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On Stage

'Eugene Onegin' preview with piano
West Bay Opera will share highlights from its upcoming production of "Eugene Onegin" during this free preview event. There will be arias and ensembles accompanied by piano, as well as a Q&A with the singers and directors. Refreshments will be on hand. Feb. 11, 8-9 p.m. Free. Lucie Stern Ballroom, 221 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Lectures & Talks

Author Barry Lancet on 'Pacific Burn'
Barry Lancet will share "Pacific Burn," the third installment in his critically-acclaimed series following antique dealer and private investigator Jim Brodie as a search for a legendary killer takes him from San Francisco to the U.S. capital, Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. Feb. 11, 7-9 p.m. Free. Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Dance

Valentine's Day Dance
Little House Activity Center will offer an evening of fine dining and dancing in celebration of Valentine's Day. There will be live music performed by The Bob Gutierrez Band and the Menlo-Atherton Jazz Ensemble. Dinner will be served between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and dancing will begin at 7 p.m. Singles are welcome. Those interested should RSVP in advance. Feb. 11, 5-9:30 p.m. $12. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Community Events

Sparkup & ReBoot Accelerator's Connection Exchange
Co-hosted by Sparkup and ReBoot Career Accelerator, this casual yet impactful networking and social event will bring together like-minded women to make new connections and renew old ones. Introverts, extroverts and ambiverts are welcome. Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; donations suggested. GSV Labs, 425 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Seniors

SVILC Housing Search
This two-hour workshop will provide an overview of the services the Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) provides to the cross-disability community in Santa Clara County. The program will focus on how the center can assist with finding and securing integrated, affordable and accessible housing. Feb. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.

Lectures & Talks

'Voices of the Undocumented' discussion
Authors Val Rosenfeld and Flor Fortunati will participate in a reading and discussion of their book "Voices of the Undocumented," which tells the stories of nine undocumented individuals and the challenges they face. Feb. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
 

Concerts

Music@Menlo Winter Series concert
A talented quartet from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center -- Gilles Vonsattel, Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Neubauer and Paul Watkins -- will thrill listeners with a program of string quartets and trios from Beethoven, Dvorak and Dohnanyi. Feb. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $52/$47 general; $25/$20 under age 30. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
 

Seniors

Senior Companions info session
This event will inform community members about the Senior Companions program, through which seniors can assist other seniors who want to continue living independently by helping with transportation to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and more. Feb. 11, 1-2 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
 

Family and Kids

Brain Games
This six-week themed event series will provide entertaining STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) inspired games and activities for children in elementary school. Visit the front desk, call or email to register. Thursdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 3:30 p.m. (second grade); 4:30 p.m. (third to fifth grade). Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

Health

Match4Lara Donor Registration Drives
The Asian American Donor Program is hosting marrow registration drives at Stanford University. People from diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to register to help diversify the national marrow donor registry. Feb. 11 and 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Stanford University, White Plaza, Encina Hall and Engineering Quad, Stanford.
 

Family and Kids

'Elephant & Piggie's "We Are in a Play!"'
In the Palo Alto Children's Theatre production of "Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play,'" the titular heroes -- with the help of backup singers The Squirrels -- will lead the audience on a madcap musical romp about friendship. Visit the website for specific showing times. Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 28-Feb. 14. $12 child; $14 adult. Palo Alto Children's Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

On Stage

'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin'
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will kick off the New Year with the regional premiere of a new work by performer and playwright Hershey Felder, in which he inhabits the persona and story of "America's Composer," Irving Berlin. See the website for specific times, dates and pricing. Tuesday-Sunday, Jan. 13-Feb. 14. $25-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Warriors, Courtiers, and Saints'
The Cantor Arts 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 until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

On Stage

'Middletown'
Los Altos Stage Company's first production of the year will be "Middletown," a modern-day take on Thornton Wilder's classic "Our Town" that offers an offbeat exploration of life's beauty and difficulties. There will be no shows on Feb. 7 and 10. Jan. 28-Feb. 21, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $30 adult; $18 student (under age 18 or with ID). Bus Barn Theater, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.

Art Galleries

'Winter Light'
The Main Gallery is offering a reflective art exhibit that incorporates the unique colors of the season through the work of 15 artists. Wednesday-Sunday, Jan. 16-Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Main Gallery, 1018 Main St., Redwood City.
 

Health

Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients and Families
At these Cancer CAREpoint events, cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers will learn how to use guided imagery techniques to manage anxiety and stress, sleep better, facilitate healing and envision a "new normal." Thursdays, Feb. 4-25, 6-8 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Lee Building, Level A, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
 

Classes/Workshops

Write Your Life Story memoir class
Taught by local author and writer Phyllis Butler, this weekly class held at Deborah's Palm assists students in discovering their own voice while writing creatively about their lives. Pre-registration is requested. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, noon-1 p.m. $50 series of four classes; $15 drop in. Deborah's Palm Women's Center, 555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto.

