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May 2014

Fourth Annual Reading Bonanza in the Park - SAVE THE DATE - May 17, 2014

“Reading Bonanza in the Park” (formerly "Reading Rainbow in the Park") is a free fun family literacy expo held at Bell Street Park and is open to the public. The purpose of the event is to showcase the diversity of books and reading activities to promote a joy of reading. The event consists of reading activities, games and entertainment hosted by volunteers and community organizations. FREE books are given to all youth in attendance. Tables and booths hosting reading activities are on-going throughout the day where youth earn raffle tickets just by participating. Dozens of FREE raffle prizes are given out at each event. There are also scheduled activities such as poetry workshops, on-stage entertainment and a Spelling Bee where contestants compete for a laptop computer. More info to come! Go here for more information.

An Evening of Classical, Jazz and Gospel - May 04, 2014

The Bay Area Baptist District Association Scholarship Committee presents An Evening of Classical, Jazz and Gospel. The evening event is a concert benefit that will provide scholarships for the "Class of 2014" high school graduates in East Palo Alto. The evening will feature special guests: Dr.Condoleezza Rice, a classical pianist and Obba Babatunde, an actor/entertainer who will be the MC. The Jazz music will be performed by the "Footnotes Jazz Band" and other local talent like Angel Eaglin, Ernest Brown, Mother Onion, Mariam Kubursi, Marion Brewer, Shay Winston, Rhonda Benin and Denise YoungSmith. The event will be held Saturday May 3, 2014 @ the Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, CA. For tickets and more information, contact Clara Rice at (650)325-9022 at the Jerusalem Baptist Church or call Georgia Hudson at (650)800-7444. Tickets: Adults-$75.00/Children under 12-$50.00. Go here for more information.

Author Event: “Wartime Memories: Growing Up, Growing Away from Occupation” - May 03, 2014

Two local authors of recently-published World War II memoirs will be sharing their memories and discussing their books at a special program to be presented by the Menlo Park Library on May 3. Eva W. Maiden, author of Decisions in the Dark: A Refugee Girl’s Journey, and K. Sophie Stillman, author of My War, My Life, will talk about their memoirs and their flights from Nazi occupation as young people, as well as their lives in their adopted country: the United States. The event will take place Saturday, May 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. The program is free, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Go here for more information.

Go Retro! Kara’s Annual Fundraiser - May 03, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, May 3rd, please join us at the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto for a special fundraising event and 'retro party' to raise funds for Kara's crucial services. You will have a one of a kind opportunity to participate in a silent auction, live auction, and games, and enjoy live music, dancing, and great food and drink as you travel back mid-century to the 50s, 60s, 70s and even the 80s! So get out your yearbooks and dust off your loafers, favorite LPs, and leisure suits and start prepping for an event you won't want to miss! This fundraiser helps sustain the critical grief support services that Kara provides to children and adults, families, schools, and businesses in our community. For 38 years, Kara has delivered hope and healing to those suffering personal loss and grief in the Bay Area. 
For more information and to register, visit our event website at www.kara-grief.org/goretro. Where: Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Contact: Christine Russell 650-321-5272 ext. 23 Christine@kara-grief.org Admission: Individual tickets to the event are $100, and a Group Package is $500 for 6 tickets. Go here for more information.

April 2014

Fitness & Nutrition workshop - April 26, 2014

Join us for Gospel workout, Nutrition workshop and free cholesterol screening. Nutrition workshop sponsored by the African-American Community Health Advisory Committee. The workshop will be held at Community Church of East Palo, 2201 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. 650.323.5839 Go here for more information.

Stepping Stones Growth Center's 12th Annual Every Step Counts 1-Mile Walk & 5K Run - April 26, 2014

Lace up your shoes and help enhance the independence, self-sufficiency and quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities at the 12th Annual Every Step Counts 1-Mile Walk & 5K Run along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail. Bring your children and running partners to this family-friendly USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned event. Check-in and day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the San Leandro Marina Park picnic tables near the walking path, and the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes a t-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments, and participants will be entered for prize drawings. Medals will be awarded to the top first-run finisher in each age division, male and female. San Leandro Marina, 13800 Monarch Bay Dr., San Leandro 94577


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Changes in the Cost of Flood Insurance: How it Affects You - April 23, 2014

The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and the City of Palo Alto invite residents of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and Menlo Park to a community meeting regarding the latest changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and flood insurance rates. A new law approved in 2012 and recently modified makes significant changes to flood insurance rates and policies that affect residents and businesses in the FEMA-designated floodplain. MEETING DETAILS: Changes in the Cost of Flood Insurance: How it Affects You Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Palo Alto Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Avenue (The meeting will also be cablecast live on Government Channel 26 and webcast live on the Media Center website at: http://midpenmedia.org/local-tv/watch-now/ Edie Lohmann, NFIP Flood Insurance Specialist, will present information on the latest legislative changes, how they affect your insurance, and answer questions about flood insurance, elevation certificates, and related topics. For more information, visit www.sfcjpa.org. Go here for more information.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Presentation - April 22, 2014

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, featuring the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition includes nearly 70 paintings, and features a selection of intimately scaled impressionist and post-impressionist still lifes, portraits and landscapes, whose charm and fluency invite close scrutiny. The significance of this exhibition is grounded in the high quality of each example and in the works’ variety of subject matter. The paintings’ dimensions reflect their intended function: display in domestic interiors. Their intimate effect also extends to the paintings’ themes—many are studies of the artists’ favorite places and depictions of people familiar to them, and the works often became gifts shared among friends. Tuesday, April 22 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Free for members/ $5 for non-members Go here for more information.

EPA Community Earth Day Celebration - April 19, 2014

Are you looking for a great place to spend your morning on Earth Day? Committee for Green Foothills has worked to organize the EPA Community Earth Day Celebration on April 19th, 2014. Meet at Bell St Park at 8:30am, where participants can register for a program to participate in, then disperse ourselves throughout the City to various projects aimed at having fun, beautifying the City of East Palo Alto, and providing important information about creating a healthy environment for you and your family. Bring your children and friends to volunteer at this event. We are still seeking site captains, people who are willing to lead small groups to simple projects; please let us know which leaders in mind who would like to help out in a leadership capacity for this event. No experience required. We will train you. For more information, contact Elizabeth Sarmiento elizabeth@greenfoothills.org or call (650) 968-7243, ext 340. Go here for more information.

CodeNow Accepting Applications for Computer Programming Training - April 15, 2014

CodeNow is a local nonprofit that teaches underrepresented youth computer programming skills. Our mission is to narrow the digital divide in the tech community by providing coding courses to high school students who would not normally have access to such technology. Students who are accepted will receive a scholarship of $250 to participate in CodeNow. They will learn to create interactive games and applications in the programming language Ruby. The students will receive individualized training from industry professionals at Facebook’s headquarters. Best of all, no prior programming skills are needed! The training will be held May 3rd, 4th, and 17th. We accept applications on a first-come, first-serve basis so please let your community know ASAP! The deadline to apply is April 22nd. Interested students should apply online at http://codenow.org/apply/. A flyer with this information can be downloaded and printed here: http://codenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SF-May-Workshop-Flyer-1.jpg. Go here for more information.

The History of 16MM Movies- Then and Now - April 15, 2014

Join local film historian Jim Chase as he takes you down memory lane, back to an era when the flicker of the projector heralded the sound of the birth of America’s great motion picture era. Classic movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, including A Farewell to Arms, Strange Alibi, Fire over Africa, and Miracle in the Rain are part of Jim’s vast collection. Preview an example of a film from this era as Jim discusses the history of 16mm film, its legacy and how and if they survive in this new era of digital media. Tuesday, April 15 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Free for members/ $3 for non-members Go here for more information.

Receive Free Assistance Around Your Home! - April 10, 2014

Realtor Service Volunteer Program Come learn about the annual week-long community outreach program! RSVP provides free assistance to qualified seniors who can not otherwise perform certain household tasks. Frequently Requested Tasks: • Wash windows • Flip a mattress • Change furnace filters • Change light bulbs • Rake leaves/ trim hedges • Move furniture • And more! How do I sign up to request service? Applications must be completed by the resident during the provided hours of the Community Forum at Little House on April 10th. Go here for more information.

Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the first East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Ordinance - April 09, 2014

There will be a special presentation honoring the thirtieth anniversary of the passage of the first East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Ordinance on 10 April 1984. The special presentation takes place at the Regular Meeting of the East Palo Alto Rent Stabilization Board. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and takes place in the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. There are several items on the agenda preceding the special presentation. It is anticipated that the special presentation and reception following will begin about 8:00 p.m. and last no more than 30 minutes before the Rent Board resumes consideration of the remaining items on the agenda. Go here for more information.

Meet the iPad - April 09, 2014

Learn basic functionality, app explanation, settings management, helpful features and much more! All in a personal and comfortable setting. Taught by Curtis Golden of Seniors Savvy. Wednesday, 4/9 - 4/30 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM | $60 Go here for more information.

Opening of the East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market - April 09, 2014

The 2014 Market Season of the East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market starts TOMORROW! Now, you can join us every Wednesday from 12:00 - 3:00 at Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1798 Bay Road, East Palo Alto for a thriving Farmers Market. The Market is home to the Fresh Checks program, which doubles the value of purchases made by qualifying low-income customers at the market. The market also accepts EBT, WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks, and cash. Every third Wednesday of the month join us for a free cooking demonstration at the market, and come by regularly for activities and tabling hosted by other East Palo Alto organizations. Email Market Manager Gaby Lopez (gaby@collectiveroots.org) if you are interested in receiving a weekly email or text message reminder about the market! Interested in supporting the market on a regular basis? Sign up for the Root Box, our weekly Community Supported Agriculture Program, and receive a weekly box of produce sourced directly from farmers and East Palo Alto Backyard Gardeners, delivered to one of many convenient delivery locations! Go here for more information.

A Memoir Writing Class- Write Your Life - April 03, 2014

Tap into your creative vision to write stories for personal satisfaction or publication. Instructor, Phyllis Butler, is an author and feature columnist. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and other international publications. She has worked as an Executive Editor with Celestial Arts' Les Femmes Boks, and studied with Joseph Campbell and Wallace Stegner. Thursdays, 4/3-4/24 | 1:30PM - 2:30PM | Cost: $50 for Little House members/$55 for non-members/$15 Drop-in Go here for more information.

Digital Photography with Neal Menschel! - April 03, 2014

If you’re looking for a workshop that teaches the secrets of professional photography, AND YOU LIKE TO HAVE FUN, you’ve come to the right place! Join acclaimed photo journalist, Neal Menschel, for this four week workshop focusing on camera equipment, capturing images, composition, texture, and creating dynamite photos. Whether you’re a beginner with a passion to take great pictures, or an advanced photographer looking to polish existing skills, our photography workshop will provide you with a real, hands-on education. Thursdays, 4/3 - 4/24 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm | $150 Go here for more information.

'No Belly' Boot Camp - April 02, 2014

Join us for this high intensity interval training class (HIIT) and flatten that belly and get in the best shape of your life. Check us out, the first session is on us! Mon/Wed/Fri | 7:00AM - 7:50AM (12 Class Meetings/month) Cost: $13 per class/ $15 Drop-In Go here for more information.

Why Weight? Wednesday - Saturday April 2- 5, 2014 - April 02, 2014

994 Beech Street East Palo Alto, Ca 94303/ 4 Day Health Seminar with Dr. Collin Ross of Pacific Health Education; Exercise Classes, Workshops, and Community Health Services; Wednesday:5:30 - 6:15 Kick Boxing Thursday: 5:30 - 6:15 Zumba Friday : 5:30 - 6:15 Community Health Services Presentation: East Palo Alto YMCA & Rape Trauma Services Nightly Workshops: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner, Makeover/ Moods and Foods 1,2,3/ Secrets to Longevity/ Insomnia/ Hypertension/ Saturday Workshop 4:00 pm Go here for more information.

