Events

October 2019

  • Oct 2nd 3:30pm–6:30pm

    IRC Free Naturalization Workshop - San Jose

    Free application workshop. One-on-one assistance with the naturalization application (N-400) and fee waiver/reduced fee forms provided as applicable. All cases are reviewed by an IRC Department of Justice Accredited Representative. Sign Up

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  • Oct 3rd 5:00pm–8:00pm

    ​Free Immigration Law Clinics - Jewish Family Services

    JFS-SV and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, (AILA) are offering free immigration law clinics to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay. Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)

    To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact: Zoya Lazer,zoyal@jfssv.org (408) 357-7452 or Azita Eshagh, azitae@jfssv.org (408) 357-7457

    Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
    14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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  • Oct 6th 11:00am–7:00pm

    Celebrate all things Italian in San Jose’s Little Italy District.~ Authentic Italian Cuisine from Little Italy Businesses and Italian Restaurants located throughout Santa Clara County.~ Fantastic Entertainment lineup including Pasquale Esposito, Vanessa Raci (New York), Anthony Nino Lane Band, Johnny Neri Band, and other authentic Italian Musicians.In addition there will be a wine garden pouring both Italian and Cal-Italia wines, Artisan Italian Craft vendors and Children’s Activities.Free Festival and plenty of onsite parking. San Jose Diridon Station is also walking distance for Public Transportation options by Caltrain or VTA Lightrail.
     Hosted by Little Italy San JoseInterestedGoing

    Little Italy San Jose
    350 West Julian, San Jose, California 95110

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  • Oct 9th 4:30pm–5:30pm

    Citizenship Information Session: Information Only; No Assistance with Applications

    Pro-bono Legal Consultations in English and Spanish. Attendees Should Bring Certified documentation of all arrests and/or convictions, reason of arrest, date, place, and disposition even if the charges were dropped, dismissed or expunged  We will be talking about Know Your Rights, changes in immigration policy, and naturalization. Individuals will also be able to receive one-on-one consultations for those in need of case specific advice.
    Walk-ins welcome. Or you can Pre-Register  Question? Call or text 408-658-9206    Hosted by International Rescue Committee

    Santa Clara Central Park Library (Margie Edinger Room)

    2635 Homstead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Oct 9th 5:30pm–7:30pm

    Free Naturalization Workshop - Santa Clara

    Free application workshop. One-on-one assistance with the naturalization application (N-400) and fee waiver/reduced fee forms provided as applicable. All cases are reviewed by an IRC Department of Justice Accredited Representative.  Register Now     Hosted by International Rescue Committee.  Services Offered

    • Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400)
    • Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912)
    • Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942)

    Santa Clara Central Park Library (Margie Edinger Room)
    2635 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Oct 9th 6:00pm–7:30pm

    Chef Zaida Soriano of Oaxacan Kitchen Markets will share the traditional flavors, spices, and fresh foods of her native Oaxaca. Attendees will enjoy tasting delicious samples and learning how to prepare a variety of dishes.

    100 Villa Avenue
    Los Gatos, CA 95030

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  • Oct 12th 8:30am–5:30pm

    The Office of Emergency Services is expanding outreach to Santa Clara’s diverse community, beginning with a free pilot emergency preparedness class in Spanish.  For more information or to register for the “LISTOS” Alertar y Preparar (Alert and Prepare) program, go to LISTOS or call the Fire Department at 408-615-4942.

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  • Oct 12th 11:00am–6:00pm

    In its seventeenth year, the festivities include a wonderful feast of food, music, and dance including a traditional Rangoli display, art and craft booths. Admission and parking are free. The Kids Zone is packed throughout the day with fun and exciting activities including the petting zoo, pony rides, jump houses, face painting, and much more.
    Come to enjoy the festive atmosphere of sari festooned trees, spectacular lanterns, and a cultural kaleidoscope of activities and performances. Beginning at 11 am with the popular Kids Zone art show and grand opening ceremony at 12:30 pm.    

