<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Local Events, Community Events, and Volunteer Opportunities ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/community http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 24 May 2017 07:16:39 -0700Wed, 24 May 2017 07:16:39 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Valor Games Far West]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 13:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*136/valor+56.jpg

Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA

History: This is the fifth year of the event and the fourth year of partnership with the US Coast Guard.

Major Sponsors: USAA Insurance, Dome Construction, Kaiser Permanente, Ability Center of Sacramento, Bank of the West, Dignity Memorial, Elks, Fremont Police Department, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, IBEW / NECA, Navy League

Grant Funding: Grant funding for this event is awarded by the US Department of Veteran Affairs. The grant provides lodging and meals at no cost to the participants. Qualifying athletes include Veterans or active duty service members from any era with a disability. Those with the following physical disabilities are eligible to compete:  amputation, post-traumatic stress, spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, visual disabilities, and any disability recognized by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

No. Athletes 110

Male athletes. 78.    Female athletes  32

Active Military.    1.      Veterans    109

Marines   23    Army  42    Navy  28

Air Force   15    Coast Guard   1

National Guard    1

New athletes  61   Returning athletes  49

From: Western region of the United States

Sports: Archery, Biathlon, Cycling, Field, Paratriathlon, Power Lifting, Swimming, Rowing

Sports Clinics: Wheelchair Basketball, Badminton, Boccia, Wheelchair Tennis

Local Committee: The local organizing committee is the Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association, which has provided sport and recreation opportunities to individuals with physical disabilities in the region for more than 40 years. Eight Paralympic sports clubs will manage the competitions each day and meet the Veterans in their communities, engaging them for future opportunities to be active throughout the year. This event is designed to be the catalyst for this interaction and ongoing athlete development.


Event Schedule: Friday, June 2

3:00pm—Opening Ceremony

4:00pm—Sport Clinics

 

Saturday, June 3

8:00am—Competition in powerlifting and rowing

9:00am—Resource Fair

12:00pm—Lunch

1:00pm—Competition in archery


Sunday, June 4

8:00am—Competition in Cycling

12:00pm—Lunch

1:00pm—Competition in Biathlon, Paratriathlon and Swimming


Monday, June 5

8:00am—Competition in Field events

12:00pm—Lunch and Closing Ceremony


Resource Fair Participants

Saturday June 3.  900 am - 1200 noon


Ability Center of Sacramento

American Red Cross

California Telephone Access

CalVets

FDA

Fremont Police Dept

Mobility Works

Liminnovations

Paws for Purple Hearts

Team River Runners Palo Alto

USA Para Badminton

USAA

Veterans Yoga Project

VA Palo Alto Healthcare

National Center for PTSD

Vantage Mobility

Wounded Warriors Project

Cupichino Therapy

Center for Independent Living

College of Alameda

Discovery Blind Sports

Palmer College

Project Clutter

Marines Memorial Club

USCG Alameda - MWR


Entertainment

Groups that be donating there time

Includes the following artists


June 3.    Resource Fair

                  Tony Savo,  DJ


                   Field events

                   Tony Savo, DJ


                   Athlete Lunch

                   Paul Damon


                   Athlete Dinner

                   Darilyn Peal


June 4.     Cycling

                   Tony Savo


                    Athlete Lunch

                    Wally Stoddard Band


                     Athlete Dinner

                     Love Struck Band


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<![CDATA[The 2017 Filoli Flower Show]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 18:27:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*213/fffsf.jpg

Come to the Filoli Flower Show Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4. The event will feature exquisite floral designs and elegant table settings. Floral designers interpret the theme, “Time Began In A Garden: A Centennial Celebration.” There will be opportunities to tour the garden, exhibits, and vintage greenhouses. Garden Information Specialists will be available from 12-3pm to answer questions.

A new event will take place every day. Kicking off with the Opening Night Preview Party, on Thursday, June 1st, from 6-8:30pm, this will give visitors a first look at the exhibits, and a chance to talk with floral designers while enjoying live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne. The Flower Show General Admission will take place of Friday, June 2- Sunday June 4, from 10am-5pm with the option to attend the Champagne Tea and the Café Dining and Outdoor Barbeque Lunch.

Where: 86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062

When: Thursday, June 1-Sunday, June 4


For more information click here.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco's 17th Annual Diversity Career Fair ]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 16:38:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/diversityandcareerfair.jpg

Take advantage of professional development opportunities at the 17th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair on Thursday, May 25th, from 11am-3pm. This is the largest and best diversity and inclusion recruiting event in the United States! Over 50 major employers recruit, and over 4,000 candidates enter the professional level. This event is free and open to the public 18 years of age and older. Business attire and résumés are required for admission.

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 11am-3pm

Where: St. Mary's Event Center

1111 Gough Street San Francisco, CA 94109

 

To register click here

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<![CDATA[San Jose Giant Race]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 16:11:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/San+Jose+Giant+Race+0517.jpg

The 6th annual San Jose Giant Race, benefiting the Giants Community Fund and the Junior Giants program, will take place on June 3 and begin at 7:30AM. The race, with both 5 mile and 5K options, will begin at San Jose Municipal Stadium and tour Kelley Park, Happy Hollow Zoo, and Historic San Jose before finishing on the stadium's field.

All participants will receive a shirt, medal, free San Jose Giants baseball ticket, and a limited edition Madison Bumgarner Runner Bobblehead. During registration, you will have the opportunity to pledge $30 to allow an at-risk youth to participate in the 5K.

To sign up, click here.

Where: San Jose Municipal Stadium

When: Saturday June 3, 2017 - 7:30AM

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<![CDATA[Third Annual Burger and Brew Fest ]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 14:28:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/bbf.jpg

Celebrate the 3rd annual Burger and Brew Fest event Saturday, May 27th, from 11am-6pm, in Downtown Fremont. The event will feature sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers, and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, and art and craft vendors. Also, there will be live entertainment including The Burger Throwdown (cooking competition). California is considered the birthplace of the American craft brewing movement. Come enjoy tasty burgers and drinks!

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 11am-6pm

Where: Downtown Fremont


For more information click here

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<![CDATA[2017 Music in the Park]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 14:53:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Music+in+the+Park+0517.jpg

Music in the Park, presented by Metro Newspapers and produced by the San Jose Downtown Association, kicks off its 28th season on June 23. Advanced tickets are $10 for adults and $15 if purchased the day of the event. Children 12-and-under enter free when accompanied by an adult.

On June 23, New Zealand's Katchafire will start off the summer line-up. The all-Maori band roots reggae at their core, while also integrating R&B, funk, dancehall, and pop themes into their live performances. Their openers include Monterrey Bay reggae artists One-A-Chord, the Bay Area's own Mango Kingz, and reggae DJ Robert Rankin from San Jose.

On July 20, Blues Traveler, one of America's all-time favorite jam bands, will perform.  Millions of records have been sold in their three decades of performing, which includes their 1994 hit release "four," which included "Hook" and Grammy-winning "Run Around." They will be opened by San Jose locals Ben Henderson and friends, who specializes in Americana and blues, and Socorra, who blends Motown, folk rock and pop.

Bootsy Collins, who was set to perform on August 3, had to cancel for medical reasons. SJDA is currently looking for another August show.

When: June-August 2017

Where: Plaza de Cesar Chavez off of Market Street, San Jose

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here



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<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area Honored Growing Up Asian in America Contest Winners ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 15:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Robert_Handa_Emcees_Growing_Up_Asian_in_America_Awards.jpg

The Asian Pacific Fund celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month, with the announcement of the 2017 Growing Up Asian in America contest winners. The contest is one of the largest youth programs celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation, and it has become a meaningful way for young people to explore their unique stories and aspirations. Since 1995, over 25,000 K-12 Bay Area students have participated in the program. More than half a million dollars has been distributed in cash and prizes to almost 1,000 youth winners.

