The Agenda: North Bay Wildfire Relief Fundraiser Edition


The destruction from the North Bay wildfires will be felt for many months to come, but the greater Bay Area community has come together to persevere. If you haven’t already given back in some way, consider one (or more) of these fantastic fundraisers. 


Eat Out

The Charter Oak Fire Relief Benefit Dinner

It’s not too late to get a reservation for this star-studded fundraiser. Chefs including Curtis Di Fede of Miminasha, James Syhabout of Commis, Mourad Lahlou of Mourad, and Wendy Sherwood of La Foret Chocolate are coming together at The Charter Oak to cook up an unforgettable family-style dinner, all in the name of fire recovery efforts. Tickets are $150 per person, and 100 percent of ticket sales (plus a percentage of beverage purchases) will go to the Tipping Point’s Napa and Sonoma relief fund

When: Sun. 11/5 

Where: 1050 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena



Band Together Bay Area

It’s not often you find Metallica and Dave Matthews on the same lineup, but that’s exactly what Band Together Bay Area has in store for its Wildfire Benefit Concert at AT&T Park. Tickets range from $50 to $200, and 100 percent of sales will go to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Other confirmed acts include G-Eazy, Tim Reynolds, Rancid, Dead & Company, and Raphael Saadiq. The best seats in the house go to first responders, volunteers, and others impacted by the fires. 

When: 6 p.m., Thurs. 11/9 

Where: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco



Single Vineyard Night 

When Wine Country faces a temporary setback, there’s nothing more apropos than giving back by drinking vino. On Thursday, more than 30 vintners will be pouring exclusive, limited-release wines—many of which you can’t find in stores—from the Russian River Valley, best known for exceptional Pinot and Chardonnay. Come for the wine, stay for the street tacos and silent auction. All ticket proceeds will go towards Wine Country fire relief.   

When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thurs. 11/9 

Where: General’s Residence, 1 Fort Mason, San Francisco 


Indian Springs Calistoga


North Bay Lodging Fundraiser

Despite what you may have heard, Wine Country is open for business and ready to welcome visitors. Here’s an incentive to make a whole weekend out of it—Indian Springs Calistoga and Napa Valley Lodge will be donating $10/night per reservation to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund for all reservations made by November 9, for stay dates from now through November 30. Bodega Bay Lodge is getting in on the action, too, and will be donating $10/night per reservation to the Redwood Credit Union for all reservations made by November 9, for stay dates from now through November 30. 

When: Reservations made by Thurs. 11/9 for stays through Thurs. 11/30 

Where: Indian Springs, 1712 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga; Napa Valley Lodge, 2230 Madison St., Yountville; Bodega Bay Lodge, 103 CA-1, Bodega Bay



Relieve and Rebuild Napa & Sonoma 

An open bar, music from Wait What and DJ Petros, and 100 percent of proceeds from your $40 ticket going towards a great cause—we can’t think of a better reason to party this weekend. Money raised will be divided between two funds that support fire victims: the Napa Valley Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. Sip wine, bubbly, or one of Oddjob’s specialty cocktails like When Harry Met Harry (cucumber vodka, horseradish, heirloom tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, lime, and sriracha salt), and get your dance on.  

When: 9 p.m. – midnight, Fri. 11/10 

Where: Oddjob, 1337 Mission St., San Francisco



Sarah & Ruby Design Studio

Now through November 10, Sarah & Ruby will donate 25 percent of all website sales to the Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund. The fund supports creatives (musicians, artists, designers) in Sonoma County to help them with their basic and art-related needs, including shelter, medications, art supplies, instruments, and more. Your purchase of any pillow, wallpaper, or artwork can help. It’s about time you replaced those throw pillows anyway.  

When: Through Fri. 11/10 

Where: Sarah & Ruby Design Studio



Jazz Jam Benefit Concert

End your weekend with some classy music presented by Healdsburg Jazz. Musicians—including Bennett Friedman Group, Alan Hall Trio, and Blue 7—will play 40-minute sets from late afternoon into the evening. Suggested donations start at $30 a person, but if you’re feeling generous, throw in a few more bucks. Food (by Campo Fina) and beverages will be available for purchase separately and will help raise additional funds.  All money from the event will go to the Sonoma County Fire Relief and Recovery organization, which directly aids fire victims.   

When: 4 – 9 p.m., Sun. 11/12 

Where: Paul Mahder Gallery, 222 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg


Eat Out


Gear up for ChefsGiving (November 13 to 19), a weeklong fund-raising event hosted by hospitality groups including the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. Restaurants, delis, and bakeries will offer special menus, ticketed events, and discounts (à la Restaurant Week) and will donate $100 per guest or item sold to the relief efforts through the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund and Restaurants Care. New restaurants are being added daily, so check back often. 

When: Mon. 11/13–Sun. 11/19 

Where: Various venues all over the greater Bay Area


Sip + Listen

Sonoma Cider Music Festival Fundraiser

Camp out at Sonoma Cider next weekend for an all-day music festival, with cider flowing for hours and music by The Highway Poets, Timothy O’Neil, Second Line, Token Girl, and Frobeck. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the Redwood Credit Union’s North Bay Fire Relief Fund. Consider it the perfect excuse to sample through all the ciders on tap. 

When: Noon – 8 p.m., Sat. 11/18 

Where: Sonoma Cider, 44F Mill St., Healdsburg



First Street Napa & Trademark Property Co.

Here’s one way to make a big impact. Trademark Property Co., the owners of First Street Napa, will match up to $50,000 of donations to the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. That means that even the little amount you donate could go a long way. Funds raised will go directly towards meeting Napa Valley’s immediate and long-term recovery efforts.

When: Ongoing 

Where: Donate here or send a text to 56512


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