This weekend's events (Sept. 25-26)


■ Community: Career-Development Fair

On Saturday (Sept. 25), the women's nonprofit organization Deborah's Palm is hosting a free career-development fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the organization's home at 555 Lytton Ave. in Palo Alto. Professionals will speak on such topics as resume-writing, interviewing, networking and personal image. Call 650-473-0664 or go to deborahspalm.org.

■ Art: Palo Alto Art Center

The Palo Alto Art Center opens its three fall exhibitions on Saturday (Sept. 25) at 1313 Newell Road in Palo Alto. The free shows are: "In Focus: Collecting Photography," with pieces from four Bay Area photo collections; "Light from the Underground," a Colette Campbell-Jones photo essay about mining in South Wales; and "Paintings from Haiti," from the collection of Ralph S. Greco. The exhibitions run through Dec. 12, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5. Call 650-329-2366 or go to cityofpaloalto.org.

■ Talk: 'Fine Dining and Burgers'

On Sunday (Sept. 26), Douglas L. Graham speaks at a free public meeting of the Palo Alto Historical Association on "Fine Dining and Burgers: El Camino's Restaurant Row, 1930-1980." Audience members are encouraged to share recollections and memorabilia at the event, which takes place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. PAHA president Graham will display historic photos, ads and drawings. For more information, go to pahistory.org.

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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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