1) Midtown Business/Neighbor News
2) City/County/Schools Events/Notes
3) Local Events
1) MIDTOWN TIDBITS:
Do1Thing Reminder for September 2013 : Be Informed
Getting correct information during an emergency is the key to taking safe action. Someone in your household may not be able to receive, understand, or act on emergency information. Think about what special needs your household may have. Take action now to make sure everyone in your family will be safe in an emergency. Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. For more information on what you can to do this month to be better prepared, and to track your progress visit: http://do1thing.com//things/sep
MIDTOWN EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
THE MIDTOWN BEARS ARE COMING TO HOOVER PARK! SOON!!!! Name the Hoover Park Bear Cubs: Hoover Park will soon have new statues of a mama bear and her three cubs. Go to the MRA web site (www.midtownresidents.org) and click a pic for a larger view of each cub. Send your entries to MidtownNews@att.net or bring them to the Ice Cream Social on September 15th! Don’t forget to tell us which bear you are naming!
* September 15: The Famous Popular Midtown Ice Cream Social – plan now and come one, come all. Hoover Park from 1-4PM. Annual Palo Alto Midtown Residents Ice Cream Social. Please join us at Hoover Park. FREE. Enjoy treats, entertainment, activities while mingling with fellow residents and city officers. Members of Palo Alto City Council, School Board, City staff and Midtown Residents Association will be present to scoop ice cream. Palo Alto firefighters will serve their signature chili. Midtown businesses will provide entertainment that includes a rock band, martial arts demo and indie eyewear try on. Diversity themed and an assortment of other fun games will await the whole family.
* September 21: QUAKEVILLE IS BACK: he City of Palo Alto’s Office of Emergency Services will once again sponsor Quakeville 2013 on September 21-22 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. We are currently recruiting volunteers to play the role of victims after a simulated earthquake. Volunteers will be needed on Saturday, September 21, from 10:30AM – 5:00PM. Volunteers who register (and participate) will receive a commemorative t-shirt. To sign up, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EACAD2DA6FF2-support. Quakeville is an annual emergency preparedness event to engage the community to be prepared when the next earthquake strikes. For information, go to www.cityofpaloalto.org/quakeville
* September 28: A Day of Fun Family Activities at 47th Annual Harvest Festival from 9am–4pm at Palo Alto Friends Meeting, 957 Colorado Ave. (between Louis and Greer). FREE: Live music, food, a huge used book sale, treasures, and a large rummage sale for adults and children! FOOD, FUN & FREE ENTERTAINMENT:
2) CITY/COUNTY/SCHOOL EVENTS
THIS IN FROM VECTOR CONTROL: Please be advised that we are currently surveying the spread of an invasive mosquito discovered in Menlo Park near the border with Palo Alto two weeks ago. The Yellow Fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti was also discovered in Madera and Clovis this summer. We would like to get the message out to residents and gardeners in the north Palo Alto area to be on the lookout for this invasive species. Aedes aegypti is a small, day-biting mosquito that develops in small to medium sized receptacles of water commonly kept around houses and garden areas. Developmental sites for this species includes, bird baths, spare tires, buckets, cisterns, flooded irrigation boxes and even litter holding water. Potted plants placed on saucers may hold enough water for this mosquito. Since Aedes aegypti are adapted to urban habitats and bite humans they are very capable vectors of dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus that are not currently known from our area, but occasional travelers return with active infections. More information can be gleaned from the University of Florida website: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/aquatic/aedes_aegypti.htm
Express your opinion: Here’s an enjoyable survey of your opinions about local architecture. University South resident Doug Smith has made up a short survey containing pictures of some of our local buildings.
Select the ones you like. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/paloaltoarchitecture or (same) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VqBl4jw7vB53631Q7Rqleh1zEs0DTPraA2dPr1hCJ7Y%3d#q1
September 9: https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/35735
Tentatively scheduled for Sept 23: RFP Review for the “Arts & Innovation District” Improvements, (27 University Stanford-Arillaga project) Traffic Impact Analysis for the Arts and Innovation District (27 University Avenue) (PLNG)
SEPTEMBER 10: A second Community Meeting on the Matadero-Margarita Bicycle Boulevard is scheduled. This meeting will solicit public input on design elements of a draft Matadero-Margarita Bicycle Boulevard concept plan. The draft of the Matadero can be downloaded from the link to this project that is on the City’s web page for transportation projects: www.cityofpaloalto.org/transportationprojects. at 7:00 PM at the Barron Park Elementary School multi-purpose room
SEPTEMBER 12: Rinconada Park Long Range Plan Meeting: 6:30 – 8 PM. Lucie Stern Community Room, 4000 Middlefield Road. Learn more about the proposed Long Range Plan for Rinconada Park resulting from a series of three community meetings. The presentation will review the proposed short and long-term improvements and the timeline for implementation.
