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CAAMFest San Jose
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Celebrate Asian American film, music, and food at CAAMFest San Jose, September 4 to 7! The festival brings four days of highly anticipated film premieres, conversations with celebrated media makers, and lively parties.
Celebrating its 12th year in San Jose, CAAMFest San Jose presents films and events reflecting the impact and influence of Asian Americans in Silicon Valley and their continuous innovation in technology, arts and culture, media, and community.
"We are so excited to bring together stories that reflect relevant and authentic portrayals of Asian Americans and the Asian diaspora. San Jose is home to the nation's fourth largest Asian population and CAAM recognizes that this community is fueling the dynamic growth of the region's business, civic and cultural life," says Stephen Gong, Executive Director at CAAM. "CAAMFest San Jose is the perfect vehicle to highlight how Asian Americans are creating the future of Silicon Valley."
Program highlights include Opening Night Film: Meet the Patels, on Friday, September 5, at 7pm, at Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose, followed by Opening Night Party at 9pm at the San Jose Museum of Art. At the Centerpiece is American Dreams in China, which has been highly praised as the "Chinese Social Network." Closing Night Film is 27C Loaf Rocks, a mouth-watering foodie flick based on Taiwan's master baker Wu Pao-Chun. Also on the schedule is a special screening of Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice, about the Japanese American icon and civil rights activist who passed away in June.
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.
September 4 to 7
Various locations in San Jose
Hard Hat Walk & Lights On Festival
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
Join UCSF Medical Center for the Hard Hat Walk around Mission Bay and AT&T Park! At the finish line, enjoy a spectacular show at the Lights On Festival surrounding the new hospitals!
Beginning with the interactive 5k Hard Hat Walk, event participants will wind their way along the waterfront of Mission Bay and AT&T Park with snack stations, rest stops and entertainment along the route.
At the finish line, participants will enter the Lights On Festival - a high energy party featuring food and beverages from some of San Francisco's best restaurants, while enjoying top-tier entertainment. As the sun sets, UCSF will stage a spectacular, state-of-the-art light show surrounding the new Medical Center hospitals!
By participating and fundraising for the Hard Hat Walk, you are directly contributing to the life-saving work that happens at UCSF Medical Center every day. Walk with us to celebrate and support the patients, families, staff and philanthropists that are making the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay a reality!
Start or join a team today to begin collecting sponsor pledges to help the children, women, and families the medical center will serve. Registration: $25 Walk only, $100 Walk + Lights On Festival, $100 Lights On Festival only.
Saturday, September 6, 3:30PM Check-in; 5:30PM Walk begins
3rd Street, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival
Bring the whole family to discover exciting original art and live music at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival! Experience this annual event in the magical redwoods at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais in the historic Old Mill Park.
Over 140 fine artists will be showcased at this year's 58th annual Festival. New this year... Discover five exciting art installations along the creek. Two Bay Area iconic artists, painter Davis Perkins and ceramicist Suki Diamond, are honored special guest artists.
The Festival hosts popular live musical entertainment and children's activities! The music features Tim Weed and the T-Sisters.
Proceeds from the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival benefit the Emerging Artist Scholarship Fund. This community event reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emerging student artists. Scores of Festival volunteers staff the gates and the Poster, T-Shirt and information booths during this annual two-day event.
$10 General Admission, $5 Students & Seniors, Free for kids under 12.
September 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Redwood Grove, Old Mill Park, Downtown Mill Valley
Dan Ashley's Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament
Don't miss Dan Ashley's Friends of Camp Concord Golf Tournament, September 22!
Our tournament offers an exceptional experience on the course and off with entertainment, local food & beverage, and more! This is a great opportunity to network while you are supporting a very special non-profit organization that is continuing to keep the camp experience alive for underserved children in the Bay Area. We have many ways for you and your company can get involved.
Friends of Camp Concord (FOCC) was established in 1983. FOCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Camp Concord, located in South Lake Tahoe. Friends of Camp Concord is a comprised of a Board of Directors (volunteers) and representatives from the City of Concord Staff whose efforts directly impact the quality of the facility and programs offered at Camp Concord. The money raised is directed to a campership program allowing underprivileged children to attend resident camp. Friends of Camp Concord has NO paid staff.
