Palo Alto Weekly Entertainment Listings

The best of what's happening on the Midpeninsula

LIVE MUSIC

Alberto's World Dance Music 736 W. Dana St., Mountain View. Call 968-3007.

Alice's Restaurant 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Grateful Dead Night every Monday, live music/open mike, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 851-0303.

British Bankers Club presents live music Fri. and Sat. nights. 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 327-8769.

California Cafe Bar and Grill, 700 Welch Road, Palo Alto, 325-2233. Live music from the baby grand piano Thurs.-Sat. 6:30-10 p.m.

Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill 3877 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 858-1141.

The Edge 260 California Ave., Palo Alto, 324-EDGE. DJ music and dancing or live band starts at 9 p.m., weekend nights until 3 a.m. Big Mountain, The Cardiff Reefers and Caesar & the Dreaded Truth, Aug. 8.

Fogg's 303 Bryant St., Mountain View, 390-9696. Jazz and swing for listening and dancing by String of Pearls, Tuesdays 7:30-11 p.m.

JJ's 165 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 968-2277. Harvey Mandel and the All Stars, July 29; Road House Rockers, July 30; Strangers with Candy, July 31.

Jose's Caribbean Restaurant 2275 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 326-6522.

Little Mermaid, 417 California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 326-6812. Classical guitarist Canute Larsen plays Fridays and Saturdays 6-8:30 p.m.

Los Altos Bar and Grill 169 Main St. Call 948-4332. Live music Mon.-Sat.

Maddalena's Cafe Fino, 544 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 326-6082. Jazz trio featuring drummer Collette d'Aloneida, Fri. 7:30-11:30 p.m.; p.m.; Nancy Gilliland performing Tues., Wed., Thurs. and Sat., 7:30-11:30 p.m.

MacArthur Park 27 University Ave., Palo Alto, 321-9990. Mon.-Sat., 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Nouveau Trattoria 541 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Solo piano Tues., Wed. and Sun. Jazz trio Thurs., Fri. and Sat. All shows 7-11 p.m. Call 327-0132.

Saint Michael's Art Cafe 806 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 326-2530. Wisechild (Chris & Carin), July 29; Tony Khalife & James Robinson, July 30; Joel Barker, Joe Thibadeao and Lynn Hill, July 31.

Stanford Park Hotel and Palm Cafe, 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Tues.-Thurs. Call 322-1234.

CONCERTS

Harry Connick, Jr., Funky Dunky and introducing the Leroy Jones Quartet, July 29, 8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $19.50-$35. Call BASS at (408) 998-2277.

Eddie Marshall and the New Flavor at the Stanford Summer Jazz Concert Series, July 29, 8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University. $10-$12. Call 386-8535.

Midsummer Mozart Orchestra conducted by George Cleve and featuring pianist Claude Frank perform works by Mozart and Haydn, July 30, 6:30 p.m., Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University. $20-$23; $15-$18 students; $9-$10.50 for age 15 and under. Call 725-ARTS.

Nate Pruitt with special guest Tootie Heath at the Stanford Summer Jazz Concert Series, July 30, 8 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University. $10-$12. Call 386-8535.

Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie and Lee Roy Parnell, July 30, 7:30 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $18.50-$22.50. Call BASS at (408) 998-2277.

JPP & Napparit present Finnish Folk Fiddling July 31, 2 p.m. Grace Lutheran Church Hall, 3149 Waverley, Palo Alto. $5-$10 donation. Call 441-8706.

Saxophonist Regi Oliver leads Remote Control at the Stanford Summer Jazz Concert Series, July 31, 4 p.m., Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University. $6-$8. Call 386-8535.

Crystal Gayle performs at the Children's Health Council's Summer Symphony, July 31, 5 p.m., Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University. Gates open at 3 p.m. $20-$40 adults; $10 children under 12. Call 326-0643.

Buxtehude Cantata, featured in Summer Music Vespers by the Trinity Palo Alto Choir School, July 31, 4 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, Hamilton Ave. at Waverley Ave., Palo Alto. Free. Call 853-1295 or 965-0139.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings Joseph Jennings conducts an evening of classic spirituals by Jester Hairston, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Castro at Mercy streets, Mountain View. $5. Call 903-6000.

Herman Berlinski performs Jewish organ music at the Morell Organ Series, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University. $7/$4 students. Call 723-4317.

