Every week during the program, children bring home red Raising A Reader bags filled with four developmentally appropriate multicultural books to share with their parents. The program develops literacy skills and establishes a connection between families and the local library. After graduating the program, each child receives a blue library bag with a custom nametag and an included book to take home. Children can use the blue bags when returning to the library, cueing librarians to help them find appropriate books that build reading skills.
In 1986, Bea Teer and Lori Moore started a modest fundraiser for the Los Altos History Museum. They invited local antique dealers and time-traveling Plymouth Rock pilgrims to display their pieces beneath the oak trees outside the History House. Since then, their show has grown into a biannual affair that sprawls inside the museum's recent multi-million dollar addition, surrounding courtyards, as well as the neighboring Hillview Community Center.
Now in its 27th year, the California Country Antiques Show has leveraged its growth to invite 50 carefully screened dealers from around the United States to share collections that date from the 1600s to the 1940s. Attendees can check the list of dealers for links to more information about what they might be selling—past shows have included everything from quilts and pottery to paintings and furniture. The show was initially inspired by traditional folk art and antique shows on the East Coast, but this year organizers are introducing pieces from California Rancho, Spanish Colonial, and American Indian traditions, as well as other western-inspired styles—perhaps including an 1849 gold miner's gilded pick axe or “Eureka” license plate. To further support the cause, Pinky's Grill will be on hand to sizzle grilled sirloin burgers and cheeseburgers and dish out all-beef hot dogs, then donate the proceeds directly to the museum.
Girls become royalty for a day at Britty's Glamour, where beauty experts treat little ones to lavish treatments for hair, skin, and nails. Party packages combine nail polish and updos with entertaining endeavors—including karaoke and fashion shows—as a perfect way to celebrate a birthday or Mensa acceptance letter. Party hosts also travel to guests' homes, where they deliver the same party services and beauty treatments that they do at their shop.
At Let's Play in Spanish, children brush up on their Castilian communication skills through interactive, playful teaching methods. Each of the four weekly classes lasts for 50 minutes, which is enough time to master a few words and the first volume of Don Quixote. Kids ages 2–7 can matriculate with a trusted guardian, learning the language from native Spanish speakers. The program's nontraditional methods encompass singing, theater, games, and Peruvian toucan wrangling. Students can supplement lessons by purchasing educational CDs, DVDs, and books specifically designed for the curriculum. Check out the locations and schedules page to choose the same day, time, and instructor for each week's class.
Marie Stinnett Dance has been training dancers in Campbell, Ca for over fifty years. Marie herself still teaches many of the classes. Come to us for quality dance education and technique. Our mission is for you to love dance and dance safely. Our motto is "Dance for fun, dance for life!"
In 1981, Britannia Arms' owner, an English expat, opened up a portal to the sceptered isle in Cupertino by establishing his British pub. Since then, the family-owned bar has been churning out authentic Anglo-centric eats, such as grilled pork sausages or corned beef and cabbage. To show Michael Collins there aren’t any hard feelings, the pub serves traditional Irish breakfasts on the weekends. The bar pipes in British soccer and rugby games on its collection of high-def TVs while out on the heated outdoor patio, guests stay warm as they impersonate John Cleese with those fun fake English accents that everyone loves.
In between savory bites, diners can cleanse their palates with a staggering array of 20 beers and two hard ciders on tap at the fully-stocked bar. And when not watching the latest sports game, including NFL games, the friendly neighborhood pub keeps guests entertained with regular DJ and karaoke nights as well as dartboards and complimentary pool tables.