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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.

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.

August 2018

Free Immigration Workshop - August 28, 2018

Free Naturalization Application Help and General Immigration Screenings OneJustice, IIBA, PARS Equality Center, and St. Francis of Assisi Church Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:00 - 5:00 PM St. Francis of Assisi Church 1425 Bay Rd. East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Call 415-534-5878 for appointments Spanish interpreters may be available Go here for more information.

Hero Day - East Palo Alto's First-ever Event - August 25, 2018

Wear your best cape! There’s a HERO in all of us!! Free backpacks and supplies for school aged youth!!! Meet at City Hall, 2415 University Avenue in East Palo Alto, at 11 and march to Bell Street Park at 550 Bell Street around noon! Backpack giveaway, food and fun! Event goes from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - Jack Farrell Park - August 24, 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.

State of the City Address - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of East Palo Alto - - August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. the East Palo Alto City Hall at 2415 University Ave., East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Giving Me Life: A Visual Journey of African American Organ and Tissue Transplant Recipients 6/9/2018 - 8/31/2018 - August 18, 2018

Through a series of stunning black and white portraits taken by Bay Area social documentary photographer, Katie Sugarman, the Giving Me Life multimedia exhibit affirms that indeed, #BlackLivesMatter/ #BLM. On view from JUNE 9th - AUGUST 31st, the Giving Me Life exhibit aims to powerfully depict visual testimonials of nine African American Bay Area transplant recipients, who have overcome incredible obstacles in their respective journeys toward health, wellness and living their best lives—all thanks to the gift of organ and tissue donation. The exhibit also serves as a vital catalyst for dialogue and advocacy, as the need for more registered African American organ and tissue donors is great--not just here in the Bay Area, but across the U.S. In order to underscore the resilience of our featured transplant recipients, this exhibit offers an immersive multimedia experience. Giving Me Life is on view at the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) through August 31st. Location is: 659 14th Street, Oakland, CA. Go here for more information.

In Position 4 Purpose - August 18, 2018

Join Pastor Larry Austin for "A moment where music & ministry meet to Move the Mission. Hear Tamara Edwards, Fuego, Walter Ray Hudson in a program hosted by J-RED with the Redwood City COGIC as a special guest. All at the Fox Theater at 2255 Broadway in Redwood City from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go here for more information.

Peace Demonstrations Every Friday Against Poverty, Racism, Militarism - August 17, 2018

Ongoing noon-1 demonstration EVERY FRIDAY at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero in Palo Alto (outside the Town & Country village shopping center at 855 El Camino, under the big yellow lantern "sign") on peace and justice issues sponsored by local Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) branch, a member of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign modeled on the 1968 campaign of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The PPC is focusing on the issues of poverty, racism, militarism and damage to the environment. The campaign in this phase is focusing on meeting community needs,voting rights, voters' registration, and electing progressive candidates to work for peaceful change and restoration of justice and environmental protection. We have signs to share or bring your own on an issue important to you. All peaceful demonstrators are welcome. Info on the Poor People's Campaign at poorpeoplescapaign.org. What does your community need? Write us at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com. We need the support of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven residents and hope you can come out to participate in the demonstration during the lunch hour! Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Beat Meetings - Beat One & Four - August 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Community Room at City Hall - 2415 University Avenue, East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

FREE shuttle service from EPA directly to Cañada College! - August 15, 2018

Monday-Thursday 7am-1pm & 5pm-10pm Depart from 994 Beech Street, East Palo Alto starting August 15! Go here for more information.

Community Crisis Management (CCM) CERT Meeting - August 11, 2018

Saturday August 11, 8:30am – 9:30am 855 Runnymede St, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, Go here for more information.

Ecumenical Hunger Program Community Blockfest 2018 - August 11, 2018

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at EHP on Pulgas Ave. in East Palo Alto. Activities for children - fun for the whole family, live music, entertainment, food and an opportunity for have information tables. Call 650-323-7781 for more information. Go here for more information.

