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Participants sought for April 4 Community Day

Event coordinators would like to hear from schools, departments, programs and organizations interested in participating in the third annual Community Day at Stanford on Sunday, April 4.

Community Day is an all-day open house featuring music, arts, athletic events, science exhibits, faculty lectures, a health fair and a children's carnival. It is designed to promote partnerships and increase understanding between Stanford and its neighbors. All Community Day events are free and open to the public. An estimated 8,000 people attended the event last year, and about 6,500 the year before. Some 75 percent of visitors surveyed last year came to the event with children.

Community Day will again be held in conjunction with the university's annual Founders' Celebration, which commemorates the lives of Stanford University founders Leland and Jane Stanford and their son, Leland Jr.

Community Day participants are encouraged to create hands-on, educational and interactive displays reflecting their work, according to event coordinator Ryan Foley of University Communications. Event organizers help participants cover any costs they incur through grants and logistical support.

"We hope to make participation in Community Day as easy as possible," Foley said. "We're eager to hear from any department or organization interested in joining the fun."

For more information, call University Communications at 724-2933, send an email to Foley at or visit the Community Day web pages at



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