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Community Events

9th annual Children's Moon Festival
The Parents' Club of Palo Alto & Menlo Park will host the 9th annual Children's Moon Festival, which will include more than 20 children's crafts & activities, as well as traditional Asian dance, music, storytelling, martial arts performances and more. Sept. 14, 3-6 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

Food and Drink

Hatch Chile Roast at Mollie Stone's
To celebrate the arrival of New Mexico's unique Hatch Chiles, Mollie Stone's in Palo Alto will offer free roasting of purchased chiles. Sept. 14, noon-4 p.m. Free. Mollie Stone's Markets, Palo Alto, 164 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Lectures & Talks

Author Joseph Telushkin on 'Rebbe'
Author and rabbi Joseph Telushkin will talk about his book, "Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History." Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

Community Events

'Get to Know Your City Council Members'
This informal event at Sharon Park will allow residents to get to know City Council members while enjoying coffee. Sept. 14, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. Sharon Park, Sharon Park and Monte Rosa drives, Menlo Park.

On Stage

Summer Poetry Series
This event will feature readings by poets Jym Marks, Leah Lubin and Gary Horsman, as well as a number of others performing spoken word. Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m. Free. 4141 El Camino, 4141 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Archangel Michael feast
This potluck event will serve as a tribute to Archangel Michael, and attendees will discuss divine channeling. Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. Free; bring a potluck dish; donations welcome. Private residence, 2161 Deodara Drive, Los Altos.

Concerts

Classical Series: Bay Shore Lyric Opera
For the last performance in Redwood City's Classical Series this year, Bay Shore Lyric Opera will perform arias and ensembles from composers such as Verdi, Puccini and Mozart, as well as preview music from its approaching season. Sept. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

Family and Kids

Kidchella: Andy Z and the Andyland Band
To cap off Redwood City's Kidchella series, Andy Z and the Andyland Band will perform energetic music that ranges from educational to plain silly and spans a handful of genres. Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

Concerts

Organist Rani Fischer
Rani Fischer will give a recital on organ with pieces by Buxtehude and Bach, others from the British tradition and more. Sept. 14, 4-6 p.m. $10 general; $6 senior; free for students. St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.
 

Family and Kids

Friends of the Palo Alto Library Book Sale
Friends of the Palo Alto Library will hold its next weekend monthly sale of 50,000 gently used books and media. On Saturday the children's and bargain rooms will open an hour early at 10 a.m. On Sunday, the bargain room will be 50 percent off or $5 per bag. Sept. 13 and 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

On Stage

'Sleeping Beauty'
As part of the Playhouse Series, local high school performers will put on two performances of "Sleeping Beauty," an interactive production suited for children ages 3 to 6. The show is approximately 45 minutes long. Sept. 13, 10 a.m. and noon; and Sept. 14, noon. $10-$12. Palo Alto Children's Theatre - Magic Castle Stage, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Health

Inner Engineering program
This 4-day program by the Isha Foundation aims to address all facets of human well-being, including mind, body and emotions. A vegetarian lunch will be provided on Saturday, and vegetarian breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Attendance for all sessions is required. Sept. 11 and 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sept. 14, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. $325. IFES Society, 432 Stierlin Road, Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

Time Machines: Clocks and Timekeeping Devices
This exhibition explores timekeeping and timekeeping devices, from the introduction of the sundial by the ancient Egyptians to the precise atomic clock. In addition to explanations of clock mechanics, the exhibit examines the role of timekeeping in early navigation and in the Industrial Revolution. April 18-September 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

Classes/Workshops

Foothill College Fall Quarter registration
Foothill College Fall Quarter registration is still open on the school's website. Classes will run from Sept. 22 to Dec. 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-Sept. 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Volunteers

Silicon Valley Tour de Coop preparation
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a variety of volunteer activities leading up to and during the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a bike ride between chicken coops and home gardens on Sept. 21. Volunteer opportunities include putting up fliers and posters, doing test bike rides, organizing other small events to spread the word and staffing locations on tour day. The organization also seeks community members with chicken coops, beehives and home gardens to host stops. June-September, dates and times vary. Free. Neighbors Helping Neighbors events, various nearby locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View.
 

