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May 2015

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - May 25, 2015

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

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

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

National River Clean Up Day - May 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

April 2015

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

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

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

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

Coffee with Carlos - April 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

March 2015

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - March 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StreetCode Academy Demo Day - March 12, 2015

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

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

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

February 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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