She was, many commentators agreed, his most valuable asset in a race against then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, an agile campaigner who pounded Bush on the economy, and wild card candidate Ross Perot, a Texas billionaire running as an independent. Mrs. Bush generally managed to avoid the sorts of intrigues and uproars that perturbed her predecessor as first lady and her eventual successor, Hillary Clinton, a lawyer and activist, who promised to be a partner in her husband’s public life and memorably defended her career by remarking, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.”.
“Christmas in Poland and the Baltics”: Presented by California Bach Society; Dec, 1-3 in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley; $35; www.calbach.org, Valley Concert Chorale: “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah,” 7:30 p.m, Dec, 1 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Livermore; $12; “A Midwinter Rose,” a concert of seasonal works; Dec, 8 and 10 in Livermore and Pleasanton; $10-$25; www.valleyconcertchorale.org, Clerestory: Men’s vocal group presents “Night of Snow,” featuring choral traditions from Spain, France, Portugal, and the Basque country; 8 p.m, Dec, 2; St, Mark’s boho hand embroidered handmade pink ballet flat shoes pink slip ons Episcopal Church, Berkeley; $5-$30; www.clerestory.org..
South Valley Leads Club: The club provides a networking method through which professionals can increase their business referrals. Meets Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Marie Callendar’s, 620 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose. For information or reservations, call 408.972.9177. SIR: This successful organization provides social opportunities for men retired from a full-time occupation. It is a nonprofit organization providing a wide variety of activities to branch members. The group offers monthly luncheon meetings with a guest speaker. No dues or assessments charged, just the cost of the lunch. Meets the second Thursday of each month at the Elks Club in Sunnyvale. For more information, call 408.252.9254.
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The Joe Henderson Lab’s programming is as vital and exciting as the big room upstairs, with a mix of touring artists and local stalwarts like trumpeter Erik Jekabson (Oct. 20), drummer Wally Schnalle (Nov. 17) and harpist/vocalist Destiny Muhammad (Jan. 27). The sheer breadth of music at the center is glorious, encompassing styles and traditions not usually thought of as jazz kin. The new crop of resident artist directors — musicians who take on curatorial responsibilities at the center — include fail-safe jazz stars like bassist Christian McBride and pianist Vijay Iyer and country legend Rosanne Cash, whose four shows (May 18-21) have already sold out.