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Summer Greenwood Arts

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Imbue yourself in Summer's Beauty through Song, Circle Dance, Music, Free-form Movement with Colored Materials, Pastel Drawing, Modeling , Writing and…

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Joe Ferrara

at The Cats Restaurant & Bar

Please join local celebrity JOE FERRARA every Sunday evening at The Cats Restaurant & Bar in Los Gatos, for his special acoustic renditions of fol…

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Sunday Art & Music at the Beach

at Esplanade Park

Capitola Art & Cultural Commission Presents: SUNDAY ART & MUSIC AT THE BEACH Esplanade Park, Capitola Village 2017 SHOW DATES: Sundays, 11a…

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