Palo Alto Weekly Entertainment Listings

The best of what's happening on the Midpeninsula

Live Music


Borders Books, Music, Cafe, 456 University Ave., Palo Alto. Anton Schwartz Quartet August 15, 8-10 p.m. Call 326-3670.

British Bankers Club, 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Live music Friday and Saturday. No cover charge. Most shows begin at 9:30 p.m. Call 327-8769.

The Edge, 260 California Ave., Palo Alto. DJ music and dancing or live band starts at 9 p.m., weekend nights until 3 a.m. Weezer July 18. Let's Go Bowling July 24. Greg Kihn July 30. Dogstar, Silver Jet August 2. Gwar August 4. Dred Zeppelin August 28. Larry Carlton September 4. Call 324-EDGE.

Elbe Restaurant, 117 University Ave., Palo Alto. Csardas Gypsy Ensemble the second and fourth Sunday of every month, 6:30-10 p.m. Call 321-3319.

The House The Palo Alto Teen Center features high school bands from 8 p.m.-midnight every Saturday. Free. 425 Bryant St. Bands interested in playing should call 321-1095.

Hugo's Cafe and Sports Lounge, Hyatt Rickeys, 4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All shows are 9 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. Call 843-2521.

Jose's Caribbean Night Club, 2275 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. DJ music and dancing or live band Friday's and Saturday's beginning at 9:30 p.m. There is a cover charge. Call 326-6522.

Los Altos Bar & Grill Music is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. 169 Main St., Los Altos. Call 941-3418.

Palo Alto Cafe, 2675 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Geri McGilvray and Mike Bechler perform traditional folk originals, country and blues the first Friday night of every month, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. No cover charge. Call 322-8644.

St. Michael's Alley, 806 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Music starts at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Ivan Klipstein and his band July 19. Call 326-2530.

Jazz and blues

Cafe Fino, 544 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Nancy Gilliland, piano and vocals, with Bruce Yates, bass and guitar, George Ballantyne, drums, and Michael O'Neill, sax and clarinet. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Call 326-6082.

Chantilly II Restaurant, 530 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Live music Fri. and Sat. starting at 7 p.m. Call 321-4080.

Crescent Park Grill 546 University Ave., Palo Alto. Live jazz every Wednesday with The Cole Hamlin Trio, 8-11 p.m. Call 326-0111.

Late for the Train 150 Middlefield Ave. (at Willow Road), Menlo Park. Anton Schwartz Trio July 25 and August 22. Call 321-6124.

Nouveau Trattoria, 541 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Solo piano Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. Jazz trio Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. All shows 7-11 p.m. Call 327-0132.

Mac's American Grill, 325 Main St., Los Altos. Jazz with the Cole Hamlin Trio, Thursdays. Call 941-0234.

Paradis, 518 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Nika Rejto's Ode to Jazz July 22 and 29, 8-11 p.m. Call 324-8180.

Summer Jazz Eleven at Stanford Shopping Center Thursday evenings, 6 p.m. at the Clock Tower Plaza (near Neiman Marcus). July 24: Billy Ross and his quartet with drummer Al "Tootie" Heath. July 31: Nitecry. August 7: Howard Wiley and his Quintet plus pianist Taylor Eigsti. August 14: Pacific Rim Ensemble with Robbie Kwock and Melecio Magdaluyo and special guest Pete Escovedo. All shows are free. Call 1-800-772-9332.


MacArthur Park, 27 University Ave., Palo Alto. Mondays-Saturdays, 6-10:30 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m. Call 321-9990.



38th Annual Summer Symphony Performance by entertainer Bernadette Peters, following a classical program by the San Jose Symphony. Pre-concert entertainment by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. July 20 at Frost Amphitheater, Stanford University. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for picnicking, concert begins at 6 p.m. $40 for chair seating, $25 for lawn, $10 for children 3 to 12, free for children under 3. All seats are general admission. Pre-order picnics available from Draeger's Market and Oakville Grocery. Proceeds benefit the Children's Health Council. Call 326-0643 to order tickets or picnics.

Flute and Harpsichord Greer Ellison, flute and Marion Rubinstein, harpsichord, will be featured in the Summer Music Vespers Series July 24, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1295 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Frewill donation. Call 965-0139.

Stanford Summer Orchestra Performing works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Aquilanti, July 26, 8 p.m. at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University. $8 general, $4 students. Call 725-2787.


Brown Bag Concert Series July 24: Jeremy Cohen Violin Jazz July 24, noon to 1 p.m. at Cogswell Plaza, Lytton and Ramona streets, Palo Alto. Free and open to the public. Call 329-2527.

Free Jazz at Rancho Shopping Center, Foothill Expressway at Springer/Magdalena roads, Los Altos. Alternating Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. July 2 through August 27. Bring lawn chairs and picnics. Food and beverage is available. July 30: KEZR All Star Band. August 13: Hot Club of San Francisco. August 27: Adlai Alexander. Call 941-1760.

Stanford Jazz Festival July 18: Omar Sosa's Sounds of Cuba, 8 p.m. $12/$15. July 19: Charles Brown: Swinging the Blues, 8 p.m. $22/$20. July 20: Regi Oliver & Remote Control, 7:30 p.m. $10/$12. July 21: Dena DeRose with Michael Zisman, Tootie Heath & Virginia Mayhew, 7:30 p.m. $10/$12. July 22: Standards Night: The Great American Songbook, 7:30 p.m. $12/$10. July 23: The Music of Bennett Paster & Greg Ryan, 7:30 p.m. $10/$12. July 24: Dobson Family Tribute to Eddie Harris, 7:30 p.m. $12/$10. All events held at Braun Music Center, Stanford University. Call 725-ARTS.



Digital Music Under the Stars New music from the Doreen Townsend Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) July 24, 8 p.m. at the Knoll Courtyard, Stanford University. $8 general, $4 students. Call 725-2787.

Shoreline Amphitheatre House of Blues Smokin Grooves Tour July 26. Phish July 31. Furthur Festival August 2. UB40 August 8. Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes August 9. Lynard Skynard August 24. Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd September 6. Santana, Rusted Root September 14. Huey Lewis & The News September 20. The Allman Brothers Band September 26. Hank Williams Jr., Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, October 4. One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Tickets through BASS at (408) 998-BASS.

On Stage

Fantasy Puppet Theatre The New Jester and The Rebellious Prince July 19, 6 p.m. Alphonso the Magician July 20 at 4 p.m. Gallery House, 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Tickets are $10. Call 329-0687.

Wonderful Town by Leonard Bernstein, performed by Foothill Music Theater through August 3 at the Pavilion Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. July 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, Aug. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. Afternoon matinees July 20, 27 and August 3 at 2:30 p.m. A one-night only performance for patrons who are deaf and hearing-impaired is July 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 general, $12 students and seniors, $10 for children under age 12. Call 948-4444.

Other People's Money by Jerry Sterner, performed by Bus Barn Stage Company through August 9 at Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, July 27 and August 3, 7 p.m. $15 for Fridays and Saturdays; and $13 for Thursdays and Sundays. Call 941-0551.

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, performed by Stanford Summer Theater through July 27 at the Nitery Theater at the Old Union on the Stanford campus. Performances July 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m.; July 20, 27 at 2 p.m. $12 general, $9 seniors and students. Call 725-ARTS.


Foothill Conservatory Theater Auditions for the Conservatory, an intensive, comprehensive two-year training program for serious theater students, will be held July 23, 1 to 4 p.m. at Foothill College. Admission to the conservatory program is by audition only. To schedule an audition appointment and receive a conservatory application, call 949-7053.

Hillbarn Theatre Auditions for the 1997-98 season opener, Maltby and Shire's "Closer than Ever," will be held July 27 and July 28. There are roles for two men and two women ages 20-40. Auditioners should prepare an up-tempo Broadway show tune and a ballad and bring a headshot, resume and conflict calendar. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 349-6411 to make an appointment.

