Weekly Happenings! 5 Events That Support Great Causes

Hold On To Your Butt

When: Monday, March 13th, 7 pm

Where: Hideout at Dalva (map)

Quick question: What do you think the most littered item in the world is? Answer, cigarette butts. Gross! These toxic pieces of trash are increasingly littering our parks and beaches. Over 1.6 million pieces of cigarette butt litter were retrieved from U.S. beaches last year. And to make matters worse, improperly littered cigarette butts have caused wildfires in the state of California.  

So, because of this, you’re invited to come on out to the Hold on to Your Butt committee meeting to get involved with Surfrider's program to eliminate cigarette butt litter once and for all. Surfrider is an awesome organization that hosts regular beach clean ups and community gatherings, and this is a great opportunity to get involved with an active and environmentally conscious organization.

Want to see all of the ways you can take action with Surfrider? Go here

Pi Day! Free day at the Exploratorium

When: Tuesday, March 14th, 1 pm

Where: The Exploratorium (map)

Are you a fan of Albert Einstein? How about math, can you dig it? And finally, do you like pie? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then you should come out and celebrate Pi Day at the Exploratorium!

You’re invited to celebrate the 30th annual Pi Day, the mathematical holiday founded at the Exploratorium and celebrated by number lovers around the world. To honor the never-ending number 3.14159... (and Einstein’s birthday), we’ll serve up themed activities, rituals, antics, and plenty of pie. Find out what's so special about this famous mathematical constant, and take your (decimal) place in our annual march to the Pi Shrine! 

Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it?


When: Thursday, March 16th, 7-9 pm

Where: Sierra Club (map)

Gentrification has become one of the most common topics in the Bay Area. This SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice) workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. We will use this historical analysis to discuss the ways we can challenge gentrification today. 

Learn more about SURJ

The Euclid Garden Loves El Rio

When: Saturday, March 18th,  3-8 pm

Where: El Rio (map)

You ever been to El Rio? The place is very fun and has an awesome patio, which is why this event just got that much better.

Come out for a beer to raise money in support of Euclid Garden. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between the Euclid Garden and Comm(UNITY) SF. Comm(UNITY) SF is a space for social service providers in the San Francisco Bay Area to practice and participate in self-care, healing, wellness, connect, build relationships, create together and have fun. Euclid Garden is a grassroots organization that facilitates the development of therapeutic gardens in two San Francisco group homes.

For more information about this event, go here.

Drop-in Center Peer Support

When: Tuesday, March 13th, 8 am

Where: The Shanti Project (map)

Do you have some free time on Tuesday and want to do something meaningful? Swing by Shanti Project, they welcome drop-in peer support volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Meet with and show emotional support to different clients that are living with terminal, life-threatening or disabling illnesses or conditions.