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SportsStanford Football vs. Arizona
Stanford University's football team will take on the University of Arizona in its first home conference game of the year. Oct. 3. $30-$45. Stanford Stadium, 625 Nelson Road, Stanford.
Family and Kids'Frozen' Sing-along!
With the help of Guggenheim Entertainment, the City of Menlo Park Community Services Department will provide a fun, interactive afternoon where friends and family can sing along to the Disney animated film "Frozen." Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite "Frozen" character. Prizes will be awarded. Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m. $5 general; free for children under age 3. Menlo-Atherton High School, The Center for Performing Arts, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
Health'Questions about Pancreatitis'
Stanford University gastroenterologist Dr. Walter Park will lead a free education event on pancreatitis for patients, family, friends and medical professionals. Coffee and pastries will be provided. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersMenlo Park Pancake Breakfast
The 15th annual Menlo Park Pancake Breakfast will serve up pancakes, Hobee's coffee cake and Peet's coffee, as well as feature children's activities and a silent auction. The event benefiting burn victims is hosted by the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, the Junior League of Palo Alto-Mid Peninsula and the Stanford Park Hotel. Oct. 3, 7:30-11 a.m. $10 adult; $5 child (requested donations). Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Station 1, 300 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park.
Family and KidsCreate your own Franken Pumpkin
Orchard Supply Hardware will hold a free craft activity for children 12 and under where they can make a Franken Pumpkin. Pumpkins and hardware decorations will be provided. Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Orchard Supply Hardware, 2555 Charleston Road, Mountain View.
DanceStory Dancers with Indian folklore
Storyteller Ruth Halpern and Odissi dance guru Jyoti Rout will bring Indian folklore to life in this performance presented by the Menlo Park Library. Refreshments will be provided. Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
VolunteersNew Volunteer Recruitment at Filoli
This Filoli event will inform community members on the many ways they can volunteer, which include as house and garden docents, in the gift shop and cafe, with floral design and arranging, member services and more. Registration is required by email by Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
DanceLindy at the Library
Mountain View's Wednesday Night Hop will host a beginner-friendly lesson and afternoon of swing dancing. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Benefits/FundraisersSilicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Bike Sale
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange, a nonprofit providing free bikes to the underprivileged, will hold a bike sale to raise money for needed parts. Bikes, wheels, bags and parts will be available at cheap prices. Visitors should park on the street. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. BTN Automotive, rear of the lot, 2566 Leghorn St., Mountain View.
DanceMen in Black/Lady in Red Singles Dance
The Opal in Mountain View will hold a themed dance night for single adults, encouraging men to wear black outfits and women to wear red. Oct. 3, 8-11:45 p.m. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Opal, 251 Castro St., Mountain View.
ConcertsPedja Muzijevic with 'Haydn Dialogues'
For this Stanford Live Artist Spotlight, pianist Peja Muzijevic will perform a short recital of Haydn sonatas and shorter works by John Crumb, John Cage and Morton Feldman -- interspersed with conversation with the audience. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 200; those planning to attend should arrive early to secure a seat. Oct. 3, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Tateuchi Hall, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Community EventsLittle House Open House
At Little House Activity Center's Open House, community members can experience the many workshops, classes and services the center provides. Offerings cover music, ceramics, languages, watercolor, Jazzercise, Zumba, tai chi, acupuncture, yoga, Pilates, bridge, line dancing, history, gardening, current events, dance, food and more. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Community EventsMVUHS Eagle Alumni Day Picnic
The annual Mountain View Union High School "Eagle" Alumni Day picnic will bring together alumni and teachers from Mountain View, Awalt and Los Altos high schools. Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; donations requested for barbecue. Cuesta Park, barbecue area, 615 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsFall Garden Pest Prevention
In this class offered by the City of Palo Alto Public Works- Watershed Protection, Common Ground Garden and the Our Water, Our World Program, participants will learn how to prepare their fall gardens to prevent pests in winter and spring. How to keep ants out of the home and their benefits to gardens will also be covered. Oct. 3, 1-2:30 p.m. $5. Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Community EventsWoodside Barn Dance
This community event will offer hay, pony and fire truck rides; a petting zoo; a mechanical bull; a magician; and dancing. There will also be old-fashioned barbecue, with hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chili and tri-tip. Oct. 3, 3-10 p.m. $35 general; $15 age 11-20; free for children ages 10 and under. Mounted Patrol Grounds, 521 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside.
Classes/WorkshopsYour Lawn Is Dead: Now What?
