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Sports

Mountain View Tennis Club tournament
The Mountain View Tennis Club will hold its August tennis tournament, welcoming members of other tennis clubs from Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos and Tomadachi, and other community members. Participants can play in the morning or afternoon. Participants must be 18 or older; no partner is necessary. Food and prizes will be included. Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $15 MVTC member; $20 general. Rengstorff Park, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.

Teen Activities

'Women in Media' pilot workshop
The Midpeninsula Community Media Center invites girls in middle school and high school to attend a pilot workshop on "Women in Media." The event will include a short presentation, followed by a discussion, on gender and pop culture. Aug. 23, 2-4 p.m. Free. Midpeninsula Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto.

Classes/Workshops

Encaustic Mono Printing
Lonnie Zarem will teach a three-hour class at Accent Arts on wax monotyping, a printmaking technique in which wax is used to draw or paint on a heated anodized aluminum plate. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $125. Accent Arts, 392 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

Concerts

Solo Piano: Rachmaninov, Liszt, Schubert
Boston-based pianist Matthew Auerbach will present a solo piano recital comprised of works by composers Rachmaninov, Liszt, and Schubert. The recital will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m. $20 Suggested Donation. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Community Events

Allied Arts Guild open house
The Allied Arts Guild will hold a community open house where attendees can stroll through the gardens, visit shops, dine at the cafe and learn about the place's history. Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Allied Arts Guild, 75 Arbor Road at Cambridge Avenue, Menlo Park.
 

Community Events

Pacific Ballet Academy open house
Pacific Ballet Academy in Mountain View will hold an open house for community members to come see its expanded ballet campus, where they hold classes for individuals starting at age 3 and continuing into adulthood. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Pacific Ballet Academy Studios, 295 Polaris Ave., Mountain View.
 

Health

A Midsummer Night's Sound Healing
This event by Healing the World Through Music will include a mix of music, tones and sounds intended to rejuvenate listeners. Aug. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $30. Yoga is Youthfulness, 590 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Sports

Tour de Menlo
This annual bike to benefit local nonprofits and provide scholarships will offer 35, 45, and 65-mile routes, all starting and finishing at Menlo-Atherton High School. Start times depend on the route. Those interested can register on the website. Aug. 23, 7 a.m.-noon. $55 (includes lunch, rest stop services and more). Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.

Live Music

Twilight Concert Series: Teens on the Green
The City of Palo Alto will welcome local teenage bands to perform for its Teens on the Green night of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series. Food trucks will be on hand. Aug. 23, 7 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto.

On Stage

'War of the Worlds'
This Stanford Repertory Theater production will re-create Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," which tricked some listeners into believing there was an alien invasion. Aug. 14-23, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. $25 general; $15 student/senior. Old Union, Nitery Theater, 520 Lasuen Mall, Stanford.

Art Galleries

'Compositions in Light'
Gallery House will have on display an exhibit of landscape photography called "Compositions in Light" by Bay Area artist Vidya Narasimhan. An artist reception will be held on Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 29-Aug. 23, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.

Community Events

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Now in its 33rd year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts will feature more than 300 high-quality artisans, Italian street painting, two stages of entertainment, California wines and microbrews, gourmet foods and the Kids' Art Studio. Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, University Avenue, Palo Alto.
 

Community Events

Three family garage sale
Three families in Menlo Park will hold a joint garage sale with brand-name clothes and electronics. The organizers are willing to bargain and offer deals on items. Aug. 23 and 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. , 637 Woodland Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Community Events

A Taste of Egypt
This Mediterranean and Egyptian festival will have a variety of food and pastries, art, a bazaar, Arabic music, face painting, games and a bounce house. Aug. 23 and 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Archangel Michael & St. Mercurius Coptic Orthodox Church, 401 Hudson St., Redwood City.
 

Religion/Spirituality

Retreat for families, friends of alcoholics
Led by Father Tom Weston, this retreat will offer insights and encouragement to the friends and family of alcoholics. Activities will include talks, conversations, prayer and quiet time. Aug. 22-24, 4 p.m. on Friday til 1 p.m. on Sunday. $350 private room; $300 double room. Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park.
 

On Stage

'Taming of the Shrew'
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will come to Redwood City with a performance of "The Taming of the Shrew," with twists, clowns, disguises and a challenging love story included. Aug. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24; Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m. Free. Sequoia High School, 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City.

Exhibits

'Stonewalled in Jerusalem'
Santa Cruz mixed media artist Sara Friedlander will have on display her visually arresting and socially focused artwork, which contemplates the Israeli/Palestinian impasse. Using original and archival images, she explores both sides and welcomes viewers' ideas about moving forward. May 16-August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'New Works' exhibit by Jerry Peters
The Portola Art Gallery will have on display an exhibit called "New Works," a number of acrylic paintings of vintage trucks, windmills and tractors, as well as still life and landscape paintings, by Palo Alto artist Jerry Peters. Monday-Saturday, Aug. 1-31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Portola Art Gallery, Allied Arts Guild, Menlo Park.
 

Art Galleries

Works by Judi Keyani
Recent works by Bay Area artist Judy Keyani will be on display at Gallery 9, including pastel, oil paint and sketch pieces. July 29-Aug. 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. Gallery 9, 143 Main St., Los Altos.