Facebook Festival - Electric Vehicle Test event - August 11, 2018

Facebook Festivals is feeling fabulous at Facebook HQ.11 hrs · Menlo Park, CA Experience what it’s like to drive electric at Peninsula Clean Energy's electric vehicle test drive event at Summer Jam this Saturday from 1-6pm! Participants enter into a raffle to win a FREE iPad mini and the first 100 participants will receive a $10 food voucher to one of our delicious food trucks/stands. You don’t want to miss it! Proceeds from Summer Jam benefit local environmental & sustainability organizations ♻️ #fbcommunity Go here for more information.

Funeral Service for AlDaniel Goodspeed - August 09, 2018

AlDaniel Goodspeed, 79, took his Heavenly flight to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, after a long, hard fight with heart-related issues. Funeral services will be held at Jones Mortuary located at 660 Donohoe Street in East Palo Alto on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 11 am. The Reverend Theodore Fields will officiate. The Burial will be at Alta Mesa Cemetary, Palo Alto. Visitation will be 10 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Read more on the East Palo Alto Today's Treasured Memories website Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Beat Meetings - Beat Three - August 08, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Location: Peninsula Park Apartments - 1977 Tate Street, East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

Special East Palo Alto City Council Meeting - August 08, 2018

East Palo Alto City Council Chamber - 2415 University Ave. in East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

StreetCode is running TechXplore - Mondays and Wednesdays starting August 6, 2018 - August 08, 2018

During the Fall, StreetCode will be running a program on Monday and Wednesdays evenings called TechXplore. Formerly known as Office Hours, this is a time when students of all ages, both new to StreetCode and old can come to receive mentorship, work on their projects, and learn something new in a more open-ended setting to our regular classes. Dinner will be served! - Today at 6 PM - 8:30 PM 1195 Hamilton Court Menlo Park, California 94025 Get Directions Go here for more information.

StreetCode is running TechXplore - Mondays and Wednesdays starting August 6, 2018 - August 08, 2018

During the Fall, StreetCode will be running a program on Monday and Wednesdays evenings called TechXplore. Formerly known as Office Hours, this is a time when students of all ages, both new to StreetCode and old can come to receive mentorship, work on their projects, and learn something new in a more open-ended setting to our regular classes. Dinner will be served! - Today at 6 PM - 8:30 PM 1195 Hamilton Court Menlo Park, California 94025 Get Directions Go here for more information.

Funeral Service for Saphrona Alexander - August 07, 2018

Saphrona Williams Alexander was born on March 1, 1938 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Floyd Williams and Bertha Woodruff. She was the 7th of 11 children. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.at the Antioch Baptist Church located at 268 E. Julian Street, San Jose, CA. See Ms. Alexander's complete obituary at East Palo Alto Today's Treasure Memories site Go here for more information.

National Night Out in East Palo Alto - August 07, 2018

See the East Palo Alto City website at http://www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/3756 for more information and locations. Street closures begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The festivities start at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Go here for more information.

"Atomic Homefront" documentary film - August 06, 2018

In commemoration of Hiroshima Day, view this film about the deadly problem of nuclear waste, threatening the future. It is a powerful indictment of the failure of the federal government and corporate oversight to properly safeguard radioactive waste dumped in a St. Louis, MO landfill from a local uranium-processing facility in the city contracted by the Manhattan Project in 1942. Over time the toxic waste leached into the soil and a local creek that runs through neighboring towns, where multiple cases of rare cancers have been linked to the contaminants. In addition, a smouldering fire under the landfill threatens to ignite the nuclear waste. A concerned group of women who call themselves "Just Moms SL" (for Saint Louis) galvanized the community to fight for a cleanup of the site, and the material's removal. The "just" moms became researchers and activists to struggle for the health of their families on what has become their communities' own "Atomic Homeland." The program is from 6:30 to 9pm (with the film starting at 7:00) at Rinconada Library (off of Embarcadero Road), at 1315 Newell Rd. in Palo Alto. Sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom. We will have light refreshments, a table with information about the St. Louis situation; information about the nuclear waste polluting parts of Bayview-Hunters Point in San Francisco at a former Naval base; and information about the WILPF petition in support of the 2017 U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, signed by 122 nations. The event is free and open to the public. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Blues Festival - - August 04, 2018

Two days in August - Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, 2018. Enjoy live music, Sue's good cooking, scores of Blues musicians: Joe Louis Walker, Bobby Webb, Nate Branch, Tebo, Flyte Boyz, Mike B Ray Starr,, the Will Roc Project and many more. The festival takes place in Bell Street Park at 560 Bell Street in East Palo Alto. Reserve a booth at 650- 799- 8563 go to . Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Beat Meetings-Beat Two - August 02, 2018

Time: 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm Location: Ecumenical Hunger Program (2411 Pulgas Avenue, EPA, CA 94303) Go here for more information.

Talking with Henrietta - How You Can Own A Small Business - August 02, 2018

This show can be seen on Channel 30 on the Midpeninsula and on the Internet at the days and times below until Fri August 11, 2018 on Sundays@5 p.m., Mondays@2 p.m.,Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays@2 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Thursdays@8 p.m., Fridays@3:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Talking with Henrietta also appears on Channel 27 on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. Get more information about this show on the East Palo Alto Today website at Go here for more information.

July 2018

Family Movie Night - Bell St. Park - July 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.

Memorial Service for Ms. Verna Thomas - July 27, 2018

Ms. Verna Thomas' funeral service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Truelight Baptist Church at 1171 Runnymede Street in East Palo Alto. The viewing will beheld in at the church from 10 a.m. to 11. am. The arrangements were entrusted to Jones Mortuary, Inc. located at 660 Donohoe Street in East Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstrations in Support of Peace & Justice issues (ongoing) - July 27, 2018

These small community demonstrations (open to all) are held EVERY FRIDAY at Palo Alto’s traditional “free speech corner,” (at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero, outside Town & Country Village under the big "lantern" sign. They are sponsored by the local Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom. We are participating in the 2018 Poor People's Campaign modeled on MLK Jr.'s 1968 campaign against poverty, racism, militarism and ecological damage. We also stand against the inhumane immigrant detention and family separations of the Trump administration. We are pro-peace and anti-nuke. We have signs to share on diverse issues, or you can bring your own sign to peacefully protest injustice. This IS what democracy looks like! We stand in peace for justice. Go here for more information.

Noon Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration for Peace & Justice issues - July 20, 2018

These small community demonstrations (open to all) are held EVERY FRIDAY at Palo Alto’s traditional “free speech corner,” and sponsored by the local Peninsula Palo Alto WILPF. We are participating in the 2018 Poor People's Campaign modeled on MLK Jr.'s 1968 campaign against poverty, racism, militarism and ecological damage. We also stand against the inhumane immigrant and detentions and family separations of the Trump administration. We are pro-peace and anti-nuke. We have signs to share on diverse issues, or you can bring your own sign to peacefully protest injustice. This IS what democracy looks like! We stand in peace for justice. Contact us at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com for more information. Go here for more information.

ENDANGERED SPECIES: YOUNG MEN BLACK & BROWN - July 19, 2018

For Immediate Release July 19, 2018 “Discussion: Endangered Species (Young Men: Black and Brown)” Redwood City — July 19, 2018 — Today at the meeting “Discussion: Endangered Species (Young Men: Black and Brown)” over twenty men will address various issues while brainstorming ways to effectively manage their lives. “Greg Taylor, Jr., 38, said “Young men Black & Brown are an endangered species; now is the time to bring the community together to develop a plan for this and our next generation to thrive”. February 8, 2000, Greg lost (both) twin brothers, (at the same time) to gun violence while they were working on a car in Oakland. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Group facilitators include a licensed psychologist and a mental health nurse. Topics among men of all ethnic backgrounds will include various fears, discrimination; rejection, current and past hurt, pains and shame. This ongoing meeting will provide an atmosphere of compassion, hope and healing for participants to freely and openly discuss issues that adversely impact the mental health of young men – Black and Brown living in America. A free meal will be provided. Contact: Rev. G. Lee Young, MA Phone: 831-461-4129 Email: peace2508@comcast.net ### Go here for more information.

