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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Coming Up: Kite Festival in San Mateo

Mark took the kids to this last year, and they had fun.

What: 4th Annual Hillsdale Kite Festival
Date: Saturday, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Hillsdale High School Soccer Fields, near the corner of 31st and Alameda De Las Pulgas (San Mateo)
Cost: $5-10 (you pay for activities)

Inspired by the book The Kite Runner, Hillsdale High School juniors put on this annual festival/carnival geared toward pre-school and elementary age kids. Activites include kite-making, arts and crafts, food, carnival games, a bouncy house and big kids reading books to little kids to promote literacy.
Funds raised go to support a school for girls in Afghanistan through the non-profit organization Afghans4Tomorrow. This year's festival coincides with the The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and is part of the entire student body's participation in the International Stand-Up Against Poverty Campaign.

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