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Allison “The Duchess of Doom” Fisher

Allison Fisher

My husband (The Bear) and I try to practice at California Billiard Club as often as possible. In our opinion it is the best room in northern California. It has a good atmosphere and the tables are well maintained. We also enjoy seeing some top players like Rafael Martinez in action.

Just days ago Allison Fisher won her 5th WPBA US Open 9-Ball Championship, and now California Billiard Club is offering an opportunity to learn from this legendary pool and snooker player.

The Allison Fisher Clinic
Featuring: Two Hours of Hands On Instruction; detailed analysis of fundamentals, shot selection, strategy, training drills, and Q & A.

Only a few spots left (8 people per session groups) Register Now.

Cost – $100. per person.

Contact Kristi @ 704-989-4109
or afteam@allisonfisher.com

When: Tuesday June 28th and Wednesday June 29th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: California Billiard Club
881 E. El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA

Master Gardeners – They’re here for us!


Who needs University of California Extension Service Master Gardeners? Just about everyone. Whether you have a single house plant or a vast fruit orchard, Master Gardeners are the perfect resource for gardeners. In addition to their newsletters and hotlines, they present free community workshops around Santa Clara County. I have attended three of them so far: Organic, Sustainable Gardening, Canning and Preserving and Growing and Using Herbs. I have been gardening for about 50 years and still, every time I attend a workshop I am amazed at how much I have to learn about gardening. Last weekend I attended an herb workshop given by Sharon McCray. She has been teaching gardening for eighteen years and has 12,000 hours as a volunteer Master Gardener. Among other things, she taught us how to start herb cuttings in mini greenhouses made from plastic bags. Their next workshop is Friday, August 6 at 7:00 P.M. at Evergreen Library. The focus of the workshop is Cool Season Vegetable Gardening.

Gardening: Saving Water and Bees in San Jose

Limnanthes vinculans (Sebastopol meadowfoam)

For many reasons plants native to California are quickly disappearing, urban development being just one. Citizen groups are encouraging homeowners to use native plants in their landscaping. Not only do these plants look natural and save water, they may be beneficial to birds, butterflies, and play a role in saving the bee population.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man,” – a quote attributed to Albert Einstein.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has four Saturday workshops where the homeowner can learn to select plants and how to be more efficient with their water use.

One of the workshops will be presented by Rebecca Schoenenberger.
Rebecca, a garden consultant, will discuss how to garden with native plants.

Gardening with Native Gardens:
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Saturday March 20th, 2010
9am to 12 noon
Cost: Free
Call 408-265-2607 (x 2554)
Class size is limited.

Native wildflower Blazing Star (Mentzelia lindleyi)

Pollinators and Native Gardens, with Rebecca Schoenenberger (landscape and maintenance expert)
Learn how to create a habitat garden and encourage pollinators:
Almaden Valley Library
6455 Camden Ave, San Jose
March 23rd, 2010
6:30pm to 8pm

Rebecca Schoenenberger
California Nativescapes
calnativescapes@gmail.com
408-666-1822 (Cell)
408-243-5663 (Office)

California Nativescapes on facebook

Today at The Tech: Casting Call Video Workshop


Here is something of interest for kids from 8 to 18 years-old. The Tech is having a Casting Call. The Tech Challenge Video Workshop and Gallery is a place for kids to learn about a scientific concept. They will star in their own video demonstrating what they’ve learned. Their video may even become part of the gallery exhibits!

Your child may be inspired to one day have a film accepted by the Cinequest Film Festival.

Sunday March 7
12Noon – 3PM

The Tech Museum
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-8324

Also Check Out: The Tech Summer Camps 2010

For kids entering grades 4 – 8

Nine full weeks of camp with morning and afternoon options. AM and PM extended care available.

See Site for information and cost.

Sally Ride Science Festival 2008

Sally Ride Science Festival is where girls, parents, and teachers attend workshops, meet scientists, and have fun at the street fair.

The Science Festival is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls. Parents and teachers are welcome. Please read the FAQ here.

The festival features workshops for students given by local scientists and engineers including chemists, veterinarians, microbiologists, and others; there will be workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support students’ interests in science and math; also, a street fair with booths, hands-on activities, food, and music. There will also be a talk by astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

Wendy Lawrence is a veteran of 4 space shuttle missions and was an astronaut for 14 years. Her space missions included a shuttle flight that carried a set of telescopes to study the stars, 2 space shuttle trips to rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir, and most recently the space shuttle’s return to space after the Columbia accident. She is also an Ocean Engineer.

Sally Ride is the first American woman to fly in space. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger that launched from Kennedy Space Center, on June 18, 1983. NASA selected Sally Ride as an astronaut candidate in January 1978. While in training, she worked on development of the shuttle’s robot arm, and worked in mission control as a capsule communicator. Long an advocate for improved science education, Sally Ride has written six science books for children. She also initiated and directed education projects designed to fuel middle school students fascination with science.

Advance registration is required and is $20 (includes the featured talk, workshops, lunch, and the Street Fair).

Sally Ride Science Festival information and registration

Sally Ride Science Festival
NASA Ames Research Center

Saturday, September 27
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Check-in, Lunch, Street Fair
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Featured Talk, Workshops, Street Fair

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