Volunteer coordinator Ron Edgar shepherds his flock of tourists from station to station, stopping at the mold-making section so Joe Harralson can explain how the molds used for casting iron are fashioned. Even the most unscientific among us grasps the Play-Doh parallels the moment we see the architectural gingerbread molds that were used for state Capitol restoration projects during the foundry’s last days in the 1990s. We’ve spent an hour looking and learning when Edgar steps forward and begins moving the levers that connect the shaft line and belt drive to Knight’s water wheel. Suddenly, the space is transformed. Buffalo-hide belts run swiftly overhead, giant wheels and gears begin rotating and as each machine springs into action, gliding into place and whirring, gasps of surprise and delight go up. It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen, like something out of Myst — or Arthur Weasley’s garage in the Harry Potter books.
We couldn’t have done it without the county Parks Department, my staff and the 200 volunteers from high school and youth groups led by Johnson Tran, And last, but certainly not least, thank you to our sponsors that include Sprint, El Observador, EV Princess Cosmetics, Double Ten Celebration Committee, PG&E, McDonald’s, Hotel Valencia, Kaiser Permanente, South Bay Islamic Association, CEFCU, At&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Youth Fund and the Oakland Athletics, We were also supported by Lunch With Tony’s, Kaati Fresh, San Jose Sharks, San Jose ballet shoe buttons by buttons galore // pink novelty dance ballerina girl sewing scrapbook pointe Giants, Target, Chick fil-A, Starbucks, Applebee’s, Dave and Buster’s, Black Angus, Outback, PetSmart, Red Lobster, Sports Basement, Patxi’s Pizza, Panera Bread, Noah’s Bagels, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hobee’s, Nurse Builders Academy, George Mayne Elementary School and MV Transit..
Hawaiian Airlines/Kristi Yamaguchi Downtown Ice, Circle of Palms, between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art. Take a spin on the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink. Hours vary. Through Jan. 11. $13-$17 at sjdowntown.com/downtownice or 408.291.0525. Docent-led tours of the Ainsley House, 300 Grant St., Campbell. The house is decorated in holiday themes inspired by the 1920s and ’30s. Plus, the holiday boutique offers seasonal gifts, ornaments, tea accessories and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Dec. 5-18. $8 general, $6 senior, $4.50 youths 7-17 years old at the door. Members free.
He increased membership by signing up dozens of young farmers and others in the region, He had the floorboards refinished, introduced weekly yoga classes and reduced the average age of Grange members to 35 from 65, The young farmers crowded around a table brimming with food they had produced — delicata squash, beet salad, potato leek soup and sparkling mead, On a separate table were two pony kegs of India pale ale, It was the first time the Joneses had been ballet shoe buttons by buttons galore // pink novelty dance ballerina girl sewing scrapbook pointe to the Grange, and Alicia Jones said they would probably join, She had already told the mead makers that she would connect them with Portland restaurants that wanted local honey..
Kline earned his nomination in Noel Coward’s 1939 farce “Present Laughter,” about an egomaniacal matinee idol in the midst of personal turmoil. He will compete for the best leading actor with Denis Arndt of “Heisenberg,” Chris Cooper from “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Corey Hawkins in “Six Degrees of Separation” and Jefferson Mays from “Oslo.”. The Canadian-born “Come From Away” earned seven nominations, including best book, original score, lighting and direction. The musical is set in the small Newfoundland town of Gander, which opened its arms and homes to some 7,000 airline passengers diverted there when the U.S. government shut down its airspace on 9/11.