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September 2011 Calendar

Ongoing – Farmers Market Every Saturday morning The Downtown Santa Clara Farmers Market continues its popular year-round engagement every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jackson Street between Benton and Homestead. Each season brings in new crops of fruits and vegetables (look for greens, winter squash, and late berries in the autumn). Check out colorful bouquets of cut flowers for your home, or plants for your patio and garden. Call 408-241-1281 for more information.

Sundays Through October 30 – Santana Row Farmer’s Market Santana Row’s California Farmers’ Market – more than 20 farmers and other vendors offering the season’s freshest fruits and vegetables as well as baked goods, artisan olive oils, specialty Asian produce and even dog treats. Live music throughout Market hours. Asian greens, asparagus, bell peppers, cherries, kiwifruit and strawberries are in-season in April. Santana Row’s Farmers’ Market is certified by the non-profit Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association. Sundays, May 29 through October 30; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; rain or shine. Park Valencia, Santana Row, located on Olin Avenue just east of Winchester Blvd. For more information call 408-551-4611 or visit santanarow.com.

Ongoing: Modern Dance Class -Intermediate At Ariel Dance Studio, 2385 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA. Tuesdays and Thursdays, (9:30am – 11am) first class $5/10 class card $100/drop-in $14. Call: 408-753-9004 or e-mail: heather@aherndance.com

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Ongoing – Mommy & Me on the Row – second Tuesday of each Month
Free kid’s club on the second Tuesday of each month through December, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“The Cat in the Hat,” featuring Dr. Seuss’ mischievous character and a performance by Ballet
San Jose’s Silly Simon kicks off Santana Row’s popular Mommy & Me On the Row season of free entertainment, interactive games, crafts and educational activities designed for parents and their pre-school aged children.
Families will enjoy arts And crafts, face painting, balloon art, Story time and Yoga for parents and kids.
Park Valencia, Santana Row, located on Olin Avenue just east of Winchester Boulevard. For More information, call 408-551-4611 or Visit santanarow.com.

Through September 30 – 6th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition
The 6th Annual Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, sponsored by the City of Santa Clara’s Cultural Advisory Commission, opens in April and runs through September at City Hall, 1500 Warburton Ave. This juried exhibition will feature sculptures from artists throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, call (408) 615-2219.

September 8 – Katchafire at Avalon Night Club Presented by Island Sol Productions
Katchafire is New Zealand’s Premier Reggae Band. Since 2002 they have recorded four full length albums (Revival 2003, Slow Burning 2005, Say What You’re Thing 2007, On The Road Again 2010) a dub remix album and a Live CD. With years of touring under their belt, the band is constantly in huge demand in New Zealand, Hawaii, Australia and around the world.
Visit http://www.katchafire.co.nz/ for more information. 21 & OVER, tickets: $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door. 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 9 – KRS-ONE at Avalon Night Club
Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known as KRS-One is an American rapper. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture. $15 advance, all ages, doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets available at krsoneavalonnightclub.eventbrite.com. 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 9-11 – South Bay’s Art of Home Show at Santa Clara Convention Center
For over 31 years the South Bay Home and Garden Show has assembled the finest Bay Area based Home Remodeling and Home Improvement Experts under one roof. We pride ourselves on educating and entertaining with a huge variety of thoughtful stage seminars (not company pitch) so you can learn and then shop the very best values in home improvement. Landscape genius and all around nice guy AHMED HASSAN, now a HGTV & DIY Network TV Star returns to the Home Show. Ahmed will appear Saturday Sept. 10th and Sunday Sept. 11th. Check Show Info for exact showtimes prior to the event. For more information, please visit the website below. Visit http://www.southbayhomeshow.com/ for more information.

September 10 – Santana Row Fall Fashion Show Benefiting Local Non-Profits
Santana Row’s biggest style event of the year will feature two celebs, Donald J. Pliner and Seth Aaron; Season 7 Project Runway winner.  You will enjoy the sexiest runway shows featuring Free People, Ted Baker London, Pink Stripes Boutique, Donald J. Pliner, Big Buddha and more. Tickets for each show are $40/person and include the runway fashion show, pre-show wine and hors d’oeuvre reception, a private shopping boutique and a post-show bash. VIP tickets include reserved front row seating, complimentary champagne and valet parking, are $60/person. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the important work of two South Bay non-profit organizations:  the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends and the Junior League of San Jose. For more information, visit http://www.santanarow.com/events/calendar-item/fall_fashion_shows/

September 10-14 – St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Celebrating 50 Years
St. Lawrence is inviting the public to three events celebrating their Golden Jubilee. There will be a wine & cheese party on Saturday, September 10 from 7 to 10 p.m., a BBQ & pool party on Sunday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and mass with Bishop McGrath on Wednesday, September 14 at 8:30 a.m. All events will be held at St. Lawrence, 1977 St. Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, 95051. Tickets will be sold at the entrance. To RSVP to one of all the events, call 408-296-2260 or E-mail elemiddle@saintlawrence.org.

