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Learn About Squirrels
In Greek, skia means “shadow” and oura means “tail.” Put them together and you get Sciurus, the genus of squirrels! Come and learn about the shade-tails on this walk, lead by Lila Talcott-Travis, a longtime wildlife rehabber and student of squirrel morphology, natural history, and lore. Squirrels have achieved a place of distinction in European and English family crests as a symbol of retirement or retreat into the forest, something we all probably think about living in bustling Oakland. To find out more visit the Wild Oakland website.
When: Saturday, August 11 From 12-2 p.m.
Where: Fairyland Main Entrance near Lake Merritt: 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland.
Be a Part of the International Celebration of Filipino Culture and Cuisine at the 19th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival - the largest Filipino festival outside of the Philippines. It is a display of community pride along San Francisco’s main street – Market Street – from the Embarcadero to the Yerba Buena Gardens, the crown jewel of SF’s cultural district. Colorful floats, historical themes and lively community contingents has helped build Pistahan Parade, as THE Filipino counterpart of San Francisco’s great cultural institutions like Chinese New Year Parade, Carnaval, St. Patrick’s Parade, among others.
When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th
Where: Yerba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission Street.
Sale from Bridge to Bridge
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge. The only cruise that sails under both bridges, this 1½ hour loop passes the city’s entire bay waterfront and features San Francisco’s illustrious pastimes, unique architecture, natural history and Native American culture. More information can be found on the Red and White Fleet website.
When: Sunday, August 11 @ 5:30 p.m.
Where: Red And White Fleet, 43 1/2 Pier.
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