BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6307@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20201120T000000Z DTEND:20201120T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Nihonmachi Little Friends (NLF) will celebrate the agency&rsquo \;s 45th Anniversary on Friday\, November 20th\, 7:00-7:30pm with a virtua l program. The evening will highlight 1830 Sutter's Listing in the Nationa l Register of Historic Places as well as NLF&rsquo\;s programs in action d uring the pandemic. Participants will also enjoy musical entertainment by Nihonmachi &lsquo\;Big Friends\,&rsquo\; led by Dr. Anthony Brown. In lieu of the annual Sushi Social gathering\, guests are encouraged to order a s pecial Sushi Bento Box from We Be Sushi\, who has graciously agreed to don ate 25% of the proceeds to NLF.&nbsp\;\n\nDesigned by famed architect Juli a Morgan\, 1830 Sutter &lsquo\;Issei Women&rsquo\;s Building&rsquo\; was b uilt in 1932 as the Japanese YWCA\, offering temporary housing and cultura l and social activities for young women and girls. NLF completed its $2.2 million capital campaign to fund the purchase and renovation of the Sutter Street building in 2009. The building was entrusted to NLF as part of an out-of-court settlement of a community-supported lawsuit to save the build ing. The Sutter site was placed in the National Register earlier this year \, and the recognition "promotes the building's unique history and cultura l significance\," stated NLF Executive Director Cathy Inamasu.&nbsp\;\n\nN LF launched the &lsquo\;Plant A Seed&rsquo\; Campaign in 2012 to build a p reschool addition which\, along with the historic facility\, is the perman ent home for its preschool programs and administrative offices. The additi on opened its doors in 2017. To keep its families and staff safe during th is current pandemic\; NLF is currently operating at 50% capacity in its pr eschool\, and 35% capacity at its after-school program.&nbsp\;\n\nNLF cont inues to raise capital funds for the new facility as well as preservation funds for the maintenance and preservation of the historic site. Naming op portunities are available starting at $1\,000\, with recognition on donor boards prominently displayed in the new building&rsquo\;s lobby. Informati on on ways to help NLF reach its goal can be found at its website\, www.nl fchildcare.org.\n\nOnce a single preschool with 15 children\, NLF has grow n into a premier educational childcare organization serving over 200 child ren annually with ages ranging from 3-12 years. Over 3\,500 children have attended NLF since 1975. Its award-winning Japanese bilingual and multicul tural programs attract a broad range of families from diverse ethnic and e conomic backgrounds.&nbsp\;\n\nEvent tickets are available at $25 per pers on. To make reservations\, contact NLF at (415) 922-&shy\;8898 or <a href= "mailto:nlfchildcare@gmail.com">nlfchildcare@gmail.com</a>. All event proc eeds will benefit NLF&rsquo\;s programs during the pandemic and its Buildi ng Fund. This event is made possible with the generous support of Union Ba nk and Wells Fargo.&nbsp\; &nbsp\;&nbsp\; DTSTAMP:20230204T212853Z SUMMARY:NLF’s Virtual 45th Anniversary Celebration &amp\; Sushi Social URL:/en/events/2020/11/20/nlfs-virtual-45th-anniversary-celebration-amp-s/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR