11:30 AM11:30

Butte County Fire Fundraiser

The Golden Squirrel is putting together a fundraiser for the Butte County fire. We will have a raffle as well as a silent auction. Please come through after December 14th and buy some raffle tickets and help us raise money.  Tito's has also matched the first 1500 dollars we raise.  Our goal is a total of $5000.  More info: Facebook Link

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Center for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is considered the evidence-based gold standard of stress reduction by doctors and the tens of thousands of people who have benefited from this program worldwide.

This course is an excellent way to sharpen our focus, prioritize our own health, and solidify our communication with colleagues, customers, and loved ones.

The class meets at the classic Rockridge setting of Danspace, near BART and Market Hall, and is offered by longtime Rockridge teacher and therapist Reba Connell.

Early-bird discounts are available until January 15.

Winter 2019 class:
Tuesdays 9–11:15 am

Free Orientation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Class: February 12-April 2, 2019

Registration and more info

Watch the video, which includes meditation and chair yoga!

Sessions provided by:
Reba Connell
Center for Stress Reduction

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12:30 PM12:30

The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees & Market Hall Holiday Sidewalk Stroll

Over the past 28 years, The Trees have performed at the Tree Lighting Ceremonies for Oakland, Hayward, Emeryville and Alameda as well numerous parties, parades (including The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Hollywood Holiday Parade), and shows.

Don’t miss this spectacular tap-dancing performance at the Rockridge BART Plaza (5660 College Avenue) from 12:30pm - 1:00pm, before they head toward FIT Clothing (5707 College Avenue). Free and fun for all ages!

The following Market Hall merchants will be tasting and selling sips‘n snacks on the sidewalk from Noon-3pm:

  • Paul Market Wines: Paul Marcus Wines will be featuring a wide selection of Thanksgiving wines...including a lot of Champagne!

  • Hapuku Fish Shop: New England Clam Chowder

  • Highwire Coffee Roasters: Celebration Coffee and Winter Morning Tea tasting

  • Market Hall Foods Kitchen: TBD

  • Market Hall Bakery: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies hot from the oven

  • Market Hall Produce: Free hot cider

  • MH Foods Grocery: Panettone tasting and $3 off Rustichella d’Abruzzo Panettone

  • The Cheese Counter: Raclette, Baby Red Potatoes and Broccoli

tap dancing Christmas trees
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6:30 PM18:30

Rock Talk with Lorie Solay

Do you ever Wonder what makes Gemstones so Powerful?

What are the magical qualities inherent in each stone? Learn How To Harness The Secret Power Of Crystals And Gems For Health, Wealth, And Love.

Join us for an Enchanted Evening of 

Serrahna, 5303 College Avenue
Thursday December 6th
6:30 discussion led by Lorie Solay

Our entire collection of gemstones will be on sale for 15% off that evening only.


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6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Tasting with Four Roses

Looking for an excuse to celebrate this holiday season? Join us, December 5, for a holiday tasting with Abby Martinie from Four Roses Distillery. We will be hosting the tasting at Beer Baron Oakland from 6pm - 8pm in our private dining room. Some of the featured whiskeys will be Four Roses bourbon, Four Roses single barrel, Four Roses small batch, and Four Roses ledger’s single barrel pick. While you are talking with friends and learning about these amazing Whiskeys there will be Passed Bites curated by our Executive Chef Kelvin Ott. These include Pancetta & Asparagus Deviled Eggs, Lamb Lollipops, Sriracha Buffalo Chicken Drummets, and Beet & Watermelon Bites. Above all else, expect an amazing atmosphere and great people.


Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen
5900 College Avenue 
Oakland, CA 94618
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6:00 PM18:00

Self-Breema Class and Community Breema!

Presence and Movement: Self-Breema Class, 6 – 7 PM
The simple, natural movements of Self-Breema exercises support body, mind, and feelings to work together to increase receptivity, balance, and openness to life. This class features instruction and practice of Self-Breema exercises.
$5 drop-in (your first class is free)

Community Breema 7 – 8 PM
Revitalize your body, calm your mind, and balance your emotions. Receive a 20-minute session of Breema bodywork in a group setting. Sessions are profoundly relaxing and energizing and can transform your day. Drop-ins welcome.
Sliding Scale: $10 - $20.
The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland, California 94618

Reserve your place: (510) 428-0937 or

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4:30 PM16:30

Edward Jones Grand Opening and Canned Food Drive

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Come celebrate the grand opening of our new Edward Jones office. While our location is new, Edward Jones has been helping individual investors reach their long-term goals for more than 90 years. As part of our celebration, we're having a canned food drive to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. We hope you, your family and friends can join us. If unable to attend, food donations will be accepted at our office through November 19th.

 5330 College Avenue, Suite 230 (half block from the Rockridge Public Library)

Hosted by Benjamin Blake, Edward Jones Investments 


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4:00 PM16:00

Dorie Greenspan's "EVERYDAY DORIE: The Way I Cook"




Book Signing, Tastings, and Conversations

Market Hall Foods Rockridge
5655 College Avenue 
No charge except for purchases

In her latest book, Dorie invites readers into her kitchen, sharing the recipes she makes all the time, from nibbles and starters to soups and salads, main courses to desserts. 

Meet Dorie, welcome her back to the Bay Area, enjoy ingredient tastings and recipe samples of the Bourbon Roasted Pork Loin and Maple-Syrup-And-Mustard Brussels Sprouts. Market Hall Foods weekend’s special menu will include these items and more.

Called a ‘culinary guru’ by the New York Times and inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, Dorie Greenspan is the author of 13 cookbooks, and a five-time James Beard Foundation award-winner for her cookbooks and magazine articles.

