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May is National Foster Care Month
More than 6000 Bay Area children need a safe place to call home tonight, and no county has enough foster parents to fill the need. Become a foster parent and transform lives. Join an orientation in Sonoma, Marin, Alameda or San Francisco County. Visit www.senecacenter.org/fosterparent for details.
Holy Names University, Upward Bound
If you or someone you know is between the ages of 13 and 16 and wants to have a future that includes a college education, you can learn about a federally funded program aimed at serving low-income families whose parents have not earned a Bachelor’s Degree. Holy Names University’s Upward Bound program serves students in the Oakland Unified School District who are interested in finding out how to attend college and how to figure out what the process is to getting started. This program provides eligible participants with a college experience through a six-week, full-time www.HNU.edu.
4th Annual Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off Festival & Fundraiser
Monday, May 27th
Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery to host the 4th Annual Jamaican Jerk Cook-Off Festival & Fundraiser benefitting My Yute Soccer, on Monday, May 27th from 1pm-5pm, featuring Mr. E from the Award-Winning Papalote Mexican Grill and hosted by our very own KBLX on-air personality Sterling James. For more information, please visit www.jamaicanjerkcookoff.com.
7th Annual Indie Awards
Thursday, May 30th
Did you know that for every 100 dollars spent at locally owned businesses, 68 dollars stays in the community? The 7th 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 May 30th at the beautiful Kaiser Rooftop Garden.Go to OaklandIndieAwards.com and nominate your favorites before March 31st.
Women, Get Key Leadership Training!
Through May 31st
Women, is your goal to become an effective influential leader in the business, education, healthcare, government, faith or legal sector? This is your opportunity to take advantage of the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichments’ “Leadership University,” a four-part series facilitated by seasoned professionals and community leaders ready to share the inside track on leadership and power – how to get it, how to keep it and how to leverage it. Workshops will take place in Oakland throughout May at Merritt College. Call 510-763.9523 or click here to learn more.
FREE Screening of The Waiting Room
Saturday, June 1st
The San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated brings a FREE film screening of 'The Waiting Room', a critically acclaimed documentary, filmed in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital, to the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco on Saturday, June 1st at 3pm. The screening is followed by a panel discussion among Bay Area health care professionals, moderated by Belva Davis, Emmy Award winning journalist. For more information contact email@example.com.
Educate TEDx Livermore
Saturday, June 8th
How will schools teach in the Cloud era? How is innovation fostered within communities and what drives it? How is the workplace evolving? Find out at TEDx Livermore when entrepreneurs, authors, artists and educators share ideas on: Creating our Future, Innovate, Educate. Educate TEDx Livermore takes place, Saturday, June 8th at Las Positas College in Livermore. For tickets and more information please click here.
4th Annual Mourning Mothers 3K Walk to Prevent Violence
Saturday, June 8th
Join us for the 4th Annual Mourning Mothers 3K Walk to Prevent Violence. Saturday, June 8th at the San Leandro Marina starting at 9am. Lend your support in helping survivors find life-enhancing ways to honor the memory of their loved ones, as well as, raising awareness of the ongoing needs of victim-survivors’ services. The one hour program will consist of testimonials and music from victim-survivors. Proceeds from the walk will benefit Project SSMART, a program for grandparents/parents who are caring for grieving children. Sponsored by 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence in partnership with ABC 7. To register and for more information, call 510-581-0100 or visit www.1000mothers.org.
MISSSEY Hosts Second Annual Inspire Change Gala
Saturday, June 15th
On Saturday, June 15th, MISSSEY will host its Second Annual Inspire Change Gala at the beautiful Rotunda Building in Oakland. This very important fundraiser will help raise money to support MISSSEY’s goal of Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth. The program will include no-host cocktails and a hors d’oeuvre reception with live music, silent auction, dinner and dancing! For tickets and other event information, please Jude Wellington at 510-214-3701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiggle Waggle Walk!
Saturday, June 15th
Where will more than 100 dogs and 200 people be On Saturday, June 15th? At the Wiggle Waggle Walk!! A dog walk and Canine love-fest benefitting Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Join the fun from 11:00 AM – 2PM at the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal. Call 510.337.8565 or go to www.AlamedaAnimalShelter.org for more information.
Brighter Than Blight
June 21st-23rd & June 28th-30th
Brighter Than Blight is a conceptual art exhibition funded by California Affordable housing Initiatives (CAhl) with the cooperation of the Oakland housing Authority and City Councilmember Desley Brooks, presented by Oakland artist Ise Lyfe. This FREE Art Exhibition takes place over two weekends, June 21st-23rd & June 28th-30th from 9am-6pm at 77th & Bancroft. For more information, please like us on Facebook by clicking here.
Life On The Rock At The Hyatt Regency
Golden Gate National Parks is proud to display the traveling exhibit Alcatraz: Life on the Rock at Hyatt Regency San Francisco at Embarcadero Center from May 1st to October 25th. This FREE display is open to the public and provides a glimpse into Alcatraz’s many features for those who have not been to the The Rock. For more info visit www.nps.gov/alca or call 415-788-1234.
Able Works and Community Legal Services
Are you struggling to make your mortgage payments? Get FREE housing counseling or legal advice now. Talk to an expert you can trust. Able Works and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto provide FREE in-depth foreclosure prevention services. If you think you are at risk of losing your home and need help, you’re not alone. Take the first step and call or text 650-814-7693.