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January 2029

A Concert Celebrating the Music of African American Composers - January 28, 2029

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.

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.

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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