    The festival is free but please RSVP   Hosted by Bay Area Diwali Festival    

    10185 N Stelling Rd., Cupertino, California 95014 

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  • Oct 13th 10:00am–3:00pm

    Supervisor Dave Cortese and the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up once again for this fun-filled festival along the South Bay shores of Alviso. The day includes:
    - Resource fair focused on health
    - Free pumpkins for kids
    - Two stages of entertainment
    - Free kayak rides
    - Cortese Zucchini Car Derby
    - Bike to the Bay

    Alviso Marina County Park
    1195 Hope St, San Jose, California 95002

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  • Oct 15th 12:00pm–4:00pm

    SIREN Free DACA Renewal Workshop

    Remember to bring the following: -work permit -copy of your prior DACA application - 2 passport style pictures -Check or Money Order for $495 -if you have ever been arrested, your court certified disposition -Your most recent tax return (i.e. your 2018 taxes) *For eligible individuals, we are offering scholarship for the $495 renewal fee

    Please keep in mind that all documents must be brought in order for SIREN to assist you.

    RSVPs are required for each applicant renewing DACA. This form will automatically disable after SIREN reaches the max number of applicants we can assist for each clinic. You can find more on our website at www.siren-bayarea.org

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    SIREN
    1415 Koll Circle, #108, San Jose, CA

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  • Oct 16th 5:00pm–6:00pm

    • Share experiences and traditions
    • Bring a picture to place on the community ofrenda
    • Special themed craft to learn about the symbolism of the day

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  • Oct 18th 3:00pm–7:00pm

    DetailsJoin us for our annual Día de los Muertos Celebration for the whole family. There will be games, art actvities, face painting, and food available for purchase.
    If you are interested in volunteering at the event, email mikev@sacredheartcs.org.

    Sacred Heart Community Service
    1381 S 1st St, San Jose, California 95110

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  • Oct 18th 5:57pm–5:57pm

    An exhibit of traditional and contemporary visual arts and altars by local and Bay Area artists. Curators: Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and Nanzi Muro. Visual Artists: Andy Nguyen, Nanzi Muro, Ruben Marinez Aguilar, Noemi Sesmas, Carla Torres Montero, Rebecca Wallace, Enrique Jacobo, Cinthya Gonzalez, Rebecca Urrutia-Lopez, Dominik Rogers, Mary Andrade, Roger Yang, Ruben Marinez Aguilar, Noemi Sesmas, and Heather Sanchez. Altar Artists: Elizabeth Gonzalez, Laurie Valdez, Magdalena Blackmer, Candelaria Villegas, Elena Robles, Lissa Jones, Raquel Burciaga, Rosario Oliva, Sofia Arrendondo, Claudia Lopez, Phyllis Carrasco, Carlos Villez, María Natividad Martínez, Maria Luisa Colmenarez, and Consulado General de México en San José
    FREE ADMITTANCE Daily Library Hours October 7th through November 8th

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  • Oct 19th 11:00am–3:00pm

    Join us for a day of fun.  Each year we celebrate the season by inviting local artists to sell their wares, hosting our annual haunted hallway, and inviting many special performers.  In twist balloon artist, Mike Della Penna, magician, and Little Explorers Petting Zoo.

    Almaden Community Center and Library.
    6445 Camden Ave., San José, CA 95120

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  • Oct 19th 11:00am–3:00pm

    • Live music and festive dancers
    • Arts and crafts and henna (all ages)
    • Food available for purchase

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  • Oct 20th 12:00pm–4:00pm

    Experience the magic of San Jose’s longest-running and largest Día de los Muertos Celebration. Join us on Sunday, October 20th for this free family-friendly celebration honoring the true spirit of this Mexican holiday with music, dance, theater, art-making and song. The procession starts at City View Plaza at noon, across the street from César Chávez Park in downtown San Jose.

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  • Oct 21st 5:00pm–7:30pm

    ​Citizenship Application Help at the Santa Clara Central Park Library

    Get help preparing your citizenship application and filing a USCIS fee waiver or reduced fee request, if applicable. Guidance on the naturalization legal process, eligibility requirements, and interview will be provided. Register by phone: 408-658-9206 or sanjoseimmigration@rescue.org.

