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Inspirational images at PhotoCentral Spring Exhibit

Hayward Area Recreation Districts PhotoCentral presents the PhotoCentral Spring Exhibition, currently on display. This eclectic group show is an annual event for PhotoCentral and features a wide variety of works from over 50 artists.

Joe Decker traveled to South Georgia to capture the image Penguin at Sunrise, which was selected by judges Danny Sanchez (Themes and Projects Gallery, San Francisco) and Margaretta Mitchell (Fine Art Photographer, Oakland) as a Grand Prize winner.

Bhutan is known for its Gross National Happiness (GNH) and Lisa DÕAlessandro traveled to a remote village in Eastern Bhutan to find the gem Boy with Kittens, Merak, Bhutan. The photo received an Award of Excellence.

Holi is one of the major festivals in India and thousands gather to celebrate the event. In a special installation, Oliver Klinks Award of Excellence winner Beats of Holi is part of a visual, tactual, and sound installation, which gives the viewers the feel of what it is like to attend the festival of color.

Student artists get valuable start at theatre fest

All the world may be a stage, but for high school students, Ohlone College is the place to take your act. Each year the colleges Theatre and Dance Department hosts the High School Theatre Festival where young performers experience competition, observe their peers, and develop their craft.

Started in 1995, the festival celebrated its 23rd year March 17 and 18, 2017 with over 900 competitors from 29 schools around the bay. The Tri-City area was represented by Irvington, James Logan, Mission San Jose, Moreau Catholic, Mt. Eden, and Washington, while other students travelled from as far as Grass Valleys Nevada Union High School, Hollisters San Benito High School, and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

The festival offers performance opportunities in 36 categories in fields such as classical and contemporary performance, musical, improvisation, set design, costume design, makeup, tech, and dance. Over 100 awards are available, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category. Three top prizes are also given to the schools with the most points scored. The Festival Sweepstakes for highest cumulative score was awarded to LACHSA, the Judges Sweepstakes for highest average points per entry went to Moreau, and the Tech Sweepstakes for the highest total score for tech and design was won by Oakland School of the Arts. San Benito High took home the Spirit Award.

Kite Festival soaring into town

The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division is holding its annual Kids n Kites Festival on Saturday, May 20. Located in Central Park, next to Aqua Adventure Waterpark, the festival includes free kites to the first 4,000 children in attendance.

Kids n Kites has been an annual Fremont event for nearly two decades, ever since Recreation Superintendent Ginny Duffy had the idea to recreate a popular Fremont event dating to the 1980s. Event attendance has grown from about 1,000 visitors back in 2000 to last yearÕs estimated 13,000/

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