TODAY, September 12: Community Forum on Education
The Alameda County Office of Education is holding a forum on upcoming tax initiatives Prop. 30 and Prop. 38 and how they will impact public education, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Oakland School for the Arts, 530 18th St., Oakland. Call 510-670-7754 for info.
Friday, September 14: Flu & Pneumonia Shots Available
The Aitken Community Center, at 17800 Redwood Road in Castro Valley will be offering flu shots from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14, for $5, payable by cash or check only (or billed to Medicare Part B). Pneumonia shots are $60. Numbers will be passed out at 10 a.m., you must be here when your number is called. Call 510-881-6738 for more info.
Friday, September 14: Memorial Golf Tournament
The Luso-American Education Foundation will host the XVI Sam Pelican Memorial Golf Tournament this Friday at Willow Park Golf Course, 17007 Redwood Road in Castro Valley. Entry fee is $100. The foundation supports student grants. For info, or to register, call Bela Ferreira-Gonçalves at 925-828-3883 or email education@luso-american.
Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14-15: Arroyo High’s 50th Reunion
Graduates of San Lorenzo’s Arroyo High School Class of 1962 (’62 Cam Do!) will hold their 50th reunion this Friday and Saturday at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton. For info, contact Sue (Bondura) Scroggs at 209-665-4027, or Marcella (Marks) Roberts at 510-566-3674 or Judy Edlund at 925-825-9531.
Saturday, September 15: Fremont High, Oakland, 50th Reunion
The Class of 1962 of Oakland’s Fremont High School will hold a 50-year reunion this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, at the Crow Canyon Country Club, San Ramon. Check out classreport.org for additional details and contact information.
Saturday, September 15: Disabilities Ministry Fundraiser
The Joni and Friends International Disability Center in Castro Valley will hold a Walk/roll-a-thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Canyon Middle School field. Funds go to help families affected by disabilities. Info at www.joniandfriends or 510-727-8845.
Saturday, September 15: CARH’s Annual Fashion Show
CARH, Inc. celebrates 40 years of serving those with intellectual disabilities by hosting its Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser this Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church, 20104 Center St., Castro Valley, featuring radio host Steve Fox and CARH’s special-needs models dressed in exciting 1940s-inspired thrift fashions., plus a full buffet brunch and no-host champagne cocktails. Tickets ($40) available by calling 510-537-6611 or at www.carh-inc.org. Proceeds benefit CARH’s Campership Program for those with special needs.
Saturday, September 15: Pet Adoptions & Information
Dusty Paws Rescue will be at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. Please stop by to see a few of our animals and visit with our volunteers, too.
Saturday, September 15: Beneficial Spiders
Learn how spiders contribute to the balance of nature and their secret of creating silk as strong as steel at a special adult program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, 1801 D St. in Hayward. Advance registration ($18) required. Register online at www.haywardrec.org or call 510-881-6700. For info, call 510-881-6747 after 10 a.m.
Sunday, September 16: Grief Recovery Groups
Enrollments are now being accepted for the 10-week Widows/Widowers Grief Recovery program which begins this Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley. Sharing experiences is helpful to the healing process. Pre-registration is required. For info or to register, call Lois Samarron 510-581-6203 ext. 202 or email
Sunday, September 16: Hayward Summer Concert
Enjoy a Celtic Celebration this Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Hayward Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd. next to the Plunge Indoor Swimming Pool. Local musicians, artists, dancers and chess masters donate their time for these events, sponsored by the Hayward Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge No. 129.
Tuesday, September 18: Job Resources Fair
Alameda non-profit organizations will hold a Job Resources Fair for single mothers, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, veterans, seniors, and ex-convicts looking to return to the workforce from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.. Attendees will receive application training, resumé-updating and financial coaching. For info, contact Dr. Jennifer Ong at
Tuesday, September 18: Start Smart Teen Driver Program
The California High Patrol and Castro Library present another Start Smart: Teen Driver Program at the library from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday for new drivers and drivers-to-be, ages 15-19, and their parents. CHP officers will discuss fatal collisions involving teens, driver/parent responsibilities and accident avoidance techniques. To register, call Officer Daniel Jacowitz at 510-581-9028.
Tuesday, September 18: Live Band Dances
The Hayward Area Senior Center at 22325 North Third St. in Hayward invites adults 50 and over to Live Band Dances from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Admission is free. For more info call 510-881-6766.