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Showing listings from May 19, 2013 to May 19, 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
Gallery House SVOS Exhibit
Gallery House extending hours for the first three weekends in May for Silicon Valley Open Studios. Ten Artists: Vidya Narasimhan,,Thomas Arakawa, Martha Castillo, Charlotte Coqui, Madeline Ettin, Sydell Lewis, Dan McLean, Patricia Nojima, George Perazzo and Peter Schenk. May 4-19, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Staffer at Galley House at 650-326-1668 or visit galleryhouse2.com. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
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
PAUSD Annual Youth Art Show
Palo Alto Art Center hosts the Annual PAUSD Art Show for grades K-12. The show runs April 29 - May 19. Tuesday-Fridaty hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Additional venue: PAUSD district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Emily at 650-329-3939 or email email@example.com or visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/default.asp. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Friends of the Mountain View Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Mountain View Public Library are hosting a book sale, located in the Library Bookmobile Garage. Members of the Friends of the Mountain View Library have early entrance at 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m on Saturday. There will also be a bag sale from 2 p.m.-4 p.m on Sunday. (New bag sale price $5/each). May 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Jan Jones at 650-526-7031 or email Friendsofmvlibrary@gmail.com or visit www.mvlibraryfriends.org. Friends of the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View
'Aikido and Psychotherapy'
A class on applying the mindfulness practice of aikido to psychotherapy. May 19, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, call David Lukoff at 650-493-4430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sofia University, 1069 E. Meadow Circle, Palo Alto
'The Home Buyers Seminar'
Questions such as, "Is now the right time to buy a home in Silicon Valley? Should we move to a larger home or to a different area? Should we forget about buying a home in Silicon Valley and invest in real estate somewhere else instead?" will be discussed at this home buyers seminar.
May 19, 1:15-4:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Avi Urban - Keller Williams Realty at 650-305-1111 or email email@example.com or visit www.650and408homes.com/silicon_valley_home_buyer_seminar.html. Bank of America, 1001 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.Umovebetter.com. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.penvol.org/. The Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside
Free Fortnightly Music Concert
This concert features works by Bach, Ernst, Dvorak, Bizet, Liszt, Chopin and Debussy, performed by local artists for local artists. Free refreshments served after the event with an opportunity to meet the performers and discuss the music with them. May 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Patricia Cheng at 650-363-8123 or email email@example.com or visit fortnightlymusicclub.org/concerts/2012-13_8_may.html. Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Ragazzi Continuo English Renaissance
The young singers of Ragazzi Continuo will be performing English Renaissance classics, the era of Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Tallis and others. May 19, 4-5:30 p.m. $20. For more information, call Alessandra Capella at 650-342-8785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ragazzicontinuo.org. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Season Finale: Free Fortnightly Concert
Free Fortnightly Music Club concert with refreshments to follow. Music of Bach, Berlioz, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt and more will be performed by various combinations of violin, piano, and soprano. May 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Patricia Cheng at 408-475-8942 or email email@example.com or visit fortnightlymusicclub.org. Lucie Stern Community Center Ballroom, 1305 Middlefield Road, 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
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
Bing Children's Fair
This fair features games and activities for children 2 to 8 such as a fishing hole, handprints, a scavenger hunt, duck pond, bean bag toss and more. There will also be a bake sale, international and American foods, five cake walks and entertainment including the Stanford Band. May 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Call 650-723-4865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bingschool.stanford.edu. Bing Nursery School, 850 Escondido Road, Stanford
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
The annual U-Me Carnival, sponsored by Red Tricycle and Scholar Share, features musical guests The Raytones (11:30 a.m.) plus HiFive Sports, Joanna's Face Painting, and U-Me Art Adventures. All ages welcome. May 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For more information, call U-Me at 650-257-7511 or email email@example.com or visit www.u-meplace.com/events. Fremont Park, University Drive & Santa Cruz Ave. , Menlo Park
Walk with Friendship Circle
This 3K walk raises funds and awareness for Bay Area Friendship Circle, a non-profit creating Jewish community for children with special needs, teen volunteers and their families. Enjoy a post-walk celebration with family entertainment and food. May 19, 12:30-4 p.m. $12 includes t-shirt and lunch. For more information, call Ezzy Schusterman at 650-858-6990 or email walk@BayAreaFC.org or visit walkwithFC.com. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
