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28th Annual YWCA Twin Awards- May 10, 2012

Join YWCA recognize this year's honorees. NBC Bay Area's Janelle Wang will emcee as the YWCA honor's the Bay Area's executive women.

 Over the past 28 years, we have honored women executives from companies such as Adobe Systems, Applied Materials, Hewlett Packard, Lockheed Martin, IBM Corporation, Cisco Systems, Xilinx and Oracle, as well as a cross-section of outstanding small and mid-size growth companies from a variety of industries such as government, legal, financial services, venture capital, bio technology and clean technology.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the YWCA’s Events Manager, LaDonna Curteman, at or (408)295-4011 x216.

Silicon Valley Junior Achievement- Taste of Sucess Event

May 10, 2012

We proudly invite you to join Junior Achievement at our 14th annual Taste of Success! Sip on a selection of fine wines and sample delicious foods from local restaurants & artisans while bidding on an array of items in our extensive live and silent auction!  Additionally, enjoy martini tastings and live chef demonstrations. Order your tickets online!

NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman wil be at the event!

Contact Alex Quintana for more information at or (925)465-1081

Petaluma Arts Center Lectures and Exhibits

Discover Petaluma’s Hidden Gems During National Preservation Month of May

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has celebrated May as National Preservation Month since 2005, encouraging communities to celebrate their rich, diverse heritage and draw more Americans into the growing national preservation movement. This year the Petaluma Arts Center is sponsoring a lecture series that draws attention to the many architectural treasures in our community.

All programs are held in the Petaluma Arts Center Community Room. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5.00.

May 6, 4pm – Restoration of Petaluma’s 1914 North Western Pacific Railroad Depot and associated buildings

Glenn David Mathews, AIA – Architectural Resources Group

May 10, 7pm – From Grain Elevators to Hatcheries: Petaluma’s Agricultural History as Told Through its Architecture

Katherine J. Rinehart, Historian & Author

Book Signing will follow lecture

May 17, 7pm -Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty

Mark Anthony Wilson, Architectural Historian & Author

Book Signing will follow lecture

May 20, 4pm – Adaptive Re-Use of a Petaluma Livery Stable

Bill Wolpert, AIA – Green Building Architects

 10th Annual Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Saturday, May 19, 2012
Join Autism Speaks as we walk to change the future for all who struggle with autism!
2012 Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick Off Event
Join us for the 2012 Bay Area Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick Off event! Come and learn about the upcoming walk, get tools and information to help you in your fundraising efforts, and join a community of friends that work to improve the lives of those that struggle with autism. 
Stanford School of Medicine - Room #M106 
345 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305
**For directions, please visit the Stanford interactive website
To RSVP, please call 707-778-3840 or email us at We look forward to seeing you there!

Makers Faire Bay Area 2012- May 19&20
Join NBC Bay Area's Scott Mcgrew at the two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006. Maker Faire Bay Area celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event in 2011 with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship Faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the World.
Maker Faire Hours
Ticket booths onsite at Maker Faire will open at 9:30am on Saturday.
Saturday, May 19th
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 20th
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For tickets and information:

Junior League Fashion Show- May 19
Are you a Fashionista? Come watch the Junior League Fashion show on May 19 hosted by NBC Bay Area's very own Jon Kelley and Christina Loren!
This year's theme is a Derby Affair! With two fabulous events, a luncheon and a dinner, you are sure to have a good time!
A LUNCHEON AFFAIR ~ May 19, 2012 AT 10:30 AM
May 19, 2012 AT 6:00 PM 
For all the information and tickets visit:

Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration! May 27, 2012
The 75th anniversary public celebration will be a spectacular event on May 27, 2012, spanning the waterfront from Fort Point to Pier 39. Major program venues include Crissy Field and the Marina Green; additional activities and events will be held at the Presidio, Fort Mason Center, Ghiraradelli Square, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39. While the Bridge will be open to auto traffic only and there will be no Bridge walk, there will be numerous vantage points and ways for the public to share in the Festival experience.


UC Berkeley Professor Michael Omi to Speak at Sunnyvale Library

Michael Omi, Ph.D.,  Professor of Asian American Studies in  UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies Department, will speak on
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. at Sunnyvale Public Library about the backstory of racial politics leading to the moving of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast to internment camps during WWII.  

On Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m., all are invited to read and discuss the book, Farewell to Manzanar, written by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston on her experiences as a child incarcerated at a Japanese internment camp.

These programs are  supported by Searching for Democracy, an initiative of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book and the California State Library. Information on other programs in the Learning  from the Past: the Japanese American Experience  series can be found on the Sunnyvale Library website:  or by calling  (408) 730-7300. Sunnyvale Public Library is located at 665 W. Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale  CA  94086.

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