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This session for adults held at the Portola Valley Library will teach participants new activities designed to keep young ones interested. Children are welcome. Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Lectures & Talks'The Relationship Economy: Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Growth'
This Churchill Club event will feature Keith Ferrazzi, CEO and founder of Ferrazzi Greenlight, and Rishi Dave, CMO of Dun & Bradstreet, discussing perspectives on business relationships. Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. $69 Churchill Club member; $93 nonmember. Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
Community EventsGame Night at BookBuyers
BookBuyers in Mountain View will hold one of its regular game nights, where community members can play their favorite table-top games. Nov. 30, 8-9 p.m. Free. BookBuyers, 317 Castro St., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsEnvironmental Volunteers Training
Environmental Volunteers will host training sessions for new volunteers, individuals who want to share their love of science and nature with students from local schools. No prior experience is necessary. RSVP is required. Visit the website for more info. Mondays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $75 (scholarships available). EcoCenter, 2650 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
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.
Exhibits'ONE TREE' photography exhibit
The Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter currently has on display a photography exhibit by Nancy Mueller and her granddaughter Tinsley Rollins called "ONE TREE," which presents a study of eucalyptus in the Palo Alto Baylands. On Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m., there will be a free public reception with the artists, with hor d'oeuvres and drinks. Aug. 30-Nov. 30, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter , 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersHoliday Traditions at Filoli
During this nine-day fundraising event, the estate at Filoli will be transformed into a holiday showcase, offering decorations and merchandise. There will also be entertainment provided by local choral and performing groups and Bay Area musicians. See the website for more info, the schedule and ticket availability. Nov. 27-Dec. 5. Prices vary. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
Classes/WorkshopsIntroduction to Drawing
This class at Little House will welcome students of all levels and abilities who want to explore the basics of drawing with pencil, ink and colored pencil. Mondays, Nov. 2-Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. $120 member; $130 nonmember; $25 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
SportsMonday Night Football at Little House
Little House Activity Center will host a weekly viewing party of the Monday Night Football game. Free popcorn will be available. Mondays, Oct. 5-Dec. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class at Avenidas
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will offer help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Mondays, Sept. 21-Dec. 7, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Free. Avenidas, 425 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
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.
HealthMoving out of Aches and Pain class
Taught by Deborah Dutton, this Feldenkrais class series for those dealing with discomfort from aches and pains will help students use focused attention and movement sequences to begin moving more comfortably and freely. It will also cover posture and body mechanics. Mondays, Sept. 28-Dec. 14, 6-7 p.m. $183 resident; $245 nonresident; $20 drop in. Arrillaga Gymnastics Center, 501 Alma St., Menlo Park.
Food and DrinkOff the Grid: Palo Alto
With help from the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Off the Grid will bring its market offering a number of dinner options and a pop-up bar to Palo Alto. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
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.
Food and DrinkMonday Vegetarian Vegan Macrobiotic Dinners
The Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community bring together 60 to 100 attendees of all ages each week to enjoy vegetarian/vegan meals. The communal atmosphere welcomes all diners -- vegetarian, vegan or not -- and fosters new and long-term friendships. Reservations by 9:30 a.m. on Monday are requested. Mondays, Oct. 12-Dec. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. $18. First Baptsit Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
HealthYoga with Surfer MIke
Surfer Mike, an yoga and meditation instructor since 1997, will teach a 13-week course for all ages and levels. Those interested are asked to register prior to the first class at Lucie Stern Community Center. Mondays, Sept. 14-Dec. 21, 5:30-6:45 p.m. $130 13-week course. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, 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.
Community EventsMonday Night Pub Quiz
Each week Freewheel Brewing Company hosts a Monday Night Pub Quiz, where teams and individuals can test their knowledge of fun and challenging trivia. Those interested should arrive early to guarantee a seat. Mondays, Nov. 9-Dec. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $3. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club holds meetings each Monday night, holidays included, and welcomes new players of all levels, from tournament champs to beginners. Registration is not required, and attendees can bring their own equipment or use the club's. Mondays, year-round, 6-9 p.m. Free. Corner Bakery Cafe, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
HealthLittle House Walking Group
Little House Activity Center organizes walking groups three times each week, where friends can enjoy the outdoors and become more active. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec. 29, 10-11 a.m. Free. 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.
Live MusicRed Rock Coffee Open Mic
Each Monday night, Red Rock Coffee holds an open mic event on its second floor, where musicians, poets and comedians of all ages and experience levels can share their art. Each act is given 10 minutes or two songs, whichever comes first. Sign ups begin at 6:30 p.m., and performances begin at 7 p.m. Mondays, Nov. 2-Jan. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
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.
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/WorkshopsMom & Baby/Toddler Yoga
Blossom's Mom & Baby/Toddler yoga classes provide a supportive environment for women to enjoy the benefits of yoga, bond with their babies and meet other moms. Dads and other family caregivers are welcome. Visit the website for class descriptions and full schedule. Nov. 30, $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.
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.