Young Men: Black and Brown Support Group - July 19, 2018

Meals will be provided.at 7:00 p.m. Group facilitators include a licensed psychologist and a mental health nurse. Topics among men will include various fears, discrimination; rejection, current and past hurt, pains and shame. Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - MLK Park - July 14, 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.

Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration: Poor People's Campaign, Immigrants' Rights, Justice & Peace - July 14, 2018

Community demonstrations sponsored EVERY FRIDAY, noon-1 at Palo Alto’s traditional “free speech corner,” (El Camino Real and Embarcadero (at 855 El Camino, under the big "lantern" sign for Town & Country Village shopping center). These small demonstrations are sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and are modeled on MLK Jr.'s 1968 campaign against poverty, racism, militarism and ecological damage. We also stand against the inhumane immigrant detentions and family separations of the Trump administration. We are pro-peace and anti-nuke. We have signs to share on diverse issues, or you can bring your own sign to peacefully protest injustice. ALL ARE WELCOME! This IS what democracy looks like! Go here for more information.

June 2018

June Presidio Picnic - June 24, 2018

Celebrate the June Presidio Picnic with a day of family-friendly activities, international cuisine, and entertainment. Schedule of Events 11 AM – Presidio Picnics begins 11- 11:30 PM – Community Zumba in the Presidio Free community Zumba lesson led by Gigi Hill-Hopkins, the senior director of African American holistic wellness. Great music and fitness that is fun! 12 PM & 2 PM – Live dance performances by the Alafia Dance Ensemble, showcasing the intricate beauty of Afro-Haitian dance and music. 4 PM – Presidio Picnics ends The gathering includes Afro-Haitian dance performances by the Alafia Dance Ensemble of the City College of San Francisco dance program and a live Zumba lesson led by Gigi Hill-Hopkins, the Directory of African American holistic wellness at Bayview YMCA. Special guest chef Dimitri Lilavois will serve up Haitian-Caribbean food from his food-truck Manjé, which brings vibrate flavors of the Caribbean to the Bay Area. The Sunday celebration is part of the Presidio Picnic’s Cultural Dance Series which celebrates a different culture each month by showcasing ethnic dance, and highlighting international cuisine. Come gather with community, and stay to discover all that the Presidio has to offer. Presidio Picnic is presented by the Presidio Trust in a partnership with Off the Grid. Link: https://www.presidio.gov/presidio-picnic Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - Jack Farrell Park - June 23, 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.

Noon Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - June 22, 2018

Noon - 1pm: This is the last of 7 WILPF-sponsored peaceful sidewalk demonstration in support of the 2018 Poor People's campaign, at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero in Palo Alto just outside the El Camino entrance to the Town and Country village, under the large "lantern sign." We stand as a loving presence dedicated to the moral issues of peace, the rights of immigrants, an end to poverty, racism, militarism and against the destruction of the environment. We have a banner and signs to share, although you can bring your own. We welcome all who work for peaceful change. This will be our last scheduled Poor People's Campaign for now, but we'll be back. Join us and help us plan other community demonstrations and events. Help us honor the diversity of our communities. For more information: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org and wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com Go here for more information.

Juneteenth Celebration in East Palo Alto - June 16, 2018

Cultural festival, family fun, food trucks, live entertainment, vendors and a kids workshop. All from noon - 7 p.m. at University Circle, next to the Four Seasons at 1 University Circle in East Palo Alto Go here for more information.

Poor People's Campaign info table at Juneteenth Celebration - June 16, 2018

Please visit the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom/2018 Poor People's Campaign table at Juneteenth this Saturday. WILPF U.S. - and our local branch - joined over 100 organizations in the revitalization of MLK Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign (PPC) of 50 years ago. Look for our colorful Poor People's Campaign/WILPF table banner and information we have about issues of the PPC, and our local WILPF branch's participation in the campaign to raise awareness of and end poverty, racism, militarism and the ecological damage of our planet. In addition to a May 15 community meeting at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library, with an inspiring video of a PPC's press conference on the movement, we have been sponsoring peaceful sidewalk demonstrations in support of the campaign since May 11 (see our listings for demonstrations for June 15 and June 22). On June 23rd, the Poor People's Campaign is doing a massive march and rally for the campaign, and in addition to the main goals of the campaign mentioned above, will add a focus on voting registration, protecting voting rights, and promoting progressive issues. Our branch seeks to make connections with community groups in East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park to work in collaboration on issues important to you and to promote the goals of the Poor People's campaign through your local community organizations, churches and schools. Please stop by our table and pick up some flyers. Contact us at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com. Go here for more information.

