Jones, the 86-year old world-class concert timpanist, joins Amos and other dancers. of the Grown Women Dance Collective for the annual “Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance” on Friday in Pleasant Hill and Saturday, June 28 in Pittsburg. Now, in its fifth year, the Grown Women Dance Collective seeks to increase cultural awareness through its annual concerts and through raising funds for scholarships. In 1998, Jones retired from the San Francisco Opera orchestra. She now conducts lecture demonstrations for children and adults in schools and community centers.
Clayton Library Book Club: 7-9 p.m, on the second Mondays is open to interested adults, On Jan, 13, Sunny Solomon leads the discussion on “The House Girl,” by Tara Conklin, The library is at 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton, Call 925-673-0659, Hours: 1-9 p.m, Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; and 1-5 p.m, Sundays, Baby & Toddler Story Time: 10:15-10:35 ballet flats blue sole a.m, and 11:15-11:35 a.m, Tuesdays, It is for children ages 0-3½ attending with a caregiver and features short picture books, songs and bounces..
Philosopher Colline (bass baritone Don Hoffman) also has books. Earlier, he tried unsuccessfully to pawn them. Artist Marcello (baritone Igor Vieira) hurries back to his endless project — a painting of the Red Sea. Musician Schaunard (baritone Kiril Havezov) enters, happily waving money and food. He has been paid by a rich tourist for playing his violin to a dying parrot. The other roommates begin to set the table, but Schaunard says that he would like to treat them all to Christmas treats at the nearby Café Momus. The others jump up to go, except Rudolfo, who needs to complete an article. He says he will join them later.
Four Years in the Arclight: Arclight Rep Theatre celebrates its fourth anniversary at a fundraising event featuring scenes from past shows and a preview of January’s production of the mystery thriller The Zashman Murders, The event also includes music, drinks, dessert and a raffle, Dec, 4, 8:30 p.m, $30, Eulipia Restaurant, 374 S, First St., San Jose, email@example.com or www.arclightrep.org, Many Moods of Christmas: The San Jose Symphonic Choir presents a holiday concert with the Nova ballet flats blue sole Vista Symphony, Dec, 4, 7:30 p.m, $10-$20/free for 12 and under, Church of the Ascension, 12033 Miller Ave., Saratoga, 408.624.1492 or www.novavista.org..
Patty Cakes Story Time: 11-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. For children up to 5 years old attending with a caregiver, the program features songs, rhymes and stories with an aim to early literacy. It will then take a short vacation. Picture Book Time: 11-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 15. Children 3-5 years old may attend without a caregiver. Book Buddies: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays. A book buddy volunteer reader is in the library to read stories to children of all ages. Summer Reading Festival Clayton Teen Party: 4-5 p.m. Aug. 14. Teens can enjoy an end-of-summer party. Register by Aug. 13.
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