March 2014

Project WeHOPE Holds Fundraiser Dinner To Support Homeless Programs - March 29, 2014

Project WeHOPE, a non-profit organization located in East Palo Alto aimed at helping the city’s homeless, invites local community leaders and individual donors to an exclusive fundraising event on March 29 called Life’s Healing Choices Dinner. Guests can choose between a 5 PM or 7 PM seating, where they will be treated to delicious BBQ from Texas Roadhouse, and learn about the many programs and specific courses Project WeHOPE offers, such as nutrition and cooking classes, financial literacy courses and various physical and mental health therapies for the homeless. These and many other programs are essential in helping clients transition to becoming self-sufficient so that they may be able to move into housing. For more information or to purchase tickets to this event, please contact us at info@projectwehope.com or visit projectwehope.org. Go here for more information.

Intermediate Facebook Class - March 27, 2014

Looking to expand your knowledge on the fundamentals of Facebook?! Join us here at Little House for a look into the world of social media. Classes taught by Patricia Dwyer, CEO Digital Chaos Control- all students will receive personal attention. Cost: $10 *Must provide your own laptop/ iPad *Seats are limited Call 650-326-2025 ext.224 to reserve a spot Go here for more information.

Meet Local Author Barbara McNally - March 25, 2014

Living Out All Your Colors - What would you do if you weren’t afraid to live out all your colors? Based on her personal story, join Barbara in an interactive presentation on the idea of living out all your colors and what that would look like for your life. Go here for more information.

Seminars for Homeowners, Tenants and Consumers - Free Legal and HUD-certified counseling - March 22, 2014

Upcoming workshop on Saturday, 3/22/2014 San Mateo Public Library 55 W 3rd Ave. San Mateo, CA 10:00 - 12:00Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is partnering with HERA, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, Project Sentinel and Able Works on three upcoming workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to provide residents with information and tools to take charge of their housing-related and financial circumstances. We will provide information for homeowners and tenants in foreclosure and consumers with credit counseling and debt defense needs. There will be opportunities for residents to meet with credit and housing counselors as well as legal aid attorneys. The workshops are entirely free and are open to the public without any obligation or expectation. Information will be available in English and Spanish. Go here for more information.

Tales of Magic & Blarney with Storyteller Ruth Halpern - March 22, 2014

Tales from the Emerald Isles will come alive in Menlo Park on March 22 during a free storytelling performance to be presented by the Menlo Park Historical Association and the Menlo Park Library. Storyteller Ruth Halpern will be presenting “Tales of Magic & Blarney,” enchanting, surprising stories of fairies, leprechauns, pots of gold, funny giants and Irish riddles “for ages 5 to 105,” Saturday, March 22nd at 11 a.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. For more information, click on the calendar link at www.menloparklibrary.org. Go here for more information.

Community Meeting to Discuss the Cooley Landing Education Center - March 17, 2014

This meeting will be held to make sure that everyone is on the same page with regard to the way the Cooley Landing Education Center's new building plans are organized and that everyone agrees about how the building will look. The meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. TO 9:00 p.m. in the COMMUNITY ROOM AT CITY HALL at 2415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE EAST PALO ALTO. For more information, email Peter Geraghty at peterjgeraghty@gmail.com Go here for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration! - March 17, 2014

Join us here at Little House for some traditional Irish food, fun, and entertainment! 9:30AM - 11:00AM: Bake sale and Irish Coffee 11:30AM—1:00PM: Traditional cornbeef and cabbage lunch and live entertainment featuring “Rosin The Bow” | Lunch $6 1:30PM: Irish Movie- “Waking Ned Devine" Go here for more information.

Westside Area Plan Advisory Committee on Housing - March 17, 2014

The Westside Area Plan Advisory Committee (WAPAC) will host an informational session on affordable housing in East Palo Alto. The meeting will include a presentation on existing housing conditions on the Westside and a general overview of the laws, regulations and policies around housing in the City. Following the presentation, there will be a discussion and question and answer session on housing-related topics. The Westside Area Plan Advisory Committee will be held on March 17th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm at the East Palo Alto Senior Center Dining Room located at 560 Bell Street. Please note that this is a different location than previous meetings.See the meeting agenda on the project website address below. Go here for more information.

COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT FAIR - March 15, 2014

COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT FAIR Saturday. March 15th from 9am--2 pm Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1807 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Call for appointment 650/330-7416. Walk-in will be first come, first served Go here for more information.

A History of the Violin Through Poetry and Art - March 11, 2014

Join local author and poet Charlotte Muse as she reads poetry from her newly published book, Violin. The book is a series of poems that explore the history of the violin, including the lives of Italian violin makers Gasparo da Salo and Antonio Stradivari, the instrument’s range and expressiveness and how the violin changed music forever. Local award-winning artist Joyce Savre, who rendered the art work for Muse’s book, will discuss how she created paintings that reveal the depth and mystery of the violin. Both paintings and poems flow together and convey a feeling of music. This will be an enchanting afternoon not to be missed. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Road Menlo Park, CA. 94025 1:30pm to 2:30pm | Free for members / $3 non-members Go here for more information.

Landscape Painting With Jenny Wantuch - March 11, 2014

Do you have art supplies waiting to be used? Then come and join this indoor class and turn your art supplies to beautiful landscapes! Learn how to successfully use photography and other reference materials to create your artwork. Any medium is welcome. Also, learn the secrets of composition and color theory. You will get a lot of personal attention and support. Contact the instructor (jennywantuch@me.com) for more information about the class. For more information on Jenny, visit her website at www.jennywantuch.com Tuesdays, 3/4-3/25 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | Monthly Cost: $80 (for four classes) Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Community Prayer Walk for Peace - March 08, 2014

The East Palo Alto Community Prayer Walk for Peace will start at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto. Rev. Lawrence C. Goode, other faith clergy, community leaders and the survivors of violent crimes will join in a Prayer Walk for Peace in an effort to stop the violence in East Palo Alto. For more info., contact Julio Escobar at 415-861-9579 or Rev. Goode at 650-322-2152. Go here for more information.

Meeet the Iphone - March 05, 2014

Wednesday | 3/5 - 3/26 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM Learn basic functionality, app explanation, settings management, helpful features and much more! All in a personal and comfortable setting. Taught by Curtis Golden of Seniors Savvy. Cost: $60 Go here for more information.

Eth-No-Tec Kinetic Story Theater - March 01, 2014

Stories from across Asia come alive through music, dance, rhythmic dialogue, lively facial expressions and the spoken word, as the dynamic storytellers of Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater present “Asian Treasure Bag,” a selection of enthralling myths & folktales from a variety of Asian cultures, Saturday, March 1st at 11 a.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. The performance is free, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Go here for more information.

February 2014

Garage Conversion/Second Unit Meeting - February 24, 2014

The next garage conversion/second unit meeting will take place on February 24, 2014 at 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to start at 7PM. Go here for more information.

Celebrating Black History Month and Healthy Parks! - February 22, 2014

From Buffalo Soldiers to George Washington Carver, African Americans have a rich history in conservation. Find out more about African Americans who pioneered conservation in America as The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District celebrates Black History Month at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve in East Palo Alto on February 22, from 1 pm to 3 pm. The free family event will offer a guided hike, children’s activities, bird-watching, snacks, and raffle prizes, while providing opportunities for visitors to learn more about African Americans who pioneered conservation and information about using local preserves and parks as a pathway to health and fun. All Activities are FREE! Heavy rain will cancel event. In addition to the activities, there will be a special appearance from the Los Baños Buffalo Soldiers, paying tribute to the all African-American regiments responsible for patrolling our first National Parks, whose horseback journey took them down historic El Camino Real and across the Diablo Range. For more information about the event: Phone: (650)691-1200 Website: www.openspace.org This event is part of the Regional Healthy Parks Healthy People initiative that promotes the fact that all parks are cornerstones of health, for people and the environment, and encourages everyone to seek the benefits of physical and mental health, healing, and social well-being in their local open space and parks. Go here for more information.

Seminar for Homeowners, Tenants and Consumers - Free Legal and HUD-certified counseling - February 22, 2014

Saturday, 2/22/2014 East Palo Alto City Hall 2415 University Ave. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 10:30 - 12:30 Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is partnering with HERA, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, Project Sentinel and Able Works on three upcoming workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to provide residents with information and tools to take charge of their housing-related and financial circumstances. We will provide information for homeowners and tenants in foreclosure and consumers with credit counseling and debt defense needs. There will be opportunities for residents to meet with credit and housing counselors as well as legal aid attorneys. The workshops are entirely free and are open to the public without any obligation or expectation. Information will be available in English and Spanish. Go here for more information.

Senator Jerry Hill Holds Online Town Hall - February 19, 2014

Senator Jerry Hill holds an online town hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, about the top issues facing the Peninsula and the state, and key bills in the legislature this year. Hill invites residents from Brisbane to Sunnyvale to share their concerns and questions about state government and legislation by visiting http://sd13.senate.ca.gov/AskJerry. Questions may be submitted to the senator in advance or during the online, interactive town hall. He’ll respond to as many questions as time permits during the live stream event. More information about the online town hall is available at http://sd13.senate.ca.gov/event/2014-02-19-online-town-hall or by calling the district office at (650) 212-3313. Go here for more information.

Docent Lecture Series at Little House - February 18, 2014

The Asian Art Museum presents... Golden Gate Castaways: East Meets West In Gold Rush San Francisco This is the story of 17 Japanese sailors, stranded at sea, rescued by an American ship, and taken to San Francisco in 1851. Regarded as the first Japanese people ever to reach these shores, they had many adventures on the Barbary Coast. Their story is illustrated with wood block prints (some from the Asian Art Museum) and historic photographs and drawings. Join Bob Oaks, docent and author, for this insightful presentation. Free for Members | $5 for Non-Members 1:30PM - 2:30PM Go here for more information.

Jobs - Caregiver, Home Care Aide, CNA - Jobs - February 16, 2014

We have immediate work for you. Weekends, Weekdays, Nights, and Live-in. We pay more, and offer bonuses and flexible hours. Extra pay for Chinese speakers. Our office is located in Palo Alto and our caregiver employees service all of the Bay Area. We try hard to find work close to where you live. Starlight Caregivers is a home care agency that hires qualified caregivers to provide companionship care and personal care for seniors, the elderly, and the disabled so they can stay safely at home. Typical home care services offered include daily living tasks like bathing, grooming and dressing, companionship care like reading, playing games or enjoying a meal together, day surgery support, medication reminders, respite care for family members, light housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping & errands, transportation, fall precaution care, range of motion & walking assistance. All work is non-medical. For those wishing to apply with us, we require: * A warm heart and a caring personality * At least two years of experience providing hands on personal care with elderly; and/or a CNA or CHHA certification * Physically able to transfer people of varying weights * Current license for all licensed disciplines * Verifiable employment references * INS authorization to work in the United States if you are not a citizen * Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug test, and TB test * High School diploma or equivalency * Ability to read, write, and speak English * Have reliable transportation * Have a current driver's license * Have current auto Insurance Join our team, reply to this ad and tell us why we should hire you. www.starlightcaregivers.com Go here for more information.

Seminars for Homeowners, Tenants and Consumers - Free Legal and HUD-certified counseling - February 15, 2014

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is partnering with HERA, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo, Project Sentinel and Able Works on three upcoming workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to provide residents with information and tools to take charge of their housing-related and financial circumstances. We will provide information for homeowners and tenants in foreclosure and consumers with credit counseling and debt defense needs. There will be opportunities for residents to meet with credit and housing counselors as well as legal aid attorneys. The workshops are entirely free and are open to the public without any obligation or expectation. Information will be available in English and Spanish. Saturday, 2/15/2014 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2124 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City 10:00 - 12:00 Go here for more information.