Romero Oyarce sings in Spanish and Peruvian and plays guitar, Aug. 3, 4:30 p.m., Stanford Hospital Atrium. Free.

Palo Alto Philharmonic presents Brass Act at the Brown Bag Concert, Aug. 4, 12 noon, Cogswell Plaza, Lytton Avenue at Ramona Street, Palo Alto. Free. Call 329-2527.

Mark Murphy with The Larry Dunlap Trio at the Stanford Shopping Center's Summer Jazz Eight, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., in the Clock Tower Plaza. Free. Call 617-8240.

Stanford Summer Chorus will perform a concert of 18th-century music, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., in Memorial Church, Stanford University. $7/$4 students. Call 723-3811.

Voyager performs classics of the '50s and '60s, at the Menlo Park Twilight Concert Series, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Gatehouse lawn, Laurel Street at Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park. Free. Call 858-3470.

Alan Jackson and Charlie Major Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $19.50-$25. Call BASS at (408) 998-2277.

Eric Shifrin Trio Aug. 5, 12:30 p.m., Stanford Hospital Atrium. Free.

Phil Collins Aug. 5-6, 8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View. $21-$40. Call BASS at (408) 998-2277.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings A chance to sing along with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, conducted by Ken Hannaford, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Castro at Mercy streets, Mountain View.

KidsSing Signe Boyer leads a family sing-along of favorite childrens' songs, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. $5 adults, $1 children. Call 903-6000.

Organist Robert Bates performs works by Bach, featuring Chorale preludes from the "Orgelbuechlein," Aug. 9, 8 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford University. $7/$4 students. Call 723-4317.

ON STAGE

"What Part Will I Play?" by California Theatre Center Advanced Conservatory, through July 30, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre, Foothill College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $4-$6. Call 948-4444.

"Ah, Wilderness!" by TheatreWorks, through Aug. 21, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $20-$25. Call 329-2623.

"The Music Man" by Foothill Summer Theatre, through Aug. 14, Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $8-$12. Call 948-4444.

"The Tempest" by Outside In Theater, July 29-31, Aug. 2-7 and Aug. 9-14, 6 p.m., Red Hoop, between Green and Meyer Libraries, Stanford University. Free. Call 723-2646.

"Working" by Los Altos Conservatory Theatre, Thursdays through Saturdays, through Aug. 13 at 8 p.m., 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. $14-$16; $12 for students and seniors. Call 941-LACT.

"Dames at Sea" and dinner by Palo Alto Children's Theatre Wingspread, July 29-31 and Aug. 4-6, Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2623.

"Bremen Town Musicians" by Pied Piper Theatre, July 29, 7 p.m., July 30-31, 2:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Foothill College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $4-$7. Call 998-4444.

"A Walk in the Woods" by California Theatre Center, Aug. 4-6, 8 p.m. and Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Foothills College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $10-$12. Call 948-4444.

"Bye Bye Birdie" by Peninsula Youth Theatre, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Aug. 5 and 6, 2 and 8 p.m. and Aug. 7, 2 p.m., MainStage, Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Castro at Mercy, Mountain View. $9 adults; $8 seniors/students and $7 children (12 and under). Call 903-6000.

AUDITIONS

DANCE

REUNIONS

Woodside Class of 1964 Sept. 10, Palo Alto Holiday Inn. Call Classical Reunions at 697-7753.

Cubberley Class of 1969 July 30. Family picnic, July 31. Call Don Williams at (408) 263-4491 or (408) 452-1444.

Menlo-Atherton Class of 1974 Aug. 6. Contact the Reunion Committee, P.O. Box 7474, Menlo Park, CA. 94026 or call (510) 264-3809.

Woodside Class of 1984 Aug. 20, Hyatt, Burlingame. Call Back to the Future Reunions at (408) 662-8482.

Sequoia Class of 1969 Aug. 27, Holiday Inn, Foster City. Call Back to the Future Reunions (408) 662-8482.

BENEFITS

Vintage Collections, a West Bay Opera Guild Garage Sale features costumes, art objects and wine, children's toys and games, staged by WBO, July 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 221 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto.

"Music Man" Celebration features the performance, followed by dinner, wine-tasting and a silent auction, July 31, beginning at 2:30 p.m., Foothill College Smithwick Theatre and Foothill's Campus Center in Los Altos Hills. $65. Call 949-7625. Proceeds benefit a variety of programs at Foothill College.

