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Showing listings from May 22, 2013 to May 28, 2013 in all categories.
'Rooms and Blooms'
Gallery 9 features acrylic paintings by Bay Area artist, Jan Meyer. “Rooms and Blooms” is on display through June 2 and features interior room scenes painted with bold colors and graphic patterns. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. March 30-June 2, Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Call 650-941-7969 or visit www.gallery9losaltos.com. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos
Color and Line Exhibition
New Coast Studios presents "Color and Line," an exhibition featuring 20 artists exploring hue and saturation and the rhythm of form and line, across a variety of themes and media. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. May 17-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Shira Adriance at 650-485-2121 or email email@example.com or visit www.newcoaststudios.com. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto
Misako Kambe’s 'Carving Magic'
The Portola Art Gallery presents “Carving Magic,” carved ceramic creations by Misako Kambe of Menlo Park. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m. May 1-31, every day except Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Misako Kambe at 650-321-0220 or visit www.portolaartgallery.com. Allied Arts Guild, Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park
New Work by Barbara Heinrich
De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry will present a show of new work by jewelry artist Barbara Heinrich from New York. Meet Barbara Heinrich in person during her artist appearance Thursday, May 2, 2-6 p.m. and Friday, May 3, 10-6 p.m. The show will run from April 27 through May 22, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Cherry LeBrun at 650-327-1256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.denovo.com. De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto
'Gretel and Hansel' Auditions
The City of Los Altos Youth Theatre presents "Gretel and Hansel," a new twist on an old tale. The musical is done by Kate Hawley, directed by EJ Taylor and with music by Craig Bohmler. The show rehearses Monday-Friday, June 3-August 11, 4:30-8 p.m., as needed. The final performance is July 12 at the Bus Barn Theatre. Casting ages 12-22 with auditions on May 22 and 23, 6-9 p.m. Free. For more information, call Los Altos Youth Theatre at 650-947-2796 or email email@example.com or visit www.losaltosrecreation.org/auditions.html. Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos
'Autism and Adolescence'
Parents of an autistic adult give attendees an inside look at how to handle this difficult transitional time for an adolescent on the autism spectrum. Also including: Corinne Callan, MEd, Educational Specialist and Eamonn Callan, PhD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Stanford School of Education. Register online. May 23, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. For more information, call Taylor Fleeson Zisman at 650-617-3812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chconline.org/. Children's Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
A class on calligraphy writing as a work of art used in collages, cards and scrapbooks. Various writing tools will be explored as well as a history of writing in general. Instructor is Taun Relihan. Fridays, April 12-May 31, 10-11 a.m. $50 ($40 members). For more information, call Judith Webb at 650-289-5436 or email email@example.com or visit avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
'French for Francophiles'
Avenidas offers "French for Francophiles" classes, in which students will learn to converse as if they're living in France. Some knowledge of French is recommended. The class instructor is Leo McCord Jr. April 10-June 26, Wednesdays, 12:30-2 p.m. $75 ($65 members). For more information, call Judith Webb at 650-289-5436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Students will learn about color theory, value concept, composition, modern-art history, technique and limited-palette method. Still-life and landscape possibilities with loose brush strokes and acrylic colors. No class May 21. Tuesdays, April 16-June 11, 1-3:30 p.m. $90 ($80 members). For more information, call Judith Webb at 650-289-5436 or email email@example.com or visit avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
'Learn to Meditate'
A class on meditation will be held Thursdays from May 2-23 7:30-9 p.m. $60. For more information, call Joe Begley at 650-323-3363 or visit www.anandapaloalto.org. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
'Learn to Square Dance'
Classes are held by the "Bows & Beaus Square-Dance Club" on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. First class free; $5 per class thereafter. For more information, call Nanci Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Loyola School, 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos
'Magic of the Lens' - Digital Photography Workshop
The Mid Peninsula Media Center presents "Magic of the Lens," a digital photography workshop where students will learn to shoot like the pros and edit their images using Lightroom. Then students will learn to present their images to others by using consumer or professional printing services, framing and matting. Field shoot included. Software and computer lab provided, but participants should bring their own camera. May 7-28, Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. $145. For more information, call Becky Sanders at 650-494-8686 or email email@example.com or visit midpenmedia.org. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
