Wednesday, November 9, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

Avariety of events coming up in Oakland. The current forecast has rain Thursday night and Friday, but don't let that slow you down. I'm hoping for better weather on Saturday for the Urban Paths walk, though.

Jobs Fair in East Oakland - Thursday, November 10, 10am-3pm. Come out to a free jobs fair at the Oakland Coliseum clubhouse. There will be a career expo, resume review, a course on social media and career networking (by Susan Mernit of Oakland Local), and more. Read more at Oakland Local. (free)

Mysteries of the Oakland History Room - Thursday, November 10, 7:30pm. The OHA reveals the mysteries of the Oakland History Room! What's in there? How can you find it all? How can you tell how old your house is? How do the librarians make searching the resources look so easy? ($10-$15)

Urban Paths: Secret Stairs, Fire and BART - Saturday, November 12, 10am-noon. Check out stairs, Vicente Creek and a special BART stairway along the Oakland/Berkeley borderlands with Oakland Urban Paths. (free)

Party at 16th Street Station - Sunday, November 13, 1-4pm. Celebrate and contribute to restoring this amazing Oakland building. More info. Also check out the article in the East Bay Express. (weather permitting)

Firefighters Weekend at Fenton's - Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13, 12-4pm. All month long 25% of the proceeds from the Firefighter Sundae goes to support the works of OF Random Acts. On Saturday and Sunday, firefighters will be there to wait tables, and kids can climb on the parade fire engine. Don't miss the sundae building contest at 3pm.

Plus the usual events:
Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (3rd Thursday)
Art Murmur (1st Friday)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)

Looking further ahead:
ICA Business Reception & Entrepreneur Marketplace - November 17, 6pm at Jack London Square.
Oakland Symphony Chorus - Saturday, November 19 at Christ the Light Cathedral. Oakland Symphony Chorus performs Haydn’s Harmonie Messe
WOBO/EBBC Party - December 1. Celebrate a year of biking and walking advocacy with WOBO and EBBC.
Zorro by Night - December 1. A fundraising gala for the historic Peralta Hacienda.

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