<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 08:54:07 -0700Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:54:07 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[APAture 2016: Here]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:29:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/722apa.PNG

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) is putting voices of the Bay Area’s emerging Asian Pacific American (APA) artists into focus at “APAture 2016: Here. Each year KSW, the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the country, provides a space for emerging APA artists to develop their art, affirm their voices, and share their work with the community.

The event will showcase talent in film, literature music, performance, comics and illustration, and visual art. Over 50 artists will present their work to approximately 1,000 festival-goers across multiple dates and venues.

When: September 30 - Octomber 15

            Time: 11 A.M- 8 P.M.

Where: Kearny Street Workshop

For more information, please click here.



Photo Credit: Kearny Street Workshop]]>
<![CDATA[The 9th Annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:51:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/3519324.jpg

The 9th San Francisco Filipino-American Jazz Festival will showcase and celebrate Filipino-American jazz artists - their unique sound - their contributions, history and legacy. This historic festival is a collaboration among the Filipino American National Historical Society, East Bay Chapter and Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. to present the Annual Jazz Festival Concert in October during Filipino American History Month. Come and honor the ongoing legacy of this wonderful art form.

Event 1

When: October 22, 2016

            Time: 8 P.M.

Where: Piedmont Piano, Oakland

Event 2

When: October 30, 2016

            Time: 2 P.M.

Where: Empress Theater, Vallejo

For more information, please click here.



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<![CDATA[1946 and 2016: A Turning Point ]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:37:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/TurningPoint.jpg

The newly revived Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)- Santa Clara Valley Chapter is hosting its Filipino American History Month called “1946 and 2016: A Turning Point.” Join them for a night of traditional and contemporary cultural entertainment, refreshments, and celebration of the 429th Anniversary of the arrival Filipinos in the United States on October 18, 1587.

The theme was chosen to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of several notable events and pieces of legislation that transformed the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States in 1946.  

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

                Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Empire Seven Studios, San Jose

Admission: Free

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[27th Annual Hispanic Foundation Ball]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:33:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/hisgala.PNG

The Hispanic Foundation Ball was first held in 1990 to raise awareness about issues affecting the Latino community, promote volunteerism, celebrate philanthropic leaders, and provide the funding vehicle to support nonprofit organizations serving the Hispanic community with cash grants. Over the past 27 years, the event has become a powerful tool for building and channeling community philanthropy. The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has a long history of engagement with Silicon Valley’s Latino community and continues its strong ties in developing the community’s capacity to lead.

When: October 22, 2016

                Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Fairmont, San Jose

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[LifeMoves Raise Awareness For Homelessness ]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:12:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/L1005500_lifemoves_B.JPG

Join LifeMoves Annual Benefit Breakfast, a fundraising effort to raise awareness about local homelessness. We need to be the support that our community needs so sign up for a spot today! Tickets are complimentary. The event takes place on October 6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Burlingame.

Meet the keynote speakers, Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg, the co-founders of Y2Y Harvard Square, the nation’s first student-run homeless shelter for young adults, an especially vulnerable part of the homeless population. Sarah and Sam will talk about their Youth-to-Youth Volunteer Model for preventing the next generation of chronically homeless adults.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Time: 7:30am
Location: Hyatt Regency SF Airport Burlingame

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<![CDATA[Giant Pumpkin Patch at Guadalupe River Park]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:29:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019153400_1200x675_775946819814.jpg

Pumpkins in the Park is on October 8, 2016 from 10AM-4PM at the Guadalupe River Park by Discovery Meadow in San Jose! Time to celebrate the incoming fall season and educate one another about the strong importance of environmental education. Enjoy a day of sustainable learning and fun including a giant pumpkin patch, costume parade, fresh apple cider, and many children’s activities!

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Guadalupe River Park, Discovery Meadow (Woz Way & San Carlos), San Jose
Date: October 8, 2016

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<![CDATA[Golden Gate International Film Festival]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:48:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/13339651_917317688378095_7430320265524169598_n.png

Golden Gate International Film Festival (GGIFF), powered by Net Effect Media Inc. is dedicated to all talented film makers world-wide, who have an excellent opportunity to showcase their work in North America. GGIFF is supported by AMC Independent and NBC Bay Area.

South Bay’s first International Film Festival will consist of festival jury comprises of executives from leading distribution companies from around the world. They’ re looking for the next diamond in the rough, the next Paranormal Activity, Blair Witch or My Big Fat Wedding! GGIFF is fully committed to providing opportunities to all content creators from around the world and to introduce their work to the broadest possible audience.

When: October 29 – 30

Where: Vallco Shopping Mall, Cupertino

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[DIFFA Designs Fight Against AIDS]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:12:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019121318_1200x675_774260291605.jpg

Join DIFFA Designs 2016 “Shine” showcase on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6-9pm. With its artistic muse as “Shine”, DIFFA DESIGNS 2016 will make The NWBLK gallery bright and luminous with a carefully curated collection of unique or tailored design objects – fine art, fashion, furniture – all offered in a live or silent auction at the fun-filled, fund-raising cocktail reception.

