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Showing listings from June 2, 2013 to June 2, 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
'Songs for Syria'
The Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a concert to assist refugee children and families impacted by the civil war in Syria. Paul Mihaly, pianist, and other musicians will perform in a variety of styles. One hundred percent of donations made will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief's Syrian refugee program. June 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Donation at the door. For more information, call Wesley United Methodist Church at 650-327-2092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Wesley United Methodist Church, 740 Cambridge Ave., 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
Internet Privacy Workshop: 'A CryptoParty!'
Congregation Etz Chaim hosts an internet privacy workshop for ages 11 and up. Bring a laptop to learn user-friendly, basic encryption programs for computer privacy: encrypt Web browsing, files, email, chat, instant messaging. June 2, 1-3:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Rhona Mahony Email email@example.com or visit fluffernutter.info/cryptoparty/guests.html. Congregation Etz Chaim, 4161 Alma St., 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
The Congregational Oratorio Society, conducted by Gregory Wait, performs anthems and spirituals by American composers such as Aaron Copland, Moses Hogan, Gene Scheer, and Morten Lauridsen. The concert is followed by an ice-cream social. June 2, 3 p.m. $15 general/$10 student and senior. For more information, call Linda Sodos at 650-856-6662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fccpa.org/FCCPA_Site/Concerts.html. First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road (at Embarcadero), Palo Alto
Sinfonia of Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra
This Sinfonia Ensemble concert showcases winners of the 2013 PACO concerto competition. Concerto movements from Shoshtakovich, Haydn, Barber, Wieniawsky, Mendelssohn, as well as the Bruch "Romanze" will be performed. June 2, 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call Hans Hoffer at 650 856-3848 or email email@example.com or visit www.pacomusic.org. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
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
'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
Education fun run and walk
A run and walk, as well as a timed 5k with electronic chip timing. Walkers and strollers are welcome. Participants should register by May 16 to take advantage of the early fee of $25. Late registration is $30. June 2,
9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call Joanna PInell at 650-218-2509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 1895 Oak Knoll Lane, Menlo Park
Storytelling in the Park
The Menlo Park Library kicks off its summer reading season with a storytelling in the park event. Bring a picnic if you like, and enjoy frehot chocolate and coffee from Peet’s Coffee and Tea as John Weaver shares some stories. June 2, 10-11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Michelle Burnham at 650-330-2530 or email email@example.com or visit www.menloparklibrary.org. Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave. & University Ave., Menlo Park
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or visit www.redwoodsymphony.org. Cañada College Main Theatre, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wbopera.org. Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Choral Evensong at All Saints'
The All Saints' Choir, with director and organist Rodney Gehrke, offers "Choral Evensong." Rector Terry Gleeson will officiate and offer a homily. The primary musical elements will be the "Evening Canticles" (Irish Hymns) by John Vine, "Preces/Responses" by Bernard Rose and "Antiphon" by Benjamin Britten. June 2, 4-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Rodney Gehrke at 650.322.4528 or email email@example.com or visit asaints.org/music. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Compline: Evening Service of Song
A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. A different choral group sings every week. Sundays, April 14-June 2, 9-9:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit events.stanford.edu/events/366/36683. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Lifetree Cafe invites the community to share conversation on "Kids Without a Country: An Illegal Immigrant's Story," featuring the filmed story of Reyna Grande, who crossed the border with her family illegally when she was nine years old. Snacks/beverages available. June 2, 7-8 p.m. Free. For more information, call Susan Mitchell Email email@example.com or visit www.lifetreecafe.com. Lifetree Cafe, 3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Sunday Spritual Service
The Center for Spiritual Living Peninsula hosts an hour long Sunday service that consists of music and an inspirational message. April 14-June 9, Sundays, 10-11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Rev. Abigail Schairer at 650-503-4275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cslpeninsula.org. Royal Hodge Masonic Lodge, 651 Roble Ave., Menlo Park
University Public Worship
The June 2 University Public Worship will include: Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life preaching; music by University Organist Dr. Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church Choir. 10 - 11 a.m. Free. For more information, call Office for Religious Life at 650-723-1762 or email email@example.com or visit www.events.stanford.edu/events/363/36357. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Sequoia Century, June 2, 2013
Registration begins March 2. Western Wheelers' Sequoia Century offers fully-supported challenging 200K, 100m and 100K routes through the mountains to the coast and back. Hot meal at the finish. There's also mellower 50M route through Saratoga, Los Altos Hills, and Portola Valley. Hot meal at finish. June 2, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-reg. $60 pp. After May 18: $75. For more information, call Western Wheelers Bicycle Club at 650-592-9651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.westernwheelers.org. Sequoia Century, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills
Food Addicts in Recovery
Weekly meeting on Sunday evenings. Open to all who want to stop eating addictively. 7-8:30 p.m. Visit www.foodaddicts.org. St. Marks Church, 600 Colorado Ave., 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 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