Martin is going to UC Berkeley. She was admitted into the College of Chemistry. “The academics are a perfect fit,” she said. She wants to study chemical biology. “I like things that have an answer. I like how science explains things about how the world works and how our bodies work,” she said. At Terra Nova, she loved the chemistry and biology classes. She wanted to give kudos to Ross Ellison, who taught her AP chemistry and chemistry for inspiring her to pursue science. “He always pushed us to work to our full potential,” Rasmussen said.
The MeshugaNutcracker!: A show watercolor pointe shoes, ballet shoes, ballet wall art, balerina dancer art, printable ballet, pointe shoes poster that blends Tchaikovsky’s ballet score with witty lyrics and traditional Jewish songs, Dec, 1-19, Call for tickets, The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Avenue San Jose, 408.404.7711 or http://retrodome.guggyent.com, Santastic: An original musical starring favorite holiday characters including Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph and featuring big band, Motown and rock versions of favorite holiday tunes, Dec, 3-18, Call for tickets, The Retro Dome, 1694 Saratoga Avenue San Jose, 408.404.7711 or http://retrodome.guggyent.com..
“It’s grown every year,” said Youth Action Team member Isaiah Phillip. “We started with maybe 95 (attendees). Last year, we had 350-plus.”. The festival is the brainchild of Youth Action Team, which launched in 2010 with the goal of building support for a youth arts and music center in the city, and works with between 15 and 20 local organizations to put on the event. The festival is a sort of microcosm of what the center would offer. “This year, there will be the most diversity,” said Youth Action Team member Cody Young, referring to the city’s Pacific Islander, African American and Hispanic communities.
Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: “New Worlds.” 8 p.m, Dec, 2, A celebration of music and watercolor pointe shoes, ballet shoes, ballet wall art, balerina dancer art, printable ballet, pointe shoes poster literature, Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, $145-$250, http://paloaltojcc.org/murray or 650-223-8649, Ragazzi Boys Chorus: “Ubi Caritas: Where There is Love.” 5 p.m, Dec, 2, First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto, 3 p.m, Dec, 3, First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, 1500 Easton Drive, Burlingame, $15-$32 (available in early November), http://www.ragazzi.org or 650-342-8785..
Donations have come in through the website www.mariovitalelabrador.org. A friend offered a $20,000 loan. The family is still trying to raise funds to cover additional costs for health insurance and other expenses — the grand total is now $30,000 — and to pay back the friend. When he starts school next week, he’ll dive headfirst into a curriculum of ballet, modern, contemporary and Russian folk dance. He’ll learn a new language and surround himself with Russian arts and culture.