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News - May 25, 2011

Briefs: Memorial Day at Union Cemetery

History Union Cemetery in Redwood City will hold its annual Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the cemetery, located on Woodside Road, a couple of blocks west of El Camino Real in Redwood City.

John Edmonds, cemetery president, will conduct the program with Romie Besseto as guest speaker. During the ceremony, children will place flowers, provided by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, on the soldiers' graves. Daughters of the American Revolution will provide ice cream for the children after the ceremony.

For more information, call Marie Amaya at 369-7332.

Go to to see a map of the location.

Meditation retreat at Allied Arts

Juniper's Urban Meditation Retreat, led by Buddhist master Segyu Rinpoche will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily May 26-28 at Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road in Menlo Park.

The retreat will focus on how to find tranquility and spiritual meaning in the modern world and give participants the opportunity to practice simple meditation techniques from a qualified teacher. Segyu Rinpoche trained for some 25 years with several Tibeta Buddhism teachers.

Cost of the retreat is $250 for all three days and includes lunch. For information and reservations, call Christina Juskiewicz at 299-9333.