Arts Foundation, bank partner for exhibit. ANTIOCH — In partnership with the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Umpqua Bank hosts its next art exhibit featuring six local artists. The Antioch bank houses local artwork every two months. Running through November, on display will be works by Shirley DiMercurio, Carol Jurczak, Daniel Kennedy, Allen Kidwell, Lorraine Lawson and Paul Schorr. The bank is at 3700 Lone Tree Way. Art can also been seen during the bank’s regular hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. For more information, go to www.art4antioch.org or call Diane Gibson-Gray at 925-325-9897.
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In a twist that may resonate with Silicon Valley’s tech workers, the strippers contend they were treated as “independent contractors” instead of employees. That made them ineligible for Social Security, Medicare and a host of other benefits available to workers employed by a company. The dancers hung up their G-strings after a combined 57 years strutting their stuff — all of it — on the Poodle’s runway. That’s an average of just over 5 years each, longer than the average wage and salary worker was with his employer in 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Los Gatos Library: At the Library Lego Club, children ages 8 and up are invited to come make friends and use the library’s Legos, Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m, Story time for ages 0-5, plus a holiday dance party with PapaHugs, Dec, 8, 10:30 a.m, The library offers programs for youth, as well as regular story times, Los Gatos Library, 110 E, Main St, 408.354.6893 or www.library.losgatosca.gov, Children’s Holiday Teddy Bear Tea: This family event, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, features hot chocolate and a special menu just for children, plus savory tea sandwiches and sweet treats ballet inspired tassel key chain - zipper pull for grownups, Magician Greg Finch presents a magic show, and Santa will be on hand to hear children’s requests and to take pictures, Children can also decorate their own teddy bear cookie, and each child will receive a special teddy bear and a photo with Santa to take home, Hosted by the Women of Power In Purple, Dec, 12, 11 a.m, and 2 p.m, Tickets are $60 for adults, $50 for children, Almaden Golf and Country Club, San Jose, For tickets or more information, visit www.powerinpurple.com or call 408.981.2311..
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