DIFFA is known for showcasing the most innovative design talent, and for DIFFA DESIGNS 2016, we are curating a limited number of “must-have” artistic objects of desire. With chapters across the country, DIFFA has granted more than $41 million to organizations nationwide that provide direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk.

Proceeds from our 2015 event in San Francisco provided a $60,000 DIFFA grant to the UCSF Positive Health Program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, which cares for the more than 3,000 men, women and children with HIV/AIDS.

Date:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Time:
6-9PM

Location:
1999 Bryant Street, San Francisco

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<![CDATA[Opportunity Fund For Working People ]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:58:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019120943_1200x675_774202947810.jpg

Opportunity Fund invites you to an evening of food, drinks, and a powerful conversation with New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis, exploring the role of access and information in our financial system. As income inequality grows, entrepreneurship and education remain proven pathways to economic mobility. Opportunity Fund helps people get ahead by investing in small businesses and college students in our community.

Gather with Opportunity Fund supporters at the beautiful Sharon Heights Country Club in Menlo Park for an engaging and inspiring evening, including an elegant cocktail reception with bites of two #OpportunityFunded chef entrepreneurs who used an Opportunity Fund loan to expand their business.

This event will raise funds to provide families across California with the financial support they need to grow their businesses, create jobs, reach their college dreams and give back to their local economy.

DATE AND TIME
Thu, October 13, 2016
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

LOCATION
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
2900 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA

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<![CDATA[International Children's Festival at Discovery Meadow Park]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:22:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/internationalchildren.jpg

Join the 8th International Children’s Festival at Discovery Meadow Park in San Jose! The festival is free and organized by the Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing children of different cultures and communities in the Bay Area together by raising awareness to social problems through art! There will be Bay Area dance groups from all across the world with food, fun, shows, and exhibits all in one place.

This year’s festival will be held on September 24th, 2016 in Discovery Meadow
Park (180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110). Located next to the Children’s
Discovery Museum, the park offers lush grassy area for all children to play 

The food sale profits will be donated to reputable charities such as Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Embrace Relief

Date: September 24, 2016
Location: Discovery Meadow Park
Time: 10am-5pm

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<![CDATA[The 1st Annual AACSA Executive Breakfast with Presidents]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:39:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/AACSA.png

The 1st Annual Executive Breakfast with Presidents is a meet and greet opportunity that allows guests to share the vision of the AACSA as they prepare for the big 40th celebration! This September 24th at the African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) from 9-11AM.

Please register to the email info@sjaacsa.org or call (408)292-3157.

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<![CDATA[Junior League of San Jose Sip and Stroll]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:35:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/DSC04917+copy.jpg

Junior League of San Jose is creating awareness of poverty by hosting a Sip and Stroll event to benefit the Little Black Dress Initiative (LBDI) raising funds for programs that support foster youth on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6-9pm. 

The LBDI was pioneered by the Junior League of London with the goal to make poverty unfashionable. While Londoners were attending glamorous Fashion Week that month, local Junior Leaguers wore the same black dress every day to work, parties, dinners, and events to raise awareness on poverty issues in the city. Since then, many Junior League chapters have taken the initiative to fight poverty throughout the world. 

At the Santana Row Sip and Stroll, event attendees are encouraged to wear their little black dresses for an evening of fashion and fun. Tickets are $40 and include champagne, wine tastings, treats, and specials discounts inside exclusive Santana Row shops including Anthropologie, Tommy Bahama, Lululemon Athletica, Kendra Scott, Donald J. Pliner, Kit & Ace, Boutique Harajuku, Calypso St. Barth and more. Check in for the event will take place in Santana Row Park (across from Left Bank Brasserie) where attendees will receive a passport, wine glass and time to pose for a photo in their “little black dress.”

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016
Time: 6-9pm
Where: Santana Row

Learn more, click here

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<![CDATA[Walk to End Alzheimer's]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:38:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Team+getting+ready+SJ+Walk+2015-091416.jpg

The end of Alzheimer's starts with you! Join the Alzheimer's Association at its Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 1 in Walnut Creek and October 8 in San Jose.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

When:

 

  • October 1, 2016 in Walnut Creek at Heather Farm Park (ceremony starts at 8:30am)
  • October 8, 2016 in San Jose At Arena Green, downtown (ceremony starts at 9:30am)
To register for a walk near you, click here.



Photo Credit: Courtesy: Alzheimer's Association]]>
<![CDATA[The San Jose Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon ]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:57:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/121rocky.jpg

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series makes running fun. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock 'n' Roll running events than any other running series in the United States. This unique marathon has bands along the course pumping up and celebrating every participant.

Event weekends include a world-class Health & Fitness Expo and culminate with finish line concert featuring the biggest names in music, with past performers including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, Goo Goo Dolls, All- American Rejects, Flo-Rida, Train and Lady Antebellum.

