MUSIC IN THE AFTERNOON ... The Community Tuesdays program of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center presents Tangos, Romantics and the Jewish Connection on Tuesday, March 5. The Capriccio Trio will play selections from piano trios composed by the Russian masters Tchaikovsky and Arensky and there will be a short lecture explaining the connection between Russian Jews and the Argentinian tangos. The concert will be from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall of the JCC. $15 at the door. No reservations necessary. For more information, contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650 223-8616 or [email protected]
IMMIGRANT'S JOURNEY... The United Nations Association Film Festival presents the 2008 documentary "La Americana," on Monday, March 11. The movie follows the journey of Carmen, an undocumented immigrant, from Bolivia to New York City and back. Her story is woven into the current immigration crisis in the United States. Produced and directed by Nicholas Bruckman the 65-minute documentary will be shown at 3 p.m. at Channing House, 850 Webster Street. Free and open to the community.
MEET GOLDA ... Historical impressionist Peter M. Small will present a portrait of Golda Meir , Israel's prime minister from 1969 to 1974, on Tuesday, March 12. Small, a history teacher who lived in Israel for six years where he was a reservist in the Israeli Defense Forces, has performed nationally for a variety of audiences and venues, including the presidential libraries of Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Herbert Hoover and George H.W. Bush. His costumed performances have included roles as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt. The performance will be from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, $15. For more information contact Michelle Rosengaus at 650 223-8616 or [email protected]
BRAIN HEALTH ... Aging experts will discuss aspects of brain health, including prevention of cognitive decline, healthy eating, sleeping and socializing in a six-part series coming to Avenidas this spring. The lectures will be Tuesdays, beginning May 7 and ending June 11, from 11 a.m to noon, at [email protected] Lecturers include Stanford psychologist and professor of research Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, and Ann Bilbrey and Rita Ghatak of the Optimal Aging Center. Ghatak also was founder of the Aging Adult Services at Stanford. The lectures are free but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
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