Calendar of Events
Currently through Oct. 28
The Hayward Area Historical Society presents “Loyal Americans: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II,” an exhibition of artifacts and stories from Japanese American families extracted from their homes and later incarcerated during World War II. Many of the personal accounts and loaned artifacts are from local families and their descendants. Items such as camp handicraft, paintings, small furniture, military artifacts, uncover a piece of history not commonly seen. Thanks to a generous grant from Edward E. and Donna L. Martins Foundation. Admission to the museum is currently free. The exhibition is supported by Eden Township JACL. The museum is located at 22380 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. For more information, call (510) 581-0223, www.HaywardAreaHistory.org. Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Come and join us for an “Oldies” dance, “Unforgettable,” at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple Sangha Hall from 8 to 11:30 p.m. It will feature original music from the 60’s through the present. Cost is $30 until Oct. 6; $40 at the door. Please visit our website at aba-dance.com for more information and registration. It will be an “Unforgettable” evening of dancing, socializing, light snacks, silent auction, and fun! Ages 21 and over only.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Crafty Foxes Holiday Boutique will be held at a new location this year. The new location will be at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, 640 N. 5th Street in San Jose Japantown. For more information about the Asian craft show, contact email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 13
Kimochi’s ISSHO-NI fundraising event will feature tastings of Japanese whiskey, sake, beer, and wine—in addition to food, musical entertainment, and a silent auction. 6 to 9 p.m. at Covo, 981 Mission St. in San Francisco. “Issho-ni” means “together,” and it celebrates the coming together of a community in benefit of seniors and their caregivers. All proceeds will go towards supporting Kimochi’s programs and services at both our San Francisco and San Mateo locations. Early bird ticket price is $50, at the door $75. For more information, call (415) 931-2294, kimochi-inc.org
Wednesday, Oct. 17
An hour-long version of “The Ito Sisters” is scheduled to have its broadcast premiere on KVIE, the Sacramento PBS station, at 7 p.m. KVIE reaches a 28-county service area in Northern California and the Central Valley. Director/Producer Antonia Grace Glenn is scheduled to be interviewed on the Capital Public Radio program Insight on Monday, Oct. 15 to talk about the broadcast. “The Ito Sisters” will be featured on the cover of KVIE’s October programming guide, OnSix. For more information about the broadcast, please visit: www.kvie.org. For more information, please visit the “The Ito Sisters” website at www.itosisters.com
Saturday, Oct. 20
Kenko no Hi, San Francisco JACL’s annual free community health fair, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ United Presbyterian Church, 1700 Sutter St. (at Laguna) in San Francisco Japantown. The event will include free flue shots for seniors, health screenings and health information. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Oct. 21
The Japanese American Museum of San Jose will host a “Health, Sports, and Culture Day,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the museum located at 535 N. 5th Street, San Jose. “Please join us for an afternoon of cultural demonstrations that brings Health, Sports and Culture together. There will be various performance by our own local young talent followed by relay races (Undokai) for the kids. So pack your Obento lunch and enjoy the afternoon. The JAMsj Museum will also be open with docents on hand for tours.” Event cost is free with admission to the museum. Adults $8, Seniors over 65 and students (with valid ID) $5; JAMsj members and children (12 and under) are free. For reservations or more information, www.jamsj.org/undokai2018. You can also email at PublicPrograms@jamsj.org, or call (408) 294-3138.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Join the Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association for its 52nd Anniversary – Otsukimi/Moon Viewing Festival, an evening of Japanese food, entertainment and moon viewing from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland (across from Children’s Fairyland). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Liane Scott at (510) 325-3729.
Sunday, Oct. 28
San Jose Nikkei Resisters will celebrate the publication of “NCRR: The Grassroots Struggle for Japanese American Redress and Reparations” from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center, 588 N. 4th St. in San Jose Japantown. The event will include a panel discussion with editors of the NCRR book and spoken-word poetry. Light refreshments served. Books will be available for purchase. Co-sponsored by Yu-Ai Kai and Nihonmachi Outreach Committee. RSVP by emailing email@example.com
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4
The Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society will hold its 6th annual flower show at the Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room, 10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino, Saturday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will feature many varieties and styles of exhibition chrysanthemums grown to their full potential. There will be an artistic design section with beautiful mum flower arrangements. Chrysanthemum blooms and plants will be available for sale. The show is free and open to the public. For further information, find us at www.bayareamum.org , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and check us out on Facebook, Bay Area Chrysanthemum Society.
Saturday, Nov. 10
The San Mateo Japanese-American Community Center will hold its annual Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 503 East 5th Avenue, San Mateo. New and gently used Japanese goods, plants, and homemade baked confections will be among the items available for purchase. For more information, email email@example.com or call (650) 343-2793.
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 10-11
50th Anniversary International Taiko Festival at San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N Delaware Street in San Mateo. Sponsored by Nippon Taiko Foundation, NBC Bay Area, Miyamoto Unosuke Co., Ltd., Don & Hisae Dickey and Asano Taiko U.S. Purchase tickets online at sftaiko.com
Saturday, Dec. 15
Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Event Center at St Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco.