FANHS Monterey Bay at Salinas Asian Festival this Saturday!

On Saturday, April 25th, the Salinas Asian Festival celebrates a neighborhood that’s been in Salinas since the 1890s. Events and programs happening at the Filipino Community Hall (Calle Cebu St. — FANHS MB will be there!), Confucius Temple (E. Rossi & Lake Sts.), Salinas Buddhist Temple (California St), Republic Cafe (Soledad St.). Also on Soledad St., you can visit the Chinatown Community Gardens, Community Learning Center of Salinas, Dorothy’s Place, and the @risK artisan gallery. Read more about it HERE in The Californian. Click on Asian Fest Schedule 2015 for event details.

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FANHS Monterey Bay presents: “Filipino Businesses in Watsonville Share Early Community Memories”

You are invited to learn more about Filipino-American history in the Tri-County area: The following programs/talks will be offered at upcoming FANHS Monterey Bay meetings. Location and times TBA. FANHS will also participate in other community events in the area throughout the year, including the upcoming Salinas Asian Festival — keep an eye out for us!:

NEXT PRESENTATION (SOON!): April 11: Jess Tabasa: Filipino Businesses in Watsonville Share Early Community Memories

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Rm. 100, in the Watsonville Community Hospital, Watsonville, CA. Speaker will be historian Jess Tabasa.

Directions: From Hwy One, take Watsonville Airport exit to first traffic light. Continue towards airport to second traffic light, make right turn towards hospital, take FIRST INTERSECTION right, to parking lots. Handicapped parking is across from main entrance to Watsonville Hospital; next to Communitty Center Bldg – for event….follow signs to Room 100. There is also general parking there, and additional parking at end of access road.

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This summer: June 13: Jean Vengua: Filipino Newspapers Keep Their Communities Connected and Informed, Linking the Past with the Present

August 8: Clem Morales / Al Baguio: Filipino Contractors and Camps

October 10: The Mauricio Family: Filipino American History Month: Come and Join Us for Filipino Food and Talk Story!

December 12: Annual Membership Luncheon

FANHS Monterey Bay Area: “Filipino War Brides Enriched Our Valley Communities”

Richard gave a great presentation on Valentines day in February, informing us about the history of Filipino War Brides in the Salinas and Pajaro Valley areas, and the struggles and triumphs of Filipino women and their families in the area.

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You are invited to learn more about Filipino-American history in the Tri-County area: The following programs/talks will be offered at upcoming FANHS Monterey Bay meetings. Location and times TBA. FANHS will also participate in other community events in the area throughout the year, including the Salinas Asian Festival — keep an eye out for us!:

April 11: Jess Tabasa: Filipino Businesses in Watsonville Share Early Community Memories

June 13: Jean Vengua: Filipino Newspapers Keep Their Communities Connected and Informed, Linking the Past with the Present

August 8: Clem Morales / Al Baguio: Filipino Contractors and Camps

October 10: The Mauricio Family: Filipino American History Month: Come and Join Us for Filipino Food and Talk Story!

December 12: Annual Membership Luncheon