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Community Day of Thanks
Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View will hold its annual Community Day of Thanks, where community members can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner for free. The meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Nov. 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Ristorante Don Giovanni, 235 Castro St., Mountain View.

Food and Drink

Thanksgiving at Left Bank
For Thanksgiving, Left Bank Brasserie Menlo Park will offer a $48 four-course prix fixe meal, with entree choices of Norbest natural roast turkey; smoked, honey-mustard-glazed rack of pork; or risotto with mushrooms and more. A kids menu will also be available. Nov. 27, noon-8 p.m. $48 general. Left Bank Brasserie Menlo Park, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.

Art Galleries

'Science, Technology and the Future of Art' and more
The Pacific Art League will hold two new exhibits in November: "Science, Technology & the Future of Art," and a solo mixed-media exhibit called "Rosine Ferber - Playful Vision." Monday-Friday, Nov. 7-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Beauty of Wood Fire' by Misako Kambe
The Portola Art Gallery will have on display an exhibit called "Beauty of Wood Fire," composed of carved ceramic creations by Menlo Park artist Misako Kambe. The work includes pieces produced by wood firing at kiln sites in Oregon and Milpitas. Monday-Saturday, Nov. 1-30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

Art Galleries

Tove Norlander and Merrie Asimow exhibit
Bay Area artists Merrie Asimow and Tove Norlander will have their work on display at Gallery 9 in Los Altos. Asimow will contribute her photography of white horses, landscapes and nature, while Norlander will share her jewelry that combines natural stones with silver and gold. Nov. 2-30, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Film

2014 CreaTiVe Awards Call For Entries
CreaTV San Jose has made a call for entries for its 2014 CreaTiVe Awards, for which filmmakers from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz can submit videos and TV shows for competition in ten categories. The submission period has been extended until Nov. 30. Finalists will be announced on December 10, and winners will be declared on Jan. 10. Oct. 8-Nov. 30, $30 per entry per category. CreaTV San Jose, 255 W. Julian St., San Jose.

Exhibits

'Sympathy for the Devil'
As Jackson Pollock's painting "Lucifer" comes to Stanford's Anderson Collection, this exhibit will explore the visual history of the devil and his realm from the 16th to the 20th century. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Dance

Brazivedas dance and Capoeira classes
Brazivedas studio offers a variety of classes for both youth and adults teaching Brazilian dance, Samba, percussion and Capoeira. Classes are held at a home studio in East Palo Alto and at Lucie Stern Community Center and Cubberley Community Center. Private instruction is also available. Visit the website for more information. October-December, see websites for specific times and dates. Class prices vary. Location varies from class to class, see website for more info, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Unnatural Selection'
This exhibition at the Mohr Gallery will feature artwork by Pantea Karimi and Amber Stucke that melds their ideas about evolutionary biology and people's impact on the environment. Oct. 27-Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
 

Health

Portola Valley yoga classes
These yoga classes will instruct students in moving, bending, balancing and breathing in order to provide energy and center the mind and body. Beginners are encouraged; all students should bring a mat. The first class is free. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 2-Dec. 11, 9-10 a.m. $240 15 classes; $360 flexible 24. Portola Valley Town Center, Community Room, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Benefits/Fundraisers

Baby clothing drive at Children's Corner
Children's Corner Inc. will hold a baby clothing drive for the Bay Area nonprofit Loved Twice, during which community members can drop off gently used garments for infants up to 12 months old. Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-Dec. 12. Free. Los Altos Mountain View Children's Corner, 97 Hillview Ave., Room 3, Los Altos.

Art Galleries

'Wanderlust'
Foothill College will have on display an exhibit called "Wanderlust," composed of rich travel photography by Sunnyvale-based artist Harlan Crowder. Oct. 30-Dec. 5, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, KCI Gallery, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

On Stage

'The Other Place'
Dragon Productions will stage a new drama by Sharr White called "The Other Place," in which a renowned neurologist appears to be losing her mind. See website for specific dates. Nov. 21-Dec. 14, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30. The Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

On Stage

'The Fox on the Fairway'
For its latest production, the Los Altos Stage Company will perform "The Fox on the Fairway," a fast-paced comedy by Ken Ludwig that makes light of the pretentious members of a private country club. See website for specific dates, times and prices. Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 20-Dec. 14, 3 or 8 p.m. $18-$34. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
 

Exhibits

'I'll Show You Mine'
The Palo Alto Art Center will have on display an exhibit called "I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture," made up of pieces in a variety of mediums by 12 contemporary audiences. Sept. 27-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Monday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Health

Yoga with Mike
Michael Kintz will offer weekly yoga classes designed to provide relaxation through meditation and movement. All ages and levels welcome. See website for specific times and locations. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8-Dec. 15, 5:15 or 5:30 p.m. $161. Lucie Stern Community Center or Little House Activity Center, , Palo Alto and Menlo Park.
 

