<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:35:31 -0700 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:35:31 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:02:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012515941_1200x675_495692867841.jpg Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> <![CDATA[SF Giant Race 2015]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:55:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012503558_1200x675_494732355705.jpg SF Giant Race 2015]]> <![CDATA[NBC Bay Area's Clear the Shelters 2015]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:28:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Bob+and+Bleu.JPG

NBC Bay Area is proud to announce their nationwide adoption effort, Clear the Shelters 2015. On Saturday, August 15, 2015, shelters across the country are teaming up with their local NBC stations to empty the shelters and get every adoptable animal into loving homes. In your community, NBC Bay Area has partnered with 39 shelters across all nine Bay Area counties to find homes for every adoptable animal in shelter and rescue care.

With the goal of getting every animal adopted, adoption fees will be waived or reduced depending on shelter location from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the day of Clear the Shelters.

Click HERE to find your local participating shelter!

For more information about Clear the Shelters, click here

When: August 15, 2015

Where: Throughout the Bay Area

Time: 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM 

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Humane's Bark (& Meow) Around the Block]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:59:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/photo_collage-0002.png

NBC Bay Area joins Berkeley Humane for a grand pet adoption event, Bark (& Meow) Around the Block! A street fair and adopt-a-thon, you'll enjoy live music, great food, beer and wine from local restaurants,  breweries and winers, fun and games like a raffle with local prizes, and vendors with great pet products, all while in search of the perfect dog or cat to welcome into your home. 

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, August 15, 2015, there will be over 20 different local partner rescue organizations on site with over 100 adoptable animals. The goal is to get every animal adopted and into a loving home. Adoption fees will be reduced. Well-behaved dogs and fearless cats on a leash are welcome.

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is a part of NBC's national adoption effort, Clear the Shelters 2015. 

For more information, click here

When: August 15, 2015

Where: Ninth And Carleton Street

              Berkeley

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Angeline Kiang on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:05:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470357_1200x675_492988483698.jpg Cellist Angeline Kiang of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music performs on Asian Pacific America.]]> <![CDATA[QFusion Labs on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:55:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470330_1200x675_492984387962.jpg Jason and Marvin Gouw talk about Cubit, a device which makes basic programming accessible to everyone.]]> <![CDATA[Upcoming Events]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:45:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012470343_1200x675_492977219952.jpg Asian Pacific America highlights upcoming events going on in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the Bay Area.]]> <![CDATA[Akira Tana on Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:56:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APA+072315+Seg+1+Akira+-+00050011.jpg Akira Tana talks about his efforts to help communities still recovering from the devastating tsunami in Japan.]]> <![CDATA[Some Say Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Has Thrown Party into Disarray]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:20:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012452712_1200x675_491904067503.jpg Political analyst Larry Gerston discusses Republican candidate Donald's Trump recent statements that some say has thrown the party into disarray, including his statements on undocumented immigrants.]]> <![CDATA[The Berkeley Kite Festival]]> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:11:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/kite+festival2526.jpg

The Berkeley Kite Festival is celebrating 30 years of family and fun this weekend, August 25-26, 2015. With activities for the whole family to enjoy, the Berkeley Kite Festival has grown a reputation as one of the premier free family festivals on the West Coast.

Enjoy free kite making, a candy drop, free kite lessons, a giant kite creature expo, a rokkaku competition, great food and music. Also see the Kite Team of Japan or fly a kite with a team of your own. In the Kid's Zone, there will be bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, art and crafts, and face painting.

For more information, click here

When: August 25-26, 2015

Where: Berkeley Marina

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<![CDATA[The 6th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/53f26d2e68276.jpg

Polo players, polo ponies, stunt riders, horse drawn carriages, and military dignitaries will all be a part of a polo benefit for injured American soldiers living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 6th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit. Returning to the Bay Area on August 30, 2015, the benefit is sponsored by the Commandery of St. Francis, Order of St. John, and Knights Hospitaller. The event will be hosted by the Wine Country Polo Club and is designed to generate support for three veteran's rehabilitation programs: Pathway Home, Community Action North Bay, and the veterans program at BAADS, the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors.

The opening ceremony will include posting of the Colors by a mounted Color Guard, the National Anthem and a salute to the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. The afternoon features two polo games played by some of the San Francisco Bay Area's highest rated polo players and polo ponies. Other highlights include the traditional Chandon Divot Stomp, a Ladies' Hat Competition, a silent auction, wine tasting and more. World War II veterans will be guests of honor at this benefit. Last year, the 5th Annual Wounded Veteran Polo Benefit saw over 350 spectators and raised over $50,000. Help make this year's benefit an even bigger success.

