Are you or someone you know looking to volunteer? The Ainsley House is looking for new museum volunteers to donate his or her time! As a volunteer you will: greet visitors, handle admissions, beautify the Ainsley House gardens or help with special events. If you would like to volunteer at the Ainsley House, please contact Susan Gaydon, volunteer coordinator at [email protected] or visit the museum's volunteer page: bit.ly/2bji6Iw
Campbell's own Sci-Fi, Pop-Culture, Comics Convention is coming and one of the recently announced special guests is Don Marshall who was among the first African American actors to appear in prominent roles on television. He's made numerous appearances across TV franchises, including on the original Star Trek TV series. He's best known for playing Dan Ericson in the 60's TV series, The Land of the Giants.
Downtown Campbell would like to wish good luck, good hygiene, and good coffee to the creatives at ZURB as they embark on their annual Wired project. ZURB is a design company in Campbell located just a couple of blocks outside of Downtown Campbell. They help businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals design better products and websites and each year, they use their powers to give back to the community in a 24 hour all-hands-on-deck sprint of design, marketing, and creativity in a project they call Wired.
Wired 2016 will benefit Life Services Alternatives, an organization that provides housing for developmentally disabled adults and helps them learn life skills to lead normal lives with as much independence as possible. LSA operates assisted cohabitation homes for people with development disabilities and the good souls at ZURB will go sleepless in Campbell starting at 8 AM on Thursday, August 25 to make sure that LSA will have everything they need to help them raise the funds and awareness that they need to continue their mission.
The entire 24 hour sprint is live blogged and captured on Twitter and Facebook to let you follow along in their progress and cheer them on. It really is fascinating to see to see so much design, marketing, and communication unfold in such a short adrenaline assisted time. They've asked their friends and followers to participate by posting words of encouragement using the hashtag #ZURBWired (especially during those hours when the neurotransmitters in your brain are telling you to get some Z's instead of getting a complete branding and marketing overhaul done before the sun comes up).
You can follow their progress starting at 8am on Thursday:
The preparation of jambon is a classic tradition passed down from generation to generation in France. Cured to perfection and deliciously seasoned, jambon is the centerpiece of many French culinary chef’s roots. La PanotiQ serves a variety of jambon sandwiches to tempt your palate. http://www.hertzmann.com/articles/2004/jambon/
To celebrate the Doctor Strange film Campbell Con is having a Strange Costume Contest. Get ready and prepare yourself for Campbell Con 2016 Dr Strange costume contest! Adult first prize $150, children first prize $50. Get your Campbell Con tickets now at www.campbellcon.com
Have you noticed that it recently got a little easier to walk into Downtown Campbell from the East? This past Friday, the City of Campbell held a ceremony to officially open the underpass portal that now links the Pruneyard Shopping Center with Downtown Campbell. The underpasses features public art that honors the agricultural past of Campbell.