3rd Annual / 2010 “Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run!” – Fun Runs and Shoe Drive

logo: Almaden Valley's Run, Turkey, Run!
Join Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! on Thanksgiving Day for its annual fun run and shoe drive benefiting Soles4Souls. The race features 5K and 10K courses, with a combined start. Walkers are also welcome!

Registration for the event is free. Participants are asked to donate a pair of new or gently worn shoes for those in need. Shoe donations will be accepted from 7:30 to 10:30am on race day. Tax deductible donations are also accepted; all proceeds benefit Soles4Souls.

Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! is a non-profit organization established by a group of Almaden Valley residents to foster community commitment to personal health and welfare, and community involvement and giving.

Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! event offers sponsorship opportunities to local businesses, and volunteer opportunities to anyone who wishes to support the cause. Contact AVRTR at for more information about sponsoring or volunteering for the event.

The race starts at Leland High School on Thursday, November 25, 2010, from 8:30-10:30am. Bibs must be picked up prior to race start; they will not be mailed. Bib pick-up starts at 7:30am.

We hope to see you on race day! You can register online. Almaden Valley’s Run, Turkey, Run! is also on facebook.

Dandia Raas Night – Ethnic Folk Dance

Photo: Dandia Raas Night DancersGo to Dandia Raas Night for an enchanting evening of ethnic folk dance. Dandia is a high­ energy group dance from India that is rhythmic and fun for everyone. Beginner instruction will be available. Adults and children are welcome.

This fundraiser event is presented by Leland Parent Club. All proceeds go to Leland High School academic enrichment programs, capital improvements, and student equipment and supplies.

The event is at Leland High School on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 8-11pm. The price is $15 per person. Children under 3 are free. See the flier for more information.

Pioneer High School 2010 / 2011 E-Waste Collection Events

Logo: Pioneer High School Education FoundationPioneer High School Education Foundation is now holding its e-waste collection events on the first Saturday of each month throughout the 2010/2011 academic year. All proceeds benefit Pioneer High School’s academic and technology programs.

Discard your old computers, TVs, monitors, printers, cell phones, entertainment equipment, tools, small appliances, and any other electronic and battery-powered devices. Just drive up and volunteers will unload for you.

Businesses with large quantities of e-waste can have them picked up by contacting 1st Choice Recycling at or 877-715-5515.

The event is at the Pioneer High School student parking lot, the first Saturday of each month, beginning September 4, 2010 and ending on May 7, 2011, from 9am to 4pm.

2010 Los Alamitos Silent Auction in Almaden Valley

Photo: Los Alamitos Elementary School signSupport the 2010 Los Alamitos Silent Auction. All proceeds benefit Los Alamitos Elementary School’s award winning music, art, and science programs. Approximately $154,000 is needed for classroom supplies, programs, and events.

Bid on a number of fantastic items, including sporting events, concert tickets, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, vacation rentals, rounds of golf, and home décor. Also bid on premium items such as a guitar autographed by the members of U2, and a record album autographed by Michael Jackson. You can also support Los Alamitos by making a donation or by volunteering for the auction.

The auction is at Los Alamitos cafeteria on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.