Fish Feeding Time: Get close to crabs and see flounder, perch and pipefish. 3-3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Crab Cove, 1252 McKay Ave., Alameda. 510-544-3187, www.ebparksonline.org. San Jose Animal Care Center Dog Adoptions: Noon-4 p.m. May 17 and 1-5 p.m. May 18. Pet Food Express, 1152 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. http://norcalpetadoptions.com/events/detail/san-jose-animal-care-center-dog-adoptions. Paws for a Cause: Join Operation Freedom Paws for a one mile or 5K Fun Run/Walk event. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers and dog teams. A dog handling demonstration takes place immediately following the run. Courses are wheelchair accessible. Operation Freedom Paws is a nonprofit organization that pairs service dogs with veterans. All dogs come from shelters and rescue groups. 9 a.m. June 1. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. 408-356-2729, http://raceroster.com/events/2014/2257/paws-for-a-cause.
Chock full of infectious melodies, “The Pirates of Penzance” is the story of Frederic, who as a young lad was mistakenly indentured to pirates, as opposed to “pilots,” because his hard-of-hearing nursemaid Ruth did not hear the request properly, At play start, the pirate apprentice has just turned 21 and The Pirate King and his pirate comrades have released Frederic from his servitude, Frederic, a gentleman and an honorable man who has never cared for being a pirate, realizes all at once that he must leave the pirates, including the only woman he has ever seen — Ruth, now a pirate’s maid — and hunt the buccaneers down because that is the honorable thing to do, He tells the pirates this before he leaves because that is also the honorable thing to do, Then, Gilbert and Sullivan and the entire cast, crew and orchestra of Ms, Lodick’s musical — which includes a fair maiden, who falls for Frederic as he for her, the eight sisters of the fair maiden, the kind-hearted but sturdily “arrrr-ing” pirates, a cowardly and comical police force, and the very model of a modern major-general (also the maidens’ dad) — take their audience on ballet shoes streaming altadefinizione01 such a merry ride, that it is impossible to leave this Pacifica production without wanting to sing or dance and/or be (safely) part of a pirate’s duel..
When: Weekends only, Dec. 7-22, noon-4 p.m. What: Tours, teas, entertainment and holiday shopping at the historic Oakland estate. The home: The 37-room Neoclassical Revival mansion, built in 1899, was commissioned as a wedding gift by Alexander Dunsmuir. He died on his honeymoon; his wife died just two years later. The Hellman family bought and lived at the estate for several decades. Extras: Adult and children’s teas, breakfast with Santa. Decorated horse-driven carriages will ferry visitors around the 50-acre grounds. On Dec. 15, the Oakland Ballet children’s dance workshop will perform excerpts from “The Nutcracker Suite.” On Dec. 22, the Puppet Company will present a show.
Piano recital with merit scholarship students of Ludmila Kurtova, 5 p.m, Feb, 14, Tateuchi Hall, Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, Free, www.arts4all.org or 650-917-6800, ext, 305, Redwood Symphony, With guitarist Jon Mulvey, Conducted ballet shoes streaming altadefinizione01 by Eric Kujawsky, 8 p.m, Feb, 14, Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony, Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend, and Rossini’s Overture to La Scala di Seta, Main Theater, Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m, $10-$30, Children under 18 admitted free with an adult, redwoodsymphony.org..
Since all three sons were swimmers while growing up in Pacifica, Hyman’s early volunteer efforts centered on being one of the founders and the first swim teacher for the Pacifica Sea Lions Swim Team. This would start her off on a lifelong quest to promote sports and recreation opportunities for everyone. She was an advocate for sports and venues to play sports while serving from 1961-1974 on the Pacifica Parks, Beaches, and Recreation Commission and helped develop many of the city’s recreational sites.