Los Altos History Museum. “San Carlos: The City of Good Living,” through May 16. “Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends,” through April 19. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos. Noon-4 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays. Free. www.losaltoshistory.org/lure_legends.html. San Mateo County History Museum. “Let’s Play Ball,” March 21 through Sept. 2016. Rare materials about local baseball teams from the Museum’s permanent collection, plus items borrowed from schools, historical organizations and private collections. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City. www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, Oct, 19-Nov, 17, Twenty-four movies, screening at Camera 24 Theater, San Jose; Camera 7 Theater, Campbell; and OFJCC, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, Topol is opening-night guest; button craft kit for kids - pointe shoes (ballet) Elliott Gould is closing night guest, Screenings to include “Paris Manhattan”, a romantic comedy about a woman who seeks Woody Allen’s advice on finding the “perfect man”; “AKA Doc Pomus,” about songwriter stricken with polio who wrote hit songs; “Ballad of the Weeping Spring,” a tale of a master musician who goes to great lengths to repay a debt of honor; “The Price of Kings,” about the life of Shimon Peres, a nation builder, Nobel Peace prize winner and president of Israel, Week 1: Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, Week 2: Century 24 in San Jose (near Santana Row), Week 4: Camera 7 theater at the Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, www.svjff.org..
Garell, who will be honored at a March 14 dinner at the Orinda Community Center, succeeds 2013 “Citizen” winner Pat Rudebusch. “Susan is certainly deserving of this recognition for all that she has done for the arts in Orinda,” Rudebusch said. “In a town that is so centered on youth sports, there haven’t always been venues for youth whose talents tend toward the arts.”. “Lamorinda Idol,” the multimonth beehive of musical workshops and performances culminating in a final competition in early Fall, has been the most public of Garell’s endeavors. Now in it’s ninth year, what began as “Orinda Idol” has blossomed as overwhelming interest and local talent exploded its initial boundaries. It’s a flagship, Garell conceded in an interview, but far from the only activity her beloved OAC supports.
Curcio will talk about his love of hockey while growing up in Toronto, Canada, and how his dream of playing and then managing a team brought him to San Francisco, A social hour begins at 11 a.m, followed by the luncheon at noon, The cost is $35 per person, Guests and gentlemen are welcome but reservations are necessary, To learn more, go to www.canadianwomensclub.org or email President@canadianwomensclub.org, “This event celebrates the 4Cs past 40 years as the Peninsula’s resource for child care and early education, and embraces the future as we continue to move forward to achieve quality child care and education for children,” Executive Director Laurie Wishard wrote in button craft kit for kids - pointe shoes (ballet) an email..
From the time she was 2½ she was obsessed with the ballet and determined to dance her way into Baryshnikov’s arms. But life had other ideas. The former “Baywatch” beauty and hostess for GSN’s “The Chase” tore her ACL (a ligament in the knee) twice — the first time when she was 15, the second two years later. “The ACL was just mush and the doctor said, ‘It’s just gone,'” she recalls. “And that moment is frozen in my life. I said, ‘What about ballet?'” The doctor explained rehab would take nine months and healing a year — far too long to be away from the stringent discipline of dance.