When: October 1-2

Where: Cesar Chavez Park, Downtown San Jose

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[TVNPA Stronger Together Festival 2016 ]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:51:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/B4w93NJCIAA_8Uc.jpg

The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance serves 50 nonprofits with support and enrichment opportunities in this year’s Stronger Together Festival! On Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10am to 4pm join them as they make a difference in your community. With 50 nonprofits participating, live entertainment, and opportunities to learn about community service all across the Bay Area! The Tri-Valley is so excited to welcome organizations, businesses, consultants to join this festival that includes a food drive, pet adoption, and kids’ activities for all day fun! Come and check out what TVNPA has to offer at the Bankhead Theater Plaza.

 

Date: Sept 17, 2016
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Bankhead Theater Plaza   
               2400 First Street, Livermore

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<![CDATA[Valley Humane Society Presents Canines to Comfort ]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:02:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/13724033_1053680354687483_7230277614098840052_o.jpg

Man's best friend sure knows how to bring a smile to your face! Valley Humane Society improves the lives of those in our community with friendly pet visitation through a program called Canine Comfort. This weekend they’ll participate in East Bay Stand Down helping the homeless and at-risk veterans. Learn more about this great program and how you can get involved with your dog!
We all know that pets can bring an immeasurable value of happiness and improve emotional and physical health. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy by Valley Humane Society shares the unconditional love that pets offer by providing this experience to others throughout our community. On September 16 and 17, VHS Canine Comfort Pet Therapy teams up with their dogs to improve the lives of others in the community at East Bay Stand Down. 
Valley Humane Society’s Canine Comfort takes two forms: Paws to Heal provides regular therapeutic pet visitation to medical facilities, schools, and retirement homes throughout the Tri-Valley. Another program, Paws to Read, encourages a love of animals and improves the reading skills of children in cooperation with local libraries and schools. These opportunities can make a huge difference in someone’s life! 

Man's best friend sure knows how to bring a smile to your face! Valley Humane Society improves the lives of those in our community with friendly pet visitation through a program called Canine Comfort. This weekend they’ll participate in East Bay Stand Down helping the homeless and at-risk veterans. Learn more about this great program and how you can get involved with your dog!


We all know that pets can bring an immeasurable value of happiness and improve emotional and physical health. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy by Valley Humane Society shares the unconditional love that pets offer by providing this experience to others throughout our community. On September 16 and 17, VHS Canine Comfort Pet Therapy teams up with their dogs to improve the lives of others in the community at East Bay Stand Down.

Valley Humane Society’s Canine Comfort takes two forms: Paws to Heal provides regular therapeutic pet visitation to medical facilities, schools, and retirement homes throughout the Tri-Valley. Another program, Paws to Read, encourages a love of animals and improves the reading skills of children in cooperation with local libraries and schools. These opportunities can make a huge difference in someone’s life! 

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<![CDATA[Make an Impact with CAAM "The Chinese Exclusion Act" Educational Outreach ]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:55:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*132/Who+is+American.jpg

Center For Asian American Media (CAAM) presents “Who is American?” an educational outreach for the PBS documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act” marking the dialogue about the history and the impact that reshaped American law and foreign policy. CAAM co-produces The Chinese Exclusion Act by award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films. To support the film, join CAAM’s campaign to distribute free educational resources and host community screenings to reach thousands of students, teachers, and community members. With your help, we can help CAAM reach their goal of raising $50,000 by Friday, September 15, 2016.

 

The Campaign Goals

•Create educational curriculum resources and distribute them for free to teachers at schools (K-12) and colleges/universities throughout the United States. These materials will accompany the screening of the film in classrooms and help spark classroom discussion about The Chinese Exclusion Act and what it means for Americans today.

•Distribute free community screening resources and host community screenings for thousands of diverse community members throughout the United States in 2017-2018.

•Create a robust website, integrated online strategy, and social media campaign to enhance and connect more students, teachers, and community members with the film and the educational resources.

 

If you are interested in donating, please visit the website for more info.

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<![CDATA[9th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival ]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:39:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Salsa+Fest+Dancers_008.jpg

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 9th Annual Salsa Festival! Multiple music stages will fire up the city with music and dancing all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun prizes and Salsa Glory. The public will be able to take part in judging the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting Competition. Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses and much more!

When: Saturday, September 24

         Time: 12 p.m. - 8 p. m.

Where: Courthouse Square, Redwood City

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Walnut Creek Oktoberfest Fun]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:39:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018771235_1200x675_756271171618.jpg

Downtown Walnut Creek Oktoberfest celebration on the 15th from 11am to 5pm! Enjoy this year’s Oktoberfest on Locust Street between Civic Drive & Cypress Street and Bonanza Street between N. California & Commercial Lane. With harvest themed arts and crafts, biergarten, micro bews, live music stages, and not to forget the gourmet food exhibitors that will be there all day to fuel hungry guests, there’s something for the whole family!