September 10 – Polynesian Day at Great America
Aloha! Come join a day of fun as the Polynesian Culture is celebrated spreading the Aloha spirit. Also, enjoy performances by local talent. Free with regular park admission. Visit www.cagreatamerica.com for more information.

September 10 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

September 11 – 10th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at American Legion Post 419
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-presented by Santa Clara Sister Cities Association and American Legion Post 419. Features BBQ, music by the Rockin’ Blues Express plus vendor booths for Boys Scouts of America Troops 394 and 74, Girls Scouts of America Troops 60188, 61148 and 61312, Santa Clara Fire H.E.A.T. program, Santa Clara Police D.A.R.E VW Beetle, Santa Clara Veterans Memorial and more. 12 p.m. BBQ lunch ($10) includes tri-tip, two sides and garlic bread. Activities to include SCPS Honor guard at 10 a.m., speeches by mayor Jamie Matthews and local officials, live music by the Rockin’ Blues Express, lunch and several vendor booths. For more information, contact Don Newton at 408-981-6010 or Debi Davis at debid56@comcast.net.

September 16 – Harris – Lass House Museum – “Movie Night in the Barn”
Featuring “The Last Harvest” a film showcasing the story of the Lass family and the Harris-Lass museum. This half-hour movie was filmed on location last year by the Cupertino Seniors TV Productions. One segment of the film captures a day in the life Captain Christian Lass and his wife Julia, their son Fred and his wife Julia, and the granddaughters Carolina, Julia, and Johanna. Show times are 6 p.m. 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., with popcorn and cider provided by the Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara. For more information, call the museum hotline at (408) 249-7905. 1889 Market St., Santa Clara.

September 16 – Kittie at Avalon Night Club
Kittie has never been for the faint of heart, but this Canadian quartet redefines the scope of their heavy metal vision. They forge extreme anger with extreme vulnerability, splatter innocence with a foreboding doom, and bleed beauty and ugliness into a swirling aural mask. Visit http://www.kittierocks.com/ for more information. 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 17 – Friends of the Library Book Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central park Library. Offering more than 300 boxes of books for sale priced at 50 cents to $1 before 11:45 a.m., and $5 per grocery bag (we supply the bags) from Noon until 2 p.m.. Doors open at 9 a.m. for Friends Members. www.lovethelibrary.org

September 17 – Kids Get a Chance to Race at Baylands Promo Day
The Baylands Quarter Midget Association will be hosting a “promo day” for kids ages 4-1/2 to 15 on September 17. For only $15, kids will get to get behind-the-wheel of a Quarter Midget for 10-15 laps – race car and safety gear provided. Sign-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baylands Quarter Midget Association racetrack, 300 Metcalf Road, San Jose (adjacent to the Santa Clara County Motorcycle Park). A signed parental release form will be required (available at the track). Food and drinks will be available at the snack bar during the day. Kids must wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Visit www.racing4kids.net/ for more information.

September 17 – UFO at Avalon Night Club
All ages show, $20 advance, doors at 8 p.m. Tickets available at www.avalonsantaclara.com. Visit http://www.ufo-music.info/ for more information on the band.777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 17-18 – Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival Annual festival in the City of Santa Clara’s Central Park. Festival features hundreds of exhibit booths, food booths, live entertainment, a children’s play area, and much more. Visit http://www.santclaraartandwine.com/ for more information.

September 23 – JW House 3rd Anniversary Open House
2 to 7 p.m., JW House will celebrate its 3rd anniversary with an open house. JW House is located on Homestead Road in Santa Clara at Kaiser. Visit www.jwhouse.org for information on JW House.

