Berkeley Events:

7th Annual East Bay Jewel Ball

Location: Claremont Club & Spa – 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley CA

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016

The American Cancer Society’s presents a Great Gatsby themed Gala.

Price: $300 Per ticket/$3500 per table.


Holiday Boot Camp Cooking Class in Berkeley: Everything But the Bird

Date: Sat, November 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Where: Rocket Restaurant Resource – 2940 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Price $130

What will you be cooking?

Sourdough, Fennel and Sweet Sausage Stuffing

Fresh Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Cream of Chestnut Soup

Sweet and Russet Potato Gratin

Gingerbread Cake with Molasses Cream


Social Media Business Strategies

Date: Tuesday Nov 8, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: Free

Where: Berkeley Public Library – 2090 Kittredge St. (at Shattuck) Berkeley, CA 94704

Presented by the Alameda County Small Business Development Center this seminar will help entrepreneurs use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to increase visibility and develop customer loyalty.=


14th Annual Bay Area Firkin Festival

When: November 19th from 11:30am-4:30pm,

Where: Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse

What: 16 local breweries will be pouring their finest, freshest and strangest cask-conditioned ales, a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often. Breweries will be competing for Best Firkin with never-before-tasted brews, created specially for this event, and attendees will be among the first people in the world to taste them!

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Cost: $30.00


Berkeley Half Marathon

When: November 20th

Where: Experience a running tour of our exceptional city starting with iconic Telegraph Avenue, tracing through UC Berkeley Campus, winding through the serene residential streets of North Berkeley, cruising along the waterfront near the Berkeley Marina and much more.

Half Marathon at 8:00AM @ Milvia St. at Kittredge St., Berkeley, California 94704

10K Start at 9:00AM @ Page St and 4th St, Berkeley, California 94710

5K Race Start at 9:15AM @ Milvia St. at Kittredge St., Berkeley, California 94704

Choose your distance: The Half Marathon (13.1 miles), the 10K (6.2 miles) and the 5K (3.1 miles). All offer rewarding and fun experiences for runners of all types.


Oakland Events:

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market

Location: Jack London Square

Date: November 12

Time: 11 am- 5 pm

The every 2nd Saturday market features:

What: 95+ local vendors (makers, artists, antiques, start-ups and more!)

DIY Workshops: over half a dozen workshops from “make your own terrarium” to “make your own leather belts”

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Local Eats: Not only is Jack London Square home to some of the best restaurants on the water, but the market also features local food startups and food trucks.

Live Entertainment: free local bands and musical performances, magicians, and street dancers.

Bay Area Bead Extravaganza:

When: Saturday November 12

Where: Oakland Marriott City Center

What:  Jewelry makers, designers, shoppers…get set for two days of inspiration, creativity, shopping and fun!

Price: $10

The Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, the largest bead event in the West, is two days of inspiration, classes/demos, creativity, and shopping fun. Browse 130 booths of unique jewelry-making treasures.

For makers there are beads, components & supplies

(handmade, upcycled, natural material, stones, glass, metal, and pearls)

Classes are November 11th.


Black Friday 5K Fun Run

When: Fri, November 25

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Where: See Jane Run, 5817 College Avenue. Oakland

Cost: Free

Join us at our Rockridge location for a free 5K adventure run with T-shirt giveaway (limited to first 100 to register), goody bags, prizes, raffles, food and drinks.

Organizers will send you on a team adventure through Rockridge/Oakland, gathering goodies, shooting pictures, running / walking stairs, meeting cool people and just having a great running adventure.

This is a free event and open to all. Grab your friends and come run off some of that turkey with us. This is open to all levels, genders, ages and abilities. Walkers are welcome.

Piedmont Turkey Trot

When:  November 24

Time: 8:30 a.m

Where: Piedmont High School. 800 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont

Cost: $15-25

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Gear up before your big dinner with a five-kilometer (3.1 miles) course through some of Piedmont’s most beautiful streets. Meet in front of Piedmont High School bright and early and then run, jog, walk, or stroll with family, friends, and neighbors. Plus, the race benefits the PHS Cross Country and Track Teams.



Plant natives on historic Cerrito Creek at Albany Hill

Rain has come — hooray! Let’s get plants into soil so roots get down before summer’s drought. Help wildlife, control erosion — and learn about the exciting history of Native American settlements, Spanish land grants, dynamite making — even a train robbery!
All ages welcome. Snacks, tools, and gloves provided. Wear closed-toed shoes with good traction and clothes that can get dirty. Dress in layers, prepared for changing weather.
Meet at 10 AM at Creekside Park, S. end of Santa Clara Ave., El Cerrito (3499 Santa Clara). Short walk from AC Transit 72 or 25 or El Cerrito Plaza BART. Heavy rain moves to Sun.Nov. 13, or Sat. Nov. 19 if that is rained out. Click here for full schedule.

Alameda County Community Food Bank Food Drive

Starting on November 19, the Food Bank needs your help kick starting one of their biggest food drives of the year at Safeway stores across Alameda County.

Donate food or consider volunteering to distribute. In 2015, 15,000 volunteers were instrumental in helping the Food Bank distribute more than 30 million pounds of food throughout the County.

Want to make a bigger impact?

Organize a Food Drive!

It’s easy, it’s fun and it helps our community! There is a shortage of donated food and the Food Bank needs your help. Consider a Food Drive at your work, school, church or with your community group. Go to for more information.

Berkeley Hills Realty is organizing a food drive! We are a drop off center, so folks can bring by non-perishable food items to our food drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank between 9-5 M-F. Berkeley Hills Realty is located at 1714 Solano Ave, Berkeley.