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SeniorsNeighbors Helping Neighbors senior outreach
For the second in a series of outreach events, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will have trained peer counselors available to speak with residents about personal issues, including housing, transportation and other financial problems. There are no income restrictions, all are accepted. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP for a 30-minute consultation, but drop-ins are also welcome. Nov. 1, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, Hope's Corner, 748 Mercy St., Mountain View.
Family and KidsPAMP Annual Preschool Fair
The Parent's Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park will hold its annual fair on preschools, where parents can speak with more than 40 local schools and sponsors as well as listen to experts talk about how to choose the right school. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.
SinglesLookbook Live event
Stanford Shopping Center will welcome Simon LookbookLive, an interactive showcase from experts at GQ and Glamour that will inform attendees on the latest trends. Nov. 1, 1-6 p.m. Free. Stanford Shopping Center, 660 Stanford Shopping Center , Palo Alto.
Benefits/FundraisersAbilities United Authors Luncheon
For this annual fundraising event, Diane Ackerman, LeUyen Pham, Maggie Shipstead and David Thomson will discuss their work, share stories about their writing experiences and reveal their inspirations. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $175 general. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Religion/SpiritualityReiki 2 energy healing class
This second all-day session will will teach the art of Reiki, which aims to reduce stress and enhance health through gentle touch. Nov. 1, 9:30-5 p.m. $225. Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, 291 Campus Drive, Palo Alto.
Recent Stanford alumni Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte, an indie pop-rock duo known as Pomplamoose which gained notoriety through YouTube, will perform a set specifically selected for Stanford students. Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $30 general; $15 Stanford student with ID. Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford.
ConcertsKathy Kallick Band
For this Redwood Bluegrass Associates event, Kathy Kallick will be joined by Annie Staninec, Cary Black, Greg Booth and Tom Bekeny as they whip up bluegrass tunes, including originals, on a range of stringed instruments. A jam session will be held at 5 p.m. Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; half-price for teens, students; free under age 13 or music students First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View, 1667 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View.
Classes/WorkshopsDividing Perennials and Prepping Garden for Winter
UC Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to divide perennials at this ideal time of the year, as well as give tips on preparing home gardens for winter. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Demonstration Garden, 851 Center Drive, Palo Alto.
Lectures & TalksAuthor Carole Bumpus on 'A Cup of Redemption'
Local author Carole Bumpus will talk about her debut work, "A Cup of Redemption," a historical novel based on three women's stories of love and loss during war. Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Free. Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
This evening of Middle Eastern and belly dancing will feature Lisa Zahiya of North Carolina and other troupes and soloists, performing genres including cabaret, tribal and hip-hop fusion. Nov. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Lectures & TalksAuthor Herschel Cobb on 'Heart of a Tiger'
The Menlo Park Library will welcome Herschel Cobb to discuss his book "Heart of a Tiger: Growing up with My Grandfather, Ty Cobb." Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Menlo Park City Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
Lectures & Talks'Hearts For Justice' conference
Trinity Church in Menlo Park will host a mini-conference called "Hearts For Justice: Coming Together to Confront Violence Against Women." Three speakers will discuss the trafficking of women and girls around the world and in local communities. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Trinity Church, 330 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park.
Community EventsNeighbors Helping Neighbors community outreach
For the second in a series of outreach events, Neighbors Helping Neighbors will have trained peer counselors available to speak with residents about personal issues, including housing, transportation and other financial problems. There are no income restrictions. Those interested are encouraged to RSVP for a 30-minute consultation, but drop-ins are also welcome. Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Trinity Church, Hope's Corner, 748 Mercy St., Mountain View.
SportsUnited 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'Explorations in Color'
An exhibit composed of mixed-media watercolor paintings by Rosemarie Gorman will be on display at Gallery 9. Sept. 30-Nov. 1, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.
Community EventsKlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival
This two-day festival of Yiddish culture will include klezmer music, dancing, singing, lectures and other activities. Nov. 1, 7:30-11 p.m.; Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $18-$75 festival pass; individual tickets available. Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Community EventsArtisans' Bazaar of First Congregational Church
The Artisan' Bazaar will offer original art and handmade holiday gifts, including paintings by local artists, blown glass, quilted gifts, jewelry, wood crafts, baby items and more. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Artisans' Bazaar of First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto.
Woodside Community Theatre will put on a production of the musical "Curtains," a mystery in which a detective investigates the mysterious death on stage of a musical's leading woman. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-Nov. 2, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. $15 child; $25 senior; $28 adult. Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside.
On Stage'The Woman In Black'
Dragon Productions will stage a production of "The Woman In Black," an adaptation of Susan Hill's horror novella in which a traumatized man enlists a young actor to help exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. Oct. 10-Nov. 2, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. $30. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.
On Stage'Sweeney Todd'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," in which the titular hero takes revenge on a cruel judge with the help of meat-pie cooking Mrs. Lovett. Oct. 8-Nov. 2, see website for specific dates and times. $19-$74. Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Film2014 CreaTiVe Awards Call For Entries
CreaTV San Jose has made a call for entries for its 2014 CreaTiVe Awards, for which filmmakers from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz can submit videos and TV shows for competition in ten categories. The submission period ends on Nov. 15, finalists will be announced on Dec. 8, and winners will be declared on Jan. 10. Oct. 8-Nov. 15, $30 per entry per category. CreaTV San Jose, 255 W. Julian St., San Jose.
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.
Art GalleriesAnnie Fensterstock jewelry
De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry will host a show of new work by Annie Fensterstock, which combine traditional gold working with modern designs. She will be at the store on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. Nov. 1-22, 10-6 p.m. Free. De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry, 250 University Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Bay Area and Beyond' by Denise Natanson-Marcus
Garden Fresh restaurant will have on display an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas by local artist Denise Natanson-Marcus, whose work depicting natural scenes is influenced by contemporary realism and Impressionism. Sept. 30-Nov. 25, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Garden Fresh Restaurant, 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
Classes/WorkshopsEarth-based spiritual arts course
This 12-session course for women aims to help students deepen their relationship with the self, elements and the spirit. Saturdays, Aug. 16-Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. email for pricing. Private residence, address will be provided upon registration, Palo Alto .
Art Galleries'Beauty of Wood Fire' by Misako Kambe
The Portola Art Gallery will have on display an exhibit called "Beauty of Wood Fire," composed of carved ceramic creations by Menlo Park artist Misako Kambe. The work includes pieces produced by wood firing at kiln sites in Oregon and Milpitas. Monday-Saturday, Nov. 1-30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park.
Exhibits'Sympathy for the Devil'
As Jackson Pollock's painting "Lucifer" comes to Stanford's Anderson Collection, this exhibit will explore the visual history of the devil and his realm from the 16th to the 20th century. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
DanceBrazivedas dance and Capoeira classes
Brazivedas studio offers a variety of classes for both youth and adults teaching Brazilian dance, Samba, percussion and Capoeira. Classes are held at a home studio in East Palo Alto and at Lucie Stern Community Center and Cubberley Community Center. Private instruction is also available. Visit the website for more information. October-December, see websites for specific times and dates. Class prices vary. Location varies from class to class, see website for more info, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.
Foothill College will have on display an exhibit called "Wanderlust," composed of rich travel photography by Sunnyvale-based artist Harlan Crowder. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30-Dec. 5, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College, KCI Gallery, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Clubs/MeetingsSew Sew Saturdays
The Mountain View Public Library will host a weekly session where sewers can sign up to use its four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger. Required registration opens on Sunday for the following Saturday. Appointments are 45 minutes long; no instruction will be provided. Hand sewers are welcome to drop in and keep others company. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15 a.m.-noon. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
This exhibition at the Mohr Gallery will feature artwork by Pantea Karimi and Amber Stucke that melds their ideas about evolutionary biology and people's impact on the environment. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27-Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View.
