Business partner Alfonso knows exactly what she means. The two met when Alfonso’s daughter took dance lessons from Castaneda. “After observing what MLO is about, I knew (Monique) needed to share this experience. MLO stood for unity, giving back to community and a place where you feel like you belong … a family,” he said. “Our vision is to share this wonderful culture.”. Castaneda is excited to let residents see her brightly colored and open studio come Aug. 9 when she hosts a grand opening beginning at noon.
E-book Workshop, Learn how to use the variety of e-books and e-audiobooks for various devices, including an iPad, iPod, iPhone, other smartphones, Kindles, and more that the library has available at this one-on-one workshop, Bring your fully charged device if you can, and library card, Space limited, Advance sign-up required, 3 to 5 p.m, Sept, 20, Oakland Public Library, Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, Free, 510-482-7810, www.oaklandlibrary.org, Pancake Breakfast and Chalk Art Festival, The 9th annual Beach Dads Club Pancake Breakfast features pancakes, sausage and bacon, fresh fruit, and coffee, Held at the same time is the Chalk Art Festival, where for $10 you can pick up a box of chalk and claim a square on the playground, 9 a.m, to noon, Sept, baby ballerina tutu with ballet slippers crochet 21, Beach Elementary School, 100 Lake Ave., Piedmont, Breakfast is $5 kids, $8 adults, beachdadsclub.org, piedmontpaints.org..
“The biggest thing we do is outreach in the schools,” said DeWeese. “We are in every public school in the Pacifica School District. We do after school classes and after school grant programs. At Cabrillo we teach their whole drama program, kindergarten through eighth. We have also done outreach with the local high schools.” SSPA also presents numerous, critically-acclaimed performances throughout the year. “I think the performing arts are essential in life,” DeWeese said. “To get up in front of people and present yourself whether as an actor, a dancer, or a musician, this is a life skill. To work together as a group, share ideas, think outside of the box and have the confidence to be true to your own ideas, this creates a well-rounded human being who is prepared for life and success.”.
“When we recorded ‘Whittier Boulevard.’ it became a cruisers’ anthem,” says Garcia, who became known for his showmanship, as well as for his baby ballerina tutu with ballet slippers crochet powerful R&B voice, Later in the decade, the group recorded socially relevant numbers such as “Chicano Power” and “The Ballad of Cesar Chavez.”, “We were becoming a little more politically savvy,” says Garcia, “We were just reflecting what was happening around us, ‘Chicano Power’ became a theme for a lot of the movement, early on.”..
“Dancing With the Stars: Junior” (8 p.m., ABC): Well, did you enjoy the youth-centric spin-off? Season 1 comes to an end in a holiday-themed finale as the four remaining kid couples strut their stuff in two dances and a champion is crowned. The night kicks off with all 12 Juniors kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fischer and Frankie Muniz dancing to Whitney Myer’s “Dancing in the Stars.”. “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox): After failed Black Friday shopping, Marge is determined to fix Christmas but Homer and the kids decide to surprise her by going on vacation to a Floridian resort that turns out to be a knock-off Disney World.