Friday, May 12th, 8 p.m.
The Santa Clara Chorale premiers the oratorio “Barbara Allen,” by contemporary composer Scott Gendel, featuring soprano soloist Sarah Brailey and tenor Brian Thorsett.
â€‹This new work takes the traditional folk ballad as a starting point for a wild, nearly operatic, journey that uses a huge array of musical textures to expand “Barbara Allen” into an emotional tour-de-force. Joining with the San José Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Clara University Choirs, the Chorale embarks on a symphonic exploration of love and loss in a musical experience that brings oratorio into a new realm. Tickets are $5-$32. www.scc.org/concerts.html. Mission Santa Clara de Asis–500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara.
Mother-Daughter Brownies and Bling
Saturday, May 13th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Mother-Daughter bonding program continues with the theme, “Brownies and Bling,” Mothers and daughters will be able to create a piece of jewelry to signify the bond between them while devouring some decadent brownies and sipping on ice tea.
For Mothers and Daughters in Grades K-5 ONLY. Registration is required on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/mother-daughter-brownies-and-bling-grades-k-5-only-tickets-33758968985 (Due to the high popularity of this program, please refrain from registering if you are unsure about your attendance. Final headcount is crucial to the success of this program) Northside Branch Library–695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara.
Mother’s Day Tea Party
Saturday, May 13th, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Celebrate amazing moms (and aunts and grandmothers, too) with a tea party. Enjoy tea and yummy snacks. There will be crafts and a handmade gift for moms to take home. Dress up for the occasion in your favorite party clothes. For ages 4 and up. Register at https://scclteaparty.eventbrite.com. Please sign up each child individually. Due to limited space, each child may bring only one adult. Santa Clara City Library, Redwood Room–2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara.
Noodle cook off
Saturday, May 20th, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Annual Sean’s K-9s Luau Fundraiser
Saturday, August 12, 4:00 PM – 9:30PM