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August 2015

The Ecumenical Hunger Program presents Community Blockfest 2015 - August 08, 2015

Join us in celebrating our 40 years of service in the community! Come out to learn about the available resources in the community and enjoy a day of fun. This year's Blockfest will feature a Community Resource Fair, Festivities and Entertainment, Fun Activities for Children, Local Vendor Booths and a chance to win awesome Raffle prizes!This is an event you don't want to miss! There will be free food and drinks (burgers and hotdogs) available. The event will be held from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM on EHP's Campus located at 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Go here for more information.

July 2015

DRI International Collegiate Conference - July 10, 2015

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI), the leading nonprofit business continuity professional organization, is hosting a one-day Collegiate Conference at Dominican University, providing DRI-certified professionals, local business leaders, and university faculty and students the opportunity to exchange ideas about business continuity planning, disaster recovery and risk management. The day will consist of presentations from experts in the private and public sector as well as from academia followed by a roundtable discussion. Speakers that are scheduled to present include DRI President and CEO Al Berman, Edward Clayton, CBCP, Advisor of Emergency Response at Chevron, Matt Bogaard, CBCP, CEO of Bogaard Group International LLC and former Head of Global Security at DreamWorks Animation SKG, and Larry Chase, Senior Director of the Enterprise Resiliency Organization at Symantec Corporation. Go here for more information.

4th of July Celebration at Little House - July 02, 2015

Little House welcomes you to a very exciting 4th of July Celebration in our beautiful newly renovated courtyard! Come out and enjoy wonderful live entertainment by St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band and great tasting food! Tickets are available. Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 11:30 a.m— 1:00 p.m. Cost: $7 RSVP: Kamilah (650) 326-2025 ext. 222 Go here for more information.

June 2015

Adult Volunteers Needed - June 29, 2015

Bayshore Christian Ministries is currently seeking the support of adult volunteers to help coach and/or supervise summer sport activities (soccer, football, tennis, swimming, and cheerleading) for students in grades 1-5, ages 6-12. Hours may vary but are Mon-Fri from 12-3:00 pm. Start date is June 29 to July 31, 2015. Minimum commitment of 1 week is requested. For more information, please contact Ms Tammy (650) 543-2129 Go here for more information.

Protest Against Illegal Foreclosures - June 27, 2015

Many local residents will hold a public protest and rally against illegal foreclosures and evictions that are displacing East Palo Alto residents. The protest will take place on Saturday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the public parking lot at Waverley Street and Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto. The protesters are demanding legal and ethical mortgage servicing and fair loan modifications. For more information, contact Mike Francois at 650-322-1502 or email: grcych@hotmail.com Go here for more information.

Employment: Local College Students - June 22, 2015

Bayshore Christian Ministries Create Academy Summer Program! Math, Technology and Art in one place! We are looking to hire a full-time Camp Director and six exceptional teachers with a passion to see the students of East Palo Alto excel in Math, Technology, and Arts! Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Interested camp directors must possess a valid CA driver's license. Teaching candidates must possess a valid CA Mathematics Teaching Credential. For more information, please contact Pastor C. D. Bennett at (650) 327-9944 Go here for more information.

Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange - June 20, 2015

Bring in your used motor oil and oil filters for recycling and receive a new filter for FREE! Did you know that used motor oil filters can be recycled, along with used motor oil? Even after a filter has been drained, it can still contains over half a pint of oil. Which, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate our soil and water. Each filter also contains about one pound of steel that can be readily recycled into new products, saving energy and preventing pollution! San Mateo County Environmental Health staff will be on hand with information about used motor oil and filter recycling as well as safe disposal of other automotive products. Free motor oil recycling kits are available. Go here for more information.

Prop 47 Record Clearance Clinic - June 13, 2015

From 1:00-6:00p.m. at Free At Last, at 1796 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. ** Attorneys will be on-hand to give consultations on Prop 47 and other expungement remedies. Community resources will also be available. Organized by: All of Us Or None, Californians for Safe and Just, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the Bay Area, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, San Mateo County Bar Association Private Defender Program, Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, Silicon Valley De-Bug, and Stanford Community Law Clinic Go here for more information.

