Oakland

Oakland's 21st annual Thanksgiving Dinner -- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway. The dinner is for seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens. The free holiday turkey dinner will include live entertainment. Free transportation is available. For more information, call 510-238-2077.

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner -- Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue. "To Go" meals will be available after 2 p.m. All are welcome. If you are interested in helping to prepare and serve the meal or clean up afterward, contact Stephen Ford at 510- 835-2019, email srford1@aol.com. For more information, call 510 465-4793

Community Thanksgiving Dinner -- Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, store owner Abdo Alwadi of Two Star Market, 2020 MacArthur Blvd., will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal. For more information, call 510-531-3576.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner -- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Blvd. Not only will you be provided good food, but good fellowship as well. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 510 544-8980.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Ave. Help is needed beginning Monday through Wednesday to prepare, setup, cook, serve and also clean up. To volunteer sign up online at www.capcoakland.wordpress.com or call 510-658-3665or capc1@sbcglobal.net.


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San Leandro

Free Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert -- 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday

at Badarikashrama, 15602 Maubert Ave. There will be a North Indian classical vocal concert by Shubhangi Sakalkar, renowned singer, composer, and teacher, with Vivek Datar and Shripad Torvi. For more information, call 510-278-2444, or email badarik@pacbell.net.

NEWARK

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner -- 12:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday. The League of Volunteers, a Newark-based nonprofit, will serve its annual free Thanksgiving dinner at Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave. Last year, it fed more than 5,000 people. The League of Volunteers also delivers free Thanksgiving meals to homebound seniors in the Tri-City and greater Hayward areas.

Walnut Creek

Community Thanksgiving Meal -- 1 to 3 p.m., Trinity Center at St. Paul's Episcopal, 1924 Trinity Ave. Organized by the Bay Area Rescue Mission, working with St. Paul's, other local houses of worship and various Walnut Creek individuals. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Gary Kingsbury at the Bay Area Rescue Mission at 510-215-4760 or at garyk@bayarearescue.org.