Digital Photography Basics Workshop

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newark Library

Registration Required for these Free Events.
Saturday, April 21, 2 – 4 p.m. People Pictures
Saturday, May 12, 2 – 4 p.m. Nature Photography

Move beyond point and shoot photography with professional photographer Gerry Mooney at a free workshop series at Newark Library on Saturdays. Mooney, a professional photojournalist and photographer who taught at Ohlone College for over 25 years, will teach basic digital camera operations, techniques for taking better photos, and storing digital pictures. Bring your camera and manual for hands-on practice.

Registration is required. Sign up in person at the Information Desk at Newark Library, call Barbara at (510) 284-0684, or e-mail btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

The workshop is sponsored by Alameda County Library.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. The library 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 at least seven working days prior to the event.

Estate And Trust Planning

2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fremont Main Library

at Fremont Main Library
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

James J. Phillips, Probate and Estate Planning Attorney serving Alameda County, will speak on estate planning, trusts, probate, and related tax matters. Two meetings are scheduled. James Phillips is a Certified Specialist in estate planning, probate, and trust law with over 30 years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from Hastings College and a “highest rating of professional excellence” for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been included in the Northern California Super Lawyers annually since its inception.

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.xxx

MERC Hayward Chinese School – Open House on Saturday, April 28

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hayward Adult School, Building B
Hayward   CA

MERC Hayward Kai Feng Chinese School has been serving the Bay Area Community for over 20 years.
Open House
Saturday, April 28th
9:00 am – noon
Hayward Adult School
Students’ Chinese projects, calligraphy, Chinese brush painting, mixed media art and crafts will be exhibited.
Classroom visit and information session are also included.

For more information about this event:


Swingin’ Saturday Dance Party Part II

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fremont Main Library

at Fremont Main Library
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

It’s another Saturday afternoon of burning calories at the Fremont Main Library with fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec. Jitterbug and swing dance to non-stop jump blues, rockabilly and doo-wop! Part of the Fitness at Fremont Main initiative for individuals aged 15 and older, the program begins with a half-hour beginners jitterbug lesson at 1:00 p.m. followed by a record hop dance party.

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.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Half Moon Bay Airport
Half Moon Bay  


Get ready for a world of wonder at the 28th Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, a uniquely spectacular showcase of motorized mechanical marvels from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries coming up on Sunday, April 29 from 10am to 4pm at Half Moon Bay Airport. “The Coolest Show On Earth” celebrates its 28th year with a mesmerizing array of more than 2,000 ultra cool antique, vintage, classic, custom and exotic machines of all kinds on display for public viewing. Automobiles ranging from hot rods, dragsters, customs, low riders, imports, street machines and muscle cars to fanciful touring, luxury, and sports cars; also exceptional vintage warbirds, classics from the 40’s and 50’s and homebuilt aircraft, tricked out trucks and motorcycles, military and SWAT vehicles, a special display of vintage police cars, world-record streamliners, model-T fire engines, antique engines and tractors, helicopter and plane rides, custom bicycles, kinetic art, rolling sculptures, extreme toys, mega-modified machines, advanced “green” technology vehicles, jaw-dropping flyovers by historic military aircraft, high-flying freestyle motorcycle stunt shows (11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm), expert skydiving performances, monster truck rides, unimotorcycle drag races, Bob Senz’ Big Cacklefest – a mass synchronized firing-up of the engines (10am, 12pm, 2pm), Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s special vintage Top Fuel dragster exhibit, plus the very cool design What’s Up Photo Booth trailer, a super-thrilling bungee jump, waterballerz, climbing wall and tons of kid’s amusements, fabulous food and drink, and stellar live music all day by the Michael Ahern Band, Extra Large, and East Bay Mudd featuring Fred Ross –– to benefit the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

