There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, county fairs, music festivals, food festivals and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay’s beloved, one and only Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show –– a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth”.
The spectacular 24th annual show will return to a single-day mega-show format, Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque seaside town of Half Moon Bay, CA about 20 miles south of San Francisco. An added bonus: the Tom Lantos Tunnels through Devil’s Slide on Highway 1 make driving to the show easier and more interesting than ever!
This year’s headline attractions include an impressive array of military aircraft including the P-38 Lightning, B-25 Bomber, P-51 Mustang, C-47 Skytrain and F-4 Corsair among others, a parade of dozens of one-of-a-kind vintage police cars, “Dynojet” dynamometer engine performance testing, world land speed record streamliners and hydroplanes, a special display of antique wooden boats, a multitude of Ford Mustangs to celebrate the iconic muscle cars’ 50th anniversary, and an opening color guard to kick off the festivities.
The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show is a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries. The world’s coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, super sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays.
Coastal Rep’s Coastal Theater Conservatory has announced the opening May 9 of Alice in Wanderland, an original musical based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and other stories. Marking the conservatory’s 20th anniversary the musical is a coming of age story that follows Alice from ages 4 – 14 as she learns to move past relationships formed via technology and interact with others on a human level. Set in the 21st century at Wanderland Academy, a finishing school, Alice encounters an army of hand-held-device addicted schoolgirls enslaved to a computer game controlled by the Red Queen. As she flees the Red Queen, and Wanderland, she encounters a host of well-known Carroll characters who help her find herself, and learn important life lessons, through song, dance and spoken word.
“Our goal at CTC is to create theater for children to participate in that goes beyond the typical fare, allowing them to learn and grow via the medium,” says Michael Lederman, Artistic and Education Director, Coastal Rep. “What better way for them to learn to develope human relationships than participating in theatre, which, by its very nature is based on forming collaborative relationships to achieve a common goal? It’s exciting to see how the theme of the show and the medium of theatre work together to create a wonderful experience for the young talent at CTC.”
Alice in Wanderland is comprised of a double cast of conservatory students and features six young actresses playing Alice, as well as 96 students playing the other roles, including The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and Humpty-Dumpty. The production also features original music composed by Bay Area composer/musician and the popular Sippy Cups founder Paul Godwin.
Join Miramar Farms, 420 Purisima Way, Half Moon Bay, for a farm fresh breakfast in the barn with family and friends, Sunday, April 27, 9:30 to 11:30am.
After a wonderful morning meal prepared by Chef Margie Kriebel, we’ll head up to the coastal hills to see what’s blooming this spring. Proceeds benefit the BRITE Scholarship fund.
Midcoast Community Council April 23 agenda is posted with supporting documents on the MCC website. The meeting starts at 7pm at Granada Sanitary District, 504 Ave Alhambra, 3rd floor, El Granada.
Rodenticides - Poison baits used to control rodents, and the unintended secondary poisoning of wildlife and pets that eat dead or dying rodents that have consumed these baits. Educational presentation by representative for Raptors Are The Solution (RATS), a Bay Area conservation group working to eradicate anticoagulants from our ecosystem.
Montara Coast 7th Street fence - County staff will present the plan for removal of the fence that closes off the coastal end of 7th Street and installation of guardrails for vehicle safety.
Moss Beach Skate Park – a community discussion
- Safety and the future of public access at the 11-acre parcel owned by California School Employees Association (CSEA) in northern Moss Beach. In addition to WWII barracks foundations and MWSD water storage tanks, the parcel contains a user-built concrete skate park, which appears slated for demolition by the property owner.
- The need for a Midcoast skate park – where, how, who can get it done?
Coastside Land Trust and world-renowned birder Alvaro Jaramillo present Songbirds & Seabirds of the Coastside on Saturday, May 10 through an entertaining workshop and guided bird walk. The workshop will focus on behavior, field marks, ecology, and migratory patterns of local birds and take place at Senior Coastsiders’ new venue on Main Street. The walk will allow you to experience the birds in person through small group guided tours of Coastside Land Trust’s coastal prairie open space at wavecrest. Tickets to the workshop and walk are sold separately and must be purchased in advance.
Saturday May 10, 1–2:30pm
Senior Coastsiders (925 Main Street, HMB)
Tickets must be purchased in advance here.
$20 limited availability
Saturday May 10, 3–5pm
Wavecrest Open Space, meet at Smith Field Ballparks
Tickets must be purchased in advance here.
$20 limited availability
Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Visit the Half Moon Bay Library.
Monday April 21 2pm Bedazzle A Book Bag Crafty kids wanted to decorate book bags for a good cause. Bags will be used to deliver books for our homebound patrons. Your artwork will brighten up their day! All ages welcome, sign-ups required.
Tuesday April 22 2pm Loteria Everyone’s favorite game returns. Friendly competition for fun prizes. Presented in Spanish. Fun for all ages!
Wednesday April 23 1pm Happy Birds Watch parrots perform incredible tricks. They can sing, slam dunk a basketball, or ride a skateboard. All ages welcome.
Thursday April 24 2pm Rainbow Loom Bracelets Create fashionable bracelets and meet new friends. All ages, sign-ups required. Limit 15.
Friday April 25 2pm Recycled Book Art: Hedgehogs! Transform a book into a hedgehog and decorate your spiny pal. Sign-up required, all ages welcome.
Join Senator Jerry Hill for a cup of coffee and conversation about the issues affecting the community from 8 to 9am on Monday, April 14, at Mazzetti’s Bakery, 101 Manor Drive in Pacifica. Hill provides the coffee at no taxpayer expense. No RSVP or appointment necessary. Call Hill’s district office, (650) 212-3313, for more information.
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