Get a taste of the country life featuring a full barbecue buffet dinner by Back Forty BBQ, dancing to the Steve Gatz Band, plus an equine performance, grand prix dressage, and musical jumping freestyle by the riding team of Bright Future Farms. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $95. The event is a benefit for Diablo Ballet and its acclaimed Performing Arts Education & Enrichment for Kids (PEEK) Youth Outreach Program, which brings dance arts education to more than 5,000 elementary school students in underserved Contra Costa and East Bay communities.
Museum of American Heritage: LEGO® User Group’s and Bay Area LEGO® Train Club’s Holiday LEGO® Show Pop-Up Exhibit, Dec, 8 through Jan, 14, 11 a.m, to 3:45 p.m, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $3, Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, 650-321-1004 or http://www.moah.org, Caltrain Holiday Train: ballet slippers at target 4-8 p.m, Dec, 2 and 4-7:50 p.m, Dec, 3, Presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Show train visits stations for 20 minutes each with carolers, brass band, the Claus family, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and more, Dec, 2 stops: 4 p.m, San Francisco, 5:25 p.m, Burlingame, 6:10 p.m, Redwood City, 7:25 p.m, Mountain View, 8 p.m, Santa Clara, Dec, 3 stops: 4 p.m, San Francisco, 5:20 p.m, Millbrae, 6 p.m, San Mateo, 7:05 p.m, Menlo Park, 7:50 p.m, Sunnyvale, http://holiday-train.org..
“It’s the only outstanding one-room school room in Contra Costa County, so we wanted to preserve that building because it’s a very cool building,” said Jerry Warren, the museum’s president of the board of directors. The building, which served as a grammar school for 57 years, almost didn’t survive after it shuttered its doors, he said. In fact, it withstood neglect, vandalism and disrepair until 1970, when the Tassajara Fire District — which later merged with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District– was formed. Its board agreed to take over the school and restored it for community meetings, fundraisers, dances, graduations, annual picnics and the like.
With Indian-born representatives on city councils, in the mayor’s seat and in the state house, Japra said the days of feeling like a second-class citizen have faded away, Not to mention the fact that there are now 200 Indian doctors at Washington Hospital, dozens of Indian restaurants, grocery stores, Indian clothing shops and the Cine Grand Fremont 7, which almost exclusively showcases Indian-made films, “There’s everything here,” said Somya Bansal, She moved to Fremont from India three years ago to join her husband, Shobit Agarwal, who had immigrated to the United States some ballet slippers at target seven years earlier, living first in Boston and then Portland, Oregon, before settling in Fremont..
Computer Essentials: Build a foundation in computer basics from keyboarding to beginning Word, Excel and PowerPoint essentials, email and the Internet. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 18. Blackford Center, 3800 Blackford Ave., room 1, San Jose. $70 per class session. 408-626-3402. ZUMBA Classes: Wear comfortable workout clothes and shoes. Bring your bottle of water and a small towel. No registration required. Dec. 7 and 21, 10:30am – 11:30am. Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell. Free. 408-866-1991.
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