■ Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra:'Four Seasons'
Local violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock and the orchestra perform a program of Baroque concertos featuring Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" today (Nov. 9) at 8 p.m. at The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton. Tickets are $$25-$85. For more information, visit philharmonia.org.
■ 'Playing for Keeps: Life and Learning on a Public School Playground'
Writer and educational leader Deborah Meier discusses why play is important to the lives of children today (Nov. 9) at 7 p.m. at Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. For more information, visit www.keplers.com.
■ Reception to honor Palo Alto teachers
State Sen. Joe Simitian is holding a community reception to honor teachers Diana Argenti and Natalie Bivas today (Nov. 9) for pushing for older start ages for kindergartners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Palo Alto Unified School District Board Room 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to RSVP at www.senatorsimitian.com.