September 24 – Ducky Derby at Great America
Castaway Creek in Boomerang Bay at California’s Great America will become home to thousands of rubber ducks as they are let loose to raise funds for Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Celebration. Join us from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a fun morning of trading SWAPS, as well as participate in fun and unique Girl Scout activities (Park admission required to enter Picnic Pavilion). Duck race festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. & sponsors need not be present to win. $30 fee/donation to Girl Scouts. Please note, Boomerang Bay daily operation will not occur on the day of the race. Castaway Creek will be open for a short time to host the Girl Scouts Ducky Derby only. Visit www.cagreatamerica.com for more information.

September 24 KeyPoint Credit Union’s 3rd Annual Car Show
Muscle cars, hot rods, classic beauties and works in progress. Everyone is welcome to attend as a spectator from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE event. 2805 Bowers Avenue in Santa Clara.

September 27 – Leon Russel Presented by SBL Entertainment and Pinup Productions
Leon Russell, “The Master of Space and Time,” is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll.  In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.  Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189177
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 28 – Portugal The Man with special guest Alberta Cross at Avalon Night Club
Doors at 7 p.m. show at 8 p.m. Tickets available at http://nightclubavalon.inticketing.com/events/157104/ptm
Visit http://www.portugaltheman.com/ for more information on the band.
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 29 – Misfits at Avalon Night Club
From hell they came… 30 years ago in a small town in New Jersey called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the punk movement in April 1977, that the Misfits were born. Taking for their name the title of Marilyn Monroe’s final movie, they set out to make an impression. They wound up making history and creating a legacy, which has withstood the test of time. Today, boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, a new lineup and an influence felt around the world, the Misfits are generating more interest than ever before. From its inception, the Misfits were primal. Their music was aggressive, confrontational and dangerous with violent lyrics as seen through the eyes of a monster, coupled with timeless vocal melodies bred from 1950’s rock and roll. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, the Misfits developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona, from their hand made musical weapons to the stiletto hairstyle they called the “devil locks.” It was the early days of punk and they had created a rebellion all their own. Visit http://www.misfits.com/ for more information on the band. 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com..

September 30 – Saxon with Special Guests Hatchet at Avalon Night Club
Somewhere around South Yorkshire, UK there was a band that started life as SOB during 1976 with founder members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson. This band joined forces with another local band, Coast, featuring Biff Byford on vocals and Paul Quinn on guitar. The two bands then finalised with a line-up comprising of Graham ‘Oly’ Oliver, Steve ‘Dobby’ Dawson, Paul ‘Blute’ Quinn, Pete ‘Frank’ Gill and Peter ‘Biff’ Byford. The name of the band was Son Of A Bitch. That name was dropped a few years later and the band re-christened themselves SAXON. For more information on the band, visit http://www.saxon747.com/
All ages show, doors open at 8 p.m., tickets $20 advance at www.inticketing.com.
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

September 30 through October 30 – 4th Annual Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America
Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America is open Fridays – Sundays: September 30 to October 30 from 7 p.m. – Midnight. This is a separate Park admission. Complete with spine-tingling haunted mazes, themed scare zones, head-turning live stage shows, plus the park’s collection of world-class thrill rides. Halloween Haunt is Northern California’s biggest and scariest Halloween event! For more information, call (408) 988-1776, or visit http://cagreatamerica.com/events/events.cfm

October 1 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. Sporting KC at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

October 1-2 – Silicon Valley Film Festival at Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley originated many technologies and innovations that have changed the lifestyle of mankind in last 30 years. And it continues everyday with new start-ups with vision for ‘Tomorrow’s World’. Silicon Valley is truly is the birthplace of Digital Film Making and Digital Media including the big 4 A’s (Adobe, Apple, Avid, Auto Desk). In the heart of Silicon Valley, the Hi-Tech community is celebrating the Sprite of Silicon Valley: Technology , Innovations and Entrepreneurship in the most powerful visual media – Digital Filmmaking at Silicon Valley Film Festival by screening films from emerging and independent filmmakers around the world. For more information, visit http://www.svfilmfestival.org/

October 6 – SCU President’s Speaker Series 2011-12 – Intel President & CEO Paul Otellini
Intel President & CEO Paul Otellini speaks as part of Santa Clara University’s President’s Speaker Series at Mayer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. ‘Create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth’. While this may seem like a lofty statement, it is the mission and kind of thinking that has defined and shaped Intel’s actions for the past four decades. How do we push transistor technology beyond the seemingly immovable laws of physics? How can we empower people in the remotest villages around the world with tools of the digital age? For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2012/

October 6 – Badfish – a Tribute to Sublime On Tour with Scotty Don’t
Visit www.badfish.com and www.scottydont.com for more information. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. 777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.