Crystal Gayle at the Children's Health Council's Summer Symphony, July 31, 5 p.m., Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University. This year's Summer Symphony offers specially priced children's ticket and gourmet picnic selections from MacArthur Park and the Oakville Grocery. Gates open at 3 p.m. $20-$40 adults; $10 children under 12. Call 326-0643.

"The Enneagram Song and Dance Cafe" by Chaitanya Productions, Aug. 5, 8 p.m., Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University. $25. Benefits Emergency Housing Consortium. Call (408) 291-5456.

The 34th annual Peninsula Ball will be held Aug. 6 at the Hotel Sofitel. Benefits Family Service Mid-Peninsula. Call 364-3644.

The Seventh Annual Golf Classic and Auction to benefit Sensory Access Foundation, hosted by the Honorable and Mrs. George Schultz, Aug. 8. Golf registration and lunch from 10-11:45 a.m., shotgun start at 12 noon, silent auction from 4-6:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. $250/person, $900/foursome. Dinner, reception and auction $50. Call 329-0430.

KIDS

Events

"Barnum" Palo Alto Children's Theatre Conservatory, through July 30, "Carnival" through July 30, Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Suitable for ages 4 and up. $4 adults; $2 children. Call 329-2623.

"Bremen Town Musicians" by Pied Piper Theatre, July 29, 7 p.m., July 30-31, 2:30 p.m., Studio Theatre, Foothill College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $4-$7. Call 998-4444.

"What Part Will I Play?" by California Theatre Center Advanced Conservatory, July 29-30, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre, Foothill College, I-280 at El Monte, Los Altos Hills. $4-$6. Call 948-4444.

Hear stories about the outdoors, hiking and camping told by John Rogers, July 30, 10:30 a.m., Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.

"Dames at Sea" and dinner by Palo Alto Children's Theatre Wingspread, July 29-31 and Aug. 4-6, Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2623.

Be a sidewalk artist Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 858-3464.

Phil Ackerly's Magic Show for all ages, Aug. 3, 3:30 p.m., Children's Library, 1276 Harriet, Palo Alto. Call 329-2134.

Surfin' Safari for boys and girls entering grades 7-9 is a chance to explore beaches in the Santa Barbara area and visit an amusement park, July 31-Aug. 6. Sponsored by YMCA, Palo Alto Branch, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Call 494-1883.

Bi-lingual storytime Spanish and English for all ages, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Call 858-3464.

"The Adventures of Mr. Toad" by Palo Alto Children's Theatre Foothill Academy, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 6, 2:30 p.m., Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $2-$4. Call 329-2623.

Intermediate Family River Weekend with one day on the self-guided American River and one guided day on the Chili Bar Run Class II/III American River for families with children ages 8 and older, Aug. 5-7. Sponsored by YMCA. Call 494-1833.

High School River Weekend for boys and girls entering grades 10-13 with water slides in the Gold Country and camping and floating on rafts on the American River, Aug. 5-7. Sponsored by YMCA. Call 494-1833.

Experiment with the art of marbling by using paper and fabric or some cotton canvas shoes, Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m., Junior Museum, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For ages 8 and older. $15. Call 329-2111.

Lake Tahoe Adventure for boys and girls entering grades 7-9 with biking on ski resort trails, swimming in Lake Tahoe, rafting down the American River, hiking and singing, Aug. 7-13. Sponsored by YMCA. Call 494-1833.

Storytimes

Palo Alto library programs include Family Storytime, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m., College Terrace Library; Toddler Storytimes Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Children's Library and Fridays 10:30 a.m. at Mitchell Park Library. Call 329-2134.

Menlo Park library programs include Toddler Story Time for ages 2-3, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Pre-School Story Time for ages 3-5, Thursdays 10:30 a.m. Pajama Story Time for all ages Wednesdays 7 p.m. Call 858-3464.

Portola Valley library holds Preschool Storytime for ages 3-6 Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. Call 851-0560.

CLUBS

The Newcomers' Club is open to residents of Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley or Woodside who have moved to town within the past five years. Call 361-1992.

Humanist Community Forum Mara Wold speaks on the work of the Kettering Foundation and the California Issues Forum, July 31, 10:45 a.m. Bill Baird speaks on The Politics of God, Government and Sex Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Oak Rooms, Tresidder Union, Stanford University. Call 969-3630.

Early Risers Toastmasters meet Tuesdays 6:30-8 a.m., Lyon's Restaurant, 4298 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Call 493-5333.

