community events of interest


    SMCL's Poetry Reading Party featuring local poets

    Wednesday, April 7 and Monday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.

    Celebrate your love of poetry this April! From the snappy haiku to the humble acrostic, royal rhyme to free verse, the sky's the limit when it comes to poems. Immerse yourself in the world of spoken word poetry, featuring readings by East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chache, Peter Neil Carroll, Diane Lee Moomey, Carol Park & San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg (April 7); Joe Cottonwood, Monica Korde, Lee Rossi, Tony Press and Hilary Cruz Mejia (April 12). Visit for details. 

    ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

    • Tuesday, May 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Register
    • This event is free.
    • Spanish film subtitles and simultaneous interpretation for the panel and Q&A will be provided.
    • ANGST is appropriate for viewers age 10 and older.

    The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) and Safe and Supportive Schools programs present a FREE community screening of ANGST.

    ANGST is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes expert advice from mental health professionals, along with interviews from elementary and high school students who discuss how anxiety has impacted their lives.

    The event includes a screening of the 43-minute film, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local mental health/substance abuse prevention experts.

    Parents, students, educators, counselors, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! 

    This special event is sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)Peninsula Health Care District, and Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.