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Benefits/FundraisersPandemonium Aviaries Benefit at Earthworks
Earthworks and Gurhan jewelry will offer an evening with champagne, wine and hors d'oeuvres in support of Pandemonium Aviaries. Those interested in attending the invitation-only event should inquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dec. 4, 5:30-9 p.m. Free with invitation. Earthworks of Los Altos, 290 Main St., Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersSalvation Army Auxiliary's Benefit Concert
The Women's Auxiliary of the Sunnyvale-Mtn. View Salvation Army will hold its annual benefit concert, this year with the Menlo Brass Quintet performing a varied program ending with Christmas music and a sing-along. Proceeds will benefit the clients of the federal food program provided by the Sunnyvale Salvation Army Corps. Dec. 4, 7:30-9:15 p.m. $20 adult; $10 child under age 12. First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersGingerbread House Decorating Fundraiser
This seventh annual event at Bethany Lutheran Church will provide pre-assembled gingerbread houses and candy, sweets and tools with which to decorate them. Children are welcome, and refreshments will be served. All proceeds support the Bethany Youth Group. Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. $60. Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersChristmas at Our House
For its "I'll be Home for Christmas" fundraiser, Saint Francis Women's Club will offer a two-day Christmas boutique, as well as a luncheon on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $30 luncheon. Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersChristmas at Our House: Home tours
As part of Saint Francis High School's Christmas at Our House 2015 fundraiser, community members can go on tours of homes in Woodside and Portola Valley. A complimentary and recommended shuttle will be available, leaving from the Fremont Hills Country Club. Dec. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $50 general; $45 per person for groups over 10. Fremont Hills Country Club, 12889 Viscaino Place, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersPalo Alto Fiery Arts Glass Winter Sale
The Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale will provide many options for holiday gifts in glass, including Paly-designed reindeer, hand-blown ornaments, candy canes, acorns, apples, Palo Alto Trees, penguins, pomegranates and more. Proceeds will benefit Palo Alto High School's sculpture classes. Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m.; Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Traditions at Filoli
During this nine-day fundraising event, the estate at Filoli will be transformed into a holiday showcase, offering decorations and merchandise. There will also be entertainment provided by local choral and performing groups and Bay Area musicians. See the website for more info, the schedule and ticket availability. Nov. 27-Dec. 5. Prices vary. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Greens & Arrangements Sale
Community members can pick up holiday greens for holiday home decoration or purchase a holiday greens arrangement created by Gamble Garden's expert flower arrangers. Visit the website for more info. All proceeds will benefit Gamble Garden. Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-noon. $30, $40 or $50. Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 144 Kellogg Ave., Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersNativity School Christmas Tree Lot
Held since 1998, this holiday fundraiser, benefiting the educational and extracurricular programs at Nativity School, will provide quality Christmas trees shipped from Oregon, including Fraser, Douglas, and Grand and Noble firs. Delivery and flameproofing are available. See the website for the lot's hours. Tuesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-Dec. 12. Prices vary. Nativity School, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.
Benefits/FundraisersJingle 5K Run/Walk
The Jingle 5K Run/Walk event will wend its way through the streets and pathways of Los Altos Hills. The event will benefit Hope's Corner, an organization helping those in need in the community. Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child or teen. Those interested should register on Active.com. Dec. 13, 9 a.m. $15 person; $50 family up to 6 persons. On Your Mark, 378 Main St., Los Altos.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Hard Worker' Wednesdays
Estrellita Restaurant in Los Altos will host weekly fundraisers for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Visitors enjoying the Mexican fare should make sure to bring the fundraising flier with them (see website). Wednesdays, year-round, dinner hours. Prices vary. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina, 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.