 
Event Details

Location: Locust Street between Civic Drive & Cypress Street
Time: 11am-5pm
Date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

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<![CDATA[The 13th Annual Wine & Whiskers in Walnut Creek]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:09:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/wine-and-whiskers_53754.jpg

Walnut Creek’s Wine & Whiskers is back on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 5-8pm for an unforgettable evening to support ARF programs for pets and people. Enjoy delicious wine and hors d’oeuvres served by hand-selected local vinters and restaurants, expect live music in the courtyard and live and silent auction with exciting items! This exclusive event will sell out quickly so don’t miss out on your chance to attend!  

Event Details

Location: Wine & Whiskers Walnut Creek Headquarters
Date: Sept 24, 2016
Time: 5-8pm
Ticket Price: $85

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<![CDATA[The 7th Annual SVC Broomstick Ball Haunted Hoedown]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:22:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/165*120/hoedown.jpg

Silicon Valley Cares presents the 7th Annual Broomstick Ball the Haunted Hoedown on October 15th located at the Horseman’s Association on Almaden Valley of San Jose. The Broomstick Ball is a Halloween-themed costume party where guests can mingle and enjoy appetizers along with a fantastic dinner. This unforgettable night includes entertainment, dancing, and awesome music all in the efforts to raise funds for local non-profits serving the Santa Clara County.

Event Details

Date: October 15, 2016
Time: 5:30-11pm
Where: Horseman’s Association on Almaden Valley of San Jose
             20350 McKean Road, San Jose CA 
Tickets: $130 each

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<![CDATA[Norcal Dog Surfing Championship ]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:15:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/340*120/images-banner.jpg

The World Championships for Dog Surfing is going back to where it originated, here on the northern California coast on September 10, 2016 at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica! For the first time ever, TCB Cafe Publishing and TasteTV redefines a new sporting event that brings dog surfing talent and the chance to help fundraise for local animal charities altogether in one place! There will be a number of fun activities including the jaw-dropping surfing competition, dog beach fashion, pet adoptions, and more from 9am to 2pm! Entrants will help fundraise for animal charities such as Muttville, Peninsula Humane Society, and Marin Humane Society.

Event Details
Date: September 10, 2016
Location: Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica
Time: 9am-2pm

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<![CDATA[Pleasanton Harvest Festival Coming September]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:28:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Harvest+Fest_Heartworks+Booth.jpg

Come and enjoy the Pleasanton Harvest Festival on September 16-18 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. This year expect over 24,000 artisan craft exhibits, a spectacular live entertainment lineup, kids zone, and delicious festival foods! It’s going to be a weekend you don’t want to miss! The festival attracts between 13,000-17,000 attendees from all across the Bay Area.

 

Event Details
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds – 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton 94566

Hours:
Friday/Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

 

How much does it cost to get in?
$9.00 General Admission
$7.00 Seniors (62+)
$7.00 Military
$4.00 Youth (13 - 17)
FREE (12 & under)

 

Parking
$10 – At the Fairgrounds

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<![CDATA[AARP "Caregiving: The Circle of Love" documentary ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:11:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AARP+caregiving+187_1027.MXF.00_53_56_16.Still002.jpg

AARP premiered the screening for Caregiving: The Circle of Love at the University of San Francisco. The 14-minute documentary tells the powerful and inspiring stories of three Chinese American caregivers.

MSNBC anchor Richard Lui’s segment, “Coming Home,” explains how he flies from New York to San Francisco every weekend to help care for his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth Chun’s segment, “Sandwiched Caregiver,” is about her efforts to care for her mother and her grandchildren. And former AARP historian Lily Liu shares how she aspires to be the “Dragon Daughter” for her ailing mother. Even the filmmaker, Toan Lam, is a former caregiver for family members.

Asian cultural values and traditions affect how our communities approach caregiving with a sense of duty and respect for elders. But they also keep us from discussing such emotional topics openly. This documentary will spark those difficult conversations within families, because in the end, many of us will either be caregivers for our loved ones or need caregiving from them.

You can watch the documentary right here.



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<![CDATA[Lantern Festival ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:10:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/lanterns.jpg

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is an evening packed with fun to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Bring your family to explore the museum exhibits, taste moon cakes, make lanterns and march in the lantern parade.

When: Saturday, September 17

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

Festival Admission: Children, Adults & Seniors $7

Infants & Members: Free

For more information, please click here.



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<![CDATA[Hakone Japanese Estate and Retreat Centennial Celebration]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:45:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/UpperHouse_MoonBridge.jpg

A place of tranquil, peace, and harmony, Hakone is one of the oldest Japanese retreat gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Celebrate 100 years at one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites since 2013 with 18 acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley! Come take a leisurely stroll around the koi pond, ascend the moon bridge, or enjoy a cup of tea overlooking the architectural and botanical beauty. NBC’s very own Robert Handa will be the event emcee. There will be a Welcome Reception including hor d’oeuvres, sake, wine, and intimate garden dinner. Entertainment by Roy & PJ Hairabayshi, the directors of the local San Jose Taiko. 

