Frank Fiscalini, former vice mayor of San Jose and the longtime superintendent of the East Side Union High School District, will be honored this summer at History San Jose's Valley of Heart's Delight fundraiser.
"He is a true Renaissance man and deserves recognition for his many achievements and humble devotion to the betterment of our community," History San Jose CEO Alida Bray said.
You'll get no argument from me on that score. Fiscalini's interests extend beyond education and politics. He's been a key board member for such diverse groups as Silicon Valley FACES, Opera San Jose, Little Italy and History San Jose.
Tickets to the June 28 dinner at History Park are $175. Get ticket or sponsorship information by contacting Michelle Powers at 408-521-5016 or email@example.com.
A WORTHY WORKOUT: LifeSport Fitness President Becky Williamson is putting on a community workout March 15 that'll have more benefits than just making its participants a little healthier. The event, which is free and open to the public, is also a fundraiser for Angels On Stage, a nonprofit that provides performing arts opportunities to special needs kids and young adults.
Williamson says there's no charge to take part in the one-hour exercise session, but tax-deductible donations to Angels on Stage will be accepted -- and she says she'll personally donate $5 for every participant who has never done a "boot camp" workout with lifeSport Fitness before.
Preregistration for the 10 a.m. workout at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Jose is required at http://bootcampinsanjose.com/workout-for-charity. The session will be preceded by a group of Angels on Stage performers singing. No doubt that will get donations flowing.
SAVE THE DATE: Political humorist Will Durst will provide the entertainment March 23 at a champagne brunch fundraiser for the South San Jose Lions Clubs to send kids with diabetes to summer camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The brunch will be at the San Jose Elks Lodge on Alma Avenue, and tickets are available for $50 online at http://LionsSendKidsToCamp.EventBrite.com.