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March 2020

Bookmobile Stop - March 11, 2020

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. University Square Park, 1956 McNair St, East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

Bookmobile Stop - March 07, 2020

The Home Depot, 1781 E Bayshore Rd East Palo Alto, CA from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Go here for more information.

How to Communicate Better with Your Teen - March 07, 2020

In this workshop, parents will explore the basics of Motivational Interviewing, a technique used by counselors to facilitate change within their clients. Parents will learn methods that can enhance communication with their teenagers and learn ways to increase their child's intrinsic motivation to create positive changes in their own life. Go here for more information.

Master Preserver Workshop: Pickling - March 07, 2020

Collective Roots Community Garden, 1785 Woodland Ave East Palo Alto, CA - Collective Roots Community Garden, 1785 Woodland Ave East Palo Alto, CA Go here for more information.

Master Preserver Workshop: Pickling - March 07, 2020

Collective Roots Community Garden, 1785 Woodland Ave East Palo Alto, CA - Collective Roots Community Garden, 1785 Woodland Ave East Palo Alto, CA Go here for more information.

Women of Color Conference - March 07, 2020

Sat., March 7, 2020 - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1950 University Circle, East Palo Alto Second Annual Economic Development Conference of women entrepreneurs of African Ancestry building their businesses locally, regionally and globally. Go to eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2S4Jwco Go here for more information.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - March 06, 2020

In this introductory workshop, participants will explore the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) through recognizing, maintaining and facilitating change and commitment. MI is a gentle, person-centered directive method of communication for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Learn different communication modalities that help bring out the best in how you connect with and advise those on your caseload! * AOD certified professionals are eligible to receive 6 CEUs for attending the workshop. There is a fee of $25, made payable to The Fellowship Center (Authorized CCAPP Provider #IS-17-268-0719) Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Community Farmers' Market - March 04, 2020

Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Rd East Palo Alto, CA - 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Go here for more information.

Election Day! - March 03, 2020

See candidates, issues, voting centers and other information at: ............... https://votersedge.org/ca and at https://www.smcacre.org/elections Go here for more information.

The Power of 2020 - Talking with Henrietta - March 03, 2020

Many are beginning to think that our current year -2020- is different from recent past years. On this edition of Talking with Henrietta, show guests give their views about the year and what they think it offers. From Sunday, March 1, 2020 until Friday, March 13, 2020 on: Sundays@5 p.m. Wednesdays @2 a.m., 11 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Mondays@2 p.m. Thursdays@8 p.m. Tuesdays@8 p.m. Fridays@3:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. Talking with Henrietta also appears on Channel 27 on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Go here for more information.

February 2020

Ama la Tierra - EcoCenter Art Reception - February 08, 2020

Saturday, February 8th, 2019, 2 pm to 4 pm Come to the EcoCenter for this chance to see the beautiful paintings Erica Marquez and her exhibit, “Ama La Tierra”! Her work hopes to inspire others through difficulties using a love for nature, inspired by her own work as an art therapist for victims of human trafficking. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided at the reception. If you cannot make it to the reception, Erica’s work will remain on exhibit from February 8th – March 9th. Visit us during the EcoCenter’s Open Hours to see the exhibit, or contact info@evols.org to schedule a time outside of open hours. Go here for more information.

January 2020

- January 25, 2020

Espressivo—a small, intense orchestra—presents an evening of witty music on Saturday, January 25th, 7:30 pm, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street. Titled “Masterful Fun,” the program consists of Beethoven’s youthful “Octet for Wind Instruments;” Bohuslav Martinu’s smiling farewell to life, the “Second Nonet;” Judith Weir’s “Airs from Another Planet,” a space-age take on traditional Highland tunes; and Jean Francaix’s “Hommage à l’Ami Papageno,” a medley of tunes from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, recombined and decked out in jazzy harmonies. Espressivo is an ensemble of professional musicians culled from the Bay Area and the Central Coast. Now in its fifth season, it presents itself in a varying array from a dozen to two dozen players. Its Artistic Director/Conductor is Michel Singher. Tickets will be available at the door or may be ordered at tickets.mvcpa.com For further information, contact Marketing Director Virginia Lieb at (831) 228-1098 Go here for more information.

