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Calendar of Events

Events listed here are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

** denotes events sponsored or co-sponsored by LWVPA. Please note that co-sponsorship of an event does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:30 am - 1 pm
PCC
3921 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Board Retreat/Orientation. A time for the Board and Off-Board to prepare for a successful and productive year. A major two-part emphasis will be on (a) sharing each Team's goals and objectives and (b) setting out how we plan to achieve them.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10 am
Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremonies. The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will assist with Voter Registration after the New Citizens' Ceremonies in the Heritage Theatre in Campbell.

There will be at least two and maybe as many as four ceremonies each day. More detailed times will be available in early August. The first ceremony starts at 9 am, and we'll be ready with registration materials at 10 am. You could have the opportunity to attend a ceremony if there is space.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
9 - 11 am
PCC
3921 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** High School Voter Registration Volunteer Kickoff. Join Palo Alto's nationally-recognized High School Voter Registration Team. Learn about this valuable work and how you can participate!

Please contact Jean Lythcott at VoterServices1@lwvpa.org to register for this workshop.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
7:00 pm
PCC
3921 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
2 - 4 pm
Palo Alto High School
Media Center
50 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
** Eleanor Roosevelt: The Power of Words. Join us for a special Bay Area debut performance as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Meet one of the most influential women in world history, Eleanor Roosevelt. Journey with the longest-serving First Lady as she travels tirelessly as the President's legs, hammers out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations table and works relentlessly for workers' rights, women's rights, civil rights and world peace.

You'll have lots of questions--which Eleanor Roosevelt will answer. As a Chautauqua Living History program, the audience is part of the show. Bring your stories and experiences. Get inspired.

Nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Susan Marie Frontczak creates a compelling portrayal that reveals Eleanor Roosevelt not only as a relentless voice for the powerless, but also as a mass communications genius--press conferences, newsreels, speeches, magazine and news columns, and books. Hear her speak for herself as she transforms the role of First Lady to become one of the most revered women of her generation.

Admission is $12.00. Advance purchase tickets will be available online after August 14.

Sponsored by the Palo Alto Branch of AAUW, co-sponsored by LWVPA.

In the 1920s, Eleanor Roosevelt served as national League of Women Voters vice president for legislative affairs, monitoring federal legislation and hearings in Congress. Watch a short 3-minute video here about how Eleanor's membership changed the League--and how the League changed her.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11 am - 1 pm
MidPen Media Center
900 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** New Voices for Youth Screening Party. Meet the New Voices kids and Co-Directors and see their most recent videos on the Big Screen at the Midpen Media Center.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
10 am
Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremonies. The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will assist with Voter Registration after the New Citizens' Ceremonies in the Heritage Theatre in Campbell.

There will be at least two and maybe as many as four ceremonies each day. More detailed times will be available in early August. The first ceremony starts at 9 am, and we'll be ready with registration materials at 10 am. You could have the opportunity to attend a ceremony if there is space.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7 - 9 pm
First Congregational Church
Harmony Hall
1985 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(free parking on Louis Road)
** LWVPA Fall Kick-Off - RSVP Now.
Moving the Needle on Voter Engagement and Turnout in our State and Local Communities

Special guest: Helen Hutchison, President of League of Women Voters of California.

PREPARE TO BE ENGAGED!

Learn how you can make an impact with:

  • League voter registration and GOTV (get out the vote) activities
  • advocacy & action on local, state and national policies and issues, and
  • becoming a more informed voter!

Get inspired to take action on voting, voter education, and voter rights and more as we launch the year.

Dessert and refreshments will be served. RSVP here

Saturday, September 22, 2018
10 am
Saratoga Library
Community Room
13650 Saratoga Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free Screening: "Dark Money". "DARK MONEY" examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows an intrepid Montana journalist as he works to expose the impact of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

Screening followed by audience Q&A with film subject, Ann Ravel, former Chair of the Federal Election Commission.

See here for more information.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00 pm
PCC
3921 E. Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00 - 8:45 PM
PAUSD Board Room
25 Churchill Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
** Palo Alto School Board Candidates Forum.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
Exact location TBA. Save the Bay and Register Voters!. The League of Women Voters is teaming up with Save the Bay on October 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands. We will make it easy for volunteers doing bay restoration to register to vote at the same time. The event is part of Save the Bay's region-wide celebration of SF Bay.

For starters, see here. More details to come on voter registration at this annual "Bay Day."

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Cupertino Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014
** County Sheriff Candidates Forum. This event is sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
7 - 9 pm
TBD ** Palo Alto City Council Candidates Forum.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:00 pm
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
** Pros & Cons of the Nov. 6 Ballot Measures.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:00 pm
Palo Alto Downtown Library
270 Forest Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
** Pros & Cons of the Nov. 6 Ballot Measures.