At 10:17 a.m. today on Oct. 17, the state of California participated in the Great California ShakeOut, practicing how to drop, cover and hold on in case of an earthquake.
Puente staff and participants in Pescadero participated in the Great ShakeOut with drills today. Puente de la Costa Sur is the only community resource center serving the people of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio to foster economic prosperity, security, and individual and community health and wellness.
Also today Puente celebrates the Pescadero Pumpkin Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. where you can buy your locally grown pumpkin, and then carve or paint it right there with the whole family. In addition, they will have live music, games for kids, and light refreshments. The Pumpkin Festival will take place at the Pescadero Farmers Market next to the Country Store.
Here's what else is happening at Puente on the South Coast:BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOLIDAYS
Free Holiday Gift CardsFor families with children under the age of 13 who meet the income and residence requirements, Puente will be distributing $50 holiday gift cards. Recipients must make an appointment in Pescadero or La Honda between October 8-Nov 14. Space is limited, so call today for your appointment. For more information and to make your appointment, call Puente at 650-879-1691.
DAY OF THE DEAD WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAYS
Through Oct. 31, come and learn more about and participate in this tradition of Mexican culture. Design your own shadow box, make and decorate your own sugar skull and learn how to make the Bread of the Dead with your neighbors. The sessions are every Thursday in October from 6-8pm at Puente in Pescadero. Come to one session or all sessions as you like, free of charge. Childcare, light dinner and transportation available. Please go to mypuente.org for more information or email Alejandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN / DAY OF THE DEAD AND HELP CLOSE OUT OUR SUCCESSFUL FARMERS MARKET SEASON
Last Farmers Market/Day of the Dead Celebration - Thursday, October 31st from 3-7pm in the lot next to the Pescadero Country Store. Come and honor your loved ones who have passed on at the Day of the Dead Altar as well as help us close a very successful 2013 Farmers Market Season! Light refreshments, children's activities and a whole lot of community fun will be had at this event!
STAY HEALTHY, SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS
Free Flu Vaccines in La Honda - Tuesday, November 5th from 3-7pm at the Puente Office, 8865 La Honda Rd Suite 4. All ages welcome
Free Flu Vaccines in Pescadero - Thursday, October 31st from 3-7pm at the Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Rd. All ages welcome