'Meeting My Milestones': Developmental Group
This class is all about the expertise and education needed to promote the growth and developmental of a child’s life. Early childhood developmental specialists and therapists will discuss childhood milestones into specific when, what, how and why advice and how to enhance a child's language development. Mondays, May 20-January 26, 9:30-11:45 a.m. Special Introductory 60-day Charter Member offer! $100 covers your first 60 days/ limited time offer For more information, call Tim Harper at 650-618-3343 or email tim@AbilitiesUnited.org or visit www.abilitiesunited.org/page.aspx?pid=290. Abiliities United, 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
'Mystical Teaching of the Bible'
A class about the different interpretations of the Bible and how yogic mystical teaching relates to the more conventional approaches. May 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30. For more information, call Joe Begley at 650-323-3363 or visit www.anandapaloalto.org. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
'Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra'
A friendly monthly gathering for musicians of all instruments and all levels of skill to play symphony orchestra music together for fun, no performance and no pressure. Music provided, members bring instrument, stand, appetizers to share and good humor. Register through website. Sundays, Jan. 27-June 30, 2-5 p.m. $10/session or $25/three sessions. For more information, call Cathy Humphers Smith at 650-793-2218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tacosv.com. Los Altos Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos
A class about exploring chakras will be held on Wednesdays from April 3-May 22, 7:30-9 p.m. $120 for 8 weeks, or $18/class. For more information, call Joe Begley at 650-323-3363 or visit www.anandapaloalto.org. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
'Women in Islam'
Little House offers a new course that will explore the role of women in the Muslim family, Islamic Tradition and culture, as well their roles as businesswomen, scholars, and political leaders. May 16-30, 1-3 p.m. $30. For more information, call Kamilah at 650-326-2025 ext. 222 or email Knwachab@peninsulavolunteers.org. Little House Actitivity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
Comprehensive Digital Photography
The Mid Peninsula Media Center is offering a weekly comprehensive digital photography class, in which students will learn how to use digital cameras and edit their images using Lightroom. Students will then learn to present their images to others by using consumer or professional printing services. Every Tuesday for four weeks, starting May 7, with one Saturday field shoot from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 7 - 10 p.m. $145. For more information, call Becky Sanders at 650-494-8686 or email email@example.com or visit www.midpenmedia.org. Midpen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Downsizing Your Home
Friends of Allied Arts presents "Downsizing Your Home?" with speaker Maria Quinby from On the Move Relocation & Design Services.
To reserve send a check for $20 payable to the FAA to: Anita Douglas, 501 Portola Road #8180, Portola Valley, CA 94028. May 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $20 with reservation; $25 at the door. For more information, call Anita Douglas Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park
Little House is offering feldenkrais classes to improve balance, flexibility and brain function. Exercises are on the floor, so students should bring a towel or mat to lie on. Fridays, year-round. 11 a.m.-noon. $45 ($40 members). For more information, call Deborah at 650-679-8113 or email email@example.com or visit www.Umovebetter.com. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
Through subtle movements -- some easy, some challenging -- students will learn to radiate strength from the core and improve flexibility. Wednesdays, April 10-June 26, 10-11 a.m. $75 ($65 members). For more information, call Judy Windt at 650-328-4173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Foothill College Summer Session Registration
This year, Foothill College offers two summer sessions that run six weeks: June-Start (Early Summer) Session runs June 10-July 21 and July-Start Summer Session runs July 1-Aug. 11. Choose from a variety of traditional and online class options. Class schedule at www.foothill.edu. Registration is May 13-June 30. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time Call 650-949-7325 or email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/admissions.php. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Introduction to Meditation
This workshop will explore simple techniques to develop a meditation practice. There will be a full moon that night, so special attention will be paid to lunar energy in meditation. May 25, 6-8:30 p.m. $40. For more information, call Amanda Salisbury at 650-858-1440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.blueirisstudiopaloalto.com. Blue Iris Studio, 3485 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Life Drawing Open Studio
