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Showing listings from August 3, 2013 to August 3, 2013 in all categories.
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
Raising Your Own Seedlings for the Cool Season
It's easy to maintain a productive vegetable garden through mild fall and winter. Learn how and when to raise cool season seedlings so you will have plants ready to go at the ideal planting time. Join Master Gardeners to learn seeding, potting up and planting techniques. August 3, 10-11 a.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. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food-Collection Events
First Saturday of the month, March to August: 3/02, 4/06, 5/04, 6/01, 7/06 and 8/03. Participants should bring fresh, canned and packaged foods between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Foods dropped off benefit households and food closets. One-hour volunteer shifts available. Free. For more information, call Food Drop Off Site Mgr. at 650-283-9910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
Midtown Zero Waste Block Leader Events
Attendees can come on the first Saturday of each month (March to November). The ZeroWasteIsPossible Team will be on hand for Q&A. There will be give-aways, treats and beverages, and a new special guest and topic each month. Attendees can share their best recycling tips, get info and learn. 9 a.m.-noon Free. For more information, call ZWBL at 650-283-9910 or email MidtownCourt.Neighbors@gmail.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, 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
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
'Three Little Pigs'
The pig who builds his house from brick doesn’t get eaten by the wolf and lives to tell the tale. But is that the whole truth or just porcine propaganda? That’s the question in this parody of "The Three Little Pigs." Bring a picnic for your family or purchase hot dogs and other dinner items at the show. July 31-August 10, Wednesday-Sunday, 6:30-8 p.m. $12 adults, $10 children. For more information, call Lane Pianta at 650-463-4970 or email Lane.Pianta@CityofPaloAlto.org or visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/theatre/default.asp. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Summer Reading Program
Children, tTeens and adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Atherton Library. The theme is "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" Read and participate in raffle drawings. The program is during library hours. June 1-August 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.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
The Importance of Being Earnest
Stanford Summer Theater presents Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Lynn Soffer, with Kay Kostopoulos, Marty Pistone, Courtney Walsh, Don Demico, Jessica Waldman David Raymond, Austin Caldwell and Ruth Marks. July 18-August 11, 8-10 p.m. $25, $15 for students and seniors. Call 650-725-5838 or email email@example.com or visit www.stanford.edu/group/summertheater/cgi-bin/sst/tickets. Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford
'Abide: Keeping Vigil with the Word of God'
Sr. Macrina Wiederkehr, a writer, leads a week-long silent retreat for women. Aug. 1-7, 4-1 p.m. $550/private room, $485/shared, $320/commuters. For more information, call Rachel Alvelais at 650-325-5614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vallombrosa.org. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park
Menlo Park Library Teen Summer Reading
Menlo Park Library’s 2013 Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 12-18) runs June 10-August 16. Register online or come into the library. Read books, write reviews and enter weekly raffles for awesome prizes. The library will also kick off summer with a barbecue on June 21 at noon at Burgess Park. Free. For more information, call Michelle Burnham at 650-330-2530 or email email@example.com or visit www.menloparklibrary.org/teen.html. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food Collection Events
Monthly food collection, March-Aug. Shifts are 30 minutes to an hour on the first Saturday of the month between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants gather one day per month to sort, bag and pass out grocery bags. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call MidtownCourt.Neighbors & Friends at 650-283-9910 or email MidtownCourt.Neighbors@gmail.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com or visit www.lyttongardens.org. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, 437 Webster St., Palo Alto