women warriors

by Geezer on August 25, 2015

basketballBay senior women looking for their day in court might want to consider joining the Upstarts, a basketball league of ladies over 45. They get together every Sunday from 10-11:30 at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park and do drills as well as 5×5 and 3×3 play. Usually 6 to 20 women show up from their late 40’s to their 70’s. Speaking of boomer jocks, both male and female, the qualifying events for the 2016 Senior Games (everything from track and field to pickleball) will be held Nov.8-9 at the Cubberly Community Center in Palo Alto.

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pet tricks

by Geezer on August 25, 2015

pet trickBay seniors wondering if their dog’s ability to fetch tennis balls is the limit of their talents might consider investigating the Canine Circus School in North Oakland. Trainers there claim that after six weeks of one hour classes, almost any breed or age dog can learn to stand up, bow, cross paws, walk backwards, balance balls on their noses, jump through hoops, wear clown costumes and astonish your friends and family. Classes start in October. $260.

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restless natives

by Geezer on August 25, 2015

Bay seniors who might enjoy irritating Vladimir Putin are encouraged to show up for the celebration of Ukrainian Independence Dayukraine on Sunday August 30 from 1 to 3pm at the Spreckels Bandshell (aka the Spreckels Temple of Music) in Golden Gate Park. It promises to be a riot of colorful Kozak costumes, traditional dances, childrens and adult choruses, with national instruments as well as accompaniment from the 133 year old Golden Gate Park Band. And FYT Kozak is another word for Cossacks. Free.

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trippy

August 24, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who relish the sensation of being legally, giddily disoriented should organize a visit to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz which you probably have not seen in half a century. It’s a little house tilted 20 degrees from the ground on a redwood covered hill. Scientists call in a “gravitational anomaly” where […]

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idle thoughts

August 18, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors whose idea of summer lolling runs about 2 mph are invited to check out the Lafayette Reservoir a few miles past the Caldecott Tunnel. Among its pleasures are rental pedal boats as well as rowboats and kayaks. Boat fees are $15 an hour with a $40 refundable deposit. You can fish off […]

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your genius grandchildren

August 18, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors concerned that their primary grade grandchildren may be falling behind the tech moguls of tomorrow might want to schedule a visit to Curiodyssey at Coyote Point in San Mateo. Their current exhibit “Backyard Science” is set up in the gardens and includes a giant ear with ambient sound tubes, a “superhuman” vision […]

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oh, lord

August 17, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who are wondering where all the Hare Krishnas have gone will find brigades of them (3,000 last year) at 11pm on Aug 23 in Golden Gate Park when the Rathayatra Parade begins. It’s the 49th annual celebration here of the supreme deity Lord Krishna, a holiday that dates back 2000 years. The […]

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photographic memory

August 17, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who still have an inclination to have pictures of rock stars on their walls like they did as teenagers, should make a point of visiting the Scott Nichols Gallery in the City which is hosting an exhibit of iconic photos of Lennon, Hendrix, Jagger, Joplin, Morrison (both Jim and Van), Townsend, et […]

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soup’s on

August 12, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who want to take advantage of our peak corn season should try this creamy, smoky, sweet corn chowder: 4 cups chicken broth 4 slices bacon diced 1 1/2 cups diced onion 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp chopped garlic ¼ tsp red pepper flakes 2 cups corn kernels (4 cobbs) 1 bay leaf […]

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whatever turns you on

August 11, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who think they’ve checked out all the local museums around here are not likely to have stopped by the Antique Vibrator Museum at the Good Vibrations store on Polk Street. There’s a free tour every third Sunday of the month led by curator Dr. Carol Queen and her team of trained docents. […]

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