This year’s theme, “Letter to the Senator,” brought in more than 500 entries from students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Submissions included art, essay, poetry and videos that highlighted important issues that Senator Kamala Harris, the first Indian American and second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate, should address. Students voiced their concerns around topics such as the well-being of immigrants and refugees, access to education and language services, racial justice, and environmental protection. They also revealed a heartening perception of the United States in which they saw a country where diversity ties people together, a country at peace with other nations, and a country made of immigrants that welcomes immigrants. Students also sent messages of encouragement to Senator Harris to make changes for the state and for the country.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to engage students to examine and bring to light the issues that affect them and their communities,” said Audrey Yamamoto, President & Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Fund. “We are honored to provide an avenue for our youth—the leaders of tomorrow—to share their points of view and celebrate their heritage.”

Contest winners accepted their prizes at an awards ceremony at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. A poster of the winning entries were also unveiled at the ceremony, which will be distributed to more than 200 libraries throughout the Bay Area in the month of May to celebrate and commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

To see the Growing Up Asian in America 2017 winners, click here


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<![CDATA[Veggielution]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 11:27:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/veggies+5+11.png

Join Veggielution at its annual event bringing together over 200 local community leaders, business partners, and elected officials to enjoy:

  • A gourmet dinner prepared by a local chef with fresh ingredients from Veggielution and other local producers
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Hayride tours of Veggielution
  • Art in the Garden with cocktails
  • Photo stop in the Youth Garden

WHEN: June 11, 2017, 4:30-8pm

WHERE: Veggielution community farm in Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose


To register and for more details, click here. (http://veggielution.org)


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<![CDATA[Asian Community Day and Open House]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 11:23:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/The_Role_of_Recycled_Water_in_the_Santa_Clara_Valley.jpg

The Santa Clara Valley Water District invites members of the Asian community to its Asian Community Day at its Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center to learn more about the water treatment process serving Santa Clara County.

Tours will be conducted in English, Chinese and Vietnamese. There will be special water education activities for children, so families are welcome!

When: July 15, 2017, 10am-2pm

Where: Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center – 4190 Zanker Rd, San Jose

To RSVP- Call 408-630-2066


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<![CDATA[USAAF 2017 presents Jason Bayani’s “Locus of Control”]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 11:16:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/locus+of+control.jpg

Directed by award-winning performing artist, Kat Evasco (Mommy Queerest), the show explores the lives of Filipino immigrants in America, taking you through Bayani’s hip-hop inspired youth, club-going college days, and turbulent adulthood. Locus of Control navigates his experience dealing with race, mental health, addiction, and his status as the first American-born child in his family. Utilizing poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia, Bayani pieces together the different threads of his life while struggling to make sense of Walter Benjamin's notion of redeeming the past in present time. Locus of Control runs at Bindlestiff Studio in SF from June 1st - 3rd at 8:30pm. Presale ticket prices start at $12, $15 at the door.


“We’ve gotten the chance to work with Jason Bayani before as a featured poet and every time we’ve seen him we’ve been impressed with how easily he can captivate an audience,” says Melanie Elvena (APICC Artistic Director) “He can be humorous and charming while moving you through some difficult and deeply personal moments. It’s very powerful, moving work and we can’t wait to see what he does with a full-length show.” Jason Bayani’s ability to shine as both a writer and performer has garnered him plenty of praise over the years. Tony Award winner, Beau Sia enthusiastically stated , “Jason Bayani’s poetry brings much needed guts into a world hung up on presentations.” A review of Amulet for Pank Magazine raves , “

Jason Bayani is an accomplished performer of his poetry and you can tell just by reading them that they cry out to be read aloud. The best poetry shines on both the page and the stage and Bayani’s work certainly does just that.”. And in a review for Hyphen Magazine writes , “In real life, as in his poetry, Jason Bayani’s voice fills the room. He starts telling a story in a crowded restaurant, and the whole table, no matter how loud the surrounding noise may be, shuts up to listen.” Jason Bayani is a graduate of Saint Mary’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been  published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, and other publications. As a member of 7 National Poetry Slam teams, he’s been a National Poetry Slam finalist and represented Oakland at the International World Poetry Slam. He is also one of the founding members of the Filipino American Spoken Word troupe, Proletariat Bronze. His first book, “Amulet” was published in 2013 through Write Bloody Publishing and has garnered acclaim in publications such as Zyzzyva, Pank, and Hyphen Magazine. He is currently the program manager for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country). Kat Evasco is a writer, stand up comic, and performing artist living and working in San Francisco. She has performed at venues including the Haha Cafe, San Jose Improv, the Purple Onion, Napa Valley Opera House, Logan Center for the Arts, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and FringeArts. Evasco is currently touring her autobiographical one-woman show, Mommy Queerest.

This new work chronicles the coming-out process of a lesbian daughter and a closeted lesbian mother, illustrating how the reclaiming of their sexuality challenges and strengthens their relationship. Evasco currently serves as the Managing Director of Guerrilla Rep, an independent theater company that develops and produces new plays in San Francisco. Evasco is a recipient of the Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant, NextGen Art Professional Development Grant, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation Grant. She holds a BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University About APICC APICC was founded in 1996 by representatives of five nonprofit arts groups: Asian American Dance Performances, First Voice, Asian Improv aRts, the Asian American Theater Company, and Kearny Street Workshop. Since 1998, the center has promoted the artistic and organizational growth of San Francisco’s API arts community by organizing and presenting the annual United States of Asian America Festival as well as commissioning contemporary art for and by the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

WHO: Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco as part of the United States of Asian America Festival 2016.
Starring Jason Bayani Directed by Kat Evasco.

WHEN: (Three Performances) Th, Fri, Sat June 1st to June 3rd, 2017 at 8:30pm

WHERE: Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th St. San Francisco, CA 94109

TICKETS & INFORMATION: PRE-SALE: http://loc2017.bpt.me/ $12 General Admission -
Presale, $15 General Admission - Door, $30 Supporter- Includes signed copy of Amulet: A
Collection of Poems by Jason Bayani (Write Bloody Publishing 2013)

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<![CDATA[Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive ]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 11:18:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*124/mail+carrier+5+9.jpg

Nearly 49 million Americans—1 in 6—are unsure where their next meal is coming from. This includes 13 million children as well as about 5 million seniors over age 60—many of whom live on fixed incomes and often are too embarrassed to ask for help. Each month, our Second Harvest Food Bank serves a quarter of a million clients, of which 89,000 are children.

By the time our food drive rolls around this year, the shelves of the Second Harvest Food Bank and food pantries often are nearly empty, turning our hard work on Food Drive Day into a much-needed replenishment with summer fast approaching. Last year, more than 80 million pounds were donated nationwide, of which Second Harvest Food Bank received 237,790 pounds, providing 198,158 meals!

You can help us by leaving grocery bags of non-perishable food donations next to your mail box before the letter carrier delivers your mail on Saturday, May 13.  Nonperishable Items in cans, boxes and other non-breakable containers are well-received.  If you go to the store prior to Saturday morning you can pick out items to place in your grocery bag that you will then put next to your mailbox.

It is easy to help families in need with your generous action.  Please let your neighbor, family, and friends know that you intend to do your part to help stamp out hunger here in Santa Clara County.

 For more information click here

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<![CDATA[Animals Rescued From Oakland Nature Center Recovering, Put Up For Adoption]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 19:18:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nature+center-0503.jpg

Some of the rescue animals that had to be rescued from alleged mistreatment at a popular Oakland nature center were put up for adoption Wednesday at a pet store in El Cerrito.Sharon Katsuda reports.