Noon Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - June 15, 2018

Please participate in our June 15, noon-1 peaceful sidewalk demonstrations in support of the 2018 Poor People's campaign (modeled after Rev. MLK Jr.'s 1968 campaign), at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero in Palo Alto just outside the El Camino entrance to the Town and Country village, under the large "lantern sign." We stand on the 15th for jobs with living wages, low-income housing, and support for public education. We have a banner and signs to share, or bring your own. We welcome all and encourage you to join us again at our last scheduled Poor People's Campaign demonstration on June 22. We need the presence and support of other activists and to represent the diversity of our communities. For more information: www.poorpeoplescampaign@.org and wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com. Go here for more information.

JobTrain's Job Fair - June 14, 2018

The job fair will take place at Job Train's facility at 1200 O"Brien Drive in Menlo Park, CA between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Service by Medallion is hiring. Those interested can apply by phone at 650-625-1010 and at Go here for more information.

Family Movie Night - Joel Davis Park - June 09, 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.

Friday June 8 Palo Alto Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - June 08, 2018

All are welcome to the 5th of 7 peaceful demonstrations informally sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign (PPC), a "revival" of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1968 campaign. The special focus on June 8th is on universal, affordable, single-payer healthcare and action to protect the health of the planet. We have a banner and signs to share, or bring your own.The next Friday demonstration at the same time and place will be on JUNE 15th - a day before Juneteenth celebrations in EPA, and will focus on living wages, low-income housing and education excellence. The last scheduled Friday demonstration on JUNE 22 will have the themes of immigrant rights are human rights, and equality is a moral issue. ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! BRING YOUR COMMUNITY ISSUES TO OUR "FREE SPEECH CORNER. Contact us about your community issues for future demonstrations and projects: wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com Go here for more information.

Caminata Por La Baylands - Gratis - June 02, 2018

Caminata por la Baylands Saturday June 2, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Venga a hacer una caminata guiada en Español alrededor de Palo Alto Baylands Preserve. Esta caminata familiar será dirigida por Environmental Volunteers. En la caminata podrá ver una variedad de plantas y vida silvestre nativa, incluyendo aves asombrosos de la Baylands. Barbacoa junto a la Bahía June 2 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Traiga a toda la familia para una tarde de comida y diversión! Costo de la Caminata: Gratis BBQ (opcional):La barbacoa es gratis si atiende la caminata Acompañanos a celebrar nuestro 46 aniversario con un almuerzo de barbacoa familiar con la comunidad de Environmental Volunteers y también dar una bienvenida a nuestro nuevo Director Ejecutivo, Elliott Wright. El menú incluirá tri-tip, pollo a la parrilla, ensalada de macarrones, pan de ajo, frijoles, ensalada verde, té helado, limonada y postre. La comida será atendida por Coyote Sergio, un pequeño negocio familiar de barbacoa en San José que cree en carnes y productos de calidad. De dónde: EcoCenter 2560 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto Baylands frente del Duck Pond (estanque de patos) Necesidad de Registrarse: Por favor regístrese aquí: http://www.evols.org/caminata Edades Adecuadas: Damos la bienvenida a todos, pero adecuados para las edades 5 o más. Go here for more information.

Open House East Palo Alto Career Center - June 01, 2018

East Palo Alto Career Center - Operated by JobTrain 2100 University Ave., Suite C, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 OPEN HOUSE Friday, June 1, 2018 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Operating Hours: Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Tue/Thur: 1:00 PM - 5 PM Tel: (650) 384-6933 www.epacareercenter.org Tour of the Center Refreshments Networking! A Gift to the Community - A Pathway to Economic Empowerment for the City of East Palo Alto - An Opportunity for ALL! To RSVP Go here for more information.

Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - June 01, 2018

All are welcome to the 4th of 7 peaceful demonstrations from May 11 (Mother's Day weekend) to June 22 in Palo Alto, informally sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign (PPC), a "revival" of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1968 campaign. All demonstrations are from noon to 1pm, focusing on goals of ending poverty, racism, militarism and ecological devastation. (www.poorpeoplescampaign.org). We have a banner with these goals of the PPC, and signs to share, but feel free to bring your own sign! The next demonstrations at the same time and place will be on June 8th, 15th and 22nd. But we will try to be out there every Friday from noon to 1pm throughout the year. Bring your community issues to the demonstrations and meet other concerned activists. We need more participants to stand with us and show our concern to those driving or walking by at lunchtime. It's a nice way to spend an hour working for economic justice, equality, peace, and a healthy planet. Go here for more information.

Rahn Sibley - A Celebration of his Life 2018 - June 01, 2018

Join us as the Police Department, both past and present, the Sibley family and friends, and the Community of East Palo Alto come together and celebrate the personal, professional and civic life of Lieutenant Rahn Sibley (ret).A Celebration and Ceremony for Rahn Sibley will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Richard May Memorial Field 1425 Bay Road, East Palo Alto (located behind the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish) Light Refreshments will be served Go here for more information.

May 2018

Ballet Folkórico México Danza at Presidio Picnic - May 27, 2018

Time: 11 am to 4 pm; performances at 12 noon and 2 pm Place: Main parade ground, Sheridan Avenue, San Francisco *FOR GPS: You can use: Presidio Visitor Center - 210 Lincoln Boulevard, SF 94129; OR Presidio Officers' Cub: 50 Moraga Avenue, SF, 94129 Phone: 415-561-4323  San Francisco’s favorite family picnic, Presidio Picnic, returns to the Main Post with the ultimate Sunday spread: blending the national park setting with the cuisine reflective of the diverse Bay Area cultures. This season, Picnic celebrates a different cultural heritage each month, with international cuisine every Sunday, and ethnic dance entertainment one Sunday of the month. Come gather with community, and stay to discover all that the Presidio has to offer. To honor Bay Area Mexican Heritage in May, Ballet Folkórico México Danza will bring an enriching program of Mexican Folk Dance to the Presidio on May 27. Presidio Picnic is presented by the Presidio Trust in a partnership with Off the Grid. Go here for more information.

Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - May 25, 2018

Join community activists in a peaceful sidewalk demonstration on Fri. May 25, noon to 1pm at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero outside the Town and Country Village shopping center in Palo Alto, in support of the new Poor People's Campaign, modeled after the 1968 campaign of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace and Freedom is sponsoring this demonstration as a member of a the new national Poor People's Campaign, along with more than 100 faith-based groups, community activist organizations, social service groups and agencies, and individuals in the U.S. who are organizing similar events. We demonstrate peacefully to publicize that the "war" on poverty is not over, and to work to end the evils of persistent poverty, systemic racism, increasing militarism, and ecological devastation that threaten us all. WILPF will be involved in these issues for the long haul and invites all to come on the 25th. You can help hold our 6'banner, use a few signs we've made up OR BRING YOUR OWN SIGN to address these issues. Bring family and friends. This demonstration on Memorial Day weekend specifically protests against the war economy that steals from human needs and services, against nuclear weapons, and in support of providing for our military veterans' healthcare, education and housing needs. Please also see our other event listing for Tue. May 15, a film and discussion about the Poor People's Campaign at Palo Alto Mitchell Park Library. We need full community involvement in this campaign Go here for more information.

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.

