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Showing listings from June 1, 2013 to June 1, 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
Family Art and Science Party
Brush with Science Art Gallery is hosting an all-day event featuring chemistry card and board games, live music from the 10-piece band Singing Wood, paintings by Julie Newdoll, Shona sculpture from Zimbabwe, and presentations on solar power by Newdoll Enterprises. June 1, Noon-6 p.m. Free. For more information, call Julie Newdoll at 650-440-0084 or email email@example.com or visit brushwithscience.com. Brush with Science Gallery, 3515 B Edison Way, Menlo Park
Downtown Mountain View Beer Walk
Tied House Microbrewery, which opened its doors in January of 1988, is hosting a beer walk to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the Mountain View community. The walk is in conjunction with SJBeerwalk.com, benefiting Chamber of Commerce Mountain View’s SOAR scholarship program. June 1, 1-5 p.m. $30 pre-sale. For more information, call Trinidad Pena at 408-903-528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/375029. Tied House Microbrewery and Cafe, 954 Villa St., Mountain View
Prodigy Pianists Perform Benefit Concert
John Baeg, age 11, and Hana Mizuta, age 14, will perform at the Salvation Army Sunnyvale-Mountain View Women's Auxiliary Benefit Concert. The two have won many piano competitions and each has performed at Carnegie Hall. John, is set to enter Juilliard School's pre-college program in the fall. Tickets will be sold at the door. June 1, 2-3:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 children ages 5-14. Purchase at the door. For more information, call S. Garner at 408-745-9939 or email email@example.com . Bridges Community Church, 625 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos
'Rethinking Your Lawn'
Replacing traditional lawns with low-water ground covers will save water and money. Join Master Gardeners to learn about lawn alternatives and easy ways to convert water-thirsty lawns to low-maintenance ground covers and turf alternatives. June 1, 10-11 a.m. Free. For more information, call UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County at 408-282-3105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mastergardeners.org/scc.html. Master Gardener Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto
6th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update
The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford will host the 6th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update. This event gives parents and members of the community a chance to learn about new autism research and therapies. June 1, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $100 - included breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Maura Chatwell at 650-721-6327 or email email@example.com or visit www.childspsychiatry.stanford.edu. Stanford University - Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/admissions.php. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Wild plants as food, medicine and soil indicators
Plants commonly referred to as weeds have many beneficial uses. Participants can learn what they are saying about the health of the soil. June 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $31. For more information, call Patricia Becker at 650-493-6072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.commongroundinpaloalto.org/upcomingclasses.htm. Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, 559 College Ave., Palo Alto
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food-Collection Events
First Saturday of the month, March to August: 3/02, 4/06, 5/04, 6/01, 7/06 and 8/03. Participants should bring fresh, canned and packaged foods between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Foods dropped off benefit households and food closets. One-hour volunteer shifts available. Free. For more information, call Food Drop Off Site Mgr. at 650-283-9910 or email email@example.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
CityCamp Palo Alto
Join the City of Palo Alto in the first National Day of Civic Hacking where technology, entrepreneurship and innovation come together to shape the future of the community. The event will include activities for the whole family: Makerspace, robotics, music, food and more. June 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. For more information, call CityCamp Email CityCamp@cityofpaloalto.org or visit hackpaloalto.org. Downtown Palo Alto, Palo Alto
Copper's Dream Adoption Event and BBQ Fundraiser
The event will have dogs available for adoption as well as a barbecue. Adoption rosters are available online the day before the event, and tickets to the BBQ can be purchased two weeks in advance. June 1, 1-3 p.m. Adoption event is free; BBQ is $5. For more information, call Copper's Dream Animal Rescue Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coppersdream.org. Red Morton Community Park, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City
FOPAAS Monthly Dog Pack Walk
An optional obedience circle starts at 9:30 a.m. and the group pack walk, led by dog trainers, departs at 10 a.m. This is a Friends of the Palo Alto Animal Shelter (FOPAAS) event. June 1, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Call 650-714-8509 or email email@example.com or visit www.pafriends.org. Paly parking lot, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Midtown Zero Waste Block Leader Events
Attendees can come on the first Saturday of each month (March to November). The ZeroWasteIsPossible Team will be on hand for Q&A. There will be give-aways, treats and beverages, and a new special guest and topic each month. Attendees can share their best recycling tips, get info and learn. 9 a.m.-noon Free. For more information, call ZWBL at 650-283-9910 or email MidtownCourt.Neighbors@gmail.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
St. Pius Festival 2013
Come see “St. Pius Around the World” during the three days of food, games and live entertainment at St. Pius Church. New this year is a Lego exhibit showing elaborate creations from all around the world. May 31-June 2, 1-10 p.m. Free entry; small fee for games, rides, food and drink. Visit stpiusfestival2013.blogspot.com. St. Pius Church, 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City
Redwood Symphony: 'Sweeney Todd'
Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" will be presented by the Redwood Symphony in two performances: Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students. For more information, call Michelle Carter at 650-366-6872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.redwoodsymphony.org/concerts/2012-13/concert6-2012.html. Canada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City
'This Is Love'
From Broadway to burlesque and Prince to Puccini, the Foothill College Repertory Dance Company presents "This Is Love," its two-hour spring dance concert directed by choreographer Bubba Gong. The show features classic, modern and contemporary dance forms, as well as specialty acts. May 31-June 1, Friday and Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20, general admission; $15, students, seniors and children. Parking is $3. For more information, call Bubba Gong at 650-949-7354 or email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/dance/shows.php. Foothill College Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Soraya Zayed Dinner and Dance Show