Eastside Prep Benefit Concerts: Music by African American Composers - January 25, 2020

"Hold Fast to Dreams" - Music by African American Composers. January 25 and 26 at 3 pm at Performing Arts Center, Eastside College Prep, 1041 Myrtle St, East Palo Alto. Musicians and guest artists of the African American Composer Initiative and the Eastside Prep Choir present spirituals, songs, instrumentals and jazz by great composers of yesterday and today. Go here for more information.

Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train - January 20, 2020

The dream lives on this month as the Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train makes its way up the Peninsula from San Jose to San Francisco on Monday, January 20. The Celebration Train will provide free service for those who wish to attend the annual observance of the life and legacy of Dr. King in San Francisco hosted by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation (NorCalMLK). There will be onboard activities and entertainment for those in attendance during the trip, including a free giveaway for the children. Attendees must register in advance to receive a free Celebration Train commemorative ticket. For ticket registration, click here. This free train ride, which pays tribute to the 54-mile 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, is a great way to get to the MLK march and events in The City. The train will depart from the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station at 9:35 a.m. It will make stops in Palo Alto at 9:55 a.m. and San Mateo at 10:19 a.m. before arriving in San Francisco by 10:45 a.m. There is no special southbound service, however, Celebration Train tickets will be accepted on southbound trains departing San Francisco after 1:00 p.m. that same day. Caltrain will operate a modified service schedule for the holiday on Monday, January 20. Parking at Caltrain stations costs $5.50 for the day, and permits can be purchased at Caltrain station ticket machines or conveniently through Caltrain Mobile. Caltrain paid parking rules are enforced all day, including holidays For more information on the annual MLK celebrations hosted by NorCalMLK, please visit www.sfmlkday.org. Go here for more information.

CA Senate District 13 Climate and Environment Forum - January 15, 2020

All six candidates for California Senate District 13—Josh Becker, Michael Brownrigg, Alex Glew, Sally Lieber, Shelly Masur, and Annie Oliva—will have the opportunity to present their views on protecting the environmental health and integrity of our community, and their visions for a stable climate future, in this free public forum. Sponsored by Citizens' Climate Lobby, Acterra, 350 Silicon Valley, and Sustainable San Mateo County. Go here for more information.

December 2019

MBK Speaker Series - December 19, 2019

Guest speaker and organization: Young People Speaking on Life from their Viewpoint with Fresh Lifelines for Youth(FLY) staff members - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Community Room - YMCA- 550 Bell Street For more information contact arenfield@cityofepa.org - 650-853-3149 Go here for more information.

Public Works and Transportation Commission - December 18, 2019

The Commission normally meets every 3 rd Wednesda ys, Open Session begins at 7:30PM. (Any changes to the sche dule and time are always publicized , and Special Meetings may be called at the discretion of the Commission). Meetings are held in the Council Chambers, 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto – Meeting Time: Unless otherwise stated 7:30 PM - “Special” meetings may be called by the Committee as deemed necessary. - 2415 University Ave., and 1960 Tate Street, East Palo Alto, CA. Agendas can be found at the Community Development Department Office, (650)853-3189 - –  Go here for more information.

City Council Regular Meeting - December 17, 2019

12/17/2019 6:30 PM EPA Government Center 2415 University Ave, First Floor City Council Chamber East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Go here for more information.

Gun Buyback - San Mate County Sheriff's Office - December 14, 2019

Get cash for your unused or unwanted guns. No questions asked, we do not run ballistics, and you can remain completely anonymous. Receive up to $100 cash for a hand gun/shotgun/rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Redwood City Police Chief Dan Mulholland, and Belmont Police Chief Tony Psaila are supporting an anonymous gun buyback event at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. Any individual can surrender firearms with no questions asked, and receive up to $100 cash for a hand gun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle. Go here for more information.

On Uneven Ground: How Unequal Land Use Affects Health in North Fair Oaks, Belle Haven & East Palo Alto - December 14, 2019

Local journalist Kate Bradshaw discusses her "Almanac" series 'Uneven Ground'. Saturday, December 14, 2019 10:30-11:30 am Belle Haven Library, 413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park Go here for more information.

Music Playtime- East Palo Alto Library - December 12, 2019

Contact: Join us as we sing songs, dance, and play with instruments at the Library! 2415 University Avenue East Palo Alto CA 94303 Get Directions Voice: (650) 321-7712Kenny Gabe Telephone: (650) 321-7712 ext. 303 Email: gabe@smcl.org Go here for more information.

