Looking for something special or unexpected to do with your beau or belle this Valentine’s Day — or week? Here are 26 fab Bay Area possibilities, from a very viking valentine to a Victorian ball, a “Rocky Horror” homage and an epic light show — plus dinner. Beer Drinking & Valentine Making Party: 5-8 p.m. Feb. 6, Madrone, 420 Mission Bay Blvd. N, San Francisco. Drink Anchor brews and use an old-school press to letterpress your own Valentine card. Envelopes and stamps will be available. https://bit.ly/2HDBvIe.
There are two components to the class: Participants use weights ballet flats made from recycled plastic and weight machines to enhance muscle strength and for cardiovascular health; the second is the gait and balance portion, which Peake has developed to address issues that arise in standing and walking, “This is Loren’s passion,” says Pacolba, Peake’s path to this endeavor has been a bit unusual, Retired from the corporate world, he has volunteered to help people with disabilities throughout much of his life, “It’s what I was called to do,” he says..
ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you make a promise, fulfill it. Friends and colleagues rely upon you and your word, so take care that you don’t disappoint them. You will find excitement, or popularity, on your own doorstep or neighborhood. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Ignorance is bliss only if money isn’t involved. You may be riding on cloud nine because you have found a sweetheart or received flattery. This may prevent you from being realistic with financial and career matters. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Cool heads prevail. A business project may meet with opposition or false assurances of cooperation. Avoid turning it into a confrontation and seek to achieve a compromise. Cupid’s arrow may find its mark.
Glassybaby Pop-up Shop: Glassybaby will sell hand-blown votive holders, with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to the EMQ Auxiliary Children’s Fund, April 29, 1-6 p.m, The Butter Paddle, 33 N, Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 408-395-1678, butterpaddle.com, Mother’s Day ballet flats made from recycled plastic Champagne Brunch: Brunch buffet catered by Pat Smith’s Extravaganza Caterting, presented by the Montalvo Service Group, May 8, seatings at 11 a.m./solarium; noon/courtyard; and 1:15 p.m./veranda, Reservations required by May 1, Historic Villa, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, $44-$84, 408-961-5858, montalvoarts.org/mothers..
“We’re excited about the ballet’s upcoming season,” said board Chairwoman Millicent Powers, “which is a tribute to all of the great support shown by the community over the past months.”. And yet the drama backstage continues, as the company, which has renamed itself Silicon Valley Ballet (from Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley) pushes toward a looming fundraising goal. The good news is the company has raised $2.3 million toward its $3.5 million goal, and has pushed back the original deadline of October to May 2016, after the end of the season. Officials say they are confident of making their goal.