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SportsStanford Women's Volleyball vs. Cal
The Stanford University women's volleyball team will face its rival in the University of California, Berkeley's team. Nov. 25, 8 p.m. $6-$15. Maples Pavilion, 655 Campus Drive, Stanford.
Family and KidsFamily Gratitude Yoga Class
This special hourlong class designed for the whole family will center on cultivating and sharing gratitude. There will be yoga, stories, mediation and fun. All ages are welcome. Nov. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $30 family. Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, #110, Mountain View.
Food and DrinkPortola Valley Farmers' Market (Nov. 25)
The week of Thanksgiving the Portola Valley Farmers' Market will be held on Wednesday instead of Thursday, offering regular items as well as ingredients for Thanksgiving dinners. Shoppers can order pies and farm-raised turkeys in advance for pick up. Nov. 25, 2-5 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Family and KidsBilingual English/Spanish Storytime
This weekly event at the Menlo Park Library will offer stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish for children ages 2 to 3. Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Nov. 25, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park.
HealthFree YMCA fitness course
This weekly course led by YMCA instructors, called Healthy Happens Here, leads participants in strength training to develop balance, flexibility, posture, coordination and fall prevention. Classes are appropriate for all levels and backgrounds. Attendees should bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Aug. 5-Nov. 25, noon-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Art Galleries'Winging It'
Viewpoints Gallery presents the work of Floy Zittin and her friends Nancy Calhoun, Jan Grady and Marion Podolski in "Winging It," a show composed of paintings of birds and travels. Nov. 3-28, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.
Food and DrinkAutumn Spice Week
Shoreline Lake's annual Autumn Spice Week and Beaujolais Noveau Celebration will highlight spices and their unique qualities and offer seasonal items -- including pastries, beverages, savory items and more -- during this week only. Nov. 23-29, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
Art Galleries'Colorful Personality'
Gallery 9 has on display the photography of Lisa Carpenter and the sculpture and functional art of Rachel Tirosh in "Colorful Personality." Nov. 3-29, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Art Galleries'Painting Local Beauty'
The Portola Art Gallery is offering a show called "Painting Local Beauty," a group of new pastel and oil paintings of the Monterey and San Francisco peninsulas and Bend, Oregon, by San Mateo artist Jan Prisco. Monday-Saturday, Nov. 2-30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Art Galleries'Wild Things'
In the exhibit "Wild Things," nationally known artist Rita Sklar will share her recent water-media paintings portraying vanishing birds and other wildlife from the Bay Area and beyond. Oct. 13-Dec. 7, center hours. Free. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Film'Stranger Stories: Documentaries by Stanford Students'
This Cantor Arts Center exhibit presents documentary film shorts by first- and second-year MFA students that capture the lives of two kinds of strangers: the ones seen everyday and those far geographically removed. Sept. 30-Dec. 7, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Rough Around the Edges'
The exhibit "Rough Around the Edges: Inspirations in Paper" presents the work of Ronni Jolles, who uses layered paper, acrylic paint and sealants to create dimensional painting-like pieces. See website for daily schedule. Aug. 26-Dec. 7. Free. Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex and Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
The new fall exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center, called Front Yard/Backstreet," will encourage visitors to reconsider their relationships with the places they live, work and play. Themes will include mapping, sustainability, landscape and population. Sept. 19-Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsAdvanced iPad Classes
During this weekly class at Little House, participants will get acclimated to various iPad features, including accessibility options, speech tools, lost iPad locator, camera, map application and app store. It will also cover how to sync, backup and restore an iPad, and participants can request that other features be discussed. Wednesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $52 member; $60 nonmember; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Deborah Dutton, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, leads weekly classes that seek to alleviate tension, aches and pains while improving body mechanics and posture. Movements are done lying on the floor. Participants should bring a mat or towel. Wednesdays, May 6-Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-noon. Series prices vary; $20 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsYoga and Mindfulness Classes for Children
Held twice weekly in Mountain View, these classes for children will provide opportunities for quiet sitting meditation, movement and asana practice, music and play, and relaxation in a supportive environment. Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 24-Dec. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $20 drop in; class passes available. Silicon Valley Shambhala Center, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, #110, Mountain View.