Teen Activities

Teen Yoga with Hana Raftery
Held twice weekly, this yoga class for students ages 13 to 18 will aim to relax, renew, refresh and de-stress participants. Classes are offered on a sliding scale. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 2-26, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Prices vary. Samyama Yoga Center, 2995 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
 

Benefits/Fundraisers

First Tech food drive
First Tech Federal Credit Union will give back to the community by collecting non-perishable food items, which can be dropped off at its Mountain View office. Food donations will support the Second Harvest Food Bank. Monday, Feb. 8-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. First Tech Federal Credit Union, 1335 Terra Bella Ave., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Fur, Fins and Feathers'
This annual art exhibit showcases the work of students and faculty from the Community School of Music and Arts' Art4Schools Program. Over 500 pieces of artwork from more than 20 local elementary schools are on display. Monday-Friday, Feb. 2-26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Mountain View City Hall Rotunda, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

Environment

Living Classroom Volunteer Training
Living Classroom is seeking community volunteers who want to share their love of nature with children. Those interested will observe garden-based lessons for grades K-3 in local elementary schools, then receive training to assist or lead one-hour lessons during the school day. Topics taught include life and earth science and health eating. Visit the website to learn more. October-June. Free. Various locations, Palo Alto elementary schools, Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Sharing Our World'
Gallery House will offer an exhibit called "Sharing Our World" of fine art works inspired by Silicon Valley life and world travel. It will feature contemporary acrylic and oil paintings by artists Charlotte Coqui and Isaias Sandoval. Feb. 2-27, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

Oil paintings by Diana Jaye
This Viewpoints Gallery exhibition is showing off the virtuosic work of plein art artist Diana Jaye, including paintings of landscapes, cottages and clothed figures. Feb. 1-27, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Viewpoints Gallery, 315 State St., Los Altos.

On Stage

'U.S. Drag'
Dragon Productions will bring to the stage "U.S. Drag," a black comedy by Gina Gionfriddo about two young women in Manhattan navigating life after college and their attempts to claim the reward money for information about a serial attacker. Feb. 4-28, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30 general; $25 senior, student. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway, Redwood City.

Art Galleries

'Red'
Gallery 9 presents works in different media by member artists, focusing on the symbolic meaning of the color red (particularly love) to celebrate Valentine's Day. Feb. 2-28, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Auditions

El Camino Youth Symphony 2016-17 Auditions
El Camino Youth Symphony is holding auditions for its 2016-2017 Season. The organization has six orchestras ranging from the entry-level orchestra Chamber Players to the prestigious Senior Symphony, as well as other chamber music opportunities. Applications are due by Feb. 28, and auditions will be held in March and April. Until Feb. 28. $25 audition fee. , , Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

Recent works by Lorene Anderson
During the month of February, Bryant Street Gallery will present recent works by artist Lorene Anderson. Considering the idea of parallel universes, Anderson takes inspiration for her paintings from cellular structures, cosmos and diagrams of topology. Feb. 5-29, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday until 7 p.m. Free. Bryant Street Gallery, 532 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
 

Art Galleries

'Rodin en Blanc'
The Portola Art Gallery presents "Rodin en Blanc," a photography exhibit by Alan McGee of Portola Valley focusing on the lesser known marble and plaster works of Auguste Rodin, which McGee captured at the Musee Rodin in Paris and at Rodin's home and atelier. Monday-Saturday, Feb. 1-29, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
 

Art Galleries

'Bugs and Blooms'
Caffe Romanza, located on the second floor of Books Inc., has on display the macro photographs of Heidi Baikie -- fine art digital prints that feature insects and flowers. Feb. 1-29, Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Caffe Romanza, 301 Castro St., Mountain View.

Teen Activities

Blind Date with a Book
During the month of February, the Palo Alto Library will be offering a chance for teen readers to go on a blind date with a book. Visitors can check out a specially wrapped book from the Teen Zone, take it home and then rate it for a chance to win a prize. If it's not a great fit, teenagers can return it and try another one. Feb. 1-29, regular facility hours. Free. Mitchell Park Library, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto .

Family and Kids

Palo Alto Little League Registration
Palo Alto Little League's Spring Baseball Season begins in February. Registration will continue until March 1, with wait-lists to begin on Feb. 1. A variety of divisions are offered for children spanning ages 5 to 13. Visit the website for more info. Jan. 25-Feb. 29. Prices vary. Palo Alto Little League, P.O. Box 785, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

Fine art photography by Immaculada Del Castillo Ditzel
The Town of Los Altos Hills is hosting an exhibit of fine art photography and paintings by Immaculada Del Castillo Ditzel, who uses unconventional methods and materials to present careful displays of everyday objects. Monday-Friday, Sept. 7-March, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Free. Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills.
 

