Paws to Read: 4-4:25 p.m. Dec. 2, 9. Kids in grades 1-5 can read aloud to a dog at 4 p.m. or 4:35 p.m. Registration by a parent is required. College Financial Planning: 7-8 p.m. Dec. 8. High school, junior high students and their parents can learn how to best position students to qualify for grants, scholarships and student loans. The nonprofit Heartland Institute of Financial Education assists young people by reducing a family’s out-of-pocket expenses and offsetting the cost of higher education. Registration is required.
We were here to receive a long-life blessing from the college’s young incarnate lama, seated at the altar, We had been briefed on the proper way to approach him, by bending our head lower than his, and extending an open palm to receive water and barley flour, You don’t wander into a Bhutanese Buddhist temple the way you might stroll into Notre Dame in Paris, We prostrated ourselves three times in front of the butterfly ballet shoe bag main image, usually the Buddha or Guru Rinpoche, who brought Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan, Sometimes we lit a butter lamp, or left an offering, covering our mouths as we did so..
Most nights, Doc’s is packed with regulars: truckers, welders, businessmen and other locals. Visits from Jack disturbed the bar’s friendly ambience more than once. One time, Eads says, he threw a chair and threatened to kill people. Another time, a local named Jeremiah Bennett needled Jack, saying he was pals with one of the guys accused of robbing $100,000 from Jack’s Lincoln Navigator. “He tried to hit me with a plastic chair,” Bennett says. “He was drunk. I wish he had. I would have fallen on the floor and said, ‘Call an ambulance, I’m hurt real bad.'”.
Children’s fest: Puppets, fairies, West African dancers and Ballet Folklorico are just part of the fun at the Contra Costa Child Care Council’s annual Children’s Art, Health & Literacy Festival, The free fun runs from 10 a.m, to 2 p.m, Sept, 25 at 1035 Detroit Ave., Concord; www.cocokids.org, Orchestra in the Redwoods: Grab the kids and butterfly ballet shoe bag join the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Civic Orchestra under the redwoods at Joaquin Miller Park from 2 to 6 p.m, Sept, 26, Tickets $5, details at www.sundaysintheredwoods.com..
Lincoln High School students are once again making luminaria bags. “They choose a different theme every year,” Keenan says. “It’s always surprise to us.”. As of May 22, 200 participants on 30 teams had raised more than $62,000 for the Willow Glen relay. Relay For Life started in 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked around a Tacoma, Wash., track alone for 24 hours. He raised $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight against the disease. Since then the overnight event has become an institution throughout the spring and summer in communities throughout the world. Relays today take place in more than 5,200 communities in 20 countries, raising almost $500 million a year to battle cancer and provide support to its victims.