Auditions are being held for all roles for a 35mm independent feature film comedy to be shot in the Bay Area in August and September. Writer-director is a native of the Peninsula and graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. For audition appointment, call (510) 485-5305.

Classical, jazz and world musicians Tapes and applications are now being accepted for the City of Palo Alto's Palo Alto Performance Series and the Children's Concert Series. Call 329-2527 for information.


Dance Performances

Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos with special guest artists, will perform a world premiere of "Romance Gitano de la Luna" July 18 and 19 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $18-$25. A special $36 ticket for the July 19 performance includes a champagne reception to meet the artists. Call 903-6000.

Dance Mosaic Summer Festival 1997 A concert series celebrating the diverse dance of the Bay Area on Saturdays, July 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Single tickets for general seating at each concert are $12 general; $8 students and seniors; free for children 12 and under. Discounts for two concert series tickets. Call 494-8221.

Stanford Dance Division and Stanford Danza Espanola present a studio performance of authentic flamenco dance, song and music July 25, 8 p.m. at Roble Studio, 535 Santa Teresa St., Stanford University. $10 at the door.

Dance classes and parties

Ceili Irish group dancing July 19 at the Mid-Peninsula YWCA, 4161 Alma Street, Palo Alto. Dance lessons from 8-9 p.m. Music and dancing from 9-11 p.m. $8 adults, free for children. Call 494-0972.

Tea Dance with the Sound Wizards Join Mike Johnson and the Sound Wizards for a tea dance July 20, 2-4 p.m. at the Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. There will be both couple and line dancing. No partner is necessary. $3 for JCC members, $5 for non-members. Call 493-9400.

African Dance Class taught by Cherry Gilbert of Africa Explosion Dance Group with live, African-inspired music by Robert Bornn and Drummers in a Jam. Ongoing Fridays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Menlo Park Recreation Center, Dance Studio. $10 drop-in. Call 858-3470.

Beginning Folk Dance with Marcel Vinokur at the Menlo Park Recreation Center, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. No partner necessary. Intermediate class at 8 p.m. Call 327-0759.

Country Line Dance Lessons/Open Dancing Wednesday nights at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Beginners at 7 p.m.; open dancing at 8:10 p.m.; intermediate at 8:40 p.m. Drop-in $6 ($5 Palo Alto residents). Call Evelyn or Bruce at 325-6913.

Country Line Dancing/Lessons Wednesday nights at Mac's American Grill, 325 Main St., Los Altos. Call 941-0234.

Dancers of Universal Peace Join the circle of dancers the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, Charleston and Middlefield roads.

Do Your Own Dance A natural, creative expression for anyone. The relaxed, shoeless group moves to music from around the world and gathers for a group directed exercise that celebrates community. Most Wednesdays, 7:45-9:30 p.m. (call to confirm) at DanceVisions, Cubberley Community Center, L3, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $5. Call 322-1420.

Elementary Modern Jazz Dance for Adults and Teens Learn the fundamentals of modern jazz movement taught by Constance Wise in this ongoing class held Wednesdays, 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Menlo Park. Call 326-0556 for details.

English Country Dances Drop in on the first, third and fifth Fridays, 8 p.m., at the Palo Alto Masonic Temple, 461 Florence Ave. (near University), Palo Alto. Beginners welcome. Call 858-0843 or 327-0269.

Isadora Duncan's dance technique and repertory classes Study the techniques of a modern dance pioneer Tuesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. at Dance Visions, Room L3, Cubberley Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 856-2525.

International Folk Dancing Dance to the music of our international neighbors Tuesday nights at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Couples and singles welcome. Beginning, intermediate and "request dancing" offered. Call 329-2261.

Jazz Stretch/Dance with Annie Zane A rigorous workout for anyone. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday, 4 p.m. at DanceVisions, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L3, Palo Alto. $10 drop-in. Call 858-2005.

Modern Dance Intermediate level classes for adults Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Slow intermediate level classes Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. at Dance Visions, Room L3, Cubberley Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 858-2005.

Mostly Balkan Folkdancers The group meets Thursdays. Lessons, 7:45-8:45 p.m.; request dancing, 8:45-10:15 p.m. at Menlo Park Recreation Center. $4. Call Derek or Mary at 851-8498 or Sue at (408) 247-2420.

Raices de Mexico dance classes Learn Mexican regional dance for children, teens and adults (beginner and intermediate) on Mondays and Fridays, and on Saturdays at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. There is a registration fee and monthly tuition. There is no age limit or previous dance experience required. Call 322-1501 for class times.

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at the JLS Middle School gym, East Meadow Drive and Waverley, Palo Alto. For beginner and intermediate levels. New beginners welcome all year. No partner required, singles welcome. $4 per night. Call 493-5974.

Senior Citizens Dance Group meets Fridays, 7:30 p.m. at 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Live music from "Bigger Than Life," music from the '30s, '40s and '50s. Dancing on a hardwood floor. $4 includes refreshments. Call 326-1483.

Swing Yo Thing every second and fourth Saturday at Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Lindy Hop Swing Dance lesson with international Masters Rob and Diane. 6-10 p.m. Any age, singles, couples, students, groups. $5 per person. Call 579-1122.

Vintage Dances with the Paul Price Society Orchestra the first Monday of every month, 8-10 p.m., Palo Alto Masonic Temple, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. Dance lessons are given on the other Mondays, $10 for first Monday dances, $18 for couples; $6 for dance lessons. Call 321-5280.

Weekly swing classes Every Thursday evening (basic level from 7-8 p.m.; intermediate/advanced from 8-9 p.m.), at Swagat Restaurant and Lounge, 2700 El Camino Real, Mountain View. (Formerly at Chez Louis.) $32 for four weeks, or $10 per class. Call 585-6282.

Western Ballet now offers daily morning and evening adult ballet classes for beginner through advanced. Classes also offered in jazz and flamenco. Call 968-4455.



Kindermusik Summer Camps for ages 18 months to five years. Have fun and make music this summer in downtown Palo Alto. Call 322-6304 to register.

Campfire stories with Yolanda Rhodes A campfire event with storyteller Yolanda Rhodes July 19, 7:30 p.m. at Hidden Villa, 26870 Moody Road, Los Altos. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a flashlight. $8 adults, $6 children, $24 for a family of four. Reservations required. Call 949-8653.

Kiss Me Kate Presented the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Wingspread Company, made up of young people ages 16 to 24. Running July 18 at 7:30 p.m., and July 19 at 2:30 p.m. All performances at the Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $4 adults, $2 children. Call 329-2651.

The Crying Princess and the Golden Goose A Hotdog Supper Time Show presented by the Palo Alto Children's Theatre. Opening July 22 and running July 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 and 31 in the outdoor patio area of the Ruth Stern Wing of the Lucie Stern Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Gates open at 5:45 p.m. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. $4 adults, $2 children. Call 329-2651.

Tin Pan Ali and Pecos Bill The Summer Conservatory of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre presents two shows both opening July 23. "Tin Pan Ali" opens July 23 at 2:30 p.m. and runs July 24 at 7:30 p.m. and July 25 at 2:30 p.m. "Pecos Bill" opens July 23 at 7:30 p.m. and runs July 24 at 2:30 p.m. and July 25 at 7:30 p.m. $4 adults, $2 children. All shows are at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 329-2651.

The Little Mermaid Presented by Peninsula Youth Theatre July 23-27 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street. Showtimes are Wednesday through Sunday at 1 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$10. Call 903-6000.

Kindermusik with Miss Angela Music classes for children 18 months to 7 years in Menlo Park. Summer and Fall registration being taken now. Call Angela Ponzini at 328-1614.

Events at Menlo Park Library July 23: James Tyrone Wallace, actor and storyteller, for ages 4 and older. July 30: Storyteller Lasane Bandele, for ages 4 and older. Programs held Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the library at 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 858-3464.

