Bay Area Pay It Forward Event: It’s that time of year, kids preparing to head back to school. Local group Bay Area Pay It Forward will be hosting its annual backpack drive to help local families who are struggling and unable to purchase the basic school supplies. Mission City Barber, Dave Padilla out of Sam and Roy’s Barber Shop, will be providing the children with free back to school haircuts at our event. Last year they were able to distribute 100+ backpacks for local children in need. This year, with the community’s help, they are looking to provide even more this year. Donations can be dropped off at: Golden Mushroom Pizza, 202 Saratoga Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050, from now until August 4th. Giveaway Event will take place on August 7th.
Shrek the Musical Jr.- Roberta Jones Junior Theatre: Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions. July 27 and 28 at 7 pm; July 27 and 28 at 11:30 am at Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Wilcox High School 3250 Monroe St. On the corner of Monroe and Calabazas in Santa Clara.
Santa Clara Players’ Summer Series Presents “The Foursome” by Norm Foster: Rick, Ted, Donnie and Cameron are home for their fifteen-year college reunion; a great time to go out for a game of golf and catch up on each other’s lives. Unlike their college days, the conversation doesn’t include talk of beer and final exams, but of colonoscopies, home-security systems, alcoholism, Buddhism and more. Triton Museum- Hall Pavilion 1511 Warburton (rear of grounds), Santa Clara. Times: July 30 at 8pm and July 31 at 2:30pm. For more information call (408) 248-7993 or www.scplayers.org.
Lilpalooza Concert: Sean’s Music Factory: August 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm: Santa Clara toddler and preschool favorite, Sean Mendelson (aka Teacher Sean), will be rocking out for Northside’s final family concert series of the Summer. The concert will be held in the front of Northside Branch Library. To make your concert experience more enjoyable, the Library suggests bringing some food, drinks, sunscreen and a blanket. Eventbrite registration is required. For all ages. Northside Branch library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara.