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Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Bring the whole family to discover exciting original art and live music at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival! Experience this annual event in the magical redwoods at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais in the historic Old Mill Park.
Over 140 fine artists will be showcased at this year's 58th annual Festival. New this year... Discover five exciting art installations along the creek. Two Bay Area iconic artists, painter Davis Perkins and ceramicist Suki Diamond, are honored special guest artists.
The Festival hosts popular live musical entertainment and children's activities! The music features Tim Weed and the T-Sisters.
Proceeds from the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival benefit the Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund. This community event reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emerging student artists. Scores of Festival volunteers staff the gates and the Poster, T-Shirt and information booths during this annual two-day event.
$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors, Free for kids under 12.
September 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Redwood Grove, Old Mill Park, Downtown Mill Valley
Dan Ashley's Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament
Don't miss Dan Ashley's Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament, September 22!
Our tournament offers an exceptional experience on the course and off with entertainment, local food & beverage, and more! This is a great opportunity to network while you are supporting a very special non-profit organization that is continuing to keep the camp experience alive for underserved children in the Bay Area. We have many ways for you and your company can get involved.
Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) was established in 1983. FOCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Camp Concord, located in South Lake Tahoe. Friends of Camp Concord is a comprised of a Board of Directors (volunteers) and representatives from the City of Concord Staff whose efforts directly impact the quality of the facility and programs offered at Camp Concord. The money raised is directed to a campership program allowing underprivileged children to attend resident camp. Friends of Camp Concord has NO paid staff.
Message from Dan Ashley: Camp Concord is a magical place. It gives young people one of the most meaningful camp experiences available and does so in one of the most beautiful settings in the world-Lake Tahoe. Through Friends of Camp Concord, kids who otherwise couldn't afford it get the same chance to enjoy a week in the wilderness as anyone else. Every child should have the opportunity to spend a week at a camp like this.
September 22, 8:30 a.m. Registration, 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start, 5:00 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, Raffle, & Live Auction
Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo
Paws in the Park
Valley Humane Society
Bring together your friends and family for Paws in the Park, and support Valley Humane Society's life-saving work for dogs and cats!
Our goal for this fourth annual dog walk-a-thon and animal festival is to raise $50,000. Every dollar of pledge money raised goes directly to support the animals at our nonprofit, volunteer-based, no-kill shelter. By participating in Paws in the Park you will be part of an integral fundraising event for Valley Humane Society.
The walk is a about a mile long around beautiful Amador Valley Community Park in Pleasanton. All dogs must be on non-retracting leashes and up to date on shots. We invite you and your family to get out and be active with your pet for Paws in the Park, not only on September 28, 2014 but every day! Walking is a great way to bond with your pet, get your heart pumping and raise money to help the homeless animals of the Tri Valley.
Valley Humane Society (VHS) has been improving the lives of companion animals in our community since 1987. As advocates for responsible pet ownership, VHS seeks to provide educational outreach and collaborative programs that enrich the bond between people and companion animals and eliminate unnecessary euthanasia. VHS offers dog and cat adoption, humane education presentations, Canine Comfort visits, and resources to help pet guardians.
Sunday, September 28
Amador Valley Community Park, Pleasanton
Susan G. Komen SF Bay Area
Race for the Cure
Join thousands from around the Bay Area for Susan G. Komen SF Bay Area "Race for the Cure," and help our low-income, under-insured, and uninsured with critical breast health support.
The SF Bay Area Race for the Cure begins and ends at Justin Herman Plaza and runs along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The event is designed to accommodate walkers and runners of all abilities, so you may walk, run, stroll, skip, or move however you might like!
While fundraising is not a requirement, your donations help provide local women and men life-saving programs that include: free mammograms and diagnostics; medical treatment for qualified breast cancer patients who cannot afford care (surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation); support services (support groups, help with finding financial resources, prescription refills, and transportation to medical appointments); education (warning signs of breast cancer, early detection, treatment options); and research for a cure.
The Race for the Cure series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Komen SF Bay Area is an independent 501c3 with strong roots and community ties right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the help of donors, volunteers and sponsors, Komen SF Bay Area helps to meet the health needs of low income, under-insured and uninsured women and men in the SF Bay Area. We do this by reinvesting 75% of the net funds generously donated to our affiliate back into the community, based on a needs assessment that identifies the breast health needs in the 9 Bay Area Counties. The remaining 25% of net funds raised goes towards research to find the causes and cures for breast cancer.
