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KBAY's Good Times & Good Causes


KBAY PSA – February 27, 2015

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy   
Did you know that our Mediterranean climate is perfect for year-round gardens? Join the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for an exciting six-week series about sustainable vegetable gardening! Learn how to grow a successful, environmentally responsible food garden that produces delicious vegetables & herbs all year, Wednesdays from March 4th through April 8th. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.grpg.org or call 408-298-7657.
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.

Montalvo Service Group
Villa Montalvo is excited to announce The Mad Hatter's Tea, a new non-profit event sponsored by the Montalvo Service Group. The Montalvo Service Group supports the Montalvo Arts Center by holding several fundraising events during the year. Funds are used for the restoration and preservation of the historic villa. The Mad Hatter's Tea will be held at Villa Montalvo on Saturday, March 14th from 2 to 4pm. The cost is $45. Shuttles from parking lot 4 will be available. So, wear your favorite hat and join the fun! Additional information is at www.montalvoarts.org/volunteering/MSG/
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 than 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.
Almaden Lions Club
You can help someone see the light! Saturday, March 28th Almaden Lions will be collecting old eyeglasses at the Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose from 10am to 3pm. Join “Lions Eyes Across California” and bring your old eyeglasses to be recycled for visually handicapped people in 3rd world countries. Information Lois Ferber 408-268-6739.
Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association
Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association is set to kick off a year of celebration for their fortieth anniversary with a spectacular quilt show. See traditional, contemporary and art quilts at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Over 400 quilts by local artists will be on display. There will be vendors, children’s activities, quilts from the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, an exhibit by the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild. March 14th 10am to 5pm and March 15th 10am to 4pm. Visit www.scvaquiltshow.org
Humane Society
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.
Symphony Silicon Valley
Do you know someone who loves music and Lord of the Rings? Symphony Silicon Valley has your answer: tickets to the West Coast premiere of this iconic trilogy accompanied by the first American 250-member live orchestra and chorus. These historic performances will be presented over three days in April at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Go to www.symphonysiliconvalley.org or www.lotrssv.org
Gavilan College
Bach to Blues is back! This fundraising concert is a showcase for regional talent, featuring Gavilan College faculty, students and performers from the community. This year's line-up includes pianist Maria Amirkhanian, flamenco guitarist Alberto Marques, blues guitarist John Garcia, Gavilan College voice instructor Nate Pruitt, and the winner of the Marian Filice Youth Piano Competition. It's Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm at the Gavilan College Theater at 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy. For more information, please contact Maria Amirkhanian at 408-848-4796.

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