REALLY RAGTIME ... A "rollicking romp through Ragtime music gems and favorites" is promised Sunday, April 7, at Really Ragtime, an afternoon event benefiting Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The $25 admission fee includes light refreshments and performances by Frederick Hodges, Jack and Chris Bradshaw, Robyn and Steve Drivon, Candace Fazzio, Professor Gordon, Larisa Migachyov and The Ragnolia Ragtette. Doors open at 1:15 for the 2 to 4 p.m. performance at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. The afternoon is sponsored by the Allied Arts Guild Auxiliary. To order online go to www. AlliedArtsGuild.org.
AGING IN PLACE ... The Stanford Center on Longevity and the MetLife Mature Market Institute has developed a manual to help communities measure their capacity to help seniors remain in their own homes and communities as they age. The scholars developed a list of indicators — such as presence of public transportation, well-maintained sidewalks and presence of support services — and ways local governments can assess and improve them.