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Here’s What’s Going On In The Community
You’ll always remember your first best friend, your first moments of independence, and your first taste of s’mores cooked over an open fire. It was all at camp and you can’t wait for your kids to experience it. But going to camp sometimes isn't an option for the kids who could possibly use it most: California’s nearly 60,000 foster kids. Doesn’t every child deserve to go to camp? With your help, they can. 102.9 KBLX and Sleep Train present: Camp Sweet Dreams. Grant a foster child’s dream for as little as ten dollars.
Donate today at campsweetdreams.com/SanFrancisco.
Stop Texts Stop Wrecks
This message is for all of you sitting in the passenger seat, and apologies if it gets a little uncomfortable. But how does it feel to be at the mercy of someone who thinks a random text is worth more than your life. Why not just ask them to stop texting? It may be a little awkward, but believe me, you’ll live. A message brought to you by the Ad Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Learn more at StopTextsStopWrecks.org
Meet Lenora Williams The Non Profit Guru
You can hear her 4 times a day every Saturday between 10am-3pm. Click here to find out more.
HELP STOP BULLYING...BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER
MOCHA Matters! Museum of Children's Arts
Without the Museum of Children’s Arts, over 30,000 youth and families will be without art in their lives. Over the last 24 years MOCHA has been vital to East Bay schools, libraries, in disadvantaged communities. MOCHA provides art education for disadvantage children ages 18 months to 18 years old. MOCHA also provides safe spaces for families in underserved communities to create art. We are the heart in art education. Please help! For more information, please visit mocha.org.
Project Open Hand
Every day, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 meals with love for neighbors who are critically ill and the elderly. We engage over 100 volunteers every day to help nourish our community. Join us! Click here to learn more.
Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant
Casting Call For Girls 13-17
Register today for the Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant. Compete for scholarships, cash prizes, family vacation, and gifts. Only 30 girls will be accepted. Click here to register. For more information, send an email to OaklandTeenPageant@gmail.com.
East Bay College Fund
Wednesday, March 12th
Want to learn more about the East Bay College Fund and possibly become a mentor to a college-bound youth from Oakland? You could be a game changer in a young person's life with a minimal time commitment. Find out more at an open house on March 12th. Click here for more details.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Host 16th Annual Fundraiser
Friday, March 14th
Join the 100 Black Women, Oakland Bay Area Chapter, for the 16th annual fundraiser Madam C.J. Walker Business Community and Recognition Awards Luncheon. This is one of the largest premiere professional networking events in the Bay Area. It will be held on Friday, March 14th at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis located at 780 Mission St. There will be an encore presentation by Judge Glenda Hatchett, and special guest include MC, Dr. Brenda Wade. For more information call 510-653-4085 or click here.
Friday & Saturday, March 14th & 15th
AltCar Expo, the nation’s leading forum for green vehicles will make its Northern California debut on March 14th-15th at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. This FREE event will feature Public Ride & Drives paired with accompanying rebate and infrastructure information. The event will showcase the largest selection of vehicles in the Bay Area from every major green automaker. Click here to find out more.
Joe & Tami Battle Annual Crab Feed
Saturday, March 15th
March Madness @ Ohlone College - live music in Fremont!
Sunday, March 16th & Wednesday March 19th
Wardrobe for Opportunity
Thursday, March 20th
March Mania for DYF
Friday, March 21st
35th Annual Sheriff’s Ball
Saturday, March 22nd
Powerful Women of the Bay
Thursday, March 27th
The 5th Annual Powerful Women of the Bay Awards are happening Thursday, March 27th at the Wedgewood in the Metropolitan Golf Club located at 10051 Doolittle Drive in Oakland. This event will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women in the San Francisco/Bay Area in honor of Women’s History Month. The reception is from 11am to 11:30am. The lunch & program begin at 11:30am and end at 1:30pm. This year’s guest speaker is Patricia Ford, Founder of Deella & Associates, LLC. For more information, click here.
Marcus Foster Education Fund…Fundraiser!
Thursday, March 27th
Join KBLX’s Nikki Thomas for The Power of Education, a fundraiser for The Marcus Foster Education Fund, Thursday, March 27th from 6:30pm-9:30pm at the Rotunda Building, 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland. You’ll enjoy a performance from acclaimed spoken word artist Prentice Powell, live music from Soul Mechanix and special guest Dr. Marsha Foster Boyd. Click here to purchase tickets.
East Bay College Fund
March-Thursday, April 10th
Want to learn more about the East Bay College Fund and possibly become a mentor to a college-bound youth from Oakland? You could be a game changer in a young person's life with a minimal time commitment. Find out more at an open house on April 10th. Visit East Bay College Fund for more details.
Woodrow Wilson High School Grand Alumni Reunion!
Saturday, August 30th
Hey Woodrow Wilson High School Grand Alumni…Let’s Do It Again! Join us at the big Reunion, Saturday, August 30th from 7pm-Midnight, at the Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street @ 4th Street in San Francisco. Enjoy multiple food stations, dancing, raffle giveaways and music from the Chris C.J. Flash of The World Famous Rick & Russ Show w/C.J. Flash. Click here for tickets and more information.