March and Mass Meeting in San Francisco supporting the Poor People's Campaign - Dynamic speakers Rev. William Barber and Rev. Liz Theoharis speak - December 11, 2019

Join in a march to end to poverty, racism, militarism and the devastation of climate change (5:45-6:45) with our sisters and brothers in the Poor People's Campaign, on national tour. The march begins at San Francisco's City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, which turns into Polk) and goes to Glide Memorial Church at 300 Ellis Street. At Glide, hear the powerful speakers (7-9pm), co-chairs of the PPC, modeled on Rev. MLK Jr's 1968 campaign. This is an important stop on the second national tour of the PPC, which will culminate in the "Poor People's Assembly and Moral March" in Wash., D.C., June 20th, 2020. Come to San Francisco by church bus, carpool, or take the train to be part of this event that will change your life and seeks to change the future of our lives and bring a moral conscience back to Washington DC. This year's dynamic campaign seeks to do MORE - to M-Mobilize, O-Organize, R-Register to vote, and E-Educate. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear these two preach and inspire you to join the movement and work for change! For more information email the event co-sponsors, the Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom: wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScCRvNiu5JA for a rousing call of the demands of the Poor People's Campaign from Reverends Barber, Theoharis, and the people of the Poor People's Campaign. Go here for more information.

YCS Intergenerational Encounter with Animals - December 07, 2019

Date: December 7, 2019 10:00AM-12:00PM Address: Palo Alto Art Center Description: Come work with senior citizens in the community while helping a local animal shelter and doing art! In partnership with the Palo Alto Art Center, Avenidas, and the Palo Alto Humane Society, YCS invites you to earn service hours while working with seniors and animals. Activities include; tour of the Art Center, make blankets for shelter pets, visit with a therapy dog, and make portraits of animals. Waiver: No Ages: All are welcome Contact: ashley@youthcommunityservice.org Go here for more information.

San Mateo County Historical Association: Tree Treasures - December 06, 2019

Date & Time: Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00AM to 4:00PM Address: 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063 Description:Come celebrate the holidays with us! Tree Treasures is a family craft day, free and open to the public. Visitors can make old-time crafts and take pictures with Santa. Volunteers are needed to help man the craft tables. Volunteers give out craft materials and instruct/assist visitors in making said craft. You do not have to volunteer the entire day. We will be breaking up the day into multiple shifts that volunteers can sign up for. No experience needed, just a positive attitude and a willingness to work with the public. See our website at https://historysmc.org/tree-treasures for more information. Waiver: Yes Ages: 13+ Contact: If interested, contact Dawn Distasio, dawn@historysmc.org Go here for more information.

Funeral Arrangements for Bernardo Huerta - December 05, 2019

Vigil/Quiet Hours: Thursday, December 5, 2019 starting at 7 p.m. Jones Mortuary 660 Donohoe St, East Palo Alto, CA Funeral Mass: Friday, December 6, 2019, at 9:30 am St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto Interment immediately following at 11:30 a.m. Alta Mesa Memorial Park 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto Go here for more information.

November 2019

JoAnn Ernestine Brown Funeral - November 08, 2019

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 8th at 11am at New Sweet Home Church, located at 2170 Capitol Avenue, East Palo Alto.All are welcome. Repass to follow burial at Alta Mesa. Go here for more information.

October 2019

Annual Passion to Profit Conference - October 26, 2019

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents its Annual Passion to Profit Conference to help small businesses grow and thrive through its annual conference, which will feature workshops, breakout session panel speakers and much much more. The conference will take place at Facebook at 1 Hackerway in Menlo Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go here for more information.

YCS Make a Difference Day! - October 26, 2019

From 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Where: TBA Description: Join YCS for our annual day of service! We will meet in the morning for breakfast then head out to various local service sites. All ages are welcome to work side by side while we make a difference in our community. Waiver: Yes Ages: All Contact: ycs@youthcommunityservice.org, or visit our website for more information at www.youthcommunityservice.org Go here for more information.

Community Connect - October 24, 2019

FREE EVENT -25 agencies with their service right at 1858 Bay Road,East Palo Alto,CA 94303. The event hours 9AM-1PM. FREE breakfast and lunch. This event is organized by Project WeHOPE and San Mateo Human Services. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto College Fair - October 15, 2019

Please join us for the annual East Palo Alto College Fair hosted by the EPA College Access Network. Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Time: 6-7:30pm Location: East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (2031 Pulgas Rd. East Palo Alto CA 94303) This fair is open to all! Fammily's are encouraged to attend! Go here for more information.

