Mountain View Voice

News - October 18, 2013

Community briefs

'Kidical Mass' bike ride

A "mellow" bike ride set for Saturday morning is aimed at getting more families on their bikes.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Eagle Park, near Shoreline Boulevard and Church Street. Before the ride leaves at 11 a.m. there will be prizes "for every family" and a "street skills class," along with a bike mechanic from Performance Bicycle who will be on duty for light tune ups

When the ride ends at noon, there will be a "family rig show" -- a bike show for those who have ditched their minivan for bicycles. The 12 year old owner of Wikid Customs Cycles will also be on hand to host a bike "fix-it-clinic."

Organizers hope the event will become a monthly ride. To RSVP, email bigcitybikeschool@gmail.com.

Day Worker Center benefit

At the Community School for Music and Arts on Friday, Oct. 25, a musical performance will tell the true stories of four women who left their lives in Mexico to come to California.

The performance is entitled "Suenos do Esperanza (Dreams of Hope) and has a score conducted by composer and pianist Henry Mollicone and sung by soprano Elena Galvan. Proceeds from the show benefit the Day Worker Center of Mountain View.

There will also be an exhibition of a collection of quilts made by the day workers on display. The quilt exhibition will run until Dec. 3.

To raise funds for the center there will be a "musical auction" and $20 donation is requested, but not required, at the door.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community School of Music and Arts, 230 San Antonio Circle, on Oct. 25. RSVP is encouraged, at tinyurl.com/loqr85l

Nursing home to hold fundraiser

Villa Siena, an assisted living home for the elderly next to St. Frances High School, is holding an annual fund raising boutique on Saturday, Nov. 2

Funds raised from selling items on display will go towards activities and entertainment for the residents there, as well as towards purchasing items that make the home a more enjoyable place, such as library books and furniture. Villa Siena Auxiliary representatives say they hope to make it an annual event.

Volunteer Frances Hills said she has been volunteering with the home since 2005 and has "never been in a home where the residents have been treated so kindly."

The boutique will be held at Villa Siena, 1855 Miramonte Avenue, from 9 :30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

—Daniel DeBolt

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