One Woman Two Countries: A Talk with Author Evangelina Lisi: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Evangelina Lisi, linguist emeritus of UC Berkeley, discusses her collection of autobiographical vignettes her life growing up in Italy and then studying at Cal. She spends her retirement between Walnut Creek and Lake Trasimeno, Italy. Register by Oct. 15. Clayton Reads: Oct. 1-Nov. 7. The sixth annual Clayton Reads is part of the “One City, One Book” program to encourage the entire community to focus on the same book, and join discussions and presentations. This year’s title is “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury.
All Ears Reading: 1-2 p.m, Aug, 13, Adults with disabilities can enjoy the unconditional love of dogs and practice reading to furry friends, Dogs and their handlers are supplied courtesy of a partnership between the library and Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Handmade Happy Hour: die cut dancer/ballet on pointe noon-3 p.m, July 26, Afternoon for adults to learn fabric painting techniques with designer, craft teacher and author Lisa Fulmer, All materials supplied, The program is in partnership with the Concord Art Association..
Peninsula Museum of Art. Main Gallery: “Hive,” video installation by Ruth Eckland; original music by Matt DiFonzo, through March 18. Collections Room: “Timepieces,” a selection from Gail Waldo’s collection, through April 8. Peninsula Museum of Art, Twin Pines Art Center, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. 650-594-1577. Les Williams, “Victory: Tales of a Tuskegee Airman.” 1 p.m. Jan. 21. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. $3-$5 (free to San Mateo County Historical Association members). www.historysmc.org or 650-299-0104.
According to the California Association of Museums, Snoopy was selected as the ambassador of museums because of his many pursuits and interests that are often reflected in such institutions, In “Peanuts” he was depicted as everything from a World War I Flying Ace to an Olympic athlete to a scout leader to Joe Cool the college student, In real life, Snoopy is a mascot for aviation and space, “I can’t think of a better way die cut dancer/ballet on pointe to start each day than seeing Snoopy doing his signature happy dance on my car each morning,” Jean Schulz writes, Purists will note that the prototype plate depicts the beagle merely taking a happy stroll, However, if the license does come to pass, that will be something for everyone–and every mutt–to howl about..
In Napa, the home that Kiky Lee designed for herself and her husband, Michael Parmenter, is nothing but a crumbling skeleton. But behind it, the couple found intact the wine cave for their VinRoc Winery, storing barrels of the Cabernet Sauvignon. “We’re reborn,” said Kiky, who also retrieved a “Happy Buddha” statue from the wreckage. “It’s a beautiful day to dream bigger.”. Michelle Hickman found her grandmother’s charred Singer sewing machine, the heads of her doll collection, and the silver goblets from her wedding “that are as strong as our marriage.” But it’s the friendship with Caroline Upton, who “adopted” her young family and invited them over for home-cooked meals and movie nights, that is helping her most. “Without her,” Michelle said choking up, “we wouldn’t have made it.”.