Friday, September 18, 2009

Big Event Today and Tomorrow!



Come one, come all!! We're having a 2-day event in San Mateo at Aanraku Studio in San Mateo, CA to benefit the Beads of Courage program!
SGB Norcal members, hospital staff, children undergoing treatment, and their parents have all been invited to attend this big two day hot glass fest, and yours truly will be there with didymiums, Plays With Fire baseball cap, tools, and a helping hand.
Here's the fine print:

Friday Sept. 18th, 10am - 8 pm: Bead making demos & challenges, bead shop, free jewelry making sessions
Saturday Sept. 19th, 10am - 3pm: Bead making demos & challenges, bead shop, free jewelry making sessions
Saturday Sept. 19th, 6-8 pm: Dinner and live auction, plus Sharon Peters demo.

Tickets are $30 per person for a delicious Italian dinner catered by Bucca di Beppo, complete with desert and wine!
There will also be a live auction of beautiful handmade jewelry during dinner, and an event closing glass bead demo by Sharon Peters to finish off the evening!

To order Reception Tickets: call Lena (925) 872-4276 or Aanraku: (650) 372-0527

Directions To Aanraku Glass Studios
(Parking Garage Info down at bottom)

41 South Railroad Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
phone: (650) 372-0527 email: aanraku@bayareastainedglass.com

From 880 South:
· Take the Hwy 92 E/Jackson St. exit, to the San Mateo Bridge; Cross the bridge
· Merge onto US-101 North toward San Francisco
· Take the E. 3rd Ave exit, and go West. Go under the overpass and loop around onto 3rd Avenue.
· Go straight, cross a couple intersections, and turn RIGHT on Delaware.
· Turn LEFT on 1st Ave.
· To get to the studio: Just before the railroad tracks, turn RIGHT on S. Railroad Avenue. If you cross the tracks, you’ve missed it.

From US-101 North: aim for San Mateo, and :
· Take the 3rd Ave exit, and go West. Go under the overpass and loop around onto 3rd Avenue.
· Go straight, cross a couple intersections, and turn RIGHT on Delaware.
· Turn LEFT on 1st Ave.
· To get to the studio: Just before the railroad tracks, turn RIGHT on S. Railroad Avenue. If you cross the tracks, you’ve missed it.

From US-101 South: Exit at 3rdAve going West & follow directions above.

PARKING:
You probably won’t find a spot in front of the studio.
Here are the two closest parking garages, both 1 block away, and cheap (bring quarters!)

1) Cross the tracks. Enter the Public Parking garage on the LEFT. You’ll have to walk a block down Railroad to reach the studio. (OR)

2) Cross the tracks. Turn RIGHT into the Cal Train station, follow the driveway and enter the underground parking garage at the end of the drive. Take the stairs at the end of the garage (closest to 1st Ave). You’ll have to walk a block down Railroad to reach the studio.

2 comments:

rosebud101 said...

Wish I lived closer! I'd be there!

Connie said...

Living in Md doesn't help me either. Thanks for letting me kow about this fantastic cause!

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