The Lee Emerson Basset chapter of Toastmasters meet each Wednesday 7:15 p.m. in Room 74 Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Call 493-8023.

The Moffett Club formerly the Eagles and Anchors Club, meets Aug. 3 and the first Wednesday of each month, 5-9 p.m. for dining, 8-10:30 p.m. for dancing at the Moffet Club, just outside the Main Gate at Moffett Field, Mountain View. For reservations call 604-1680.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

Copernican Humility, Chance and the Creation of Purpose by Yuval Ne'eman, July 29, 8 p.m., Auditorium, Stanford University. Free.

Building a Better World for the 21st Century by Douglas Mattern, president of the Association of World Citizens, July 31, 10 a.m., Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Free. Call 326-1409.

Self-Assessment for Career Planning taught by Mimi Bross, Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-12 noon, Aug. 3-24, Career Action Center, 445 Sherman Ave., Palo Alto. $135-$155. Call 324-1710.

Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect presented by Therese Cohen, MSW, and Making Effective Presentations, presented by Bob Genevro, M.A., Aug. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Child Advocacy Council, 460 California Ave., Suite 13, Palo Alto. Free for Council members; $5 for non-members. Call 327-8120.

After Self-Assessment--What's Next? taught by Shelia Weisblatt, Mondays 6-9 p.m., Aug. 8-15, Career Action Center, 445 Sherman Ave., Palo Alto. $65-$75. Call 324-1710.

EXHIBITS

Opening

Made in Palo Alto group show, Aug. 2-27, Gallery House, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Artists' reception is Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. Call 326-1668.

Color photography by Ira and Louise Lohman and pottery by Jean Prophet through Aug. 28 at Portola Valley Art Gallery, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley. Gallery hours are 12-5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Artists' receptions are July 30-31. Call 851-0332.

Continuing

Edward Durell Stone: Palo Alto Centennial Exhibit Stone's California work, through July at the Main Library, 1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto.; Stone's national and international work, through July at Mitchell Park Branch, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Gloria Molinari, Millie Gallo and Amy Stewart display oils, watercolors and photographs through Sept. 8 at Mezzanine Gallery, First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 323-6167.

Creative Computer Workshop Digital Art Gallery, devoted to promoting the development of the emerging field of digital art, 145 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto. Call 328-5048.

Coming to Terms: Passionate Friendship to Gay Liberation on the Farm through Oct. 12 in the lobby of Green Library, Stanford University. Call 723-9108 for hours.

Radius 1994 Local artists Prentiss Cole, Ron Guzman, Jong-Wook Kim, Wendy Palmer, Marta Thoma and Susan Wexler exhibit, along with Between the Covers, which showcases the result of artists being given a book cover and told to modify it in any way, through Aug. 7 at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road. Call 329-2366.

Art History Mysteries and Steps an exhibit of recent etchings by Elaine Rothwell, through Sept. 6 at School of Humanities and Sciences, Bldg. 1, Stanford University. Call 725-3622.

Space, Earth, Environment contemporary and art quilts, co-sponsored by NASA Ames and Leone-Nii Gallery, through Dec. 31, Ames Visitors Center, Building 223 on Parsons Ave., Moffett Field. Call 969-2625.

Little Christs, Broken Angels and Pre-Raphaelite Themes new works by Roberta Roth-Patterson, through July 30, Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 321-3891.

Students from Jim Smyth's Life and Portrait Painting Classes exhibit through July 31, at Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 321-3891.

Photography exhibit by Larry Hatlett through Aug. 14, Cafe Borrone, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 327-0830.

At The Beach and In The Water Black and White Photographs by Barbara Alper, through Aug. 20, The Photographer's Gallery, 732 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call 328-0662.

Diana Beuttler's watercolors through Aug. at the Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma St. 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Photographs by Charles Halleck and Box Constructions by Martha Wasacz through July 30, Gallery House, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 326-1668.

Collages by Sandra Simon through Aug. 13, Bechtel International Center, 583 Lagunita, Stanford University. Call 723-1831.

Original Cloisonne Jewelry by Collette through Aug. at Sharon Park Gallery, 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park. Call 854-6878.

It's About Time: Clocks and Other Timepieces through Oct. 30, Museum of American Heritage, 275 Alma St., Palo Alto. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Call 321-1004.