ADMISSION: Spectator admission is $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) for adults (age 18-64), $15 in advance ($20 at the gate) for ages 11-17 and 65+, Free for kids age 10 and under (with paying adult). Parking at the event is included in the admission price. Purchase tickets at https://dreammachines.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION FEE: $40 per machine ($50 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a dash plaque and admission for two people. Register your vehicle online at https://dreammachines.eventbrite.com

A La Carte & Art

10:00 am - 6:00 pm
downtown Mountain View
Mountain View  CA

Kick-off the Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season in style in the heart of Silicon Valley at A La Carte and Art, May 5th and 6th in downtown Mountain View. Enjoy two days of fun in the sun with stellar live music, cool arts and crafts, fabulous food and wine, and the Super Duper Funzone for kids. Delight in health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, a fantastic farmers market and the Classically Cool Car Show. Don’t miss A La Carte and Art, May 5th and 6th from 10 am to 6 pm on Castro Street in Mountain View. Admission is free. Presented by the non-profit Mountain View Central Business Association. for information, call 650-964-3395 or visit miramarevents.com.

2018 SVCTBA Smart City Conference & Expo

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2018 SVCTBA Smart City Conference & Expo
San Jose  CA

This Conference Objectives:

1. Provide information and investment opportunities for enterprise, developers, business partners, investors, and entrepreneurs.

2. Create a collaborating community by bringing different communities together via Culture Exchange Presentation section.

Topic Areas: AI, Data Science, Blockchain, Smart Manufacturing

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Celebrating Asian Heritage and Mother’s Day

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Francisco Main Library, Auditorium (舊金山市立總圖書館 禮堂)
San Francisco  CA

Please join us to celebrate the 40th Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day. Enjoy an extraordinary show of ethnic folk dance, music, choir, fashion show, poetry reading, Kung Fu, and more. The program will be conducted in English and Chinese.

For more information about this event: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1033059801

12th Annual Chinese Alzheimer’s Forum

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Intel Auditorium
Santa Clara  CA

An annual forum to invite the Chinese community to come together to learn about the latest updates on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, be inspired by families living with it, and learn about related community resources.

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto 

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert on June 22, in Palo Alto

LOS ALTOS, CA. (April 2, 2018) — Folk musician Kathy Sherman and her band Hey Mom! will perform a free, family-friendly interactive concert Friday, June 22, at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Part of the Friday night summer concert series at the Magical Bridge Playground, located at Mitchell Park, 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, Sherman and Hey Mom! will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sherman has been a professional folk musician for 44 years and a music teacher for nine. She performs in three different folk bands and has released six recordings.

Her latest release is an 18-song children’s singalong album, “Let’s Sing!” which features such all-time favorite sing-alongs such as “The Hokey Pokey,” “She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”

The album also has an accompanying “Let’s Sing!” songbook, which includes all of the songs on “Let’s Sing!,” as well as selected songs from Hey Mom!’s “Listen to Your Mama” and “Singing on a Star.”

In addition to Hey Mom!, Sherman is also member of the Good Folk Collective, the Greek folk duo The Plaka Band. She has recorded and released six albums with the three groups.

About Kathy Sherman
Kathy Sherman started her professional music career at age 15, playing Greek music in clubs, restaurants, festivals , and concerts. She put down her bouzouki, the mandolin-like instrument central to modern Greek music, long enough to earn a BMus in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Electric Guitar Quartet, a classical / comedy group that opened for such guitar luminaries as Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, John Hartford, The Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, and Herb Ellis) and Free Flight.

Kathy’s current music experiences include Greek folk music with long-time friend and fellow musician, Notis Contoplianos in their group, The Plaka Band. Notis and Kathy have two extraordinary CDs, New Songs of Old Athens (selected for Grammy consideration for best World Music Album), and A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance, a rollicking collection of favorite Greek dance music. For more information about The Plaka Band, please check out their website, ThePlakaBand.com. Kathy also plays classical mandolin for orchestras who have the occasional need for one.