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March 2017

Project WeHOPE Fashion Show Fundraiser "New Beginnings" - March 18, 2017

We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Palo Alto Elks Club located at 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. From 1'pm to 3'pm for a Fashion Show fundraiser benefiting programs to help the homeless receive essential services and get housed. Go here for more information.

February 2017

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 26, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

Celebrate Health, Diversity, and Equity at the San Mateo County Black History Month Health Fair - February 25, 2017

The San Mateo County African American Community Initiative (AACI) is hosting a Health Fair: Mind, Body & Spirit Matters. The event will promote health and wellness and raise awareness about health disparities that impact the African American community. The Mind, Body & Spirit Matters Health Fair will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the East Palo Alto Community Church, 2201 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. The keynote speaker at the event is Dr. Mary Bains, a licensed psychotherapist, organizational development psychologist, and longtime provider of community mental health services in the Bay Area. The public is welcome to attend this free event and a soulful lunch will be provided. Participants in the Mind, Body & Spirit Matters Health Fair will get a chance to: • Learn about health disparities that impact the African American community and what resources are available. • Create change in the African American community by exploring ways to improve and maintain health. • Experience the Black Lives Matter Photovoice project, a process where people identify, represent, and enhance their community through photography and sharing their stories. Go here for more information.

Create a Living Art Installation with Native Plants Cooley Landing, East Palo Alto - February 25, 2017

FREE Family Friendly Activity Saturday February 25, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Grassroots Ecology and local artist Linda Gass are collaborating with the community to create a living land art installation marking the former shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Who: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Minors under 18 require a signed waiver and children 12 require an accompanying adult. What: Participants will plant native juncus rushes to replace the current temporary land art installation made of blue plastic survey whiskers. Participants will learn about land art and how living shorelines can provide habitat, filter toxic water and help protect against sea level rise at Cooley Landing.Where: Cooley Landing, 2100 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Meet at the Cooley Landing Education Center. Parking is limited, please carpool, bike, or walk if possible.Pre-registration is required. See website to register. Go here for more information.

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 25, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 24, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 19, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

Black College Expo - February 18, 2017

All community residents are invited to attend the Black College Expo this Saturday February 18 at Delaney College in Oakland.. Admission is $7.00 per person, scholarships are available upon request.Come get exposed to and access available scholarships. • Get assistance with college preparation and readiness. • Student athletes find out about NCAA Eligibility requirements and recruitment opportunities. • Get connected to career, internship, and vocational opportunities • Offers incredible, “life changing” seminars, which provides valuable platforms to connect students to College, Careers & Beyond! A bus will leave from 2415 University Ave in East Palo Alto on Saturday, February 18 for Delaney College. 10:00am Departure. Event will take place from 10:00am – 3:00pm. This can be YOUR CONNECTION TO SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS AND MUCH MORE! Get Connected directly to colleges, including historically black colleges and universities. You can get accepted on the spot, application fees waived, scholarships on the Spot! Go here for more information.

Sanctuary Education Conference for K-12 teachers to defend and support Arab and Muslim students in wake of Trump - February 18, 2017

What: Sanctuary Education Conference for K-12 teachers When: Saturday February 18thth from 10 AM to 2:30 PM Where: the Islamic Cultural Center, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland In response to the increased incidents of violence, Islamophobia, racism, and threats to immigrants from the Trump administration, the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) is hosting a Sanctuary Education Conference, in partnership with Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) and SF Teachers for Social Justice. The conference will bring together hundreds of teachers, staff, and youth workers to learn about how to meet the needs of Arab and Muslim youth in the Trump era, and shine light on how to transform schools into safe and sanctuary spaces.By bringing educators together to discuss how to nurture and protect children and their families in the days to come, the conference will foster networks of support for educators and students alike Go here for more information.

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 18, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

The Addams Family Musical at Menlo-Atherton High School - February 17, 2017

Menlo Atherton Drama presents The Addams Family musical They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky…. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love, and begs Gomez and Morticia and the family to act “normal” when she brings her boyfriend and his parents to dinner. Laughs for the whole family at 3 matinee and 3 evening shows at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. Feb. 17, 18 - 8pm Feb. 19 - 2pm Feb. 24 - 8pm Feb. 25, 26 - 2pm Tickets $10 for Students/Seniors and $14 for Adults. Group discounts available. Tickets available through link on the M-A homepage, mabears.org. Go here for more information.

City Council Study Session on Immigration - February 15, 2017

The City Council has scheduled a Study Session for February 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers to discuss the topic of Immigration and how it affects the City of East Palo Alto. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend, and learn about the City’s efforts to protect our residents’ civil rights. Date: February 15, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers (2415 University Avenue) In it's description of the event, the City of East Palo Alto's website says, "The City is proud of its diversity, including many many immigrant families. Residents should feel free to access all City services, regardless of their immigration status. Immigrants are welcome in East Palo Alto." Go here for more information.

Youth of the Year Award - February 09, 2017

The Moldaw-Zaffaroni Clubhouse is inviting the public to attend its Youth of the Year Award ceremony from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.at the clubhouse at 2031 POulgas Ave in East Palo Alto. For more information and to RSVP, please contact BGCP Events Manager Meredith O’Hare at meredith@bgcp.org or at (650)646-6128 Go here for more information.

January 2017

Public Scoping Meetings San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project Upstream of Highway 101 - Palo Alto - January 31, 2017

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) will host a public meeting East Palo Alto to present initial planning on the scope of potential capital improvements along San Francisquito Creek upstream (west). The meeting will be held January 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA. * Please note: this date has changed from the Notice of Preparation filed on 12/21/16. of Highway 101. Go here for more information.

