This weekend's events (March 5-6)


■ Mothers Symposium: 'Raising Happiness'

Christine Carter will be the keynote speaker at the annual Mothers Symposium Saturday (March 5), which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education, Stanford University. Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 with pre-registration. The theme of the symposium is "Raising Happiness: Joy and the Journey of Motherhood." For more information, visit Mothers Symposium.

■ A Conversation with Cornel West and Miriam Rivera

A community forum event featuring Cornel West and Miriam Rivera speaking on "Access, Success, Impact: How low-income students of color succeed in college and beyond" will be held Saturday (March 5) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Church, Stanford University. The event is being held in honor of the 15th anniversary of Foundation for a College Education. Tickets are $5-$15. For more information, visit Foundation for a College Education.

■ 'Preservation: Connecting Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow'

The Palo Alto Historical Association is hosting a talk on "Preservation: Connecting Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Juana Briones House Speaks Louder Than Pictures or Words" Sunday (March 6) at 2 p.m. at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road. For more information, visit PA History.

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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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