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March 14, 2017 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

By Cheryl Golden

VITA Awareness Day
Wednesday, March 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fremont Family Resource Center, located at 39155 Liberty St. in Bldg EFGH. VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, and the Fremont Family Resource Center (FRC) runs one of the largest VITA sites in Alameda County. Together, they provide free tax filing services to low-income Tri-City residents, helping them save and stretch their hard-earned dollars.

State of the City address
If you want to learn more about the issues and opportunities facing the City of Fremont, stay tuned. Fremont Mayor Lily Mei will be presenting the annual State of the City Address at a luncheon hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce on Friday, March 31, noon to 2 p.m. at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. To buy tickets, please call the Fremont Chamber of Commerce at 510-795-2244 or visitÊ

And in case you canÕt make it, the State of the City Address will be rebroadcasted on Fremont Cable TV Channel 27, as well as posted to the City website by the end of the following week.

Compost Giveaway
The City of Fremont, in partnership with Republic Services and the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station, are thanking residents for filling their green organics carts every week with food scraps and yard waste.

Fremont residents who participate in FremontÕs curbside organics program are invited to pick up two free bags of compost for their garden on Sunday, April 2 from 8 a.m. to noon while supplies last at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station (41149 Boyce Rd.). This popular event will be held rain or shine.

DonÕt forget to bring your recent Republic Services garbage bill to show that your household is participating in the program. If a neighbor or family member is unable to attend, you may bring their Republic Services bill and pick up compost for them as well. For additional information, contact Republic Services at 510-657-3500.

Sponsorship Opportunities for City Events, Programs
The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division offers a variety of opportunities for corporations and small businesses who seek a unique marketing platform with access to thousands of consumers spanning multiple demographics. Sponsoring a Parks and Recreation event or program will not only improve FremontÕs quality of life but also can meet your organizationÕs marketing goals. Sponsorships may range from financial support to in-kind donations.

Whether the Summer Concert Series, Kids Ôn Kites Festival, the Water Park scholarship program, or other sponsorship opportunities, our events and programs offer high visibility for businesses. We know that there are many sponsorship opportunities for worthy causes in Fremont and limited dollars for this purpose. This is why we have created a simple process that will give you an overview of how our sponsorship opportunities are set up. Please contact the CityÕs Lance Scheetz at 510-494-4331 for more information on how you can get involved and create community through Parks and Recreation.

Startup Grind Fremont Discusses Building an IoT Company
Startup Grind Fremont is back for another fireside chat. This time, join us as we discuss building an IoT company with influential industry expert Mike Farley, CEO of Tile. WeÕll be convening at EFI (Electronics for Imaging) located at 6700 Dumbarton Circle, Fremont CA 94555, on Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Mike Farley is the Founder & CEO of Tile. Tile is a smart location company, offering consumer facing products in addition to a proprietary platform that allows other brands to integrate TileÕs smart location technology. At this event, attendees will learn from MikeÕs experience of bringing this concept to reality. Focus will be on funding, building a team, product strategy, understanding market and trends, and scaling the company.

Startup Grind Fremont is the Silicon Valley East chapter of the international business startup community that has hosted more than 2,000 fireside chats across 200 cities and 85 countries! Every month or so, we get our local entrepreneurial community together to mix and mingle, hear from a featured speaker, find mentorship, pursue funding, and gain new customers. CanÕt make it to this event? DonÕt fret. We have many more events scheduled for the near future. Next up is Rana Gujral, Founder of InsureHound, an online service for shopping for insurance.

You can find additional information and purchase your tickets here:ÊÊ

Fremont Youth Advisory Commission hosts upcoming events
The City of FremontÕs Youth Advisory Commission is hosting the 24thÊannual Junior High Leadership Conference on Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Teen Center in Central Park. This yearÕs theme is ÒThe Game of LifeÓ where workshops are based from popular board games to discuss time management skills, stress management skills, bullying, social media etiquette, and other tracks.

Along with the Junior High Leadership Conference, the Youth Commission is seeking poets to recite their work at the Poetry Slam on Saturday, April 8 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Performance Pavilion in Central Park. Performances are limited to a maximum of five minutes. This is a free event. To register, email your name, phone number, age, and school toÊazambrano@fremont.govÊby April 5.

Finally, the Youth Commission will host the annual FremontÕs Got Talent Showcase on Friday, April 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Teen Center in Central Park. Join us for a night of entertainment as we showcase FremontÕs top talents. To participate in the show, register online atÊwww.RegeRec.comÊusing barcode #255479. There will be a $2 admission fee for spectators.

For more information about these events, contact Alvaro Zambrano at 510-494-4344 orÊ

Habitat Restoration Days for Sabercat Creek
Love nature and serving the community? Join the City of FremontÕs Environmental Services for a day of habitat restoration work on Sabercat Creek the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Heavy rain 12 hours prior to or during will postpone the event.

The next day of work will be held on Saturday, April 1. Volunteers will assist with removing invasive plants, sheet mulching, and providing care for native plants. Planting additional native plants may also take place. This work will help increase native plant diversity, and improve food and shelter for wildlife. No experience is necessary. A habitat steward will guide you through the projects along Sabercat Creek in Sabercat Historical Park.

No experience is necessary. Volunteers of all ages are welcome, and a signed waiver form is required for each participant. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Habitat stewards will guide you through the projects.

Come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty (sturdy, closed-toe shoes/boots, long pants, hat, sunscreen, and long-sleeved shirt are recommended). Bring a signed waiver form, a reusable water bottle, and community service hour forms, if applicable. WeÕll provide tools, some gloves, and water to refill bottles. If you wish to bring your own gloves or tools, please label them.

For complete details and to register visitÊ Be sure to check the location on the map, and print the map and waiver form.

For more information, or to arrange a large group work day, contact Sabrina atÊssiebert@fremont.govÊor Barbara atÊ, or call the Environmental Services Division at 510-494-4570.

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