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Showing listings from May 17, 2013 to May 17, 2013 in all categories.
'Rooms and Blooms'
Gallery 9 features acrylic paintings by Bay Area artist, Jan Meyer. “Rooms and Blooms” is on display through June 2 and features interior room scenes painted with bold colors and graphic patterns. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 3, 5-7 p.m. March 30-June 2, Tuesday-Saturday, 11-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Free. Call 650-941-7969 or visit www.gallery9losaltos.com. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos
Color and Line Exhibition
New Coast Studios presents "Color and Line," an exhibition featuring 20 artists exploring hue and saturation and the rhythm of form and line, across a variety of themes and media. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 p.m. May 17-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Shira Adriance at 650-485-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.newcoaststudios.com. New Coast Studios, 935 Industrial Ave., Palo Alto
Misako Kambe’s 'Carving Magic'
The Portola Art Gallery presents “Carving Magic,” carved ceramic creations by Misako Kambe of Menlo Park. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m. May 1-31, every day except Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Misako Kambe at 650-321-0220 or visit www.portolaartgallery.com. Allied Arts Guild, Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park
New Work by Barbara Heinrich
De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry will present a show of new work by jewelry artist Barbara Heinrich from New York. Meet Barbara Heinrich in person during her artist appearance Thursday, May 2, 2-6 p.m. and Friday, May 3, 10-6 p.m. The show will run from April 27 through May 22, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Cherry LeBrun at 650-327-1256 or email email@example.com or visit www.denovo.com. De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto
PAUSD Annual Youth Art Show
Palo Alto Art Center hosts the Annual PAUSD Art Show for grades K-12. The show runs April 29 - May 19. Tuesday-Fridaty hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Additional venue: PAUSD district office, 25 Churchill Ave., Palo Alto. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Emily at 650-329-3939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/default.asp. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
A class on calligraphy writing as a work of art used in collages, cards and scrapbooks. Various writing tools will be explored as well as a history of writing in general. Instructor is Taun Relihan. Fridays, April 12-May 31, 10-11 a.m. $50 ($40 members). For more information, call Judith Webb at 650-289-5436 or email email@example.com or visit avenidas.org. Avenidas, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
'iPhoneography in the Gardens with Cynthia Louden'
The iPhone keeps photography simple so one can focus on "seeing." But its simplicity can be deceiving; it can take great photographs. May 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $25 members, $35 non-members (join today!). For more information, call Gamble Garden at 650-329-1356 x201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gamblegarden.org. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Little House is offering feldenkrais classes to improve balance, flexibility and brain function. Exercises are on the floor, so students should bring a towel or mat to lie on. Fridays, year-round. 11 a.m.-noon. $45 ($40 members). For more information, call Deborah at 650-679-8113 or email email@example.com or visit www.Umovebetter.com. Little House, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park
Foothill College Summer Session Registration
This year, Foothill College offers two summer sessions that run six weeks: June-Start (Early Summer) Session runs June 10-July 21 and July-Start Summer Session runs July 1-Aug. 11. Choose from a variety of traditional and online class options. Class schedule at www.foothill.edu. Registration is May 13-June 30. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time Call 650-949-7325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.foothill.edu/admissions.php. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Bike to Work Month - Bike Blender Friday's
In celebration of Bike to Work Month, Patagonia will be serving up fresh smoothies on three Friday afternoons. Come by for a free bike-blended smoothie and giveaways. Fruit donated from Whole Foods. May 17, 24 and 31,
4-6 p.m. Free. Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma St., Palo Alto
El Camino Hospital Farmers' Market
El Camino Hospital hosts a weekly farmers market every Friday on the Mountain View campus. The market is held in the parking lot east of the emergency entrance. Parking is available in lots A and B, located in front of the hospital along Grant Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www.elcaminohospital.org/calendar. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
Patagonia Presents: Free Bike Tune-up