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<![CDATA[San Francisco Bay Area’s 23rd annual Bike to Work Day]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 12:31:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/brit+and+taylor+2017.jpg

According to the 2013 American Community Survey, over 62,000 Bay Area residents use a bicycle as their primary means of getting to work every day. According to the SFMTA, between 2014 and 2015 in San Francisco alone, bike commuting increased by 8.5 percent! On Bike to Work Day, we expect tens of thousands of people to bike to work across the Bay Area with many being first-time bike commuters.

Britt and Bryce Tanner, along with their two kids Kai and Nilsa, are the first-ever Bike Commuting Family of the Year. Both engineers working in San Francisco, Britt and Bryce have their biking routine down to a science. “I was biking first,” explains Britt, “and I convinced him that it was a faster way to get everywhere, more efficient than walking. And when we had kids we just continued to do it and had to figure out ways that we could make our lives work well, still being able to bike everywhere.”

For Britt and Bryce, that has meant making major life decisions around the logistics of family biking. When they moved to Albany, they made sure to buy their house close to BART and just half a block from the Ohlone Greenway. “We’ve chosen our schools based on how bike able they are,” added Britt.

“We got our orange cargo bike with electric assist so that we could bike our kids places once they got heavier,” said Britt. “It became such a pain to put the trailer on and off. I wanted to be able to get up and go just as you do with a car. I just wanted to throw the kids on the bike.”

When it’s raining, Kai and Nilsa still hop on the bike, holding an umbrella on the back. “They’ve grown up doing it so they’re used to the expectation that they’re going to bike even if it’s raining,” says Britt.

Bryce and Britt have shared their love of bicycling with other families in Albany. As core members of Albany Strollers & Rollers, they work with other bike advocates to improve bicycling and organize community biking events. Working with Bike East Bay, Britt has organized family biking training at Kai’s school and their family has inspired several friends to start biking themselves.

The next generation of Tanner bike commuters already is pedaling. Kai and Nilsa both learned to ride pedal bikes before they were four, following right in their parents’ footsteps. Ride on, Tanner family!

To learn more about other Bike Commuters of the Year click here.

When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Where:
400  Bay Area Energizer stations

For more information on the event itself click here.



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<![CDATA[Asian Pacific Fund's Growing Up Asian in America 2017 Winners!]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:26:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/Grade042717.jpg

Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.
Every year, more than 500 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12 grades submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

Growing Up Asian in America provides a unique platform for young people to creatively explore and celebrate being both Asian or Pacific Islander and American.

Every year, more than 500 Bay Area students from Kindergarten through 12 grades submit artwork, essays, poems and videos on a single theme, competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. We started our signature program in 1995 as one of the largest youth celebrations of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the nation. It encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

This year's contest theme:

"The 2016 election saw victories for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Especially exciting is the historic election of Kamala Harris as California’s new senator and the first Indian-American and second African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. On what issues do you want her to work, and how? What changes would you want to see happen? What advice do you have for helping your community, our country, and the world?"

To see the Growing Up Asian in America 2017 winners, click here.

Congratulations to all of this year's participants!



Photo Credit: Brian Ozawa Burns]]>
<![CDATA[Cinco de Mayo on Cypress]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:09:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/Walnut042717.jpg

What: Ole! Friends and family can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta in downtown Walnut Creek. Cypress Street becomes a colorful festival full of music, food, shopping, dancing and fun. Live music from Orquesta Bembe and special Mexican dance performances from Ballet Folkloric Costa de Oro are sure to spice up the night!
Fiesta-goers can Spin the Wheel of Walnut Creek Fortune for a chance at winning a prize and enjoy tasty treats from Food Truck Mafia and other goodies, along with a selection of local craft beer and wine. Children will enjoy free face painting.
When: Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and every first Wednesday through October 2017.
Admission: Free!
Where: Walnut Creek First Wednesdays takes place on Cypress Street, closed for foot traffic only between N. Main Street and Locust Street.
Free Car Parking: Free in Walnut Creek’s garages after 5 p.m. at:
• 1625 Locust Street (Next to the Lesher Center)
• 1350 Locust Street (Above Lark Creek Restaurant)
• 1390 N. Broadway (North of Il Fornaio)
Valet Bike Parking: Free on Commercial Lane at Cypress Street, provided by Bike Walnut Creek.
Public Transportation: Convenient public transportation includes BART and the free Walnut Creek Trolley connecting BART to downtown Walnut Creek.
WCD works with its 650 members, partners, and the community to promote and enhance downtown business vitality. WCD is located at City Hall, 1666 N. Main

Join NBC Bay Area's Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura at Walnut Creek First Wednesdays on May 3, 2017!

What: Ole! Friends and family can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Fiesta in downtown Walnut Creek. Cypress Street becomes a colorful festival full of music, food, shopping, dancing and fun. Live music from Orquesta Bembe and special Mexican dance performances from Ballet Folkloric Costa de Oro are sure to spice up the night!

Fiesta-goers can Spin the Wheel of Walnut Creek Fortune for a chance at winning a prize and enjoy tasty treats from Food Truck Mafia and other goodies, along with a selection of local craft beer and wine. Children will enjoy free face painting.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and every first Wednesday through October 2017.

Admission: Free!

Where: Walnut Creek First Wednesdays takes place on Cypress Street, closed for foot traffic only between N. Main Street and Locust Street.

Free Car Parking: Free in Walnut Creek’s garages after 5 p.m. at:

• 1625 Locust Street (Next to the Lesher Center)

• 1350 Locust Street (Above Lark Creek Restaurant)

• 1390 N. Broadway (North of Il Fornaio)

Valet Bike Parking: Free on Commercial Lane at Cypress Street, provided by Bike Walnut Creek.Public Transportation: Convenient public transportation includes BART and the free Walnut Creek Trolley connecting BART to downtown Walnut Creek.

WCD works with its 650 members, partners, and the community to promote and enhance downtown business vitality. WCD is located at City Hall, 1666 N. Main Street, Ground Floor, Walnut Creek, CA.

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:59:31 -0700

Gathering under the theme of Sanctuary: Sacred Space for Remembrance, Redress, & Resilience the Buena Vista United Methodist Church will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which ordered the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans in 1942.

Church members Jo Takata, Judy Furuichi, and Mary Hanamura will provide first hand accounts of their experiences during World War II.

Civil Rights attorney, Don Tamaki, part of the legal team for Fred Korematsu,  will reflect with State Assemblyman Rob Bonta and Alameda Vice Mayor on the historical learnings from EO 9066 as they relate to Executive Orders today targeting immigrant and Muslim communities.

Rev. Deborah Lee, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource Organizing Center, and Eddy Zheng, Asian Prisoner Support Committee will round out the program discussing lessons learned for sustaining spiritual and community resilience for organizing today.

Accompanying the programs will be an exhibit with historical photos, art work, and video capturing the story of the impact of EO 9066 on Alameda residents and the Japanese American community at large. Musicians Peter and Wendy Horikoshi will also offer original music commemorating EO 9066.

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 12-5pm

WHERE: Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Alameda

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[2-Step Fine Forgiveness Program]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:16:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/317*120/library+4+27.png

Take Advantage of San José Public Library’s FIRST-EVER Fine Forgiveness Program

San José Public Library is offering a “2-Step Fine Forgiveness Program” from May 1-31, 2017.

During the month of May, SJPL will waive/remove all late fees on overdue items, which includes books, DVDs, CDs, etc.  Whether items are overdue for a couple days, weeks, months, or years - customers are welcome to return their items, without facing any penalties.  

How does it work?

Step 1: Return your overdue items at any San José library location.

Step 2: Visit or call your library to have your late fees waived.

To learn more, visit www.sjpl.org/fineforgiveness

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<![CDATA[The Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:18:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/flea+market+4+27.jpg

Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market, presented by Kaiser Permanente

Find the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, and gourmet treats from more than 30 local certified growers and purveyors of fine food, plus unique gifts from local artisans, at the Downtown Farmers' Market, now in its 25th season.

