At the bottom of the page, she’d drawn herself in a pink dress standing next to a bespectacled Jacob, who appeared about half her height. “I love you!” she added beside a red heart. After the shooting, Ava realized she’d forgotten to give Jacob the letter and crumpled it into a plastic bin in her bedroom. Now she was at his funeral. “He’s not really dead, is he?” she whispered to her mother. “Yes,” Mary Olsen told her. “He is.”. Jacob’s family had asked that people attending the service dress like superheroes because of the boy’s infatuation with them. Ava wore a Ninja Turtles top with a purple cape. Siena and Collin, who was still in a wheelchair, both dressed as Captain America.
Smuin: ballet slippers cost “The Christmas Ballet.” Dec, 6 through Dec, 10, “Classical Christmas” and “Cool Christmas.” Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View, $25-$84, www.smuinballet.org or 650-903-6000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra: 9 p.m, Sept, 29, Part of Redwood City Salsa Festival, Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City, $40, https://foxrwc.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=167, Benefit for Pat Wilder: 1-6 p.m, Oct, 1, Featuring Pamela Rose; Alvon Johnson; Wendy Dewitt with Kirk Harwood and Nancy Wright; Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz; Ashbolt Stewart, With Artie Chavez, Chris Cobb, Dennis Dove, Steve Ehrman, Terry Hiatt, Stephanie Newsom, Michael Warren, Pat Wilder, Produced by Stan Erhart and John Lee Stewart, American Legion, 470 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, $20..
Here are our picks for the 10 can’t-miss shows at this year’s fair. Blue Oyster Cult (June 15): I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for this band, which headlined the first major concert I ever attended, way back when I was in elementary school. The hard-rock group, which is known for such classics as “Godzilla” and “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper,” is likely still worth seeing in 2018 since it still features original members Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom. Tickets: $15-$45 regular; free-$30 season pass holders.
When Ajay Prasad was an eighth-grader at Lawson Middle School in Cupertino, he noticed that the special education students were always separated from their peers, “I was coming back one day from the cafeteria in middle school,” Ajay said, “To my left was all my friends, and to the right was a group of special ed kids that always sat alone in the corner of the school, Usually I’d always turn left and go to my regular friends, but I think one day I decided to go over there and sit there and talk with them, It became a more regular thing, every lunch and every recess I’d just to go talk to them, It was probably the best right turn I’ve ever made ballet slippers cost in my life.”..
Fine Arts League of Cupertino: The group meets the second Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m., and welcomes visitors. Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Visit falc.org or call Janki at 408-863-9991. Feldenkrais Lessons: The Feldenkrais Method uses movement and touch to help people with pain, and athletes and musicians to fine tune their skills. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Studio S3NSE, Peak Physical Therapy, 10580 S. DeAnza Blvd, Cupertino. Free. www.s3nse.org. Cupertino Morningmasters: Improve your speaking and networking skills at this Toastmasters club. Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. Bethel Lutheran Church, 10181 Finch Ave., Cupertino.