Hospital gift shop volunteers help visitors choose the perfect baby gift for new mothers, or recommend gift surprises for relatives and friends of our neighbors during their hospital stay. Volunteers share smiles and in return receive special shopping discounts for themselves. The Garret Thrift Shop offers quality gifts, clothing and household items in a cozy neighborhood setting at 1530 Third Ave. in Walnut Creek. All proceeds help the John Muir Medical Center Auxiliary buy state-of-the-art medical equipment and support community outreach programs.
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If we needed a reminder of Mr. B’s undiminished relevance, this month’s programming around the Bay Area makes a compelling case. After San Francisco Ballet’s immersion in the maestro’s work two weeks ago, Diablo Ballet presents Balanchine’s “Tarantella Pas de Deux,” as part of the Inside the Dancer’s Studio showcase May 4-5 at the Shadelands Arts Center Auditorium in Walnut Creek. The Dancer’s Studio program also includes the premiere of a new work by ODC’s co-artistic director KT Nelson, the premiere of Erin Leedom’s “Shall We Dance,” which is set to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, and a new work by company member and choreographer Robert Dekkers. Designed as an intimate dance encounter, the performances include a Q&A session with the dancers and choreographers followed by a reception.
In “Ruminations,” Rumi is remembered by those who knew and worked with him in his heyday as a flamboyant performance artist with a magical ability to transform himself into what they call “this other creature.”, James began to understand what was meant by that when he went to his Oakland home to interview him for the first time, “He had red printed handmade women flat shoes ballet flats printed shoes juti ethnic shoes bridal shoes mojari indian juttis created this whole set in his house with backdrops and a makeup table, and he told me he decided he was going to do the interview recreating a scene from an old Jeanne Moreau film,” James recalled, “He put on his face and, wearing only a bra and a slip, got dressed from there, so it was a reverse strip tease.”..
“Winnie-the-Pooh” is Christopher Robin’s fat little “bear of very little brain” who would like to drift peacefully through life, humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat “a little something.” However, he finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as dismal Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit, with his countless relations. Performances are 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 2 p.m. May 18. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and older, $8 for youth 17 and younger. Purchase tickets by calling 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com.