Library Volunteer Opportunities: Learn more about volunteering at Oakland Public Library when representatives from Second Start Adult Literacy, Books for Wider Horizons Preschool Story Reader Program, and Friends of the Oakland Public Library share program introductions and answer your questions. 10:15 a.m. Sept. 22. Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th St., Oakland. Free. 510-238-6932, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
The Nature of Art Festival: Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park and experience more than 200 artists and performers tucked among the meadows, redwoods and oaks in this family, bicycle and dog friendly festival. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23. Stream Trail, Redwood Regional Park, 7867 Redwood Road. Parking & Shuttle Pickup at Merritt College, 12500 Campus Dr., Oakland. Free www.artinnaturefestival.org.
Pardee Home Museum Benefit: A benefit concert in the garden features the Spirit of '29 Dixieland Jazz Band. Munchies, beer and wine available. Guests will receive a coupon to tour our museum on a future date. 2 p.m. Sept. 23. Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St., Oakland. $20. 510-444-2187, www.pardeehome.org.
Mills Music Now: Celebrating Milhaud and Mills. Music by Darius Milhaud performed by accomplished Mills College alumnae and alumni musicians in a celebration of Milhaud's music and
Oakland Bulky Item Drop-Off: A free bulky item drop off for items, including mattresses, appliances including refrigerators, passenger tires, upholstered furniture including couches, and computers, TVs and other electronic goods. Proof of Oakland residency required. 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. Davis St. Transfer Station, 2615 Davis St., San Leandro. Free. 510-238-7283, www2.oaklandnet.com.
Seventh Annual Ready to Learn Fun Fair: Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand to give out free books, parent kits and community resources for parents with children birth to 5 years old. Also, a clown performance, circus acts, games, music, face painting, book readings, raffle prizes and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29. Fruitvale Elementary School, 3200 Boston Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-272-6768, keithcarson.org/Education.