A Concert Celebrating the Music of African American Composers - January 28, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday January 28 and 29 at 3 pm the musicians and guest artists of the African American Composer Initiative will present their eighth annual benefit concert at The Performing Arts Center of Eastside College Preparatory School, 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto. The concerts feature vocal and instrumental music drawn from the traditions of spirituals, jazz, blues, opera, and concert music. Composers represented are Zenobia Powell Perry, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, Jaqueline Hairston, Dolores White, Dizzie Gillespie, and Bobby Timmons. Three new compositions will be premiered: “Tapestry,” a jazz tribute to Langston Hughes by Valerie Capers, Disco-cioso, a piano trio for Picasso Ensemble by John Robinson, and “Let God Bring Tomorrow,” a musical memorial to the fallen in Orlando, by Joshua McGhee. Also on the program are spirituals for soprano and tenor from Perry’s opera, solo and duet piano music by Perry, “Troubled Water” by Margaret Bonds for cello solo and piano, and Dolores White’s setting of poetry by Maya Angelou for tenor, soprano, and piano. Performing on the program are soprano Yolanda Rhodes; pianists/vocalists LaDoris Cordell and Deanne Tucker; The Picasso Ensemble: Menlo Park pianist Josephine Gandolfi, violinist Susan C. Brown, cellist Victoria Ehrlich; clarinetist Carol Somersille, percussionist Jim Kassis, trumpeter John Worley, trombonist John Monroe, flutist Stephanie McNab, bassoonist Doug Brown, and saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan . Featured guest artists/composers are Valerie Capers, piano, and John Robinson, bass. Tickets are $10 seniors, $5 students, and $20 general - all ticket proceeds benefit the school. Tickets are available online only at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2718789; event website is http://aacinitiative.org/lettheknowingspeak/ Go here for more information.

Free At Last's 23rd Anniversary Celebration - January 27, 2017

Six years after the Co-Founder of Free At Last, David Lewis, was killed, Free At Last sustains his legacy with the presentation of the David Lewis Award on Friday, January 27, 2017. Free At Last also celebrates 23 years of dedicated leadership in the field of substance abuse treatment. Contact Info: Susan Cortopassi 650.462.6992 sue@freeatlast.org Venue Info: Free At Last 1796 Bay Road East Palo Alto California 94303 Time: 5-7 p.m. Cover: Free Go here for more information.

Public Scoping Meetings San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project Upstream of Highway 101 - East Palo Alto - January 26, 2017

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) will host a public meeting East Palo Alto to present initial planning on the scope of potential capital improvements along San Francisquito Creek upstream (west). The meeting will be held January 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Palo Alto City Hall Community Room, 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto, CA. of Highway 101. Go here for more information.

Beat One & Beat Four - East Palo Alto Police Department - January 19, 2017

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm Location: Community Room at City Hall (2415 University Avenue, EPA, CA 94303) Go here for more information.

Immigrants and Allies Event - January 19, 2017

The Immigrants and Allies event includes a panel discussion moderated by Manny Santamaria, who is with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The panel will include Supervisor Warren Slocum and Andres Connell of Nuestra Casa. This event will provide resources and tools for those most threatened by the new administration and strategies for those who want to support them. This event will take place at the Cubberley Community Center Theater at 4000 Middlefield Rd. in Palo Alto. The event will be in Spanish and English. It is the result of the collaboration of many co-sponsors including the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, the YMCA, YCS, Palo Alto University and more. Go here for more information.

Public Scoping Meetings San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection, Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project Upstream of Highway 101 - Menlo Park - January 18, 2017

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) will host public meetings in the cities of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto to present initial planning on the scope of potential capital improvements along San Francisquito Creek upstream (west)of Highway 101. January 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel School Upper Campus Atrium Room, 275 Elliott Drive in Menlo Park, CA. This will be a joint Scoping Meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is producing a federal Environmental Impact Statement for this project. • January 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Palo Alto City Hall Community Room, 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto, CA. • January 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA. * Please note: this date has changed from the Notice of Preparation filed on 12/21/16.Comments received at these meetings will be considered in the preparation of the environmental evaluation. In addition to attending one of the scoping meetings listed below, written comments can be sent to the SFCJPA, at 615-B Menlo Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 or by email to Comments are due. Go here for more information.

"MLK, Jr. Celebration" - January 16, 2017

Youth Community Service and the City of Palo Alto are co-sponsoring a "MLK, Jr. Celebration" at Mitchell Park Community Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The community center is located in Mitchell Park at 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. East Palo Alto Mayor Larry Moody will speak around 12:30 p.m. with Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff. Rain-free day is forecast. Go here for more information.

Plant Trees at Jack Farrell Park - January 16, 2017

Join Canopy and the City of East Palo Alto to plant trees at Jack Farrell Park on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A tree will be planted in honor of new city Mayor Larry Moody. Light snacks and all tools will be provided. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information contact uriel@canopy.org or call 650-0964-6110, ext.4 Go here for more information.

Silicon Valley for Obama '08 Reunion and Retrospective - January 16, 2017

Join Owen Byrd, Pastor Paul Bains, Brad Jenkins, the former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and a panel of four speakers at the Silicon Valley for Obama '08 Reunion and Retrospective. The event will take place at the All Saints Episcopal Church located at 555 Waverley Street in Palo Alto, CA.The event will run from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST. You must get a ticket. Go here for more information.

EPA Police Beat Schedule - Beat Three - January 11, 2017

Time: 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm Location: Peninsula Park Apartments (1977 Tate Street, EPA, CA 94303) EPACenter Arts Project and the City Planning Department intend to present an upcoming project at the Beat Two meeting in February and March. All Beats are welcome to attend. Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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