In these ongoing, year-round drop-in classes, participants can draw from live models. No formal instruction, work with other students and artists. Bring own supplies. Option to purchase punch card for 10 sessions. Mondays are Short/Med Pose; Wednesdays, Long Pose. See website for more info. Running until December 30, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m. $7 per session/$60 for 10 sessions. For more information, call Linda Covello Email email@example.com or visit www.arts4all.org/study/on-site/lifedrawing.htm. Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View
Pastel Plein-Air Painting Classes
The Portola Art Gallery’s Jan Prisco will offer weekly pastel plein-air painting classes at Allied Arts Guild, starting April 17 and running through August. Wednesdays, 1:30-4:15 p.m. $30/class. For more information, call Jan Prisco at 650-341-9519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.janprisco.com. Portola Art Gallery - Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park
Sanjeev Agrawal presents'Kickstarting Early Careers Through collegefeed'
This TOCS (Talks On Computing Systems)event features speaker Sanjeev Agrawal, the CEO of collegefeed, a social platform that helps college students and young alums kickstart their careers by improving the connection between students, employers, colleges and alumni. May 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Mayrasol Alvarez at 650-335-2886 or email TOCS@sv.cmu.edu or visit www.cmu.edu/silicon-valley/news-events/seminars/index.html. Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Room #118, Mountain View
Summer Vegetable Gardening
Join Master Gardeners to talk about summer vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans and squash. There will be time at the end so attendees can talk about their favorite vegetables and varieties and any experiences they'd like to share. May 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County at 408-282-3105 or email email@example.com or visit mastergardeners.org/scc.html. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road,, Los Altos
Little House hosts a travel photography class taught by Marcia Lepler. Participants should bring their cameras' owners manuals. Pre-registration is required. May 15-29, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. $45. For more information, call Kamilah at 650-326-2025 ext. 222 or email Knwachob@peninsulavolunteers.org. Little House Actitivity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
Bootstrappers Breakfast: 3D printing 'Show and Tell'
Guest attendee Paul Spaan will speak on "Leveraging 3D Printing To Bootstrap." Bring questions about the opportunities that 3D printing is enabling. May 24, 9-10:30 a.m. $5 in advance or $10 at the door (plus cost of breakfast and tip.) For more information, call Theresa Shafer at 408-252-9676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.meetup.com/Bootstrappers-Breakfast-SV/events/114396472/. Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View
Balanced View Open Meeting
Education in the nature of the mind every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Email email@example.com or visit www.balancedview.org. University Church, 1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto
Bike to Work Month - Bike Blender Fridays
In celebration of Bike to Work Month, Patagonia will be serving up fresh smoothies on three Friday afternoons. Come by for a free bike-blended smoothie and giveaways. Fruit donated from Whole Foods. May 17, 24 and 31,
4-6 p.m. Free. Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma St., Palo Alto
El Camino Hospital Farmers' Market
El Camino Hospital hosts a weekly farmers market every Friday on the Mountain View campus. The market is held in the parking lot east of the emergency entrance. Parking is available in lots A and B, located in front of the hospital along Grant Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.elcaminohospital.org/calendar. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
Entertaining and Interactive Conductorcise Event
David Dworkin leads "Conductorcise," an exercise class that mixes music, physical activity and mental endurance. Participants will hold a baton and mimic Dworkin’s exaggerated movements of a conductor to exercise. May 22, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Naazmin Khan at 800-873-9614 or visit moldaw.org/event-detail-01.htm. Moldaw Residences, 899 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto
Movie Screening: 'The Anonymous People'
"The Anonymous People" is a feature documentary about the millions of Americans living in long-term recovery, and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in communities. Register for free tickets onnline on eventbrite. May 28, 6:30-9:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call DD McFarlane Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit theanonymouspeopleca.eventbrite.com. M-A PAC, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House 2013
Woodside estate The Horse Park, with 20 rooms styled by premier designers. Free parking & shuttle and "Meet the Designer" evenings. May 4-24, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. For more information, call Bart Charlow at 650-381-9933 or email email@example.com or visit www.penvol.org/. The Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside
Sequoia International Festival
The Sequoia International Festival will include carnival games, slides, international food, crafts and artisan booths and local musicians and dancers. May 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. For more information, call Rebecca Flynn at 650-245-4050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sequoiafestival.org. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City
