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October 2019

YCS Make a Difference Day! - October 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

September 2019

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

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

BBQ Picnic Resource Fair - September 24, 2019

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

Recovery Dance & Comedian - September 24, 2019

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

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

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

Second Annual EPA Senior Prom - September 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2019

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

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

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

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

Facebook Community Mobile Market. - August 25, 2019

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

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

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

SIDCO Homes Inc - Open House - August 24, 2019

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

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

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

Breakfast with Mayor Gauthier - August 17, 2019

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

Silicon Valley Volunteer Fair - August 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

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

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

Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness Day - June 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

City Water System Community Meeting - June 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

East Palo Alto Emergency Preparedness Day - June 05, 2019

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

May 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soul Stroll for Health 2019 - May 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Steppin' Out - Caribbean Cookout - May 09, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Town Hall Meeting - May 04, 2019

Hosted by Mayor Lisa Gauthier and Vice Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones. Time - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: The East Palo Alto Family YMCA at 550 Bell St, East Palo Alto in the "City Room" at - in the back Go here for more information.

Tree Planting: EPA Pedestrian Overpass - May 04, 2019

Time 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: The Home Depot, 1781 E. Bayshore Rd, East Palo Alto. Join in planting trees and plants in East Palo Alto at the soon-to-be-opened pedestrian overpass across the 101 Freeway. Canopy will provide all tools and gloves. No experience is required. Go here for more information.

April 2019

U.S. Census Bureau Job Recruiting Event at San Mateo Adult School - April 20, 2019

The San Mateo Adult School will be hosting the US Census Bureau for a job recruiting event on April 20th, from 9am-1pm. The event will be held the San Mateo Adult School, located at 798 E. Poplar Avenue in San Mateo. The US Census Bureau will explain the jobs available in San Mateo County, as well as to assist applicants in the online application process. Go here for more information.

City of East Palo Alto Drft Mobility Study - Discussion - April 16, 2019

The City is working on a Draft Mobility Study to identify solutions for traffic, cut-through traffic (traffic that neither starts nor ends in East Palo Alto) and street parking issues. The Draft Mobility Study will be presented to the City Council at the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, 4/16. The agenda will be available on Friday 4/12 at: http://www.cityofepa.org/AgendaCenter Constituents are encouraged to complete an online survey regarding traffic and parking issues at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EPAMobilityStudy Additional information on the Draft Mobility Study can be found at: http://www.cityofepa.org/index.aspx?NID=670 For more information, contact Susan Barnes, Project Manager at: sbarnes@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

US Census Bureau Job Recruiting Event at JobTrain - April 06, 2019

JobTrain will be hosting US Census Bureau representatives who will be presenting the jobs currently available in San Mateo County, as well as assisting applicants with the on-line application process. The event will take place at JobTrain, 1200 Obrien Drive, from 9am-12pm in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

March 2019

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - March 29, 2019

In this introductory workshop, participants will explore the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) through recognizing, maintaining and facilitating change and commitment. MI is a gentle, person-centered directive method of communication for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. Learn different communication modalities that help bring out the best in how you connect with and advise those on your caseload! When: Friday, March 29, 2019. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Where: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 1300 South El Camino Real #100, San Mateo, Ca 94402. Cost: Free! Go here for more information.

Dar sentido a las Conversiones de Garajes y Unidades de Vivienda Accesorias (ADU) - March 26, 2019

Qué se tiene que considerar al construir o legalizar estos espacios Martes 26 de Febrero 6:30-7:00pm Cena ligera 7:00-9:00pm Programa Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto Resumen de la iniciativa: por qué esto importa Unidades informales, cumplimiento de códigos y identificación de recursos Herramientas básicas y calculadora de costos Opciones de financiación Preguntas y respuestas, próximos pasos y Feria de Recursos de Planificación en Junio Si está interesado en obtener información básica sobre su propiedad, incluida la elegibilidad para tener una unidad adjunta o separada, confirme su asistencia a Tabitha al adu-initiative@rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org o llame al 650-832-5182. Go here for more information.