In celebration of Bike to Work Month, stop by Patagonia with a bike for a minor tune-up from The Bicycle Exchange. Service is free, though donations will be accepted to benefit the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. May 17,
3-6 p.m. Patagonia Palo Alto, 525 Alma St., Palo Alto
Peninsula Volunteers Decorator Show House 2013
Woodside estate The Horse Park, with 20 rooms styled by premier designers. Free parking & shuttle and "Meet the Designer" evenings. May 4-24, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. For more information, call Bart Charlow at 650-381-9933 or email email@example.com or visit www.penvol.org/. The Horse Park, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside
The Los Altos United Methodist Church hosts a two-day rummage sale with a huge selection of household items, clothing, baby needs, toys, books, electronics, garden, jewelry, sports, furniture and more. "Quality Corner" features finer items and collectibles. Lunch can be purchased from food trucks. Friday, May 17,8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 18,8 a.m.-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities. Free. For more information, call Patricia at 650-948-1083. Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos
'Generation Esmeralda' featuring Jimmy Goings
"Generation Esmeralda," featuring lead singer Jimmy Goings is a tribute to the music of "Santa Esmeralda." Their sound is a mix of Latin rock dance grooves with melodic hooks, a gypsy-infused Flamenco style augmented with a four-piece horn section. May 17, 8:30 p.m. $20-$26 Adv. /$26 Door. For more information, call Jimmy Goings at 650-365-3226 or visit generationesmeralda.com. Angelicas, 863 Main St., Redwood City
Peninsula Symphony Closes Season
The Peninsula Symphony will close its 2012-2013 season with the world premiere of composer Lee Actor's 'Piano Concerto' with soloist Daniel Glover. May 17, 8-10 p.m. Student/Youth: $20; Senior: $35; Regular: $40 for single tickets. Visit www.peninsulasymphony.org/. Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City
Social Ballroom Dancing
The May 17th Friday Night Dance lessons are beginning and intermediate "Nightclub Two Step," followed by general dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Cover includes refreshments. May 17, 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. For more information, call Allen Boronkay at 650-395-8847 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FridayatthePav.com. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
'A Place of Magic'
An exhibit of Baylands nature photography by Salvatore Ventura. Proceeds from the works for sale benefit local nature education. Through June 1. Free. For more information, call Environmental Volunteers at 650-493-8000, ext. 340 or email email@example.com or visit www.evols.org/index.php?page=photography-exhibit---salvatore-ventura. The EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
'From Fiber to Fabric: A History of American Textile Production'
Exhibit on the history of textile production in the United States from the homespun of colonial times through mass production in the industrial age. Artifacts and textiles illustrate the story of wool, linen and cotton from cultivation to finished cloth. Open through Aug. 18, Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For more information, call Laurie Hassett at 650-321-1004 or email Admin@moah.org or visit www.moah.org. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
'Harmony 2013: A Fine-Art Photography Exhibit'
The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts this exhibit featuring photographs by Kim Dang, Charles Dilisio, Charles Mujie and Roger Spinti. The exhibit shows through June 6, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
'Watergate Villains and Heroes'
Local artist Myrrh's portraits of the Watergate defendants, and the senators questioning them, are on display at the Midpeninsula Community Media Center. She drew them in pencil, crayon and oil pastels while watching the hearings on her TV in 1973. Through June 27, open weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment on weekday evenings. Free. Call 650-494-8686 or visit www.myrrh-art.com. Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Los Altos Hills-sponsored art exhibit of paintings by Ry Smith, a designer of high-tech products. Reception March 31, 2-5 p.m. Exhibit up through Aug. 28. Free. For more information, call Karen Druker at 650-941-8073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Los Altos Hills town hall, 26379 Fremont Road , Los Altos Hills
Sculpture from the Fisher Collection
This exhibit features pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre's Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece composed of 36 tiles; and John Chamberlain's Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. Wed.-Sun.; Feb. 29-Oct. 13, 2013; open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thursday until 8 p.m.). Visit museum.stanford.edu. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford
Stanford Art Spaces - Stanford University
