The celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) focuses on the belief that the spirits of lost loved ones, often represented by themonarch butterfly, return from another world to be with their friends and family for one night. It is a time of celebration, remembrance and honor through art, food, music, the building of altars in memory of loved ones, sharing stories and connecting with your community. This year's exhibition explores all the various stages and symbolism of the celebration through the artwork of more than twenty-five local artists.
Applications are being accepted for the 27th annual class of Leadership Hayward, to begin this November. With more than 300 graduates since 1991, this accredited program develops leaders knowledgeable about the greater Hayward area and prepared to address complex social and economic issues. The program is particularly valuable to representatives of organizations and the business community, who learn about economic development in Hayward to enhance their own professional growth.
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The Hayward Chamber of Commerce and its Government Relations Council, together comprising more than 30 Hayward community and business leaders, have developed the following positions for the Hayward Chamber of Commerce in the November elections.
HAYWARD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION: The chamber endorses the slate of Robert Carlson, Todd Davis and Daniel Goldstein. Learn more about these candidates at: www.HaywardCLASS.com
MEASURE C1: YES on the AC Transit measure maintaining the $8 monthly parcel tax
MEASURE F1: YES on the bond proposal for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, HARD
PROPOSITION 51: YES on the "Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016"
US CONGRESS: Endorsement of Rep. Eric Swalwell
STATE ASSEMBLY: Endorsement of Assemblymember Bill Quirk
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Cuba will be the destination for the Hayward Chamber of Commerce travel program next spring, May 3-12, 2017. The package includes a roundtrip flight from SFO to Miami, then to Jamaica, including a night at the all-inclusive resort, the Sunscape Splash. The next day travelers will board the 960-guest Celestyal Crystal cruise ship.
Exploration of Cuba will include tours of the cities of Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Punta Frances and Cienfuegos. There is a deposit of $600 per person to reserve a cabin, starting from $3,195.