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June 2018

East Palo Alto Community Marketplace - Cinco de Mayor Celebration - June 06, 2018

Renaissance presents Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Saturday, May 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the East Palo Alto Senior Center (560 Bell Street). Enjoy live music, shopping, eating, and connecting! Go here for more information.

May 2018

Housing Crisis.... a Youth Experience - May 23, 2018

This event will take place at Kepler’s bookstore in Menlo Park at 7:00pm. This event will include a panel of youth of color talking about their experiences with the housing crisis, rent increase and displacement. This event will be hosted by Youth United For Community Action (YUCA). Go here for more information.

34th Annual Breakfast of Champions - May 18, 2018

Save the date! More information to follow. This event will feature a live performance by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Go here for more information.

5/12: Baylands "Trees & Birds" Walk - FREE - May 12, 2018

Join Environmental Volunteers and Canopy for a day of fun at the Baylands! Expert arborists Dave Dockter and Chris Regan and EV Birders will discuss tips and tricks for bird watching while we explore and learn about the essential habitats the trees provide in the Baylands. Suitable for ages 5+ but all are welcome. When: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Where: EcoCenter 2560 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA 94303 What to bring: Water bottle, sun protection, and binoculars. Cost: Free! RSVP required. Register at Go here for more information.

Introduction to Kettlebells Workshop - May 05, 2018

Kettlebell training takes functional movement training to the next level by introducing momentum creating a dual benefit: muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Join Fran Philip in this one-day introductory workshop, you will learn kettlebell grips, basic exercise moves, proper stance, as well as the various rotational swings. The price is $25-30. We are located at 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Call (650) 326-2025 for more information or to register. Go here for more information.

Learning to Use the iPhone and iPad - May 03, 2018

Learn how to use an iPad or iPhone like a pro at Little House. Students can borrow and take home and iPad for the duration of the course. Classes are taught every Thursday at 1pm in May. The cost is $5-12 per class. Call (650) 326-2025 for more information. We are located at 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

Free Fitness Assessments - May 01, 2018

Fitness assessments are available for anyone interested in either our Personal Training Fitness program or choose to use our open gym. Assessments are free and are by appointment only. Appointments are 30 minutes and include an orientation to the gym as well as assess your personal fitness goals to help you develop a strategy to reach them. To schedule your assessment, contact member services at 650-326-2025 or We are located a 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

April 2018

Ovarian Cycle San Mateo 2018 - April 22, 2018

Join OCRFA in raising money to fund scientific research and advocacy efforts for ovarian cancer at San Mateo’s annual, indoor cycling event. Cyclists of all levels are encouraged to pitch in and do their part in supporting this worthy cause. Sign up alone or with a friend to ride for 2 hours in a high-energy environment with music and instructors to keep you motivated! Registration is $50 per person; survivors ride for free. Sign up by April 4 to receive a complimentary gift bag and event t-shirt. It’s recommended that each person raise a minimum of $300 but individuals who raise at least $1,000 can walk away with some very special prizes! Go here for more information.

50th Anniversary Commemoration of King's Assassination - Rescheduled from Sat. April 7, 2018 - April 21, 2018

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford has announced that it will join with the cities of Palo Alto and East Palo Alto to organize a major commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. This oned celebration of King’s life and legacy will be held at University Circle in East Palo Alto on April 7-8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 P.M. Go here for more information.

Annual Shredding Day - April 18, 2018

Don’t hold on to unwanted documents any longer! The PVI Little House Activity Center and Nancy Goldcamp & Associates Annual Shredding Day is here! Come on by and let us take the load off of your shoulders! Limit 3 boxes per person—no junk mail please. The event will be April 18th from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. We are located at 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Earth Day Event - April 14, 2018

Free Public Event! Come to Bell Street Park at 550 Bell Street in East Palo Alto and learn to ride and fix your bicycle, bring out your electronic waste for drop off, plant trees, check out electric cars, and otherwise learn how to help EPA to be green and fun! Raffle for cool prizes including a BICYCLE! Go here for more information.

Tech Talk: Chromebooks - April 10, 2018

Join us at the Little House Activity Center for this month's Tech Talk. It is at 1pm on April 10th. See and learn about devices and apps, and how these work for you in this free workshop. This month’s topic is how to use Chromebooks. We are located at 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Call (650) 326-2025 for more information. Go here for more information.

A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic MLK50th Commemoration Music Festival - April 07, 2018

10:00am – 8:00pm... A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic MLK50th Commemoration Music Festival featuring bands: Pacific Soul Band, Rafa, Busta- Groove, Ronnie Stewart, Tortilla Soup and more... A Kids Pavilion with Jumpers, Face Painting, A Multi-ethnic Food Pavilion, A Farmers Market, & more Go here for more information.

Project WeHOPE Client Graduation & Dignity@WORK Launch - April 05, 2018

Several Project WeHOPE clients and community members will be graduating from some of their Life skills and Job Training classes. They will have a formal commencement ceremony to honor their accomplishments. The graduation will take place at Project WeHOPE's newest location at 1852 Bay Road in East Palo Alto, which is right next to the shelter with the black doors. Following the one-hour ceremony, there will be a banquet at the shelter. It is being catered by a 5-Star Chef. Please RSVP to Alicia Garcia the associate director at or call 650-779-5049 Go here for more information.

A Commemoration of the Life and Visionary ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - April 03, 2018

A Commemoration of the Life and Visionary ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th Anniversary of the “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech in Memphis, Tenn. Stanford University Campus: CEMEX Auditorium: 5:30PM reception. Ø A 6:00pm Special invitation to preview the new HBO special: “I Am MLK, Jr., documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ø Special Tribute to Dr. Clarence Jones: Performances by Jazz Singer – Kim Nalley, A live rendition of Dr. King and his last speech, “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop,” and the Freedom Songs by the “Passages of Martin Luther King” singers. Go here for more information.

