The 31st annual tree lighting at Civic Center Plaza may make some in the crowd want to do the Snoopy dance. The theme for the Dec. 1 event is “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” although the tree that’s decked out for the main event will probably look more like the “after” version from the classic holiday TV special than the “before.”. A stage version of the Peanuts’ struggle to put on a Christmas pageant will be the centerpiece of the tree lighting, featuring the cast from Center Stage Performing Arts’ production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”.
Reed never approached the commercial success of such superstars as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, but no songwriter to emerge after Dylan so radically expanded the territory of rock lyrics, And no band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to the avant-garde — to experimental theater, art, literature and film, to William Burroughs and Kurt Weill, to John Cage and Andy Warhol, Reed’s early patron, Indie rock essentially begins in the 1960s with Reed and the Velvets; the punk, New Wave and alternative rock movements of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s were all indebted to Reed, whose songs were covered ballerina ballet shoes embroidery machine designs sport pattern digital instant design t-shirt towel dog design hoop file by R.E.M., Nirvana, Patti Smith and countless others..
Given all that activity, it’s understandable that Clarkson spent three-plus years away from the road. But, finally, Clarkson is back, with her first concert tour since 2015’s Piece by Piece Tour. And the Bay Area got the first look at the Meaning of Life Tour, which kicked off Jan. 25 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Clarkson seemed absolutely thrilled to be back on the concert stage and crooning for 10,000-plus fans. Her smile absolutely lit up the building as she took the stage and invited fans to enjoy the show to the fullest.
Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of the month, For more information, visit siliconvalleymoaa.org or call 408-245-2217, Midpeninsula Widow and Widower Association: Meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m, Los Altos Lutheran Church, 460 S, El Monte, Los Altos, 408-246-4642, Sons In Retirement: The organization holds ballerina ballet shoes embroidery machine designs sport pattern digital instant design t-shirt towel dog design hoop file a buffet luncheon meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month, This month’s guest speaker will discuss the history of Silicon Valley companies, Aug, 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m, Michael’s Shoreline, 2460 N, Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, Contact Foster Kinney at 650-299-9479..
Then from 2 to 3 p.m. June 5, interpretive student aide Brianna Contaxis-Tucker will lead a program about the lives of young animals on Tilden’s Little Farm and the nearby wilds. The program includes arts, crafts and interaction with farm animals. All these programs meet at the Environmental Education Center and Little Farm, which are located at the north end of Tilden’s Central Park Drive. Call 510-544-2233. Morgan Territory: There are still spring wildflowers in bloom at higher elevations. To see them, join naturalist Eddie Willis on a hike from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve east of Mount Diablo. The hike is for ages 8 and older. Meet Eddie at the park’s staging area on Morgan Territory Road, about 9 miles south of Marsh Creek Road in Clayton.