The Choral Project: Presents “Winter’s Gifts: Journeys,” featuring seasonal songs from around the world, with San Jose Chamber Orchestra; 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto; 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Mission Santa Clara, $10-$35; www.brownpapertickets.com. Diablo Symphony Orchestra: Performs a live score to silent film “The Snowman” and assorted seasonal favorites; 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16; Diablo Valley College Performing Arts Center; Pleasant Hill; $35; www.diablosymphony.org. Sonos Handbell Ensemble: Holiday concert features the great mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and Young Musicians Choral Orchestra Singers; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Bing Hall, Stanford; $15-$72; 650-724-2464, live.stanford.edu.
Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Paintings by Bryan pink ballarina, ballet shoes, ribbon paper clips, bookmarks Ida and Warren Hedgpeth, fiber constructions by Aryana B, Londir, May 31-Aug, 8, Paul G, Allen Art Spaces Gallery, 420 Via Palou (corner of Campus Drive and Via Ortega), 8:30 a.m-5 p.m, weekdays, Free, Reception, 5-7 p.m, July 12, 650-725-3622 or http://cis.stanford.edu/~marigros, Temple Grandin, Co-author of “The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum.” 6:30 p.m, June 4, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, $12-$20; $40 (includes copy of book and reserved seating), Discount code: (Enter the code BRAIN at check out to receive $5 off.) 1-800-847-7730 or www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-06-04/temple-grandin..
Kiwanis fundraiser. Milpitas Kiwanis is holding a fundraiser at the Outback Steakhouse at the Great Mall to fund its program for Milpitas children. The community can buy a ticket for Tuesday, May 19 or Wednesday, May 20 for a dine-in or take out meal. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Dennis Grilli at (408) 205-7103 or Mike Mendizabal at (408) 306-3586. Choose one appetizer or dessert, one entree and one non-alcoholic drink. Make checks payable to Milpitas Kiwanis Club. Milpitas Cares.
“To say here’s a real-life example, and pink ballarina, ballet shoes, ribbon paper clips, bookmarks watch him interact and totally be a kid, it’s more powerful than a flier or a slide show,” said Kristi Ouimet, Matthew’s mother, Junior Lexi Kincade said seeing Matthew and hearing his story was an “eye-opener,” and prompted her to volunteer, “When he lifted his shirt (and revealed his scars), it was hard to ignore,” she said, Watching the bubbly toddler sing and dance at the event brought home just how far he has come since being diagnosed at 5 months with end-stage renal failure, a symptom of a rare genetic disorder called primary hyperoxaluria Type 1..
While Bachelor Nation might be burning up the DWTS phone lines, the show is skewed toward older viewers — which could explain the votes for Schneider, one of the stars of the 1980s comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Ware, who started off strong, has that big Dallas Cowboys fandom. And athletes, especially football players, are known to go quite far on this show. Bones has also been ranked consistently in the middle or the lower end of the scoreboard. But he hosts a radio show broadcast to millions every day and has a legion of fiercely loyal fans. He could also easily win the award for most improved dancer, and the show always loves an underdog.