Teen Activities

Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
Simon Youth Foundation is currently accepting application for a scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who lives within 50 miles of Stanford Shopping Center. Visit the website for more info and to apply. Jan. 20-March 1. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art: 'Identity'
The Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art is holding an exhibit called "Identity," exploring the colors, icons, surroundings and culture that define its members. The work of nine artists is featured. Jan. 5-March 2, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Free. Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City.
 

Classes/Workshops

Genealogy classes
This series of classes on genealogy at Little House help to get participants started on researching the history of their ancestors, including where they lived, how they managed their challenges and the stories behind family heirlooms. Jan. 14-March 3, 10 a.m.-noon. $15 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Seniors

Functional Aging Fitness Class
Evolution Trainers is offering a class taught by Hartmut Broring specifically designed for boomers and seniors. The program aims to help students develop lower and upper body strength, core stability and posture, range of motion and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 5-March 3, 2-3 p.m. $200 twice a week, $120 once a week, per month. Evolution Trainers, 2044 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Double Exposure'
Entitled "Double Exposure: Russia's Secret Police under the Last Tsars," this exhibit at the Hoover Institution features photographs, documents and artifacts from the records of the Paris headquarters of the Russian Imperial secret police, called the Okhrana. Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 29-March 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Inside Each Moment'
This Community School for Music and Arts (CSMA) exhibition will feature paintings by artist, musician and CSMA faculty member Claude Ferguson. On Feb. 26, 6-8:30 p.m., there will be a reception with a musical performance by the Parhelion Ensemble. Monday-Saturday, Feb. 5-March 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.

Auditions

PACO audition registration
A Palo Alto-based award-winning youth orchestra, the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra (PACO) will hold auditions in April for its five ensembles, each of which has approximately 25 talented young string players. Those interested must sign-up before March 21. Visit the website for more info. Until March 21. $50. Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Speed and Power'
The exhibit "Speed and Power" at the Cantor Arts Center looks at how artists have represented the impact of trains, planes and automobiles on modern life. Wednesday-Monday, Dec. 2-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Beyond Space and Time'
The Oshman Family JCC has on display an exhibit of work by Chagit Ofir, a Bay Area-based artist who is inspired by her daily experience, family and friends, and Israeli history. Born in Israel, Ofir mainly works in the medium of oil painting, but she has recently branched out into sculpture. Dec. 7-March 21, regular facility hours. Free. Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex and Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Missing Persons'
This diverse exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center -- composed of around 50 photographs, prints, artist books and historical ephemera -- captures the loss of those made missing by time, death, disaster, politics or artistic composition. Wednesday-Monday, Nov. 11-March 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Exhibits

'Constructive Interference'
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.
 

Classes/Workshops

Hatha Yoga Thursday Evenings
Led by Patricia Joy Becker, these classes focus on proper alignment to balance the body. Each session offers a new sequence of poses that stretch and strengthen different body areas. Breathing practices and short meditations are often included. Thursdays, ongoing, 7:15-8:30 p.m. $10 new student (see website for pricing). Yoga is Youthfulness, 590 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Classes/Workshops

Adult School Winter/Spring Classes Registration
Registration for Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School Winter and Spring classes began on Nov. 20. The winter session will run from Jan. 4 to March 18, and the spring session from March 21 to June 3. Visit the website or call for more info. Nov. 20-Jan. 4. Prices vary. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School, 333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View.
 

Health

Pilates Cardiocamp in Woodside
Pilates Cardiocamp morning fitness classes aim to help students develop better posture, a stronger back and a firmer body while reducing body fat. Visit the website for specific class prices. Year-round, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m., and Wednesday, 9 a.m. (Town Hall); Monday, 9 a.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. (Village Church). $12-$25 per class. Woodside Town Hall, 2955 Woodside Road, and Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road, Woodside.
 

Health

Pilates Cardiocamp in Los Altos
Pilates Cardiocamp morning fitness classes aim to help students develop better posture, a stronger back and a firmer body while reducing body fat. Visit the website for specific class prices. Year-round, Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. (Christ Episcopal); Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. (Marti's). $12-$25 per class. Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, and Martis Dance Studio, 1140 Riverside Drive, Los Altos.
 

