Events: December 21, 2013

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Chinese Community Computer Lab San Francisco


Top city and community advocates will gather to launch the Chinese Community Computer Lab and Training Program. The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is mandating Meaningful Use,  a set of standards involving the use of electronic health records to improve health outcomes, increased efficiency, and additional research data for healthcare systems. Meaningful Use is to be achieved through 3 stages over 5 years. The purpose and benefits of Meaningful Use include 1) Complete and accurate information, 2) Better access to information, and 3) Patient Empowerment.

Many of our community members are without basic computer and Internet skills. The Chinese Hospital Health System is at the forefront in working towards this national healthcare improvement goal by preparing and equipping our community with basic computer and Internet skills to access their personal health records.  For community members who are literate with using computers and Internet, we will show them how to access their personal health records.  This program aims to minimize the digital divide through linguistically appropriate and hands-on training.

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104 Montgomery Street San Francisco

The Walt Disney Family Museum will present the Water to 「Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong」Art Exhibition from 8/15 -2/3/2014.  This exhibition will focus on the life of a famous Chinese American artist, Tyrus Wong,  who is a gifted painter,  muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and Disney Legend.

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Book Club of California (加州讀書會) San Francisco

The Book Club of California is how holding an exhibition called “Draw me a Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustration”. This exhibition is featuring twenty-three original drawings and paintings and a baker’s dozen of classic books explores 100 years of timeless nursery rhymes, fairy stories, bold adventures, and amazing animal tales.

This exhibition is open at regular gallery hours: Monday-10am-7pm; Tuesday to Friday- 10am-5pm.

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tzu Chi Foundation office Milpitas

Due to a decrease in government funding and a continual increase in the cost of dental care, the number of people without dental insurance continues to grow. According to published reports, 1 out of 3 Californians do not have dental insurance. Though toothaches aren’t an disease, they bring as much pain and suffering and affect a person as much as one. This is why the Tzu Chi Foundation opened a Free Dental Clinic; to provide low income and no income residents with free dental care education, checkups, teeth cleaning and other needed dental services.

Currently the Tzu Chi Free Dental Clinic is only open every Monday from 9am-5pm and stops accepting patients at 3pm. The clinic is located at the Tzu Chi Foundation office in Milpitas at 175 Dempsey Road, Milpitas, CA 95035, phone number 408-964-4560. In order to ensure that our limited resources are utilized for those most in need, patients must provide photo identification such as driver license, passport and documentation of low-income such as a welfare check, tax return, bank statement or Medicare card.  The students have to provide student ID, bank statement or I-20 for urgent care. The dental clinic currently does not provide pediatric dental care, only care for patients over 18 years of age.

Due to the large scale of community outreach will be held on Sunday, October 27 from 9am to 3pm in same location, the dental clinic will be closed on October 28, November 4 and December 30, 2013 for new year holiday.

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The West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center,:175 Seventh St. San Francisco

Project PEARLS:

US Red Cross: (510) 595-4414 或(408) 577-2054,

The U.S. State Department’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services:(888) 407-4747

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KTSF Cares Brisbane

In partnership with the American Red Cross, “KTSF Cares” is now accepting donations for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.  Please mail your donations to: KTSF Cares, 100 Valley Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005, and make your check payable to: American Red Cross and on the note you can write “Typhoon Appeal” or just “Typhoon”.  This fundraising event will run through the end of December, so please act now and donate whatever you can.  All donations are tax deductible and KTSF will match total donations made, up to $2,500.

If you have any questions regarding KTSF Cares, please contact Mina Li, KTSF’s Associate Director of Public Affairs, at

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ASC Projects San Francisco

ASC Projects is pleased to present Live/Work: An Alternative Showcase, a group exhibition about living with art and artists making a living, with works and wares by Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Craig Calderwood, Kristen van Diggelen, and Smith|Allen. In the style of an interior showcase, Live/Work features artists whose consumer wares directly reflect the creative vision, craftsmanship, and conceptual rigor of their contemporary artworks, highlighting both their commercial craft, as well as their content-driven gallery works. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 7, with an artist reception at 7pm and continues through January 18.

For more information: , , 415-786-1351

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Are you a great pastry chef? Enter our Best Dessert Contest and find out!

Submit your best dessert recipe and a photo by January 17th. KTSF will post all recipes on our Best Dessert Contest page and open it to your votes. The top 3 vote getters will win a chance to bring their desserts to a broadcast of Talk Tonight on January 24th when our special judges will pick a winner live on TV! Here’s your chance to show the world what a great pastry chef you are.

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Firehouse Arts Center Pleasanton


12/21, 2pm and 8pm

James Garner and his band return by popular demand to the Firehouse Arts Center. Garner will again recreate Johnny Cash’s unique and memorable sound and style in a show of beloved signature classics like Ring of Fire, I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue, as well as seasonal favorites from Cash’s numerous Christmas albums.

Steven Shore of Esses Productions notes that James Garner “is not a Johnny Cash ‘impersonator’. He is very much his own performer with his own talent and his own presence. Garner also happens to be a huge Johnny Cash fan, and his tribute show is a classy and authentic production honoring the music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’.” A holiday season “do not miss.”

For more information:, 925-931-4848

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
City Library Albany


This coming Saturday, Elisa Kleven, who is a children’s book author and illustrator will be introducing her new book, “Cozy Light, Cozy Night” at the Albany Libarary. After the event, there will be followed a craft program. Admission is free and materials will be provided.

For more information:  (510) 526-3720,

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