservoir Run 10k Map
2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.


Fallfest in Downtown Danville Oct 20th and 21st


Downtown Danville
Hartz Avenue
Saturday, October 20th – Sunday, October 21st, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free

FallFest features 150 outstanding artists from the western United States. No community event would be complete without food and drink and this year’s FallFest has a great selection of ‘cuisine’ opportunities ranging from Chicken Skewers, Tempura Fried Vegetables, Kettle Corn and Hawaiian Shaved Ice! Also enjoy a local Danville brewery and two outstanding wine purveyors. This year’s FallFest offers some outstanding dance and musical entertainment. Next Step Dance Academy returns to entertain their Fallfest fans. Additionally, you may catch the Danville Women’s Club Flash-Mob dance ensemble – but who knows where or when! The Classic Car Show shows off on Sunday. Don’t miss seeing an array of the coolest cars in the Valley.


Ski & Snowboard Swap at San Ramon Valley High School Oct 20th

Ski & Snowboard Swap:

San Ramon Valley High School
501 Danville Blvd, Danville
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
9:00am – 3:00pm | $5

The SRV Ski & Snowboard Swap hosted by the SRVHS PTSA is a great place to outfit your family with winter gear for skiing and snowboarding at discount prices. They will have a huge selection of new and used skis, boards, boots, poles, helmets, goggles, and apparel in adult and children’s sizes, along with expert advice to make sure you get just the right fit.

You’ll find skis, boards and boots from Rossignol, K2, Volkl, Dynastar, Burton, Salomon and more. Snowsuits, bibs, pants, snow boots, jackets, gloves in all sizes, from name brands such as Columbia, Obermeyer, Burton, North Face, Sorel, etc. at ¼ to 1/2 of original prices.

If you have gently used equipment or outerwear that your family has outgrown or no longer needs, you can donate it to the swap. The funds raised from its sale will go back to the school to help fund educational programs. All donations are tax deductible.


Art of Mixology Oct 13th at Orinda Theatre Square

Art of Mixology:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
4:30 – 7:00pm | $45 ($55 at door)

As an audience member you get to sample over 20 craft cocktails and vote on your favorite.

The Annual Art of Mixology event at Orinda Theatre Square is Lamorinda Arts Council’s largest fundraiser of the year. With an anticipated crowd of over 300 attendees, the event will host over 20 bartenders creating luscious craft cocktails competing for the Mixologist of the Year, Top Amateur, Audience Favorite and the Art of Staging Award (Table Decorating).


New Day for Children Fundraiser at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland Oct 13th

New Day for Children Fundraiser:

Chabot Space and Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
6:30 – 9:00pm | $125

Join New Day at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland for our Fall Fundraiser!

New Day for Children is a place for girls caught in the despair of human trafficking to regain their stolen childhoods.
Since 2009, we’ve provided restorative care and education to girls 10+ years old, in our facilities, state licensed boarding schools and partner programs in the Western U.S. We take a multi-faceted approach to meet the unique needs of the girls rescued, combining shelter, education, and therapy to help them recapture their lives. Our program was developed to lift the girls out of this desperation by providing a safe, loving, and hope-filled place to flourish and, in time, learn to lead happy, productive lives.