The Children of EPA Perform a Black History Play - February 15, 2014

The children of EPA will perform a black history play at the Tulip L. Jones Women's Club at 1310 Bay Rd in East Palo Alto. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The actual play starts at 4:30 p.m. During one segment of the program, recognition will be given to chosen members of the community for outstanding service and philanthropy. Go here for more information.

EPA Reggae Band "Rafa" Headlines Club Fox Valentine's Show - February 14, 2014

East Palo Alto's roots-reggae band "Rafa" will headline "Could You Be Loved? - A Valentine's Dance Party" at Club Fox in Redwood City on Friday, February 14th, 2014. San Jose band Dogcatcher will play an opening set, and former KFJC DJ, Mr. Goodfoot, will spin soul and funk music on vinyl. Doors open at 8 PM and live music starts at 9 PM. Tickets are $15 and guests must be aged 21+. Tickets available: http://www.clubfoxrwc.com/event/437213-valentines-dance-party-redwood-city/ Go here for more information.

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting - February 11, 2014

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Council Chambers at City Hall 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto The Westside and General Plan Advisory Committees are reconvening in the coming weeks. Advisory Committee meetings are open to the general public. Agendas and materials will be posted on the project website before the meeting. Go here for more information.

Tuesday Tea at Little House - February 11, 2014

Gale Fullerton Presents: Havan - Cuba's Capital Jewel Attend this travel presentation and you will be in an exclusive group of less than one percent of US Citizens who have visted Cuba. This porgram will feature Havan where you will see: the Hotel Nacional- a perfectly restored iconic national landmark; many buildings, museums, churches, and the colorful streets of Old Town; Ernest Hemingway's House just as he left it in 1960; Artist Jose Fuster's Gaudi inspired house; many classic American Cars of the 1950's. Come and join Gale Fullerton for the rare glimpse of this intriguing capital city. Free for Members | $3 for Non-Members Go here for more information.

The 2014 Honors Dinner featuring Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero - February 09, 2014

Join the trustees of the East Palo Alto Boxing Club in honoring Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on Sunday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Four Season Silicon Valley, located at 2050 University Avenue in East Palo Alto, CA. RSVP by February 3 online at epaboxingclub.org/events.html or by phone at 650-060-5216. Black tie is optional Go here for more information.

Assemblyman Rich Gordon to Host Constituent Open House to Discuss the Outlook for California in 2014 - February 06, 2014

Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) will host an Open House reception on Thursday, February 6 at his District Office in Los Altos. Constituents of the 24th Assembly District and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to ask questions of Assemblyman Gordon, discuss the outlook for the State of the California in 2014, and voice their thoughts and concerns about state government. WHAT: Open House with Assemblyman Rich Gordon, WHEN: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Thursday, February 6, WHERE: District Office of Assemblyman Rich Gordon, 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 117, Los Altos, CA 94022. Please RSVP online or by calling (650) 691-2121. This event is free and open to the public. Light food and refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Senior Advisory Meeting - February 05, 2014

A special meeting is planned regarding a newly proposed Senior Housing, and the Planning Division is accelerating outreach to Latinos through a partnership with Stanford University, which has agreed to provide translation services at the meeting, and outreach to SAC applicants who cannot speak English. MEETINGS ARE HELD ONCE EACH QUARTER IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 2415 UNIVERSITY AVENUE OR THE SENIOR CENTER, 560 BELL STREET, EAST PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA. PLEASE CHECK THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING LOCATION AND TIME. Go here for more information.

Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic 2/5/14 6pm at 1861 Bay Rd East Palo Alto - February 05, 2014

Community legal Services in East Palo Alto will be hosting a Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic at our offices located at 1861 Bay Rd. East Palo Alto. Volunteer attorneys will review your record, determine if you qualify for record sealing, and help fill out the application form and fee waiver if necessary. The consultations are free but space is limited. Please call 650-326-6440 to see if you are qualified and to make an appointment. Go here for more information.

Pilates at Little House Activity Center - February 05, 2014

Whether you are young or not so young, fast or slow, healthy or recovering...Whether you want to walk around the block or run a marathon...Whether you want to dance, build your core, or simply be all you can be...HowToMove can help you achieve your movement and exercise goals Monthly | Wednesdays | 7:00PM - 8:00PM (8 Class Meetings)| Cost: $120 Go here for more information.

Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore - February 05, 2014

Find out about the latest and greatest in electronics.Come and hear Rambabu Pyapali discuss the new products that you can use. Meetings are held every Wednesday's at Ming's restaurant in Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

A Tribute to Billie Holiday - February 01, 2014

Bay Area jazz vocalist Cheryl Bennett-Scales, along with jazz pianist Bennett Roth-Newell, will celebrate Billie Holiday’s contribution to the world of jazz and the songs she made famous on Saturday, February 1st at 11 a.m. at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, located at 701 Laurel Street. The performance is free, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Go here for more information.

The Burning Question: Who gets to live in our communities? - February 01, 2014

SFOP/PIA (the San Francisco Organizing Project and the Peninsula Interfaith Action) presents - "The Burning Question: Who gets to live in our communities?" How can we help ensure that our cities are a place for all? Find out at the Housing Element Workshop. WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Congregational Church of San Mateo in the Buckham Room, 225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo 94401 (corner of San Mateo Drive). Coffee and snacks will be provided. Email keldridge@cbnorcal.com to register Go here for more information.

January 2014

King Tides Walk - January 30, 2014

Local environmental nonprofits Acterra, the Environmental Volunteers, and Save the Bay are teaming up to welcome members of the public to observe and document the highest seasonal tides, or “king tides,” while learning about baylands ecology. The event will include an educational walk through the Baylands Nature Preserve with Environmental Volunteers docents. During the walk, attendees are encouraged to photograph the high tides and the impact of rising waters on wildlife habitat in the baylands. Participants can then share those images through Flickr and contribute to a living record of the changes to California’s shorelines-- providing a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise. Optional brown bag lunch to follow the walk. This free event will take place on Thursday, January 30th from 12 noon - 1:00 pm at the EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, 2560 Embarcadero Road. Please bring (if you have them): a camera, binoculars, and lunch. Space is limited so please pre-register online. Go here for more information.

Community Meeting to Discuss the Cooley Landing Education Center - January 28, 2014

The City of East Palo Alto invites everyone to the fourth in a series of eight meetings about the design of the new Cooley Landing Education Center that will begin construction in the Fall of 2014. From 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm in the Community Room at 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA. Go here for more information.

Kids Community Potluck/Play - January 28, 2014

Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2014 Location: Tulip L. Jones Women’s Club 1310 Bay Road, East Palo Ca, 94303 Time: 3:30pm – 6:00pm Fun Games, Music, Poetry Work Shop, Raffle, Face Painting and More ! You’re welcomed to bring a light dish/snack (no pork products) to share with everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Ebonni Black at 650-549-5514 or email ebonniblack@gmail.com. This event is free and open to the public. One love** Go here for more information.

Faith Leadership Luncheon - January 27, 2014

To be held at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church located at 835 Runnymede St. from 11:30 am -1:00 pm. Hosted by East Palo Alto Council Member Larry Moody Special guest speaker - André V. Chapman, Founder and CEO of Unity Care Go here for more information.

Resume Building Workshop - January 27, 2014

Learn tips and best practices to help your resume standout. Meet recruiters from facebook as they share tips to build your resume. Facebook announces its second quarterly job workshop for residents of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven. What: Resume Building Workshop When: Monday, January 27 from 6-8 pm Where: JobTrain, 1200 O’Brien Dr., Menlo Park Bring your resume. Facebook HR will be onsite to provide individual assistance. Refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.

"Let Freedom Ring" — The Resounding Music of African American Composers - January 26, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 pm Performing Arts Center Eastside College Preparatory School 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto, CA Eastside College Preparatory School extends a warm invitation to the community to attend the fifth annual benefit concert featuring music by African American composers, performed by the musicians and guest artists of the African American Composers Initiative (AACI.) All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the school. Ruby Bridges The AACI musicians, joined by the Eastside Choir under the direction of David Chaidez, will present the premier of "Ruby." This multi-media work by Dr. Valerie Capers tells the story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges who courageously triumphed over the ordeal she faced when she integrated the schools of New Orleans in 1960, and in doing so, changed the course of a nation. Gifted young composer Joshua McGhee has written a piece entitled "Elegy for a Child", that will be presented along with songs by William Grant Still and Regina Baiocchi, in a trilogy tribute to the memory of Trayvon Martin. The program will include settings of traditional spirituals by Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, an instrumental trio by Still, piano solos by Price and Still, piano duets by Robinson, and jazz songs and instrumentals arranged by pianist Capers and bassist Robinson. Last year's audience gave an enthusiastic standing ovation to Robinson's rendition of “Bye Bye Blackbird” on sopranino recorder. Capers on piano joins Robinson on recorder once again for what promises to be an unforgettable performance of "Precious Lord." Following the concert, we invite the entire audience to join the musicians and composers for refreshments and the opportunity to meet one another. Tickets available from: Go here for more information.

Join Black Paris Tours for a Presentation in Sunnyvale, CA - January 26, 2014

You are invited to join Black Paris Tours Sunday, Jan 26, 3-6pm at 102 Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale, CA, for a conversation about the rich legacy of African history in Paris/France. "Our History in Europe Doesn't Start with Slavery!" Image presentation. Question and Answer session, followed by short reception. Hosted by Pan African City Alive Cultural Center/Ujima Collective. Inspired by Lisa Riley of Betty's Daughter and dedicated to Ricki Stevenson's late parents, Isaac and Joann Stevenson and their departed friend, Stan Hall. Go here for more information.

Join Black Paris Tours for a Presentation in Sunnyvale, CA - January 26, 2014

You are invited to join Black Paris Tours Sunday, Jan 26, 3-6pm at 102 Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale, CA, for a conversation about the rich legacy of African history in Paris/France. "Our History in Europe Doesn't Start with Slavery!" Image presentation. Question and Answer session, followed by short reception. Hosted by Pan African City Alive Cultural Center/Ujima Collective. Inspired by Lisa Riley of Betty's Daughter and dedicated to Ricki Stevenson's late parents, Isaac and Joann Stevenson and their departed friend, Stan Hall. Go here for more information.

FREE TAX PREPARATION AT JOBTRAIN! - January 24, 2014

Tax-Aid is NOW open and offers FREE tax help for households making $52,000 or less. TaxAid is now open every Tues, Wed and Thurs from 1 – 7 PM at JobTrain in room 33 until Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Walk-ins only; No appointment necessary. ITIN assistance also available Go here for more information.

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting - January 23, 2014

The Westside and General Plan Advisory Committees are reconvening in the coming weeks. Advisory Committee meetings are open to the general public. Agendas and materials will be posted on the project website before the meeting. Westside Advisory Committee Meeting Thursday, January 23, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Council Chambers at City Hall 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore - January 22, 2014

Meeting starts at Ming's Restaurant, located at East Bayshore Road and Embarcadero in Palo Alto. Come and hear Stu Levin share his knowledge about what it takes to have a franchising business. Go here for more information.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 11th Annual Interfaith Service - January 20, 2014

Sponsored by East Palo Alto Community Church Monday, January 20, 2014 11:00 A.M. Poetry, Praise Dacencing, Songs and Oratory. Join us for Soul food dinner following the celebration. Go here for more information.

Grand Opening of The Zechariah Community for Empowerment and Peace - January 18, 2014

Able Works will celebrate with its community partners the opening of The Zechariah Community for Empowerment and Peace, located at 2150 Poplar Avenue in East Palo Alto. This center will provide four affordable rental units to local college students and female head of households. The Grand Opening event is from 9am-11am with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10am with remarks from John Liotti, Able CEO & Co-Founder, as well as other dignitaries. Partners for this project include: 2nd Mile, Live In Peace, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Wells Fargo Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, HEART San Mateo County, the County of San Mateo and the City of East Palo Alto.You can find more information about Able Works at www.able.is and follow us at www.twitter.com/Able_is and www.facebook.com/AbleWorks. Go here for more information.

