Puente Health Fair / Feria de Salud, October 19 Features Flu Vaccines and a Kid’s Bike Rodeo
Join your neighbors for Puente’s first-ever community health fair on October 19. The Fair will offer a full array of health screenings and workshops. 11 a.m. – 3:00pm, Pescadero Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 620 North St.
Puente’s annual flu vaccination clinic, which will no longer occur during Dia de los Muertos. Professionals will be on hand for hearing tests, skin screening, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, family planning, and referrals for everything mentioned above. It’s an easy way to get fit for fall, with a free flu vaccination clinic, breast exams for women over 50, STD testing, yoga, Zumba, Zumba Kids and more. Speakers will share the latest information about health insurance.
There will be a raffle and a bike rodeo for kids. The The Bike Rodeo, courtesy of the San Mateo County Bike Alternatives Program, Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance, Silicon Valley Bike Coalition, Siena Youth Center, and BikeSmart.org.
Zumba Fiesta, October 28
Come party with all the Zumba instructors at the last Zumba class of October! Get fit and enjoy the party atmosphere. 6-7 p.m., Pescadero Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 620 North St.
Dia de Los Muertos, Starting October 16
Puente’s annual Day of the Dead celebration corresponds with the final Pescadero Grown Farmers’ Market of the season. And there are series of events in October.
Oct 16: Make paper catrinas ▪ Hacer catrinas de appeal
Oct 23: Decorate your own sugar skull ▪ Decorar calveras de azúcar
Oct 30: Come and see the community altar, take a walk through the labyrinth and enjoy our traditional hot chocolate and bread of the dead. ▪ Vengan a ver el altar comunitario, camine por el laberinto y disfrute de nuestro chocolate caliente y pan de muerto.
Wear your favorite costume and face paint, and bring something for the community altar. Wander a handcrafted labyrinth. Kids’ games and music! Rain or shine. 3-7 p.m., 251 Stage R
oad (Next to Pescadero Country Store).
Thanksgiving at La Sala, November 27
Come spread the spirit of Thanksgiving by volunteering and/or dining at a very special La Sala with your South Coast neighbors. 6-8 p.m., Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
Community Posada, December 19
Puente’s annual Christmas Posada is an event not to be missed. The Posada is a touching Mexican ritual where locals enact the story of Jesus’ birth with a community procession, local stand-ins for biblical characters, and beautiful songs. The Posada ends with a visit from Santa and the biggest party of the year at Pescadero Elementary School. The Posada begins at 5 p.m. at Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
La Sala Posada, December 21
There will be vast helpings of holiday spirit on hand at the annual La Sala Posada, which doubles as a big gift distribution event for farm workers, supplying them with clothing and other essentials. Be a part of it! 6-8 p.m., Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Road.
For information on all upcoming events, contact Puente at (650) 879-1691.