CYSA Soccer for Under-12 Boys Palo Alto team is currently looking to fill a number of positions for the 97-98 Fall Season. For tryout information, call Bob at 327-7306. Birth date must be after Aug. 1, 1985.

Clay Birthday Parties by Rona Foster. A fun and tactile way to go. Fun for your child. Call Dawning Day Ceramics at 424-9329.

Learnarium Programs Internet/computer/academic courses plus personalized individual learning programs where children can learn to create their own web pages and post them on the Internet, besides improving their academic skills in computer literacy. Two-way transportation provided. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. $5-$12 per hour. Learnarium, 4600 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Call 948-7888.

Homework help and group study is available Mondays and Tuesdays 3-5 p.m. in the Children's Department at Menlo Park Library. Help is available to find research materials, use indexes and tables of contents, practice reading skills and clarify assignment. Call 858-3464.

Lemos Farm Pony rides, farm animals, wagon trains, air jumpers, hay rides in a family fun setting. Open Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Also available for birthday parties. 12320 Highway 92, Half Moon Bay. Call 726-2342.


El Camino Youth Symphony Auditions for student instrumentalists for the 1997-98 season. Auditions are by appointment and are for candidates between the ages of six and 18. Ten ensembles rehearse weekly and perform during the school year: Symphony, Sinfonietta, Symphonic Percussion, Wind Ensemble and El Camino Flutes for advanced students; and four junior orchestras and Preparatory Flutes for beginning and intermediate levels. Call 327-2611 for applications.


Menlo Park Library Toddler Story Time (ages 2-3) every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-5) every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pajama Story Time (all ages) every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The library is located at 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 858-3464.


American Legion Post 52 meets every Friday morning at the Palo Alto Elks Club. The meeting at 11:30 a.m. is followed by lunch. All veterans are invited to attend. Call 856-1616 or 328-2656.

Menlo Park Library Mystery Readers Join fellow mystery readers the third Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at Menlo Park Library meeting room, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call Jackie Drew at 325-4048.

Menlo Park Library Film Discussion Group The group meets the third Tuesday of every month at Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. There is a screening of the film to be discussed on the Saturday previous to the meeting at 2 p.m. in the library's downstairs meeting room. Call 858-3461.

Menlo Park Library Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park. Call 858-3468.

The California Native Plant Society The Santa Clara Valley Chapter offers free field trips at Edgewood Park, San Mateo County, west of Redwood City, to study and enjoy the local native wildflowers. Bring lunch and liquids, and wear good walking shoes. Meet at 10 a.m. at the "Park and Ride" lot on Edgewood Road, next to I-280, northeast corner. Call 853-5634.

Los Altos Rotary Club For young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35 who would like to be involved in a variety of volunteer projects along the Peninsula. The group meets bimonthly on the first and third Tuesday on the second floor of the Great Western Bank, corner of Main and Third streets, downtown Los Altos. Call Shelly at 941-3503 or Cameron at 949-0815.

Mid-Peninsula Network Breakfast for Women meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m. New members wishing to network for their business or profession are welcome. Call Barbara at 493-3959.

Great Books Group meets second Wednesday of every month, 8-10 p.m. at Oak Creek Clubhouse, 1610 Oak Creek Drive, Palo Alto. Call 321-9920.

Speech Improvement and Leadership Skills Training Mountain View Foothills ITC Club is a self-help group for learning speaking and leadership skills that meets every first and third Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Union Bank in Palo Alto. Call 967-6466 or 948-0276.

Stanford Newton User Group meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Printers Inc. Bookstore Cafe, 310 California Ave., Palo Alto.

Stanford/Palo Alto PC User Group meets the last Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center at EPRI, 3412 Hillview, Palo Alto. All welcome. Call Bev Altman at 329-8252.

Delta Zeta Alumni of the San Francisco Peninsula meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. in homes around the Peninsula. The club is open to all alumni of Delta Zeta Sorority. Call Kelly Rubingh at 327-7141.

Quotables Toastmasters Club meets every Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at lobby conference room Building A, 1801 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto. Call Chao at 424-2159.

Early Risers Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays 6:30-8 a.m. at Lyon's Restaurant, 4298 El Camino Real, Los Altos. Guests and drop-ins are welcome. Call 493-5393.

Telstar Pacesetters Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Tuesday at OICW, 1200 O'Brien, Menlo Park, from 6:30-8 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Call David Dailey at 854-0476.

Toastmasters of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church meets select Mondays in July and August and on Tuesdays beginning in September at 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Beginners are welcome. Call David at 854-0476 or Ellen at 493-2054.


Topiary Workshops Workshops held July 24, July 26, August 14, August 16, August 21, August 23, September 11, September 13, September 18, September 20. All workshops meet 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Nature's Alley in Allied Arts, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. $15 plus materials. Fees and reservations required in advance. Wear garden clothes. Call 326-3632.

Toravion Study Forum A new age educational format concerning issues and topics such as ancient texts/scriptures, global transformation, UFOology, to wholistic medicine, quantum physics and new technology. July 19, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Free and open to the public (contributions are welcome). Call 858-2235.

From Reactionship to Relationship Move past reactionary patterns to new perceptions of relationships July 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unity Palo Alto Community Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. $10. Call 494-7222.

Enneagram: A Path to Spiritual Renewal and Rebirth a lecture by Beverly Sorensen July 24, 7:30 p.m. at Foundation for Global Community, 222 High St., Palo Alto. Admission is free. Call 328-7756 to reserve a seat.

The Discovery of Extra-Solar Planets and What's Next A lecture by William J. Borucki, Research Scientist, Planetary Systems Branch of NASA Ames Research Center, July 24, 8 p.m. in Terman Auditorium, Stanford University. Free and open to the public. Call 723-3328.

Weekend Yoga Workshop Gabriella Glubilaro, a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher from Florence, Italy, will teach a workshop July 25-27 at the California Yoga Center, 410 Cambridge (one block north of California Avenue), Palo Alto. Call 324-2014.

Personal Vision: Finding Joy and Purpose Interactive workshop offering practical exercises and techniques to cheer you on or get you started. Stimulate your creative imagination, strengthen your social and emotional connections, feed your soul in a restful setting. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday workshop. For date and location, call Laura Worth at 949-4230.

Road to Success Requires A MAPP Career strategy coaching using MAPP (Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential), an assessment that links levels of motivation and career success is offered by Wendy Rogers, Ph.D and Jeff Selzer. Free introductory session. Call 852-9722.

Create a Keepsake Photo Album workshops Learn to turn you boxes of photographs and memorabilia into a beautiful keepsake scrapbook photo album. You may attend one or more workshops: July 24 and 29; August 6, 7 and 15. A $15 pre-registration fee, which includes all materials, is required for the first workshop, $10 thereafter. Call instructor Sally Goodis at 424-9476 to register.

Diversity in our Community: Dialogs Based on Diversity Videos Tuesdays. July 22: Continued Dialog Concerning Racism, 7-9 p.m. Palo Alto High School, Room 212. No fee. Sponsored by Diversity Network of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Adult School.

Discussable Proverbs a series of discussions on Wednesday evenings during July: "Don't Rock the Boat" vs. "Stand up for Justice" on July 23; "The Miser and the Open-handed Spend the Same in the Long Run" on July 30. Sponsored by the Humanist Community. Conversation begins at 7:45 p.m. at Humanist Center in Stanford Villa Professional Building, 3525 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 424-8626.

History of Art Six lectures by docents from the Stanford Museum of Art. Italian Renaissance July 21; China August 4; and Prints August 11. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public at the Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St. Call 327-2811.

