• Friends of Holbrook-Palmer Park have announced plans for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. till noon on Saturday, April 15. The actual hunt is to begin at 10:15 a.m. Other activities and visitors include Gerald the Magician, facepainting, balloon animals, Easter Bunny photos, Atherton Mayor Mike Lempres, Atherton Police Department, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, plus coffee and breakfast treats. The park, at 150 Watkins Ave., has limited parking, so walking there and carpooling are encouraged. Entry is $10 per person, at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation. Children younger than 12 months get in free.
Junie B, Jones the Musical Jr: March 22-31, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, This Bay Area Children’s Theater production is full of upbeat songs and choreography and features two different student casts, $7-$18, www.firehousearts.org, Little Shop of Horrors: 7:30 p.m, March 22-23 and 2 p.m, March 24, ballet charm silver tone in assorted dance styles Cal State East Bay, University Theatre, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, This Hollywood sci-fi musical has floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbling across a new breed of plant, $12.50-$25, https://bit.ly/2HwSTfR..
Month of February: Write On! Students in the Pacifica School District grades K-5 are encouraged to write an original poem and submit it to one of the Pacifica Libraries. The school with the most students participating wins a large stuffed animal to be kept in their school library until next year. Students can read their poems aloud at Florey’s Books on Sunday, March 2. Student poems will be kept in a binder and students will fill out a slip (surfboards) with their names for our Poetry Wall. (Slips will be color coded for the schools.).
DEAR CAROLYN: I have 14-year-old daughter in her first year of high school, Recently she told me she wants to try out for the drill team in the spring, She had some off-and-on dance lessons when she was younger, but she’s never been super-coordinated, She takes after me, unfortunately, Anything requiring physical coordination set to music requires her to work twice as hard as everyone else, with mixed results, Her high school’s drill team wins state competitions year after year, We live in a small town and all the dance studios groom their dancers for this team, It is ballet charm silver tone in assorted dance styles the culmination of years of competitive dancing..
PUSHfest: Offers a variety of performances focusing on the art of dance-making; Sept. 22-24; ODC Theater, San Francisco; $28; www.odc.dance. Dance Theatre of San Francisco: Fall season; Sept. 22-23; Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco; $25-$30; www.dancetheatersf.org. Smuin Ballet: Presents “Dance Series 01,” including regional premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Requiem for a Rose”; Sept. 22-23 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, Sept. 29-Oct. 7 at Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco (repeats in Mountain View in February 2018); $25-$79; www.smuinballet.org.