Summer Solstice: Red, White and Blue Watercolors, oils acrylics, pastels, etchings, woodcut and monoprints, ceramics and jewelry, through Aug. 1, Viewpoints Art Gallery, 315 State Street, Los Altos. Call 941-5789.

Remembering: Place, Texture and Color oil paintings by Huellar Banks, through Sept. 20, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Serra House, Stanford University. Call 725-3622.

Travel Around the World prints, drawings and photographs from the 19th century, through Oct. 2, T. W. Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University. Call 723-4177.

Folks features the works of Diane Cassidy, photographer, and Joan Hancock, painter, through Aug. 15, the Center for Integrated Systems Building and the Dean's Office, School of Engineering, 2nd floor, Terman bldg., Stanford University. Call 725-3622.

Ulama: Game of Life and Death in Early Mesoamerica an exhibition based on the world's oldest team sport, through Oct. 2 at the Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University. Call 723-4177.

But We Must Cultivate Our Garden outdoor and indoor furniture, drawings and paintings by Peter Shire, through July 30, Lucy Berman Gallery, 534 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 322-2533.

Hubble and Beyond Space Exhibit through Aug. at The Tech Museum of Innovation, 145 W. San Carlos St., San Jose. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (408) 279-7150.

Centennial Time Tunnel through Oct. 1994, Junior Museum, 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2111.

CONTESTS

Centennial Time Capsule Contest seeks ideas about life in Palo Alto in 1994 to be included in the time capsules to be buried under Centennial Walk at Plaza Ramona at the Centennial Closing Celebration, Oct. 16, 1994. Items must be small enough to fit in a 1 foot by 4 foot container and capable of lasting 25 to 100 years. Entry deadline is Aug. 15. Call 322-1994.

CONFERENCES

First International Enneagram Conference Aug. 5-7, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. at Stanford University. Presenters include Patrick O'Leary, Helen Palmer, Don Richard Riso and Richard Rohr. Call 802-8179.

Living Creatively in a Broken World presented by Francis Dorff, Aug. 8-9, Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. $90. Call 325-5614.

CLASSES

Learn dances from all over with Eser Ayanoglu at Stanford International Dance, July 29, 7-10 p.m., Mountain View Sports Pavilion, Castro at Miramonte, Mountain View. $4. Call Carol at (408) 971-1326.

Summer Fruit Desserts by Joan Jackson, July 30, 1 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $25. Call 688-0688.

Building Financial Self-Confidence by Joy Hemp, July 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, Two Sisters Bookshop, 605 Cambridge, Menlo Park. $10-$15. Call 323-4778.

Women Dancing the Wild and the Sacred meets eight Sundays, 9-10:30 a.m., beginning July 31 at Dance Visions Studio, Cubberley Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $80. Drop-ins welcome first three classes. Call Kate at 321-9983.

Journaling to your inner wisdom taught by Mindy Beller and Dede Byster, July 31, 1-4 p.m., Two Sisters Bookshop, 605 Cambridge Ave., Menlo Park. $35. Call 323-4778.

Gooey Desserts by Elaine Corn, Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $30. Call 688-0688.

Somatic Exercises with Lorenzo Gold, Mondays, Aug. 1-22, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Body Therapy Center, 368 California Ave., Palo Alto. $40. Call 328-9400.

Women and Investing examines the basics of smart financial management, Aug. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. $25. Call 494-0972.

Cooking with Sausage by Bruce Aidells, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. Call 688-0688.

Fruit Desserts by John Shulman, Aug. 3, 10 a.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $30. Call 688-0688.

Cooking Basics by Alison Reich, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $30. Call 688-0688. Quick low-fat gourmet meals taught by Parvaneh Scoggin, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m., Aug. 3-17, Cubberley Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $45 plus $10 lab fee. Call 329-2261.

Italian Dinner by Giuliano Hazan, Aug. 4, 6:30 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $50. Call 688-0688.

The Magic of Astrology by Susan Levitt, Aug. 6, noon-3 p.m., Two Sisters Bookshop, 605 Cambridge, Menlo Park. $35-$40 includes chart. Call 323-4778.

CPR training from YMCA, One- and two-person CPR resuscitation skills and CPR for infants and children. Meets A, B, and C requirements, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., sponsored by YMCA, Palo Alto Branch, 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. $35/$40. Call 494-1883.

Preserving Summer Fruit by Alison Reich, Aug. 6, 1 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $25. Call 688-0688.

