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Photo journalist Neal Menschel will lead a four-week workshop at Little House Activity Center focusing on camera equipment, capturing images, composition, texture and more. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $138 member; $150 nonmember. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Family and KidsBird Art Contest activity
Artist Robin Lazzara will lead a fun workshop for ages 3 to 5 that uses science and art to produce items that can be submitted to the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Kids Bird Art Contest. Oct. 6, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Lectures & TalksHousing discrimination discussion
The fair housing coordinator from Project Sentinel will visit the Mountain View Public Library to give a presentation on housing discrimination. Oct. 6, 6-7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
Family and KidsJudd Winick on 'Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth'
Judd Winick will visit Linden Tree Books to talk about his "Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth," a graphic novel of adventure and fun best for ages 8 to 12. Oct. 6, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Linden Tree Books, 265 State St., Los Altos.
SeniorsHome Repair with Rebuilding Together
This event will inform community members about the possibility of qualifying for free home repair through the nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Oct. 6, 1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.
Lectures & TalksAn Evening with Travel Writer Lavinia Spalding
This Oshman Family JCC event will provide intimate conversation with Lavinia Spalding, editor of "The Best Women's Travel Writing" series. Oct. 6, 7:30-9 p.m. $12 general; $10 member, J-Pass holder. Oshman Family JCC, Conference Room F401, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Health'Breast Cancer Facts That Everyone Should Know'
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Erika Bell, Ph.D., will give a talk called "Breast Cancer Facts That Everyone Should Know" to increase awareness of the most common cancer among women in the U.S., other than skin cancers. Oct. 6, noon-1 p.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.
SportsSan Jose Sharks 25th Anniversary Season celebration
Doug Wilson, original team captain of the San Jose Sharks and current general manager, and longtime TV commentator Randy Hahn will discuss the past and future of the NHL team as it celebrates its 25th season. Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. $15-$20. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Lectures & Talks'Assessing Earthquake Hazards in the Anthropocene'
At this Peninsula Geological Society event, Andrea Llenos from USGS Earthquake Science Center will give a presentation exploring how the rate of some earthquakes (M≥3) in the central and eastern U.S. has increased dramatically since 2009, primarily in areas with oil and gas production. Oct. 6, 5:15-8:15 p.m. $35 general, $8 student for dinner; free lecture. Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, 397 Panama Mall, Stanford.
FilmYour Infinite World Series: 'Experiencing Hubble'
At these Infinite World Series events at Little House Activity Center, community members will learn from video lectures by Professor David M. Meyer of Northwestern University about the Hubble Space Telescope's ability to capture unrivaled views and help in investigations of the cosmos. Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 13, 1-3 p.m. $5 one lecture. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Classes/WorkshopsStorytelling for Beginners
Led by experienced storyteller and teacher Enid Davis, this series of six classes will teach adults of all ages how to tell well-crafted traditional and personal stories that can be shared with family and the community. Tuesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 13, 3:30-5 p.m. $60/$70 six classes. Avenidas, Garden Room, 450 Byrant St., Palo Alto.
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.
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.
Family and KidsToddler Storytime
These Portola Valley Library events will present songs, stories and movement activities that encourage children to listen and read. Age-appropriate toys will be available to play with after each session. A special activity will follow story time on the third Tuesday of the month. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-27, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Portola Valley Library, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Classes/WorkshopsAlzheimer’s Friendly Business Training
Home Instead Senior Care is offering free trainings for local businesses on how to reduce feelings of isolation among individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Visit the website or call for more information. Monday-Friday, Oct. 1-31, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Home Instead Senior Care, 883 N. Shoreline Blvd., A100, Mountain View.
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.
Classes/WorkshopsNew Line Dancing Classes
These weekly classes at Little House Activity Center will provide instruction in beginning line dancing (6:45-7:30 p.m.), couples line dancing (7:30-8 p.m.) and intermediate line dancing (8-8:45 p.m.). Price packages are available that combine beginning and intermediate classes. Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:45-8:45 p.m. $55 member; $60 nonmember; $15 drop in. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
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.
Live MusicSinger-songwriter Patrick Ames
Patrick Ames will visit Freewheel Brewing Company every other Tuesday to share his laid-back, Bob Dylan-esque tunes. He also plays covers and is occasionally joined by a special guest. Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, and Nov. 3 and 17, 7:15-9:30 p.m. Free. Freewheel Brewing Company, 3736 Florence St., Redwood City.
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.
Classes/WorkshopsLipreading class in Menlo Park
Taught by an experienced audiologist and lipreading instructor, this free Foothill College Community Based Fall Quarter class will provide help to those who have difficulty hearing in noisy environments, group conversations and other situations. Tuesdays, Sept. 22-Dec. 8, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Free. Menlo Park Senior Center, 110 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park.
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.
HealthLittle House Walking Group
Little House Activity Center will organize walking groups three times each week, where friends can enjoy the outdoors and become more active. Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, Oct. 5-Dec. 29, 10-11 a.m. Free. Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park.
Religion/SpiritualityInsight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine and guest teachers will lead weekly Insight Meditation sittings, which are accompanied by talks on Buddhist teachings. Tuesdays, Jan. 6-Dec. 29, 7:30-9 p.m. Donations accepted. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall, 2094 Grant Road, Mountain View.
Clubs/MeetingsSRI Organon Toastmasters
The SRI Organon Toastmasters club focuses on improving leadership and communication skills. Club membership is diverse, and guests are welcome. Tuesdays, year-round, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. SRI International, Building G, Laurel Street, Menlo Park.
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.
ExhibitsFine art photography by Immaculada Del Castillo Ditzel
The Town of Los Altos Hills is hosting a free 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.
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.