October 11 – “After Columbus: Italians and their Contribution to the California Experience” – de Saisset Museum
Special lecture by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Executive Director Bob Senkewicz from 10 a.m. – Noon at the de Saisset at Santa Clara University. The lecture will focus on the historical experience of Italians in California, from the days of European exploration up to the present. Many of the earliest Italians came as part of a religious endeavor (establishing missions and universities, including Santa Clara College, as it was originally known) or in search of fishing grounds. The influx on Italian immigrants continued through the Gold Rush era and into the late 19th century and early 20th century; their presence and contributions to our State’s history is remarkable. For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/desaisset/programs/

October 13-16 – Pacific International Quilt Festival
The Pacific International Quilt Festival returns to Santa Clara with a spectacular collection of over 800 quilts and works of wearable and textile art. Not only does this incredible event feature astounding works of quilt art, it also offers a wide array of workshops and lectures presented by world-renowned instructors. A 300 booth Merchants Mall can be found with the best in fabrics, notions, machines, wearable art and everything for the quilter, artist and home sewer. Admission for the Merchants Mall and Quilt Show is $15 and includes re-admission ($13, Sunday only). Accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted free. Show entry for all four days is included with pre-registration. For more information, visit http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=7

October 15 – Friends of the Library Book Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central park Library. Offering more than 300 boxes of books for sale priced at 50 cents to $1 before 11:45 a.m., and $5 per grocery bag (we supply the bags) from Noon until 2 p.m.. Doors open at 9 a.m. for Friends Members. www.lovethelibrary.org

October 18 – Michael Monroe at Avalon Night Club
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.
http://www.michaelmonroe.com/site/

October 22 – Silicon Valley Open/Choi’s Institute of Tae kwon Do at Santa Clara Convention Center
At Choi’s Institute of Tae Kwon Do, our goal is to achieve a balance between physical ability, and the mental and spiritual aspects of the martial arts. This combination of factors is key to a successful martial artist, and a well-rounded individual. For more information visit http://www.choisuta.com/index.html

October 22 – Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas at 7:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University. For tickets and information, visit http://www.sjearthquakes.com/schedule

October 23 – Tech N9NE with special guests Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Jay Rock and Flawless at Avalon Night Club
Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Tickets available at http://nightclubavalon.inticketing.com/events/163427/TECH%20N9NE
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.
http://www.therealtechn9ne.com/

October 28 through November 13 “My Three Angels” presented by Santa Clara Players at the Triton Museum Hall Pavilion
The play takes place on Christmas Day, revolving around three convicts in a French penal colony who prove that there are many facets to justice. Dates: Oct. 28, Nov. 4-5, 10-12, & 17-19 at 8 p.m.; and Oct. 30 & Nov. 6 & 13 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.scplayers.org.

October 31 – Lemonheads at Avalon Night Club
777 Lawrence Expressway, Santa Clara. www.avalonsantaclara.com.
http://www.thelemonheads.net/
Evan Griffith Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter ’86, in their senior year at Boston’s tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners.

November 11 – Veteran’s Day Ceremony
3 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial on Kiely Blvd.
http://santaclaraveteransmemorial.com/

November 11-20 – “Stuart Little” – Roberta Jones Junior Theatre
This musical version of the classic E.B. White book about a little mouse born into a normal New York family tells the exciting tale of a determined ‘underdog’ trying to survive in a ‘real people’s world’. Tix: Adults: $8; Child: $5. Performances on November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and November 13 & 20 at 2 p.m. at Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. For more information, call (408) 615-3140.

November 14 – Small Business Workshop at Library 3 to 5 p.m. Central Park Library Redwood Room
Small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs will learn how the programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA) can help them start, grow, and manage their companies. Experts from SBA and their resource partners will provide information on management training, access to financing, and access to federal government contracting opportunities. Benefits, eligibility requirements, and application procedures will be discussed. To reserve a space at this free SBA Workshop, stop by the Reference Desk or call (408) 615-2900.

