Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District
asdg, aerg, California

Taste of Temescal - Ultimate Culinary Crawl
10/27/2012 12:00:00 AM UTC - 10/27/2012 12:00:00 PM UTC
4430 Telegraph Avenue #49, Oakland, California, 94609
The 3rd annual Taste of Temescal, the ultimate culinary crawl, was by all accounts a delectable event!

80% of the proceed will benefit:

  • Emerson Elementary School
  • Claremont Middle School
  • Lions Center for the Blind
  • Women's Cancer Resource Center
  • Oakland Tech High School

Taste is a wonderful community building event and we appreciate Temescal eateries donating their time and good food so that our local organizations can raise extra money for their causes! We also appreciate our non-profits donating volunteer time to extend the utmost hospitality to our diners!

At our October 26th Board meeting, we will present our non-profits with their checks and hold the raffle when we'll give away two $100 gift certificates and three $50 gift certificates to the restaurants of choice, in addition to one hour free of design consultation from SBB Design and other prizes from 17 JewelsAunt Mary's Cafe, andKamasajei Masage.
Writing & films of Shabnam Piryaei
Join Oakland's Shabnam Piryaei in a presention of her much-anticipated new collection of poems, Nothing is Wasted, published by The Operating System in Brooklyn, N.Y. She will read from her work and show selections of her cinema, including the short films "dollhouse," "Miriam's Song" and "A Time to Speak," made from scripts from her poetry, which have been screened at festivals & galleries around the world. Her novel, FORWARD, was published in 2014 and an earlier selection of poems, ode to fragile, appeared in 2010. She has received the Amy Award, given by Poets & Writers to promising women poets under the age of 30 living on Long Island and Metropolitan New York City where she was at the time attending graduate school, & the Transit of the Aim Prize, given by Unsaid Magazine to the poet published there "whose work both embraces and conveys the maxim of poem 1109 by Emily Dickinson." Piryaei was born in Iran, spent her youth and college years in Berkeley and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program of the University of California, Riverside. This is event is part of a regular series of Saturday afternoon salons featuring writers and other workers in creative fields who are contributing to the cultural fabric of the local community.