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December 16, 2009 > Holiday Calendar - Enjoy the Season!

Holiday Calendar - Enjoy the Season!

Festivities Around Our Area:


Wonderful Musical World of Christmas

Enjoy the season with festive holiday music at the historic McConaghy House, decorated for a Victorian Christmas.

Wonderful Musical World of Christmas
Saturdays and Sundays
November 21 through December 27
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
McConaghy House
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 581-0223
www.HaywardAreaHistory.org

Admission: $5 adults, $3 for students/seniors/children. Free for Hayward Area Historical Society members.



Train of Lights

This beautifully decorated holiday train ride is a 'must do' for the holiday season!
Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 26

Niles Depot
37001 Mission Blvd., Fremont
Departure times: 4:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Sunol Depot
6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol
Departure times: 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Information: (925) 862-9063
To purchase tickets online: www.ncry.org

General admission: $25 per person.
Seating is based on 'first aboard.'



Fremont Fire Department Holiday Food and Toy Drive

The Fremont Fire Department is beginning its Holiday Food and Toy Drive. Each holiday season, the Fremont Fire Department accepts donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys at all 10 Fire Stations, and the Fire Administrative Office. Tri-City Volunteers, Inc. distributes the received donations to needy families in the Tri-City area. This process is assisted by the efforts of Fremont Fire Department volunteers.

Holiday Food and Toy Drive
Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 23
Fremont Fire Department
3300 Capitol Ave., Bldg., A, Fremont
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(510) 494-4200



Milpitas Firefighter Holiday Toy And Food Drive

Share the joy of this holiday season with another family by donating a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Toy donations are being sought for both children and teens.

Milpitas Firefighter Holiday Toy and Food Drive
Tuesday, December 1 - Saturday, December 19
All food donations may be dropped off at the Milpitas Food Pantry, 196 S. Main Street. Toy donations may be dropped off at toy barrels located in all City buildings, or call (408) 586-2800 for additional barrel locations.

Food and Toy Giveaways
Saturday, December 19
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Spring Valley Bible Church
220 S. Main Street, Milpitas
Proof of Milpitas or Alviso residency is required along with identification of each dependent listed and proof of assistance. Pre-registration is preferred.
Contact: Milpitas Food Pantry (408) 946-5564 or Milpitas Fire Department at (408) 586-2800.



Crippsmas Place

See wonderful holiday displays, character cut-outs and decorated houses adorned with festive lights. This has been a Fremont tradition for 40 years!

Donations support six organizations:
Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments), HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, Kidango 'Gifts from the Heart' program and Adopt an Angel (Alameda County Child Protective Services.) Free candy canes handed out on Wellington Place.

Crippsmas Place
Saturday, December 5 -Saturday, December 26
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Information: (510) 821-5579
Directions and details at www.CrippsmasPlace.org



Winter Concert

Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 16
7:30 p.m.
Mt. Eden High School Choirs
All Saints Catholic Church
22824 Second Street, Hayward
$11 per person.
(510) 407-1820



Mission Valley ROP Food and Toy Collection Drive

The Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program (MVROP) will be doing their part to ensure that those who have experienced unprecedented hardships this year will still have a reason to celebrate with their loved ones during the holiday season. Through December 17, MVROP staff and students will be collecting toys and canned goods to donate to the families that are supported by Tri-City Volunteers, Inc.

MVROP Food and Toy Collection Drive
December 1 through December 17
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Donation bins are located in the lobby
Mission Valley ROP
5019 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 657-1865
mvrop.org



Toys For Tots - League of Volunteers (LOV)

Tri-Cities League of Volunteers (LOV) has requests from 19 local Tri City agencies for toys. These agencies depend on the toys given to the Toys for Tots campaign, to brighten the lives of their client children in need. All toys must be delivered by December 18, in order for the children to receive them in time for Christmas. Toys must be new and unwrapped. LOV has recruited 55 collection locations and has 100 donation boxes at local businesses. This is the 16th year LOV and the U.S. Marine Corps have joined forces to bring holiday cheer to the children of Fremont, Newark and Union City.

