Heads up! Here are five things going on this week that you should know about:
- No one likes a litter bug! That's why Bay Area nonprofit Be the Street is challenging creative teens and young adults to make a 15-30 second video to help prevent littering. Teens ages 14-17 and adults 18-24 can compete for a $1,000 with the winning video airing on TV. The deadline to submit your videos is Jan. 7. For more info, click here.
- You don't need to go far to see great holiday displays. As many locals know, Queen Anne Court lights up with Christmas cheer every year. The display is also a fundraiser for the Alameda County Food Bank. Drop by any night this week between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 22 to check out the display. Make sure to bring nonperishable food items or a monetary donation! To see photos from last year's decorations, click here.
- Similarly, the Tamarack Knolls neighborhood is also inviting the community to check out their Christmas Lights and donate food for the Tri-City League of Volunteers. The collection barrel is located on Basswood Court, just off of Mission Boulevard and Tamarack Drive. The barrel and the lights display will be up throughout the holiday season.
- Business women in the Tri-City area are invited to join the and dinner this Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 39900 Balentine Dr. in Newark. The monthly meetings, held every third Wednesday, aims to provide opportunities, strengthen connections, friendships and community partnerships. The meeting/dinner costs $25. Click the link above for more information.
- The holiday spirit will be in full swing this Saturday at Hayward's McConaghy House with not one but two Christmas-themed events. Located at 18701 Hesperian Blvd., the Victorian-era home will be transformed for Stories of the Season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Each room will feature decorations inspired by a different classic Christmas story. The event is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for children 10 and under. Later in the day starting at 4:30 p.m., the house will become a stage for A Christmas Carol. The audience will move from room to room as actors and musician bring the classic tale to life. Tickets for the show are $25.