Lera Auerbach World Premiere
Music Director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the New Century Chamber Orchestra present a world premiere commission by composer Lera Auerbach. May 24, 8-10 p.m. $29-$59. Visit www.ncco.org. First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto
Adult/teen ballet class
For the Love of Dance offers a beginner-to-intermediate class in classical ballet, with barre exercises, center-floor technique, combinations, adagio, allegro, jumps and turns. Through June 25, 8-9 p.m. $60/month. For more information, call Lesley Ruzon at 650-861-0650 or email email@example.com or visit www.fortheloveofdancemv.com. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View
Adult/Teen hip hop class
For the Love of Dance offers this class on street-style moves. Class begins with a jazz warm-up. Through June 25,
8-9 p.m. $60/month. For more information, call Lesley Ruzon at 650-861-0650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fortheloveofdancemv.com. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View
Adult/teen jazz class
For the Love of dance offers a beginner-to-intermediate class, with stretch, jazz choreography and progressions. Through June 24, 7-8 p.m. $60/month. For more information, call Lesley Ruzon at 650-861-0650 or email email@example.com or visit www.fortheloveofdancemv.com. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View
Live Music /Contra Dance
Caller, Celia Ramsay, with the band, "Three Fifths of Scotch" (Elizabeth Todd, Del Eckels, Eloise Blanchard and Debra Tayleur) will entertain at this beginners traditional American social folk dance class. The class is 7:30-8 p.m. and dance 8-11 p.m. Bring potluck food to share. Open to all. May 25, 7:30-11 p.m. $10; Members $8; Students $5 or pay what you can. For more information, call Bay Area Country Dance Society Email info@BACDS.org or visit www.bacds.org/series/contra/palo_alto. First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave., 2F, Palo Alto
Smuin Ballet presents 'Spring Program'
Smuin Ballet ends its season with the West Coast premiere of the ballet "Petal" by Helen Pickett, the Bay Area premiere of Darrell Grand Moultrie's piece "Jazzin'" and "Chants d'Auvergne" by Michael Smuin. May 22-26, 8 p.m. $52 -$68. Call 415-556-5000 or visit www.smuinballet.org. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View
Social Ballroom Dancing
The May 24th Friday Night Dance lessons feature beginning and intermediate West Coast Swing with Michelle Kinkaid, beginning at 8 p.m. General dancing follows from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary. $9 cover includes refreshments. May 24, 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. For more information, call Allen Boronkay at 650-395-8847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FridayatthePav.com. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Western Ballet's 'Atardecer en Sevilla'
Led by Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria, Western Ballet presents "Atardecer en Sevilla," a program of mixed repertoire featuring Spanish-style ballet and contemporary dance. May 24, 7 p.m. $15. Call 650-968-4455 or email email@example.com or visit westernballet.org/documents/performances_youth.html. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Western Ballet's Coppelia
Led by Artistic Director Alexi Zubiria, Western Ballet performs "Coppelia." This classic comedy features Alison Share as Swanhilde, Maykel Solas of Ballet San Jose as Franz and other Western Ballet graduating students. May 25-26, 1 p.m. $15. Call 650-968-4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit westernballet.org/documents/performances_youth.html. Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Zumba Gold Dance Classes
Avenidas will host a series of zumba gold dance classes, a fusion of Latin rhythms and dance moves. Students should wear comfortable clothes and workout shoes (no sandals or leather soles). April 10 through June 26, Wednesdays at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $75 ($65 members). For more information, call Judith Webb at 650-289-5436 or email email@example.com or visit www.avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
'A Place of Magic'
An exhibit of Baylands nature photography by Salvatore Ventura. Proceeds from the works for sale benefit local nature education. Through June 1. Free. For more information, call Environmental Volunteers at 650-493-8000, ext. 340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.evols.org/index.php?page=photography-exhibit---salvatore-ventura. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
'From Fiber to Fabric: A History of American Textile Production'
Exhibit on the history of textile production in the United States from the homespun of colonial times through mass production in the industrial age. Artifacts and textiles illustrate the story of wool, linen and cotton from cultivation to finished cloth. Open through Aug. 18, Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Laurie Hassett at 650-321-1004 or email Admin@moah.org or visit www.moah.org. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
'Harmony 2013: A Fine-Art Photography Exhibit'
The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts this exhibit featuring photographs by Kim Dang, Charles Dilisio, Charles Mujie and Roger Spinti. The exhibit shows through June 6, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
'Watergate Villains and Heroes'
