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Showing listings from May 31, 2013 to May 31, 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. 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
'Foothill Is A Gem' Fundraiser
Earrings and mixed-media necklaces will be showcased and discussed at the "Foothill Is A Gem" fundraiser, hosted by the Foothill Commission. A $20 tax-deductible donation is requested; parking is free. May 31, 4-6 p.m. $20. For more information, call Carla Stevenson Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothill.edu/index.php. Foothill College Campus Center Dining Room, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
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
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
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
Ormondale Farmers' Market
The second graders at Ormondale School in Portola Valley are hosting a farmers' market with produce, garden creations, and arts and crafts for sale. Food trucks and local musicians will provide entertainment. May 31, 4-6 p.m. Free. Ormondale School, 200 Shawnee Pass, Portola Valley
St. Pius Festival 2013
Come see “St. Pius Around the World” during the three days of food, games and live entertainment at St. Pius Church. New this year is a Lego exhibit showing elaborate creations from all around the world. May 31-June 2, 1-10 p.m. Free entry; small fee for games, rides, food and drink. Visit stpiusfestival2013.blogspot.com. St. Pius Church, 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City
'Harmony in Motion': Indian Classical Dance and Music Student Showcase
Stanford hosts an evening of classical and classical-fusion dance and music performances, featuring members of the Stanford community performing solo and in groups. May 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Noopur Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit studentlife42210.orgsync.com/org/noopur/HarmonyInMotion2013. Clubhouse Ballroom, 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford
'This Is Love'
From Broadway to burlesque and Prince to Puccini, the Foothill College Repertory Dance Company presents "This Is Love," its two-hour spring dance concert directed by choreographer Bubba Gong. The show features classic, modern and contemporary dance forms, as well as specialty acts. May 31-June 1, Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission; $15, students, seniors and children. Parking is $3. For more information, call Bubba Gong at 650-949-7354 or email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/dance/shows.php. Foothill College Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Social Ballroom Dancing
The May 31 Friday Night Dance lessons include beginning waltz and beginning Viennese waltz at 8 p.m., followed by general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. A $9 cover includes refreshments. May 31, 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
'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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
This installation of Stanford Art Spaces features paintings by Bryan Ida and Warren Hedgpeth, plus fiber constructions by Aryana B. Londir. A reception will be held at the Paul G. Allen reception area on July 12 from 5-7 p.m. May 31-August 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Marilyn Grossman at 650-725-3622 or email email@example.com or visit cis.stanford.edu~marigros. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lindentreebooks.com. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos
Family Movie Night
In "Wreck-it Ralph," a video-game villain wants to be a hero. 108 minutes, rated PG. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Refreshments provided. May 31,
7-8:45 p.m. 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
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
Live music with Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet
Morocco's Restaurant hosts Bobby Love and Sugar Sweet for a night of rock, jazz and blues covers starting at 8 p.m. May 31, 5-11 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
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre . Foothill College Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
'Foothill is a Gem'
"Foothill is a Gem" is a fundraiser for the Foothill College Family Engagement Institute's "Stretch to Kindergarten" program for local children. The event showcases jewelry designed by local artists. At 5 p.m., Foothill College President Judy Miner will share the stories behind some of the key pieces in her collection. May 31, 4-6 p.m. $20, Email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu. Foothill Campus Center Dining Room, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
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
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