If you like to read; enjoy elementary math or science; love drama, music or art; have an interest in physical education or just want to work with school-aged children, consider sharing your time and talent for as little as one to two hours a week. Volunteers can provide the extra attention and encouragement that many students need to be successful, independent learners. “Pacifica School Volunteers trains, checks backgrounds, and places community members in elementary, middle and high schools in Pacifica, as well as in homework centers and the Boys and Girls Clubs,” PSV Executive Director Cathy Abel wrote in an email. “Orientation is also provided.”.
The pace is slow, and the playwright’s hand is all too visible in shifting from topic to topic — it’s time to explain this scientific concept, then ballet shoes, pointe shoes, handmade dance card, dance teacher card, ballet teacher, dance recital, dance performance, ballerina recap this Borges story, then summarize this other theory — but it’s to both Coughran’s and the performers’ credit that these lectures-as-conversation flow fairly naturally, What’s particularly impressive, however, is how poignantly the various topics covered in the play come together at the end, laden with newfound resonance, It’s the kind of ending that somehow elevates everything that came before..
Art in the Park: The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy presents two-day workshops with art specialist Charice Mabry, who will teach youth artistic concepts while they create compositions incorporating natural materials found the in the park. A session for ages 5-9 is offered Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. $30. A session for ages 10-12 is offered Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-2 p.m. $30. Two-day workshops held July 21 and 23 and Aug. 18 and 20. Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. 408.298.7657 or www.grpg.org.
The Rep also will stage the world premiere of “Black ‘n’ Blue Boys” (May 25-June 24, 2012), a searing tale of survival in families riddled by drugs, alcohol and abuse, written and performed by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Dael Orlandersmith (“Yellowman”) and directed by Obie Award-winner Chay Yew, The previously announced lineup includes hot new plays such as Tony Taccone’s highly anticipated Moscone ballet shoes, pointe shoes, handmade dance card, dance teacher card, ballet teacher, dance recital, dance performance, ballerina family memoir “GhostLight” (Jan, 6-Feb, 19), to be directed by California Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Jonathan Moscone; Bill Cain’s poignant family drama “How To Write a New Book for the Bible” (Oct, 7-Nov, 20); Moliere’s “A Doctor in Spite of Himself” (Feb, 10-March 25); “Red,” about famed painter Mark Rothko (March 16-April 29); and “Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup” (Sept, 2-Oct, 30), which opens the Rep’s new season..
One feature was the encore of one Monday-night freestyle dance, as determined by Twitter votes. The overwhelming winner was the martial arts freestyle by James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd. It was especially satisfying since the couple was eliminated one night short of the finale. Each of the season’s celebrities appeared to some extent, and several took part in the night’s dance routines. One favorite was the dance by Charlie White and Sharna Burgess during Disney week. In that routine, Charlie dropped a prop cane, which brought his score down. Determined to do the dance to perfection, he held on to his cane … but dropped an umbrella, instead.
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