This Week: Sister City Festival, Reading Buddies, Family Yoga

See what's happening in and around Union City this week.

Heads up! Here are five things going on this week that you should know about:

  • It's almost time for the big event! Relay for Life will be held in just two weeks. If you want to sign up for the 24-hour run/walk for cancer awareness, then join organizers and fellow participants Monday night for the final . The meeting will be held at the New Haven Teachers Association office, located at 32980 Alvarado Niles Rd., Ste 812. Relay for Life, a national fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will take place  on Aug. 25 and 26 at James Logan High School.
  • Do your children need help with reading? at the . At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, children in grades K-5 can practice their reading with a buddy during a free 30-minute session. This will be the last Reading Buddies program before the school starts.
  • Each week, local studio offers a variety of classes for the public, ranging from core yoga to exercises to zumba. Among its weekly sessions is "." Held every Saturday at 1 p.m., the family friendly class is designed for parents to get yoga time while their kids crawl and climb all over them. Each class is $12.
  • Learn how you and your kids can navigate the roadways safely during the East Bay Bicycle Coalition's on Sunday in Hayward. Held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Ochoa Middle School, located at 2121 Depot Rd., the free workshop will include games, safety drills, skills building and a neighborhood ride for children and their parents. Parents must accompany their children and bring their own bikes and helmets. 
  • Celebrate the various cultures of Union City’s sister cities at the this Sunday at the . The celebration begins with dinner at 5 p.m. followed by cultural performances from Union City's sister cities, which includ Chiang Rai, Thailand; Jalandhar, India; Liyang, China; Pasay City, Philippines; and Santa Rosalia, Mexico. This year's festival will also serve as the induction of Union City's newest sister city: . Tickets are $15. For more information, .

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