Events: December 31, 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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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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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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Westbay Conference Center San Francisco


Dec. 26 – 12:00 Noon & 7 pm; Dec.27th – 4:00 pm & 6 pm; Dec. 28th – 1:30 pm & 5:30 pm; Dec. 29th – 1 pm & 4 pm; Dec. 30th – 1 pm & 6 pm; Dec. 31 – 1 pm & 6 pm; Jan 1st – 2 pm & 7 pm

Along with millions worldwide, the Village Project will celebrate the start of our annual Kwanzaa celebration at City Hall, 12 Noon, on Dec. 26th. The seven principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba), with 14 free events taking place over seven days throughout San Francisco, will be highlighted. Each celebration begins with a spiritual ceremony, followed by a feast, live entertainment, and a lighting of one of the seven candles of the Kinara. A myriad of performances this year will start with Bernard Anderson & his Old School Band on Dec. 26th & end with gospel performed by Maestro Curtis & The Spirit of Love Singers (S.O.L.) on Jan. 1st.

For more information: 415-424-2980

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Asian Art Museum San Francisco

Ring in the New Year by taking a swing at a giant 2,100-pound, 16th-century Japanese temple bell at the Asian Art Museum. Led by Rev. Gengo Akiba, with opening remarks about the Japanese New Year by Yoshie Akiba, this inspiring ceremony will include a purification ritual and chanting of the Buddhist Heart Sutra. Rev. Akiba will begin the bell ringing, and participants may take turns ringing the museum’s bronze bell to leave behind any unfortunate experiences, regrettable deeds and ill luck of the previous year. The bell will be struck 108 times on New Year’s Eve to usher in the New Year and curb the 108 mortal desires (bonno), which, according to Buddhist belief, torment humankind.

For more information: (415) 581-3500,

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oakland NYE Firework Show Oakland

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NYE Firework Show San Francisco