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SEPTEMBER 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Classes/Workshops

Introduction to 3D printing
Industrial artist and designer Ellie Lawson will introduce interested community members to 3D printing during this two-hour program. Lawson will give a demonstration of the process that transforms a digital file into a printed object. Sept. 30, 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library Program Room, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Lectures & Talks

Author Deborah Rhode on 'What Women Want'
Deborah Rhode will talk about her new book "What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women's Movement" in which she argues women can and should act on what they want. Sept. 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

Lectures & Talks

Fireside Chat with Esther Wojcicki
Journalist and educator Esther Wojcicki will attend an informal event with dinner, wine and refreshments. Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55 (includes dinner, wine and refreshments). Oshman Family JCC, Freidenrich Conference Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

Classes/Workshops

Health care programs orientation
In this workshop for those interested in health care careers, information will provided on the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant paths and what programs are offered through the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School. Register on the website. Sept. 30, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

Little Chefs: Cooking Fun for Children
The Portola Valley Library will hold this workshop for children ages 2 to 5 to learn the basics of food preparation and to make Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. Adjustments can be made for children with food allergies. Registration is required. Sept. 30, 10-11 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Thich Nhat Hanh talks: Second two screenings
There will be a free series of weekly public showings of DVDS of recent talks by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen master, on "Living and Dying." The second two DVDS will be shown on two Tuesdays. The series is sponsored by the Ladera Flowing Waters Sangha. Tuesdays, Sept. 23 and 30, 7-9 p.m. Free. Ladera Church, Peabody Social Hall, 3300 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
 

Family and Kids

Toddler Storytime
The Portola Valley Lirary will hold weekly story time events for children ages 18 to 36 months, with songs, stories and movement activities. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Art Galleries

Recent works by Carolyn Jones
The Portola Art Gallery will host an exhibit of recent oil paintings by Menlo Park artist Carolyn Jones. Paintings include scenes from her travels in California, Vermont and France. Monday-Sunday, Sept. 1-30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

Exhibits

'Recorded Live'
The Community School of Music and Arts will have on display an exhibit called "Recorded Live: Drawings, Paintings and Collage," which features works exploring the human form by a number of artists. Sept. 2-30, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Mohr Gallery, 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.
 

Seniors

La Comida Senior Lunch Program
Nonprofit La Comida welcomes seniors age 60 and older and their guests to enjoy an appetizing and nutritious three-course lunch, along with camaraderie, music and activities. Lunch is served weekdays at three Palo Alto locations. Visit the website or call for the other venues and more info. Monday-Friday, year-round, 11:15-12:15 p.m. $3 voluntary contribution for adults 60 and over; $8 charge for those under 60. La Comida Main Dining Room, Avenidas Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

Volunteers

La Comida volunteer opportunities
The La Comida Senior Lunch Program has various volunteer opportunities available, including helping to welcome and serve seniors, translate, assist with special programs and do community outreach. Monday-Friday, year-round, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. La Comida Main Dining Room, Avenidas Center, 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.

Family and Kids

Plein-air sessions for kids
This autumn Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold three Saturday art sessions for children ages 8 to 13 in Palo Alto parks, each dedicated to a different material: pastels (Sept. 20), acrylics (Sept. 27) and watercolor (Oct. 11). Visit the website for info and to register. Saturdays, Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40 half day; $80 full day. Foothills Park or Baylands Nature Preserve, , Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Choice'
Gallery House will mount a new exhibit called "Choice," composed of watercolors by Uma Kelkar and oil paintings by Krishna Kopell. A public reception for the artists will be held on Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, Sept. 9-Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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.

Sports

United States Youth Volleyball League
The United States Youth Volleyball League in Palo Alto is about to kick off; registration will be open until Sept. 1. The 8-week program is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $150 general; $185 late registration. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow 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.

Health

Kundalini Yoga
Kundalini Yoga classes will be offered weekly at Little House, with an aim to help students balance glands, strengthen nerves and help control the mind. Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 2, 7-8:45 p.m. $8 donations accepted. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Health

Portola Valley yoga classes
These yoga classes will instruct students in moving, bending, balancing and breathing in order to provide energy and center the mind and body. Beginners are encouraged; all students should bring a mat. The first class is free. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 2-Dec. 11, 9-10 a.m. $240 15 classes; $360 flexible 24. Portola Valley Town Center, Community Room, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Exhibits

'I'll Show You Mine'
The Palo Alto Art Center will have on display an exhibit called "I'll Show You Mine: Contemporary Artists Explore Family Portraiture," made up of pieces in a variety of mediums by 12 contemporary audiences. Sept. 27-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Health

Baby Wearing Workout
This fitness class will provide dances and exercises for mothers wearing their babies in harnesses, as well as a chance to meet other young parents. Sept. 9-Dec. 16, 9:30-10:30 p.m. $160 resident; $215 non-resident. Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.

Family and Kids

Toddler Art Classes
Art School of San Francisco Bay will hold art classes for toddlers ages 2 to 4 years old, with three session times available. See the website for more info. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sept. 9-Dec. 16. $70/month; free trial available. Accent Arts Store, Second Floor, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Palo Alto Toastmasters
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been helping people around the world to improve their communication and leadership skills. The Palo Alto Toastmasters Club meets each week in city hall's Council Chambers. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, noon-1 p.m. Free. City Hall, First Floor, Council Chambers, 250 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Clubs/Meetings

SRI Organon Toastmasters
Toastmasters focuses on improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Each week covers a different skill related to public speaking. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, through December, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Avenue, opposite the Menlo Park Police Station, Menlo Park.
 

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.

Family and Kids

Art School of San Francisco Bay classes
The Art School of San Francisco Bay offers art classes for a variety of ages and abilities, beginning at age 2 and continuing up until advanced classes for teens. Visit the website for schedule, prices and registration. Sept. 3-May 29. Free trials available; prices vary. Accent Arts Store, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

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.