Carolyn DeFord’s mother, Leona LeClair Kinsey, a member of the Puyallup Tribe, vanished nearly 20 years ago in La Grande, Oregon. “There was no search party. There was no, ‘Let’s tear her house apart and find a clue,’” DeFord says. “I just felt hopeless and helpless.” She ended up creating her own missing person’s poster. “There’s no way to process the kind of loss that doesn’t stop,” says DeFord, who lives outside Tacoma, Washington. “Somebody asked me awhile back, ‘What would you do if you found her? What would that mean?’… It would mean she can come home. She’s a human being who deserves to be honored and have her children and her grandchildren get to remember her and celebrate her life.”.
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Sunnyvale Farmers Market: Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and arts and crafts from local growers and artisans. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Murphy and Washington avenues, Sunnyvale. Urbanvillageonline.com/markets/Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale Senior Center: The center offers a variety of services and activities, billiards room, fitness center, table games, trips, classes and lunches every weekday. 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. 408-730-7360, Sunnyvale.ca.gov. Senior Nutrition Program: Hot meals served along with camaraderie. Must be age 60 or older and a resident of Santa Clara County. Monday-Friday, live dance music at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. Sunnyvaleumc.org/mission/seniornutrition.html.
Water, the Moon, and Mars, This Science@Cal Event looks at water — essential ballet shoes personalized quilted children's backpack, monogram, preschool backpack, toddler backpack, diaper bag for life as we know it and now found in diverse and hostile environments throughout the Solar System, Dr, Greg Delory, Senior Space Fellow of the Space Science Lab, discusses the significance of recent discoveries of water on the moon, 11 a.m, Sept, 21, Genetics and Plant Biology building, Rm 100, UC Berkeley, Free, 510-642-0352, scienceatcal.berkeley.edu, Bark (& Meow) Around the Block, A block party full of family and animal-friendly activities, including live music, food, entertainment, art and vendor booths, and a doggy dance party, Families, well-mannered dogs and fearless felines welcome, Always adorable adoptable pets on hand looking for their forever homes, Noon to 4 p.m, Sept, 22, Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, 2700 Ninth St, Free, 510-845-7735, www.facebook.com/events/120932291438215..
Curiodyssey’s Illuminodyssey: A Winter Light Experience for Kids: Through Jan. 6, 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. Wander through a wondrous world of moving, radiant light. Roam through a forest of touchable sculptures, and dance with circles of spinning light. $8.50-$13.50. http://bit.ly/2yHO91T. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea: Through Dec. 14, La Val’s Underground Theatre, 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley. At a bar in the Bronx, meet Danny and Roberta, two outcasts on the brink. Their only hope is each other. $35-$40. www.artful.ly/lose-face-productions/store/events.