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Bruce Valentine on Youth Sports & Lifelong Wellness

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 28, 2013

Bruce Valentine on Youth Sports & Lifelong Wellness: Thursday, January 31

Concussions and knee injuries affecting professional athletes dominate the headlines, but do you know which sports cause the most injuries in young athletes? The answers may surprise you. Male and female athletes of all ages are equally vulnerable to injury, and more than half of youth sports injuries are caused by overuse.

Parents and coaches are invited to hear from — and ask questions of — Bruce Valentine from the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes at Children’s Hospital on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 pm in Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave.(Note venue change.) Valentine, a parent himself and the Program Manager for Athletic Training Services at Children’s, will address what parents need to know about raising healthy student athletes and viewing athletics as part of lifelong wellness. This is a free event.

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City of Piedmont Public Safety Dispatch

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 21, 2013

The city sent this dispatch out today.

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The city is swearing in a new police chief and discussing public safety
issues at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, 7:30pm. You are welcome to attend the meeting and express your concerns about crime in Piedmont.  You can also, submit comments to the City Clerk at jtulloch@ci.piedmont.ca.us

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Piedmont Center for the Arts Jan-Feb Calendar

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 17, 2013

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Hello Friends of Piedmont Center for the Arts-

Happy New Year!  A great line up of fun upcoming events are planned at the Center. Starting January 18 is the watercolor art show of Julie Cohn.  Enjoy a special cello and piano recital on Saturday evening January 26 by Ting Chin and Lori Lack.  Then on Sunday afternoon January 27 the Community Women’s Orchestra will hold a Chamber Concert Soiree.   On February 1-24, the Modern Stitch Guild returns with more than 20 quilt artists showing their creations.  The evening of February 1 is the madcap sounds of the BiRdS oF PlaY. The sounds of harpsichord music will be heard on February 9 with the international artist Alexander Sung playing a program of Mozart.  The unique sounds of Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble will enchant us on February 10.  If you ever wanted to try your hand at acting, thePiedmont Repertory Theater Group will be holding a casting call for two Thornton Wilder Plays the evening of Thursday, February 14.

January 18-29, Julie Cohn Watercolor Painting Art Exhibit.  The watercolor painting show of Julie Cohn entitled Contemplation/C e l e b r a t i o n will be on view January 18-27.  Friday 1/18, Saturday 1/19, Sunday 1/20, Friday 1/25, Saturday, 1/26 and Sunday, 1/27.  Gallery Hours are 12 noon – 3:00 pm.

Saturday, January 26, 8:00,  Ting Chin, Lori Lack Cello/Piano Recital
Cellist Ting Chin and pianist Lori Lack to performs works of Vivaldi, Schumann and Beethoven. Admission free. Dessert reception to follow.

Sunday, January 27, 4 p.m., Community Women’s Orchestra 

Chamber Concert Soiree, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Chamber music. Fine wines and hors d’oeuvres. Silent & live auction. Tickets $25 before Jan. 27;  $30 at the door. Children under 12 no admission. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, call 800-838-3006, or at the door.

Friday, February 1-24, Modern Stitch Quilt Show  

An exhibit of works by more than 20 quilt artists. Saturday, February 2, 6:00-8:00 –  Opening reception.

Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Birdz of Play

BiRdZ oF PlaY quartet is a madcap group of veteran rockers and pickers with deep roots in the Bay Area, including singer/songwriter Donnalou Stevens, percussionist Susan Jette,  singer/guitarist Woody Trevorrow and guitarist Barry Silverblatt.  Plenty of refreshments and a unique blend of folk, country and rock!  Tickets $15 at the door.

Saturday, February 9, 4 p.m., Alexander Sung, A Celebration of Keyboard Music:  A Harpsichord Recital

International harpsichord competition award winner Alexander Sung plays a program of Mozart.  Tickets $20 General, $15 Seniors and students. Call 415-392-4400 or visit www.cityboxoffice.com.

Sunday, February 10, 4 p.m. , Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble-The Song is You, A Musical Valentine Treat. An intimate afternoon of  amorous vocal music – a fundraiser for Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble. Wine and light appetizers served. $45 donation. Advance purchase advised. Tickets available online at http://www.vocisings.com or at the door.

Thursday, February 14, 12-4 p.m., Casting Call for two Thornton Wilder 1-act plays produced by Piedmont Repertory Company, directed by Michael French. Auditions for both “Christmas Dinner” and “Queens of France” will be held Thursday, February 14th, 7 – 8:30pm. To book an audition slot and to receive an audition scene please contact Michael French at french4beginners@yahoo.com. 

Hope you can join us at the Center soon. Thank you for your interest and support of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.

 Galleries open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon-3 pm

Please Visit Us Online at www.PiedmontCenterfortheArts.org

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Rockridge Planning Meeting: Soundwalls on 24

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 16, 2013

From the RPCP newsletter.


RCPC Town Hall Meeting

January 17, 7:30-9 p.m.

Rockridge Branch Library,

5366 College Avenue at Manila

The Agenda

The Soundwall Study Petition Process:
Yea or Nay for Soundwall Study

Whether or not to proceed with major studies of potential soundwall benefits on SR24 will be decided by a petition process to be discussed in detail by city representatives
at the Town Hall meeting.

Oakland Today: Built on Foundations of Old

Oakland and Rockridge of today are the result of what Oaklanders of yesterday built or demolished, fostered or neglected.
Rockridge resident Annalee Allen discusses the Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA) and “Oakland: The Story of a City,” by Beth Bagwell, an early OHA leader.


Find additional details in your copy of the January 5, 2013 issue of The Rockridge News, or:

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