On Stage'Man of La Mancha'
The Los Altos Stage Company will take audiences on a journey with the renowned knight errant Don Quixote in the play-within-a-play and classic musical, "Man of La Mancha." There will be no shows on Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec. 9. Nov. 19-Dec. 19, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Clubs/MeetingsESL Conversation Club in Mountain View
This Mountain View Public Library club for those learning or improving their spoken English provides practice opportunities with casual conversation and friendly company. All levels are welcome. No registration is required. Wednesdays, July 29-Dec. 23, 5-6 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
The 43 artists of the Gallery House cooperative will kick off the holiday season with the show "Artful," sharing their original work. On Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m., there will be a reception. Nov. 17-Dec. 24, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Women's Power to Stop War'
Celebrating the centennial of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), this exhibit will share the history of its founding in 1915 by Nobel Peace Prize winners Jane Addams and Emily Greene Balchand, the local branch's establishment in 1922, and the "Raging Grannies." Nov. 12-Dec. 24, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsYoga classes at Little House
Little House Activity Center is now offering a variety of weekly yoga classes -- covering Hatha, Chair, Restorative and Kundalini yoga styles -- taught by experienced professional instructors. See website for the full schedule. Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-Dec. 31. $15 Hatha, Chair or Restorative; $8 Kundalini. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
SportsRinconada Masters Swim Club
This Palo Alto-based group welcomes adults over 21 who want to make swimming a part of their healthy lifestyle. The flexible schedule includes 12 workouts per week, as well as optional social events, local swim meets and opportunities for stroke advice from experienced coaches. A Swim4Fitness program for learners is also offered. See website for more info. Sept. 1-Dec. 31. $80 per month. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Oil Paintings of Christmas, Stories of Santa'
Peabody Fine Art Gallery in Menlo Park has on display an exhibit called "Oil Paintings of Christmas, Stories of Santa," which is composed of paintings by artist Riki R. Nelson that are inspired by antique Christmas ornaments and the artist's original holiday stories. Nov. 23-Jan. 1, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free. Peabody Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsFoothill College Winter Quarter Registration
Winter Quarter registration at Foothill College begins on Nov. 18, and courses will meet from Jan. 4 to March 25. A full class schedule and registration instructions are available on the website. There is no application fee. Nov. 18-Jan. 3, 12:15 a.m.-11:45 p.m. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Exhibits'Stefano Della Bella: Capriccio and Fantasy'
This exhibit features a selection of eye-catching etchings from the 1640s by the Florentine artist Stefano Della Bella, who worked during a period when prints were collected avidly by Europeans. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 26-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Composed of 15 drawings by Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Piranesi's Paestem: Master Drawings Uncovered" features the artist's largest body of work focused on a single location. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 19-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Cantor Art Center exhibit explores the idea and practice of empathy in art ranging from Christian paintings to photography from the Civil Rights era. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 12-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Benefits/Fundraisers'Hard Worker' Wednesdays
Estrellita Restaurant in Los Altos will host weekly fundraisers for the Day Worker Center of Mountain View. Visitors enjoying the Mexican fare should make sure to bring the fundraising flier with them (see website). Wednesdays, year-round, dinner hours. Prices vary. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina, 971 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Art Galleries'Splendid Peacocks'
The exhibit at Cafe Borrone "Splendid Peacocks" will feature the newest work of local artist Flo de Bretagne. Nov. 23-Jan. 10, regular cafe hours. Free. Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Exhibits'Artists at Work'
This major exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center seeks to demystify the artistic process through a selection of 70 works from the museum's collection, including pieces by Edouard Manet, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Hart Benton and Richard Serra. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsPrenatal yoga classes
Welcoming both women with no previous yoga experience and longtime practitioners, prenatal yoga classes offer experiencing ranging from a relaxing stretch to vigorous workout. Instructors can help students find the appropriate level and intensity. Visit the website for a complete schedule and class descriptions. Nov. 17-Jan. 21, $109 unlimited monthly pass; $180 12-class pass; $99 6-class pass; $18 drop in. Blossom Birth Services, 299 S. California Ave., Suite 120, Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed'
This exhibition shares the Cantor Arts Center's recent acquisition of 29 sketchbooks of renowned Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn -- books never before studied or on view publicly that contain more than 1,000 drawings. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Edward Hopper: New York Corner'
The Cantor Arts Center celebrates the major acquisition of Edward Hopper's seminal painting "New York Corner" with an exhibition with pieces preceding or contemporary to the work, centering on themes of modern urban life and realism. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints'
The Cantor Art Center's exhibit "Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints: The Etchings of Jacques Callot" examines the 17th-century French artist's experimental work in the medium of printmaking. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 26-Feb. 15, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
HealthJacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes guide participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is provided by staff. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, year-round, 9 a.m. $36 month; $6 single class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.
EnvironmentLiving Classroom Volunteer Training
Living Classroom is seeking community volunteers who want to share their love of nature with children. Those interested will observe garden-based lessons for grades K-3 in local elementary schools, then receive training to assist or lead one-hour lessons during the school day. Topics taught include life and earth science and health eating. Visit the website to learn more. October-June. Free. Various locations, Palo Alto elementary schools, Palo Alto.
ExhibitsFine art photography by Immaculada Del Castillo Ditzel
The Town of Los Altos Hills is hosting an exhibit of fine art photography and paintings by Immaculada Del Castillo Ditzel, who uses unconventional methods and materials to present careful displays of everyday objects. Monday-Friday, Sept. 7-March, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.
This diverse exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center -- composed of around 50 photographs, prints, artist books and historical ephemera -- captures the loss of those made missing by time, death, disaster, politics or artistic composition. Wednesday-Monday, Nov. 11-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Anderson Collection exhibit will include drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture by Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox, two Stanford University graduates whose work investigates process, material manipulation and chance. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Classes/WorkshopsAdult School Winter/Spring Classes Registration
Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Winter and Spring classes will begin on Friday, Nov. 20. The winter session will run from Jan. 4 to March 18, and the spring session from March 21 to June 3. Visit the website or call for more info. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
The exhibit "Showing Off: Identity and Display in Asian Costume" at the Cantor Arts Center looks at how costumes and other objects of personal adornment were used as forms of identification from the late 18th century to the present. Oct. 14-May 23, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
DanceFor the Love of Dance classes
A family-owned studio, For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance to students, beginning at age 2 up through adults, from Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale. Visit the website to learn about specific offerings. October through June. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
Exhibits'Mining the Ancient'
The Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Mining the Ancient" showcases the work of six contemporary artists who draw inspiration for their work and sculptural practices from ancient sources. Oct. 14-Aug. 29, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art GalleriesPaintings by Naomi Mindelzun
Gallery 9 Los Altos has on display selected works by Palo Alto artist Naomi Mindelzun. Her pieces use a variety of surfaces and materials to capture organic structures that inspire her. Sept. 29-Oct. 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.