The book sells for $40 and is a Gamble fundraiser. Co-chairwomen Amy Burnett and Malvika Behl welcomed more than 300 guests to Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club on Sept. 28. They worked with their 39-member committee for nine months to produce the show and auction afternoon that exceeded their expectations, raising more than $164,000. It is the most successful fundraiser to date. Red Shoes founder Heather Hopkins said that the concept of providing clothing for children so they could start school in a new outfit came from her mother, who was embarrassed by wearing poor-fitting, hand-me-down clothing during her elementary school years.
Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus: The chorus’s “Pure Imagination” concert features familiar holiday tunes and songs from favorite childhood movies, Dec, 12-13, 8 p.m., Dec, 14, 3 p.m, Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1550 Meridian Ave., San Jose, $15-$20, svgmc.org, Season of Hope Series: The 19th annual series oka b ballet flats features 12 days of multicultural concerts, Through Dec, 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m, Cathedral Basilica of St, Joseph, 80 S, Market St., San Jose, Free, stjosephcathedral.org, 408-283-8100, ext, 2200..
David Finn’s lighting and Robert Rossenwasser’s décor inject a shifting sliver of sharp, white light into the action that slices the backdrop and moves as the action unfolds. Eventually, it manifests as a luminous staff, one that conjures up a “Star Wars” light saber and the rod of Moses. While what it means is left to the viewer, struggle and enlightenment are clearly King’s themes. If “Shostakovich” is brooding and wintry, “Rasa,” from 2007, reprised with live accompaniment by the world-renowned tabla composer Zakir Hussain and the singer-violinist Kala Ramnath, is hot and bright. King again begins with the group assembled on stage, but here he conjures up images of supplication, baptism and hot, Sisyphean effort, even with echoes, as the dancers hold their sides, elbows jutting back, of Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations.”.
Car shows, Culinary Crawl this summer, PITTSBURG — Old Town Pittsburg kicks off summer with its first free car show from 6 to 8 p.m, June 11 in the downtown area on Third and Sixth streets, The first car show will feature oka b ballet flats rock music by The Phds, Culinary Crawls are also set on alternate Thursdays throughout the summer, Lumpy’s Diner will offer foods — mini appetizers and specials — on June 18, Purchase tickets at the Railroad Book Depot at 650 Railroad Ave, Tickets are $10 each..
* Trena J. Shines, a divorced mother who has eight children (three are in college) and two grandchildren, all of whom are living with her except for her oldest child. Overcoming an abusive relationship, major surgery, and the responsibility of caring for the children, her career goal is to become an elementary school teacher teaching kindergarten and first grade and ultimately opening her own preschool. Attending classes at California State University East Bay, she hopes to complete her bachelor’s degree in human development by December 2016 while working at the Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto.
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