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Berkeley Information Network (BIN)

The Berkeley Information Network is a database of community resources: local organizations, agencies, services, non profits, clubs, in and around Berkeley. It also includes information on museums, disabled services, low-cost legal aid, recycling, schools, emergency dental referrals, parks, summer camps, senior resources, job lines, consumer groups and more. FAQ!


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Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair

Telegraph Ave Holiday Street Fair occurs on Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24. Holiday shoppers will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handcrafts by some of Northern California's finest artists. (Full Record)


Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS)

Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS) is open on nights of rain and cold, November to April. Open to all; usually operates between 7pm and 7am. The shelter will be at various locations. Call for exact dates and to verify availability: 510-684-1892. (Full Record)


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Berkeley Unified School District. Berkeley High School. Holiday Meal

Berkeley High’s annual holiday dinner for people experiencing homelessness will be served on Saturday, December 10, from 12:30 pm–3:00 pm. 300-400 meals are served. To volunteer or donate: (510) 644-8990. (Full Record)


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Ecology Center

Ecology Center Winter Craft Fair, Sat., Dec. 17, 10:00 am — 3:00 pm. Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, featuring sustainably made, hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from Bay Area artisans. . (Full Record)


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Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP)

The Community Meal Program provides nutritious free meals to over 150 individuals weeknights. Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave, Berkeley, b/t Mcgee Ave & Grant St Sit down meals M-Tu, Th-F, 3:45 - 5 pm. Sign-up to volunteer. (Full Record)

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