Annual SF Team Hope 5k Walk & Fun Run - October 05, 2019

The Team Hope Walk program is Huntington's Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) signature grassroots fundraising campaign designed to provide hope and support for those touched by this devastating disease, Huntington's disease (HD). HDSA is a premier nonprofit improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington's disease. All proceeds support HDSA’s mission to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Our event will take place at the Sports Basement at Crissy Field at 9am on October 5th. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto's 3rd Annual Indigenous People's Day - October 05, 2019

1:30 pm to 6:00 pm Address: Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1885 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto Description: "Protecting our sacred earth through learning about our indigenous cultures and traditions." Come celebrate Indigenous People's Day with story telling, activities, food, resource fair, and more! Ages: All are welcome Contact: To volunteer contact Juan Aguirre, epadirector@youthcommunityservice.org Go here for more information.

September 2019

13th Annual Wine, Croquet and Music Charity Fundraising Extravaganza - September 28, 2019

13th Annual Wine, Croquet and Music Charity Fundraising Extravaganza Hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Delta Omega Chapter Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jamison-Brown House 1505 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA Tickets-75$ https://www.ivyandpearls.org/fundraising Go here for more information.

Reimaginig Immigrant Power in San Mateo County / Reinventando el Poder del Inmigrante en el Condado de San Mateo - September 27, 2019

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 6:00-8:30pm St Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto RSVP and let us know if you will need childcare. 650-260-5750 Join us for a dinner & workshop on defending our communities against detention & deportation. Help us build a united immigrant voice to advocate for ICE out of San Mateo County. Event will be in Spanish with English translation available. Cena y taller sobre la defensa de nuestras comunidades contra la detencion y deportacion. Ayudenos a contstruir una voz unida de inmigrantes para exigir que ICE salga del condado de San Mateo. Evento sera en Espanol con trduccion en Ingles. Cuidado de ninos proporcionado. RESPONDA y dejenos saber si necesita cuidado de ninos. 650-260-5750 Go here for more information.

Reimaginning Immigrant Power in San Mateo County - September 27, 2019

Dinner & Workshop on defending our communities against detention and deportation *Note that this event is catered towards our Spanish-speaking immigrant community. Event will be in Spanish, with English interpretation. When: Friday, September 27 from 6-8:30 PM Where: St Francis of Assisi Church, 1425 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA Childcare and Dinner provided. Facebook Event: bit.ly/smcimmigrantpower Learn how to support a loved one if they are detained by ICE Build a united immigrant voice to advocate for ICE out of San Mateo County RSVP by September 23, 2019 to iceoutofsmc@gmail.com. If you have any questions call or text at 650-260-5750. Please let us know if you need childcare when you RSVP. Go here for more information.

BBQ Picnic Resource Fair - September 24, 2019

50 E. 5 th Ave., San Mateo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go here for more information.

Recovery Dance & Comedian - September 24, 2019

September 28, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. at Friendship Hall, 416 S. Claremont Go here for more information.

Acterra-Action for a Healthy Planet: National Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive Event - September 22, 2019

8:00 am to 5:30 pm Address: 1000 Elwell Court, Palo Alto Description: Acterra's 2019 national Drive Electric Week Ride & Drive event will take place on Sunday, September 22nd in Palo Alto, and we need many, many volunteers to make it run smoothly! Our goal is to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles - one of the biggest actions any individual can take to fight climate change. Test driving an EV is highly persuasive, which makes this event one of our most important activities of the year. Our goal is to provide 500 test drives! We need volunteers to help with set-up, check-in, matching people with cars, and cleanup. Shifts are 2 to 5 hours long. High school students can get community service hours for these jobs! Waiver: No Ages: 16+ Contact: Signup to volunteer at bit.ly/goev9-22-19 contact Ariane Erickson arianee@acterra.org, (650) 815-9791 Go here for more information.

Second Annual EPA Senior Prom - September 21, 2019

For adults 55 and older. Enjoy live music, awards and recognitions, dinner and dancing. A prom king and queen will be selected! Event will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cooley Landing Education Center at 2100 Bay Road in East Palo Alto. Free for East Pal Alto residents. Non-residents pay $10. Dress to impress.Limited spaces for parking. Transportation available. RSVP (650) 853-3100, limited to the first 120. Go here for more information.