November 19 – Friends of the Library Book Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central park Library. Offering more than 300 boxes of books for sale priced at 50 cents to $1 before 11:45 a.m., and $5 per grocery bag (we supply the bags) from Noon until 2 p.m.. Doors open at 9 a.m. for Friends Members. www.lovethelibrary.org

November 25 through January 2 – International Cultural Exchange Group’s “Global Winter Wonderland 2011”
“Global Winter Wonderland 2011” at California’s Great America’s Parking Lot, November 25 through January 2! Hours: Weekdays (Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Weekends (Friday to Sunday 11 a.m. to Midnight). Thanksgiving Weekend: November 25-27, December 2-4, December 9-11 and Consecutive Days December 16 to January 2. These beautiful and amazing Chinese lanterns have never been presented in California or the U.S. on this scale. This NEW holiday event allows guests to experience these traditional celebrations from around the world, including hand painted lighted replicas made of silk & wire of 40 beautiful iconic structures, plus holiday cuisine for purchase, Global Marketplace & Live Entertainment. Adults: $10; Children (5-12) & Seniors (62+): $8.

December 2-3 – Santa Clara Historic Home Tour
Friday, December 2 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 12 noon to 5 p.m. Tickets for the annual Santa Clara Historic Home Tour will go on sale beginning in October. The always-delightful Historic Home Tour began 33 years ago. One of the private homes on this year’s tour is the Oscar Eberhard House, a 1912 Period Revival Craftsman. Other architectural styles will also be represented. The public building on the tour will be the Harris-Lass House with its rooms festively decorated. For more information, call the museum hotline at (408) 249-7905.

December 2 through 11 – The Christmas Mouse Presented by Santa Clara Players
The Santa Clara Players will perform the original play by Michael Antonucci based on the music of Linda Arnold for children ages four and up.
This is the tale of Mrs. Robinson who is determined to win the Gingerbread House contest this year. But a Christmas mouse, who lives with the Robinsons, needs food for his family and friends and finds her creation. Unfortunately, the mouse has no self-control and destroys the entire gingerbread house, which renders him quite ill. Eventually, with some outside help, things get better and the mouse learns quite a lot about life and getting along with big people.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on December 2 and 9, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on December 3 and 10 and 3 p.m. on December 4 and 11 at the Triton Hall Pavilion behind the Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue. Tickets are $10. Visit scplayers.org for more information.

December 3 – Breakfast With Santa
Santa is making a special visit to Santa Clara this year to have breakfast with children who sign up with at least one adult per family. The Santa Clara High School Booster Club will prepare a tasty breakfast of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee and children can have their photo taken with Santa and create unique holiday crafts. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Santa Clara Senior Center. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Cost is $14 for residents and $18 for non-residents. Call 408-615-3140 for more information.

December 10 – Holiday Craft Faire at Central Park Library
Will be held in the Redwood Room of the Central Park Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend for a bit of holiday spirit and shopping. Vendor cost is $25 per table and applications are available at the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends office on the second floor of the Library, 2365 Homestead Road. Items should be primarily handmade; no food sales will be allowed. Spaces are limited and will be juried. Proceeds benefit Library programs. For more information, call 408-615-2988.

December 10-11 – Santa Clara Ballet Nutcracker
Artistic Director Josefa Villanueva presents the full-length traditional version of this holiday classic. Guest artists will join local dancers. Santa Clara Convention Center’s Elizabeth A. Hangs Theatre. Check back for performance times, or visit http://www.santaclaraballet.com/

January 26 – SCU President’s Speaker Series – Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak
Santa Clara University’s President’s Speaker Series presents Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak at Mayer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products. In 1976, Wozniak & Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2012/

February 24 to March 17 – Santa Clara Players’ Dial M for Murder
Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Dates: Feb. 24, March 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 at 8 p.m. Triton Museum Hall Pavilion. For more information, visit http://www.scplayers.org/

April 5 – SCU President’s Speaker Series – James McLurkin
Santa Clara University’s President’s Speaker Series presents James McLurkin at Mayer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. McLurkin thinks swarm robotics is the future. The group of robots in his lab have worked together to navigate new terrain and cooperated to play music using these very techniques. Applications of this technology could be far-ranging, according to McLurkin, including the exploration of planets. For more information, visit http://www.scu.edu/visitors/speakerseries/2012/

May 18 through June 3 – Santa Clara Players’ The Nerd
Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, whom he has never met but who saved his life in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you” so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly. Delight soon fades as Rick stays on and on, his continued presence leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence, a dire development which is staved off by the surprising ending. Dates: May 18, 25-26, 31 & June 1-2, 7-9 at 8 p.m.; May 20, 27 & June 3 at 2:30 p.m. Triton Museum Hall Pavilion. For more information, visit http://www.scplayers.org/

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