Message from Dan Ashley: Camp Concord is a magical place. It gives young people one of the most meaningful camp experiences available and does so in one of the most beautiful settings in the world-Lake Tahoe. Through Friends of Camp Concord, kids who otherwise couldn't afford it get the same chance to enjoy a week in the wilderness as anyone else. Every child should have the opportunity to spend a week at a camp like this.
September 22, 8:30 a.m. Registration, 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start, 5:00 p.m. Reception & Silent Auction, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, Raffle, & Live Auction
Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo
Paws in the Park
Valley Humane Society
Bring together your friends and family for Paws in the Park, and support Valley Humane Society's life-saving work for dogs and cats!
Our goal for this fourth annual dog walk-a-thon and animal festival is to raise $50,000. Every dollar of pledge money raised goes directly to support the animals at our nonprofit, volunteer-based, no-kill shelter. By participating in Paws in the Park you will be part of an integral fundraising event for Valley Humane Society.
The walk is a about a mile long around beautiful Amador Valley Community Park in Pleasanton. All dogs must be on non-retracting leashes and up to date on shots. We invite you and your family to get out and be active with your pet for Paws in the Park, not only on September 28, 2014 but every day! Walking is a great way to bond with your pet, get your heart pumping and raise money to help the homeless animals of the Tri Valley.
Valley Humane Society (VHS) has been improving the lives of companion animals in our community since 1987. As advocates for responsible pet ownership, VHS seeks to provide educational outreach and collaborative programs that enrich the bond between people and companion animals and eliminate unnecessary euthanasia. VHS offers dog and cat adoption, humane education presentations, Canine Comfort visits, and resources to help pet guardians.
Sunday, September 28
Amador Valley Community Park, Pleasanton
MoAD 2.0: Shared Journeys
Museum of the African Diaspora
Join ABC7's Carolyn Tyler for a magical evening of dinner, entertainment, and a special program celebrating the grand re-opening of the Museum of the African Diaspora!
Also on the program: cocktails, dancing, and a presentation honoring Linda Dunham (Chairman, Ronald McDonald House Charities), Randall Kline (Founder, SFJAZZ), Richard Mayhew (World-Renowned Artist), and Anna Deavere Smith (Award Winning Actress).
Proceeds from the Gala go to support MoAD's mission. MoAD seeks to build a deeper understanding of the African diaspora through art, programs, and events that cultivate wonder and excitement about the ways in which our personal histories are all connected.
Currently closed for renovation and reinvention this Summer, MoAD has been taking our programs to various locations throughout the Bay Area. Our refreshed look and expanded exhibit space will give MoAD the capacity to grow our community, educational and outreach programs.
The museum reopens to the public October 7. Join us for our exciting opening week festivities!
October 11: 6 p.m. VIP Reception, 7 p.m. Gala
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
The Mexican Museum & University of San Francisco
Explore an iconic exhibition at University of San Francisco's Rooftop Sculpture Terrace! It's a collaboration of The Mexican Museum and USF's hacher Gallery and Masters in Museum Studies program.
Among the featured artists are Francisco Ziga, Felipe Castaeda, Jos Luis Cuevas, Jorge Duron, and Armando Amaya, most of whom studied at the acclaimed La Esmeralda in Mexico City. Their art presents female archetypes that strongly reference Mesoamerican forms. Also included are sculptures by Manuel Neri, Byron Galvez, and Gunther Gerzso, artists who formed abstract rather than realistic figures. Together, these sculptures offer a survey of 20th century Latin American sculpture that emanates from rich tradition and explores human emotion.
USF's recently-launched Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Museum Studies is designed for entry-level and emerging museum professionals as well as professionals from other fields wishing to pursue a career in the museum field. The program prepares its graduates for positions in leadership in artistic, cultural, educational, and heritage organizations, and for long-term professional growth.
Admission is free.
Through December 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
USF Rooftop Sculpture Terrace
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