Mobility Study Community Meeting - March 20, 2019

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm Where: City of East Palo Alto City Hall Community Room (First floor) 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Study topics: 1. Cut through traffic in EPA/ strategies to reduce cut through traffic 2. Parking in the Gardens, Palo Alto Park and Weeks neighborhoods 3. New Stop signs at various locations. 4. Transportation Demand Policy (TOM) 5. Signals Synchronization along University and Donohoe St. 6. Bicycle and pedestrian improvements For more information, contact Susan Barnes, Project Manager at: sbarnes@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

February 2019

Accessory Dwelling Unit Meeting - February 26, 2019

Rebuilding Together Peninsula, EPACANDO, and Faith in Action Bay Area, and Get Healthy San Mateo County are hosting a workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units, including Garage Conversions. Making Sense of Garage Conversions & Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): What to Consider When Building or Legalizing These Spaces Tuesday, February 26th 6:30-7:00pm Light Dinner 7:00-9:00pm Program St. Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto Rebuilding Together Peninsula, EPACANDO, and Faith in Action Bay Area, and Get Healthy San Mateo County are hosting a workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units, including Garage Conversions. Making Sense of Garage Conversions & Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): What to Consider When Building or Legalizing These Spaces Tuesday, February 26th 6:30-7:00pm Light Dinner 7:00-9:00pm Program St. Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto Rebuilding Together Peninsula, EPACANDO, and Faith in Action Bay Area, and Get Healthy San Mateo County are hosting a workshop on Accessory Dwelling Units, including Garage Conversions. Making Sense of Garage Conversions & Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): What to Consider When Building or Legalizing These Spaces Tuesday, February 26th 6:30-7:00pm Light Dinner 7:00-9:00pm Program St. Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto Initiative Overview: Why This Matters Informal Units, Code Enforcement, and Identifying Resources Basic Tools & Cost Calculator Financing Options Q&A, Next Steps, & June Resource Fair Planning If you are interested in having basic information about your property, including eligibility for having an attached or detached unit, RSVP to Tabitha atadu initiative@rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org or call 650-832-5182. Please note that to ensure confidentiality, no City Staff will be in attendance at this event. Please note that to ensure confidentiality, no City Staff will be in attendance at this event. Go here for more information.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Teen - February 09, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself “What is wrong with kids these days?” In this free workshop, ACS’ experts will help you prepare your family for the difficult topics of conversation that will arise during adolescence and give you the tools and information you need to have a more open and genuine conversation with your child. WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 9am - 11am. WHERE: ACS Headquarters - Redwood City 643 Bair Island Road, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063. For questions or concerns, please contact Cassy Perera, 650.424.0852 x105, cassy@acs-teens.org Go here for more information.

January 2019

Where Freedom Rings: A Concert of Music by African American Composers - January 26, 2019

The Tenth Annual Benefit Concerts for Eastside College Preparatory School – “Where Freedom Rings,” Music by African American Composers, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 2019 at 3 pm at the Performing Arts Center of Eastside College Prep, 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto. Tickets are $20 general, $10 senior, $5 student, available online (early purchase recommended): https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3909114/ The program includes spirituals, jazz, concert, and popular music by William Grant Still, Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, Zenobia Perry, Jacqueline Hairston, Bill Withers, and many others. Acclaimed guest artists pianist Valerie Capers and bassist John Robinson of New York will join Bay area classical and jazz musicians: soprano Yolanda Rhodes, tenor Othello Jefferson, vocalists/pianists LaDoris Cordell and Deanne Tucker, pianist Josephine Gandolfi, violinist Susan C. Brown, cellist Victoria Ehrlich, clarinetist Carol Somersille, trumpeter John Worley, trombonist John Monroe, percussionist Jim Kassis, flutist Stephanie McNab, saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan, and bassoonist Rufus Olivier. The Eastside Choir under the direction of Jansen Verplank will also perform. An on-site reception for audience and musicians follows the Sunday concert. For more information about AACI and to view past performances: http://aacinitiative.org Go here for more information.

