WGBH Presents “THE CHOICE: Biden, Trump and the Election Battleground”

PBS & WGBH share highlights from the new FRONTLINE documentary "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden" and discuss its pivotal political figures. In the midst of a historic pandemic, economic hardship, and a reckoning with racism, this November Americans will decide who will lead the nation for the next four years: President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden. On September 29th, in the battleground state of Ohio, Trump and Biden will square off in the first televised presidential debate. The next day, join FRONTLINE and Columbia University for a virtual event to discuss the two major party candidates.The virtual event on September 30th will feature veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk highlighting the defining moments that shaped Trump’s and Biden’s lives, as they compete for the votes of people living in battleground states like Ohio.It will include clips from the two-hour dual biography: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden. The newest installment in FRONTLINE’s critically-acclaimed election-year series, the film showcases interviews with those who know Trump and Biden best and sheds new light on how they respond in times of crisis, their respective approaches to power, and their visions for America’s future at this pivotal juncture.FEATURED SPEAKERS:Mike Kirk, FRONTLINE Director, "The Choice"John Judis, Author, "The Populist Explosion" and "The Nationalist Revival"Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer, FRONTLINEJelani Cobb, Staff Writer, The New Yorker and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia UniversityNicholas Lemann, Executive Director, Columbia Global Reports and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University School of Journalism (Moderator)Watch The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden beginning Tues., ... Read More

ONLINE Public Speaking for Grades 2-3 ONLY

Develop public speaking skills by learning impromptu speaking! This program is for grades 2-3 ONLY. Be a better speaker! The focus of this seminar is impromptu speaking – creating a speech in a couple minutes: how to create an attention-getting hook, how to bring up relatable points to engage your audience, and how to conclude to have people remember. For Grades 2-3 ONLYEventbrite registration is required. Registration will end on Wednesday, September 30 at 12 pm. Participants who have registered will be given access credentials on September 30 by 3 pm.This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends and Communication Academy.If you have questions about the program, please contact Northsidelibrary@santaclaraca.gov

2020 Los Altos Virtual Arts & Wine Festival

Downtown Los Altos Los Altos

The 2020 Los Altos Virtual Arts & Wine Festival is your online place to celebrate all that is good about our live festival, including art displays and sales, musical entertainment, kids activities and, of course, wine tasting. The virtual festival runs the month of October, with a special “live” event weekend on October 17-18. Make sure to pre-order your wine and limited edition wine glass, then plan to sit back and enjoy vintner-led tastings, alongside performances from some of our favorite Arts & Wine entertainers. The 2020 version is an online replacement for our annual Downtown Arts & Wine Festival, the Los Altos Village Association’s largest fundraising event of the year. We look forward to returning to the streets of Los Altos on July 10-11, 2021.

Pumpkin Patch

Gilroy Ostrich Farm @ 5560 Pacheco Pass Hwy Gilroy

Are you ready for some family fun? The Gilroy Ostrich Farm’s pumpkin patch will open on October 1st! Hours and ticket pricing will be announced soon, stay tuned. Tickets: https://gilroyostrichfarm.com/.

ONLINE – Montessori Shape Hunt (for ages 3 to 5)

Preschoolers will practice their shapes in this fun, at-home scavenger hunt! Do you know your shapes? Practice finding shapes and more in this home-based shape hunt. It will shape up to be super fun!For ages 3 to 5.We will send you a zoom link 15 minutes before the program.If you have questions about the program, please contact Northsidelibrary@santaclaraca.gov.

ONLINE – Montessori Shape Hunt (for ages 3 to 5)

Preschoolers will practice their shapes in this fun, at-home scavenger hunt! Do you know your shapes? Practice finding shapes and more in this home-based shape hunt. It will shape up to be super fun!For ages 3 to 5.We will send you a zoom link 15 minutes before the program.If you have questions about the program, please contact Northsidelibrary@santaclaraca.gov.

