KBAY WEB PSA – December 22, 2014
Want to get into the Christmas Spirit big-time? Help keep a baby warm! You can help needy families clothe their baby girls and boys this holiday season when you visit Christmas in the Park at Plaza de Cesar Chavez now through January 1st. Bring gently used baby clothes to the Santa Booth and Loved Twice will take these items and package them with love to distribute to local hospitals, clinics, and shelters. For more visit the Santa Booth or go to www.LovedTwice.org, a nonprofit helping local families.
Symphony Silicon Valley
Struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for someone who loves music and Lord of the Rings? Symphony Silicon Valley has your answer: tickets to the West Coast premiere of this iconic trilogy accompanied by the first American 250-member live orchestra and chorus. These historic performances will be presented over three days in April at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, with two cycles to choose from. Get this great gift at symphonysiliconvalley.org or lotrssv.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley
Ride the Freedom Train! In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the Freedom Train will roll out of San Jose's Diridon Station on its journey to San Francisco to celebrate his legacy! Join your friends and neighbors on a joyous ride, Monday January 19th! Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check to MLK Association, P.O. Box 4738, San Jose, 95150. Learn more about the Freedom train - visit www.scvmil.org and click on the Freedom Train tab.
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
Hands-on rose pruning lessons are being offered at the award-winning San Jose Heritage Rose Garden every Wednesday and Saturday, beginning the first Saturday of the new year, January 3rd, and concluding at the end of February. Ages 16 and up. Lessons begin promptly at 8:30 am. We have all the tools you need but feel free to bring your own leather gloves and shears, if you have them. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a full water bottle. The Heritage Rose Garden is located at 412 Seymour Street. Free parking is available on Taylor Street and surrounding side streets. Call the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy at 408-298-7657 for more information.
Rock Out for Recovery, a concert, is set for January 17th from 6-10pm at the San Jose Woman's Club in downtown San Jose, to benefit Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept, and Live), an organization that provides grant funding for those who cannot afford eating disorder treatment. The concert will feature live music from up and coming local bands Strange Hotel, 37th Parallel, and Second To Last. There will be a silent auction as well and dinner and dessert will be sold. To learn more, visit www.theprojectheal.org.
Symphony Silicon Valley
Symphony Silicon Valley has the perfect present for this gift giving season…Walt Disney’s magical movie musical, FANTASIA, with the entire soundtrack performed by full orchestra beneath a huge high definition screen AND it’s playing on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 14th at 8pm and February 15th at 2:30 at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Give the gift of LOVE this holiday season. Call the Symphony Silicon Valley box office or visit www.fantasiassv.org.
Insight Meditation South Bay is pleased to announce the launch of a new mindfulness meditation program beginning January 22, 2015 in Saratoga. This mindfulness-based program offers an ideal introduction to the basics of meditation. The program is organized into a sequence of six-week courses that explore the development of mindfulness, concentration, and compassion. The first course in the series, Cultivating Mindfulness, will run January 22 - February 26 at the social hall of Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga. By donation. For information and details visit: www.imsb.org.
San Mateo County History Museum
Your little ones will love “Free First Fridays” at San Mateo County History Museum, and so will you! Friday, January 2nd, the story “Cool Cars” will be told during story hour in the museum's Journey to Work gallery, and the program includes a preschool craft program! Visit the museum at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City or www.historysmc.org.