Parenting Adolescents A workshop to be led by Jane Radford-Barker, Ph.D. at the JCC-Xerox Parent Resource Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Topics to be covered include: understanding adolescents' needs, understanding the family of origin's influences on parenting style, how to reduce conflict and increase understanding & cooperation, when to set limits and when not to, how to decrease the power of peer pressure, empowering teens to make right choices. Thursday, every month, 7-9 p.m. $15 per meeting. Pre-register to receive preparatory information. Call 493-0563, ext. 258.

Adoptees Liberty Movement Association For adoptees and birth parents. Meets the second Saturday of each month for a search workshop from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Call (510) 523-4774.

Shyness, How to Deal With It A free drop-in clinic is sponsored by the Shyness Institute the first and third Friday evening of each month beginning at 7 p.m. The Shyness Institute is located at 407 Burgess Dr., Menlo Park. Call 328-6115.

Claiming Our Greater Fertility: Gatherings of Women Without Children Workshops offered by Wendy L. Rogers, Ph.D. Gathering are for women who have experienced infertility or are child-free by chance or due to the loss of fertility. Each workshop is a series of six gatherings scheduled to meet every other week in Palo Alto. Call 856-8585.

Freedom From Stress Free introductory lecture on transcendental meditation technique at Maharishi Vedic School every Wednesday at 8 p.m., 1101 Embarcadero Road (at St. Francis), Palo Alto. Call 424-8800.

Girls Thriving in the 1990s and Beyond A workshop for girls in junior high and high school to increase their ability to cope with their lives now and into the future. The groups focus on self-esteem, stress reduction, media-watching with a critical eye, and goal setting and achievement. Call Pat Adams for details at 854-7248.

Success Through Communication is the subject of a free lecture program offered at Scientology Palo Alto on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is designed to teach ways to improve communication and understanding. Scientology Palo Alto is located at 410 Cambridge Ave., Suite C, Palo Alto. Call 853-0602 for reservations and information.

Coping with the Blues An eight-week course about dealing with depression and mood swings in our lives and relationships. Topics include understanding causes and results, healing, grief, self-esteem and relationships. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Call Joanna Watson at 327-4909.

Slide Shows & Talks at Phileas Fogg's Admission to slide shows and talks is $2, good toward any purchase of $10 or more at any time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Phileas Fogg's is located at No. 87 in the Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto. Call 327-1754.




New works on paper by Rick Litteral, Sr. through September 3 at Gordon Biersch, 640 Emerson St., Palo Alto. Call (408) 378-9907.

Artist/writer Louise Freund will be exhibiting her paintings and poems through August 18 in the lobby of the Palo Alto Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto. Call 967-3045.

Metalsmith and jeweler, Mary Ann Eklund, will be showing her collection of metalwork and cloisonne through July 31 at Little House Gallery, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.

Photographs by Leo Holub A collection of about 30 photos by the noted Bay Area photographer who extensively photographed Stanford and its students. He was a senior lecturer at the university for 10 years in the art department. Through mid-September at the Quadrus Cafe, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 854-5160.

Nathan Oliveira Prints through August 2 at Smith Andersen Editions, 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto. Hours by appointment Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 327-7762.

Captured Moments Fine art including: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and Oriental brush paintings, etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, drawings, jewelry, ceramics and cards. Through August 3 at Viewpoints Art Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 941-5789.

Insula Canibalium: Paintings and works on paper by Enrique Chagoya Through September 7 at Stanford Art Gallery. Call 723-4177.

Bay Area Landscapes

by Carolyn Shaw through July 28 at Elizabeth Norton Studio, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Call 321-3617.

Drawings and monotypes by New Mexico artist Mary Ristow and new paintings on paper by Palo Alto artist Chris Ranes through July 31 at Tercera Gallery, 534 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 322-5324.

Manuel Neri: Recent Work Recent drawings, sculpture, and book projects through September 7 at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. A closing reception will be held Sept. 7, 12-1 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 7-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Call 329-2366.

The Virtual Gallery, 102 University Ave., Palo Alto. A collection of original works and prints by well known and emerging international and local artists. The gallery offers patrons the advantage of being able to view an artist's entire collection by means of a database, displayed on a seven by five foot screen. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Call 327-6785.

Anderson Collection of Contemporary Art Free docent-led tours of the private collection of works by some of the major post-World War II artists (David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, David Gilhooly and Richard Arneson, among others) are offered the third Thursday of each month. The collection is housed at Quadrus, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Call 854-5160.



Learn the Leading Journal Writing Method Intensive Journal Program Series July 18-25 at Vallombrosa Conference Center in Menlo Park. The series will be led by Marcella Hardt. Life Context is July 18, 19 and 20; Depth Contact is July 20 and 21; Life Integration is July 22 and 23; and Life Study is July 24 and 25. Call 1-800-221-5844 for registration information.

Horse Safety Clinic Learn safety in handling horses on the ground as well as when mounted to prevent accidents July 19, 1-4 p.m. at Spring Down Equestrian Center, 725 Portola Road, Portola Valley. $30. Open to the public. Call 851-1114.

Classes at Ananda Church July 19: Men's retreat, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. July 19: Your Emotions: Staying Sensitive, Balanced & Strong, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. July 26: The Healing Power of Sound, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $25. Ananda Church is located at 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Call 323-3363.

Flexing the "Wish Muscle" Honor your "life intentions" with practical techniques and practice hope with confidence. Six-week class based on Barbara Sher's book, "Wishcraft" and others begins each month in Palo Alto. $120. Private 1:1 personal life coaching also available. Advance registration recommended. Call Laura Worth, MSW, at 949-4230.

Lip-reading Class Offered through Foothill College. Registration is ongoing and latecomers will be welcome at sites in Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Los Altos and Mountain View. Lessons are designed to improve word understanding and communication. Call Gertrude at 949-7104 or Ellen at (408) 973-1352.

Basic Internet Publishing class The class will meet August 6, 1-4 p.m. at the YWCA of the Mid-Peninsula, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. $45. Call 494-0972.

Children's Writing Classes Children's author JoAnne Stewart Wetzel will give a class in Palo Alto on writing for children. The class meets Wednesdays, July 30 to September 3. Class work and homework will focus on the production of a children's picture book manuscript. Enrollment is limited. $200. Call 494-8290.

Evening exercise at Mid-Peninsula YWCA Hi-Low Strength and Power, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.; Low Impact Aerobics Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.; and Beginning/Intermediate Yoga, Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sign up for series or drop-in for $5. 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 494-0972.

Daytime fitness at Mid-Peninsula YWCA Stretch, Tone & Trim, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; New Wave Workout, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45-9:55 a.m.; Easy Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m.; Beginning/Intermediate Yoga, Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 494-0972.

The Art of Body Listening Group forming. Join others in this unique process of connecting to your essence. Call Elizabeth at 424-1256.

Hot Metal Printing The Museum of American Heritage is offering classes in letter press printing. Each student will learn a little of the history of printing and then do some hot metal typesetting using the museum's linotype typesetting machine. Call John Grant for class times at 494-0433.

The Peninsula Birth Connection, a pregnancy and childbirth support center offers classes in childbirth preparation, refresher classes as well as prenatal and postpartum support groups. Call 856-2140 for more information.

TV Production Orientation A free one-hour orientation and tour at Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation, 3200 Park Blvd., Palo Alto, for those interested in public access cable TV Channel 6, learning to produce TV programs with video field production equipment or in the TV studio. Orientation available most Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m. Call Annie at 494-8686.

Mother/Baby Workout Learn stretching and toning exercises while holding and playing with your baby. Babies must be at least six weeks old and not walking yet. Class is ongoing, join at any time. Held Fridays, 11:15 a.m.-noon at Dance Visions Studio, Cubberley Community Center L-3, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call Laura Zweig at 324-8751.

Build Personal Power with Kundalini Yoga Many benefits including improved concentration, creativity and increased physical energy. Classes held 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, 744 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto. $50 per month for non-students; $30 per month for students (sliding scale also available). Call Michael Cougar at 368-1281.

Become a Bestselling Author Ongoing class taught by Carol Susan Roth, producer and promoter of top authors. Call 323-3795 for class schedule.

Jazz Stretch/Dance Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. and every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at DanceVisions, 4000 Middlefield Road, Room L3, Palo Alto. $10 per class.

Congolese African Drumming Ongoing class with Ma Boukaka meets Tuesdays. Beginning class is 7-8:30 p.m. and advanced class is 8:30-10 p.m. at Peninsula School in Menlo Park. Call 325-1566.

Zorina's Beginning African Drum Class Thursdays, 7 p.m. African and Caribbean polyrhythms, songs and chants. Drums are available. Call 493-8046.

Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners Lessons in Chinese calligraphy will be offered every Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. The class is free and taught by Marie Hu. Register at Hua Kuang Chinese Reading Room H4 (Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) or by calling 856-3733.

About Kids A six-week course for separating and divorcing families is being offered by Center for Changing Families of Family Service Mid-Peninsula. The course is available evenings and Saturdays at a sliding fee scale. Children and teens meet with kids their own age, while parents meet with other parents. Divorcing parents are in separate groups. Call 326-6576.

Stroke Survivors The Foothill College REACH Program for adults offers mobility and gait training; speech, language and communication and daily living skills. Continuous enrollment. Reach program is at Foothill College Middlefield Campus, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 354-8380.

Computer Tutoring Service Learn computer skills at your own pace with one-to-one support for beginners to advanced. Learn systems software for Macintosh and Windows covering home and/or business applications, how to go on-line and how to browse, using your first computer. Evenings and weekends at your convenience. Call Morgan Wise at 326-0556.

Acting, Improv, and Performance Improvisational skills, scene work and audition preparation; exploration of performance art, storytelling, movement and dance. Performance opportunity. Ongoing classes held Mondays, 7:15-10 p.m. in Palo Alto. $100 per month. Call Constance Wise at 326-0556.

Enhancing Your Speaking Voice and Presentation Skills For public speaking, meetings, presentations, telephone manner, business, and self-empowerment. Ongoing classes held Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. $72. Classes held in Palo Alto. Private lessons available. Call Constance Wise at 326-0556.

Personal Life Coaching classes and workshops Develop lifetime strategies for improved quality of life, focus and balance. Clarify your goals, manage self-esteem barriers, and tackle procrastination in personal, professional, and academic life. Includes exercises and practical techniques. Workshops/labs, book tutorials, getaway retreats and small classes begin each month at a Palo Alto location. Preregistration recommended. Call Laura Worth, MSW, at 949-4230.


Borders Books Ricardo Ainslie will read from "The Psychology of Twinship" July 20, 11 a.m. Michael Klein will read from "Track Conditions: A Memoir" July 22, 7:30 p.m. Eugene Stein will read from "Touch and Go" July 24, 7:30 p.m. 456 University Ave., Palo Alto. Call 326-3670.

Kepler's Books Chris Offutt will read from "The Good Brother" July 29. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Call 324-4321.

Printers Inc. All readings begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 310 California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 327-6500.

Heintzelman's Bookstore Local author Andrew Abarbanel, M.D., will sign copies of his book "Loving Madly, Loving Sanely: How to Keep Your Brain from Ruining Your Love Life" July 24, 7:30 p.m. 205 State Street, Los Altos. Call 941-1842.


Senior Friendship Days The Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, hosts Senior Friendship Day every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Events include exercise and craft classes, dancing classes and more. Call Betsy Dickie at 856-7750.

La Comida Have lunch with friends and make new friends at La Comida in the Palo Alto Senior Center, 450 Bryant St. Lunch served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. No reservations necessary.

Health Screenings at the Senior Center of Palo Alto Blood pressure screening every Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. No appointments necessary for blood pressure screening. Call 327-2811 ext. 11.

Saturday Senior Center Happenings Entertainment, games, classes, drop-in activities and refreshments, all now on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a movie or musical program beginning at 1 or 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 327-2811.

Caring for an Older Spouse An ongoing group that meets twice a month on Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Senior Center of Palo Alto. Newcomers are welcome to share in mutual support and practical advice. Call Mimi Goodrich at 327-2811 for dates and more information.

Mitchell Park Senior Dancers meets Fridays 7:30-10:15 p.m at 3800 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Enjoy ballroom dancing on hardwood floor to a live band. Music from the '30s, '40s and '50s. $4. Call 326-1483.

Thursday Senior Programs presented at the Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center All programs at 12:30 p.m. in the Senior Community Room at the JCC, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. All programs are free. Call 493-9400.

Senior Touch Therapeutic massage to relieve chronic pain, stiffness and stress for those 60 and older. Offered by Herman Chan, C.M.T. $15 for half-hour. Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St. For appointments, call 327-2811.

Sunday Programs at Little House All programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.

Monday Movies at Little House Members and friends of Little House are welcome to attend the movies on Mondays at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Admission is 25 cents. Call 326-2025.

Hiking with Little House Join Nancy Hawtrey as she leads 3- to 5-mile hikes on Mondays through the parks in the Bay Area. All hikes depart from Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park at 9 a.m. and return by 3 p.m. $45 for three hikes, $20 for a single hike. Transportation is by chartered bus. Wear comfortable shoes and bring lunch and water. Call 326-2025 for schedule.

Senior Home Repair Low-cost electrical, plumbing, painting, furnace and handyman repairs for all Palo Alto/Stanford homeowners 55 and older. Subsidies for low-income seniors. A service of the Senior Coordinating Council of the Palo Alto Area. Call 326-5362, ext. 26.

Adventure walks, runs, bike rides and swims sponsored by the Fifty-Plus Fitness Association. Local outings in Palo Alto, Portola Valley and Stanford. Rain or shine, includes all holidays except Christmas. Call 323-6160 for more information.


Summer Lite Film Series Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. "It Happened One Night" on July 19, "Mrs. Doubtfire" on July 26. Admission is free. Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 327-2811.

Movie Discussion Group Tuesdays at 1 p.m. featuring films related to images of aging. "Cocoon" on July 22, "Fried Green Tomatoes" on August 12. Admission is $1. Senior Center of Palo Alto, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 327-2811.


Palo Alto Lightning Track Club practices four times a week in Palo Alto and includes runners of all ages. For membership and Summer Speed Camp information, call 323-7632.

Free Golf Club Fittings and Demo Days Held Tuesdays and Fridays at Strokes Golf Club Outlet, Charleston Plaza, 3962 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 843-0796.

Tennis at Ladera Oaks Experienced USPTA pros make tennis fun to play and easy to learn, and can help any level of player progress. Daytime and evening schedule. Also inquire about the free "Play Tennis America" program for beginner and infrequent (or rusty) players. Call 854-6661.

Stanford campus walk and run Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at the Track House, Angell Field just west of Stanford Stadium on Galvez Street at 8:45 a.m., leave at 9 a.m. There is an easy walk option. Call Mildred King at 328-7225.

Palo Alto Masters swim meets the last Sunday of every month at Rinconada Masters Swim Club, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, at 10:30 a.m. Swim from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Call 323-6160 or 329-2351.

Palo Alto Soccer Club For information about the soccer club, call 361-0561.



Farmers' Market Noted food and wine writer Janet Fletcher will attend the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 19, with samples of recipes she's made from the market's produce. Fletcher will be there from 9-11 a.m. Market hours are 8 a.m.-noon on Gilman Street between Hamilton and Forest avenues.

Interested in Joining an Herbal Study/Discussion Group? Call Lynn Hanlon at 326-7613 or Peggy Waters at 366-9739.

PAST Walking Tours Walking tours of historic districts in Palo Alto are offered by Palo Alto-Stanford Heritage each Saturday of the month. Tour Professorville on the first, third or fifth Saturday. Downtown tours are available the second and fourth Saturdays. All tours begin at the Downtown Library on Forest Avenue at 10 a.m. A $2 donation is requested. Call 299-8878 for more information.

Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. Sit down or takeout $11. A suggested donation of $5 for lectures that follow the dinners at First Baptist Church, 305 N. California Ave. at Bryant Street, Palo Alto. Sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community. Call 599-3320.

Launch Your Invention or Business Now A mentoring service for the struggling inventor/entrepreneur. Promote your ideas or inventions, demystify inventing, assemble your resources, strategize commercialization. Whether your goal is to license to a Fortune 500 company or build your own enterprise, three decades of inventing, patenting and business experience will help you with a mentor-for-hire. Call Robert Bornn at 323-1946.

Vegetarian Friends The group holds its monthly potluck dinner in Palo Alto on the third Saturday of every month. Both vegetarian and vegan food is served, and you need not be a vegetarian to attend. A guest speaker typically addresses the diners after the meal. Call 948-2209 for location and other information.


Kindred Spirits or Dancing the Sacred Spiral Dynamic program facilitating personal growth and awareness through creative meditative experiences. Every Monday, 7-9 p.m. in Los Altos. $15 drop in or series discount. Led by Terry Segal, Healing Arts Practitioner. Call 949-3942.

Dances of Universal Peace Second and fourth Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Unitarian Church, 505 E. Charleston, Palo Alto. Simple circle dances to sacred phrases from many spiritual traditions. No partner needed, only an open heart. Donations accepted. Call 493-1852.

Ananda Church of Self Realization Offers guidance and support for those who understand spirituality in terms of inner freedom and soul joy and who strive to experience these divine states within themselves. It is a positive, practical blend of mystical Christianity with the meditation tradition of the East. For information about classes, Sunday worship service or a free brochure call 323-3363.



Nature Walks at Foothills Park Docent-led, gently-paced tours of selected trails to explore seasonal changes in plant life and animal trails and habitats. Every second and fourth Wednesday. Meet at the front gate of the Park on upper Page Mill Road at 9 a.m.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Offering a variety of hikes for all levels. Call 691-1200 for reservations, location of hikes and directions.



Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Learn to manage the discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for labor at the Peninsula Birth Connection. Call 856-2140.

Support Network for Battered Women in Mountain View offer free and very low cost psychotherapy to battered women/formerly battered women and their children who reside in Palo Alto and Los Altos. All inquiries handled confidentially. Call weekdays, 940-7855.

Alexander Technique Learn how to regain good posture and effortless movement. Ongoing instruction in improving posture, balance and coordination; reducing tension and pain. Jill Geiger, certified teacher, at Town & Country Village, Palo Alto. Call 325-8806.

Yoga & Meditation workshop Learn the practices of yoga and meditation on the second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 27160 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills (about 2 miles beyond Foothill College). $30 (includes vegetarian lunch). Call Victoria at 322-4626.

The Cardiac Therapy Foundation Exercise classes daily, supervised by R.N.'s. M.D. referral necessary. Classes are held in the gym at the Jewish Community Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. Call 494-1300.

Meditation group Men and women are invited to join in for meditation Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. Call Ruth or V.J. at 325-5614.

A Healing Breath Workshop for people with cancer and their caretakers. During the course, you will learn techniques for overcoming emotional and physical burdens of life-threatening illness. Call 326-4740 for more information.

Need counseling services? The clinic at the Mental Research Institute, M.R.I., in Palo Alto offers counseling to individuals, couples or families. The clinic works with a variety of problems including the effects of attention difficulties and other school problems, depressed or angry adolescents in conflict with parents, individuals struggling with anorexia, etc. Fees are on a sliding scale. Call 306-0433.

Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise The Palo Alto Family YMCA offers Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. The YMCA is at 3412 Ross Road, Palo Alto. Call Gordon Balena at 856-YMCA.

Adventure walks, runs, bike rides and swims sponsored by the Fifty-Plus Fitness Association. Local outings in Palo Alto, Portola Valley and Stanford. Rain or shine, includes all holidays except Christmas. Call 323-6160 for more information.

Research subjects

Male Caregivers needed Volunteers 50 years of age or older needed. You must be currently taking care of a spouse or relative in your home who has been diagnosed with dementia due to conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, interested in learning how the daily challenge of caregiving might affect your physical and emotional well-being, interested in making an important contribution to science. Call Kellie Rhodes at 723-9530.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Study Volunteers between the ages of 8-17 with OCD are needed for a free medication treatment study at Stanford University. Participants must be in good health and able to come to Stanford for weekday appointments. Call Kristen at 723-8601.

Volunteers for Depression Study Adults over 18 are needed for a free medication treatment study at Stanford University. Participants must be in good health, not currently taking medication for depression and able to come to Stanford for weekday appointments. Call Kristen at 723-8601.

Seeking Depressed Persons 65 Years or Older If you are currently not in treatment, you are needed for a free research treatment study of depression at Stanford Medical School. Call 725-4620.

Stanford Study of the effects of group psychotherapy for people with HIV Participation involves receiving educational information and possibly weekly group psychotherapy, as well as completing four interviews over one year, earning $25 for each one. Call Michelle Gill at 723-2661.

Depressed two or more years? Depressed volunteers, ages 18-75, currently not in treatment, needed for a depression treatment study at Stanford Medical School. Free medication and/or psychotherapy. Call 725-4620.

Subjects needed for Stanford sleep study Participants 55 years or older, who are dissatisfied with their sleep, are needed for research program of behavioral (non-drug) treatments for insomnia. Call Kerry O'Connell at 852-3458.

Asthmatics and nonasthmatics needed Adults with or without a history of asthma are needed for participation in a study examining the function of bronchial-alveolar lining cells in the human immune response. Volunteers will undergo bronchoscopy and alveolar lavage performed by an experienced ICU physician. The procedure is safe, short and painless. Compensation is $150 plus $4 for each 10cc of blood drawn. Call Dr. Dale Umetsu or Dr. Paul Hwang at 723-8224 or 723-5227.

Breast Cancer/Depression Study Stanford University Medical Center researchers are looking for women with breast cancer (stage II, III, or IV) who are also depressed. This is a study for the effectiveness of medication treatment for depression in women with breast cancer. Call Betsy at 725-4620.

Subjects needed for reproductive function study Dr. Martha Morrell and associates in the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center are conducting a study of menstrual, ovulatory and sexual function in women. Seeking women ages 18-50 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy and women who have not been diagnosed with epilepsy to serve as a comparison group. Call Jen at 725-6648.



Children's Grief Program Volunteer Training Kara, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support to people who have lost a loved one, is holding an informational meeting for those interested in serving as volunteer facilitators for groups of children and adolescents (and their parents) who are grieving. The next meeting will be July 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-5859.

Responsible Volunteer "Cablecasters" needed at MPAC, public access cable Channel 6, for two to four hour shifts (weekly, evenings or weekends). Training provided. Volunteer bonus: free cable TV service or free use of public access facilities and equipment. Call Lisa at 494-8686 ext. 25 for details.

Community Production Team Public Access Cable Channel 6 is looking for volunteers who will work together on a studio production crew that will enable many different organizations, ethnic and cultural groups to communicate. Learn how to operate studio production equipment and how to function as a team with crew positions and a director. Orientation and tour of station available most Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Call Annie at 494-8686.

Parental Stress Hotline and Teenline Volunteers consultants are needed to staff the hot lines that provide free, confidential listening and referral services to parents and teenagers. These services are programs of Family Service Mid-Peninsula. Extensive training provided. Call 326-6576.

Volunteer at the Palo Alto Senior Center Computer lab tutors, bulk mailers, library reference associates, social work assistants, Information desk, and computer lab receptionists, and weekend program hosts are needed. Call Sue at 327-2811.

Canopy: Trees for Palo Alto A new organization housed at the Peninsula Conservation Center is seeking volunteers to work in the office to assist the Executive Director to coordinate tree plantings, enter information into a database, answer phones, prepare mailings, schedule meetings. Will negotiate time commitment, but ideal is two or three hours per week. Call Debbie at 964-6110.

