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Free Community Market at Skyline College
Feb
21
to Dec 28

Free Community Market at Skyline College

  • Skyline College (in front of Building 4). (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Thursday, Skyline College will host a Free Community Market from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in front of Building 4 in the center of campus. The purpose of the Free Community Market is to make it as easy as possible for Skyline College students and other community members to access healthy food.

Organized by: Skyline College

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October Highlights at Kepler's Literary Foundation
Oct
1
to Oct 31

October Highlights at Kepler's Literary Foundation

Kepler's Literary Foundation programs include live events that bring people face to face with leading intellectuals. Event formats include lectures, panel discussions, on-stage interviews, educational workshops, literary seminars, and community discussion groups covering the arts, culture, science, and current affairs. Our programs involve noted writers, artists, and original thinkers who engage with the community to discuss their ideas, insights, perspectives, and stories.

Organized by: Kepler’s Literary Foundation

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CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp
Oct
22
to Oct 24

CEN Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp

  • SJECCD Workforce Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Advance your career in the nonprofit sector! The intensive Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Boot Camp is a 3 day, not-for-credit certificate course designed for new executives, managers, and emerging professionals from the nonprofit sector. Our goal is to develop leaders who can sustain themselves and their organizations while also improving their leadership capabilities and people management skill set. Participants will develop a robust toolkit of strategic and tactical skills to easily apply to the day-to-day in their jobs.

Organized by: Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

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StarVista's 5th Annual Taste of the Peninsula
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

StarVista's 5th Annual Taste of the Peninsula

Taste of the Peninsula is StarVista’s annual food and wine tasting benefit featuring the Peninsula’s most popular restaurants and wineries. Attended by 250+ guests, the event features a variety of restaurant, wine, craft beer, and dessert purveyors, as well as a silent auction and raffle.

Organized by: StarVista

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Housing Leadership Day 2019
Oct
25
8:30 AM08:30

Housing Leadership Day 2019

Housing Leadership Day is San Mateo County’s premier housing policy conference. We bring together stakeholders from all sectors to learn, engage, and take action on the many different efforts happening to solve the region’s housing shortage. Through our theme, Piecing Together Complete Communities, HLD 2019 focuses on the collective effort it takes to piece together an inclusive San Mateo County where everyone can thrive in. Join us for a packed day of workshops, speaking engagements, and networking!

Organized by: Housing Leadership Council

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Handel Dixit Dominus & Gjeilo Sunrise Mass
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Handel Dixit Dominus & Gjeilo Sunrise Mass

Masterworks’ 56th Season begins with the extraordinary Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel. Full of youthful energy, the piece is a true tour de force for chorus and orchestra. The hauntingly ethereal Sunrise Mass by Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo traces the delicate transition from night to day. Two works by Mozart round out the program: Laudate dominum, and his very last work, Ave verum corpus.

Organized by: Masterworks Chorale

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Connect 19 - Communities and Technology: Imagining our Future
Oct
29
7:45 AM07:45

Connect 19 - Communities and Technology: Imagining our Future

During this year's Connect19 event, we will hear from top technology and thought leaders who are shaping our Communities and Technology: Imagining our Future.

Our speakers will share their ideas, their stories, their passions, what’s captured their current thinking, and the power and creativity of their thinking will challenge us.

Organized by: Assemblymembers Marc Berman & Kevin Mullin, Supervisor Warren Slocum & SAMCEDA

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SSMC 2019 Indicators Report Launch Event
Oct
31
11:30 AM11:30

SSMC 2019 Indicators Report Launch Event

Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) announces the launch of our 2019 Indicators Report on October 31. This year’s Key Indicator is climate change, the most pressing issue of our time. Our focus is on “How do we respond?", addressing key challenges and actions, business and community case studies, and solutions within San Mateo County.

Organized by: Sustainable San Mateo County

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Habitat for Humanity's Annual Framing the Future Gala
Nov
1
7:30 AM07:30

Habitat for Humanity's Annual Framing the Future Gala

Join Habitat for Humanity for our annual Framing The Future gala presented by the Marin Community Foundation. This year we will celebrate our thirtieth anniversary of building homes and extending the promise of homeownership to working families!

Organized by: Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco and Marin Community Foundation

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2019 Regional Meeting
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Silicon Valley Community Foundation 2019 Regional Meeting

Join SVCF and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at our annual Regional Meeting. Every year we bring the community together together to discuss timely issues impacting our region. This year the conversation will focus on civic participation: why it is important and how SVCF and partners are working to make sure everyone's voice is heard.

Organized by: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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3rd Annual Create the Change Day Bay Area
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Create the Change Day Bay Area

Join Project Giving Kids for an afternoon of hands-on service curated especially for youth and families. We will be assembling hygiene kits for people in need, crafting no-sew blankets for shelter animals, decorating lunch bags for hungry neighbors, writing notes of encouragement, and much more. Whether age 3, 13, or 30, help us spread messages of hope and leave with a lot of ideas for how you can #CreateTheChange every day in your own backyard. There will also be music, snacks, raffle prizes, and other fun you don’t want to miss.