This timeless oasis of peace is available for booking your special event like weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and family celebrations. Hakone also offers Docent-led tours and traditional tea ceremonies in our tatami mat rooms which are a wonderful way to enhance your visit to our gardens. They also offer many annual cultural festivals which showcase ancient civilizations from throughout Asia. 

Event Details
Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 5-9:30pm
Location: Hakone Estate & Gardens - 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga

Link to website: http://www.hakone.com/gala.html

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<![CDATA[AACI Annual Better Together Fundraiser ]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:53:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018674376_1200x675_751129155579.jpg

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) will be hosting the Annual Fundraiser Better Together Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Better Together fundraiser recognizes the amazing donors and sponsors for their continued support and dedication to serving the health needs of our diverse community. AACI honors three special guests for their efforts to improve health, mental health, and the well-being of individuals, their families, and the community. NBC Bay Area's very own Mike Inouye will be the evening emcee. This is a celebratory dinner for all those supporters who have helped us provide services to those in need!

 

Live Auction Packages

We are excited to announce the first ever AACI Live Auction! You can feel good about bidding for exclusive experiences, knowing that it will be going towards a charitable cause

-4 Disneyland Park Hopper Passes & Airfare
-New York hotel Stay & Shopping Spree & Airfare
-3 Nights at a Fairmont Hotel in US/CAN & Airfare
-Dinner for 6 guests with AACI President & CEO, Michele Lew

 

AACI Annual Fundraiser: Better Together

Saturday, September 10, 2016
6:00pm – 9pm
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America PKWY Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

For information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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<![CDATA[Welcome Home Olympians & Paralympians Dinner and Gala]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*138/NCO+logo+2014+with+No.+CA.jpg

It’s time to welcome home the Rio Olympians and Paralympians with a special Gala Dinner and Reception on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm! Join in on the fun as we welcome home the Northern California athletes and coaches of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games! The evening’s emcee will be NBC Bay Area Emmy winning news anchor Raj Mathai! The Welcome Home Dinner provides all of us the opportunity to salute these hometown heroes and a chance to honor athletes who have competed.

The proceeds of this event will benefit the Northern California Olympians (NCOPA), an organization of Olympians & Paralympians from past and present teams who live and work in Northern California. The NCOPA offers fellowship to members of past and present Olympic & Paralympic teams, coordinates Olympian appearances at schools, community, and corporate events, maintains an athlete training and provide travel grant program to support the active visible nationwide Olympian organization.

Location: Fairmont Hotel – 950 Mason Street, San Francisco

Time: 6-7pm: Reception and Silent Auction
             7pm: Dinner

For more info, click here

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<![CDATA[Singularity University Host Free Kids Coding Camp]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:50:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/YMCAWhizGirlsAcademy.jpg

Get your children ready for Singularity University’s first free Global Summit in San Francisco, WhizGirls Academy Special Agents where participants will complete a mission of designing and creating a wire frame for a webpage! This mission can transform kids into confident, empowered out of the box thinkers while building practical knowledge about computer coding, critical thinking, and the chance to mingle with kids who can become tomorrow’s technology leaders. Students learn best when they feel connected to lessons that require active participation, at WhizGirls Academy hands-on encouragement allows students to approach STEM projects in fresh new perspectives to solve problems.

Sign up today! The workshop takes place Sunday, Aug 28th from 1-3pm and from 4-6pm. Space is limited, 50 kids in each workshop. Ages 8 - 13 years old.

Date: Aug 28th
Time: 1-3pm, 4-6pm

To register, click here.

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<![CDATA[JCCCNC's presents Tabemasho ]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:02:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/828japan.png

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern CA (JCCCNC) annual fundraising event will be held on September 17th. Popular Bay Area restaurants and businesses, such as Bashamichi, Delica, Kirimachi Ramen, La Mar, True Sake and Yamasho will line the Center's beautifully decorated gymnasium serving Hors d'oeuvres and sake tastings; community chefs, including Kyle Tatsumoto, Mark Gyotoku and Graig Inaba will also have their own booths serving delicious home-cooked treats and Nikkei comfort foods.

The event will also present a silent and live auction featuring a trip to Japan for two with airfare donated by Japan Airlines and five-night accommodations provided by KIE.

When: Saturday, September 17

Time: 4 p.m - 8 p.m

Where: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[CFRI-Merriment in the Redwoods]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:43:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/Nestldown.logoimage.2.jpg

Join Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. for delightful entertainment, gourmet food, extraordinary wine and libations, and an exciting auction. Discover the whimsical Enchanted Cottage, Medieval Garden, amusing topiaries and secret benches amongst the redwoods. Be inspired while honoring the 2016 CF Champions award and recipient. For those wanting to play, Bocce ball awaits, as does life-sized chess, giant jenga and a playful train.

When: Sunday, September 11

    Time: 2:30 p.m - 7:00 p.m

Where: Nestldown, 22420 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos, CA

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair ]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:01:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/pic-ccfline.png

The 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Multicultural/ bilingual, people with disabilities, women, LGBT, veterans and mature candidates are encouraged to attend.

