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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community
Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru
Be Safe During Prom & Graduation Time
During prom and graduation season, be sure to ask open-ended questions to help your teen think through potential scenarios involving alcohol. Download the free Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking parent guide at FamilyTalkAboutDrinking.com for tips on how to begin – and continue – the conversation. A message from Anheuser-Busch, Horizon Beverage Company and102.9 KBLX.
SF General Hospital Needs Your Help
When an emergency strikes in the city, San Francisco General Hospital answers the call. The General’s new Acute Care and Trauma Center is opening this December. But funds are still needed to supply the new center with the most advanced life-saving equipment available. Help The General deliver the best care to those who need it most. Answer the call at HeartOfOurCity.org
Blood Centers of the Pacific - O Negative Blood Shortage
“Everybody knows that donating blood is the easiest way there is to save lives. But did you know there is a blood shortage going on in Northern California right now – especially of O Negative blood. In a life or death emergency often there is no time to find out what blood type the accident victims are, so the only blood they can be given in those first critical moments is O Negative – the universal donor. Please, donate blood this week. Visit www.bloodcenters.org , find a drive near you, and be a lifesaver. Blood Centers of the Pacific gratefully accepts all blood types.”
Protect Our Storm Drains!
Litter isn’t just an eyesore; it also pollutes! Rain and wind can carry plastic bags, food wrappers, and paper cups into storm drains polluting our creeks and the Bay. Pick up trash whenever you see it. For more information follow us on Facebook or visit BayWise.org.
Veterans Matter is a non-profit organization committed to assisting veterans and children to keep them out of the streets. Not only do they help with providing permanent housing, but they also use their efforts to provide services for healthcare and overall support to get the family's lives back on track. For more information click here.
LIFE ElderCare provides services to seniors so they can live independently in their own homes. Make a difference in someone's life by becoming a volunteer! Volunteers drive these seniors to and from appointments and for shopping trips. It only takes a few hours and makes a world of a difference. For more information, click here.
The Second Start Program
2nd Annual Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant
Register today for the 2nd Annual Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant for girls 13 to 18 years old. Meet emcee and Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw and prepare to win! Compete for a 2 year $3,000 program at 4 community colleges. Win cash gifts….computer…family vacation with Southwest Airlines and lots of fun! Register online today at Oakland at www.OaklandTeenEmpowermentPageant.org. or call 510-326-8668. Hurry deadline approaching soon. _________________________________________________________________________
The East Bay Community Foundation is proud to present East Bay Gives on May 5th. It’s a 24-hour day of giving to benefit 355 East Bay nonprofit organizations. Visit eastbaygives.org, and get ready to give where you live! A message from the East Bay Community Foundation for East Bay Gives 2015. Click here for a look at the great work they do.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco!
Tuesday, May 5th
Mission Neighborhood Centers is inviting you to the 11th annual San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration held on Valencia Street (between 21st and 24th Streets) in San Francisco, on Saturday, May 3rd from 10am. to 6pm. This FREE event is an alcohol-free, no-smoking, family friendly celebration and will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Any proceeds directly benefit Mission Neighborhood Centers, services. For more information, please visit www.sfcincodemayo.com
Protect Your Heart Health Fair
Wednesday, May 6th
Join the Protect Your Heart Health Fair – focused on high blood pressure and stroke risk-reduction. The event happens at the Bayview YMCA from 11:30 – 1:30pm. They’ll have physical fitness instruction, healthy meal demos, blood pressure screenings, and more! For more info, call (415) 355-2028.
Spring/Summer Fashion Show
Thursday, May 7th
Join A City Obsession Boutique for a Spring/Summer Fashion Show, benefitting the Sankofa Institute of Technology & Science, Thursday, May 7th at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, 410 14th Street in Oakland. Event starts at 7pm. RSVP to email@example.com.
1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence
Saturday, May 9th
1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence presents 6th Annual Family & Friends 3K Walk for Healing, Saturday, May 9th at San Leandro Marina Park, 13801 Monarch Bay Drive in San Leandro from 9am-2pm. To register click here. Register by April 30th and get a FREE T-shirt! ABC 7's Cheryl Jennings emcees the event with entertainment from Flo Band & Juan Escovedo.
Babiez Mobie Offers Rides To Low Income Familes
Saturday, May 9th
Babiez mobile is having a fundraiser on Saturday, May 9th at 2pm. at Kennedy Park in hopes to raise money so we can expand our services through the bay area. And to also inform our community all about the services that Babiez mobile provides. Babiez mobile provides transportation services to low income families in the Bay Area. They can take someone to doctors appointments, W.I.C. appointments, school, job interviews and other important meetings that you might not be able to get to. More info here.
Grand Opening Of A NEW Lifelong Urgent Care Services
Saturday, May 9th
Celebrate the addition of Lifelong Urgent Care Services, Saturday, May 9th from 11am-3pm! Located across the street from Doctors Medical Center, 2023 Vale Road at Lifelong Brookside in San Pablo. Come meet your care providers and learn about the health services available. Also, bring your insurance and enrollment questions.
