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Upcoming Community Events and Causes
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Wildlife Tracking Family Workshop
Dive into the world of wildlife awareness and tracking! Your family will be learning simple, yet powerful tools and techniques for tracking wildlife through any terrain type. Awareness and tracking are the foundation of all nature skills, identification, and exploring. Come learn to read the ground like a storybook! Sunday, August 20th from 10am to 1pm. Adults, families with children 12+ accompanied by an adult are welcome. For more information, visit www.grpg.org or call (408) 298-7657.
August is Pride Month in San Jose
August is Pride Month in San Jose and Santa Clara County is the only county in the U.S. with an office dedicated to the LGBTQ community. San Jose Pride Parade and Festival is coming up August 26th-27th and includes a Saturday night festival in Cesar Chavez Park, Sunday morning parade down Market Street and a festival on Sunday with a fun family kids area, health pavilion, non-profits, business expo, local and national entertainers and food trucks. For more information, visit www.svpride.com.
Support the Bay Area’s Military Veterans at the Fisher House Fundraiser
It’s a family day of fun at the Fisher House Fundraiser set for Saturday, August 26th at Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center in Redwood City. There’s live music, BBQ, Cool Classic Cars, a Kids Zone and lots more! Go to www.fisherhouse.org for more info.
It’s a Fiesta with a Purpose! Party to support programs for Silicon Valley youth, at the Scottish Temple in San Jose, Saturday, August 26th, from 5:30 to 11pm. The Shop-With-A–Cop Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Party will include dancing, a live and silent auction and a premium tequila tasting for adults! All proceeds benefit the Shop-With-A-Cop Foundation and Silicon Valley Youth Programs. Get more information by calling Darrell Cortez at (669) 226-2663 or by visiting www.shopwithacopsv.com.
Lincoln Foundation’s “An Evening in the Orient”
Spend “An Evening in the Orient”, as the Lincoln High School Foundation celebrates helping young people get a good education at 2349 Loma Park Court in San Jose on Saturday, August 26th. All proceeds from the party are used for Lincoln Foundation sponsored school programs and the cost of the tickets are completely tax-deductible. Learn more at www.sjusd.org/lincoln/get/involved/lincoln-foundation/
This week’s featured Mix Cares interviews
Silicon Valley Pride Month Festivities
Silicon Valley Pride CEO, Thaddeus Campbell and board members gathered at a pride celebration to talk about the upcoming Silicon Valley Pride festivities on August 26 and 27. We talked to Thaddeus about separating Pride festivities in Silicon Valley from San Francisco and other cities, and about the events themselves, which include the Saturday Night Festival, Sunday’s Pride Parade and their family-oriented Day Festival in Plaza de Cesar Chavez.
Happy Trails To You
San Jose District 10 Supervisor, Johnny Khamis talked about the Guadalupe River Project, which would close a five mile gap along the Guadalupe River Trail. Funding for the project was recently approved, beginning the long process of getting environmental and other approval to complete the trail. When completed, the trail would make it possible to commute to work on your bicycle from South San Jose to North San Jose.
Back To School Tips
Franklin–McKinley School District Director of Early Learning, Melinda Waller and Director of Community Relations, Yelitza Pena talked about preparing your children for that first day of school. The emphasis was on early-learning – kindergartners – but the tips they shared can be helpful to any parents who are sending their kids off to school. Ms. Waller is a former school principal, who shared her personal stories of helping kids prepare, and sending her own kids off to school for the first time.