Dr. Martin Luther King's Legacy - April 02, 2018

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration Committee presents Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Advisor & Speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Co-author of the speech, "I Have a Dream"- Monday, April 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Cooley Landing on Bay Road in East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

March 2018

Celebration of César E. Chávez' Birthday - March 29, 2018

El Comité Latino y la Asociación Latina de la Tercera Edad invites the public to a reception with members of César E. Chávez's family, who are visiting in East Palo Alto. Where: at the East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 Go here for more information.

Rising International - March 29, 2018

Would you like to sell crafts made by women living in the poorest and most dangerous places in the world? Craft sales will help artisans find a way out of poverty. Carmel Jud of Rising International will speak at the Rotary Club of East Palo Alto Bayshore on Thursday March 29, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: YMCA, 550 Bell Street, East Palo Alto. Registration will begin at 7:00 p.m. Event is free (dinner is optional at $5). All are welcome! Go here for more information.

Ravenswood Bay Trail presentation at EPA Public Works and Transportation Commission Mtg - March 21, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the East Palo Alto Public Works and Transportation Commission (PWTC) is going to review the Ravenswood Bay Trail project, which is being planned and designed by the Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District. The trail will close the existing gap between University Ave. and the Bay Trail. The PWTC meeting is on Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:30 PM at City Hall, 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303. The City of East Palo Alto is working on and supporting several major bicycle and trail improvements, including: 1. Ravenswood Bay Trail – (Predevelopment) 2. Pedestrian Overcrossing over Highway 101 (under construction) 3. Opening trail connection at East Bayshore and San Francisquito Creek- (When allowed by the construction of the flood control project.)The PWTC agenda is available at: Go here for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration - March 16, 2018

Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Little House Activity Center! // This year the Green Academy of Dance will delight us with traditional Irish step dancing. We will be serving customary Irish fare including Irish Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots. // 9:30 AM: Irish Coffee and Baked Goods // 11:30 AM: Program Begins // Cost: $9 Advance/$11 At the door // Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park // Go here for more information.

SOUTH BAY TOWNS PUBLIC MEETING: An exploration of sea level rise - March 14, 2018

COME JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST PUBLIC MEETING! An evening to meet the Field Operations Team, to learn about how climate change and sea level rise are affecting the South Bay communities, and to share your ideas about designing a more sustainable and resilient future. We are meeting at Cooley Landing Education Centre, which is located at 2000 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA, from 5:45 PM – 8:45 PM. As part of the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge, The Field Operations Team is working with the varied communities in the South Bay and Silicon Valley to shape a vibrant and living framework for adaptation in the face of climate change and sea level rise. FREE EVENT. OPEN TO ALL AGES . REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED Go here for more information.

Tech Tuesday - March 13, 2018

See and learn about devices and apps, and how these work for you in this free workshop. Topics include Chromebooks, privacy settings, security, Facebook and Google. Tuesday March 13th at 1-2pm. The event is at Little House, 800 Middle Ave in Menlo Park. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Annual Community Emergency Drill - March 10, 2018

Saturday, March 10 at 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Faith Missionary Baptist Church (835 Runnymede St, East Palo Alto, CA. Participants will assemble and be briefed about the scope of the major disaster, organized to respond and carry out numerous community CERT missions that might include damage assessment, radio communications, triage, initial treatment, light search and rescue, traffic and crowd control, and possibly a number of unexpected, challenging emergency scenarios. No prior experience is required, but CERT-trained folks, please bring you CERT gear and equipment. The Menlo Fire District firefighters will be on scene to participate as well. individuals (at whatever level of disaster response skills you possess), church groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, Explorers, other CERT groups, community organizations, schools, businesses and corporations to take part. This will be the 5th community drill since August 2015 that our Menlo Park District CCM has conducted, averaging 60 community and emergency responders from East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Mateo County (South San Francisco, SMC Sheriff, Redwood City, Portola Valley) and Santa Clara County (Palo Alto, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Stanford and Mountain View). This is an excellent opportunity to meet other citizen first responders, like yourself, and to work together to solve disaster scenario situations. Please sign up and invite your neighbors/family to join - this will be a great event. (Must be 16 yrs old to participate, or younger by special pre-approval) Direct registration link: Inquire at Go here for more information.

Women’s History Month Program San Mateo County History Museum - March 10, 2018

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the San Mateo County History Museum Auxiliary will present the fifth in their series of programs featuring notable women of the Peninsula. The program takes place on March 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. This year will focus on women entrepreneurs, with reenactors portraying women in various and unexpected roles: a stage coach driver, a laundry woman, an Edwardian movie actress and others from more recent times. Refreshments will be served after the performance, and the audience will be welcome to meet the reenactors. The program is free with the price of admission to the Museum: $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. The San Mateo County History Museum is housed within the County’s 1910 “old” courthouse at 2200 Broadway in downtown Redwood City. The program will take place in historic Courtroom “A.” For information, call 650-299-0104. The “Notable Women” presentation is a part of the Museum’s Courthouse Docket series and is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Cemetery. Go here for more information.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Workshop - March 02, 2018

In this free 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 2, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE: Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road, Community Room Palo Alto, CA 94301 COST: FREE! * AOD certified professionals are eligible to receive 6 CEUs for attending the workshop. There is a fee of $25, made payable to The Fellowship Center (Authorized CCAPP Provider #IS-17-268-0719) For questions or concerns, please contact Cassy Perera at Adolescent Counseling Services, 650-424-0852 x105, Go here for more information.





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