KBAY PSA – March 27, 2015
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
The ICA is pleased to announce a new program called ICA Live! which will include ongoing presentations of engaging performance art presented during San Jose's First Friday art walk. On April 3rd from 6-10pm, Alyssa Eustaquio will present Au Courant: Facing Feminism, a participatory event that includes an arrangement of cosmetic items containing references to feminism. Utilizing the makeup counter as a basis for open discussion, you are encouraged to have a dialogue with the artist about art and gender ideologies. The public is welcome and admission is free. Learn more at www.sjica.org
South Bay Historical Railroad Society
All aboard! The South Bay Historical Railroad Society hosts its Sprint 2015 Model Train Show on Sat. and Sun., April 11th and 12th at the historic Santa Clara Caltrain Depot. The depot is at 1005 Railroad Avenue in Santa Clara. Hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Attractions include a Company Store swap meet, the organization’s two museum-quality model railroad layouts (HO and N-scales), a museum of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, the restored former Southern Pacific Switch Tower, a large railroad library, newly restored waiting room and the historic Oregon Washington Railroad & Navigation business car. Admission donation: $5 adults; under 18 free. For more information, call 408-243-3969 or go to www.sbhrs.org.
Join JDRF and help support type 1 diabetes research at their “Tee to Table“ golf and foodie event at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, April 10th. Learn more at www.jdrfbayarea.org.
Don't miss this party! The 49ers Colin Kaepernick is hosting the Camp Taylor Gala for CHD Hearts, Saturday April 18th at Rosewood Sand Hill! There'll be fine dining, live music, an auction and more, all to benefit Camp Taylor, a free non-profit medically supervised camp for kids with heart disease! Black Tie is optional. Learn more about it at www.KidsHeartCamp.org/Gala.
Do you know an organization or individual that is leading the fight against AIR pollution and global warming? Breathe California is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Clean Air Awards. Help recognize the local movers and shakers working towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow. Nominations WILL BE accepted until Thursday April 16th at www.cleanairawards.org. To learn more, call 1-877-3-BREATHE.
San Mateo County History Museum
The San Mateo County History Museum, at 2200 Broadway in Redwood City, will celebrate the completion of their update of the popular model ships gallery with children’s nautical craft activities and fun for the whole family, Saturday, April 11th, between 11:00 and 4:00 pm. This celebration will be a FREE day at the Museum. For information go to www.historysmc.org or call 650-299-0104.
Heroes and Helpers
Heroes and Helpers Shop with a Cop's Salsa Sunday Brunch is coming to the Loft Bar & Bistro on South Second Street in downtown San Jose, Sunday May 17th! Dance to Cafecito, the South Bay's best Latin band! Enjoy great food and participate in a fun auction! To learn more about it, visit www.shopwithacopsv.org
Pacific Autism Center
Pacific Autism Center for Education helps children and adults with autism in our community. Join the effort and support these vital programs while having fun at their Open House on April 24th! Call 408-245-3400.
Youth Science Institute
Are you looking for a fun and educational summer camp experience for your child in one of Santa Clara County’s regional parks? Look no further! The Youth Science Institute (YSI) is offering Summer Science Camps at their beautiful Vasona Lake County Park location in Los Gatos! YSI's week long day camps run June through August and are appropriate for children from Pre-K through entering 6th grade. For more information, visit www.youthscience.org or contact Melissa Carine at (408) 356-4945, ext. 10.
California Sea Otter Fund
Want to help California's threatened sea otters? You can, when you make a voluntary contribution to the California Sea Otter Fund on line 410 of your state income tax return. Your donation will support wildlife law enforcement and research benefitting sea otters and their habitat. Visit www.seaotters.org to learn more.
California Senior Legislature
For 35 years the California Senior Legislature has sponsored legislative proposals in areas like elder abuse & health care, to enhance the quality of life for older Californians. Now they need your help, because the CSL depends on private donations. It's easy, too! To contribute check off the California Senior Legislature Fund on your State Income Tax form, or visit the website at www.4CSL.org. Make your tax deductible donation to the California Senior Legislature, advocating for older Californians and their families.
Spaying and neutering your pets is the responsible thing to do and now it's free! Humane Society Silicon Valley now offers free spay and neuter services to Chihuahua-owning residents living in the San Jose, Santa Clara and Milpitas areas. Help prevent unwanted births and put a stop to the overcrowding of shelters. To learn more and sign up, contact the Humane Society Silicon Valley at (408) 262-2133 or visit www.hssv.org.