DIABLO VALLEY LINES: 2010 Model Train Shows

W H A T :    Welcome Aboard The Diablo Valley Lines!

W H E N :    2010 Schedule

  • Fri Nov 19th 8pm to 10pm
  • Sat & Sun Nov 20th – 21st 11 Am – 6 Pm
  • Fri Nov 26th 2pm to 10pm
  • Sat & Sun Nov 27th – 28th 11 Am – 6 Pm

W H E R E : Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society

M O R E :    November is National Model Railroad Month!

HOLIDAY ITINERARIES: THE CHRISTMAS BALLET

W H A T : Smuin Ballet’s Holiday Favorite
W H E N : November 27 – December 27
W H E R E : Walnut Creek, Mountain View, Carmel, San Francisco

M O R E : View from the Bay VIDEO

Santa’s Sweets!

Meet Santa and the Smuin dancers while enjoying sweets with the family! Post-matinee reception at select venues:

  • Saturday, December 5: Sunset Center, Carmel
  • Saturday, December 12: Mountain View Center for the Arts
  • Sunday, December 20: Yerba Buena Performing Arts Center, San Francisco

Remember to bring your camera to capture your child’s special moments with Santa and Smuin dancers!

Toys for Tots:

  • Friday, November 27, 8pm: The Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek
  • Friday, December 11, 8pm: Mountain View Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, December 4, 8pm: Sunset Center, Carmel
  • Wednesday, December 16, 8pm: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Please drop off any new, unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots bin at any of the above shows. You will receive a special two-for-one priced ticket for Elite and Premium seats. This offer is good for walk-up only.

SF BAY AREA: M O D E R N I T I N E R A R I E S

A *long* time ago, Before Children Era, we discovered these Bay Area modern landmarks and others that are still on our wish list. Time flies, and the babies have grown up into little citizens and I think we’ll revive these itineraries into family friendly trips.

Some of these places are running out of time, and it’s great to have today’s kids experience the open space when dreaming of grandiose castles.

BAHL HOMES

EDGEWOOD PLAZA
PALO ALTO’S UNIQUE MODERN HERITAGE
Designed by A. Quincy Jones and built by J. Eichler from 1955 to 1958 to complement and serve its Eichler neighborhood. Mr. Eichler built many homes in many communities, but Edgewood is his only shopping center. Its design and purpose are quintessentially mid-century American.

GREENMEADOW, GREEN GABLES in the National Register of Historic Places

HANNA HOUSE

The Hanna Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture.
The Hanna-Honeycomb House is located on the Stanford University Campus in Palo Alto. Guided tours are offered by appointment only on the 1st Sunday and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month–there is a fee for admission.
For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352.

MARIN COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center is a national- and state-designated historic landmark. One-hour docent-led TOURS of the Civic Center are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 am, leaving from the second floor Café, Room 233. The cost is $5 per person and no reservations are required. Groups of ten or more can arrange a private docent tour by calling the Visitor Services Office at 415.499.7009.

NEUTRA HOUSE

The Neutra House was designed in 1935 and completed in 1939 by internationally renowned architect Richard Neutra.
Its clean lines exemplify mid-century modernism and the internationally recognized California modern style. Neutra collaborated with architect Otto Winkler on a dozen residential projects/homes in the S.F. Bay Area in the 1930’s. Only two of these projects were south of Atherton, with both in Los Altos.
This house is one of the “Three Small Houses in an Orchard” as Neutra referred to his project.

RANCHO SAN MIGUEL, Walnut Creek
Mid-Century Modern Living

San Jose:

  • FAMILY-FIRST FAIRHAVEN:
    Newcomers to the tiny, obscure San Jose Eichler neighborhood aren’t just welcomed — they’re adopted
  • FAIRGLEN is Eichler crazy:
    But its ‘neighborliness’ is even more infectious, making it a great place to live

San Mateo:
Nineteenth Avenue Park:
Building community in a hidden Eichler enclave of urban San Mateo

San Mateo Highlands:
Eichler History | The Highlands

SAN FRANCISCO EICHLER HOMES

THE SUMMIT

Cathedral Hill Eichlers – Laguna Eichler Condos
Diamond Heights Eichler Homes
Russian Hill Eichlers – Summit Condominiums
Visitacion Valley Eichlers – Geneva Towers & Terraces

Richard Neutra, 1937

SUNNYVALE:

SV MODERN| Celebrating the Silicon Valley’s Mid-Century Past

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…to be continued…