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Model Railroad Showcase set for April 13-14

California Central Coast Model Railroad Club will display its On30 modular railroad at Roaring Camp Railroads on April 13-14.

These avid hobbyists will be exhibiting and operating their On30 modular railway in Bret Harte Hall, from 9:30am-3:30pm Saturday and 9:30am-2:30pm Sunday. 

See large-scale model railroad cars roll through realistic scenes set in central California prior to the 1940s. Railroading enthusiasts will recognize the logos of well-known railways operating in the United States from past years. For information on model trains, visit

Admission is free, but parking costs $10 per vehicle.

Steam trains to Bear Mountain depart at 10:30am,12pm and 1:30pm. Beach trains depart from Roaring Camp at 10am and 2pm; northbound from Santa Cruz at 12pm.

For more information, visit

Spring Lakes Park Choir hosts Spring Concert series

Spring Lakes Park Choir will be singing a wide variety of music, both sacred and secular, traditional and classical, folk and patriotic, at three Spring Concert dates open to the public at the Spring Lakes Park Clubhouse, 225 Mt. Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley.

The concerts are set for Tuesday, April 16, at 2pm; Wednesday, April 17, at 7pm; and Thursday, April 18, at 2pm. All concerts are identical.

They are free, although there will be an opportunity to donate for choir expenses.

Cabrillo College stages modern romp through French Revolution

Take a dive into the extravagant and dangerous world of the French monarchy with David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette,” staged by Cabrillo College’s Theater Arts department and directed by Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director Andrea Hart, running April 12-28 at the Black Box Theater.

“This play looks at the ways we idolize celebrity at the same time that we are vilifying it,” Hart said.

The play begins with all the pageantry and flourish of a party at Versailles. But as the revolution picks up steam, cracks appear in the veneer. Marie struggles to understand her role in the unraveling society while her husband, Louis XVI, flails between indecision and helplessness. Inspired by the Occupy movement of 2013, the play steers clear of neat binaries and instead asks us to examine the society that leads to such extreme inequalities.

Sierra Laird takes on the role of Marie—a character who never leaves the stage, nor the audience’s view. Sebastian Hardison plays her sometimes bumbling, always loveable spouse, Louis XVI. Khaliya Kelley and Rocio Sullivan join as Marie’s friends and confidantes: Lamballe and Polignac. Local middle-schooler Aliyah Marcus plays the ill-fated Dauphin, and Laney Correa plays an incredibly insightful sheep.

Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. For tickets, go to or call 831-479-6154.

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