India Independence Day

The Cupertino-Bhubaneswar Sister City Initiative and the City of Cupertino are hosting a flag-raising ceremony Aug. 15 in honor of the 76th India Independence Day. The ceremony is set for 4 p.m. at the Cupertino Civic Center Plaza.

Trailblazer Race

After two years of virtual races, the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail are holding their Trailblazer Race as an in-person event on Sunday, Sept. 25. The event features 10K and 5K races on scenic, fast, and flat running courses. There will be free kids’ activities for toddlers to age 10, and a festival area with snacks, exhibits and prize drawings.

The race will start and finish at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus, located at 1045 La Avenida St. in Mountain View. The course will take runners along the Stevens Creek Trail and into Shoreline Park.

To register, visit Early bird pricing at $40-$45 ends on Aug. 15.

Proceeds benefit the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail,  a nonprofit dedicated to extending Stevens Creek Trail and wildlife corridor from San Francisco Bay to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Caregivers conference

R.Y.D.E. (Reach Your Destination Easily) is part of a coalition planning the Caregivers Count Conference next month. The conference is an annual event designed for families and friends caring for their loved ones. Other coalition members include R.Y.D.E, a curb-to-curb transportation and local trip planning service for adults ages 65 and older living in Cupertino and other West Valley cities.

This year’s conference features four free online classes designed to provide helpful tools and resources for anyone caring for another, be it their spouse, a family member or a neighbor.

The classes are on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. The topic for Sept 10 is “Holistic Approach to Self-Care.” Strategies for dementia caregiving will be addressed on Sept. 17, followed by an introduction to long-term care on Sept 24. On Oct. 1, county fire personnel will lead a class on fall prevention and home safety.

For more information and to register, visit