E-News: Nov. 13, 2012

"Holiday Market" Saturday at Conley-Caraballo
Find holiday gifts, check out some cool cars, enjoy ethnic foods and then work off the calories, all at the “Holiday Market” flea market and garage sale Saturday (Nov. 17) at Conley-Caraballo High School.
 
Pupusas, tamales, churros/bunuelos, Columbian empanadas, barbecued meats and baked goods will be on sale, Principal Mireya Casarez reports. A car show is being organized, and a Zumba demonstration and music are being scheduled. The market will open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. The school is at 541 Blanche Ave., off Mission Boulevard, just over the Union City border in south Hayward.
 
"Save the Date" for Foundation Fund-Raiser
The New Haven Schools Foundation, which for the second successive year has pledged $100,000 to help fund co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for District students, has announced Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, as the date for its second annual "Casino Night" fund-raiser.
 
This year's event, "Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler," will have a Mississippi riverboat theme. Tickets, priced at $100, include a gourmet southern buffet dinner and espresso cart, beverages and 1,000 in casino chips to play blackjack, roulette and other games. A separate Texas Hold 'Em tournament also is scheduled this year. VIP packages and sponsorship opportunities also are available.
 
The event, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, will be at the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church, 32975 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City. For more information or to request an invitation, contact NHSF Executive Director Barbara Aro-Valle (471-3850 or info@nhsfoundation.org).
 
Services for Vai Vegas
Memorial services have been scheduled for District maintenance and operations technician Vai Vegas, a veteran New Haven employee who died last week after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15) at Templo De La Cruz, 24632 Thomas Ave., Hayward. A funeral service is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with burial to follow at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward.
 
Names ’n’ Notes
The James Logan High School drama department’s production of “Stage Door,” a romantic comedy about life in the theater, opens at 7 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 15) in the Center for the Performing Arts. The run continues at 7 p.m. Friday and closes at 1 p.m. Saturday. … Logan's football team, coming off a 56-8 victory over Irvington in the opening round of the North Coast Section playoffs, plays host to Freedom High in a quarterfinal game Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. ... Zumba enthusiasts are invited to Conley-Caraballo High on Monday and Wednesday evenings to get a workout and help the school’s culinary arts program. The class is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3. … Searles Elementary, in partnership with the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, is hosting free Zumba classes in the school cafeteria from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To reserve a spot, call Luz Ponce at Searles (471-2772, ext. 61502) orSusan Pienado at the health center (471-5880, ext. 3119). … The James Logan High School Alumni Association is raising money for its scholarship fund by selling tickets to the Oakland Raiders’ games against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 6 and against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 16. Tickets cost from $40 to $60, depending on seating level, and $20 from each purchase will be donated back to the scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, download the form available on the Alumni Association’s website (http://www.jamesloganalumni.org/news-and-events.html ) or contact Matt Dutra(mattdutra74@gmail.com or 408-904-9181). ...New Haven residents with questions about the Affordable Care Act are invited to a forum Monday, Nov. 19, at the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Alex Briscoe, Director of Alameda County Health Care Services, will discuss the historic law to provide comprehensive health care and how it affects individuals and families. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark and Union City, starts at 7.