This UCCE Master Gardeners event will cover how to covert a lawn into a low-water garden using Mediterranean and California native plants. Lawn removal advice, drip irrigation tips, design ideas and plant information will be provided. Oct. 3, 10-11 a.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersLAPP annual Rummage Sale
The Los Altos Parent Preschool will host a rummage sale with items donated by the school's families. Quality goods for children and families will be on hand. Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Covington Elementary School, 201 Covington Road, Los Altos.
Benefits/FundraisersLos Altos Follies
The Los Altos Stage Company will present a fundraiser production and musical parody of modern life and politics by the Los Altos Follies, entitled "A Salute to Ignominious Idolizing of Idiocy." There will be receptions with food, wine and a silent auction before and after the Friday and Saturday performances. Oct. 1-3, 7:30 p.m. $60 Thursday; $100 Friday, Saturday. Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Teen ActivitiesTeen Banned Books Week
During Banned Books Week, teen banned books will be wrapped up in black paper in the Teen Zone at Mitchell Park Library, available for teen readers to check out for themselves. On Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., there will also be a movie showing of a movie based on a banned book. Snacks will be provided. Sept. 27-Oct. 3. regular library hours. Free. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMountain View Oktoberfest
Steins Beer Garden, Tied House and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual Mountain View Oktoberfest, an all-ages celebration with traditional German beer and food, as well as music by the Alpiners USA, SF German Band and Big Lou's Accordion Princess. Oct. 3 and 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission; see website for drink prices. Downtown Mountain View, parking lot at Dana and Bryant streets, Mountain View.
SportsWoodside International Horse Trials
The Woodside International Horse Trials will draw riders and horses from around the world to compete in a variety of events. Admission includes parking and a show program. Visit the website for more info. Oct. 2-4, 8:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. $10 general. The Event at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside.
Community EventsMenlo Park Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Fall Fest
Taking place along Santa Cruz Avenue off El Camino Real, the Sidewalk Arts and Crafts Fall Fest, a three-day festival open to the public, will offer an array of original works by over 50 artists and craft makers, including paintings, jewelry, photography, unique wood items, clothing and more. Oct. 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park.
On Stage'Shrek Jr.'
Palo Alto High School Theatre will stage a production of "Shrek Jr.," a musical full of wit, romance and the lesson that all creatures are worthy of love. Performances are appropriate for ages 5 and up. Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Oct. 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $5 student, child; $10 adult. Palo Alto High School, Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
ExhibitsGreat Glass Pumpkin Patch
To mark its 20th anniversary, the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will bring together an expanded range of pumpkins and autumnal fruits and vegetables, glass-blowing demonstrations, and a special exhibition of pumpkins and glass artwork by Patch artists. Sept. 29 and 30, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 1-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
On Stage'The Walls of Jericho'
Pear Theatre will introduce its new space with a production of "The Walls of Jericho," a romantic comedy about the travels of a mismatched young pair. The play by Diane Tasca is based on the short story "Night Bus," the inspiration for the classic film "It Happened One Night." Sept. 17-Oct. 4, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30 general; $25 senior, student. Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View.
Exhibits'Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson'
The Cantor Arts Center will host an exhibit of unconventional clay sculptures by Robert Arneson, who frequently used himself as a subject throughout his more-than-40-year career. Wednesday-Monday, through Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art GalleriesGallery House: 'Collective'
Gallery House will present a new exhibit celebrating its newest member artists called "Collective. On Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m., there will be a reception. Sept. 22-Oct. 17, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Dragon Productions will next bring to the stage Liz Duffy Adams' "Or," a fictional spin on the true story of Aphra Behn, a spy of England's Restoration era and a trailblazing female playwright. Oct. 2-25, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $35 general; $27 senior, student. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
Exhibits'Seasons of Filoli'
This exhibit is comprised of work in different media by 41 artists that captures how the features and colors of Filoli's grounds and gardens change throughout the year. Sept. 1-Oct. 25, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See website for admission prices. Filoli, 86 Canada Road, Woodside.
Exhibits'Word as Image'
This Cantor Arts Center installation of prints and drawings entitled "Word as Image: Highlights from the Marmor Collection" examines how modern and contemporary artists have used and featured words in their work. Wednesday-Monday, July 1-Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Art Galleries'In a Beautiful World'
The Portola Art Gallery will present a show called "In a Beautiful World," composed of expressive oil paintings by artist Marsha Heimbecker of San Mateo that were inspired by the orphaned elephants of Tsavo. Monday-Saturday, Oct. 1-31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Exhibits'Another Look at the Permanent Collection'
This new exhibit at the Anderson Collection refreshes the inaugural installation at the museum, sharing a wider variety of modern and contemporary pieces donated by the Anderson family. Wednesday-Monday, ongoing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
ExhibitsStanford Art Spaces: 'Cybersphere' and 'Natural Histories'
Stanford Art Spaces is offering two shows sharing the work of Bay Area artists: the assemblages of Joy Broom in "Cybersphere" and 2D and 3D computer art by Corinne Whitaker in "Natural Histories." Visit the website for venue information. Sept. 21-Nov. 13, regular building hours. Free. Paul G. Allen Building, David W. Packard Electrical Engineering Building and Psychology Department, Stanford.
