KBAY WEB PSA – November 21, 2014
Join in the fun and festivities on Dec. 6th and 7th when Caltrain brings its annual Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to town. This spectacularly decorated train brings the magic and the excitement of the season to kids of all ages. At selected stations, a Caltrain glowing with more than 70,000 lights will stop to present a special holiday show. There’ll be a brass band and carolers to entertain you while Santa, Frosty and the gang get off the train to greet parents and kids. It’s free, too.
Orchard City Chorus
You'll find the holiday spirit and more at Orchard City's Happy Holiday Choral concert, “Caroling, Caroling!” Friday, December 12th at Campbell United Methodist Church! Fill your heart with music, and bring your friends & family! Admission is $15 at the door – learn more at www.orchardcitychorus.org.
Stewart Tartan Pipes
Here's a unique way to celebrate the season: Stewart Tartan Pipes and drums presents their 20th FREE Scottish Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 6th at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Saratoga. The concert features bagpipes & drums, Scottish ballads, & special guest appearances by the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers & San Jose School of Highland Dancing. Call Phil Lenihan 408-996-8302 for more information.
TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” Run run, Rudolf – and you, too!
Join in a new tradition in San Jose benefiting our favorite holiday celebrations: Christmas in the Park and Downtown Ice. TiVo Santa Run Festivities kick off at Sunday, December 14th at 1 p.m. with the race starting at 3. The TiVo “Santa Run Silicon Valley” is a 5K Run/Walk that is fun for the whole family. Dress up as your favorite holiday character or tradition – Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, reindeer, elves, menorah, ornaments, tree, candlestick. grandparents, parents and kids alike will enjoy the memories these fun activities offer. Visit www.christmasinthepark.com for more information. For volunteer sign-ups, visit http://govoluntr.com/events.
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. To learn more about the Freedom Train - visit www.scvmil.org and click on the Freedom Train tab.
Don't miss Bethel Church San Jose's annual Christmas Spectacular - “A Light in the Darkness – a musical celebration for all ages, featuring the Bethel Choir, Orchestra, Kingdom Kids Choir, Drama Ensemble, Dance, Multimedia and Audience Participation. Free Admission, with Spanish interpretation at all performances over two weekends, December 5th – 14th. Tickets at www.ChristmasSpectacular.org or www.Bethel.org.
Get in the driver's seat and be a volunteer who spreads joy in a joyful way. Drive a senior to a medical appointment or to shopping once or twice a month. It only takes a little time, and it can make a world of difference! Most rides are in Fremont, Newark or Union City. Call Life Elder Care at 510-574-2090 OR go to www.lifeeldercare.org.
Food For Families
Give a family in your community a fresh start! Food for Families Holiday Bag Campaign runs through December at all Raley’s/ Bel Air/Nob Hill Markets. Your $10 donation at checkout will fill a bag with $27 worth of healthy food that will make at least 21 meals. And Raley's matches 100% of donations! For more information visit Foodforfamilies.org.
San Mateo County History Museum
The San Mateo County History Museum continues with its “Free First Fridays” offering on December 5th, which will include a preschool craft program, followed by a story time at 11 a.m. The story RU a Horse will be told in the museum’s Journey to Work transportation gallery. The Museum is located at 2200 Broadway St. in Redwood City. Contact: www.historysmc.org.
Applied Materials Turkey Trot
Join in the Thanksgiving Day tradition of giving thanks, at the 10th anniversary of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in downtown San Jose! You can help raise $1 million for local charities while working up a Thanksgiving Day appetite! Help our local charities provide needy families with health, hope and a home. Register your family for the 5K or the 10K walk or run, or the kids' Fun Run. Go to www.s-vturkeytrot.com.
Oshman Family JCC
Palo Alto’s Oshman Family Jewish Community Center continues its Jazz Giants Series with an appearance by Grammy winner and legendary bassist Ron Carter and his trio. Among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz, Ron Carter has recorded with greats including Lena Horne, B.B. King, and the Kronos Quartet. The date is Thursday, December 4th at 7:30 p.m. at Oshman Family JCC- Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For regular tickets ($40 Members; $45 Non-Members; $60 at the door) or premium tickets (Premium seating - $60 for members). Call 650-223-8664 or visit http://paloaltojcc.org/carter.
You can apply for Covered California, Medi-Cal and other free or low-cost health insurance for adults and children on Thursday, December 4th from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lynhaven School, 881 South Cypress Ave. in San Jose. For details, call 408 410-5989.
Food For Families
Help feed a hungry family this Holiday season! Join Raley's & Nob Hill & KBAY's Sam Van Zandt, Friday, December 5th for a "Day of Giving." Donate to Food For Families and 100% of your donation goes toward feeding those in need in our community. And Raley's & Nob Hill will double your donation. Join us from 11am-1pm on Friday, December 5th. Raley's – 6061 Snell Ave. in San Jose. Learn more about it at KBAY CARES at kbay.com.