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October 29, 2013 > City of Fremont Briefs

City of Fremont Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

We Need Volunteers!
Looking for a different kind of volunteer work? Interested in helping your community? Consider volunteering to help low- to moderate-income families and individuals file their income taxes for the 2013 tax season.

The Fremont Family Resource CenterÕs (FRC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is recruiting volunteers for the 2013 tax season. FRC VITA prepares income tax returns and e-files them for low- to moderate-income individuals at no cost. In many cases, tax refunds are their lifeline. Not only does the VITA Program provide tax preparation services, VITA volunteers also connect families to important services such as CalFresh benefits, financial coaching, asset building programs, financial education workshops, and referrals to other valuable programs available at the FRC.

If you are interested in becoming a VITA volunteer, please attend the VITA Volunteer Information Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Caribbean Conference Room located at the Fremont Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty Street Ð Building EFGH in Fremont.

For more information, please contact VITA Coordinator Carolyn Robertson at (510) 574-2020 or

Roll, Pinch, and Pound!
Explore the City of FremontÕs ceramics classes for children, youth, and adults. Join us for a hands-on and tactile experience using clay as we create artistic ceramic projects. Register today and learn how to sculpt and mold clay into beautiful works of art!

FoCus, fOCus, FOCUS!
At this yearÕs ÒEducational Paint Out,Ó celebrate 20 years of art and conservation of the FOCUS group and explore your connection to the environment in creative and conscientious ways. Participate in a canvas mural project as well as individual art projects. Art activities will encourage kids to bring their individual creative sensibilities and unique experiences to a group collaboration highlighting environmental themes and issues. FOCUS is a nationwide campaign in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Wyland Foundation, which uses the beauty of art and the wonder of science to make kids aware of the shared relationship between the health of each ecosystem and the health of the planet. Artwork from this event will be showcased at the Olive Hyde Gallery from Dec. 13 to 15. The event will take place Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fremont Community Center.

Check out our Recreation Guide for more art classes or visit us online at For more information contact the CityÕs Irene Jordahl at or (510) 494-4322.

ItÕs Not Your GrandmaÕs Center
Looking for healthy, dynamic, engaged baby boomers and seniors who love to mingle with people of all ages? If so, visit the Fremont Senior Center located in Central Park.

The Senior Center provides services that include excellent breakfast and lunch cooked onsite (Monday through Friday), many fitness and exercise classes, Zumba Gold and Hula classes, free health services, special events and speakers, a local and international trip program, legal and health insurance counseling, and many opportunities to meet new friends and socialize. Everyone is welcome, and can participate in most programs at minimal cost and without an age designation.

For more information visit and ÒLikeÓ them on Facebook. The Fremont Senior Center is located at 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy., and the phone number is (510) 790-6600.

Credit Repair Class
Do you need to fix your credit report and improve your credit score? Our Credit Repair Class can help! Increase your financial knowledge, learn how to fix your credit report and improve your credit score.
Wednesday, Nov 6
6 p.m. Ð 9 p.m.
FRC Millennium Room
Register at: (510) 574-2020, Ext. 3
Fremont Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty St., Fremont

FREE to Tri-City residents
Free light dinner provided
Free childcare available if requested by Nov. 4

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