By Robert Haugh
Monday, February 26
Bystander Intervention Training
Central Park Library Edinger Room, 2635 Homestead Road
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) hosts this Bystander Intervention Training. Participants will learn how to disrupt harassment as it is taking place. Trainers from CAIR will provide tools and strategies on how to safely intervene if they witness a hate crime taking place.
Friday, March 2
Free Friday Night Live Performance Featuring Broceliande
Triton Museum, 1505 Warburton Avenue
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Broceliande is a Celtic/Medieval trio that performs a blend of traditional European and early music, ranging from upbeat dances to beautiful ballads to madrigals and singalong songs. The group is made up by Margaret Davis (soprano, Celtic harp, recorders, flute), Kristoph Klover (tenor, guitars, octave mandolin, whistle) and Kris Yenney (alto, cello, nyckelharpa, percussion). They have performed throughout the West Coast for the past decade, and have released seven CDs on the Flowinglass Music label, including their latest, “Make We Merry.”
Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4
36th Annual Showtime, presented by the Santa Clara Women’s League
Community recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd.
Friday – Pre-Show 6:30 p.m., curtain time 7 p.m.
Saturday – Pre-Show 6:30 p.m., curtain time 7 p.m.
Sunday – Pre-Show at 1:30 p.m., curtain time 2 p.m.
Showtime is a fundraiser benefiting the Santa Clara Senior Center Health & Wellness Program. The all-ages event features an original melodrama featuring local talent. This performance is titled “Pirates, and the Perils of Penelope” or “Locked up Loot”.
Tickets are $5 to $20. Tickets are available at the Community Recreation Center and the Senior Center (Monday and Wednesday mornings).
Saturday, March 3
Ruth Colvin Speaks – Not Defined by a Number, Whether It’s 1 or 101
Central Park Library Redwood Room, 2635 Homestead Road
Colvin, at 101-years-old, continues to champion the cause of adult literacy, and to live a full and vibrant life. Colvin is the founder of the Literacy Volunteers of America (now Proliteracy.) She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She has authored several books and has traveled the world sharing the gift of literacy.
The event is hosted by Read Santa Clara, the library’s adult and family literacy program and the non-profit Vision Literacy.