SEPTEMBER 28: Please join Assemblyman Rich Gordon and Michael Kirst, President of the California State Board of Education, for a discussion on K-12 Education in California, including: the newly crafted Local Control Funding Formula, the education budget, Common Core Standards, and more. from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Palo Alto Unified School District, Board Room, 25 Churchill Ave RSVP by calling the District Office: (650) 691-2121.
OCTOBER 5: Covered California Option: New Health Care Options. Hosted by Assemblyman Rich Gordon & Senator Jerry Hill.Learn about your coverage options under health care reform and how to enroll in the new plans from 10 AM – noon at the Mountain View City Hall, Council Chambers,500 Castro Street,Mountain View.RSVP by calling the District Office: (650) 691-2121.
OCTOBER 3: Gallery Ambassador Training at 5 PM. Looking for a fall volunteer opportunity? Consider attending the next Gallery Ambassador training on Thursday, October 3rd from 5-6:30pm at the Art Center. A great opportunity for outgoing volunteers with an interest in the arts. Gallery Ambassadors are the friendly faces of the Art Center, welcoming visitors, answer basic questions, and ensuring each guest has a great Art Center experience. Feel free to RSVP now, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Palo Alto Art Center is offering 3 professional internships in Museum Education this fall. If you are a college or graduate student, or an adult interested in re-entering the workforce or exploring a career in the arts, consider an Art Center internship. An internship can be a powerful tool for building professional experience and developing that critical network. Email your resume and a brief cover letter to email@example.com. Qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Interns are selected on a rolling basis, and all internships begin in September. Apply soon for immediate consideration, spaces are limited.
3) LOCAL EVENTS
See all the JCC Arts and Dialog offerings for August/Septemberat http://tinyurl.com/k5tfkxf
See all Avenidas Activities at http://www.avenidas.org/ or
Events & Lectures
Roaring Twenties Singalong Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2-3:30pm
Women! Find Your Voice through Creativity on Fri, Sep. 13, 2-4pm, $5/$10, BC 4959
Garden Club Friday, Sep. 13, 1-2pm. This month’s topic is “UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars”
Compassion & Choices speaks on Law and Policy Trends in End of Life Options on Tues, Sept. 17, 2:30pm, pre-registration required. Call (650) 289-5400.
Age Well, Drive Smart Wednesday, Sep. 18, 9am to 1pm, BC 4756
Singing Wood Marimba: Music of Zimbabwe Friday, Sep. 20, 12:30 to 1:30pm
Films for Seniors from UNAFF. Free Sept.9, 2pm: “From Chechnya to Chernobyl”
Local Television Show – Talking with Henrietta-“How to Positively Change Our Relationships” – On this show, my guests and I discuss how all of us can have rewarding and satisfying personal and professional relationships if we follow some key steps. Our discussion can be seen on Comcast Channel 27 on Sundays@5 pm, Tuesdays@8 pm, Wednesdays@4 am & 11 am, Thursdays@8 pm & Fridays@3:30 am & 12 pm and Saturdays at 10 am until Saturday, September 14, 2013. This show also streams on the web at the above days and times. You can get more information about this show at http://www.epatoday.org/tv.html – changingrelationships . See a video excerpt of the show at http://youtu.be/-G0bnLsHYH0
Become a Climate Corps Fellow: Be part of the climate solution by joining Climate Corps Bay Area (CCBA). CCBA’s 10-month fellowship program offers you a dynamic opportunity to work with a government agency or non-profit organization on the most pressing issue facing our Earth — climate change. For more information and to apply, please visit the CCBA website. http://www.climatecorps-bayarea.org/become-a-fellow.html
SEPTEMBER 7: Compost Workshop: 10 AM – Noon. Master Gardener’s Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 852 Center Drive. Attend this composting workshop to learn how easy it is to compost your food and yard waste as well as improve your soil. This workshop is sponsored by Zero Waste Palo Alto and taught by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners. Call (650) 496-5910 for more information. No registration required.
SEPTEMBER 7: The Space Cookies, (a girl scouts robotics team) is holding a garage sale from 8 AM until 2 PM at Jordan Middle School this Saturday. Since the team is up to 80 girls this year, there should be a lot of great merchandise. Typically this garage sale is quite good for techie kid’s toys. To learn more about the Space cookies please see http://www.spacecookies.org/
SEPTEMBER 14: COntainer Gardening at Common Ground, 559 College from 10:30 – 12:30. Fee: $31, call 493-6072.To register click Container Gardening
SEPTEMBER 15: Gamble Garden presents: Impressionists on the Water with Dr. Lynn Orr, Talk & Reception from 4:00-6:00 PM. FEE: $40 per person. Join us for a fall afternoon lecture by art historian Lynn Federle Orr. Dr. Orr will speak on “Impressionists on the Water” exploring the Impressionists’ fascination with sailboats both as painters and as yachtsmen. The talk will take place in the Carriage House, and followed by a light reception, hosted by the Gamble Garden Luncheon Committee, on the Patio. Reservations are required and can only be made by calling the office at 650-329-1356. Space is limited.
