Terrence McNally couldn’t have written a more sympathetic criminal than Frank Abagnale Jr. in “Catch Me If You Can.”. Based on a true story, Abagnale Jr. is the product of a broken home and a father with questionable parenting skills. Leaving home in his midteens, he poses as a Pan Am pilot, doctor and more, and manages to pass millions in bad checks all by his 19th birthday. But, he’s such a sweet kid, that you can’t help but hope he can outrun the FBI agents on his trail.
In presenting its Pioneer Business Leader award for the first time to a woman — Diane Greene, Google’s vice president in charge of its cloud businesses — the Silicon Valley Education Foundation expected to be talking about how it was a week for breaking glass ceilings, The nation didn’t do what many people expected, but the Silicon Valley Education Foundation definitely made the right choice in Greene, The founder and former CEO of VMware received her honor Wednesday night in front of more than 550 business and education leaders at the San Jose McEnery Convention gentle souls by kenneth cole eugene ballet Center, The 12th annual event raised $1.4 million for the foundation’s STEM programs..
MAGICAL EVENING: The fourth annual comedy and magic show hosted by Phil Ackerly — who does quite a bit of both himself — is coming up Nov. 14 at Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale. Ackerly has Bay Area comedian Mickey Joseph opening the show and Phoenix-based comedy magician Michael Finney as the headliner. Ackerly started the show as a way to support South Bay Blue Star Moms and its efforts to make and ship care packages to U.S. military personnel serving overseas. Last year’s show raised $3,000, helping the group send nearly 600 care packages. “My wife and I have a son in the Air Force, and I know how much it means to our military men and women to receive a box of essentials and a few goodies from home,” Ackerly said.
The Friday night opening of the art show will also feature performing arts presentations by the South San Francisco Civic Ballet, and Halau ‘O Keikiali’i from the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center, Selected art will be on extended display for about three weeks after the two-day show is over, Questions? Visit the Cultural Arts-News & Events webpage at www.ssf.net/385/Cultural-Arts or www.ssf.net or call the South San Francisco Recreation Department at 650-829-3800, If you buy your tickets in advance, you will be entered into a special drawing for gentle souls by kenneth cole eugene ballet two tickets to the San Francisco Giants vs, Diamondbacks-Fireworks Friday donated by Tim Lincecum, Each ticket also includes a $5 concession voucher towards food at the park, Tickets purchases at the door will not be considered for this door prize..
“It gives girls who probably never stepped foot on a college campus the opportunity to experience what that’s like and college culture,” Whitley said. Though most activities are held at the nonprofit’s Simpson Center for Girls in downtown Oakland, the summer day camps are held each year on Bay Area college campuses. The day camp has been held at Cal State East Bay for the past three years, but was held previously at Patten and Holy Names universities in Oakland. The free program, largely funded by grants and private donations, typically accepts only 45 seventh-grade girls each year.
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