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October Observances Part 2

October Observances Part 2

I celebrated Filipino American History Month this October watching three films by Marissa Aroy at Delta College – The Recipe; Little Manila, Filipinos In California’s Heartland and The Delano Manongs, Forgotten Heroes Of The United Farm Workers which detailed Larry Itliong’s involvement.  The films were followed by a panel discussion and Q & A with filmmaker Marissa Aroy, Professors James Sobredo and Debra Louie, Johnny Itliong (son of Larry Itliong), moderated by Journalist Emil Guillermo.

During the discussion several points were made – We have to tell our own story and we need to learn from the past or it will be repeated.  My take away is all voices must be heard for the complete picture to emerge.

October Observances Part 1

October Observances Part 1

I thought October was only for celebrating Halloween but the month has many observances including Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Filipino American History Month.

Jen Primous, the founder of P.U.M.P.S. FOR WOMEN, INC. a women’s society whose focus is on women’s empowerment and women’s issues, took the stage at the Domestic Violence Awareness Day held at the Podesto Teen Impact Center on October 11. She introduced the event as more than entertainment or something meant to discourage.

9th Annual "Return to Kingdon" drag race and car show

9th Annual "Return to Kingdon" drag race and car show

THE ANNUAL "RETURN TO KINGDON" IS BACK FOR A 9TH BIG YEAR!

The excitement is on the track for September 5th-7th with fun for all ages...including drag racing, grudge racng, souveirs, raffles, vendor alley, Raceway Museum, and more.  "The Beast" jet dragster, as well as Saturday's car show.

This event helps combat Illegal Street Racing as it promotes a "race on te track not on the streets" theme. 

The event benefits the "Welcome Home Heroes Foundation".

A FEW SPECIAL EVENING ACTIVITIES AT TE 9TH R2K:

Friday evening "Jackpot Street Racing" starting at 6:30.  Competitors will  compete for - fastest street legal car in the valley.

Saturday night "Cacklefest" starting at 7:30.  It will feature an evening performance by ground shaking, flame-expelling nitro dragsters!

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Get S'more Micke Grove Zoo After Dark

Zoo fans and community members that were unable to participate in this year’s sold out “Zoo After Dark” programs are being given one last chance to enjoy Micke Grove Zoo after dark this summer. “S’more Zoo” is a one-time campfire themed program set to occur at Micke Grove Zoo on Saturday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00PM. Participants must purchase tickets online before Friday, August 22 at www.mgzoo.com in order to join in on the evening fun.

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

2014 Weekly Challenge #26: Eat LOCAL!

 

You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)

Food that was picked within the last few days tastes way better than food that was picked (unripened) and trucked thousands of miles to get to you. And fresh food lasts longer, too.

2. Local Foods Are Seasonal (and Taste Better)

Delta College All-Day Summer Basketball Camps for Kids

Delta College All-Day Summer Basketball Camps for Kids

Delta College Basketball once again offers its action packed Summer Basketball Camp for Kids! This year’s camps are open to boys and girls, ages 5-14, and are all-day events, 9am-3pm. The camps will be held June 23-27, & July 7-11.

“We have planned an exciting week of fun and fundamentals," said Lady Mustangs coach Gina Johnson. "Bring your siblings or friends and receive a discount! See you at camp!”
More Camp Info/Enrollment - http://bit.ly/1iMQqaK ; 209-954-5726

Delta College's Kids College: ALL-DAY SUMMER CAMPS!

Delta College's Kids College: ALL-DAY SUMMER CAMPS!

Summer is almost here…what to do with the kids?
Delta College KIDS COLLEGE is pleased to announce for the first time ever: ALL-DAY SUMMER CAMPS!
The camps are for kids ages 8-12 & will be held Mon-Thur, June 16-July 10, 7:30am-5:30pm. Don’t let summer go to waste! A fun & educational adventure awaits!

Check out the camp schedule(PDF) - http://bit.ly/1iBptvh
All-Day Camp Registration Form(PDF) - http://bit.ly/1n4jiiw

And don’t forget, Workshops & Programs for Adults!
http://bit.ly/1jjlKRL