Fourth Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS)- January 24-26, 2019 - January 24, 2019

Now on its fourth year, the African Diaspora Network (ADN) is hosting the Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS) on January 24-26, 2019 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. This three-day global convening welcomes leaders, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs who seek to uplift the African continent by building bridges among Africans, global collaborators and friends of Africa. The event will be held once again in Silicon Valley, the innovation and entrepreneurial capital of the world. For more information, contact Odette Alcazaren-Keeley odettekeeley7@gmail.com/650.455.3063. Go here for more information.

Totally 80's Totally Murder - January 24, 2019

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Phoenix and surrounding areas throughout Arizona. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Go here for more information.

39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon - January 21, 2019

The African American Community Service Agency Presents the 39th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon Celebration: Monday, January 21, 2019, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at the Holiday Inn- San Jose/Silicon Valley. Keynote speaker: Roland S. Martin Vendors... Sponsors....Awardees... A community event since 1980, the annual Martin Luther King Luncheon has been an important part of the celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday. The MLK Luncheon unites a combination of community and trade organizations, corporations, philanthropists, and students for a one-of-a-kind affair. In addition to the highly marketable opportunities in our Program Guide and Exhibitor Space, the MLK Luncheon provides an array of cultural and civic pride in the Silicon Valley. Go here for more information.

4th Annual East Palo Alto Mayor's Tree Planting & MLK Day of Service - January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm Martin Luther King Park 435 Daisy Ln, East Palo Alto Celebrate MLK Day of Service with Canopy! Go here for more information.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY OF CELEBRATION 2019 - January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10am-1pm. Mitchell Park Community Center (3700 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA). YCS and the City of Palo Alto are pleased to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual event will include: Music and Dance; Youth Entertainment; Guest Speakers; Service Organizations; Youth and Teen Activities; MLK Legacy Walk Display; King's Papers Project; Social Justice Education Materials, and more! Go here for more information.

Public lecture by Rev. Dr. William Barber of Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People's Campaign - January 17, 2019

The charismatic Rev. Barber, one of the co-founders of the movement modeled on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967/'68 Poor People's Campaign, will give a public lecture, "Where Do We Go From Here?" at Stanford's Memorial Church 7-9pm on Thursday, Jan. 17. Rev. Barber serves as the President of "Repairers of the Breach". As stated in their mission statement, they are a non-profit organization that "declare[s] that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. [...]" Drawing on the unfinished work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967/68 Poor People's Campaign, which called for a 'revolution of values,' Repairers of the Breach is working in partnership with the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, the Popular Education Project, and hundreds of local and national partners... to lead the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. This multi-state movement has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, organizations, and movements fighting to end systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental destruction, and other injustices" [including the local branch of the Women's Intl. League for Peace Freedom - SEE **NOTE AT END OF THIS LISTING] The talk is in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth, and will serve to inaugurate the Clarence B. Jones Fellowship at Stanford. Stanford's co-sponsors include the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, the Stanford Office for Religious Life and African and African American Studies. Contact information: trumanwc@stanford.edu, 650-723-2092. To RSVP, go to: https://www.facebook.cm/events/286 586942061281/ Learn more at www.breachrepairers.org See also poorpeoplescampaign.org and a video interview about Barber and the Poor People's Campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIUgFDHFUs ** Note: The local Peninsula/Palo Alto WILPF branch has organized weekly Friday noon-1pm peaceful sidewalk demonstrations in support of the Poor People's Campaign whose goals are the end of poverty, racism, militarism and ecological devastation. We meet with signs and banners in Palo Alto at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero/Galvez, just outside the Town & Country Village Center under the joint banner of the Poor People's Campaign and WILPF. All peaceful protesters are welcome at our silent demonstrations for peace and justice issues. Contact WILPF at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com or call 650-326-1235. Go here for more information.

Wake and Funeral for Rev. Edward Butler - January 10, 2019

Reverend Edward Butler, Founder and Pastor Emeritus of Open Bible Baptist Church for 45 years, died peacefully in his sleep on January 1, 2019. Pastor Butler, an East Palo Alto resident for over 60 years, has received numerous awards, certificates of appreciation from East Palo Alto City Council, County Supervisors, forAssemblyman Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, and former Senator Tom Campbell, for his services to the community. He was also responsible for bringing Habitat for Humanity to East Palo Alto. Quiet Hour will be held Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Open Bible Baptist Church, 840 Weeks Street, E. Palo Alto, CA. Homegoing Service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 134 Hemlock Avenue, Redwood City, CA. Go here for more information.