Sunday, September 28, 7:30am Registration, 8:30am Warm Up
Start/Finish Line: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco
Hep B Free Gala
Did you know that the San Francisco Bay Area has the highest rates of liver cancer in the nation?
Hepatitis B is the most common cause of liver cancer among Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Hep B is a vaccine-preventable disease, and we need your help to make sure everyone gets tested!
Join us at the 7th Annual Hep B Free Gala and learn more about the campaign to make San Francisco the first city to be Hepatitis B free! Look for Rick Quan and Fiona Ma to MC the evening's program, as well as ABC7's own Alan Wang!
San Francisco Hep B Free is a citywide campaign to turn San Francisco into the first hepatitis B free city in the nation. This unprecedented campaign will provide free and low-cost hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults at locations throughout San Francisco.
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
Celebrity Pool Toss
See local celebrities get "soaked" for a great cause at San Francisco's splashiest soiree, the TNDC Pool Toss! It's hailed a the Pool Party of the Year, returning to the ultra-cool Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink pool.
This year's Pool Toss will be co-hosted by comedian/writer/TV and radio host Brian Copeland and Emmy Award-winning TV host and reporter Lizzie Bermudez. The evening festivities includes hosted bar and tasty tidbits form some of the Bay Area's favorite restaurants, entertainment by The Fabulous Bud E. Luv Show, high energy auctioneer from Bonham's, and lifeguard support from FitnessSF.
Over the past 22 years, the annual TNDC Celebrity Pool Toss has raised nearly $4 million for TNDC's youth and family programs in San Francisco's Tenderloin and nearby neighborhoods.
TNDC mission it to provide affordable housing and services for low-income people in the Tenderloin and throughout San Francisco, to promote equitable access to opportunity and resources. With 33 buildings in five San Francisco neighborhoods, TNDC provides homes and support services to nearly 3,400 low-income seniors, families, people with disabilities, emancipated youth, and formerly homeless individuals. With a focus on community development, our work includes on-site social work services to help tenants stay housed, an after-school program for working families, and a community organizing program that encourages all community members to get involved and make a positive impact in their neighborhoods.
Tickets are $125 each.
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy Street (at Larkin), San Francisco
MoAD 2.0: Shared Journeys
Museum of the African Diaspora
Join ABC7's Carolyn Tyler for a magical evening of dinner, entertainment, and a special program celebrating the grand re-opening of the Museum of the African Diaspora!
Also on the program: cocktails, dancing, and a presentation honoring Linda Dunham (Chairman, Ronald McDonald House Charities), Randall Kline (Founder, SFJAZZ), Richard Mayhew (World-Renowned Artist), and Anna Deavere Smith (Award Winning Actress).
Proceeds from the Gala go to support MoAD's mission. MoAD seeks to build a deeper understanding of the African diaspora through art, programs, and events that cultivate wonder and excitement about the ways in which our personal histories are all connected.
Currently closed for renovation and reinvention this Summer, MoAD has been taking our programs to various locations throughout the Bay Area. Our refreshed look and expanded exhibit space will give MoAD the capacity to grow our community, educational and outreach programs.
The museum reopens to the public October 7. Join us for our exciting opening week festivities!
October 11: 6 p.m. VIP Reception, 7 p.m. Gala
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
The Mexican Museum & University of San Francisco
Explore an iconic exhibition at University of San Francisco's Rooftop Sculpture Terrace! It's a collaboration of The Mexican Museum and USF's hacher Gallery and Masters in Museum Studies program.
Among the featured artists are Francisco Ziga, Felipe Castaeda, Jos Luis Cuevas, Jorge Duron, and Armando Amaya, most of whom studied at the acclaimed La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Their art presents female archetypes that strongly reference Mesoamerican forms. Also included are sculptures by Manuel Neri, Byron Galvez, and Gunther Gerzso, artists who formed abstract rather than realistic figures. Together, these sculptures offer a survey of 20th century Latin American sculpture that emanates from rich tradition and explores human emotion.
USF's recently-launched Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Museum Studies is designed for entry-level and emerging museum professionals as well as professionals from other fields wishing to pursue a career in the museum field. The program prepares its graduates for positions in leadership in artistic, cultural, educational, and heritage organizations, and for long-term professional growth.
Admission is free.
Through December 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
USF Rooftop Sculpture Terrace
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