When:  Every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

            May 5, 2017 – November 17

Where:  The Downtown Farmers’ Market is located on San Pedro

            Street in San Jose, between St. John and Santa Clara streets

Admission:  The Market is free and open to the public

Attendance:  Weekly attendance averages approximately 2,500

Audience:  Downtown office workers, out-of-town visitors, residents, and San Jose State University students and faculty

Event Producers:  The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA), a local nonprofit business association, in partnership with Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA)

Seasonal produce:  Though a lot of vegetables are grown in California year-round, a lot of fruit ripens starting in May, including apricots, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, nectarines, peaches, plums, prunes and raspberries.  In June, find blackberries, boysenberries and other melons.

Gourmet foods:  The market has attracted purveyors of breads and baked goods, fresh fish, cheeses, honey products, olive oils and vinegars, wine, jams, sauces and ethnic treats, all locally grown and made.

Local artists:  Displaying crafts, jewelry, soaps, lotions, candles, scarves and clothing.

Sponsors/partners:  Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, City of San Jose, Metro Newspapers, El Observador, NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48, KFOX 98.5, Republic Services, Content Magazine, VTA (Valley Transportation Authority), 94.5KBAY and Mix 106.5

Websites:  www.sjdowntown.com and www.pcfma.com

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<![CDATA[Join NBC Bay Area at Berkeley Humane’s Pint for Paws]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/324*120/Pints+for+Paws+4+27.jpeg

Featuring local food trucks, craft beers and music to support

Come to the 4th Annual Pints for Paws event and sample a selection of 80+ craft beers from 20+ local breweries while benefiting Berkeley Humane. Meet small, local craft brewers, cider makers and artisanal wine makers and sample a wide mix of unique brews. Don't miss a great range of food from local food trucks and vendors. Enjoy live music and bring your crowd-friendly, leashed dogs.

While most charity-benefiting festivals only donate a small fraction of proceeds to nonprofits, Pints for Paws is one of the only beer festivals in the country from which 100% of dollars raised will be donated directly to charity. Every dollar raised at the event will go directly to Berkeley Humane to save the lives of dogs and cats in the East Bay. This event promises to bring together the beer and animal lover communities.!

To purchase tickets or learn more about event click link down below

https://berkeleyhumane.org/pintsforpaws

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<![CDATA[Join NBC Bay Area and celebrate the Maker Movement.]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 10:56:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Maker051717.jpg

A Dozen Years in the Making: The LARGEST GATHERING OF MAKERS at the 12th ANNUAL MAKER FAIRE BAY AREA will happen on May 19 - 21, at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. A place to come together, connect, and create! A Faire for people of all ages and an opportunity to learn, make, and share as part of a network of global and local Maker communities. Come experience hands-on making, innovation and inspiration. 

Tickets and more information at http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

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<![CDATA[24th Annual KIDS OCEAN DAY.]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:29:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ocean+345.jpg

Bringing San Francisco-area students to the beach puts them in touch with nature, while challenging them to recycle, reduce litter and participate in cleaning up their environment.  For many of the young people, KIDS OCEAN DAY is their first time at the ocean.  The wonder and beauty of the coast, combined with a mission to protect the natural world, is a profound experience.

 

The KIDS OCEAN DAY Adopt-A-Beach Clean Up is organized locally by the Marine Science Institute, a not for profit environmental educational  organization. The KIDS OCEAN DAY program was created in 1994 by the Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education.  The Coastal Commission coordinates the program statewide and provides financial support from the Whale Tail License Plate Fund.

 

To volunteer, please visit,

http://www.sfbaymsi.org/kids-ocean-day

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<![CDATA[The Tech Museum of Innovation Celebrates 30 Years of The Tech Challenge]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 10:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/169*120/Tech042417.JPG

The Tech Museum of Innovation is proud to celebrate the 30th year of its signature program The Tech Challenge, presented by Dell. The annual program inspires the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators by enabling teams of students in Grades 4–12 to use engineering design to solve a real-world problem. 
More than 20,000 students have participated since the program started in 1988. The Tech expects more than ,TK participants this year, culminating in The Tech Challenge Showcase April 29-30, 2017, during which students put their designs to the test for judged demonstrations.
“It’s amazing to be part of a three-decade legacy of helping students develop skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and learning from failure,” said Abby Longcor, Senior Director of The Tech Challenge. “Thirty years ago, The Tech Challenge was the first of its kind and to this day, it remains one of the few engineering or science competitions with a focus on underserved communities and building a diverse STEM pipeline.”
The Tech Challenge is one of the most diverse programs of its kind. Approximately 45 percent of participants are girls, and about 40 percent come from low-income communities. The program has a low registration fee, which is waived for teams from low-income Title I schools. The challenges change each year and have evolved so teams can succeed using materials that are affordable and easy to find.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
For this year’s program, teams have been designing and building a device to help explorers cross an ice field with multiple ravines. Students are working on their solutions and documenting their process leading up to The Tech Challenge Showcase, .The theme mirrors the first challenge in 1988, where teams built devices to travel across gaps in Martian terrain.
For previous challenges, teams have built things like earthquake-safe structures, gliders, Mars rovers and devices to move water. Key sponsors supporting The Tech Challenge 2017 include presenting sponsor Dell, Cisco Systems Inc., SAP, Intel, Bank of America and Genentech.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is proud to celebrate the 30th year of its signature program The Tech Challenge, presented by Dell. The annual program inspires the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators by enabling teams of students in Grades 4–12 to use engineering design to solve a real-world problem.

More than 20,000 students have participated since the program started in 1988. This year's Challenge includes a record level of participation, with more than 700 teams from schools around the Bay Area and as far away as Oregon, culminating The Tech Challenge Showcase April 29-30, 2017, during which students put their designs to the test for judged demonstrations.

“It’s amazing to be part of a three-decade legacy of helping students develop skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and learning from failure,” said Abby Longcor, Senior Director of The Tech Challenge. “Thirty years ago, The Tech Challenge was the first of its kind and to this day, it remains one of the few engineering or science competitions with a focus on under-served communities and building a diverse STEM pipeline.”

The Tech Challenge is one of the most diverse programs of its kind. Approximately 45 percent of participants are girls, and about 40 percent come from low-income communities. The program has a low registration fee, which is waived for teams from low-income Title I schools. The challenges change each year and have evolved so teams can succeed using materials that are affordable and easy to find.

For this year’s program, teams have been designing and building a device to help explorers cross an ice field with multiple ravines. Students are working on their solutions and documenting their process leading up to The Tech Challenge Showcase.The theme mirrors the first challenge in 1988, where teams built devices to travel across gaps in Martian terrain.

For previous challenges, teams have built things like earthquake-safe structures, gliders, Mars rovers and devices to move water. Key sponsors supporting The Tech Challenge 2017 include presenting sponsor Dell, Cisco Systems Inc., SAP, Intel, Bank of America, Genentech and Cadence.