Peaceful Sidewalk Demonstration in Support of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - May 18, 2018

Join community members and activists in a peaceful sidewalk demonstration on Fri. May 18 (and EVERY Friday at the same time and location) from noon to 1pm at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero outside the Town and Country Village shopping center in Palo Alto, in support of the new Poor People's Campaign (PPC), modeled after the 1968 campaign of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The women and men of the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (since 1922!) are informally sponsoring these demonstrations as one of the more than 100 groups in the U.S committed to the "revival" of the PCC. We demonstrate peacefully to publicize that the "war" on poverty is not over, and our work for peaceful change is not over. We need your help and energies for the Poor People's campaign to end the evils of persistent poverty, systemic racism, increasing militarism, and ecological devastation that threaten us all. WILPF will be involved in these issues for the long haul and invites all to come on the 18th and all other Friday demonstrations through June 22nd (and beyond). We can't do this without YOU. Join us and hold high our colorful banner, use one of our signs, or bring your own. Stand with friends and neighbors to express your hopes and actions for a better nation and world. Info on the PPC: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org. Email WILPF at wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com if you're joining us on the 18th (or any other Friday). We have meetings the 2nd Sat. of the month in Palo Alto. Go here for more information.

Henna Workshop with Leah Walz - May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 4:30 p.m. East Palo Alto Library. Call 650.321.7712 for more information. Go here for more information.

East Palo Alto Senior Lifestyles Expo - May 16, 2018

Workshops, great door prizes, free admission, lunch 50+ vendors. Se Habla Español. Will take place at the Lewis and Joan Platt YMCA 550 Bell Street 9 a.m. till 1p.m. For infor1uation and registration call: 650-853-3100 #EPA4ALL Go here for more information.

Film and Discussion of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - May 15, 2018

Preview: Film and Discussion of the 2018 Poor People's Campaign - May 15, 2018 Event: A film about and discussion of the new Poor People’s Campaign Tuesday May 15, 7-9pm. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto. Free and open to the public. Have the lives of poor Americans, women and blacks improved in the 50 years since Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Poor People's Campaign in 1968? An extensive investigation into the current status of all Americans has found a significant number of Americans are struggling with the connected evils of persistent poverty, systemic racism, increasing militarism, and ecological devastation. Therefore a new, nationwide, Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) has been started, with a list of demands to improve all American’s lives. At this event you will learn about the investigation’s report: "The Souls of Poor Folk," which brings us toward an honest confrontation with our own history — how our path has unfolded since 1968 and how our nation suffers from a distorted moral vision. You will learn about the demands of the new Poor People’s Campaign and what YOU can do to help. Co-sponsored by the Peninsula/Palo Alto and San Jose branches of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Contact WILPF for more information about the event or our monthly meetings in Palo Alto: wilpf.peninsula.paloalto@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/PPAWILPF/ 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 http://canopy.org/get-involved/tree-walk-sign-up/ Go here for more information.

Sidewalk Demonstration for Poor People's Campaign 2018 - May 11, 2018

Please join our peaceful sidewalk demonstration Friday, May 11th, noon-1pm at the corner of El Camino and Embarcadero in Palo Alto (outside Town and Country Village shopping center) to kick off the Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's Intl. League for Peace and Freedoms involvement in the new, national Poor People's Campaign modeled on the 1968 movement galvanized by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. WILPF joins more than 100 community organizations, agencies and activists working for peace, justice, equal access to low-income housing, education, meaningful work, access to nutritious food, meaningful jobs, healthcare, and an end to the evils of persistent poverty, systemic racism, increasing militarism, and ecological devastation that affect us all. We have a banner you can help hold, signs, and encourage you to bring a sign to express your support for the Poor People's Campaign. Bring your own sign, too, and friends and family. This demonstration just before Mother's Day rallies in support of our community's mothers, children and families. See posting for another peaceful demonstration May 25, and special Poor People's Campaign film and discussion Tuesday May 15 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.

Musical Show at Eastside College Prep - May 03, 2018

The John Lee Hooker Foundation at MLK Jr. in Oakland will feature Garrick Davis, an accomplished musician, who is working with students at Eastside Preparatory School and will be a part of their Musical Show on May 3rd. John Lee Hooker's vision is aligned with the goals of Eastside Prep and the growth of East Palo itself. More details about this show will be provided here soon. 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 nazoulay@penvol.org. 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 agarcia@projectwehope.com 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: http://www.cityofepa.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03212018-1392 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: http://cerv.is/m?0093geLUshA. Inquire at info@mpccm.org 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, cassy@acs-teens.org Go here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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