Parents Connected Anniversary Gala Dinner
Saturday, May 9th
Parents Connected is an organization dedicated to help children and other parents succeed in school no matter what grade. Their main goal is to support children with whatever they need for good public education. The group proudly invites you to their Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday, May 9th at 6pm. This will be held at the Wedgwood Banquet Center at the Brentwood Golf Course (100 Summerset Drive in Brentwood). Tickets and more information are available online at parentsconnected.eventbrite.com.
TNDC’s 34th Annual Birthday Dinner
Tuesday, May 12th
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation invites you to its 34th Annual Birthday Dinner on Tuesday, May 12th in San Francisco. The annual birthday party will honor home, health and happiness and feature dinner, entertainment, dancing and an awards ceremony. Help TNDC provide affordable housing and support services for low-income people. Click here for more info.
Honoring 20 Years of Heroes
Friday, May 15th
Join the Urban Y in HONORING 20 YEARS OF HEROES, at a five course culinary and wine pairing experience on Friday, May 15th at Terra in San Francisco. With your support, we can join together to empower future generations and help shape the Bay Area’s leaders of tomorrow. For more information, click here
Kimochi Spirit Awards
Saturday, May 16th
The Kimochi Spirit Awards recognize individuals and corporations that inspire with their leadership and unite community with their giving. They are ardent in their work to bring positive change…whether through acts of legislation, advocacy and counsel, or by lending a hand to help people find a better place. You’re invited, Saturday, May 16th from Noon-2:30pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post Street in San Francisco. For more info, click here or call 415-931-2294.
Soul Stroll For Health 2015
Saturday, May 16th
It's that time of the year again! The Soul Stroll for Health is back! This annual walk has one-, three and five-mile courses that will be marked along San Mateo's Coyote Point Park for you to enjoy. Don't forget you can check out free health screenings, children's activities and did we mention, continental breakfast & lunch will be provided? This all takes places Saturday, May 16th from 9am to 1pm at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. Tickets are $15 before May 11 and $20 on-site. Free admission for children under age 5. For more information and to purchase your tickets, head to aachac.org!
GLO Summer Adventures is now taking enrollment for this summer camp season. Please enroll your five to eleven year olds now at GLOINC.org. Let your child experience their best summer in S F.
Fun for Dogs and Their People! Bring your dog out to play at the 14th Annual C-DOG Spring Dog Festival, Sunday, May 17th at Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Road in Soquel. We'll have lots of games, agility, treibball, nosework, herding, field work, and LURE COURSING! An adoption showcase helps rescue dogs find homes. Click HERE for more info.
FREE CPR training
Tuesday, May 19th
In honor of National EMS Week, the Solano County EMS Recognition Workgroup will be hosting the 2015 Public Education Day, Free CPR training (non-healthcare provider) in Vallejo, 5/19 9am-4pm. The class will be offered in English and Spanish, at the First Baptist Church at 2025 Sonoma Blvd in Vallejo. Contact Areli Williams at ANWILLIAMS@SOLANOCOUNTY.COM or 707.784.8908 to register.
The Centennial Gala will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, May 22nd-25th, and will include this exciting set of events designed to maximize participation for any and all members of the Oakland Tech Community. Click here for more details and to register online.
Did you know that for every 100 dollars spent at locally owned businesses, $68 dollars stays in the community? The 9th Annual Indie Awards celebrates local businesses, artists and the power of buying local. Join this colorful celebration of 2,000 people as we party with a purpose on Friday, May 29th at Jack London Square’s Market Building. Go to OaklandIndieAwards.com to nominate your favorite business or artist, purchase tickets, or get more info.
Music Medicine Benefits UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Saturday, May 30th
Local and national artists donate their time and talents to help raise funds for the kids at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. This event is an important part of our overall fundraising efforts and helps increase awareness about Children’s Hospital impact on families in our community. We are asking for your support! As a sponsor you can receive tickets to the event, VIP reception, After Party Mixer, listing on promotional flyers, event program, banners, media announcements, website, and other materials. In addition to brand exposure, 100 percent of your tax-deductible sponsorship goes to improving the lives of kids right here in the Bay Area. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO.
San Francisco Lymphoma Walk
Saturday, June 20th
Since 2005, the San Francisco Lymphoma Walk has raised $618,000 in support of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission to eradicate lymphoma and support those touched by this disease. Join us Saturday, June 20th at 8am at the Golden Gate Park-Band Shell on the Music Concourse Drive in San Francisco. Click here for more details.
Make History on The Oak Train!
Saturday, June 20th
We are breaking the Guinness World Record of the Largest Soul Train Line on Saturday, June 20th, from 9am-5pm. The Oak Train will set a new record at historical deFremery Park, 1651 Adeline Street, in Oakland. Want to be a part of the Official Record Line and have the ability to dance continually for three + hours sign up for the lottery. All lottery entries must be submitted by 5pm on May 30th. It dosent stop here sign up for hourly soul train lines. Wear your 70’s and 80’s gear to compete in the best of the period outfit. Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities available. Funds to benefit deFremery Park children. Click here for more info.