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Upcoming Community Events and Causes

Gavilan College
Join experts from Gavilan College faculty and the South Bay community to take A Closer Look at The Holocaust, Survival, and Forgiveness with Holocaust survivor Gitta Spindel Ryle. This will take place on Wednesday October 18th at 7 pm, at the Gilroy Library Community Room, 350 West 6th Street in Gilroy. Co-sponsored by American Association of University Women and the Gilroy Library. REPEATED on Wednesday October 25th at 2:30 pm at Library Study Area, Gavilan College. Event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information call (408) 848-4829 or visit

South Bay Scottish Society
Party with an accent at the annual South Bay Scottish Society Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 6:30pm-10:30pm at the West Valley Branch of San Jose Public Library. (1243 San Tomas Aquino Road, San Jose, 95117). There will be contests, games, prizes, music/dancing, food and drinks. Tickets are $10 for adults, and free for kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. All proceeds will go to the disaster relief effort.  Tickets can be purchased on our website at

Bill’s Backyard
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is connecting kids to nature with a new outdoor learning environment, the largest capital project since opening in 1990. Bill’s Backyard: Bridge to Nature will double the museum’s current exhibit space and provide endless opportunities for fun and learning with a focus on environmental and science education. Named after retired Agilent Technologies CEO and Museum Board Member Bill Sullivan, Bill’s Backyard opens to the public on Sunday, October 29th.

Association of Fundraising Professionals
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter (AFPSVC) will produce the annual Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center to recognize excellence in local philanthropy. This is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser, a regional event attended by over 650 professional fundraisers, community leaders, philanthropists, volunteers and corporate sponsors. More than 20 individuals will be honored as Distinguished Volunteer Fundraisers for their tireless work and generosity of spirit to fulfill the missions of the countless local nonprofit organizations and educational institutions they serve. For more information about the event and sponsorships, please contact


This week’s featured Mix Cares interviews

Let’s Play in Bill’s Backyard!
Children’s Discovery Museum is always changing to make learning – and playing – more fun for South Bay kids! Now CDM welcomes your kids to Bill’s Backyard: Bridge to Nature! They’ll discover the natural world by scaling the Tree Climber, crawling through the tunnel to the LookOut Tower, and much more! There’s a Dig Pit, a Dry Creek, and lots more ways to learn about nature in a safe environment! CDM’s Marilee Jennings tells us all about it.

Days of Death – and Life
In Hispanic culture, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration to honor those who have passed on, with family gatherings, food, and even theater! That’s why Mexican Heritage Plaza is home to “La Muerta Bailla” – a theatrical comedy about death and life. It’s being presented through October 22nd, and Teatro Vision’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Garcia says it’s a good way to introduce your family to the theater and the Latino culture of death.