Local artist Myrrh's portraits of the Watergate defendants, and the senators questioning them, are on display at the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. She drew them in pencil, crayon and oil pastels while watching the hearings on her TV in 1973. Through June 27, open weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment on weekday evenings. Free. Call 650-494-8686 or visit www.myrrh-art.com. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Reception March 31, 2-5 p.m. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. For more information, call Karen Druker at 650-941-8073 or email email@example.com. Los Altos Hills town hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills
Sculpture from the Fisher Collection
This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Visit museum.stanford.edu. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford
Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University
Mixed media by Nicole M. Lomangino, paintings by Michelle Sakhai and paintings by Yu Chun-Hui are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.) Art Spaces Gallery. Reception: April 5, 5-7 p.m., at the Paul G. Allen reception area. March 29-May 23, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Marilyn Grossman at 650-725-3622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cis.stanford.edu~marigros. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford
'Paws for Tales'
On the fourth Saturday of each month, children ages five and up can sign up to read to a trained service dog. Help improve reading skills and build reading confidence. May 25-October 26, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. For more information, call Atherton Library at 650-328-2422 or email email@example.com or visit www.smcl.org. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton
Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time
"Baby Bounce and Rhyme" combines singing, dancing, reading, and playing. This program is specifically for babies ages 0-18 months (although older children are welcome too). May 7-December 17, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Free. For more information, call Atherton Library at 650-328-2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.smcl.org. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton
Fairmeadow Fundraising Night at Books Inc
Books Inc. hosts a fundraising school shopping event to support Fairmeadow Elementary with featured author Cynthia Chin-Lee sharing her book "Operation Marriage," an illustrated story set in San Francisco. May 22, 5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Books Inc. at 650-321-0600 or visit www.booksinc.net/event/2013/05/15/month/all/all/1. Books Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto
Junior Naturalist Program
Youths (grades 3-5) can come and experience nature in the Palo Alto Baylands as part of this after-school program. Each of the program's four sessions will focus on different subjects, including hands-on activities and scientific exploration. Meet a live bird, play Ohlone games, search for wildlife and more. Wednesdays, May 15-June 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $75 (includes T-shirt, snacks, four sessions). For more information, call Eric McKee at 650-493-8000 or email Eric@EVols.org or visit www.evols.org. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Picture Book Story Time
Story Time at Linden Tree, every Friday and Saturday from 11-11:30 a.m., is ideal for preschoolers, kindergartners or any children ages three to six. Titles are selected from both classic favorites and new books. See website for weekly themes. May 3-July 6, Free. For more information, call Dee at 650-949-3390 or email email@example.com or visit www.lindentreebooks.com. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos
SCRA Swim School Spring Kick-Off
Spring classes at SCRA Swim School for beginning, intermediate and advanced swimmers. April 1-May 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $65-85. For more information, call Laura at 650-723-8135 or email Mitchell or visit www.scraswimming.com. Stanford Campus Recreation Association, 875 Bowdoin St., Stanford
'A Fierce Green Fire' Film Screening
"A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet" recounts the history of the environmental movement. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. May 22, 6 p.m. Free. Call 650-329-8556. Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma St., Palo Alto
Free Total Control Pelvic Health Class Introductory Session
Classes that combine education and gentle exercise, taught by El Camino Hospital therapists who have undergone specialized training, can help strengthen muscles to achieve a strong pelvic core, flatter abs and improved bladder control. Call to register; space is limited. Sessions will be held May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25 and December 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Call 650-940-7285 or visit www.elcaminohospital.org. El Camino Hospital Park Pavilion Second Floor, 2400 Grant Road , Mountain View
The Woodside Library hosts Tai Chi in the library's Native Plant Garden (weather permitting). This centuries-old Asian exercise builds stronger bodies, better balance, a sharper mind, and help relieve stress. Instructor Ben Dineen leads this 60 minute class, which is open to all ability levels. May 24-June 28, Fridays, 10-11 a.m. Free. Call 650-851-0147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.smcl.org. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside
Jazz Trumpeter Ray Vega at Stanford
