Menlowe Ballet: “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker.” Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. $28-$55. http://www.menloweballet.org or 800-595-4849. Kerry Irish Productions Inc.: “An Irish Christmas.” 7 p.m. Dec. 20. Featuring Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. $35-$60. http://mvcpa.com or 650-803-6000. Night of Stars: 6-10 p.m. Nov. 10. Benefits Peace Corps Let Girls Learn initiative. Performances by several South Bay Teen Idol winners. DJ music, dancing, light appetizers, beverages, a silent auction and raffle. Addison Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $20-$100. http://www.lgnightofstars.eventbrite.com or 408-358-3636.
She won the Academy Award in 1947 for best supporting actress for her performance in “Gentlemen’s Agreement” and received Oscar nominations for “Come to the Stable” ballet flats 39 (1949) and “All About Eve” (1950), Holm was also known for her untiring charity work — at one time she served on nine boards — and was a board member emeritus of the National Mental Health Association, She was once president of the Creative Arts Rehabilitation Center, which treats emotionally disturbed people using arts therapies, Over the years, she raised $20,000 for UNICEF by charging 50 cents apiece for autographs..
California Republicans had banked on a campaign to repeal a gas tax increase to give the GOP a boost in its contested House races. But the gas tax repeal, Proposition 6, lost decisively statewide, with 44.6 percent in favor and 55.4 percent opposed, even as it found support in several Southern California counties. Democrats were also poised Wednesday to win back their supermajority in the state Senate, allowing them to pass tax increases and other extraordinary measures without Republican votes. The party had lost its two-thirds dominance in the chamber after the successful June recall of Democratic State Sen. Josh Newman, who was replaced by Republican Ling Ling Chang in Orange County.
Saratoga Village ballet flats 39 Certified Farmers Market: Local farmers with fresh fruit and produce, fresh fish, food specialties and handmade crafts from local artisans, Wednesdays, 2:30-7 p.m, Blaney Plaza, Saratoga Village, saratogachamber.org or 408-867-0753, The Book-Go-Round: The Friends of the Saratoga Libraries are looking for volunteers for their used bookstore, the Book-Go-Round, in downtown Saratoga, Easy work with a scheduled monthly commitment of 2½-3½ hours, Adults only, For more information, call Bobbi Stek, store manager, 408-868-0376..
For questions, call the Half Moon Bay Chamber at 650-726-8380, ext. 100. All proceeds benefit the historic Plymire-Schwarz House. If you are able to donate a sweet or savory for the tea, call Jo Zemke at 650-952-3983. The elegant affair offers the public a chance to dress up in teatime finery and to have fun with family and friends. Tickets — now on sale — are $35; seating is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, call Dorothy Buhagiar at 650-589-5597. Payment must be received within seven days of reservation; no refunds made after the check is received. Make check payable to The Plymire-Schwarz House and mail to Dorothy Buhagiar, 232 Alta Loma Drive, South San Francisco, Calif., 94080.