December 2018

Project WeHOPE & Los Altos Methodist Church Christmas Dinner - December 20, 2018

Come enjoy a Christmas Banquet made just for you. Special Music and gifts will be presented! For more information, please contact Project WeHOPE (650) 779-5049; www.projectwehope.org; info@projectwehope.com Go here for more information.

The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year - December 20, 2018

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Redwood City and surrounding areas throughout California. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious food in this comedic thriller! Silver Bells are ringing at this seasonal stand up performance, but the jolly jokester gets upstaged by an event far worse than a bad holiday comedy: a murder! With humbug hovering over the holiday, it is up to the non-amused audience to unravel the mystery of whodunit like last year's tacky knitting holiday sweater. While murder is making the night not so merry and bright, you must gather information, bribe your guests for clues, and solve the crime before this comedy act becomes a tragedy Go here for more information.

EHP Distribution of Foods and Toys through December 22, 2018 - December 17, 2018

ECUMENICAL HUNGER PROGRAM Providing holiday food and gifts to families in need since 1975! “From Hunger to Hope” EHP needs your help! – Please donate money, food, gifts, and gift cards to make the Holidays bright for our many neighbors in need. EHP relies on local donations in order to provide special Holiday food boxes to over 6,000 individuals as well as 4,000 Christmas gifts to children. Every year, EHP staff and hundreds of volunteers work together to handle this very large Holiday distribution in a loving and well-organized manner. EHP has been operating continuously in East Palo Alto for over 40 years and owns its own campus on Pulgas Avenue. EHP is one of the largest providers on the Peninsula of food, clothing, furniture and other necessities, free of charge, to an ever-increasing number of people, including working families, who struggle to make ends meet in our challenging local economy. Your help can make a huge difference in the lives of our neighbors! Contact: LaKesha Roberts-Evans at 650.323.7781 ext. 1200 or via email at lakesha@ehpcares.org Go here for more information.

Reorganization of the City Council & Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor - December 13, 2018

The public is cordially invited to attend the Reorganization of the East palo Alto City Council & Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. At this event, recognition will be given to outgoing council member, Donna Rutherford, for her service. For more information, contact Maria Buell at 650-853-3100 or email mbuell@cityofepa.org Go here for more information.

November 2018

Introduction to IEP Workshop - November 30, 2018

The Family Resource Center is excited to offer the second IEP workshop to introduce parents to the IEP process this time in Spanish at The Renaissance Center on Friday, November 30th from 11-12:30 PM. Lunch will be offered and therefore are asking families to RSVP. Go here for more information.

Dine and Donate at the Melt - Stanford to benefit Ecumenical Hunger Program - November 25, 2018

Please join us for a fundraiser at the Melt in Stanford Shopping Center on Nov. 25th between 3 - 7 pm. When you present our flyer (see our website, www.ehpcares.org, digital image okay) at the register, the Melt will donate 25% of your purchase to EHP. Thank you for your support! Go here for more information.

Introduction to IEP Workshop - November 08, 2018

The Family Resource Center will be hosting a workshop to introduce parents to the IEP process at The Renaissance Center on Thursday, November 8th from 11-12:30 PM. Lunch will be offered and therefore are asking families to RSVP. Please note that this workshop will be in English on November 30th, the FRC will be hosting the same training in Spanish. Go here for more information.

EPA FRC Parent Support Group - November 06, 2018

Just wanted to invite you to our EPA Family Resource Center Parent Support Group. When: Tuesday November 6th Where: The YMCA 550 Bell Street East Palo Alto Time: 9-10:15am Who: Parents and family members who love and care for their special needs children. We will be offering light snack. If you need childcare for children 0-3 please RSVP with Shirley by Monday 11/5 at 12 noon. Spoitier@gatepath.org or 650-906-0896 We look forward to seeing you there! Go here for more information.