Recovery Breakfast/ Philomena Walk of Hope/ BOS Proclamation - September 17, 2019

Starts from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on September 17, 2019 at 802 Brewster Ave., Redwood City, will end at 400 County Center Go here for more information.

September is Suicide Prevention Month and National Recovery Month - September 13, 2019

Voices of Recovery Open House – September 13 th , 2019 from 5 to 8 pm at 1842 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

September -Suicide Prevention and National Recovery Month - September 01, 2019

Art Show – September 1 st – 30 th , 2019 at the Caldwell Gallery, 400 County Center, Redwood City Go here for more information.

August 2019

Town Hall Meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - August 31, 2019

Join May Lisa Gauthier and Vice Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones for a conversation regarding East Palo Alto. The meeting will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Room at the Lewis and Joan Platt YMCA, located at 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

September - Suicide Prevention and National Recovery Month - August 30, 2019

Recovery Month Celebration Kickoff – August 30 th , 2019 at 400 County Center, from 6 to 8 pm Go here for more information.

Facebook Community Mobile Market. - August 25, 2019

Facebook is providing FREE BIKE REPAIRS and FREE LUNCH BOXES at its Belle Haven Community Mobile Market. The free bike repair clinic will be hosted at the Menlo Park Library to get students’ bikes ready for the school year, and each attendee will receive essential bike safety swag such as bells, lights, and locks (details below): TIME: 9:00-11:00 AM LOCATION: Menlo Park Library, Belle Haven Branch 413 Ivy Dr, Menlo Park Go here for more information.

City of East Palo Alto Back to School Event - August 24, 2019

Fun for all ages with the following displays: Education, bike rodeos, tech, athletic activities, backpack giveaways, school supplies, food and fun. Location: Bell Street Park at 550 East Bell Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is hosted by Live in Peace and the City of East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

SIDCO Homes Inc - Open House - August 24, 2019

Bone Structure and SIDCO Homes Inc are having a open house to educate about Passive Homes with Mellinnium Builders at 3561 Park Blvd, Palo Alto, Ca 94306 form 10:00am to 4:00pm. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/palo-alto-barebone-open-house-registration-65532490443 Go here for more information.

FREE EPA Shred and E-Waste Event at New Sweet Home Church - August 17, 2019

East Palo Alto community members are invited to participate in a FREE ewaste and shred event that it is hosting from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the New Sweet Home Church of God in Christ, which is located a 2170 Capitol Avenue in East Palo Alto. "ACCEPTABLE ITEMS -Camcorders, Cell & Desk Phones," "Chips and Components, Computers, Connectors/Cables, DVD Players, Fax Machines, Fluorescent Tubes (Limit 5 per household), Keyboards, Lab Equipment, Laptops, Mice, Monitors, Optical Drives, PC Boards, PDAs, Printers, Radios, Scanners, Servers, Stereos, Storage Discs, Tape and Zip Drives, Televisions, UPS Power" "Supply Units, Video Game Consoles and VCRs." "UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS- NO Household appliances like" "Cooktops, Dishwashers, Fans, Floor Heaters, Ovens, Stoves, Refrigerators, Freezers or Household Hazardous Waste." "East Palo Alto residents can bring a" "MAXIMUM of 3 standard banker boxes for secure on-site destruction Maximum box size: 1 O""x12""x15"" Staples and paper clips are okay" "* Proof of residency required" The event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. Go here for more information.

Breakfast with Mayor Gauthier - August 17, 2019

What: Mayor Gauthier will make introductory remarks and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the EPA Community. Where: Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA Community Room Time: 9-11 am (Breakfast 9-9:45, Discussion 9:45-11) Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County Go here for more information.

Silicon Valley Volunteer Fair - August 17, 2019

August 17, 2019 10 AM to 1 PM Palo Alto Baylands Duckpond Join us at the Silicon Valley Volunteer Fair, sponsored by Environmental Volunteers, for a fun, family-friendly morning at the Palo Alto Baylands! Over 15 of the environmental organizations in Silicon Valley will present fun activities and share how they are making an impact in the Bay Area and the volunteer opportunities they have available. While you're visiting you can take a bird walk with our current volunteers, pet some goats, and participate in many other hands-on activities. You will get a chance to learn about the prominent environmental organizations in Silicon Valley. If you have been interested in volunteering to help the environment, this event will help you find the organization that fits your time and interest best. Go here for more information.