Dance

Bayer Ballet Academy Boys Program
Bayer Ballet Academy in Mountain View is launching a new boys program, where students can take advantage of specialized boys-only classes with instructor Ivan Goliadin. Classes are held four days a week and are open to ages 8 to 18. Call the school to register for a free trial class. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 4-June 11. See website for pricing. Bayer Ballet Academy, 2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

'Word as Image'
In "Word as Image: Highlights from the Marmor Collection," the Cantor Arts Center surveys the role of words throughout the history of art, sharing examples ranging from decoratively ornamented Quranic writings from the Ottoman Empire to 20th-century works referencing an emergent culture of mass production. Wednesday-Monday, Dec. 16-April 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Bird in the Hand'
The Palo Alto Art Center's "Bird in the Hand" exhibition will showcase the fascinating and colorful world of birds through works by over 45 Bay Area and international artists. Jan. 16-April 10, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
 

Exhibits

'Fight the Bite'
The San Mateo County History Museum has an exhibit chronicling the fight to free the San Francisco Peninsula of mosquitoes, including a photo display commemorating the centennial of the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Jan. 12-April 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6 adult; $4 senior, student; free for children ages 5 and under. San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Exhibits

'Spirits Return'
The Los Altos History Museum is currently offering an exhibit called "Spirits Return: Cultural Traditions Keeping Memories Alive," which gives a multicultural look at how communities remember their ancestors. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 29-April 17, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
 

Food and Drink

Portola Valley Farmers' Market
This year-round market serves up organic fruits, veggies, nuts, juices, grass-fed meats, chicken, local farm eggs, fresh seafood, fair trade coffee, nut butters and jams, artisan beer, wine, gluten-free and artisan baked goods, honey and crafts. Hot Roli Roti chicken is also on sale. Thursdays, year-round, 2-5 p.m. (winter hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
 

Exhibits

'Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn'
This Cantor Arts Center exhibition presents 12 ledger drawings by Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux warrior who fought against Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876. Wednesday-Monday, Jan. 16-May 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Graphic Novel Book Club
For this Palo Alto City Library series, Danièle Archambault, Ph.D. -- a linguistics researcher, author and educator -- will lead a monthly book discussion of a graphic novel selected by the group. Registration is required. No meetings will be held in December or February. Second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park Library, Midtown Room, 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Exhibits

'Showing Off'
The exhibit "Showing Off: Identity and Display in Asian Costume" at the Cantor Arts Center looks at how costumes and other objects of personal adornment were used as forms of identification from the late 18th century to the present. Oct. 14-May 23, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Support Groups

Stanford Autism Parent Support Group Meeting
This support group organized by Stanford Child Psychiatry will connect the parents of children with autism so that they can share experiences and provide each other support. Second Thursday of the month, Nov. 12-June 9, 7-9 p.m. Free. Stanford Child Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Road, 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. The exhibit will be closed Feb. 22-25 for updates. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Dance

For the Love of Dance classes
A family-owned studio, For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance to students, beginning at age 2 up through adults, from Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale. Visit the website to learn about specific offerings. October through June. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Into the Forest'
The exhibit "Into the Forest: Landscape as Subject in Studio in 19th-Century France" includes 17 prints, drawings and photographs that focus on early approaches to making art "en plein-air." Wednesday-Monday, Feb. 2-July 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Clubs/Meetings

ESL Conversation Club in Los Altos
The Los Altos Library's ESL/English conversation club holds regular weekly meetings where community members can drop in to discuss interesting topics, practice speaking skills and meet new friends. No registration is required. Thursdays, year-round, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Family and Kids

Marine Science Camp Registration
The Marine Science Institute will hold several weeklong summer camps for budding marine scientists in kindergarten through 12th grade. In these hands-on programs, participants will experience marine life up close in a safe and fun atmosphere. Instructors lead explorations of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific coast, including a voyage about aboard the institute's ship during each camp. Visit the website to learn more about specific offerings and to register. Monday-Friday, June 13-Aug. 12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Prices vary. Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.
 

Exhibits

'The Chinese Typewriter'
This exhibit entitled "The Chinese Typewriter: The Design and Science of East Asian Information Technology" shares historical artifacts from the collections of Stanford University history professor Thomas S. Mullaney and the school's East Asia Library. Jan. 20-Aug. 20, regular library hours. Lathrop Library, East Asia Library, 518 Memorial Way, 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. The exhibit will be closed Feb. 22-25 for updates. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 9-Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Figuration/Abstraction'
The Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Figuration/Abstraction: Highlights from the Collection" presents dual installations that evidence a split between abstract and figurative styles that began in the early 20th century. Wednesday-Monday, Nov. 11-Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Mining the Ancient'
The Cantor Arts Center exhibit "Mining the Ancient" showcases the work of six contemporary artists who draw inspiration for their work and sculptural practices from ancient sources. Oct. 14-Aug. 29, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.