FREE Electric Vehicle Workshop plus GREAT door prizes! - November 04, 2018

Come learn about the benefits of electric vehicles, government incentives, and additional rebates for low income residents. PLUS, view several makes/models in the parking lot, including a child sized Tesla S! Dinner, childcare, and Spanish translation will be provided, along with great door prizes, including THREE $100 TARGET GIFT CARDS! RSVP at www.bit.ly/goevepa. Go here for more information.

Palo Alto Players Presents: "ALL THE WAY" - November 03, 2018

History and politics take center stage as Palo Alto Players continues its 2018-19 season with the Bay Area premiere of the Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle), the riveting historical drama depicts “accidental president” Lyndon B. Johnson’s intense first year in office as he struggles to pass the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. ALL THE WAY is directed by Peter Allas, associate artistic director of The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School, and features a cast of 19 local Bay Area actors, bringing to life more than 60 historical figures including Martin Luther King, Jr., J. Edgar Hoover, and Lady Bird Johnson. ALL THE WAY runs November 2 - 18 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For information or tickets, visit paplayers.org or call 650.329.0891. November 3-18, 2018, paid preview Friday, November 2 (11 performances total) Thursdays at 7:30pm* Fridays and Saturdays** at 8pm Sundays at 2pm *Talkback on Thursday, November 8 with director Peter Allas and members of the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for ANY performance during the run. **Opening Night, November 3, post-show champagne reception with cast and crew, includes drinks and appetizers. FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 $25 – $52 from Palo Alto Players’ Box Office at 650.329.0891 or online at www.paplayers.org Discounted tickets available for Seniors (62+), Educators, Patrons under 30 (including Children/Students), and Military (with current ID) for all performances except preview night. Go here for more information.

October 2018

Dr. Faye McNair-Knox Celebration of Life - October 27, 2018

A ’Royal Celebration of Life’ (homegoing service) will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 11AM at Abundant Life Christian Fellowship, 2440 Leghorn Street, Mountain View, California. Go here for more information.

Mid-town Revitalization Event - October 27, 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, 1050 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto. Join us for a neighborhood block party and “get to know you” event to beautify, unite, and green the community. East Palo Alto Mid-town residents who attend can learn about resources to help save energy, water, and money, and talk with volunteers from Acterra, Canopy, GRID Alternatives, Ecumenical Hunger, El Concilio of San Mateo County, Pono Home, Build It Green, and many other groups. Musics, local food trucks, and hands-on activities like tree planting, street cleaning and electric vehicle demos, plus viewing of home weatherization and solar installation projects in the neighborhood. Go here for more information.

Community Connect Resource Fair - October 25, 2018

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 1858 Bay Road, East Palo Alto If you are homeless, at-risk or in need we invite you to attend this special one day event to connect with service providers and employers in the area. Free breakfast and lunch provided for attendees. Available will be live scans, attorneys on site, free haircuts, showers and laundry service, raffles - 10 bicycles; gift cardsm git breakfast, catered lunch, baby clothes and free gifts. For more information, contact Alicia Garcia at 650-779-5049 or by email at agarcia@projectwehope.com Go here for more information.

First Annual Citywide Litter Pick-up - October 20, 2018

City Hall (2415 University Ave) from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Join the city and your neighbors for a community litter cleanup that focuses on the streets and sidewalks throughout our neighborhoods. Volunteers will be asked to focus on their own streets and neighborhoods. You can get more info at www.cityofepa.org. Help keep East Palo Alto beautiful and litter free. Attend the cleanup in your neighborhoods. City officials are asking for about an hour of service from each member of the community to celebrate. The city will provide disposable gloves and clear bags to support this event. For more information please email: S. Rodney Halapio CLEAN ZONE-EPA at rhalapio@gmail.com Go here for more information.

Renaissance's Annual Passion to Profit Conference - October 20, 2018

11 am - 3 PM Facebook 1 HackerWay Passion to Profit strives to help small business grow and thrive though our annual conference, featuring workshops, breakout sessions, panel speakers and much much more! Also featuring our COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE Register here https://tinyurl.com/yaahuc3p or to be a vendor Contact Crystal at crasmussen@rencen Go here for more information.