Family and Kids'Seeing with a New Eye' toddler and parent course
Waldorf School of the Peninsula will offer Parenting with Heart eight week classes for toddlers and their caregivers. This fall's introductory class called "Seeing with a New Eye: Observation and Rhythm" will help parents and caregivers learn about and guide their children. Other sessions will be held in the winter and spring. Mondays, Oct. 13-Dec. 8, 8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. for toddlers 12-24 months; 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. for 24-36 months. $320. Waldorf School of the Peninsula, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos.
Family and KidsSaturday Story Time
Each Saturday at Linden Tree Books, booksellers will share picture-book classics and new favorites with children ages 2 to 6. Saturdays, year-round, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
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.
Exhibits'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Monday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Family and KidsDayOne Baby classes
DayOne Baby, with a new store in Palo Alto, has a wide offering of classes for expecting and new parents and their children, newborn to 24 months old. Available courses include Breastfeeding; Musical Play; Mommy & Me; Daddy & Me; Messy Play; Infant, Child, and Adult CPR; Potty Training; and more. Year-round, see website for specific class info. Prices vary. DayOne Baby, 552 Waverley St., Palo Alto.
DanceFor the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance in Mountain View continues to to offer its full suite of dance classes, including instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles for both children and adults. See website for dates, times and pricing. Year-round. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
DanceSocial Ballroom Dancing
Social ballroom dancing takes place every Friday and Saturday throuhgout the year at Cubberley Pavilion, starting at 8 p.m. with a lesson followed by general dancing. Go to www.cubberleyballroom.com for lesson schedule. No experience or partner necessary. Cover includes refreshments. 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Robert Frank in America'
This exhibition of 130 photographs sheds light on the making of photographer Robert Frank's book, "The Americans." His images document subjects including Hollywood and the Ford Motor plant in Detroit, while probing social issues like politics, race and the post-war culture. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 10-Jan. 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display an exhibit called "Well Pressed: Highlights from the Marmor Collection." The exhibit is made up of 13 pieces, many prints, by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra and Frank Stella. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.
Exhibits'Shop, Gallery, Studio'
This exhibit of 17th and 18th century prints and drawings by European artists will focus on the public spaces in which people view, buy and converse about art, as well as the identities of the professional artist and serious connoisseur. Wednesday-Monday, Oct. 15-March 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Museum of American Heritage: A to Z'
The exhibit, "Museum of American Heritage: A to Z," will show off the breadth and depth of the museum's collection of electrical and mechanical inventions -- including some objects rarely shown to the public. Oct. 10-March 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
Exhibits'Daumier on Art and the Theatre'
This exhibit of 16 prints and one drawing by Honore Daumier will contemplate the public reception of painting and the performing arts in the mid-19th century, as well as art theory. Oct. 8-March 16, Wednesday-Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends'
The Los Altos History Museum will have on display an exhibit called "Silicon Valley: The Lure & the Legends" which examines the reasons why this area turned from orchards to a technology hub. The exhibit will focus on local factors and figures who contributed to the transformation. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 18-April 19, noon-4 p.m. Free. Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Exhibits'Drama of Heaven and Earth'
The Cantor Arts Center will arrange an exhibit called "Drama of Heaven and Earth: The Theatrical Traditions of Japan," which tells the history of the Japanese dramatic art of Noh through masks, ceramics, prints and other visual materials. Wednesday-Monday, Sept. 17-June 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
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, Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
Exhibits'The Bay Area and Beyond'
The Cantor Arts Center will have on display a long-term exhibit of modern and contemporary art, focusing on the Bay Area. Works will include pieces by artists with Stanford connections, among them Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira and Frank Lobdell. Wednesday-Monday, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.