Bay seniors who’d like to experiment with the idea of being somebody else are invited to overcome their stage panic and sample the free acting classes at Berkeley Rep this Sunday, December 15 at 1pm. No registration or experience required so expect not to be intimidated by professional thespians. If you can’t make it, these free classes are offered here every quarter.
Bay seniors, bundle up the grandkids and take them on one of the geezer’s holiday favorite jaunts – the glittering hourlong evening train ride in Niles Canyon. Every year the historic trains (part of the first Transcontinental Railway built in the 1860’s) are festooned with hundreds of colored lights – it’s more magical than anything concocted by Pixar, and it’s real. The trains run Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays . Tickets are $25 for everyone over 3. The enclosed (and warmer) parlor car is $40. Through Dec.29. Many rides already sold out. A similar illuminated holiday train runs along the Santa Cruz boardwalk and through town for an hour. $28 for anyone 13 and older. $22 for anyone 2-12. Through Dec.23 only.
Bay seniors on the lookout for an only-in-San-Francisco holiday event should head to Aquatic Park this Saturday for Brave the Bay. Presented by the SFPD as part of the Make A Wish Foundation it includes a Cable Car Pull, a Santa Fun Run, Triathalon and a Santa Plunge in the Bay. Just watch or join in starting at $25 per person. The “wishes” go to children with life threatening illnesses and the average cost is $7,500.