Race and Politics Panel Discussion Program at San Mateo Public Library - October 15, 2018

Mayor Ruben Abrica, Shara Watkins of the San Mateo-Foster City School District, and other panelists will discuss race and politics in an event at San Mateo Public Library, presented by the African American Library Advisory Committee, and the African American Community Health Advisory Committee. Free seats can be reserved at www.aachac.org, or call (650) 522-7898. This event will be in the Oak Room at San Mateo Main Library, 55 W. Third Ave., 94402, and runs from 2-4pm. Go here for more information.

Ground Breaking for the EPACENTER ARTS - October 13, 2018

At 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 13th, East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica, East Palo Alto Vice-Mayor Lisa Gauthier, City Councilmembers, and other community members and stakeholders will celebrate the groundbreaking for the EPACENTER ARTS. The Groundbreaking Celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. at 2470 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303. For more information about EPACENTER ARTS visit: http://epacenterarts.org; and contact: Wendy Norris, Norris Communications, wendy@norriscommunications.biz Go here for more information.

Oaks Among Us & Other California Plants with Dr. Matt Ritter 10/13/18 - October 13, 2018

Oaks Among Us and Other California Plants with Dr. Matt Ritter Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:30am to 12:00pm Eastside College Preparatory School Theater 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto Tickets are $15 Join Canopy, partners, and Dr. Matt Ritter, botany professor and author of the new book California Plants, for a visual tour and celebration of California’s iconic native flora. Get tickets today! In celebration of Oaktober! Contact shannon@canopy.org for any questions. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Council Candidate Forum - October 11, 2018

Beginning at 7:00 pm, the League of Women Voters (South San Mateo County) is hosting this event to meet City Council candidates, submit written questions, and learn about their positions on local issues and the future of our community. WHERE: City Hall - Community Room 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

Employer Hiring Event - October 11, 2018

Where: East Palo Alto Career Center, 2100 University Avenue, Suite C Located on the Amazon Campus). Parking available on the ground floor of the parking garage. If you have a resume, bring it! Great salaries. Will train anyone who is motivated to learn. Go here for more information.

Out to Eat 2018 - October 04, 2018

The Outlet Program invites the community to join us for Out to Eat on October 4th, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm. Out to Eat, Outlet's annual fundraising gala, raises money that goes towards our work empowering LGBTQ+ youth and educating the community. A raffle, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and compelling speakers make for a festive and enjoyable evening. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto City Council & School Board Candidate Forums - October 03, 2018

Interviews of East Palo City Council & School Board candidates running in the November 2018 election will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the St. Mark AME Zion Church. The school board candidates will be interview from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the city council candidates will be interviewed from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Go here for more information.

September 2018

Family Movie Night - Bell Street Park - September 28, 2018

Family Movie Night is the 2nd and 4th Fridays from June-September - Bring your blanket and head to the park for free family fun. Festivities begin around 7 p.m. Get a free screening of popular films. For more info., call 650-853-3100 Go here for more information.

Visitation Hours for Dr. Faye McNair-Knox - Sept. 26-27, 2018 - September 26, 2018

The family of Dr Faye McNair-Knox will hold two "quiet hours" for the community. The visitation times will take place on two days: Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 9-11 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Jones Mortuary, 660 Donohoe St., East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Disaster Preparedness Day - September 22, 2018

Time: 10a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: San Mateo County Event Center 1346 Saratoga Avenue, San Mateo- Prepare, survive and recover. Free, family friendly fun! Experience speakers and interactive demonstrations For more information: www.smcdisasterprep.org Office of Emergency Services at (650) 363 - 4790 Office of Supervisor Carole Groom at (650) 363 - 4568 Go here for more information.

National Drive Electric Week - September 16, 2018

National Drive Electric Week™ is September 8-16, 2018. Join Acterra for a celebration near you. National Drive Electric Week Event - Palo Alto Day: Sunday, September 16, 2018 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm Location: Peninsula Conservation Center 3921 E. Bayshore Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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