When: Wednesday, September 7

    Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: County of Alameda Training & Education Center

For more information, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:43:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/320*120/11856450_10153157797897098_3580823964286152447_o.jpg

Join Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage to rediscover the little-known history of the Japanese American legacy at Angel Island, where 85,000 persons of Japanese descent - the second largest immigrant group detained on the island- landed between 1910 to 1940, before setting foot in America.

The schedule is designed to allow a free flow of activity during the day. Participants can visit the immigration Station exhibits, see displays on the Japanese and Japanese American History, engage in genealogy research, learn about community history and what various organizations are doing.

When: Saturday, October 1

     Time: 11 a.m, to 3 p.m.

Where: Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park

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<![CDATA[Berkeley Shelters Celebrate National Senior Citizen's Day]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/12546545Turquoise.JPG

Senior citizens qualify for free animal adoptions at both Berkeley Humane and Berkeley Animal Care Services to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day! Having an adorable cuddly companion can help senior caretakers rediscover the joy of having a cat or dog in their life! The senior animals are the shelters are mature, trained, and calm yet have a hard time finding loving homes. To honor National Senior Citizen Day both shelters will offer year-round adoption programs to adopt senior pets at reduced rates. This year the shelters wanted to do something extra special and offer 100% waived adoption fees! Come on in and check out the animals that are looking for their forever home!

Berkeley Humane

2700 9th Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, 510-845-7735

August 21, 2016, 11am-5pm: Seniors 55+ adopt senior pets 7 years or older for FREE.

Golden Paws (year-round): Seniors 55+ receive a 50% discount when adopting a senior pet 7 years or older.

Berkeley Animal Care Services

1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710, 510-981-6600

August 21, 2016, 11am-3pm: Seniors 60+ adopt senior pets 6 years or older for FREE.

60/6/60 (year-round): Seniors 60+ receive a 60% discount when adopting a senior pet 6 years or older.

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<![CDATA[JDRF One Walk For A Cure 2016]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:18:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/JsdasdsadDRFOneWalk4.jpg

JDRF One Walk has a single goal, creating a world without Type 1 Diabetes. This year there are three prime locations where participants can help raise money for life-changing research that benefits those who have been deeply affected by T1D. Register at one of any three locations in Silicon Valley, San Ramon, and San Francisco to make a breakthrough to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. About 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the United States, with the help of JDRF there are research projects all over the world for the past 45 years dedicated to create a safe and healthy solution for those affected. Learn more about how you can help! 

Event Details: 

Silicon Valley
Levi’s Stadium : 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Date: October 9, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles 

San Ramon
Bishop Ranch : 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Date: September 25, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles

San Francisco
Great Meadow at Fort Mason : Bay St. and Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Date: October 23, 2016
Check In: 9:30am
Starts: 11am
Length of Walk: 3 miles

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<![CDATA[Sausalito Fine Art Festival 64th Celebration]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:45:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/asdsdfdfdfSAF3.jpg

The 64th Sausalito Art Festival returns with its spectacular three full days of headline music acts, gourmet foods, premium wines and specialty drinks, and a family friendly children’s entertainment center! On Labor Day weekend, come see headline entertainment by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Edgar Winter, Todd Rundgren, Charlie Musselwhite, and more! Enjoy America’s premiere waterfront fine art festival September 3-5, 2016 starting from 10a.m. to 7 p.m. all weekend long! 

Hours:
Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets:
VIP ticket - $100/day includes special entrance at festival, two complimentary drink tickets and VIP seating at the main tent.
General Admission - $25
Seniors (62 & over) - $20

Children (6-12) - $5
Children under 12 – FREE (when accompanied by an adult)

Purchase tickets here.

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<![CDATA[Persona Non Grata: The Story of Chiune Sugihara]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:58:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*210/nichibai816.PNG

    Join the Nichi Bei Foundation at the San Francisco Premiere Screening of "Persona Non Grata" a new feature on "Japanese Schindler" Chiune Sugihara, who helped save 6,000 refugees from Nazis in the midst of WWII.

    5 p.m. Benefit Screening: $50 Admission

    • Japanese American Director Cellin Gluck ("Black Rain," "Transformers," "Contact")
    • Madoka Sugihara, granddaughter of Chiune Sugihara from Japan
    • Survivors of Sugihara transit visas will be present
    • Reception featuring silent auction, food/ wine/ sake and entertainment by Murasaki Ensemble Trio

    1:30 p.m. Screening

    • $20 General Admission
    • $15 Students/ Nichi Bei Foundation Members

    When: Saturday, September 10

       Time: 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Where: New People Cinema, San Francisco

    For more information, please click here.

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    <![CDATA[The 36th Annual Comedy Day]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:11:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/comedy+day.jpg

    Comedy Day is the original, longest-running, free outdoor comedy concert. This year it features 40 of today's top performers from the Bay Area and beyond. San Francisco's professional comedy community joins together each year to support this highly-entertained, five hour show. The Punch Line, Cobb's Comedy Club, SF Sketchfest and others help make Comedy Day the most anticipated comedy event of the year.

