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Classes/WorkshopsMiniature Books Workshop
Learn how to make leather-bound miniature book necklaces, miniature accordion books, matchbooks and mini woven books in this Little House workshop. Each week will focus on a different book structure and will also cover a variety of different closures and ideas for content. Nov. 12-Dec. 3, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. $25 each class or $100 for the series, plus a $10 materials fee payable to instructor. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsMedia Center Studio TV Class
Learn all the crew positions necessary to produce a TV show and create a half-hour show in this class. Nov. 15-Dec. 6; Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. $145. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'The Life & Photographs of Alberto Korda'
Foothill College presents "Korda Moda," an exhibition dedicated to Korda's fashion photography. Gallery hours: Mondays–Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays. Oct. 2-Dec. 6. Free admission; parking is $3. KCI Gallery at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
DanceBallroom Dance Class
MVLA Adult Education is offering an eight-week ballroom dance class. Learn fox trot,tango, waltz, swing and more in in 1.5 hour classes on Mondays, Oct. 2-Dec. 7. Singles and couples welcome. Instructors: Ellen Murray and Gene Esswein. Registration deadline: Sept. 27. 7:30-9 p.m. $42/person. Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
Environment'Capturing Real Life'
Dale Beliveau’s acrylic paintings of landscapes, birds, and wildlife will be on display at the EcoCenter Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., from Aug. 30 until Dec. 7. A public reception will be held at the EcoCenter on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. Free. EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
HealthTRX Suspension Introduction Training
This class will walk participants through how to use TRX equipment for a full body workout. Learn the best ways to adjust resistance and stability, get easy-to-follow tips for progressing and an overview of TRX's basic set of exercises. Mondays, Sept. 9-Dec. 9, 11:15 a.m.-noon. $199/$267. Arrillaga Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St. , Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsBrazilian Dance and Martial Arts
Classes in the Brazilian martial art Capoeira, as well as Brazilian dance for children and adults begin next month through the City of Palo Alto. Instructor Mestre Beicola is a native of Rio de Janeiro. Oct. 1-Dec. 12. Times and cost vary - see website. Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesThe Collage Centennial
This exhibit features collages by 11 artists. The exhibit runs Oct. 1-Dec. 13, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Menlo College Administration Building, 1000 El Camino Real, Atherton.
VolunteersBethany Lutheran Church Donations
Beginning Nov. 1, Bethany Lutheran Church will be collecting donations to help feed the local hungry. The money raised will be used to support a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless people and Christmas food baskets for East Palo Alto families. Bring monetary donations to the Church Office by Dec. 15. No cover. Bethany Lutheran Church , 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsBilingual Storytime at Portola Valley Library
Parents can introduce their babies to Spanish with stories, songs and rhymes. Mondays, Nov. 18-Dec. 16, 10-10:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Volunteers2013 Annual Food Drive
From Oct. 21 through Dec. 21, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will place barrels or boxes at participating grocery stores and retail businesses during the food drive season. Sign up via doodle poll: http://doodle.com/xzep33n86kc4em3i. Volunteer to be a sorter, bagger or driver. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Various locations, Various addresses, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesGallery House Holiday Show and Sale
The Gallery House Holiday Show and Sale features art gifts in all mediums and price ranges. There will be a public reception on Nov.22 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. In December, extended hours include Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Event runs Nov. 17 to Dec. 24. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityUniversity Public Worship
Weekly sermons are scheduled at Memorial Church from 10-11 a.m. with music by university organist Robert Huw Morgan and the Memorial Church choir. Dec. 1, 8 and 24: Rev. Joanne Sanders, associate dean for Religious Life; Nov. 17 and 24: Rev. Scotty McLennan, dean for Religious Life. Dec. 22: Rev. Dr. C. George Fitzgerald. Dec. 29: Rev. Susan Scott. 10-11 a.m. Free. Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Clubs/MeetingsPalo Alto Scrabble Club
The Palo Alto Scrabble Club welcomes players of all levels every Monday night, holidays included. No need to RSVP. No charge to play. Just drop in with equipment or use the club's. Oct. 7 through the rest of the year. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Freebirds World Burrito , 2305 El Camino Real , Palo Alto.
Art Galleries'Art Meets Technology'
Art Meets Technology” presents work by 10 individuals whose accomplishments reside at the intersection of art, science, mathematics and technology. The exhibit draws on manuscript collections from the Stanford University Libraries. Ongoing every day through Jan. 15, 2014. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda, Green Library Bing Wing, 459 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.
ExhibitsExhibit: 'Metaphors in Color and Form'
The Los Altos Art Club presents its group art exhibit at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, on display from Oct. 21 through Jan. 6. There will be an artists' reception on Friday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. Free. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Harmony IV': A Fine Art Photography Exhibit
The Peking Duck Restaurant hosts the sixth in a series of rotating exhibits featuring photographs by Lisa Tesler, Paul Italiano, Kevin Shannon and Gordon C. Ulrickson. Reception with the photographers and Richard Dischler will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. Exhibit shows through Feb. 3, 2014. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Free. Peking Duck Restaurant, 151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
DanceFor the Love of Dance Classes
For the Love of Dance is offering new classes starting in September. New Monday classes: beginner-to-intermediate-level class hip hop at 8 p.m., adult/teen jazz 7-8 p.m.,ballet and tap 3:30-4:30 p.m.; jazz and hip-hop for ages 8-12 5:30-6:30 p.m. and music theater 4:30-5:30 p.m. New Tuesday classes: adult ballet 12:45-1:45 p.m.; advanced jazz, tap and lyrical dance 7-9 p.m. and beginner ballet 3:30-4:30 p.m. New Wednesday classes: adult/teen ballet 7:30-9 p.m. and adult/teen tap 6:30-7:30 p.m. New Thursday classes: "Mommy & Me" 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., pre-ballet and tap 10:30-11:30 a.m. and a trio dance classes for ages 7-9, 4:30-6 p.m. $60/month. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View.