20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR FREE AT LAST - January 17, 2014

Come and celebrate Free At Last's 20th Anniversary Celebration. It will be an evening for reflection, appreciation and enjoyment! Where: 1796 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, Time: 1pm – 5pm Open House & Tours, 5pm – 6pm Hors D’oeuvres and entertainment, 6pm – 7pm David Lewis’ Award and other presentations 7pm – 8:30pm 12 Step Speaker Meeting. For more information, please call at (650) 462–6999 or come and visit. We hope to see you at the celebration! Go here for more information.

Affordable Care Act Information Session - January 15, 2014

Rachel Kelley and Graciela Lopez, of the San Mateo County Health Coverage Unit, will present an Affordable Care Act information session being hosted by 4Cs of San Mateo County from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held in the Shoreway conference room at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits -- Redwood Shores, 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, in Redwood City. Participants will receive assistance on how to enroll in the Affordable Care Act, and a broader knowledge about the law and who is qualified for subsidies. The session will specifically focus on how to enroll in Medical, Covered California, or other healthcare programs. Childcare providers and parents as well as the general public will find the free session well worth attending. Light refreshments will be served. To register, go to http://affordablecareact4cs.eventbrite.org. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Rotary Club Meeting - January 08, 2014

Join East Palo Alto Rotary members to hear East Palo Alto's Interim Police Chief, Federico Rocha, as he presents a "Comprehensive Picture of Providing Public Safety." His presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at Ming's Restaurant, which is located at 1700 Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto, CA Go here for more information.

aft(war)ds - January 04, 2014

aft(WAR)ds is a social group of men and women getting together after they have encountered a tragic situation in their life. The group meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 1215 Laurel Ave in EPA. (After the Rain, the Sun must Shine). Please join us for comforting. Go here for more information.

December 2013

Thirtieth Anniversary International Celebration of the City of East Palo Alto Incorporation - December 29, 2013

Come and enjoy the only international commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of East Palo Alto. See the performance of the Little Match Girl Chamber Opera that successfully premiered in Paris, France. The opera was written by East Palo Alto's own William Webster. This unique performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 1425 Bay Road in East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - December 24, 2013

City Offices will be closed December 24-25, 2013. Go here for more information.

Christmas Dinner at Little House - December 23, 2013

Come join other community members for a Christmas Dinner at Little House. Christmas Menu Salad: Persimmon Salad Entrée: Honey Glazed Ham, Pineapple Peach Sauce, Roasted Winter Root Vegetables, Mashed Double Potato Dessert: English Christmas Trifle Monday December 23 11:30AM-1:00PM Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Police Department Toy Give-Away - December 21, 2013

The East Palo Alto Police Department, in partnership with the East Palo Alto Police Officers Association, will distribute toys to needy children in the community on the morning of December 21. The department is requesting donations in the form of new or unwrapped toys, gift cards, or monetary donations. For more information, contact Vickie Porter at (650) 853-3163 or Officer Veronica Barries at (650) 853-3143. Go here for more information.

Santa Visits the East Palo Alto Library - December 19, 2013

Join Santa at the East Palo Alto Library from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto,CA. To speak with someone personally about Santa's visit, call (650) 321-7712. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Council Meeting - December 17, 2013

The East Palo Alto City Council meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. Tonight's agenda will cover the appointment of city residents to advisory bodies for the General Plan and the Westside Advisory committee; the withdrawal of a water rate increase request and a discussion of secondary housing units. Go here for more information.

Save Money Make Money Seminar - December 14, 2013

The holidays have arrived and you need money. •Do you have dental or health insurance taken care of? •What are you going to do in order to make 2014 a better year? Well, we can show you some ways to make a difference in your life health-wise (benefits) and financially! YOU ARE INVITED TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN: **Save Money on Dental Services **Save Money on Healthcare Services **Get Paid Daily **Receive and build a Residual Income from Home! When: Saturday, December 14, 2013 Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Where: PGA Tour Superstore 1751 East Bayshore Road East Palo Alto, CA 94303 --- Meeting is Inside Store --- You don't want to miss this seminar. It WILL help you put money back into your pocket. NEED A JOB? Own a home business instead. Unlimited earning potential! Simple duplicatable System! ---Seating is Limited --- So Reserve Your Seat Today! For more information and to RSVP Call 1-888-314-3228 x1214 Go here for more information.

City Council Reorganization Meeting - December 03, 2013

Council Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. in the East Palo Alto City Council Chamber at 2415 University Avenue in the Municipal Building. The meeting will include - POLICY AND ACTION ORDINANCES, RESOLUTIONS, INFORMATIONAL REPORTS - A. Request for funding to support Greyhounds 'young kids' Football team participation in national championship (Mayor Ruben Abrica) B. City Council Reorganization 1. Acknowledgement of Vice Mayor Woods Service to the City of East Palo Alto 2. Nominations and Selection of Mayor for a one-year term 3. Nominations and Selection of Vice Mayor for a one-year term conducted by the new Mayor 4. Acknowledgement of Outgoing Mayor Abrica 5. Adjournment - RECEPTION to follow Go here for more information.

November 2013

Thanksgiving Dinner - November 25, 2013

Monday November 25 11:30am—1:00pm Dinner Turkey Dressing, Gravy, Peas and Onions Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, Whole Wheat Roll and Pumpkin Pie Vegetarian Option Seitan turkey with wild mushroom, salad, peas, mashed potatoes, whole wheat roll & dessert pumpkin pie Tickets $10 (Last day to purchase Nov 22) Tickets are non-refundable Little House, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park For more information call (650) 326-2025 ext 222 Go here for more information.

Congresswoman Speier To Host Informational Event About New Health Care Law - November 23, 2013

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City) in conjunction with Covered California will share information and advice about the Affordable Care Act at “Healthcare 411” on Saturday, November 23, 2013, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the City of San Mateo Public Library. Speier’s constituents are invited to sign up on her website or call (650) 342-0300 to make individual appointments with Covered California Educators. Go here for more information.

General Plan Town Hall Meeting - November 23, 2013

Your are invited to come and participate in this town hall meeting on Saturday, November 23 for the City of East Palo Alto General Plan. Shape the future of your community! Be sure your voice is heard by attending one of the upcoming Town Hall meetings. Come help develop a vision for the City and your neighborhood and identify solutions for issues facing the City. Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of this event.Different activities will be happening throughout the day. Saturday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (on-going registration, exhibits and activities) Costaño Elementary School 2695 Fordham Street East Palo Alto, CA 94303 FREE REFRESHMENTS, CHILDCARE AND KIDS ACTIVITIES Go here for more information.

Congresswoman Speier to Host Forum Empowering Women to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking - November 22, 2013

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City) and a coalition of public health, law enforcement and social service organizations are introducing “Operation LIPSTICK,” a groundbreaking new initiative to disrupt illegal pipelines that deliver guns to criminals. The coalition will conduct a public forum, “Empowering Women to Stop Illegal Gun Trafficking: A New Public Health Approach,” today, 1 - 2:30 p.m., at the San Mateo City Council Chambers, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Rotary Club - November 20, 2013

Hear Srinivas Narayanan talk about The Magic of Facebook!Meeting at 7 p.m. on November 20, 2013, at Ming's Restaurant located at Embarcadero Rd and Bayshore Frontage Road. For more information, contact Ramesh Hariharan at ramesh@compusharp.com Go here for more information.

Free Workshop on Medicare 2014 - November 20, 2013

There will be a Medicare 2014, Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Workshop this Wednesday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 am in the EPA Community Room in the Municipal Building at 2415 University Ave. in East Palo Alto. Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. This workshop is bilingual (English/Spanish) and is free to the public. HICAP representatives will provide information about the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), which goes into effect next year and the changes that may affect Medicare beneficiaries. Go here for more information.

MROSD Vision Plan Workshop - November 16, 2013

Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in a public workshop to help define and prioritize potential open space projects. Saturday, Nov. 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City. Focus on the Foothills and Bayfront Region. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.openspace.org/imagine. Go here for more information.

Obamacare & You: Q & A - November 15, 2013

Got Health Insurance? Did you know most people will be required to have health insurance in 2014? Join us to get answers to your questions! Learn about: • The financial assistance that will be available for many people to buy health insurance • New ways to shop for coverage Date: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013 Time: 1:00PM Location: LITTLE HOUSE ACTIVITY CENTER For more information and to RSVP, call: 650-326-2025 ext/ 222 Go here for more information.

City of East Palo Alto Workshop on Seconday Units - November 12, 2013

The workshop will be held from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers at 2415 University Ave.For more information, contact Guido Persicone at 650-853-3189 Go here for more information.

Making Miniature Books for Holiday Gift Giving - November 12, 2013

A Series of Four Classes Tuesdays, Nov. 12 to Dec. 3, 1 PM to 3 PM A course in miniature book-making. Each week will focus on a different book structure including leather bound mini book necklaces, mini accordion books, matchbooks and mini woven books. Course will also cover a variety of different closures and ideas for content of your mini books. All student should bring to class: cutting board or other work surface, scissors, metal edge ruler, bone folder, PVC glue, large binder clips, 10 pages of text weight paper such as parchment or other copier or printer paper. $25 each class or $100 for the series plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor. Go here for more information.

Conversations: An Evening with Khaled Hosseini - November 08, 2013

Join us for a special night on November 8th (6pm - 10pm) at the Spangenberg Theatre with New York Times Bestselling author, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, And The Mountains Echoed) in a casual and candid conversation - about his work as both an author and human rights advocate. Tickets for the event are $50 for General Seating and $30 for Students and benefits Trust in Education and the Khaled Hosseini Foundation. The evening will include a pre-discussion reception, speaking program, audience Q&A and will finish with a book-signing. For tickets, visit www.bpt.me/464453 or call (925) 299-2010. Go here for more information.

In the DAYS OF THE DONS The Golden Years of California History - November 06, 2013

Join Michael Svanevik as he takes you on a journey through a Romantic period of California history when each man was king and governmental restraints were nonexistent. Handsome men swooned beautiful women. Silver was abundant and gold was soon to be discovered. Cattle grazed on a thousand hills, and the Legend of Zorro was born. Wednesdays, beginning November 6 1:30pm – 3:30pm 8 week session $50.00 Go here for more information.

Los Altos Churches Invite Veterans To Special Event - November 06, 2013

Christ Episcopal Church Los Altos and Epiphany San Carlos invite veterans & the community to get connected and see HIGH GROUND documentary film on November 6. HIGH GROUND is the unforgettable story of eleven wounded warriors and one Gold Star mother who climb Mt Lobuche in the Himalayas. A film about courage, strength, honor and hope. Emcee Lauren McCombs, Deacon at Christ Church will host the event. High Ground Cinematographer and Bay Area resident John von Seeburg will lead a Q&A with local veterans following the screening. A reception and a chance for veterans to get connected will round out the event. Date & Time: November 6, at 6:30 PM Where: Christ Church Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road Los Altos CA 94024. Tickets are FREE at http://HighGroundChristChurch.Eventbrite.com For more info contact Lauren McCombs lauren@ccla.us or Jane Grodem jane.grodem@oregonducks.org Go here for more information.

Gentle Hatha Yoga - November 02, 2013

GENTLE HATHA YOGA In this class we will explore postures that gently stretch and open your body while incorporating breath awareness to focus and relax your mind. We will finish class with Viparita Karni, the classic restorative yoga posture for a deeper immersion into relaxation. Come relax and renew. Bring mat and fleece blanket. Monthly M/W 5:30PM-6:30PM $120 Fitness Room at Little House. Go here for more information.

