Opportunity Junction provides technology, literacy and personal development training for low-income Contra Costa residents. Tax preparation, resume review, interview coaching, computer training and additional resource information are just a few of the services offered. Putting people on the path to economic self-sufficiency is the Antioch-based nonprofit’s purpose. “People come to us most often for job training,” said Executive Director Alissa Friedman. “They usually think they need technology skills, but they stay for the life skills, for what they learn about themselves.”.
“They’ve had their schedules change day-of, but because we built flexibility into the structure, the students are prepared,” she said, Travolta has a hard time choosing where to lay his compliments: students or Livermore, In the end, he settles for both, “You always hope for the best and it has been the best, Local businesses are helping out and people are aware that these kids have ability, We’re just bringing them out and showing their gifts.”, He’s interrupted by another call for “quiet on the set,” and all attention goes to two students: Jeff Smith, announcing the fifth take, and sound boom operator 24 fonts- personalized ballet girl's quilted duffel bag by stephen joseph monogrammed free- birthday present, overnight bag John Tokarek, angling the microphone toward the actors, During this take, no one drops a metal creamer, no actor skips a line, no phone calls interrupt; the timing is perfect..
• The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA plans its 3rd annual Kitten Nursery Shower and Car Adoption event for noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion, 1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. Visitors will be able to watch volunteers using syringes to feed tiny kittens, learn about the work done at the center, and learn about volunteering opportunities, including foster care of animals. The free event includes face-painting for children and a balloon-animal maker. Snacks were donated for the event by Copenhagen Bakery and Trader Joe’s. Guests are asked to bring shower gifts for the kittens. The most needed items include KMR formula (liquid only), baby wipes, paper towels and cotton balls. Guests can purchase some of these gift items at the PHS/SPCA on-site store along with a limited edition Kitten Nursery T-shirt. Sales of all items benefit PHS/SPCA shelter animals. For more information, visit www.PHS-SPCA.org/kittenshower.
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Pianist Yoni Levyatov: San Jose’s International Russian Music Piano Competition in collaboration with the Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley present a recital by Russian-born, Israeli pianist, Yoni Levyatov. March 17, 3 p.m. $8-$10. Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos. svjcc.org. Pilgrimage Choral Concert: The Bay Choral Guild performs a program featuring J.S. Bach’s Motet II, Der Geist hilft unserer Schwachheit auf; Josef Rheinberger’s eight-part, double-choir Osterhymne; Jason Eckl’s instrumental Cello Sephardic Suite, with cellist Rebecca Roudman and the composer himself on guitar; and single-choir motets by Dmitry Bortniansky and Johannes Brahms. The second half of the concert features English composer Gabriel Jackson’s “To the Field of Stars.” March 15, 2013, 8 p.m. (pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m.) $5-$25. Campbell United Methodist Church, 1675 Winchester Blvd., Campbell. baychoralguild.org.