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Summer Wine Festival — 2-5 p.m. Aug. 14. Saint Mary’s College of California invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and wine tasting with more than two dozen California wineries. Hosted on Saint Mary’s campus, the event helps support talented, under-resourced students by raising scholarship funds. Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga. $35-$45. 925-631-4200, Oakland-Fukuoka wine tasting — 3-5 p.m. Aug. 14. Proceeds will benefit the 2012 50th anniversary celebration of sister cities Oakland and Fukuoka, Japan. Art and wine will be available for purchase. Cerruti Cellars, Jack London Square, 100 Webster Street, Suite 100, Oakland. $18-$35. 510-325-3729,

“A cultural space is a place where the community can come together,” Serrano explained, “There’s great music and there’s community organizations giving out information, and registering people to vote and getting them plugged into campaigns, That’s the benefit of a cultural hub — a center.”, The prototype of a Black Cultural Zone is that of a plaza, like the town centers of European cities, In other words, the “culture” is broader than ballet traditional arts, in EastSide’s vision, The BCZ could help to keep people in their homes, keep afloat a struggling soul food restaurant, for example, or create an after- school job skills program, “It’s not about making money, it’s about building social capital,” Serrano said..

The event was scheduled as the pair display rediscovered unity after they fell out over Merkel’s welcoming approach to refugees in 2015. Germany holds a general election in September. Police in Manchester say a lone bomber with an improvised device died in the attack. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and that several bombs were involved. Pope Francis has expressed profound dismay over the “barbaric” attack at a concert in Manchester, England. A condolence telegram sent in his name says he was “mindful in a particular way” of the many children and young people who perished, as well as their grieving families. He prayed for “God’s blessings of peace, healing and strength” upon Britain.

Stanford Chamber Chorale and Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Musicale, 2:30 p.m, Dec, 8, Stanford Memorial Church, Free-$10, 650-723-3811 or, Robert Hew ballet Morgan, organ, Holiday Recital, 1:30 p.m, Dec, 9, Stanford Memorial Church, Free, 650-723-3811 or, Fortnightly Music Club, “Youthful Gems: Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Saint-Saens.” Performers include bass-baritone Kang Liu, pianist Hubert Kennemer and violinist Claudia Bloom, 7 p.m, Dec, 9, Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, in Palo Alto, Free, or 408-475-8942..

It’s hard for the show to go on when the top name on the bill drops off. Yet, the Wild 94.9 Jingle Ball still managed to deliver an enjoyable evening of music on Thursday at the SAP Center at San Jose even after the headliner, the immensely popular Shawn Mendes, canceled earlier in the day due to illness. Fans certainly missed Mendes, who was reportedly under doctor’s orders not to perform (the nature of the illness was not disclosed). But their sadness was soothed by a steady succession of short, but (mostly) sweet performances from the likes of the Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Alessia Cara and Lukas Graham.