■ Sanford Jazz Big Band Class
The OFJCC big band ensemble class, led by local musician Jeff Sanford, performs today (July 5) at 6 p.m. at Oshman Family JCC, Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For more information, visit Palo Alto JCC.
■ Beatrix Potter 'Puppet Ballet'
Two Potter stories ("Jemima Puddle-Duck" and The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit") will be performed as a narrated "puppet ballet" by Hudson Vagabond Puppets today (July 5) at 6:30 p.m. at the main stage at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Tickets are $14-$19. For more information, visit MVCPA.