Yard Tree Saturdays: Call or stop by the Our City Forest nursery to choose a tree for your home. Certified arborist and trained nursery staff will lead a planting demo. Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Our City Forest Nursery, 1000 Spring Ave., San Jose. 408-998-7337, www.ourcityforest.org. Blood Drives: In the American Red Cross bus. Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. San Jose Skate, 397 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose (Sponsor Code: SKATE). Aug. 29, noon-6 p.m. Oak Hill Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose (Sponsor Code: DIGNITYPROVIDER). Aug. 30, noon-5 p.m. Santa Clara County Building #2, 1555 Berger Dr., San Jose (Sponsor Code: SCBERGER). 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or redcrossblood.org.
Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome, Mondays, 7-9 p.m. DJs and bands provide the music, custom name ballet theme wall decal / dancing wall stickers / personalised wall art removable Air conditioning, wood floor, light refreshments and convenient parking, $6 per person, Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave., San Jose. 408-559-6209, Military Officers Association of America: The Silicon Valley chapter holds a luncheon meeting on the third Thursday of the month. siliconvalleymoaa.org, 408-245-2217, Submit a listing by emailing information about your event to firstname.lastname@example.org, Deadline is noon, two weeks prior to Friday’s publication..
Spellbinding newcomer James Gowan follows in “Sextet ‘Trio Movement A’,” liquidly flying through space then solidifying upon landing with Meyer’s deep lively (recorded) bass work driving time forward. Michael Montgomery, who takes the stage with boyish virtuosity, eventually joins in, as do Babatunji, who exudes wise, shape-shifting stoicism, and Jeffrey Van Sciver, who seems at once dramatic and introverted as he tears up space. The lovely Yujin Kim and Courtney Henry joined the fevered action.
Backward is Forward: An exhibit focused on “Layer and Impact in Printmaking,” featuring works by Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly, Gregory Edwards, Michael Mazur, Frank Lobdell, Andrew Romanoff, Inez Storer, Nathan Oliveira, Erik Bakke, Joan Miro, Marguerite Saegesser, Ruth Wall, custom name ballet theme wall decal / dancing wall stickers / personalised wall art removable Kathy Aoki, Vicky M, Chen, Tom Killion, Jessica Dunne and Robin McCloskey, Through Jan, 12, Art Museum of Los Gatos, 4 Tait Ave., Los Gatos, 408-395-7386, museumsoflosgatos.org, Nina Gerber and Chris Webster: Nina and Chris return to The Woodshed with a new CD of soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, Dec, 7, 7:30-10 p.m, The Woodshed at Keith Holland Guitars, 16905 Roberts Road, Los Gatos, $18 advance/$22 door, 408-395-0767 or woodshed.org..
UC Davis coach Jim Les was pumping his fist with a piece of championship net long after the school had won its first Big West Tournament title. His elation was palpable, just like that of his players. The Aggies (22-12) will make their NCAA Tournament debut Wednesday in Dayton. If they defeat North Carolina Central (25-8), they will meet the Kansas Jayhawks on Friday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. An agricultural school, UC-Davis will gain publicity all over the country for basketball. The Aggies have good-shooting guards, a shot blocker and rebounding machine in Chima Moneke, and a former NBA player as their coach. “I’m so happy for these guys,” said Les, who spent seven seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Sacramento Kings. “They’ve worked so hard all year, and they deserve it. Great kids, great character and they’re a joy to coach.” UC Davis transitioned to Division I status in 2004 and joined the Big West in 2007. They won the Big West championship Saturday night, and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, with a 50-47 victory over top-seeded UC Irvine, In the regular-season finale between the teams a week ago, UC Irvine routed UC Davis 79-49. “I didn’t want anyone else,” Moneke said. “I knew we could beat them. After they beat us, people forgot we beat them the first time. The fans at the end of that game were chanting some things we didn’t like. We took it personally and to heart … 47 points, defensively, you can’t get much better than that.” Moneke was selected tournament MVP. He had nine points, seven rebounds, three blocks and one steal in the championship game. Report an errorPolicies and StandardsContact UsTags:College BasketballWire ServicesSubscribe Today!All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents!blog comments powered by DisqusGet Morning Report and other email newsletters.