    When: Sunday, September 18

       Time: 12pm - 5pm

    Where: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco



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    <![CDATA[3rd Annual Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:53:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/081516shazia.jpg

    Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, will present The 3rd Annual Zee TV Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day stand up comedy extravaganza taking place at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California.

    Desi ("THEY-see") is a term for the cultures and products of the Indian subcontinent or South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit, meaning Land or Country.

    The Desi Comedy Fest comedians are stacking up trophies at various competitions including San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Boston Comedy Festival, and The MOTH StorySLAM.

    Comedians traveling abroad include:

    • Shazia Mirza, London (Shows: Berkeley, San Jose, Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 17-21)
    • Sundeep Rao, India (SF Closing Night, August 21)
    • Vasu Primlani, India (Shows: Berkeley, Union City, Livermore, August 17, 19, & 20)
    • Saad Haroon, Pakistan (Shows: Livermore and SF Closing Night, August 20-21)
    • Naveed Mahbub, Bangladesh (Shows: Union City, Livermore, SF Closing Night, August 19-21)
    When: August 11 - August 21, 2016
    Where: San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Union City, Livermore, Kenwood, and Sacramento
    For tickets and more info, click here. (Recommended ages: 18+)



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    <![CDATA[Pack-A-Back Gives Away School Supplies to Silicon Valley Families]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:10:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ererererwer.jpg

    Sacred Heart Community Services distributes over 3,300 backpacks and school supplies to K-12 students, the most ever in Pack-A-Back’s 14 year history. Each year this number increases due to many factors, primarily related to the high cost of living in Silicon Valley coupled with the increase in cost for school supplies. This program provides important resources for families in the district to get what their children need to help advance their education. Every child deserves to start the school year out with a fresh new confidence, ready for a year of learning!

    When: Aug 12, 2016 9am-4:30pm
    Where: Sacred Heart Community Service, 1381 S. First Street, San Jose CA 95110

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    <![CDATA[Join the 18th Delta Blues Festival ]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:56:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/bluuuuuuessss.jpg

    The 18th Annual Delta Blues Festival family friendly and happening this Saturday, Septemeber 17th!

    Jarekus Singleton will be headlining the festival along with Wee Willie Walke, Anthony Paule, Igor Prado, Terry Hanck, AC Myles, and a local act The Three Brothers Blues Band. You do not want to miss this event with free admission from 12pm-7:30pm. You don’t want to miss a day filled with nonstop high energy, smooth rhythmic performances!

    Location: Antioch's Rivertown District, Off 2nd street between "G" and "I" streets. On the San Joaquin Delta

    Time: Noon-7:30pm

    Date: Sept 17, 2016

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    <![CDATA[SF 7th Annual Giant Race]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:54:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/SF8657435678.jpg

    The 7th Annual San Francisco Giant Race at AT&T Park on September 11, 2016! Register now for your chance to participate in the Half Marathon, 5K or 10K Giant Race, Kids Race, or even the Family Relay! The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K courses tour the scenic San Francisco waterfront and participants receive a shirt, finisher medal and exclusive runner bobblehead featuring a Giants player. Kids Race & Family Relay participants receive a medal and special gift. All races finish on the field at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The race sells out every year, so make sure you register soon.

    For more information, please visit Giantrace.com.

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    <![CDATA[The 1st Annual Cukui Music Festival at Great America]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:22:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/228*120/Ozomatli-080516.jpg

    Cukui Music Festival is rooted in the appreciation of music as a universal language and brings the community together with a universal blend of Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop to Latin Music. Headlining this year's festival will be:

    • J Boog
    • IAMSU!
    • Tribal Seeds
    • The Royal Family of Reggae Morgan Heritage
    • Drew Deezy
    • Bayonics
    • Hooliganz
    • Ozomatli
    • & many more amazing artists & DJs!

    When: Saturday, September 3

    Time: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Where: CA's Great America, Santa Clara

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[Boldly Me Good Old Fashioned Picnic]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:58:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/pool+party+2015+-+pic+2.jpg

    Boldly Me helps builds self-esteem through classes, counseling programs, and one-on-one training to help individuals learn to love themselves, their families, and their friends. This program unveils the hidden gems within each individual. At Boldly Mem, raising awareness for those who feel different to help celebrate the power of being born bold! Join the Good Old-Fashioned Picnic on Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 from 10am-3pm. Come and enjoy the sunshine and fun with a BBQ lunch, water balloon activity, super bounce house, bocce ball, swimming, and more! 

    Boldly Me focuses on creating activities that encourage our communities to relax and enjoy their lives to the fullest despite the disability, disease or other differences they are facing. These differences may include but aren't limited to hair loss, weight issues, burn injuries, physical injuries, birth defects, organ removal, sensory problems, and degenerative disorders. We help people build their self-esteem by teaching them how to have self-compassion, be physically well, and also to gain financial stability.