Exhibits'Astley D. M. Cooper and Mrs. Stanford's Jewels'
The Cantor Arts Center has on display an exhibit entitled "Astley D. M. Cooper and Mrs. Stanford's Jewels," which explores the life and work of the wild Bay Area painter. Cooper, who lived from 1856 to 1924, was known for using a faux Egyptian temple as a studio and paying off debts accrued at bars with paintings. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 5-Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'ONE TREE' photography exhibit
The Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter currently has on display a photography exhibit by Nancy Mueller and her granddaughter Tinsley Rollins called "ONE TREE," which presents a study of eucalyptus in the Palo Alto Baylands. On Sept. 19, 1-3 p.m., there will be a free public reception with the artists, with hor d'oeuvres and drinks. Aug. 30-Nov. 30, Monday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter , 2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Rough Around the Edges'
The exhibit "Rough Around the Edges: Inspirations in Paper" presents the work of Ronni Jolles, who uses layered paper, acrylic paint and sealants to create dimensional painting-like pieces. See website for daily schedule. Aug. 26-Dec. 7. Free. Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex and Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
The new fall exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center, called Front Yard/Backstreet," will encourage visitors to reconsider their relationships with the places they live, work and play. Themes will include mapping, sustainability, landscape and population. Sept. 19-Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
DanceSocial ballroom dancing
Friday Night Dancers organizes ballroom dancing events each Friday and Saturday evening. Each event starts with a lesson, which is followed by general dancing. No experience or partner is necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Cover charge includes refreshments. Friday and Saturday, year-round, 8-11:45 p.m. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
SportsRinconada Masters Swim Club
This Palo Alto-based group welcomes adults over 21 who want to make swimming a part of their healthy lifestyle. The flexible schedule includes 12 workouts per week, as well as optional social events, local swim meets and opportunities for stroke advice from experienced coaches. A Swim4Fitness program for learners is also offered. See website for more info. Sept. 1-Dec. 31. $80 per month. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Composed of 15 drawings by Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Piranesi's Paestem: Master Drawings Uncovered" features the artist's largest body of work focused on a single location. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 19-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Cantor Art Center exhibit explores the idea and practice of empathy in art ranging from Christian paintings to photography from the Civil Rights era. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 12-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'25 Years at the Museum of American Heritage'
This exhibit will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Museum of American Heritage, tracing its history from its opening on Alma Street to its current home at the Williams Property and highlighting memorable exhibits along the way. Friday-Sunday, April 17-Jan. 17, 2016, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Artists at Work'
This major exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center seeks to demystify the artistic process through a selection of 70 works from the museum's collection, including pieces by Edouard Manet, J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Hart Benton and Richard Serra. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Jan. 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed'
This exhibition shares the Cantor Arts Center's recent acquisition of 29 sketchbooks of renowned Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn -- books never before studied or on view publicly that contain more than 1,000 drawings. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Edward Hopper: New York Corner'
The Cantor Arts Center celebrates the major acquisition of Edward Hopper's seminal painting "New York Corner" with an exhibition with pieces preceding or contemporary to the work, centering on themes of modern urban life and realism. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints'
The Cantor Art Center's exhibit "Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints: The Etchings of Jacques Callot" examines the 17th-century French artist's experimental work in the medium of printmaking. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 26-Feb. 15, 2016, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
This Anderson Collection exhibit will include drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture by Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox, two Stanford University graduates whose work investigates process, material manipulation and chance. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Anderson Collection, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Family and KidsPlayhouse Series: 'Snow White'
As part of its Playhouse Series, offering plays specifically for ages 2 to 6, the Palo Alto Children's Theatre will offer 3 performances of "Snow White." Local high school performers will create an interactive experience on the Magic Castle stage. Sept. 19 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. $10 child; $12 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Art GalleriesPaintings by Naomi Mindelzun
Gallery 9 Los Altos will have on display selected works by Palo Alto artist Naomi Mindelzun. Her pieces use a variety of surfaces and materials to capture organic structures that inspire her. On Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m., there will be a reception with the artist. Sept. 29-Oct. 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.