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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 $10
Donate today at campsweetdreams.com/SanFrancisco.
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.
The 27th Miss Asian Global Pageant
Accepting Applications NOW!
The 27th Miss Asian Global Pageant is accepting applications for its cultural showcase event to be held on Saturday, August 2nd at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco. The qualifications are that you need to be between the ages 17-27, single and at least 25% Asian. The pageant is produced by the Asian America Foundation whose goals are Community Involvement, Women's Empowerment and Education. The winner of the Miss Asian Global title receives a $3,000 scholarship and Miss Asian America title winner also receives $3,000 from Monster Cable Products.
Apply online at www.MissAsianAmerica.com/apply or call 415/308-6132.
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.
Oakland Empowerment Scholarship Pageant
Casting Call For Girls 13-18
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.
The Oakland Office if Traffic Safety
Did you know that three seconds of texting while driving at 65 mph is equal to driving 100 yards, or the length of a football field, blindfolded? The California Office of Traffic Safety encourages you to limit your behind-the-wheel distractions. It’s Not Worth It!
Holy Names University
Thursday, April 24th
Thinking about completing a graduate program or finishing your bachelor's degree? Then join Holy Names University in the Oakland hills on Thursday, April 24th at 6pm for a FREE information session. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
The Biletnikoff Foundation, a Bay Area non-profit aiding teenagers with recovery from violence, drugs and alcohol, announced the much-anticipated Fred Biletnikoff Hall of Fame Golf Invitational. This 10th Annual Invitational is filled with the best of the Oakland Raiders players and supporters, set to take place on April 28th, at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton. Click here to register and for more details.
FESCO’s 17th Annual Shelter Shuffle Walkathon
Saturday, May 3rd
On any given night, there are over 1700 homeless children in Alameda County. What if YOU had the opportunity to do something about it? Well, you do! Join hundreds of walkers as they take a step toward ending family homelessness, Saturday, May 3rd at San Leandro Marina Park. Walk as an individual or as a team in this family-friendly, dog-friendly walk along the beautiful paths of the San Leandro Marina Park. Registration/Check in starts at 9am. Click here to register online and get more info.
Celebrate with the TENDERLOIN NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Thursday, May 8th
Join TNDC at the Westin St. Francis on Thursday, May 8th for dinner, dancing and a heartwarming program at its 33rd Birthday Dinner as they celebrate their history of providing affordable housing and support services. For more info, click here.
Wishes in Wine Country
Saturday, May 17th
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s Wishes in Wine Country event is Saturday, May 17th, from 2:30pm-9pm, at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Road in Windsor. It features gourmet food and wine from over 30 local restaurants and wineries. For more information, call 415-982-9474 or click here.
Car & Bike Show
Saturday, May 17th
All cars and bikes welcome at the San Mateo Car & Bike Show happening on Saturday, May 17th at 9am to 4pm. Enjoy food, raffles, a flea market and family fun! This event will take place at Parkside School parking lot, 1685 Eisenhower St. For more information, call Nancy at 650-922-6240.
13th Annual Soul Stroll for Health 2014
Saturday, May 17th
Make plans to participate in 13th Annual Soul Stroll for Health, Saturday, May 17th from 9am-1pm. One, three and five mile courses will be marked along the beautiful bayfront path in San Mateo’s Coyote Point Park. Walk or stroll as little or as far as you like, at your own pace. The goal is to raise awareness of the benefits of good nutrition and exercise in preventing heart disease and diabetes. Click here for more details and to register.
Carnaval San Francisco
May 24th & 25th
Carnaval San Francisco…Celebration of The World Cup is a FREE 2-Day Family Festival and Parade on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th & 25th. Don’t miss Carnaval San Francisco, fun for the whole family! Take BART to the Festival. Get details here.
Lend A Hand Foundation Green & White Ball
Saturday, May 31st
Enjoy dinner, awards, dancing and music at the Lend A Hand Foundation’s Green & White Ball, Saturday, May 31st at the Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive in Oakland. Music by The Ricardo Scales Ensemble featuring Special Guest Pete Escovedo. VIP Reception 6pm-7pm. Event ends at 11pm. For more info, call Karen at 510-553-1262.
Breast Cancer & African Americans
Alameda County Is Looking For Bilingual Poll Workers
Tuesday, June 3rd
Are you fluent in English and speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog,Vietnamese, Hindi,Japanese,Khmer or Korean? Alameda County is looking for bilingual poll workers to staff polling places in every part of the county during the upcoming statewide primary on June 3rd. Click here for more info.
Cantor Arts Center
NOW through August 17th
Now at the Cantor Arts Center: breathtaking conservation photography of Yosemite, the Columbia River, Oregon, and other parts of the northern Pacific Coast. The exhibition is titled “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums” and is open through August 17th. Cantor is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 11am to 5pm and until 8pm on Thursday evenings. Admission is FREE. Click here for more info.
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.