■ Author: Joyce Robins
Joyce Robins talks about "Aunt Lydia's Trousseau," her memoir of growing up in Toronto in the 1920s and 30s, today (Sept. 15) at 7 p.m. at Books, Inc., 74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. For more information, visit www.booksinc.net.
■ Lecture/safety event: Wildfire
Dr. Scott Stephens presents, "From Australia to the Santa Cruz Mountains: fire, history and lessons learned," a talk on fire safety, today (Sept. 15) at 3 p.m. at Portola Valley Community Hall, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. For more information on Stephens, visit Lecture/safety event: Wildfire nature.berkeley.edu.