Events

February 2019

  • Feb 2nd 1:00pm–4:00pm

    The Zaigezaigu Community is hosting an event to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival! Come join us and learn more about Chinese Culture at the Flint Center for the following for the “Free Cultural Fair” (1-4PM @ Flint Center Cupertino)

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  • Feb 2nd 3:58pm–3:58pm

    There will be a new attraction offered this year.  The new park includes fun and authentic cultural settings.  FREE ENTRANCE & PARKING


  • Feb 3rd 2:00pm–4:30pm

    Please come enjoy Buu Kim Tu Dragon and Lion Association’s astounding performance with colorfully adorned lions and lively sounds of cymbals, gong and mighty drum.The Lion Dance will kick off the library’s Lunar New Year Celebration. **Registration is required for the 3:30 Red Panda performance**

    2 p.m. – Buu Kim Tu Lion Dancers (Begins in Library Lobby)
    3:00 p.m. – Lunar New Year Crafts (Margie Edinger Room)
    3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – Red Panda Acrobats (Redwood Room) A spectacular performance of exceptional acrobatic skills, traditional Chinese music, colorful costumes, and a fast-paced show that will guarantee to amaze! For ages 4 and up. Register Here for this performance

    Central Park Library
    2635 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, California 95051

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  • Feb 6th 9:30am–4:00pm

    Come to the 42nd Nikkei Matsuri (Japanese Festival) where there will be live entertainment on 2 stages throughout the day, displays of Japanese art, food, and something for the entire family.

    Jackson Street, Btwn 4th and 6th Street, San Jose, California

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  • Feb 6th 12:00pm–1:00pm

    Dr. Linda Trinh Vo, Dr. Thuy Vo Dang, and Tram Le will discuss Viet Stories: Vietnamese American Oral History Project, which archives stories of refugees and immigrants. This online collaborative is housed in UC Irvine’s Southeast Asian Archive.
    Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages.

    San José Museum of Art
    110 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113

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  • Feb 6th 3:30pm–6:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Alum Rock Branch Library

    Services Offered:    Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400) * Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) - All Categories * Pro-bono Legal Consultations * Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942).  Languages:  English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese), Hindi; Burmese; Karen; Karenni

    Offered 1st Wednesday of every month through Sept 9th. Register online for a date and appointment time or call/text (408) 658-9206

    Alum Rock Library
    3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127

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    • Feb 7th 5:00pm–8:00pm

      ​Free Immigration Law Clinics - Jewish Family Services

      JFS-SV and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, (AILA) are offering free immigration law clinics to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay. Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)

      To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact: Zoya Lazer,zoyal@jfssv.org (408) 357-7452 or Azita Eshagh, azitae@jfssv.org (408) 357-7457

      Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
      14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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    • Feb 7th 6:30pm–8:30pm

      IRC Citizenship Clinic - Mitchell Park Library

      At this workshop, you will get help to complete your naturalization application (N-400) and a fee waiver (I-912) or reduced fee (I-942) form, if applicable. Your case will be reviewed by a Department of Justice accredited representative who will file as your legal representative with USCIS (G-28), alert you to updates in your case, and provide you trusted guidance and advice throughout the entire naturalization process. You will also receive help to prepare for the naturalization test, including interview prep and study materials. All services and materials are free!

      Registration is required.   Send a registration request online or call (408) 658-9206, or send a registration request via email to Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.org with your full name, phone number, and workshop date you prefer.

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    • Feb 7th 6:30pm–8:00pm

      Finding your way forward in the business world takes resilience, ingenuity and business savvy, just like it did over 100 years ago for Juana Briones, the subject of a new exhibit at the Los Altos History Museum. A panel of modern Latina leaders will share their diverse career paths to success - the hallmark of Silicon Valley - at this free event. Space is limited, so register early!
      Join us for a pre-event reception and a special viewing of the Museum’s exhibit “Inspired by Juana: La Doña de la Frontera,” followed by a panel discussion.

      Los Altos History Museum
      51 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

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    • Feb 8th 3:05pm–3:05pm

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    • Feb 9th 10:00am–2:00pm

      CAIR Citizenship Clinic - MCA, Santa Clara

      Free Naturalization Application and Fee Waiver Assistance with CAIR-SFBA’s legal staff and partner organizations (Pars Equality Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus). For more information contact Brittney Rezaei (408) 986-9874 brezaei@cair.com

      Muslim Community Association
      3003 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054

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    • Feb 9th 10:30am–12:00pm

      USCIS Session - How to become a US Citizen

      Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will explain the requirements for naturalizing to become a US citizen. They will conduct a demonstration interview, answer general questions, and hand out free materials. The session is free and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!

      Saratoga Library
      13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070


    • Feb 9th 11:00am–10:00pm

      Come out and join us at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for the Vietnamese Tet Festival! We will have carnival rides, bounce houses, music, a Dragon Dance, a fashion show and food.  Free Admission!

      SCC FairGrounds
      344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

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    • Feb 10th 11:00am–10:00pm

      Come out and join us at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for the Vietnamese Tet Festival! We will have carnival rides, bounce houses, music, a Dragon Dance, a fashion show and food. Free Admission!

      SCC FairGrounds
      344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111

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    • Feb 12th 5:30pm–7:00pm

      Experience Forgiveness: Sound Healing for the Heart

      Join Fred Luskin, PhD, director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, and operatic sound healer Donatella Moltisanti, for an educational and experiential class on the healing power of forgiveness. Forgiveness has been shown to reduce anger, hurt, depression and stress, and lead to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion and self confidence. Dr. Luskin will share the principles and applications of forgiveness, then go on to share both scientific research and clinical anecdotes showing how the mind-body-spirit connection makes forgiveness a key part of overall well-being.

