This weekend's events (July 2-4)


■ Music: Twilight Concert Series

The City of Palo Alto's annual Twilight Concert Series begins Saturday (July 2) with patriotic music by the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. The outdoor concerts are free and happen weekly at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 20; this Saturday's concert is at Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road. For more information, go to cityofpaloalto.org.

■ Music: 'The Great American Songsmiths'

Singers Clairdee and Bobbe Norris join pianist Larry Dunlap and various guest artists on Sunday (July 3) at 2:30 p.m. for a Stanford Jazz Festival concert that pays tribute to American songwriters including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer and Cole Porter. The show is at Dinkelspiel Auditorium at Stanford University. Tickets are $28 general and $18 for students. Call 650-736-0324 or go to events.stanford.edu.

■ Community: 30th Annual Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off

For the 30th year, the City of Palo Alto hosts the annual Summer Festival & Chili Cook-off on the Fourth of July. The event goes from noon to 5 p.m. at Mitchell Park at 600 E. Meadow Drive, with chili tasting starting at 1:30 p.m. and other activities including country line dancing, live music and face painting for kids. Admission is free, with chili-tasting kits on sale for $5 for five samples. For more information, go to cityofpaloalto.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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