MIX WEB PSA December 6, 2013
City of San Jose
Don’t miss a NEW Holiday tradition – the Santa Run Silicon Valley! It’s a 5K walk or run, Sunday December 15th in Downtown San Jose to benefit Christmas in The Park and Downtown Ice! Dress upas your favorite Holiday character or come as you like, but run – it’s fun! Register at www.SantaRunSV.COM.
History San Jose
The “Holidays at History Park” are on, and a special “Children’s Heritage Holidays” at History Park will be held Saturday, December 14 from noon to 4 p.m. Santa will be on-hand for photo opportunities. Children can ride the trolley with Santa Claus, and operate the hand car. There will be live music and entertainment, holiday crafts for kids, and story time with the Snow Queen. For more, visit historysanjose.org
Help Teen Challenge recover from two burglaries in November, with your donations to their Holiday Giving Fund. Over $8,000 in office items and cash were stolen from the administration office, and Women’s & Children’s Center. You can help Teen Challenge help young people trying to turn their lives around. Go to www.teenchallenge.net or call (408) 703-2001. Send checks to Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 24309, San Jose, Ca 95154.
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens
Get ready for the holidays the old-fashioned way by making your own wreath on Saturday, December 14th from 1:30 to 3:30pm! Master Gardeners, led by Milli Wright, will show you how to look through local gardens and parks to find unusual items that can be incorporated into the wreaths. After a basic design lesson you will be ready to create your own personal gift for your home. All basic materials will be provided, but if you have some special greenery, lights or ornaments that you would like to incorporate onto your wreath, feel free to bring them along. Call 408 298-7657 or visit www.grpg.org
Sacred Heart Nativity Schools
This Christmas CD is different. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer. “Nativity Rocks” was recorded by a local teen band, to raise money for Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San Jose. These schools serve kids from low income families, providing a rigorous academic and development program to achieve the mission of “breaking the cycle of poverty through education!” It’s easy: you make a donation to the school and receive a rock n’ roll Christmas music as a thank you. 100% of all donations directly support the school. The Nativity Rocks CD is available on line at Indiegogo.com – just search for “Music Supports Education”. The CD is also available at Bills Café - Rose Garden, Tony and Albas Pizza on Stevens Creek, and at the office of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools.
San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art' celebrates “Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things". It’s a celebration of everything from avocado slicers to zippers. The exhibit, which runs through February 2nd, provides a history of objects that we take for granted, but make a major impact in our lives. To find out more, call 408-271-6840.
Museum of American Heritage
Palo Alto's Museum of American Heritage takes us back in Television history. You’ll see vintage TV sets of the 1940's and 50's on display in the "Television: A History" exhibit, through March 23rd. The exhibit will also feature a variety of early TV programs you can see! To learn more, call 650-321-1004.
Sunnyvale Community Center
You can help disadvantaged families this holiday season — give to the Sunnyvale Community Services’ Community Christmas Center, where 1,500 families and senior citizens will get food and holiday gifts. SCS especially needs gifts for kids ages seven through teens! Help make the holidays happy for local families: make a donation of cash; new, unwrapped gifts; or food. Call 408 738 0121 or visit svcommunityservices.org
Second Harvest Food Bank
This holiday season, give the gift that matters. Every dollar provides two meals! Donate to Second Harvest Food Bank’s Holiday Food and Fund Drive at www.shfb.org
MLK Jr. Association
Ride the Freedom Train – tickets are on sale NOW! Join the MLK Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley and listen to civil rights stories told by the U.S. Marshals and sing along with great gospel singers! Monday, January 20, 2014, the Freedom Train will depart San Jose at 10:00am and run nonstop to San Francisco for festivities there. Cost: $15.00 – $10.00 – seniors 65 and older, persons with disabilities, children under18, and students. (Proof of ID required.) Please visit www.scvmlk.org or call 408-861-5323.
Hailed by artists and critics around the globe as "A must-see at least once in your lifetime", SHEN YUN brings the grandeur of 5000 years of true traditional Chinese culture live on stage through classical Chinese dance and music. Shen Yun is coming to San Francisco Opera House Jan 4-12 For tickets, visit: SHENYUN.com, or call 888-633-6999.