Toys For Tots - League of Volunteers (LOV)
Accepting donations of new unwrapped toys through Friday, December 18.
For a business donation box location near you, check www.LOV.org.
Donations of toys or money to purchase them can also be dropped off at:
LOV Community Service Center
36120 Ruschin Dr., Newark
(510) 793-5683
www.LOV.org



Patterson House Christmas Tours
The Patterson House will be open for guided tours an additional week this holiday season.

Thursday & Friday, December 17 & 18
House tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, December 19 & 20
House tours at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., & 3 p.m.
Patterson House at Ardenwood Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4196

Park Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. all days
Park Admission: Adults $2/Children $1
House tours: Adults & Seniors $4/Children (3 years & up) $3



Christmas Concert

You are invited to join the Virtuoso International Flute Ensemble (VIFE) on Saturday, December 19, at 3:30 p.m. for their Christmas Concert. Special Guest Performers on this concert will be PDQ Quartet, a popular Sweet Adeline barbershop quartet. The concert is hosted by two local Girl Scout Troops, 30679 and 30317, in support of their holiday toy drive. Admission is free, and although not required, it would be appreciated if attendees can bring a new unwrapped toy to share with a needy child in Fremont.

VIFE is a unique youth music group in that the director and members believe that music is a gift to be shared. VIFE's motto is artistic excellence and dedicates its performances to support non-profit organizations and community events. VIFE has had a rewarding season and traveled as far as the Huntington Library in Southern California. Judy Lam, the conductor, has directed flute ensembles, chamber groups, choruses, and musicals, many of which have featured her original ensemble arrangements for flutes, strings, and chorus.

Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 19
3:30 p.m.
Centerville Presbyterian Church
4360 Central Ave., Fremont
VIFE: (510) 979-9263
Free event admission. The donation of a new unwrapped toy is kindly requested.



Holiday Party and Bingo for Kids

Young people are invited to the annual League of Volunteers (LOV) Kid's Holiday Party and Bingo. This event includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, treats for all and the fun of playing bingo to win hundreds of dollars in prizes and games. Young people will call their own bingo games, under the supervision of LOV Board Member Donna Sisk. The afternoon is open to all children but Bingo is for ages 17 and under only.

Holiday Party and Bingo for Kids
Saturday, December 19
12 noon - 2 p.m. (Doors open at 11 a.m. Games begin at noon.)
MacGregor/Bridgepoint School Auditorium
35753 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 793-5683
Free event admission.



Snow-Much-Fun 6th Grade Dance

This is a party for 6th graders only. Billiards, DJ music, ping pong, dance contest, air hockey, movies, snacks, and photo booth.

Friday, December 18
7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Teen Center, 39770 Paseo Padre, Central Park in Fremont
$10 in advance/$12 at door, if not sold out
(510) 494-4344



'Alice in Wonderland'/ 'Through the Looking Glass'

Park and Recreation's Children's Repertory Theatre perform adaptations of these Lewis Carroll children's classics.

Saturday, December 19
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 20
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

$15 per person

'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass'
Niles Veterans Hall
37154 2nd Street, Fremont
For information call: (510) 494-4322



Holiday Lunch at Newark Senior Center

Visit from Santa, a roast beef lunch and a chocolate fountain. Newark Adult school guitar students will be entertaining with wonderful music.

Wednesday, December 23
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Newark Senior Center
7401 Enterprise Dr., Newark
(510) 578-4840
24 hours advance reservations requested.
$3.25 for seniors, $4.75 for non-seniors



New Year's Eve Party

Stand-Up Comedy by Samson Koletkar, live ICC Karaoke Music, dance performances by Mona Sampath Dance Company students, dancing to the Music of DJ Andy Atta and Dhol by Paul, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop.

Kids Entertainment: Enjoy Pizza, Magician, Special Entertainment & Kids Dance Floor
Cocktail Reception with a Daiquiri Bar: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dinner with Live Cooking Stations: 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Entertainment: 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dancing: 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Hosted Bar All Night

New Year's Eve Party
Thursday, December 31
7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
India Community Center
525 Los Coches St., Milpitas.
(408) 934-1130
www.indiacc.org

Adults: $99; Children: $39 (Ages 2 -12yr); Tables of 10: $900


Community organizations are invited to send (mail, fax or email) information about their holiday celebrations and events for free inclusion in our Holiday Calendar. Please call (510) 494-1999, fax (510) 796-2462 or email tricityvoice@aol.com.

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