More than 800 youths from 26 schools attended Saturday’s 14th edition at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, where motivational speaker Shaun Derik kicked off the day with a rhythmic, hand-clapping presentation that packed a lot of messages into 45 minutes. He told his audience that he was criticized and lacking self-esteem as a youth before a music instructor complimented his piano playing one day. (“The first compliment I ever received,” he said.) The lesson was not lost: Words can be powerful — for good or bad — and people need to be careful how they use them.
It was the quarterfinals of Season 22 and it happened again — a celeb who performed their best dance of the black flat ballet shoes with kitten heel: audrey hepburn, belle beauty and the beast, mod, mad men, preppy, ivy league, twiggy, season was eliminated, due to the previous week’s scores, The pairs are doing some of their best work and the scores reflect that, Two couples — Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe, and Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy — received 10s from all judges for perfect 30s, and three others were close behind with only Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold getting a low of 25, Declared in jeopardy were Wanya and Lindsay, Jodie and Keo, and Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess, and it was Jodie and Keo who bid the ballroom farewell..
Aging In Place Silicon Valley: Quota and the City of Cupertino host the sixth annual Silicon Valley Positive Aging Forum. Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N Stelling Road, Cupertino. $75. To register, visit age friendlyhousing.org. Senior Nutrition Program: Hot meals served along with camaraderie. Must be 55 years or older and a resident of Santa Clara County. Monday-Friday; live dance music at 9:30 a.m.; lunch at 11 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. sunny valeumc.org/mission/se niornutrition.html.
Here’s the story’s synopsis, Jupiter, emperor of black flat ballet shoes with kitten heel: audrey hepburn, belle beauty and the beast, mod, mad men, preppy, ivy league, twiggy, the sky and dad of the gods, husband to Juno, empress of all the heavens and mom of the gods, have their ups and down because Jupiter has made it a habit of falling for some mortal, At play start, he decides that the fair American mortal Helen will be his latest conquest which really sets his wife’s hair on fire, figuratively, and she heads to Earth to put the kibosh on it all, Premiered on Broadway in 1950, the two-act musical comedy has an original book by Dwight Taylor and Reginald Lawrence that needed tweaking from the start, hence the “unknownness” of it, But that tweaking has been done and ha-cha-cha-cha-cha..
Q Why a pig?. A I’ve always loved them. I was born in the Year of the Pig. I collected pig (figurines) as a child and one of my favorite characters was Miss Piggy. I just thought she was so fun, vivacious, colorful and glamorous. Q What kind of literature did you enjoy as a youngster?. A I was into a mixture of things. I really loved “Anne of Green Gables.” And I was a big fan of “A Wrinkle in Time,” which creeped me out, but also fascinated me. I liked stories full of imagination that took me to another place.