For more information, click here

When: August 30, 2015

Where: Wine Country Polo Club

              Santa Rosa

Time: 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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<![CDATA[The 2015 Giant Race of San Francisco]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:59:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/SF+GIANT+RACE+2015+STARTING+LINE.JPG

Show your championship spirit at this year's Giant Race in San Francisco. Run a half marathon, 10K, 5K, Kid's Race or Family Relay with your friends and family to close out your summer with a bang. Begining at AT&T Park, each race distant will begin in waves to cater to the growth of the Giant Race in recent years. The half marathon and 10K race will begin at 7:00 AM and the 5K wil begin at 10:50 AM on August 23, 2015. This year, the Kid's Race and Family Relay will take place on Saturday, August 22, 2015, during the expo hours, around Noon. 

Every runner will go home with a Giant Race Runner Bobblehead, a fan favorite tradition of the race. This year's bobblehead is Giant's right fielder Hunter Pence. Along with the run, there is also Runner's Night, a running-themed Giants game against the Chicago Cubs. At Runner's Night, all ticket holders will receive a special Giants/Project Open Hand barbeque apron.

Online registration closes August 20, 2015 at 11:59 PM. 

For more information, click here

When: August 22-23, 2015

Where: AT&T Park

Time: 7:00 AM 

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<![CDATA[Smithsonian Institution: An Asian Pacific American Story]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*141/A2B4+Chinese+Miners+2-3.fw.png

Take a journey into the history of Asian Americans at the Smithsonian Institution's An Asian Pacific American Story exhibition, hosted at the Museums of Sonoma County. Open now through August 30, 2015, An Asian Pacific American Story celebrates the Asian Pacific History across a multitude of incredibly diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped over the course of our nation's history.

The exhibition charts the beginnings of Asians in America, from the idea of Asia first motivating Christopher Columbus' trans-Atlantic voyage of discovery in 1492 to the arrival of Asian laborers all along the Gulf Coast and Eastern American seaboard throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, the exhibitino tells the rich and complex stories of early Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments in American history.

For more information, click here

When: Now through August 30, 2015

Where: Museums of Sonoma County

 

 

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<![CDATA[The Fremont Festival of the Arts]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/movetofremont20.jpg

The Fremont Festival of the arts is celebrating 32 years of fun in the sun. The weekend long event is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi River. With something for everyone in the family to enjoy, the Fremont Festival of the Arts is the perfect way to make lasting summer memories.

The festival will feature over 100 arts and crafts booths, with over 600 artisans who are the heart and soul of the festival. No matter what kind of art you are looking for, whether it is a statement piece for your home, an intricately designed piece of jewelry, a distinctive article of clothing, or that perfect gift for the holidays, you are sure to find it at among the art booths that stretch over four miles of the festival.

There will be gourmet food, wine, beer, and margaritas, a Kid City, a Business Alley, and wonderful free music. Don't miss out on one of this summer's best events!

For more information, click here.

When: August 1 - 2, 2015

Where: Downtown Fremont

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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<![CDATA[The Nihonmachi Fair 2015]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:29:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Nihonmachi+Street+Fair+2015.jpg

Bring your friends and family out to enjoy the 42nd Nihonmachi Fair, reutrning to San Francisco on August 1st and 2nd, 2015. Considered the original "melting pot" of street fairs, the Nihonmachi Fair of San Francisco brings together many aspects of Asian Pacific heritage and San Francisco's cultural life expressed through music, art, performance, tradition, food, and community outreach and service.

There will be many different kinds of booths where you can try a variety of delicious Asian Pacific foods, marvel at unique and eye-catching art, and learn from many non-profits about how you can make a difference in the community. Hear live performances of hip-hop, jazz, salsa and rock and roll, while also experiencing Taiko.

For more information, click here

When: August 1-2, 2015

Where: Japantown

              San Francisco

Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Family History and Reunion Day]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:50:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/Interrogation+table+recreation+on+AI.jpg

Join the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation at its Family History and Reunion Day Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Angel Island State Park.

Learn from fellow researchers about how to find Pacific Coast Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Russian and Jewish immigration roots, get free advice from genealogists and explore the former U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island.

Where:

Angel Island State Park

When:

Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. (recommended - 9:45 a.m. ferry from San Francisco and 10 a.m. ferry from Tiburon)

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:39:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/323*120/249033_062215_NSD_SuccessStories_Header2.gif

Men's Wearhouse is proud to announce their 8th annual National Suit Drive now through July 31, 2015. Held simultaneously in Canada and North America at over 900 Men's Wearhouse locations, this international effort turns your unwanted business clothes into a fresh start for millions of disadvantaged men who are trying to re-enter the work force. 

The goal for 2015 is to collect 250,000 clothing items during the campaign. If Men's Wearhouse reaches their target, they will have donated 1 million clothing items to local charities since the campaign began seven years ago. The National Suit Drive collects men's and women's suits. shirts, jacket, ties, belts and shoes and distributes them to charities who mentor, coach and re-outfit those who are re-entering the workforce so they can make a great first impression. 