Mixed media by Nicole M. Lomangino, paintings by Michelle Sakhai and paintings by Yu Chun-Hui are on exhibit at the Paul G. Allen (C.I.S.) Art Spaces Gallery. Reception: April 5, 5-7 p.m., at the Paul G. Allen reception area. March 29-May 23, weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Marilyn Grossman at 650-725-3622 or email email@example.com or visit cis.stanford.edu~marigros. Stanford Art Spaces, 420 Via Palou, Stanford
'Operation Kidsafe' Free Child Safety Event
Parents can attend this event and get a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand
to law enforcement in an emergency. Parents will also get valuable safety tips. May 17-18, Noon-7 p.m. Free. For more information, call Pam Hough at 727-474-5869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Honda Redwood City, 601 El Camino Real, Redwood City
Author talk on "The City of Ember," about a city built as a refuge for the human race. May 17, 7 p.m. Free. For more information, call Pam Grange at 650-324-4321 or email email@example.com or visit www.keplers.com. Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Picture Book Story Time
Story Time at Linden Tree, every Friday and Saturday from 11-11:30 a.m., is ideal for preschoolers, kindergartners or any children ages three to six. Titles are selected from both classic favorites and new books. See website for weekly themes. May 3-July 6, Free. For more information, call Dee at 650-949-3390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lindentreebooks.com. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos
The Woodside Library hosts Tai Chi in the garden, weather permitting. This centuries-old Asian exercise builds stronger bodies, better balance, a sharper mind and relieves stress. Instructor Ben Dineen leads this 60 minute class, which is open to all ability levels. May 17, 10-11 a.m. Free. Call 650-851-0147 or email email@example.com or visit www.smcl.org. Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road, Woodside
Mike Akatiff Music Jam
Mike Akatiff and friends will be performing at Know Knew Books. May 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free (donations accepted). For more information, call Emily Stains at 650-326-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit knowknewbooks.com. Know Knew Books, 415 S California Ave., Palo Alto
'Dead Man's Cell Phone'
"Dead Man's Cell Phone," a new comedy by MacArthur "Genius" grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sarah Ruhl, begins with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe, a stranger at the next table and a dead man with a lot of loose ends. May 16-19, 8-10 p.m. $5-$15. For more information, call Stanford TAPS at 650-723-2576 or email email@example.com or visit www.stanford.edu/dept/drama/12_13-events/cellphone.html. Pigott Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford
'Kirtan: An Evening of Devotional Chanting'
There will be an evening of chanting in English, as well as some Indian chants, accompanied by harmonium and guitar. Fridays, April 5-May 31, 7:30-9 p.m. For more information, call Joe Begley at 650-323-3363 or visit www.anandapaloalto.org. Ananda, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
MVHS Annual Art Show
Mountain View High School's annual Student Art Show will feature photography, drawing, painting and sculpture pieces on display in the library. May 6-24, Monday through Friday,
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. For more information, call Lori Nock at 650-940-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mvla.net/mvhs/Pages/default.aspx. Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View
AYSO soccer registration
All children born between August 1, 1994 and January 31, 2009 are encouraged to join AYSO's fall league. Registration begins at midnight on May 1, with walk-in registration at Hillview Middle School on May 11 and May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration also available online. For more information, call Joanne Goldberg Email email@example.com or visit http://ayso.org/resources/registration.aspx. Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Ave., Menlo Park
The group meets in the main building, Room C, Downstairs. Fridays through May 31, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Free. For more information, call Lee Blevins at 408-564-7442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
Lytton Gardens Senior Communities
Volunteer opportunities with seniors include friendly visits, pet visits, activities assistant, dining room host, staff assistance, more-than-a-meal program, spiritual support, leading a class, and music performance. Flexible schedule. Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call Bethany Dinh at 650-617-7355 or email email@example.com or visit www.lyttongardens.org. Lytton Gardens Senior Communities, 437 Webster St., Palo Alto
Menlo Park 'Project Read' Tutor Training
Project Read's spring tutor-training registration begins Tuesday, May 7, and will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St. Training continues Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The final meeting is June 12, 6-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Roberta Roth at 650-330-2545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit projectreadmenlopark.org. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park