Silicon Valley Wanderings

By Robert Haugh

Saturday, March 3
Read Across America – Dr. Seuss Storytime

Books Inc., 2712 Augustine Drive
5 p.m.
https://www.booksinc.net/event/read-across-america-dr-seuss-storytime-santa-clara

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Books Inc. Santa Clara with a special Read Across America Storytime. A variety of Dr. Seuss books will be read, along with themed activities and crafts. All ages welcome and kooky hats are encouraged.

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Saturday, March 3
Our American Muslim Identity: 38th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser

Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd
4:30 to 10 p.m.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-american-muslim-identity-38th-annual-banquet-and-fundraiser-tickets-41959222163

Join the South Bay Islamic Association for their annual banquet and fundraiser. The event will feature a panel discussion, speakers, and performances. Tickets are $40.

Sunday, March 4
Bless Me Ultima – A Mexican-American Opera (Special Preview performance)

Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road
2 to 3 p.m.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bless-me-ultima-a-mexican-american-opera-special-preview-performance-tickets-42240945806?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse

This sneak preview of H├ęctor Armienta‘s new opera is based on Rudolfo Anaya‘s epic novel and will receive its West Coast premiere at San Jose’s Mexican Heritage Theater April 20 to 22. Featured performers are Alexandra Sessler, Pedro Ledesma, Nicholas McKee and Paul Dab. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the audience by Armienta.

Wednesday, March 7
Agnews Museum Tour: History of Caring and Compassion

1250 Hope Drive
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agnews-museum-tour-history-of-caring-and-compassion-tickets-41510324498

This special tour of the Agnews Historic Cemetery & Museum in Santa Clara includes a walking tour of the museum grounds and discussion of the history of the Agnews State Hospital that became the Agnews Developmental Center.

Wednesday, March 7
Music @ Noon: World Music Ensemble and New Music Ensemble

12 p.m.
SCU Music Recital Hall, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real
http://scupresents.org/performances/music-noon-music-noon-world-music-ensemble-new-music-ensemble

This 50-minute noon performance features visiting and local musicians: from flamenco, to jazz, to singer songwriters.

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