Westside Area Town Hall Meeting - November 02, 2013

Shape the future of your community! The City of East Palo Alto is preparing a focused plan for the Westside area. Saturday, November 2, 2013 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (registration 9:30 a.m.; workshop begins 10:00 a.m.) at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Be sure your voice is heard by attending the upcoming Town Hall meeting. Come help develop a vision for the City and your neighborhood and identify solutions for issues facing the City. The meeting will be focused on the Westside Area Plan (west of Highway 101 – the Woodland, Willows, and University Circle neighborhoods). Go here for more information.

October 2013

2013 Aikido Extensions U.S. Conference - October 25, 2013

Sofia University • 1069 E. Meadow circle, Palo Alto, CA 94303 October 25-27, 2013 Join us in the San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend of training, workshops, and social events exploring aikido's off-the-mat applications and peace building capacities. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conference Highlights Over 20 sessions in four tracks: Peace Making, Education and Youth Outreach, Mind and Body, and Business and Leadership Group sessions by Sofia University founder Dr. Robert Frager Shihan, and Aikido Ethiopia Project Coordinator Dr. Lou Pollack Keynote: "Peace is our Business" by renowned mediator Tony Piazza Early registration discounts through September – don't miss out on this terrific opportunity Go here for more information.

2013 Science and Nonduality Conference - October 23, 2013

CONNECTING SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY--Join more than 100 of the world's leading scientists, doctors, spiritual leaders, philosophers and artists, including Deepak Chopra, Matthew Fox, John Hagelin, Stephen Laberge, at the 2013 Science and Nonduality Conference (SAND 13) taking place October 23-27 at San Jose’s Dolce Hayes Mansion. The conference is more than just an event aimed at facilitating a dialogue between cutting-edge science and ancient spiritual concepts – it’s a celebration of the interconnectedness of life. By creating a uniquely collaborative space, featured speakers and the public have the opportunity to come together to discuss life’s big questions, engage in a journey of self-examination and explore the multiple layers of consciousness and reality. For ticket and registration information visit www.scienceandnonduality.com Go here for more information.

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children 35th Anniversary Gala - October 19, 2013

You’re invited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) with keynote speakers Michelle Alexander and Angela Davis, in San Francisco on October 19th, from 6-9 pm at the Whitcomb Hotel in downtown San Francisco. LSPC advocates for restoration of human and civil rights to both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, and has been a leader in exposing how prison expansion damages low-income communities and communities of color. Tickets and sponsorship information for our “Rooted Together, Rising as One” anniversary Gala can be found at prisonerswithchildren.org. Go here for more information.

Luau at the Little House - October 17, 2013

Hawaiian Dinner / No – Host Tropical Bar Special Ballroom Dance Spend an evening under the light of Tiki torches and enjoy live Traditional Hawaiian Dancing, Music & dinner Starter: Grilled Shrimp Pineapple Lettuce Cup Entrée Coconut Crusted Chicken Breast-sweet and sour sauce │LauLau – Sweet Potato, Spinach, Banana leaf, Bundles│Lime Salmon Filet │Kaula Pork – Smoked Shredded Pork Dessert: Coconut Banana Parfait Thursday, October 17 Dinner: 5pm-7pm Dance: 7pm-9pm Little House Activity Center (Garden Room) Admission is $15 (Includes dinner and dance) Go here for more information.

Deacon's Speaking Night - October 11, 2013

Community Church of E. Palo Alto Deacon's Speaking Night join us at 7pm. You don't want to miss this exciting event. Go here for more information.

Changes in Medicare under the Affordable Health Care Act - October 10, 2013

Find out what new rules have already been implemented and how it affects your Medicare benefits. Also, get information about the upcoming Open Enrollment period. Presenter: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 10:00 AM-11:00AM Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

Study Session on Secondary Dwelling Units - October 07, 2013

The Study Session on Secondary Dwelling Units to be held at: City Hall, Council Chambers 2415 University Avenue City of East Palo Alto Monday, October 7th, 2013, 6:30pm Go here for more information.

Compassion in Action Workshop - October 05, 2013

8:30am-Noon Community Church of E. Palo Alto, Women's Fellowship proudly sponsors, Compassion in Action Workshop: All are welcome to a Holistic Nutrition, fitness, end of life and more workshop. Go here for more information.

ELEGANT TEA - October 05, 2013

The East Palo Alto Senior Center is holding its Elegant Tea at noon. The tea will happen at the center, which is located at 560 Bell Street in East Palo Alto, CA. The event will present East Palo Alto City Council member Lisa Yarbrough Gauthier as the featured speaker. For more information, call (650) 329-5900 Go here for more information.

Welcoming Reception for Community College Students - October 05, 2013

East Palo Alto's Mayor Ruben Abrica will hold a Welcoming Reception for community college students from East Palo Alto and surrounding communities. The event will be held Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center's Community Room at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. Call (50) 380-4987 for more information Go here for more information.

September 2013

Community Church of E. Palo Alto 94th Church Anniversary celebration - September 29, 2013

You're invited to Community Church of E. Palo Alto's 94th Church Anniversary celebration 11:00am Go here for more information.

Walk to Remember & Community Festival - September 28, 2013

Get Ready to Walk to Remember Saturday September 28 at Mitchell Park Palo Alto Because grief doesn't discriminate, Kara is here for our community. This annual event is a 5K WALK and a unique and wonderful opportunity to walk in memory of a loved one... to walk to support friends, family or someone grieving the loss of a loved one.... and to help Kara sustain its crucial services for the greater Bay Area. Our goal is to see over 250 participants raise more than $50,000 for Kara's important programs. 09:00 Registration opens 09:30 Opening Ceremony 10:00 Walk starts 11:00 Festival activities & food begin 01:30 Event ends Register Today at https://kara.ejoinme.org/homepage and start building your walk team and help us reach our goal and bring healing to the community. Go here for more information.

Community Job Fair - September 24, 2013

Speak to seven local employers hiring in six different areas. This upcoming job fair will be held on Tuesday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Avenue, 1st fl. For more information call Congresswoman Jackie Speier's District Office at (650) 342-0300. Also see website mentioned with this announcement Go here for more information.

Men’s Health Symposium - September 21, 2013

DON’T MISS THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL MEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 TO 2:00PM AT THE MILLS HEALTH CENTER IN SAN MATEO. THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS DEAN MOORE, HEART TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT AND FORMER LINEBACKER FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO 49’ERS WHO WILL SHARE HIS INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY AS A PATIENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR CHECK-UPS, TAKING ACTION TO ADDRESS HEALTH CONCERNS, AND BEING YOUR OWN ADVOCATE. MR. MOORE IS A NOTED SAXOPHONIST, AND THIS YEAR’S SYMPOSIUM WILL FEATURE A SPECIAL CONCERT BY “DEAN AND FRIENDS” WITH RENDITIONS ON JAZZ, RHYTHM AND BLUES. THE SPECIAL CONCERT IS FREE FOR ALL MEN’S SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS WHO REGISTER/CHECK-IN AT THE EVENT BY 10 A.M.; AND THERE IS A $10 FEE FOR “CONCERT ONLY” ATTENDEES. FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS INCLUDING PROSTATE, CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD PRESSURE AND GLUCOSE, START AT 7AM. WORKSHOPS ON HEART DISEASE AND PROSTATE HEALTH, LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, A HEALTHY EATING/COOKING DEMO, PHYSICAL FITNESS SESSIONS, AND AN “ASK THE EXPERT” PANEL PRESENTATION ARE PLANNED. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVID. FOR REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION VISIT WWW.AACHAC.ORG, OR CALL 650- 696-4378.THE MEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM IS SPONSORED BY THE MILLS-PENINSULA AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE. JOIN US - MAKE THIS YEAR’S SYMPOSIUM ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN HEALTH! THAT’S 650-696-4378 Go here for more information.

Advance Fitness at Little House - September 17, 2013

Do you want to: Increase muscle strength, flexibility, balance and cardio? Decrease your blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol? Help prevent heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis? Join this Advanced Fitness Class and work hard to reach your goals through progressive and challenging exercises. Date: Tuesday & Thursday September 10—October 3 Time: 9:00AM - 9:50AM Location: Fitness Room Cost: $120 Info: (650) 326-2025 ext. 222 Instructor: Kafai Go here for more information.

SECOND STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS - September 16, 2013

Join Mayor Ruben Abrica for the 2nd State of the City Address: DATE: Monday, September 16, 2013, TIME: 7:00 P.M. Address in English, 7:30 P.M. Reception, 8:00 P.M. Address in Spanish, WHERE: City Hall 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto, CA -- RSVP: (650) 853-3100 Go here for more information.

Founders' Day Festival- FREE EVENT! LIVE MUSIC! - September 14, 2013

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is celebrating its 40 years of preserving and protecting our local open spaces with a free Founders' Day Festival. Join us at the Monte Bello Open Space Preserve from 11-3 on September 14th, for live music, food trucks, a kids' area with puppet shows and bug exhibits, line dancing, a history and art exhibit, hikes and free raffles! You'll also have a chance to meet our Rangers and learn how to lasso cattle! The festival site is located about 7.5 miles west of Highway 280 on Page Mill Road, about 1 mile east of Skyline Blvd. Free parking is available at the event site (directional signage will be provided). Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Senior Center Fish Fry - September 05, 2013

Everyone's invited to come out and join the East Palo Alto Senior Center's fish fry. Dinners are only $10 and include your choice of fish: Whole Tilapia Filleted Tilapia or Catfish. For additional information or to preorder please call 650-329-5900/3. Dinners will be sold at the East Palo Alto Senior Center at 560 Bell Street, East Palo Alto, CA Go here for more information.

Influential Families of San Francisco & the Peninsula - September 04, 2013

Join Michael Svanevik for penetrating glimpses of the Peninsula’s history and those who created it. The class will combine relevant stories of San Francisco with nostalgic talks of the Peninsula and Santa Clara Valley. Topics include breathtaking estates; colorful personalities such as George Gordon, the Athertons, Lathams, Ralstons, Floods, Stanfords, Murphys and many others. You will learn about their successes and their accomplishments which made them unique and this region famous. Date: September 4 –October 30 Wednesdays 1:30pm—3:30pm (8 Class Meetings) Cost: $50 To Register: (650) 326-2025, Ext. 222 Instructor: Michael Svanevik Go here for more information.

Ride for Ravenswood - September 04, 2013

Annual Ride for Ravenswood Sunday, October 6, 2013 The 5th Annual Ride for Ravenswood, presented by Wells Fargo is Sunday, October 6, 2013. We welcome all cyclists, walkers, and volunteers to join us for this remarkable event to help support the critical services that Ravenswood Family Health Center provides for thousands of individuals and families each year. The Coastal Challenge, features 50 miles of steep climbs, alpine road and coastal terrain. Or you may wish to select the Portola Backroads, which consist of 30 miles of moderate climbs and alpine and road terrain. This special fundraising event has something for everyone’s fitness level. We have a lovely 2.0 mile walk route through West Atherton, which is perfect for families! Water stations and cyclist support vehicles will be on hand for your needs and complimentary breakfast and light lunch will be served. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. This is a fun event that benefits a great cause, so bring a team! If you’d like to ride as an individual, the registration cost is $100.00 and if you’d like to walk, registration is just $25.00. Last year, over 170 participants came out to promote health and wellness for low-income individuals and WE generated over $40,000 for our clinic! We hope you’ll come out and join us for this unforgettable event! To learn more, please contact Aaron Lones at 650.617.7828 or alones@ravenswoodfhc.org START AND END: 210 Park Lane, Atherton, CA RIDER CHECK-IN TIME: 7:00am, Riders Depart: 8:00am WALKER CHECK-IN TIME: 7:30am, Walkers Depart: 8:30am Go here for more information.

