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KBAY's Good Times & Good Causes


KBAY WEB PSA August 15, 2014

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!
St. James Orthodox Church
Here’s a tasty way to spend the day – at the Middle Eastern & Greek Food Festival, September 12th -14th at St. James Orthodox Church, right across from the library in Milpitas! The address is 195 North Main Street. It’s $2 for adults, and kids under 12 get in free, so bring your family! Learn more about it at www.sjorthodox.org/festival.html.

Silicon Valley Red Cross
Do you know someone whose extraordinary act of courage helped them save a life and made them heroes? The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is calling on all local residents and companies to nominate individuals and organizations, whose extraordinary acts of courage or community service have made a difference in Santa Clara County. These heroes will be recognized at the Silicon Valley Chapter Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, November 6. Visit redcross.org/ca/san-jose for more information.
Learning and Loving Education Center
The Learning and Loving Education Center of Morgan Hill is turning 21 and they want you to help celebrate! And KBAY’s own Lissa Kreisler is emceeing!  “Turning 21 –Celebrating Our Success” is Sunday, September 21st, at Mama Mia’s Italian Ristorante   in Morgan Hill. There’ll be wine tasting sponsored by local wineries, plus a delicious Italian buffet dinner, Silent Auction, and music by South Valley Suzuki Music Foundation & Folklorico dances. Tickets: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=yqqfp. The Learning and Loving Education Center is a ministry of the Sisters of the Presentation.              
Opera San José
Opera San José opens its 31st season with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. This tale of innocence lost and vengeance gone tragically awry will be conducted by Joseph Marcheso, with stage direction by Brad Dalton. Rigoletto will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. It’s set for September 6th-21st at California Theatre, 345 South First Street, San José. For information, call 408-437-4450 or visit www.operasj.org.       
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. The last movie of summer is “Airplane!” August 20th at San Pedro Square Market. This fun movie starts at sundown. Learn more at www.sjdowntown.com/starlight
San Mateo County History Museum
The San Mateo County History Museum continues with its “Free First Fridays” on September 5th, with a preschool craft program, followed by story time at 11 a.m. The story “From the Garden” will be told in the museum’s Nature’s Bounty gallery. The Museum is at 2200 Broadway Streetin Redwood City. Contact: www.historysmc.org.
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
Vegetables in the winter? You bet! Here in Santa Clara County we can grow vegetables year round. Join Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and Master Gardener Karen Schaffer to learn about the wide variety of vegetables that thrive in our cool season: broccoli, kale, peas, lettuce, and many more. You will also receive hands-on experience sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings and will take home a flat of seedlings for your winter garden. This program is September 6th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center at 438 Coleman Ave in San Jose. Pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.grpg.org or call 408-298-7657.

Bay Area Birth Information
Expecting? Bay Area Birth Information (BABI), a local non-profit organization, will
hold its 11th Annual Meet BABI Fair connecting expectant and new parents with dedicated professionals, services, information, and resources. On hand for consultations will be midwives, childbirth and new baby instructors, breastfeeding and postpartum support, chiropractors, acupuncturists, prenatal and infant massage therapists. Mini workshops and panel discussions, from local experts will be given throughout the day. There will be FREE massage, door prizes, a children's play area, and more! It’s set for Saturday September 6th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Capri Elementary School, 850 Chapman Drive, Campbell. Visit http://www.bayareabirthinfo.org/about_bay_area_birth_info.
Santa Teresa High School
Santa Teresa High School is holding their first ever 5K walk/run on Saturday, Sept. 13th at the school, 6150 Snell Ave., San Jose. Register online at www.stabc.org.
The race starts at the school track at about 9 a.m., and they are looking for runners and sponsors. If you’d like to run or volunteer, please visit www.stabc.org.

Dane’s Friends
You can help celebrate the brief life of a young South Bay boy, and help other kids who suffer from skin diseases at the " Dane's Friend's For FIRST Concert Event”, Sunday, September 7, at Heritage Theater in Campbell. There’s music and much to celebrate!  Tickets include a Mojo Burger Meal and Complimentary Wine (while supplies last), plus a Silent Auction/raffle hour, followed by the concert. Dane's Friends for FIRST (Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types) is a fundraising event that was inspired by the life and memory of 3 1/2 year old Dane Christian Phelps. Tickets at the Heritage Theater Box Office (408-866-2700) or through www.danesfriendsforfirst.com.  
American Cancer Society
Enjoy amazing art and pick up a beautiful bargain at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop’s first ever Art in August Extravaganza to raise money for cancer research. You’ll see all types of art, movies, books & music - all at second-hand boutique prices. A local award-winning artist will be on hand the first day of the event, with some of her beautiful paintings. Enjoy free popcorn while you shop; awesome gift baskets, and other surprises, at 1103 Branham Lane in San Jose on Friday & Saturday, Aug. 22 & 23.
Family Farmers
You can help local farming families, when you join the Community Alliance with Family Farmers on Sunday, September 14th for their first “farm to fork” fundraiser dinner “The Taste of Santa Clara Valley”. The dinner will take place at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill, and will be fully sourced from local farmers. Experience fresh, local, and delicious food at the peak of the season.  For more information, visit www.caff.org.

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