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Mountain View on the Move

Mtn. View Briefs

City offers driver’s ed for teens over break

The city of Mountain View Recreation Division has scheduled a Driver Education for Teens class 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 21 at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave.

Teens are required to take the course before obtaining a California driver instruction permit. Class does not include behind-the-wheel instruction. Students must attend all sessions to receive a completion certificate.

Cost for the class is $129 residents, $161 nonresidents.

Participants should bring a snack, lunch and beverage to class each day.

To register, call the Recreation Division at 903-6331.

For more information, visit ci.mtnview.ca.us and select “Teen Programs” from “Related Links.”

MV solicits input on off-leash dog study

The Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commission and Urban Forestry have scheduled a meeting to discuss the Off-Leash Dog Venue Study 7 p.m. today at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave.

The public is invited to attend and provide input.

For more information, call Parks Manager Bruce Hurlburt at 903-6326 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Smuin Ballet tour stops in Mtn. View

Smuin Ballet celebrates its 20th anniversary season with the XXtremes Winter Dance Series tour, scheduled to stop at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts March 19-23.

The performance will include “Return to a Strange Land,” which explores the devastation of loss and weaves a story of reincarnation and rebirth over four solo piano pieces by Leos Janacek; “Carmina Burana,” a boisterous production that celebrates life, love and joy – and mourns the cruelty of fate; and “Dear Miss Cline,” a colorful romp set to the music of country-music legend Patsy Cline.

Performances are slated 8 p.m. March 19-22 and 2 p.m. March 22 and 23.

Tickets are $23-$68. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

For tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com or smuinballet.org.

Recreation Division recruits teen leaders

The city of Mountain View Recreation Division seeks 13- to 17-year-olds to join its 2014 Leader in Training program.

The program highlights leadership skills, asset development, responsibility and service to others while offering teens the opportunity to gain work experience for future jobs.

Leaders in Training assist aquatic, recreation and Deer Hollow Farm staff with summer programs and help lead activities, games, sports, crafts and field trips to various locations.

Applications include fact sheets on the different program areas in which students may volunteer. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 4.

For applications, visit mountainview.gov/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=11711.

For more information, call recreation coordinator Kristine Crosby at 903-6410.

CSMA students exhibit artwork at city hall

The Community School of Music and Arts and the city of Mountain View have scheduled a collaborative exhibition of artwork from faculty and elementary and middle students in CSMA’s Art4Schools program.

The free show – titled “What’s Inside?” – is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 28 in the Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St.

More than 300 pieces of art will be on display, submitted by students in grades K-8 and their art teachers, representing Springer, Montclaire Elementary and St. Nicholas schools, as well as schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District, among others. All students receive weekly art instruction through CSMA’s in-school art education program, Art4Schools.

“Every piece in this year’s show originates from the same two-word prompt – ‘What’s Inside?’” said Kelly Donohue, CSMA’s Art4Schools program manager. “Some pieces give concrete answers, while others impel viewers to formulate their own responses. It is incredibly inspiring to see the students’ artwork displayed collectively, as it emphasizes the many different interpretations of the show’s theme.”

CSMA’s in-school visual art and music programs, Art4Schools and Music4Schools, serve more than 15,000 students at more than 30 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

For more information, visit arts4all.org.

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