Organized by: Project Giving Kids

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Join SVBC for their 12th Annual Dinner!
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Join SVBC for their 12th Annual Dinner!

Please join SVBC for our Annual Dinner, our largest fundraiser of the year and enjoy an evening amongst Silicon Valley bicycling enthusiasts. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from bike industry leaders; bid on auction items including unique experiences, vacation packages, bike accessories and more!

Organized by: Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

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The Color of Law: The Hidden History Shaping Our Communities Today
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Color of Law: The Hidden History Shaping Our Communities Today

  • Congregational Church of San Mateo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Richard Rothstein, renowned author of The Color of Law, will deliver a riveting presentation about the little known history of how our communities have been shaped, bringing to light the forces that locked the requirement of discrimination into place. This is a history that continues to have powerful implications for our communities today. We welcome you to attend!

Organized by: Housing Leadership Council & One San Mateo

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San Mateo/Foster City School Board Candidate Night
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

San Mateo/Foster City School Board Candidate Night

  • San Mateo/Foster City School District Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sponsored by the San Mateo/Foster City PTA and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for the San Mateo/Foster City School Board will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit their questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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San Bruno City Council Candidate Forum
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

San Bruno City Council Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the City of San Bruno and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for San Bruno City Council will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions in writing to the candidates. There are two seats open for this office.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 25th Annual Trailblazer Race
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Friends of Stevens Creek Trail 25th Annual Trailblazer Race

The Trailblazer Race is a morning of fun and healthy activities for the whole family. The USATF certified 10K & 5K races are scenic, fast and flat running courses. The 3-mile (5K) round trip Trail Walk into Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in San Francisco Bay is scenic and level for comfortable walking. There are free kids’ activities for toddlers to age 10, festival area with snacks, exhibits and prize drawings.

Organized by: Friends of Stevens Creek Trail

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Vista TEC 2019
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Vista TEC 2019

Vista TEC 2019 will provide a platform for assistive technology users, tech researchers, and software developers, along with friends and family of our blind and visually impaired community, to collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss best practices in the field of technology accessibility.

Organized by: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Center for Independence Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Center for Independence Fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen

  • California Pizza Kitchen at San Mateo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy a meal out and support Center for Independence! Bring in a copy of the attached flyer (on your phone or printed off) ALL DAY and CPK will donate 20% of your purchase to the Center for Independence.

Organized by: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities

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Donuts for Democracy
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Donuts for Democracy

  • South San Francisco Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In support of National Voter Registration Day, Supervisor Pine,  Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Mark Church, will host a “Donuts for Democracy” event to encourage voter registration and pre-registration for teens in northern San Mateo County.

Organized by: County of San Mateo

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NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 5k
Sep
21
8:30 AM08:30

NAMIWalks Silicon Valley 5k

  • Guadalupe River Park - Arena Green West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2019, we are celebrating 17 years of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest mental health awareness and fundraising event. We invite you to join us for any of our close to 100 community walks. NAMIWalks is a fun, family-friendly event and there is no cost to register.

Organized by: NAMI San Mateo County

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Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries Launch Party
Sep
19
4:30 PM16:30

Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries Launch Party

Join us to honor this milestone and support our growth. Visit the bookmobile, demo 3D printers, and get to know the Foundation. Learn how to get involved and donate. Enjoy food, drinks and enter for a chance to win some great prizes. 

Organized by: Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries

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The Business Case for Diversity Equity & Inclusion: An Interactive Workshop
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Business Case for Diversity Equity & Inclusion: An Interactive Workshop

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a special workshop on how diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) strengthen workplace culture and lead to better business outcomes.

This workshop will advance your knowledge in DEI focused on Latinx and Hispanics in the workplace and you’ll get the tools to work more effectively and innovatively in a multicultural environment.

Organized by: The Z Bridge

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Burlingame City Council Candidate Forum
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Burlingame City Council Candidate Forum

Sponsored by the City of Burlingame and moderated by the League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo, a forum for the candidates running for Burlingame City Council will be held.

Audience members will have an opportunity to submit their questions to the candidates. There are two seats open for this office.

Organized by: League of Women Voters North & Central San Mateo

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Character Writing Masterclass with the SF Writer’s Grotto
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

Character Writing Masterclass with the SF Writer’s Grotto

Kepler’s Literary Foundation hosts a writing course in collaboration with the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto this Fall to resolve that dilemma. Join us on September 17th for a 90-minute Masterclass on character writing, lead by author Constance Hale. This intensive-workshop is one of a series of Bay Area events celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Writers’ Grotto, a shared workspace and educational community in San Francisco.

Organized by: Kepler’s Literary Foundation

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PSA's Abilities Resource Forum 2019
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

PSA's Abilities Resource Forum 2019

  • Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - Shoreway Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It is all about ABILITY!  Pacific Stroke Association (PSA) is proud to bring to the community the Ability Resource Forum in September. This program will be offered in two locations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Stroke survivors, family caregivers, home health aides, home care providers, clinicians, and those working with people with brain injury are welcome to attend.

Organized by: Pacific Stroke Association

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