PNO programs can be invaluable for a significant block of free time while you know your child will be well entertained (and possibly well fed!). Here is a list of local PNO programs:
Head Over Heels gym in Emeryville (510/655-1265)
6-10:30PM; pizza dinner provided. Evening ends with movie viewing. Ages 4 and up.
Every Friday night. Call 24 hours in advance. $30 per child, or $25 for 2 or more children. $5 more if you register the day of.
Berkeley YMCA (510/848-9622)
http://www.baymca.org/index.php/d_childcare.html (scroll down)
5-10PM; dinner and snacks provided. 1 or 2 Saturday nights per month. Ages 2-11.
$27 per child for Full-Service Members; $39 per child for Program Members.
Studio Naga in Oakland (510/652-6242)
6:30-10:30PM; includes a snack. Evening ends with a movie. (Monthly on a Friday?)
$25 per child; $20 each for siblings.
Oakland Hebrew Day School in Oakland (510/530-9222; ask for Nancy)
5:30-10PM; dinner included? One Saturday per month.
$25 per child (siblings $10).
If you know of others, please let me know!