Canteen Host and Hostess are needed at the Stanford Medical School Blood Center. Duties include serving refreshments to donors and monitoring their health after their donation. Friendly and outgoing individuals willing to train are invited to call. Positions available at Palo Alto and Mountain View center. Call Maureen Roskoph at 723-6795 for an interview and a tour.

Hidden Villa is looking for volunteer guides to help teach children from preschool through sixth grade about farm animals, organic gardens and the ecosystem of the 1,600 acre farm and wilderness preserve. No experience necessary. Learn creative, hands-on strategies for sparking kids interest in caring for the earth and each other. Call 949-8655.

Children's Grief Program Kara, a nonprofit organization, regularly holds informational meeting for prospective volunteer facilitators to serve in semimonthly support groups for children, adolescents and parents grieving the death of a loved one. Meetings are held at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto. Call 321-5859.

Drivers Needed The Meals-on-Wheels program at Peninsula Volunteers Little House needs two drivers on a regular basis on Mondays at 10 a.m. to deliver meals to shut-ins and handicapped seniors in the Menlo Park area. Call 323-2022.

The Family Resource Library at Packard Children's Hospital needs friendly volunteers with strong clerical skills to staff the library during daytime hours. Volunteers also are needed to read to children waiting for clinic appointments during the day. Call Erika Powelson at 497-8915. @copyf:Ch.A.D.D, a nonprofit agency that assists children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder and other learning disabilities, is seeking volunteers to assist the agency and do committee work. Computer experience helpful but not necessary. Call Sheila Cook at 327-2125.

American Red Cross needs volunteers in several areas. If you enjoy working with kids, you can volunteer as a child care provider or as an instructor for a program to teach children techniques such as CPR and First-Aid. For those who enjoy teaching, there is an ongoing need for instructors. Call 688-0431 for a list of other opportunities.

Volunteer for Children's Art Program If you enjoy learning about art, like children, have good communication skills, and can commit to one and a half hours a week, become a docent with Project LOOK!, a children's art program. No experience necessary. Training provided at the Palo Alto Cultural Center. Call 329-2176 for an appointment.

The Peninsula Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired needs volunteers to offer emotional support and assist with reading, errands or exercise for those who are blind or visually impaired. The center is located at 2470 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Clients live between South San Francisco and San Jose. Call 858-0202.

Friendly visitors for Holocaust Survivors Jewish Family and Children's Services is currently recruiting community members to volunteer as friendly visitors with older adults who are survivors of the Holocaust. Volunteers must be able to work with elders, have sensitivity to individuals' experiences in the Holocaust and have knowledge or interest in learning about the Holocaust. Volunteers must commit to four to six hours each month for one year. Training will be provided. Call Sheryl Groden at 561-1244.

The Stanford Medical School Blood Center needs canteen hosts and hostesses to serve donors and monitor their health after their donation. Also there are positions for donor room assistant and clerical assistants. Call Maureen Roskoph at 723-6795 for an interview and a tour.

Stanford University Medical Center Auxiliary is seeking mature volunteers to work in the Intensive Care Units. Volunteers are needed to take care of the waiting room and offer support and comfort to the families. Volunteers are needed for 3 1/2 hour shifts either a.m. or p.m. Call 723-6636.

Cat lovers needed to help homeless cats No experience necessary. Openings and trainings in fostering, feeding, spay/neuter and trapping, adoptions, publications, computer graphics and data entry, and public education. Call CatWorks at the Palo Alto Humane Society at 327-0631, Ext. 3, leave name, phone number, city and interests.

English in Action needs volunteers to converse in English for one hour weekly with Stanford scholars or spouses from abroad. Call 366-1407 or 326-5252.

Volunteer Tutors are needed to tutor at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School for the after-school program that runs Monday-Friday, 3:15-5 p.m. All subject areas are needed. Call Marty Peterson at 856-5157.

Partners in Learning The tutoring program of Palo Alto Adult School is recruiting volunteer tutors to work with adults who are learning English. Volunteers receive free training and ongoing support. You do not have to speak a foreign language or have teaching experience. Call 364-9718.

Give nature a hand Restore biodiversity in our state parks by removing invasive exotic plants. Projects every Sunday. Call Wildlands Restoration Team at (408) 662-3039.

Family Service Mid-Peninsula needs volunteers in its consignment clothing resale shop, Repeat Performance. Staff shop, sort and tag clothes and assist customers, 3-4 hours per week, flexible. The shop is located at 2323 Birch St., Palo Alto. Call Pauline Sly at 322-3657.

The East Palo Alto Community Garden at 831 Weeks St. needs volunteers every Saturday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The garden is a collaborative project of the East Palo Alto Historical and Agricultural Society (EPA HAS) and Bay Area Action. Call 325-9184.

Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation is recruiting volunteers to help in its library. Volunteers provide library assistance to patrons, shelve materials and assist in cataloging. Call 962-9876.

Support Groups

Breast Cancer Support Groups Several groups for those touched by breast cancer, led by a breast cancer survivor, will be forming soon. Call Jennie Heckman, MFCC Intern-IMF 28032 (sup. by Dr. Viki Markham, MFCC MV20219) at 858-2526.

F.E.M.A.L.E. (Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge) is a national support group for women who are working less than full-time to stay home and care for their children. We can help enrich your life at home through stimulating meetings, monthly newsletters, mom's nights out, and opportunities to continue using your skills. Call Natoka at 365-3598.

Overeaters Anonymous A 12-step recovery/support program for people with compulsive eating disorders meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow, Palo Alto. The group also meets at Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Call 493-0358.

The Attitudinal Healing Network of the Peninsula offers support groups for anyone wishing to experience attitudinal healing as a way to enhance their life. Groups meet on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. in Palo Alto. Call 1-800-597-5918.

Women's Support Group and New Mature Women's Group Explore self-esteem, aging, loneliness, depression and relationships. Three licensed therapists. No charge for interview. Call Addie Macovski at 854-5509.

Feeling Good (Whether in a relationship or not) An ongoing support group for women. Cost is $20-$40 per session. Led by Ann Gifford, LCSW, MFCC. Call 327-3484.

Neuropathy A support group for sufferers of neuropathy meets once a month in Palo Alto. Call 493-3752 for details.

Artlife A group for artists, writers, and those interested in the arts with a focus on spiritual growth and the discovery of our creative selves. Meets Sunday afternoons 4:30-6 p.m. in Room 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 E. Charleston Ave., Palo Alto. Call 328-5745 or (408) 736-5331.

Prenatal and Postpartum support groups offered at the Birth Connection, a pregnancy and childbirth support center. Share with others during this special time of life. Call 856-2140 for information.

Job Seekers, Career Changers Get helpful feedback to achieve your career/life goals. A counseling support group is forming for men and women who want assistance with clarification and achievement of of career/life goals. Focus will be on empowerment and goal attainment, enhance optimism, strengthen will to risk, manage fear, and achieve desired results. There is a fee. Call Questers at 969-1163.

Parents of Teens Support Group Designed especially for single parents of preadolescents and adolescents, providing a broad range of guidelines and ideas for successful parenting in a safe, non-threatening environment. Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m.. $15 per session (sliding scale available). Sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Services in Palo Alto. Call 591-8991.

Weekly Women's Group An ongoing group in Menlo Park, Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. Focuses on building self-esteem and self-empowerment while working through codependency issues. $20. Call Maggie Smith, MFCC, at 306-0391.

Recovery and Support Group for Pregnant Women Group for pregnant women with recovery issues and difficulty with substance use. Group meets weekly, Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. at Stanford Clinic, OB-GYN Unit, Third floor. Donation fee. To register, call the Women's Health Promotion Unit at 723-7114.

