Heads up! Here are five things going on this week that you should know about:
- Help local veterans in need this winter season by donating food items and blankets and coats through Dec. 14. Both the food drive and blanket drive are hosted by Operation Warrior’s Foundation, Inc. and Mrs. Northern California-America 2013. Items can be left at a donation box placed at the Tri-City Army Recruiting Center located at 39194 Paseo Padre Pkwy. To see other donation box locations throughout the region, click here.
- Need legal advice? Head to the Union City Library Tuesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. for Lawyer in the Library. Free consultation will be provided by experienced attorneys from a variety of practices, including family, criminal and immigration law. To reserve an appointment, call the library at 510-745-1464 ext. 7 after 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
- Celebrate the launch of Shop Local Union City this Thursday at Crowne Plaza Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new program provides local businesses with free marketing and an opt-in rewards program. Learn more about Shop Local Union City at the free event, enjoy food from local restaurants, win prizes from local merchants and more. All proceeds will benefit Centro de Servicios. Learn more about Shop Local Union City here.
- Santa is coming to the McConaghy House in Hayward this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to meet Santa, make snow globes, listen to winter-time stories and enjoy cookies and cider. The event is free. Later that night, enjoy a theatrical performance of A Christmas Carol at the McConaghy House at 4:30 p.m. The audience will move from room to room as actors and musicians bring the classic story to life. Tickets are $25.
- Spend "An Evening With Santa at the Fire House" Sunday night at Fire Station #33. Enjoy milk and cookies, holiday safety tips, carol singing led by the Logan High Jazz Choir and a reading of firefighters' favorite story, "A Firefighter's Night Before Christmas." Photos with Santa will be available for a $10 donation to the Alameda County Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive. The fire state is located at 33942 7th St.