Wedding Cakes by Jill Maythem, Aug. 7, 11 a.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $35. Call 688-0688. <\q\q\q\q>

Spiritual Hypnosis by Megan Beachler, CHT, Aug. 7, 2-3:3 p.m., Two Sisters Bookshop, 605 Cambridge, Menlo Park. $5-$10. Call 323-4778.

Women's New Moon Circle, Web Weaving by Laurel Sager, Aug. 7, 7-9:30 p.m., Two Sisters Bookshop, 605 Cambridge, Menlo Park. $3-$5. Call 323-4778.

Evening of Chocolate by Charles Conklin-Chase Hiigel, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $35. Call 688-0688.

Vivande Dinner by Carlo Middione, Aug. 9, 1 p.m., Draeger's, 1010 University Dr., Menlo Park. $50. Call 688-0688.

The Mechanics of Drawing and Painting by C. Moore-Albaugh, Thursdays through Saturdays, mornings, afternoons and evenings at Wildflower Studio, Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Call 327-9397.

SENIORS

Intermediate Race Walking taught by Cindy Paffumi, for people who have taken Cindy's Basic Race Walking and want to advance. Class meets July 30, 8:30-10 a.m., Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. $15 members; $18 non-members. Call 323-6160.

Community Services at Cubberley with Del Thorpe, City of Palo Alto Cubberley facility manager, Aug. 3, 11:15 a.m. at Senior Friendship Day, Cubberley Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 856-7750.

50 Plus Club walk and run meets at the intersection of Alpine Willowbrook toad in Portola Valley, Aug. 6, 7:45 a.m. Call 854-2273.

Music by members of the Baroque Sinfonietta conducted by Jenny Rudin, Aug. 7, 1:30 p.m., Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.

"Shadowlands," shown Aug. 8, 1 p.m., Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. $0.25. Call 326-2025.

Harmonica player David Harp in concert with a three-hour class to follow. Aug. 9, 4 p.m., Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.

Volunteer peer counselors needed at the Senior Center in Palo Alto. Informational meeting will be held Aug. 9, 10 a.m. at the Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Twelve-week training program led by Mimi Goodrich, LCSW. Call 327-2811.

Trusts, Real Estate Planning and Taxes presented by attorney Bryn Ostby at the monthly meeting of AARP, Palo Alto Chapter, Aug. 9, 1:30 p.m., Palo Alto Cutural Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

August Health Screenings at the Palo Alto Senior Center include: Podiatry Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Nutrition Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. Physician's Advisory Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Audiology Aug. 24, 10 a.m. Blood pressure screenings each Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo alto. For appointments call 327-2811.

SPIRITUAL

Shabat Evening Service July 29, 7:30 p.m., Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, Community Room, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 323-4798.

Divine-Love Meditation by Priya Dasi, July 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 494-7222.

The Feminine and the Divine class meets four Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ananda Church, 299 California Ave., Palo Alto. $40. Call 323-3363.

Meditation: Learning the Fundamentals class meets four Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ananda Church, 299 California Ave., Palo Alto. $50. Call 323-3363.

American Zen Society founding teacher Scott Morrison talks on mindfulness and meditative inquiry Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Unity Palo Alto Community Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 494-7222.

Philosophy of Divine Love introductory lecture by Priya Dasi, Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m., Integrated Healing Arts Classroom, 4157 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 374-7676.

Vacation Bible School All ages invited, families too, Aug. 8, 10 and 12. 6-8 p.m. Register at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow St., Palo Alto. Call 494-1760.

COMMUNITY

1994 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival July 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mitchell Park, Palo Alto. Program includes Taiwanese Folk and Square Dance, arts and crafts, stage performance and Taiwanese Dimsum. Call 322-4894.

Palo Alto High School Site Council announces two parent positions available for 1994-95 term. Anyone interested in running for this elected position, call Debbi Sizemore at 323-6722 before July 31.

Cultural Kaleidoscope multicultural arts day with dancing, singing, painting and lots of ethnic food, Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Bell Park, East Palo Alto. A free shuttle bus will run from City Hall Palo Alto to City Hall East Palo Alto.

Seniors forum part of the 21st Century series, Aug. 9, Palo Alto Senior Center, Palo Alto. Call 322-1994.

HEALTH

Therapeutic Use of the Electric and Magnetic Fields of the Human Body lecture-demonstration by the Raimondi Technique Volunteers, July 30, 2:30 p.m., Senior Center, Room 218, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Free. Call Kenneth Eppley at 926-3381.

The Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Type A Behavior by Meyer Friedman, M.D., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Free.

Diagnostic Tests for Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis by Mark Wishingrad, M.D. Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., Stanford University Hospital Room H 3210. Call Vicky at 473-9378.

Bioengineering and the New Foods by Peggy Lemaux, Ph.D., Aug. 2, 7 p.m., Hoover Pavilion, 211 Quarry Road, Palo Alto. Free. Call 723-9933 for reservations.

The importance of mammograms, a lecture by the American Cancer Society, Aug. 9, 10 a.m., Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Free. Call 326-2025.

SPORTS

Palo Alto Run Club invites runners to its monthly 5 or 10 mile run at Wunderlich County Park, Aug. 6, 8:15 a.m. To reach the park, go west on Highway 84 (Woodside Road) from I-280. The park entrance is on the right, about one mile past the intersection with King's Highway Road. Bring food or beverage to share at the potluck tailgate brunch following the run. Call Warren Racine at 328-4434.

Run For Your Heart 5K and 10K run and walk, Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m. at Baylands Athletic Center, Embarcadero at Geng, Palo Alto. $10-$15. Call 329-2342.

ENVIRONMENT

Bay Area Bird Photographers meet Aug. 3, and the first Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Baylands Center, East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2506.

Hikers are invited to experience the signs of summer, wildflowers going to seed, the California Buckeye in dormancy and the beautiful native grasses on a docent-led hike, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. at Filoli, Canada Road in Woodside. $5 adults; $1 children. Call 364-2880 for reservations.

Tour of the Emily Renzel Wetlands led by Naturalist Deborah Bartens, Aug. 6, 9:30 a.m. Participants meet at the City Municipal Service Center parking lot, 3201 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2506.

MISCELLANEOUS

Special trunk showing of Chanel and Chanel Accessories, Aug. 4, 12-3 p.m., I. Magnin, Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.

Clearance Book and Music Sale at Atherton Library, 2, Dinkelspiel Lane, through the end of Aug.. Hours are Monday-Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursday 12-5 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 328-2242.

As Time Goes By, Youth workshop, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Museum of American Heritage, 275 Alma St., Palo Alto.

Frontier Day with Mountain Man Raye Girouard Experience how our ancestors survived in the Old Frontier, learn skills such as rope-making, fire-making and how to set a trap. Open to ages 8 and up, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hidden Villa Farm & Wilderness Preserve, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills. $8 child; $12 adult. Call 949-8653.

Artists' Tour of Italy with Palo Alto's Next Step art instructors Susan Harby and Marguerite Fletcher, who will lead a small sketching tour in Rome, Assisi, Florence and Venice, Sept. 7-21. Call 323-0731.

READINGS

VOLUNTEERS

Kidvision TM needs babies ages 6-18 months to star in a video designed to entertain babies and young children. Filming is scheduled Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park. Appointments are available by calling 595-8869.

Volunteer facilitators are needed by Kara to provide emotional support in bi-monthly groups of children and parent(s) grieving the death of a loved one. Informational meetings will be held Aug. 2, 6:30-8 p.m. and Aug. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-5859.

Peer Counseling Training will be provided for volunteers, age 60 or older, who can provide emotional support to their peers on a one-to-one basis. Peer counselors should be able to commit three hours per week for at least one year. A 12-week training program will begin in September. Prospective volunteers are invited to an informational meeting Aug. 9, 10-11 a.m., Senior Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 327-2811.

Women caregivers over 50 who are caring for a husband or parent with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders (such as Parkinson's disease or multiple strokes) are needed for a Coping with Caregiving Study being conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Stanford University. Caregivers will have the opportunity to attend classes designed to help them effectively cope with their caregiver situation and to improve their mood. Call Eva Mortensen or Dee Haynie at 493-5000 ext. 2017.

The Homestay Program at the Bechtel International Center at Stanford University needs local families/couples to host Fall Quarter international graduate students for a one-week stay in September before classes begin. Call 326-5252.

SUPPORT GROUPS

A support group for women business owners meets Aug. 1, and the first Monday of each month. 7-9:30 p.m., Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 494-0972.

A New Parkinson's Peninsula Support Group meets Aug. 2, and the first Tuesday of each month, 2-4 p.m., Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 494-0972.

Men's group exploring personal growth, friendship and learning through stories, meets Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Menlo Park. Seven member group currently has two chairs open. Free. Call 322-8306.

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