Events

02/24/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco CA

Children will receive a free dental exam and cleaning, orthodontic evaluations, sealants, fluoride treatment and enjoy games, prizes, face painting and a petting zoo. More than $150 in free dental services will be provided to each child! Open to children up to age 17 (must be accompanied by a parent). No appointments required. Call (415) 929-6550 if questions.

02/24/2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco CA

WHAT: San Francisco “Give Kids a Smile” Children’s Dental Health Fair – Students, faculty and staff volunteers from University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry are celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by offering a free community health event for Bay Area children and families in San Francisco.
Children are invited for free dental check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, games, entertainment, a petting zoo, balloon animals, health gift bag and more. More than $150 in free dental services will be provided to each child. The event is open to children up to age 17 (must be accompanied by an adult). No appointments are required.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

WHERE:
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,155 Fifth St. (at Minna), San Francisco, CA 94103

BACKGROUND:
This annual community event has been held for more than a decade. The Dugoni School of Dentistry participates in the nationwide “Give Kids a Smile” program to serve local children and families, including those who may not have access to basic dental care. “Give Kids a Smile” was started by the American Dental Association in 2003 as a way to encourage dentists to connect with their communities by providing dental services to underserved children. These special events offer children and families the opportunity to learn about oral health, get questions answered and have fun. The events also help raise awareness about the important role of ongoing dental care.

Why is Childhood Dental Care So Important?
Facts about children’s oral health in California
• Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among school-age children, five times more common than childhood asthma.
• 37 percent of 2- and 3-year-olds in California have never been to the dentist. These rates are even lower for California’s poorest children.
• By kindergarten, over 50 percent of children in California have already experienced dental decay and 28 percent have untreated decay.
• California kids miss an estimated 874,000 school days each year from dental problems.
• Children who reported having recent tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade point average.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Cockrell | jcockrell@pacific.edu | 209.351.1535 (Cell)

02/24/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinese Culture Center 中華文化中心 San Francisco

CCC’s Spring Festival is the largest indoor Lunar New Year Celebration in San Francisco and features afternoon performances from a variety of artists including musicians, dancers, and art. New to this year is a Year of the Dog exhibition with contributed artworks from Sketchpad Gallery, Leon Sun, and guest curator Pamela Ybanez selected works.
Enjoy dog themed artwork at the exhibition and all day performances from the Vietnamese Student Association Lion Dance, Chen Tai Chi, Tamiko Wong and Charlie Chin, singer Katherine Park, Hai Yan Dance Group, China’s Spirit, and the Chinese Folk Dance Association. The festival will also feature booths from local artists and artisans. Afternoon performances are free and open to the public.

02/24/2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco CA

Celebrate Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog with the San Francisco Symphony at this family event that draws on both ancient and contemporary traditions. Arrive at 2pm for the activity-filled Festival Reception with Chinese instruments, lion dancing, “lucky” red envelopes, entertainment, tea bars, sweet and savory bites, and more.

Date: February 24, 2018
Time: Festival Reception begins at 2pm, Concert begins at 3pm, Imperial Dinner 5pm.

Festival Reception will include a host of activities Chinese instruments, lion dancing, calligraphy, tea bars, complementary bites, and more!

Concert will be a mix of Western and Chinese favorites conducted by Xian Zhang (the first woman to be named music director of an Italian symphony orchestra)

Highlight will include music from Tan Dun, composer of the Academy Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Acclaimed pianist Zhang Zuo will perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Chinese New Year Concert – dedicated to The Honorable Edwin Mah Lee, 43rd Mayor of the city and County of San Francisco.

Continue the festivities after the concert by purchasing a ticket to the Imperial Dinner, where guests enjoy a multi-course seated dinner, dazzling entertainment, and some surprises as well!

Call the San Francisco Symphony Volunteer Council for details at 415-503-5500.

02/24/2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Newark Library Newark

NEW PLANTS FROM OLD & PLANT/SEED EXCHANGE

Free Event at Newark Library

Saturday, February 24, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Learn how to use plant cuttings & food waste to make new plants with Lori Caldwell. Also plant a mini greenhouse with seeds. If you can, bring cuttings,seeds, pods seed heads, & fruit to trade.

This event is for adults and families with children age 8 or older. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible.  For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

02/25/2018
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) rings in the Year of the Dog during its 17th annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Other Asian Traditions on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12 to 4:30 pm. The event features activities for the entire family, celebrating the many time-honored traditions of diverse cultures represented in California, including Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tibetan and other Asian cultures with an array of arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, live music, dance, martial arts, and more.

Included with Museum admission, free-$16

Presented by Oakland Museum of California

03/04/2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chinese American Historical Museum at History Park San Jose California

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (CHCP) Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
From NOON to 3p.m.
Where: Chinese American Historical Museum
Replica 1888 Ng Shing Gung Temple
(History Park San Jose)
Address: 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112

Performances & Activities: Please see attached flyer for details.
Open to the public
Free Admission
Questions? please contact::chcp.info@gmail.com

03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
California Historical Society San Francisco

Join us for a talk with the prolific author and emeritus professor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz who will discuss the complicated and complex history of the idea of the United States as a “nation of immigrants” she will discuss key components of that notion from the colonial period to the Hamilton musical. She will question the purpose of this mythology and describe what harm it may do to documented and undocumented immigrants today.

$10 General Admission – Free for California Historical Society Members.

Presented by California Historical Society

03/09/2018-03/11/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton

March 9-11, 2018, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. Admission $7 weekend pass. Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 60 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.

03/10/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shops At Tanforan San Bruno

The Shops at Tanforan invites all area children and their families to a special event celebrating the arrival of the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 10th. A live DJ will provide the musical backdrop for this festive springtime event that features face painting, balloon twisting, fun crafts, cool giveaways, a meet-and-greet with the Hatchimals, and of course, the main event – an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself! For more information, visit the center’s website at www.theshopsattanforan.com.

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