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Starbucks in Mountain View! Thank you!

StarbuckslogoThe Lively Foundation asks everyone to patronize the businesses which so generously help Lively in our work. Please stand and cheer Ashley Whitlock, manager of the Starbucks on Castro St., Mountain View, CA. She has donated coffee (and cream, sugars, cups, stir sticks) for the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley in all three seasons: 2012, 2013, 2014. She also helped ¬†The Festival of Lights, Dec. 2013, Lively’s Holidays concert. Ms Whitlock is a musician in addition to being a manager. She says she loves to help Lively help the arts. Thank you, Ms Whitlock! Dear Readers, now that you have stood up and cheered for her kindness, please stop at Starbucks on Castro@ High School in Mtn. View, enjoy a latte, a bear claw, a sandwich, and remember that IDF-SV 2015 comes soon. Here’s Ashley Whitlock:AshleyWhitlockSmall


AshleyWhitlockSmallHere is Ashley Whitlock, the manager of Starbucks on Castro St., in Mountain View. Please stand and cheer for Ms Whitlock! She donated coffee, cream, cups, sugars (and non-sugars), napkins, stir sticks to The Lively Foundation for the International Dance Festival-Silicon Valley in 2012 and 2013, and for the Festival of Lights, Dec. 2013. Ms Whitlock is a musician in addition to be a manager. She says she loves to help Lively help the arts. Support our supporters! It will be such a pleasure to do: visit Starbucks on Castro, enjoy a latte, a bear claw, a sandwich, and join us in giving thanks for Ashley Whitlock. The dancers at IDF-SV and our audience in Dec. benefitted from her generosity and Starbucks coffee.

Etta Walton Lights Up The Festival of Lights

Great News! Etta Walton will lead the audience in a dance as part of The Festival of Lights. You are not required to participate, but Etta’s energy is contagious. You will find it hard to sit still. No special training needed; just a sense of fun. She might teach the Electric Slide; she might choose something else. Whatever it is it will be fun to do. The Lively Foundation likes its audiences to feel they’ve done something special by attending our concerts. Get up and join the fun! The Festival of Lights will renew your own personal energy source. Get your tickets now!Etta WaltonSmall

LIVELY LIGHTS! Celebrate The Festival of Lights, Dec. 8, 2013

Put down that turkey leg! Stop checking that list! The Lively Foundation invites you to relax and enjoy the reasons for the season. The Festival of Lights presents songs, dances, and theater/storytelling that honor many of the holidays that come at the end of the calendar year, from Diwali to Lunar New Year. Special guest artists include elves, ribbon dancers, Jonathan Clark, acclaimed bass-baritone, Leslie Friedman internationally celebrated dancer/choreographer. Stop looking for parking and let your little light shine. The Festival of Lights will renew your personal energy source. “Inspiring, beautiful, fun, and funny,” cheered reviewer F.L. Isaacson. A favorite holiday treat for 15 years in San Francisco, The Festival of Lights now brightens the holidays in Mountain View. Complimentary refreshments. Appropriate for all ages. Accessible venue. Non-religious. Tickets: $12 general admission; $10 over 65 or under 10 years of age. For tickets:

Mail a check to The Lively Foundation, 550 Mountain View Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041-1941 OR go to the website http://www.livelyfoundation.org  choose the Donate page; on the right of that page you will see the paypal logo. You can buy tickets through paypay using your credit card. Please be sure to (1) identify it as a donation so that we do not have to deduct paypal fees and (2) let us know through livelyfoundation@sbcglobal.net that you have bought tickets online. Thanks!!Lively Foundation Artistic Director Leslie Friedman