This weekend's events (Aug. 20-21)


■ Author: Ellen Sussman

Local author Ellen Sussman presents her new novel "French Lessons," about three Americans as they spend a single day exploring the City of Lights, Saturday (Aug. 20) at 3 p.m. at Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave., Palo Alto. For more information. visit Downtown Library.

■ Special event: 'Culture, Crafts & Curry'

A family-friendly Asian-themed event featuring curry booths and tastings, cooking demonstrations, Bhangra music and more will be held Sunday (Aug. 21) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. For more information, visit Target Family Days.

■ 'Folk Songs and Famous Poets'

Michelle Rank (soprano), Juliana Tzeng (clarinet) and Jane Chang (piano) perform works by Arne, Barab, Quilter, Canataloube, Spohr, Rodrigo, Horovitz and Jacobs Sunday (Aug. 21) at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View. Food donations accepted for Community Services Agency (CSA). For more information. visit First Presbyterian Church.

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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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