WHEN: April 29-30, 2017

WHERE: The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose

For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Summit League Presents "A Day in the Garden with Friends," to Benefit Cancer CAREpoint]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/CCP+Photo.JPG

 

One of Santa Clara Valley’s oldest and most prestigious women’s philanthropic organizations, Summit League, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017 with a renewed effort to help the community through its fundraising efforts.
In recognition of this special milestone year, Summit League will present “A Day in the Garden with Friends,” a June 2 luncheon, in the beautiful garden of a private home in Los Gatos.  Summit League has chosen this event to benefit Cancer CAREpoint, a local nonprofit that provides cancer patients and their families with support services at no charge.  Additional information about the luncheon and Summit League can be found at Summit-League.org.  Tickets are $150 each and will go on sale April 1, 2017.
The event will feature guest speaker Terry Curtin, Director of Global Marketing for DreamWorks Animation, whose talk will reflect the theme “Dream, Dare, Do”, which will highlight her personal and professional journey. Ms. Curtin is a veteran film marketing executive who has held prominent posts at Universal, Disney, Relativity Media, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Revolution Studios. She serves on the Board of the John Wayne Cancer Society Auxiliary.  
Laura Garcia Cannon of NBC Bay Area will be the event Emcee. Laura anchors weekday mornings, Today in the Bay. She is a multiple Emmy Award winning journalist and honored with the Associated Press Reporter of the year award, as well as Best Daytime Newscast Award in the Bay Area by the Bay Area Women in Radio and Television.  She is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist and serves on the boards of St. Mary’s, the American Cancer Society, and the Catholic Professional Business Club.
Established in 1957, Summit League is a non-profit organization consisting of 50 Active Members and over 60 Sustaining Members who are committed to raising funds in the areas of education, health, welfare and the arts enhancing the lives of our Silicon Valley community. “Summit League is pleased to continue our 60 year fundraising legacy by presenting “A Day in the Garden with Friends” on June 2nd, said Tricia Niederauer, President of Summit League. “Our efforts will help support Cancer CAREpoint in their valuable programs and services to those affected by cancer and their families.”
“Cancer CAREpoint is honored to be the beneficiary of Summit League’s biennial event,” said Rob Tufel, Executive Director of Cancer CAREpoint.  “We are proud of the services we offer to this community and are appreciative of the support we receive from groups like Summit League.  Their generosity is why we are able to help so many people.”   
Cancer CAREpoint was founded by a group of local community and health care leaders who recognized that local cancer patients and their families needed access to psychosocial support services in additional to excellent medical treatment.  Every month it offers dozens of counseling, assistance, resource and education programs open to all cancer patients, no matter type of cancer, where they are being treated or insurance status.  Cancer CAREpoint serves more than 1,500 clients each year.

 

One of Santa Clara Valley’s oldest and most prestigious women’s philanthropic organizations, Summit League, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017 with a renewed effort to help the community through its fundraising efforts.

In recognition of this special milestone year, Summit League will present “A Day in the Garden with Friends,” a June 2 luncheon, in the beautiful garden of a private home in Los Gatos.  Summit League has chosen this event to benefit Cancer CAREpoint, a local nonprofit that provides cancer patients and their families with support services at no charge.

The event will feature guest speaker Terry Curtin, Director of Global Marketing for DreamWorks Animation, whose talk will reflect the theme “Dream, Dare, Do”, which will highlight her personal and professional journey. Ms. Curtin is a veteran film marketing executive who has held prominent posts at Universal, Disney, Relativity Media, Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Revolution Studios. She serves on the Board of the John Wayne Cancer Society Auxiliary.  

Laura Garcia Cannon of NBC Bay Area will be the event Emcee.

WHEN: June 2, 2017

WHERE: Los Gatos (private home)

For tickets and more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Junior league San Jose, 48th Annual Volunteer Recognition. ]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:43:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/279*120/junior+league.jpg

At the luncheon, all VRL nominees will be presented with a special certificate for their worthy volunteer contributions. Kaiser Permanente will also present their Thriving Volunteer Award to a local nonprofit agency for its volunteer operations. Special recognition will then be given to the Crystal Bowl Winners — outstanding community volunteers who exemplify their contributions in the areas of leadership, youth services, health services, senior services, educational support and professional services, and advocacy, crisis intervention, cultural services and youth volunteers.

The 2017 Crystal Bowl Winners are:

  • Raquel Christina Boales, Synchronized Swimming with Athletes with Disabilities
  • Raquel Burciaga, School of Arts & Culture
  • Robert & Linda Gray, Joseph Weller School
  • Larry R. Murchison, California Trolley & Railroad Corporation (CTRC)
  • Eric Drew, Eric Drew Foundation
  • Shelley Seders, DreamPower Horsemanship
  • Barbara Otto, The Grateful Garment Project
  • Megan Auyeung, Sacred Heart Community Service
  • Vasudha Ramanarasiah, Morehead Education Foundation

When:
Friday, April 28

Where:
Santa Clara Convention Center.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Cortez042017.jpg

NBC Bay Area, in partnership with Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), salutes our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Honorees:

Angelica Cortez

Angelica Cortez

Angelica Cortez is the Founder of the volunteer-led LEAD Filipino program. She is a rising Filipina community leader that has mobilized the Filipino community to become engaged in civic leadership, social justice and public service, while still promoting and sharing Filipino culture. Her recent efforts have included hosting a voter outreach and engagement called Iboto Pilipino (Vote Filipino) and a well-attended Fly Pinay Summit that aimed to empower Filipinas from different work sectors.

Johnny Gogo


Johnny is a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County. Committed to help others and improve the community, he works as a community prosecutor by working with parents, children, and the community in order to keep people out of the courts.  As the President of the Northern California Region of the National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association he invests into the next generation of API prosecutors and judges. Johnny can be constantly seen around the community working to make our community stronger and healthier.

Sherry Hirota


Sherry Hirota is the Chief Executive Officer for Asian Health Services in Oakland, California. She is a fierce advocate for the health needs of Asian Americans and for grassroots efforts to ensure health care for all. While running a non-profit health clinic that serves anyone regardless of their ability to pay, under her leadership they have successfully championed the health and well-being of nail salon workers, the disaggregation of Asian American demographic data, and the rights of cosmetology workers. From grassroots organizer to CEO, Sherry remains a steadfast leader in the fight to ensure health care access for all.

Brian Wo

Brian Wo

Brian is the Co-Founder of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition. He was part of the coalition that trained countless airline and airport employees, restaurant and hotel workers, and other individuals to spot and report human trafficking during Super Bowl 50. From producing the largest anti-trafficking summit at Levi Stadium last year to conducting educational awareness workshops to churches, schools, and communities, Brian is committed to ensuring that human trafficking does not occur in our backyard. 

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<![CDATA[ Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest 2017]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:04:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/349*120/pic+788.jpg

The Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (formerly, San Jose J-Town FilmFest) is a celebration of the multi-ethnic community and rich history of Silicon Valley. An all volunteer-run effort by a diverse team of community members, the film festival showcases independent films primarily by Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) filmmakers and offers quality programming, giving the community a chance to interact with the creative talents behind these films.

When:
April 27-30, 2017

 

For a complete schedule, click here. http://www.svapfilmfest.com/schedule-and-films

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<![CDATA[Junior League of San Jose to Honor Community Volunteers at the 48th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:42:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/VRL042017.jpg

 

San Jose, CA – Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) will present its 48th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday, April 28, 2017 during National Volunteer Week. Laura Garcia-Cannon and Sam Brock from NBC Bay Area News will emcee the event, with this year’s theme of “Rising Above.” The luncheon honors those who 
The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) celebrates and honors volunteers in our community who have generously given their time, energy and skills to make positive change in Santa Clara County. More than 500 community members attend this heart-warming event every other year. 
At the luncheon, all VRL nominees will be presented with a special certificate for their worthy volunteer contributions. Kaiser Permanente will also present their Thriving Volunteer Award to a local nonprofit agency for its volunteer operations. Special recognition will then be given to the Crystal Bowl Winners — outstanding community volunteers who exemplify their contributions in the areas of leadership, youth services, health services, senior services, educational support and professional services, and advocacy, crisis intervention, cultural services and youth volunteers.
The 2017 Crystal Bowl Winners are

Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) will present its 48th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday, April 28, 2017 during National Volunteer Week.

Laura Garcia-Cannon and Sam Brock from NBC Bay Area News will emcee the event, with this year’s theme of “Rising Above.”

The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) celebrates and honors volunteers in our community who have generously given their time, energy and skills to make positive change in Santa Clara County. More than 500 community members attend this heart-warming event every other year.