Ecumenical Hunger Program Presents Community Blockfest 2019 - August 10, 2019

Please join us for EHP's 2019 Community Blockfest on August 10th, 12 - 4 pm. Held on EHP's campus, 2411 Pulgas Ave, East Palo Alto, Blockfest is admission-free and open to all. Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, music, children's activities, food, information on local services and more. For more information, please call 650-323-7781 or visit our website at www.ehpcares.org. Go here for more information.

National Night Out Activities in East Palo Alto - August 06, 2019

"National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promot" "police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. The event heightens awareness o crime, drug and violence prevention efforts. Everybody is welcome!" "This year’s date is Tuesday, August 6, 2019" "Street closures begin at 5pm and end at 9pm" "The festivities start at 6pm and end at 8pm" Activities will be held in different locations in the City of East Palo Alto,i.e., in Bell Street Park, Joel Davis Park; in chursch such as Church of Christ, St. Samuel's Church, Faithe Missionary Baptist Church and in other locations throughout the city. Go here for more information.

June 2019

Community Meeting - New Proposed Library Building - June 27, 2019

The City of East Palo Alto wants your feedback! The city is asking that you join the East Palo Alto Planning Department for a community meeting regarding the proposed 100,000 square foot office building on Pulgas Ave. The city meeting will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7:45 to 9 p.m. at the Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto YMCA at 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. There will be a presentation followed by a discussion. Refreshments and Spanish translation provided. Go here for more information.

Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness Day - June 26, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Menlo Park Senior Center. Learn how to prepare for a natural disaster or emergency in your community Meet with local first responders Raffle for 3-day emergency kits Enjoy light refreshments Goodie bags for the first 100 guests. RSVP via email to CIDEmergencyPrep@gmail.com or via phone at 650-645-1780 ext 117 For more information and to register: Go here for more information.

Join Author Carol Anderson for a discussion of her new book - June 23, 2019

Carol Anderson (Professor of African-American Studies at Emory) will discuss her most recent book One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy, named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, and the New York Public Library. Her talk will take place at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United Church of Christ 1985 Louis Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 For a discussion of her book, go to https://www.professorcarolanderson.org/one-person-no-vote?mc_cid=04ea19ec3d&mc_eid=55f243c401 Go here for more information.

965 Weeks Street Affordable Housing Community Design Meeting - June 19, 2019

EPA CAN DO and MidPen Housing will be hosting East Palo Alto's second community meeting to discuss plans for the development of 965 Weeks Street. The focus of this meeting will be on building design and the design process. Join us for an immersive experience where the community is given the opportunity to share ideas and assist with the design process. Outcomes from the meeting will serve as the foundation for the final building design. Food and refreshments will be provided by The Wright Place catering and children are welcome! The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the EPA YWCA at 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto in the front of the main lobby. Go here for more information.

City Water System Community Meeting - June 17, 2019

City Water System Community Meeting -Monday, June 17th 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto. This meeting is being held to provide an opportunity to discuss the City's transfer of the water system to Veolia, the proposed water rate increases, and customer service concerns. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto's Juneteenth Festival - June 15, 2019

The abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865 was a big event for African American slaves in Texas! You have a chance to celebrate their freedom today at East Palo Alto’s Juneteenth Festival - 12 noon to 6 p.m. at University Circle at 1900 University Avenue! Activities for the entire family, including games and musical performances    Go here for more information.

Discussion on Parking Challenges in East Palo Alto - June 05, 2019

Community Meeting to Discuss Parking Challenges in East Palo Alto WHEN: Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm WHERE: East Palo YMCA 50 Bell Street, EPA Back City Room (If you park in the pool area, the room will be located next to Bell Street Park facing the fence border, it will have a ramp leading to the entrance. If you enter through the YMCA front lobby, the YMCA will direct you to the room. It is the Back City Room.) For more information: Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Emergency Preparedness Day - June 05, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA. Join us for a FREE Emergency Preparedness Event for seniors and individuals with disabilities! - Learn how to prepare for a natural disaster or emergency in your community - Meet with local first responders - Raffle for 3-day emergency kits - Enjoy light refreshments - Goodie bags for the first 100 guests RSVP via email to CIDEmergencyPrep@gmail.com or via phone at 650-645-1780 ext 117 Let us know if you need any accommodations for disability or language for the event. Register online. Go here for more information.