To donate today or for more information, please click here

When: June 22-July31, 2015

Where: Your local Men's Wearhouse location

Time: Store hours

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<![CDATA[Men’s WearHouse National Suit Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:23:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/Men%27s+Wearhouse+Suit+Drive.png

Join Men’s Wearhouse for their 8th annual National Suit Drive by donating unwanted business attire to store locations across the USA and Canada throughout the month of July. This is North America’s largest collection of men’s gently used professional clothing held at more than 900 Men’s Wearhouse locations.

This is a great opportunity for people to transform their unwanted business attire into a fresh start for millions of American’s looking to renter the workforce. The National Suit Drive collects men’s and women’s suits, shirts, jackets, ties, belts and shoes and distributes them to approximately 180 local charities who mentor, coach and dress those looking to reenter the workforce, so they make a great first impression.

The goal for 2015 is to collect 250,000 clothing items during the campaign. If we reach this goal, we will hit 1 million clothing items donated to local charities since this campaign began 7 years ago!  To accomplish this, we need your help.

For more information click here

When: July

Where: USA and Canada

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<![CDATA[The Family Giving Tree's Back-to-School Drive]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:05:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/263*120/image_gen_charities.jpeg

For families living under the poverty line with just enough funds for the basic necessities of food and shelter, there is often not enough money for parents to provide their children with essential school supplies that will help their children find success in school. Challenges for in-need children begin early. Even by third grade, children living below the poverty line are, on average, two years behind their peers in reading and math.

You can make a difference! The Family Giving Tree hopes to raise $455,000 to provide backpackes, STEM kit supplies, and calculators for students in need. You can donate today. Help the future of our Bay Area community reach their maximum potential and have the success in education that they deserve.

To donate, please click here

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<![CDATA["The Illuminated Palace," A New After-Dark Projected Light Installation at the California Historical Society]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:44:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/231*120/Projection+Mockup.jpg

A new and exciting one-of-a-kind art exhibit begins today: The Illuminated Palace. The Illuminated Palace is an after-dark projected light installation by projected light artist Kevin Cain. Cain brings his new work to the windows of the California Historical Society on Mission Street in San Francisco. He combines lensless camera techniques from the dawn of photography with contemporary digital views to capture architect Bernard Maybeck’s vision of the Palace of Fine Arts as a fleeting ruin.

The Illuminated Palace runs from Thursday, July 2 to Sunday, August 16, 2015 and is the latest installation in Engineers of Illumination by Optic Flare, a projected light series honoring the stunning achievements of the 1915 World’s Fair. Engineers of Illumination is the work of six light-based artists bringing to life the innovations of the 1915 World’s Fair with modern technology.

For more information, click here

When: July 2-August 16, 2015

Where: California Historical Society

Time: Please see Gallery Hours of Operations for specific days between July 2-August 16, 2015

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<![CDATA[Sports Day for Charity]]> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/wipeout070215.jpg

Wipeout Cancer invites you to join them for a fun and active day at its 3rd annual Sports Day for Charity event to raise funds and awareness for cancer support. Sports Day for Charity is Wipeout Cancer’s primary fundraising activity benefitting Cancer CAREpoint, including activities such as volleyball, cycling and obstacle courses.

The volleyball format is a grass reverse co-ed 4’s tournament split into 4 divisions: Junior Girls, Friendship, Silver, and Gold. The cycling event is a road ride from SJSU through the scenic South Bay. Medium and long ride options are available. The obstacle course is for the kids (ages 4-12). It’s an opportunity for them to test their fitness and coordination abilities, and “play Wipeout”!All participants will receive lunch and a participant t-shirt.

Net proceeds from this event will benefit Cancer CAREpoint and Sports Day for Kids.

Registration is now open! Deadline is July 6 to guarantee t-shirt size. Register here.

Where: Spartan Stadium, East Field 

                San Jose, CA

When: July 25, 2015

Time: 7:30 AM-9:00 AM, exact start times by sport will be confirmed prior to the event

 

 

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<![CDATA[Nihonmachi Street Fair Celebrates 42 Years of Diversity ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:18:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/352*120/nihonmachi2014banner.jpg

Come support Asian heritage at the Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown in San Francisco on August 1 and 2.  This is the 42nd year celebration of this event which highlights Asian Pacific American life. There will be art, music, food and community outreach and service at this event.

 On Sunday, August 2, from 11am - 2pm at the Clear Channel Cultural Stage, premier performance of “1945: A Year of Infamy” with Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra, Voices Of A Dream, a Gospel ensemble led by Amikaeyla, and Genny Lim, poet/performance.

 There will be fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in Asian-inspired crafts and fun games At Children’s World presented by the SF Nikkei Lions. Also, the event will feature talented Asian Artisians from across the Bay Area. They will create a variety of traditional raku ceramics, bonsai, Hawaiian inspired beef jerky and much more.