At the luncheon, all VRL nominees will be presented with a special certificate for their worthy volunteer contributions. Kaiser Permanente will also present their Thriving Volunteer Award to a local nonprofit agency for its volunteer operations. Special recognition will then be given to the Crystal Bowl Winners — outstanding community volunteers who exemplify their contributions in the areas of leadership, youth services, health services, senior services, educational support and professional services, and advocacy, crisis intervention, cultural services and youth volunteers.

The 2017 Crystal Bowl Winners are:

  • Raquel Christina Boales, Synchronized Swimming with Athletes with Disabilities
  • Raquel Burciaga, School of Arts & Culture
  • Robert & Linda Gray, Joseph Weller School
  • Larry R. Murchison, California Trolley & Railroad Corporation (CTRC)
  • Eric Drew, Eric Drew Foundation
  • Shelley Seders, DreamPower Horsemanship
  • Barbara Otto, The Grateful Garment Project
  • Megan Auyeung, Sacred Heart Community Service
  • Vasudha Ramanarasiah, Morehead Education Foundation

Out of these Crystal Bowl Winners, one will be presented with the Volunteerism At Its Best Award. A $1,000 cash prize (sponsored by Union Bank) will be given to the nominating agency.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.



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<![CDATA[Vishwa Shanti Dance Academy to Perform at the San Francisco International Arts Festival]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:03:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022001835_1200x675_924769859603.jpg

The Vishwa Shanti Dance Academy presents its show, "Once Upon a Land... Stories from Magical India" on Saturday, May 27th at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

This showcase of classical South Indian Dance will take viewers through the story of "Magical India." Unlike a purely classical Indian dance performance, this show brings together more characters, stories, colors, and costumes, bringing more appeal to all ages and cultures.

WHEN: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 3:15pm

WHERE: Cowell Theater - 2 Marina BLVD, San Francisco

For more information on the San Francisco International Arts Festival, click here.

For more information on the Vishwa Shanti Dance Academy, click here.

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<![CDATA[68th Annual Satsuki Bazaar & Arts Festival]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:39:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022001532_1200x675_924694083887.jpg

The Berkeley Buddhist Temple presents its 68th annual Satsuki Bazaar & Arts Festival, May 20-21.

Attractions include:

  • Free performances on Sunday
  • Jazz drummer Akira Tana, with Otonowa featuring Shoko Hikage
  • Delicious food
  • Manju
  • Shaved ice
  • Games for kids
  • Silent auction
  • Arts & crafts
WHEN: May 20-21, 2017
  • Saturday: 3-9pm
  • Sunday: 12-7pm
WHERE: Berkeley Buddhist Temple - 2121 Channing Way (at Shattuck) Berkeley
  • Near Downtown Berkeley BART Station
For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Autism Speaks Walk]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:24:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Autismwalk041917.jpg

Join NBC Bay Area's Kari Hall at the Autism Speaks Walk on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at History Park San Jose.

Sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta, the Autism Speaks Walk is the world's largest autism fund-raising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism.

Powered by the love of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives, and supporters, the funds raised help ensure people of all abilities have access to the tools needed to lead 'their best lives'.

WHEN: April 22, 2017

WHERE: History Park - 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose

  • Registration at 9am
  • Opening Ceremonies at 10:10am
  • Walk at 10:30am
  • Closing at 1pm
For more information, click here.



Photo Credit: File]]>
<![CDATA[Bindlestiff Studio Presents "The Geek Show"]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:25:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Geek+Show+Promo-11.jpg

"The Geek Show" is a dynamic, multi-genre theater show featuring sketch comedy, scripted drama, improv, and film focused on showcasing, satirizing, and subverting the phenomenon that is "geek culture."

The show is designed to unite the passionate, the ostracized, and the awkward under a single banner of nerd pride to express themselves in an empowering celebration of our favorite escapes.

WHEN: April 20-22, 27-29 @ 8pm

WHERE: Bindlestiff Studio - 185 6th St, San Francisco

For tickets and more information, click here.



Photo Credit: Courtesy: Willis Lai]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival & Bicycle Show]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SVBikeFest01041417web.jpg

Like no other, this Bay Area festival brings together racing, road, recumbent, BMX, mountain biking, Kustom, cruiser, fixed gear, cargo bike, vintage and lowrider cycling communities and their families to enjoy food trucks, craft beer, a Kids' Space, music, historical exhibitions, artisans and crafts.

Special attractions:

 

  • A spectacular bicycle show that attracts custom vintage, cruiser and lowrider builders and collectors
  • A FREE Kids' Space featuring games, art activities, prizes, a helmet give-away and a track for little ones to test ride trikes and balance bikes
  • Thrilling BMX stunt riding shows
  • A Public Advocacy Meeting & Community Forum
  • Free Bicycle Valet Parking
  • Bike Polo demonstrations and an Expo featuring over 50 exhibiting bicycle clubs, bicycle companies and the not-for-profit and governmental agencies that enlist cyclists to do great good
WHERE: History Park - 635 Phelan Ave, San Jose
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 11am-5pm
COST: $5 general, $5 per show bike, kids five and under are FREE
For more information, click here.

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<![CDATA[Evolving Community Investment & Engagement Strategies in 2017]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:58:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*209/hands+on.jpg

This upcoming Wednesday, April 19th, HandsOn Bay Area and ThinkThank have teamed up with innovative leaders from organizations like The San Francisco Foundation, ACLU, Google, Microsoft, PwC, SAP and Symantec to discuss strategies they’re implementing in 2017.

At the time of this event we will be roughly 100 days post inauguration, experiencing significant changes to government, law, resources and taxes in 2017. Hear directly from experts on their outlook and approach to build and heal divided communities in this drastically shifting landscape including:

  • Dismantling divides through innovative, inclusive leadership.
  • Evolving mutually impactful partnership strategies in changing times.
  • Healing through community investment, service, and action.

Event Overview

5:30 – 6:15 PM: Attendee Networking & Discussions

6:15 – 6:30 PM: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus & Introduction

 6:30 – 7:15 PM: Community, Equality & Nonprofit Strategies Learn more

 7:15 - 8:00 PM: Inclusive Corporate Practices & Partnerships

 8:00 - 9PM: Audience Q&A, Final Remarks & Networking

Why We are Gathering

The need to find common ground through shared purpose and develop strategies for cross sector collaboration is critical regardless of sex, race, gender or political preference. Inclusive leadership is not only the key to forming culture and driving collective impact; it can also be practiced personally every day, regardless of role. Let’s unite the Bay Area and learn how we can all make a positive impact in 2017, together.

Join us if you have questions about:

  • How and why to start or evolve this year’s corporate giving strategy.
  • The most effective partnership approaches between nonprofits and companies.
  • How to engage your company and community in purposeful action.

The Gray Area

Gray Area is a nonprofit and space in the Grand Theater in the Mission. Their mission is to apply art and technology to create positive social impact. They recently showed leadership starting the Fire Relief Fund, collaboratively raising almost $900,000 for the victims after the tragic fire erupted in an artist collective workspace in the Fruitvale district of Oakland.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Bike to Work Day]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:34:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/bike+to+work.jpg

Local bike groups and employers are planning a range of activities throughout the day and into the evening, including bike commuter convoys, group commutes, onsite events at businesses and public spaces, after-work happy hours and much more. And as they do every year, local public officials come out to support BTWD in every county, either at events or on two wheels.

Major Bike to Work Day events include:

  • 5:30-9:30 a.m. – Bike to Work Day Super Energizer Station at Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point
  • 7:00-9:30 a.m. – Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast at Frank Ogawa Plaza, downtown Oakland (12th Street BART station)
  • 8:00 a.m. – Oakland elected officials press event at Frank Ogawa Plaza
  • 8:30 a.m. – Bike to Work Day Rally at San Francisco City Hall
  • 5:30-11 a.m. – Morning Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations across the Bay Area
  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Evening Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations across the Bay Area
  • 7:30-9:30 a.m. – BTWD press conference followed by Movers and Shakers Ride at MLK Jr. Library (150 E. San Fernando St, San Jose)
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Bike Away from Work Bash at the Historic Adobe Building 157 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View

Complete local event information and Energizer Station locations are available at  http://youcanbikethere.com/energizer/.