Family and Kids

DayOne Baby classes
DayOne Baby, with a new store in Palo Alto, has a wide offering of classes for expecting and new parents and their children, newborn to 24 months old. Available courses include Breastfeeding; Musical Play; Mommy & Me; Daddy & Me; Messy Play; Infant, Child, and Adult CPR; Potty Training; and more. Year-round, see website for specific class info. Prices vary. DayOne Baby, 552 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'The Path of Beauty' with Father Arthur Poulin
An exhibit of work by Arthur Poulin, a monk and artist, will be on display at Woodside Priory School. He will attend an art opening on Dec. 3 from 7 to 9 p.m., where he will give a lecture called "The Path of Beauty: Spirituality and Creativity," discussing spiritual aspects of his creative process. Nov. 26-Dec. 18, school hours. Free. Woodside Priory School, Founders Hall, 302 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Art Galleries

'Holiday Show' at Gallery House
The "Holiday Show" at Gallery House will feature art gifts in different mediums at a variety of price points. Pieces will include paintings, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fabric and photography. A champagne reception will be held on Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., during which there will be a 20 percent discount on art. Hours will be extended in December. Nov. 18-Dec. 24, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave, Palo Alto.
 

Dance

For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance in Mountain View continues to offer its full suite of dance classes, including instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles for both children and adults. See website for dates, times and pricing. Year-round. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
 

Art Galleries

'Reflections'
Gallery 9 Los Altos will mount an exhibit of contemporary art by 28 different local artists, depicting landscapes, seascapes, abstract compositions and introspective reflection. Mediums will include painting, photography, metal work, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking. A reception with the artists will be held on Dec. 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25-Dec. 30, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9 Los Altos, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Mountain View Tennis Club 2015 Membership
The Mountain View Tennis Club is offering new memberships for city residents until the end of the year at a special price of $20. The club holds tournaments, sponsors USTA teams, has a ladder and promotes tennis within the community. Non-residents are also welcome. Nov. 20-Dec. 31.
 

Dance

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing at For the Love of Dance
These twice weekly classes held at For the Love of Dance will help participants stay fit through dance-like exercises. Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round, 9-10 a.m. $90 for 10 classes; $65 monthly. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.

Classes/Workshops

Foothill College Winter Quarter registration
Registration for Winter Quarter 2015 classes at Foothill College is now open and will continue until Jan. 4, the day before classes begin. Winter Quarter will last until March 27. A search-able class schedule is available. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. $31 per unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Exhibits

'Robert Frank in America'
This exhibition of 130 photographs sheds light on the making of photographer Robert Frank's book, "The Americans." His images document subjects including Hollywood and the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, while probing social issues like politics, race and the post-war culture. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 10-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Art Galleries

'Echoes from 85 Years, 85 Artists'
Artists Kimm Barnes, Raven Erebus, Joan Schulze and Stefanie Sylvester -- participants in the recent "85 Years, 85 Artists" show at Menlo College -- will contribute more of their work to this new exhibit. Monday-Friday, Oct. 20-Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton.
 

Exhibits

'Well Pressed'
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display an exhibit called "Well Pressed: Highlights from the Marmor Collection." The exhibit is made up of 13 pieces, many prints, by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra and Frank Stella. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Movements for Change'
The Peterson Gallery at Stanford will mount an exhibit of photography by Bob Fitch called "Movements for Change," which captures moments in American civil rights history, farm workers organizing, and the peace movement of the 1960s and '70s. The exhibit is accessible daily, except for some holidays. Nov. 20-Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Green Library, Bing Wing, Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Shop, Gallery, Studio'
This exhibit of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings by European artists will focus on the public spaces in which people view, buy and converse about art, as well as the identities of the professional artist and serious connoisseur. Wednesday-Monday, Oct. 15-March 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Food and Drink

Portola Valley Farmers' Market
This weekly, year-round farmers market in Portola Valley will offer farmstead meat, chicken, eggs, organic veggies, fruits and juices, wild and local seafood, fair trade coffee, gluten-free baked goods, pastas, sauces, olives, honey, jams, pickles, jerky, local breads and pastries, hot Roli Roti chicken and more. On the week of Thanksgiving, the market will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 26, instead. Thursdays, Nov. 6-March 12, 2-5 p.m. (winter hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Exhibits

'Daumier on Art and the Theatre'
This exhibit of 16 prints and one drawing by Honore Daumier will contemplate the public reception of painting and the performing arts in the mid-19th century, as well as art theory. Oct. 8-March 16, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends'
The Los Altos History Museum will have on display an exhibit called "Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends" which examines the reasons why this area turned from orchards to a technology hub. The exhibit will focus on local factors and figures who contributed to the transformation. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-April 19, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Family and Kids

Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'Drama of Heaven and Earth'
The Cantor Arts Center will arrange an exhibit called "Drama of Heaven and Earth: The Theatrical Traditions of Japan," which tells the history of the Japanese dramatic art of Noh through masks, ceramics, prints and other visual materials. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 17-June 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson'
The Cantor Arts Center will host an exhibit of unconventional clay sculptures by Robert Arneson, who frequently used himself as a subject throughout his more-than-40-year career. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'The Bay Area and Beyond'
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display a long-term exhibit of modern and contemporary art, focusing on the Bay Area. Works will include pieces by artists with Stanford connections, among them Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.