KBAY WEB PSA November 29, 2013
History San Jose The Heritage Holiday Tea and Tour
An annual tradition, and this year it’s moved to History Park’s Pacific Hotel. The tea this year includes champagne, light luncheon sandwiches and there will be two seatings of tea, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The $45 ticket price will include free parking inside History Park, and guests will be eligible to win a ‘Tea for Two’ door prize, and other interesting gifts. For more information, call Juanita at 408 918 1045 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Holidays at History Park” will continue as usual, and a 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, and examples of other clever projects, 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
All aboard! Caltrain’s annual Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, comes to town December 7th and 8th. A special Caltrain decorated with more than 60,000 lights will stop at selected stations to present a free show. There’ll be music, and Santa, Frosty and the gang will greet kids – and parents too. Bring your camera and a new, unwrapped toy in support of the Salvation Army and the Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” programs. Visit www.holiday-train.org for event details.
San Jose Youth Symphony
San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra presents its Season Opener, Saturday, December 7 at the historic California Theatre in downtown San Jose. They will also showcase Winners from the 2013 Young Artists’ Competition: flutist William Yeh and harpist Joyce Chen. For info, call (408) 885-9220 or visit www.sjys.org.
Orchard City Chorus
Celebrate "Holiday Folk", a choral concert, with the Orchard City Community Chorus, Saturday December 7 at Los Gatos Presbyterian Church, and Friday December 13th at Campbell United Methodist Church. Learn more at www.orchardcitychorus.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.
The Tabard Theatre Company
Here’s a special treat: this holiday season, The Tabard Theatre Company presents San Jose’s premiere jazz ensemble, Nineteen, performing “The Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite” at Theatre on San Pedro Square, in downtown San Jose, December 5-15. Tickets are available at www.tabardtheatre.org, or by calling 800-838-3006.