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    SAN ANTONIO – The clock is still ticking. There is now over just a month to fill out the 2020 Census. The deadline was extended to October 31st on Friday. Still, community leaders aren’t wasting any time, as there are several events happening through Sunday that are geared toward getting people excited about filling...
    BELLE VERNON, Pa. (KDKA) — Coronavirus may have canceled a number of community events this spring, but now vandals have canceled any future events in Belle Vernon. “They used to have all kinds of activities like football games. The streets would be filled with cars there,” said Doug Indof, who lives down the street from...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The Public Theater is launching a free series of digital events for the fall season. Though stages remain dark as New York City continues reopening, the Public Theater will present new digital works, deepen community relationships...
    PORTSMOUTH — In an event honoring local champions of equal rights, the Portsmouth Unity Art Project will reestablish the city’s traditional celebration of Emancipation Day – the Anniversary of Lincoln’s announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the rebellious states and opened the U.S. armed forces to African American enlistment. Scheduled for 5:30...
    NEW YORK -- As we navigate the challenges of living through this difficult time, people are finding new ways to connect, share, enjoy life, encourage and support each other. Here at abc7NY.com, we are sharing community events from around our area to participate in - virtually, until we can gather again!KIDS AND FAMILIES Brooklyn Waterfront...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – At the Jim Ward Community Center in Plantation, they have adapted their senior programs to keep it fun while also keeping everyone safe. It looked more like a car line Thursday morning at the center but it was actually an art picnic, it was just portable. Thirty seniors who...
    The University of Michigan-Dearborn said it regretted the terms used to describe two race-themed virtual student events on Tuesday and hadn’t intended to be “exclusionary.” The university’s Center For Social Justice and Inclusion hosted two online cafes, one for “students that do not identify as persons of color” and the other for “Black, Indigenous &...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised to crack down on large social events in Brooklyn after The Post reported three banquet halls in Borough Park appeared to be hosting Hasidic Jewish wedding parties on just one night this week after Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that a similar gathering there led to an “uptick” in coronavirus cases....
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — Baltimore County is set to begin the school year with online-only instruction for the first time, leaving parents and students with questions. The school system wants to give them as many answers as they can, and they are set to host two online “Community Conversations” where Community Superintendents Christina Byeres, Dr....
    Beijing (CNN)Shanghai Pride, China's longest-running and only major annual celebration of sexual minorities, abruptly announced its effective shutdown on Thursday, in the latest sign of the authorities' increasing clampdown on civil society and LGBTQ rights in the country.In an open letter posted online, titled "the End of the Rainbow," the organizers recalled Shanghai Pride's humble...
    ARSENAL and Liverpool fans will reportedly not be allowed into Wembley for the Community Shield. The showpiece is due to take place in the capital on August 29. 3The FA have scrapped plans to have fans in attendance at the Community ShieldCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 3The governing body wanted around 22,500 fans in to watch...
    Tree survey Our City Forest is asking San Jose residents to complete a survey to help elected officials better understand how the community feels about city trees and create a plan action around same. The San Jose Community Forest Survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJCommunityForest. Free COVID-19 testing at Valley Med Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is offering...
    The 2019 Night Out for Safety and Liberation in Oakland, hosted by the Ella Baker Center, included free haircuts for kids, bike repair, and live performances. Each year, organizations across the country host events to reimagine what safety looks like. We must recognize that our safety is tied to each other By Zach Norris, executive...
    Play is re-EnActed As part of its “Women EnActe for Themselves” online series, Sunnyvale’s EnActe Arts is staging a repeat virtual performance of Reena Kapoor’s “Art of the Possible” on Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Kapoor’s play kicked off the series, which spotlights women performers and playwrights, on June 27. The drama follows the...
    Indoor outdoor events During the pandemic, those who want to enjoy nature from the comfort and safety of their home can avail themselves of online events hosted by Bay Area Older Adults. The group isn’t holding its regular group hikes but has posted two virtual trail walks: Birding at Shoreline can be found at https://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2020-virtual-hikes#july2020shoreline,...
    Shakespeare at Home Shakespeare in the Park has become Shakespeare at Home as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival transitions its public theater program, which normally includes performances at Cupertino’s Memorial Park each summer, to a virtual format. The company is using Zoom and OBS technologies to stage free, live virtual performances of “King Lear.”...