"Dead Man's Cell Phone," a new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, begins with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe, a stranger at the next table and a dead man with a lot of loose ends. May 16-19, 8-10 p.m. $5-$15. For more information, call Stanford TAPS at 650-723-2576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stanford.edu/dept/drama/12_13-events/cellphone.html. Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford
Comedy nights on Sundays through May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. $30 (includes 2 free drinks). Call 650-619-0266 or email email@example.com or visit www.premiercomedyclub.com. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City
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
University public worship will feature Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for Religious Life, preaching; music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. May 19, 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/363/36353. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Harry Press Memorial Celebration
A memorial will be held for Harry Press, longtime managing director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships program, who died in February. Please RSVP by Friday, May 10 at http://knight.stanford.edu/harry-press/. May 19, 2-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call John S. Knight Fellowships at Stanford at 650-723-4937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://knight.stanford.edu/harry-press/. Sunken Diamond Baseball Stadium at Stanford, Nelson Road, off Galvez Street, Stanford
Lifetimes of Achievement Awards
Avenidas celebrates its 25th year of the Lifetimes of Achievement awards by honoring six individuals: Al Russell, Ben Hammett, Tom Fiene, Judith Steiner, Ruth Hammett and Katsy Swan. The event will be held in a private Palo Alto home. Tickets can be purchased by calling 650-289-5445. May 19, 3-5 p.m. $75. For more information, call Lyn Balistreri at 650-289-5445 or email email@example.com or visit avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Los Altos Rotary Art Show
Los Altos Rotary Club hosts its 38th annual Fine Art in the Park Show with Live entertainment, wine and food. Free shuttle from Los Altos High School. May 18-19, 10-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Greg Hartwell at 650-324-2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit rotaryartshow.com. Rotary Fine Art in the Park Show, Foothill Expressway at Main St., Los Altos
Palo Alto Stanford Heritage Speaker
Dave Weinstein, author and journalist, will speak on "What's Modern About Bay Area Modern Architecture?" May 19, 1-1:45 p.m. Free. For more information, call Webmaster Email email@example.com or visit www.pastheritage.org. Woman's Club of Palo Alto, 475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
Poetry Evening with Steve Arntson
Know Knew Books hosts a poetry evening, featuring Steve Arntson. Followed by open mic. May 19, 8-10 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
Sidewalk Office Hours
County Supervisor Joe Simitian to hold "Sidewalk Office Hours" at the Mountain View Farmer's Market. Feel free to stop by with questions and concerns about community issues. May 19, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. For more information, call christine Stavem Email email@example.com. Mountain View Farmers' Market - Caltrain Station, 600 W. Evelyn Ave., Mountain View
Summer Softball for Girls
Summer Stars girls softball tryouts begin for girls seven to 12 years old. Participants will develop their softball skills twice a week this June and July. with umpired games on Saturdays. May 19, 1-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Jerry Shaver at 650-468-3475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mvlags.org/summerstars/. Stevenson Park, 1625 San Luis Ave., 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
An Evening with Author Eve Ensler
The Oshman Family JCC hosts "The Vagina Monologues" playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who will speak about her new memoir, "In the Body of the World." May 19, 8-10 p.m. $25 Membr/student; $22 Moldaw residents; $30-35 Non-members. Call 650-223-8699 or email email@example.com or visit www.paloaltojcc.org/ensler. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Humanist Community Forum: 'A New Kind of Neighborhood: Cohousing'
Cynthia Chin-Lee, associate member of Mountain View Cohousing Community, will lead a panel (including Emily Rosen, PatZy Boomer, and Lee Daniel Erman) on cohousing communities near Palo Alto. May 19, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Brian Davis at 650-964-7576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.humanists.org/blog/home/. Palo Alto High School Student Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Internet Security Workshop
This event is a practical introduction to the most basic encryption programs that can be installed on a computer. These programs, along with suggested methods of internet searching, will demonstrate how to make computer files and internet transactions more private. May 19, 1-3 p.m. Free. For more information, call Nicholas Clayton at 650-948-7683 or email email@example.com. Nicholas Clayton, 13 S.San Antonio Road, Los Altos
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