Archive for April, 2010

Education Mini-Forum: Saturday May 15th

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Join us for an education mini-forum!

Saturday May 15th from 10:30 a.m. – noon

Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, Room 2A

Our featured speaker is Dr. Marlena E. Uhrik. Dr. Uhrik is a long time resident of the Bay Area and currently lives in Sacramento. She has been working at the California Department of Education (CDE) since 2005. She is with the CDE P-16 Policy and Information Branch where she is an Education Programs Consultant.

An educator for over 40 years, she has her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and has taught everything from pre-school students to graduate students from around the world. She worked for Hayward Unified School District for 10 years as the Coordinator for Safe and Drug-free Schools and Communities and Tobacco Use Prevention Education. She also served on Hayward’s Human Services Commission and was one of the adult advisor for the Youth Commission before moving to Sacramento.

Dr. Uhrik is the Founder and past Executive Director of Hayward’s “The Kids’ Breakfast Club” which received recognition in the US House of Representatives Congressional Record in 1993. She has received numerous local, state and national awards and recognition for the work that she has done for children and their families.  She was the recipient of the Community Hero Award in 1996 and as a result ran as an Olympic Torchbearer. She has started Our Kids’ Community Breakfast Club in Sacramento and in August 2009 received the US Presidential Award for Service.

Dr. Uhrik is an award winning published author, is married and has three grandchildren living in the Bay Area.

RSVP for the event by calling Anna May at 510-886-ANNA.

Perfect 80′s: Forever Young

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The 80′s…perfect.

What I mean is the 1980′s.

That was when my generation came of age.

The nostalgia of the music, the clothes, the eyeliner, the….well, maybe not the hair, although I wish I had as much hair now as I had back then!

For those of us who came of age in the 1980′s, we may not be thinking of retirement the way we should be. Or perhaps we’re taking care of our parents or grandparents who are retired and need care.

Or if you’re lucky like me, I joke with my healthy but dramatic mother about how she better not give me grief or I’ll “put her in a home”!