Latin Jazz trumpeter Ray Vega will perform with the Stanford Afro-Latin Ensemble. Vega is known as the lead trumpet player for Latin giants such Tito Puente and Mongo Santamaria. He has also received multiple Grammy awards and nominations. May 26, 8-10 p.m. General $10, senior $9, student $5, free for Stanford students with ID. For more information, call Murray Low, director at 650-725-2787 or email email@example.com or visit latinjazz.stanford.edu. Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford
Johnny Williams & No Corkage Tuesdays
Morocco's Restaurant hosts Johnny Williams for two evenings of live jazz and blues. All songs performed are original work. The nights also feature "no corkage Tuesdays," with corkage fee waived. May 21 and 28, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Sham Essadki at 650-968-1502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.moroccosrestaurant.com. Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View
Moroccan Music Night
Moroccos' Restaurant will share their 150-year-old recipes, along with Moroccan music. May 26, 5-9 p.m. Free. For more information, call Sham Essadki at 650-968-1502 or email email@example.com or visit www.moroccosrestaurant.com. Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View
Morocco's 'Magic Mondays'
Morocco's Restaurant is introducing "Magic Mondays," a night with food, wine pairings and Moroccan music. May 20 and 27, 5-9:30 p.m. $30; extra $20 for wine pairing. For more information, call Sham Essadki at 650-968-1502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.moroccosrestaurant.com. Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View
Stanford Wind Ensemble
Giancarlo Aquilanti and guest conductor Wesley Broadnax present "The Explorer," for mezzo-soprano and concert band with lyrics by Anna Cellinese and music by Francesco Traversi, as well as Swerts' "Dance of Uzume" featuring saxophone soloist Rajiv Suresh, and selections from Verdi, Gandolfi and Persichetti. May 24, 8 p.m. General admission $10, students $5, Stanford students free with ID, seniors $9. For more information, call Stanford University Music Department at 650-723-3811 or visit sto.stanfordtickets.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4939. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford
Wine tasting night and Live Acoustic Guitar
Morocco's Restaurant will be hosting a wine night, featuring five wines from five different regions of the world; three ounce pours for $15. An acoustic guitar performance also starts at 7 p.m. May 23, 5-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Sham Essadki at 650-968-1502 or email email@example.com or visit www.moroccosrestaurant.com. Morocco's Restaurant, 873 Castro St., Mountain View
'Babes in Arms'
This student-run theater performance of Rodger's and Hart's musical, "Babes in Arms," features songs such as "My Funny Valentine" and "Lady is a Tramp." May 24-June 1, 7-9 p.m. $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults. Email grabbagtheater.com or visit www.grabbagtheater.com/babes-in-arms.html. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City
Young Georgia O'Keeffe falls in love with famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz and American art is changed forever. BootStrap's team, Hilfinger & McMillen, produce a mix of music, movement and drama. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; no performance on May 25. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
"Hanging Georgia" tells the story of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz. Script by Palo Alto playwright Sharmon Hilfinger, music by Joan McMillen. May 24-June 9, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email email@example.com or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
'Love's Labours Lost' by the Stanford Shakespeare Company
The show, set in a contemporary college setting, explores the hilarity that arises when educated young adults fall in love for the first time and find themselves at a loss to rationalize their emotions and actions. May 22-26, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Free. For more information, call Christina Lee Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shakespeare.stanford.edu. Phi Kappa Psi House, 592 Mayfield Ave., Stanford
'Nickel & Dimed' on Stage at Foothill College
The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents "Nickel & Dimed," a play about low-wage work in America. Written by Joan Holden, based on the book "Nickel & Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. May 24-June 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets, $18; Seniors, students and all Foothill-De Anza District personnel, $14. For more information, call Tom Gough at 650-949-7360 or email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre . Foothill College Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Comedy nights on Sundays through May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $30 (includes 2 free drinks). Call 650-619-0266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.premiercomedyclub.com. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City
New Play Development Factory
Dragon Productions Theatre Company has chosen new, original scripts by three local writers and are hosting three weekends of staged readings of these scripts. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10. For more information, call Box Office at 650-493-2006 or email email@example.com or visit dragonproductions.net. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City
SCIT presents Euripides' 'Cyclops'