 And don’t forget to register to participate in the Team and Company Bike Challenges! Running May 1-31, riders compete for bragging rights for miles ridden, calories burned and – perhaps most importantly – pounds of CO2 saved from the atmosphere. Check out teambikechallenge.com for all the details!

For more information on Bike to Work Day 2017, go to youcanbikethere.com or email us at info@bayareabikes.org.



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<![CDATA[Seventh Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:32:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021821866_1200x675_915727939948.jpg

Come by the NBC Bay Area booth at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, and enter to win special prizes from Maui, as well as the opportunity to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Ka’anapali Maui and tickets to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, compliments of the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Alaska Airlines, and the Ka’anapali Beach Resort Association.
The premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific, the Seventh Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival will take place over three weekends on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers.
The Festival in Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.
WHEN: Enter the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Ka’anapali Maui and tickets to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April 8-9, 2017

Come by the NBC Bay Area booth at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and 9, and enter to win special prizes from Maui, as well as the opportunity to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Ka’anapali Maui and tickets to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, compliments of the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Alaska Airlines, and the Ka’anapali Beach Resort Association.

The premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific, the Seventh Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival will take place over three weekends on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers.

The Festival in Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.

WHEN: Enter the grand prize drawing for a trip for two to Ka’anapali Maui and tickets to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April 8-9, 2017

WHERE: San Francisco Japantown

For more information on the Seventh Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival - click here

For more information on the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - click here

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<![CDATA[Eskabo Daan Influence and Celebration ]]> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:55:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/eskabo+dann.jpg

On March 21st, 2017, history was made with Bay Area martial arts group Eskabo Daan taking Best Martial Arts group in the Bay Area on the Bay Area A-List. This is the 5th year in a row Eskabo Daan won and is the only Filipino martial arts group to win Best in the Bay, cementing their legacy into history.

Yet, this movement is more than just martial arts. They also stand for family and loyalty, which have started to spread to other communities.

Students from all backgrounds are welcome to become culturally immersed in the Filipino culture. They teach students how to be confident, to work smart, not hard and how to never feel afraid again of walking the streets alone at night! The art was founded by Grand Master Robert Castro who has over thirty years of experience under his belt.

Though this is an accomplishment Eskabo Daan is celebrating, it still believes their work is far from over and will continue to promote and propagate Filipino martial arts world-wide, one venue at a time.

 

To learn more about the group or to sign up for classes click here!

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<![CDATA[Nikkei Matsuri Japanese American Festival 2017]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:17:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/japanese+american+36.jpg

There’s no better way to enjoy Japanese American culture than through food and crafts!

Over sixty arts and crafts vendors throughout Western United States and Hawaii will be at hand. All the work is handmade with a contemporary style focused on Japanese American tradition.

Sit back and relax while the Outdoor Stage hosts well known groups such as the San Jose Chidori band, the Wesley Jazz Band and the San Jose Taiko.

Other attractions include:

  • Food court with traditional and non traditional Japanese cuisine
  • Arts and crafts including clothing, ceramics, pottery and gifts all uniquely Japanese and Asian American
  • Indoor stage featuring Japanese culture through music, martial arts and dance
  • Cultural displays such as ikebana (flower arranging), suseki (rock displays), bonsai (miniature trees and plants) and more!

Where:
San Jose Japan town

When:
April 23, 2017 9:30M-4:00PM

 

For more info, click here.

 

 

 

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    <![CDATA[Aunt Lily’s Flower Book: One Hundred Years of Legalized Racism]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:17:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/lily+34.jpg

    Beloved Bay Area storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, and Emmy Award winning Composer Mark Izu, will present Aunt Lily’s Flower Book: One Hundred Years of Legalized Raciscm, as part of the 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival.

    Aunt Lily’s Flower Book is the diary of Lily Takasaki, Mark Isu’s aunt. This long undiscovered diary is Aunt Lily’s first person reflections as a child in Japan, coming to California at the age of ten, swept-away in the hysteria of mass incarceration and then trying to establish a home in post-war segregated California.

    Aunt Lily’s stories and memoirs are woven in with archival photographs and historic film clips from Izu’s family, performed by Brenda Wong Aoki with live music accompanied by Emmy Award winning compower and contra-bassist Mark Isu and features koto master Shoko Hikage.

    Where:
    South Side Theater, Fort Mason: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

    When:
    Saturday, May 27 at 9:30 pm
    Sunday, May 28, 2pm
    Saturday, June 3, 7pm

    Admission:

    General Admission: $25

    Children 17 and under: $12.50

    $4 off cover price for seniors and student ID

     

    For tickets and more information, click here. 


     

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    <![CDATA[Exclusion Exhibit Opens At San Francisco's Presidio Officer's Club]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*151/asian+america+3+28.jpg

    Coming to you is an exhibition marking its 75th year since the Western Defense Commander Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt sat at his desk in Building 35 at the Presidio and signed 108 Civilian Exclusion Orders. The Exclusion exhibition has been in collaboration with the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) and invites visitors to investigate the choice both personal and political that led to this dark chapter in American history. This is a time to reflect on what we have learned that helps us address present-day issues of mass incarceration, immigration reform, and racial profiling.

    Where:

    The Presidio Officer’s Club, Heritage Gallery, 50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco

    When:

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 to March 2018, Tuesdays to Sundays

    Time:

    10:00am-6:00pm

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    <![CDATA[The Beat Goes On: Peace, Love and Rock & Roll in the North Bay Until April 2nd]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:54:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021692510_1200x675_908436547703.jpg

    The Beat Goes On features rock posters, artifacts and images that trace the influences of music, counterculture and rebellion in the North Bay Area – beyond the limits of San Francisco and the Haight Ashbury district. Enjoy this exhilarating exhibit until April 2, 2017 at the Museums of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa! 

    The late 1960s was as volatile a time in music as it was in the rest of society. Music of the counterculture, psychedelic rock and hippie anthems, grabbed headlines across the country. Music became part of the national conversation about youth, free love, drugs, and rebellion. The Beat Goes On features rock posters, artifacts and images that trace the influences of music, counterculture and rebellion in the North Bay Area.

     

    Event Details

    Location :
    Museums of Sonoma County
    425 Seventh Street
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    Date : Now - April 2, 2017

    Time : Tuesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Cost
    Adults: $10.00
    Students and Seniors: $7.00
    Children and 12: FREE
    Museum Members: FREE

    Contact Info
    707-579-1500
    http://artmsc.org/

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    <![CDATA[A Global Journey - Japantown's 50th Celebration of Cherry Blossom Festival]]> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:58:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021692505_1200x675_908433987992.jpg

    San Francisco celebrates another year of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival with over 200,000 attendees with dazzling displays showcasing the color and grace of Japanese culture. For this year’s 50th celebration, the Grand Parade will be held on Sunday April 16, 2017, beginning on Civic Center proceeding to Polk to Post Street and ending in Japantown between Post and Filmore Streets. Enjoy the diversity of the Japanese-American Community and the blooming of the beautiful cherry blossoms on two weekends : April 8th – 9th and April 15th – 16th from 10 am to 5 pm. All are welcome to join in festivities including delicious food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and so much more!

     

    Event Details:
    Date: April 8-9 and April 15-16
    Time: 10am-5pm
    Location: Japantown, San Francisco
    Admission: Free!


    For more info, please click here.

