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Free Tax Preparation At The Fremont Main Library

02/03/2018-04/14/2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fremont Main Library
Fremont 

Free tax preparation will be provided through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Coalition of the United Way Bay Area. Trained volunteers will prepare and file taxes for households earning less than $54,000 in 2017. Service is walk-in only. Taxpayers should bring: photo ID; Social Security card or ITIN for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, 1095s and any other tax documents received; voided check for direct deposit; copy of last year’s tax return, if available.
The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660 for more information.

“Give Kids a Smile” Children’s Dental Health Fair

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.

For more information about this event:

https://calendar.pacific.edu/event/give_kids_a_smile_childrens_dental_health_fair_5988

Give Kids a Smile” Children’s Dental Health Fair

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)

Chinese New Year Concert

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.

CHCP Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog 2018

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

Adult Craft Afternoons: Mini Terrarium

03/16/2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library
San Francisco 

Create your own mini terrarium with a wine cork and magnet!

Fun for adults and children alike (but please note younger children under 12 must be accompanied and may require assistance). Materials will be provided. Sign-up required, space is limited. Please call 415-355-2888 or ask the information desk.

Seismic Safety

03/21/2018-03/28/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library
San Francisco 

These workshops will teach key actions to prepare you and your loved ones for disasters like earthquakes and fires. Attendees will receive a graduation gift upon completion of all four classes. Program is made possible by Self-Help for Elderly (SHE) and will be conducted in Cantonese, with English translation provided upon request.