The fifth annual Stanford Classics in Theater production puts on Euripides’ "Cyclops," in which a combination of song and dance creates a hipster-riff on an old Classic with Brooklyn flair and skinny jeans. May 23-25, 8-10 p.m. Free with Stanford ID, $5 general public. For more information, call Alan Sheppard Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit scit.stanford.edu. Toyon Hall, 455 Arguello Way, Stanford
West Bay Opera's 'Otello'
West Bay Opera presents Verdi's take on the Bard's masterpiece. Fully staged, with orchestra and chorus. Cast includes David Gustafson as Otello, Cynthia Clayton as Desdemona and Philip Skinner as Iago. Performances on 5/24, 5/26, 6/1 and 6/2 at 8 p.m.. Sundays at 2 p.m. $40-75. For more information, call Box Office at 650-424-9999 or email email@example.com or visit www.wbopera.org. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
'Kirtan: An Evening of Devotional Chanting'
There will be an evening of chanting in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. Fridays, April 5-May 31, 7:30-9 p.m. For more information, call Joe Begley at 650-323-3363 or visit www.anandapaloalto.org. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Compline: Evening Service of Song
A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. A different choral group sings every week. Sundays, April 14-June 2, 9-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit events.stanford.edu/events/366/36683. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Lifetree Cafe Palo Alto
Lifetree Cafe offers weekly conversations on life issues. May 5: "The Black and White Truth About Racism." May 12: "When Love Hurts." May 19: "How to Live Before You Die." May 26: "The Majesty and Mystery of Nature." Snacks/drinks available. Sundays, May 5-26, 7-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Susan Mitchell at 408-507-9858 or email email@example.com or visit www.lifetreecafe.com. 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Sunday Spritual Service
The Center for Spiritual Living Peninsula hosts an hour long Sunday service that consists of music and an inspirational message. April 14-June 9, Sundays, 10-11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Rev. Abigail Schairer at 650-503-4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cslpeninsula.org. Royal Hodge Masonic Lodge, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park
University Public Worship
The May 26th University Public Worship will include: Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald preaching, music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email email@example.com or visit www.events.stanford.edu/events/363/36355. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Introduction to Lipreading
Join Ellen Mastman, MA, CCC/Aud, FAAA to learn about strategies of coping with hearing loss and how to communicate with those who wear a hearing aid who have hearing impairments. May 23, 3-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Mountain View Senior Center at 650-903-6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View
'Mental Illness, Guns & Violence'
What is the link between violence, guns and mental illness? What is the appropriate medical, legal and social response? Two leading scholars and policymakers, Jeff Swanson (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University) and
Arkadi Gerney (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress) discuss these issues at this public forum. Commentary will be provided by faculty in the Law and Medical Schools. May 23,
7 p.m. Free. For more information, call Breana Dinh Email email@example.com or visit http://events.stanford.edu/events/378/37885/. CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center, 641 Knight Way, Stanford
'What's Your Something Blue'
The Garden Court Hotel hosts "Something Blue," a cocktail event that will showcase the latest wedding styles and accessories. In partnership with San Francisco Brides magazine, the event will offer an exclusive sneak peek at the Vera Wang 2014 collection and other wedding must-haves and ideas. May 23, 6:30-9 p.m. $10. For more information, call Susanne Smith at 650-543-2215 or email Susanne@gardencourt.com or visit gardencourt.com. Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto
Chinchilla Education NIght
Chinchilla Rescue is bringing a few chinchillas to Know Knew Books to help educate people on the proper handling and care for these pets. May 25, 6-8 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Emily Stains at 650-326-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit knowknewbooks.com. Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
Gerald Hiken Presents
Actor Gerald Hiken will be presenting a variety of monologues. May 26, 8-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Emily Stains at 650-326-9355 or email email@example.com or visit knowknewbooks.com. Know Knew Books, 415 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
MVHS Annual Art Show
Mountain View High School's annual Student Art Show will feature photography, drawing, painting and sculpture pieces on display in the library. May 6-24, Monday through Friday,
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. For more information, call Lori Nock at 650-940-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mvla.net/mvhs/Pages/default.aspx. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View
Trunk Show featuring Ellen Brook and Blue Donya
