SF LIFE: Gabrielle Union, College of Adaptive Arts, Cashmere, Corgis
Gabrielle Union is sharing tidbits from her debut book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine”. Tomatoes, the title of that book alone entices me – should be a great evening from this powerful and talented woman. Any golfers out there? The College of Adaptive Arts in San Jose hosts a worthwhile golf tourney, grab your clubs. The Cashmere Sale returns to Burlingame – the only good thing about winter! Lastly, the Queen’s royal doggies have their own event of course, Corgi Con hits the beach – woof!
Oct. 21. CorgiCon
If you love these furry creatures, tomorrow at Ocean Beach join over 900 Corgis and their humans for a day of fur loving fun. From 10 – 2 you can purchase anything you can think of adorned with images of these adorable pups, the Queen’s favorites of course. Watch as they attempt to gather all Corgi’s for a photo (scurrying paws abound!). There will be the Corgi Ninja Warrior agility course, a costume contest and Corgi Races. Proceeds from this pawfully fun event will benefit Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue.
This organization saves special needs corgis and corgi mixes from our state. They rehabilitate the dogs medically, and provide behavior management through training, while getting to know their needs and quirks to ensure the right home. Watch the fur fly at this delightful event. Learn more.
Oct. 24. Gabrielle Union at Marine’s Memorial Theatre
Actress, producer, serial entrepreneur and now author, Gabrielle Union comes to the Marines’ Memorial Theatre. As part of the Good Lit series, this one- hour interview format event will definitely bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your lips. You may remember that Union made headlines when she spoke out about her experience of being raped as a young woman. She urged compassion for other survivors of sexual assault.
Today she uses her powerful voice and position to advocate against sexual violence while juggling a Hollywood career and family. A true renaissance Tomato. In her book “We’re Going to Need More Wine”, Union shares stories and essays on race, gender, feminism, sexuality, fame, marriage, beauty and more with honesty and humor. Get tickets.
Nov. 2. Golf Fundraiser for College of Adaptive Arts
You may not realize that there are very few options for college classes for adults with special needs. Two incredible Tomatoes, DeAnna Pursai, who has a sister with Down Syndrome and Pam Lindsay who has a daughter with Asperger’s were only too aware of this fact. They noticed the lack of educational opportunities for adults with special needs once they turn 22 and are turned out by the public-school system. In 2009, they decided to take matters into their own hands and started the CAA with one summer musical theatre workshop. Fast forward to now and CAA serves 90 students in 4 quarters throughout the year.
Focusing on the abilities of these remarkable adults, rather than on their limitations, students pursue classes in fine arts, dance, music, theater, communications, health, wellness, technology and more. They are currently debt free and growing, so they are looking to find more space by partnering with a local college or university. This program does so much good in the South Bay Community and I urge you to explore what they offer. They are holding their annual Golf fundraiser on Thursday November 2nd at Santa Teresa Golf Club. Each threesome gets to golf with a golfer from the CAA golf team. It is such a special day to help break barriers and see the great work being accomplished at CAA. Learn more.
The Cashmere Sales
Oh boy ladies, on your marks, get set and run to Burlingame – October 23 the Cashmere Sale returns. With the mission to make the world a softer place by providing cashmere pieces at unbelievable prices, you need to make this a priority. Founded by a group of passionate, fashion-oriented women, they provide in-season, high-quality cashmere at irresistible prices.
Started in a living room (I like to think, over a glass of wine), several good friends shared opinions on cashmere and boom, the Cashmere Sale was born. You can shop online, but going to this once a year event is worth the visit. If you are reading this and not in the SF Bay area, they do pop-ups in 25 locations. Marin dwellers can look forward to the sale on October 26th and the arrive in the East Bay November 3rd. www.thecashmeresale.com