In addition, the event will feature up and coming Asian and Pacific American performing artists from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Also, the 2nd annual Sounds of Thunder Car Show and Adult Co-Ed Basketball Tournament will take place.

 

For more information click here.

 

When: August 1-2

 

Where: Japantown

           

San Francisco

 

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (performance)

 

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<![CDATA[21st Century Solutions - Two Past Winners and How They're Doing Now]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:13:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/21st+Century+Solutions+Video.jpg

 21st Century Solutions is a grand prize $50,000 grant, along with two $25,000 grants for non-profit organizations who are using new and innovative ideas to better our community. 

Two of the past winners of the $25,000 grant are Literacy Lab and Breathe California. Literacy Lab's mission is to jumpstart children's education by helping them to become tech-savy at a younger age. They hope this will provide a path to success in the children's future.

Breathe California fights lung disease in all its forms and works with its communities to promote lung health. They won the $25,000 grant for their initiative: Zero Emissions Squared: Electric School Buses." 

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<![CDATA[Obon Summer Festivals 2015]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Obon2015.jpg

Learn about some of the beautiful customs and unique practices of the Japanese culture at this summer’s Obon Season Summer Festivals throughout the Bay Area. Throughout the month of July, Obon Summer Festivals will be taking place in San Jose, Berkeley, Mountain View, Sebastopol, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Marin. The festivals will be filled with cultural foods, music and dance.

Obon is an annual Japanese Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestor’s spirits return to visit their relatives. Obon is observed from the 13th to the 15th day of the 7th month of each year.

When: July 11-26, 2015

Where: Various Bay Area Locations

San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin - July 11-12, 2015

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church - July 11-12, 2015

Berkeley Buddhist Temple - July 11-12, 2015

Monterey Peninsula Obon - July 12, 2015

Mountain View Buddhist Temple - July 18-19, 2015

Enmanji Buddhist Temple - July 18, 2015

San Francisco Buddhist Temple - July 25-26, 2015

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple - August 1-2, 2015

 

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<![CDATA[Fourth Annual Island Reggae Festival ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/Island+Reggae+Festival.jpg

Do you have any plans this Fourth of July weekend? Come enjoy the Fourth Annual Island Reggae Festival this Saturday at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. There will be live music, carnival rides, fireworks, a car showcase, an island dance competition, and a blood drive.

The festival will feature singers/musicians FIJI, House of Shem, Samu and a special guest performance by J BOOG. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Island culture, participate in fun activities and hear fabulous artists' perform.

The American Red Cross, Foothill Community Health Center and Stage Media are some of the organizations sponsoring this event.

For more information click here.

When: Saturday, July 4th

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Burlingame Avenue Summer Art and Music Festival ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:23:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/230*120/burlingame-jazzfest.jpg

Come enjoy a summer weekend of music and art at the Burlingame on the Avenue event in Downtown Burlingame August 15-16. The festival will feature live music, hundreds of artisans displaying hand-crafted wares, delicious food and beverages and fantastic entertainment.

There are a variety of rides, games, and attractions for kids at the interactive children’s playland. Also, the revamped Community and Cultural Stage will feature global performances. The event will benefit the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce.

For more information click here.

When: August 15-16

Where: Burlingame Avenue

                Downtown Burlingame

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Summer Music in the Park Concert Series Returns ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:29:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Greg-Kihn-SJ-park-6-2-111.jpg

Come enjoy a salsa night performance by one of the Bay Area’s top bands Pa’l Bailador and Julio Bravo Y Su Orquesta Salsabor on Friday July 17th at Plaza de Ceasar Chavez in Downtown San Jose. Peruvian born singer, and bandleader, Julio Bravo will create an explosion of sounds with Orquesta Salsabor’s  dynamic range, to create an energetic live show for dance and music lovers.

There will be drinks, a variety of food from downtown restaurants, activities for kids and prize giveaways from sponsors in booths around the park.

For more information click here.

When: July 17th

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez

                Downtown San Jose

Time: 5:30 PM

 

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<![CDATA[FINAL WEEK: Apply for 21st Century Solutions by July 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:40:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/21st-century-solutions564789.jpg

The deadline to apply for 21st Century Solutions is this Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM. This is our 4th annual grant challenge for nonprofit organizations implementing new and innovative programs that are moving the Bay Area forward. In partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, the signature grant program will award the winner with $50,000 and two runners-up will each receive $25,000, totaling $100,000 in the Bay Area.

The grant challenge is open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations implementing innovative programs, which are approximately less than two years old, that are addressing emerging challenges or ongoing issues in new ways. We will accept applications in six program areas including Civic Engagement, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Media Arts and Technology.

Through this competitive grant process, we hope to identify opportunities for positive change, spark conversation with community leaders like you, and support nonprofits that are creating results-driven change in our community.

We're excited by this opportunity to continue to work with organizations that are committed to bettering our city. Please share this information about 21st Century Solutions with colleagues and community partners. Organizations can apply now through July 3. 

