POPera at the Ford Amphitheatre, Saturday, October 15th

Bahay Kubo Center is proud to invite you to watch “POPera” on Saturday, October 15th at the Ford Amphitheatre!  Come support BKC’s very good friend and supporter, Annie Nepomuceno, who has been involved with BKC for several years, performing alongside an amazing cast at our show “Awit Ng Buhay (Music of Life)” at the Ford Amphitheatre in 2009.  This will be an awesome show not to miss!

Title: POPera
Location: Ford Amphitheatre
Description: An evening of musical fusion with Jonathan Badon…
Featuring Annie Nepomuceno, Claire Rodriguez and Lianna Gutierrez.

Start Time: 07:30
Date: 2011-10-15

San Fernando Valley’s Biggest Blood Drive

You never know if or when you will be needing blood one day… So, pay it forward by DONATING BLOOD on Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 4pm, at the Granada Hills Recreation Center (corner of Petit and Chatsworth St.) or at the North Valley Youth Sports Complex (just north of Woodley and Balboa, behind the DWP.  Both locations are in Granada Hills and sponsored by the Granada Hills Rotary Club.

Many people depend on the life-saving availability of blood, for an operation or for on-going treatments. That blood comes from the kindness of volunteer donors all over the country.  The need is so great that sometimes blood banks run dangerously short.  And blood is expensive, costing hospitals more than $350 per pint.  Luckily, healthy people can donate blood without any harm to themselves, as their bodies replace that blood within a couple of weeks.  Repeat donors can donate every 56 days.

All blood donors will receive a free t-shirt, a free pancake breakfast (or lunch), a free Baskin-Robbins ice cream coupon and a free raffle ticket.  The raffle grand prize will be a ride for two aboard the Goodyear Airship, and many other prizes!  Hope to see you there!

Register online at: http://www.rotarygivesblood.com/  Walk-ins also welcome!

The Summer 2011 Workshop–Learn Filipino & Filipino Martial Arts has come to an end

Although the Summer workshop was shorter than the usual Spring and Summer sessions, it was still a lot of fun, and it was great to see new faces.  We hope the new BKC families enjoyed their first experience with the LFP and martial arts classes.  The value of this workshop is not only measured by the content of the classroom instruction, but by the experience of being part of the Bahay Kubo family where everyone shares a common identity.  Learning about the Filipino culture can be fun and festive when tasting and sharing everyone’s favorite Filipino foods is involved, and discussing different vacations spots that classmates have visited on the islands or plan to visit, in addition to the standard language, history and geography that is taught. 

The LFP class may have seemed more content-packed since the usual 14-week program was squeezed into seven weeks.  But the LFP and FMA programs ended on a high note, culminating with a special event sponsored by BKC partners like FilAm Arts and the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the BKC family joined them in another workshop for people of all ages, in the Parol-making workshop.  It was another amazing summer at Bahay Kubo Center.  We hope you will join us again when we reopen our doors for the upcoming sessions on the agenda!

Above are some photos of the LFP students and their final project.

Parol Ng Pinoy Workshop

We are just a few weeks away from another exciting workshop which we are hosting with one of our community partners, FilAm Arts, who has partnered with the Filipino Ministry Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Western Union to bring us this fun experience.  We will be participating in the Filipino folk art of parol-making, and we welcome the community to share in this special activity with us.  How often have you had the chance to make a parol?  So, come join the fun!

The best thing about this event is that the parols that we’ll make will be part of the Parol Competition at the 20th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) on September 10 and 11, 2011, and showcased in a parade at the Simbang Gabi evening mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels on December 15, 2011.

This workshop is FREE!  So, register online to: www.filamarts.org before July 31st and be part of this great and exciting experience!

Halina kayo sa ating Bahay Kubo Center!

Title: Parol Ng Pinoy Workshop
Location: Bahay Kubo Center
Link out: http://www.filamarts.org/
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2011-08-06
End Time: 14:30

The Summer LFP and FMA Workshops are under way!

It’s not too late to register for our Learn Filipino Program and Filipino Martial Arts!  If you missed last Saturday’s orientation, you are welcome to come this Saturday and join us for another six weeks of fun and learning.  We are open from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturdays through August 6th!  Halina kayo sa ating Bahay Kubo Center!