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October 2015

JDRF One Walk, Silicon Valley - October 31, 2015

JDRF One Walk is a fun, happy, healthy and effective way to show your support for all those living with type 1 diabetes and to raise funds for research. Learn more and register at walk.jdrf.org. Time: Check in at 9:30 AM Walk starts at 11 AM Location: Almaden Lake Park Winfield Blvd. & Almaden Lake Dr. San Jose, CA 95032 Go here for more information.

Silicon Valley Home Tours, A Tour by Architects - October 10, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015 10 am to 4 pm Join us for our Home Tours by Architects, showcasing four new homes designed by AIA residential architects! Open to the public, the Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the South Bay. Each house on the tour is designed by a local area architect and was completed within the last five years. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars. Join us as we promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view in the south bay. This self-guided tour showcases the finest residential architecture in Santa Clara County, as designed by local area architects. The dwellings feature cutting edge, modern environmentally sensitive residential design, with a focus on sustainable features that demonstrate the wealth of talent possessed by our area’s best architects. During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique south bay area living. Go here for more information.

Design Showcase : Meet The Architect - October 09, 2015

The Design Showcase will feature 6 premier residential providers and attendees will meet the Architect whom will provide valuable insight into the design process. This exclusive event is at the Rejuvenation Showroom located at 323 University Avenue in Palo Alto from 6pm to 8pm. Go here for more information.

Little House Book Club - October 07, 2015

Little House Book Club Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free The Little House Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. We are all avid readers who like to share the experience and our thoughts about the books we choose to read…it’s like taking a trip and reminiscing with friends. We are always recommending interesting books (fiction and nonfiction literature) amongst the group. If this sounds appealing and you are eager to share your adventure, please come and join us! October 2015 - “The Boys in the Boat" By Daniel Brown Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Photography Class - October 06, 2015

Photography Class Tuesdays, October 6, 2015 – October 27, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $138 Members / $150 Non-Members 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. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

An Evening of Wine, Painting and Relaxation - October 05, 2015

An Evening of Wine, Painting and Relaxation Monday, October 5, 2015 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $45 per person Join us at Little House for a wonderful evening that will unwind you and release your inner artist. As you sip on wine, the instructors from Wine and Canvas will guide you on a step-by-step artistic adventure, where you can you can discover your inner Van Gogh. Take home a masterpiece that you create in 2 hours! Supplies, aprons, wine, and hors d’oeuvres are all part of the deal. Come enjoy a nice night out with your friends. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Little House Open House! - October 03, 2015

Little House Open House! Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free! Come experience what workshops, classes and services are waiting for you! The day’s activities include information and demonstrations in: Music, Ceramics, Language Classes, Water Color, Jazzercise, Zumba, Tai – Chi, Acupuncture, Yoga, Pilates, Bridge Experts, Line Dancing, History Classes, Docent Lectures, Gardening, Current Events, Dance, Food, Intergenerational Activities, and much, much more! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

September 2015

Reclaiming Your Health: Baby Boomers - September 30, 2015

Reclaiming Your Health: Baby Boomers Wednesday, September 30th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free Would you like to feel vital, energetic and younger? Join Health and Wellness teacher Andrea Shor, M.Ed, to learn how Baby Boomers can preserve their health and vigor well into their 90s. A fun cooking demonstration will also be presented. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Black & White Luncheon Honoring 13 Extraordinary Bay Area Women - September 26, 2015

Sponsored by Keypoint Credit Union, all proceeds from the Black & White Luncheon will benefit local charities, including Redwood City's Arts Foundation, Domini Hoskins Black History Museum and the NFL Alumni's "Caring for Kids" programs. Honorees include ABC7-KGO News' Carolyn Tyler; Susan Manheimer, Chief of Police of San Mateo; and Benita McLarn, CEO of the Valley Medical Center. Held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, tickets are $100 per person, which includes lunch, photo opportunity with the honorees and a gift bag. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Event Coordinator Carolyn Hoskins at (650) 921-4191, or Carolyn_Hoskins56@yahoo.com. Go here for more information.

Responsible Dog Owners' Day at the City of Palo Alto Animal Services - September 26, 2015

Discounted Vaccinations for dogs and 1/2 Adoptions and more will be available from 11 am to 3 pm at 3281 East Bayshore Road Go here for more information.

Spotlight on Mindfulness - September 23, 2015

Spotlight on Mindfulness Wednesdays, September 23rd – October 28th 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $52 Members I $60 Non-Members I $12 Drop In Come and recharge by trying out different meditation and mindfulness activities in a supportive environment. In Silicon Valley, making time for relaxation and self-care may no longer be a luxury but rather a necessity. Studies suggest that these activities may help reduce stress, increase your ability to manage pain, and increase awareness and management of difficult emotions. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Dave Newhouse at Little House! - September 22, 2015

Join us in welcoming Dave Newhouse to Little House! Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:00 p.m. Free Speaker / Bay Area Sports Journalist / Author Topics: New Book — Founding 49ers The Dark Days Before the Dynasty Career — Life as a sports journalist with the Oakland Tribune Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Living in Modern Day China - September 15, 2015

Living in Modern Day China Tuesday, September 15th 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free Join us as Chris Drew talks about what it’s like to live in Chengdu, China, home of the Giant Panda! It is also the origin of Sichuan cuisine, has the world’s largest building, and is home to over 18 million people! Chengdu, often referred to as the “Land of Milk and Honey,” was founded over 2000 years ago and is considered one of the most important economic, financial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in Western China. Chris Drew, a native of California and graduate of USC, moved to China 8 years ago. He now runs his own company, is married and has one child. Come listen as he talks about what it’s like being an American living in this incredible place called China! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Intro to Drawing Classes at Little House! - September 14, 2015