May 2015

Employment: Summer Internship Program - May 26, 2015

Bayshore Christian Ministries is looking for 3-4 high school and college students to help lead their Summer Bible Club Outreach (SBCO) Program. SBCO is a 5-week sports camp that teaches and support the building of positive character traits through biblical teachings. Camps are held at 5 different locations throughout the EPA and Menlo Park community. Interested candidates must be in grades 11-college. A work permit is required if under 18. This is a 6-week program (to include training) with a stipend of $1800-$2000 that commensurate with experience. For more information or an application, please contact Tammy Slaughter at (650) 543-2129. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - May 25, 2015

East Palo Alto city offices will be closed to observe Memorial Day Go here for more information.

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles - May 18, 2015

"In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" performs Monday, May 18 at 7:30 pm at the Bankhead Theater at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Tickets are regularly $42/$60, plus ticket fees, but from January 27 - 29 all tickets are $10 off with the promo code "Fab4". Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.bankheadtheater.org, by phone at 925-373-6800, or at the theatre box office located at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550. The box office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 pm, Saturday from 3 pm - 6 pm and two hours before shows. The show is appropriate for all ages. Go here for more information.

5th Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park @ Bell Street Park - May 16, 2015

TIME: 11AM to 3PM LOCATION: 550 Bell St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 DESCRIPTION: • A free fun family literacy event, open to the public, held at a local park, involving reading activities, games, giveaways, raffles & entertainment • Exposing families to different books, community resources, and reading for entertainment, education, empowerment PURPOSE: • To combat illiteracy, lower reading levels, and lack of interest in reading among the youth in low income neighborhoods • Showcase the diversity of books and promote the joy of reading TARGET AUDIENCE: • Pre-K through 12th grade students, parents, teachers, mentors, community leaders, child care providers • To combat illiteracy, lower reading levels, and lack of interest in reading among the youth in low income neighborhoods Go here for more information.

Get Your Rap Sheet FREE OR LOW-COST - May 16, 2015

From 1:00-6:00p.m.,at Free At Last, 1796 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Get ** Onhand LiveScan services. Apply for a free or low-cost statewide RAP sheet. You can also use your RAP sheet if you are an immigrant applying for DACA, DAPA, or other immigration relief. Go here for more information.

National River Clean Up Day - May 16, 2015

Look for more information coming soon. Go here for more information.

JobTrain Breakfast of Champions at Levi' Stadium May 8th - May 08, 2015

JobTrain, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to move people out of poverty and into middle wage jobs, will Celebrate 50 Years Serving the Community at its Breakfast of Champions Celebration, held on the field of Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara on May 8, 7:30 am - 9:30 am. The organization will celebrate its 50th year helping the Bay Area’s underserved communities. The Breakfast of Champions is expected to attract more than 700 people, including Bay Area employers, students and community leaders. This year, former Google executive Alan Eustace, whose 2014 freefall skydive from 135,890 feet above the Earth over Roswell, New Mexico set a new world record, will be the featured speaker. Also taking place at the event on May 8: • The Community Champion Award will be presented to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department for its longstanding partnership with JobTrain to reduce recidivism rates in the community. • JobTrain will announce the Paul M. Cook Trailblazer Fund, started by the Cook family in honor of Paul’s 90th birthday and his more than 30 years of dedication to JobTrain. This fund will help extend the impact of JobTrain’s programs as well as develop new pathways to employment for our clients. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Breakfast, contact rputnam@jobtrainworks.org or call Reshma at 650-330-6436. Go here for more information.

NEW YOGA CLASSES - May 07, 2015

Now offering a variety of new yoga classes taught by experienced professional yoga instructors. * Hatha Yoga * Chair Yoga * Restorative Yoga * Kundalini Yoga * Classes are offered 2-3 days a week at Little House - The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 326-2025 Go here for more information.

San Mateo County’s 11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day - May 06, 2015

Attend San Mateo County’s 11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day will be Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the San Mateo County Event Center (1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo). Arrive before 11:00am for free parking and free admission to the County Fair. Come and learn about First-Aid, Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and equipment demonstrations, and learn how to put together a disaster plan and emergency kit. For more information on this event, call the Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363-4790. Go here for more information.