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7:00 PM19:00

FEAST Food of the Islamic World: Book Signing

Anissa Helou: FEAST Food of the Islamic World

Reading, Conversations, Book Signing

East Bay Booksellers

In conversation with Lisa Morehouse, independent broadcast journalist and producer/host of California Foodways

East Bay Booksellers

5433 College Avenue in Oakland, CA 94618

No charge except for purchases

Welcome award-winning author Anissa Helou, a recognized authority on the foodways of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, during her visit to the Bay Area. Hear about her travel stories and the making of FEAST, and its variety of dishes of time-honored and well-tested recipes from the Arab, Persian, Indonesia, South Asian and North African Muslim world.

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5:00 PM17:00

Pumpkin Painting With Old Kan Brewery

Golden Squirrel

Join us for a whimsical night of pumpkin painting at The Golden Squirrel with Old Kan Beer and Co. and try their new Gold Kan, a hopped Pale Ale all Admiral Maltings. We will provide the pumpkins and the paint, you are required to provide the creativity!! Get a head start on your Halloween decorations.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Avenue

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2:00 PM14:00

Clothing Swap Meet


Back by Popular Demand!

It's time to make your 'fashion trash' someone else's 'fashion treasure'.


Customers are invited to bring in items of SERRAHNAclothing that they would like to donate or trade for other Swap Meet items. Maybe you are tired of a scarf? Or changed your hair color so the coat no longer works with your palate? Come swap it out! Customers will work with each other and handle their own trades.

Please only gently worn, clean SERRAHNA items are allowed. Any unclaimed items can be donated & will be sold on our sale rack for $10 each after the swap meet, with all proceeds going to a good charitable cause, which allows everyone to smile.

ADMISSION is $15. 

This entrance fee allows you to swap your SERRAHNA clothes with someone else's, at no extra charge.


Besides you, so do my Indian tailors and their families.

All entry fees will be donated to the dental hygiene maintenance of my tailors and their kids. A regular supply of tooth brushes and tooth paste, + dentist visits is a cost sustainable by your admission fee. 


Monday October 15, 2pm - 7:30pm


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1:30 PM13:30

Prepping for Birth + Beyond


Preparing to give birth is an incredibly exciting and complex time. As a woman, your body is changing constantly while mentally you prepare for a brand new family member and what that means to your way of life. Yoga is a soft, nurturing way to become re-familiarized with your evolving body, increase overall vitality, and enhance mindfulness.

This workshop will provide valuable tools for birthing mothers and their partners to remain calm, grounded and present during the transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. 
More Info here.

Namaste Yoga + Wellness, 3229 College Avenue

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2:00 PM14:00

Rose Levy Beranbaum Book Signing of Rose's Baking Basics

Market Hall Foods is thrilled to host the acclaimed author and baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum for a book signing of her newest cookbook, Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos. This will be Rose's first signing with us, and we could not be more excited!  



Join us at Rockridge Market Hall on Saturday, October 6th, 2:00–4:00pm.
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)

Meet Rose and have your books signed. Don't forget to swing by Market Hall Bakery to taste and take home some sweet specials from her book (Triple Lemon Velvet Bundt Cake, anyone?). Plus, get back to the baking basics and enjoy buttercream-making demonstrations by our own Market Hall baking team, as well as butter and baking chocolate tastings.

This event is open to the public. No charges except for purchases.



In her newest book, Rose’s Baking Basics, James Beard Award-winning author and baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum is getting back to the essentials. Join Rose as she shares her tips and tricks for perfecting the basics with 100 of her most treasured recipes for everything from cookies and cakes to pies, breads and more. With more than 600 step-by-step photos, this cookbook is sure to be a kitchen staple for baking novices and avid bakers alike. 

“Beranbaum leaves absolutely nothing to guesswork. If that kind of inclusiveness doesn’t take the fear out of baking, nothing will.” —San Francisco Chronicle

"Rose Levy Beranbaum is a legend in baking and pastry cookbooks." —


Rose Levy Beranbaum is the award-winning author of eleven cookbooks, including The Cake Bible, which was inducted into the International Association of Culinary Professionals Culinary Classics Awards, and The Baking Bible, IACP Best Baking Book for 2015. She also won a James Beard Foundation Award in 1998 for Rose's Christmas Cookies. Her blog,, has created an international community of bakers.

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7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Harmony with Existence - Introduction to Breema

Breema is based on a profound understanding of the principles that govern the entire universe and everything in it.

In this four-week class, we will learn simple Breema treatments and exercises that introduce us to an entirely new and different way of moving and relating, and provide access to new dimensions of physical, mental, and emotional health and balance.

  • This series is especially for brand new students, but everyone is welcome. Bring your friends! Breema is safe, simple, and totally fun to learn and practice.  
  • Breema treatments are always given and received fully clothed, so please wear clean, comfortable clothing (including socks). No fragrances, please!
  • You can drop in to any of the classes, but we highly recommend you come to the first class, because you probably won’t want to miss the others!

$15 drop in, $40 for the 4 class series
The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Avenue

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12:00 PM12:00

Rockridge Out & About

Rockridge Out and About

On Sunday September 16, Oakland’s beloved Rockridge neighborhood will welcome thousands from all over the region to shop, dine and explore at our 12th Rockridge Out & About festival. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled day celebrating all that makes Rockridge a great place to live, work, shop and play!

The free, family-friendly festivities run from noon-6pm along a strollable 8-block stretch of College Avenue. 
Presented by the Rockridge District Association, the something-for-everyone street fair blends annual favorites with new activities while showcasing the 100+ ground floor shops and businesses that call Rockridge home.

FREE! More Info

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