    Every 3rd Monday of the month from 5 - 7:30 pm, Santa Clara City Library, Heritage Pavilion 2nd Floor. For more information contact rschmidt@santaclaraca.gov

    Central Park Library - Heritage Pavilion
    2635 Homestead Road,, Santa Clara, California 95051

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  • Oct 22nd 6:00pm–7:20pm

    Lawyers in the Library - Mt. View

    Volunteer attorneys will be available for free, one-on-one consultations. The attorneys will be able to advise on cases in civil, family law, consumer law, landlord/tenant, probate, employment, and more. No evictions, criminal, or immigration cases. Please read registration instructions carefully. If you don’t complete both steps you will not be able to meet with an attorney.

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  • Oct 22nd 7:00pm–9:00pm

    SONIA NAZARIO has spent 20 years reporting social issues including hunger, drug addiction and immigration. Her award-winning bestseller, Enrique’s Journey, tells the story of a Honduran boy struggling to find his mother in the U.S.
    For more information call Phone: 408-782-0008

    Morgan Hill Community Playhouse

    17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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  • Oct 23rd 4:00pm–6:00pm

    • Special performance by local Aztec dancers
    • Presentation about the customs and traditions
    • Arts and crafts
    • Face painting

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  • Oct 24th 9:30am–12:30pm

    MVLA Adult School 14th Annual Job Fair

    Are you looking for a job? Are you thinking of changing your career? Attend our 14th Annual Job and Career Fair to meet with companies that are hiring or to learn about Career Programs at MVLA Adult School and the local community colleges.

    Mt. View -Los Altos Adult School
    333 Moffett Blvd, Mt, View, CA 94043

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  • Oct 24th 6:30pm–8:00pm

    Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos

    SIREN (Services & Immigrant Rights Education Network) will give a community presentation in English and Spanish.

    Learn about your immigration rights and options. Don’t be a victim of immigration fraud!
    -What are your rights as an immigrant.  -Where to seek immigration help you can trust. -What to do if you believe you have been defrauded.

    Mountain View Library
    585 Franklin StreetMountain View, CA

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  • Oct 26th 6:00pm–9:00pm

    Day Worker Center of Mountain View's 23rd Anniversary Celebration

    Starting in 1996, the center will soon be celebrating 23 years! Please join us as we come together to commemorate another eventful year - with food, music, stories, wonderful company, and gratitude in our hearts  
    The Day Worker Center of Mountain View is a non-profit that helps bring employers and day laborers together. We empower workers to improve their socioeconomic condition through fair employment, education, and job skills training.
    Free; registration required. For more information: Alejandra Pinto-Garcia  alejandra@dayworkercentermv.org  (650) 903-4102

    Mountain View Senior Center
    266 Escuela Ave.Mountain View, CA

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  • Oct 30th 4:00pm–6:00pm

    Free Citizenship Application & Fee Waiver Assistance at Tully Branch Library

    During this free citizenship/naturalization workshop PARS Equality Center staff will: Provide legal advice, explain eligibility criteria and determine if you are eligible for citizenship * Complete and file your Naturalization (Citizenship) application * Organize your supporting documentation * Submit USCIS fee waivers, if applicable.

    For more information call 1-408-808-3030 or e-mail tumail@sjlibrary.org

    Tully Branch Library, 880 Tully Rd., Study Room B, San José, CA 95111

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  • Oct 30th 4:00pm–6:00pm

    Free Legal Services - Housing Discrimination

    The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley can help if you are discriminating Housing Discrimination, Poor Housing Conditions, or Shared Housing Issues.  
    Housing Workshop 4:00 - 5:00pm.  Individual 15 minute consultations 5:00 - 6:00.  Must RSVP in advance with Elisha St. Laurent, Housing Case Manager at 408-746-9627.    English / Spanish


  • Oct 30th 6:00pm–8:30pm

    Partners In Reading.ADULT LEARNER ORIENTATION - SJPL

    Partners in Reading offers FREE one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, computer lessons, classes, workshops, family programs and more!
    Basic Requirements:
    Must be at least 18 years old
    Live or work in San José
    English skills must be at a conversational level
    Minimum commitment of 6 months at 3 hours perweek with a tutor
    Contact Partners in Reading to register today! (408)808-2361   par.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

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