Today seven of Milpitas’ parks have sculptural pieces and more are on the way. The striking 12-foot “Milpitas Minute Man” at city hall is a direct result of the long-term efforts of Mr. Voellger and those he inspired. When the alliance dissolved in early 2014, the remaining funds it had raised (nearly $20,000) were assigned to the city for public art projects, band concerts and children’s theater activities. The alliance also put out guides to establishing an arts community from scratch, which aided several neighboring communities. The Voellger touch worked wonders. His long service as a volunteer leader for the arts here deserves to be remembered.
Christmas is almost upon us, and the merchants from downtown Campbell on and around E, Campbell Ave, are ready to bring the holiday cheer, A shopping event is being held Dec, 18 from noon to ballet flats wedding slippers in champagne lace with coral flowers 3 p.m., where guests will find special sales and holiday entertainment awaiting them, Those looking to spread a little bit of education with some holiday cheer can visit the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries Book-Go-Round, 14410 Oak St, The nonprofit is offering “good as new” books for those looking for cheap holiday gifts, Children’s books, cookbooks, along with art, history and many other books are available for purchase..
If you’re looking for an indoor event, head over to the Alameda Free Library. Members of the Diablo Ballet Company will visit with young readers and others starting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the main library, where the audience will also be treated to part of a retelling of “The Nutcracker.”. Space is limited, so interested parents and kids should plan to be there at 2:45 p.m. or earlier, according to members of the Alameda Free Library Foundation and Live at the Library, which organized the event. For questions, call 510-464-1099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The ballet flats wedding slippers in champagne lace with coral flowers Book of Liz” is an odd little comedy about an underappreciated woman from an isolated Amish-like community who runs away to be amazed and baffled by the modern outside world, And it’s one that keeps coming around: San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Co, has produced it three times in the last 10 years, and now it’s playing at Alameda’s venerable community theater, Altarena Playhouse, One reason for the play’s popularity is surely its pedigree, It was written by famous siblings David Sedaris (“The Santaland Diaries” and a zillion other comedic first-person essays) and Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”), who playfully call their playwriting partnership “the Talent Family.”..
Activities include dressing in costume, eating special foods and displaying representations of skeletons and skulls, especially sugar ones. Decorations are put up, and altars are constructed with distinctive offerings (ofrenda) to the deceased, like toys and candies for youngsters, and cigarettes or bottles of tequila for adults. Entire families, from grandparents to grandbabies, visit cemeteries to be with the spirits of their forebears. They bring favorite foods, photographs and other reminders, while fun stories and other good memories are shared.