LUNAR NEW YEAR FEST RETURNS TO HAKONE: Hakone Gardens in Saratoga is set to celebrate the Year of the Dog with its 10th annual Lunar New Year Festival on March 4. The festivities at the Japanese garden, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include a children’s costume parade, dragon and lion dances, a martial arts demonstration and a traditional Chinese facemask-changing act, a dramatic art from Sichuan opera known as the “Bian lian.”. “As seen in the movie ‘King of Masks,’ this ancient art is incredibly intricate and is truly magical for those who have the rare opportunity to see it done by a master,” said Hakone Executive Diretor Shozo Kagoshima. The event is included with admission, which is $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and free for kids 5 and under. Since parking at Hakone is limited, a shuttle bus is available from 14460 Big Basin Way, in front of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce.
Free Computer Help: noon-2 p.m, Saturdays, through April 12, Adults and seniors can get assistance on a drop-in basis on how to use computers, and can get help setting up e-readers, smart phones, tablets and using Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs, Knitting and crochet group: 1:15-4:45 p.m, April 6, Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome, Drop in anytime to knit, crochet and network, Free knitting and crocheting instruction, Some practice yarn provided, but bring your own body wrappers sterling split sole leather pleated ballet slipper needles..
The Trumpet Shall Sound: 2 p.m. Nov. 10, El Campanil Theatre, 602 W Second St., Antioch. Joe Brown, from the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, will perform Alan Hovhaness’ lush, dreamlike Prayer of Saint Gregory and Johann Hummel’s virtuosic Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat. $7-$20. http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com. Masterworks Chorale: 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 4 p.m. Nov. 11, Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Ave., San Mateo. The Chorale will perform Faure’s Requiem in D Minor and several of his smaller works. $10-$35. www.masterworks.org.
“Bocce by the Beach” tournament sponsored by Luigi’s Restaurant on Wednesday, May 20, Come by the Center to pick up an application, Entry fee are SIA Members $10.00 Non-Members $15.00, Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third placed winners of the tournament, For more information call 738-7384, The Older Driver Traffic Safety Seminar-Thursday May 21, 9 a.m, to noon here at the Center, Please contact the Office of Supervisor Adrienne Tissier 650-363-4572 body wrappers sterling split sole leather pleated ballet slipper to register, This is a great opportunity to improve your driving safety, Space is limited to the first 50 registrants, Refreshments will be served..
On Friday, in Program 7, the night was evolving into a splashy snooze. The new work by New York City Ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, was the last chance for something significant to happen. Wheeldon is an erratic hitter, which he proved Thursday with 2010’s “Ghosts,” so there was little reason not to feel gloomy. Then the curtain rose on Wheeldon’s “Number Nine,” and the corps de ballet rushed out in electric yellow unitards as Michael Torke’s big modernist score boomed to a beat that seemed to cross Beethoven with a fandango. Was this another busy ballet, or one of the choreographer’s best works — something big and provocative as well as subtle and thrilling?.