For more information or to apply, click here

When: July 3, 2015

Where: www.nbcbayarea.com

Time: 11:59 PM

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<![CDATA[The Alameda County Fair's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:22:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/fireworkssdsan062415.jpg

Join in on the 4th of July festivities at the 7th largest Fair in California, the Alameda County Fair! The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular comes back in grand style, this time, set to live music performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. The Blues Festival runs all day from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:30 p.m.

The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular promises to live up to its name with non-stop razzle-dazzle fireworks and will feature a Salute to Hometown Heroes Video before the show!

Where:

The Grandstand at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

When:

Saturday, July 4

The Alameda County Fair is open June 17 – July 15 (Tuesday – Sunday) from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily

Tickets:

Gate Admission:

·         Adults (13-61) - $12

·         Seniors (62 +) - $8

·         Kids (6 – 12) - $8

·         Children under 6 – FREE

For more information on special ticket pricing, click here.



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<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley’s 4th of July Parade]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:23:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/2015045535c97f7c8ce.png

Make some beautiful memories this 4th of July at the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley’s 4th of July Parade, an incredible event that attracts over 40,000 attendees each year including local community residents and friends and family from areas far beyond Danville. The parade starts at 9:00 AM and runs from the corner of Hartz Avenue and Railroad Avenue, continues down Hartz and San Ramon Valley Boulevard and ends at the corner of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Sycamore Valley Road.

The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon has been the organizer of the parade in Danville since 1975. Each year, they raise funds through parade sponsorships, entry fees and community service projects. To date, over $1,000,000 has been raised and donated to local community service organizations in the San Ramon Valley.

For more information, click here

When: July 4, 2015

Where: Danville, CA

Time: 9:00 AM 

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley’s 15th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:49:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/CareerFairSJ234567.jpg

The 15th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States. Multicultural/bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend this free event. Open to the public 18 years of age and older, the career fair brings over 15 major employers including Jeppsen, Vivant Solar and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. There are hundreds of employment opportunities from entry to professional level available.

This is the second Diversity Employment Day Career Fair in the Bay Area this year, with the first in San Francisco back in May. This event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose.

For more information, click here

When: June 25, 2015

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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<![CDATA[The San Jose Rotary Club's Fireworks Celebration]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:16:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/230*120/fireworks-772x350.jpg

The Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family and your friends to enjoy a world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadows in downtown San Jose to celebrate this year’s  4th of July and San Jose Rotary’s 101st year of service. Free for all, the San Jose Rotary Fireworks show is the perfect family-friendly celebration for the 4th of July.

Make a memorable evening of the fireworks show and visit some of San Jose’s finest destinations such as San Pedro Square Market. There will also be ticketed viewing parties from Bay Area radio favorites Mix 106.5 and 94.5 KBAY, Rotary Fireworks VIP event, and the Red, White and Blue Extravaganza.

For more information, click here

When: July 4, 2015

Where: Discovery Meadow

                San Jose

Time: Approximately 9:30 PM

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<![CDATA[The Fremont 4th of July Parade 2015]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:36:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/556172_431601100195737_664174343_n1.jpg

Make this 4th of July one to remember with your friends and family at the Fremont 4th of July Parade. Beginning at 10:00 AM on July 4th, watch creative floats, specialty units, marching musical units and guest celebrities show their patriotic pride for our country.

This year’s theme is Rockin’ in the USA. The parade starts at Library on Stevenson and heads north up Paseo Padre, turning left onto liberty Street and ending at State Street.

For more information, click here

When: July 4, 2015

Where: Paseo Padre Parade Route

            Fremont

Time: 10:00 AM

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<![CDATA[Frameline39 LGBTQ Film Festival at the Castro Threater]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:10:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/NBC_FL36CastroTheatre.jpg

Today kicks off one of the most anticipated film festivals of the summer: Frameline39 Film Festival. Frameline is an LGBTQ Film Festival hosted at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. Founded in 1977, Frameline is the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world. With an annual attendance of 60,000, the festival is the most prominent and well-attended LGBT arts program in the Bay Area.

Asian Pacific America, NBC Bay Area’s public affairs show with host Robert Handa, featured three Frameline Film Festival producers and directors – Ruth Gumnit and Marguerite Salmon for their film Visible Silence and Tina Takemoto for her film Sex, Politics & Sticky Rice – where they spoke about how their film affects the Asian LGBTQ community.

See their films and many other great LGBTQ based films June 18, 2015 through July 28, 2015.