Intro to Drawing Classes at Little House! Mondays, September 14th, 2015 – October 19th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $120 Members I $130 Non-Members I $25 Drop In I $15 Supplies This class welcomes students of all levels and abilities who want to explore the basics of drawing with pencil, ink, and colored pencil. Working in the classroom from photos, students will cover composition, form, light and shadow, drawing papers, drawing materials, and the theory of color. Students will learn a variety of techniques including blending, hatching, burnishing, and get an introduction to perspective drawing. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

Midpen Media Center Mosaic Event - September 13, 2015

Come celebrate 25 years of community storytelling at the Midpen Media Center: This is a FREE family friendly event and activities include:    Hear Keynote speaker John C Hollar from the Computer History Museum speak on the future of community storytelling.  See LIVE studio shows in action!  Learn storytelling techniques on ipod touches.  Be a part of the play-by-play action of a sports broadcasting event.  Explore our history and watch some of the best stories our community has captured over the last 25 years.  Get your spot on TV in an interview for the regional Bay Voice channel.  Learn inside tips on what makes a successful field production. Go here for more information.

Movies at the Little House Theater! - September 09, 2015

Movies at the Little House Theater! Eclectic movies are shown Mondays at 1:00 p.m. in the Little House Theater Culture movies are shown Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. in the Computer Classroom Free for Members I $3 for Non-Members September Movies: September 2 - Rear Window - 1954 – 115 min. PG September 7 - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY - Little House Closed September 9 – Suspicion - 1941 – 99 min. NR September 14 – Birdcage - 1997 – 119 min. R September 16 - To Catch a Thief - 1955 – 106 min. PG September 21 – Foxcatcher - 2014 – 134 min. R September 23 - Indiscreet – 1958 - 102 min. PG September 28 - Merchant of Doubt - 2014 – 96 min. PG-13 September 30 - Vertigo - 1958 – 129 min. PG Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext.242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

August 2015

Your Infinite World Series (Ongoing) at Little House! - August 25, 2015

New series begin August 25th Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm $5 per lecture Your Infinite World program will feature the Great Courses video series, which document fascinating topics presented by scholars. Don’t miss out! The first series will be Great American Music: Broadway Musicals lead by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute. This dynamic presentation will uncover the history and essence of the American musical format. Be prepared to be taken back in time to the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gershwin, and Irving Berlin. Come relieve the unforgettable memories and feelings on America’s musical heritage. Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 For more information, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326 – 2025 Ext. 242 Go here for more information.

Family Caregiver Alliance Workshop at Rosener House - August 18, 2015

Learn to Work Together with Your Family Sometimes sharing and communicating with family members about caregiving for a loved one can be challenging. Lean how to foster agreement, encourage cooperation, and receive tips for more effective communication within families at this workshop. Learn about family dynamics. Hear about communication skills that promote cooperation. Learn new coping strategies and conflict resolution skills. Dates/Time: Tuesday, August 18 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) Rosener House Adult Day Services 500 Arbor Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 Speaker: Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Consultant Family Caregiver Alliance To Register: Contact Calvin Hu at 415.434.3388 ext. 313; feel free to leave a message with your name, number, email and the name of this workshop. Group size is limited and please let us know if you have a disability and require assistance. Light refreshments will be provided Respite may be available; please call for more info. Go here for more information.

Chair Yoga Classes at Little House! - August 13, 2015

Little House now offers new Chair Yoga classes! August 13th - September 3rd (4) Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Health-promoting benefits include: improved flexibility, enhanced breathing capacity, improved circulation, inner peace, improved memory, better sleep, pain relief, boosted immune system, stress relief. Don't miss out! Register today by contacting Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326-2025 Ext. 242 or online at www.penvol.org/littlehouse $20 Drop-In / $52 Members / $60 Non-Members Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 Go here for more information.

Advanced iPad Classes at Little House! - August 12, 2015

Advanced iPad August 5th—August 26th (4) Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. $52 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Drop In Become a master of your own iPad! Class participants will get acclimated with their iPad’s accessibility options, speech, lost iPad locator, camera, map app, and app store. Class participants will also understand how to sync, backup, and restore their iPad. Specific requests from class participants will be allowed as well! Location: Little House Activity Center 800 Middle Avenue Menlo Park, Ca 94025 For more information or to register, contact Membership and Guest Services Manager: Paige (650) 326 – 2025 Ext. 242 or go to www.penvol.org/littlehouse Go here for more information.

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

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

July 2015

DRI International Collegiate Conference - July 10, 2015

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

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

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

June 2015

Adult Volunteers Needed - June 29, 2015

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

Protest Against Illegal Foreclosures - June 27, 2015

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

Employment: Local College Students - June 22, 2015

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

Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange - June 20, 2015

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

Prop 47 Record Clearance Clinic - June 13, 2015

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

May 2015

Employment: Summer Internship Program - May 26, 2015

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

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - May 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National River Clean Up Day - May 16, 2015

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

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

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

NEW YOGA CLASSES - May 07, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

April 2015

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

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

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

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

Coffee with Carlos - April 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

March 2015

East Palo Alto City Offices Closed - March 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StreetCode Academy Demo Day - March 12, 2015

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

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

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

February 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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