November On the Scene

Plans this November? Here are some of the most fun and fabulous local galas, fundraisers, celebrations and other events happening in Marin County and around the Bay Area this month.

Nov 2, 2024 Gratitude Gala benefitting the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium

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World renowned physicians from the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC) will join patient families, biotech leaders and other supporters for the PNOC Gratitude Gala. The goal: raise funds to accelerate treatments for pediatric brain cancer, including clinical trials providing hope and access to novel treatments. Photos by Ronny Knight.

Nov 28, 2024 Marin Turkey Trot

Run off your turkey dinner in advance on Thanksgiving Day at the Marin Turkey Trot, which winds along Novato’s Ignacio Blvd before finishing at College of Marin’s Indian Valley campus. Race proceeds benefit School Fuel, Novato’s education foundation.

Date TBD Lifehouse Annual Awards Dinner

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Hundreds are expected to fill the banquet hall at the Embassy Suites to recognize the outstanding contributions of businesses and individuals standing behind Lifehouse, a dynamic organization serving adults with developmental disabilities for nearly 70 years. Photos by Richard Wheeler.

Date TBD Gather for the Planet

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The Agricultural Institute of Marin again hosts its Gather for the Planet fundraiser to enhance regional food systems. Guests can expect a farm-forward tasting menu based on recipes curated by several Bay Area notable chefs. Through its nine Bay Area farmers markets and other community programs, the nonprofit has supported more than 350 farmers and locally produced food for over 40 years. Photos by Bradley Cox, Giant Eye Photography.

Nov 14, 2024 Gift of Vision

Save Sight Now — a Marin nonprofit with a mission to find treatment or a cure for Usher syndrome type 1B, a condition that has affected hundreds of children worldwide — hosts an annual gala to raise funds for medical research to combat the impact of the syndrome. The nonprofit’s fifth annual gala will be held in the Cascade Room at the Mill Valley Community Center.

Date TBD Glide Annual Holiday Jam

This annual benefit concert provides funding for Glide’s myriad programs.

Date TBD Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars Gala

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Side by Side’s Reach for the Stars Gala turns up the giving for the Bay Area’s young people, raising funds for its behavioral and mental health programs. Photos by Drew Altizer Photography.

Date TBD Tiburon Gives Back to SF-Marin Food Bank

In November, the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce embarks on its Tiburon Gives Back program to support the SF-Marin Food Bank. Expect a festive launch party and many area businesses promoting give-back incentives and donations.

Give Back When You Go Out: Volunteer

Looking for more ways to give back to our community by volunteering your time? Here’s a list of Marin County nonprofits supporting a variety of causes — ranging from helping our most vulnerable residents to keeping our environment healthy — where your assistance can really make a difference.