For more information, please click here

When: June 18, 2015

Where: Castro Theater of San Francisco

Time: Please see website for film times

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<![CDATA[Summer Twilight Yoga at Guadalupe River Park Conservancy ]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:54:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Guadalupe_river_park+twilight+summer+yoga.JPG

Come release your stress this summer by participating in twilight yoga sessions on Thursday nights July 9th through August 27th at the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. Fitness instructor Kristin Strellis will lead a gentle yoga class designed to improve your flexibility, balance, and relaxation.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature at Guadalupe Park, along with releasing any stress you may have accumulated throughout the week. Dress in comfortable clothing. No equipment is needed.

For more information click here: www.grpg.org

When: Thursdays July 9th to August 27th

Where: Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center

Time: 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM

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<![CDATA[Redwood City's Music on the Square Summer Concerts]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:45:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/Redwood+City+Concerts.jpg

Summer is never complete without friends, family, and of course, great music. This summer, rock out with Redwood City’s Music on the Square. Every Friday from now until September 4, 2015, enjoy a free concert at Courthouse Square, the center of the beautiful Redwood City.

Enjoy music from a variety of bands bringing you eclectic sounds from rock and roll, to country, to rhythm and blues. Music on the Square is something the whole family will enjoy.

See the summer’s full line up here to be sure you don’t miss any of the great performances.

When: May through September 4, 2015

Where: Courthouse Square

                Redwood City

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Enmanji Temple Teriyaki BBQ & Bazaar]]> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Emanji+Temple+Events.jpg

Come celebrate the 81st anniversary of Enmanji Temple by attending two weekend events in Sebastopol, beginning with the annual 61st Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar on Sunday July 12th and the Obon Odori Saturday July 18th.

The Teriyaki BBQ and Bazaar will feature an aray of Japanese food, activities, art, and demonstrations. Marinating and barbequing chicken is a well-known for brining families together and contributing to fundraising in the Japanese community.

Cultural activities such as a flower arranging demonstration and sale, handcrafts, martial arts, and Internment Camp and oral history displays will take place. Proceeds from the Teriyaki Bazaar will support the local Enmanji Buddhist Temple and community activities.

 

The Obon Odori festival event will feature traditional folk dancing outdoors on the Temple grounds with participants dressed in summer kimonos and happi coats with other Japanese accessories in hand. The audience is welcomed to join in on the dance steps.  

For more information click here

When: July 12th and July 18th

Where: Enmanji Buddhist Temple

Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Japanese Heritage at the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 15:53:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/Japanese+Cultural+Day+Osmosis+Spa.jpg

Celebrate Japanese cultural by attending two events on June 17th at the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. These events will be in honor of the influence Japanese culture has had on the Sonoma County spa and surrounding areas and to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of bringing the Cedar Enzyme Bath from Japan to Sonoma County.

The first event will be Japanese Cultural Day held in the Japanese-style gardens at the Osmosis. This day will be an authentic cultural experience of Japanese traditions in music, tea ceremony, food, and art.

The second event will be in the evening, Local’s Night to celebrate Japanese Heritage. This will be a fun, casual event for locals to socialize over traditional Japanese food, drinks, and practices. Locals will have the opportunity to socialize over sushi and sake, drink tea from the Taste of Tea House in Healdsburg and enjoy a sword ceremony in the Zen garden along with Cedar Enzyme footbaths.

For more information click here.

When: June 17th

Where: Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

 

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<![CDATA[Summer Music in the Park Concert Series in Downtown San Jose]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:03:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/233*120/Music+in+the+Park+San+Jose+2nd+web+post.JPG

Do you enjoy listening to music? Come to the 27th annual world music concert “Music in the Park” on June 18th at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in San Jose featuring upstart Freshlyground from the Republic of South Africa and classic reggae by Sister Carol of Jamaica.

Freshly ground kicks off its US Summer Tour in Plaza Park. The band is best known for singing the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” alongside Shakira. Also, their recent hit song “All Things Considered,” which topped the U.S. iTunes world music chart.

Also performing at the concert is Sister Carol from Jamaica a Grammy Award nominated artist for Best Reggae Album of 1996 “Lyrically Potent.” She is a versatile singer songwriter and deejay with12 albums to her credit.

On July 17th two top Bay Area bands: P’al Bailador and Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor will perform. Then Grammy Award winners Los Lonely Boys will close the concert series on August 28th.  There will be drinks, activities for kids and free valet bike parking.

For more information click here

When: June 18, July 17, and August 28

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez

                  Downtown San Jose

Time: 5:15 PM                       

 

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<![CDATA[Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event Presented by the YWCA]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:35:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/262*120/YWCA+Walk+a+Mile+in+Her+Shoes+%282%29.png

Have you or someone you now been the victim of violence? Join San Jose Mayor, Sam Liccardo and San Jose Police Chief Larry Esquivel on June 17th at Santana Row for the Walk in Her Shoes event, presented by the YWCA of Silicon Valley.

This event is a mile long walk men participate in to raise awareness against sexual assault and domestic violence—while raising funds to provide critical support services for survivors. Prominent business leaders, elected officials, professionals, educators and students walk a mile in women’s shoes to demonstrate their commitment to ending violence.

