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Showing listings from May 30, 2013 to May 30, 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
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
'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
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
'Could Sandy Hook Happen Here?'
The Mountain View Human Relations Commission invites all members of the community to its third "Civility Roundtable," titled "Could Sandy Hook Happen Here?" The event will feature small-group discussions with neighbors and community leaders on this issue. May 30, 7-9 p.m. Free. For more information, call Greg at 415-513-6566 or email Coladonato. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View
'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
'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
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
Acoustic Guitar and Wine Flight Night with Jack Cutter
Morocco's Restaurant hosts guitarist Jack Cutter, his performance starting at 7 p.m. The restaurant will also be featuring three wine flights with a complimentary appetizer for $15. May 30, 5-11 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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
'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
'Mental Illness and Legal Culpability'
Does the law take mental illness into account when determining guilt and punishment? Should it? Two Stanford professors and a local judge will discuss the insanity defense, how courts can more effectively (and humanly) sentence offenders and how mentally ill offenders were treated in Ancient Athens. May 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Breana Dinh Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/. Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University, 485 Lausen Mall, Stanford
'The Startup Conference'
Browse the aisles of the Startup Fair, the first outdoor startup festival of its kind. Organized in conjunction with the Startup Conference. May 30, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Conference $80+; Startup Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, call Alain Raynaud at 408-667-5118 or email email@example.com or visit thestartupconference.com. Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway St., Redwood City
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
'Big Data and the Internet of Things'
Three panelists -- Gerd Goette (managing director, Siemens Ventures), K. S. Radhakrishnan (vice president of IT Operations, Boeing) and Hiten Trivedi (Big Data/Analytics, PG&E) -- will speak about "the internet of things" and big data. The event is sponsored by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. May 30, 6-8:30 p.m. $55 VCTF members, $65 Affiliates, $85 General (+$10 for at-door reg) For more information, call Rose Mortilla at 650-776-1040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit vctaskforce.com/content/view/1098/. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto
Bee Ridgway at Books Inc.
Bee Ridgway shares her debut novel, "The River of No Return." 200 years after Nick Falcott was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, he wakes up in modern London and is suddenly a member of The Guild, who are his only hope of returning to the life he misses. May 30,
7 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
PARC Forum: 'Every Startup Can Succeed'
Milton Chang, managing director of Incubic Management LLC and author of "Toward Entrepreneurship," will describe a low-risk startup model based on more than a dozen companies he has successfully incubated. May 30, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Visit www.parc.com/event/1885/every-startup-can-succeed.html. George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit projectreadmenlopark.org. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park