New Coast Studios hosts a two-day trunk show featuring apparel by Ellen Brook and jewelry by Nassim Nouri of Blue Donya. Meet the designers, participate in a raffle drawing for their work, and shop their spring collections. May 24-25,
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Shira Adriance at 650-485-2121 or email email@example.com or visit www.newcoaststudios.com. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto
Walking Tour of Professorville
Palo Alto Stanford Heritage presents a walking tour of Professorville's historic houses and their occupants. May 25, 10-11:15 a.m. Free. For more information, call webmaster Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pastheritage.org. Addison Ave. and Bryant St., Palo Alto
Summer Event at Woodside
At Woodside Horse Park's Summer Event, meet the riders and horses and watch equestrians compete in Dressage, Cross Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping. There will also be a trade fair and food. May 24-26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $10. For more information, call Robert Kellerhouse at 951-303-0405 or email email@example.com or visit www.woodsideeventing.com. Woodside Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Rd, Woodside
Alateen Support Meeting
Alateen is a community of young people (12-18 years) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Confidential. Anonymous. Non-professional. Non-Religious. Based on AA's 12 Steps. Thursdays weekly, 7-8 p.m. Call 650-329-8298 or visit alanonmidpeninsula.org. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 East Meadow Drive, Room 8, Palo Alto
The group meets in the main building, Room C, Downstairs. Fridays through May 31, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Free. For more information, call Lee Blevins at 408-564-7442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
Food Addicts in Recovery
Weekly meeting on Sunday evenings. Open to all who want to stop eating addictively. 7-8:30 p.m. Visit www.foodaddicts.org. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
'Creating Outcomes We Want One Foot at a Time'
Speaker Chad Crittenden was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. He will talk about his life, from a major surgery to competing on TV show Survivor Vanuatu. May 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. For more information, call Tatyana at 650-469-3243 or email email@example.com or visit tedxbayareamay2013.eventbrite.com/. Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave., Mountain View
Free Introductory TM Lectures
Free Introductory Lectures to the Transcendental Meditation Technique every Wednesday at noon and 8 p.m. For more information, call Michael Yankaus at 650-424-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcendental Meditation Center, 1101 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Haute Potato Cooking Demo and Book Signing
The Los Altos Library hosts Jacqueline Pham, the woman behind the popular cooking blog phamfatale.com and author of "Haute Potato: 75 Gourmet Potato Recipe." She will be giving a cooking demonstration (complete with samples) with a book signing after. May 25, 2 p.m. Free. Visit sccl.org. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Humanist Community Forum
"Hiking the John Muir Trail" with Saeko Izuta: Izuta will share more than 100 photos from her 210 mile hike last July on the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to the top of Mt. Whitney. May 26, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Brian Davis at 650-964-7576 or email email@example.com or visit www.humanists.org/blog/home/. Palo Alto High School Student Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Kevin Smokler: 'Practical Classics'
Author Kevin Smokler will discuss and sign his new book, "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School." Smokler guides readers through 50 books commonly assigned in high school English classes and shows adults why they would enjoy them later in life. May 23, 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Pam Grange at 650-324-4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.keplers.com/event/kevin-smokler. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food Collection Events
Participants can join a team of food sorters, baggers and drivers once per month, Mar-Aug. On the first Saturday of the month the team will gather in Midtown Center parking lot next to Wells Fargo ATM for one hour shifts between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Mo.Food Drop Off Site Mgr. at 650-283-9910 or email email@example.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
Lytton Gardens Senior Communities
Volunteer opportunities with seniors include friendly visits, pet visits, activities assistant, dining room host, staff assistance, more-than-a-meal program, spiritual support, leading a class, and music performance. Flexible schedule. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call Bethany Dinh at 650-617-7355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lyttongardens.org. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, 437 Webster St., Palo Alto
Menlo Park 'Project Read' Tutor Training
Project Read's spring tutor-training registration begins Tuesday, May 7, and will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Training continues Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The final meeting is June 12, 6-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Roberta Roth at 650-330-2545 or email email@example.com or visit projectreadmenlopark.org. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park