August 2013

FUNdraiser for the AIDS/HIV and Orphans - August 31, 2013

You are invited Gospel Zumba 1st Anniversary Celebration Share this event: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Come, help us celebrate Get Fit Ministries one-year anniversary of Gospel Zumba! This party event is a FUNdraiser for the AIDS/HIV and Orphans Ministry of Langa Baptist Church in South Africa, the sister church of Community Church. Join the fun, step in the name of love, and dance before the Lord like David danced. Go here for more information.

Gospel Zumba 1st Anniversary celebration - August 31, 2013

Community Church of East Palo Alto GetFit Ministries 1st Anniversary celebration Go here for more information.

California Apricots – Lost of Orchards of Silicon Valley (lecture) - August 27, 2013

Join for Robin Chapman, author of the new book California Apricots – the Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley as she explores the history of the apricot orchards which dominated life in the Santa Clara Valley for almost 100 years. From the Spaniards in the 18th century who planted the first apricot trees to post World War II subdivisions along apricot orchards, Chapman captures this golden age in a series of true stories. Fascinating facts and a unique historical photo collection highlight this warm, nostalgic and engrossing presentation. ** A special apricot desert from recipes in Chapman’s book will be featured compliments of Marlyn Johnson** Tuesday August 27| 1:30PM-2:30PM $3 (650) 326-2025 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Go here for more information.

"I Have a Dream" 50th Anniversary Celebration - August 26, 2013

Monday, August 26, 7 pm King Plaza, Palo Alto City Hall 250 Hamilton Avenue A Unique Multimedia Commemoration Featuring: Kim Nalley - Jazz Vocalist Dolores Huerta - Civil Rights Leader Dr. Clayborne Carson - Director, MLK Jr. Institute, Stanford Aldo Billingslea - Actor (as King) Marcus Shelby & Tammy Hall - Musicians Plus: 5-7 pm - Showing of Soundtrack for a Revolution A documentary film featuring performances by John Legend • Wyclef Jean • The Roots Joss Stone • Blind Boys of Alabama • Mary Mary Richie Havens • Anthony Hamilton • Angie Stone Sponsors: Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute City of Palo Alto Jim Baer Go here for more information.

North Fair Oaks Community Festival - August 25, 2013

SHERIFF’S NORTH FAIR OAKS FESTIVAL COMES TO REDWOOD CITY THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 Redwood City, Calif – The 12th Annual San Mateo County Sheriff’s North Fair Oaks Community Festival is coming to Redwood City this Sunday from 11am to 6pm on Middlefield Road between First and Fifth Avenues. The festival is a free, action packed event celebrating the multicultural diversity of the North Fair Oaks area and will draw a likely 30,000 people. This is a true down home event that displays the ethnic diversity of south Redwood City. Every year the Sheriff of San Mateo County sponsors the North Fair Oaks Festival with the dual purpose of solidifying community ties and raising money for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Youth Programs. Monies raised benefit the gamut of Sheriff’s youth activities including: • S.T.A.R. Camp, an annual event aimed at reaching out to underprivileged youth throughout the County; • the Sheriff’s Activities League provides elementary school children opportunities in athletic, performing arts, creative arts, leadership and scholastic activities; • the Sheriff’s Explorer Program introduces teenagers to the many aspects of law enforcement operations; • the Sheriff’s Diversion/ Intervention Program works with parents, guardians and first time offending youth to help avoid future interactions with the juvenile justice system. This year’s festival begins at 11am with a colorful parade featuring a variety of exciting entrants. Food booths of all kinds will feature world cuisines all along the main fairway. The San Jose Earthquakes soccer clinic will enthrall the kids as well a climbing wall and a whole host of amusements ranging from face painting, an arts and crafts area with hands on projects, a pony ride and petting zoo, mechanical bull, lucha libre, Kaiser Permanente obstacle courses and much more. Community information booths will provide valuable material covering a breadth of subjects. The culmination of the day’s events will be the coronation of the 2013 North Fair Oaks Queen of the Festival. The Queen is selected based on a competitive process and will receive $10,000 in scholarship money and the recognition of her community. Four other finalists will receive an additional $12,000 in scholarships. This program has awarded $100,000 in scholarships since its creation six years ago. Schedule for Main Stage Events 11:00 am Parade 12:00 pm N Rumba Orquesta 1:00 pm Welcoming Ceremony 1:40 pm Banda Reinas de la Bahia 2:30 pm Presentation of the 2013 Queen of the Festival and her Court 2:40 pm Rocio y Su Sonora 3:45 pm La Red 4:45 pm Grand Prize Raffle Drawing 5:00 pm Los Cadetes de Linares A second stage will feature local youth performing arts groups including Mariachi San Jose, Mariachi Nueva Generacion, Brazilian carnaval dance troupes, Aztec dance and dance performers from Peru and Mexico, acrobats from amongst many others. Please note: For safety reasons, bicycles will not be permitted within the Festival area. The Festival is a non-alcohol event. Sheriff Munks interview opportunity: Sheriff Munks will make himself available for media interviews during two time periods at the Festival: Between 9:30am and 10:30 am and again between 4:30pm and 5:00pm. He will be at the Sheriff’s North Fair Oaks Substation during those times. Any media member wishing to make an appointment may call festival director Catherine Tompkison-Graham at 650.368.2497 or 408.391.4171. The North Fair Oaks Festival is a benefit for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Youth Programs and also enjoys the generous support of media sponsors Univision, El Mensajero newspaper, major sponsors Artichoke Joe’s, Chavez Supermarket and the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. Please plan on joining us this Sunday. Contact festival director Catherine Tompkison-Graham at 650.368.2497 for more information or via e-mail at catherine@northfairoaksfestival.org. ### Go here for more information.

An Evening with Bay Area Backroads’ Doug McConnell - August 20, 2013

Join us for a conversation with Doug McConnell, the host of Bay Area Backroads, the legendary television series that ran from 1993-2009 on KRON TV. Doug will share his adventures discovering the most unique places and people in the Bay Area and give tips on the best places to explore. Little House Activity Center / 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park. Contact 650-326-2025 ext. 222 or knwachob@peninsulavolunteers.org to RSVP. $10 Go here for more information.

Annual Tea - August 17, 2013

Community Church Women's Fellowship Ministry annual Tea, 2pm - 4pm. Go here for more information.

Community Meeting to Discuss Cooley Landing Park - August 13, 2013

Towards the end of June, the City of East Palo Alto issued a request for qualifications to over a hundred architects in the Bay Area. The goal was to find the right architect to design the Education Center at Cooley Land Park. Fifteen architects responded last week with information about themselves, about their experience and about what they thought of Cooley Landing Park. The responses are on display at City Hall. There will be a Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 to discuss the architects' responses. Everyone is invited and everyone gets to vote. The goal will be to develop a shortlist of architects who will be asked to make presentations to the public on August 13. Light refreshments will be served. Go here for more information.

Domestic Violence Information & Resources Workshop for LGBTQ Community - August 12, 2013

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy and the Domestic Violence Information and Resources Collaborative are gathering representatives from County agencies and community based organizations to assist members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) community on domestic violence issues and resources. This workshop is for professionals, advocates, attorneys, social workers, probation officers, therapists, medical care, and other service providers working with clients who have experienced intimate partner or domestic violence in same sex or transgender relationships. A panel of experts will lead a Question and Answer session. Topics to be discussed are law enforcement response, how to navigate the system and obtain legal assistance, and services for domestic violence victims. A resource fair with over 30 services represented will follow. Services include around-the-clock crisis hotlines, social services, housing and emergency shelters, LGBTQ resources, immigration, legal, mental health and substance abuse counseling. WHO: County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy Domestic Violence Information and Resources Collaborative Billy de Frank LGBTQ Community Center Local experts from the courts, domestic violence agencies and law enforcement LGBTQ Victims of domestic violence, family members, friends, or coworkers of someone in a dangerous or abusive situation Participants interested in law, social work, psychology or other related fields who want to learn how to report and get help for victims, or are willing to take actions against domestic violence WHEN: Monday, August 12, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Billy de Frank LGBTQ Community Center, 938 The Alameda, San José, CA No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be offered at no cost to participants. To host a resource table or for more information, call (408) 299-5135 or email owp@ceo.sccgov.org # Go here for more information.

Ecumenical Hunger Program 4th Annual Block Fest - August 10, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013 1:00-5:00 p.m. Help us celebrate EHP’s 38 years of service to the community by joining us at the EHP campus for our 4th annual BlockFest! Fantastic food, festivities, entertainment, local vendor booths and fun activities for the children! ECUMENICAL HUNGER PROGRAM 2411 Pulgas Ave. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 323-7781 Go here for more information.

Meeting to Discuss San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines - August 08, 2013

This is the second round of pubic hearings. SO, COMMENT ON THE DRAFT MAPS THAT WILL ILLUSTRATE CHANGES TO CURRENT VOTING DISTRICT! Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm East Palo Alto Council Chambers 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto- National Night Out - August 06, 2013

Its that time of the year again, National Night Out will be hosted on August 6th 2013 at 6:00 pm to 8:00pm. It will take place in various locations such as; Runnymede Street, Garden Street, and Bell Street. There will also be events and festivities in Joel Davis Park, which is located at 1960 Tate Street and events in Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Daisy Lane Street, off of O'Connor Street. Go here for more information.

National Night Out with Cops at Little House - August 06, 2013

Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. invites Menlo Park residents and community to a National Night Out with the Menlo Park Police Department on August 6th, 2013 from 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at our Little House Activity Center. Admission is free. National Night Out is a great crime prevention event that also builds stronger relationships between residents, their community and law enforcement. These relationships are the foundation for safer neighborhoods. Menlo Park police officers, public officials, community leaders and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and hand out public safety informational materials. For any questions regarding National Night Out, please contact Community Service Officer Gonee Sepulveda, Menlo Park Police Department, 701 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025, phone (650)330-6300 with any questions Go here for more information.

Hatha Yoga - August 05, 2013

Hatha Yoga translates to Union of Sun and Moon; the uniting of Yin and Yang energies of the Body-Mind-Spirit Complex. Coordinating breath with gentle movement in Vinyasa style flow, Hatha Yoga restores, revitalizes and calms the mind, body and spirit, allowing more synchronicity within your whole being. Whether you desire to release the tension and stress of the workday or connect deeper within your own being, come and experience what Hatha Yoga has to offer. All levels welcome. A Yoga mat is required. Date: August 5—August 28 Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30pm—6:30pm Cost: $120 Location: Little House Activity Center, Fitness Room To Register: (650) 326-2025, Ext. 222 Instructor: Sandy Kay Go here for more information.

Dumpling-Making Workshop with Chef & Author Andrea Nguyen - August 03, 2013

Join cookbook author Andrea Nguyen at the Menlo Park Library for a free, interactive dumpling-making program just for adults! With just one filling, and one dough, we’ll be making dumplings three delicious ways! The interactive demonstration, Q&A and tasting party with Andrea Nguyen will take place Saturday, August 3 at 11am. The Menlo Park Library is located at 800 Alma Street. Go here for more information.

July 2013

Supervisor Slocum to Hold Office Hours in East Palo Alto - July 31, 2013

San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum who represents the 4th District that includes the communities of East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City and the unincorporated communities of North Fair Oaks and Stanford Weekend Acres announced that he will hold office hours in East Palo Alto on Wednesday July 31, 2013 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building located at 2415 University Avenue. Slocum will be joined by Irving Torres, his bilingual-Spanish Legislative Aide. Residents can make an appointment in advance by calling the office (650) 363-4570, emailing Irving Torres at itorres@smcgov.org, however no appointment is necessary. Drop-ins are welcome. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Collard Greens Cultural Festival - July 27, 2013

Celebrating family, culture, history and traditional soul food. Come and enjoy Collard Greens Ice Cream and visit the Children's Sprout Land. Noon to 7 p.m. at Bell Street Park, 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. To rent a booth or to get additional information, visit the web address below or call 678-428-4008. Go here for more information.