Over 2 million women in California are survivors of rape. Support the YWCA’s effort by bringing awareness to this issue. Also, you may volunteer and sponsor the event, a participant, or a team.

For more information click here

When: June 17th

Where: Santana Row

Time: 5:00PM-7:00PM

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<![CDATA[Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Adventures at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:55:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/Kristi+Yamaguchi.jpg

How cool would it be to have an amazing Olympic champion read you a story? Now that dream can be a reality! Come to Kristi Yamaguchi’s Reading Adventures event on June 20th at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose. This year marks Kristi’s third year participating in the event on behalf of her Always Dream Foundation.

Reading Adventures is a family-friendly celebration of literacy with celebrity guest readers, children’s authors, child-friendly activities and special entertainment. You may also enjoy Happy Hollow Park and Zoo entertainment while attending this event.

For more information click here

When: June 20, 2015

Where: Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

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<![CDATA[The Autumn 2015 Silicon Valley Mayor's China Trip with China Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:40:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/05262015-1637-720x380.jpg

China Silicon Valley, or CSV, is a California non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting investment and business communication and cooperation between China and the Silicon Valley. CSV works with Silicon Valley city governments to drive increased investment and job growth by facilitating talent, technology and business exchange and investment between cities and businesses in China and their Silicon Valley counterparts.

China Silicon Valley organized its first Silicon Valley Mayor’s China Trip in 2014 and a second trip in Spring 2015. Watch the video above to see the testimonial video about the 2014 Silicon Valley Mayor’s China Trip. CSV would like to invite you and your Mayor/Vice Mayor friends to join them for their 2015 Autumn Silicon Valley Mayor’s China Trip on September 19, 2015 through September 27, 2015. The trip will hit the cities of Beijing, Jiangsu Province, Shanghai and Sichuan Province in China.

For more information about the Autumn Silicon Valley Mayor’s China Trip, click here

When: September 19-27, 2015

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<![CDATA[The 37th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:01:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/IMG_5094.JPG

One of the largest, longest-running and most respected festivals of world dance and music opened today with two Hawaiian hula companies in the San Francisco City Hall rotunda.

The 37th San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is a month-long occasion which continues through June 27 with performances of dance and music traditions from around the world at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco.

The Festival will continue at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre from June 6-27, for performances featuring dance and musical traditions from China, Europe, Guinea, Hawaii, India, continental US, and Uzbekistan. Each weekend's program includes nine or ten dance performances in a two-hour show, with numerous cross-cultural, collaborative, and transitional pieces

Where:

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco

When:

June 6-27

How:

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Donate to Send Troops to the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:13:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/militarytroopsstanford.png

Do you want to do something special for military troops who serve our country? What a better way than to treat them to a spectacular sports rivalry showdown! You can donate today for our troops to have the opportunity to attend the fierce rivalry game between the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy in the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium on June 27.

The matchup has existed since 1996, with the rivalry heating up in 2001. The Earthquakes and Galaxy combined to win four MLS cups. British daily newspaper, “The Guardian,” rates the California Clasico as one of the most historic and intense rivalries the league has.

There’s no better way to show your appreciation for our troops than by providing them with a memorable and fun night. A $20 donation will send two troops to the game. All tickets purchased through these donations will be delivered to Northern California bases and military organizations via Operation: Care and Comfort.  Each package comes with benefits including a limited edition Quakes Camo Scarf. The Earthquakes will match every contribution. 

For more information click here

When: June 27      

Where: Stanford Stadium

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<![CDATA[Panda Express & Feeding America's Family Day]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:57:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/panda-express-family-day.jpg

Family Day is June 8, 2015. Family Day is the partnership between Panda Express and Feeding America in the fight against hunger. Currently, 49 million people in America are struggling with hunger. One in five children in the U.S. face hunger daily. Panda Express wants to see an end this struggle. With every plate purchased on Family Day, 12 meals will be provided to those in need.

Family Day is centered around Andrew and Peggy Cherng’s  strong family values, which they founded Panda Express upon. Bringing people together to share joy is the Panda Express family’s favorite thing to do. On Family Day, join the Panda Family in the fight against hunger in America.

For more information, click here

When: June 8, 2015

Where: Your local Panda Express

Time: Local restaurant hours

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<![CDATA[The 7th Annual Santana Row Summer Fashion Show with Kira Klapper]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:41:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/KiraKlapper.jpg

June 6, 2015 marks the 7th annual Santana Row Summer Fashion Show. This year brings an exciting venue change – for the first time, the two poolside runway shows will take place at Misora, Santana Row’s resort-style residences.

The fashion show will feature the season’s best fashions for women and men as well as style surprises and special guests. There will be two shows at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Tickets are $50 for each show and include poolside seating to view the show, access to the Beauty Lounge, pre-event champagne, wine and light hors d’oeuvers, a Passion for Fashion shopping card that entitles guests to discounts around The Row, prize drawings and in-store events.