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    <![CDATA[Holi Cupertino Festival of Colors]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/240*120/CupertinoHoli032717.png

    For the very first time, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce presents 
    Holi " Cupertino Festival of Colors"
    This is a FREE event open to the community of Cupertino and beyond. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring and for many a festive day to meet others, enjoy delicacies, play & laugh! Colors may be purchased on-site only to meet city environmental requirements.
    So come join us on April 8th to celebrate "LIFE" and enjoy FOOD, MUSIC & COLORS with your loved ones!

    For the very first time, Cupertino Chamber of Commerce presents, Holi "Cupertino Festival of Colors."

    This is a FREE event open to the community of Cupertino and beyond.

    The festival celebrates the arrival of spring and for many a festive day to meet others, enjoy delicacies, play and laugh! Colors may be purchased on-site only to meet city environmental requirements.

    So come join the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce on April 8 to celebrate life, enjoy food, music and colors with your loved ones!

    WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    WHERE: Memorial Park- 10185 North Stelling Rd, Cupertino

    FREE Admission

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    <![CDATA[CHSA Hosts Lisa See Book Signing at Great Star Theater ]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:52:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/slide1847589357984598.jpg

    CHSA is very proud to announce that we will be hosting New York Times bestselling author Lisa See in San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Great Star Theater on Saturday March 25th. Lisa will be discussing her newest book, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, released only one week before this event! The book will be available for purchase and signing by Lisa after the event.

    Scribner is delighted to announce the publication of THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE (Scribner, March 21, 2017), a new novel by New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, and the first novel by See to be published by Scribner. See’s previous books, including China Dolls, Dreams of Joy, and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, have been celebrated for their authentic, deeply researched, lyrical stories about Chinese characters and cultures; in THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE, See explores the bonds between a Chinese woman from the Akha ethnic minority and the daughter she gives up for adoption.

    About the author:

    Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. Ms. See is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in fall 2003.

     
    Event Details: 
    Where: Great Star Theater
    When: March 25, 2017
    Time: 4:00-5:30pm

    Click for more info.

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    <![CDATA[Oakland Asian Cultural Center Showcase "In Search Of Eternal Love" ]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:41:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/1002098.jpg

    A presentation of dance, drama, painting, and poetry, the “In Search of Eternal Love” showcase will be on March 24, 2017 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at 7pm. The performance highlights the Universality of Rumi and Meera Bai’s compositions that are relevant to today’s troubled times. Enjoy an exploration of poetry by Persian Mystic Mevlana Rumi and songs by Indian Bhakti Saint Meera Bai through recitation, Indian classical sance, and live music by Ghalib Grooves Carnatic!

    Event Details
    Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    Location: 388 Ninth Street, Ste. 290, Oakland, CA
    Time: 7pm

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    <![CDATA[Festival of Colors - HOLI at Rainbow Park ]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:57:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/FoC+Horizontal.png

    Festival of Colors – HOLI includes live bands, DJ’s, interactive dance, color throws, yoga, and delicious foods! A multicultural event that brings the community together to help raise funds for education through Chitanya Topovan Vedika Inc., a local non-profit. Enjoy an amazing line-up that will perform a variety of genres like EDM, hip-hop, alternative rock, and Bollywood music!

     

    DATE AND TIME

    Sat, April 8, 2017
    11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

     

    LOCATION

    Rainbow Park
    6155 Rainbow Drive
    San Jose, CA 95129

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    <![CDATA[CAAMFest Film Festival March 9-19, 2017 in SF & Oakland]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:17:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021431979_1200x675_894060611504.jpg

    Center for Asian American (CAAM) Film Festival is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian America and Asian films. On March 9-19, 2017, discover cinema in a way you’ve never experienced before! CAAMFest presents approximately 125 works in San Francisco and Oakland over the course of 11 days. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as vital source for new Asian cinemas. 

    The festival’s core commitment is the discovery of new talent, new voices, new stories, and new visions. With the element of food, live performances, and music including great Bay Area musicians as Francis Wong, Mark Izu, Thao Nguyen: CAAMFest is truly a feast for the mind and the senses!

    This year’s 35th milestone marks CAAmFest’s rich history and its remarkable evolution. Over the decades, this film festival has presented unique opportunities to connect and bond with the diverse San Francisco Bay Area communities through cinema and storytelling of so many creative visionaries.

    Purchase your tickets now!

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    <![CDATA[Jr. League San Jose 25th Bi-Annual Rummage Sale at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds ]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:22:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021431997_1200x675_894057027920.jpg

    Junior League of San Jose presents the 25th Rummage Sale on March 18, 2017! The greatest one day garage sale located at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall with free admission to over 45,000 square feet of bargains for your buck! Take advantage of the free community health and resource fair from 8:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m! 

    Event Details:

    Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Expo Hall : 344 Tully Road, San Jose
    When: March 18, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m- 6 p.m

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    <![CDATA[Don't Miss Dublin's 34th St. Patrick's Day Celebration ]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:22:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000021405085_1200x675_892539459507.jpg

    Join the festivities at the City of Dublin’s 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, 2017! 

    Entertainment
    Three Stages of Irish Music and Dance!

    You'll find everything from Celtic Rock and bagpipes to traditional Irish folk music or Celtic harp performing throughout Saturday and Sunday on two stages. Also, don't miss the Irish Dancers performing continuously on the Dance Stage.

     

    Food & Drink
    An International Food Court!

    An expanded Irish menu will feature Corned Beef Sliders, Irish Bangers and Mash, Guinness-marinated Tri-Tip on Irish Soda Bread, Boxty (traditional Irish potato cakes with corned beef and cabbage) and, of course, Fish and Chips! Traditional festival favorites, such as funnel cakes and kettle corn, along with international choices, such as lumpia, teriyaki chicken and beef kabobs, will also be served.

     

    Shopping
    Over 250 Booths!

    The Irish Market place will feature unique Celtic artwork, Irish tartans, hand-knit wool sweaters, Celtic capes and shawls, beautiful handmade Celtic jewelry, books, music, and much more! Other vendors will include arts and crafts booths, commercial vendors, non-profit groups, and sponsors.

     

    Carnival Rides
    Rides and Games for All Ages!

    • Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    • Sunday 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

     

    Irish Tea Cottage
    A wee bit of Ireland!

    Enjoy live Irish music while enjoying a steaming cup of Irish tea served in fine china along with delicious shortbread and scones. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    <![CDATA[Celebrity Storytime Kari Hall at Joyce Ellington Branch Library ]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20170228_142432.jpg

    In celebration of Black History Month and Read Across America, NBC’s very own meteorologist Kari Hall was a celebrity guest reader at Joyce Ellington Branch Library. Kari got to read a children’s favorite storytime novel, “Cloud with a chance of meatballs”. This event is part of Silicon Valley Reads 2017, an annual community program that selects books focused on a contemporary theme and offers free events throughout Santa Clara County to engage the public in reading, thinking and discussing the topic. Our goals are to encourage the love of reading and learning and to have a welcoming forum where our diverse community can come together to share different perspectives.

    This year will be the 15th year for Silicon Valley Reads, and the theme is "justice for all". Raising awareness and sparking new ideas on how we can reduce bias in our legal system and daily life.

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    <![CDATA[Come out to the Evolution Sports Expo.]]> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:01:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/sports+expo+3+2.png

    We are inviting you to the 5th year of The Evolution Sports Expo on March 18th, 2017, at 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. 95054 -"WEST COAST'S Largest Fitness and Martial Arts Event" with over 10,000 guestd attending and partipating in over 18 plus tournaments and competitions, such as:

    . Crossfit Competition

    . Musclemania

    . Fitness Competition

    . Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    . Boxing

    . Karate

    . Obstacle Course

    . Judo

    . Calisthenics

    . Muay Thai

    . 5k

    . Tae Kwon Do

    . MMA

    . Arm wrestling

    ... and much more.

    Where:

    5001 Great America parkway, Santa Clara, Ca. 95054

    When:

    March 18th, 2017

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