Events: August 4, 2014

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presidio San Francisco

Picnic at the Presidio brings you an amazing food extravaganza.  During this event, you can enjoy all kinds of delicious food from different restaurant, farm produce and baked goods, games, live music entertainment, craft and soul, all in one place!  Don’t miss this great opportunity to check out your favorite local gourmet food vendors!  The event take place every Sunday until 10/26. 

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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Park Chalet San Francisco

Come rock out with your family at the Park Chalet  Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm all Summer long!  The concert takes place on 7/13, 8/17, 9/28/,10/26.

For more information: (415) 425-0372,

All Day
Bothwell Arts Center Livermore

June 16-20, 10am-4pm (ages 10-14), July 7-11, 10am-4pm (ages 13-19)

Girl Power offers two summer camps covering the Girl Power Program with fun experiential activities like yoga, guided visualization, free dance, a photo shoot, meditation, creating dream boards, drawing personal gremlins (no experience necessary), painting, acting, enjoying videos and more, all geared to raise self-esteem, encourage and enlighten with themes around the power of choice, being your own kind of leader, etc.

Teens are asked to bring a bag lunch and snacks.

Two additional afternoon only camps will be held June 23-27 (AGES 15-19) and August 11-15 (AGES 10-15) geared toward uplifting self-esteem building through art. Please see for info.

All Day
Courthouse Square Redwood City

“Movie on the Square” will be held at Redwood City Courthouse every Thursday starting from 7/24 – 9/25.  People can come and enjoy watching movies at the event site. Here’s the detailed schedule:

7/24: Saving Mr.Bank, 8:45pm

7/31: Gravity, 8:30pm

8/3: Oz, 8:30pm

8/14: Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 8:15pm

8/21:The Coords, 8:45pm

8/28: The Mounments Men, 8pm

9/4: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 8pm

9/11: Spaceballs, 7:45pm

9/18: Captain America: Winter Soldier, 7:30pm

9/25: Muppets Most Wanted, 7:30pm

For more information: (650) 780-7000,

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
中華文化中心 (Visual Center) San Francisco

Date and time: Now through 12/20, every Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm

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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Arts & Education Building, CSU East Bay Hayward

Date and time: Now through August 31, every Monday to Thursday

For more information: (510) 885-3299,

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chinese Public Health Center San Francisco

This course is designed for the Child Care workers who usually works at home. California requires all the child care workers to have minimum hours of professional training.  For those people who participate on the Child Care course on Aug. 2nd or Aug. 16th, American Red Cross will issue three certificates to the students who pass the examinations.

For more information:415-364-7906

All Day

For those of you who is interested in making donations to the Taiwan Kaohsiung Gas Explosion victims, you can contact the Overseas Community Affairs Council,Republic of China(Taiwan).  Here’s their donation info:

Donations in Taiwanese Currency:





Donations in Foreign Currency:

(一)銀行:兆豐國際商業銀行城中分行(MEGA International Commercial Bank Cheng Chung Branch)。

(二)戶名:僑務委員會Overseas Community Affairs Council,Republic of China(Taiwan)。


(四)銀行地址:臺北市中正區許昌街42號( No.42 Hsu Chang St.,Taipei City 10047,Taiwan)

(五)通匯代號(Swift Code):ICBCTWTP017


8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Silicon Valley Foundation’s San Mateo Conference Center San Mateo

Thomas B. Gold, Professor of Sociology at the University of California and Executive Director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies,  will be the moderator of both days’ panel discussions as well as a featured speaker.

Workshop Goals:  Enable teachers to become more knowledgeable about China and U.S.-China issues and commit a larger portion of their classroom time to delivering lessons on China that are relevant, stimulating and consistent with Common Core State Standards. Prepare students for a better understanding of China in the 21st Century as China emerges as a major power in the world.

Workshop Content:  In the last three decades, China’s economy has grown at an incredible average rate of over 10 percent a year.  At the same time, pollution in major cities is literally “off the charts” and poses severe health threats to the Chinese people, especially children. Undoubtedly, economic development and environmental sustainability are two of the hottest issues in China. Balancing these two forces presents both challenges and opportunities for the new leadership of President Xi Jinping. This two-day workshop will explore in depth these critical issues and how they are intertwined, from both historical and current perspectives, and will take into account China’s relations with the world community, especially the United States.

What Teachers Can Expect:  Stimulating presentations and discussions led by a panel of prominent experts on China, opportunity to share ideas with like-minded educators during break-out sessions, and studio time for collaborating with fellow teachers in developing lesson resources.

Speakers and Panelists: 


  • Dr. Thomas Gold, Professor of Sociology, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Paul Cheng, Former Lowell High School Principal/Consulting Administrator & Associate Superintendent (Ret.), Fremont Union High School District.

Addressing China’s Economic Development:

  • Dr. Roselyn Hsueh, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University; Visiting Scholar (2013-2014), Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley.
  • Thomas Klitgaard, Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law; Attorney, Dillingham & Murphy, LLP.

Addressing U.S.-China Relations

  • Dr.Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

Adressing China’s Environmental Sustainability

  • Gang He, Ph.D candidate, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley.
  • Dr. Kristen McDonald, China Program Director, Pacific Environment; Former Director of China Rivers Project.
  • Wei-Tai Kwok, Speaker for Al Gore’s Climate Change Initiative; Former Vice President of Marketing, Sun Tech.

Special Speakers:

  • Ambassador Nansheng Yuan, San Francisco Consul General of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Dr. Daniel Chao, Senior Vice President of Business & Finance for TerraPower and Chairman of the Board of the 1990 Institute.

Attendees:  Attendees to this Workshop were selected based on a review of the applicants’ interests and subjects taught, and are high school or middle school teachers interested in China’s impact through multi-disciplinary perspectives.   Specifically, those who teach World History, U.S. History, Government/Civics, Economics, Chinese Language and Culture. A number of teacher teams have also been formed to work on specific curricula.

Applications  If you are interested in attending and have not yet applied, please contact us at and click here to submit your application on-line.

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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Noe Valley, 24th Street San Francisco

It’s going to be a lot of fun on the Stern Grove Music Festival this Sundayin Noe Valley! The event is featuring amazing live music performances, an instrument petting zoo, Orchestra, art workshops, and more!  The event takes place every Sunday starting from 6/22 until 8/24.

For more information: (415) 252-6252,