NBC Bay Area’s Saturday morning anchor Kira Klapper will be the emcee for the Summer Fashion Show. Pets in Need, one of our Today in the Bay partners and participating in our Clear the Shelters event on August 15, 2015, will also be the beneficiary of this year’s Summer Fashion Show. 15% of all ticket sales will be donated Pets in Need.

For more information, click here

When: June 6, 2015

Where: Santana Row

Time: 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

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<![CDATA[The 17th Annual Hope Gala with Sam Brock and Gabriela Dellan]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:51:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/17749881333_f2c6a0febd_z.jpg

On May 30, 2015, the JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter hosted the 17th Annual Hope Gala. The Hope Gala is JDRF’s most high profile networking opportunity and most successful annual fundraiser in the Bay Area. The event benefits JDRF and type 1 diabetes research and is a fun and inspirational event that offers corporate sponsors the opportunity to position themselves as social conscious community leaders.

The Hope Gala brought prominent business leaders and families from around the Bay Area to the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco for an evening of fundraising, celebration and community. As a black-tie event, the evening included a cocktail reception, presentation of the Living & Giving Award, a spectacular live auction and Fund A Cure program, gourmet dinner paied with top wines, and an after party with dancing and live music from David Martin’s House Party.

NBC Bay Area’s own Sam Brock was joined by Gabriela Dellan of Telemundo, our Spanish-language sister station, at the Hope Gala. The pair served as the emcees for the evening, helping to energize the crowd and helped make the night a huge success. The Hope Gala raised a total of $1,174,000! 

For more information about JDRF Greater Bay Area Chapter, click here

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<![CDATA[Summer Season Music in the Park in Downtown San Jose]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:36:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Music+in+the+park+SJ.jpg

Celebrate musical diversity this summer at Music in the Park in Plaza de Cesar Chavez, located in downtown San Jose. This event will feature a concert series of reggae on June 18, salsa on July 17 and the Los Lonely Boys are to headline August 28.

Kicking off the summer music season are two talented reggae performers. Afro-pop sensation Freshlyground from Capetown, South Africa is a seven-piece band known for its live performance energy. Singer, DJ, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, educator, and Grammy award nominated reggae star Sister Carol of Kingston, Jamaica has 12 albums to her credit, including her latest, “Live No Evil.”

Then get ready to dance at a salsa show featuring two of the Bay Area’s top bands: Pa’l Bailador and Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, performing on July 17. P’al Bailador, “The Dancer’s Salsa Band,” is a Bay-Area based super-group known for playing upbeat salsa music that keeps singles and couples on the dance floor all night. The 11-man group, Julio Bravo y su Orquestra Salsabor, is a unique blend of vocal styles and energetic danceable salsa that has earned them the title, “The Bay Area’s Top Salsa Band.” 

And last but certainly not least, the Grammy Award winning band Los Lonely Boys –will close the series with their “Texican” brand of rock ’n’ roll from San Angelo, Texas, to downtown San Jose.  Los Lonely Boys combines elements of rock ’n’ roll, Texas blues, soul, country and Tejano.

For more information click here

When: June 18, July 17, and August 28

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez

                Downtown San Jose

Time: 5:15 PM

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<![CDATA[#WhyRunningRocks with the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:57:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/360x240_wrr15-info-box-360x240.png

Tomorrow is National Running Day! Rock N’ Roll Marathon invites you to see #WhyRunningRocks with the Rock N’ Roll Marathon series. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock ‘n’ Roll running events than any other running series in the United States.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series is unique in that there are live bands along the entire course celebrating each participant. Runners have also raised more than $310 million for participating charities, the heart and soul of the series.

There is a distance for everyone – 5K, 10K, 13.1 or 26.2. Our local Rock ‘n’ Roll series returns to San Jose this year on September 26 and 27. Register tomorrow, June 3, on National Running Day and receive up to $20 off your registration fee!

To learn more, click here

When: National Running Day - June 3, 2015; San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Tour Stop - September 26-27, 2015

Where: San Jose

 

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<![CDATA[East Palo Alto Library Summer Art Exhibition]]> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:53:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/artinaction.jpg

Come enjoy the opening celebration of a summer long art exhibition on June 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the East Palo Alto Library. The art work on display is by Art in Action Kindergarten through 2nd grade students from East Palo Alto Charter School and Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park.  

The exhibition is the culmination of yearlong lessons students have taken with the non-profit organization, Art in Action, where they learn about art, art history, concepts, and develop their own creative expression.

Art Programs for East Palo Alto Charter School and Belle Haven Elementary School are made possible through grants donated to Art in Action by Adobe Foundation, Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, Palo Alto Community Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Donor Circle of the Arts.

For more information click here

When: June 2 through August 2015

Where: East Palo Alto Library

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 PM

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