Please find below a description of two upcoming events you might be interested in attending:
Ex-Righetti teacher, Angela Marese-Boyle has arranged for a special presentation of the documentary “Bass Clef Bliss”, which follows the life of a young San Diego man with autism, his challenges and triumphs. The community viewing will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Santa Maria High School, and will include the filmmaker and the subject of the film.
Here is Angela’s description of this film:
University of San Diego alum Patrick Scott is a film maker who has recently made a documentary called “Bass Clef Bliss” about a San Diego boy with autism. Along with the documentary, Pat has teamed up with physicians, educators, and researchers in the area to create an educator and student handbook (the handbook is being created that teaches about autism and which supplements the documentary). University of California at San Diego is in the process of exploring the idea of integrating his work into the school of education graduate program and special needs classes. University of Southern California has picked this up and has implemented the documentary in their brain trauma classes and lectures around special need students.
Patrick would like to share his documentary with educators and students to create awareness and a conversation about autism in hopes of that educators would implement the information in the classroom. Personally, I believe the documentary goes beyond creating awareness about autism, it creates awareness about all disabilities; also it encompasses anti-bullying.
What I appreciate about Patrick is that he is not doing this for the money. He is passionate about autism and bringing awareness to the community. We have educators very interested in screening the documentary with their colleague and students in the districts in which they work. Also, educators are interested in inviting parents, staff and community for an evening viewing.
I would suggest watching the trailer when you have a chance: Bass Clef Bliss trailer.
Santa Maria Valley Labor Day Picnic, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria. I have attached a flyer. This will be a great opportunity to have a hot dog or a burger and some ice cream, and more importantly some fellowship with other Union members in our neighborhood. There will be speakers and entertainment, a nice way to end a week before the long weekend. I hope to see you there, even for a few minutes. It is open to all union members free of charge, and should be fun!