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Charity ball unites community for a cause

Indo-Americans for Better Community (Indo-ABC) is hosting the 13th annual Indo-American Charity Ball, an evening of dinner, dance, and entertainment, on Saturday, May 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark. Indo-ABCs primary goal is to serve and support our community through volunteer work and local charities. Our volunteers are passionate in their dedication to serving local nonprofit organizations.

An Indian dance number will kick off the event as guests gather to socialize with community members who share a common cause. Fremont-based Yoko's Dance & Performing Arts Academy and Aerial Dance Productions from San Jose will provide the nights entertainment.
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How OneChild was born and raised

Now and then a story comes along that has a sad beginning and a big-smiles-all-around happy ending. This is one of them.

Bernie Dutra was abandoned by her mother when she was just a little girl. Her father raised her and her three brothers on his earnings as a bus driver. The kids went without many things and were always short of clothing and school supplies. Other kids taunted and bullied them. After once being surrounded and spat upon, Dutras self-esteem and sense of worth were shattered. Not until many years later, when she married in her early thirties, did she walk the road to recovery with her husbands love and support.

Later in life when she learned she had breast cancer, Dutra faced and fought it by starting a non-profit organization to provide clothing and school supplies to children in need. Her early experience was turned into the driving force that would help her lift the self-esteem of many children, leading them to do better not only in school but in life. All of the clothes and supplies provided were brand new; no hand-me-downs that would separate them from their peers at a glance.
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Ride the Katie train at Railroad Adventure Day

Join The Railroad Museum at Ardenwood for Railroad Adventure Day at Ardenwood Historic Farm in celebration of the Katie train.

Katie is a 48-year-old 5-ton gasoline locomotive. She had damage to her cab, which was repaired by volunteers under the leadership of project manager Andrew Cary. They also gave Katie a new paint job based on the color she had when originally built in 1968 by Plymouth Locomotive Works in Plymouth, Ohio (she was yellow when The Railroad Museum got her). She was named Katie by the previous owner, and the name stuck.

At Railroad Adventure Day on Saturday, May 14 attendees can ride the Katie train to Deer Park where they can participate in several hands-on activities including the Find Katie and Her Train game, coloring a picture of Katie, posing for fun photos with our Katie cutout (bring your camera), playing engineer with our wooden railroad, and designing and building with wooden blocks. Be sure to visit the Train Book Treasures on a Tarp in a Tent where we will have a number of train books for kids to read or share with a parent.
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May 4
Teen Activity Group

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Toddler Time $

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Art Quilt Presentation

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May 4
Not a Genuine Black Man $

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May 5
National Day of Prayer

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National Day of Prayer

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