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MIX WEB PSA  April 11, 2014
Preeclampsia Foundation
Help raise awareness of deadly Preeclampsia – walk at Santana Row, Saturday May 3rd. Advocates for the Preeclampsia Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy, will be participating in and raising money for the Foundation’s annual The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™. The annual event to support innovative research and raise public awareness about the warning signs of preeclampsia, will be taking place in San Jose at Santana Row Park on Saturday, May 3rd at 9:00am. 
Learn more about it at www.preeclampsia.org.
Museum of American Heritage
You’ll want to race over to this event! The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH) proudly presents the 10th Annual Vintage Vehicles and Family Festival (VVFF) May 3rd from 9:30am until 2:00 pm. Located at the Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto. This free annual community event is being hosted in collaboration with the City of Palo Alto’s 92nd May Fete Parade & Festival. Over 50 rare vintage vehicles will be on display to enjoy. In addition, the museum grounds will come alive with hands-on science demonstrations, Meccano models, and other family-friendly activities. The museum’s feature exhibition, Time Machines: Clocks & Time Keeping will be open for viewing. Info at: http://www.moah.org/annualEvents.html
Machado Historical Society
Enjoy crafts, handcrafted goodies, raffles and community fun! The Machado Historical Society is holding a Spring Craft Fair at the Machado Heritage School at 15130 Sycamore Road in Morgan Hill on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm. 
Great ideas to make Mom smile on Mother’s Day, plus lots more to enjoy!
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy
Join Gardening Instructor Sheri Bohan and Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for a workshop All about Tomatoes. Saturday, April 19th from 10:00am to noon. Sheri will cover the best planting techniques, correct soil and nutrient needs, tomato varieties and types, diseases and prevention, pests and how to protect your harvests, watering and much more. Pre-registration is required. Call 408-298-7657, or visit www.grpg.org.
Open Space Trust
The Wallace Stegner Lecture Series welcomes environmental icon, Nicolette Niman. She squared off against corporate establishments, learning in detail about ethical and sustainable methods of meat production which led to her book Righteous Porkchop: Finding Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms. She’ll speak on the subject on
Monday, April 28 at the Mountain.View Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available through Peninsula Open Space Trust  www.openspacetrust.org Call 650-854-7696.
Martin Luther King Junior Association of Santa Clara Valley
Help the Martin Luther King Junior Association of Santa Clara Valley help those less fortunate in our community at their Movers of Mountains and Scholarship Awards event, Saturday May 31 at the Flames Eatery on 4th street in downtown San Jose. The rise in homicides has created a need to replenish their burial fund for families who lost a loved one to homicide. Funds are also needed for their youth art/essay writing contest at MACSA. The fundraiser will feature the incredible vocalist Angela Borricua Tirado. Guest speakers include Council Member Ash Kalra and many more. To learn more, call 408 971-1960. Registration: 2 – 2:30; event from 3pm to 4:30pm. Cost: $50 per person.
Pacific Autism Center
Pacific Autism Center for Education helps adults and children with autism in our community.  April is Autism Awareness Month.  Show your support by sponsoring a round of golf and raise funds for those living with autism in the Bay Area. Join the effort to support PACE programs at the 6th Annual Golf Classic at Cinnabar Hills on May 2nd!  Call 408-245-3400 and support PACE while having fun!
Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Come run, have fun and support Pajaro Valley Shelter Services!  It’s the 30th Annual Mother’s Day Run for Shelter on Sunday, May 11th at Ramsay Park in Watsonville. This is a timed 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K kid’s fun run.  Register online at www.pvshelter.org or call 831-3728-5649.  Fun, music, food, medals, prizes and roses for the moms and many surprises! AND you’ll still have time to take mom out to brunch after!  Go to www.pvshelter.org or call 831-728-5649.
Friends of Hue Foundation
The Vietnamese cultural event of the season is set for Sunday May 4th at San Jose’s Fairmont Hotel, featuring music, dance, art and a dinner show to remember! You’ll enjoy amazing cuisine, great jazz and Vietnamese music in the San Jose Fairmont’s Imperial Ballroom. Proceeds benefit the FCF Children’s Shelter supported by the Friends of Hue Foundation. For more information contact Jenny Do at jennydolaw@gmail.com