September is “Attendance Awareness Month,” and the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is accepting poster contest entries from students attending grades kindergarten through fifth, to promote good attendance habits. Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 27. Entries must be created on 8.5-by-11-inch paper, in crayon, marker, paint, ink, colored pencil, watercolor, or be computer generated. Each poster will be evaluated on how well the student has integrated the theme and will be judged on creativity, originality and clarity.
The California Coastal Commission is talking to the county about how to fix the trail, among other issues, Both the commission and Fish and Wildlife are concerned about possible effects on sensitive fish and other species that inhabit the creek, which has been befouled by trash and sediment — not to mention human excrement, which is also to be found up and down the beach near the bluffs, presenting a potential human health hazard, Neither the state nor the county wants to prohibit access to the beach entirely, The public’s historical use of the beach, even if most of it is private, has likely established what is known as a “prescriptive right” this princess wears pointe shoes ballet dancers shirt | ballet dancer girl's | ballerina gift | ballet dance tank | dance re ensuring continued access..
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. “Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery,” through Aug. 3. “Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums,” nearly 70 photographs of Yosemite and the Pacific Coast by a foremost American landscape photographer of the 19th century, through Aug. 17. “Robert Frank in America,” photographs by Frank that shed new light on his legendary work, “The Americans,” through Jan. 5. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays; Thursdays till 8 p.m. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. 650-723-4177 or museum.stanford.edu.
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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Presents a world premiere work by Alonzo King in collaboration with jazz stars Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran, April 21-30; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; $20-$70; 415-978-2787, www.ybca.org. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: Touring company performs 7:30 p.m. April 21 at Bankhead Theater, Livermore; $16-$69; 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org. Bay Area Dance Week: April 22-May 1; features free performances, workshops, public dance gatherings and more throughout the Bay Area; http://bayareandw.org.