Today's events (Oct. 18)


■ Talk: Timothy Geithner

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner will speak on the Obama administration's plans for economic stability and growth today (Oct. 18) at 1 p.m. at Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Tickets are $15-$50. For more information, visit commonwealthclub.org.

■ 'Key To the Cure' Breast Cancer Benefit Concert

Stanford's Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority present "Key to the Cure," a concert raising donations for the American Cancer Society featuring Slmps, Talisman, Harmonics, Testimony, Raagapella, Mendicants, Fleet Street, Mixed Company, Everyday People and Cardinal Calypso, today (Oct. 18) at 7 p.m. at The Axe & Palm at Old Union, 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. The first 100 people will get free drinks. For more information, visit events.stanford.edu.

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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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