THE GOLDEN Chordsmen, a barbershop harmony chorus, will present its Spring Show 2009, "Good Night Sweetheart," at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the Burlingame Intermediate School Theater, 1715 Quesada Way, Burlingame.

The concert will feature the songs of the '30s, '40s and '50s performed by the Golden Chordsmen; the Fly Right Sisters, in the style of the Andrews Sisters; and Sound Judgment Quartet.

Reserved seating (at small tables near the stage) is $15; general admission is $12; and tickets for seniors and children are $10. Group discounts are available.

For tickets, call 1-650-344-7464 or visit www.goldenchordsmen.org.

Stop senior fraud

South San Francisco Public Library is presenting a free program, "Fraud Targeting Seniors," at 10:30 a.m. April 9 in the auditorium of the Main Library, 840 West Orange Ave.

Senior Assist of the Peninsula will discuss the many scams targeting seniors to steal their money or identity and how to avoid becoming a victim. Questions? Call 650-829-3862.

Victorian Tea

Scones, Devonshire cream, tea sandwiches and desserts await the ladies and gentlemen who attend the South San Francisco Historical Society's seventh-annual Victorian Tea on April 18, 19, 25 and 26. The event will be held at the beautiful 103-year-old Plymire-Schwarz House, 519 Grand Ave., SSF.

The tea, which benefits the historical house, will have one seating each day (11:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday).

Tabletops will also be set up each day in the backyard for individuals or groups to design "tablescapes." After dining, guests will visit the yard and vote on their favorite. A small prize will be awarded each day to the winner.

Donation: $25 per person (final after payment within seven days of purchase).

For reservations, on a first-come basis, call Dorothy Buhagiar at 650-589-5597 or Evelyn Casagrande at 650-588-4754. For tablescape details, call Margie Casagrande at 650-296-4012.

Vintage car class

For the first time, Skyline College in San Bruno is offering a Vintage Car Technology class, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 25 and May 2, 9 and 16 in Building 9 (south side of campus), 3300 College Drive.

Share your own knowledge, learn some tips, and work on your own car using the college's well-equipped shop. The class covers a wide variety of subjects, from the engine and brakes to electrical systems.

Cost is $11 for four Saturdays. To register, contact Julia Johnson at 650-738-4485 or johnsonj@smccd.edu.

Wanted: Gallery help

Due to increased attendance, the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City is seeking gallery monitors for large public programs such as the Immigrants Day Festival (third Saturday in May) or Victorian Days (fourth Saturday in September).

Help visitors enjoy the exhibits by highlighting artifacts and activities, and help protect the exhibits.

Gallery monitor training takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on April 25 in Courtroom A on the second floor of the museum, which is located at 2200 Broadway.

To register, contact Carmen Blair at 650-299-0104 or Carmen@historysmc.org.

Skyline groundbreaking

Once again the sun shined on Skyline College in San Bruno as the groundbreaking for a new building that will hold a multicultural center, cosmetology classrooms and administration offices was held Feb. 19. The projected completion date is early 2011.

More than 200 people attended the celebration of the new building construction and site improvements, which includes 73,000 square feet of programmable space.

The building will serve as a new campus gateway and will feature two inspiring quotations on the eastern and western walls: "The wisest mind has something yet to learn," by George Santayana, and "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams," by Eleanor Roosevelt.

The first floor will house classrooms, cosmetology space, and spa and aesthetician laboratories. The second floor will hold a multicultural center, hosting gallery, classrooms, and cosmetology haircutting lab and model salon. The third floor includes a classroom, campus administration offices and a rooftop terrace.

The event speakers included Skyline President Dr. Victoria Morrow, District Chancellor Ron Galatolo, and San Mateo County Community College District Trustee Richard Holober.

The festivities continued at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Science & Allied Health building. Everyone was invited to tour the facility, which has been extensively modernized, and meets program requirements to support science, math, health care and other classes.

Michael Williamson, dean of the Science, Math & Technology Division, and Ray Hernandez, director of the Respiratory Therapy Program, spoke about the building's state-of-the art laboratories for biology, microbiology, chemistry and earth sciences.

In addition, the first floor houses the emergency medical technician program. The second floor holds respiratory therapy and surgical technology labs, with a simulated operating room, and the anatomy, physiology and biotechnology labs.

The third floor includes a physics lab and Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Center.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and John Plane Construction Inc. sponsored the afternoon ceremonies.

Marines' homecoming

More than 40 Marines assigned to Headquarters Company, 23rd Marine Regiment, in San Bruno came back from Iraq on Feb. 22, greeted by more than 200 family members and friends at their unit on Commodore Lane.

A mixture of tears, smiles, flag-waving, and signs also greeted the men, as did members of the Patriot Riders who came from all over the Bay Area. One child's sign read: "Welcome Home, Uncle Marine."

"Shellshocked" was how Cpl. Earl Hernandez of Fremont described his feelings about being surrounded by most of his family and seeing all the people who came to welcome the men home.

Before the Marines' arrival, the regiment's executive officer Tom Prentice advised the families and friends that it is just as important to continue to support the men at home, as many adjustments must be made.

"The Marines were mobilized in March 2008 and deployed to Iraq in July 2008," said Major Ted Wong, commander, Headquarters Company, 23rd Marine Regiment. "Their initial mission was to provide convoy support for the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, in the Habbaniyah-area of al-Anbar Province."

After turning over operations there to Iraqi Security Forces, they moved in December to assist Iraqi Security Forces in the vicinity of Rawah, Wong said.

"During their deployment, they conducted more than 150 convoy missions and accumulated thousands of road time hours with no combat injuries, all while under the constant threat of IEDS ... and other insurgent activity."

The Marines were given four days uncharged leave before they had to return to the San Bruno unit.

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