    Date: Sunday, Aug 28

    Time: 10am-3pm

    Location: The Ranch at Little Hills

     

    Ticket Info:

    Adults: $40

    Children: $34 (12 and under)

    Boldly Me has complimentary tickets available for families in need

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    <![CDATA[Beach Blanket Babylon]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:32:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/San+Francisco+Skyline+Hat+4.jpg

    Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco's hilarious pop-culture musical revue, is the perfect night out with friends. Celebrating over 15,000 performances and seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed production continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in San Francisco's North Beach district with its spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats!

    When: Wednesday- Friday at 8 p.m.

    Saturday at 6 & 9 p.m.

    Sunday at 2 & 5 p.m.

    Where: Club Fugazi, San Franciso - 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd.

    For more information, please click here.



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    <![CDATA[The 35th Palo Alto Festival of Arts Anniversary]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:13:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/gf2015fdgfgd.jpg

    This crowd pleasing favorite, community-friendly event is showing off its artful side at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, nestled right along University Avenue on Aug 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For its 35th anniversary, festival go-ers and art collectors can enjoy a multi-faceted art celebration with 300 top quality artists from all across the United States. 

    Artists are ready to showcase their one-of-a-kind artworks from ceramic garden totems to hand-crafted home furnishings! On the corner of Kipling and University, the Kids’ Art Studio will be offering free art activities to help manifest the little artist in your family! At the Waverley & Webster stages be sure to dance along to folk country, rhythm & blues, and even high energy Latin fusion music performances.

    Public transit and free parking makes attending the festival fun and easy! Free admission for all.

    Location: University Ave between High & Webster, Downtown Palo Alto
    When: Aug 27-28, 2016
    Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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    <![CDATA[Kimochi San Mateo Benefit Dinner ]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:35:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dfsdfsdfdfgu3tr.jpg.jpg

    The new Kimochi San Mateo Tomoye & Henri Takahashi Center is open, join them for a delicious benefit dinner this Saturday, August 27, 2016 to celebrate this new beginning! Kimochi San Mateo continues the tradition of caring and supporting senior citizens. Since 1971, it has provided language based programs and services to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Services include: transportation, outreach, health and consumer education seminars, social services, and delivering meals.

    The Kimochi San Mateo Benefit Dinner will be from 5-9pm at College of San Mateo, Bayview Dining Room. NBC Bay Area’s very own Mike Inouye will emcee the live auction! Please rsvp by Friday, Aug 12, 2016.

    Ticket Prices: $175/each or $1,750 for table of 10
    Location: College of San Mateo, Bayview Dining Room
    Date: Saturday, Aug 27, 2016
    Time: 5-9pm

     

    To learn more, click here

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    <![CDATA[Help End Prostate Cancer ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:28:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/zero+san+francisco.jpg

    During Prostate Cancer Awareness month ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer and Golden Gate Urology are hosting a Run/Walk event in San Francisco. Support the fight to end Prostate Cancer by attending this event on Saturday, November 12th at 9 am.

    The event features a 5K run/walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Funds raised are utilized locally and nationally to research new treatments, provide free testing services and educate men and families.

    For more information visit

    Date: Saturday, November 12th

    Time: 9 am

    Location:

    Lake Merced

    Skyline & Harding Rd

    San Francisco, CA 94132

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    <![CDATA[Support the Fight to End Prostate Cancer ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:38:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/zero+napa+valley.jpg

    Support the community’s fight to end Prostate Cancer by attending the Run/Walk event hosted by ZERO- The End of Prostate Cancer and Daughters 4 Dads. The event is held on Saturday, September 17th at Napa Valley College. Registration begins at 7 am, and the run/walk starts at 8:30 am. 

    The event features a 10K run, 5K run/walk, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and a virtual Snooze for Dudes program. The timely event takes place during Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

    Funds raised are invested locally and nationwide to support Prostate Cancer research and education. This will help provide new treatments and free testing to meet the needs of patients and their families.

    For more information visit.

    Date: Saturday, September 17th

    Time: 7 am

    Location:

    Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway

    Napa, CA 94558

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    <![CDATA[Attend Guide Dogs for the Blind Annual Gala ]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:43:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018362994_1200x675_736973891814.jpg

    It takes a team to meet the needs of the visually impaired. San Rafael based, Guide Dogs for the Blind has been serving the visually impaired since 1942 through a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors, volunteers, and incredible guides. Support the organization's efforts alongside spokesperson Betty White, by attending the annual Guide Dogs for the Blind gala Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Presidio in San Francisco.

    The organization’s efforts give visually impaired individuals the opportunity to lead full and rewarding lives. This year’s event will have a “Pupper Club,” theme.  More than 14,000 teams have graduated from Guide Dogs for the Blind and there are approximately 2,200 active teams in the field.

    For more information, please visit.

    Date: Saturday, September 24

    Time: 5 pm

    Location: The Presidio in San Francisco

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