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KBAY's Good Times & Good Causes



KBAY WEB PSA April 18, 2014
Brain Injury Association
You can walk to support brain injury research and help people with brain injuries at the 2014 Walk for Brain Injury, at Almaden Lake Park in San Jose, Saturday April 26th. There’ll be BBQ fro Santa Clara County Firefighters Local 1165, kids’ activities, including face-painting, and KBAY’s own Sam & Lissa are hosting! Learn more about how you can help and have fun with us at the Walk for Brain Injury at www.biacal.donordrive.com
Teen Challenge
Support Teen Challenge on Monday, April 28th 2014 at the 13th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction! All proceeds from this event benefit the men, women, teens, children, and families in the Bay Area who are struggling with life-controlling problems - such as drug & alcohol addiction. The tournament is held at The Golf Club at Boulder Ridge, conveniently located in sunny San Jose! This is a prime opportunity to play one of the best courses in Northern California. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. Shotgun start at noon. All proceeds benefit the students in the program and will help keep the doors open for many others. To register over the phone, call 408.703.2001.
Youth Science Institute
Support the love of nature and science in our young people at Youth Science Institute’s special event, “A Night of Food & Science”, Saturday May 10 at The History Club of Los Gatos. Join YSI for an evening of hands-on science and a fine five-course meal by Blue Sage. It benefits YSI’s nature-based science programs. YSIReservations@gmail.com  Interested in sponsoring? Contact Riva Bakal: rbakal@gmail.com
Rivers of Chocolate
You’re going to love this delicious way to help homeless families in our Valley – the “Rivers of Chocolate” celebration – an afternoon of fine wine, chocolate and savory tastings to benefit the programs of EHC LifeBuilders. It’s set for the afternoon of Sunday May 4 at Saratoga’s Mountain Winery. EHC LiveBuilders is the leading provider of shelter and help for homeless families and veterans in Santa Clara County.
Learn more at www.EHCLifeBuilders.org.
Don’t miss Mexican Heritage Night with the San Jose Giants on Cinco de Mayo, May 5 at San Jose’s Muni Stadium! Enjoy a great night out at Municipal Stadium and help raise funds to support VivaFest's music education program! Activities include Mexican barbecue provided by Chacho's restaurant, mariachi and folklorico, a kid's bouncy inflatable and a seventh inning auction of Los Gigantes baseball shirts autographed by the players! Purchase tickets by contacting MHC at info@mhcviva.org.  
Friends of Hue Foundation
The Vietnamese cultural event of the season is set for Sunday May 4th at San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, featuring music, dance, art and a dinner show to remember! You’ll enjoy amazing cuisine, great jazz and Vietnamese music in the San Jose Fairmont’s Imperial Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the FCF Children’s Shelter supported by the Friends of Hue Foundation. For more information contact Jenny Do at jennydolaw@gmail.com.
Bike-to- Work Day
The Bay Area is celebrating its 20th annual Bike-to- Work Day on Thursday, May 8th.  Get healthy and experience the benefits of cycling firsthand.  More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplace, an ideal distance for bicycling.  For more information, visit you can bike there dot com. www.youcanbikethere.com
Willow Glen Schools
The 5th annual Willow Glen 5k Run/Walk is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday May 10.  This event brings more than 2,500 runners and walkers along a race course through Willow Glen and benefits Willow Glen Elementary and other local schools to fund arts, education, science, technology, sports and after school programs.  The race is followed by a post-race community festival with game booths, local food vendors, and more. For registration and further information please visit www.willowglen5k.org

Wings of History Air Museum

The Wings of History Air Museum open house and fly-in is Saturday, May 17, at 12777 Murphy Ave, San Martin, CA, 95046 and San Martin Airport (South County Airport).  Free admission. Free airplane rides for kids 8-17. Free tethered balloon rides from 7:00am, weather permitting. Food available all day starting with a continental breakfast at 8am Visit www.wingsofhistory.org or call 408-683-2290 for details.

Preeclampsia Foundation
Help raise awareness of deadly Preeclampsia by walking at Santana Row, Saturday May 3rd. Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, will be participating in and raising money for the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™. Learn more at www.preeclampsia.org.

 Museum of American Heritage
You’ll want to race over to this event! The Museum of American Heritage presents the 10th Annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival (VVFF) May 3rd from 9:30am until 2:00 pm. Located at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto, this free annual community event is being hosted in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto’s 92nd May Fete Parade & Festival. Over 50 rare vintage vehicles will be on display to enjoy, along with hands-on science demonstrations, Meccano models, and other family activities. The museum’s feature exhibition, Time Machines: Clocks & Time Keeping will be open. http://www.moah.org/annualEvents.html
Machado Historical Society
Enjoy crafts, handcrafted goodies, raffles and community fun! The Machado Historical Society is holding a Spring Craft Fair at the Machado Heritage School at 15130 Sycamore Road in Morgan Hill on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm. 
Great ideas to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day, plus lots more to enjoy!
Martin Luther King Junior Association of Santa Clara Valley
Help the Martin Luther King Junior Association of Santa Clara Valley help those less fortunate in our community at their Movers of Mountains and Scholarship Awards event, Saturday May 31 at the Flames Eatery on 4th street in downtown San Jose. The rise in homicides has created a need to replenish their burial fund for families who lost a loved one to homicide. Funds are also needed for their youth art/essay writing contest at MACSA. The fundraiser will feature the incredible vocalist Angela Borricua Tirado. Guest speakers include Council Member Ash Kalra and many more. Call 408 971-1960.
Pacific Autism Center
Pacific Autism Center for Education helps adults and children with autism in our community.  April is Autism Awareness Month.  Show your support by sponsoring a round of golf and raise funds for those living with autism in the Bay Area. Join the effort to support PACE programs at the 6th Annual Golf Classic at Cinnabar Hills on May 2nd!  Call 408-245-3400 and support PACE while having fun!
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Come run, have fun and support Pajaro Valley Shelter Services!  It’s the 30th Annual Mother’s Day Run for Shelter on Sunday, May 11th at Ramsay Park in Watsonville. This is a timed 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K kid’s fun run.  Register online at www.pvshelter.org or call 831-3728-5649.  Fun, music, food, medals, prizes and roses for the moms and many surprises! AND you’ll still have time to take mom out to brunch after!  Go to www.pvshelter.org or call 831-728-5649.
 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 them show these kids the way to a better life! To learn more, visit www.forafricankids.org today!


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