Classes/Workshops

Fall acting classes
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory will offer classes this fall in which adults and children can learn a variety of theater skills. Classes for adults will be taught by Rick Lombardo, former artistic director of San Jose Repertory Theatre, and will begin on Sept. 15. Classes for children (ages 4 to 18) will begin on Sept. 2. Sept. 2-Nov. 14, $225-$285. Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Exhibits

'The New Landscape'
The Cantor Arts Center will mount an exhibit called "The New Landscape: Experiments in Light by Gyorgy Kepes," which explores art's relevance in a scientific age. Forty-five panels by the Hungarian-born American artist capturing scientific imagery (minerals, cellular patterns and tissue fibers) will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, July 24-Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China'
The exhibit "Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture" will be on display at the Krause Center for Innovation. June 23-Sept. 26, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000, Los Altos Hills.
 

Art Galleries

Richard Bostrom solo exhibit
Gallery 9 in Los Altos will mount an exhibit of wood sculpture and abstract paintings by Bay Area artist Richard Bostrom. Sept. 2-27, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

On Stage

'Big Fish'
The Palo Alto Players will put on a production of "Big Fish," a visually-striking musical that pays tribute to family and the magic of storytelling. Sept. 12-28, Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. $34-$48. Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Religion/Spirituality

University public worship
Stanford's Memorial Church, a center of spiritual and ceremonial life at the university, is open to the public for services. Sundays, June 29-Sept. 28, 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, 94305.

On Stage

'The Great American Trailer Park Musical'
The Los Altos Stage Company will put on several performances of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical." Set in a mobile home community called Armadillo Acres, the campy musical involves a young stripper, an agoraphobic housewife and a tollbooth collector. Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 4-28, 8 p.m. $18-$36. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

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-Sunday, Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Decline & Renewal'
The Mohr Gallery will have on display an exhibit called "Decline & Renewal, Mixed Media Works on Paper" by artist Erin Goodwin-Guerrero. Aug. 8-Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Exhibits

Yosemite Memories
Garden Fresh restaurant will have on display an exhibit of acrylic paintings on canvas by local artist Diana Ware Collins. Her works depict landscapes and scenes from her time spent in Yosemite and abroad. July 30-Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.

On Stage

'House and Garden'
This production of Alan Ayckbourn's "House and Garden" will include two comedies taking place simultaneously in two adjacent theaters -- with a shared cast. One follows the Platts as they host an annual May Fete at their English estate, while the other takes place on the same estate's grounds. Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 12-Oct. 5, 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$35. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Night, Smoke and Shadows'
This exhibition, named "Night, Smoke and Shadows: The Presence of Atmosphere in the 19th Century," includes prints, drawings and photographs by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Max Klinger, Felicien Rops and Alvin Langdon Coburn. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Artists Observe Nature'
This exhibition features about 18 prints and drawings that focus on the post-17th century impulse to study nature. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Food and Drink

Woodside Farmers' Market
The weekly market features organic fruits and vegetables, farm eggs, nuts, dried fruits, honey, olive oil, local seafood, oysters, handmade sausages, vegetarian salads and entrees, organic pasta and sauces, nut butters, vegan cheeses, jams and pickles, bakery and crafts. Sundays, April 6-Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Woodside Farmers' Market, 3195 Woodside Road, Woodside.

Exhibits

Pop Art from SFMOMA
To celebrate its new neighbor, the Anderson Collection, the Cantor Arts Center will have on display an exhibit of 10 pop art works that were originally part of the Andersons' donation to SFMOMA. Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 13-Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Classes/Workshops

Accent Arts classes
Accent Arts will offer handful of classes covering a variety of art mediums in its loft above the store. Visit the website or call to register. Sept. 7-Oct. 30, 10 p.m. Prices vary. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Pomegranate Art' by Linda Tapscott
The Oshman Family JCC will have on display pomegranate wire mesh sculptures by Linda Tapscott in the Goldman Sport & Wellness Complex. Aug. 26-Nov. 15, complex hours. Free. Goldman Sport & Wellness Complex, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld'
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-Sunday, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open on Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Food and Drink

Tied House NFL 2014 Season
To celebrate the San Francisco 49ers football season, on Sundays Tied House will offer beer and drink specials, including 49-cent half pints and its signature Bloody "Hail" Mary. Sundays, Sept. 7-Dec. 28, 9:30 p.m. Prices vary. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe, 954 Villa St., Mountain View.
 

Classes/Workshops

For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability. Visit website to learn about specific offerings. March through December. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

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-Sunday, Sept. 10-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

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-Sunday, Aug. 13-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, 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-Sunday, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Art Galleries

'From the Ground Up'
Artists Martha Castillo and Trevlyn Williams will have new works on display at Gallery House, which are inspired by the colors, textures and light of California's natural landscapes. A reception will be held on July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 1-26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.