Silicon Valley Gives (SVG) “Day-Of” Event In EPA - May 05, 2015

The City of East Palo Alto’s Grants Program will be hosting a Silicon Valley Gives “Day-Of” for all nonporfits registered to participate in Silicon Valley Gives through the Silicon Valley Community Foundtion. There will be music, small activities, snacks. Please RSVP with Karla Prince-Cheng, Interim Measure C Program Coordinator, at kprince@cityofepa.org for table space at the Pre and Day-Of Events in EPA. Day-Of Event: (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.) Tuesday May 5, 2015 at the YMCA 550 Bell St. in EPA (The first room on the left when you enter the YMCA from the Bell St. entrance). For more information about the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and/or Silicon Valley Gives, please visit their webpage at svgives.org or by phone at (650) 450-5400. Go here for more information.

April 2015

Silicon Valley Gives (SVG) “Pre-Event” - April 29, 2015

The City of East Palo Alto’s Grants Program will be hosting a Silicon Valley Gives “Pre-Event” for all nonprofits registered to participate in Silicon Valley Gives through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. There will be music, small activities, snacks. Please RSVP with Karla Prince-Cheng, Interim Measure C Program Coordinator, at kprince@cityofepa.org for table space at the Pre and Day-Of Events in EPA. Pre-Event: (10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) Wednesday April 29th, in the City Hall Community Room, 2415 University Ave., first floor.For more information about the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and/or Silicon Valley Gives, please visit their webpage at svgives.org or by phone at (650) 450-5400. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Community Earth Day Celebration - April 25, 2015

Enjoy the FREE City-wide Earth Day celebration and raffle, between 9am and 2pm at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. This year we are focusing on keeping our City clean and healthy! Join us at 9am to participate in great Earth Day activities like, local tree care, city beautification, recycled art and more! Win big prizes at the raffle and get free tickets for participating in the celebration. We’ll also have a place for e-waste recycling and bike maintenance. Starting at Noon, we’ll have Rich Gordon, our State Assemblyman, Lisa Gauthier, our Mayor, and Rodolfo Dirza, Stanford professor, talking about climate change. Many local environmental organizations will be there as well, with activities for kids and information about what you can do to help the Earth and our City. See you there! This event is Spearheaded and organized by Committee for Green Foothills with the sponsorship of the City of East Palo Alto, Promotaras Verdes, YUCA, Acterra, Canopy and the Rotary Club. Go here for more information.

Coffee with Carlos - April 11, 2015

East Palo Alto City Manager Carlos Martinez invites you to join him for a cup of coffee on Saturday, April 11th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Starbucks in East Palo Alto (1745 E. Bayshore Blvd). He will be available to meet and chat with all community members to listen to any issues you may want to share, and informally answer any questions you may have. Go here for more information.

Honoring the Ghosts: A Poetry and Modern Dance Event - April 11, 2015

The arts are a means to express and process the trauma of war. Honoring the Ghosts will feature Stanford's Dr. Alex Nemerov of Art & Art History reading Walt Whitman Civil War poetry, and former Marine and Iraq War Veteran Roman Baca leading his ballet company, Exit 12, in a performance that explores the trauma of war, and the healing that is possible through the arts. Special reserved seating for military active duty, reserve and veterans and their families, as well as military affiliated families. This event is generously supported by a Stanford Arts Institute Grant Stanford University, Dinkelspiel Auditorium Free and open to the public, parking is free on campus Read about Exit 12 here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/roman-baca-dance_n_6753020.html Go here for more information.

2015 Queen of the Festival scholarship application - April 06, 2015

This is our 14th anniversary year of the North Fair Oaks Festival and the ninth year of our Queen of the Festival scholarship program where we award $23,000 annually. Application deadline is April 6th, 2015. The top scholarship award is $10,000; one finalist will receive a $6,000 scholarship; one finalist will receive a $4,000 scholarship, one finalist will receive a $2,000 scholarship and one finalist will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must either live or attend school in San Mateo County; be university-bound with excellent academic and community service credentials; submit TWO letters of recommendation and must submit a community involvement essay. Applicants are evaluated at a live interview and five finalists are selected by a committee compromised of community leaders. There is no gender restriction. Go here for more information.

March 2015

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - March 30, 2015

East Palo Alto city offices will be closed to observe Cesar Chavez Day Go here for more information.