Exhibits

'Peaches on a Tree'
An exhibit of colorful and emotional paintings by artists of Art For Well Beings, a Palo Alto art studio for people with special needs, will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Tuesday-Sunday, July 1-Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

Art Galleries

'Peanuts' paintings by Tom Everhart
Peabody Fine Art Gallery will host an exclusive exhibition of works by Tom Everhart, who was permitted by Charles Schulz to paint his Peanuts comic strip characters in his own style. July 19-Sept. 1, 10:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Free. Peabody Fine Art Gallery, 603 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
 

Clubs/Meetings

Sew Sew Saturday
The library invites community members to come sew on Saturday mornings; four Baby Lock (Grace model) sewing machines and one serger are available for use. Please register on the website. No instruction will be provided. Saturdays, year-round, 10:15-11 a.m. Free. Mountain View Public Library, 585 Franklin St., Mountain View.

On Stage

'Moonlight and Magnolias'
Dragon Productions will perform "Moonlight and Magnolias," a play which dramatizes the making of the film "Gone with the Wind," during which the producer David O. Selznick fired his director and hired a screenwriter who didn't know the book. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 14-Sept. 7, 8 p.m. $30. Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City.

Exhibits

'Fearless Genius'
The Computer History Museum will have on display a photography exhibit by Doug Menuz called "Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000." It consists of 50 photographs documenting innovators at Apple, Kleiner Perkins, Adobe and other companies. Wednesday-Sunday, July 9-Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 general; $12 student/senior/military. Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Exhibits

'Dana Harel: Between Dreams and Nightmares'
A solo exhibition of new works by Redwood City artist Dana Harel will be on display at the Palo Alto Art Center. Organized by Laguna Art Museum, the exhibit consists of 15 mixed-media drawings of animal and human figures, reflecting the messiness of war. June 14-Sept. 7, center hours. Free. Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.

On Stage

'Water by the Spoonful'
TheatreWorks will put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "Water by the Spoonful," a story about a community of strangers who find refuge in an online chat room. Tuesday-Saturday, Aug. 20-Sept. 14, see website for specific times and dates. $19-$74. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

Exhibits

Time Machines: Clocks and Timekeeping Devices
This exhibition explores timekeeping and timekeeping devices, from the introduction of the sundial by the ancient Egyptians to the precise atomic clock. In addition to explanations of clock mechanics, the exhibit examines the role of timekeeping in early navigation and in the Industrial Revolution. April 18-September 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Museum of American Heritage, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.
 

Environment

Improvements to Household Hazardous Waste Station
There have been new upgrades made to the Household Hazardous Waste Station. Safely dispose of unwanted or unused toxic household items. New hours: every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and first Friday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Limitations: must be Palo Alto resident (license or registration). Please visit the website for more information. Sept. 20-21, Free. Regional Water Quality Control Plant, 2501 Embarcadero Way, Palo Alto.

Classes/Workshops

Foothill College Fall Quarter registration
Foothill College Fall Quarter registration will be open on the school's website beginning July 21. Classes will run from Sept. 22 to Dec. 12. Students are encouraged to register early for the best course selection. July 21-Sept. 22. $31/unit for California residents, plus basic fees. Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Volunteers

Silicon Valley Tour de Coop preparation
Neighbors Helping Neighbors will hold a variety of volunteer activities leading up to and during the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a bike ride between chicken coops and home gardens on Sept. 21. Volunteer opportunities include putting up fliers and posters, doing test bike rides, organizing other small events to spread the word and staffing locations on tour day. The organization also seeks community members with chicken coops, beehives and home gardens to host stops. June-September, dates and times vary. Free. Neighbors Helping Neighbors events, various nearby locations, Palo Alto and Mountain View.

Exhibits

'The New Landscape'
The Cantor Arts Center will mount an exhibit called "The New Landscape: Experiments in Light by Gyorgy Kepes," which explores art's relevance in a scientific age. Forty-five panels by the Hungarian-born American artist capturing scientific imagery (minerals, cellular patterns and tissue fibers) will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, July 24-Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China'
The exhibit "Huangshan and Zhangjiajie, China: Photographs of Land and Culture" will be on display at the Krause Center for Innovation. June 23-Sept. 26, center hours. Free. Krause Center for Innovation, 12345 El Monte Road, Building 4000, Los Altos Hills.

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-Sunday, Aug. 20-Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Decline & Renewal'
The Mohr Gallery will have on display an exhibit called "Decline & Renewal, Mixed Media Works on Paper" by artist Erin Goodwin-Guerrero. Aug. 8-Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Community School of Music and Arts, Finn Center, 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.

Exhibits

'Night, Smoke and Shadows'
This exhibition, named "Night, Smoke and Shadows: The Presence of Atmosphere in the 19th Century," includes prints, drawings and photographs by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Max Klinger, Felicien Rops and Alvin Langdon Coburn. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Artists Observe Nature'
This exhibition features about 18 prints and drawings that focus on the post-17th century impulse to study nature. Wednesday-Sunday, May 14-Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.

Exhibits

Pop Art from SFMOMA
To celebrate its new neighbor, the Anderson Collection, the Cantor Arts Center will have on display an exhibit of 10 pop art works that were originally part of the Andersons' donation to SFMOMA. Aug. 13-Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.
 

Classes/Workshops

Earth-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 .

Exhibits

'Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin and the Underworld'
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-Sunday, Aug. 20-Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

Exhibits

'Within and Without: Transformations in Chinese Landscapes'
Fifteen works of Chinese landscape will be on display. Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 19-Dec. 14., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays til 8 p.m. (after September 21, the center will also be open on Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford.
 

Dance

Social 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.
 

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.
 

Exhibits

'Well Pressed'
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-Sunday, Aug. 13-Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will also be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, 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-Sunday, Aug. 13-Oct. 26, 2015, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday til 8 p.m. (starting Sept. 21, the center will be open Mondays). Free. Cantor Arts Center, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford.

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.