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Plays, music and more in store for March

Local family-friendly events abound in March. A list of what’s happening when and where follows.

Mountain View Public Library’s

MaryLee Sunseri - "1, 2, 3 Sing with Me!"

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage, 500 Castro St.

10:30 a.m. March 1

Four-time Parents Choice Award winner MaryLee Sunseri plays songs and performs fingerplays and wiggle tunes for infants and toddlers and their families. Admission is free.

For more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

Teen Open Mic Night

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage

7 p.m. March 8

The city of Mountain View Youth Advisory Committee hosts a free open-mic event, an opportunity for teens to showcase their talents.

For more information, call 903-6000 or visit mvcpa.com.

Community Singing

Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills

9:15-10:15 a.m. March 9 and 23

People of all experience levels are encouraged to participate in community singing, where the singing is focused on the joy of creating music with others - not the performance. The songs will be taught in a call-and-response format, so the ability to read music is not required. There is no cost to participate.

For registration and more information, visit hiddenvilla.org.

PYT’s "Shrek the Musical"

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, MainStage

2 and 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 16, 1 and 6:30 p.m. March 10, 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 1 p.m. March 17

Peninsula Youth Theatre’s "Shrek the Musical" is based on the Broadway show that tells the tale of an ogre who goes on a quest to clear out his swamp, and along the way becomes a believer in true love. Tickets are $14 for children 12 and under, $26 for adults, $22 for groups of 10 or more and $22 for seniors and students.

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

Nature Hike and Crafts

Hidden Villa

10 a.m. to noon March 10

On a creative hike through Hidden Villa’s creek trail, attendees will collect materials - flowers, feathers and leaves - to create their own craft, such as a dream catcher, to take home. Open to ages 7-11. Tickets are $15.

For tickets and more information, visit hiddenvilla.org.

Spring Garden Party

Hidden Villa

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 23

Families with children are invited to Hidden Villa’s education garden to celebrate the arrival of spring. Activities include a garden scavenger hunt and making crafts using materials from the farm. Participants can visit the farm animals, including spring-born animals like lambs. Tickets are $15.

For tickets and more information, visit hiddenvilla.org.

PYT’s "Nate the Great"

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, SecondStage

9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. March 22 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 23

In the Peninsula Youth Theatre production, Nate the Great uses smarts and smiles to solve the most baffling mysteries that could ever befall a kid in elementary school with the help of his friends and his dog named Sludge. Tickets are $10-$12.

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

- Compiled by Christina Cheng

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