Celebrate the holidays with the Peanuts gang in "Snoopy" - a family-friendly comic show at the Eureka Theater in San Francisco, Nov. 27 - Dec 15. Find out more at www.42ndstreetmoon.org.
Commonwealth Club – 12/4
The Commonwealth Club presents "Forest Wars: Carbon Offset Conservation vs Deforestation", Dec 4th in San Francisco. Find the link atwww.commonwealthclub.org.
Glide - 12/4
Celebrate Glide Memorial's 50th anniversary at the Glide Annual Holiday Festival, Thur. Dec 4th at the War Memorial Opera House, with the Rev. Cecil Williams, Maya Angelou, Robin Williams, Senator Feinstein, Tom Johnston of the Doobie Brothers, and many more. Find out more at www.glide.org.
Commonwealth Club - 12/9
The Commonwealth Club presents a panel of medical and telecommunications experts in a roundtable discussion on cell phone radiation, Mon. Dec 9 in San Francisco. Find the link at www.commonwealthclub.org.
Commonwealth Club - 12/9
The Commonwealth Club presents SEVA's Larry Brilliant, and Dr. Richard Rockefeller of Doctors Without Borders, on "Treating PTSD with Ecstasy" Mon Dec 9 in San Francisco. Find the link at www.commonwealthclub.org.
Canal Alliance/Homeward Bound - 12/14
Visit beautifully decorated mansions in Marin and support local homeless and AIDS organizations on Sat Dec 14. It's the 'Tour de Noel Holiday House Tour and Boutique', and you can find out more at www.st.johnsross.org.
Niles Discovery Church - 12/14
The Second Saturday Documentary Series presents "Gasland Part 2", about "fracking", Sat. Dec 14th at the Niles Discovery Church. A discussion with the filmmaker follows the screening.
Christmas in the Park - 12/15
Support San Jose's "Christmas in the Park" at the TiVo "Santa Run Silicon Valley", Sun. Dec 15th in downtown San Jose. Dress as your favorite holiday figure! Find out more at www.santarunsv.com
Livermore Downtown Board - 12/30
You can "Adopt a Tree" in Livermore's campaign to light up their downtown tree-scape, just in time for the holidays. A permanent plaque honoring your loved one, family, or business will be installed on the tree cage. Find out more at www.tinyurl.com/lbkfybl.
San Mateo Crisis Ctr - 12/31/13
Teens under stress can jump onto "onyourmind.net" and chat with trained teen counselors about school, parents, relationships, or work…any of the issues that can overwhelm today's teens. Find out more at www.onyourmind.net.
Exploratorium - 12/31/13
SF & Marin Food Bank - 1/1/14
The San Francisco/Marin Food Bank has 7 ways for you to give, from hosting a food drive, eating or shopping at participating businesses, or volunteering in the New Year. Find out more at www.sffoodbank.org.
Help Foster Youth - 1/1/14
Holidays are hard for foster youth. You can donate just $15 and provide a special holiday meal or gift for a foster kid, thru "helpfosteryouth.org."
Second harvest Food Banks - 1/1/14
The holidays are an expensive time for families, with all the gifts and special meals. You can become a "holiday hero" thru the Second Harvest Food Bank's 'Food & Fund Drive'. Find out more at www.shfb.org or call 866-234-FOOD.
You can nominate an outstanding federal employee for a Service to America Medal. The deadline is Jan. 17th, and the awards are given out at a gala dinner in Washington DC. Find out more at www.americamedals.org.
SF Dept of Aging
If you are caring for a senior in San Francisco, the City has an excellent network of multi-language services, programs, and transportation for the elderly. Find out more at www.info.caregiver.org/sf.
Elevate Tutoring provides free math and science tutoring to low-income students in the Bay Area. Volunteers get 75 hours of training from an expert; some of the kids become tutors themselves to raise money for college. If you can help, or if you know someone who needs help, find the link at www.elevatetutoring.org.
"Carshare" is the Bay Area's only non-profit car-sharing program. They offer hourly access to electric and fuel-conserving vehicles. To find out more, go to www.citycarshare.org.
Transitions SF/US Labor Dept
The "Transitions SF" program offers paid positions with local companies for unemployed parents having trouble paying child support. Find out more at www.sfgov.org/dosw; call (415) 356-2942.
Improperly withholding security deposits is one of the most widespread violations of renters' rights. "Tenants Together" hosts a website outlining the law, and offering tips on getting your deposit back. Find the link at www.yourdeposit.org.
The Bay Area Storm Water Management Agency reminds everyone that plastic bags enter the Bay through gutters and storm drains, and harm fish, birds, and wildlife. Several local communities have passed bans on plastic shopping bags, so get tips on reusable bags at baywise.org.
Nat'l Highway Traffic Safety Administration
"Buzzed" driving is drunk driving, and can cost you $10,000 in fines, fees and insurance rates. Nothing kills a buzz like getting caught driving while "buzzed"! Find out more at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site www.nhtsa.gov.
Choice Magazine Listening
Choice Magazine Listening is a nationwide service that provides free recordings for people who are visually impaired for any reason. If you'd like to receive their quarterly audio anthology, go to choicemagazinelistening.org.
US Dept of Defense
Almost half of our nation's fighting forces are made up of members of the National Guard and Reserve. "Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve" helps protect their jobs and families when they are called to active duty. Find out more at www.esgr.mil.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association has a new "stop-smoking" program called "The Quitter In You". It's especially effective for those who have tried before. Find out about it at www.quitterinyou.org.
Preventing asthma attacks can be as simple as making your home and car smoke-free zones, vacuuming, and cleaning up mold. Get the kids into it -download free songs by the 'world's most famous asthma rock band', the Breathe Easies. Find the link at www.noattacks.org.
California's citrus trees are facing a serious threat from a deadly new insect ((the Asian Psyllid)). To help halt the spread, the Department of Agriculture is asking everyone NOT to share fruit, or move citrus trees off their property. Find out more atwww.californiacitrusthreat.org/.
Upcoming programs at The Commonwealth Club include "What It Takes to Be A Navy Seal", "Covered California", and "JFK: 50 Years Later". Find the link to their full schedule atwww.commonwealthclub.org.