Free Electronic Waste Event Fundraiser!!! - July 27, 2013

Empty your garage and clean out all of your old and obsolete electronics free of charge @ 560 Bell Street East Palo Alto, Ca 94303. From 9-3 pm...Event proceeds will go to the Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore!!! Go here for more information.

Health & Wellness Event - July 20, 2013

The Health & Wellness Event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the East Palo Alto Library. This is a free event for all ages. Come and get a complimentary health screening. You can hear a financial advisor who will offer financial tips; speak to a dietician offering healthy eating tips and receive information on childhood trauma. There will also be a raffle with great prizes and activities available for the kids. So, bring your family and friends!:) For additional information, call 650-549-5514 or email: healthlovefreedom@gmail.com. Go here for more information.

JobTrain's MOUSE Squad Program - Mark Your Calendars for September - July 15, 2013

This program trains students to fix and maintain computers, and develop technical, problem-solving and computer skills. This JobTrain class goes from Monday-Friday from 2:30-4:00pm at College Track on 1877 Bay Road. The first class was scheduled for July 1-26. The class is full at this time, but will start again in early September. Go here for more information.

Vacation Bible School -Community Church of E. Palo Alto - July 15, 2013

Vacation Bible School July 15-19, 2013, 5:30pm nightly-2201 University Ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303 (650) 323-5839 Rev. Johnie Thompson, Jr Pastor Go here for more information.

My Homeland in Colors or The Photography as a Passion - July 13, 2013

Menlo Park Library presents, My Homeland in Colors or The Photography as a Passion, on Saturday, July 13th, 11 am at the Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel Street. Author and photographer Guillermo Rivas presents his beautiful photos of Peru and discusses his unique perspective on photography. His book, Mi Patria A Colores, My Country of Colors, is a stunning bilingual volume which is dedicated to the geographical, spiritual, and visual wonders of Peru, his native country. Call 330-2512 for more information. This free event is made possible by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Go here for more information.

Free Medicare Counseling-HICAP - July 12, 2013

HICAP of San Mateo County provides free Medicare counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their representatives at the Ravenswood Dental Clinic twice a month. Please call to schedule an appointment to understand your benefits or help resolving a billing issue. Go here for more information.

Blues Festival Benefit Concert - July 07, 2013

The East Palo Alto Blues Festival Benefit Concert will take place at Club Fox in Redwood City, featuring the J.C. Smith Band, Bay Area Blues Society, and Fillmore Slim. The doors open at 6 pm, and there is a $20 entry fee. Go here for more information.

Pilates - How To Move - July 03, 2013

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. The Pilate system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginning to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Date: Wednesday June 26 — August 14 Time:7:00PM to 8:00PM Location: Fitness Room, Little House in Menlo Park Cost: $120 Instructor: Empey To Register: Kamilah Najieb-Wachob, (650) 326-2025 ext. 222 Go here for more information.

The Royal House Of Windsor - July 03, 2013

Modern England. The British monarchy Anglicanized. Tumultuous times, highlighting colorful, often controversial, personalities – George V and Mary, Edward VIII and Wallis, George VI and Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth I and Philip. Many more. Powerful women and weak men. Join Michael Svanevik has he explores these topics, which are guaranteed to generate conversation. Wednesdays, June 12 — July 31 1:30PM – 3:30PM Cost: $50 Location: Little House Activity Center, Auditorium To Register: Kamilah Najieb-Wachob (650) 326-2025, Ext. 222 Go here for more information.

Mat Pilates - July 01, 2013

Geared toward improving mental and physical well being by increasing flexibility, and strengthening core muscles. This class uses controlled movements in the form of mat exercises to strengthen and tone, improve posture, balance, and create a more streamlined shape without increasing bulk. Date: Mondays, July 1 — July 29 Time: 10:00AM to 11:00AM Location: Little House Activity Center Cost: $75 Instructor: Kathryn Phipps To Register: Kamilah Najieb-Wachob, (650) 326-2025 ext. 222 Go here for more information.

June 2013

JOIN EAST PALO ALTO'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! - June 29, 2013

Attend and enjoy this daylong event, which starts with a parade at 11 a.m. at Costano Academy at 2695 Fordham Street. The parade will travel down University Avenue to Bell Street Park (located at Bell Street and University Avenue). Join the celebration in the park from noon to 4 p.m. and then attend the fireworks display at the Cesar Chavez Academy at 2450 Ralmar Avenue. Come for the fireworks at 7:30 p.m. and prepare to see the fireworks display at dusk. For more information contact Ana Torres at atorres@cityofepa.org. Go here for more information.

5- Day Summer Bible Clubs - June 28, 2013

Save the dates: July 1st- August 2nd. Have the Ultimate Ride of Your Life with Bayshore Christian Ministries 5- day Summer Bible Clubs! We'll have fun, food and treats for students in grades 1-5! Join a club near you! Parents, sign-up for our annual backpack give-a-way! For more information, please call (650) 543-2129. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Collard Greens Cultural Festival - June 27, 2013

Celebrating family, culture, history and traditional soul food. Come and enjoy Collard Greens Ice Cream. Visit Children's Sprout Land.Noon to 7 p.m. at Bell Street Park, 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. For booth and information, visit the web address below or call 678-428-4008. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Collard Greens Cultural Festival - June 27, 2013

Celebrating family, culture, history and traditional soul food. Come and enjoy Collard Greens Ice Cream. Visit Children's Sprout Land.Noon to 7 p.m. at Bell Street Park, 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. For booth and information, visit the web address below or call 678-428-4008. Go here for more information.

Next meeting of the San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee - June 25, 2013

The next meeting of the San Mateo County Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee is Tuesday, June 25, in the East Palo Alto City Council Chambers, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please Note Three Important Updates: 1) Minutes from the meetings in San Mateo and Half Moon Bay, all agendas, background information and presentation materials are available at www.smcgov.org/bos under "Supervisorial District Lines Advisory Committee." You will also find a link to an online mapping tool and a printable map where you can draw your own lines. This includes directions on how to submit it. We will soon post minutes, a video and a transcription of the June 18 meeting in Daly City (this is the first meeting we recorded). Future meetings will also be transcribed by a court reporter and video recorded. 2) For updates on the progress of the committee, please consider subscribing to the County's news blog: http://sanmateocountynews.wordpress.com or follow the County on Facebook: www.facebook.com/countyofsanmateo Go here for more information.

Community Church of East Palo Alto Pastor Johnie Thompson Jr.’s First Anniversary Celebration - June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013 Guest speakers: Rev. Dr. Fred Campbell, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Redwood City, CA. at 11:00 AM. And Rev Dr. Ricky R. Williams Sr., St. John Baptist Church East Palo Alto at 3:00 PM. Jeremiah 3:15 2201 University Avenue East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Beautification Day - June 22, 2013

City Anniversary Clean Up Day - a day of unification for a common goal. June 22, 2013 at 9 am at Bell Street Park on the Corner of Bell Street and University Avenue. Together, we will prepare the parade route by removing litter and otherwise making the City of East Palo Alto shine! Mark your calendars, and let the community know! Community Service hours will be provided for the service. Bring family, friends, gloves, a bucket and reusable drink containers or just bring yourself. For more information, contact Jeff Austin (650) 630-0559 disciple0633@gmail.org and Lisa Yarbrough Gauthier (650) 387-4584 lgauthier@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

First Planning Meeting for National Night Out - June 17, 2013

The first planning meeting for this year’s National Night Out will be held: Date: Monday, June 17, 2013 Time: 6pm – 8pm Location: Community Room at City Hall (2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto) This meeting will be held to obtain the number of those wishing to participate this year and what the participants would like to see happen. If you are unable to attend the meeting and you or your neighborhood would like to participate, please call Officer Elizabeth Lam at 650-798-5942 or e-mail elam@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

Pondering the Last Taboo: Death & Dying. Topic: Choosing to Die at Home - June 17, 2013

Today in the US, people are choosing to spend their last days at home with family over dying on a hospital bed. Our talk will shed light on this topic and provide you with tips and advice on how to carry out this process smoothly. We’ll be discussing: * How to detangle yourself, a friend or family member from a hospital or assisted living facility? * What is Palliative care and when is it an option? * What is Hospice care and when is it an option? * Caring for a loved one at the end of life - what you need to know * After the death - how to start living again? Facilitating our talk will be Valerie Hopkins, Nurse Educator with Hospice By the Bay. She’s been a nurse for more than 20 years with ICU, ER, and Telemetry experience. Currently she’s working at Hospice By The Bay where she teaches nursing facility staff, family members and the community about subjects related to the end of life. This event is sponsored by Seven Ponds and will take place at the Seven Ponds facility at 198 Texas Street in San Francisco We’ll be serving wine and cheese, and the neighborhood has plenty of free parking! For more information, call Huyen at (415) 431-3717. Go here for more information.

Music to a TEE - June 16, 2013

The First Annual Fundraiser/Concert for the East Palo Alto Jr. Golf Team At Menlo-Atherton’s Performing Arts Center 555 Middlefield Rd. Atherton, CA 94027 Sunday, June 16th Shows: 2 – 4 pm, and 6:30 – 8:30 pm Performing Artists: Charlie Barreda (Latin Jazz): www.charliebarreda.com www.mylatinjazz.com Dash Kizer (Gulf Coast Country Blues) www.reverbnation.com/topsytx Buffalo Chips (Rock n Roll and Reggae) (At Menlo Park’s Block Party) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4gwo8GYH7c John Henry’s Farm Band (Country Rock and Blues) www.johnhenrysfarm.com Go here for more information.

PALO ALTO WORLD MUSIC DAY - June 16, 2013

3:00-7:30 pm, University Avenue (closed to traffic) and King Plaza. World Music Day is a FREE music festival that takes place in cities around the world every year close to the Summer Solstice. Now for the fifth year in Palo Alto, 50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choral, folkloric dances, etc. All performances are free and open to the public. This is a fun and unique family event, a great way to spend Father’s day. Go here for more information.

Advance your research career in Singapore: Information and Networking Session - June 11, 2013

Advance your research career in Singapore: Information and Networking Session - Gain a unique Asian perspective for your research in Singapore, reputed for its clinical research and clinical trial management activities. This city-state offers strong public funding, state-of-the-art science infrastructure, a tightly knit but diverse scientific community, and strong industry partnerships to aid you in furthering your research. - Venue: Stanford School of Medicine, Alway Building, Room M114 Time: 12-1:30pm Deadline to register: June 10, 2013 Go here for more information.

Free 1-Day Autism & Children Development Screenings - June 09, 2013

9 am - 6 pm at Microsoft-Silicon Valley, 1062 La Avenida St, Building #1, Mountain View, CA 94043. Children will receive expert clinical assessments about suspected early childhood autism, hearing, speech, motor, and general development delays. On-site resources will include board-certified pediatricians, speech-language therapists, insurance advisers, and representatives of the Regional Center and Santa Clara County Office of Education. Findings are confidential. Advice for parents available about treatment options, financial support, and relevant government programs. Sponsored by Happy Talkers Foundation for Autism, Microsoft, CBS 5-KPIX, and California Speech-Language-Hearing Assn. Registrations atwww.happytalkers.org. Drop-ins welcomed. Go here for more information.

Town Hall Meeting To Discuss The “Held Back” Report - June 01, 2013

On Saturday, June 1, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, educators, educational administrators, parents, pastors, and community leaders will be participating in a Town Hall meeting at the St. James AME Zion Church, located at 825 Monte Diablo Avenue ‏in San Mateo. Being co-sponsored by the Bay Area Ministers and African American Community Health Advisory Committee, those in attendance will be discussing the "Held Back" Report that was funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and written by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its Executive Director, Attorney Kimberly Thomas Rapp, will be the featured speaker at the event. According to the event organizers, the San Francisco Bay Area school districts have been disproportionately requiring minority 9th graders to repeat Algebra I, even when they have performed well on standardized tests and successfully passed the class in 8th grade. This jeopardizes students' chances of college admission, and exposes districts to legal liability, according to the “Held Back” report. In the report, it also finds that such practices violate federal and state Civil Rights laws and it urges reform of placement practices. To RSVP, please call (650) 696-4378. Go here for more information.

