Meet the Snakes: Learn about snake adaptations and how these reptiles have become part of our folklore. Create a snake spiral craft. Drop in anytime between 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Coyote Hills, 8000 Patterson Road, Fremont. 888-327-2757, www.ebparksonline.org. Animal Blessing: Peace Lutheran Church is hosting its St. Francis Animal Blessing and Pet Festival from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville. In addition to individual pet blessings and pet adoptions, there will be live music, pet sketches and a silent auction. Several animal rescue groups, including service dogs, as well as animal experts will attend. Food will be available for purchase. 925-648-7000, www.peacejourney.org.
• “One Woman Show.” By Shakina Nayfack, “For our most adventurous theatregoers, this darkly funny and ballet - "the red shoes" and the first day cover of the ballet stamp powerful musical chronicles the misadventures of a transgender artist now on the brink of reassignment surgery.” 10:30 p.m, Aug, 15, • Meet the festival artists, 4 p.m, Aug, 17, TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, $19 per show, $49 for season-subscriber festival pass, $65 for festival pass, 650-463-1960 or www.theatreworks.org..
For details on the summer reading program, visit any of the library’s three locations or click on “Kids’ Place” at www.livermorelibrary.net. The relay begins at 9:15 a.m. in front of Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. As many as 25 runners ages 5 to 15 will help carry the torch. The runners were chosen through a preregistration process at the library. When runners and the torch arrive at the library at 400 Old Bernal Ave., “Books” the library mascot will run the torch into the children’s section, where workers will be dressed in an Olympics theme. An Olympics video will then be shown.
Pilgrimage: A ballet - "the red shoes" and the first day cover of the ballet stamp small group of monks in the Ireland of 1209 make a reluctant pilgrimage across the island torn by tribal warfare, With Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal, Richard Armitage, Trip to Spain: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a comic third time, visiting the Iberian Peninsula to sample its cuisine, Directed by Michael Winterbottom, Whose Streets?: Documentary examines Ferguson three years after the Michael Brown shooting, The Hitman’s Bodyguard: In this comedy-action thriller, the world’s top bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) gets a new client, a hit man (Samuel L, Jackson) who must testify in court..
Oxford usually assigns a separate word of the year to the U.S. and to the U.K., but it said “selfie” captured the imagination on both sides of the Atlantic this year. The term beat other buzzwords including “twerk,” the sexually provocative dance move that got a huge boost in usage thanks to an attention-grabbing performance by pop star Miley Cyrus; “showrooming,” the practice of visiting a shop to look at a product before buying it online at a lower price; and “Bitcoin,” the digital currency that gained widespread media attention.