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Kathleen Flowers Memorial Celebration Update:

April 22nd, 2009

Kathleen Flowers Memorial Celebration Update:

Sunday, May 3rd at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
517 Center Street, Santa Cruz
3:30 – 5:30 pm – Memorial Celebration inside Church
After 5:30 pm – Please bring your poems, stories and photos to share after 5:30 on the ‘Open Mic’.

Paid parking should be available across the street from the Church.

If you have digital photos, please email them as soon as you can to Niklas at: nandersson@sbcglobal.net

Please bring a flower if you’d like, and share it with another visitor at the end of the ceremony. Also, if you wish, please bring an altar offering, and then take it home with you at the end of the ceremony.

There will be appetizers and sweets following the formal service at 5:30 pm. We have had requests to bring food. While nothing is expected, Kathleen always appreciated a good potluck! Please bring finger food for easy serving.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be sent to any of 3 organizations.

1) WomenCare. Provides support to women with cancer, and to their families. Please make payment to WomenCare and mail to:


1001 41st Avenue

Capitola, CA 95010

2) Poetry Santa Cruz, dedicated to nurturing the poetry community and bringing poetry to the larger community in Santa Cruz County. Donations may be made by check made out to Poetry Santa Cruz and mailed to

Len Anderson
c/o: Poetry Santa Cruz
P.O. Box 259
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-0259

3) DeLaveaga Elementary School, where Kathleen helped pioneer the Dual Immersion program. The funds will be used to create a Kathleen Flowers Poetry Section in the library for the children, and also plant a nectarine tree.

Please make payment out to DeLaveaga School /Kathleen Flowers Memorial Fund
and mail to:

DeLaveaga School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA 95065


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