Programs, Events and Activities
Events and Activities
Events Honoring Cesar Chavez
the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez Scholarship Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Friday,
March 27, at the Fairmont Hotel, 170 South Market Street, San Jose. For
more information and to buy tickets, visit the Chavez Family Vision
website or call 408-518-2565.
Cesar Chavez Commemorative March will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
March 28, at San Jose’s Roosevelt Park, between 19th and East Santa
Clara Streets. The march will end at Plaza de Cesar Chavez with a short
rally with the community, Chavez family members and other dignitaries.
For information, click here or call
United Farmworkers Flag will be raised at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March
26, in front of the San Jose City Hall, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San
Meeting in East Foothills
Please join me, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, the San Jose Police
Department and the California Highway Patrol at a public safety meeting from
6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at the Foothill Presbyterian Church, 5301
McKee Road, San Jose. For more information or questions, contact my office at
408-299-5030 or email Vanessa.Turner@bos.sccgov.org.
Strong Girls Strong
The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy will host the 8th Annual
Strong Girls, Strong Women Leadership Conference for high school girls and
adult allies. The free conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on
Saturday, March 21, at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage
Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose. The event is free and open to all high
school girls in Santa Clara County. Click here for more
information and to register.
On March 30 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice will
host a celebration of shared values of justice and liberation for the Jewish
Passover Seder. Click here for more
information and details about the event.
Tea-Talk with the Persian Community
Join me and the Iranian Federated Women’s Club on March 5 from 5:30 to 9:30
p.m. for the Persian Community’s 24th Tea-Talk, focusing on “Dignity,
Respect, Equality and Justice for Women.” The meeting will be at the Main
Street Cupertino Loft in the Lounge Room at 19550 Valco Parkway, Cupertino.
Visit payvand.org for more
Club Garage and Treasure Sale
Please join the Saratoga Foothill Club at their Garage and Treasure Sale from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 8. All
the funds raised will support the Exterior Preservation Project of the
Clubhouse, 20399 Park Place, Saratoga. Please reach out to Dianne Priest if
you have any questions at 408-599-9940.
Assyrian New Year
The Assyrian American Association of San Jose will celebrate the Assyrian New
Year with a variety of events. On March 28, an Assyrian New Year Celebration
will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Santa Clara Marriott. Click here to register A
flag-raising ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on March 20 at San Jose City Hall.
Visit the Assyrian American Association of
San Jose Facebook page for more information.
Throughout March, the County Libraries are hosting a wide variety of
family-friendly events. Activities range from knitting to Tai Chi and
ballroom dancing. Click here to check
schedules or call 408-262-1171.
Register Now for Our
Free Bus Trip for Education
Registration is open for our 18th annual Bus Trip for Education, which will
be on May 20. Our annual visit to Sacramento connects residents and youth
with State Legislators who make decisions about our schools and how they are
funded. Legislators who represent Santa Clara County meet with our group to
give updates on what they are working on and take questions on a variety of
topics. The daylong event includes a light breakfast and lunch, as well as a
tour of the Capitol Building. Click here to register.
Applications Sought for New Americans Fellowship Program
The County Office of
Immigrant Relations invites current DACA recipients to apply for a 10-week
paid internship with the New American Fellowship program during the summer of
2020. The deadline to apply is April 1. Click here for more details
and to download and application.
Entrepreneurs Technology Grant
The County of Santa Clara/Florence, Italy Sister County Commission is
accepting grant applications for young entrepreneurs who participate in
recognized incubator or accelerator programs in the Santa Clara County. The
deadline to apply is on April 30, 2020. Click here for more information.
Santa Clara PARTI
The PARTI (Positive Alternative Recreation Teambuilding Impact) program is
hosting an event from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at 2805 Bowers
Avenue, Santa Clara, to provide information for scholarships, internships, and
volunteering opportunities for youth at the Biz Camp. If you are interested,
Bay Area Older
For the month of March, the Bay Area Older Adults organization is hosting an
event called the “Aviation History Buffet,” including a one-hour private tour
of the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, followed by lunch. Click here for more
information about Bay Area Older Adults and to register.
Sign up Now for
Spring Rebuilding Day
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley brings together a network of volunteers
and professionals to provide critical home repairs and resources to the
community. Spring Rebuilding Day is on Saturday, April 25, and you can click here to volunteer. No
experience is necessary; the organization will train you. Email email@example.com
if you want to learn more, or call 408-578-9519 x 1004.
Celebrates Women’s Suffrage
The Euphrat Museum's special exhibit, Women Pathmakers, is in recognition of
the 100-year anniversary of the American women’s right to vote. It will be on
display through March 12 at the at the museum, 21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard,
Cupertino. Regular museum hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. For more information, visit deanza.edu/euphrat.
Growing Up Asian in America Art, Essay and Video Contest
The Growing Up Asian in America contest is celebrating their 25th anniversary
by creating a contest for young Asian Americans to be awarded a cash prize
and a chance to appear on NBC Bay Area. This year’s theme for the contest is
called “Why I Count!” and is aimed at K-12 students in Santa Clara County.
Entry for the contest ends March 6. To learn more or to enter your
submission, click here!
Free Tax Aid Available for Basic Returns
Earn It, Keep It, Save It!
EKS is a coalition of Bay Area organizations that provide free tax
preparation to households earning less than $56,000 a year. United Way Bay
Area partners with the Internal Revenue Service, churches, nonprofits, AARP
and other organizations to scale the free tax preparation effort across the
region. Certified bilingual volunteers are trained to help prepare basic tax
returns at neighborhood centers, libraries, schools and shopping malls. Click
here for more
information, and click here for a list of
sites in Santa Clara County.
Vacancies on County Boards and Commissions
Santa Clara County would like you to consider applying for a seat on one of
our Boards or Commissions. For residents of District 3, there are vacancies
on the Moscow Sister-County Commission. Click here for more
information on this commission and other vacancies, as well as application
Register Now for Summer Camps at the Tech
Registration is open now for summer camps at the Tech Museum for children who
will be entering 4th to 8th grades in the fall. The camps for budding
engineers, scientists, designers and makers will be June 8 to August 14.
Click here for more
information and to register.
One-on-One Tutors for Reading
Reading Partners is seeking volunteers interested in one-on-one tutoring for
local elementary school students who are struggling with reading. If you
think you can help make a difference in a child’s life, please reach out to
Hadya Amin at 408-945-5720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Mobile App Helps You Report Problems
The County has a Mobile Citizen App to help you report illegal dumping,
graffiti, problems with streetlights or traffic signals and other service
requests to the County Roads and Airports Department. Click here to find out how
to download the app. For illegal dumping complaints, you can also call the
hotline at 408-299-5770 or call our office at 408-299-5030.
Sign Up Now for
County Alert System
ReadySCC is a County emergency warning system that can send messages directly
to your cell phone, mobile device, email or landline in case of flooding,
wildfires and other disasters. Click here for more
information on how to sign up.
Census Bureau Needs Workers for the 2020 Count
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of temporary workers to fill
2020 Census jobs in Santa Clara County and elsewhere. The jobs are mainly for
clerical and census-taker positions, but also include a few supervisory and
recruitment outreach positions. In Santa Clara County, 2020 Census jobs pay
from $27 to $30 an hour. Click here for details.