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    • Feb 15th 6:00pm–8:00pm

      Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese cordially invite you to celebrate the Lunar New Year with an exciting update about the Vietnamese American Service Center!
      The event will start in Board Chambers to provide the community with updates and will follow with celebrations in the lower level Cafeteria (including food, games, performances and more!).  To ensure that we will be able to accommodate all community members, we ask that you please RSVP by Friday, February 8, 2019.

      Santa Clara County Government Center
      70 West Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95110

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    • Feb 16th 3:00pm–5:00pm

      Lowrider Culture and Society

      Hosted by San Jose Public Library  In an era of social and political turmoil, lowriding emerged both as an artistic style and a statement of resistance. Explore the history and social significance of lowriding with its salient thinkers.  This panel event will feature:

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    • Feb 17th 5:30pm–7:30pm

      The 39th Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance event commemorates the 77th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II. Hundreds of people will gather together at this annual event not only to remember that great civil liberties tragedy, but to also reflect on what that event means to all of us today.

      The 39th Day of Remembrance features Don Tamaki, an attorney from the Korematsu coram nobis legal team; Teresa Castellanos, a representative from the County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations;Chizu Omori, a former incarceree, activist, and co-producer of the film, “Rabbit in the Moon”; community activist, Professor Masao Suzuki; a special performance by internationally acclaimed San Jose Taiko; and the traditional candlelight procession through historic San Jose Japantown.

      Buddhist Church San Jose Betsuin
      640 North 5th street, San Jose, California 95112

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    • Feb 18th 6:30pm–8:30pm

      Hosted by Gilroy Library and Silicon Valley Reads   

      Part of Silicon Valley Reads programming: An Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem family seeks their Chinese grandfather who was separated from their mother (his 3-year-old half-Chinese, half-Jamaican daughter) in 1920. Samuel Lowe returned to China in 1933 with a Chinese wife and six children. After a 91-year separation, his Black Chinese grandchildren journey to China where they find Samuel Lowe’s 300 Chinese descendants and the entire clan is reunited. This film takes viewers to Harlem, Toronto, Martha’s Vineyard, Jamaica, and China to see these families of different races become one. 88 min.

      Gilroy Library
      350 W 6th St, Gilroy, California 95020

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    • Feb 19th 6:30pm–8:30pm

      Learn about the Rapid Response Network, how to conduct legal observation during ICE enforcement activity, and other roles within the Network.

      Rapid Responder Trainings are led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT and Pangea Legal Services. For more information about the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County and ways to get engaged, visit http://sacredheartcs.org/rapidresponsenetwork/ and https://www.pactsj.org/rapid-response-network-in-santa-clara-county/

      Gavilan College, Library 170
      5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy 95020

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    • Feb 20th 6:30pm–8:30pm

      Learn about the Rapid Response Network, how to conduct legal observation during enforcement activity, and other roles within the Network.

      Rapid Responder Trainings are led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT and Pangea Legal Services. For more information about the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County and ways to get engaged, visit http://sacredheartcs.org/rapidresponsenetwork/ and https://www.pactsj.org/rapid-response-network-in-santa-clara-county/

      Google
      1255 Pear Avenue, Mountain View 94043

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    • Feb 23rd 10:00am–12:00pm

      Learn about the Rapid Response Network, how to conduct legal observation during enforcement activity, and other roles within the Network.

      Rapid Responder Trainings are led by Sacred Heart Community Service, PACT and Pangea Legal Services. For more information about the Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County and ways to get engaged, visit http://sacredheartcs.org/rapidresponsenetwork/ and https://www.pactsj.org/rapid-response-network-in-santa-clara-county/

      Sacred Heart Community Service 
      1381 S. 1st St, San Jose 95110

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    • Feb 23rd 11:00am–3:30pm

      IRC - SIREN Citizenship Workshop - Milpitas Library

      At this workshop, you will get a free eligibility consultation and help to complete your naturalization application (N-400) and a fee waiver (I-912) or reduced fee (I-942) form as applicable. All services are free and each application will be reviewed by an Immigration Attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative. Registration is required.
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      Milpitas Library
      160 N. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035

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    • Feb 23rd 1:00pm–3:00pm

      Santana Row welcomes the Year of the Pig with an afternoon of Lunar New Year festivities presented by NTD Television and The Epoch Times. Bring the family and enjoy the exciting drumbeats and crashing cymbals of the Dragon and Lion dances, other fascinating cultural performances and activities. Free.

      Santana Row Park
      377 Santana Row, San Jose, California 95128

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    • Feb 25th 5:00pm–7:30pm

      Citizenship Application Help at the Santa Clara Central Park Library

      Get help preparing your citizenship application and filing a USCIS fee waiver or reduced fee request, if applicable. Guidance on the naturalization legal process, eligibility requirements, and interview will be provided. Register by phone: 408-658-9206 or sanjoseimmigration@rescue.org.

      Every 3rd Monday of the month from 5 - 7:30 pm, Santa Clara City Library, Heritage Pavilion 2nd Floor. (January and February 2019 will be held on the 4th Monday due to holiday closures.) For more information contact rschmidt@santaclaraca.gov

      Central Park Library - Heritage Pavilion
      2635 Homestead Road,, Santa Clara, California 95051

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    • Feb 27th 2:00pm–6:00pm

      Sparkpoint Presentation - Make Money Moves

      Come to this event if you need assistance with any of the following:

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    • Feb 28th 7:00pm–9:30pm

      Part of a Palo Alto City Library program series entitled “Welcome to America!” for new Americans and visitors to learn the customs and values of their new home.

      Each session will focus on a selected topic and will include a short presentation, followed by an activity. Registration Required. For more information phone: (650) 329-2436

      Palo Alto Mitchell Park Library
      3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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