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15 December 2017

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Tuesday, Nov. 28
JCCCNC’s Community Kitchen is an ongoing communal dinner program bringing members of community together to learn Japanese and Japanese American family recipes and to share a multi-generational communal dinner. This month’s event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Center located at 1840 Sutter Street in San Francisco. Fee is $16 JCCCNC Members, $20 General Public. For more information, call (415) 567-5505.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Sacramento Senator Lions club is proud to host the first DandeLion Arts and Crafts Show, a multi-vendor arts and crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. Free parking and admission! For more information,

Sunday, Dec. 3
Back by popular demand, “The Ito Sisters: An American Story” will have an encore screening at 2 p.m. at East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St. in Berkeley. Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, go to or call (510) 843-3699.

Thursday, Dec. 7
Two survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and a veteran of a legendary combat unit will be aboard the USS Hornet to mark the 76th anniversary of the raid that brought the United States into World War II. The event at the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Each man is expected to talk about their experience. To register, visit The museum is located at 707 West Hornet Ave., Pier 3, in Alameda. For more information, visit or call (510) 521-8448.

Thursday, Dec. 14
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose sponsors Thursday Cinema, with a video about the 442nd, at 12 noon, at the museum located at 535 N. 5th Street in San Jose. Free with museum admission: Adults $8, Seniors and Students $5; JAMsj Members free. Please RSVP by calling (408)294-3139 or email

Saturday, Dec. 16
Kimochi’s Silver Bells Arts and Crafts and Food Faire, the one-stop shopping event for all your holiday gifts, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Event Center at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St. (at Geary), in San Francisco. Limited parking is also available on site. For more information, call (415) 931-2294 or visit

Saturday, Dec. 16
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) has announced that registration has opened for their annual Mochitsuki Workshop. Workshops will occur throughout the day. Space is limited. Cost is $15 per person/JCCCNC Members; $20 per person/Non-Members. Children under 5 are free. Register by Thursday, Dec. 14. To register, contact the JCCCNC at (415) 567-5505 or email As of this printing, some workshop shifts are unavailable. The JCCCNC is located at 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco.

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Florin “Mochi Madness X” Hand-Pounding Workshop, Treat Tasting & New Year’s Potluck. Have a fun and delicious time at “Mochi Madness” learning how to hand-pound mochi, taste mochi treats, and enjoy a community New Year’s potluck. Starts at 11 a.m. (mochi-making till 1 p.m.), Florin Buddhist Church at 7235 Pritchard Road in Sacramento. Sponsored by the Buddhist Church of Florin and Florin JACL. Members and children 5 and under free. $5 non-members. RSVP by Jan. 4, to Further info at and

Saturday, Jan. 13
Shinnen Kai will be held at the San Jose Buddhist Church annex, 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Yu-Ai Kai for more information, (408) 294-2505.

Saturday, Jan. 20
Mochi is both a traditional and modern ingredient to making sweets that everyone loves. Learn how to make three different types of dessert mochi with chef Kaori Becker. Becker will host a workshop from 2 to 4 p.m., at JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter St., in San Francisco. Cost to attend the workshop is $55 for JCCCNC members, and $65 for the general public. For more information or to register, call Matt Okada at (415) 567-5505.

Saturday, Feb. 10
Northern California Time of Remembrance and Reception: New showing of award-winning film “Then They Came for Us” featuring actor George Takei. Q&A with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg. California Museum 1020 O Street, Sacramento. 1 to 4 p.m. NCTOR Chair Christine Umeda. $20 general, $15 college students 18-25, free for under 18.