Grand Opening Celebration at Ravenswood Family Health Center - March 28, 2015

Come celebrate the opening of Ravenswood's new clinic at 1885 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto. Wonderful ethnic music and dance performances, kids activities, delicious food--Caribbean, Barbeque, Mexican, and Polynesian. Congresswoman Jackie Speier with community leaders will cut the ribbon at 2 pm. and the public can take a tour. Go here for more information.

‘Statewide Coordinated Action to End Solitary Confinement - March 23, 2015

The Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and community members across California will be mobilizing on March 23 for a day of ‘Statewide Coordinated Action to End Solitary Confinement.Look for more information, soon. Go here for more information.

Peninsula Volunteers Little House – St. Patrick’s Day festivities - March 17, 2015

Food & Fun! 9:30 – 11:00 Bake Sale / Irish Coffee; 11:30 – 1:00 PM Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage lunch, accompanied by live musical entertainment, presenting “Rosin The Bow,” an Irish, Celtic and British traditional music group. The melodies and songs have been gathered from the traditional sources of such countries and regions as Ireland, Scotland, Northumberland, England, Wales, Canada and the United States. For more information, please call (650) 326-2025 or visit us at: www.penvol.org. Go here for more information.

General Plan Study Session with the East Palo Alto City Council - March 12, 2015

The meeting will discuss several important topics for the General Plan. To see a staff report that will provide background information on the upcoming meeting, go to http://vista2035epa.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7d3549d21f9c481ff0bb59ce7&id=c88a16f14b&e=98343aa9c8 Go here for more information.

StreetCode Academy Demo Day - March 12, 2015

Live In Peace is sponsoring a StreetCode Demo Day Thursday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the StreetCode Academy at 763 Green Streeet in Eat Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Filing for Social Security: Flexibility & Choices for Your Retirement Income - March 07, 2015

On March 7, the Menlo Park Library will be presenting a free seminar on optimizing Social Security filing options to best meet retirement needs. Attendees are invited to bring their questions & get them answered during this interactive seminar. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Go here for more information.

February 2015

Celebrate African American History Month with Midpen - February 21, 2015

The celebration will be held at the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in East Palo Alto from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. From Buffalo Soldiers to George Washington Carver, African Americans have a rich history in conservation. At Midpen’s African American History Month Celebration, you’ll learn about African Americans who pioneered conservation in America; discover bugs, birds, and your baylands; make some fun crafts and meet a Midpen ranger! With special guests: The California Buffalo Soldiers Association, Senator Jerry Hill, California District 13; Assemblymember Rich Gordon, District 24' Supervisor Warren Slocum, San Mateo County, District 4; Mayor Lisa Yarbrough-Gauthier, East Palo Alto and Henrietta Burroughs, East Palo Alto Center for Community Media Go here for more information.

Mental Wellness: The Key to Complete Health - February 21, 2015

This educational program is sponsored by the African American Community Health Advisory Committee and the African American Community Initiative of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division of the San Mateo County Health System. Community members are invited to engage in a conversation to better understand mental health conditions, learn how to reduce stigma, and understand treatment options available in San Mateo County for you or those you know. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Donna Holland-Barnes, President and Co-founder, National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide. Location: Community Church of East Palo Alto, 2201 University Ave 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Breakfast and lunch will be provided at this FREE program. Questions? 650-696-4378 Go here for more information.

Off the Grid: Palo Alto @ Crowne Plaza - February 16, 2015

Off the Grid: Palo Alto will be Off the Grid’s first new market of 2015, providing a convenient stop with delicious and affordable dinner options for Palo Alto locals, Stanford students, commuters and business travelers. Hosted in partnership with Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, this event will also feature a ‘pop-up’ bar providing beer and wine. Featured trucks this week: An the Go Me So Hungry Too The Oaxacan Kitchen DUM Truck Hula Truck The Kabob Job T.Epiphany Go here for more information.

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte: "Penny for Your Thoughs" - February 07, 2015

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library present "Penny for Your Thoughts," a special performance by Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, with musical accompaniment from Erik Pearson. The event takes place Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street at Ravenswood. Diane says, "these are stories from experiences in my life. They reflect the beauty of friendship, the character of courage, and how one’s reactions to racial, cultural, and generational barriers or conflicts can transform the outcome, and may even transform the participants.” This performance is best suited for audience members aged 11 and up. The event is free, and is supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. No preregistration is necessary to attend. Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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