Community Briefings: Volunteer with Compassion Week, Become a Junior Ranger and Enjoy a Free Dance Cardio Class | New
The Tenth Annual Compassion Week is Looking for Volunteers
Compassion Weekan annual week of activities that brings people of all ages and abilities together to support local nonprofits, seeks volunteers.
The 10th annual event, held this year from October 15-23, will support more than 50 nonprofit organizations that focus on meeting the basic needs of residents in need as well as supporting veterans, seniors and to environmental efforts. Volunteer registration is available online at compassionweeklosaltos.org. Businesses and groups interested in getting involved in Compassion Week can email [email protected] for more information.
“Bringing people together for 10 years in a row is no small feat,” Joe Simitian, county supervisor and patron of Compassion Week, said in a statement. “I commend the Compassion Week team for their vision and dedication. And I’m especially happy that my office and I can roll up our sleeves and participate in a wide range of projects.
Compassion Week is a collaborative effort between the Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation, Fremont Bank, Santa Clara County, and several local faith communities.
“In the 10 years since Compassion Week began, thousands of volunteers have shared their time and served a wide range of organizations supporting our community,” said Jan McDaniel, President and Co-Founder of Compassion Week. compassion and member of Los Altos United. Methodist Church, in the statement. “We hope to have an even bigger impact this year. We invite youth and adults, families with children, businesses and groups of all types to participate in remote and in-person service projects throughout the region.
Santa Clara County Parks offers a free junior ranger program
This fall, the Santa Clara County Parks Junior Ranger Program will offer a series of free, interactive, virtual after-school sessions for kids ages 7-12.
The program includes guest speakers, park tours, Q&As with Park Rangers and take-home activities “to educate and familiarize students with Santa Clara County parks,” the department said in a statement.
The free virtual sessions, held on Tuesdays from October 25 to November 3, last 40 minutes and are hosted on Zoom, with prior registration required. Interested persons can register on the Junior Rangers Page on the Santa Clara County Parks website. Children who complete at least three sessions will become an official Junior Ranger, earning a badge and certificate at an in-person ceremony Nov. 5 on Junior Ranger Family Day.
“A world of excitement awaits in the parks, but it’s not always easy or even possible to fit in an outdoor excursion,” said Don Rocha, director of the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. , in the press release. “By using this new format, the Junior Ranger program builds on the success of our in-person program and now offers students a unique learning experience available from anywhere with a connected device.”
Free cardio dance class held at The Village at San Antonio Center
The Village of Central San Antonio is hosting a free cardio dance session on October 8 as part of its Community Socials on Second Saturdays series.
From 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, participants of all levels can enjoy a free cardio dance session.
“The class format features a wide variety of genres ranging from hip-hop, Latin, pop and electro funk tracks with preset choreography combos that are fun and easy to follow,” the event center said. “No props needed, just bring yourself, a sweaty towel and a bottle of water. Sneakers suggested. Nothing says fun more than a Saturday morning dance class.
Event registration for the free class is encouraged. register here.