Palo Alto Men's Group Group that focuses on relationships, career issues, and emotional awareness and expression meets on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., in Palo Alto (935 E. Meadow Drive). $20 per session. Call Bay Area Men's Center at 969-8265.

Neuropathy Support Group Currently being organized. A support group for people who are suffering from Neuropathy and its complications. Call 493-3752.

Short term individual counseling for sexual assault survivors The Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center offers short-term individual counseling for women and men who are survivors of sexual assault, rape, incest, sexual harassment and emotional and physical abuse. $20 per session, sliding scale available. Counseling is by appointment only. Call 494-0993, Ext. 27.

The Attitudinal Healing Network of the Peninsula offers support groups for individuals dealing with stress, transition and illness in Palo Alto on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 7-9 p.m. Call (800) 597-5918.

Emotional Expression for Men Group the focuses on relationships, career issues, and emotional awareness and expression meets Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Palo Alto. $20 per session. Call the Bay Area Men's Center at 969-8265.

Women in the Workforce: Turning Toward Power A therapeutic support group for women struggling with conflicts at work. The group will focus on the development of personal empowerment and conflict resolution. The group meets Monday evenings at Integrated Healing Arts in Palo Alto. Call Dena Anthony at 493-2667 to reserve a space.

ADD Support Group Support, self-help groups and individual life coaching for people with ADD. Learn new skills and strategies for organizing and structuring your life to stay on focus and overcome the many difficulties caused by ADD. Groups meet in Palo Alto twice monthly at 7:30 p.m. Individual coaching by appointment. Sliding scale. Call Sheila Cook at 327-2125.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley St., Palo Alto, Room 2 (off parking lot). Call Doris at 967-4967.

Parents Without Partners For single parents in the Palo Alto, Los Altos and Menlo Park areas. Call Leona at (408) 779-6226 or Paul at (408) 275-9057.

Discovery Breast Cancer Support Group A self-help support group for women dealing with breast cancer held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m. at Mid-Peninsula YWCA, Ballentine Room, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Call 494-0972.

Single Mothers of Teenage Daughters with Ex-Husbands who are Frustrating A monthly rap support group forming for women in similar situations. Call Cheryle at 948-1247.

Therapy support group for anorexia or bulimia sufferers Meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Palo Alto. There is a fee. Call Dr. Nash at 851-0103.

Support group for compulsive overeaters and non-compensating binge eaters Meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Palo Alto. There is a fee. Call Dr. Nash at 851-0103.

Single Parents of Teens Support Group Jewish Family and Children's Services is forming a support group for single parents of teens in Palo Alto. Facilitated by Ilene Wolff, MFCC, the group is held Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 326-6696 for registration and information.

A.R.T.S. A 12-step group for artists focusing on healing and fulfillment of creative potential meets Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 463 College Ave., Palo Alto. Newcomers welcome. Call (408) 736-5331.

Baylands Family Circle A nonprofit group of families headed by gay, lesbian and bisexual parents welcomes new members. Families meet once a month for social/play time and parents meet once a quarter to socialize and discuss issues. If you are a parent or even interested in becoming one and would like more information on the group, call Tom Hartland at 858-2800.

A group for women New members are being accepted for an ongoing, interactive group for women where you can learn to value yourself as a woman and address concerns about self-esteem, intimacy and achievement. The group meets Tuesdays, 6:15-8 p.m. at 4970 El Camino Real, Suite 110, Los Altos. Call 968-1028.

Single Parent Services Numerous support groups are available through this program of the Palo Alto American Red Cross. Monday evening support groups are held at Friends Meeting House, 957 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, from 6:30-8 p.m. One group is for mothers while the other is co-ed. Thursday night meetings are also available from 6-7:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente, 555 Castro Street, Mountain View. Free child care is available for all groups. In addition, there is a Wednesday evening support group at the Palo Alto Area Chapter, 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto, for new mothers, from 6:45-8 p.m. There is also a Wednesday evening children's group at the Friends Meeting House from 6:30-8 p.m. The program offers a sliding fee scale. Call 688-0415.

Palo Alto Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Palo Alto Medical Clinic, Main Lobby, 300 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. Call Phyllis Seidman at 321-9081.

Separating/Divorcing Small, confidential, support groups for adults led by professionals at Center for Changing Families, Family Service Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto. Sliding scale fee. Call 326-6576 for dates and times.

Diabetes Support Group Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Palo Alto Medical Foundation Building, 860 Bryant St., Palo Alto. Call 856-0838 (evenings only).

For families facing homosexuality Parents and families of gay and lesbian Catholics are invited to a support group that meets the second Thursday of every other month at 7:30 p.m. in Palo Alto. Call Terrie Iacino at (408) 983-0137.

Women in the Workforce: Turning Toward Power A therapeutic support group for women struggling with conflicts at work. These conflicts may involve issues with status-oriented hierarchies, conflicts integrating demands of work with the demands of family or other work-related issues. The group will focus the development of personal empowerment and conflict resolution. The group will meets Monday evenings at Integrated Healing Arts in Palo Alto. Call Dr. Dena Patterson at 493-2667.

La Leche League of Menlo Park/Palo Alto A support group for expectant and nursing mothers. The group meets the third Monday of every month, 10 a.m., at First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. For expectant and employed mothers, the group meets the third Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at Rosener House Adult Day Support Center, 1060 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Babies always welcome. Call 873-6525.

Cancer Support Group An ongoing weekly 90-minute group focused on cancer-related issues and quality of life for all cancer patients. The group meets Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m. at Stanford Medical Psychotherapy Clinic, 401 Quarry Road, Room 2218, Stanford. Call 498-5126 or 723-2632.

Nicotine Anonymous Palo Alto Nicotine Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women helping each other to quit the tobacco habit, meets Saturday in the rectory basement of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 745 Waverley St., Palo Alto. The newcomers meet at 9:15 a.m., followed by the regular meeting at 10 a.m. Smokers welcome. Call 327-6734.

Bisexual Women's Group meets the first and third Sundays, 7 p.m., at Unitarian Church, Room 6, 505 E. Charleston (between Alma and Middlefield), Palo Alto. All women are welcome. Please do not wear perfume. A small per-meeting contribution for room rent is requested. Call 961-9590

Support groups for people with cancer and their partners/families. Call Ginger Levick, LMFC, at 327-5552.

Women of Width Fat-positive support group based on the idea that women are healthy and beautiful at any size, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m. Call Joyce at 965-8416.

Kara's Grief Support Group meets every first and third Wednesday of the month at Kara, 457 Kingsley Ave., Palo Alto. Grief counseling on an individual basis will be available on request. Call 321-5272.

Mid-Peninsula YWCA Rape Crisis Center offers support groups for survivors of rape, incest, emotional and physical abuse and assault. Groups are limited to eight members and are offered on a 12-week cycle. Groups meet at the YWCA, 4161 Alma St., Palo Alto. Appointments and each group session cost $20 (sliding scale available). Call 494-0993 to schedule an initial appointment.

Single Mothers Network, a self-help organization providing social activities for members and children, parent education and peer support. Members receive a bimonthly newsletter and a member directory. Call Lorraine Zeller at 858-1076.

The Recurrent and Metastatic therapist-led support group meets Mondays 6:30-8 p.m. in Palo Alto. Sponsored by Community Breast Health Project. Call Susan Campbell at 493-5315 or Deborah Rosenberg at 342-3749.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step support group meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park. Call Jerry at 967-2884.

The Secular Organization for Sobriety meets Fridays, 8 p.m. at The Bridge, 640 Campus Drive East (between Mayfield Avenue and Alvarado), Stanford University. This is a support group for those with alcohol or other chemical dependency problems. Not a 12-step program. Call Chip at 637-8000.

Low Vision support group meets the last Wednesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park. Call 326-2025.

P-Flag Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meets the third Thursday of the month in Menlo Park. For directions and meeting locations, call 857-1058 or (408) 270-8182.

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