May 2019

Community Meeting for the 2020 Bay Road Project - May 30, 2019

Meeting Details Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. East Palo Alto Senior Center 560 Bell Street, East Palo Alto Project Description Project Details-2020 Bay Road Office Development The proposal is for a Class A high tech office campus with five 8-story buildings and one parking structure. The parking structure will also accommodate a campus amenities building of approximately 16,000 SF on the 8th level with views out to the bay. The 9th level of the parking structures will be a high garden. The overall project size is 1,401,912 SF with 4,620 parking spaces. Overall density for the project is 1.87 FAR. The office buildings range in size from 231,752 SF to 329,128 SF with floor plates in the range of 29,000 SF to 41,000 SF. Go here for more information.

Drumming and Spirituality as a Method of Healing and Recovery - May 19, 2019

From 2-4 p.m. at the Garden Center in San Mateo. The Latino Collaborative NIPI and the Spirituality Initiative are jointly sponsoring this event Space is limited. Go to Eventbrite's online website, find the event in the listings and sign up ASAP. Session will incorporate indigenous medicine, behavioral medicine and traditional Afro Puerto Rican rhythms. Go here for more information.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening of the New US-101 Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass - May 18, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Opening of the New US-101 Pedestrian and Bicycle Overpass - 10 a.m. to noon - Gateway 101 Shopping Center at the corner of East Bayshore Road/Clarke Ave - next to Home Depot. Parking available at the site., The ceremony will include:  A message from elected-officials  Free bike giveaways and repairs from Live-In-Peace Bike Shop  Free food certificates  Free ice-cream  Raffle and Prizes Go here for more information.

Soul Stroll for Health 2019 - May 18, 2019

Time 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location - Coyote Point Park in San Mateo Get more information at the AACHAC website Go here for more information.

HDSA San Jose Team Hope 5K Walk & 10K Run - May 16, 2019

The Team Hope Walk program is Huntington's Disease Society of America’s (HDSA) signature grassroots fundraising campaign designed to provide hope and support for those touched by this devastating disease, Huntington's disease (HD). The event is a 5K/10K Walk/Run at the Campbell Park, E. Campbell Avenue & Gillman Avenue, Campbell, and will take place on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Registration: 10K Runner $60.00, 5K Walker $25.00, and Children Under 12 $10.00. Runner bibs can be picked up on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Campbell Sports Basement, 1875 S Bascom Ave Suite 240, from 5-9 p.m. Check-in @ 8 am. Race starts at 9 am. Event ends at 12 noon. Register at: http://www.hdsa.org/thwsanjose There will be an "After Event" to support HDSA at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. The will donate 10% from sales that day to HDSA. https://rockbottom.com/locations/san-jose/ Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto RV Safe Parking Pilot Program Grand Opening - May 14, 2019

You’re invited to help us welcome our neighbors at the City of East Palo Alto’s RV Safe Parking Program! (See attached flyers) When: May 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM Where: 1798 Bay Road What: *Refreshments *Comments from our Partners *Tour the site Go here for more information.

Steppin' Out - Caribbean Cookout - May 09, 2019

We're havin' a party! Please join us for Steppin' Out - Caribbean Cookout, a benefit event for the Ecumenical Hunger Program, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6-9 pm, at University Circle,1900 University Ave, in East Palo Alto. Enjoy an evening of Caribbean music, Jamaican food and drinks, a lively auction and more! Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/2019EHPCookout Go here for more information.

Cinco de Mayo Festivity in East Palo Alto - May 05, 2019

Bell Street Park. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parade, food vendors, entertainment, displays and vendors. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Center for Community Media holds MEDIA DAY - May 04, 2019

On behalf of EPACCM, we are excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming Media Day event in May 2019. Media Day will celebrate East Palo Alto Today’s 13th anniversary. In addition to highlighting the hard work and dedication of this organization in our community, we also wanted to highlight other local organizations like you who work in East Palo Alto. Media Day will be a space for you to connect with the community and share your story. The event will take place on May 4, 2019, at The Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto YMCA from 10am-2pm. If interested, your organization is welcome to table (tables will be provided), provide community resources and/or services, and join in fellowship with attendees. If you are interested in participating, please leabolosan@gmail.com We really hope to see you at Media Day! Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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