Financial Workshop — Build a Basic Budget: The Five Step Spending Plan: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Spanish-language workshop from 7:30-9 p.m. The second of nine financial workshops the library is holding in partnership with Travis Credit Union. Damian Alarcon, a financial education officer, will discuss designing a financial blueprint for controlling monthly expenditures by setting realistic goals, identifying spending leaks, living within your means, and keeping sight of your ultimate financial goal. Registration required by 7 p.m. Feb. 22.
Fly Me to the Moon, Smuin Ballet fund-raising gala, 6 p.m, Jan, 26, Guests are invited to dress in Rat Pack style, Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, performance by Smuin Ballet, Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., San Francisco, $350, $550 and $750; tables of 10 are $3,500, $5,500 and $7,500, 415-556-5000, ext, 107 or www.smuinballet.org, Bring it Karaoke with Anthony, 8 p.m, Mondays, Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City, No cover, www.clubfoxrwc.com, Music at Kohl Mansion, 7 p.m, Sundays, Free pre-concert talks with musicologist watercolor ballerina bunny for pink ballet dance themed project, educator Kai Christiansen post-concert receptions with performers, Jan, 20: Trio Solisti, Feb, 10: Alexander String Quartet with violist Toby Appel, April 14: Amelia Piano Trio, May 5: Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott with the Alexander String Quartet, March 17 gala: Manasse-Nakamatsu Duo (Jon Manasse, clarinet; Jon Nakamatsu, piano), Great Hall at Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, $15-$45, individual; $80-$270 series; March 17 gala, $60, 650-762-1130; fax: 650-343-8464; www.musicatkohl.org/tickets; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org..
The world Bay Area kids grow up in has also changed dramatically in Hague’s 20 years as artistic director, but he says he’s learning all the time and keeping his eyes open to what’s new, often using innovative strategies and tapping Silicon Valley talent to create sophisticated shows. “Kids in general are more savvy these days, and it’s fun to stay more current with them,” he said. But experiencing the delayed gratification that comes with hours of rehearsal also helps today’s youth, who are used to things happening in the click of a mouse.
Baby & Toddler Story Time: 10:15-10:35 a.m, and 11:15-11:35 a.m, Tuesdays, It is for children ages 0-3½ attending with watercolor ballerina bunny for pink ballet dance themed project, a caregiver and features picture books, songs and bounces, Preschool Story Time: 10:30-11 a.m, Wednesdays, The next session is Dec, 4-Jan, 15, It is for children 3½-5 and features stories and songs, Bilingual Story Time: 1:30-2 p.m, Mondays through Dec, 2, Children ages 0-5 can listen to stories and songs in English and Spanish, Stargazing with the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society: 7-8 p.m, Nov, 25, Kids can join the Mt, Diablo Astronomical Society to view the stars, then come into the library to see picture panels from NASA..
The benefits of dance, she added, are that “dance teaches technique but also discipline and responsibility and life lessons.”. Advisor Siegel said the program benefits high school students because “it gives them the opportunity to be young leaders and to collaborate with the community.”. The handful of students teaching the classes gain confidence to get in front of a class of young students, she added. “I’m most proud of Margie,” Siegel said, “for taking the initiative to find this organization and finding a way to make it happen in our community.”.