Community: Halloween costume swap
The City of Palo Alto and Blossom Birth are holding a kids' costume swap to allow parents to recycle last year's options and get new ones for their petite ghosts and witches. Costumes can be dropped off Sept. 23-27 at Palo Alto locations including Blossom Birth, 299 S. California Ave.; the Lucie Stern Community Center front desk, 1305 Middlefield Road; participating elementary schools; and Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson St. Costumes will then be available for pick-up at the swap event on Oct. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lucie Stern stern. Participation is free. For details, go to blossombirth.org.
Exhibit: 'Art Meets Technology: Core Samples from Nine Archives'
A new exhibit at Stanford's Green Library draws on the papers of 10 people whose work has combined art, technology, science and math: architect Buckminster Fuller, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, eco-artists Helen and Newton Harrison, physicist/music acoustician Arthur H. Benade, artist/computer scientist Rich Gold, media artist/filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson, artist Gyorgy Kepes, computer scientist Donald E. Knuth and computer scientist/musician Max V. Mathews. The display is in the Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda through Jan. 15 and includes photos, correspondence, film clips, sculptures, storyboards and handwritten code. Go to events.stanford.edu.