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There seems to be no slowing of news in Berkeley as we head into the holiday season, but Berkeleyside is carving out 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, to hold a holiday get-together for our readers and friends at Spats on Shattuck Avenue.

But it’s not just about enjoying ourselves. All tips from the evening — as well as proceeds from a raffle with enticing prizes — will go to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Berkeleyside staff will be behind the cash bar (together with Spats employees who know what they’re doing, phew), dispensing holiday cheer. We’ll also be joined by a number of “celebrity guest” bartenders from the Berkeley community.

Let us know you’re coming on the Holiday Party event page!

The Alameda County Community Food Bank distributes more than 2 million pounds of food each month and serves an astonishing one in five Alameda County residents — yes, you read that right: one in five. According to the food bank, one in three children in Alameda Count faces the threat of hunger.

Mark your calendars now — and come join us!

What: Berkeleyside Holiday Drinks
When: Thursday Dec. 17, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Spats, 1974 Shattuck Ave., downtown Berkeley

If you’d like, let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page.

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