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KBAY's Good Times & Good Causes


KBAY WEB PSA July 25, 2014

Meet Paul
Here's a once-in-a-lifetime deal for Beatle fans: how would you like to meet Paul McCartney one-on-one backstage at his concert at Candlestick in August?  Paul wants to build a new school in Haiti so he's holding a contest where the winner will visit with him backstage, take photos, attend sound check, and watch the Candlestick concert from Paul's VIP seats with a guest! Learn how to enter at www.MeetPaulMcCartney.com   
Symphony Silicon Valley
Take the family for a symphonic summer outing at Symphony Silicon Valley’s Summer Pops Free Music Festival on the beautiful San Jose State University’s Tower Lawn! Evening Summer Pops shows include an ice cream social, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and a Classical Mystery Tour of Beatles hits! Learn more at www.symphonysiliconvalley.org
Stanford Blood Center
The Stanford Bloodmobile visits San Pedro Square Market in downtown San Jose on Fridays in August and September. You can donate blood on August 8th and September 12th at your convenience, at the corners of San Pedro & St. John streets.
Make an appointment at www.bloodcenter.stanford.edu or call 888-723-7831.
You can enjoy wine tasting, great food, music and more, on a beautiful summer evening at San Jose’s History Park, helping local groups like Teatro Vision, Alum Rock Women & Children’s Center, Jose Valdez Math Institute, and RotaCare Free Clinic! This amazing community event is August 1st from 6 to 10pm. Tickets at www.SaborDelValle.org
St Josephs Center and Community Pantry
How does your garden grow? You’ll love the innovative ideas you can pick up at the Garden Railroad Tour to benefit St. Joseph’s Center & Community Pantry, August 16th!
The 20th annual Garden Railroad Society Tour features tours of 8 beautiful gardens. To learn more about the tour, email dalemcanally@verizon.net or call 408-848-1440. Guidebooks will be available in early August by e-mail or you can pick up a copy with your donation from Garden Accents in Gilroy or BookSmart in Morgan Hill.
Noteworthy Music School
You love music, great food and helping young people learn, so combine your loves at Noteworthy Music School’s Fundraising Dine-In, Sunday August 3rd at Santana Row’s Pasta Pomodoro! Check it out at www.pastapomodoro.com.
Foothill Music Theatre
Foothill Music Theatre presents the Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, playing through August 10th at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre in Los Altos Hills. For tickets and information, visit FoothillMusicals.com.
San Jose Parks and Recreation
The 2014 San Jose Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is fast approaching August 2nd and 3rd. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information. To register, click on http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=141825 Learn more at www.southbaysmash.com or call (408) 268-1567. See you on the courts!
Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association
You gotta know when to hold ‘em when you play for charity, at the Santa Clara Police Officers Association Texas Hold ‘em Tournament for Special Olympics! The tournament is Friday August 15th at Bay Club Santa Clara, 3250 Central Expressway in Santa Clara.  There’ll be complementary beverages and food, door prizes, music and much more. Pre-register at www.texasholdemso.org or call Frank Saunders at (408) 640-7461.
Downtown Association
Here’s your chance to enjoy great movies from the 1980s for free, under the stars, on warm San Jose summer nights, at Starlight Cinemas.  Come early and enjoy pre-show fun and games, often as entertaining as the main event.  This summer’s movies include Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, July 30th in St. James Park, Pretty in Pink August 6th at San Pedro Square Market, Gremlins August 13th at St. James Park, and “Airplane!” August 20th at San Pedro Square Market. There’s entertainment before the movie, which starts at sundown. To learn more, visit www.sjdowntown.com/starlight
Sunday Friends
This fall, you can help Sunday Friends send kids off to school well-equipped to learn! The children of Sunday Friends are already saving their well-earned tickets in their "bank accounts" for the backpacks and school supplies they will need for the start of the next school year. Their parents are saving, too, because they have come to understand the value of a good education for their children. Most needed items include Character Backpacks for grade school children, Zipper Binders, USB Memory Drives, Markers, Mechanical Pencils, Watercolor Paint Sets, Binder Paper, New One-Inch Binders, Calculators, and Batteries. Learn more at www.sundayfriends.org
Able Works
Support Able Works’ great works by becoming a sponsor of the Annual East Palo Alto 5K Blues Run. This is a fun and meaningful way to support youth in San Mateo County. The event takes place on Saturday, August 2nd, with the race starting at 12:00pm at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto. This event is held in conjunction with the East Palo Alto Blues Festival and the race finish line is at the festival. To learn more, visit them on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/AbleWorks#!/events/295216190653250/
The San Mateo County History Museum
The San Mateo County History Museum continues with its “Free First Fridays” on August 1st, including a preschool craft program, followed by a story time, beginning at 11am. The story will be Chugga Chugga Choo Choo. The Museum is located at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City.  Contact the Museum at www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.
For African Kids
You can help an amazing Bay Area group help the children of Africa learn their way out of poverty! Opportunities for African Kids is hosting a “Bricks & Books” fundraising party to build a school in Liberia, at the Napa Valley’s Ceja Vineyards on August 23rd, and you can attend the party as well as help them out with your donations! You can help show these kids the way to a better life! To learn more, visit www.forafricankids.org today! 

Family Giving Tree
Family Giving Tree needs backpacks to help kids do better in school! They work with social service agencies around the Bay Area - homeless shelters, community centers, schools and various nonprofit organizations. Each year, these folks help fulfill the needs of children who would go without anything during the holidays and back-to-school season. Help them learn their way to a better life, by providing backpacks & back-to-school funds. They need your help now. Learn more at www.familygivingtree.org.

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