Corb Lund (CANCELLED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $15 Adv & $19 Day of Show ***This is a standing room general admissions show. There will be a limited number of chairs located in the back of the concert hall. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.Felton Music Hall Presents:CORB LUNDHailing from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada, and with a family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Embracing his Western heritage through his music, Lund has been known to touch on a range of cowboy themes past and present - from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch.Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins.  His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his latest studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today. NPR said “The album is a high mark of a long career” while Rolling Stone named him one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” stating, “Things That Can’t Be Undone finds Lund flirting in fresh sonic waters, while still keeping his sardonic mix of eerie lyrics and deceptively joyful vamps well intact.”  PopMatters exclaimed, “Melodically engaging and narratively compelling, Things That Can’t Be Undone furthers the case for Corb Lund as one ... Read More

Santa Cruz Comedy Festival (Zoom Edition)

A cavalcade of headliners from Conan, Netflix, NPR, Comedy Central and more! This is the kick-off of the 7th Annual Santa Cruz Comedy Festival with some our favorite headliners and some new faces as well! Adam Conover: Adam Conover is an American comedian, writer, voice actor, and television host. He voices A Ryan Seacrest Type, Bradley Hitler-Smith, and the Paparazzi Blue Jay in BoJack Horseman. Adam is also the creator and star of Netflix's Adam Ruins Everything. Baron Vaughn:With an undeniable ability to construct and produce remarkable performances, actor/writer/creator/comedian Baron Vaughn is a skilled talent both on and off the stage, as well as in front of and behind the camera. Vaughn is most well-known for his role in Netflix’s award-nominated series Grace and Frankie, opposite Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. You can also see him on the Comedy Central series that he also co-hosts, co-created and curated titled The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle. This is a socially aware stand-up and musical series showcasing a collection of new and established comedians and musiciansOphira Eisenberg:Ophira Eisenbergis a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She is host of NPR's nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (now airing on 400+ stations) where she interviews, jokes, and plays silly games with celebrities. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly ... Read More

Archaeology Day

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park 144 School St, Santa Cruz

Celebrate archeology day at the Santa Cruz Mission with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tours. How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archaeological process from the dig to the display and discover the stories told by artifacts. Rain cancels. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

Archaeology Day

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park 144 School St, Santa Cruz

Celebrate archeology day at the Santa Cruz Mission with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tours. How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archaeological process from the dig to the display and discover the stories told by artifacts. Rain cancels. Free event. For more information, call (831) 425-5849.

ONLINE Virtual Mock SSAT for Elementary Level (For Grades 3-5 ONLY)

Join us for our FREE Virtual Mock SSAT for Elementary Level for Grades 3-5 ONLY. Registration is required before 10/1. SSAT, or Secondary School Admissions Test is a standardized examinations used by admissions professionals at private elementary and middle schools. You must arrive on-time as we will not let in the virtual room after 8:45 a.m. This is to simulate what it is like to take the actual test. Please have with you our SSAT program:- 3 x #2 Pencils- A calculator (standard or graphing calculator is ok)For Grades 3-5 ONLY. Registration needs to be under your child's name so they can score the exam. ***This program is sponsored by Zenith Tutoring.How it will work:- Registration will end on October 1 at 12 noon (unless all spots are taken and it might end earlier).- Participants who have registered will be given Zoom access credentials on October 2 by 10 pm.- Participants will be emailed the ISEE exam by October 2 by 12 midnight and must be able to print out the entire test which is around 50-60 pages (no exceptions allowed).- Participants must be logged in by 8:45 am and instructions will be begin promptly at 9 am. Any individual who is not logged in by 8:45 am will not be able to take the exam.

Answering Your Questions About Racism in Schools

How to talk about racism in schools and how to advocate for change Join MindShift Podcast host Ki Sung for questions educators and parents have about racism in schools and how to advocate for change. Guests Tia Madkins, Ramon Goings and Shannon R. Waite are professors of education and former school teachers who have tips and strategies for those experiencing racism and those who are trying to figure out how to enter conversations about race.