Soraya Zayed of Egypt and Brazil, a famous Bellydance artist, performs in one show only in Los Altos during her first visit to the Western United States. She will also teach two workshops in Los Altos on June 1 and 2. Event is wheelchair accessible. June 1, 6:30-11:30 p.m. $50 until May 15. $65 at door. For more information, call Hala at 408-246-1129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit HalaDance.com. Mirage Hall, 4926 El Camino Real, Los Altos
Green Kids Conference
Microsoft hosts the third annual Green Kids Conference, a conference created for children ages three to 18 years. June 1, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Shanti Balaraman at 510-793-1343 or email email@example.com or visit greenkidsconference.org. Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com. 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
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
Summer Reading Program
Children, tTeens and adults can participate in the Summer Reading Program at the Atherton Library. The theme is "Reading is Soooo Delicious!" Read and participate in raffle drawings. The program is during library hours. June 1-August 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Atherton Library at 650-328-2422 or email email@example.com or visit www.smcl.org. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton
Redwood Symphony to present Sweeney Todd
Stephen Sondheim’s "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," will be presented by the Redwood Symphony in two semi-staged performances Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door Call 650-366-6872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.redwoodsymphony.org. Cañada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City
'Babes in Arms'
This student-run theater performance of Rodger's and Hart's musical, "Babes in Arms," features songs such as "My Funny Valentine" and "Lady is a Tramp." May 24-June 1, 7-9 p.m. $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults. Email grabbagtheater.com or visit www.grabbagtheater.com/babes-in-arms.html. Redwood City Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City
Young Georgia O'Keeffe falls in love with famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz and American art is changed forever. BootStrap's team, Hilfinger & McMillen, produce a mix of music, movement and drama. Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; no performance on May 25. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email email@example.com or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
"Hanging Georgia" tells the story of painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her relationship with Alfred Stieglitz. Script by Palo Alto playwright Sharmon Hilfinger, music by Joan McMillen. May 24-June 9, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. $10-$30. For more information, call Pear Avenue Theatre at 650-254-1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thepear.org. Pear Avenue Theatre, 1220 Pear Ave., Mountain View
'Nickel & Dimed' on Stage at Foothill College
The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department presents "Nickel & Dimed," a play about low-wage work in America. Written by Joan Holden, based on the book "Nickel & Dimed, On (Not) Getting By In America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. May 24-June 9, Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets, $18; Seniors, students and all Foothill-De Anza District personnel, $14. For more information, call Tom Gough at 650-949-7360 or email email@example.com or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre . Foothill College Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
New Play Development Factory
Dragon Productions Theatre Company has chosen new, original scripts by three local writers and are hosting three weekends of staged readings of these scripts. May 24-June 9, 8-10 p.m. $10. For more information, call Box Office at 650-493-2006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dragonproductions.net. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City
West Bay Opera's 'Otello'
West Bay Opera presents Verdi's take on the Bard's masterpiece. Fully staged, with orchestra and chorus. Cast includes David Gustafson as Otello, Cynthia Clayton as Desdemona and Philip Skinner as Iago. Performances on 5/24, 5/26, 6/1 and 6/2 at 8 p.m.. Sundays at 2 p.m. $40-75. For more information, call Box Office at 650-424-9999 or email email@example.com or visit www.wbopera.org. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
'Lunch with Joe'
Two-term state senator and current County Supervisor Joe Simitian, District 5, will speak on state budgets and the effects on government services, jobs, pensions and the quality of life in Santa Clara County. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Los Altos-Mountain View Area. Prepay to reserve. June 1, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25. For more information, call Carole Kuiper at 650-941-8190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tinyurl.com/lunchwithjoe. Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Foothill College STEM Summer Camps
Foothill College is offering STEM Summer Camps for women and under-represented students who are currently high school juniors and seniors. The camp includes four sessions, each focusing on different science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Space is limited; there is no fee for the camp. High school students must apply by June 1. Sessions begin June 24 and go through August 1. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Ru Yu Chen Email ChenRuYu@foothill.edu or visit www.foothill.edu/psme/Foothill_STEM_Camp.pdf. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food Collection Events
Monthly food collection, March-Aug. Shifts are 30 minutes to an hour on the first Saturday of the month between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants gather one day per month to sort, bag and pass out grocery bags. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call MidtownCourt.Neighbors & Friends at 650-283-9910 or email MidtownCourt.Neighbors@gmail.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Food Collection Events
Participants can join a team of food sorters, baggers and drivers once per month, Mar-Aug. On the first Saturday of the month the team will gather in Midtown Center parking lot next to Wells Fargo ATM for one hour shifts between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call Mo.Food Drop Off Site Mgr. at 650-283-9910 or email email@example.com. Midtown Center, 2700 Midtown Court, Palo Alto
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or visit projectreadmenlopark.org. Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St., Menlo Park