May 2013

A Look at Interfaith Conflicts - May 21, 2013

Religions, by design, serve as a moral compass for life. They are supposed to help lift believers to a higher moral ground. So how do we explain how religions have been the cause of human conflicts since time immemorial? How do they manage to bring out the worst in humans? Is there a fundamental religion? Does one supersede the rest? Are believers of different faiths serving the same Supreme Being? How are the underlying sources of conflicts manifested in today’s world? Come and explore these questions and more with Rev. D. Andrew Kille. Early registration is encouraged. Call 650-326-2025 ext 222 to register or for more information. About the Speaker The Rev. D. Andrew Kille, Ph.D., is the director of Interfaith Space, an organization dedicated to developing and strengthening interfaith relations in the South Bay. He is currently the Chair of the Silicon Valley Interreligious Council. He earned a doctorate in Psychology and Bible from the Graduate Theological Union, and since 2008 has been Editor of Bible Workbench, an innovative resource for Bible study. Go here for more information.

Symphony in Flowers-An Evening in Paris - May 19, 2013

The Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony will hold its annual fundraiser, “Symphony in Flowers-An Evening in Paris” on Sunday, May 19 from 5:00-10:00 pm, benefitting the world-renowned Symphony and its education programs. The Circus Club will be adorned with a virtual symphony in flowers, featuring arrangements by leading floral designers. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvers and a gourmet dinner with French flair. The evening will include a silent and live auction, offering a large selection of items ranging from secret packages and gourmet dinners hosted in private homes, to live auction items such as a Photographic Safari in South Africa. The Fund-A-Need portion of the event will support the Mid-Peninsula League’s Ravenswood Project. This program annually benefits more than 350 elementary school students in the Ravenswood school district, located in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park. As docents for the Symphony’s Concerts for Kids program, League members regularly visit the schools over a period of several weeks, introducing the young students to symphonic music. The docents then chaperone the students to the inspiring Concerts for Kids program at Davies Symphony Hall. For many of the children, this is their first visit to a live orchestra concert. The League covers the cost of the students’ tickets and transportation. Started in 1919, Concerts for Kids is one of just four such symphony-sponsored programs in the United States. For more information, and to attend, call (415) 503-5290 Go here for more information.

The Mother's of East Palo Alto Against Senseless Violence - May 18, 2013

Standing in the gap for Healing,Unity and Justice; To Inspire Vision and Motivate Our Souls ******** Join us in a walk for true peace. Rally against the gun violence in our Community of East Palo Alto "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of Justice." ----Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ******** Meet at the Boys and Girls Club in East Palo Alto at 2031 Pulgas Ave. **** Time 10:00 AM - 12PM**** Walking a short route through a portion of the city With a Rally at the end of our walk For more Information contact : Bettye Wilson/650-471-3317 Alfreda Bracksher/650-222-3887**** Go here for more information.

Third Annual Reading Rainbow in the Park, East Palo Alto - May 18, 2013

Come out Saturday, May 18th from 11am-3pm to Reading Rainbow in the Park, a literacy fair and expo open and FREE to the public at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto, 550 Bell Street. Bring your kids and share a love for reading. We will be giving away FREE books to all youth Pre-K to 12th grade. There will be FREE food, contests, entertainment and reading activities for the kids to participate in to get raffle tickets to win FREE prizes. Prizes include toys, gift certificates, audio players and even mac laptops! All ages are eligible. The purpose of this event is to bring the community together to support literacy for our youth and expose attendees to different types of books, community resources and aspects of reading for entertainment, education, and empowerment. Call 415-517-8843 for more information about Reading Rainbow in the Park East Palo Alto, Saturday May 18th from 11am to 3pm, or check us out www.readingrainbowinthepark.org Hope to see you there! Go here for more information.

Bike to Work Day In East Palo Alto - May 09, 2013

All bikers are invited to come to the Energizer Station. The Energizer Station will this year be held at the corner of Bay & University near McDonalds. The hope is we will see as many cyclists as possible from 6am till 9am or so. Hope to see you all there! A debriefing will be held after the event to determine whether this new location was a positive change or whether we should meet back at Bell St Park or even another location. As always, you are welcome to come and be seen at the Energizer Station. Feel free to wear the gear of your organization showing your support of this fantastic event! Go here for more information.

Project Read Spring Tutor Training Classes - May 07, 2013

Project Read Menlo Park announces its Spring Tutor Training. Session 1 will be Tuesday, May 7, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Session 2 will be Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. A training session for tutors already working regularly with students will be held Wednesday June 12, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Menlo Park Library. If you cannot attend the next session or would like to train earlier, we have DVD training available. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto's Cinco de Mayo Celebration - May 05, 2013

Join the Cinco de Mayo celebration in East Palo Alto from noon to 6 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Elementary School, which is located at 2450 Ralmar Ave in East Palo Alto, CA. This alcohol and tobacco free event is open to the public free of charge. The celebration will feature food and entertainment for all age groups. Community nonprofits will have booths providing information about their agencies. Come for a day of fun. Go here for more information.

Former Foster Youth & Bestelling Author Andrew Bridge - May 02, 2013

Join us on May 2 at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto for the 10th Annual Circle of Support Breakfast benefiting Family & Children Services. Our keynote speaker, Andrew Bridge, is an attorney, child advocate, former foster youth, and the author of the bestselling memoir 'Hope's Boy.' We are privileged to honor The Sobrato Family Foundation for its innovative philanthropy and leadership. Proceeds benefit Family & Children Services' counseling and support programs for Silicon Valley children, teens, and adults, including current and former foster youth served through its Independent Living Program. Tickets are $75 per person. Purchase online or by contacting Maryanne: 650-543-5423. Go here for more information.

The Future of Cooley Landing Park - City of East Palo Alto Community Meeting - May 02, 2013

Hear about the future of Cooley Landing Park and help plan the Education Center Building! May 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Community Room at East Palo Alto City Hall, 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA Go here for more information.

April 2013

All Green Electronics Recycling Event - April 27, 2013

Do you have old electronics or anything with a plug that is unused, obsolete or non-working that is cluttering up your home, office, or school? The Friends of the East Palo Alto Library have teamed up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host another event to help you dispose of your electronic waste responsibly and free of charge. On Saturday, April 27th, you can bring your donated items to support the fundraising drive of the Friends of the East Palo Alto Library from 10:00 AM—3:00 PM in the parking lot at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. All Green Electronics Recycling will be accepting computers, monitors, printers, TVs, VCRs, stereos, and other similar electronic equipment. Furniture, household hazardous waste or kitchen appliances will not be accepted. As a full-service electronics recycler and collector, All Green Electronics Recycling strives to make responsible electronics recycling easy and efficient. All of the electronics that are collected are processed in North America using its own processing center and other responsible recycler partner facilities. This event is open to the public. This is an opportunity for anyone who is interested in disposing their E-waste to do so in a safe and secure environment. For more information, please visit www.allgreenrecycling.com. Go here for more information.

Community Block Party - April 27, 2013

Community Church of East Palo Alto Block Party, Saturday April 27, 2013 10am - 4pm. Fun for the entire family. Go here for more information.

After-School Open Mic At The East Palo Alto Library - April 25, 2013

After-School Open Mic At The East Palo Alto Library April 25, 2013 April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of this annual event to heighten the awareness and value that poetry plays in all of our lives, Poetess Kalamu Chaché and the East Palo Alto Library are co-hosting an After-School Open Mic on Thursday, April 25th, at 4:00 PM in the Children’s Section of the Library. Youth are encouraged to participate in this very special program by bringing in an original poem to share before an audience of other youth and adults. For youth who don’t have an original poem, a selection of books will be available for them to choose a poem that they would like to read before an audience. Additionally, those in attendance will have an opportunity to collaborate in the creation of an original poem to mark the celebration of National Poetry Month. Poetess Kalamu Chaché, the Poet Laureate of East Palo Alto, will facilitate the collaborated writing of the poem that will be created by the group. Afterwards, she will make the poem ready for inclusion in the next update of the Poets Showcase wall exhibit that has been on display at the Library since April 2011. Happy Poeting! Go here for more information.

Belle Haven Community Visioning Process - April 20, 2013

Please join your neighbors! Saturday, April 20th 11 am - 2 pm Senior Center 110 Terminal Ave Lunch, child care and transportation provided. ¡Por favor de unirse con sus vecinos! El sábado, 20 de abril 11 am - 2 pm Centro de Personas Mayores 110 Terminal Ave Almuerzo, cuidado de niños, transportación e interprete proporcionado "• Get a free plant and re‑usable bag for Earth Day!" "• ¡Conseguirá una planta gratis y bolsa reutilizable para el Día de la Planeta Tierra!" "• Enjoy lunch, family activities and meet your neighbors!" "• ¡Disfrute de almuerzo, actividades para la familia y conozca a sus vecinos!" "• Learn about the Belle Haven Community Vision and resources in your community!" "• ¡Aprende sobre la Visión Comunitaria de Belle Haven y de los recursos en su comunidad!" "• Tell the City what your vision for Belle Haven is!" "• ¡Dile a la Ciudad cuál es su visión de Belle Haven!" "For more information.../Para obtener más información..." "• Alejandro Vilches, 650.330.2274 or arvilches@menlopark.org" "• Derek Schweigart, 650.330.2267 or dsschweigart@menlopark.org" "Call 650‑799‑2829 on the morning of April 20th " "to arrange for transportation to this event." "Llame al (650) 799‑2829 la mañana del 20 de Abril " "para organizar transporte a este evento." Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Community Tree Walk #2 - April 20, 2013

The City of East Palo Alto will be holding a Community Tree Walk on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10AM-Noon. The tree walk will begin at the intersection of West Bayshore Road and Addison Avenue (adjacent to the freeway soundwall) and will travel through the Willows neighborhood. The Tree Walk will be led by Certified Arborists Dave Muffly and Ken Greby and will provide an opportunity for the public to observe, appreciate and learn about trees and their role in the health and beautification of East Palo Alto. The Tree Walk is completely free to the public. Attendees will learn about important local tree species, get tree selection and tree care advice for gardening projects and will have an opportunity to network with tree industry professionals, East Palo Alto staff and Canopy staff. For more information, contact: Wayland Li, Associate Planner (650) 853-3151, wli@cityofepa.org. Go here for more information.

Salsa fundraiser by Rotary Club of East Palo Alto - April 17, 2013

Time: 8 PM Location: The Tequila Lounge 851 Main St, Redwood City, CA The raffle ticket costs $10 - you get a free Salsa dance lesson, and a chance to win prizes.The proceeds would help in donating hearing aids for aged and needy people in India. Go here for more information.

The Power of Films: Changing Lives, Changing the World - April 16, 2013

Come and explore the world of documentary films with the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), one of the oldest solely documentary film festivals in the US. Founder, Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic will discuss how films can be instrumental in changing hearts and minds, inspiring audiences to go out and find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Started as an off-shoot of the Mid-Peninsula chapter of Eleanor Roosevelt’s United Nations Association, UNAFF screens films dealing with human rights, homelessness, racism, health, seniors, universal education, war, refugees and peace. UNAFF has recognized some of the most renowned documentaries of the past decade, including 5 Academy Award winners. Join us for an illuminating and provocative evening, including a viewing of a short film. About the Speaker JASMINA BOJIC is a film critic and also lectures at Stanford University. Working as a journalist for over 25 years, Bojic has covered political and cultural events, including the Academy Awards and the Cannes, Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Fifteen years ago she conceptualized and organized UNAFF, with the mission of creating a community forum for discovery and dialogue about different cultures, issues and solutions. Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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