    SPORT is nothing without fans, but it's going to be some time yet before stadiums nationwide can welcome back supporters in person. With coronavirus infection rates on the rise in England, the government has stepped in to introduce new rules as of July 31. 2Socially distanced fans this week at The OvalCredit: PA:Press Association What...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department announced Monday the formation of two new teams focused on strengthening community partnerships, combating violent crime and handling large events like protests.CPD Superintendent David Brown said the department would create the Community Safety Team and the Critical Incident Response Team.RELATED: 51 shot, 3 fatally in Chicago weekend violenceSuperintendent...
    DENVER (CBS4) — The 24th Annual Chicano Music Festival is going on the airwaves and online this year. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center is hosting the event with a full lineup of artists and events. It kicks off Friday and continues through Aug. 2. (credit: Chicano Music Festival) This weekend, they’ve partnered with...
    Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams is warning that his police department lacks the resources, funding and manpower to adequately provide security during the Republican National Convention scheduled to take place in the Florida city, especially amid the ongoing uptick in coronavirus cases statewide. Nearly a month away from the pivotal event, where President Trump will formally accept his party's nomination for...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is hosting several drive-up food distribution events this month. The first is on Saturday at McKeesport High School from 10 a.m. to noon., followed by one in Duquesne at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank from noon to 2 p.m. The food bank says you must...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Food lovers can still enjoy one of the city's most famous summertime traditions starting Wednesday as a re-imagined Taste of Chicago To-Go gets underway.Taste of Chicago To-Go runs until July 12 and features a number of free public events including online cooking demonstrations, virtual music and dance events, and a series of...
    San Antonio Food Bank officials say they may have to cut back or cancel some mobile and mega distribution events because of a lack of volunteers. The food bank needs 400 volunteers a week to support these events and so far they only have about 100 volunteers for this week and the next several weeks....
    LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana town held its annual Independence Day events, one of the few celebrations in the state not curtailed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fourth of July parade, rodeo and fireworks in Lincoln drew hundreds of people to the festivities who dressed in patriotic red, white and blue...
    The Washington Redskins will conduct a “thorough review” of its name as the organization faces immense pressure to change its moniker over racial connotations. The team released a statement on the issue Friday. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo...
    The Minneapolis Aquatennial won’t have any in-person events this summer, but activities, content and memories will be shared on social media July 22-25, according to an Aquatennial news release Thursday. Content will be @Aquatennial on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and on the Aquatennial webiste: aquatennial.com/aqua2020. The Aquatennial statement said COVID-19 impacts on health safety moved...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the reimagined "Taste of Chicago To-Go" from July 8 to 12, so food lovers can still enjoy one of the city's most famous summertime traditions.Back in May, City officials cancelled the entire slate of city special summer...
    LOS ANGELES -- Local artists are sharing a message of unity and resilience through a new mural. The mural in the City of Bell, CA, reads 'SELA STRONG.'"As a reminder that we are all a community and we need to stay strong together as a community," said Amelia Valencia, one of the artists who painted...
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is planning additional testing events that will focus on ZIP codes that have seen a high number of coronavirus cases. County Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday that the county is currently focusing on spreading awareness about the continued need for face masks and social distancing, saying he believes the virus will remain...
    Long is new League president Gail Long of Los Gatos was recently elected board president for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Chapter of Assistance League for 2020-21. Other board members for this year include Lynn Sprague, membership; Judy Levin, resource development; Karin Abel and Judy Giraudo, philanthropic programs; Nancy Luttrull, secretary; Dru Barth, treasurer; Karen Azzi,...
    Open seats for open space The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is seeking volunteers for its Citizens’ Advisory Committee. The committee’s purpose is to serve as a liaison between the authority and the communities it serves. Members provide a broad representation of interests within the authority’s jurisdiction and are appointed by the board...
    Indy Pride announced on Thursday it was taking steps to reduce the police presence at its Pride events. Like many others, the group canceled its in-person celebrations due to concerns about COVID-19, but said that future events will not contract with police departments for security. The group said it would contract with a security firm...
    The Events D.C. board of directors Friday unanimously approved an additional $15.2 million in coronavirus relief to support undocumented workers in the hospitality industry as well as 30 District’s cultural institutions. The two measures, adopted during a special meeting of the board, will direct $5.15 million to the D.C. Cares program, meant to provide...