There’s an effort underway in Saratoga to honor Betty and Willys Peck with a bench in Blaney Plaza featuring life-size sculptures of the couple. It’s a wonderful way to commemorate the Pecks’ contributions to the town for more than five decades. Willys, who died in 2013, had a long career as a copy editor at the Mercury News, but he was best known in Saratoga as a historian who was passionate about preserving the town’s history. Betty, who is now 95, was a longtime kindergarten teacher and the founder of the Saratoga Community Garden.
Ancestral Journeys: An exhibit exploring identity and ancestral migration, immigration and diasporas, The artists draw from family stories, history and ancestral memory and imagination, Through sale - size 6 ivory spring garden bridal scrunchy back ballet flats March 21, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, www.deanza.edu/euphrat/inthemuseum, 408-864-5464, Mass Communication: An exhibit showing how mass communication has developed in Silicon Valley over the years features letters written by Mattie and Molly Taaffe, Elizabeth Yuba Murphy Taaffe’s twin daughters, Learn how postal worker Joe Stanich hung Sunnyvale’s outgoing mail pouch on a tall crane at Murphy’s Station, to be grabbed by someone on the passing train, Refresh your memories of a Walkman, typewriters, handheld calculators and IBM punch cards, Through May 31, Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, 570 E, Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, 408-749-0220, www.heritageparkmuseum.org..
Exhibition of ceramicist Wallace’s works. The Lafayette Art Gallery will have a special exhibition of new works by renowned Orinda ceramicist Gerry Wallace. With an MFA degree from UC Berkeley, Wallace began working with clay about 20 years ago. She creates both functional and sculptural pieces that she covers with colorful, fine-line images of people and objects. Her unique ceramics have gathered many local devotees as well as serious collectors. A reception for Gerry and her work will be held Friday, March 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 3420 Mount Diablo Blvd.
The performance is 3 p.m, Sunday at the El Campanil Theatre, 602 W, Second St, Admission is adults $15, seniors (62 and older) $12 and youth 17 and younger $5, Reserve tickets by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ opens Dec, 14, ANTIOCH — El Campanil Theatre presents the classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” at sale - size 6 ivory spring garden bridal scrunchy back ballet flats 1 p.m, and 4 p.m, Dec, 14, The 1946 American Christmas drama film is considered one of the most loved films in American cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season..
The transformed Townie opened in July, with a zinc-topped bar anchoring the far wall, cocktail tables, communal tables and regular four-tops for dining, and a comfortably casual vibe. This is the place to watch a game, drop by after work — or exams — to knock back a beer or grab a bite with the family, confident that no one will hear junior’s yowls. It’s a boisterous setting, with sound bouncing madly off all those hard surfaces. And the service, which is not as polished as one might hope for, has the same laid-back, celebratory vibe.
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