Zim Fair 2018

Join the ZIM Fair

Art, Music, Food from Zimbabwe and African Games

Calling all artists in Grades pre-school to Grade 8.  Enter our African Art Contest!   Free entry!


  • Bring your art to St. Joseph School, 1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View on: Saturday, April 6: noon to 2:00 pm or on the day of the Zim Run 10:00 am to noon (before the event).
  • Label your art on the back with name, grade, school and phone number.
  • Pick up your art 4:00 to 4:30 pm on April 7.
  • The art must pertain to Africa and may be any media—watercolor, oil, mask, sculpture, etc.
  • Prizes: Finisher ribbons to all artists. *Top artist in each grade (preschool to high school) will receive a toy plush warthog.
Dr. Hardy Jones, Artist, Supporter and Friend to the Sustainable Living Foundation.

Dr. Hardy Jones, Artist, Supporter and Friend to the Sustainable Living Foundation.

The African Art Contest is dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Hardy Jones, 1945 – 2016

Surgeon * Healer * Artist

We will NEVER forget his indomitable spirit throughout his battle with ALS.  For Hardy, it was always “a great day!”

Warthog, Zim Run 2019

2019 Raffle Prizes Announced

$1.00 per ticket / no need to be present to win when tickets are selected at the Zim Run, April 7th.

Tickets can be purchased from Ellen at any time, or at the Zim Run.

First Raffle Prize

  • A basket of goodies—
  • A toy warthog
  • A monkey coffee mug with three wooden pens,
  • A t-shirt (the winner can choose any size),
  • $25 Gift Certificate to The Runner’s Mind on Main St. Los Altos and
  • $25 Gift Certificate to Hobee’s on El Camino Real Palo Alto.

Second Raffle Prize

Rug from Zimbabwe

A beautiful printed rug from Zimbabwe, 3 x 4′

Zimbabwe Sign

Ellen’s “In Africa”

Remember the ‘ol movie, “Out of Africa?”   Well, Ellen’s “In Africa!”

Zim Sign "Ellen's in Africa"

Zim Sign “Ellen’s in Africa”


This sign is going to make the rounds with Ellen, visiting schools and events and building excitement for children and adults to come to the Zim Run and Fair.

As students begin to see the colors of Zimbabwe and listen to the stories and learn about Africa, they will become fully ready to participate on Race Day.

We are excited to watch them learn, create art and get fit!

Even Start Preschool with African animals

2018 Ellen’s African Rap with Puppets

Schedule of Events

Ellen will be presenting her African Rap and Folktales at Linden Tree Bookstore, at various school assemblies and local group gatherings.

March 4, 2018, 10:00 – 10:30 am: Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 3900 Alameda de Las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA  (650) 341-8206.

March 11, 2018, 1:00 pm: Linden Tree Children’s Books, 265 State St, Los Altos, CA 94022

Bring Ellen to your group

Even Start Preschool with African animals

Even Start Preschool with African animals

Spreading the word about the Zim Run & Fair is only the beginning of Ellen’s presentations. She makes learning about Africa a fun adventure!

Would you like Ellen to come to your group? Any age group will enjoy this lively presentation, from young to old.

Give Ellen a call 650.941.9206 or email her to learn more.

Wilbur the Wildebeest Game

Wilbur the Wildebeest Game

Wilbur the Wildebeest Game

Wilbur the Wildebeest Game

Wilbur the Wildebeest was made by Jimmy Gibbs.  It will be a ring toss game at the Zim Fair. See if you can toss the ring onto the horns!

Come to the Zim Run & Fair and join the runners and those who cheer them on. Listen to music from Zimbabwe, sample some delicious Zim foods, create art and play some African games. Learn all about the Zim Fair.