Awide variety of events, as usual. Please note the marrow registry drives—you could help save a life! If you know of something interesting going on in Oakland that I haven't listed, let me know in the comments.
First 2012 WOBO Volunteer Meeting - Thursday, February 23, 6-7:30pm. Learn the many ways to get involved in building a more accessible and safer community with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. (web page)
Second Start Adult Literacy Program Thursday, February 23, 6-7:30pm, Grand Opening, celebrating with good food, good music and good company. Free books will be given to kids. At the main library. (free)
the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on 388 9th Street #290. The show runs from February 8 - April 29. (free)
ComicCon: ImageExpo Friday-Sunday, February 24-26. A comic book convention of independent comic book creators. (website)
Oakland Walking Tour: New Era, New Politics - Saturday, February 25, 10am-12p. In celebration of Black History Month. I've been on all of the walking tours, and they're a great way to learn about Oakland and its history. This one focuses on more recent Oakland history and politics. (free)
Janet Liang. She has until April to find a match, and you could help save her life. There's a marrow drive Saturday at 525 4th Street in Oakland from 10am-4pm. Other nearby drives are at Paddy’s Café Union City 10am-1pm, and E&O Trading Co Restaurant San Francisco, 11-3. Can't make a drive? Get a test kit from Be the Match. Find other drives on the Asian American Donor Program website.
Monthly News Cafe - Tuesday, February 28, 8-10am. Join Oakland Local in a discussion about the economy and how social media is a powerful tool for connecting people, causes and local events. Panelists include Oakland local staff, local leaders, and neighbors. (website; admission $4-$7)
Oakland Home Energy Workshop - Tuesday, February 28, 6pm-7pm. Learn how to get up to $4,000 in rebates on a home energy efficiency upgrades. At the Dimond Library. (free)
looking further ahead:
Color and Climate: A Vertical Landscape of Sound - Friday, March 2, 6pm. Join Youth Radio to celebrate the unveiling of its soundscape stairwell exhibit, Color and Climate. (free)
Explore Oakmore with Oakland Urban Paths - Saturday, March 10, 10am-12:30pm. Join Oakland Urban Paths to check out how local pathways connect to watershed and regional trail systems. (free)
Creative Growth Fundraiser - Friday, March 16, 6-9pm. "Beyond Trend". A gala fundraiser for the Center for Creative Growth, with DJ music, a silent auction, and great-sounding food. (more info)
Beyond Emancipation fundraiser Wednesday, March 28, 5-9pm Dine out and help foster youth succeed and thrive. Italian Colors will generously donate a percentage of your dinner bill to support Beyond Emancipation's programs for current and former foster youth in Alameda County.
Oakland Veg Week - April 15-21. Thought about eating vegetarian? Oakland Veg Week will have a variety of events to introduce people to the idea. (website)
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)
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