SEPTEMBER 15 at the JCC: Sukkot Midrahov: A Celebration for Families from 11:00am-2:00pm. FREE. You and your family are invited to build and decorate a sukkah, listen to exciting storytelling and watch a demonstration on the ritual of the four species at our second annual Sukkah building competition! The OFJCC Midrahov will be packed with artists, musicians, food vendors and loads of children’s activities including a bounce house, a used Hebrew book sale, face painting and more! The OFJCC will provide the basic materials for building your sukkah including wood, cloth, and fronds/palm leaves for free. The sukkot will be on display at the OFJCC Midrahov throughout the holiday of Sukkot.
SEPTEMBER 20: 29th Annual Moonlight Run & Walk: 7 – 10 PM, Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road. Participate in Palo Alto’s popular 5k and 10k Moonlight Run & Walk celebrating the Harvest Moon. Early deadline to pre-register is Friday September 13 and registration is available online only. On day of event, registration tables open at 6 PM. Event is co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto and the Palo Alto Weekly. Call 463-4953 or email MoonlightRun@paweekly.com for more information.
SEPTEMBER 26: Evening Presentation on Fall Prevention, Did you know September is Fall Prevention Month? That’s because one out of 3 people age 65+ falls each year. This number increases to one in two by the age of 80. Fall-related injuries are often serious enough to result in hospitalization and even premature death. Also, people who fall often face significant declines in mobility and independence. Don’t let this happen to you–attend one or both of our Fall Prevention offerings this month at AVENIDAS 7pm at Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center (located at 270 Escuela Avenue in Mountain View). Your body will thank you! Free of charge and light refreshments are served. Plus you can win door prizes. Parking is also free. RSVP to (650) 289-5499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPTEMBER 28: Caregiver Conference: Empowering Families, Give yourself the gift of this conference–a day filled with learning, sharing and connecting. It will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9am-3pm at both the Mountain View Senior Center and Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center. You’ll enjoy a keynote speaker, a variety of breakout sessions, lunch, the chance to win door prizes and much more! Visit www.avenidas.org or call (650) 289-5435 for more information and to register. Early bird pricing til 9/20!
SEPTEMBER 28/29: The Glass Pumpkins Return to the Art Center!—The largest glass pumpkin patch in California returns to the Art Center this fall. This beloved fall festival showcases pumpkins of every variety of color, shape and texture. Exhibition days: Tuesday-Thursday, September 24-26. Sale days: Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29
OCTOBER 27: At the Art Center: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with our Family Day on Sunday, October 27 from 1-5 p.m. featuring hands-on art activities and performances for the whole family. Our popular Holiday Family Day returns on Saturday, December 7 from 2-4 p.m. For more information, please visit Fall Family Days at the Art Center.
OLDSEPTEMBER 12: PAUSD Health Fair from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the PAUSD District Office. The purpose of the Student Services Fair is to help our parent community better understand, utilize and connect with the services available to them and their children in Palo Alto. Your participation in this event is so important and much appreciated!!!
SEPTEMBER 14: Gamble Garden presents: Create an Edible Paradise with Inspiration from O’Malley Stoumen from 9:30am-11:30am at 1431 Waverley Street . See http://www.gamblegarden.org.
FEE: $25 member/$35 non-member (join today!).
SEPTEMBER 14: Movies at the Firehouse -“How to train Your Dragon” at FireStation 2 – 2575 Hanover at 6:30PM. Popcorn and drinks provides. Bring Chairs for adults and blankets for kids.
SEPTEMBER 20: Save the Date: Annual Weekly Moonlight walk/Run at 7PM
SEPTEMBER 26: Canopy fund raiser: The Power of Trees with Gretchen Daily, Stanford Professor, thought leader, ecologist
OCTOBER 5: Gamble Garden presents: Succulents: Ideas for a Water Wise Garden with Linda Roark from 9:30am-11:30am. FEE: $25 members/$35 non-members.
OCTOBER 15: Gamble Garden presents: Whimsical Watercolors at Gamble Garden with Peg Conley from 9:30am-12:00pm. FEE: $40 member/$50 non-member, supplies included.
OCTOBER 18 :Gamble Garden presents: iPhone Apps in the Garden with Cynthia Louden from 9:30am-11:30am. FEE: $25 members/$35 non-members (join today!).